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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Radar Girls (ADULT)

 This is a awesome story about the women living in Hawaii that found their own purpose and some their own voices during WWII.  It is yet another story of the selfless and courageous women that took care of the home front doing the normal male jobs while the men were overseas.  Some were spouses of those military guys, some girlfriends, and some family but despite the unknown of their own men they came together in a sisterhood all their own.

I loved this book, the characters, the time period, and the historical fiction.  It kept me up way past my bedtime until I finished it and I have been in a reading slump for a bit so hopefully this wonderful book pulled me right out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021


AI is salvation, or is it?  This is a question that has broken earth into two factions.  The world is in a state of collapse with a  awful disease running ramped through the world called SANDS, Systematic Amyotrophic Nervous Disorder, that kills harshly and quickly and climate change that has ravaged the earth.  When Dr. Jason Crichton puts his sister's  mind into a operating system after she dies of SANDS, he believes she will help him save the world. 

This Japanese influenced book is as exciting and suspenseful as a roller coaster.  Author Nicholas Smith takes us on a wild, action packed, ride as we all hold our breath waiting to see what happens next.  My favorite characters are Okami a mech/wolfdog who helps shadow squad and Ghost who is always happy no matter what circumstances shadow squad finds themselves in.  By the way I had the audio version with narrator R.C. Bray who is as awesome as ever but I really enjoyed his tenor voice doing the singing for Ghost of shadow squad.  I enjoy how Mr. Bray transforms my world into that of the story and makes me feel as though I am really there fighting and surviving,  it is easy to see why Bray and Smith team up a lot. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Linked (MG)

 When a swastika appears on the wall of their school all anyone is thinking is who could have done this, but then even more appear.  Dana the only Jewish girl in the school wants to know if this against her personally, but still she is now thrust into the spot light.  Link the popular prankster of the school is looked to to figure out who did it.  Now that things are coming out Link finds out he has a Jewish background and is determined to have a Bar Mitzvah even though he has grown up a holiday Christian.  Growing on the Tenn. schools project of collecting a paperclip for every person killed in the holocaust Link and Dana's school has decided to make a paper chain of links, a link for every person killed in the holocaust, they know they may never get all they need but it is in the trying and the personalizing of the links so the kids of their school will fully understand the needless loss.  But still who is leaving the swastikas all over school?

This is such a good book and again Mr. Korman makes us think, and in our world right now we need to think of others which is what these kids learn to do.  The wonderful characters in this book that are so full of life and can teach us all a bit of compassion for each other.  This book also has its action parts but it is so full of suspense and twist and turns that I think even reluctant readers will lose themselves in this book.