Review: City in Embers by Stacey Marie Brown
Reviews / March 11, 2016

Everything changed with the BOOM! Zoey is a foster kid making it on her own. She has a job she loves, is going to school, has a sister she adores, and a guy that has stolen her heart. Working as a fae collector she gets the action she craves as well as fulfillment for helping her fellow humans cure disease and become better on the whole. While tracking a group of fae she meets the Viking-esque colossal known as Ryker. That is when the world shifts and everything she thought she knew changes. This is a quick book. A lot of running and hiding. Snarky comments and fighting for what you feel is right. City in Embers leaves you on a number cliff hangers eager to find out more! I am looking forward to book 2!

Review: The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
Reviews / March 9, 2016

This is the first book that I have read by Rick Riordan. Rick is a very prolific mid-grade to young adult writer and I have enjoyed every new series I pick up from him.   Since Greek mythology is my first love when it comes to ancient mythos it makes sense that I started with this book. I did happen to see the movie before I knew the book existed, so it slightly ruined some of the surprise parts. This was a quick Mid-grade read. The story is based on 6th grader Percy and his adventures in discovering that he is part human and part greek god. When school doesn’t work for him, Percy goes to Half-Blood camp where he meets other kids like him and trains to become a hero. Fast paced and fun to read. They add a modern twist to the old pantheon. AKA Ares wears leathers and rides a motorcycle. Disney came out with a movie that actually stays true to the story line. Overall an entertaining read.

Review: Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Reviews / February 28, 2016

This is my first video I ever posted. Even though I was not super thrilled with it as a whole, there were new ideas that I wish she would have elaborated on even more. I was really intrigued in the world she created and would love it if she made another book in that same place.

Review: Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Reviews / February 8, 2016

Quick and fun. A little chaotic at times, but what else would you expect in Wonderland. This is a retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland story. Takes a look at the origins of Alyss (different spelling in Wonderland) and what happens after Lewis Carroll writes his story. It brings in your favorite characters like Hatter, the card soldiers, the caterpillars, and the Redd Queen. The telling does seem a bit jumbled at times, with it jumping from one persons story to the other without any indication, then back again. It might also have had to do with the format I read it in. We all are familiar with the small changes that you find when you read a book in digital. It just seemed jerky. Overall an enjoyable read.