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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Story of Diva and Flea

Book #9 Read in 2016
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Williems

This is a cute children's book about Diva, a timid small dog, and Flea, a wandering street cat.  The two become friends and give each other courage to try new things. They realize that there can be comfort and adventures in their lives.  This was a cute read.

The Wicked Will Rise

Book #8 Read in 2016
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

This is the second in the Doroty Must Die series, an alternate world of the Wizard of Oz.  In this book, Amy Gumm is still battling evil Dorothy and trying to save her magical friends.  This one, for me, was slower than book #1.  That being said, I enjoyed it and have ordered the third book, coming out next month.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Book #7 Read in 2016
Firstlife by Gena Showalter

This is the first in a YA fantasy series.  Tenley has to decide between two factions before she turns 18.  If not, her soul will be forfeited to Many Ends when she dies.  Her parents institutionalize her to try to get her to make a decision.  Turn out Ten is very important to both factions and therefore each want her to pledge to their faction.  Archer and Killian, one from each faction, are guardian angels of sorts to her but will even they be able to save her?  Lots of action, romance humor in this one.  The book did bog down a bit and at over 400 pages it could have been shorter and sped up but overall, it was a good read.  I will continue this series.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Monday, February 1, 2016

January Reads

January Reads:

1.  Thicker than Water (YA)  5/5
2.  Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (5/5)
3.  Raging Sea (YA)  5/5  2nd in series
4.  A Study in Charlotte (YA)  4/5/5
5.  Clockwork Prince (YA)  5/5  2nd in series
6.  Arena (YA)  4.5/5


6 books read in 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Book # 6 Read in 2015
Arena by Holly Jennings

This was touted as a read for Hunger Games fan and I can see that.  This book is set in the virtual reality realm, where teams of gamers fight to the death in tournaments to become champions.  Champions get lots of moneys, lots of sponsors and lots of fame.  They also can pay the price of a world of addiction, alcohol and drugs.  Kali becomes team captain and tries to bring fun back into the team's lives.  Will she succeed?  Will she be able to fix the dark side of this way of life.  This was a good read and had elements of action, humor and romance.  I enjoyed it.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Clockwork Prince

Book #5 Read in 2015
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

This is the second book in the Infernal Devices series.  In this book, Will, Jem and Tessa's search for Mortmain and trying to save the Institute heats up.  At the same time, their love triangle is getting more complicated.  This book has great elements of fantasy, steampunk, romance and action in it.  I will be starting the final book in the trilogy soon.

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Study in Charlotte

Book #4 Read in 2016
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Descendants of the legendary Sherlock Holmes (Charlotte) and Watson (Jamie) meet up at a boarding school in CT.  A fellow student is murdered and the pair are the main suspects so of course they team up to find the real murderer.  I enjoyed the references to the Sherlock Holmes stories and the unraveling of the many layers to the mystery.  This book was well written and besides the mystery, there were elements of humor and romance in it, along with interesting characters.  High school students and adults would enjoy this read.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.