This is one of the best books I have read this year. I loved it. If possible I would give it 6 stars. A charming book about a ten year old girl who spends the summers on an island with her quirky family and some fun characters. It made me remember some of our own shenanigans when I was young. Will definitely be reading the rest of AJ’s story. New favorite author. Great for kids and up. Good Christian moral story, told in a non-preachy real life way. I had a hard time laughing quietly while reading in bed, so as not to wake my hardworking husband! So many funny parts, but still some serious things as well. Good lessons on life and fun reminiscing.
This was a wonderful allegory! Along the lines of C.S. Lewis and John Bunyan. It was a fantastic read and I am hoping there will be more from Daniel Ingram-Brown. The story is all about stories. The world that our two unlikely heroes reside in is filled with plots, twists, tales, both fun and scary. I would recommend as a buddy read with a parent for ages under 10. I give it 4 stars. Good Job.
The Shadow Rises was a fun read. Lot’s of twists and turns, some dry humor. The witches are evil, no white witches in this book. It was kind of a shadowhunters meet Hansel and Gretel. The writer leaves the story open for more. I would read the rest of the series. I was given a copy by the author, K. S. Marsden in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I liked the story. I give it a solid 3 stars.
“With the whole summer ahead of him, Bradley stumbles unwittingly into his first summer job.”
Scott McElhaney has a great writing style. I have enjoyed his sci fi books and I totally loved this one. Who doesn’t love a flashback from our past when we were young and stupid? Several of the characters reminded me of people I knew in my past. There is some very humorous parts in this book. This is good, clean, fun fiction. It is written for adults, but I recommend for pre-teens and up. I give it five stars.
P.S. All of Scott’s books are only .99 on amazon for Kindle.
The Changeling by Christopher Shields is the second book in the Weald Fae Journals. A fantasy/fairytale. I loved the first book, The Steward and this one is just as good. A book filled with Fae (fairies) and set in the mountains of Arkansas, it is every fairytale lover’s dream. Maggie O’Shea, the main character is a strong feminine character that will do anything to protect her family and friends from the evil fae. As the title states, there is a changeling in book two. Maggie desperately tries to save her little brother, Mitch, while the changeling takes his place in their lives. A great read! I give this book 5+ stars. My only disappointment is that the third book isn’t finished yet. Good for ages 13 and up.