Rewind & Review: February 2012

Rewind & Review is a feature hosted by Ginger @ GReads! and Lisa @ Lisa is Busy Nerding.

The idea of Rewind & Review is to set aside a few older books (published in 2010 or earlier) each month to read and review on the blog. It's a great way to spotlight some potentially awesome older books that aren't getting a lot of attention in the midst of all of the shiny new releases, and a chance to perhaps revisit some favorites.

So my lineup for February looks something like this:

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed…powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
Long ago, so the storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion over all and drove the world to war. Now the one talisman keeping this sinister force from seizing power has been disturbed—and no one will be safe. . . .

Raised on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, Garion spends his days lounging in his aunt’s warm kitchen and playing in the surrounding fields with his friends. He has never believed in magic, despite the presence of a cloaked, shadowless stranger who has haunted him from a distance for years. But one afternoon, the wise storyteller Wolf appears and urges Garion and his aunt to leave the farm that very night. Without understanding why, Garion is whisked away from the only home he has ever known—and thrown into dark and unfamiliar lands.

Thus begins an extraordinary quest to stop a reawakened evil from devouring all that is good. It is a journey that will lead Garion to discover his heritage and his future. For the magic that once seemed impossible to Garion is now his destiny.

One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
Eliza is in a full-blown panic. Her notebook has been stolen - the one that lists everything she wants but is afraid to go after. And the absolute worst person in the world has it: her ex-boyfriend, Cooper.

Like it's not bad enough that Cooper was lying to Eliza for their entire relationship - now he and his friends are blackmailing her. They're giving her just one night to complete the most humiliating tasks on her list or they'll post her secrets online - including the ones that aren't just about her.

Eliza's sure of only one thing:  She isn't going down without a fight. Cooper may have what's left of her dignity, but she's not the only one with something to hide...

I'm not sure if I'll get all of these read and reviewed in February, but I'm hoping I can stick to my plan! Have any of you read these books? If so, did you like them? What are some older books that you would love to see reviewed or that you would recommend? Let me know!


  1. Ah! I remember the Belgariad series. I own it in two parts. David Eddings is a favorite of mine. I especially loved his book, The Redemption of Althalus.

    The Storm Glass looks interesting. I'm going to see if I can get it the library if not, well, it's a good thing I have a day job to feed my addiction, hehe.

  2. One Night That Changes Everything! Yes! I loved that book :)

    1. Oh yay! Looking forward to it even more now.


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