Monday, July 20, 2009

Acorna, by Anne McCaffrey

Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (Acorna, #1) Acorna: The Unicorn Girl by Anne McCaffrey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was prepared to not like this book because it was written in part by someone other than Anne McCaffrey herself and because as soon as I opened it, I realized it was not a Pern book. But I liked it a lot. I was disappointed at the end to realize that there was a sequel to the book and further disappointed to realize that it was a series, but not so disappointed that I didn't order what I hope is the next book! The book was interesting and engaging. I liked Acorna and her three miners and many of the other characters in the book--the characters were very well-developed. There was a little more detail from time to time about drives and the way things worked for my taste, but the plot progressed nicely and held my attention.

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Booklist, 2009, revisited

I am in the middle of reading several other books--like about 8-10 or more. Here is my new book list (though I am fairly certain it is incomplete):

  1. Acorna, by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball, July 20, 2009
  2. The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbs, by Bill Watterson, July 13, 2009
  3. The Actress, by Elizabeth Sims, July 11, 2009
  4. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  5. Marley: A Dog Like No Other, John Grogan
  6. Goodnight, Gorilla, Peggy Rathmann
  7. Bad Dog, Marley, John Grogan
  8. The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
  9. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  10. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  11. Dream When You're Feeling Blue, Elizabeth Berg
  12. We didn't mean to go to Sea, by Arthur Ransome
  13. Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
  14. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  15. The Worst Witch at School, Jill Murphy
  16. Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
  17. The Nick Adams Stories, Ernest Hemingway
  18. The River King, Alice Hoffman
  19. The Probable Future, Alice Hoffman
  20. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  21. Lucifer, A Hagiography, Phillip Memmer
  22. It's a Magical World, Bill Watterson
  23. Pigeon Post, Arthur Ransome
  24. I Claudius, Robert Graves
  25. Peter Duck, Arthur Ransome


Nadine said...

I believe there are quite a few of the Acorna books. Even I have not read them all and am not even sure which ones I own.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I ordered what I hope to be the next book in the series.