Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: Freaks

Kieran Larwood
Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up buildings in the blink of an eye -- then drops deadly stink bombs of his own making (yes, THAT kind)! Sister Moon sees in the dark, and moves at the speed of light. Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these FREAKS spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow. But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets.
My Review: Loved this old fashioned crime-fighting story for the Middle Grade set. The story was great . The writting was well done and had perfect flow and easy read. Finished in one day wrapped in the story from the second page. In fact already bought a copy for my shelf.

Review : Scrapbook of my Revolution

Scrapbook of My Revolution
Scrapbook of my Revolution
Amy Lynn Spitzley
Curiosity Quills Press
Amber Alexander has gold-colored skin, and she doesn’t much like it. The ability to read emotions isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, either. Then she meets two unusual boys, Malians like herself, and everything changes. Super-hot Jonny, with his apple-red looks and gift of persuasion, encourages her to fight back against those who think the Malians are freaks. Lavender-toned Cam, on the other hand, is a live-and-let live kiteboarder who blends in with the shadows.

Safety is becoming more of a concern for “freaks” like Amber. Sure, Malians showed up in society the year she was born, but now that they’re teenagers nobody seems to know what to do with them. Politicians talk about sending them to Siberia, or even to colonize the moon.

When Amber is attacked by Regulars, the so-called “normal” people, she realizes how she wants to live her life; but if she does, one of her greatest supporters may become her enemy.
Finding a summer job, organizing a support group, boy trouble, beaches, and a maniacal teen idol—it’s all a year in the life of a girl who realizes she may be more than just a “golden goddess” after all
My Review:  This book was wonderful. I loved everything about it. This book is inspiring and revealing. I would recomend this book for everyone young and old alike. Amber is a great character and I really enjoyed her strength and determination. She really shows what happens when one person takes a stand for something they believe in. Wow. Moving and fun too. This book has it all.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review: Insomnia

Insomnia (The Night Walkers, #1)
J. R. Johasson
Flux Publishing
It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me.

Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it’s Parker.

Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into someone dangerous. What if the monster stalking Mia is him after all?
My Review:  I must admit as someone who suffers from insomnia the first line of the description intrigued me. This book was a reason to stay awake. I was completely lost in this story. Compelling and gripping. To think the only person that could help you was so scared of you that the mere sight sent you screaming. I also like Parker because he was written with honesty. He is a teenager who has no idea what is going on. The fear and confusion he expresses is what you would expect. He does not have it all figured out and that keep the reader on edge. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.