Saturday, September 30, 2017
The audio book is great. I like this fantasy book, first no sex but there is an attraction. It immolates what is happening in the world today. Leaders who have hidden agendas, persecution close to a holocaust just placed in a fantasy world rather then the real world. Think Harry Potter meets the evening news and classes in history. I'm getting this for the library. Enjoy.
Friday, September 29, 2017
This is a brutally honest book. No magic just reality. It's hard enough fitting in to high school and this book addresses it. What's more is Dylan finds out he falls in love with Jamie. Then he finds out Jamie is a transgender. Everyone's world changes in this book. It's a good story and I'm glad the public library carries this book. I listened to the audio book.
This is a great book and I would buy for my high school library. Mindy McGinnis has a certain style of writing that works. Her stories are twisted and gritty. This is my third book by her. It's an oppressive time for women in this story. Grace comes from a wealthy well known family from Boston. It turns out she is pregnant and it was her father her has created the situation. There is also a serial murderer on the loose. It's part murder mystery and all power struggle. It's an intensely good read.
Monday, September 25, 2017
It's fine for any high school library. It's part romance and part family problems and finishing high school after winning the lottery. Lot's of problems with people wanting money from Maddie who wins big.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Enjoying M. C. Beaton's audio books while driving errands and cleaning house. Not a murder mystery but a romance.
I'm hooked on M. C. Beaton books. Especially audio books. Turns out this is a romance series. If you're in the mood for a regency romance, then here's a suggestion.
This book is perfect for elementary and middle school libraries. It also includes an island that was a colony for people with the leprosy disease off the east coast where pirates buried treasure. It's a good read and a good audio book. Enjoy.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
I am a fan of Alice Hoffman. I had the chance to listen to the audio book. It's a great read. Maybe more for adults then for high school. I loved the movie and you can see how the movie reworked the original story. I would say read the book first. Enjoy.
Listening to audiobooks while driving and working around the house is a good way to listen to books. I'm hook on this series and Penelope Keith reading the series. It's a good murder mystery.
It's a good story. I was always trying to figure out a story line for the princess who slept through all the action. This is a smart answer to the question. Fine for any library. Enjoy.
I am buying this series for the library. Thing a dessert Lord of the Rings with sultan and harems, genies and shapeshifter. And who is betraying who. It's a great series. Enjoy.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
This is one funny book and the audio book is enjoyable to listen to. Miss Julia is one fine old school southern lady who has a good head for business. Her first husband wasn't so good and years later she finally remarries. She's a woman on a mission when she goes after thieves. Very dangerous thieves. It's pretty funny.
Think Jane Austen meets Downton Abbey plus Heart to Heart and you have an entertaining book to read. Enjoy. Not for high school library. The audio book is a good listen. Marion Chesney is also known as M. C. Beaton
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The story continues. It's a dangerous adventure tainted with drugs and risky behavior. It's up to Jamie and Charlotte to discover where a missing family member. It's a good read. But it's also a dark read.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
I'm not sure about this one. It's written beautifully but there are some dangerous moments when Anna is forced to do some things naked that little girls shouldn't do. I think I would skip it as a choice for the library but it is perfect for public libraries. The story is for mature readers. It's a hard read. Keep in mind it's when there are both German and Soviet soldiers and the two main characters have to survive to live.
It's a good graphic novel that is set in the 1970's. You'll see lots of 70's references. It's fine for any middle school library.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The series is fine for high school libraries. A bit of romance, adventure and danger with a touch of political play and tragedy to make the story a page turner.
It's a pretty good story. The writing is a bit simplistic but the story gets better as book 2 picks up
It's fine for any library.
This book is the ultimate diverse story. Suzette is an African-American teen who's step brother is a red headed Jewish teen with emotional and mental health concerns. Suzette is also attracted to both boys and girls. And had to face some bullies at her boarding school. She also learns about sex while away. It's a good story and great for public and personal libraries. Before you put it in a high school library, read the book first so you'll know what it is about. It is a good read.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
It's a magical story beautifully told. The first book was wonderful and now enjoy the second book. It feels like it's from India or an India like world. Magic, fighting, journey and romance make this a charming story to enjoy. I'm getting this for my high school library.
It's a great series. Set in a future time and there is a war between the world of faeries and the world of humans. The story line works because the plot is entertaining and suspenseful. Good character and the relationships ring true. It's a good read and I will pick up the series for my library.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Family dysfunction can affect any family. With a father that is an addict and also a well known rock and roll star can mess with the family dynamics. Mom dead from a tragic allergic reaction. Looking for a natural birth mother and finding the meaning of life.
This is a cute story and a glimpse of life in an Indian family's life. Dimple and Rashi do have a connection of the intimate nature just to be aware. The book is a good read. Or a good audio book listen.
Monday, September 4, 2017
It's a great audio book. If you like a good murder mystery, Agatha Christy style, then enjoy this contemporary tale.
It's a good listen and makes a good gift for graduates, bosses and leaders such as principals to presidents.
It's a page turner and so far I like the series. I will buy for my high school library. Looking forward to book 3. Think AI meets Logan Run, meets the Jason Bourne series. Enjoy.