Nevertheless, She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (ebook) by Diana M. Pho

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (ebook)
by Diana M. Pho

March 8th 2020 by Tor Books
Original TitleNevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project
ISBN125078168X (ISBN13: 9781250781680)


This is a collections of short stories from of the primer young authors in the science fiction genre, with the give idea that nevertheless she persisted each author looks at the different situations how someone could persist even if it was against the odds. I great introduction to authors with a wide range of talent and view points.

Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light!* By Kameron Hurley
Fighting monsters when warned that you should not. The challenge all women face in life, will they follow the warnings or attempt to face whats beyond them for the hope of something better.

God Product By Alyssa Wong
Finding notice in a world where she was over looked, she pushed the boundaries to be seen, and found that she lost gods she wanted to impress.

Alchemy By Carrie Vaughn
Pushing the boundaries of science she learned that if she kept working maybe she would find what she seeks.

Persephone By Seanan McGuire
finding that giving something may lead to loosing everything. She wanted to donate blood to help others, only to find that they would take everything even her life.

Margot and Rosalind
By Charlie Jane Anders
Even having all the answers does not compare to having someone just care, to do things just for your pleasure. Margot finds that her friend Rosalind would love to share all she knows for the attention and respect she was given.

Astronaut By Maria Dahvana Headley
A beautiful look at the space adventures of the early 1960’s I love the twist that the main character was an astronaut but not the one you expect. What a wonderful look at it. I was fortunate to learn about this time of exploration and the viewpoint of those involved in the first years.

More than Nothing By Nisi Shawl
Looking at your choices and wondering if they are right despite your desire to persist living with your choices. Very self reflective story.

The Last of the Minotaur wives By Brooke Bolander.
Being the last of her kind Blue tries to connect to the people outside her world only to risk it all.

The jump Rope Rhyme by Jo Walton
A poetic look a the history of life and the twists and turns of history.

Anabasis by Amal El-Mohtar
Shape-shifters have questions of who they are, although they have the ability to be anything, they need to form a realized since of their own personality, and reality.

The Ordinary woman and the Unquiet Emperor by Catherynne M Valente
She persisted to find the truth of her world, but all seekers of the truth have to risk everything to know the truth. Its a deadly game to question those in power.

The Green Dress by Liz Tolsma

The Green Dress
by Liz Tolsma

June 1st 2020 by Barbour Books
ISBN1643524755 (ISBN13: 9781643524757)
SeriesTrue ColorsSettingBoston, Massachusetts, 1886 (United States)


A look a the real life murder spree of a convicted killer. A young woman rushes to the side of only friend to find her dying. She like a number of her family members have a strange illness. One by one it takes people of the family in a dispersion of months, with the same symptoms. Starting in 1881 to 1886, one family member after another are dead. The doctors don’t know the reason, the public only see that the family has gone through too much loss. Sarah Jane Robinson had been raised poor in Ireland, to move to the US to hope of making her fortune. She finds that despite all her hard work she is not living the life she wants. She found a solution, that puts her family in jeopardy.
a hard look a the mental status of people at the turn of century and the cyclical problems of poverty. The book reminds us that we can not white wash our history, nor will we be able to save all those who are put in danger in the conquests of those who find that life is only an acquisition of things. Liz Tolsma works hard in her story to show the human side of the story, but does not down play the tragedy of this situation.

People of the Canyons: A Novel of North America’s Forgotten Past

People of the Canyons: A Novel of North America’s Forgotten Past
by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

June 23rd 2020 by Forge
ISBN1250176204

(ISBN13: 9781250176202)
Serie North America’s Forgotten Past #26


One of the most anticipated books in their series, after multiple requests from fans for a novel about the Fremont civilization the Gears have given the fans the story they have always needed even if they did not know it .
People of the Canyons brings the spiral full circle, and the Gears astounding ability to humanize the past is beyond comprehension. Breaking down the research and artifacts to the human story is part of what makes them one of the premier authors of the genre.
For the long time fans, the book brings back many of the Beloved characters from the series, with their most admirable character Nightshade gets closer to her story-line. Nightshade is a remarkable character. Always was reassuring and scary. I always felt personally she was brilliant and kind.. but scary to those with only personal desires that lead to the destruction of others lives.

Promises of Tomorrow (Walnut Creek #4.5)

Promises of Tomorrow (Walnut Creek #4.5)
by Shelley Shepard Gray

July 6th 2020 by Gallery Books
ISBN1982100966 (ISBN13: 9781982100964)


A Novella that wets the whistle. This short story is a stepping stone move introducing another character to the Eight. On a weekend retreat before Christmas and the busy season to come the Eight arrange a weekend up in the mountains. They are interrupted by an uninvited visitor, that shows them the remarkable emotional healing the group has gone through in the last two years since the death of Andy. This young lady is in the throws of understanding morning, and loss. Its a great snippet of the story, and shows the development of the Eight not only in their personal changes, but in understanding how the loss of Andy has changed them.

Audible Cries from Lost Island

Cries from Lost Island

by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins

the mystery of the human voice. hearing this book so close to reading it I found more in the story then I read on the page. its a remarkable tale.. I wish i could share the audio as much as I will share the print with my students.

Starting with the dedication,  no one is more deserving than to whom this book is dedicated. Knowing these authors as I do they are grateful to their fans. This particular one more than others because she finds value in their works beyond the normal reader. This book is a remarkable tribute to her bravery, her ability, and her adoration.
I have waited impatiently for four years for this book. First and foremost because it is a Young Adult book, I can purchase and leave to my students in all the schools I visit and teach. Second because it’s history. A book that looks into Egypt with the eyes of the author that brings Native Americans to life. I knew she would make Egyptian history a remarkable weave I can follow.  Third Cleopatra is an enigmatic figure beautiful, mysterious and deadly, just like many of Kathleen’s female characters. She makes heroes out of ordinary women and legends out of heroes. Hal has a remarkable future if the publisher see it the way this lowly fan does. Kathleen could go on through Egyptian history for 29 books like she did North Americans Forgotten Past. Hal could be the start of bring children to archaeology like Harry Potter brought children to magic. Lastly, I can not stop seeing the possibility of this positive message getting kind into history, and anthropology congratulations my humble beloved strong woman. Thank you Kathleen for taking me into the dust, sand, and stars of Egypt.

Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)

Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
by Robin Hobb

March 1996 by Voyager (first published May 1995)
Original TitleAssassin’s Apprentice
ISBN0006480098 (ISBN13: 9780006480099)


Seeing the triumphs and problems of FitzChivalry Farseer from his bastard status to his illustrious training. okay that was tongue in cheek humor. Fitz the boy who is dropped off at the keep because his grandfather is done raising a bastard has a hard road ahead of him. Gifted with intelligence, Skill and Wit, he has many roads to navigate and travel. This is a coming of age story with many pitfalls, and problems. Fitz is a great character that underdog characters want to be seen as. I found the book irritable to read, and have already started Royal Assassin before i could even review this book

Lust, Lies and Monarchy: The Secrets Behind Britain’s Royal Portraits by Stephen Millar

Lust, Lies and Monarchy: The Secrets Behind Britain’s Royal Portraits
by Stephen Millar

June 1st 2020 by Museyon
ISBN194084228X

(ISBN13: 9781940842288)


A historical look at the English Monarchy through the glass of the paintings that they created to established their legacy. Some of the art is controversial, some flattering some critical of the men and women connected with the monarchy. Some of the kings used art to depict their ideals. Some of the art work is critic of the behavior and the royal behavior. It was relative not only to the artist, but to the ideal of the monarchy.

I will never forget you

I Will Never Forget You
by Tatsuya Miyanishi

August 1st 2020 by Museyon
ISBN1940842441 (ISBN13: 9781940842448)


The rough drawings will appeal to the youngest reader, similar to their own ability to draw. I have seen children imitate simple drawings like these because they see inspiration in the simple form. The book is a great conversation piece about learning the value of planning for tomorrow, and sacrifices we do for others. Not only is Whimpy very brave but is able to accept Tyrannosaurus as a valuable adult and his acceptance is why he would sacrifice so much for him. The story has many talking points about friendship, and respect, and being willing to learn about others before you judge them.

The Ghost of Sherwood

The Ghosts of Sherwood (The Robin Hood Stories, #1)
by Carrie Vaughn

June 9th 2020 by Tor.com
ASINB07ZMRSY8L

isbn: 1250752116
isbn13: 9781250752116


A refreshing lighthearted story about living after they times that make you legend. We pick up on the the heroes after the twilight of their shared adventures. The legacy of their story is becoming legend, their children are haunted by stories they did not see happen. How can their loving parents be the heroes, and the same caring spirits they see daily. The idea that your parents have had a life before you something that every child has to confront. Robin and Marian’s children find that they have some of the traits that are extraordinarily exceptional in their parents. I can’t wait for the following edition in August to see what else she looks into. Welcome back to the group Little John.

Kitty’s House of Horrors

Kitty’s House of Horrors (Kitty Norville, #7)

by Carrie Vaughn6620129

  • January 4th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing
  • (first published December 22nd 2009)
  • Original Title Kitty’s House of Horrors (Kitty Norville, #7)
  • ISBN0446199559
  • (ISBN13: 9780446199551)

Carrie Vaughn went out of her way to make a horrific circumstance for this book. She may have gone beyond the realm of human acceptance. Kitty has been offered a great opportunity to participate in a TV show discussion of the supernatural and change the opinion of doubters everywhere. This opportunity allows her time with some of her previous adventurous friends to help change the minds of people unwilling to accept the supernaturals. The problem is it goes dreadfully wrong. Kitty is brought to the closest near death experience so far in the series. The friends that join her are in even more danger. Not everyone gets out. You got to read this book as a fan of the series, to see how amazing Kitty is when she is out of her element. This may be the darkest book in the series, but Kitty shows her adaptability and her ideals the most.