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Steal the North by Heather B. Bergstrom | Estelle Reviews

Steal the North by Heather B. Bergstorm ( facebook ) Publication Date: April 10, 2014 Publisher: Viking Pages: 336 Target audience: Adult Keywords: family secrets, faith, nature, young love Format read: Borrowed from library after glowing rec from Leah at The Pretty Good Gatsby. Summary: Sixteen year old Emmy is shipped off to spend the […]

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December 15, 2014 - 9:01 am

Big Kids' Table | The Best and Most Surprising of 2014 - […] Steal the North freaking knocked my socks off. For regular YA readers, this is the perfect pick for crossover because the main character is a teen going through a ton of changes with family, boys, and herself. The writing is beyond spectacular. Big thanks to Leah at The Pretty Good Gatsby for putting it on my radar. […]

November 21, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Alexa S. - Steal the North is definitely seems like an incredibly intense reading experience! So many layers, so many characters – I just think it would be an interesting read. Glad you wound up enjoying it.

November 17, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Heather Brittain Bergstrom - Thank you so much, Estelle, for writing and posting such a thoughtful and awesome review of my debut. It is thrilling for me as a writer when a reader gets EVERYTHING I was trying to accomplish. I especially liked your attention to the spiritual aspect of the novel. Lovely review! Yours and Leah’s…two of my very favorite reviews! Thanks again!

November 10, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Leah - Oh, Estelle. ♥ ♥ ♥!!! I’m beyond thrilled that you loved this one so much and I’ve been DYING to read your review. It’s so hard to put into words just how this book made me feel: I seriously ran the gamut of emotions and your review made me FEEL all over again – a reread is totally in order!
I hope Heather writes another book – AND SOON. This is a debut, E! That boggles my mind.

November 10, 2014 - 10:42 am

Brianna - This one sounds like a book to savor and get lost in. Thanks for sharing your review.

November 10, 2014 - 9:37 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I first saw this book when you featured it along with some other Adult titles in a post (I’ve blanked on the feature). I don’t really read Adult books, but I’m sure I will in a soon, and boy, you’ve sold me. it might take me a little while to get round to this, but in the meantime, I’m off to add this to my TBR. You make this sound fantastic, thanks to your fabulous review! So glad you liked it!

Big Kids Table: I MAY Be Late But… Book Bloggers Rock

It’s June. Yep. But it’s been a busy May and last week was absolutely crazy. So fun because people were in town but I literally didn’t open up my laptop for 5 days. If you know me, that’s something that never happens in my life. But perhaps the unplugging was exactly what I needed. It’s […]

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June 12, 2014 - 10:42 pm

Ellice Y - Oh E, I HIGHLY recommend Bittersweet. I ended up putting it on my list of Favorite Books of 2014 this week. I found it at work one night when I was flipping through Library Journal, and their description caught my eye because they compared it to Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Revenge… all shows that I have really loved at one time or another (after reading it, I could see the similarities, although the story is much deeper than any episode of these shows!). Just know that it’s not a happy book, and there are some disturbing secrets revealed about the family in the book, but the storytelling is amazing. I was so impressed with Beverly-Whittemore’s writing (she’s also very nice; she always replies to me on Twitter!). When you get ready to read it, if you’d like to borrow my copy, just let me know!

Of course I’m soo excited about the Liza Palmer book you’ve listed as well. I think it’s time to read another one of her books! 🙂

June 5, 2014 - 11:45 pm

Alexa S. - Oh, this post! It’s going to get me in trouble at the bookstore again. I’m already very excited to read Bittersweet at some point! And I’m very curious about Steal the North now 🙂

June 5, 2014 - 10:38 am

Heather Brittain Bergstrom - Hello Magan and Estelle. Thanks so much for featuring my debut novel STEAL THE NORTH on your lovely blog! Leah’s review of my book is stunning, and I am so grateful for it. Reaching readers so deeply is the best reward. Plus she just totally “got it”–all of it! An amazing review, and my favorite thus far! If you read this, Leah, thanks again. Since my book publication, I have become slightly obsessed with book blogs, and my reading list is now a mile long. A recent title I’ve added is Burial Rights by Hannah Kent. I can’t wait to make my way down to it on my last. In fact, I may cheat soon and move it to the top. Thanks, again, Magan and Estelle! Interested readers can find out more about my book at http://www.heatherbrittainbergstrom.com or http://www.facebook.com/hbbergstrom

June 5, 2014 - 10:24 am

Meg - I love a good backlist, too! Finding an author you love only to learn they have, like, four or five other books already out for your binge-buying pleasure is pretty fantastic. I really enjoyed Nowhere But Home, too, and will have to look for more from Liza Palmer!

June 5, 2014 - 9:40 am

Leah - The biggest of hugs & smoochiest of kisses xoxo!
Seriously, Steal the North is incredible and has something for every reader: family relationships, discussion about religion (both good and bad – one character was exiled from the Mormon community while her sister is still very much a part of the faith), diversity (there’s been a lot of talk about diverse books lately & this one features a Native American boy, his family, and even the reservation his tribe lives on), humor, heartbreak. I honestly cannot say enough about it.
ACK I have been giving high ratings lately, haven’t I? Hopefully that’s because I’m being more aware of the books I choose rather than becoming a total softie 🙂
There’s no question about it: Bittersweet needs to be in my life. Ellice’s glowing review immediately sent me searching for a copy and then I read Hannah’s review and was sold.
My library has a copy of More Like Her! It actually has quite a few of her books…except for Nowhere But Home. I honestly have yet to hear a single bad thing about Palmer and I really have no idea why I haven’t read her stuff yet!

June 5, 2014 - 9:03 am

Jamie - Love this idea! And now I need all of these. THANKS.