I was given a copy of this book by the author, March McCarron, in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book! It is great for the audience it was intended for, but also a good adult read as well. With strong lead characters, a good mystery and a lot to say about loyalty and friendship, the story captures your interest right away. I am looking forward to reading more from this author. Great YA Fantasy. I give this book 4 stars.
Chop, Chop by L.N. Cronk is one of the best Christian Fiction stories I have read. It is a very funny book about several friends from pre-school through college. It isn’t preachy at all, doesn’t quote scriptures, but just chronicles the lives of this group of kids as they live real life stuff. The ending touched my heart and spoke volumes about forgiveness and God’s plan for our lives. Great for all ages. A refreshing change from some of the books I have been reading. Apparently there are more in the series and I plan on looking them up. I give this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of “Imperfect” by Tina Chan in exchange for an honest review. Imperfect is about the future where people are perfected through genetic engineering. It is a great YA Book. I think it best suited for ages 10-16. The characters are young and there is a bit of humor throughout the story. It is the first in a series. Imperfect makes you think about the importance of being an individual and being happy and content with who you are. I give this book 4 stars as a young adult book.
I was given a copy of “Runner” by the author, Sharon Sant, in exchange for an honest review. This is a YA Dystopian novel who’s main character, Elijah, meets up with a group of ‘runners’ who are trying to stay a step ahead of those chasing them. This story is about teamwork, loyalty and how a group of people can become a family. I enjoyed the story and would recommend it for ages pre-teen and up. Sharon Sant has an easy writing style and a way with characters. I would definitely read more of this author’s work. I give the book 5 stars for YA readers.
I was given a copy of “Land of the Unaltered” by the author, Leti Del Mar, in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is intended as a YA and is definitely suitable for pre-teens and up. The story is based on a dystopian society that is obsessed with looking perfect and they are constantly being “altered”, but there are those who are unaltered who want freedom. The story speaks volumes about our own obsession with looks. Great read. I give it 5 stars as a YA, 4 for adult. Looking forward to the next book as this is the first in a series.
I was given a copy of “Foreverland is Dead” by the author, Tony Bertauski, in exchange for an honest review. This one kept me on the edge of my seat through the whole thing. I stayed up way too late and picked it up firs thing in the morning to finish it! Then the ending completely blew me away. I can almost always figure out the plot line, but this one kept me guessing until the end. It’s a story of an alternate reality populated by teenage girls who are trapped. The story is gritty and fast paced. I really enjoyed it. I would definitely read more from this author and am looking forward to the next book in the Foreverland series. I give the book 5 stars. I would recommend it for age 13 and up.