Category: Book Reviews

Mar 11
Book Review: Whispers From The Shadows by Roseanna M. White

Book Review: Whispers From The Shadows by Roseanna M. White

My Thoughts: Awesome! That’s what I have to say about this book…….awesome! Ms. White is a surperbly talented author and one who has been on my favorites list for a long time. Her writing style just pulls you in and keeps you hooked until the last page is turned. Gwyneth and Thad are beautifully created. Both are full of spunk and charm, while being completely addictive. Their roles in the plot line were wonderful. The ups and downs that they had to go through quickly became my ups and downs. Following them on their journey, watching them grow in their feelings and learn along the way, was an adventure I won’t soon forget! I highly recommend this book of encouragement, faith, hope, and love. Written by a magnificently talented hand, this book is filled to overflowing with secrets, characters that steal your heart and a beyond 5 star worthy plot line that won’t let you go. As with her first two books, (which are full of amazing characters too!), this book was a long-into-the night, oh-ah-wow page turning experience for me!  I am anxiously looking forward to grabbing a copy of book 1 and starting from the beginning!

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Mar 11
Book Review: City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

My Thoughts: What can I say about this book? I can say Oh.Mah.Gawd!!! I was hesitant with this book. I didn’t think I would like it at all so I put off and put off on getting it and reading it……but, I finally broke down and did it after checking it out from the library. Oh.Mah.Gawd again……. I am so pleased with every aspect of this novel! Clary’s character is wonderfully created but Jace’s character…….good lord, I loved every bit of him! The ups and downs that Clary and Jace went through was amazing and I felt like I was a part of every bit of it. The murders, the Shadowhunters, all of them added up to be one heck of a ride! Ms. Clare’s work is wonderful and I am so glad that I finally listened to everyone and read this 5 star novel. Now, I’m literally dying to read book 2. I absolutely can not wait to get it from the library and continue one with these amazing characters and the Shadowhunters. Fabulously done, Ms. Clare! Keep up the fantastic writing and you definitely have a new fan in me!

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Mar 06
Book Review: Distortion by Terri Blackstock

Book Review: Distortion by Terri Blackstock

My Thoughts: Terri Blackstock is one of my favorite Christian Suspense authors. Her skills are beyond magnificent and each book is uniquely created. Everytime I sit down to read one of her books, I always expect to end up on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, turning the pages. The need to know what happens next is always powerful. This book, while second in her Moonlighter series, is fast pace and intense, and easily read as a stand alone. From the start with Juliet and Bob, Ms. Blackstock kept me hanging on to every word, every page turn like the story was about me. That’s amazing skills and something I look for with each suspense novel I read. The intensity of the ride with the lies, the realization of what was behind those lies, all of it took me on a ride I won’t soon forget! As with all Ms. Blackstock’s books, I highly recommend this one with 4.5 stars! She’s a whirlwind author who knows what to toss readers that keep them begging for more. The ending of this book has me doing just that…….begging for more in this series! I can’t wait to find out what’s… Read more »

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Mar 03
2014 Everything YA Reading Challenge

2014 Everything YA Reading Challenge

So I’ve decided to sign up for one last 2014 Reading Challenge…..since I’ve been on a YA book kick this year, I found the perfect YA Reading Challenge. Why is this perfect? Because there is no set goals to do. I’m going to challenge myself to read 25 YA books this. I’ll keep my progress posted here on this post through out the year. Challenge is hosted by: Books And Iced Coffee How long will the challenge run? The Challenge will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 Who can participate? Anyone can participate! As long as you can provide a link to an online shelf or blog page of where you will list the books you have read 🙂 What are the rules to the challenge? Participants must create a shelf or a page to where they can list the books that they have read for the year. Book must meet any of the sub- genres of the young adult category, whether it’s paranormal, romance, drama, contemporary, horror, etc. Must be longer than 100 pages. The year of when the book was published does not matter. As long as you have read the book in 2014, it will… Read more »

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Feb 26
Revell Book Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

Revell Book Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

Title: The Dream Dress Series: Weddings By Design Author: Janice Thompson Publisher: Revell Books Sub-Genre: Christian Romance Length: 336 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | Revell Books | B&N ADD TO GOODREADS Shannon’s summer just got a whole lot more . . . Amish? Big dreams take big leaps of faith . . . but what if you trip on the way? A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for Texas Bride magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled in his influential–and unnervingly handsome–presence. Convinced she’ll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement–especially from her friend Bella Neeley–to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well.

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Feb 25
Book Review: Still Life In Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

Book Review: Still Life In Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

Title: Still Life In Shadows Author: Alice J. Wisler Publisher: Moody Publishers Sub-Genre: Amish Length: 298 pages Rating: 5 stars Available at: Amazon | B&N ADD TO GOODREADS It’s been fourteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of sixteen. Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic’s garage. He meets a host of interesting characters –the most recent acquaintances are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the “Getaway Savior” he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America. On day the phone rings. On the other end is his brother Moriah calling from Florida. Of course Gideon welcomes his brother to stay with him and offers him a job. But Moriah is caught in a web which ends in his death and forces Gideon to return to the town of his youth, with his brother’s body in the back of a hearse and Mari and Kiki at his side. He must face not only the community he ran away from years ago but also his own web of bitterness. Will he be able to give his anger over to… Read more »

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Feb 22
Book Review: Deployed by Mel Odom

Book Review: Deployed by Mel Odom

Title: Deployed Series: Called To Serve,#1 Author: Mel Odom Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Sub-Genre: Christian Thriller Length: 416 pages Rating: 4 stars Available at: Amazon | B&N ADD TO GOODREADS Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely. Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy—who becomes a pawn between the warring factions. To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.

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Feb 20
Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Title: Doon Author: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon Publisher: Zondervan Sub-Genre: Christian YA Fantasy Length: 368 pages Rating: 1 star Available at: Amazon | Zondervan Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for… or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

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