Monday, October 12, 2020

Lightbringer (The Empirium Trilogy Book 3) (YA)

Two queens separated by a thousand years but connected by Corien who will use one to get back to the other he loves.  One queen wants to save her world the other destroy it.  When the prophets start talking everything just might change and turn this war, but which way?

I feel I missed a lot having missed the second book, but I liked the first book Furyborn so much I took a chance I could catch up.  That was hard and made it difficult to stay focused on this the third book.  That is on me, so I will not make that the books fault.  This was a very exciting and action packed book with more twists and turns than a spaghetti noodle.  It is well written with great characters, the book alternates between the two queens and time periods.  It is a good series and I hope to get book two someday than reread this book and give it everything it deserves.

Dragonwatch The Champions of the Titan Games (MG)

 Seth and Kendra are doing all they can to get the favor of the giant queen to help them with the dragons, that are sure to attack the Titan Valley as it is the most demeaning place for dragons to live.  The giants treat the dragons as slaves there, even Kendra and Seth don't much care for that treatment.  But can they convince the giant queen to help them or even any giants, this is the mission they have ever been on, but can they finish it.

I love these books they are so filled with action and suspense that I just can not put the books down.  I really love the series all the way back to the Fablehaven part. I really hope Brandon Mull keeps writing about this world because I really need to know how everyone comes out of this.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Dear Child (ADULT)

Jasmin is abducted and her abductor makes her transform down to the scar on her forehead into Lena, a girl she doesn't know, but obviously is special to the man and his two children, to whom she is now to be the mother of.  They all live in a windowless cabin out in the woods, and the man controls everything including bathroom times.  But Jasmin is not Lena and wants out, but she isn't sure how since the man locks everything and he has the only keys.
This book is so thrilling I read it in two sittings, Romy Hausmann definitely has a hit on her hands.  This book is action packed and very suspenseful, and it will certainly tug at many emotions as you move through the book.  It has a web of darkness, lies, captivation, and unpredictability.  The story and characters all come together in a way you will never see until the end.  This is one of those books that will have you reading past your bedtime and than up the rest of the night with every light on.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Tristan Strong Destroys the World (MG)

 Tristan and his friends are back, along with some new ones.  This time trying to save both his world and theirs from collapsing, but is this a race Tristan can win.  
This the second book in the Tristan Strong series is just as good if not better than the first, if that is possible.  The fast paced, non stop action and suspense, will leave you on overload and up way past your bed time.  These books bring back the old songs of the south stories along with many tall tales for a new generation to explore and enjoy.   This book will even keep the attention of most reluctant readers.  This is a series not to be missed.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community (ADULT)

This is a book about people who saw a need in their community and through kindness and determination filled it.  Sometimes against bullies other times breaking through the stigma of mental health, or LGBTQ+.  These people had the strength when no one else did and they made the change they wanted to see.  As you read or  listen to their stories you will see how people can be broken so easy and how either they or others helped put those pieces back together before it was too late.

I almost passed this audio book by I though it was just another popular rich celebrity writing a book on something they thought would sell since the word kindness seems to be in vogue right now. I could NOT have been more wrong and even though I am not a music person (more of a audio book person) Lady GAGA has my total appreciation for everything she does to help these people to voice their strengths and help in ways only they will probably ever know.  I hope this book gets spread far and wide and everyone, no matter who, has the chance to read it, this book deserves to be set free.

Be kind because kindness has not been cancelled, sometimes you might have to look hard for it, other times it might fall into your lap, but kindness is always there.  

#SmileForBert  #WeNeedDiverseBooks #librosFM


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

All This Time (YA)

Kyle's long time girlfriend, Kimberly, breaks up with them on their way to the pond after a graduation party, but they don't make it, the car is destroyed along with Kyle's whole world.  He wakes up with a broken leg, a traumatic brain injury, and the grief and guilt that comes with knowing Kimberly is dead.  It is a long road to healing but it helps he has found someone like himself that understands his guilt, Marley.  Marley becomes his whole world as the year progresses. But neither will see what is to come, will Kyle lose Marley forever?
This is a great book with twists and turns that will keep you on the roller coaster ride till the end of the book just to see what happens next. You will be up way past your bedtime reading this book, and I hope you all will like it as much as I do.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Skyhunter (YA)

After fleeing her home and the federation, Talin works her way into the most elite branch of fighters in her new home, Mara, the Strikers.  She lost her voice fleeing her home from some chemical burns but that doesn't hold her back since the Strikers rely on silence or they will bring on the awful ghosts of the federation down upon themselves and have to fight them without the upper hand.  After Talin loses her shield, the only partner she has ever had, and her champion for being a Striker the Firstblade brings in a odd prisoner to put to death.  When Talin saves him, she is told he is her new shield and responsibility, however in the thick of battle they become bonded in a way no one saw coming.
Marie Lu has another fast paced, suspense filled, hit on her hand and trust me when I say the first book will leave you clamoring for more.  The characters are awesome and so is how they come together in the story.  You will stay up way past your bed time just to see what happens next it is that exciting.  Yes, I too want Ms. Lu to hurry so I can read more about these friends.