Monday, December 20, 2021

The Immortality Game (ADULT AUDIO)

 Zoya is doing what she needs to do to survive, so when her brother strongly asks her to do a package pick up for him she does it.  But things go sideways and she finds two chips in the bag one helps her fight off all foes even a mafia, the other might have a even more significant use, but for now she is on the run, with only a strange American boy, Marcus, that can talk to his dad inside his head and has loads of money to help.  The more of her world that crashes down the more she runs and it becomes a vicious cycle until she makes her stand.  

This is a very interesting book, science isn't close to what is described in this book yet, but maybe someday.  Just something to keep in mind as reading or listening to this book.  This book is well thought out and the plot is tight.  I liked this book with its non stop action and how it filled me with intrigue over what some day the future might hold.  I had the audio version narrated by Sam Atlas.  The audio will drop you right down with Zoya and Marcus and you can become part of the race across the city and you too can play the game, the immortality game.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Broken Wand Academy: Episode 3: A Hidden Truth (Veiled World) (YA AUDIO)

 This book picks up right were the second left off, but with many more questions.  Meena is trying to figure out who is after the students or was it just the one, and she wants/needs to know more information on her grandmother and mom.  This book was just as hard to put down as the other and it left you with questions like the others but different questions, like what did she see about her mom in the telescope.  I love this series and hope you all do too.  I had the audio version with very talented Chaleeya Yeh narrating and if you choose this format you will love it just as much as Ms. Yeh will throw you right into the story and have you trying to help Meena yourself.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Forgotten Sacrifice: Broken Wand Academy, Episode 2 (YA)

Meena finds herself kidnapped and now in a school for witches. Yep you read that right, they even gave her parents a false story so they won't worry at her sudden and unexplained absence, even though the story was a lame one.  But she is here now and has a few friends, well at least one, the boy she saved in the woods.  

This story hooks you from the first chapter and will have you up past your bedtime reading or listening to see what happens next.  This is a wonderful book and will have you wanting more.  The narrator, Chaleeya Yeh, will have you pulled into the story and rooting for Meena right away.  This is a series you won't want to miss.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

After Z: Part 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

 Ryan Maxwell and his family are doing well since the ImDed2 virus outbreak and now things have calmed down a bit it is time to go and get family and bring them to the compound.  This is the story of their trials and tribulations what worked and what didn't.

I love this series, it would be awesome that when it came down to it what Ryan spent his lotto money on and right underneath peoples noses, even his family.  It is also cool to know he will share with any willing to help, no free rides, but a way if willing to make it through this and in relative comfort.  At least for me despite the death and destruction, some even friends, it in the end is a feel good book and one that was listened too when needed.  This is a great book and I had the audio narrated by Matthew Crow, who sounds just like a person I know, has a amazing voice for this book, he is Ryan Maxwell and he will take you with him on this journey, so hold on tight it might get bumpy.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Twin Paradox (YA)

 What would happen if people like Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr, or maybe Hitler, or Genghis Khan were born today?  What if a corporation found a way to clone the genius part?  What if they were brought up knowing they were very smart and had special teachers to guide them in their studies but were never told any thing else about where they came from?  All of this and more is explored in The Twin Paradox.  

This was a awesome book and makes you think as science is catching up in these areas faster and faster.  It is also and interesting case for nature versus nurture.  I really liked this book and wish I had the chance the review book two.  The characters are wonderful, being what each is, and the story is really good.  This  book should definitely be on top of your TBR pile.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Out of Time (The Delta Devlin Novels Book 3) (ADULT AUDIO)

 Devlin has a lot on her plate.  A in office love affair, her dad in the hospital dying, and her uncle on the run for a crime he did not commit, not to mention her own issues, but she juggles them well. 

This book/audio has it all, no stop action, and suspense that will hold you till you finish the book.  The author has another wonderful book that is certainly a winner.  The Narrator January LaVoy is awesome she slams you right into Delta's world from the start and doesn't stop.  Her wonderful voice will keep you engaged in the story until the end.  This is a great book in which ever format you pick.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Hellfire: Mech Force, Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

 When you take military heroes and clone the genes needed for their use in mechs (war machines) but than close down the program what do you do with the ones left?  You let them do what they do best fight, especially when it is Russia and China who have taken over the east coast of America and these warriors are all that stands in the way of their advances.  

This is the start of a wonderful series and I hope I get to hear more of it as narrator James Patrick Cronin did a awesome job, his voice grabbed me and put me there on the sidelines watching as all of this takes place.  This book is full of non stop action and suspense.  There are also some twists that will have you up reading/listening past your bedtime.  This book is a really good futuristic military book and I can't wait for the next one.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

All Of Us Villians (YA)

A mashup of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games as this group of teen witches and wizards must battle to the death to see which family will have control of the high magick for the next 20 years.  Some families are much more ruthless than others, but the out come will be the same per the curse that makes this battle happen, six dead one victor, or the curse will kill them all.  But do these champions need to accept their fate or can they beat the curse once and for all.

This book is so full of suspense and action you will be up way past your bed time to see what happens next especially once the veil drops.  This book is fast pace once the veil drops and these teens are as cutthroat as the ones of the districts.  There are so many secrets, spells and curses that you can help but fall for these characters.  I hope you like this book as much as I do. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021


 When the national guard station receives a eerie message from Academy Station, and despite warnings they send a team to see what happened.  What they find is beyond belief, there is no power the staff are missing or dead and everything is torn up.  Now they search to see what could have caused this and for any survivors.  

This was a really good book full of action, even more suspense, and even a few twists and turns just to keep you on your toes.  Narrator Joe Hempel really brings this book to life and though he makes me feel like I am there at Academy Station I am secretly glad I wasn't in that cold. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Gilded (YA)

 This is not your normal Rumpelstiltskin.  When Serilda's tale to the Urlking lands her in a huge bunch of trouble when he calls her on it.  Serilda's crying accidentally brings a visitor to her cell who offers to help her if she helps him.  

This is a awesome retelling but different sort of story than the one of old.  It was a fun book from the start as the children always are asking for more of her stories until the stories get her into trouble.  This book is full of suspense a bit of action oh and secrets, there is something for everyone in this book I hope you find your something as it really is a good book.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

City of Gold: The Project, Book 22 (ADULT AUDIO)

All of our friends are back and providing security for a uptight guy (Sir Jeffery) trying to find lost gold in the Peruvian rain forest.  But first they spike the interest of the local terrorist group and what was supposed to be a babysitting job turns into a fight like they have not had before.

This is another wonderful book by Alex Lukeman and I hope he keeps putting out a new project book every now and again.  This book is full of action and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  If you get audios this one, narrated by Jack de Golia, is one not to be missed as his voices have brought these characters to life and tosses you right into the story with Nick and the gang.  Mr. de Golia makes you feel a part of the group, and part of their family, even Burps. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Return of the Dragon Slayers (Dragonwatch) (MG)

With the giants now exposed, and the dragons even more united than ever things look dank for our champions.  It looks like Celebrant might have finally have gotten the best of Kendra, Seth and their friends.

This is one of the most exciting books of the series with non stop action and tons of suspense, even though it is sad that it is the last of the series.  It seems as though I have been reading about Seth and Kendra for a long time and at the same time only a short period.  I am hoping at some point the author will double back to this series and give us a bit more of these wonderful characters, as they have become family now.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors (ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL)

This is a wonderful account and awesomely illustrated book on the battle of Samar.  It shows the heroism, and honor of the sailors that fought that battle against the odds and won.  

If you like Naval history and great illustrations you will love this retelling and never forget the call sign Taffy 3.  It actually makes the learning of history much more fun than I ever remembered.  I got the eBook version and I would be willing to bet that the pictures and story are even better in the print version. 

Femlandia (ADULT)

Miranda always thought she would rather die than to have any  thing to do with her moms all female camps.  But when the world goes into another depression and when it means life and death for her and her daughter she gives in and goes, how bad can it be her mom is now dead and the camps are run by her quasi-adoptive sister the one that bought into everything her mom had to say in the herstory.  

This is another thought provoking book by Christina Dalcher.  It has a very interesting premise and some action, but it has tons of suspense and twists and turns galore as you find out no matter how odd all these thoughts are Miranda's mom has really thought of everything.  I love Dalcher's books as they always make you think and there is always a chance these things could happen.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Gilded: Gilded, Book 1 (YA AUDIO)

 Sixteen year old Jae is a Korean American that has just been relocated to Korea and she feels lost, and thinks her grandfather hates her only to find out the truth he only wants her to go back to America to save her from the families Korean curse.  But her father refuses, so will Jae fall to the curse as like the other women in her family?

This book is action packed and full of suspense.  Jae is certainly stronger than everybody thinks and awesome with her bow.  This book will have you on the edge of your seat cheering for Jae and her boyfriend (?).  The audio narrated by Greta Jung is awesome and will transport you into the story.  You will be there with Jae trying to help fight and give her advice.  Which ever format you choose I think you to will love this awesome story of the here and the before.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Gilded Cage (The Prison Healer) (YA)

 In this the next book in The Prison Healer story finds our royals, Tipp, and Kiva in the capital.  Tipp and Kiva are settling in well and Kiva has also gotten a offer to study healing at the most coveted healing school.  All seems to be going well until Kiva's magic starts popping up unexpectedly and is getting harder to hide, so she goes to find her siblings and in doing so sets into motion a avalanche she doesn't want to happen, and might just be the reason for her to lose all she has and the only true friends she has ever had.

This book was just as wonderful as the first, its action is one hundred miles a hour from the start and doesn't let up.  The suspense is just as thick and oh my the twists and turns might just give you motion sickness, only to stop and leave you wanting more.  This is one wonderful book and I hope you like it as much as I do.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

To Cache a Killer: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 5 (ADULT AUDIO)

 Geocaching it supposed to be a fun relaxing type of exercise, and generally it is walking and hiking looking for things at certain coordinates, that is until you go with Frannie and find a body.  But what does the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have to with it all?

These books are so much fun I just love listening to Michelle Babb narrate them. The stories have everything you could want in a good book action, suspense, and the fact you can't put it down or stop it until you finish the whole thing.  These books are fun but have the serious side of death to them.  Anyway you go you just can't go wrong with Frannie and the crew.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 3) (Tristan Strong, 3) (MG)

 Tristan is at a family reunion in New Orleans when he spots Cotton and thus starts another battle between Cotton and Tristan that will involve his friends and how vulnerable they are when Tristan doesn't think things thru and just rushes in.  Can Tristan's friends teach hi everything he needs to know to beat Cotton, or will all be lost including his friends?

This is another awesome book by Kwame Mbalia and I hope he keeps on going.  I love these books they are full of action and suspense, so history and many stories from the gods and Gum Baby, who thinks she is a god.  I love hearing the old stories, some I know and some I don't.  So don't make us sap attack you and just give the book a try I think you will like these even if you are reluctant.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Vespertine (YA)

A novice learning how to clean the dead so their souls can pass on and not come back hungry for the living.  But when a bunch of dead soldiers attack her Abby the novice defends it by awakening a revenant.  However, with no Vespertines left to teach her how to control the revenant, she must go it alone and do what she thinks will work.  But soon they find there is more to play than just a bunch of loose spirits and must work together to fix it.

This book has a lot of action and so many twists and turns that you will feel shaken not stirred.  This a great book for this time of year.  Some spooky but not to much, I really enjoyed this book a lot and hope to see more of this duo in the future.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Hell Divers VIII: King of the Wastes: The Hell Divers Series, Book 8 (ADULT AUDIO)

When the Vanguard Island become a target X knows that they must find the one place they have heard of that is safe for all.  That brings the Immortal back into action and the divers must go and find a map to this awesome new place.  

There is so much more to this book but I don't want to give anything away.  This is another wonderful book by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and if you happen to get the audio, narrator R.C. Bray does not disappoint.  Bray does another awesome job bringing Sansbury Smith's words to life with his voice.  This book will keep any action junky happy but still has the suspense that always keep books very interesting.  So no matter which form you pick for the book I think you will enjoy it a lot.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Cursed: A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion #3 (ADULT AUDIO)

 A short story where those that have been bound to sleep in the faerie world are awaking, and they are waking up early and not happy about what they see, especially the king. 

I can't say much else without giving a bunch away but this really is a great short story and I hope you all like it as much as I do.  Narrator Talia Carver brings Alexia Purdy's book to life.  I really liked this story and can't wait to get to more.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

As Good as Dead: The Finale to A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (YA)

 This is the last of the Good Girls Guide to Murder and probably the most intense one yet.  Pip and Ravi will be tested beyond anything they ever expected, and if they don't pass it could mean life for them.  This book has Pip being sued by a rapist and chased by a serial killer.  Who will literally run faster and keep their head will win, and who will that be?

This book has action galore and non stop suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat, not to mention being up really late reading way past your bedtime to see what happens next.  It is a awesome book and I am sad to see the series end, I really hope maybe Pip can come back during her college years for a bit more guide to murder fun.

Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow (YA)

 This is not your regular Sleepy Hollow story.  This is a new and refreshing remake of the story and I have to say I really liked it.  This book has believable characters that fit right in and takes place many years after the original story of the headless horseman.  Ben the grandchild of the infamous Brom Bones is now in the middle between the horseman that protects her and the monster that eats the head and hands of children in the forest.  It is her that will ultimately decide who wins between the two.

I really loved this actions packed, suspense filled book.  It is a great story coming at a great time of year so curl up in a nice blanket with a warm drink and get to reading.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Steelstriker (YA)

Talin is now under control for the federation, more importantly she is the federation rulers Skyhunter.  She is linked to this power hungry fool, but he holds the cards as he has her mother imprisoned in bad places if Talin doesn't do what he says and in very nice places if Talin is good and does what he says, including attacking her Striker friends and Red.  But how will this play out, is Talin stuck forever or will the rebels finally get tired of waiting and do something?

I know my synopsis isn't that good but I didn't want to give away any spoilers.  This book was awesome and I can not wait to see what Marie Lu comes up with next.  This book is filled with everything, action, suspense, twists and turns and generous helping of I didn't see that coming.  This is definitely a up past your bedtime book as it will suck you in and hold you until you finish the book, and this is the sequel. 

Bamboo Kingdom (MG)

 For three panda cubs born the night of the great flood, they have always been special but now more than ever as it is their beginning to find a new way of life.  The three don't know each other but soon will as a rogue tiger is forcing them together, and too hopefully fulfill the prophecy of long ago.

This is a good book that is the first of a new series and will take you through many forests of the panda world.  It has wonderful characters for those who love other Erin Hunter books or books that show the insight of the animals of this area.  This book will hold any animal lovers attention so it is well worth adding to your collection.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Sons of War 2: Saints: The Sons of War Series, Book 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

 The war might be over but the main players want bigger slices of the pie than they currently have and will stop at nothing to acquire it.  While the gangs fight each other the police as they are now are spending their time going after much bigger players. But each will protect their own with everything they have.

This is a action packed book filled with some surprises.  Narrator Ray Porter does a awesome job with the audio book and am hoping the third book of the series is just as wonderful, I don't think Nicholas Sansbury Smith will let us down he hasn't yet.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Dog Day: An After Z Short Story (ADULT AUDIO)

 Dogs might be invaluable during a apocalypse but what happens when you get separated from your best friend.   Well it seems they work extra hard to get back to you and hope it happens, as they are as confused as ever.  This is Oaklee's story.  

This is a suspenseful, action filled story about Oaklee a German Shepard dog that sets out on a trip of a lifetime, and it just might cost him his life.  This is a wonderful book and a great audio book narrated by Matthew Crow who does a great job on it.  I really enjoyed this short story and will be looking for more  from this author and narrator.

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Demon Inside: Chasing the Dark, Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

 Circumstances take a ordinary man and put him out front of a attack on American soil like had never happened before.  Now that man must protect his family and friends from what is to come.  Chase has a demon that comes out when he gets put in situations that just need someone or something to take over and do the motions, and as long as the demon saves his family and friends he doesn't care.  

This book is based on a high altitude electro-magnetic pulse going off and plunging the USA in total darkness.   This was a action packed, suspense filled wonderful book that I was in no way ready for it to end.  The characters are real and it is totally easy to believe yourself there helping the group.  It was a good audio book narrated by Ricky Wolff despite some interesting pronunciations.  I can't wait for more to come so I can hear what happens to Chase and his family.

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Ryan and Victoria have fallen on hard times and it looks like they will lose their business.  On a spur of the moment thought while getting gas they bought a lotto ticket and they find out later they have won.  Victoria wants to save the money but gives in to Ryan so he can splurge some of it, what she doesn't know is what he does with the money will probably save them when money won't mean anything.

This is a great take on the zombie apocalypse and how one family deals with it.  There is non-stop action that will (if you are like me and have the audible) start taking the long way home so you can listen to more, as narrator Matthew Crow brings the book to life in my ears.  He takes this wonderful book and puts voices to the characters, it makes the book that much more special.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Apples Never Fall (ADULT)

 When Joy Delaney, of the famous Delaney tennis school goes missing her four children can't believe their dad is the prime suspect.  But new carpet, new paint, and a bloody shirt do point to him, not to mention the cryptic text message their mom sent just before everything happened about going of the grid for a while see them soon, and the fact that Joy's phone was found under the bed of her house.  But if their dad didn't do it what did happened, how does their one up and coming tennis star fit into this and what about the mysterious Savannah?

This a book so full of suspense and twists and turns you really won't know what happened until the end when all is revealed, if you can wait that long.  This is a book about family and how sometimes you need to see it through someone else's eyes.  This was a good book and had me totally hooked by half way through it just to see what happens.

Generation Manifestation (YA)

 The genetic wars that made waste of our world also changed some kids into superheros that live in Jupiter City and get the best of everything.  The rest of the kids DNA regulars (DREGS) get tested periodically to make sure they are not manifesting some super power and if they are they are taken to Jupiter City to live with the rest of their kind.  If not they get sorted into the jobs that need workers.  Caitlin wants so badly to manifest and be like to superheroes in the comic books she loves so much, but how far will she go to become a superhero?

This was a awesome coming of age in a desolate world story, where one ordinary girl just wants to stand out.  This book is full of action and suspense but it is the twists that you need to watch out for.  This book will not disappoint any reader, young, old, or reluctant, you will find yourself cheering for some of the bad guys.  So give it a try I hope you will like it as much as I did.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown (MG)

 Spending the majority of my life during the cold war years I have to say this book was very interesting.  But hey what book that has spies, and bombs wouldn't be pretty cool.  Those days of duck and cover (like it would really help) are gone and kids today have their own wars they grew up with.  This book picks up after World War II when the US and their ally USSR turn on each other and become each others enemy.  When the U2 spy plane is new and the US thought they had the upper hand.  

This book has plenty of action and suspense galore, but I think the title has much more meaning than just nuclear.  This is a great book that tells the history of that period.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Lady of the Lake (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries Book 4) (ADULT AUDIO)

 Frannie and the crew are camping at a oldie but goodie place and are having fun at a fair, and even a dance.  But you know the saying all is fun until there is a body.  Frannie is trying to stay out of it but just isn't sure why the police are not looking at more people as suspects, so by now you know where that will lead?

I love these Frannie books, they have everything you could want, action, suspense, even some humor to keep it light.  These are easy books to read/follow even the audio narrated by the wonderful Michelle Babb who to me is now Frannie.  These books are realistic and believable so that makes this world I and many others have fallen into one that is a great escape from our every day lives, and how nice that is right now.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Willodeen (MG)

 This is a awesome book about one lonely girl and the animal no one else loves being hunted to almost extinction and the changes that makes in nature and how it almost ruins a town.

We all know that everything in nature for the most part has a job and if the job isn't done it can totally throw off the balance of everything around it.  This is that story but filled with love and caring from a girl that seemingly has lost hope and finds this hard to deal out.  Mrs. Applegate has another wonderful hit on her hands that will appeal to readers of all ages and abilities.  This would also make a great classroom read for younger students.  I hope you give this book a chance I think you will find it as awesome as I do.

Never Saw Me Coming (ADULT)

 Chloe is not to be underestimated but neither are the other six psychopathy students at her college taking part in a study while getting their school paid for.  But when people start turning up dead Chloe decides she won't be next.  But Chloe is also in this study at this school for another reason one all of her own and she won't be side tracked and won't let this killer get in her way.

This really is a good book, action packed and full of suspense.  It will take you back to your college days and some of the relationships you had with people and and how you interacted with each other, it makes you think, what if? But you won't want to put the book down until you find out who is doing it and why.  You will be up past your bedtime for sure with this book.

Artie and the Wolf Moon (MG GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Not to long after sneaking out late at night, something her mother has always warned her about, and seeing a huge wolf change into her mother, Artie must come to terms with her own wolf side.  Artie gets her mom now to talk about everything she never would including her late father.  

This was a really good book with awesome graphics.  It has loads of action and suspense you could cut with a knife. This will be appealing to many with the paranormal mixed in seamlessly with life as we know it.  I think this would be a good addition to any collection.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Peete and Repeat: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 3 (ADULT AUDIO)

Frannie and the gang are out camping again, this time in Minnesota where they intend to bike all around the area.  But after a canoeing accident that has put Frannie out of commission for a while it only gives her time to think about the two dead bodies that were found and what happened to them.  

I have fallen in love with these Frannie books, to the point I have to ration out the audios to myself, yep I got the audios narrated by the wonderful Michelle Babb.  She does such a great job and her voice is Frannie to me now.  These books have enough suspense and action to go around a whole campsite.  Not to mention Frannie's curiosity would scare a lot of kitties straight.  But there is always a bit of humor thrown in as well, and this all together is what makes these awesome books so special.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Daddy's Little Girl (ADULT AUDIO)

Misty is the teenage daughter of a serial killer.  Which isn't that bad she has her Bitsy to help her and to keep her company.  

Ramsey's passion is tornadoes and he fancies himself a storm chaser, while dragging his sister along to help him drive or film. But what about the girl they found in the field?

Kate is stuck in small town police department but dreams of becoming a FBI agent.  How is she ever going to get a case that will get her noticed.  

This is really a good psychological thriller.  The author spares no one and throws in a ton of twists and turns on top of the non stop action that is going on including a tornado.  Narrator Allie Piper did a awesome job with this book I can't wait to find more by her.  I am going to leave it at if you enjoy really twisted demented thrillers this is for you and it is good.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Poison for Breakfast (MG)

This is a book both like and unlike other Lemony Snicket books you might have read in the past.  It is philosophical but in a way I think most readers will be alright with.  As the title state he ate poison for breakfast and is now processing and understanding why one would do that and following the clues to who would do that to him and why.  Like I said not entirely the same but not entirely different either, but well worth a try, especially if you are a mystery junky like me.

Three Lines in a Circle (PICTURE BOOK)

 This is a wonderful book on the creation of the now known peace sign.  It has great pictures to help keep children engaged while listening to this story of how one graphic designer  in London made a sign that went international and is still known today.

Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (MG)

 Enola Holmes, yes of those Holmes', Sherlock and Mycroft's sister is just as good as her brothers if girls only had a chance in these times.  But when Sherlock is indisposed Enola takes one of his cases right from under his nose, it will either bring him out of his funk or it won't and she will help this poor woman whom Enola has taken a liking to right away.  

Thus case book of Enola's is a wonderful read for any mystery lovers and reluctant reader as there is tons of action and suspense all around.  The twists and turns are everywhere but don't be fooled, there is only one straight answer.  SO stay on target and see if you can answer all the questions before the end.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sentinel: Deadmen's War, Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

 Cole and his squad (Banshee) are to protect some scientists on a frozen planet, but when they are almost wiped out they are given a new role, to jack into to Sentinels that were being studied by the scientist, in hopes they might be able to more protect the scientists.  

This is a awesome audio narrated by the award winning R.C. Bray.  The book is full of action with a bit of suspense thrown in.  As cool as Cole is, my favorite character has to be the kick butt female operator named Tanaka.  She can do anything and do it well.  This book is very engaging and will grab you and not let go until you are finished and even than you will be clamoring for more, at least that is what happened to me.  This is my first book by Melchiorri but I will certainly be looking for more.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

After the End (ADULT AUDIO)

 Being a prepper has really helped Addison but he has decided to leave where he is and seek out his Uncle Izzy, so the plan is to bike his way to his uncles with his bow, a gun or two and some food.  What he doesn't plan on is finding another survivor and not really know if the pregnant girl, Ava, is friend or foe but now she is going with him.  Will they find others, will they be friend or foe?

This book is non stop action and suspense.  The characters, I believe, are realistic for the situation and that might be hard sometimes to get the character where the author wants it to go while keeping it real.  I had the audio version and it was narrated by the wonderful Kevin Pierce.  Mr Pierce can make you feel like you are on the road with Addison cheering him on and trying to help him through the rough spots.  This is really a book for today but will be good for any day.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Reign of Blood (YA AUDIO)

Somehow April, a 17 year old girl, is still alive after the epidemic swept through a year ago and now the vampire factions are fighting over her blood thinking it holds the key to their freedom.  April living in Las Vegas with her mother and brother has become quite the vampire hunter out of necessity, but once her family has been taken hostage things become, lets say intense.

I don't want to say to much for fear of spoilers, but this book only has one speed and that is fast.  It comes out of the shoots fast and doesn't ever let up even leading into the next book.  Plan to be up past you bedtime or if you are lucky enough to have the audio version narrated by Anne Marie Susan Silvey than plan to take the long way home from work or take some very long walks, as she makes this book so much more wonderful, if that is possible, by her voice.   Either version you choose you won't go wrong.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Rainbow in the Dark (YA)

This is a story of a high school senior, Rainbow, a cat, Goldfish, and how Rainbow got stuck in another reality playing a game with three other teens that may or may not be real, especially when you find out how they have to use the bathroom.  They must complete quests, gain experience and memories to hopefully win and escape the game and go home.  But where does a cat named Goldfish come in and is Rainbows brother in this world too?

This is a very interesting and well sculpted book.  There are so many twists and turns it will keep you ensnared until the end.  The characters are well rounded and the story line is a new one.  I liked this book and hope you all do too.

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks (ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL)

 This is a amazing book with mind blowing images.  It tells the true story of 9/11 and beyond in a way you have probably never expected.  Not just the story but with pictures you might forget aren't real photographs once you get sucked into the retelling of that day.  Also if you are old enough beware of the emotions this book will stir or bring back to the forefront of your mind.   This book is not for young children despite being a graphic novel, this one is definitely for adults and teens.  But it keeps the event alive so we will never forget.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Champion's Quest The Die of Destiny (MG)

Lucas' life is about to change just not exactly in the way he thought.  When he entered that game shop he was hoping to ditch his friend and run away from their newest foster home in a line of them.  But what happened was he, his friend, a girl from school, and his foster parents daughter who Lucas is sure hates him get transported into a role playing game and now must fight, think, and work together so they can complete the quest if they want to leave the game.  Sounds easy right?

This is a great book especially with the different role playing games making a comeback.  It shows how with teamwork you can accomplish a lot more than by yourself.  The best part is they couldn't just give up and say its to hard they had to keep going or they would be stuck in the game forever.  I think this will hold the attention of readers young and old and I hope they like it as much as I did.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares (MG)

 Paola doesn't understand why Dante won't talk to her, Emma is to busy with her new friends, and even her mom is busy with a new boyfriend, so there is no one to talk too about her new nightmares that are coming almost every night.  What is worse in the middle of her nightmares about this creepy forest is her dad who she has not seen since she was six.  But when Dante's abuela falls ill and the doctors are stumped Paola knows what she must do with or without her friends, she must find and face that forest and see what her dad is trying to tell her.

This is a awesome second book to the series and has even more action and suspense than the first book.  The story and its addition of the Latino culture really makes this a refreshing read one any age will love.  I think this would also be great for a reluctant reader.  

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Blue Coyote: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

 Frannie and Larry take their grand-kids with them on their camping trip.  But things go crazy a child is missing and Larry has been turned in to social services.  All they can think is will their grand-kids be next and will they ever be able be alone with their grand-kids again.  But Frannie starts to think out the problems logically but will she solve it before it is too late for the little girl? 

These books are tons of fun and if you are lucky enough to get the audios narrated by Michelle Babb than you are really in for a treat.  These are wonderful fun quick mysteries, with great characters, I love the regulars but the new people they meet at the campsite are so true if you have gone camping, but some of the situations are funny.  I hope you love this series as much as I am.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Cursed for Keeps (ADULT AUDIO)

 Robert a Duke has a curse, a frog type curse, he starts everyday as a frog until a lady kisses him.  Of course the princess he loves and was going to marry hasn't written him back in a long time.  In Princess Snow's defense she has her own curse issues to deal with and doesn't think she can love anyone else ever again.  

This is a book that has combined The Frog Prince and Snow White together for a wicked good time.  The action is non stop and the suspense is thick.  I came in on this the second book and was a bit lost at first, but I don't think that had anything to do with order as I think this is as good a standalone as it is a companion.  I think it was me listening (I had the audio) and getting the characters straight.  The Narrator Trista Shaye does a great job with this book.  I hope you give this book a chance no matter which form you prefer because it really is good and I can't wait for more.