Saturday, May 30, 2020
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
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
This book was so good, and bringing in the value of teamwork made it even better. It shows you might be able to feel differently if you know the whole story, and that it takes all different skills in a team to make it work best. This book brings in the wonderful aspect of diversity even if it is portrayed in the rodent world. I loved this book and think anyone else regardless of age will too.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
I don't even know where to start, this book is so cool, it mashes up so many different stories that can keep you reading this book just to see what comes next. But don't forget the main story line because that will have you reading pass your bedtime. The story is wonderful and the characters work so well together, and it is a book that will even hold a reluctant readers interest. I really hope there is a sequel.
I have probably said to much but there is still a lot more to discover in this beautifully written book. The diversity of this book is something we all need more of, and I don't think anything I can say here will do it justice as it is a must read.
This is a awesome book and I am so glad Mr. Sachar decided to revisit our friends at Wayside School this will help another generation of children to come to this awesome by different school.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
This book is filled with espionage, spies, and lots of codes. The book is action packed and has so much suspense it will have you on the edge of your seat. The narrator Jonathan Davis brings this story to life and puts you right in the middle, next to Reed. This is a wonderful book that brings that time period to the forefront and lets you see it through the eyes of people that where there when it happened what they were able to do about it.
Friday, February 7, 2020
The authors have done it, they have maintained if not exceeded the action and suspense level in this their third book in the series. If you are lucky enough to get the audio version narrated by the awesome R. C. Bray than you really are in for a treat as he can transport you into the story so you think you are right there with our friends ready to help. This is a series you need to put on your to do list.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
This was a great book portraying the Korean lifestyle and pressures that go with it, as well as normal teenage life. I really liked this book a lot it had action and some huge twists, along with some very interesting characters. It is a book that will keep even reluctant reader reading, it is nice to see a diverse book in the middle grade category. A real Woke book.
18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (ADULT)
This was a very interesting book it took me right back to my crime scene investigation class, where we still did crime scene mock ups. This book was well written and come at a time when woman are finally being credited with all the things they actually did back when it wasn't spoken of. It was a really good non-fiction book.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
This book was great I loved it so much it took me back to my days when I lived in New Orleans, and the authors setting and facts about it are well researched. I don't want to give any spoilers so I won't go into particulars but this is a action packed, funny at times, suspense ridden, not your normal dragon book, it is so much more. This book is well worth you time especially if you are not a purest about dragons, because Highfire is a modern dragon.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
This is such a good book, especially if you like hearing different lore, this book is Native American Indian lore, and if you read carefully you can catch several different stories in there. I love these diverse, woke books we need many more of them or the stories will die as you hear Nizhoni talk about. We can all be keepers of the stories we just need to listen first, and hopefully you do to this book as it has a lot to teach us all.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
This is the last book of the Singularity series and it is just as action packed and philosophical as the others in the series. Mrs. Quinn will keep you on your toes throughout this book as there are twists and enlightening around every corner. This is a great book and a wonderful series it is one that can take you places you never expected to go.
This books action never stops and the suspense might just wipe you out, it is a wonderful and fitting end to the trilogy, although I don't think I am done hearing about Gordy and his friends (hint hint Mr. Cole). This book and series will keep young wizards and witches reading before they are ready for more well known books or after they have finished those well known books and want more.
Keenan has lived all over the world and Zeebee has never left the island except to go to school, but both are restless. Keenan is stuck at his dad's house on the island after a bout of TB and ZeeBee just wants a friend. This unlikely pair works out well until school starts and Keenan stays on the island with all the kids that have teased Zeebee because of her love of the islands notorious historic past. But how strong is their friendship and can it survive Keenan's new friends?
This is a wonderful book of friendship and seeing past what is obvious and looking into the deep, you know, don't judge a book by it's cover. Everyone has a secret but does everyone get to know it, and if you truly believe something is true should you give up on your belief no matter who all doesn't believe you until you find the real truth? There are a lot of secrets to be found out in this book so the suspense is high, but the action is even higher. Mr. Korman's books are written for people of all ages to enjoy even most reluctant readers will find this book along with other series by Mr. Korman very fun to read as I have.
Monday, January 6, 2020
This book was so much more than you typical coming of age book, maybe because Edward has so much else to fight through, and he struggles to make sure everyone else is fine while everyone else is walking on eggshells to make sure Edward is fine, which he hates and sees right through. Edward is a very interesting character one you won't find many other places and that is what makes this book so special is he is not fine in the first few chapters but you see his process and progress, but it is something that will stay with him for the rest of his life, but he still has to live because he is the one here.