Book Review: Heist Society (#1) by Ally Carter

"...[T]his might be, in every way, a ghost hunt, a fool’s errand. The greatest con the greatest con man to never live had ever pulled." - 57% Since I so thoroughly enjoyed her Embassy Row series, I've embarked up Ally Carter's Heist Society trilogy. Heist Society (Disney-Hyperion, 2010) is the first book in this fun, YA … Continue reading Book Review: Heist Society (#1) by Ally Carter

Book Review: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant is an historical fiction novel taking place in Florence, Italy in the late 1400s, at the close of the Florentine Renaissance. Our main character, fourteen-year-old Alessandra Cecchi, is the daughter of a well-to-do textile merchant. Alessandra is precocious, book-smart and well-read. She’s also a talented artist– staying up … Continue reading Book Review: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant