Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Storm Runner (MG)

Zane loves two things exploring his volcano and his dog, Rosie.  But hiking is hard for Zane since he has a prominent limp, from one leg being longer that the other, but Rosie is always there for him and to help him.  But when the new girl comes to town, things change, but can they be helped? 
This is such a awesome book for children that love the different mythologies, such as the ones by Rick Riordan.  This book is based on Maya mythology and Cervantes integrates it well between the now and the than.  The action is non stop and the suspense will keep readers of all ages reading well past their bedtimes to find out what happens next.  The characters fit well into their parts even if you don't find out until much later in the story.  I really liked this book and I hope Zane, Brooks, Rosie, and Hondo will come back real soon for another adventure.

Wildcard (YA)

Wildcard pretty much picks up right where  Warcross left off.  Emi has made it out of Warcross a champ but no longer trusts Hideo.  She is looking toward the one person who really seems to want to help her, and help her and her team the Phoenix Riders (you can't just have one team member) fight the injustice, Zero.
This is one WILD ride, danger around every corner and so much better than any spy novel.  The action and suspense drips off of the pages so much, that you have to keep reading to try and keep it in there, not to mention it is a computer hacker/jacker book, oh my gosh all my favorite thing in one place, please give me more please.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Impostors (YA)

Identical twins, the older to be the revered and in the public's eye,  the younger the body double and there to take a bullet if needed or to be a  hostage.  But does training ever cover all contingences?
Imposters is set in the same world as the Uglies, Pretties, Specials books but in their future.  Tally's name is remembered on walls hoping she will come back and save them.  Only Scott Westerfeld can weave a story that has action, suspense, and can intertwine the two girls lives the way they are in this book and have it all come out making sense in the end. This book has so many different elements incorporated into it, it is just such a awesome book.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Salvation (ADULT)

Salvation is a story told in the past present and future and while that is fine in itself this story jumps back and forth inside the same chapter which can be a bit confusing at first.  It was something that took some getting used to as well as the abnormally long chapters that made for a few long nights until I gave up on stopping points.  But the writing was smooth and characters blended well in their appropriate times, the action was tremendous as well as the twists and suspense.  All in all this turn out to be a decent book once I got into the books rhythm and we meshed.  I loved the story it would grab you and not let go, thus some of those late nights searching for a decent stopping point that never came.  I think if you like sci-fi you should give it a whirl, I wish I could really try the audio I think that would  be so much better for this dyslexic.

Beyond the Stars Unimagined Realms (ADULT)

I really enjoy these anthologies it helps me find more authors to like and gives me a chance to read short stories from authors I already know I like, which usually fit into the world of their books that they write and I love.  This one only had two authors I knew before hand and their stories where new and different, and many new authors I have never read before but will be looking for books from, in the future.  These stories where unique, clever and funny I just couldn't put it down.  My favorite was Baking Bread on the Moon, I suppose it brought me back to my Navy days.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

City of Ghosts (YA)

Every since Cass drowned in the river that day and came back she has had a constant friend in Jacob, a ghost.  You would think that is problem since Cass's parents are ghost hunters but they think Jacob is a invisible friend.  When Cass's parents land a job filming ghost sights in Edinburgh she goes with them but finds the veil there to be different than what she used to and a whole lot more dangerous.  Can she and Jacob handle their time in Edinburgh alone and come out unharmed?
This is such a good book, kind of creepy at times, but so good.  It kept me up past my bedtime several nights, I was so into it the book and did not want to put it down.  The action and suspense feed off of each other in this book, you can not have one with out the other, and there is plenty of it.  The characters are just awesome as well, they just mesh together so well and as things come to light it gets even better.  This really is a great book.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Foundryside (YA)

Sancia is a thief, and a good one at that.  But this job is different, it feels  different, and it gets her in a mess of trouble.  Her normal friends are can't help so she must find a new and unlikely set of friends to help her out of this hornets nest of trouble while she learns to harness the new power, with the help of Clef, a friend she hopes never to loose.
I don't know if this would be considered steampunk or not but the tech in this book is awesome.  The characters are deep and well rounded, there is so much action and suspense you just have to keep reading to see what happens next.  I really liked this book it was a different kind of book, with all the scriving tech, that made it really interesting the theory behind scriving was pretty cool.  So Sancia and her special abilities with the scriving and just Sancia herself make this book really good and worth the read.