Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Betwixters: Once Upon a Time

Betwixters: Once Upon a Time Betwixters: Once Upon a Time by Laura C. Cantu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Betwixters by Laura C. Cantu is the first book in the new Betwixters series. We follow three friends, Noah, Ethan, and Skye, on a fantastical journey where they face creatures of the dark while trying to help a new fairy friend.

This is a well written story about friendship, and what it means to truly be a friend. The three friends work together to solve a problem, and they never give up. This is such a delightful story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: Redwall

Redwall Redwall by Brian Jacques
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Redwall by Brian Jacques is the first installment of the series Redwall. Redwall Abbey is home to peaceful mice, and other woodland creatures. When their abbey is threatened by Cluny the Scourge, the peaceful residents of Redwall Abbey have to defend, and fight for what they hold dear.

I absolutely adored this story! The creatures came to life on the pages, and the world building is quite beautiful. This story grabbed me, and wouldn't let go. There were moments when I laughed out loud, and there were moments when my heart was broken. There were a few grammatical errors, but did not hinder my flow of reading at all. This is a wonderful middle grade fantasy story; I highly recommend it.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: 2084

2084 2084 by Mason Engel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2084 by Mason Engel is a futuristic novel where the populous wears "lenses" instead of using computers.

The main character, Vincent, has other ideas about what the "lenses" are for.

When I read the Goodreads blurb, I thought this was going to be an intriguing story. The concept is intriguing, but the execution fell flat. This book starts off strong, but towards the middle, I feel, the author was in too big of a hurry to get to the climax of the story. The writing wasn't as engaging, and there were more grammatical errors that threw me off my reading flow.

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Friday, July 14, 2017








  I finished the Wild Goose Chase Challenge and wanted 
to give an update of my progress. I'm finished! 

  For the first category: Wildness, I chose 
Through the Wildwood by M.R. Mathias





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                                       For the second category: Birds, I chose 
                                         Orville Mouse and the Puzzle of the 
                                       Clockwork Glowbirds by Tom Hoffman




                                                        You can read my review here:


                                  For the third category: Exotic Location, I chose 
                                          Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia




                                                         You can read my review here:


                               For the fourth category: An Object to Hunt For, I chose 
                                          The Silver Serpent by David Debord 




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        For the fifth category: Synonym for Chase, I chose 
A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice




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For the sixth category: Transport, I chose
The Sneaker Tree by Phil Taylor



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For the seventh and final category: An Object to take on a Hunt, I chose
Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara



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       This was a fun challenge. If you'd like to join in, you can 
      find all the details at The Bookshelf Gargoyle blog here:




Review: Gwendy's Button Box

Gwendy's Button Box Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar is a tale about Gwendy and her button box. Of course the button box is enchanted, or cursed. That is up to the reader to decide.

What else can I say about this book? It's Stephen King! I'm a bit bias when it comes to his books. I usually don't review his books because of this, but it was included in my reading challenge, so I thought I would give a bit of a review. Of course this book is well written, and I love a story that flows.

I have never read anything by Richard Chizmar, but the collaboration with King has made me want to indulge in a book or two by him.

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Review: Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia

Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia by Diana Metz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia by Diana Metz is the first book in The Prophecy of the Dragons trilogy. We follow Talon in this coming of age story on his quest to becoming a wizard.

I would have really enjoyed this story, but there were flaws that hindered that for me. There were times when a certain character was referred to as she or her, then the next mention of said character would be him or he. There were also quite a bit of grammatical errors that interfered with the flow of my reading.

I chose this book as part of my Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge at The Bookshelf Gargoyle blog. You can read more about that here:

https://thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpres...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: Bring Her Home

Bring Her Home Bring Her Home by David Bell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bring Her Home by David Bell is a stand alone mystery about Bill Price and the disappearance of his daughter, Summer.

This was a story that kept me on the edge of my seat. There were mysteries within mysteries which I loved. It's a story that portrays some of the feelings people go through when a loved one goes missing. The reason I gave this a three star review is the fact that religion is brought up in the book which did absolutely nothing for the story, in my opinion. There were also discrepancies throughout the book, such as the wrong character's name being used, which will hopefully be caught in the final editing.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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