Monday, August 22, 2016
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Author: Leila Meacham
Published: Grand Central Publishing
After an accident claims the lives of 11 year old Cathy's parents she is forced to leave behind her rich educational life style of California behind to move in with a grandmother she has never met who lives in the Texas panhandle. To Cathy leaving the high life and excellent school in California, to live in a small town in which nothing really matters but football comes at quite a shock to her. As a favor from her grandmother to a friend she asked the two most popular up and coming football stars Trey Don Hall and John Caldwell to protect Cathy and give her friendship at a time when it is needed most. That one request changed the lives of the three forever as they become close friends. After the first sight of the beauty of Cathy both boys fell in love with her causing a love triangle between the three.
The three stick together through the ups and down all the way to high school when a fateful turn of events causes a rift between the three.
Follow the three as they grow into their adult years so close together yet so far away. Until one day secrets come out which could ruin everything. This novel will teach you that life doesn't always turn out like the fairy tales.
Thoughts: I honestly didn't think that I would like this book as much as I did. The beginning seems like a cute little love story but as you get more into the book you start to feel as if you know the characters thoughts and actions until a huge twist happens and throws you for a loop. I found myself saying "wow" on several occasions as the rich plot flowed and I saw the characters develop. This book allows you to watch youth grow to adulthood and teaches you how one bad decision and forever change your life.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
About the Book
Title: Raven’s Peak
Author: Lincoln Cole
Genre: Horror / Urban Fantasy
A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven’s Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to discover the root of the evil affecting people. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she’s ever faced and finds herself in a fight just to stay alive.
Abigail rescues Haatim Arison from a terrifying fate and discovers that he has a family legacy in the supernatural that he knows nothing about. Now she’s forced to protect him, which is easy, but also to trust him if she wants to save the townsfolk of Raven’s Peak. Trust, however, is something hard to have for someone who grew up living on the knife’s edge of danger.
Can they discover the cause of the town’s insanity and put a stop to it before it is too late?
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Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Title: Demon In My View
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Published: Laurel Leaf
Jessica thought that witches and vampires were something that were only real in her novels that she writes. She soon finds out that isn't true as she comes face to face with one of the vampires from the novels she writes. Jessica writes about her dreams and she has had them for as long as she can remember little did she know that they were actually true events that actually happened in the past. Jessica has unknowingly been writing about all the secrets of the vampire world even about the lives and weaknesses of some of it's occupants. Now the vampire world wants her dead and one of Jessica's most famous vampires from her novels has taken it upon himself to do the deed.
Aubrey is one of the strongest vampires alive and he has his eye on Jessica. Sent to kill her he joins her high school as a student in order to get close to her. He wasn't expecting her to be so beautiful and he wasn't expecting to fall in love with the girl he was sent to kill. Now he will do everything he can to prevent the vampire world from harming the one he has fallen for.
Thoughts: I have loved this novel ever since the first time I read it in middle school. This book is a quick read and is very simple in the way that it's written. My only wish is that it was longer because the ending leaves a lot to be said.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling
Author: Erika Johansen
Kelsea is a young princess that has been raised in hiding since the death of her mother the Queen. Now on her nineteenth birthday her time has come for her to take her place as queen of the Tearling. Doing that is easier said than done as the Red Queen would give anything to have her head and has sent people to hunt Kelsea down.
Kelsea is now on the race to her new home all the while people are fast at her heels for the Red Queen. During this fateful journey Kelsea makes some new Friends along the way to her new home. Her new kingdom she finds is in a disarray and in constant fear of the fallout from the Red Queen in the neighboring kingdom. Kelsea has her hands full if she wants to bring the Tearling back to glory, easier said than done when almost everyone wants you dead.
Thoughts: Lies, secrets, traitors, and a young queen in the middle of it all. This book was a bit slow but for a good reason there was a lot to take in. You get to witness the complete dysfunctionality of the kingdom as Kelsea becomes queen. The characters were very rich even though at the moment some of them are vague in their backgrounds and how they came to be. I love the atmosphere of this book. I want to say that this book is almost like a post apocalyptic novel and I say this because there were little signs of the present in this seemingly medieval story. With all of that being said I did enjoy this book and I will be continuing on with this series also props must be given for the look of this beautiful book!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Title: Barely Bewitched
Author: Kimberly Frost
Tammy Jo Has unleashed armageddon on the little town of duvall. Using her magic while untrained has caused the town a lot of trouble and also attracted the attention of the World Association of Magic (WAM) who have decided to sign her up for a magical challenge. To Train her for the challenge WAM has sent two wizards one being a psycho maniac, but help is needed if she expects to pass the challenge at hand.
Things become even weirder when fairy dust is spilled causing the town and all in it to go crazy. To top it all off the doors between the fairy and human world is weakened allowing deadly creature to cross over. It is up to Tammy Jo to fix what has been done to the town with the help of the handsome Bryn Lyons who she is forbidden to be around under the conditions of her family and the challenge. Now the race is on to save the town before the end of Halloween, now if only Tammy Jo can keep from being killed in the process.
Thoughts: I enjoyed this book. I only had one issue with this book and that was the fact that the beginning was really slow to the point where I almost stopped reading it, but I am glad I didn't because the ending was really good and has me wanting to read the next one in the series. There were also several plots in this book which can be confusing but I hope that something is done about the loose ends in the next novels. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction and paranormal books also if you like witches and creatures of legend.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Title: The Phoenix Project
Author: D.M. Cain
Genre: Psychological Thriller
A thought provoking and compelling dystopian world that will change the way you view justice…
A man fights for life—and redemption—in D. M. Cain’s riveting new novel, The Phoenix Project.
Britain has descended into chaos as violence and terrorist attacks seethe across this once-peaceful country. Outraged by the steady stream of lawlessness, citizens demand a harsher penal system, and the Phoenix Project is born.
In prisons across the country, inmates fight to the death in a weekly bloodbath while the nation cheers them on.
Raven Kennedy, a prisoner who has never forgiven himself for his unspeakable crime, struggles against his own guilt and self-loathing. But even as the real war wages on within himself, Raven is forced to battle some of the prison’s most ruthless killing machines. Can he survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him—and one day find the forgiveness he seeks?
‘The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain is a superbly written debut, soaked in tension and intrigue,’ Jack Croxall, author of the ‘Tethers’ trilogy.
D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for US publisher Booktrope. She has released three novels: The Phoenix Project – a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future,Soren – a middle-grade fantasy, and A Chronicle of Chaos – the first in a dark fantasy series. She is currently working on the next novel in the series, ‘The Shield of Soren’, and a novella to accompany it.
D.M. Cain is also a member of the International Thriller Writers and is one of the creators and administrators of the online author group #Awethors. Her short story ‘The End’ was published in Awethology Dark – an anthology by the #Awethors.
Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK, with her husband and young son, and spends her time reading, writing and reviewing books, playing RPGs and listening to symphonic metal.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Title: Words Unspoken
Author: Adam Stuck
Published: Amazon Digital Services
This is a poetry book filled of a life of sorrow and happiness as one man struggles to find true love and meaning in his life. Once found the world is a light with his beautiful words describing an encounter with true love in one life changing moment.
Thoughts: I loved this poetry though quite sad at times it makes you truly feel for the person who wrote them. The words are very strong and tend to stick with you through time and it's also a very short read only being 25 pages long. Oh what a moving 25 pages that make me want to write poetry again.There were some editing errors but they are easy to look past so there really wasn't any problems there. I would recommend this book to anyone that has just a short amount of time to read something or who is looking for a moving story through poetry of sorrow and love found.
Excerpt from the book
The Path in the Woods
I walked a down a well used path in the forest of life. A path many had walked before, As the path was well worn and clear. Far down this path I could see, This path held no surprises for me. For a while I walked this path with my family at my side. And later my friends walked with me down this path, They walked with me for a while there path was the same as mine. And then they all went their separate ways. Some path turned far from mine, others not too far. Some friends were now gone, other still near enough to call out to. But I now walked my path alone. In the distance I heard a voice call out to me. I talked to this voice for a while as walked. It was always there for me, always willing to listen. My heart told me to try and find this voice, But my head said otherwise. Other voice called out to me for time to time, And for some reason I tried to follow those voices. In the end it only made lost, tired and lonely. But through it all her voice was always there. So for the first time in my life I threw caution to the wind, And left the path to make my own and find her. It was there I found you in the woods, alone and crying. And it was in you that I found the love I had been searching for. It was in you that I found everything I would ever want and need. I knew that no one would ever love more then you, And I knew that I could never love anyone more then I love you.