Thursday, October 8, 2020

Spooky Reads for October

With Halloween just around the corner many readers are looking for books to help get them into the Halloween Spirit.

 

Spooky Reads for Younger Readers



PUMPKIN POWER!

Nothing beats Halloween. It's Drew Brockman's favorite holiday. And this year will be awesome. Much better than last year. Or the year Lee and Tabby played that joke. A nasty practical joke on Drew and her best friend, Walker.

Yes, this year Drew and Walker have a plan. A plan for revenge. It involves two scary pumpkin heads.

But something's gone wrong. Way wrong. Because the pumpkin heads are a little too scary. A little too real. With strange hissing voices. And flames shooting out of their faces...



Meet 12 year old Zombie. For a long time he's been hoping that he could get adopted by a nice human family one day.

But when Zombie finally gets his wish, things quickly get out of control, and turn crazier, and funnier than everyone expects.

What will you get when a 12 year old zombie goes to live with a human family? All kinds of hysterically ridiculous adventures, that's what!

Want to know what kind of trouble Zombie gets into?


Spooky Readers for Teens and Beyond



The first twisted and futuristic novel in the perennially popular New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.

In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesn’t “technically” end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound.

With breathtaking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents’ tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines complex moral issues that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end.




In Mary's world there are simple truths.
   The Sisterhood always knows best.
   The Guardians will protect and serve.
   The Unconsecrated will never relent.
   And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
   But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
   Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?





Friday, August 14, 2020

Artemis Fowl

 


So my apologies for falling off the face of the earth.  Its been a busy summer. 

 I have been waiting for this movie to come out with great anticipation.  I read and enjoyed all the Artemis Fowl books. The movie in my opinion was an epic fail. 

I so wanted to love the movie, in hopes that they would finish making all the books into movies. However, this movie was nothing like the book. It had the same characters, for the most part, the main plot was changed and I for one was very disappointed.  It was so different, in fact, that I even questioned my memory of the first book. 

I read that they changed the movie because if they made the movie like the book then people would be bored and not surprised.  When has changing the movie from the book ever had a happy ending?  Were fans bored of Harry Potter, or The Hunger Games?  I understand some changes have to made to cram a book into an hour and a half or two hour movie. But this barely resembles the book at all.  I wonder what the author thought about the movie?

However, on a happy note, I have been rereading the series this summer and found them just as enjoyable. My memory of the first book was also accurate, so it's great to know I am not going crazy.  

I will have to say, that my boys did enjoy the movie, having never read the books.  So if you've never read the books, you might find this movie enjoyable.  

I have no idea how they would continue the story as it changed so completely from the first book and the story that continues in the following books.  

What have you been reading?

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tomorrow's the Big Day!


Don't forget to swing by tomorrow and say hi! Also come meet my fabulous friend, Best Selling Author Katherine Armstrong Walters. We'll be out till noon, we'd love to see you!!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Meet the Author!!



I am so excited.  I am doing my first in person author event.  Swing by in you are local.  I'd love to meet you and sign your book.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Catch up on The Portal Keeper

Working hard on Book 2. Catch up now on The Portal Keeper. After Prince Blake falls through a magical portal, Ajax must decide to go where none have returned or risk the wrath of the king.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Finally Have Time To Read

I am midway through a new series by Marissa Meyer. I had read her first series The Lunar Chronicles a few years ago. I picked up the first book Renegades for my daughter for Christmas. She is not typically a eager reader, but she devoured the books, so I thought I would give them a go.

Renegades is a new type of superhero series. Book one follows two teens with powers, Nova and Adrian. They both have very different beliefs on who should be running the world and what should be acceptable.  They end up teaming up, while each harboring a dark secret.

I can't wait to finish the series and see how it all turns out.  I love that the characters are not predictable. Things are never black and white. If you need something to read while your stuck at home, give this series a try.




Thursday, March 19, 2020

Kindle Unlimited

Hope everyone is surviving this crazy new world we are living in. Just a reminder The Sunwalker Trilogy is always free to read on Kindle Unlimited, along with many other great books by fantastic authors.  Also I know a lot of libraries are closing. Something I didn't know is that most of them offer a way to borrow ebooks, so you can keep reading even when they are closed. 
Also Saturday and Sunday you will be able to get Sunwalker for FREE. 
We are blessed at my house and no one is sick. Our biggest problem is keeping the boredom at bay. Hope you find some great books to read. Comment below and let us know what you are reading.