Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blg Tour: Omen Operation







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Omen Operation
by Taylor Brooke
Release Date: January 26th 2016
Limitless Publishing

Summary:

After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end.

Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.

If the world couldn’t get any crazier, a letter ups the insanity...

After being assured day after day that the world outside their little camp had been compromised, Brooklyn’s cabin-mate, Dawson Winters, finds a letter that turns everything they’d known upside down. There is a world outside the trees that surrounds their camp, and the virus they all feared seems non-existent.

Determined to see it herself, Brooklyn plots with others to attempt an escape...
 
 

On the outside, Brooklyn finds the world is as normal as ever. But when they are attacked in the city, they dispose of their attackers far more efficiently than any normal human.. Is there more to Brooklyn and her friends then just being highly trained?



As their exploration continues, the group is faced with impossible feats. Betrayal, love, death, and a powerful sense of camaraderie lead Brooklyn and her friends to fight for their life, their freedom, and most of all, each other.



My Review:  This book is so action packed from page one I could not stop reading it. Brooklyn is an amazing character who I admired for her straight forwardness and kick ass ways. She made the book a wonderful and compelling story. The action helped too, never ending and so riveting I really enjoyed this book and need to continue this amazing series.


 








About the Author

Taylor Brooke is the author of the upcoming sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love- books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: The Devil's Only Friend



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The Devil's Only Friend
Dan Wells
Tor Books
 
 
From Goodreads: John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can...

...but the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.

John doesn't want the life he's stuck with. He doesn't want the FBI bossing him around, he doesn't want his only friend imprisoned in a mental ward, and he doesn't want to face the terrifying cannibal who calls himself The Hunter. John doesn't want to kill people. But as the song says, you can't always get what you want. John has learned that the hard way; his clothes have the stains to prove it.

When John again faces evil, he'll know what he has to do.
The Devil's Only Friend is the first book in a brand-new John Wayne Cleaver trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells.
 
 
 
My Review: I was thriller to find out Dan Wells was continuing the story of John Cleaver, such a complete and interesting character. John struggle with his psychopath side is one you hope he wins, but you have come to understand his struggle is real. After losing everyone he loves he leaves his home town and joins up with the FBI to track the monsters., but longs to be on his own and track down the monsters. This was a great book and if Dan Wells wants to write about John Cleaver for the rest of his life I will read them for the rest of mine. I never have found a character I enjoy so much. Well written and fast paced now I can't wait for the next book. This series is underrated but I am glad too be one of its loyal fans.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review:The Red Bishop





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The Red Bishop
Greg Boose
 Full Fathom Five Digital
 
 
From Goodreads: Lake Price isn’t your average teenage girl.

Sure, she and her friends are doing what many other high school kids do on Cape Cod: heading to Chatham Manor—nicknamed “Hell”—for a good scare. But for Lake, it's more than just a thrill-seeking game. It’s what keeps her alive.

Ever since her brother, Kimball, disappeared four years ago, Lake has needed the danger and the fear to feel anything but numb.

But on this night, “Hell” has more in store for Lake than she ever anticipated: A handsome stranger from the 17th century, a modern love triangle, a coven of witches, a hint that Kimball may still be alive… and the start to something that only she can finish.
 
 
My Review:  I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you to netgalley, Full Fathom Five and Greg Boose
 
        I enjoy a good horror story and this one was so descriptive and at times terrifying that it hit the spot. Lake is an amazing character who is focused on one mission to save her brother, even with hints of  love triangle Lake is true to her main goal.  This book was so compelling that I did not want to put it down. I lost hours of sleep because  was so entranced in the story. Witches are not something I usually read about but this book has changed my mind. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Boose,he kept me captivated till the end. 
 
 
 
 


Review: Threats of Sky and Sea




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Threats of Sky and Sea
Jennifer Ellision
Createspace
 
 
From Goodreads : Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.

Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.
    
 
 
 
My Review: I received  a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Jennifer Ellision and Netgalley.
 
 
This book was well written and the story is so fast paced you just seem to start it and it is over. I was sad to see this end so soon, but look forward to the next book. I was immersed in the story right away. Feeling like I was beside Breena in the woods as the story opened. Breena is a wonderful character who has all the values you want a young girl to have, She is smart, hard working devoted daughter and she has a conscience. She does not stand by and let things happen to others she takes action. Her love for her father is another wonderful aspect of the story that I enjoyed. The dynamics of their relationship was something I have not seen in many books but something I always look for when reading stories with my children.
 
  Jennifer Ellision has created characters and a world I am looking forward to returning too soon.
 
 
 


Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: The Truth Spell




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The Truth Spell ( Werewolf High 1)
Anita Oh
 
 
 From Goodreads: As soon as I stepped onto the grounds of Amaris High, I knew I'd made a big mistake. I could never fit in at such a snobbish school – I was more IT girl than "it girl". But then I saw him.

Sam Spencer. My childhood best friend. But it couldn't be. Sam Spencer had died three years ago, on the night that changed everything. I need to know what happened, why he's suddenly not dead and is hanging out with a bunch of rich kids.

When the school is hit by a truth spell, it seems like the perfect chance to find out what Sam and his creepy new friends are hiding, but the weirder things get, the less I'm sure I want to know. Even for Sam, even for the free food, Amaris High might be more trouble than it's worth.
 
 
 
My Review: I found this book extremely entertaining and fast paced. Told in the first person by Lucy an interesting and intelligent girl, who helps support her family by fixing electronics. Strong and unique characters propel you to continue reading  . This is a well written and the world building thrust you into the middle of the student body making you feel like a student yourself. Just as you feel you have unpacked you bags, the rollercoaster takes off, with twists and turns you don't see coming. Great mystery and fantasy mixed into one looking forward to the second book.
 
 
I want to thank YA Bound Book Tours for this copy for review
 



 
 
 

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Review : Grimm Legacy



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A Grimm Legacy
Jenna Jennings
Patchwork Press
 
 
From Goodreads: 
 
   The woods of Elorium appear ordinary to Andi… until the birds start to talk and elves answer doors. Whisked out of her world along with three strangers, Andi finds herself the reluctant guest of Mr. Jackson, a perplexing millionaire who claims to be able to help them get home. The secrets he harbors, however, make it difficult to know just who to trust.

When the group of teenagers discover that in this new world, fiction is anything but, and that they all have unexpected family ties to this fairy tale land, they must learn to rely on each other. The only way to survive evil fairies and giants intent on keeping them in Elorium is to rely on each other.

Faced with characters short on whimsy and bent toward treachery, Andi, Quinn, Fredrick, and Dylan are forced to play their parts in unfinished fairy tales. But in Elorium , happily ever after is never guaranteed.
 
 
 
 
My Review:
                I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I would like to thank Netgalley ,Jenna Jennings and Patchwork Press.
 
 
This book was wonderfully written and the plot was unique and fun. To have family ties to all the old fairy tales we here growing up would be wonderful, but to be pulled back into those fairy tales would not. This book takes a look at what happens when the story ends..... or do they???? As you read you see characters that I remember from childhood in a darker and different light than we did so many years ago. Realizing  maybe living in fairy tales is not happily ever after....  There is more to the story.   This takes the live of four modern and very different kids and throws them together in a world they have only heard about. Having no idea why they have been taken or who they really are makes this story a compelling read. The world built by the author Is very enchanting and you are transported there by the wonderful writing. I am looking forward to reading the second book.
 
 
 




Review: Somebody on this Buss is Going to be Famous



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Some Boy On This Bus Is Going To Be Famous !
J. B. Cheaney
 Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
 
 
 
From Goodreads :  
 
 
 
          Nine ordinary kids ride the same yellow school bus every day-but only one of them is about to be famous.

Each of the nine students on Mrs. B's school bus holds a clue to the mystery of the empty bus stop. Spencer's the smart kid. Shellly's the diva. Matthew's just average (so far). In fact, there's nothing about any of the nine middle-schoolers on Mrs. B's bus route that screams "fame," but before the end of the school year, somebody on this bus is going to be famous.
 
 
My Review:
          I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I would also like to thank the author and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky  
 
 
  This was a delightful read and different. I have never read a book with nine different perspectives before and thou I though it would be confusing and I would get everyone mixed up. I did not because each character is unique and memorable in their own way. With mystery and action laced through out the story this was a wonderful tale and entertaining read. I must admit I did try to guess who was going to be famous and guessed wrong every time I still enjoyed the adventure and the story of these nine kids pulling together and saving the day when it matters.