This was a great dystopian YA read. The society in this future has shut out those that have deviated from their “norm” and those inside the walls are trained to hate those outside. A mix of military, romance and friendship. I would recommend for high school and up due to some sexual content. Nothing too explicit. This is the first in a series and I will be reading the rest. The book ends in a good place, but doesn’t finish the story. I wouldn’t read it as a stand alone, though I guess you could. My curiosity wants to find out about the rest of the story. Good writing, some of the romance a little predictable, but usually is. Great first book for Deborah Rix! I give it a solid 4 stars.
Dispencia is a Christian allegory. Great kids book. Fun and full of talking animals and funny characters. Will be reading book 2. I think that it was a little cheesy, but kids will love it. I give 4 stars for kids. Three for adults and older teens.
I was given a copy of this book by the author, J.E. Lowder, in exchange for an honest review. I thought I like the first book, but this one is even better! They both were long reads and you have to pay attention, not a light weekend read. I will now have to finish up the “War of the Whispers’ series to find out what happens to our unlikely heroes. This is a wonderful allegory that reminds me of “Lord of the Rings” and “Narnia.” I find myself rooting for the characters. The story is told from many angles following several key players who’s parts take them in different directions, thus the Tolkien feel. I highly recommend this book. I give it five solid stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author, J.E. Lowder in exchange for an honest review.
I really loved this book! It just kept getting better the farther I got. I loved the storyline, the characters are loveable. I found myself wiping away a few tears as I read. A great fantasy world. Will definitely be reading more from this author. There are several main characters, similar to Lord of the Rings. You have to pay attention to keep them all straight. For this reason I think that ages 14 and up would best understand it all, but a good read for jr. high students as well. The story is set in a society with strict rules and regulations about everything. The people live in fear and have given up on thing ever changing, but there is a whisper of hope! I give the book 5 stars.
Titanic: Unsinkable is the first book in a trilogy. The series is written for ages 8 and up. I happen to love all things Titanic so this story gets a star just for the subject matter, right up front. The book is well written and the story is told through the adventures of four teenagers. Paddy is an Irish lad, running from some notorious gangsters, only to find out they have also booked passage on the very ship that he has stowed-away on. Alfie, an English boy has lied about his age to acquire his job as a steward on the same ship his father works as a broiler man. Sophie and her Mother, who is a woman’s rights activist are on their way back to America. Julianna is the daughter of an earl. She and her father are visiting America on business. The four teens find trouble, mystery and suspense on the Titanic. I enjoyed book one and will be moving on to the next two. I give this book 5 stars.
I just finished reading “Rewrite Redemption” by J.H. Walker. It is a YA book about a girl who travels through time, without her control or consent. I loved the characters and the plot was interesting. My favorite character was Lex who happened to be a secondary one, but just loved her. I found myself quite amused in several places and got a more than a few good laughs. I recommend this book for ages 16 and up as there are some minor sexual references. I give this book a solid 5 stars for YA and 4 for adults. I will definitely be reading more from this author. This is her first book, I am impressed.