Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Unwelcomed The Uninvited Book 3 (ADULT AUDIO)

The Stranger thinks it is time to retire and goes and finds a place deep in a huge piece of woods where hopefully people won't bother him and  most of all temp him back to killing ways.  But that doesn't happen and the stranger finds he was ready to hang up his ax.  But how close did FBI agent Grey get while the Stranger was taking his break? 
This is another welcomed book from Evans, after almost a year since The Stranger came out on audio, and another warning it is probably no one you want to listing to late at night, by yourself, especially in a older creakier house.  Narrator SW Salzman makes it creepy enough with the voices he uses, you won't want anything else to freak you out, as this book is not for those faint at heart.  But both author and narrator do such a awesome job that you just can't stop once you get started, so I am warning you now, last time, really no turning back.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Ring of Carnac Book II in the Tales of Gaspar (MG AUDIO)

Kay, Jerra, and all of their friends are back as they must stop the mean witch from setting lose the fire elemental and destroying everything.  But they need the ring to stop her the only problem is it has been lost for hundreds of years and the clock is ticking, will a obscure clue from one of Alimin's crazy wizard friends help them?
 To say that this book has non stop action is not enough to do it justice, the action really never ends in this book and the suspense at times you can cut with a knife.  I had the audio narrated by Fred  Wolinsky and he sucks you in to the world and brings you along as part of the team, and at times you really wish you could help them in their quest.  Mr. Wolinsky's voices for each of the character is awesome and you will come to love each and every one of them as friends they will become.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (YA)

It was just another ordinary day for Genie Lo on her way to school thinking of all she needed to accomplish on her to do list for the day, when she noticed a boy being beaten in a ally and knew she had to do something. By throwing her backpack at the men and distracting them it was just enough to stop them, but now she has to run to school so they don't beat her, but that isn't what she is worried about, nope, it is her missing notes and books.  But than her backpack is there along with a new student, the monkey king from the stories of old.
This was a great story mixing modern with ancient lore, with a lot of  action, suspense and there are a few twists and turns that will keep you on your toes, but all and all  it is a book that captures your interest and you wont want to put it down.  I really hope we get to see more of Genie and Quentin soon.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Survive: Camp Terror (MG)

After being closed for many years Camp Dream Haven has finally reopened but the stories are still told around the campfire of the boy who disappeared all those years ago.  But camp counselor Telly laughs and tells the campers the real reason the camp closed was over land right.  But when Telly's group gets lost on a rafting trip and her brother and another camper who needs medicine on a regular basis goes over a water fall after the raft gets flipped right before night fall, it seems the camps bad luck has started again.
This book is full of action, suspense and more that a few twists and turns.  It also  has some nice Native American folk lore added in that lends itself nicely to the book.  This is a awesome book for many age groups and shows great diversity, it will also appeal to reluctant readers as well as children growing up in many different circumstances.

The Lost Boys (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

If you've seen the movie and ever wondered what happened in Santa Clara after Max and rest of the blood suckers goo has been washed away, here is your chance.  Michael and Sam are back along with Star, Laddie and of course the Frog brothers and it seems there is a new female coven of vamps that has moved to town and they call themselves the Blood Belles. So who will win this  battle of the beaches?
This is a very entertaining graphic novel especially for me since I was a big fan of the Lost Boys as a movie when I was kid (UGH dating myself there), I could still hear the sound track playing in the background as I read this graphic novel.  But it was a blast from the past and I really liked it.  The illustrations were awesome, as was the story line!!! It was really so cool, and I hope to actually be able to own these some day (public librarians do not actually make enough to own every book they want and live), but these actually rank really high on my list, sorry Ironman. 

Mass Hysteria (ADULT)

After a meteor shower one summer night all seems well, that is until the next day... Planes fall from the sky, dogs and cats attack their owners, bird come from the sky to peck beach goers to death, the world is going vial, and will the people be next?  No one knows what is going on.
This story is not for the faint of heart, but if you  like good old fashion horror with a updated twist, than Falls Breath is the town for you.  This little beach, touristy town is now a lawless everything for itself spot on the map, what they don't know is if it is this way everywhere else in the USA.  With all the communication and most of the transportation knocked out it doesn't look like they will find out either.  It leaves every person for themselves and that gets messy.
This action packed, suspenseful book will leave you surprised more than once, and that will keep you on your toes, no figuring out the ending in this book, so just read and enjoy.  It is a lot of fun, I wonder if there will be more to see what happens later, or if this was it, either or it was still awesome. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Illusion Book Four of the Grimoire Saga (YA AUDIO)

This, the last few grains of sand in the hour glass of time for Kara and Braeden, and the lands they love as the war comes to a end, but will they win and get more time or lose and everyone runs out of time?  Kara will do anything to win and give her land the time to heal and that scares Braeden to death, because despite his feelings it is not a luxury he can afford for her.  They think they have everything figured out down to the timing, except for one variable, the traitorous blood among them.
This was a bitter sweet book for me, it was just as action packed, suspense filled, and had all the twists and turns I have come to love, but I was sad that this was the last of the series, I don't think I was prepared to let Kara, Braeden, Stone, and First Vagabond go yet, they where such awesome strong characters, that I have grown to love. Listening to the series with Kara Kovacich Stewart narrating and giving each of the character a voice I have each of them, and the whole land of Ourea, pictured in mind just through her awesome descriptions.  Between the authors words and the narrators voice talent I was there fighting for Ourea, and it was awesome, and I will miss it tremendously.