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review 2017-04-02 19:30
.Winds of Salem Book Review.
Winds of Salem - Melissa de la Cruz

This review can be found at MissKatiEllen.


"Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town.
Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt."

 

It's safe to say I had a lot riding on this book and little pay off. I don't think it's possible for one book to salvage a whole series, and if it was this book didn't do it. 


This book got its half star for the Salem section of this story, giving us an insight to what the three witches went through the first time round. Like the Crucible, it goes to show what people will do for power and the enormous consequences of rumours and whispers. When no one can be trusted Freya has to be careful, if she is caught by the wrong person...game over.

 

Back in the present her family scramble to find a way to bring the young witch back before it's too late. Once again this family never talk to each other, never tell each other what they plan to do in there efforts to save one of their own. They're all working towards the same goal, but they never work together. Something that this family fail at in each book.


Ultimately I'd watch the Lifetime series that was cancelled far too soon. I had high expectations for this series after I read the Blue Blood novels, I enjoyed the Norse mythology behind the witches and the Salem element; but it was wasted.

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review 2017-03-19 04:47
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

Danny and Isko are pretty much 100 percent American. It’s as if my parents are first-generation immigrants and they’re second generation. But I’m stuck somewhere between both of them, trying to figure out how to help them understand each other.

 

I’m breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong? I’m not American. I’m not a legal resident. I don’t even have a green card.

I’m nothing. Nobody.

Illegal.

 

Jasmine is a senior in high school. She is cheer captain, honor roll, volunteer and now a National Scholarship Award winner. The award includes four years of college tuition. Jasmine is so excited to tell her parents, but they don’t react as she expects. Turns out her parents’ work visas expired and they weren’t unable to get new ones. Instead of going back to the Philippines, her parents kept the family in the United States. They are all undocumented and Jasmine can’t accept the scholarship.

 

This was a touching story about how a young girl deals with finding out she is undocumented. Who can she tell? She is ashamed of her status, and now she can’t even go to college.

 

This was the third book I read for my multicultural issue paper. I enjoyed the story. Jasmine is a strong female character and she doesn’t give up.

 

Another good book for teens (and anyone) to read to help understand what undocumented children experience.

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photo 2017-03-12 16:07
SUPPER CHEAP
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

I try not to buy ebooks to much anymore because it doesn't provide as many jobs as actual books but this sale was to good to pass up. I got Sometime in Between for only 99 cent.

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quote 2017-03-09 05:22
The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources -- because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

 

-- Lyndon B. Johnson

 

(Chapter 3 quote)

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quote 2017-03-09 05:20
It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
Something in Between - Melissa de la Cruz

 

 

--Zinedine Zidane

 

(Chapter 2 Quote)

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