Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (MG)

Paola Santiago is a scientist and logical thinker, she believes all the old stories her mom told her are just that stories so scare Pao into not doing things.  Pao, Dante, and Emma are the inseparable trio they are always together and have all been told to stay away from the Gila river, and even more so when a classmate drown there a year ago.  But the Gila is the best place to watch the stars from Emma's telescope.  Pao and Dante must fess up that that is where they where going the night Emma disappears.  Is it the kidnapper from 4 towns away, or is it one of the bad ghosts from Pao's mom stories.
You will need to read this awesome book filled with Hispanic lore, action everywhere, and suspense big enough to fill Emma's house to find out.  This is a fun book especially if you want to be scared but alas it does not take place on Dia de Muertos.  But the characters are fun and true to themselves, their friends, and their families.  This is such a wonderfully diverse book that our shelves so desperately need these days and I can't wait to see what Pao and her friends are up to next.


Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Music Box Enigma: A Silas Quinn Mystery Book 7 (ADULT)

Sir Aidan Fonthill has no shortage of people that don't like him, so when he turns up dead before the Christmas concert that was sure to  draw so very important people.  But do any of these people dislike him enough to kill him?  That is what Detective Chief Inspector needs to find out and fast, before any more people are killed. Can the answer be found in the music box delivered to Sir Aidan before his death.
Despite the backstory being a bit wordy and long this book really picks up speed and never slows down once DCI Quinn arrives on the scene.  That is when all the action and suspense starts and there is more than enough to keep everyone reading this book to find out what happens.  Hang in there and you will like this book too.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

War Stories (MG)

This is a great story of a World War II veteran and his great grandson who idolizes his great grandpa and everything World War II.  GG or great grandfather is the last soldier alive of the liberation of a small town in France and is asked to come for their 75 anniversary of this liberation to receive a medal and be recognized as a hero, but is he really a hero or a killer (the one war story GG has never told Traver).  GG at 93 has decided he will go to France and retrace  his steps all the way there from boot camp at Fort Benning Georgia to Sainte-Regine France, the city of liberation.
This is a action packed, suspenseful, real war book.  This book will not make war look glamorous, but tells the stories as they happened in a way OK for middle graders.  I want to recognize the author for doing this, to many war stories don't show the way it really is/was, thank you Mr. Korman.  I think this book will even suck in reluctant readers.  As much as I liked this book I am sure kids of all ages will love it as well.

Thursday, July 16, 2020


Poor Marty is having the worst day of his life and it is all happening at work, a job he hasn't had very long at all.  After eating his normal hang over cure of nachos, jalapenos, and hot sauce Marty needs a bathroom and fast.  This is the story of Marty's epic journey across the office and all of the obstacles that are working as the dark force against him.
This is a crude but extremely hilarious book if you are ok with bathroom humor, it is a story that everyone can probably relate to at least some parts.  If you happen to get the audio version narrated by S W Salzman than it really will have you rolling on the floor laughing, so be careful if your listening to this while driving.  This is truly a funny book and I am glad I waited till now to listen to it, as I really needed funny right now.   

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Reckless (YA AUDIO)

Water has covered all the lands of earth, and the syndicate now wants to make people better equipped to live this way by genetically modifying them, but first they need to test the mods on little kids as they will take to the new changes much easier.  Some of the kids now in their teens break free and are now being hunted by the syndicate. 
This is a suspenseful and action full book, with wonderful characters just waiting for their story to be devoured by readers.  If you happen to get the audio version you will love the tag team performance by narrators Aimee Smith and Nicholas Cain, they transform you to the world of water and you become one of the hunted with Sela , Jack and their friends trying to help them at every turn.  Reckless is a rebrand book but to those of us new to the world of water this I hope is just the beginning.  

Monday, July 6, 2020

Zombie Perdition (ADULT AUDIO)

Mo and the rest of his party plus new friends are on the Viva Ancora still looking for a cure that is said to be near the sea.  Mo's cousin is on his own type of rescue mission with a helicopter made for many.  While back in Guntersville AL, they are still looking for the missing children, and eating lots of meat and not of the fish variety, and how did the new pastor get all this meat?  So guard yourself well because the blunatics might not be the worst thing coming for you.
Mr Bonds keeps his story going in this the 7th installment of the Still Alive Series, and I am still waiting for more.  This action packed wonderful book has not lost its zing since the first book.  While the story is still happening on different fronts I still find it exciting and new.  The audio version narrated by the wonderful S W Salzman, allows you to lose yourself in the story, I love Mo and I bet Smokes is a site to behold, I feel as though I am there with them on the Viva Ancora in my Ironman best, helping them as much as possible. Really which ever form you get you won't be sorry the protagonists and peevies can have you laughing loudly.  But be aware of the language there is quite a bit so if that bothers you this series isn't for you. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bitter Pill (ADULT AUDIO)

Three very different people, a doctor who is getting tired of her family practice, a priest who used to be a doctor but is trying to amend for what he thinks are his sins, and a man of the cloth that is tired and ready for a younger person to take over.  Three different tired people, that all end up in one place, their faith.  Three people that need to take the bitter pill and get on with it.
This book was set up well and is very interesting, you won't want to put it  down.  The character development was awesome, you really get to know all the characters as if you are their best friends, the one they tell all their secrets too.  If you are lucky enough to get the audio version narrated by Bill Nevitt than you really will get lost in the story as he has a way of transforming you to that place and time to live with these characters, it is truly amazing.  Which ever format you choose you won't go wrong with this book.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Witch's Pawn (ADULT AUDIO)

Sybella Rose is settling into her position of Queen of New Orleans, even though Demien isn't around much so he has appointed her a vampire like advisor, along with her friends, a ghost and a cat.  But now she is after information about herself that is hard to come by, is she fea?  If she is that might help dealing with the fairies that are trying to destroy New Orleans.  But her father is no help so with friends old and new the hunt is on.
A perfect sequel to The Binding as it picks up right when Sybella and Demien come back from their trip, and now need to settle into their new lives.  The action is non stop and there is suspense galore, but the best is being back in New Orleans, the food, the stores, everything, it makes me homesick to go back but my New Orleans is a older city.  The narration by Teresa Booth will keep you up way past your bedtime as it is so engaging.  What ever platform you choose I think you will love this book and if you are like me you can't wait for more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Take Me With You (YA)

Take Me With You is a thrilling book about four teens from four totally different backgrounds brought together by a odd message to meet in the band room after school to meet with the band teacher.  That is when the fun begins, the band teacher was not there but there was a funny little black box on the teachers desk and when they go to leave the box asks to be taken with them or else.  No one knew what or else was than the fire alarm goes off and the box demands to be taken with them so they do and the teens lives will never be the same again.
This book started a bit slow to ease you into the characters, but than it speeds up very quickly and hooks you in with all the psychological play.  The characters are well constructed and perfect for their parts.  It is a fast paced, suspenseful and intriguing book that will suck in every reader, reluctant and all ages.

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Binding (ADULT AUDIO)

Sybella Rose has always had a odd connection to things.  But with not much money left after moving to the big easy to live a dream, she finds work in a great little gris gris store under her apt.  But she soon meets a dark figure, Deamian, Who she figures out pretty fast is a vampire, a very rude vampire.  Than she is plunged into the paranormal world that is New Orleans.
This is a awesome book it has action and a ton of suspense, but most of all flavor.  Ms. Clapton has woven this book together into a wonderful pot of gumbo tasting goodness.  I lived in NOLA for several years and this took me right back, I love the characters and their typical laissez les bon temps rouler attitude. The audio was pleasant enough and the different voices are interesting,  but I surely can't wait to hear more.

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Predicament of Persians (ADULT)

This as with all of the Love and Pets romantic comedy series is just a wonderful, sweet book, with just enough comedy to keep a smile on your face if you are not still laughing.Kathleen and her furbaby Juliet the Persian arrive at the catfest hoping to win  the newcomer award and seal a sponsorship with Purina, she just has to beat another Persian named Romeo, and his person, sworn enemy in the Instagram cat photos.   Not to mention their respective fans the Catulets and the Meowtagues.  The one thing Kathleen doesn't plan on is falling in love.
This really is a sweet book with lots of suspense and plenty of humor.  One of which keeps you waiting, reading and laughing.  I hope you all really enjoy this as much as I have.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Compound Fracture (ADULT AUDIO)

Grace is on her way home, but Robert decided to wait for a friend to heal before they left for his house.  Before they could leave the compound a politician with his private army found the compound and have decided to take it for their very own.  What they didn't count on was that this compound was not ordinary and stood their ground against them.
This is a great listen by the wonderful narrator Kevin Pierce, he can bring these stories to life in your head, where you can try and help the Hardwicks on their way.  Bringing all the authors action and deep suspense to life through his voice is truly a gift.  These books are so good I can't wait to see what happens next will everyone finally get where they want to be or make do somewhere else.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Grace Under Fire: The Locker Nine Series, Book 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

This book picks up right after book one, Locker Nine, ends.  Grace is at a compound and was trying to make her way home, she thinks all is OK now as her dad is with her, but she couldn't be more wrong.  Grace gets separated from her dad in a attack but she makes it home only to find more violence, and cruelness of people to take all of what others have. Could a child's misplaced words cost Grace and her family everything?
This, the second book of The Locker Nine series is just as powerful as the first, and makes you think during these times what could have happened, I mean some of the TV footage of the toilet paper debacle was bad enough, now think what could have happened as you read/listen to this suspenseful, action packed series.  The narrator of the audio version, Kevin Pierce, is just wonderful he is a narrator I look for now because he can make a story even more realistic.  Pierce can open this hateful but hopeful world for everybody to take part in.   

Sunday, June 7, 2020


Commander Hoyt and his family are on the run,  although he is innocent of the treason charge.  Luck or not his pursuer is his friend.  But when his ship goes down he knows it is only time before his friend Dickson catches up so repairs are needed and fast.  Dickson isn't sure if Hoyt is really guilty of the charges as well but he can't help Hoyt and his family until he can talk to him and bring him back. 
This was a awesome action packed, suspense filled book.  It held me captive until I was able to finish it, and left me waiting for more.  I fell in love with this family and their plight and found myself cheering them on, no one deserves to be persecuted for things they didn't do.  I would love to tall  you more but I don't do spoilers you have to find that out for yourselves.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Black Templar: The Project book 18 (ADULT AUDIO)

The Project has ended everybody has gone their own way, Selena and Nick have twins to keep them busy.  But when Selena is asked  to translate some old pages she realizes how much she misses the people and the work, So they decide to get the team together to do consulting work, the kind of work you don't get shot as doing.  But director Harker gives them a offer that is hard to turn down, but it could happen. 
Full disclosure I have been sitting on this book for quite some time thinking it might be the last but I know now there are two more and I am so happy.  I have come to think of these people as family.  These books are so wonderful just the right amount of action and suspense to make a fiction book sound very real.  If you are lucky enough to get the audio narrated by the wonderful Jack de Golia than you might have thought you actually did go into  action with the team and help them like Freddy does.  Jack de Golia and Alex Lukeman make a awesome team and the audio is not to be missed but which ever format you prefer I think you will like this series, and might even learn a bit of history.

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Parkour Club (YA)

At the moment there are many things that Bronte, the teenage main character, doesn't like, especially that her dad's work is so dangerous and she perceives it as being more dangerous now that her mom has made them move back to the U.S. from Egypt.  But high on top of things she likes is parkour, and she is awesome at it, but when she starts seeing a middle eastern boy things become a bit dangerous for her and she doesn't even know it yet.
This was a great book with lots of diversity and we all #needdiversebooks.  It shows the prejudice against Muslims because people have not even tried to understand them and what they believe.  I hope this book shows others how to become more tolerant of other people like it did Dan.  This book also has tons of action, some suspense and a bit of who done it.  This was a good book and one that I hope goes far because we all need more of these kinds of books.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Murder in Helvetica Bold (ADULT AUDIO)

Ruth Townsend moves back to her hometown in hopes of reviving the towns newspaper, and starting a new chapter in her life.  But what she really got was a murder, that she feels compelled to solve. 
I really enjoyed this book on a cool rainy day it just seemed appropriate.  There is plenty of action and suspense with a slight sprinkling of humor.  This book was a lot of fun to listen too and narrator Kate Rudd is just a awesome narrator, and brings books to life and pops you right there in the middle so you can help Ruth and her friends try and solve the case.  This book/audio is a wonderful read/listen on a cool rainy day with some tea or maybe as you sit on a warm beach with a nice drink.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Blood of Tyrants: The Free State of Dodge Saga Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

The United States is in trouble, the Senate has been attacked, someone is dead set on taking down the power grid and the government has all but collapsed the economy, and now believe it or not the National guard wants a form of Marshall law.  But there is one place in the United States that will not sit still and have their rights taken away, Dodge.  Cliff and Redstone, long time friends, will do what it takes to protect their little Alabama town.
This isn't Javan Bonds normal Zombie book so don't get it confused. but it still a awesome read and you won't be disappointed. His plot and characters are well developed and the book still has Bond's humor.  There is plenty of action and suspense to keep you up late reading or in my case listening to the audio, narrated by SW Salzman.  Salzman has a way of paining the picture in your head of the story so well you can loose yourself in the book, as if you are part of the story, helping out.  Both author and narrator make a great duo and I can't wait for book 2.   

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Enigma Game (YA)

When 15 year old Louisa took a job caring for a elderly woman she had no idea what a adventure it would be.  Louisa having lost both her parents to bombing wants desperately to do something, anything to help fight back against Germany but she is not sure how to do this as a a 15 year old.  When Louisa and her charge reach the small village of Windyedge in Scotland, Louisa meets some friends (if you have read other books by Ms. Wein, but not necessary) that will help her on her way.
Like I said if you have read Code Name Verity, and some of the other books, you will be reunited with some friend, if not don't worry you can read them after this book.  You will find all Ms. Wein's books are wonderful.  I really with I could have learned history this way.  While the book is fiction some of the facts are based in history.  I love all of her books where the main character is female, but the action and suspense is strong enough to hold anyone's interest.I really loved this book and hope you will too.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Titanborn (ADULT AUDIO)

Malcolm Graves is a type of futuristic bounty hunter and he works alone, always alone, until now, he has been assigned a Spockish cyborg augmented partner, Zahaff.  They need to go and find who was responsible for the terrorist attacks between Earth and Titan.  But will they like what they find?
This was a wonderful well put together book.  It is full of action and suspense the characters are so good you be able to paint interesting pictures of each in your mind.  If you are lucky enough to have listened to this book performed by the awesome R.C. Bray then you can just sit back and loose yourself in the worlds that Graves lives in.  Either format, I hope you will love this series as much as I am. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Brightest Fell (ADULT)

This was a wonderful story about a man, a drug he created and the depths he would go to to make sure it never fell into the wrong hands, the hands that would abuse it and weaponize it.  Even though his ways might seem very brash to start, like any genius there is more than meets the eye. Not to mention all the people and their lives he draws into his plans.
This was a well written fast pace book, it jumps right into the thick of it and never comes back out until the end.  The characters are believable and what seems like a bunch of misfit people all come together in ways you might not see until you get there.  The suspense is thick in places so make sure you keep breathing.  This really is a awesome political thriller, one that might even have you up past your bedtime reading as it did me.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Juniper Wars: Armageddon Girls Part 1 (YA AUDIO)

Following the Sino-American wars, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and New Mexico have no power and are now collectively called the Juniper.  There is 1viable male for every 20 females.  This is the story of one family and what they must do to fulfill their debts that there mother has left them upon her death.  The only way they see to make that much money is to drive their cattle across a very dangerous land to sell to different people, people that will give them what they are worth, if they make it.  The three sisters take off and shortly in to the drive find a boy, one sister wants to sell him, one just wants him gone, but the third has fallen in love with him, what they don't know is who he is and the danger he is going to bring.
This was a exciting book from start to finish, there was non-stop action and suspense around every corner.  If you are a audio person this one is a must as Angela Rose Masi's performance is awesome.  She takes you to the dusty, gun slinging Juniper, where you can go on this adventure with Cavatica and her sisters.  You can be a part of their friends that is helping them on this drive.  Whether you are a audio person or a book person you won't be disappointed with this book.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Throwback: The Chaos Loop (MG)

Since Corey figured out he is the first throwback, he has started to go back in time a lot.  To help his sister not to get mugged on the train on the way home from school for one now he obsessed with changes he can make in time, addicted even, and he has his eyes set on Hitler.  But can all these trips in time change Corey in unintended ways?
This is a awesome historical fiction book, one where you learn a lot and don't know it.  At the same  time this book is jammed packed with action and suspense so even the reluctant of readers won't mind the sneaky learning.  The characters in the book are well formed and try their hardest to point Corey in the right direction but Corey doesn't always listen.  I really can not wait to see what Corey and his friends and family are up to next.

Not Your Idol Vol 1 (YA)

I don't usually go for Manga but this being a physiological suspense about a idol names Nina that gave up her idol career after being sexually assaulted at a event.  She has moved to a new town, has a new name and wears the boys uniform to her new school, where she gets teased a lot, if they only knew, but one boy does know.
I really like the book with all the suspense, however I felt like they just cut it off and now I have to wait for Vol 2 to come out, it just wasn't a smooth stopping place.  But I also can't wait for Vol 2 now so please hurry.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Dragon Ops (MG)

This is Ian's dream come true his favorite computer game is now a amusement park.  It uses augmented reality so people can come and play the game as their favorite character.  Ian is in heaven but his sister Lily and cousin Derek see this as a nightmare and could careless, even though Derek's dad help program the world and that is how they are now getting to play it before the park opens for real guests.  But once they enter the game they find themselves trapped by a rouge AI dragon that sends them on a quest they should not be able to do at their level and threatens to eat Derek if they don't do it. And thus begins the adventure of a lifetime.
This book is a wish come true for any gamer to read, it is full of suspense, twists and has action galore, there is even a mysterious player that shows up.  I thought this book blew the cool-o-meter right off of the chart, but if you know me you know I love these kinds of books, and I hope you will too.  Boy I hope there is more to come like this from the author, maybe even see Ian and the Dragonslayerz again.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dragon and Mr. Sneeze: Witches of the Horseshoe (A Southern Coming of age Fantasy Story) (YA)

In a little town in Texas two witch friends will meet another witch that will change their lives forever.  While Famka and Ophelia have been friends and in training to be witches forever, it is poor Milly that just doesn't have much knack for the tuning.  However, she does have a old ghosty that she thought was her friend but isn't and is now after the three girls to get the original book of tuning.
This is a fun and action packed book that isn't like any other,  There are so many twists and turns and please don't turn as blue as a skeleton holding your breath through the many suspenseful parts. I will follow the author Blue Skeleton to the other side of the graveyard any day.  As you read this it will take you to a land like no other and one you can't wait to get back too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Wild & Chance (MG)

Wild is a dog on the run with no memory of his past, Chance is a boy in a group home waiting  for his mom to get clean so he can go back to her.  But to each other it is best friends, at almost first sight, in a time when neither has a friend. However, when animal control shows up to take Wild it sends them both on the run, and when all seems lost and with no way out help comes from a hacker named Junebug then their duo becomes a trio all on the run and now looking for answers to Wilds past life.
This is a action packed, suspense filled wonderful book.  Calling all animal lovers this book is for you, it fulfills most all your wishes you have had about your furrbabies.  I am really sorry there isn't much more I can say without giving away all the good parts of this book so your just going to have to read it yourself and see how awesome Wild and this book are.  Also I really hope this isn't the last we have seen of our trio of friends.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sons of War (ADULT)

This is a story of two families, one a Marine Sergent trying to do what is right by his Corps so he can go home to his family.  The other a mob family that moved to Los Angeles to reinvent their empire among the cartels and gangs.  The Marines of Desert Snakes unit have joined to Los Angeles Police Dept in a fight against the rising vigilante force of the new Americas, AMP.  They are working to keep California from falling to a dictator Vice President that had the president murdered.  Meanwhile the Moretti mob is figuring out how maximize the pushing of their drugs to the new encampments while strategically getting rid of their rivals by pitting gang against gang, police against gang, gang against cartel, whatever it takes.  But in the end it is all about families, both men and their families.
 This is a action packed, suspense filled, wonderful book that is filled with excellent descriptions so clear (but not overly word) you will think you were there. This is such a different book, it is not your regular dystopian book,but you will have to wait until fall for part 2.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Shorefall (YA)

Sancia is going to finally take down the robbers of her town, her and her friends have a plan.  But when they find out about what the robbers have been doing behind the scenes, Sancia knows she will be in the fight of her life and it will take all of her sciving if she is to even have a chance against the first hierophant.
This is a interesting book, with great characters that have been well developed.  The book is filled with a new kind of magic, tech magic and that itself should catch peoples attention, as the action and suspense will keep them reading past their bedtime.

Master Class (ADULT)

What would you do if your child was taken from you, sent hours away, not allowed to call home, and you can only visit for 5 hours on days like Christmas, but there are less than a hand full of these visiting days?  When Elena Fairchild's nine year old daughter's "Q" score, that measures her potential, drops below the dreaded number she is sent to one of these state schools.  Elena knows she has to get her out even if means she bombs her own teacher assessment to follow her to this school, but what she finds is a parents worst nightmare, and to know her own husband is a part of all of this is even worse. 
Although this book is a work of fiction a lot of the rhetoric behind the story is true and the hardest part is to know it went on in the U.S. up until 1979, and it is sad to think that the scientist and doctors behind all of this just didn't understand the cruelty they were imposing on people.  The author has another hit on her hands, her first book Vox was also wonderful.  Her characters are strong, there is action and a ton of suspense that will have you holding your breath.  The authors writing style makes it a joy to read even for reluctant readers.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Finneas Grey and the Vial of Nech: The Chronicles of Nesteryia, Book 1 (MG/YA AUDIO)

Finn is finding out how hard it is to be popular, he can't play certain games, or do certain activities, some of which he really likes to do with his best friend Audie.  But he knows she is really mad when he breaks a promise to her to do something more popular.  Best friends don't do that to each other.  But when they are sent to a magical world and separated, all they want is to be back together again, but who will help them navigate this new world. 
 This is a fun book, with lots of action, suspense, and lot of growing up.  It is wonderful in the fact that it points out how not to treat a friend, even though you might be growing apart.  But it is also a great book of bullies from both worlds and how to help during these times.  It is a wonderfully written book with awesome characters made even better by the wonderful narration of Fred Wolinsky, a man of a thousand voices, and he does have a different one for each character.  His voice will also transport you to the land of Nesteryia and you can be there with Finn and Audie as they go through all their trials.  I really can't wait for a book two and a chance to go back to Neseryia.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Long Lost War (ADULT AUDIO)

When John 999...oh whatever, Mech or Mech man as John is referred to, since all male clones are referred to as John, is sent to Hell, not that one, this is a planet in a far away solar system to fight a ruthless unwavering opponent.  However his dreams of a woman take over and his life as a lowly clone grunt is about to change a lot.  But can dreams come true, and do they come at a price?
This was a amazing book of love in the time of war, a war between two people that has gone on far to long. The writing is awesome, action packed, suspenseful, and has a few surprising twists, what's not to love.  I had the audio version with narrator Jack de Golia who brings Mech alive and plops you down right in the middle of all that is going on in Mech's world as he paints you such a wonderful picture using his voice.  I hope this becomes a series because I want to know more.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Doctor's Dilemma (ADULT AUDIO)

Tyler Gentry, fresh out of med school and looking for his first job, thinks he has it all locked up until his parents die and everything falls apart.  But out of the blue he is offered a awesome job with great benefits, that it is just too good to turn down.  But once he gets there and starts working he starts to hear things about the practice and can feel the trepidation build.  When the main doctor of the practice dies that is when all the fun begins.  Should Tyler leave or stay at the practice with all its wonderful perks, that 2ould be a dilemma for anyone.
This is a very exciting, fast paced, suspenseful, medical drama, only you do not need to know anything medical to love this book.    Dr. Mabry's writing is well paced and the characters work very well together.  He doesn't throw a lot of medical jargon at you so everyone can enjoy his books.  I listened to the audio version of the book and Mr. Nevitt narration is wonder, he makes you feel a part of the story there with Tyler throughout the whole story.  The audio will not disappoint it was real good, but what ever format you decide on I think you will enjoy this book.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Legendarium The Wrath of Bob (ADULT AUDIO)

Three years after saving the Legendarium Mombo Dawson, a wonderful writer, and Alister Foley, a Goodreads troll, find themselves asked to save the Legendarium again.  This time it is from Bob, a radical who is trying to save people from horrible books by burning them, sending Mombo and Alister through time and books trying to save them all and stop Bob forever.
After listening to the first Legendarium, I could not wait for the second book to come out after I heard of the writing, and this one is just as good if not better.  I love that you can get a snippet of the classics, and some not so classic.  The characters are so cool too but I will only say that Mombo and Alister are polar opposites and that leads for some interesting and unpredictable times, the rest of the characters make this book with Mombo and Alister.  Narrator Robert Rossmann lends his voice to all of the characters and what interesting characters he makes them, he also sends you the listener traveling to places such as Russia and the wild west to name a few. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Greystone Secrets #2: The Deceivers (MG)

This the second book of the series starts with the Greystone kids and Natalie trying desperately to find a way to bring their mothers home.  Their mothers happen to be trapped in another world one in which the truth can be deadly. 
This is a suspense filled book with lots of twist and turn so don't get lost down a rabbit hole or you just might miss the action of which there is plenty.  I hope the kids can hang on as well and get their mothers back in this book of two worlds, and never knowing who you can trust. I hung on and loved every second of this book and can not wait to see what Margaret Peterson Haddix has in store for the kids in the next book.

The Lucky Ones (YA)

May is a lucky one, but she doesn't feel like one, every since her brother, the genius, was a victim of a school shooting.  She feels responsible for what happened, and doesn't see how anybody else can possibly feel the way she does.  Zach became a social outcast the day his mother decided to represent the shooter, his friends are ghosting him, and his girlfriend left.  Than Zach and May meet each other when their schools are joined and hit it off, but they don't find out each others roles until later, can their friendship weather the biggest storm of them all?
This book has a refreshing and realistic take on school shootings, it that it is though the eyes of a survivor,  May should have died that day but was spared, and this book takes you though all her grief, panic attacks and all the symptoms of PTSD and survivors grief.  It is obvious the author did her homework and got it right , and her notes at the end are also well worth the read.  I really liked this book.

Chosen Ones (ADULT)

Some years back five teens were picked, after they fulfilled a prophecy, to fight the dark one, they fought and won but at what cost.  Slone has given much and what the other have called her PTSD may be more.  Now on the tenth anniversary of the dark ones death they find out that the dark one is still alive and in another parallel universe trying to come back and kill everyone he see fit.  Do the heroes, especially Slone have what it takes to fight him again.
 This wonderful book was packed with action, suspense and twists and turns that will leave you holding your breath.  This book had me captivated and I know I stayed up way past my bedtime until I finished the book.  Ms. Roth has another hit on her hands.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Good Girls Guide to Murder (YA)

Everyone in town knows the story, but is it the real story?  That is the question Pip is going to answer but re investigating this closed case as a senior project.  Pip knew Sal as a child and knows there was no way he killed his girlfriend than himself, and she is going to prove it with the only other person that believes her, Sal's brother.
This was a great action packed, suspense filled story that will hold any amateur sleuths attention.  The characters could come from anytown USA, and that helped me insert myself right in the story and was willing to help the kids.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Night of the Dragon (YA)

To save everyone Yumeko loves and cares about she gave up her portion of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers.  Now Yumeko and her friends must hurry to keep the demons from using the one Dragon wish and plunging all they know into darkness and ruin. 
This is a awesome book and I didn't want to say to much for fears of spoilers.  But this the third and final book of the trilogy and it is just as action packed.  The suspense at times is oh my gosh off the meter, along with the story twists just made this book a joy to read.  I will miss these friends but I hope Ms. Kagawa will bring more friends to life in a new series.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sky Realms Online: Silverpeak: A LitRPG Adventure (ADULT AUDIO)

Hall and his friends are all back for more adventures.  Hall is now a lord of a long vacated village, and he and his friends find themselves in need of supplies.  So they set off for Silverpeak to stock up, but if you know this group than you know that is not as easy as it sounds. 
I am sorry for the lack of description but I don't want to give away any of the action and suspense that fills this wonderful book to the top.  If you are luck enough to have the audio performed by Pavi Proczko than you can zone out and believe you are there with Hall and his little band of friends as they go on adventures, complete quests, and most importantly try and keep each other alive.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Last Human A Novel (ADULT)

Sayra isn't the most scary creature on her space station, Watertower. She just wants to be treated better than her current status, which isn't much higher than a laundry hamper, all the while keeping her real identity a secret.  But on a field trip she meets someone like her and that is when things go wrong, her mother is killed fighting for her and a rogue space suit grabs her and takes her on board a spaceship with a ragtag crew fleeing the now exploding Watertower.
This is a good book full of twists, suspense and action.  This is also a very philosophical book at times.  It takes a long look at the human race and how it believes humans would act in certain circumstances.   It is one reaction I suppose, but the writing was good and I enjoyed the book..

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Lessons of Labradors (ADULT)

Sarah, a librarian can deal with the oddest of patrons, but deal with the grief of losing her best friend Sam, a Labrador retriever may be beyond her reasoning right now.  So, she joins a pet loss group, and who is there her first day but her lying ex-boyfriend from college.  Can she find it in her heart to love again and how would she be able to give?
This is such a sad but uplifting book at the same time, the awesome eclecticness of the pet loss group and what each of them has to bring is real world but powerful.  This is truly a book written for animal lovers of every kind, even snakes.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

High Stakes: A Knight and Devlin Thriller, Book 6 (ADULT AUDIO)

Michael is given a all expense get away for him and his wife to Romania all he has to do is pick up a package and bring it back.  But when the deaths almost start before he is out of Romania Michael know there is more to this violin than he was told, and back in Boston he is now in the middle of three gangs all wanting and ready to kill for the violin.  Now Michael is jet setting all over to figure this case out and to keep himself alive.
I love these Knight and Devlin books they are so full of everything, action, suspense, twists, some history, and even a bit of romance.  But to be able to lose myself in the audio like I am there with Michael is priceless  and the wonderful narration by Bill Nevitt makes that possible.  I can't say enough about how the author and the voice actor have made this series great they go so well together.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

City Spies (MG)

Sara is a hacker, but when she sees herself doing time for her hacking, she lucks out and gets a very quirky lawyer and she finds herself not in juvie but  in Scotland, at a school of sorts for people like her.  This is when the action starts, Sara finds out she was recruited to be a spy for a particular mission, one in which the last person left, making room for her, but will she ever get along with the other spys and make a place for herself on the team?
This book is filled with action, suspense, and just a whole lot of fun.  This is a excellent read for anyone, even the reluctant ones.  This is a awesome book with wonderful characters you will cheer for.  It is a true spy novel for kids, and adults a like.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Sky Realms Online: Grayhold: A LitRPG Adventure: Sky Realms Online, Book 1 (YA AUDIO)

One day the players are informed that something happened during the game and they have died but right before they died the makers of the game were able to transfer their conscientious to a computer and until they can transfer their conscientious back to a body they will have to live in the computer game. Now they must figure out the basics, what can't you do now you use to do, what happens if you die in the game now, and who to trust.
I don't want to give to much a way about what happens and what they do, but trust me this is cool and probably something we have all thought about before, but now the pain is real.  This audio is awesome full of action and adventure, with some really cool characters.  I have to say if you get the audio narrated by Pavi Proczko you are in for something special, you will feel as though you are really there with our friends rooting them on and feeling their sadness.  This is a good book whether you are out for adventure, or ready for that new role playing game.