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.