Monday, April 29, 2019
This is not a new book, it has been around for a while but there have been talks of it becoming a movie for years, and years, oh, and years. But the wait is over and now, this summer, we will see Artemis and Holly (and I suppose Root, Foley, and Butler as well) on the big screen. So in preparation they are re-releasing the series with new killer, artwork on the covers. These books were awesome then and are still just as good now, full of action and suspense, not mention the farting and explosive pooping tunnel dwarf. This really is a great series that can span generations and I am totally happy I survived the wait to finally see the movie version, and so is my nephew.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
This is a great, but creepy, book! This is not the book you want to read (or listen too) home, alone, on a dark and stormy night. The characters are interesting and even if you think you don't like them they are right for the part, it works out. I am not sure how the author kept track of all the loose end and got them all tied up but he did, it was masterful. If you get a chance get the audio, narrator Joe Hempel turns the creep factor up another notch. Hempel is awesome keeping all the characters straight and making the scenes so vivid, it is like you are there actually seeing it live, which in this case I am glad I was not, but still enjoyed the audio very much.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This is not our normal superhero story as Kid Sensation (AKA Jim, or should that be the other way around?) does have normal teen issues to deal with as well, girlfriend problems, being left home alone even though he can teleport anywhere he likes, thing like that and more. I think that is one of the things that has drawn me to these stories, and since I don't have super eyes I get the audio version that stars voice actor Mikael Naramore who is just great with the voices of all the characters in the book, he truly is remarkable. He and author Hardman do a invisible dance to get the story told with all the action and suspense relayed to the audience in a way that is just wonderful to listen too and listener will not want to stop, maybe that could be a awesome superpower.
Monday, April 8, 2019
This is the last of the trilogy of the Island of Fog books, (Island of Fog Book 1, Labyrinth of Fire Book 2) and it doesn't disappoint. This book is just as upbeat, full of action, suspense that will have you holding your breath, and if you are lucky and have the audio version you can experience it all as if you are really there with all of them and part of the group, as voice actor Fred Wolinsky does a awesome job doing voices for all of the characters just as he did in the first two books. He really makes this series one you will want to listen to again and again. It is so awesome when a authors story and narrator click like this, if you have not tried the audio you are missing out, but it is a wonderful book as it is.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
This is a awesome book of strength and diversity among children, one to have the strength to finally make a stand against those who are mean and the others to willing accept others for who they are on the inside not what they look like on the outside, even when pressured not to. This book will no doubt keep the attention of all that reads it just to find out what happens to Sophie and her friends in the next chapter, than the next and the next, until it is well past your bedtime. Children as well as adults will find this book in captivating so look for it in many book clubs to come. These children can be found in any school in any town if we just look, maybe not to this extent but I would bet there is always one child bullied for something if not more, and I just hope they have a fairy friend to help them with their goblins and orcs like Sophie did.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
This book is awesome! So much action and suspense and twists and turns that you will think you are on a roller coaster at times so hold on to your lunch. This is definitely a book that will have you up past your bedtime just to see what happens next. The characters are great my favorites are a toss up between the very strong Natalie and the coming into herself Emma, they are not overbearingly so that boys won't like the story but I hope girls will see these girls strengths and take that away. Anyway you want to look at it, it is a great book and I think tweens as well as young adults and adults are going to love this series