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.