Thursday, November 6, 2014

Teen Books and Maturity




**DISCLAIMER** 
I debated for quite awhile about whether to post this because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.  Finally I had my teenage daughter read it and she doesn't think it should upset the teens in the audience so with her blessing, here goes...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sequels... the good, the bad, etc.




There are some books that when you finish you can’t WAIT to read the sequel (and if it isn’t written yet you start to understand my pet peeve a little better).  There are some that you wish intensely for a sequel that will never be (because, even though the story is complete, you just aren’t ready to leave it behind).  And then there are some that have a sequel and yet when you get to the end (no matter how good the story was) you have a completed feeling about the story and have no desire to read the next book.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is There Truth in Fiction?


This is one of the more interesting premises for a series I have run across in some time.  Set in a post-apocalyptic time it follows the story of a young girl who never knew she was anything but ordinary… come to find out she’s the savior of them all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why We Read




Life is busy.  It doesn't matter who you talk to, or how much they try to live simply, if people are honest when you ask "How are you doing?" They will say something along the lines of crazy, hectic or busy at best.   If you are single and live alone, you still have work projects, grocery shopping cleaning, budgeting, etc.  If, like me, you are a mom of school age kids you can add to all that, getting the kids ready for school, helping with homework, volunteering at the school, and THEN if the kids are in a sport or after school activity the list just gets insane. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Mortal Instruments Series

http://smile.amazon.com/City-Bones-Mortal-Instruments-Book-ebook/dp/B0013TXA5Y/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418581584&sr=1-2&keywords=mortal+instruments



Every book has to have a setting, characters and plot... Sorry, but having a daughter in 7th grade doing book reports has to rub off on me a little... So let's start there.  Setting: New York.  Characters: Nephilium, Angels, vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and even the Fairy people (with a few "mundanes" thrown in here and there).  Plot: Shadowhunters/Nephium hunt demons and keep the peace between “Downworlders”, like vampires and werewolves, with lots and lots of battles thrown in (obviously I'm WAY over simplifying, but you get the idea).