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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Environmentally Friendly (ADULT)

This a novella so there is only so much I can say without giving it away, but I will say it is action packed and was so much fun to read.  It is worth the time and hopefully the author will use this short as a stepping stone for a full length book later so there can be more detail and more fill in the blanks.  But even with that said you will still like this if you like this kind of suspenseful military/police action type book.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Zenith (YA)

Androma, riding her awesome spaceship around doing odd jobs and acting like a space pirate all the time hiding from her own people,  until the one job she runs into the one person that should be impossible to run into, because he is dead, she killed him herself, is he a ghost? She will not go back to her people no matter what will she?
This was a action packed, non stop suspense, all round wonderful book.  Even though most of the main characters are girls there is plenty of fighting and blood from the Bloody Baroness to make any guy happy.  This is a great diverse book for all and it had me all the beginning and now I just can not wait for the next to see what happens next.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Before I Let Go (YA)

Corey and Kyra are best friend Corey helps keep Kyra grounded and Kyra helps Corey see the world.  But the people of their small town of Lost Creek Alaska doesn't understand Kyra and her bipolar disease and they are afraid of her  sometimes.  So when Corey has to move away they promise to see each other in a few months over winter break, so they just need to wait until then, just wait.  But just before Corey's visit Kyra dies, when Corey goes back for the funeral things are different very different.
This is a wonderful diverse book, also very suspenseful and has action as well.  This book is exciting as well as haunting at times.  It is a book you won't want to miss, so don't let it go.  You will  always be  rooting for Corey to help tell Kyra's story.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Supergifted (MG)



Donovan is stuck between a rock and hard place.  He did something pretty cool but can’t tell anyone or he will get into trouble, but his friend, genius nerd, Noah was there and decides he will say he did it so people will stop looking for the superkid that saved head cheerleader Megan’s house.  But when Noah lets all the superkid go to his head what can Donovan to do?
This is a really awesome book on so many different levels about friendship, cliques, and acceptance.  It is a book that is good for all kids in the middle grade age group, as there is a wide range of kids in the book there is bound to be one to pretty much fit anyone reading the book.  This book brings a lot to the table from bullying to the pressures that kids put on themselves to perform at the top grade wise and athletically, and these are just middle scholars (I was not thinking of what college I wanted into in the 7th grade, not seriously at least).  I really enjoyed this book and hope everyone gets the chance to read or listen to it at some point, whether you are a Noah, Donovan, Megan, Hashtag or someone else in the book hopefully you see yourself and can figure out what you might change to be a better friend or to help someone become a better friend.

Potion Master: The Eternity Elixir (MG)

Twelve year old Gordy might be the best elixirist ever when he grows up, but first he needs to save his world from the enemies of B.R.E.W. (Board of Ruling Elixirist Worldwide) or at least hold them off until his Mom gets home.
This was a really good book full of non stop action, lots of suspense, and of course plenty of potion magic.  I am sure there will be many references made between Harry Potter and this book but if you ask me, I don't see it, apples and oranges.  I guess you could make a case for anything but I think this is different and refreshing.  It's eclectic list of characters, including Doll, will make this a hit for boys and girls of a wide age range and especially reluctant readers.  This is a really good book and I can't wait to see what happens next!