September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week Hop

Review: Isabella: Protector of the Last Dragon: Protector of the Last Dragon by M. Anthony Phillips

This book is very adventurous. It shows the hardships a family can overcome together. The main character is young but has faced many physical and emotional battles. She goes on the tale of her dreams! Magical and unbelievable are only two words to describe this story.
Publisher-Xlibris Corporation
Reviewers Rating: 5 STARS!!
Reviewed by~Taylor
~Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!~

Review: Blood Tide by Tess Oliver

When four strangers move into Blackpool Cove the same week a tragic shipwreck befalls its shores, Trixie Muldoon waves it off as coincidence. Even the arrival of the appealing, young investigator, David Durham, does not convince her otherwise.
But when a girl disappears, it's obvious something sinister has gripped the quiet, coastal town, and it all leads back to the town's newest inhabitants, including the mysterious Beck Ryker.
Everything about Beck Ryker, his scarred face, his hypnotic gaze, his seemingly tortured past, says heartbreak and regret. Yet Trixie finds herself drawn to him.    
But when the tangle of secrets surrounding Beck unravels, Trixie finds herself caught between terror and passion. 
Blood Tide is a young adult paranormal romance set in the fictional town of Blackpool Cove in the year 1880. It is approximately 70,000 words.
Loved it!
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Emma (Student at Franklin High School)
~Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program~

Review: Serpent's Kiss (The Beauchamp Family #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

The powerful Beauchamp family, introduced in the New York Times bestselling Witches of East End, returns in The Serpent's Kiss, with dizzying plot twists and the spell-binding magic that have made both Witches of East End and Melissa's Blue Bloods series such enormous successes.
Just as things have settled down in the off-the-map Long Island town of North Hampton for the magical Beauchamp family, everything gets turned upside down once more when Freya's twin brother Fryr, or "Freddie" as he's called now, returns from Limbo with shocking news - that it was none other than Freya's fiancé, Killian Gardiner, who set up his downfall.
He begs Freya to keep his presence a secret, even from their own family, but somehow the irascible Freddie is still able to conduct many affairs with the town's young lovelies from his self-imposed exile. Until he falls for the wrong girl.
While Freya tries to keep her brother from exacting revenge on the man she loves, Ingrid has her own problems. Her human boyfriend, Matt Noble, becomes entangled in a complicated investigation, and when the magical creatures at the center of it come to Ingrid for help, she has a difficult choice to make.
To top it off, a dead spirit is trying to make contact with Joanna - but does it mean to harm or warn the witches? All hell breaks loose at the family reunion over Thanksgiving, and much mayhem ensues, but when the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment is finally revealed, it may already be too late to staunch the poison that's been released by the serpent's kiss. The spells cast by the bestselling Witches of East End continue in this bewitching follow-up that Melissa de la Cruz's many fans won't want to miss.
  This second book in the Beauchamp family adventures is just as good as the first one. I enjoyed reading about the antics of these witches and all the creatures they happen to deal with. I liked the flow of the storyline. The author fills in all the spaces for you, but still manages to sneak in a few delightful surprises. The main characters are very likable and easily connected with. As always, I enjoyed another good book by this author. You could read and follow this book without having read the first one. However, I felt much more in tune with the characters having read both books. The first book really gives a nice back drop to continue this book from. I thought that there are a few loose ends hanging at the end of Serpents Kiss. I am hopeful for a continuation of these wonderful witches and their exciting adventures.
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
~Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~

Review: Playing Havoc by Steve Morris

Just how would we cope in an event where every electronic device on our planet was rendered useless in an instant? If all electric power, industry, basic utilities, transport and the very communications that we all take for granted were zapped in a single moment, how would life carry on? What skills do we possess to cope with and help us rebuild life from its very foundations?
Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British Island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace. A reluctant man with enough problems of his own to deal with finds that the longer the havoc goes on, more and more of the islanders turn to him for help.
 Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the work of Steve Morris. It is very refreshing to read a story apart from the main stream, everyday context. The storyline is interesting in a way that makes you actually think about all that could and would go wrong. Giving you a better concept of not only the things and people around you, but of yourself as an individual. The main character is a likable sort of fellow, if not a little detached from the world around him. He grows as a person in his perceptions of the the people and things around him. More importantly, he learns a lot about his inner self. This book not only deals with the relationships you have with others, but the relationship and understanding you have of yourself. The storyline is solid and very realistic. This story gives everyone who reads it food for thought. This was an interesting read. I can actually imagine the things in the story coming to pass. I'm very fortunate to have had the chance to read this book 
Publisher-Pneuma Springs Publishing
Reviewer Rating; 4.5 Stars
Thank you to the athor for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!


September 19, 2012

Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway

This is my Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway!
I have for one lucky winner
A Breast Cancer Awareness Candle
A Breast Cancer Awareness Ink Pen
Breast Cancer Awareness Napkins
Breast Cancer Awareness Shoelaces
Breast Cancer Awareness Perfume (pic coming soon)
Fight like  girl lanard
Breast caner awareness pink band
Believe breast cancer awareness worry stone
Fight like a girl Plastic tumbler
and I will add more as the month goes on....
Just enter below...
How To Do Self Breast Exams
Examine both breasts lying down. To examine the right breast, place a pillow under your right shoulder and place your right hand behind your head. Using the pads of your fingers, press firmly, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Use the same pattern you used while standing. Repeat for your left breast.