Even if you don’t normally read historical fiction, Kathleen Breitenfeld’s stunning jacket will make Impaler one of the most beautiful books on your shelf. I’m also so grateful to Emily Settle and the rest of the SwoonReads / FierceReads team for the amazing cover copy.
Friday, July 30, 2021
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Thursday, May 27, 2021
Set in the divided Germanys of the early 1960s, Heather B. Moore’s The Slow March of Light offers a fascinating look at tense and chilling events that took place along the Cold War’s ‘front lines.’ Through the perspective of Bob Inama, an actual American soldier who was caught and imprisoned while spying in the East, readers get a vicarious glimpse into the horror of life in an East German prison. Another character, the fictional Luisa Voigt, brings to life the dangers faced by regular Germans from both sides of the Wall — caring people who risked life and liberty to help their brothers and sisters escape an oppressive regime. The Slow March of Light is a story of courage, perseverance, and finding faith in seemingly hopeless situations. It’s a story that will inspire readers to search for light in their own moments of darkness.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
The Immortal Game is a perfect read for fans of the Percy Jackson series and for readers looking for a new twist on Greek mythology. Told from the perspectives of several young Olympians who must pass impossible tests in order to secure their own immortality, the novel explores themes of love, friendship, justice, and power. Readers will identify with Galene’s thirst to prove herself, Braxtus’s unrequited love, and Iyana’s self-doubt. The story’s villains are also relatable and raise important questions about the dividing lines between good and evil. This action-packed story is a well-written YA novel that won’t disappoint.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
WE ARE THE FIRE is a must read for 2021. Debut author Sam Taylor has created a dark world of flame, rebellion, and romance that will appeal to young and old readers alike. Readers will find themselves sympathizing with Oksana and Pran but often wishing they could shout “Wait! What are you thinking!” as the two unlikely heroes face difficult moral dilemmas and make sometimes questionable decisions. It’s a story that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.
Monday, October 12, 2020
It’s official! The Impaler’s Shadow has a new name and cover. Its title will be Heart of the Impaler, and check out this AMAZING cover by Kathleen Breitenfeld.
Also, don’t miss the blog post at SwoonReads.com!