Book Reviews: Twelfth Sun & The Graveyard Book+Six Train Giveaway


Ms. Clair has a knack for creating characters you enjoy hanging out with in Twelfth Sun. You find yourself giggling, laughing and groaning at their shenanigans.

Cassidy and Elijah are not just gifted with amazing names and the looks to match. They are interesting characters and their chemistry is undeniable from page one. Well except for Cassidy. She’s happy to deny it for a while. And it adds to their sexual tension.

Ms. Clair makes the setting come to life. I felt like I was on the beach in this quaint New England town. And slurping grape soda at the Soda Shack.

This fun, fast read is a nice blend of romance and treasure hunt with a dash of mystery.

The riddles of the treasure hunt were well crafted. And I wasn’t able to unlock them on my own.

The romance and the treasure hunt move along at a good pace and I kept coming back to the story, finishing the book in 3 days.

Great work Ms. Clair! I’ll definitely keep an eye out for your next book.



Neil Gaiman is an undeniable genius. He never has to explain why or what. He tells you and you believe. Sight unseen. You follow him through ghoul gates or meet the Sleer.

Given that I tend to read lots of plot-driven books, The Graveyard Book was not my ordinary read. It feels more like vignettes from a life. The setting is the same and the cast of characters remain, but each chapter is a slice of the boy ‘s journey to adulthood.

There are many lines that are so beautiful I stopped to reread and highlight.

“His knife was in his pocket, safe and dry inside its sheath, protected from the misery of the elements.”

“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”

My Kindle tells me hundreds of other readers highlighted these same lines. Probably because they resonated so much and felt like something we wanted to carry from the book and into our own lives.

Gaiman’s writing is an absolute pleasure to read. Smooth and elegant. Moving and evocative. You feel you are in the hands of a master craftsman.

I almost didn’t care where the story took me as long as he kept telling it.



Lastly, this week I am giving away 5 free signed copies of Six Train over on Free Book Friday. Please make sure you stop by before Thursday to enter to win.

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