Thursday, September 12, 2019

Extinction Shadow: Extinction Cycle: Dark Age, Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

Several years after the humans thought they got the upper hand on the variants and are starting to rebuild; team Ghost is back on the job to flush out and kill improved variants, while Kate works her magic in the lab to try and figure out ways to keep the humans safe and help rid the world of the monsters she helped create.
If I say this book is full of action that would be a understatement.  The suspense is so tense even the frostiest of warriors will find themselves holding their breath.  If you are lucky enough to get  the audio narrated by R.C. Bray than you are in for a treat as Mr. Bray is so awesome capturing the right tone and emotion of each character, not to mention the world around and making you feel as if you are a part of the story, part of team Ghost.  This is a wonderful book and I can't wait for more from all three of these wonderful guys.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tiger Queen (YA)

Old desert rules force Princess Kateri to fight prospective husbands for her right to rule and not to marry them.  For one day she wants to run the desert boys out of her land so her people can have all the water they need. Until she finds out the last man she is to fight is probably the one man she can not beat and will also be the one who cares the least for her people.  Kateri will do anything not to break her promise to her now dead mother, to take care of her people, even if it means asking the enemy for help, but can the enemy be a friend?
This book has high speed action galore, and more twist and turns than a pretzel.  The author paints a great picture of everything going on and around, but isn't to wordy in the process.  This is definitely a book that will have you up past your bedtime, it did me.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) (MG)

Cassidy's parents film a paranormal show on ghosts and places that have that type of activity.  Unbeknownst to them that their daughter, after a near death experience, can see ghosts and even has one as a best friend, Jacob.  In book two Tunnel of Bones we find the family has moved on from their first location in Edinburgh, City of Ghosts (Book 1), to Paris and something very new that won't be sent away with a simple mirror and saying.  But Cassidy's parents are also keeping a much closer eye on her after the incident in Edinburgh, so how will she and Jacob not to mention Grimm get out of Paris without a family or international incident?
These are such wonderful books for those middle graders looking for a scary but a not too scary book.  The non-stop action, and suspense will keep even a reluctant reader reading.  The characters are great and work so well off of one another, I just love the ying and yang of Cass and Jacob, I hope they stay together for many more books to come. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Trouble with Tabbies (The Love & Pets Romantic Comedy Series Book 2) (ADULT)

Bea has a problem she has promised the local cat rescue money to build a new building that she doesn't technically have yet, and to get it she needs a guy, preferably a fiance.  Seb unsuspecting answers a ad for a hiking partner, being a nature photographer he is all up for that.  Even when when Seb hears Bea's odd plan for her father's birthday party and him being a stand in fiance for the long weekend, of which she will pay him well for he is still game for the worthy cause.
This was a very fun book from the start, light and funny at times.  I don't think most people have met anyone quite like Bea, or ever will.  This romance book actually has some action in it, but has many more twists and turns, some you will not see coming.  I am not much of a romance reader but I like cats and that is what got me started on a book I could not put down and ended up reading straight through.  I love this tabby treasure.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Dead Voices

Coco, Ollie and Brian are on their way to a nice winter break at a resort skiing and relaxing with Ollie's dad, and Coco's mom.  But a snow storm hits on their way up and doesn't let up.  They find they are the only ones to make it up to the resort and decide to make the best of it because, you know, it can't snow forever can it?  Than a strange man shows up with a story he is from the press to cover the ghost stories from the old building and Ollie's watch starts going off, never good.  Than the weirdness really begins with a big smile on its face.
This is a great middle grade/any grade/age creepy story.  I actually said something at work about this book and found several adults that read it and were upset I already read it, as they had borrowed ahem, ahem  Small Spaces from their kids (now I am jealous as I missed that one).  The action is non stop, the suspense keeps you holding your breath, and there are twists and turns all throughout the book that will keep you guessing right up until the end.  It had me reading non stop and up late.  This is a book that reaches out and grabs you and will not let you go until the end.  I really hope there are more and that I don't miss out ever again.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Fire Keeper (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 2) (MG)

Zane and his friend are back in this fast paced sequel to the The Storm Runner.  This time Zane has created havoc among the Mayan world.  His call to the other godborns has not gone unheeded, but as they are a threat to some gods they are also a blessing to a certain god,  Zane will need all his friends, and new friends as well, to help try a save the godborns and his father  from certain death but he must remember that there is a traitor among them. 
This book is just as wonderful as the first, so full of action, suspense, Mayan lore, as well as some Mexican heritage. Very refreshing but nail biting at the same time.  It is the type of book that will have you reading late into the night under the covers by flashlight just to see what happens next to Zane and Rosie (oh yes, I love Rosie the hell hound that is so much more than a hell hound). So if you liked Middleworld by Jon Voelkel you will definitely like this.