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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Lightkeepers Bride

The Lightkeepers Bride by Colleen Coble.
Mercy Falls book two.
Read my review of The Lightkeeper's Daughter.

The Lightkeeper's Bride (Mercy Falls Series #2)
Summery: Return to Mercy Falls with Addie's friend Katie! When she overhears a conversation of a friend, Eliza, at her job as telephone operator she gets very worried about what is said. When she checks on her later Eliza has disappeared and all that is found is her child, Jennie, and the new lightkeeper, Will Jespherson, holding her. Katie suspects him at first but soon becomes close friends with him. Together they take care of Jennie when a sickness breaks out and they are stuck in the together (though with a chaperon) lighthouse. They both are trying to solve the case surrounding the disappearance of Eliza.And the terrible piracy that has been happening just may be linked to it all.

Romance:Attraction, loving/liking someone, thinking about them, kissing, hugging, holding hands.
Bad Romance:Mention of a character having s-x before marriage.

Language:None.

Violence:Murder, shooting, kidnapping, fighting, knocking people out, yelling/arguing.

Other:Gambling, drinking, a shady job at a gambling place.

Time Period:Early 1900s.

What I Thought:I could not put it down, it is a great mystery and it has great lovable characters! Though the first was cleaner I loved this one almost as much :) I really enjoyed it.

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crossed

Crossed by Ally Condie.
Crossed
Summery:Cassia  is searching for Ky. Somewhere out there in the Outer Provinces he is waiting for her. In a spur of the moment decision she sneaks onto a ship going out there. Though she isn't an Aberration. She joins with a girl, Indie, who seems trustworthy. Together they set out to find Ky, escaping one night. Meanwhile Ky has tried to hold onto and hope. He runs before she arrives into the Carvings. Canyons where his father traded. On this adventure secrets will be discovered, stories unfolded and The Rising found.

Romance:Some kissing(or remembering of a kiss), holding hands, hugging, touching, liking/loving, admiring someone, thinking or talking about someone.

Language:None.

Violence:Killing and quite a bit of death (teens and some younger kids, the aberrations are treated badly and left defenseless) injures, yelling/arguing. The blue tablet is actually(spoiler) poison sort of.

Other:The government being bad, mention of kinda cloning.

Time Period:Sometime in the future.

What I Thought:A little sad, but that was okay. Again the writing style seemed calming kinda. I'll be waiting for the next one. :) The plot has me waiting for the next one on the edge of my seat. Though I would say that overall I enjoyed it though I thought it might could have used a bit more action. Even though there is a bit, there are sometimes it got a bit boring. But I did like it :)

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13/14 up.
Sierra♥



Monday, December 26, 2011

A Great Catch

A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad.
The second Lake Manawa Summer.
Read my review of, Making Waves.
Great Catch, A: A Novel (Lake Manawa Summers)

Summery:Emily is a suffrage woman. And that can turn off some people. So at lake Manawa this summer her Great-aunts have decided to play matchmaker. Of course she doesn't agree to it. Then she literally runs into an old friend,Carter, who stirs up something inside her. She spends more and more time with Carter...even though one of her aunts mentioned a fight between the families. She falls for Carter and he for her...enough to promise his baseball team to play a match against a Women's team for her suffrage work. The only condition is that she play on his team. And Emily has had a clumsy past...and present.

Romance: Kissing, holding hands, hugging, liking/loving someone, flirting, admiring.Some talk of marriage.

Language: None.

Violence:Someone get conked on the head with a horseshoe, attempts to kill someone, getting mad and throwing something (ball and cake), yelling arguing. At a suffrage meeting some vegetables are thrown. Mean words.

Other:Stealing.

Time Period:1901.

What I Thought: An enjoyable and funny book! A great summer read and a sweet, but innocent romance. Can't decide between this book and the first they are about equal. The first one was a bit more violent. But both of them have lovely characters and the setting is so pretty :)

Rating & Age:4 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Goddess Boot Camp

Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs.
Read my other reviews of Tera Lynn Child's books.
Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods.)



Summery:Now that she has powers, and some pretty strong one at that, Phoebe has been trying whichever way she can to get them under control. Unfortunately she keeps having accidents and isn't showing signs of improvement. So as her step-dad and Mom are on their honeymoon she's at Goddess Boot Camp trying to get her powers controlled before a big test. And of course there is boy trouble...she is afraid her super cute boyfriend, Griffin, might be cheating on her.

Romance:Liking someone, a couple kisses, mention dating, flirting and admiring. Phoebe thinks her boyfriend, Griffin, might be cheating on her with his ex.

Language:P--s, D-m-, H--l.
Violence:Being smoted(i.e. burned in place), banished or killed by the gods. Yelling/arguing,

Other:Greek gods,

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:It was cleaner than the first and funny,interesting and such honestly real Main Character... She messes up almost as much I would in her shoes :P And enjoyable read :)

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Charmed Return

The Charmed Return by Frewin Jones.
The Faerie Path book six.
Read my reviews of the first 5 Faerie path books.
Read my reviews of The Warrior Princess series.
Summery:Tania inquired how Oberon could stop the plague in faerie to the Divine Harper who had helped Oberon to defeat the plague the first time. In return she had to give up her biggest desire.She wakes up in the Mortal world thinking it was two days before her 16th birthday. 9 weeks ago. Her mother is telling her crazy stories about being a Faerie Princess! Tania, now calling herself Anita again searches for answers.When Eadric using the dark arts comes with Rathina to the mortal world they try but can't get Tania to remember. Zara, Tania's sister and dead as far as everyone knew, helps Tania remember. Can they get back into Faerie, save Oberon from his evil brother and Faerie too?

Romance:Some kissing ( not descriptive), holding ahnds, hugging, loving/liking someone. A little flirting.

Language:None.

Violence:Battle scenes, Lear's men kill a lot of innocent people, the plague kill too, mention of some dead birds, arguing/yelling, Tania's former selves(long story, so read the books) help her with Lear and then they go back to their own lives to die.

Other:Magic, dark magic/sorcery, thinking someone was crazy and pretending to be crazy.

Time Period:Modern and the Faerie Realm.

What I Thought: Sad...it is the last one. As far as I know anyway. Some others were better, but it was still good. Frewin Jones keeps her books nice and clean and they are always very exciting!

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Alienation

Alienation by Jon S. Lewis
A C.H.A.O.S. book. (No. 2)
Read my review of Invasion.


Summery: Let's just say Colt McAlister's life has been crazy lately. He has learned that his Grandpa is a comic hero who fought aliens. And that an alien race called the Thule are trying to take over the earth. In fact Colt is being followed and attacked...someone wants him dead. He and his best friend Danielle suspect their friend Oz's dad...who also happens to be the head of C.H.A.O.S. They people who are protecting the earth from the Thule. And Colt and his friends are going to be trained at the C.H.O.A.S. Academy...another move for Colt. But is it a safe one?

Romance: Liking, wanting to kiss someone, admiring.

Language:None.

Violence: Yelling/arguing, wrestling(training) and fighting(for real), shooting, murder, death, injuries( a bit descriptive for some), attacks,

Other:Aliens, brief mention of:drugs, someone (anonymous) being drunk,sneaking/trespassing,

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought: Well both C.H.A.O.S. books have been good and exciting. This one, I felt was more so, though. It is a great book with excitement and action...but some humor to lighten if up.  And of course there are aliens and tech stuff to remember :)

Rating & Age:5 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

I got this book free from the publisher.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Eternity's Edge

Eternity's Edge by Bryan Davis
The second book from the Echoes from The Edge series.
Read my review of Beyond The Reflections Edge.
Eternity's Edge (Echoes from the Edge)
Summery:Though the universes (Yes, we said universes...as in plural) are safe...for now, Nathan is still searching for answers, his parents and more help for the universe. Who wouldn't in his situation? Your parents disappeared to who knows where...you learn that there are three parallel earths...all that. Soon he and his friends Kelly, Daryl, and  Clara are on to another adventure and universes. Kelly though hurt and slightly blind from Mictar's attack, still tags along. She seems to be able to see better in a strange middle verse....where Nathan finds a strange girl who has been guiding and talking to  him in his dreams.

Romance:Loving/liking someone, a kiss, some pecks, hugs. Holding hands.
Bad Romance: Some talk about a mistake Kelly made and he and Kelly sleep on the same mattress barely touching in order to get into Kelly's dreams.

Language: Mention being a Jack--- (maybe)...otherwise none. 

Violence:Death/killing, murder, fighting, yelling/arguing, Mictar gouging out eyeballs and also blinding people, life force stealing. Bad injuries.

Other: Other earths/parallel earths. 

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought: I think the first was better...and I am always going to have The Dragons In Our midst series as my favorites. But as always if it is by Bryan Davis, it is good, exciting and keeping you up late reading. Note that some of the jumping to another earth and all that science/dimensional stuff can be a little confusing too.

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Mermaid's Mirror



The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan.
The Mermaid's Mirror
Summery:Lately Lena has had strange changes coming upon her...dizzy spells, sleepwalking to the beach, seeming to be in a daze/trance. She doesn't know what is wrong with her. She has overheard somethings her parents have said..it's scary for her. She seems to be trying to find something every now and again that she just can't put her finger on. Through it all she wants desperately to surf with the waves no matter what...even if her father adamantly doesn't want her to.

Romance:Kissing(a bit), mention of making out near the beginning, liking/loving, thinking about someone, admiring.

Language:D-r-, D-m-, D-n-.

Violence:Yelling/arguing, Lena though someone might hurt her(she was alone on the beach), brief threat.

Other:Mermaids, going behind parent's backs, lying, tattoo. I have written down Wine men...so I don't know if that would involve drinking ...

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Good book. Could have done without some stuff in my opinion...but still solid and kinda clean.(I believe I was referring to a bit much kissing or something like that)  Lena was a good main character.

Rating & Age:3 stars. 13/14 up.

Sierra♥

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beastly



Beastly by Alex Flinn.

(BEASTLY)) BY Flinn, Alex(Author)Paperback{Beastly}Newer Version January 01, 2010

Summery:Kyle has everything. Looks, money, popularity...just not a heart. So when he gets on the wrong side of this girl Kendra...well it turns out she is a witch and has decided he needs a lesson about looking on the inside not just on the outside. He has 2 years to find someone he loves, who loves him back and kisses him. Oh yeah and she kinda transformed him into a beast. Living practically alone...he almost gives up. But then he finds Lindy.

Romance:Kisses, loving/liking someone, admiring, flirting.
Bad Romance: Groping someone in a personal spot in public and in private, implications of people who had done of were going to do "it". Kyle goes to his girlfriends house for a little bit while her mother is away. Not really clear but it is only a couple sentences in mention.

Language:P--s, B---h (?), H--l, B-s---d,a--. And Lindy's dad calls her a sl-t.

Violence:Adrian/Kyle smashed things as a beast, tried to hurt Kendra, a tussle with a crowd and a guy who tried to hurt Lindy, yelling arguing, yelling meant hings at someone, threatening and scaring someone.

Other:Magic, drinking(one chapter, he drank some and then when Kendra changes him he thinks he is just seeing things), witches, spells,drugs (mentioned)

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Even though I did see the movie first and that gave me trouble with seeing Lindy(I liked her better in the book) and maybe Kyle(though I think they cast Kendra and Will perfectly).Otherwise though, I liked the book a lot better. It stuck to the story-line more. In the book it was a better, modern retelling. Also the place where they vacationed in the book was better than in the movie. Just saying. Now in the first couple of chapters there was some cussing and some trashy stuff. But the rest of the  book was clean. I think that it would be alright for younger (13ish) kids to read, if their parents said it was fine. I really enjoyed it and already have the next book :)

Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Distant Melody

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin.
A Wings Of Glory book.


Distant Melody, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)
Summery:When she is visiting her friend, Betty, the week of her wedding Allie finds herself attracted to Walt, a pilot in the war and an old friend of her friends. Allie has the time of her life and when she gets back home she starts to change in places where she would complied. She starts to write letters to Walt. even though she is practically engaged to her parents choice of a husbands.... needless to say she doesn't really like their pick. Meanwhile Walt has problems on the war front with his team and with a white lie he told about Allie. Can they help each other, as they are so alike, and come together as they're both trying to break themselves away from what they feel?

Romance:Kisses (mostly pecks), hugging, holding hands, loving/liking, admiring, flirting, talking and thinking about someone. A couple small implications to more adult things.

Language:None.

Violence:The war(WW2), shooting, killing (not really described but sad...all the war stuff), injuries/amputation, yelling/arguing.

Other:Lying, drinking, smoking(?).

Time Period:1942-1943.

What I Thought:A great book, with a really good plot! I love the time period 1850s-1950s. So anything in here is something that I will really like :) So Sarah Sundin has some books for me to read :) She is a really good author and I really enjoyed this book!

Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Invasion



Invasion by Jon S. Lewis.
INVASION TPC (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel)


Summery:Colt is just a normal 16 year old California surfer....and yes, blond shaggy hair. His dad takes him to some sort of an army training academy thing....Colt just can't remember it really. Top secret you know. But now Colt's parents have been killed in a car accident. That may not have been an accident. He is now living with his Grandpa (who looks a lot like a  WW2 comic book hero...or so some say). Colt is sucked into an adventure with his friends Danielle and Oz to stop and evil shapeshifting aliens from taking over the world. Yeah...normal. Not.

Romance:Liking someone, crushes, being girlfriend/boyfriend. A cheek kiss. Flirting, admiring, thinking/talking about someone.
Bad Romance:Cheating.

Language:None.

Violence:Murder, accidents, fist fights (friends...so more like wrestling) fighting(bad guys). Shooting, injuries, people are taking over by mind control.

Other:Mention of drinking(not major), maybe drugs, aliens/monsters, mind control devices.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:For fantasy or Science fiction lovers...you should like this book. It's funny, exciting and action packed. Also full of fun and aliens and quite an enjoyable read! The sequel's review:coming soon.

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Colleen Coble.
A Mercy Falls novel.
The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls)
Summery:When a man is injured near their lighthouse, Addie and her mother take him in to help him. He immediately tells them that he thinks Addie is the long lost daughter of a wealthy family, the Eatons. He, is her uncle and convinces her to come with him and take a position as his great nephew's governess, at least until he can find proof of her true identity. Meanwhile Addie has fallen in love with her young charge... and perhaps his father, the handsome John North, too! Soon she starts to believe herself that she is the long lost daughter. And she starts to discover exactly why her mother seemed to be running away form her Father.

Romance:Loving/liking, starting to love, kissing, wanting to kiss or touch, admiring, flirting, talk about marriage, hugging. One or so implication to the marriage night etc. (nothing inappropriate)

Language:None.

Violence:Murder, locking someone in an insane asylum, shooting, a boat accident, arguing/yelling.

Other: Gambling.

Time Period:1907.

What I Thought:I loved it! A great story, characters(John and Addie are so honorable and lovable) and plot/mystery. I really enjoyed it. The setting is great and the touches of lighthouse-ness is so picturesque. It is a lovely book with a great mystery to add to the mix.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Smitten

Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter.


Summery:Four best friends, mother like, health food lover Natalie, fashionable Julia, lady-like and cute little dog toting Shelby and athletic and organized Reese... when the mill that brought business and supported the town shuts down the whole town tries to think of what they can do to save the town. But the girls come up with the winning plan. Turn their town, Smitten, into a honeymoon, romantic getaway. In beautiful Vermont. Some of the men have a little pride issue with their town becoming girly...but everyone is won over to try and save the town. Along the way the girls might just find the guy they have been waiting for...

Romance:Kisses, talking about someone, thinking about someone, flirting, attraction/admiring, loving/liking someone, hugging, holding hands.
Bad Romance:Natalie's sister has a baby before she was married and her mom married a lot of guys who really weren't that great. There are rumors that the guy that Natalie likes is Mia's, (her sisters child) father. Natalie's sister told her it was him, but Natalie doesn't really believe her. Shelby also got pregnant as a teen, only she has an abortion. Divorce. Reese, trying to make the guy she loves like her too, accidentally has him thinking that she is still in love with an old boyfriend who is about to get married and that she wants to make him jealous.

Language:None.

Violence:A fire, being made to have an abortion(Shelby's dad made her get one), yelling/arguing, minor injuries (running into someone), a pretty major character's ex-wife dies.

Other:Natalie's sister threatening that if she doesn't get money that she will take her child, Mia, (whom Natalie is taking care of and loving) away. Lying. Mention of creeps (weirdos...one dad was a bit protective of his daughter).

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:I really only got this because I really like Colleen Coble's books. But this was such a sweet, cozy, funny and enjoyable book...well I should have gotten  even if she hadn't contributed. It is a great hometown romance. I think that pretty much every girl can relate to one of the girls. They each have little quirks and hobbies.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

I got this book free from the publisher.
I review for BookSneeze®

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Making Waves



Making waves by Lorna Seilstad.
A Lake Manawa Summer.
Making Waves: A Novel (Lake Manawa Summers)

Summery:While being pushed toward an arranged and unwanted marriage with her long time suitor Roger, Marguerite finds her love of sailing at Lake Manawa. Away for the summer with her family she will do whatever it takes to get those lessons and to get out into the water. She just loves the feeling of the wind in her hair and the small of the lake. Of course her teacher...er rather her younger brothers teacher who is also teaching her has also seemed to get caught up in Marguerite's waves. And Marguerite herself is a bit captured by the handsome sailor, Trip.

Romance:She is engaged, thinking about someone, loving someone, flirting, admiring, a couple kisses, hugging, talking about love and who they love. Slight, brief implication/mention to the wedding night, but not inappropriately.
Bad Romance:Kinda cheating on someone.

Language:None.

Violence:A fist fight, arguing/yelling, Roger squeezes her hand hard, threatens her, locks her in a icebox for over an hour, she nearly drowns, Trip is thrown into the lake while unconscious (by the bad guys), a fire is set on his boat as well.

Other:Lying, gambling, mention of women working' at a casino/gambling place, drinking.

Time Period:1895.

What I Thought: What a feisty main character! She will make you laugh, feel sorry for her when she messes up, but proud when she gets back up again. A great plot, nice and mysterious...and exciting :) Love the time period and all the dresses described :)

Rating & Age:4 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Friday, December 2, 2011

Golden

Golden by Cameron Dokey.
(A Once Upon A Time book.)
Read my reviews of other Once Upon A Time books.


Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel" (Once Upon a Time)
Summery:The true story of Rapunzel. Her true, first account. Her mother craved Rapunzel and her father stole it from the Sorceress's house next door. The second time he was caught and the Sorceress made a deal with him. If they couldn't love the baby, his wife was about to have she would take the baby Rapunzel. When she was born her mother immediately said she could never love her. Because Rapunzel was bald. Now she has grown up in the kind sorceress's house. She will soon have to undo the spell of the tower...but can she? And find love other than what her mother has given her?

Romance:A couple kisses, liking/loving someone and/or starting to. Talk(brief) of love. 

Language:None.

Violence:Angry villagers that were going to run them out of their home, saying mean things about Rapunzel and saying she was cursed. Yelling/arguing.

Other:Magic, stealing.

What I Thought:It has been my favorite of the 3 I have read. I really got sucked in at the end. The story was very different...but true to the original story. I thought it was very well written.

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Mostly True Story Of Jack



The Mostly True Story Of Jack by Kelly Barnhill.
The Mostly True Story of Jack
Summery:A terrible trading with The Lady, The Lady...yeah the ruler of the World-Under-The-World. Generation by generation until now there has been a trading. A terrible treachery and The Lady split in two. Now the evil half is trying to get her real deal...the part she was cheated from.Can her half of the deal, the one she traded, stop it and bring her together? Meanwhile the sleepy small town in Iowa sure has some strange people and places. As newcomer Jack, is finding out.

Romance: Between Jack and Wendy there are two kisses, cheek and lip.

Language: If you count T-rd. Otherwise none.

Violence:Bullies, stealing people's souls, kids being kidnapped....sorta. Small fist fights and two cats attack some people (and a parrot, once. This is what i Had written down...I think that the cats and the parrot went after someone...not the cats after the parrot. But I could be wrong.).

Other:Magic,

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:A great/adventure/fantasy story! It stars off confusing, but it will soon suck you in and show you a wonderfully written plot. I really enjoyed it, even if it was for younger. (10-12).

Rating & Age:4 stars. 10 up.

Sierra♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy

Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy by Ally Carter.
Read my review of the first book in The Gallgher Girls series.

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls)

Summery:It is now after Winter Break and the Gallagher Girls are ready for almost anything. Well Cammie may still be hurting from her encounter with Josh...So when she overhears her mom talking about something called Blackthorne, that is top secret...she and her friends start to investigate. Cammie could get in a little trouble for some of what she is doing to find out what in the world Blackthorne is/means. On a covert operations mission her team is tailed by guys (and not bad looking ones either). Now Cammie gets a bit more of what is going on. She couldn't guess what was coming next though...

Romance:Liking, crushes, going on a date, kissing (only once and almost another time), being a bit boy crazy, talking about guys. Running into your ex-boyfriend... kinda ex anyway.

Language:None.

Violence:Arguing/yelling, a couple small maneuvers(you know...like a spinning kick...stuff like that, but not that) and mention of wanting to hit someone.

Other:Spying, lying, some mention of underwear.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:I read it an afternoon. Spies are just so interesting, as was the book. :) I really enjoyed it...though I didn't like the ending :( It was pretty clean, but there is some girl/guy stuff. Nothing bad though.

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sphinx's Princess



Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner.
Sphinx's Princess (Princesses of Myth)


Summery:Growing up beautiful isn't to easy. With the overbearing shadow of her aunt,Queen Tiye , who caused her mother's death...and Nefertiti having so many of her mother's traits. She learned to write and is in danger if her aunt ever finds out about her skill. Being the Pharaoh's favorite her aunt has quite a bit of power. When visiting her with her family, Neferiti learns of her aunts plans to marry her to her son,Thutmose . can she find some way out of this trap?

Romance:Maybe starting to like/love someone. forced marriage. Couple of kisses.
Bad Romance: Concubines and illegitimate children.

Language:Kinda A--. Otherwise nothing.

Violence:Some fist-fights, trying to kill someone, some killing/executions, yelling/arguing.

Other:Egyptian gods, they drink a little wine....

Time Period: Ancient Egypt.

What I Thought:Interesting story and book.It has a lot of facts and you could learn something(beware :P). It was pretty clean and maybe a tad depressing. It was exciting though! I am going to read the second book soon. And I would also not really advise reading the series on Helen (of Troy?) The first was okay I believe but the second had some depressing and inappropriate (I thought) things in it.

Rating & Age:3 1/2 stars. 13/14 up.

Sierra♥

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thunder Of Heaven



Thunder Of Heaven by Tim Lahaye and Craig Parshall.
Read my review of Edge Of Apocalypse.
Thunder of Heaven: A Joshua Jordan Novel (End Series, The)
Summery:A shocking attack on some planes...blowing up one. It seems the RTS(return To Sender) might not have worked. Joshua Jordan is very upset about that. Meanwhile there seems to be a mole in the government. Cal Jordan has decided to try and help out (especially after his almost death) with what his parents do for the country...but his dad (Joshua) wants to protect him and says no. Deborah Jordan was saved from breaking her neck, as she was in one of the Chicago planes that got attacked,by a Military man, Ethan,  who knew her dad and happens to really like her. There seems to be change in the air and around the corner...very much in the air!

Romance:Mention of a former girlfriend, Ethan and Deborah are attracted to each other, hugs, hands, a couple kisses.

Language:None, but the place, Hell, mentioned.

Violence:Killing, wars, bombings (terrorists acts), volcano and earthquakes killing a ton of people, torturing (not very descriptive), shooting, fights/battles.

Other:Mention of drinking, cheating on someone and smoking.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Great beginning, it slowed down in the middle area but once you get there you cannot put it down! You can see some similarities from LB (Left Behind) if you have also read that series.

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 14 up.
Sierra♥

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cliques, Hicks And Ugly Sticks



Confessions Of April Grace:Cliques, Hicks And Ugly Sticks by K.D. McCrite.
Read my review of In Front Of God And Everybody.
Summery:Well, April Grace has finally started to like Isabel St. James. Of course she still thinks she was plenty dumb to hurt herself in a car accident...but still, she is bearable. But she sure doesn't like the clique at school, the group, The Lotties, are just plain mean her Grandma is having boyfriend troubles again...this time she has to many! And April Grace is sure that there is something wrong with her Mama. Welcome back to the crazy, but totally honest, life of April Grace!

Romance: Little crushes, her Grandma having(kinda) a love triangle or someone liking her. April Grace's parents making "gooey eyes" at each other and grossing her out.

Language:None.

Violence: Yelling/arguing, peashooters, contractions or not feeling well because of the baby.

Other:Talk of pregnancy (not "bad" talk), smoking, cliques (the bad kind though even if it is an innocent clique you could still be hurting someones feelings).

Time Period:1986 (fall).

What I Thought:A funny sequel! Even though it is for younger and the MC (Main Character) is younger it is a fun and delightful book. Quirky and unique, April Grace is sure to make you laugh.

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 11 up.

Sierra♥

I got this book free from the publisher.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Torn

Torn by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
The Missing book 4.
Read my reviews of the other books in the series.

Summery:As Second has sabotaged them Jonah and Katherine's only chance is to stop the time collapse. Second wants his own world...and he doesn't care who survives through his shaping of it. It
s up to Jonah and Katherine to stop it. And they're on their own. JB can't help them from the past. But who knows about Second and where in time he is. Now they're in 1611..in very icy waters.

Romance:Chip (Jonah's friend) likes Katherine and they are kinda girlfriend/boyfriend-y. And Jonah likes Andrea, but she doesn't like him back.

Language:None.

Violence:People dying of sickness, one guy is murdered, Jonah (as John Hudson) is hit/slapped a couple times and put in the stocks. Yelling/arguing, a mutiny, Jonah is knocked out.

Other:Time travel.

Time Period:1611.

What I Thought: Better than the 3rd, not quite as good as the first two though. Very historical and interesting. Good plot and can't wait for the next one!

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

Swinging On A Star

Swinging On A Star by Janice Thompson.
(Weddings By Bella book two)
Read my review of Fools Rush In.

Summery:Bella has another wedding to pull off! This time it's a medieval/renaissance themed wedding. And the best man or first knight, is a movie star. Brock Benson is a huge hit in Hollywood... and everywhere else. He seems to have some interest in Bella...on her side? Well he is a movie star..but she still finds D.J. more her "type". Meanwhile D.J.'s brother is in an Opera and Bella's aunt Rosa is going to be on The Food Network...the same day as the wedding. Can they keep the cameras away from Brock and can the wedding go on without a hitch?

Romance:A good deal of kissing (not really descriptive), holding hands, hugging/cuddling, liking/loving someone, flirting. Some innocent implication to wedding nights. (SPOILER!) Marriage proposals.

Language:None.

Violence:Bella shoves who she thinks is a nosy reporter(oops, police officer) and spends the night in jail. Yelling/arguing, a storm that scares everyone because the groom and friends are out at sea.

Other:Slight mention of drugs, shop lifting and Brock's mom slept with a lot of men...kinda as a job?

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought: It was a laugh out loud funny book and the family was just wonderful. A great story and very enjoyable. The characters and setting are so much fun too.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Forgive My Fins

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs.
Read my reviews of Tera Lynn Childs other books.

Summery:Lily has a big secret. She is a mermaid going to high school on land. She thinks she has found her perfect match, a guy names Brody. She is attempting to get him to like her and then she will tell him the truth and live happily ever after. But when her pesky, annoying, (a little cute too) neighbor kisses her forming  a bond between them and now he will start to transform into a mermaid...er merman. She has to tell him.She takes him to her father to break the bond...but a long the way who knows what wil happen?

Romance:bonding(kinda like and engagement) it's supposed to enhance romantic feelings between the couple, 3 + kisses a little descriptive. Hugging and holding hands.
Bad Romance:Her dad and mom didn't bond correctly and had Lily before the bond. Quince scarred her when he would call and tell her not to leave the window open when she was taking a bath(he was kidding her). She takes of her pants and underwear so she can change into her tail she is out in the water and he couldn't see anything.

Language:D-m-, H--l, A--, P--S, B-t-h.

Violence:Quince hits Brody a couple times, Lily slams him once or twice, yelling/arguing.

Other:Mermaids, magic, slight mention of the Greek gods.

What I Thought:Cute! Nice romance...the ending stunk a little(I didn't like it...it was sad:( ) I was very happy that this book wasn't dark, since I find that a lot of mermaid books are.

Rating & Age:3 1/2 stars. 13 up.
Sierra♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Double Take

Double Take by Melody Carlson.
Read my reviews of other books by Melody Carlson.
Summery:Anna is being shipped off to her aunt Rachel's, who is pregnant and needs help around the house. She doesn't want to be with her"lazy" aunt, the uncontrolled children and stricter rules. While in town waiting for her uncle she meets Madison. Madison's world seems to be closing in. Her mom wants her to visit her grandmother, her dad wants her with him to look at Harvard. Her boyfriend wants her to come with him and her friend, Vivian, wants Madison on vacation with her.
She just needs a break... On some downtime she meets Anna. Can they pull off a switch? A break for both of them as well as a change. Plus Anna wants to look for her old kinda boyfriend.

Romance: A couple crushes mentioned, liking/loving someone, hugging.
Bad Romance:Madison's boyfriend wants to go further(nothing specifically...just implications) but she doesn't want to.

Language:None.

Violence:Anna's aunt Rachel has some birth pains, yelling arguing.

Other:Mention of drinking and divorce.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:I really liked it! It is one of the few Christian Amish teen books around.  And it is the best book that I have read from Melody Carlson. It was a very good book!! It's also retelling of The Country Mouse And The City Mouse.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Save The Date

Save The Date by Jenny B. Jones
Read my review of the sequel, There You'll Find Me.
Read my reviews of other books by Jenny B. Jones

Summery:After her seemingly perfect guy, Matt, walked away 2 years ago, Lucy hasn't really gotten over it. So when her shelter for homeless girls is going to be taken away from her it is a quite a shock to see him back in town. Then there was a little accident as she was trying to convince a Sinclair(the company taking away her shelter) board member to support her. It was quite a night. She doesn't know how she feels about Matt being back because soon she is caught up in a deal with Alex Sinclair, who is willing to help her if she helps him. By pretending to love him.

Romance:Kissing, flirting, loving/liking someone, talking about someone, thinking about someone, hugging, holding hands, admiring. More adult thought about someone and a little talk about marriage.
Bad Romance: Lucy's mom didn't get married to Lucy's dad.

Language:None.

Violence:Some small injuries, threatened violence (somewhat serious in banter), a drug gang out to get someone, Paparazzi stalking people so much that there is a need for bodyguards and Alex's brother died in a terrorist attack.

Other:Homelessness, drugs.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Jenny B. Jones is the author that I always say can make me laugh out loud. Her books are always pretty funny. A great plot thrown in along with great characters...you have a book that I loved :) But it is an adult book while it is alright for older teens (14/15 and older) just keep that in mind :)

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 14/15 up.

Sierra♥

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Son Of Neptune

The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan.
The Heroes Of Olympus book  two.
Read my review of the first book, The Lost Hero.
Read my reviews of The Kane Chronicles.
Read my reviews of Percy Jackson And The Olympians.

Summery:Percy Jackson can't remember where he came from. He knows his name and a has a few fuzzy memories...like a girl named Annabeth. He is chased by some ugly gorgons until he reaches the camp for Roman demi-gods...like him. While carrying a smelly old lady who turns out to be Juno (Hera)  he enters the camp and defeats the gorgons...again. They keep reforming so quickly! he makes a couple of friends like Frank and Hazel...who are kind of outcasts. He also is placed in the worst cohort in the camp. Through a surprising win for his cohort in the war games and a visit from Frank's dad Mars (Aries) he and his new friends soon find them on a quest to free Death from one of Gaea's giant sons. Along the way Percy hopes to find his missing memories.

Romance:Dating someone, liking someone, thinking about someone, a kiss, and a couple on the cheek. remembering a kiss.
Bad Romance:Not really mentioned, but the Greek & Romans having illegitimate kids.

Language:None.

Violence:Monsters, killing, death, injuries, yelling/arguing, monsters trying to eat/kill you and kind of a bully.

Other:Greek and Roman gods, mythology, demi-gods, mythical creatures, the underworld.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:I liked it better than I thought I would. I thought that I would hate Percy not remembering so I was happy that he could remember little things...like oh I don't know...Annabeth? But Rick Riordan made it work out right :) And it was a great adventure and very exciting!

Rating &Age:5 stars. 12 up.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson.
Read my review of Melanie's first book, The Healer's Apprentice.

Summery:After her father's (a merchant) death Annabel's mother refused to let her children do their share in the fields harvesting. But because she couldn't pay for them not to work and herself as well they are now facing punishment. The punishment is to have one of the children work for the new Lord, Lord Le Wyse, as an indentured servant for 3 years for the three years they didn't work. And the new Lord is rumored to be 'beastly' with only one eye and his temper. Anabel goes, because neither of her older brothers would, and finds refuge of sorts. The new Lord doesn't seems so bad once she gets to know him. And he has caused one of her dreams to come true!

Romance:Kissing, attraction, flirting, admiring, loving/liking someone, hugging, talk of marriage(brief and not of improper things) ,touching.
Bad Romance:Lord Le Wyse's wife loved another man when she married him(for his money) and continued to love him and do wrong things with him. A couple servant girls flirting and trying to seduce Lord Le Wyse, trying to hurt someone because they didn't want to marry you and to kiss them.

Language:None.

Violence:A fire, bad burns, yelling/arguing, injuries(lost an eye, mangled hand), the villagers riot, someone being in a coma after trying to hurt a girl and in defense was hit in the head with a rock that also caused memory lose.

Other:Superstitions, uncaring family, a priest that didn't know God and spoke falsely.

Time Period:1352.

What I Thought:I love this author! If you asked me which of these two books were better..I couldn't say. I loved both of them. The characters are strong and they are good retellings too. This one was the retelling of Beauty And The Beast.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

I got this book free from the publisher.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

In Front Of God And Everybody

In Front Of God And Everybody:Confessions Of April Grace by K.D. McCrite.

Summery:April grace lives a simple life in the Ozarks. Chasing her grandma's pesky cat through poison ivy and dealing with her annoying older sister, Myra Sue. Then a couple from the city, St. James, show up to start life nearby in a unlivable house. They are, in April Grace's opinion, plain rude. Her parents though are determined to be nice to them though. Offering them a deal that includes them living at April Grace's house for a little while. On top of all that April Grace's grandma has a new boyfriend! And April Grace has seen him acting pretty weird...she is quite suspicious. But no one will listen to her about him or the St. James.

Romance:Grandma's boyfriends and April Grace parents in love.
Bad Romance:Mention of (brief) girls getting pregnant before marriage. And a con guy who has a lot of wives.

Language:None.

Violence:Injuries(poison ivy, splinters, twisted ankle), yelling/arguing and a small fight(April Grace and her sister).

Other:Anorexia, a con guy milking off elder ladies.

Time Period:1986.

What I Thought:A cute book! The characters were just wonderful and though I wasn't sure about the time period like if the book was right about calling something, one name instead of another.Or if Days Of Our Lives really did come on back then... Though it was written for younger I still enjoyed it because it was quite funny.

Rating & Age: 4 stars. 11up.

Sierra♥

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dragon Castle

Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac.

Summery:Rashok has always thought himself a little smarter than the rest of his family. But when his parents disappear due to a fake invitation and a Lord Temny with a lot of soldiers show up at their castle gates...well he wants someone else to fix the problems. His older brother, Paulek,  seems bewitched by Lord Temny's daughter and Rashok is trying to figure out what to do. Soon his adventure truly begins!

Romance:Rashok and Paulek are attracted to two princess who seem to really get them.

Language:Made up oaths(one or two) for that world.

Violence:Several battle/fighting scenes , some minor injuries, a dragon eats Lord Temny's men, killing, arguing/yelling.

Other:Mention of drinking, some of Lord Temny's men tried to grab a servant girl, dragons, magic, faeries.

Time Period:Medieval, another world.

What I Thought:The beginning was a little confusing but it's great once you get into it, it takes a right off and is a great adventure! Nice medieval setting and great characters :)

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13/12 up.
Sierra♥

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Emerald Flame

The Emerald Flame by Frewin Jones.
(Warrior Princess book 3)
Read my review of Warrior Princess.
Read my review of Destiny's Path.
Read my reviews of The Faerie Path series.
Summery:After finding out that there is a traitor in their land in their last adventure and gaining more traveling companions Branwyn, Rhodri and their new recruits go to see Merion of Stones. One of the Shining Ones. She gives them a mission to get her brother from the captivity in a Saxon war camp. Along the way Branwyn defeats a warrior from another land and other gods who had come to help the Saxons. She also discovers an old enemy still lives. A dangerous mission for sure.

Romance:Mention of caring/liking someone. Or implication.

Langauge:None.

Violence:Okay, so in the battles there was a lot of gore(blood and stuff)...I wouldn't recommend it if you have  a problem with that sort of stuff. Otherwise some arguing/yelling, killing & death and some injuries.

Other:Magic of sorts, The shining ones, and other false gods.

Time Period:Our history, but a little different, somewhat medieval.

What I Thought:The 2cd was the best so far...then this one. Other than the gore...the plot was great and the characters were good and strong :) Frewin Jones is a great Fantasy writer.And she usually keeps it pretty clean.

Rating & Age:4 stars. 14 up.
Sierra♥

Monday, October 31, 2011

Now You See Me...

Now You See Me by Jane B. Mason & Sarah Hines Stephens.
Read my reviews for other Poison Apple books.


Summery:When Lena finds the camera she has been searching for she is ecstatic! But after the reaction of the thrift store owner and how a ghostly looking boy starts showing up in the pictures...
Well it's enough said that she and her friend, Abby, aren't as excited. The boy sees to be trying to tell them something...but what? Can they discover anything to give them a clue?

Romance:None.

Violence:Falling of a tower to your death, yelling/arguing.

Language:None.

Other:Ghosts, stealing, Robbie's dad (as they find out) left him and his mother. Mention of possession.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:It wasn't as scary as Her Evil Twin or have as good a story as Midnight Howl. It was okay...but not really great.

Rating & Age: 12/11 up. 2 stars.

Sierra♥

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Midnight Howl

Midnight Howl by Clare Hutton.
Read my reviews of other Poison Apple books.


Summery:Marisol's mom is taking her for 3 months in Montana, on her old roomate's ranch/Bed & Breakfast. After only a month of school and with her love for her city...Marisol is a little unsure but can't wait to see how beautiful it is and explore.But when she arrives, plagued by some bad dreams of herself being chased in the woods, she soon starts to suspect that her mom's friend's daughter may be...a werewolf.

Romance:Liking/crushing on someone. Also talking about them and how they are cute.

Language:None.

Violence:Mention of werewolves hurting people and people hurting werewolves. Yelling/arguing, a scary dream where Marisol was being chased.

Other:Werewolves, vampires( a couple mentions) and people hurting animals.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Interesting story(not really that creepy/scary) with a little mystery and a good bit of fun.

Rating & Age:3 stars. 11/12 up.

Sierra♥

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Her Evil Twin

Her Evil Twin by Mimi McCoy.
A Poison Apple Book.
Summery:Anna meets Emma after an accident with some popular girls...they tricked her and though it didn't work as they planed it still upset Anna. Her friend, Dory, helped her. recently Anna had felt a little ashamed of how "uncool" Dory could be. With Emma helping her live adventurously and get revenge she slips away from Dory. But Emma has had her shenanigans blamed on Anna a couple times now. And she is so jealous! What is going on? By the way...it's Halloween.

Romance:Anna has a crush and goes on a sort of date with him after school.

Language:None.

Violence:Pushing people down stairs, pinching, causing accidents, spray painting someones lawn, arguing/yelling.

Other:Lying, vandalism, super natural stuff and maybe going crazy.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Creepy! Though I'm not really a horror person...it was nice and scary.However I do not agree with ghosts and the like so if you oppose that I wouldn't recommend it. But if it is just a fun read...read on!

Rating & Age:3 stars. 12 up.

Sierra♥

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Graceling

Graceling by Kristen Cashore.
Summery:Katsa has been her uncle, King Randa's,  thug since she got her Grace as a child. Killing everyone said. She's hurt many people because of her uncle.Through her dislike of this she has created a council to help the pheasants and divert bad situations that the Kings could have caused...a sort of rebellion.When rescuing a Lienid man who has been kidnapped. She meets a Lienid prince the same night...who is nearly as good of a fighter as she is. When she meets him, Po, (as she learns) again...well the adventure truly begins.

Romance:Some kisses, hugging, thinking someone as handsome, loving someone.
Bad Romance:Po and Katsa sleep and go all the way. It isn't necessarily very descriptive but you get a pretty clear picture of what happens.She takes a medicine to prevent her getting pregnant. (Pages, if you want to skip it... because you really could, are:233, 234{?}235, 237, 241-243, 247, 467.) The main ones are in bold. The others are just talking about it or making out a bit. Some merchants make some bad comments and try to take advantage of a young girl.

Language:A--.

Violence:A lot of fighting/battle/combat scenes, some were wrestling with Po.Others were really fighting or purposely hurting people. Katsa gave bloody deaths or pain when ordered by her uncle. Leck ( bad guy) would injure animals and girls seriously(he was a little wacko and sicko).

Other:Their talents called graces that were given to some people.

Time Period:? It was medieval-ish with a kinda Japanese/Chinese feel.

What I Thought: Other than those few pages it was a wonderfully written book. The characters really grasped me and I could almost see Po the author described him so well. If you want to skip that one part or if it's alright with you than I would highly, highly recommend this book.it also has a great plot :)

Rating & Age:If I count the stuff 4-4 1/2 stars. Overall and ignoring that it would be 5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Sunday, October 23, 2011

His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love by Golden Keys Parsons.

Summery:When Amanda meets Captain Kent Littlefield it's practically love at first sight! But soon the civil war begins and Amanda is a southren belle with a father who doesn't want a blue belly Yankee near his daughter. Amanda also feels torn because of a promise to her dying mother to look after her siblings. Through the cruel was with loved ones on both sides...she will be brave and learn to trust in God and prayer.

Romance:Loving, admiring/thinking about someone, talking about someone you love in a loving way, flirting, some kisses, hugging, holding hands. Innocent implication to wedding nights/marriage.
Bad Romance:Mention of rape and a soldier tries to kiss Amanda but is stopped.

Language:H-ll is mentioned as a place.

Violence:Death, killing, shooting, severe injuries.Bad conditions at a prison camp. Two soldiers are shooting repeatedly a soldier form the other side. Losing a limb, threats, some punches thrown.

Other:Vengeance/rage between the two sides, slavery, war.

Time Period:1861-1865.

What I Thought:A great historical fiction story and it had a lot of facts and all the like.The setting and plot was good and so were the characters.My only problem was that it seemed like Kent & Amanda fell in love pretty fast...maybe too fast. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable book!

Rating & Age:4 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

I got this book free from the publisher.


Friday, October 21, 2011

The Healer's Apprentice

The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson.

Summery:As the Healer's apprentice Rose gets away from the family, though nice, she didn't feel welcome in. Due to her mothers lack of love. One day when Lord Hamlin is injured and she is the only one there as the Healer is out, she has to face her fears of pain and help Lord Hamlin. Soon after she starts seeing Lord Hamlin more often. She is invited to a dance where his brother,Lord Rupert, takes an interest in her.She soon grows fond of Lord Hamlin though. But it couldn't work..he is betrothed and constantly searching for his betrothed's evil villian who wants to hurt her.Though he has never met her he is soon to marry her. Who can tell what will happen in this grand adventure.

Romance:A couple kisses, talk of(not anything bad) marriage), hugging, holding hands, being betrothed, kissing someones hand, admiring, flirting, thinking about someone.
Bad Romance:Mention of Lord Rupert taking a servant to bed and another Lord getting a servant pregnant, marrying her and then divorcing her.

Language:None.

Violence:Some beating up/fist fights, a few deaths, an almost hanging, injuries. Moncore, the evil villain after Lord Hamlin's betrothed tries to hurt Rose and somewhat poisons her.

Other:Dark magic.

Time Period: 1386.

What I Thought:Great story, style of writing(I love the fairy tale feeling, it is actually a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. And Melanie really did well with the retelling!) and the plot was great even though you could guess some parts, it wasn't too easy. The characters where nice and solid too. I really liked The Healer,Geruscha, Rose and Hamlin(he is also called Wilhelm). It was a great book!

Rating & Age:5 stars. 13/14 up.

Sierra♥

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You

I'd Tell You  I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter.

Summery:The Gallagher Academy For Exceptional Women is really a school for exceptional girls.They train them to be spies actually if they have the right talents. Cammie Morgan has an interesting life.But her sophomore year was even more so. And that is something to say when you mom is the headmistress of a school for girl spies. When on a Covert Operations mission in the town Cammie meets a normal guy! Josh, and he seems to actually like her. Even though she can hack his email, and speak 14 languages... when it comes to stuff like this she has no clue what to do. Can she make this relationship work?

Romance:Holding hands, a couple kisses (not really any description), liking someone.

Language:D-m-, H--l. Mention without really saying it of the b word.

Violence:Not really descriptive short fighting scenes(she knocks the breath out of a guy, kicks another and some guards are knocked out by the other girls), she wanted to scratch someone's eyes out.

Other:Lying, smoking(very brief).

What I Thought:Great plot idea...girls+spy+school= a great idea! It will make you read the whole book pretty fast :) It was pretty clean so it's a great book for teen girls...pretty funny too. The romance is a big part of the book, but it's pretty innocent.

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ciao

Ciao by Melody Carlson.
On The Runway book six.
Read my review of the first four books.
Read my review of Glamour.
Summery:Blake is on a new reality TV show that Malibu Beach star, Benjamin Kross has started. Erin is a little jealous especially when she goes on a blind double date with Blake and his blind date. Meanwhile Fran, On The Runway's director(?), is getting bone marrow transplants and will hopefully start to get stronger. Paige and Erin are soon going to Milan for Fashion Week there. Their mom will be with them...hopefully there won't be any trouble. Paige is still trying to figure out whether or not she should trust designer and once fiancee Dylan Marceau after what happened in the Bahmas. And Erin is seeing things that are making her think Paige shouldn't trust him. It'll be a big crazy trip.

Romance:Liking/loving someone, hugging, a couple kisses on the cheek and one or so minor ones on the mouth.
Bad Romance:Paige and Dylan sleep together before marriage and (Spoiler!) Dylan is cheating on Paige.

Language: The word H--l is mentioned, but as a place talking about the actual H-ll.

Violence:Yelling/arguing.

Other:Mention of drinking, (a little only) and Molly, a friend of Erin's is having some depression.She also got pregnant (book 4?) so there might be a little talk about that. Fran's Cancer.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:Definitely exciting! I tore right through it! On The Runway is one of Melody Carlson's better series. Although my favorite of her's so far has been Double Take. I'll be reviewing that one soon. One last great point about this book:all the fashion :)

Rating & Age:4 stars. 13/14 up.

Sierra♥

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Enchanted Quest

The Enchanted Quest by Frewin Jones.
Faerie Path book 5.

Read my review of Faerie Path.
Read my review of The Lost Queen.
Read my review of The Sorcerer King.
Read my review of The Immortal Realm.

Summery:A terrible plague is on Faerie. At first the blame feel on Tania's mortal parents who were visiting Faerie. The were banished and it continued to spread.Tania couldn't cross to the mortal world once she brought Conner, a mortal friend who had studied medicine, into Faerie to try and help. Now he is trapped in Faerie. Then they find it was an old evil returning to "plague" them. Conner, Rathina and Tania have found out what they must do to cure Faerie. The journey to Titania's one time homeland,  Alba. But there are many dangers along the way...can they reach they're goal and only hope in time?

Romance:Loving/liking someone, hugging, mention of kissing, one kiss as well as one on the cheek.

Language:H--l.

Violence:A couple battle scenes, injuries minor and kinda major, Lord Balor(a Lord in Alba) was going to torture Tania and the others, some killing, Lord Balor got a metal hand melded on him and to defeat him Tania cut it off.

Other: Magic, dark magic.

What I Thought:Very exciting! I couldn't put it down! I really like this series. It is quite clean and the storyline is great! Just a warning...you might not like the ending...it's  cliffhanger and a terrible one if you were still waiting for the next book :) Also there was a fairy tale thrown into this one, it is not very well known but I was very happy when I saw it. It's a version of Tam Lin.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lost In Dreams

Lost In Dreams by Roger Bruner and Kristi Rae Bruner.
Read my review of Found In Translation.
Summery:Now back from her amazing trip to Mexico, Kim can't wait to talk to her parents about what happened there(lots of great God Miracles!). But when she arrives home and is waiting at the airport she gets some terrible news, her mom died in a car accident. Knowing how many times she called her mom and that her mom was listening to a message when she crashed..she is now so guilty. She feels like she cause the whole accident. Now she is closer to her father than ever...though she hasn't told him about how guilty she feels and the bad dreams that plague her. Can she be healed in the remote woods of California, ministering to a men's prison?

Romance:Betsy Jo, an old friend of Kim's kid of likes a guy at the prison. The were kinda using each other though all that comes out of is some hugging and a kiss on the cheek.
Bad Romance:Jo's mom goes off with a younger man and almost got a divorce...but (Spoiler!)she came back and said it had been pretty dumb.

Language: None.

Violence:Some of the people in the prison had been murders or rapists, arguing/yelling, Kim has some violent dreams because of the guilt, Kim;s mom dies in a car accident, there is another car accident(minor character..I don't think they even get a name...) that Kim witnesses in the mountains.

Other:Nothing really...the maybe divorce thing.

Time Period:Modern.

What I thought:I really liked it. At the beginning it did seems a bit dark...but I think that Kim's friend Aleesha cheered it up a lot. There are some great characters in this book and the story is very meaningful :) I think the first one may have been better, though this one was great as well.

Rating & Age:4 1/2 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oh.My.Gods.

Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs.

 Summery:Phoebe has her life planned out:Go to college with her friends and running in the Olympics.At least until her mom remarries a guy she barely knows and decides that they're moving to an island right of Greece, where he lives. There Phoebe is surprised beyond anything she dreamed. All of her new home's residents are descended from the Greek gods! Now she has an evil step-sister with powers to go with the deal, a couple problems figuring out school, missing her friends and old life...and a guy names Griffin...she isn't sure where he fits in.

Romance:Some hugging, making out(not really descriptive), Griffin carried Phoebe home when she was wearing some skimpy running clothes,  hand holding, Griffin was dating a girl and he touched her rump, Phoebe thought about him some, some kisses.
When Phoebe learned of all the magic and stuff she told her mom it couldn't be true. Her mom tells her about how her new husband had pulling out some roses as proof, Phoebe said he must have pulled them out of his sleeves and the mom gets embarrassed and says that he wasn't wearing any.
Bad Romance:Her mom was engaged and had slept with the guy before the wedding.

Language:H--l, D-r-, A--, P--s, D-m-, B-s--rd, B-t--(kinda....).

Violence:Sprained ankle(not serious but caused purposely), yelling/arguing, slapping someone, making someone stumble. being smoted by the gods(a.k.a. being obliterated.)

Other:Greek gods, false gods, one of the covers(not this one but another....) has a naked statue(covered!) on it.

What I Thought:Nice, it does have some "stuff" but it is definitely an interesting story.

Rating & Age:4 stars. 14 up.

Sierra♥

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dreadnought

Dreadnought (A H.I.V.E. book) by Mark Walkden.

Read my review of H.I.V.E.
Read my review of The Overlord Protocol.
Read my review of Escape Velocity.

Summery:Otto, Wing, Laura, Shelby, Franz, Nigel and a new girl named Lucy are going on a field trip to the arctic. They're being supervised by Raven. Apparently Dr. Nero doesn't completely trust them. On the way to their destination they stop for a short tour of the dreadnought, a new ship in the possession of Nigel's dad, Diabulous Darkdoom. While there an attack is made and the ship captured! Dr. Nero and the others get away but they're being tracked. Can they rescue Darkdoom?

Romance:Laura likes Otto and Shelby likes Wing. But it's not really mentioned. Laura gets a little defensive with Lucy. She thinks Lucy might steal Otto in some way.

Language:D-m-, H--l, S-ck.

Violence:Killing people, bomb threats, shooting, robots trying to kill Otto and Wing, a rough car chase, some minor injuries.

Other:Hypnosis, of sorts.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:I wasn't sure if this book could match up to books 2 and 3. Those books were really well written and so exciting! But it was very satisfying. And exciting.I just love the characters :) I cannot wait for the next one, which is coming out September 27th.

Rating & Age:5 stars. 13 up.

Sierra♥