Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Artemis (ADULT)

Artemis is a city on the moon, and Jazz the not so perfect, or depending on how you look at it perfect lunar girl.  Jazz grew up in Artemis and became the go to person for those items that shall we say are most difficult to find in the Artesian stores.  Jazz can think on her feet and stay one step ahead of most of the people around her, until they start dying.
This was an awesome book, if you are looking for a continuation of The Martian stop now this one is totally different book and great in its own way.  The characters are cool and diverse but come together, the surroundings are great and add just that much hardship and sciency funness to the book, and his space facts are actually realistic.  I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for this one to hit the silver screen as well or to see what Mr. Weir has up his space sleeve next.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

HA! HA! HA! A Supervillain Anthology (ADULT)

Twelve authors have come together bringing their "A" game of villainy to this book and they did not disappoint. Some stories include:

Supervillainy 101 by Chris Pourteau - Chris Pourteau also has two anthologies out that benefit Pets for Vets that are really awesome so if you find you like this format for finding new authors be sure to look for his Chronicle Worlds: Tail of Dystopia and Tails of the Apocalypse. - His story is about Professor Death and his last day and reporter Sheryl Stone and how the Professor (he was a real Professor) want to give his only interview to local reporter Sheryl.  The rest you'll have to read to find out why and what happens.

Tick Tock by Christopher J Valin - Chistopher Valin is the author of the renown Red Raptor series and if you have not tried those you should if you like superhero books they are awesome -  His story is about a villain trying to catch a hero by holding his sidekick hostage, again you will have to read to see how things turn out.

Ghosts of the Flame by Hall and Beaulieu - this duo has many credits to their name and occasionally you might find one without the other but not often they do a lot of these anthologies but what caught my attention was a full length novel they did called Brother Dust The Resurgence, it was so good - their story is about some kids scavenging after the apocalypse for what ever is useful in some buildings when in one building they find some ghosts, sorry from here you have to read to find out what happens.
Steve Beaulieu also has another story in this anthology called POW - It is about a reporter that is being falsely imprisoned with some villains and now he is determined to tell their story, or will he, read and see.

Finally, so I can leave you to discover some on your own, there is Counter Clockwise by Ed Gosney - author of Prometheus Stumbles, the story of how one little plastic turtle can change the world, no not really just seeing if you were paying attention, but it is a pretty awesome story - Counter Clockwise is the story of a baseball pitcher with anger issues, but he finds if he wishes really hard he can turn back time and get a do over, but with power comes great responsibility.

This is just a small part of what you will get inside HA1 HA! HA! so if you think this sounds pretty good please give it a try and find some new authors for yourself.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Nevermoor The Trial of Morrigan Crow (MG)

Morrigan Crow is not exactly what she seems, she is not your typical eleven year old, she is cursed, or is she?  Everyone in her town thinks she is, including her family and that means that on eventide she  will die, as all cursed children do. But her eventide is very peculiar, especially when the stranger shows up, Jupiter North, and takes her away to his town, illegally I might add and their adventures are just beginning there.
This is a awesome book full of adventure, suspense, and more twists than a roller coaster.  This book is only slightly reminiscent of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, but if you are a fan of those chances are you would like this especially if you are team Hermione or team Annabeth.  The wondrous made up world of the free states reminds me of something out of Willy Wonka with its brolly rail and the smoking room (you don't actually smoke in it), and who can forget the mean old Wondersmith?This really is a book you won't want to put down.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Black Moon Rising: The Library Book 2 (MG)

The library exists outside of time, and Marcus is a agent of the library just like his biological dad was before him.  It is Marcus' job to finish writing peoples stories, that usually means there are disturbances out in the world and once Marcus figures out what is causing the disturbance and corrects it, than the person at the center of the disturbance story can be finished.  The disturbance this time is centered in a middle school in Massachusetts, but Marcus needs help so he recruits his best friends Theo and Lu to come along with him, but it is a race they must finish before the black moon rises or the disturbance is permeant, and the story is finished all wrong.
This is a awesome book, full of action and suspense, but what will keep you reading just one more chapter and one more and one more and one more and on and on is the twists and turns that you will never see coming, every time you think you know who it is or who is doing it everything will change. That is so cool, I love the chance to guess but never knowing until the end who actually is who and actually did what, and Mr. MacHale is one of the best at this.  Now I just need to go back and save up for book one so I can let you all know all about Surrender The Key: The Library Book 1, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Renegade Martin Luther The Graphic Biography (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

I think this is a awesome book for our older teens/new adult crowd especially to tell them the story of Martin Luther and the Reformation, this being the 500 anniversary.  It is told in a way that is much more appealing to that age group than a normal book would be that they would be expected to take home and read.  I know I would have never have read just a plain book on Luther's life however, when I saw this book I was instantly drawn to it and wanted to read it.  This book did not disappoint either, I enjoyed it a lot, the illustrations are awesome, but can be dark at times, so maybe not for small children, and the dialog was awesome as it followed Luther's life from boyhood on up. This book really made history fun for me and made it kind of alive in a sense, it was really cool.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monster (Gone series book 7) (YA)

 If you are familiar with Michael Grant's Gone series than Monster takes place four years after the bubble breaks.  More meteors are falling down to earth and more humans are changing into mutants, some good some bad, and the government can do nothing about them.
While I admit the Gone series has been on my TBR list for a long time now and I only realized after reading Monster that it was even part of the series.  So if you are a hard core Gone fan you might feel different, but I loved the book.  Non-stop action, a few twists, but over all the suspense will have you reading well past your bedtime, it was awesome!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Configured (YA)

What do you do when you live in a place where you are suppose to show no feelings but just do what you are told to do, when you are supposed to do it, and do it to the best of your ability.  But for Avlyn she wanted to be good so she even took the advanced medtech and got some extra money for doing it, now she is seeing odd visions and she thinks they are of her dead twin brother Ben, and these visions send her down the dangerous road of rebellion.
This book is awesome, hold your breath suspense, read past your bedtime non stop action, and roller coaster twist and turns, I really hope I can review the rest of the trilogy at some point, this book was so much fun.  Some people compare this book to Hunger Games or Divergent, I think it is its own book, but if you look hard enough at anything you can find similarities, and yes I can see some over tones, it is dystopian after all.  But who am I to tell you this pick up your own copy and find our for yourself, who knows you might even join the rebellion.