Wednesday, December 11, 2013

White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

 White Fire
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
5/5 Stars
Dates read: Dec. 7- 10 '13

Preston and Child did it again. What a great fast read. So many times where I didn't want to but my book down. They always manage to keep us on our toes. In the town of Roaring Fork, our lovely heroine Corrie Swanson is investigating killings from a grizzly bear for her college thesis. But things don't seem right with the bodies of the dead miners killed years ago being moved. She starts to investigate and everything unwides. Of course we still have our favorite Special Agent. Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast.

Filled with twists and turns. And some Sherlock Holmes mixed in. Anyone's bound to like it. Seasoned P&C and Holmes fans alike. Will surely like this new addition to the Pendergast series.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Nick and Tesla's: High-Voltage Danger Lab" By: Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

Nick and Tesla's: High-Voltage Danger Lab

Uzebekistan. Uncle Newt gives them free roam of his lab. Using whatever they want to experiment with. They come up with some pretty rad inventions too. The book even includes instructions to build inventions along with Nick and Tesla. (Young readers please have parents handy.) I was going to do a few myself to add to my review,but didn't have the materials. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten

Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten

Read: 9/11/13 to 9/14/13

5/5 Stars





I really liked this book. It felt real, and kept me on the edge of my seat at so many times.
Max Parkman is an autistic boy a high functioning autistic boy. After a downward spiral Danielle, Max's mother brings him to the best mental facility in the country to try and sold the issue for his outburst and suicidal tendencies.
While at the hospital some things start not going so smoothly. Danielle steps in to sold what's going on. The hospital refuses to release information on how they are treating Max. After some investigation she decides to take Max out of the facility. They wont allow it. Shortly afterwards a murder occurs with another client at the facility, Max is left to blame, convinced her son is innocent she goes on a search jumping through hoops of all sorts to prove his innocence.
 I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say the ending left me shocked. I did start to guess something along the lines of who committed the murder,but like how it ended. I don't think this will spoil anything, but I can't wait for a sequel. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts by Doogie Horner

100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts by Doogie Horner
Read: Today 8/8/2013

   I received this from Quirk as part of there blogger review program. A cute little book filled with ghosts. BOO! Did I scare you? Well weather I did or not I know this book will do far from least I hope so. This book is a easy read. Beyond the introduction theirs very few words. So it is easy for any age to read. I laughed a lot while flipping through this book. Weather you like,love or hate ghosts you will never look at one the same way again after reading this. These aren't just your average ghosts. These guys have style. They reference movies,tv,the internet,or are just plain goofing off.
   This book is tiny, I mean as in pocket size, or great for a stocking stuffer,and it's due out just in time to prepare for the Halloween season too! So read this book and be prepared to scare or laugh your head off.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Vader's Little Princess by Jeffery Brown

Vader's little Princess by Jeffery Brown
4/5 Stars
read today (8/6/2013)

Read this while at the library. Such a cute little story. I had read "Vader and Son" earlier. The books are just great. Between the drawings. It's nice that any age can read these books. I just wish they were longer.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

William Shakespears Star Wars by Ian Doescher Review

William Shakespears Star Wars by Ian Doescher
Dates read July 4th, to July 18th (approx)
Rated 4/5 Stars

We've all seen Star Wars, we've all read Shakespeare. So why not combine the two? That's exactly what Ian did. A great job too. First let me talk about the look of the book. A hardcover with a sweet dustjacket. The detail in the cover photo is amazing ( they're photos throughout the book too with just as much amazing detail.) Take off the dustjacket and you get a weathered looking book. I thought it looked so sweet. I tend to read my hardcover books without the dustjackets too so they stay nice.
This is written in Shakespeare format , language and all. I felt like grabbing a few friends and acting it out....Still might do that. :)
If you're wondering if you'll like this books well I say if you love Shakespeare, but don't like Star Wars...why would you not like Star Wars is beyond me,but just saying. I say read it. If you love Star Wars but not Shakespeare, read it! and if you love both! well then duh read this book. It's fun no matter what. Good job Ian, now please write the rest of the saga.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Always Watching" by Chevy Stevens review

Always Watching by Chevy Stevens
Always Watching by Chevy Stevens
 Read from June 25 to July 02, 2013(approx)
Rated:5/5 Stars 

Another great novel from Canadian author Chevy Stevens. I first fell in love with Chevy's books with "Never Knowing" her second novel. Her books are filled with so many twists and mystery.

I'm going to try and not give too much away in this review. Chevy's books are too good to spoil in review, and I sometimes have a hard time writing a review without spoilers.

This book is a little different from her first two. The first two focus on sessions with Dr.Nadine Lavoie, this time She is involved in the case. She has a deep connection with her patient Heather, after realizing she knows the name of the leader of the commune Heather was at. Nadine remembers she was there when she was younger. Somethings come back to haunt her.
 As she unwravles the mystery of Heathers issues, she is haunted by her past and her claustrophobia. Which she realizes is somehow related to her childhood. With some help from her brother she tries to get through it all safe and alive. All while feeling watched all the time.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Read: May 25th - May 27th
Rated : 5/5 Stars

I love John Green's books. The first one I read was "Looking for Alaska" I loved it! I got the change to give it away at World Book Night. Which was awesome. It did take me a while to get to this book a little over a year after it's publication. But I finally got around to reading it. I couldn't put it down. Although I had to at times due to work.I loved the relationship between Hazel and Gus. It was beautiful. Also I kind of related the the book a little. Not with having cancer myself, but a family member who did. (they're still alive) by the way. 
This beautiful story follows Hazel and Augustus who meet at a cancer support group. They start forming a bond. Hazel feels weighed down by her parents, and Gus is so outgoing. Despite this they fall deeply in love. Having fun playing video games, sharing laughs, and books.Gus teaches Hazel to live life to the fullest and stop being carried under her parents wing, and waiting to die. Gus does something amazing for Hazel by taking her to Amsterdam as his wish to meet her favorite writer. ( I don't want to spoil's too good of a book to spoil.) 
Just read the book you wont regret it. This book is so true to what people go through. ( no always the love and travel.) but the struggle and the waiting.
Just give it a try you wont be disappointed.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman By Nora Ephron
Read in May of 2013
4/5 Stars

This is the first book from Nora Ephron I have read. I laughed a lot. Despite me being a lot younger than some of the stuff discussed in the book so i would have no relation. But got a good laugh and in site at what to expect in the future.
Weather you enjoyed her movies, or a good laugh younger or old. I thought this was a decent, easy, and fun quick read.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon

 The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
Read in May of 2013
4/5 Stars

Reggie is just thirteen years old and her mother is found victim to a series of killings where the right hand is left on the steps of the police station and then places the corpses on display in town. Reggie is devastated. Years later she gets a call saying her mother was found alive at a homeless shelter. Reggie goes to investigate and on a spree to find the killer and the person responsible for keeping her mother captive for so long.

I've read a few other of Jennifer's books and like the others I sped through this one. It jumps back between when Reggie was younger and present day. But it is a very easy read. Some parts read slower than others, but then some parts were so nail biting i couldn't put the book down. ( sometimes i had too though, cus I would sneak in reading time at work. Shhhh...)

I found myself trying to guess who I thought the killer was, and even I was wrong. It had a bittersweet ending.
If you like mystery and suspense and twists, i suggest you read this book.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth

First let me say what a fun book. I got this book through a reviewers mailing list I am on.

A great debut book from author E.B Hudspeth. Written in two parts. Part Frankenstein, part Grey's Anatomy. This makes for a good adventure. It starts out with a biography of Dr. Spencer Black, a doctor, a scientist, a mad man. Obsessed with animals and anatomy he transforms life to make new creatures of all sorts. I thought the biography section was a little short, but it did it's job well. Maybe in later books we'll see Dr. Black again.

The Second half of the book is really amazing. filled with pictures and diagrams all drawn and written by Spencer Black. I absolutely loved the detail in the end. Featuring a lot of mythical creatures many may recognize. It shows every angle inside and out of each creature.

I loved this book,definitely sharing with friends, and you should too.

In all I give this a 5/5 stars


I just wanted to put a reminder post out here that if a review is not posted here it will most likely be posted on my Librarything or my Goodreads. I try to keep this blog as up to date as I can. Sorry if it's behind.

Thank you all for reading


Monday, March 4, 2013

Review for "Tales from Lovecraft Middle School:Professor Gargoyle"

I won this from a goodreads first reads. I won this a while back but with how many books ive been trying to read I put this off. It is published from Quirk books... I love their books. I was able to read this in one day. (shhh during breaks at work.) It was a simple book. Great for a grade school- middle school age. It also would fit for them since it's based in middle school. What attracted me to this book was Lovecraft being in the title. What a great start to a series Robert is a average kid. New at Lovecraft Middle School he's a big unsure and doesn't have any friends right away. That soon changes but also with the new science teacher acting strangely and a "secret" attic in the library. This book will leave you screaming for the next installment young and old.