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

Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs

by Amy Mason


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.”



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?”


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



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.”


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


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?”


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.”


Thirteen Reasons Why

                         by Jay Asher


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.”



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 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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A Monster Calls Book Review

*Looks around… sobs…*

A Monster Calls

           by Patrick Ness


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.”


My Review:

I love this book. I didn’t cry like I thought I was going to but tears and sadness came out of me. Now the book tells the story through the kid’s eyes. Every part of this book is just perfect. There are sooo many great quotes in it that I’m definitely going to make a quote post later on. You guys know how much I love those. I think. lol

I was a little skeptical when I first grabbed it because the only book I’ve read before this one from Patrick Ness was The Rest of us Just Live Here. And you know how I felt about that one. (Click Here if you haven’t seen the post)

Anyways if you haven’t read this one already, run to the nearest book store and buy it. You have to read it. And if you have read it comment below. Let’s talk about it. Please keep spoilers at minimum. Also I know I haven’t posted as much lately, but I guess I’ve just been going through a lot lately. Anyways I’m back and I’ll try to keep posting as regular as always. Btw, if you want to contact me to talk more about books, I’m on Instagram @cathymaldonado5 / Twitter @cmaldonado1989

A Powerful Secret Book Review

A Powerful Secret (The Worthington Destiny, #2)

by Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit


Book Description:

“Sean Worthington is shocked when he hears his older brother Will announce that he will not run for New York’s Senate seat. In fact, he’s angry. All of his efforts as Will’s campaign manager are now for nothing–and Sean is left to handle questions from the press while Will walks away without a backward glance. Throughout his life, Sean has felt like an outsider in his own family. And not being told about his brother’s plans is just one more piece of evidence that he’s right.

Tired of being the odd one out, Sean is determined to forge his own path. Little does he know that it’s not easy to escape your family–especially when a powerful secret from the past threatens to explode everything Sean ever believed.”

My Review:

Definitely worth reading. This book will keep you locked in. It’s full of drama, action, romance, danger. It has everything you could possibly want.  This book is the second one of a trilogy. I haven’t read the first one or the third one, but I’m definitely putting them on my tbr. If you like drama, action, danger, mixed with political stuff and billionaires, then you have to read this one. So, go check it out.

This book was given to me by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange of an honest review.