Month: June 2016

Review: Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Clarion Books
Source: Raincoast Books

Grayling is what could perhaps be termed a witch-in-training. She lives with her rather oppressive mother some distance outside a village. The village all come to Grayling’s mama for their ailments whether they be heartaches or backaches. One day while Grayling is out gathering herbs for her mother, calamity befalls them. Their house is destroyed, her mother’s grimoire is stolen and her mother is turned into a tree. A talking tree but a tree nonetheless. At her mother’s urging, Grayling, in spite of her own worries and insecurities, sets off to find help, her mother’s grimoire, and a way to turn things back to normal.

She meets a witch, a witch’s apprentice, a wizard, and an enchantress on her travels. Soon, they are all traveling together in an attempt to unravel the dark spell that has turned…

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Author Interview – Katymarie Frost

My Reader's Journey

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Katymarie Frost never had a shortage of stories in her head, but she knew she wanted to be a writer from the moment a librarian called her “the next J.K. Rowling” after winning a writing contest when she was only ten or even years old. It has been her dream to share the many tales her imagination has created and to give others a springboard for their own imaginations to take flight. Since then, she has started many different literary endeavors, but the first one she has been able to finish was what has now become Gateway to Aviandria, which she is hoping to release this fall.


How would you describe your story in one sentence?
Ashlynn is quite content with her ordinary life as a college student, but all that changes when she is hurtled into a completely different world where she is forced to confront cruel kidnappers…

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