Author: Elizabeth Fama

Book Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

Posted May 15, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 9 Comments
Book Review: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

I am a big fan of Elizabeth Fama’s first book, Monstrous Beauty. So my expectations were pretty high for Plus One. To be honest, I considered not reviewing it, because the blurb didn’t really do much for me, and books about babies are so not my thing. But because I loved her writing so much, I thought I would attempt it anyway. I liked it, but it certainly wasn’t as strong a book as her first effort. The writing expertise is still there, and her voice is as strong as ever, but I just didn’t get attached to these characters for more »

Book Review of Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Posted January 24, 2014 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 7 Comments
Book Review of Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

When it comes to YA books, “mermaid” usually equates to “burn it”. Mentioning mermaids in the description usually sends me running far far away from said book. When Monstrous Beauty was released, I had very little interest in it. However, Wendy at The Midnight Garden highly recommended this very book, so I added it via Kindle to my reading list. I really wish I had picked this one up a little sooner than now. Yah! The world building was sweet and simple. This isn’t to say that the author slacked on her own mythology. Fama’s mermaid lore helped define her more »