A Monster Calls Book Review

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A Monster Calls

           by Patrick Ness

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Book Description:

“An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.”

-From GoodReads.com

My Review:

I love this book. I…

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Q&A With Jeanne Ryan

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I’m so excited to be hosting my first Q&A ever! (Yayyy… lol)

 Nerve by Jeanne RyanCharisma by Jeanne Ryan

Jeanne Ryan has lived all over the world, and was raised in a family with eleven brothers and sisters. She spent her early childhood in Hawaii and the rest of her growing-up years trying to get back there, with stops in South Korea, Michigan and Germany along the way. Before writing fiction she tried many things, including war game simulations and youth development research. These days she lives under the “moody skies” of the Pacific Northwest.

Jeanne Ryan is the author of Nerve and Charisma. The movie adaptation of Nerve comes out this weekend and I can’t wait to see it.

This is probably the most asked question (lol) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Did you want to write when you were little?

The first time I decided to be a…

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The Trials of Apollo Book 2 The Dark Prophecy; Book Review

I’m back… Questions? Ask!

The Trails of Apollo book 2 The Dark Prophecy

By Rick Riordan

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Book description:

“Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .”  

-From GoodReads.com

 

My Review:

Rick Riordan did it again! . I love Rick Riordan’s books soooooo much. Can’t tell you how many times his books had gotten me out of book slumps.  And this sequel was just perfect. Apollo is such a lovable character, his dorkiness and frustrations are so entertaining to read (he is also narcissistic as hell, but what can you expect of the god Apollo lol).  Plus Leo is there sooo, need I say more?.. Didn’t think so.

There’s nothing for me to say about Rick Riordan’s books that you don’t already know. But here we go anyway: The character development was great, the plot was interesting, and fulfilling like always and the humoristic way that Rick writes is always the perfect icing on the cake.

I have to admit that as the books progressed I keep waiting for Percy to make an appearance. Oh well. Spoiler alert he doesn’t appear on this one, but we got 3 more books left so we’ll see.

If you haven’t read it go pick it up. I strongly recommend it.

 

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.