Book Review for “The Mystery of Hurtleberry House”-Christian Mystery

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This was a great Christian mystery. Not preachy, good clean fun. I will be reading the rest of the series. Reminds me of the mysteries I read as a kid. Easy reading, good writing, and just plain fun. I give it 4 stars, I really liked it. Good for teens and up

Book Review for “Normal is the Watchword”- YA paranormal

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I was given a copy of “Normal is the Watchword” by the author, Jasmine Tru, in exchange for an honest review. This is a paranormal fiction that I think is suited for teens. The story line is a popular one right now with half-angel’s running around unknown to the population. Some are good and some are evil. If you are looking for biblical fiction, this isn’t it, but if you are looking for plain old make-believe fiction, you’ll enjoy the read. On the positive, I like the two main characters. On the negative, it is a repeated theme. Also, it sort of just ends. It is a series and though I hate cliff hangers, I do like to see some kind of closer at the end of each story. Over all a good read. No sex, and no swearing. There is fighting and violence. I give it a solid 3 stars, I “liked” it. In fact I will probably read the rest of the series.

Book Review for “Shadow Rises” Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal

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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.

Book Review for “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare-Paranormal

I just finished book one in the Mortal Instruments series, “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare. I have to admit that it was the covers of these books that grabbed my attention in the beginning. That was months and months ago. I have had them on my wish list on Amazon a long time. Finally, I acquired the first three. I read it in two days. Very well written, loved the characters. Clary, the main female character finds out that her whole life has been a lie. She meets Jace and her whole life changes. The twists and turns keep your nose in the book! Demons, Downworlders, Shadowhunters, Warlocks and otherworldly beings, you’ll find them all in this volume. This is what I loved the most, the book, though filled with fighting and violence is free from perverse language and sexual content. I loved this book as an adult and am thrilled that it is “clean” enough for teens. Still this is a gritty, gutty book. I can’t wait until I can start book two. I give this book a solid 5 stars.

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Book Review for “Rewrite Redemption” YA Paranormal

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.

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Book Review for “Steward”

I was given this book by the author, Christopher Shields, for an honest review. LOVED IT! I just finished reading The Steward; I grew up reading fairytales and love them. I now enjoy a good fantasy book (as well as other genres) and this is one of the best I’ve read. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. The author makes his character very real. I loved the main character, Maggie. Like every good ‘fairytale’ it has the ‘true love’ element as well! Did I mention I loved it? Well, I did. I recommend this book for YA and for us adults as well. I give this book 5+ stars.

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