The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

The Children Green and Golden (Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart)

We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Delacorte Press/Hot Key Books 2014

Candace is a Sinclair. One, indeed, of the Sinclairs. A child of one of three daughters, themselves the children of a rich, rich man, Candace has lived a life of privilege. Never more is that privilege obvious than in the summers that she sp…

Dangerous Creatures and Why You Should Probably Read It.

We usually refuse to promote any book that we haven't actually read - the fact that we are even asked to do so usually baffles me - today we make an exception for Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Dangerous Creatures.

A new series returns to the world of Beautiful Creatures. Some loves are c…

YAck Attack: Reality Boy

I am a bad, bad Lady YAcker.  I never remember to share our actual YAcks.  Except for today!  Our most recent YAck was on the excellent if disturbing Reality Boy by A.S. King.  

You can find the YAck here.  It contains Bad Language.  Which should surprise no-one.

Lord, I Want To Be In That Number (Review: This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready)

This Side of Salvation
Jeri Smith-Ready
Simon Pulse 2014

Life is just beginning for David Cooper.  He's is on the verge of a career in baseball, academically on the up and has, for the first time, a great girlfriend.  For all these good things, David thanks God, relying on his faith to get him thr…
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