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Solaris Rising 3 - The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

When picking up an anthology to read, I never know what to expect. I do know there are stories that fall under a theme or fit into a genre, but I never can predict just how far those stories will go to stretch the genre just a bit or take m...

4 Stars

Things Fall Apart - Supervolcano Trilogy, #3

Colin Ferguson and his wife Kelly. Vanessa Ferguson. Rob Ferguson. Marshall Ferguson. Louise Ferguson ... and Bryce Miller. Survivors, all. How does life go on after the supervolcano eruption? It just does, one day at a time. You do what yo...

5 Stars

Gun Metal Heart

When I selected Gun Metal Heart to review, I expected a story filled with action and adventure. I got way more than I bargained for! This was definitely an on-the-edge-of-you-seat kinda story that kept me guessing at every turn. Daria Gibro...

5 Stars

The Stranger on the Train

It’s not easy being a single parent, and whether she was prepared for it or not, Emma Turner became one. Without parental guidance or a good upbringing to teach her how to be a parent, Emma struggles the best she can with her son, Ritchie....

5 Stars

Monster Party!

Do monsters have parties? They do in this book! A delightful assembly of monsters gather to celebrate one monster’s birthday. There’s yummy cake and fun games for these little monsters and it’s just as fun to read this book as it is to enjo...

5 Stars

Dark Matter - Star Carrier: Book Five

According to the definition in this novel, “dark matter” is “gravitational leakage from a parallel universe.” But in this fifth installment of Ian Douglas’ 'Star Carrier' series, the characters in this story face something very dark, in the...

5 Stars

Science Fiction 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction

Before I start this review, let me just say that I am not familiar with the work of Robert Silverberg. My husband has read his books and they’re on our shelf, but I don’t know his work. That said, I came to this book hoping to glean some go...

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Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who ALL-STARS - The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know

Want to settle a bet on who the first female soccer superstar was? Or how about who has won the most NFL MVP awards? Ever wanted to know who has the longest winning streak in tennis history? Bet ya can’t guess who has thrown the most career...

5 Stars

Robots: TIME For Kids Explorers

Think “robot” and some pretty popular robots come to mind: Rosie from The Jetsons, Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Robbie from Lost in Space, K9 from Doctor Who and, of course, the space-traveling duo C3PO and R2D2 of the Star War...

5 Stars

Catching the Catfishers - Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life

If you are someone who uses the Internet, you’d be doing yourself a huge favor by reading Catching the Catfishers, a timely guide on just what kind of digital trail you’d be leaving across the World Wide Web. Catching the Catfishers: Disarm...

5 Stars

The Coyote's Song - The Coyote Moon Series, #3

Ann Simko’s third installment in The Coyote Moon Series, The Coyote’s Song , takes readers on a journey the Thomas brothers will never forget. As Montana thinks to himself in this story, "You can't change who you are, you c...

5 Stars

Notes from a Blue Bike - The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider was a book that caught my eye. When I saw the title of this book, I was under the impression that the book involved traveling on a blue bike. Well, I got the “traveling” part right. The blue bike in...

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Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice

The TARDIS gonna land where the TARDIS gonna land. That seems to be the case in this installment of Doctor Who fanfiction, in which the Doctor and his companions, Zoe and Jamie, end up stranded on Saturn after the TARDIS detects a direct co...

5 Stars

Through the Glass - The Coyote Moon Series, #2

Montana Thomas awakens to find the woman he loves dead -- with her blood on his hands. But did he really kill her? The last thing he remembers is a loving session of pillow talk before they both drifted off to sleep. Not a sound, not a move...

5 Stars

Mayhem

Move over, Sherlock Holmes! Dr. Bond is on the case! When a serial killer who seems to be a copycat of the notorious Jack the Ripper terrorizes the streets of Whitechapel, police surgeon/detective Dr. Thomas Bond is convinced they are deali...

5 Stars

Who Were the American Pioneers?: And Other Questions about Westward Expansion - Good Question!

We’re taught in school about the pioneers, but what kind of people were they? Why did they leave families and homes to go West? And what kind of contribution did this have to American history? Readers will find out in Martin W. Sandler’s bo...

5 Stars

What Was America's Deadliest War?: And Other Questions about The Civil War - Good Question!

In one book I read about the Civil War, it was noted that, at one time, America had two Presidents. This was during the Civil War when the nation was divided on the issue of slavery. The pro-slavery side, the Confederate States, wanted to k...

5 Stars

Fallen - The Coyote Moon Series, #1

Dr. Dakota Thomas expects his evening shift to go down just like any other night in Caliente, Nevada. But when a Marine with a gunshot wound in his shoulder wearing dog tags saying he was born in 1898 is brought in, things start turning out...

4 Stars

Dreamwalker - Dreamwalker, #1

Lots of teenagers have this fantasy: They are told one day that they are not really their parents’ offspring. They were adopted. They were switched at birth. They were found abandoned on a porch step. Some teens think this because they look...

4 Stars

The Scribe

What drew me to read The Scribe, an historical novel by Antonio Garrido, was the fact that it is an historical novel. I love history, and this story intrigued me. Indeed, it shot me back to a time when Charlemagne was King and the Byzantine...

4 Stars

Swords of Good Men - The Valhalla Saga

In the old days, when the Viking warriors ruled the waters of Scandinavia, battles were fought and cities were plundered. For many, not much is known about why the Vikings fought each other in addition to plundering and raiding villages in...

5 Stars

The Boy on the Porch

Sometimes, the most unexpected of events can happen that change someone’s life in such a dramatic way. Something like waking up one morning and finding a little boy sleeping on the porch, for example. This is what happened one day to John a...

4 Stars

The Whole Golden World

When you are young and in love, you don’t really think about how your actions could affect others. Something like sleeping with your teacher, for example. Morgan Monetti learns the hard way that even though she’s past the age of consent and...

5 Stars

Magic Marks the Spot - The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1

Hilary Westfield is the daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral, a man who would like nothing more than to rid Augusta of pirates forever. That is too bad, because young Hilary wants nothing more than to be a pirate. The Very Nearly Honorable Leag...

5 Stars

Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who: Football

Attention, trivia buffs! If you’ve ever wanted a book chock-full of football facts and stats, the Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who: Football is the book you need! While this book may be for kids, it turns out that it’s a book that ca...

5 Stars

The Sister Season

Nothing says “Christmas” like a dysfunctional family. You’ve got your woman bristling over her cheating husband, your mother of a suicidal teen and a young woman scared to death of commitment because she was raised by an abusive father. The...

5 Stars

P.S. Be Eleven

I loved One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, so I was excited to learn that her sequel, P.S. Be Eleven, was available for review. This story picks up where One Crazy Summer left off, with the three sisters – Delphine, Vonetta and Fern...

5 Stars

The Secrets She Carried

The Secrets She Carried by debut novelist Barbara Davis touches on the issue of whether one can really go home again. After she manages to escape a terrifying past at Peak Plantation, Leslie Nichols finds herself tormented about returning a...

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Undaunted - Daring to do what God calls you to do

There are a lot of things holding teens back from going out there into the world to do something wonderful: Fear, peer pressure, abuse, anger, doubts, low self-esteem and an uncertainty of who they really are. But for every problem every te...

5 Stars

The Case for the Psalms - Why They Are Essential

There are 150 chapters in the Book of Psalms, and you would think that a book trying to “make a case” for this book of the Bible would therefore be a large one. Surprisingly, it’s not. This little book, The Case for the Psalms by Bible scho...

5 Stars

The Broken Gift

The Broken Gift by Daniel Friedmann is not an easy read. While the book tries to say a lot, it doesn’t really say much at all. Some parts of the book feel like lessons and covers pretty much a lot of information we already know (for example...

3 Stars

Race Across the Sky

It’s always nice to read a debut novel that blows me away, and in Derek Sherman’s case, with his first novel, Race Across the Sky, he has had that affect. This novel really did blow me away. It was written so well and the author really brou...

5 Stars

The Buccaneering Book of Pirates

What a pirate-like delight this book would be to any little boy or girl who only dreams of finding pirate treasure! They will find it with the book, The Buccaneering Book of Pirates, which contains 6 of the most famous pirate stories from a...

5 Stars

The Twelve Caesars - The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned? And what was Julius Caesar’s real famous last line after he was assassinated on the Ides of March? These and other famous ideas about the twelve Caesars are clarified in Matthew Dennison’s authorita...

5 Stars

Basic - Surviving Boot Camp and Basic Training

Several years ago, a family friend enlisted in the Air Force. Later, I found out that she was discharged because it turned out she had a disease. When we met for lunch, she recalled how, in boot camp, there were girls there who really broke...

5 Stars

A Magnificent Obsession - Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

The title of this book is about an “obsession” but, actually, there are two obsessions. One is to Prince Albert, both when he was alive and when he was dead, and the second is with mourning. Both obsessions come from Queen Victoria, a fierc...

5 Stars

The 25,000 Mile Love Story - The Epic Story of the Couple Who Sacrificed Everything to Run the World

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who dream and those who do. Author Serge Roetheli, who told the story of how he and his wife Nicole ran the world in his book The 25,000 Mile Love Story, is one of those people who do. He i...

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Summerkin - Winterling

I have read Sarah Prineas’ first book, Winterling, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to review the next book in this series, Summerkin. What a fantastic story it was! Full of adventure, mystery, magic and excitement, I found this book to...

5 Stars

Wings of Glass

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes is a story about Penny Taylor, who is married to an abusive man named Trent. When I read the synopsis for this novel, I had hoped that this was a story of a woman in an abusive marriage who would transform into...

3 Stars

The Life List

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman is a novel with a plot that has been done before: Someone stands to inherit something but must complete a certain task first. In the case of Brett Bohlinger, the only daughter of Elizabeth Bohlinger of...

4 Stars

Baskerville - The Mysterious Tale of Sherlock's Return

There are three things that made me want to review this book: 1. My love of historical fiction. 2. The fact that I have collaborated with another writer of some renown, albeit on a book and not a short story. And 3: Sherlock Holmes. I am al...

5 Stars

Brick City - Global Icons to Make from LEGO

Reading Brick City by Warren Elsmore was like revisiting my childhood to a time when I had such fun creating with LEGOs. For some, building with LEGOs is a fun distraction and something to keep a child occupied on a rainy day. But for other...

5 Stars

101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists

Before I write my review of this book, let me first say that I am not a professional artist. I am not even much of an amateur artist; I have dabbled here and there in creating comics, drawing and trying to put together artistic creations as...

5 Stars

Where Angels Rest - Mann Family

Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady has everything a good suspense novel should: A mystery, action-packed scenes, twists and turns, a spooky antagonist, interesting characters and chapter endings that keep you turning the pages. It’s a good mys...

5 Stars

The Clover House

While learning about World War II in school, very little was covered about how the war affected Greece. Of course it was assumed that the impact of the war was harsh, and that life for the Greeks was a struggle, but there was nothing that m...

5 Stars

When She Came Home

They say you can’t really write about the military or being a soldier unless you have actually been there. But for an author who has not served in the military, Drusilla Campbell captures her character, a Marine, so well. In fact, I’d tear...

5 Stars

The Silent Dragon - Children of The Dragon Nimbus #1

It’s hard to find a good dragon story, so it was refreshing to read The Silent Dragon by Irene Radford. An accomplished fantasy author, Radford has weaved a magical, captivating adventure that was hard to put down. I enjoyed reading this no...

5 Stars

Whitney Houston - The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration

I remember the day I learned about the death of Whitney Houston. The shocking news left me speechless, but also saddened. Of course, I never knew Ms. Houston personally, but during the time I was able to hear, I was a huge fan of her music....

5 Stars

Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors - Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 16

Ann Rule is probably one of THE best true crime writers getting published today. None of her books have ever been a disappointment, and her newest collection of true crime stories – Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors – is just another book in...

5 Stars

Arctic Fire

When I read the synopsis of the novel Arctic Fire by Stephen Frey, I thought to myself, That sounds like an interesting story. But after reading this book, I have changed my mind. “Interesting” doesn’t even begin to describe it. This story...

5 Stars

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