Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Amazon KindlePraise Refreshingly intelligent and loads of fun! I lost a few hours as I read this book. It's a Young Adult novel that is refreshingly and astonishingly intelligent, and the love story is perfectly played out. ~Christine Ashworth, Amazon Review
My thoughts: January Black is a puzzle for Matty. He is given a challenge by the king to tell him about January Black. Matty instantly goes for the logical answer, it was the ship that brought the colonists to their planet. But that is not the answer the king was looking for. He wanted to know who was January Black.
This starts Matty on a quest in search of long forgotten or hidden information. Along the way he meats a gardener, Iris. She helps him in his quest and becomes more than his friend.
January Black is a book that has mystery, conspiracy, romance, political wrangling, and a boy caught in the middle.
This book is intelligently written. There is enough suspense and drama to keep you turning the pages. Wendy Russo has crafted a book where she keeps the truth hidden until she is ready to reveal it.
There is some swearing and sexual innuendo. I wouldn't recommend this book to YA readers younger than 16.
The mystery was intriguing - I loved how Wendy Russo weaved in all her secrets throughout the book, how she incorporated just enough to keep you reading, while never actually divulging much of anything. I was guessing for most of it and that's pretty hard to make me do. ~Julie, Clean Teen Reads
Wendy Russo has created a masterpiece. ~Ivan Amberlake, Author
Author Wendy S. Russo Wendy S. Russo got her start writing in the sixth grade. That story involved a talisman with crystals that had to be found and assembled before bad things happened, and dialog that read like classroom roll call. Since then, she’s majored in journalism (for one semester), published poetry, taken a course on short novels, and watched most everything ever filmed by Quentin Tarantino. A Wyoming native transplanted in Baton Rouge, Wendy works for Louisiana State University as an IT analyst. She’s a wife, a mom, a Tiger, a Who Dat, and she falls asleep on her couch at 8:30 on weeknights.
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