Sunday, September 30, 2012

Review on Island of Tory~ by Regina M. Geither for Blog Tour Stop***

February 23, 2012*** Amazon Link-
When sixteen year old Arella Cline's summer vacation begins with the tragic death of her parents, she is sent to live with her aunt to begin a new life on a remote island off the western coast of Ireland. But there are strange things happening on Tory Island— shadow figures, mysterious auras, and the haunting sound of her deceased parents’ voices. The only thing Arella finds appealing about Tory is the handsome, dark-haired Declan McQuillan. But Cannon Fidelous, a mysterious outcast, warns her that the island and its inhabitants are hiding a dark secret. And when Arella finds an ancient book of prophecies, she discovers the island's curse—a curse that only she can undo
5 out of 5 Stars*** The Island of Tory kicks off with a family trip headed to an island called Tory~ (this is not Arella's idea of a place to hang out) but before the family can arrive there is a horrible car accident- which leaves Arella to continue on with life without her mother or father. Soon- she finds herself having to live on this island anyway with her aunt Fi and a life of attending a small private school located on the Island of Tory. Here she meets a nice boy named Declan who decides to help show her the ropes and invites her to attend a sport she loves (soccer) after school along with some potential friends. But things take a turn- people start to act strange- visions believed to be caused from the accident- and also her life could be in danger. I have to say that I really enjoyed this story more than expected loved the mystery and fantasy and the author did a great job with the Irish accents which played out well in the story. This book had me guessing until the very end~ I really liked Regina M. Geither's writing style. I read this on my computer and was wishing the whole time that I had a physical copy for my shelves- amazing cover!! This book has a lot of different elements to offer a reader. The characters were well developed and dialog was fantastic. If there is a second book coming out I will pick it up without hesitation. (I would hate to say there is anything beautiful about a car accident- but the author did an outstanding job with the choice of words and description of this accident in the beginning of the story) I would recommend Island of Tory as a great read and is quite different than those I've read lately which was nice- so if you're looking for a fast* unique* read -this one is for you. I look forward to reading more from this author. I hope to soon have my own copy to put onto my shelves. Awesome Read- This was my first review for a blog tour and I am so excited* Glad I was able to be a part of Island of Tory Blog Tour* :) Thank You!! Reesa***

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Review of Enclave by Ann Aguirre

 This book was AMAZING*** I can not wait to read Outpost*** No wasted ink in this story... Characters well developed- Straight to the point- Hooks you from the first chapter- Leaves you wanting more- I'm so glad I already have Outpost and can pick it up soon! :) This book has a little of everything~ Action- Romance- and a great plot* (while none of these are over done) If your looking for a fantastic- well balanced- light read- this one is for you! Awesome book~ Will continue with this series for sure. In the beginning 

WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE In Deuce's world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed 'brat' has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear--to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce's troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn't like following orders. At first she thinks he's crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don't always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she's never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce's perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy... but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Review of Trojan Horse by Mark Russinovich, Kevin Mitnick

It’s two years post-Zero Day, and former government analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling al-Qaida’s attack on the computer infrastructure of the Western world.  His cyber - security company is flourishing, and his relationship with Daryl Haugen intensifies when she becomes a part of his team.


But the West is under the East’s greatest threat yet. The Stuxnet virus that successfully subverted Iran’s nuclear defense program for years is being rapidly identified and defeated, and Stuxnet’s creators are stressed to develop a successor.  As Jeff and Daryl struggle to stay together, they’re summoned to disarm the attack of a revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace.  As the trojan penetrates Western intelligence, the terrifying truth about Iran is revealed, and Jeff and Daryl find themselves running a desperate race against time to reverse it - while the fate of both East and West hangs in the balance.


Like Zero DayTrojan Horse is a thrilling suspense story, a sober warning from one of the world’s leading experts on cyber-security, Microsoft’s Technology Fellow, Mark Russinovich.  Trojan Horse demystifies the dangerously realistic threat of a cyber-terrorism attack on the Western world, while chronicling the lengths through which one man and will go to stop it  I won an ARC of Trojan Horse: A Novel by Mark Russinovich in a giveaway for free on Goodreads First/Reads- Wow* what an eye opener** Trojan Horse is a brilliant story... filled with enough action and suspense to have you flipping through the second half of this novel with no problems... Reesa***

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review of Never Go Back by Andrea Stein

Never Go Back, A Minerva Mystery Twenty-something writer Lia Mitchell is living the perfect big city life. Great career - check, nice apartment – check, date with a cute guy - check…membership in an underground secret society - check. The Minerva Society is network of highly influential people to whom Lia owes everything. So when the Minerva Society calls, Lia has to listen. She’s been drafted to retrieve the secret files of recently deceased Marilyn Cruz, an up and coming politician. Marilyn’s little black book may or may not contain information that some people want to stay buried. The job sound simple enough, until she realizes that finding the information will involve digging deep into her own secrets – and that of her estranged family. Lia will learn that to whom much is given, much is expected. Finding out really happened to Marilyn Cruz and her secrets may just cost Lia everything she’s worked for. The Minerva Mysteries is a new mystery series featuring Amelia “Lia” Mitchell, a writer with a growing online empire. She owes her success to talent, hard work, and the helping hand of The Minerva Society. To the public it’s a female networking organization, but to its members, it is a powerful circle of wealth and influence. Lia’s deep ties to the Minerva Society involve her in their sometimes shady road to power. For those who like strong female detectives with a dash of sophistication, glamour and secret societies, Lia Mitchell and The Minerva Mysteries fit the bill.  5-stars  I really enjoyed Never Go Back by Andrea Stein- This was a great book- well put together. If your looking to read a fun- slightly sassy- well written mystery- this one is for you... I plan to continue on with this series... likable characters and seems as though every paragraph in this book was well thought out. I had a couple laughs- was interested throughout from beginning to end. The twists and turn were great- also just the right amount of suspense at the end. Could totally see this book made into a great movie I would pay to watch. Thank You!! Reesa***