Sharing the Book Love About « Instead of Three Wishes »

Wonderful Stories, Beautiful Writing!

Blogging might not be as popular as it use to be, but it sure holds wonders to explore.

A book blogger – I forgot the name, I’m very sorry! – mentioned this « Instead of Three Wishes » and for some reason, even though I read loads of book reviews and look a LOT of book cover (this mama writer’s going hybrid), I immediately purchase that one.

I rarely buy short stories books. Too often, I would read one or two stories and lose interest.

However, this BOOK ! Oh so so soooo awesome!

Fantasy short stories? I’m in big time.

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Book: Frannie in pieces

I used to be a book blogger.

For five years, I shared my loved for great novels, putting special emphasis on novels that were published two, three, ten years ago.

Do you also have a thing for « old » books? Am I alone in my weirdness?

Don’t get me wrong, I love new releases! More then often, I’m sooo envious of booktubers/bookbloggers holding the ARC of a book I can’t wait to read.

Nevertheless, the library holds many great treasures simply waiting, patiently, to be discovered or re-discovered.

Must admit, what caught my attention with that book at first was the famousness of the author: Delia Ephron.

A dearly beloved role-model, friend, most important person in my life loved the movie she had wrote with her sister, You’ve got mail.

A little heartwarming literature, with a side of romance, was just what this over-tired mama needed.

The novel was borrowed for three weeks. I finished it in less than a day.

Published in 2007 (yes, more than 10 years ago), the amazing « Frannie in pieces » simply captured my imagination, all of it, and hold me captive in another world for many delightful hours.

It has been a while since a novel swept me off my feet like that.

Funny too, because at the beginning, even though I was hooked right away, at times I really wondered where this story was going.

And, before I knew it, I would keep reading, reading, reading. One more chapter, just one more.

It’s not a thriller or a suspens or anything. It’s a teen novel dans les règles de l’art. A really well-told story about a teen who experiences a great loss, and through it, experiences what it is to live… sort of anyway.

Yes, I did cry. But it’s an overall joyful story, full of colours, art, friendship and re-conquered love.
Please note: the romance is there, but in the back-ground, quiet and sweet.

Other positive note, the author stayed away from the stereotypes, and it was most, most welcomed.

Without further ado, I will let you go get « Frannie in pieces » at your local library.

Thanks for reading and happy reading fellow book lovers!


L’intrigue et la richesse du monde imaginaire de l’auteur Martin Stewart m’ont convaincu d’emprunter ce roman, publié en version française aux Éditions Milan en 2018.

Et toute l’histoire commence lentement, mais sûrement. Le personnage principal est bien vite entrainé dans l’aventure d’une vie, le long du fleuve rongé par la glace d’un hiver coriace.

Le lecteur est bien vite confronté, malheureusement, à une jolie soupe de personnages. Si l’écriture bien ficelée, détaillée avec soin, aide à maintenir la trame du récit intact, l’accumulation ne manque pas de lasser un brin, assez rapidement qui plus est.

Cependant, les mystères sont si bien noués, l’univers est si riche qu’il est impossible de lâcher ce roman!
L’histoire trotte dans la tête, les questions aux réponses à venir aussi.

Alors, bien que j’ai souvent posé le roman, un peu exaspéré par la pléthore de personnages, de lieu et de surenchères de méchants sorti de nulle part, je le reprenais aussitôt, avide de connaître le dénouement de l’intrigue principal.

Riverkeep a de quoi plaire aux amateur-es de fantasy amusante et sombre, ainsi qu’aux lecteurs-lectrices pressés de se laisser transporter dans un monde riche et intriguant.

La maman que je suis tient à préciser que ce roman s’adresse aux lecteurs aguerris de 12 ans et plus. C’est qu’on retrouve beaucoup de morceaux de cadavre le long du grand fleuve Danek…

En tout et partout, un roman YA fort chouette, satisfaisant, mais auquel je ne ferai pas de place sur les étagères bondées des bibliothèques de la maison.

Vive les bibliothèques publiques!

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