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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Watching You (Detective Kerri Blasco #3) by J.A. Schneider

     Detective Kerri Blasco's newest case is as strange as it gets. A young woman, well liked by everyone, is murdered. It doesn't make sense.  Then the killer strikes again, and again. This killer's twist is something no one had ever dealt with before. Detective Blasco and her partner Alex aren't about to give up on solving this murder. 

     This thriller could have easily fallen off the front page of any newspaper. The characters are like old friends and you'll easily slide right into this story and never feel like you missed a beat. Ms. Schneider is a master of story telling. If you enjoy a page-turning-hair standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck type of read, this one is for you. It's out today, so go get your copy.

     I did find issues. In this installment, Detective Blasco seems to have lost her power. She seems almost too sedate. There is some awkward phrasing and parts that don't read smoothly. This book seems to lack the powerful punch normally associated with J.A. Schneider books. 

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because although the book is good, Ms. Schneider has done better work.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vanish by Becca J. Campbell

     Eva isn't like most women. She carries two secrets about herself. She wants to figure out how to put an end to one of her secrets.  To do that, she must attend her ten year reunion. Eva will have to deal with many things to stop one of her secrets. Is she strong enough to do that? We will find out.

     Becca J. Campbell has the uncanny ability of pulling the reader right into the book. She's a fantastic story teller and her writing is superb. The characters are fully developed and relate-able. This book is one you won't be able to put down until you've finished it.  Exciting, a little scary and easy to read, you'll want this one in your TBR pile. You've never read a book like this one. 

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because we all have demons from high school we'd like to get rid of. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dr. Guinea Pig George by Becky Benishek

    Guinea Pig George is a very special Guinea Pig. His human is a doctor. Sometimes, Guinea Pig George stows away in his human's doctor bag when he makes house calls. One day Guinea Pig George fell out of the bag. He makes his way to a nearby house. Once there he isn't sure what to do next. 

     I don't like Guinea Pigs, but I love Guinea Pig George. This story is fun. The writing is remarkable and the characters perfectly lovable. Your child will love this story. Perfect for gift-giving or just to add to your child's library. This one will be a hit with the kids.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because Guinea Pig George is amazing.

What's at the End of Your Nose?: A Slipperyville Tale by Becky Benishek

     Sidney Snail wanted an adventure. He grumbled to his friend Old Samuel about not having anything to do.  Old Samuel tells Sidney to look around, there are plenty of big adventures right near his home. Sidney is skeptical but decides to look around.

     This is such a terrific way to encourage your child's imagination. Well written and adorable characters make this a fun read. Your child will love learning what Sidney notices during his adventure. A perfect starting point to spend time with your child.  Perfect gift for Easter.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a wonderful story.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pretty Pretty Princess: A Twisted Fairy Tale by Shane McKenzie

     Prince Francis of Granada is on a mission. He and his trusty pig, Gavin, travel the country to spread their mission to all royals.  Prince Francis believes the older traditions need to be replaced. Along the path, most don't like his mission, yet he persists. Nothing is as it seems.

     Forget everything you knew about fairy tales. This dark tale is bold and definitely adult.  Well written with a solid plot, this book delivers. The characters are defined and  unique. You'll find this book humorous and forward thinking. It's the strangest, but most entertaining book I've read in quite awhile. 

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a must read. 

Romancing Dr. Love (Sterling University #1) by Rebecca Heflin

     Samantha decides to leave the city for her research and sanity. She's doing research to prove love is just chemistry. The research requires a blood test to find your perfect mate. Samantha keeps busy with her research for reasons other than science.  At least she was staying busy before she met another professor at the university.

     Well written and characters who are remarkable, make this a fun read. The easy lead of this book will engulf you in a cloud of romance. This book is equal parts of love and humor. Romancing Dr Love will become one of your favorites. Perfect for a book club. Add this one to the TBR pile.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's the perfect love story.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

If You Were Me and Lived On...Mars by Carole P. Roman

     Have you ever wanted to travel to Mars? This trip will take six months. You'll need special suits to survive on Mars. Since the trip is so long, we'll have to take everything we need with us. It's not as if you can have things express mailed. Still, this sounds like fun!

     Informative and loads of fun, this book will set your child's imagination into overdrive. Well written and the characters are well developed. Your child will enjoy this series for years to come. The older children will learn so much from these. Add this series to your child's library today.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because I'd love to travel to Mars. 

If You Were Me and Lived in the Ancient Mali Empire by Carole P. Roman

     Let's travel back to Ancient Mali. It's a time when the Mali empire was a world power. We can see how they lived and learn about their customs and traditions. Did you know Mali means " hippopotamus"? C'mon and learn even more with this book.

     I love this series. I know I've said it before, but this series is perfect for the younger crowd. I feel this series is essential for your child's library. Well written and character are well defined too. You'll find out so much with this book. Get your copies today!

    I did find issues. I'm not sure this age group is ready for the brutal punishments described in the book. There are other bits of information too mature for this crowd.

     I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of this issues listed.