Dare to Read

September 5, 2011

Fall YA Fantasy Book Covers at the Enchanted Inkpot

Filed under: YA — carmenferreiroesteban @ 10:16 am
Tags: ,

Beautiful covers for this fall new YA Fantasy books.

See them all and choose your favorite at The Enchanted Inkpot.


April 10, 2011

Two Moon Princess Book Blog Tour

Filed under: Author's Interview,Books, Reviews,On News — carmenferreiroesteban @ 12:52 pm
Tags: , , , ,






Welcome to the second week in the Two Moon Princess book blog tour.

Saturday, April 9: Kayla at Caught Between The Pages (Review) http://caughtbetweenthepages.wordpress.com/

Sunday, April 10: Diana at Books By Their Story (When I’m Not Writing) http://booksbytheirstory.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 11: Michelle at See Michelle Read (Author Interview) http://seemichelleread.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, April 12: Page at One Book At A Time (Review) http://onebooktime.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, April 13: Gail at Ticket To Anywhere (This or That List: Carmen) http://www.tickettoanywhere.net
Thursday, April 14: Kayla at Caught Between The Pages (Tens List) http://caughtbetweenthepages.wordpress.com/
Friday, April 15: Lexie at Poisoned Rationality (Review) http://lastexilewords.blogspot.com
Saturday, April 16: Page at One Book At A Time (Cover Interview) http://onebooktime.blogspot.com/

March 2, 2011

On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt

Filed under: Books, Reviews — carmenferreiroesteban @ 1:59 pm
Tags: , , , ,



Reviewed by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

A beautiful story of love and courage.

From the moment she looks into the deep blue eyes of the young lord she found stealing a boat the previous night, Birle knows she’ll love him forever. She’s also painfully aware that her love will never be: he’s a lord, she, an innkeeper’s daughter. Not that it matters anyway, as the lord sees in her only a child. Content just to be with him for the time being, Birle convinces the lord to let her come with him.

For days they travel down the river, Birle’s practical skills a valuable asset to help them find food and survive in the wilderness. But as soon as they reach the ocean, they’re taken prisoners and separately sold as slaves.

Refusing to accept her lord is lost, Birle searches for him in the unknown city where she’s also a slave, risking her life again and again to save him from his brutal master and help him return to their kingdom, even if doing so means she will never be with him.

This is a beautifully told story of love and courage for the romantics at heart.

February 15, 2011

Love Story Archetypes by Wendy Delsol

Filed under: On Reading,On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 8:57 pm
Tags: , , ,



If you have ever being enthralled by the odds working against your favorite characters to get together in a story, you may want to check what Wendy Delsol calls ‘Love Story Archetypes’ in out Enchanted Inkpot blog.


January 4, 2011

The Enchanted Ink Pot

Filed under: The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 8:55 pm
Tags: , , ,



To celebrate the New Year I have joined The Enchanted Inkpot, an online group of YA writers.

If you want to know what the group is about and also what the group thinks about the new way B&N have arranged the YA books in their store separating Fantasy and Paranormal titles, please go to http://community.livejournal.com/enchantedinkpot/78218.html

February 5, 2010

The Child Thief by Brom

Filed under: Books, Reviews — carmenferreiroesteban @ 1:14 pm
Tags: , , ,

For my review of The Child Thief by Brom, a modern retelling of the Peter Pan story, please go to http://www.myshelf.com/teen/fiction/09/childthief.htm

July 24, 2009

Blackbringer/20 Boy Summer

Filed under: Books, Reviews — carmenferreiroesteban @ 11:18 am
Tags: , ,

Please find my reviews of

Blackkbringer by Laini Taylor


20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler


Children of the Dawnland by Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael O’Neal Gear


June 14, 2009

Initiation/Strange Angels

Filed under: Books, Reviews — carmenferreiroesteban @ 4:25 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

You are welcome to check my review of the YA titles

 Initiation by Susan Fine


and Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow


along with further reviews by other authors.