Monday, January 28, 2013

REVIEW~ The New Normal by Ashley Little

Tamar Robinson knows a lot about loss--more than any teenager should. Her younger sisters are dead, her parents are adrift in a sea of grief, and now Tamar is losing her hair. Nevertheless, she navigates her rocky life as best she can, not always with grace, but with her own brand of twisted humor. She joins the chess club with her friend Roy, earns a part in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, buys an awesome wig, lands a crappy job, gets invited to the prom (by three different guys!) and helps her parents re-enter the land of the living. What Tamar lacks in tact (and hair), she makes up for in sheer tenacity. REVIEW 4-STARS**** I was unsure I was going to enjoy this book, but it captured my attention from the first chapter- and never let go. I loved the characters- (would like to have read more about the doctor) This was a fantastic book, but there seemed to be something missing- however it was far from a let down and I would recommend this to my friends. This was a light, fun, fast, and interesting read- while also having depth to the message it packed. I really enjoyed this story and breezed through it as each chapter brought something new and more interesting. At the same time I felt like if this book had a few more chapters I could have given it five stars. I liked that the book was fast paced and did not drag on one subject. (however a few seemed to need more) Also one small problem I had with the book was that I did not like that there were not many more surprises other than those listed in the synopsis, but overall worth the read :) The New Normal makes a great addition to my bookshelves and I'm glad I had the chance to read and review this book. Thank You!

Monday, January 7, 2013

REVIEW: Veiled Mist by Eleanor T Beaty

On the Caribbean island of Maurray, spoiled-rotten, fifteen-year-old Hanna wakes up to a nightmare. She is not the daughter of an aristocrat but the orphan of a Gypsy. She is the descendant to a mystical Gypsy tribe. Their magic is strong and has lasted six hundred years. Ornella, the tribe's guardian, arrives at the island with her mutt, Count Dracula, to guide Hanna. Hanna is told she must embrace her heritage or die at the ripe age of seventeen. But Hanna does the unthinkable, she chooses death. She hates Gypsies and would rather die. What she doesn't know is that her death will destroy the entire tribe. What she also doesn't know is how persuasive Ornella can be. The nightmare begins REVIEW: 5-STARS ***** This book was a blast and I'm glad to have had the chance to read it. The characters were well thought out and likable- the book well written- funny and had a unique plot line. This is a book I would recommend to my friends who love paranormal, or may be the ones with some bratty kids: lol jk :) A good lesson to be found from reading this book- love the message. This was a kindle button presser for me and a joy to read makes a great addition to my kindle books.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

As You Wish...: The Spirit of St. Augustine by Doug Dillon

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Review~ The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker & Laura Roecker

Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure. To: Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM From: Subject: (no subject) Kate, I'm here… sort of. Find Cameron. He knows. I shouldn't be writing. Don't tell. They'll hurt you. Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets lhaunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder.. REVIEW~ 5-STARS ***** Well this led to TWO sleepless nights :) This book was so much fun and I'm going to head straight in to book two. The characters were amazing and witty :) I can't say enough about this book and the plot outstanding... The writing style was fantastic- These two Authors have headed straight into my top 5 favorites.