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. 

VOX (YA)

This is a story about Dr. Jean McClellan, a woman, and a researcher in the field of neuro science, especially linguistics.  Did you know a normal person usually speaks about sixteen thousand words a day? Well not the women in this story, see they can no longer work (except to cook and clean), or speak more than one hundred words a day. 
This is a wonderful book I couldn't put it down, I don't know how these women did it, I think I would have been like some of the neighbor women, I just don't think I could live this way at all, so these women are so much stronger than I could ever be.  The action was great and the suspense throughout you could cut with a knife, I wish there were another book coming to see what happens next, but I am not so sure that was in the plans.  But this book really should be on a reading list somewhere.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Evermage Clash of Chaos (MG AUDIO)

The way of the soldier is a pretty cut and dry, same old, same old.  That is until the day comes when said soldier finds out he is not your everyday soldier but a magic user, green eyes and all.  Deinre, the last soldier  alive after a surprise attack that takes his best friend life, but he had promised this friend to protect the princess and help to get her back to her home and family.  So despite the princesses shortcoming Deinre does just that and at his own expense.
This is a wonderful action and suspense book, with some magic, after all Deinre is just learning, but this is just the start of a great new friendship, and broken bonds.  I can not wait to see what happens next in this tale.  This book was wonderful with all it's great and personable characters and the different locales that are incorporated into this book you certainly won't be disappointed, as this book keeps you on your toes. I can just see voice actor Stimson Snead weaving the tale around a fire ring after dark one night, it was so good.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Mac B Kid Spy: Mac Undercover (MG)

This is a awesome book, half word half illustrations, about when Mac finds out he is a kid spy for the Queen of England, and this is a book written as Mac the adult telling you about his time as a kid and his cases that he had to solve for the queen, interesting enough Mac is a US citizen.  But I think these books will be loved by kids and adults a like (Mac was a kid in the 80's) as the stories are just nice, fast paced, with some history thrown in, oh yeah don't for get the dogs and karate, interesting stories.  Mac Barnett really has a hit with this series, I can't wait for the next one.

Virtually Perfect (ADULT AUDIO)

This is one of those books that was fun to listen too then after it was over made you think, wow.  Wish it had been a bit longer just to give me a little more to go on but it was still really good and you just keep saying, really?  Fred Wolinsky the voice actor for this audio could not have been a better fit, it was awesome to listen to, his voices for the characters and attitude for what was going on was spot on.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

#Murdertrending (YA)

Welcome to the near future where crime does pay, well it pays the betters, the ones betting on how long each criminal can stay alive on the new Alcatraz.  See it has now become a App (The Postman) where citizens can watch the criminals get hunted down and killed by special serial killers for their crimes than, make comments like on twitter. But what happens when they send a bunch of teens to Alcatraz 2.0 that aren't ready to die?
This was a fun  and exciting book.  There was always plenty of action and suspense but the eclectic group of characters (including the group of serial killers) really pulled this book together.  A futuristic breakfast club where death is the endgame not just detention.   This will be a book that will be liked by many for its strong characters that cross all barriers as well as the social media aspect and that some parts of this book are just funny.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Crude (ADULT AUIDO)

If you have a two way radio and think you are the only one left alive would you broadcast over the radio for the heck of it hoping maybe someone out there might hear?  What if someone did? What if that someone used your words against you?  Eddie our main character is a salesman that is all he knows how to do is talk so that is what he does, but can he man up and deal with what happens next?
This was one action packed, roller coaster twists and turns, hold your breath suspenseful book (with a dog), it has everything, and paired with voice actor S.W. Salzman narrating this book it just doesn't get any better.  Salzman makes you feel as though you are there with Eddie trying to help him, at least though this one crisis, or the next and then you are hooked.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Nocturnals The Peculiar Possum (Early Reader)

This book has our three nocturnal friends just waking up and going for breakfast at the pomelo tree, when they find their pomelos somewhat lacking this evening and wondering where they went, that is when they meet their new friend Penny the possum.  However, with the addition of Penny also comes some tension among Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark.  When Dawn and Tobin help Bismark to see Penny isn't so different after all they all become friends.
I love these books as they can tell meaningful and diverse stories without the reader knowing it, if that makes sense.  It is like these animals can teach you these lessons, without you the reader thinking going, oh this again.  It is great, I love these characters, and if you love them now you can also follow them online, and grow with them as they have middle grade books as well.  I also love the illustrations the animals expressions and gestures are so wonderful and really makes these guys your friends.  This is a great addition to any library.  #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Willa of the Wood (MG)

Willa a child of the night forest, has always believed what she has been told, that the day folk are mean and dangerous and she should stay far away from them, but at the same time she must steal better things to stay top thief and keep the approval of the padaran.  But Willa's curiosity might have taken her a bit to far this time and now she doesn't know who to trust other that the animals of her beloved Smokey Mountains.
I don't want to say to much for fear of giving away some part of this awesome book, but let me say if you are expecting Serafina, than you won't find her here, but you will find another wonderful girl wrapped in Smokey Mountain lore and maybe a bit of history, just a bit, along with new and colorful friends to make along the way.  If you think Mr. Beatty might have left out any of his hold your breath suspense or cheer the characters on action well don't worry, there is absolutely no shortage of either as Willa takes you on this whirl wind adventure of hers.  This book is a beautiful tale sure to win the hearts of many readers, especially those of  us that live  near the Great Smokey Mountains, and who knows maybe it will inspire  many more readers to visit this great National Park someday.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Korean Road (ADULT AUDIO)

Alan just needs to hear a war story from a Veteran for his boy scout badge.  Dickie, a dying Korean war Veteran, has a part of him still in Korea with his friend and sons namesake,  Ronald.  Poor Alan never knew what he was in for when he picked Dickie out of all of those Veterans. 
There is not a whole lot left I can say without giving a bunch away, so I won't, you will have to find out for yourself.  But I can tell you there is a bunch of action, there is suspense, and maybe some blood involved as well.  This is a wonderfully spun tale Brian Scott has written for us and narrated so gracefully by S W Salzman, who kept the reverent parts just that and the exciting part revved up it, was a joy to listen too, Salzman is truly a master at his craft. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Mama Graciela's Secret (Dyslexic Font Picture Book)

This is really cute very diverse book about a Mama Graciela and her love for the stray kitties that came by her little restaurant La Bahia.  Her other love was making her bacalaitos fritos that people came from miles around to eat, but she kept the recipe was a secret.  But the kitties also loved her bacalaitos fritos and came by the hundreds to get some, and as you can imagine both lots of people and hundreds to thousands of cats all wanting Mama Graciela's bacaliatos fritos every day became a  problem, but you will have to read the book to see how Mama Graciela fixed it.  
the book was really good and diverse, I really liked it, of course I am a cat person but I am pretty sure dog people will find it in the hearts to enjoy it as well.  I have the dyslexic print copy, I am dyslexic so I found that nice.  I wasn't sure at first how I felt about it since this is really the first time I have seen it, but I found some books on my kindle that I could change the font to this type and I think it does make it easier to read.  I think it is awesome that they are printing books in this font, maybe more schools are doing more for the dyslexic kids, and it would be nice for libraries to have print books for dyslexic kids as well.  I hope this publisher and maybe others will start offering this as a option.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Zombie Lake Still Alive Book One (ADULT AUDIO)

Mo Collins sailed all over as part of the crew of a replica pirate ship but now that there are blue skinned zombie things everywhere and he is anchored close to home, the great state of Alabama, he is trying to do his best by his people, and this is his log book as told by Mo himself (especially if you get the audio version narrated by S W Salzman, who does such a awesome job, I wanted to be there with this crew).  It was so funny at times and I know that was made better by the narration I don't think it would have been half as funny in my head, some of the situations they got into and then how they got out of them was even better, this book does have cussing in it, but if you can get past that it is a awesome book that has action and laughter all round, especially the audio.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Zombie Theorem Aces Mortis Book Four (ADULT AUDIO)

While  Lt Chun and his SEALS where out on a training mission the rest of the world went nuts and now the SEALs have to pick up the pieces and make things right, at least for now in their part of the world.  It is up to them, it is what they do, it is what they were trained to do. 
This is not your typical zombie book and it is also not your typical SEAL team six book, it is a survival book, and a do what is right book despite what you are told, and that is what the military is supposed to be, not following blindly.  I think James Wallace  has caught the Navy spirit well in this book and I loved it through and through, I was cheering for those SEALs the whole way, as there is no shortage of action or suspense with this team.  As for his narrator he could not have picked a better one than S. W. Salzman who is an awesome voice actor, he does great voices for all the characters and makes you believe you are a part of the team, there with the guys.  I loved this audio and hope I can go back and get the rest soon.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Orbs I (ADULT AUDIO)

It is 2061 and solar flares have forced the government and scientists to find new ways to survive.  Dr Sophie Winston signed on to help, she signs up to be part of a project to test a biosphere that will eventually lead to a position  on Mars.  But just a few days into the project things start to go wrong, and when they find just how wrong the nightmare begins.
This book is filled with action and suspense.  The author could not have pick a more diverse group of characters to play out this story and they work so well together, I can not wait to see who else he can pull into this group and what they bring with them.  Narrator Bronson Pinchot gives each and  every character its own voice and characteristics, he is a  wonder and makes you feel like you are right there in the story, these two, author and narrator, work really good together.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trackers 3 The Storm (ADULT AUDIO)

Raven and Colton are still trying to protect their home and loved ones in Estes Park Colorado, Charlize is finally reunited with her son only to leave again to try and help her bodyguard Al find his sister.  But what all three find is much worst than can be imagined.  While they might be able to save some, hard decisions will have to be made and they will have to be the ones to make them.
Out of the three books so far I think this was also the hardest one so far.  There are so many wonderful (and a few not so wonderful) characters, and so much suspense  and action you won't want to uncover your eyes, so maybe you should just get the audio narrated by Bronson Pinchot.  This is a awesome  audio Mr. Pinchot does a awesome job with all the voices, I really like his Raven, and makes you feel as you too are part of what is going on and there with everyone, only you don't have to eat the MRE's, woo hoo.  It really is a great audio if you get the chance to try it out, if not the book is always waiting for you by the Creek.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hell Divers II Ghosts (ADULT AUDIO)

Hell Divers II picks up ten years after Hell Divers I, Tin goes by Michael, when he can, now that he is a grown man and the Commander of Hell Diver Raptor team.  There is a new Captain and he has almost all the people believing that there might be a way they can be saved.  But when Michael finds out about transmissions the Captain has been keeping secret, well Hell Divers dive so humanity can survive, so they dive but will team Raptor survive?  Michael knows the risks especially after X.
Hell Divers create their own amount of action and suspense but Nicholas Sansbury Smith has added a few extra surprises in there just to keep things fresh, I am starting to think he stays up late at night thinking of new ways to keep us entertained, and I am ok with that. :)  Also, oh my gosh if you happen to get the  audio narrated by  R.C. Bray you are in for a treat, he does the best Divers around, he has voices for everyone.  He is so good at this he makes you feel as if you are there and part of the team, it is well worth a listen.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe (YA)

Cliff Hubbard, nicknamed Neanderthal, is a huge kid, 6'6", 250 and no he doesn't play football, actually he hates football and especially the star quarterback.  But when said quarterback comes back to school after a accident with claims of a near death experience in which God himself told him he needs to team up with Neanderthal to complete this check list of things that will make their high school a better place for everyone.  A lot of things change, but you will have to read the book to see if they change for the better or not.
This was a really good book, I know the cover is a bit different as is the name but this is one book you do not want to judge by the cover, it has a strong and powerful story inside that is amazing a nd wonderful for all teens to read, the troubled or the popular, I think any and all can find themselves in one character or another and see how it is they need to be to make things better for others, like I said this is a very powerful book for all, so take the chance on the insides of this interestingly named book, I don't think you will regret it.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Jonathan Shade Series 1-3 (ADULT AUDIO)

 This is one great series I am hooked!  It was hard to stop listening once I got started.  Jonathan Shade lives in two worlds the normal human world that we all know and the magical world that we would know nothing about, for instance one of his best friends and secretary (kind of) is a ghost.  He has been to the underworld and come back.  He can't use magic but he is immune to it.  But Jonathan's day job is a private eye, usually to the normal people, that is the way he likes it, but every no and again when the magical walks in, like his ex, things get very messed up.
This was a awesome audio, narrator Joe Hempel does these great voices for each characters that makes them easy to differentiate from one another, he draws you into the story by painting a picture and makes you feel as if you are really there with Jonathan.  I can't wait until I am able to get more

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Solomon's Gold Project Book 15 (ADULT AUDIO)

Nick and the team are back, Selena has announced her limited role with the team, right before they all go on a mission, this mission should be a easy one just a in and out translating mission, but we all know how that works for the team, and soon we find the body count rising, and the race is on, but who will get there first?
Alex Lukeman did not slow down the pace any with this the fifteenth book in the series, there is just as much if not more action in this book than the first.  The suspense is just as thick as well, it will have you on the edge of your seat.  If you are lucky enough to have the audio version narrated by Jack de Golia you are really in for a treat.  He has way of making you loose yourself in the book and making you feel like you are a part of the team, there with them on the missions.  Jack de Golia makes each character separate, he is such a talented narrator I will be looking for other books he has narrated.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Resurrect A Whitney Steel Novel Book Three (ADULT AUDIO)

Whitney is back with the team, and Nathan has found a way to make trouble for her, Blake and Angel.  He is not only directly making trouble for the three of them it seems he has also now decided he wants to own a super bug that will kill people fast then linger and kill more  for a while after.  A hybrid type super bug, a chimera.  It is up to Whitney and the team to stop him, will it be for good this time, because Nathan is like the proverbial bad penny, he keeps coming back no matter what.
This is the non-stop action and suspense world of Whitney Steel, and she is so awesome and cool when I grow up I want to be her.  I love the characters they are so well rounded and work well together, even Nathan because you have to have a character to hate.  This is a book you won't want to put down or if you have the audio like me you won't want to stop listening, because narrator Rebecca Hansen makes the world of Whitney Steel come alive and you part of the team.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Slithery Shakedown (Grow and Read level 2)

I love the Nocturnals.  On the bigger kid side there are some multimedia interaction that can be done with the books put out for them, you can see some of those books reviewed here with at least one more to come.  But today I have one for the younger children, The Slithery Shakedown, where our trio of friends, Bismark the sugar glider, Dawn the red fox, and Tobin the pangolin are meeting up for a evening adventure when the blue bellied snake bully shows up to make trouble. 
I love these book because no matter what happens they all work together to come up with a viable solution, one that children will understand, and in these younger children books it also explains feelings that might have been experienced during these times and how it is really ok to experience these feelings, for instance you can be brave and scared at the same time.  Author Tracey Hecht really is in tune with her audience whether it be middle graders, or the younger children just learning to read, and her illustrators are just as awesome at knowing the audience. 

Furyborn (YA)

This story goes back and forth between two girls one thousand years apart, one trying to prove she is worthy to be the sun queen, the other just trying to survive with her brother and those she loves most, but that is proving to be harder and harder each day, until she teams up with a stranger that just might have answers to some tough questions.  It's as the two worlds come together when things really heat up and prophecies start to come to light.
This was a awesome book, once you get used to the characters and the back and forth of the times.  The action and suspense are non-stop, and this book will really have you up past your bead time reading as you just can't wait to see what happens.  This is the kind of book that locks you in its grasp and won't let you go, actually I think I am still locked in it grasp waiting to see what happens in the next book, please hurry.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The 49th Mystic (ADULT)

Rachelle a simple blind girl that lives in a small contained town called Eden because of the fallout, has learned to accept her blindness, but her scientist father looks to every avenue to cure her, and when his latest cure seems to  work with a odd side affect of vivid dreams of another time and land that Rachelle seems to actually be living in when she sleeps, leads to other problems and a prophecy that may or may not include Rachelle.  This book is filled with lots of suspense and much action, and enough philosophy to keep your mind on its toes. This book was worth the 3 year wait.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A Chase of Blood on Steel Hobo Kingdom: Book One (ADULT AUDIO)

This was a really cool book set back in the days when men rode the rails from town to town just to see the country, hopping train cars at their own risk, and one man who decides to take his son with him to see the country.  But there are many sides to riding the rails, it wasn't always good, there where bad gangs, and jumping trains could be dangerous and that is if you got past the train guards, and local police.  This story shows you all the different sides not only of just the trains but that whole time of life. If you can get this as the audio narrated but the wonderful S.W. Salzman and be transported back to that time and have it feel like you are there with Denny and Shanghai.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Murder At The Paisley Parrot (ADULT AUDIO)

This book has it all Mob, serial killer, love, and Marshall in the middle of all three.  This is a action packed, suspenseful, funny at times, awesome murder mystery.  The characters are sometimes eccentric but lovable, and if you are lucky enough to have gotten the audio version narrated by the wonderful voice actor Fred Wolinsky these characters will really stand out and you will be drawn in to life of the Paisley Parrot and maybe even tend bar next to Marshall himself.  This is a fun and light murder mystery with some serious and historic (yep Marshall will take you back to the 80's) facts and details that are relevant about the life of gay men as well as everyone in the 80's.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Inferno (YA)

This is the last book of the Talon series, which is very sad as this has been such a awesome series, but also very exciting as there is a new and exciting series coming out in October that sounds awesome so check back as I have been granted the privilege of reviewing that book as well. 
Inferno might be last book of the series but by far might be the most exciting, action packed and suspenseful of all the books in the series.  People die, dragons die, on both sides and in the end the ones left will have to pick up the pieces and rebuild, if they can get past their difference, and that is a big if.  This is a book that will have you up past your bedtime because you just need to read what happens next, one more page, again, again and again.  These dragons and characters have become friends it is hard to say goodbye.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Isle of Blood and Stone (YA)

A exciting, action packed book, with a suspense filled story based on a riddle that a map maker must follow to find out what exactly happened to his father on the day he and the two princes in his charge disappeared.  This is a wonderful tale with well thought out characters that work very well together even though some seem a bit overzealous at times.  I liked this book and its wonderful collection of characters, oh and the puzzle to figure out.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Reclaiming Shilo Snow (YA)

This is the sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow and I don't know much about the first book as  I missed it but this one is awesome!  Action packed and suspenseful, it will keep you on the the edge of your seat and up way past your bedtime, it is that good and exciting, this is a great book for gamers and computer type buffs, or anyone who enjoys the futuristic type dystopian books.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Contain Bunker 12 (ADULT)

This is the first book of three of a subseries in the longer Flense series.  Part one The Flense started it all in China.  This is a awesome story assuming you don't spook easy, as it could easily come true someday, and that is a bit scary, but the action and suspense is so much fun to read, that it easily makes this a not to be missed series.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

City of Miracles (ADULT)


City of Miracles is an action packed, edge of your seat kind of book, and one of the author’s best so far.  I loved every minute of it, even though it took me a while to read.  I have not read them in order since I found out about the books by seeing the ads for City of Miracles and thought it sounded good and read it than found out there where others and they actually came first, and while each can actually be read on its own, some of the characters might make more sense if read in order, or it could be just my own quirk of reading books in order.  Anyways this was an awesome book that should not be missed by anyone who loves book vengeance.  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Monday, March 26, 2018

High Alert (ADULT AUDIO)

When a madman plans to sends to United States into a nuclear war by sinking one of its subs and laying blame on another country it is The Project that sees through it, and is tasked with going after the real madman and stopping him before he causes other countries to launch their nukes, but will Nick and the team make it in time?
This is another non stop action, suspense filled, twist around every corner book by Alex Lukeman.  I love his story lines and the characters, especially as they have become friends, and I fell instantly in love with the newest member of the team, Freddy, he is awesome.  If you are lucky enough to get the hear the audiobooks of these wonderful books than you are in for a real treat with voice actor Jack de Golia lending his voice to the many characters and making each and everyone different, individual, and with their own little swagger to them as well, it is a production not to be missed.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Shift of Shadow and Soul (YA)

Long ago the Restless King banned all magic in the kingdom, but now with the Generals first son, Syashin, and a girl from the isle, named Corentine who both have been born with shifter magic, is it time for the people to rise and take back their kingdom from the ruthless King or should they wait and join their magic for a powerful next generation?
This book is so full of suspense, twists and turns, and action all the way until the last page and leave you searching for more in  the  following book as soon as you can get it.  The characters are awesome and you will find yourself right in the middle of the action along with them as they travel, fight and learn about each other and themselves as move toward their final destination.  This is one of those books that once you get started it hooks you and you will stay up way past you bedtime to see what happens to Coren, Sy, and more as they go through their adventures.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Orphan Monster Spy (YA)

This is the story of little Sarah, the Jew that wasn't a Jew, who became a orphan,  than a spy, but along the way a monster.  If you like this era of books than you will like this one.  At some points you will shake your head and say no way that happened but then you will remember all the things of that era and then you will tell yourself, maybe it could have.  This book is fill with action  and suspense like you would think it should be but there are also twists and turns that you don't see coming, and you'll be like what???  If you like Elizabeth Wein books you will adore this one as well, it is a historical fiction not to be missed if you like this time period.

The Heart Forger (YA)

A bone witch like Tea can take a life and return it but they can not kill that which is already dead, and the game she is playing for revenge  one whether she knows it or not, because there is always one stronger or more knowledgeable. 
This is a great sequel to the first book The Bone Witch, action packed and even more twists and turns that will through you for more loops, and surprises.  Each subsequent book brings us closer to the true Tea and what brought her to this point in her life, and I can't wait to be able to put all the pieces together at once.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time Bomb (YA)

Seven Teens stuck in a high school after a bomb goes off must work together to get out before the rest of the hidden bombs go off and entomb them, but one is responsible for the bombs, they don't know this yet, but what will happen when the do?
This breakfast club of teens stuck together and must help each other in order to get out alive.  I found the book very interesting and a fast read but some of the premise behind the bombing I just couldn't find believable.  The kids I am around if it doesn't benefit them directly they wouldn't go out of their way or be bothered by it.  So I find that for a teen to bomb their school for their father a little unrealistic, especially without his knowledge.  But the book is filled with lots of actions and suspense so it is a pretty good read, and if anything it shows diversity and helps with understanding of several groups you might not otherwise have access too, we always #needdiversebooks.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Kid Sensation Series 1-3 (MG AUDIO)

This is a wonderful audiobook series narrated by Mikael Naramore, who does great voices for all of the characters in the Kid Sensation series and really brings that whole world alive for the listeners.   Kevin Hardman's Kid Sensation series is a wonderful, action packed, suspenseful, full of surprises series that is awesome for middle graders and young adults, or anyone that likes superhero stories.  The main character Jim, has it all, smarts, all kinds of super powers, but he is a teenager and thing don't always turn out the way he plans, sometimes that is good sometimes that is bad, it is a learning process even  for superheroes.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Final Day Hours 1-6 (ADULT AUDIO)

It was a normal day for most everyone until the sirens went off, and then everything changed for almost everyone.  Some died, some got sick, some hid, and well some like Michael we still are not sure what happened to Michael, but we are trying to figure it out. 
This book or audio which ever you prefer takes you through the first six hours of this final day.  There is a lot of action, a lot, and suspense, yep there is that as well.  However, you come to be part of Michael's family and care for him and want to see him cured and that it the end of this book hope.  Writer and narrator Salzman weaves a great tale that will lead us on until we see the end because it is that good.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Body Count: Gabriel Vol III (ADULT AUDIO)

Everything was finally right for Gabriel, until those few seconds that changed everything, everything for so many because of one stupid decision.  One that will need to be repaid.
This was a exciting book so much action and of course you are always rooting for Gabriel and his friends, and the suspense, sometimes I think I could have used a knife on it.  This is a wonderful book and if you are lucky enough to have the audio narrated by Mr. Salzman than you are really in for a treat as he seems to transform you right into the story where you can watch it all happen right up front, Mr. Salzman and Mr. Evans make a awesome team and I am glad they have teamed up in this series, it make for a great experience for us the reader/listener.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Wishmakers (MG)

Twelve year old Ace's life changes in a instant the day he makes himself a PB &J sandwich for lunch but doesn't read the warning on  the lid, but who reads the lid of their peanut butter?  Now he is stuck with a genie, Ridge, who will grant him unlimited wishes for a week, sounds nice huh?  But there is a catch, there is always a catch.  Ace, must accept consequences for each wish, and he must save the world during this week of unlimited wishes.
This was such a fun and exciting book, quick to read and funny with a lot of quirky predicaments and non stop action, but it was a great story of friendship, understanding and diversity, and if you give the book a full read you will see it too.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Nexus (YA)

This was a awesome book and the fact I got to read it the week before Mardi Gras made it that much cooler.  Our friends are back in the last of the Zeroes Trilogy books, and the heat has not let up yet. The action is non stop, and the suspense has not slowed up in the least. We do meet a whole bunch of new Zeroes in New Orleans, as they prepare for Fat Tuesday, and one of the big Mardi Gras day parades.  But our friends are split on whether to help this new bunch or not, and what the new bunch of Zeroes true intentions are and how they fit in with our friends way of thinking.  Only time and reading the book will tell, along with a few really cool side stories you won't want to miss, maybe new series spin offs series??? 

Granted (MG)

Have you ever wished upon a star, a birthday candle, a coin thrown into a fountain, or a on a wishbone broken?  Did it come true?  Did you follow the rules?  Oh yes my friend there are rules to wish making, first and foremost is you can't tell anyone your wish, but there are others as you will find out later in the book, and granters (fairies that grant wishes) have to know them all, and  Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets, a young fairy granter does know them all and everything there is to know about granting a wish.  You see Ophelia has been waiting about a year for her first assignment, her very first wish granting.  But when it comes not everything quite goes as planned, and granting a wish is a bit harder than just throwing some fairy dust on something and saying some magic words.
This is another awesome book by author John David Anderson about diversity and friendship despite hardship and differences.  I love how he can bring the eclectic of characters together and have it all workout in the end.  Don't get me wrong there are sad and funny parts mixed in but things seem to work there way out even when they look bleak at times, and that is nice.  Sam had to be  my favorite character and wanted to take him home myself from the beginning, but I am glad I didn't, thank you Mr. Anderson from me for Sam.  This was a great book and I hope it answers a lot of wishes, I hope it answers mine.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

City of the Dead (ADULT AUDIO)


In this second book of Brian Keene's famed zombie world we find Frankie, Martin and Jim still making their  toward Danny, Jim's son, and hoping he is still alive and not a zombie and the rest of the group held up in a skyscraper in Manhattan, built and owned by eccentric billionaire, but will it hold against these zombies?
This was a fast paced, suspenseful, non stop action book, with wonderful characters.  I had the audio narrated by a very  talented Joe Hempel, who makes you feel as if you are there in the midst of all of the turmoil with these people fighting along side them, helping them.  It is so much fun to listen to it with all the different voices, so if you get a chance to listen to it  you should, but this book was awesome either way.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Cup: The Project, Book 13 (ADULT AUDIO)

The team is back and due to the death of a Swedish spy they are on the prowl for the holy grail.  But so is ISIS and it is said that if the grail falls into wrong hands it will bring about the end of days, so the race is on.
This might be book thirteen but Mr. Lukeman has not let up yet, this one has just as much action and suspense as the first book, the characters are awesome and believable.  The audio narrated by Jack de Golia is wonderful, and not to be missed, he has a voice for each character and he can draw you into the story like you are one of the team right there with them helping with assignment.  I can't wait to get the next audio these are so good.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Broken Worlds: Book One of the Alorian Wars (ADULT AUDIO)

When Anki, a Luthian Marine, and Brindle, a Greshian Ensign, worlds collide things in their worlds become very confusing from what they have grown up being told.  But can they change things and   will they save their people?
This is a wonderful military science fiction book/audio.  This is a highly entertaining book, I had the audio version with voice actor Rebecca Sternberg, who does a awesome job bringing this world alive for the listener and making you feel as though you are there and part of the crew family.  I really enjoyed this as a audio and can not wait for more.