Tuesday, August 28, 2018

City of Ghosts (YA)

Every since Cass drowned in the river that day and came back she has had a constant friend in Jacob, a ghost.  You would think that is problem since Cass's parents are ghost hunters but they think Jacob is a invisible friend.  When Cass's parents land a job filming ghost sights in Edinburgh she goes with them but finds the veil there to be different than what she used to and a whole lot more dangerous.  Can she and Jacob handle their time in Edinburgh alone and come out unharmed?
This is such a good book, kind of creepy at times, but so good.  It kept me up past my bedtime several nights, I was so into it the book and did not want to put it down.  The action and suspense feed off of each other in this book, you can not have one with out the other, and there is plenty of it.  The characters are just awesome as well, they just mesh together so well and as things come to light it gets even better.  This really is a great book.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Foundryside (YA)

Sancia is a thief, and a good one at that.  But this job is different, it feels  different, and it gets her in a mess of trouble.  Her normal friends are can't help so she must find a new and unlikely set of friends to help her out of this hornets nest of trouble while she learns to harness the new power, with the help of Clef, a friend she hopes never to loose.
I don't know if this would be considered steampunk or not but the tech in this book is awesome.  The characters are deep and well rounded, there is so much action and suspense you just have to keep reading to see what happens next.  I really liked this book it was a different kind of book, with all the scriving tech, that made it really interesting the theory behind scriving was pretty cool.  So Sancia and her special abilities with the scriving and just Sancia herself make this book really good and worth the read. 


This is a story about Dr. Jean McClellan, a woman, and a researcher in the field of neuro science, especially linguistics.  Did you know a normal person usually speaks about sixteen thousand words a day? Well not the women in this story, see they can no longer work (except to cook and clean), or speak more than one hundred words a day. 
This is a wonderful book I couldn't put it down, I don't know how these women did it, I think I would have been like some of the neighbor women, I just don't think I could live this way at all, so these women are so much stronger than I could ever be.  The action was great and the suspense throughout you could cut with a knife, I wish there were another book coming to see what happens next, but I am not so sure that was in the plans.  But this book really should be on a reading list somewhere.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Evermage Clash of Chaos (MG AUDIO)

The way of the soldier is a pretty cut and dry, same old, same old.  That is until the day comes when said soldier finds out he is not your everyday soldier but a magic user, green eyes and all.  Deinre, the last soldier  alive after a surprise attack that takes his best friend life, but he had promised this friend to protect the princess and help to get her back to her home and family.  So despite the princesses shortcoming Deinre does just that and at his own expense.
This is a wonderful action and suspense book, with some magic, after all Deinre is just learning, but this is just the start of a great new friendship, and broken bonds.  I can not wait to see what happens next in this tale.  This book was wonderful with all it's great and personable characters and the different locales that are incorporated into this book you certainly won't be disappointed, as this book keeps you on your toes. I can just see voice actor Stimson Snead weaving the tale around a fire ring after dark one night, it was so good.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Mac B Kid Spy: Mac Undercover (MG)

This is a awesome book, half word half illustrations, about when Mac finds out he is a kid spy for the Queen of England, and this is a book written as Mac the adult telling you about his time as a kid and his cases that he had to solve for the queen, interesting enough Mac is a US citizen.  But I think these books will be loved by kids and adults a like (Mac was a kid in the 80's) as the stories are just nice, fast paced, with some history thrown in, oh yeah don't for get the dogs and karate, interesting stories.  Mac Barnett really has a hit with this series, I can't wait for the next one.

Virtually Perfect (ADULT AUDIO)

This is one of those books that was fun to listen too then after it was over made you think, wow.  Wish it had been a bit longer just to give me a little more to go on but it was still really good and you just keep saying, really?  Fred Wolinsky the voice actor for this audio could not have been a better fit, it was awesome to listen to, his voices for the characters and attitude for what was going on was spot on.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

#Murdertrending (YA)

Welcome to the near future where crime does pay, well it pays the betters, the ones betting on how long each criminal can stay alive on the new Alcatraz.  See it has now become a App (The Postman) where citizens can watch the criminals get hunted down and killed by special serial killers for their crimes than, make comments like on twitter. But what happens when they send a bunch of teens to Alcatraz 2.0 that aren't ready to die?
This was a fun  and exciting book.  There was always plenty of action and suspense but the eclectic group of characters (including the group of serial killers) really pulled this book together.  A futuristic breakfast club where death is the endgame not just detention.   This will be a book that will be liked by many for its strong characters that cross all barriers as well as the social media aspect and that some parts of this book are just funny.