Saturday, October 21, 2017
This book is awesome, hold your breath suspense, read past your bedtime non stop action, and roller coaster twist and turns, I really hope I can review the rest of the trilogy at some point, this book was so much fun. Some people compare this book to Hunger Games or Divergent, I think it is its own book, but if you look hard enough at anything you can find similarities, and yes I can see some over tones, it is dystopian after all. But who am I to tell you this pick up your own copy and find our for yourself, who knows you might even join the rebellion.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
This is one of the best sci-fi, space, dystopian books I have read/listened to. It started off fast and never slowed down, it had me hooked from the very beginning. The action and suspense was non stop, it kept my focus as I tried to figure things out before they happened, but it never worked. I really enjoyed this book and the imagination it took to create a world like this and its colorful characters, it is phenomenal, also phenomenal is the narration job by voice actor Scott Berrier keeping all the characters voices straight and different took a lot of skill. It is well worth the listen if you are a audiobook person like I am, I will certainly be looking for more books narrated by Mr. Berrier, not to mention books written by Mr. Hall and Mr. Beaulieu.
Monday, October 9, 2017
This is another wonderful suspense filled, action packed, hundred mile a hour charge ahead book by Alex Lukeman. I don't know where he gets his book energy from, but may it never end as well as the Project Team. I love these books, they are great and mix a bit of history in as well. If you are a audiobook fan like me than this is a treat, because Jack de Golia is one of the best and he has done all of the Project series so far, so he IS the voice of the team members.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
This was a great book it really does capture teen rebellion and sneakiness very well along with the. "I know what I am doing" attitude and mindset. Although I think Ariana's parents were a bit strict for todays standards, I suppose there are still a few parents like that. I had the audio narrated by Ramona Master who did a awesome job, and with the audio you can really hear the snarkiness in Ariana's voice, and the cool and calmness in Jimmy's voice. This is a great series but one I really enjoy as a audio, since Ms. Master is so good at this cast.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
I am going to leave the description there before I give to much away, I will just say that the Red Raptor is no Spider-Man and when you get to a certain part of the book you will totally understand that statement as you are laughing and cheering him on. It is for this reason I love this series, the sidekicks are doing a very serious job but some times the way they go about it is very in orthodox and very humorous. This was a great sequel to Sidekick, And I hope there are more Red Raptor stories to come.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I have read all kinds of books where authors take the reader on trips back in time, historical fiction. Or they write a book in a way to teach the reader one thing or another, but I believe this is the first book I have read that had been written, at least for middle graders, to teach them about a classic book, and it was a really fun awesome book. (Hint: Libraries if you don't have it now stock up on a few 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, you are going to need them.) Peter Lerangis does not disappoint with this awesome race against time, nature, and humans, the action is non stop and the suspense is thick, but you will always find yourself rooting for the underdogs on this the ultimate race.
I find these some of the cutest coding books for kids that work on the fundamentals of coding and usually one or two things at a time. This book teaches about nesting and goes back and reinforces the binary code as well. It teaches code in a fun manner and one that can be repeated on paper if a computer is not available. Not to mention if your not quite into the coding part yet the storyline is still fun and action packed with lots of cliff hangers. This is just a awesome fun series and I have enjoyed reviewing, talking and suggesting these books to many of readers now for some time, and I hope I can continue.
This was a really good book, by debut book author Jeannie Vanasco. She bares all to tell her story, the story of her dad, and the story of their family. This is a no hold barred as she tells all about her illness as well and how deep grief can run for daddy's little girl. This is a wonderful story I hope its the one everyone will read this year.
I put off reading this book when it was first offered as I thought it would be depressing (mostly due to what I was going through at the time). After several people assured it me it wasn't I dove in. Even though I had tears leaking out through most of the book it was very inspiration, and if this child could do this so can I, I just need to find some mustaches and lots of them. I want to thank those two people who talked me into reading this book, you know who your are. It was a awesome to see Maddie transform and see what was really important to her in life, not the in crowd, but true friends the ones that are there for her and would stand by her, no matter what. To even see Maddie's brothers change and transform and pick what was really important to them, not the superficial things but the real things, the deep down things. Maybe those mustaches turned into butterfly's at some point.