Friday, July 6, 2018

QUANTUM by Roxanne Lambie


This is an adventure novel for young adults, or just for the young at heart.  I loved  the whole time/space idea where she lands in Ireland.  It’s awesome that she’s learning how to fly.  You don’t read about that in young adult books for girls.  I’d like to think reading this book will inspire more girls to become pilots. 

Check this out when you can and if you’re looking for a gift for a teenage girl, this is one to grab.

Friday, June 29, 2018

SOPHIE’S LIGHT by Matthew S. Cox


It started off as a good children’s story.  The little girl is tormented by a troll while living in a magica forest.  She decides to set off on her own, and the reader can marvel at her strength and endurance, while also seeing her vulnerable side.  The characterizations are excellent.

Then you get to the end, and wow.  I won’t spoil the twist, but if you’re like me, you’ll have to reread the book with the twist in mind.

That twist takes it from a good story to the kind you want to recommend to everyone.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

THE AFFECTED by James McNally


If you’re looking for a horror novel that will leave you chilled and up at night, look no further than THE AFFECTED.  If the cover doesn’t get you, then the writing will.  The idea behind it is creepy, to say the least.  I loved the idea of Demy and writing about a character who is deaf.  You don’t see Deaf characters a lot in literature.

What’s that sound?

You’ll have to read to find out.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

NINE CANDLES OF DEEPEST BLACK by Matthew S. Cox


This is such a perfect YA read.  There’s a teen who is misunderstood by her parents, something every teen can relate to.  There’s magic being done, and ghosts, and a family drama that haunts out main character.  Expect action around every turn and the end leaves you flipping pages to see what happens.

I would have been all over this book back in high school.  A few friends of mine thought they were witches, and the things the girls in the story do reminded me so much of them.  This would have easily been their favorite book.

Monday, June 4, 2018

WHISPERS OF DEATH by Ronald Kihali


This is a beautiful book of poetry.  I was swept up and often times, I had to pause and reread because a line was just so elegant.  Its been a long time since I read poetry (basically since college).  I found this engaging and chilling.  So many times, a line gave me the chills.

5 stars!  This will open your eyes to new feelings and really get you to think.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

THE COFFIN MAKER by Breeann Allison


This is such a deliciously unusual book.  It grabs you from the first sentence.  I loved the mystery.  I loved Jesse!  It has the vibe of a classic Gothic, but with humor. 

If you’re looking for a dark, tantalizing tale, grab this book up.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

THE THEORY OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER


I received a copy of THE THEORY OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Kristin Billerbeck from Revell in exchange for an honest review.  This is chick lit at its finest.  If you’re feeling sad or just need to unwind, pick up a copy.

This book was hysterical.  I was sad that a new job kept me from reading more than one chapter at a top.  From start to finish, you’ll become absorbed in the characters.  The writing is fluid and catchy; it really sucks you in.  The romance is a perfect supplement to the humor.

In a nutshell, Maggie is depressed after a break up, so her friends put her on a cruise.  I’ve never been a on a cruise, but I found the details well described and it made a wonderful setting for some quirky antics.

A solid four stars from me.  Some of the witty banter felt forced, otherwise it would have been 5 stars.