Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs (Review)

Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs

by Amy Mason

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Book Description:

“As the parent of a child with special needs, does your heart ache with questions, confusion, or discouragement? Do you ever feel that you have no margin in your emotional reserves or sense a gaping need for encouragement, rest, and refreshment? Caring for someone with autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, emotional or behavioral disorders, or physical disabilities can be all-consuming. Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs can help you claim God’s promises for your everyday life. You’ll become more aware of God’s passion for you and your child through this handy guide that speaks directly to the unique journey of special needs parenting. These promises are for your comfort. Claim them as your own. Pray them over your family and over your children. Let them guide you into the presence of Jesus and the security that only he can provide.”

-From GoodReads.com

 

Book Review:

Loved it!

This book is just sooo beautiful and uplifting. I really enjoyed it. I think parents of kids with special needs are really going to find it helpful and refreshing. (I know, I’m like repeating the title but stay with me lol) Cause at the end I think that’s what this book does it refreshes you. It gives you hope, and sometimes even tool on how to deal with the daily challenges. I highly recommend this book. If someone like me (a person that has no children, actually not even a dating life) can find it helpful and enjoy it, then I think every parent will do as well.

 

 

 

This book was given to me by Tyndale House Publishing in exchange of an honest review.

 

 

 

 

The Kinsman Chronicles: King’s Folly Book Review

The Kinsman Chronicles Book 1 King’s Folly

By Jill Williamson

Why the hell have I procrastinated this long to finish this book… My God is so good…

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Book Description:

“The gods are angry.

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers–everything points to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son, Prince Wilek, thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful heir apparent to the throne.

When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

You guys know what procrastinating is? It’s my life. lol Sometimes for some freaking stupid reason (and by sometimes I mean almost all the time) I start a book and put it aside and then I start another one and I also put it aside and so on and so on. The books could be freaking awesome and I may be enjoying the hell out of them, but I still do it. Because I guess my brain wants to read way more faster than it can. I don’t know. lol Anyways, the point is that this exact same thing happened to me with this book. I really enjoyed it. The story hooks you in. The characters are interesting and in my opinion well written and the world building is fantastic.

This book will hooked you instantly. Jill’s writing is soooo good. You are definitely going to love this book. Even though this book is Christian-fiction Jill touches some really controversial subjects that I think she did in a very on point way.

I highly recommend this book. If you are a fan of awesome epic fantasy you should definitely read this one. This book is the first one of a series, the second one is already out so go check them both out. I’ll review the second one later as soon as I’m finish with it.

This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange of an honest review.

 

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) Book Review

I feel like I got served the same cake but with different frosting…

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Book Description:

“The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

So basically we are back to the same ingredients that made the first one, (Illuminae) great… But you know what? I loved it anyways. There where times were I was like… “seriously”… cause it looked a lot like the first one. But apart from that I enjoyed the book. The reality is that Illuminae books are really fun to read. The structure of the book is so clever and interesting that even if the story wasn’t great you would probably still finish it. 

Btw, that ending. 

That plot twist at the end….

I have to admit I love the first book more. This book suffers a little bit from the second book síndrome. Not saying that is bad but, it was kind of predictable. I would say in what parts but for spoiler reasons I won’t. 

Anyways, the series is interesting and they are worth the time. Btw, if you can, try reading the book while listening to the audiobook. In my opinion that’s the best way to enjoy it. 

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Journey to Appleville: Book Review

Journey To Appleville

          by Veronica Appleton

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Book Description:

What can six kids from a local neighborhood do when they have a goal in mind? Embark on a quest to Appleville, of course! Join Liu-Liu, Kenan, Tu-Tu, Lizzy, Pedro, and Cassie as they overcome their fears with the help of the Appleville Fairy. Can you help them earn their golden apples?”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

I love this book.  Is a really cute book. I think my niece would definitely love this one. I would love to read more about this story. I think it could be develop in to something more. But anyways is a really great book for kids.

This book was given to me by the author in exchange of an honest review.

Thirteen Reasons Why; Book Review

“You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.”

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Thirteen Reasons Why

                         by Jay Asher

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Book Description:

“Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
               
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.”

-From Amazon.com

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My Review:

First of all, I should say that I read this book in the worst moment of my life. (so far) Now, I did enjoyed the book but I’m not sure if I kept reading it for the interest of the story,  the allure of the mystery or if I just kept reading because a lot of parts felt so relatable in such a terrible way.

Thirteen Reasons Why its definitely a book that shouldn’t be read by everyone. Why? Because it feels too raw. If you’ve gone trough some of the stuff mention in it, like suicidal thoughts, rape, bullying, etc. you shouldn’t read it. (Not saying I went through all of that. We are not gonna get that real here. lol) I think this book should come with a lot of warnings.

Since the show came out last month I think, I don’t know, the show has gotten some heat for that. Because even though the book feels so raw, the show took it a little bit further. At least that’s what a friend told me. I only saw the first three episodes. And I don’t think I’m going to watch the rest. There are scenes in the book that I don’t want to see in the show. Plus to be honest, the first three episode kind of bored me. I think it’s because in the book everything happens in a day, and in the show it takes way longer. I know they do it for obvious reasons, but it was a little annoying.

Anyways this post is about the book not the show, so let’s get back to that. The writing was good but the book in general… I don’t know, maybe is just me… But I don’t recommend it. I gave it 3 stars on GoodReads.com But I still wouldn’t recommend it.

Read it if you want, but remember that what we read shapes us and influence us in our daily life. So, be careful.

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) Book Review

For the first time in my life I’m reading a book about space wars and I’m loving it…

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)

by Amie Kaufman

and Jay Kristoff

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“This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.“

My Review:

Why the hell did it took me this long to grab this book?

OMG! I’ve never thought it possible for me to enjoy a book like this so much. I really loved it. Everything about this book is just so well done. The stile the book is written is so interesting, you just can’t stop turning the pages. I loved Kady’s stubbornness and Ezra’s everything lol. Their relationship is super fun to read. But I need to talk a little about the character that blew my mind, Aidan. That freaking psychopathic machine/AI or whatever, was so frustrating and entertaining at the same time.

I felt so many emotions while reading this book. It was crazy. Btw that ending… *sighs*

I want to talk more but I don’t want to give any spoilers. So if you read it email me or comment below and let’s talk about it.

I really recommend reading this book while listening to the audiobook. It’s way better.

The Shack top 10 Book Quotes

This book has got to be one of my favorites this year!

I’m not gonna write a review cause I already wrote one  Click Here to see it. So I’m just going to dive right in to my top 10 favorite book quotes.

But first here’s the description I case you haven’t read it.

The Shack

                by WM Paul Young

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Book Description:

“Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his “Great Sadness,” Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!”

-From GoodReads.com

So here we go…

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“Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”  

2.

“Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”

3.

“Sometimes honesty can be incredibly messy”

4.

“True love never forces.”  

5.

“Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.”  

6.

“Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself- to serve.”  

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“Did I hear God call me an idiot? ” 

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“In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well& others are barely able to love them at all..”

9.

“pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly, and if left unresolved you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place.”  

10.

“I am especially fond of you.”  

There are wayyy more quotes, but I hope this few will motivate you to read the book.