Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Castle Waiting Volume I and II

Castle Waiting, Vol. 1
Castle Waiting, Vol. 2Fantagraphics Books published two omnibus collections of Linda Medley's Castle Waiting graphic novel series. Medley weaves a storyline with humans and creatures who live in a magic castle that holds the power of Sleeping Beauty. But don't be too dedicated to classic fairytales because Medley weaves her own fantastical tale! After reading Volume I, I was thrilled to see Volume II in the library catalog. Immediately, I placed a hold.

Volume II picks up where Volume I ended. The drawings are wonderful and do not disintegrate or transform through the numerous chapters. Volume II ends on a cliff hanger. I shall try to wait patiently for the next installment. I would propose that graphic novels take longer to write then a novel because of the sketching and text, but I think it depends on the speed, skill and determination of the author. Ms. Medley, I cannot wait to see what's going to happen next at the Castle.

Reviewed from library copies.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Review: Belonging

Belonging (#1 Where the Heart Lives)Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher

Three siblings were separated by orphan trains. Felicia was taken in by the Kristoffersen's and again is orphaned as an adult. With her education, she sent out letters to become a teacher. Frenchman's Bluff in Idaho asked her to come and share her unused skills with their children. She plans to be independent and fulfill her dream of teaching others. She trusts God to guide her steps in her life.

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28 (NASB)

I look forward to each new novel by Hatcher. Belonging was quite an enjoyable read with the mystery of Felicia's family and her determination to remain single. I am anxious to read the next Where the Heart Lives installment.

Time Period: 1897
Location: Idaho, USA

Reviewed from a library copy.
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