Monday, September 12, 2016

Book Chat

Try something new...

As I walked around my local library, browsing titles, I thought about what I tell my students...TRY SOMETHING NEW! I am however,  guilty of not following my own advice. Even though I am (ahem) slightly beyond my teen years, I am still drawn to their shiny covers and angst filled pages.

Determined to make a change, I decided to stroll through the ADULT fiction. Blah, Blah, Blah. Nothing jumped out atd me except my old favorites like Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, and a few other which I devoured long ago. Besides that,  I know nothing of adult fiction. Shame on me. I am walking by some amazing titles, I just have no idea where to start. I love a series. I love paranormal. So my question is to you, my savvy, sophisticated readers. Where do I start?

Happy Reading,

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Review: Working Stiff by, Rachel Caine

Working Stiff (Revivalist #1)
 by, Rachel Caine

Bryn Davis knows working at Fairview Mortuary isn't the most glamorous career choice, but at least it offers stable employment--until she discovers her bosses using a drug that resurrects the clientele as part of an extortion racket. Now, Bryn faces being terminated--literally, and with extreme prejudice.

Wit the help of corporate double-agent Patrick McCallister, Bryn has a chance to take down the bigger problem--pharmaceutical company Pharmadene, which treats death as the ultimate corporate loyalty program. She'd better do it fast, before she becomes a zombie slave--a real working stiff. She'd be better off dead...
 (Summary from goodreads)

This new series by Rachel Caine took off with an interesting and at time gruesome beginning. Readers can expect suspence, moments of frustration, gore, and a blooming romance.

I found myself dedicated to the book and disappointed when it was over. There were some points where the storyline seemed to slow. I do realize however, that this allowed for world-building and character development.

I am curious about the next book in the series. The characters have more room to grow and challenges to face.

Want to read it? Here's some links...
Rachel Caine's Website

Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Summer is almost here!

Sumer is almost here and my goal is to review and revamp. A lot has changed so it may take some work but I am up for the challenge!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

YA Review: Uprising by Jessica Therrien

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable. When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves. It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive. My thoughts...

Friday, August 9, 2013

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So I have been out of the loop for more than a little bit of time. Life gets crazy and the blog is usually the first to go. I apologize to anyone who I neglected to review for due to these disruptions in blogging.

I am wondering what everyone is using to read other blogs now that google reader is a thing of the past? Any suggestions are appreciated. I really feel like I am starting from scratch.

Happy Reading.


YA review: Uprising

Imagine wielding the powers of Gods and Goddesses. Maybe you desire abilities to teleport, transform, manipulate, maim or even kill. What if your enemies held these powers? With these abilities, would come great responsibility and power. Elyse, the heroine of Uprising, once again faces these challenges and more.
Book two of the Children of the Gods series picks up where Oppression left off. Elyse finds herself in a leadership role with a small army of descendants looking her for guidance. All of my favorite and not-so-favorite characters made an appearance. They showed a great deal of growth since the first book. As old as these descendants are, their experiences advance their maturity.

There was plenty of excitement in book two. Action, frustration, danger, and some devastating events that will leave you speechless and more than a little concerned about the beloved characters. Therrien has an unique writing style that does a brilliant job of helping the reader to visualize the world. She paints a vivid picture of what the characters are feeling and it helps the reader feel what the characters are experiencing.

I would recommend readers to start with Oppression to build their understanding of Therrien's world. The writing is easy to understand, the characters are interesting and this series should delight YA fans of all ages.

For more information, visit Jessica at her website.
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