Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Restart (MG)

Chase doesn't remember falling off of the roof, Chase doesn't remember anything!  He gets to reboot his life, now what he does with it is his own to make for better or worse, but what he finds of his old self is a shock to his new self.  When school starts some kids treat him like a god and others like a demon the only problem is Chase finds he doesn't want to be around those that treat him like a god he finds them cruel, he'd rather hang out with the other kids but they are afraid of him for some reason, and he must earn their trust.  Even his own little sister is scared to be around him.  As Chase gets his memories back he must decide which Chase he is going to be the one he wants to be or the one he thinks everybody thinks he is.
This was a very interesting book and I am sure many of us wishes more bullies could suffer amnesia and turn out like Chase but this is not that kind of world but books do let us escape those worlds for a while and that is an awesome thought.  I also love how they spent time with Mr. Solway and brought him out of his depression from his wife dying.  Overall a awesome book, except for the huge mistake in the first place by Chase, Bear and Aaron thinking they would ever get rich selling a Medal of Honor, jokes on them because you can't sell a Medal of Honor, no one would touch that on with a ten foot poll. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Game Alive (YA AUDIO)

Jake has build a cool new Virtual Reality (VR) game and gets his friends to play, but when their friend Kari doesn't come out of Xaloria and the police start asking questions, Jake and Des go back to find out where she is and bring her home.  What they don't count on is the that the non player character have taken over the game and want out and have Kari, trapped until someone helps them out.

This is a really cool gamer, action book. The VR world that Mr. Ellington has laid out is spectacular, and there is fun, danger, and action around every corner no wonder the kids got hooked so easily I did as well listening to them play the VR game thought the talented voice of Darren Marlar as I had the audio version of the book and if you like audios  or want to try one out I suggest this as Mr. Marlar does a heck of a job with the characters in the book and bringing Xaloria alive.  This book was great I hope there are more only because I am a total sucker for gamer books and this one was awesome so I'd would love to see more of Jake and his friends in this world.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Russian Deception (ADULT AUDIO)

Nick and Selina are honeymooning on the islands and crew are resting up after a stress few months.  When things start looking funny to Director Harker.  So the Director pulls in her team and sends them out to investigate only to find  things are worse and not what they appear, but when are they ever.  By the time they figure out the whole plan will it be to late to stop nuclear world destruction, or will Selina's Russian 1/2 sister spy help out, to save her country as well? 
Alex Lukeman is a mastermind of writing these awesome books.  They are action packed, suspenseful, and keep you reading well past your bedtime or in my case since I had the audiobook with the awesome narrator Jack de Golia kept me listening well past my bedtime and time to go in the house and at work and and and.  Mr. Lukeman writes of all these cool things happening, Mr. de Golia makes you feel as if you are there experiencing them.  They are a awesome duo I hope stay together for a long time.  Please Please Please  I really enjoy being part of The Project.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Flash: Speed of Darkness (Rebirth) (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Just as our favorite super speedy friend Barry is starting to be overrun by all the rogues showing up in Central City a new speedster appears to help, but from who knows where?  Following on volume ones footsteps volume two dives right in with awesome action, suspense and illustrations!  D.C. has really done a great job with their writers and illustrators, I have really enjoyed all of their rebirth series graphic novels, it is so much fun reading comics as an adult, I really hope they allow me to continue to review their different series. 

Monday, May 22, 2017


Series: Dark Soul Series, Book 1
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Novel
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An ancient legend draws them together.
His dark soul will tear them apart.
Sometimes the only fairytales that exist are the dark ones.
For the past two years, Hope Annandale has fought to hold onto her sanity. Plagued by voices and visions, she struggles to understand what’s real, and what’s an illusion. As the lines between reality and hallucination blur, Hope discovers things that shouldn’t be real, suddenly exist. When Hope’s world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death. And the only one who can save her is the dangerously attractive demon prince, who is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. The fate Stone has fought to escape is here. With destiny on one side, and desire on the other, Stone must protect Hope from the one thing he can’t hide from, his birthright.
What if the one person you were meant to be with could never be yours? Stolas, the first novel in the Dark Soul series is a riveting tale of passion, danger and forbidden love. Intended for mature readers 18+ due to language, violence, sexual situations and dark themes.

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Randi Cooley Wilson is an author of paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary romance books. Randi makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of coffee, prefers champagne, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her daughter and husband. For more information visit: http://randicooleywilson.com

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The Warrior Monk: A Seventeen Series Short Story (ADULT AUDIO)

This short story is told through the eyes of Brother Yonton a Buddhist Monk, even though his ways most of the time cause his Abbott much grief.  But this time while tracking down leads to another problem the monks are working on he comes across someone much more important and sacred to him and his brothers and what is worse is she seems to tied in somehow to the original problem he was working on as she keeps showing up in all the same places. 
This was one action packed short story, it never stopped.  I loved Yonton from the start and I hope we see more of his brother in the future.  This is another great short story to help the main novels along, a glimpse into the lives of other characters, a tangent if you will.  But all the same awesome.  Narrator of the audiobook, which should not be missed, Michael Bower is great, he puts you right on the streets watching Yonton and Alexa chase each other with matching skills bounding from building to building, watching the two fight back to back with nothing more than a look to know that they are on the same side.  Mr. Bower's is really that good, don't miss out.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Slade: Team Greywolf Series Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

Cricket, a runt, works with Team Greywolf passing as a human and collecting evidence.  But because of her low rank she is also chosen to help look after Prince Slade who is suffering after his entire pack was murdered.  Cricket doesn't want to babysit Slade but finds herself falling for him which is bad as a runt and a alpha can never be together.  Complicating things more they are sent together on a mission to investigate missing werewolves and that is where things go very wrong.
This is a fast moving, exciting, action packed, twisting and turning, edge of your seat kind of book, so be prepared.  Slade and Cricket will keep you on your toes and waiting for more after each and every chapter and if you are lucky enough to have the audiobook narrated by Christine Padovan, well than you will know what it is like because she transports you right into their world, you are always right there with Slade and Cricket crying and cheering them on.  Ms. Padovan does such a awesome job, one not to be missed.

Horizon (MG)

A race for survival after a very suspicious plane crash, eight young teens, some very different than the others, need to learn to work together if they are to live.  The first thing they figure out is that it was very odd that they were flying over the artic but crashed in a jungle. As they explore their surroundings even more, all they find are even more questions and danger around every turn.
This is another awesome Westerfeld book, and one can only imagine how much fun the game will be to play, being part of the team and working together to get out of the jungle and to return home. This multimedia platform might make it especially pleasing to reluctant readers. This book is full suspense and action and that it is a great start to an awesome series.  I really can't wait to see what happens down the trail to these young friends, I hope I get to write more about their explorations and adventures, but no spoilers here.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fire Water: Black Magic Outlaw Book Five (ADULT AUDIO)

I am coming a little late to Cisco Suarez party as it seems I am jumping in at book five but it is ok as I figured things out pretty fast.  Especially when someone, Connor Hatch, try's to kill you at your daughter birthday party, yeah that kind of warrants a retaliation. Humm, and the black is there too.
Domino Finn has a great series and book on his hands, it is full of action, suspense, and so many twists and turns you will never know what is coming next, and with narrator Neil Hellegers lending his voice to all the characters to make the book into a story told to people in that wonderful way of making people feel as though they are a part of the story themselves just makes it a even better experience.

Oh and Cisco I really hope it is not the end of the line, please I'm late but I do want more.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Candle Star (MG AUDIO)

I'm not sure where to actually place this one, it is either a coming of age story or a finding her way story or maybe a bit of both, as little southern belle, Emily, has been sent to Detroit to live with her northern Uncle for a bit so he can give her something that her parents were not able to give her, ha ha discipline, for one.  But we also find that her belief in slavery is very different than that of most of the town people that she needs to learn to live with and around.  But there are still some that think like her and would like for her to spy for them, what will Emily do?
This is a very well thought out book with lots of action and suspense and if you get the audio version narrator Fred Wolinsky will keep you on the edge of your seat with his awesome portrayal of all the characters and how he can take you through their world and everything that is going on like you are really there with them, it is so unbelievable.  I really liked this book it showed a different side of the slave issue coming from the north.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Warden: Book 1 Wendigo Fever (MG AUDIO)

When Errol's brother, the warden, goes out on a job one night but doesn't return Errol is force from apprenticeship into being a warden fast. Besides taking care of the town he is to protect he also wants to find out what happened to his brother.  It is no secret Wardens die young, but not usually without a trace, so he sets out to find out what he can and one of the towns girls goes with him after she kind of gets him in a lot of trouble with a revenant.
I don't want to say to much for fear of spoilers, but it is a wonderful book filled with twists and turns, action and suspense, ooh and ah has.  Kevin  Hardman has really done himself proud with this one and I am very happy that the title says Book 1 Wendigo Fever, that leaves me with much hope that there might be many more adventures for Errol, Grace and Tom.  If you are lucky enough to have listened to this awesome story narrated by Mikael Naramore than you know already about his magical voice and how he transports you to place and makes you feel as though you are a part of the story right there helping if you can.  If you haven't tried one of his audios yet you really should give it a try.

Saturday, May 6, 2017


In the future German is how Hitler envisioned it a utopia for the people all though it is a just a illusion, and when some of the people find out there is a revolution. 
This was quite a different take on history and how it could have possible proceeded, I found the characters interesting and as well developed as  you can get in a novella.  I think this would have been a much better full size book as the novella leaves you clamoring for more.  Narrator Keith O'Brien does a awesome job with the audiobook version keeping all of the characters separate and the level of action up throughout.  This was a good book, it just leaves you asking the author for a sequel, please. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Night Witches: A Novel of World War II (YA)

This is one of the best historical fiction novels I have read for young adults and middle graders.  This is not only one of my favorite periods of time but it also has a women as the main characters and they fly planes, what more could any girl ask for?  It would also be those same girls readers that grew up on author Kathryn Lasky's Guardian of Ga'Hoole series as younger children that would be the ones that would really enjoy this book.  I realize the book is technically labeled young adult, and I think it is because there is some language, but in truth I believe it is nothing middle graders haven't heard or said before, and it is war, people say things and people die.  Valya and the rest of the characters are well thought out as is the backdrop and research, everything comes together like a well oiled U-2 flying through the night.  Thank you Ms. Lasky for bringing a forgotten unit back into a spotlight they never liked so we can all remember them for what they did for all of us.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Evermage: The complete (YA AUDIO)

Mithris is a wizard apprentice and he hates doing the same thing everyday.... until....  the day comes when his masters tower is attacked by another wizard and Mithris is to run away with his masters 2 most prize possessions.  But to overcome the challenges he will face, he must dig deep inside himself and find the strength and courage to become what he never thought he would become, but can he do it in time?
This was a really great story, at first I thought it was just a wizard vs wizard story but than it went so much further beyond that.  The  action and adventure just rolled throughout the whole book and narrator Faust Kells did a awesome job with all the characters, so if audiobooks are your thing you will love this one, it is one not to be missed.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dodgers (YA)

This started out as a regular road trip coming of age story, as East a 15 year old gang banger from LA is sent, along with his ½ brother Ty and two other gang members to kill a judge in Wisconsin.  But it is his story along the way that makes this story very different than any other you have read before.  This book is amazing and literally and figuratively takes you on a great ride, hang in there through the beginning and you will be rewarded by this awesome book.

I received this book from Blogging for books for this review.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (ADULT)

This is a book that explains the universe from the black holes to the big bang and quarks to quirks so anyone can understand it.  Don't get me wrong I am sure the author Neil DeGrasse Tyson would be honored if you read the book straight through and understood and retained it all, but I personally think the book was meant to be read in chunks here and there as you can, on the bus or train on the way to work or maybe over lunch than you can think and digest that part you read for a while before going on to next.
I enjoyed this book and found it was easy to understand (most of it) and I really appreciated the humor that Mr. DeGrasse Tyson adds to the subject I especially liked the violation of momentum law, I know I won't ever forget it now.  So if you have ever wanted to know a bit more about astrophysics or how the earth was formed and life began but where afraid to ask, this is the book for you.

The Pearl Thief (YA)

Julia wakes up in a hospital and knows this will be a summer break like no other.  Upon learning a bit more surrounding her injury she comes to believe it wasn't a accident at all.  This turns into a whopper of a mystery that no gang of kids could ever solve or could they?  Anyways it is a action packed, suspenseful, and one heck of a wild ride that Julia takes you on, all the while showing you her Scotland.  As a prequel to Code Name Verity, you learn where Julie starts to learn her spying skills. 
I really love all of Elizabeth Wein's books, if history had been this interesting and fun in school I might have done much better, and definitely gotten better grades.  These are not girly books but at the same time I love that her main characters never looses site of who they are or what they want, just awesome strong female main characters that everybody will fall in love with and cheer for.