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Saturday, March 25, 2017

James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing


Book #22 Read in 2017
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing by G. Norman Lippert

This is a series that features Harry Potter's son James.  This is the first book in the series.  In this book, James begins his studies at Hogwarts and follows in his father's footsteps with making good friends, getting in some trouble and having to solve some mysteries.  This book stayed true to the feel of Harry Potter and I think Harry Potter fans will find it enjoyable.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vampire Plagues: London


Book #20 Read in 2017
Vampire Plagues:  London by Sebastian Rook

This is the first book in a trilogy for young adults.  In this book, Ben is with his father on an expedition to Mexico.  They stumble across a cave full of vampire bats and that does not end well for Ben's father.  Ben escapes back to his home in London but the vampire problem follows him there.  Can Ben, his sister Emily and their new friend Jack win against a paranormal enemy?  This book has lots of action to keep middle school and high school readers engaged.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Chemist


Book #20 Read in 2017
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

This was good, action-packed read.  Juliana is an interrogater,  a woman for hire that uses medical knowledge to extract information for whomever has hired for her.  But she is also being hunted and lives a life on the run.  She enters into a job hoping to put all this behind her but gets more than she bargains for when she meets Daniel, a teacher who is supposedly a terrorist, and falls for him.  This book had decent twists and turns, along with an engaging plot, interesting characters, romance and guard dogs.  I recommend it.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dark Matter


Book #19 Read in 2017
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

This was a good read.  Jason is a physics professor at the college level.  One night on his way home to his wife and teenage son, Jason is mugged and knocked out.  He awakes in an alternate universe and thus begins his struggle to find his way back home...and to his life in the right time and place.  This book was action packed and will keep readers engaged throughout the whole book.  I recommend it!  I borrowed this book from my town library.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February Reads

February Reads:

1.  Batgirl at Super Hero High (YA)  4/5  3rd in series  library book
2.  Takedown Twenty 5/5  20th in series
3.  The You I've Never Known (YA)  5/5
4.  My Husband's Wife 4/5  library book
5.  Raising Kids Who Read 3/5
6.  My Not-so-Perfect Life 4/5
7.  The One Man 5/5  library book

18 books read in 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The One Man


Book #18 Read in 2017
The One Man by Andrew Gross

This was an excellent historical fiction read.  Blum is a government operative in America.  He is asked to commit to a mission that will send him into Auschwitz in order to find and break out a physicist who has knowledge to build an atomic bomb.  The Americans want his knowledge for their war effort.  Trials and tribulations are vividly portrayed for the 72-hour period that Blum has to survive in the concentration camp.  The brutality is harsh and real.  This is a must read for high school student as well as adult readers.  I highly recommend it.

Friday, February 24, 2017

My Not-So-Perfect Life


Book #17 Read in 2017
My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Kinsella is known for chick lit.  This book takes it up a notch and deals with more than just a woman searching for Mr. Right.  Katie is searching for her spot in the world--a career, a man, a way of improving her relationship with her father.  The characters in this book are interesting and unique.  Overall, a good read.  I received this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.