Hayley Cann

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 80
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (355 of 368)
Location: Québec, Canada
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 80 - Total Helpful Votes: 355 of 368
Once a Rake by Eileen Dreyer
Once a Rake by Eileen Dreyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreyer never disappoints, Aug. 13 2014
Lady Sarah Clark is holding on by the barest thread to her husband's estate, neither impoverished nor really able to get her head above water. When Col Ian Ferguson stumbles, worse for wear, onto her farm, all she wants is for him to leave, because she can't be caught harboring a traitor. But neither can she turn her back on her best friends' brother. Ian doesn't want to impose on Sarah, but he has to survive to unearth the truth about who really shot at the Duke of Wellington. He needs Sarah's help, but soon it's not her help he needs and Sarah finds out she enjoys the imposition all too much.

First off, I thought this wasn't the most original of premises. But I soon found out… Read more
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I expected cringe worthy prose of girl power, especially since the protagonist is (of course) an assassin (girl power oblige). But, I was pleasantly surprised. There is enough of what will keep the younger reader's mind entertained in this book. Action, emotion, a written in the stars romance with a foreign prince who's the right amount of nice and bad ass.

But it's done in a rather nice way. From other young adult novels you might expect the plot to pretty much showcase protagonist Katsa rather than pit Katsa against obstacles that are actually difficult for her to overcome. And I like that Prince Po (the male protagonist in this book) does have his reasons to fall for her, and… Read more
Dark Mist Rising by Anna Kendall
Dark Mist Rising by Anna Kendall
This is the follow-up book to Crossing Over. In this book, Roger has settled down in a small village with Maggie, and, at first, it seems as though the terrible events of before are behind them. But Roger is restless, and nightmares about his mother plague him. At the same time, the political consequences of the events from Crossing Over are reaching even the most remote areas of the Queendom. Skills the like of Rogers are valuable for some, and dangerous to others. Either way Roger is a target, and soon finds himself in the deepest of troubles with no other way than to cross over into the realm of the dead once again.

First off, this is the kind of book where characters reflect… Read more

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