Book Review “Siren’s Song” Heather McCollum

Jule Welsh can sing. She enthralls people with her bel canto voice. But it takes more than practice to reach her level of exquisite song; it takes siren’s blood running through her veins. Jule is starting her senior year at Cougar Creek High when her relatively normal world begins to resemble a roller coaster flying through a carnival scare house. Her mother is diagnosed as insane and committed, a psycho-stalker is snapping pictures of her to put into his homemade Jule-shrine, her voice is suddenly putting people into comatose trances, oh and the gorgeous new guy in town, Luke Whitmore, is interested in her . . . but also wants to kill her.

Book Review “Time in a Bubble” Ken Hart

It is the conclusion of the 1970′s. People indulge. It is the end of the Me Generation and the beginning of the era of greed and conservatism. Love, education, resolution, cultural differences, sex, and the finding of a voice drive this third novel of the Ron Tuck Series. With an all girl catholic high school as the setting and the light that comes from internal and external fires as the motivation, Ron discovers the person that he was meant to be and the things that he must leave behind.

Book Review “Timesmudger” Gillian Smellie

Thirteen year old Poppy returns to school to discover two major changes; there is a new girl in her dorm and Poppy can smudge the edges of time. Both turn out to be more troublesome than she ever imagined. Determined to prevent a murder that took place over one hundred years ago Poppy must face betrayal, consider her preconceptions and learn that everything is not quite as it seems. Revenge and the revelation of a one hundred year old secret change Poppy's life forever.

Trauma, Shame & The Power Of Love

There is a reason books that recount the regrets and advice of the dying strike so deep a chord: people who have nothing left to lose can tell their stories with a sincerity and unpretentiousness we crave but that is all too rare. In “Trauma, Shame, and the Power of Love,” Christopher Pelloski relates his own downfall from a prominent physician-scientist in the field of radiation oncology in a similarly candid way.