6 11, 2015

Review and Guest Post: UNCOVERING COBBOGOTH by Hannah L. Clark

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Review and Guest Post: UNCOVERING COBBOGOTH by Hannah L. Clark

Uncovering Cobbogoth is based on actual Icelandic mythology. It is fun and fast paced. This book was one part mystery and one part romance in a nice fantastical package. My Review Norah has been raised by her famous archaeologist uncle, Jack, since her parents died when she was just a baby. Jack was […]

4 09, 2015

August 2015 Wrap Up

By | Friday, September 4, 2015|8 Comments

Welcome to my monthly wrap up! I reviewed 14 books in August and my daughter, Belle, reviewed 3, for a total of 17 reviews posted this month! I had a pretty good reading month until the last week where things sort of puttered out for me. I am back, though! I survived the […]

23 07, 2015

VIDEO Discussion with Belle: CRESS by Marissa Meyer

By | Thursday, July 23, 2015|11 Comments

VIDEO Discussion with Belle: CRESS by Marissa MeyerCress by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Also in this series: Cinder, Scarlet, Fairest, Winter
Published by Macmillan on February 4th, 2014
Pages: 550
Genres: Young Adult, Fairy Tales & Folklore, General, Science Fiction
Also by this author: Cinder, Scarlet, Fairest, Winter
eBook provided by My Wallet (purchased)

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In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Cress is book 3 in the Lunar Chronicles. This story started with Cinder then continued with Scarlet. Cress is action packed and kept me on the edge of my seat. Cress expands the world building I have come to love and introduces some very interesting characters. It’s too easy to tell you I […]

28 04, 2015

ORIENT by Christopher Bollen

By | Tuesday, April 28, 2015|6 Comments

ORIENT by Christopher BollenOrient by Christopher Bollen
Published by HarperCollins on May 5th 2015
Pages: 624
Genres: Fiction, General, Mystery & Detective, Suspense, Thrillers

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As summer draws to a close, a Small Long Island town is plagued by a series of mysterious deaths— and one young man, a loner taken in by a local, tries to piece together the crimes before his own time runs out.

Orient is an isolated hamlet on the North Fork of Long Island—a quiet, historic village that swells each summer with vacationers, Manhattan escapees, and wealthy young artists from the city with designs on local real estate. On the last day of summer, a teenage drifter named Mills Chevern arrives in town. Soon after, the village is rocked by a series of unsettling events: the local caretaker is found floating lifeless in the ocean; an elderly neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances; and a monstrous animal corpse is discovered on the beach not far from a research lab often suspected of harboring biological experiments. Before long, other more horrific events plunge the community into a spiral of paranoia.

As the village struggles to make sense of the wave of violence, anxious eyes settle on the mysterious Mills, a troubled orphan with no family, a hazy history, and unknown intentions. But he finds one friend in Beth, an Orient native in retreat from Manhattan, who is determined to unravel the mystery before the small town devours itself. Suffused with tension, rich with character and a haunting sense of lives suspended against an uncertain future, Orient is both a galvanic thriller and a provocative portrait of the dark side of the American dream: an idyllic community where no one is safe. It marks the emergence of a novelist of enormous talent.

This was a great book for people that love realistic characters and little suspense. Actually, Orient had a lot of suspense. I could barely put it down, and chewed all my nails off in anticipation for what would happen next. Orient is a town close to New York. It’s year round residents have […]

17 04, 2015

Review: THE DEAD LANDS by Benjamin Percy

By | Friday, April 17, 2015|8 Comments

Review: THE DEAD LANDS by Benjamin PercyThe Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy
Published by Grand Central Publishing on April 14th 2015
Pages: 416
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, General, Literary, Thrillers
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In Benjamin Percy's new thriller, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the world we know. A few humans carry on, living in outposts such as the Sanctuary-the remains of St. Louis-a shielded community that owes its survival to its militant defense and fear-mongering leaders. Then a rider comes from the wasteland beyond its walls. She reports on the outside world: west of the Cascades, rain falls, crops grow, civilization thrives. But there is danger too: the rising power of an army that pillages and enslaves every community they happen upon. Against the wishes of the Sanctuary, a small group sets out in secrecy. Led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark, they hope to expand their infant nation, and to reunite the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them to escape without a fight.

The Dead Lands is a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the adventures of Lewis and Clark. This book is nothing like the adventure I imaged for Lewis and Clark. This tale includes dark leadership, America 150 years after a super-flu, living mutants, fierce love, indifference, theft, loyalty, friendship, thirst, affluence, and an adventure across a […]

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