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review 2018-09-02 18:03
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale - Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has been a prolific writer of books and short story collections for all ages since 1969.  She has tackled both fiction and nonfiction, and is well regarded as an authority on literary traditions and archetypal themes.  Her latest collection, How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, contains twenty-eight stories that reimagine classic tales culled from fairy tales, legends, mythology, and folklore from a variety of cultures.  In her introduction, Yolen describes her method of “fracturing” as a creative experiment in reexamining the stories through a modern prism.  Some of Yolen’s reworkings contain subtle changes, while others contain major overhauls in terms of their point-of-view, setting, mood and moral underpinnings.  A couple of her versions also combine tales to create something entirely new.  Yolen includes an appendix to the book with information about the origins of the stories, descriptions of her recreation methodology, and sources of inspiration for the revisions.  These notes are as fascinating to read as the stories themselves, providing a unique view into Yolen’s process and demonstrating her extensive knowledge on the subject.  Some of the tales in the collection are easily recognizable while others are more obscure, but all are delightful and entertaining.  Typical collections of short stories with wide-ranging styles usually have some variation in terms of quality, but it would be difficult in this case to identify any weak entries.  How to Fracture a Fairy Tale honors the stories and their cultural importance while refreshing them and widening their potential audience.  Modern adult readers will enjoy seeing their childhood favorites polished and renewed by Yolen’s skillful hand.

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review 2017-10-03 00:00
Fracture
Fracture - Kaitlyn Davis Fracture - Kaitlyn Davis Someone wants Pandora dead but she has no intention of letting that happen ever and neither does Jax. Pandora is on a race to save the world. Pandora and Jax are at the conduit with their friends Kira and Luke trying to figure out a way to stop Sam and save the world at the same time.

Pandora wants to live one life where she can go to school get an education and Jax can be the singer he has always dreamed of being, Backpacks and Smokey Bars their mottos. What more could a girl ask for? But first she must find a way to kill Sam and she needs to do it fast before the Titans can stop her. Pandora has figured out that she has been lied to all these years from one life time to another with lots of secrets in the mist of it all.

Her friend Naya is missing and Pandora must find her before she can save the world. Will they find her before it is too late? Can they save Naya and the world? Can Pandora stop Sam? Will she figure out the truth before it is too late as well?

I have followed along with Pandora from the first book Frost while she has tried to find her lost memories and watched her try to figure out how she feels about Jax and what he did once; to her journey to find a way to stop Sam and save the world and loved every minute of it. Pandora has taken us on some wonderful journeys as well jumping from one place to another and hiding in the shadows.

Fracture is filled with so many twists and turns I didn’t know which way to turn but one thing for sure is that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to get to the end to find out what Pandora or Sam was up to. Fracture likes to hold on to its secrets all the way to the end. That ending was so amazing I never saw it coming and I can’t wait to start the next journey in Shatter. I can’t wait to find out where Pandora, Sam and Jax take us next.
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url 2017-08-01 15:50
August Kindle Firsts -- unusual number of translations (Prime members can select one free ahead of scheduled publication)
The Judgment of Richard Richter - Ellen Elias-Bursać,Igor Štiks
The Heart Echoes - Tiina Nunnally,Helena von Zweigbergk
Song of Edmon (The Fracture Worlds Book 1) - Adam Burch
When They Come for You (Harper McDaniel) - James W. Hall
P.S. from Paris - Marc Levy
All the Little Children - Jo Furniss

As has become usual, none of these are traditionally or self published and instead are all from Amazon imprints.

Source: www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/kindlefirst
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review 2017-06-26 16:31
Review – The Future Is Now – Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef @JeffAltabef @novelpublicity
Fracture Point (A Point Thriller Book 1) - Jeff Altabef,Lane Diamond

Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef is not my first foray into his worlds and I can say for a fact that it will not be my last.

 

Fracture Point made me feel as if our future was held be

tween the pages…and it is frightening.

 

The release date is set for June 26, 2017.

 

Cover by D Robert Pease

 

Fracture Point

Amazon  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

 Let me start by saying, make sure you have no plans…nowhere to go, nothing to do…because once you start reading, Fracture Point will take you down a path that will not let you go until the last word is read.

 

Is this what the future holds for us?

 

Warren Scott, well, he got my attention from the opening chapter and I felt nothing good was going to come from knowing him. He has a secret and he won’t share…yet. There is nothing he won’t do to win and revels in the evil he doles out to anyone who crosses him…or sometimes just because it feels good. Psychopath is too nice a word for him.

 

Jack is working a banquet for the richy rich and was hooking up with one of their wives. He was after info, but got more than he bargained for when he found a flash drive.

 

Once their paths cross, others become involved in the race to save Jack’s life and their own, running at a frenetic pace, making me worry and fret, wondering who will survive.

 

Fracture Point is a frightening glimpse into America’s future…voters rights taken away, the poor are discounted as lesser human beings, and terrorism is used to create fear and manipulate the people. Does any of this ring a bell?

 

They are at a Fracture Point, the point where a spark can set their world ablaze.

 

Fracture Point hits all the buttons for a heart pumping, blood boiling, terrorizing suspense thriller that smacks of realism, with big business and the 1% taking everything and leaving nothing for the 99% struggling to survive.

 

Is this what OUR world is coming to? Will it take a Civil War to wake up the leaders? What happens when the American Dream is dead, there is no hope left and we feel backed into a corner with nothing to lose?

 

CAUTION – Kindle is at risk of being thrown.

 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

GOODREADS BLURB

 

A mysterious scarlet haired jazz singer.


A rebel on a motorcycle.


And a killer with a penchant for torture.

 

Food is scarce, good jobs the rarity, and big brother is watching everyone. Will Jack and Tom’s family be torn apart in the mayhem, and how far will one brother go to save the other’s life?

 

In 2041, America is rife with ghettos and armed checkpoints, and poverty runs rampant.

 

A bloody civil war is brewing, and everyone will be forced to take a side. Education is the only way out of a life where you’re never sure where your next meal will come from, or what you’ll have to do to get it. Tom aced his assessment tests and scored an education contract, giving him a way out of poverty. Jack isn’t so lucky.

 

When Jack, a spy for a rebel fraction, goes missing, only his brother Tom can unravel the mystery of his disappearance. He will risk everything to save his brother from Warren, a killer who enjoys torturing his victims and making them beg for mercy. On a mission, Tom plunges into a world filled with mystery and danger. When he also discovers that his family has been keeping secrets from him—secrets that threaten to doom them all—he doesn’t know whom to trust.

 

Tom must break every rule he’s lived by, and go head-to-head with a psychopath if he’s to have any chance of saving his brother—and just maybe, keep America from reaching the fracture point.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTABEF

 

Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres.

 

In the Young Adult genre, Jeff co-authored the Chosen Trilogy with his teenaged daughter, Erynn. The Chosen Series has won multiple awards including the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Best Coming of Age Novel, the 2015 Beverly HIlls Book Award for Best YA Fiction, and a Mom’s Choice Award.

 

As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those who like telling stories.

 

You can connect with Jeff on his website, Facebook, Twitter & Newsletter.

 

MY REVIEWS FOR JEFF ALTABEF

 

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review 2016-11-25 04:43
Fracture After Dark by Shawn Jolley
Fracture After Dark - Shawn Jolley

Fracture After Dark by Shawn Jolley is a frightening story. I gave it four stars because it kept my attention. There are a few errors listed below that need editing.

 

Eden is a thirteen year old boy who moved to Fracture with his mom, Felicia to escape his alcoholic, abusive dad, Melvin, who was a disgrace "to the badge". He didn't want a fresh start but his mom demanded that he make friends.

 

"No matter how low it got in the sky, it refused to set, and the temperature didn't feel like it was going down at all. He blinked, his eyes stung, and his hatred for Fracture rose suddenly and fell sharply, extinguished and fueled at the same time by the heat."

 

The characters are well written and the dialogue is crisp. I will look for more of this author's work.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Amazon Scout. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

"make due" should be "make do" 1251

"a small cement wall surround" "cement wall that surrounded" 1660

"You're friend Dustin" "Your" 2246

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8W3AHU

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