Sunday, September 21, 2014

White Hot Kiss & Heir of Fire

I will read anything she writes. I love that this world has gargoyles in it.

Book Review= B
Simply amazing book . I loved series even more

Book Review= B+

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa
for review
stand alone
Sept 23

Sarah is having her memory wiped clean. She will be getting a fresh start in her young life. On the day of her final test, she is tried to be killed. She gets away , and tries to figure things out. She is slowly starting to get some memories back. She meets a hacker named Pierce who helps her survive.

Sarah and Pierce are trying to figure out even more about the building, and why they want to kill her. Sarah would rather go by the name Angel, and pierce isn't his real name. She also meets some others like herself. She also finds out some secrets, and even more about her family.

This book was a wild ride, and light on the romance. I loved that Sarah was smart, and sassy. She learns about herself in the two days, and even more information. I didn't know what to expect , and the opening reminded me of the program. Overall I enjoyed this book, and glad to see a character of diversity as a main character.

Book Review = B+

Thanks so much to Egmont and this is my Honest review

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Falls the Shadow

Falls the Shadow
Simon teen
stand alone
Sept 16

Violet has died , and now there is a clone in her spot. Cate is her sister, and telling the story. A death has occurred in the town of Haven.

Cate is searching for her sister to prove her innocence, since Violet has always been a bit different for a clone. Jaxon starts showing some interest in Cate, and wants to take her on a date. His mom is the president. Seth is his adopted brother, and keeping an eye on Cate. Cate gets taken by the CAA , and they want her to help them.

Cate escapes and tries to find her sister violet. Jaxon and Seth are both helping her. Cate learns some secrets from Jaxon's mom regarding Huxley and the history behind them. Violet has always been different. Cate doesn't know who to trust , and many secrets are coming out regarding Huxley and cloning.

This is a good book and so many topics were brought up . There was a romance, and some trust issues. This book brought up cloning and being alive. This was also book about the sister's relationship. I enjoyed this book and it had me thinking about clones. This did remind me of BSG and some of clones felt alive , and each of them were different.  I adore the book cover.

Book Review= B+

Thanks so much to Simon Teen and this is my Honest Review

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Perilous Sea

The Perilous Sea
2nd in a series
Harper teen
Sept 16

Seriously read this book. I loved that this book focused on the past and the present . This isn't a easy romance but I loved the growth of Titus &  Iolanthe . They both change so much through this book. 

Read It 

Education & Closing Schools

I love my kids teachers , and that they do amazing work. But in my area , the school board wants to close down 2 or 3  schools because they are very  very old. My kids have been to the middle school , and now I am working there. I have only seen band aid fixes on both the elementary school, and middle school. These schools have been around for many many years. I can only wish that the district did more for this area , but that's the past. 

Also in this area , are many areas for the kids to play soccer, baseball, softball. If these schools close then these area's will be closed due to either moving a school or fixing up another one. The community will miss out if this area is gone. 

I think that the middle school should be rebuilt . I know that it's the most expensive one , but this community needs it. I am doing all that I can get the word out regarding this situation. I have emailed my board members, members of the City Council . The community needs this and the students need this. I will do all that I can for my kids and the incoming students to the Middle school. 

*** Not touching Common Core but that's another issue 

Thanks and getting off my soapbox. 

If you would like to help me -- you can email me for information. Please help me save these community of schools. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vault of Dreamers Blog tour & giveaway

Vault of Dreamers
1st in a series
Roaring book press
Sept 16

Rosie Sinclair comes from a small town. She is on this tv show , where they are rated . She meets a boy from the kitchen , and they become friends. She also decides not to take a pill at night time. She noticed that she seemed off from the taking the pill. During the night she notices things.

Rosie also starts making friends with the others at Forge. She also learns more about the Dean. Things aren't what they seem to be at this school. The Dean is doing something to them while they are dreaming.

Rosie also starts hearing things , and her friends think that she might be going crazy.

This book was a wild ride, and that ending. I have read her previous book series and I liked it too. I love how she brings up so many things in the book. It also reminded me of Matrix -- what is real ??

Book Review= C

·         September 9 | Ex Libris Kate The Book Monsters
·         September 10 | Book Hounds & Candace's Book Blog
·         September 11 | Mundie Moms & Word Spelunking
·         September 12 | My Bookish Ways & Working for the Mandroid
·         September 13 | Fiction Fare
·         September 14 | Icey Books & My 5 Monkeys
·         September 15 | SciFi Chick & Supernatural Snark
·         September 16 | YA Interrobang & I’d So Rather be Reading
·         September 17 | Fiktshun & Book Briefs
·         September 18 | Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks & The Irish Banana Review
·         September 19 | Alice Marvels & Forever Young Adult
·         September 20 | Good Choice Reading & Step into Fiction

Caragh M. O’Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS, both from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. O’Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University. She recently resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels.

Thanks so much to Macmillan and this is my Honest Review a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Adrenaline Crush

Adrenaline Crush
stand alone
Sept 23

Dyna is a adrenaline junkie. Her family is a bit different, but they are there for each other. She meets a boy at the river hole, and ends up hurting herself. She also ends up dating the boy. While in recovery she meets Pierce who helps her along. She also meets some crazy people in the center.

This book was okay . I enjoyed the family aspect a lot more. I know that there had to be a triangle in this book , to move the story along. This was a fast read.

Book Review= C

Thanks so much to Macmillan and this is my Honest Review