Sunday, May 9, 2021

Zombie Crusade: Still Alive, Book Eight (ADULT AUDIO)

Everyone is back and there are a bunch of new characters and bunch of characters are now gone.  But Mo and his buddies are still cruising on the boat looking for a cure to this problem.  While his Cuz, Benji, and the rest are fighting on many fronts, the ones trying to take their island and the crazy church people.  Not to mention everyone is fighting against the peeves.

If you think this will be just like his other books same story different day, that is not how Javan works.  His books are action packed with twist and turn that will make you feel like your on a roller coaster, not to mention his way with all the blood and gore scenes that will leave your mind blown.  The narrator S W Salzman does all the voices for the audio and is so good at it that you will lose yourself in the story and it will feel as though you are really there with everyone.  This book moves fast so don't get left behind, but it will still be here if you need to catch up from the beginning.  Oh, I also hear he is working hard on book nine, and I can't wait.
 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Thrive (The Overthrow) (YA)



The survival of earth is dependent on three teenage hybrids.  It is what they believe and who they trust that will determine if we as humans will live or die.

This is a great book that truly is like no other and will captivate you through all the action, suspense and have you up reading well past your bedtime.  This was such a good book I can't wait to read the first two books and see how it all started.  I hope you all give it a chance this book is well written and is totally written for everyone to read and enjoy.

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Last Fallen Star (MG)


 Hattie is turning thirteen in a few days and will be initiated into her clan, she will receive her Gi bracelet and will than be able to cast spells on her own.  But Hattie is determined to have her adopted sister Riley follow in her path despite her lack of magic.  This story is what happens next.

I wanted to leave this without any spoilers, but this action packed, suspense filled book with lots of Korean lore is hard not to tell everything about it to book talk this and get everyone interested in reading this book.  I have loved everything Rick Riordan Presents has put out and this is no exception.  I hope you give this book a try I don't think you will be disappointing.

The Mouse Watch Underwater (MG)


 Move over Rescue Rangers, Bernie, Jarvis and the mouse watch are here.  While the rest of the watch are called away to a big emergency, Bernie and Jarvis are stuck doing menial stuff until a message comes through about the SS Moon, a old submarine that was sunk, that had some awesome tech called the Milk Saucer that the mice want back very badly, and the only ones left for the job are Bernie and Jarvis.  Can the two friends overcome their fears to save the milk saucer?

These books are so much fun with all their adventures, and cool tech down to Jarvis' special hoodie.  The book is very exciting with fast paced action from cover to cover.  Not to mention the suspense that will hold you captive until rescued by the ending of the book.  This is a great book for even the reluctant of readers as well as a classroom read as the plot and cliff hangers will hold anyone's attention.  No matter where you read it this is a great book that you won't want to miss.

Willa of Dark Hollow (Willa of the Wood, 2) (MG)

Willa is back and now there are loggers near her fathers house.  While out one day Willa ends up saving a bear after the a logger shoots its mother.  But than these horrid dark things come and they make everything cold and when they touch a logger they kill them.  Willa has never seen anything like this in her woods before.  Soon her father is arrested for killing two loggers and Willa and her Cherokee sister must save him.  

Willa is Faeran a very old race of forest dwellers.  Willa has helped people her whole life but while helping rescue children from the Faeran's old ruler her home and the home of all her people was burnt.  Now in this exciting new Willa book, Willa is very busy.  She is taking care of a bear cub, helping her father, helping her people (even if they do not want her help), and trying to figure out the wheat hair colored girl.  This book has not stop action from front cover to back, and lots of suspense that is sure to keep every reader from 8-108 up past their bedtime.  Willa is the person we all kind of want to be on the inside and it would be pretty cool to have her camouflaging power on the outside as well.
 

The Timepiece: The Traveler's League, Book 1 (MG AUDIO)

 The Timepiece: The Traveler's League, Book 1     

On Hoops way home from school one day a strange kid gives him a old pocket type watch and a note and tells him he can't open either until he gets home.  Once home the note is some weird message and the watch won't set to the correct time but once he tries a time in the note he finds himself in a strange world and now he must figure out how to get home before he is killed.  But he is also intrigued by the watch and decides to keep exploring, but what does this all mean?

This is a fascinating book that will have you on the edge of your seat rooting for Hoop and also, despite all the action, trying to figure out what this all means for Hoop as well.  Even though most of the characters in this book are boys trust me girls will like this book as well especially once they get to the end.  Even though this is a middle grade book people of all ages will be drawn to this wonderful story-line, even those reluctant readers out there will enjoy this awesome book.  If you are lucky enough to get the audio version narrated by Kevin Rineer you are in for quite a treat as he, with his wonderful voice, transforms you and your world to that of Hoops and you seem to be right there with Hoop helping him at every turn.  Which ever version you pick I think you will enjoy the book and I can't wait till I can get more.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Project Hail Mary (ADULT)


 You are humanities last hope, but right now you are stuck to a bed in a space craft of some kind and you can't even remember you name.  This is where science teacher Ryland Grace finds himself. He also knows he has been asleep for a really long time and that there were three of them on this mission, because the other two bunks have corpses in them.  As things start coming back to him very slowly he finds he is in a race against time.

This book will give The Martian a run for its money, and keep the reader on their toes with all the suspense.  The action is high octane and doesn't let up until the end.  This is the kind of book that will keep you up past your bedtime just to see what happens next.  I loved the book and think others will too.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Prince of Authia: The Dragons of Apenninus, Book Two (MG AUDIO)

 Prince of Authia: The Dragons of Apenninus, Book Two 

King Furius is dead and his son has fled with only his father's sword and a pendant of the dragons.  He thinks it might be OK when a older dragon rescues him, but poor Dagan hurts a young dragon accidentally and nothing he can do will win the dragons back.  But Dagan refuses to give up and proceeds on the most dangerous trip anyone, human or dragon, might undertake.  He is going to find a way to heal the young dragon if he dies trying and that is a definite possibility.  

This is such a wonderful book and series, with the never ending action and stay up late with a flashlight under the covers reading to find out what happens next.  If you are lucky enough to get the audio narrated by the wonderful Fred Wolinsky than you are really in for a treat, and it is well worth the money at 18 and a half hours long that will go by in a blink.  Mr. Wolinsky can transfer you right in to Authia and you can be part of Dagan's small group, all with his voice, oh and what voices he can come up with for each character.  This is such a wonderful story no matter which format for you choose, and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Zylphia: Ice & Ashes (ADULT AUDIO)


 This is Zylphia's story and she is a very old vamp living in New Orleans.  But her old ways are being disrupted by faeries.  Some faeries are disappearing and that isn't good  especially when Zylphia is the one left in charge when her vampire king and queen go on their honeymoon.

If you thought that author Victoria Clapton would leave her binding world behind you would be very wrong.  This is the same wonderful world we have grown to love, but told from another Vampires view, and not just any vampire but one of the creepy twins.  This is a wonderful book with loads of action and heaping bowl of jambalaya from Gumbo gris gris.  If you like audio books this one will not disappoint as narrator Matthew Lents transforms you into their world and you get to live there for a while.  So which ever form you like best this is a great book and I can not wait for more.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Dragon and Mr. Sneeze: Witches of the Horseshoe Book 3 (A Southern Coming of age Fantasy Story)

 

Famka is determined not to let her best friend die at the hands of another time traveler (time hogger) she is in a race, not only to save her friend but to get into the guild as well.  Famka finds out finally what has happened to her family all those years ago and must decide if she can save them as well.  

This book wraps up the Witches of the Horseshoe series and if you don't have book one and two you should start there as it is a tale woven through time and a skeleton. We can also only hope that this series goes on in another section of Famka's life and how it deals more with Charli and what happens next in this story that is waiting to be told.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Of Kindness and Kilowatts (Nothing is Promised Book 3) (ADULT)


 This is a awesome book perfect for our time, of global warming and pandemics.  It shows one mans struggle to do his job but still find the evil behind those who are willing to put themselves first even if it means others die a horrifying death.  There is some science in this book but it will all become clear the further you go.  I can not wait for book four and hope the same characters come back and be added too as this book three did for the ones before it.  I love the characters they are so genuine and kind, they seem to really care about the people they serve.

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Prison Healer (YA)


 Kiva is a prisoner at the worse prison in the lands, Zalindov.  But a note comes after the so called queen rebel is brought in very sick, we are coming, keep her alive.  So when this rebel is taken for sentencing Kiva knows what she must do, she must do the trials for her and now both of their lives hinge on Kiva making it through.

This is such a exciting book, Kiva the wrongly imprisoned girl, the dashing new guy inmate, the guard who doesn't act like any other guard at Zalindov, a plague that is sweeping through the inmates killing them faster than the work they are meant to do, and the rebel queen who lays unconscious.  What more can you ask for? This book is packed with non stop action and suspense that will keep you up past your bedtime.  I can't wait to see the next part of the series.

Monday, April 5, 2021

War and Millie McGonigle (MG)


 Millie is a young girl with big  responsibilities, and a huge grief in her heart.  Millie has lost her best friend and confidant, her grandmother.  Her family doesn't have much money but they live in paradise, San Diego.  But when the war starts coming for the US her fear also rises, but her parents have finally found jobs, but that also leaves Millie to watch her younger sister and brother.  

This is a awesome book about a young girl coming to gripes with what life has given her.  I have to admit I love books that take place in places I have been stationed it makes me homesick for my friends I left in those places but it is still fun.  So that is what drew me to the book but the story caught my interest and kept me captivated until I was finished, and I hope it does the same for you.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Finn and the Time-Traveling Pajamas (MG)

Finn is rescued from the time rangers by his older self, but than finds he must help get rid of Paradox to save the ones he loves even if it means losing them as well.  But when his special cowboy pj's get a hole in them Finn and his friends time travel all over time.

I enjoyed this book so much the wonderful places the little group gets to see and the history they learn and recall from all these cool places, despite the danger they encounter in each spot it would still be cool to see these places. The characters work well each other and the book has so much action and suspense it should keep anyone's interest and reading past their bedtime.
 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Rose Code (ADULT AUDIO)


 This book starts in Bletchley Park and the addition of women into the super secret ranks of the enigma code breakers.  This book takes you through the lives of three of these women and the trial and tribulations they must all face during the time of war, where each just wants to make a difference.  

I have always loved stories  of this time period but this book comes with such a different perspective, one of civilian women just wanting to do something for the war effort, something that makes a difference.  The three main characters could not be more different if they tried, but at the same time they bond in ways only they could.  Even when things go really bad they might be mad but still have each others backs.   Even after they defeat the Nazis and the Japanese during WWII their biggest adversary might just come after the  war.   This is a great book that is full of suspense some twists you will see coming, other will be a surprise.  If you happen to get lucky enough to get the audio narrated by Saskia Maarleveld than start it up, and you won't want to get out of your car anytime soon it is that good.  All in all  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Firekeeper's Daughter (YA) (audio)


 Daunis is a 18 year old who feels she doesn't belong in either world, the Ojibwe world and the rest of the world.  Her one set of grandparents would not allow her Ojibwe fathers name on her birth certificate but she still has learned the way of her people so not quite fully in either other world.  When a new kid comes to town, plays hockey and manages to get on Daunis' brother Levi's team, she starts to fall for this new guy, until at a party one night she sees her best friend get shot and killed, by her meth head ex. Now Daunis finds herself undercover and looking for a new meth.

This is a exciting full of action, and suspense book with a awesome behind the scenes look of the Ojibwe way of things.  Isabella Star LaBlanc is a great narrator of this book, she keeps it going and makes you feel like you are there helping Daunis get through all of the negative to help show her there are positives things to look forward too as well.  This is a book you just can't put down so I hope you all will like it as much as I did.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Double Black Diamond: A Nicole Rossi Thriller (YA)


 What kind of body guard do you want?  Ex-police?  Ex-military? Big goon, scary guy?  Not Veena, who is a Olympic hopeful in snowboarding, she can get big air and do amazing tricks, but she wants someone close to her age and a girl to be her body guard.  In walks Nicole Rossi (Nic), who is young, and a girl but also inexperienced and if she blows this job she can kiss her career goodbye.  Can she keep up, avoid burnout, and pass chemistry, and what is with the vegetable references?

This is a fast paced, action packed, suspenseful book.  I love the characters, they all had great stories of their own.  This story had me  hooked at the beginning and I read it straight through and the finish came all to soon, and left me asking for more.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Golden Gate (2) (City Spies) (MG)


 Our favorite tween spies are back and at it again.  Sydney and Brooklyn are undercover on the marine research vessel the Sylvia Earle keeping a pair of high level girls safe.  But even after that mission comes a even bigger mission but can Brooklyn and the teams friendship withstand this mission and the tests it brings?

This book is just, if not more exciting than the first book, full of action and suspense these books will keep everyone up late and happy.  The characters are awesome together and their talents blend really well.  This is a book of MI6 agents, double agents, and moles.  You won't believe who is who.  This is a wonderful book and I can't wait for number 3 to come out.

This mission is hot! So go get your today.

Monday, March 8, 2021

When We Were Infinite (YA)


 Beth's world is crumbling apart and so all she wants right now is for her small group of friends to be tighter than ever.  However, after seeing something she and a another friend shouldn't have seen at a third  friends house this now threatens the groups close friendships too.   

This book is ok, I will be honest, I was not in the right mood for reading this book at this time.  However, I think teens will find themselves in one of the groups teens, and be able to relate to the problems these kids are facing and that will make this book popular.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Bridge of Souls (City of Ghosts #3) (MG)


Cass and her best friend Jacob (a ghost) are in New Orleans with Cass' parents The Investigators.  But in this city known for the paranormal, death has found Cass and death feels cheated and is trying to rectify this wrong.
 This is the third book in the City of Ghost series and it doesn't disappoint.  This book portrays New Orleans as the city is and the people the way they are.  New Orleans is a city like no other and this book is like no other, the characters in the book are awesome and play their parts well.  I love this series and hope there are many more books on the horizon because they just keep on getting better.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Vol. 1 (ADULT)


 Akira gets his dream job until the end of day one when he finds out it is not a 9-5 job but he must stay for days on end.  He grows to hate his job but also doesn't leave it because he knows his friends still stuck there will have to do his work as well.  But then one day he is confronted with zombies as he goes to talk to his landlord.  Now he doesn't have to go to work, he can clean his apartment, watch tv, and do all the things he has been dreaming about, which is what prompts him to right his bucket list of things to do before he is turned into a zombie himself.

This was a interesting book, it makes you think of all the things you want to do maybe on your days off or before you turn a certain age.  Akira is a wonderful character, one I think most of us would like to be like in this situation.  This is a great manga series that is very different from all other zombie story's that you won't want to miss.

Freiheit!: The White Rose Graphic Novel (ADULT)

This is a profound and enlightening graphic novel that is about a group university students that used pamphlets to tell people what the Nazis were really doing and to wake people up and hopefully resist against the regime.  They knew they were at risk doing this but they did not care and ultimately died for their beliefs.  However, their work was carried on by many throughout the war.

This is such a wonderful book and it keeps this group and their vision alive still today.  They taught us not to follow our government blindly that they to can cause hurt that is not necessary to anyone involved, but they might also do things to keep us safe even though many people might hate the intrusion.  The point is do the work and know what is being done on your behalf.
 

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, 1) (YA)

If you are familiar with the series this book is from Puck's point of view, if your not familiar, yes, it is the same Puck from A Midsummers Night's Dream.  With this is a spin off of the Iron Fey series you don't have to have read those first.  This is another hit book from Author Julie Kagawa so don't miss out.
 

The Muslim Prince: What if Diana Hadn't Died? (ADULT AUDIO)

What would have happened to William and Harry if Diana had not died?  What would happen to their children?  This is a alternate reality book that takes the reader through a period where Diana doesn't die but becomes Muslim, and is reinstated back into the royal family as a queen mother when Elizabeth dies.  Even though it is set in a period with Diana it is more about the grandchild's rise to king hood and who is he going to marry.
This is a wonderful novella, well thought out and planned.  I love the turns it takes and all the back stage type agreements that is part of the British monarchy culture.  The voice actor Craig Bowles makes the audio wonderful, and transports you to their world or reality.  His voices for the different characters are simply lovely.  So whether you get the book or audio I think you are really going to like this book.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Southern Spirits: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)


 Verity makes one huge mistake as she is about to lose her family house, she dumps out a vase and waters in the dirt into her roses.  Only it was not a vase but a urn of a long dead gangster who is not happy because he is now trapped on her property or with her if she takes the urn.  Now they have teamed up to save her house so she has time to get his ashes back in the urn.  When her jerk of ex's brother offers her a job she can't refuse and will save the house for good, she learns their is much more to spirits than she ever though.

This is a great and fun book, filled with action and suspense, this is just a awesome audio/book.  Narrator Tavia Gilbert brings this book to life and you will feel as if you are there with Verity and Franky.  I hope I get the chance to review more in this series as I truly found this book a joy.  Oh did I mention there is a skunk too.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Finlay Donovan is Killing It (ADULT)


 Finlay Donovan brings the title single working mom to a whole new level.  Finlay is a author but her book just isn't writing itself and the advance she got for it is gone.  She is behind on her bills and when a woman sees some very innocent things in her purse/diaperbag she thinks more of it and slips Finlay a note to call her.  The proposition is that the woman will pay nicely if Finlay will kill and dispose of her husband, who is not a nice man.  Things just get more funny as it spirals from there, did I tell you Finlay's sister is a police officer.

This is truly a book that should not be missed it has action, suspense, and loads of humor.  The characters are believable and fun, even the ex husband.  This book will keep you up past your bedtime it will have you so hooked so don't miss out.

Ground Zero (MG)


 In 2001 Brandon is with his dad at work after getting into trouble at school, they are in the World Trade Center on the 107th floor.  During a lull Brandon sneaks of to buy his friend a new toy to replace the one that got broken in the school incident.  When the tower is rocked and Brandon is seperated from his only parent and teammate.

In 2019 Reshmina has only known war.  Her village sees it all first hand and her brother want to become a Taliban fighter, to avenge their dead sister who was killed on her wedding day.  

This book alternates between the two main character and their views on what is happening 18 years apart but brought on by the one act.  This book is full of action and suspense, but is a important story not to forget but told in a way that tweens will understand.  Alan Gratz has a way of taking some of the hard events in our history and bringing them out for our young readers.  He tells it the way it happens but doesn't glorify war nor sugar coat why it happened.  I personally thank him for that, war is not a wonderful thing to be taken lightly and he doesn't.  This is a great book for tweens that were not alive in 2001.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Marvel's Black Panther: Sins of the King (YA)


 This is a awesome book on the Black Panther and Wakanda and how T'Challa has moved his area forward and can now help those around him protect their land and people.  But when T'Challa decides to help a neighboring area that is moving away from oppressing their people many don't understand and that is when the trouble starts.

This is a wonderful book and also includes some the Avengers in the action.  But the mystery will really hold you and not let you go until you finish the book and figure out everything behind what is going on.  The part I am not going to ruin for you.  Have fun and enjoy the book.

Monday, January 25, 2021

We Could Be Heroes (YA)


 Zoe is trying to find out about herself, but in her spare time delivers fast food and beats up a occasional bad guy.  Jamie uses his gifts of reading and deleting peoples memories which comes in handy when he needs things like money.  They both meet in a support group and when they see a threat their friendship might be in trouble, but they need to team up to face this threat.

This was a good book on friends and how fragile a friendship can be, and how hard it can be to trust someone, but at the same time needing to put trust somewhere.  The characters are wonderful and I loved the plot I hope Zoe and Jamie show up again some time soon.

The Good War (MG)


 When Ironville middle school looses its football team they replace it with a esport club.  The kids choose The Good War, a computer game based on World War II.  But no one ever expected the division it would cause.

This is a fun book that also makes kids aware of internet safety and what can happen if they are not practicing it while using the internet.  The kids also learn a lot about bullying, hate crimes, and they way they see each other.  All in all this is a fun book that also sneaks in some learning, I really liked it a lot.

City of Villains (YA)

By day Mary Elizabeth is a high school student and friend, but other than that Mary Elizabeth works as a intern for the Monarch City police department.  But when her friends start disappearing the chief lets her partner up and work on the case.  But who knows what they may find.
 This book is full of excitement with a massive serving of suspense thrown in for good reading.  As you are reading keep in mind there is always more than it seems in this book and I think that is what I liked so much about this book.  I really hope there are more books to this so I can find out what happens next. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

CHRONOSCAPE: The future is flexible we can change it (ADULT AUDIO)


Physicist Martin Riley discovers a way to send news stories back two weeks.  He understands the need not to mess with history and what can happen if one does, but when different governments (UK and USA) make his discovery very secret and start telling Martin what can be changed and what won't be changed.  What historic events will the governments decide to change and which ones will they let happen and will Martin ever get the recognition he deserves or will the governments slowly edge him out and take it over themselves?

This was a wonderful audio narrated by the wonderful voice actor Craig Bowles.  I loved the characters as they where both realistic and very believable.  There is some action but the suspense is incalculable.  This is so much more than your typical time travel novel it is more of the inception and early stages of just sending information not the sending people back in time kind of book, which I think makes it more believable and I liked it.  I hope there are more to the series and we can follow what happens next.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Magic's Most Wanted (MG)


Mason's life was going great than all of a sudden BAM, his dad is sent to prison for bank robbery, which Mason knows wasn't him.  Mason's grades are falling, and when he blows off a book report his mom gives him a music box to use as a visual to hopefully get him through a book report on a book he has not read but has a music box on the cover.  But that is when his life changes for the second time and sends him on the run with only a Magix Jr detective and a crotchety bunny. 

This is a fun book with loads of action and plenty of suspense.  The characters are awesome and it is just a cool book that even reluctant readers are going to love.  Despite the seriousness of all the events around Mason that is going on there is still much humor to find in the book and not all of it is supplied by the bunny, who I thing is just curmudgeonly enough for everyone to fall in love with.  This is going to be a hit among middle graders, and I hope we see more of Mason's adventures in the future.

Remote Control (YA)


 Fatima has lost the memory of her name so she goes by Sankofa.  Sankofa is the adopted daughter of death, she walks the lands (she can not ride in a car somehow, she kills them), her name is known by all so she is given food and clothes when she wants it.  But it is when she comes to Robotown when things change.  She has protected these people and is ready to settle down there and go back to school when the unthinkable happens and sends her on the run again with her best friend Movenpick the fox.

This is a wonderful book and one that will certainly, leave you thinking.  Thinking about all the different people you meet and the chapters of their stories they don't always want told.  Everyone has issues but to condemn them for them before you even understand is hard on that person, even if they have not told you of their troubles.  This is a book I will love and cherish for a long time.

Monday, January 11, 2021

City of the Plague God (MG)

Another different book by Rick Riordan presents, that includes more mythology this time from Mesopotamia .  Sik a boy who just wants the slow life working in the family deli in the evenings  going to school during the day.  But that all ends when Nergal comes to town and blows up the deli, and Sik is saved by the daughter of Ishtar.

This was a wonderful book that showcases another wonderful, diverse, culture.   This book is full of action and suspense with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.  Author Sarwat Chadda is definitely a author to watch, and I really hope we see Sik and Belet come back in another book.  

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood (MG)


 This is the story of a little boy who was sent from his barroom mom in Chicago to his kin in north woods at the age of five.  He knew immediately he had a love of the woods and that was helped by Sig who showed him the way of the woods, I mean really showed him the way woods the way that lives in you.  In his teens, thanks to a librarian, he became a voracious reader and later found his calling as a story teller one that has helped many of children looking for adventure and risk to take up reading as well after reading Hatchet, yes reader, this is the story of our beloved Gary Paulsen's life.

This is a awesome memoir featuring the wonderful author Gary Paulsen.   This book is action packed with adventures from the minute he leaves Chicago until the end of the book.  What he sees and lives through has given him a unique view of the world and has shaped his great story telling into books we all clamor for.   There is not much I can say but this is really good, don't miss out.

Ancestors: The Binding, Book 3 (ADULT)


 Sybella Rose has found out she is half fae and is really starting to know all of what it means (not only to her but to others) what the binding means, and she is set to end it one way or another.  As Sybella Rose looks for a way to abolish the binding she finds out her friends are not all they have seemed to be.  No one ever said life in the big easy was easy, and Sybella Rose is going to find out exactly how hard it can be.

This is another wonderful book in The Binding series, and I hope we get more and more stories of this circle of friends.  These characters are fun and very interesting, the book has action and a lot of suspense.  The knowledge of New Orleans and their way of life is really good and always makes me homesick for my small apartment in New Orleans and the crawfish shack down the street.  This is a good book and a great series if given a chance.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Unplugged (MG)


 Jett is a spoiled rich kid and when daddy's jet drops him off in the middle of nowhere and he is forced to give over his phone and do all these weird things he would never do.  But as the time goes by he gets used to it, but what happens next?

Unplugged is another awesome book from Mr Korman.  The loss of being plugged in is not the end of the world and you will live through it but watch out for the meditation.  The mysteries and humor Korman puts into his books always draws me in and I love it and this book doesn't disappoint either.  This book is great and I can't wait for the next.

Unleashed (MG)

When Lacey wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there and the one thing that can tell she isn't allowed to see, her baku cat Jinx.  What is worse is she soon finds out he is missing and without him she is forced to use her level 1 baku and forces her out of her cool school back to her neighborhood type school, not helpful when you want to learn to develop your own baku.  Lacey must find out what happened and try and get her baku jinx back.  

This is a exciting, action packed, suspense filled book.  It is a tech infused, pet loving book that will have young readers asking for more.  While I could read this book fine I wish I had read the first book Jinx first, it would have answered some of my questions I thought would be answered in time before I found out there was a book 1.  But I still loved this book and I hope you all will too.