Monday, January 16, 2012


YA Paranormal Romance 

by C.K. Bryant

When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive.

BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.

You'll definitely find more than meets the eye in this adventurous read. As Kira fights her internal struggles, she learns how to understand herself through the love of her friends Lydia and her brother, Octavian--whom she is hopelessly drawn to.

This is a story about friendship and love. I enjoyed the character development. How they interacted with each other, how they fought for love--and I especially enjoyed Octavian's fierce devotion to his sister, Altaria.

If you enjoy adventures, love and friendship, this book is for you!

PG 13: for some peril and violence

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Guardians of Ga’Hoole:

The Capture

By Kathryn Lasky

Main Characters: Soren, Kludd, Gylfie, Soren’s mum, Soren’s Da, and Mrs. P (Nest maid snake).

When young Soren is pushed out of his halo as young owlet a St. Aggie’s patrol finds and picks him up off of the forest floor; he is taken to a place that turns out to be a night mare for him.

There he meets an Elf Owl named Gylfie. Together they resist the moon’s rays (as she calls moon blinked owlets.) together resist moon scolding by telling the legends of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole.

After awhile of observing the other owls (and starting to grow in there flight feathers) they notice one of the owls named Grimble was not completely moon blinked. Together they ask him to teach them to fly.

When the St. Aggie’s army notices the two owlets trying to escape they go after them and almost succeed until Grimble stops them from catching the two owls.

Will they ever find the Ga’Hoole tree and warn the Guardians? Will the St. Aggie’s Patrol ever catch them? Read and Find out!!!

I loved this book! It’s a must READ!!

Rated G

Tuesday, January 3, 2012



by Tamara Hart Heiner

As a huge fan of YA, but having never read a thriller, I was excited when the author asked me to review her book. I read the synopsis and thought, hmm, I've watched detective shows, I think this one will be just as good. Even better . . .
Guess what?

I’ve never read a book that had my adrenaline pumping so hard and for so long! She succeeded in appealing to my reader’s eyes for a whole new genre world.
Young and carefree and daring, four teenaged girls accidentally witness a robbery while waiting for their ride home at the mall.
Detective Carl Hamilton is devastated when he finds a girl’s body. Now, where are the other three?

Tamara Heiner constructs a fantastic read that touched every one of my emotions. Fear clawed my stomach, urgency twisted my nerves, anticipation grated my brain. Yes, humor packaged the thrill perfectly where needed.
With the action so tight, it was bittersweet when the story slowed a bit toward the second half of the book. I was a bit confused toward the end with the way certain things were presented, but it didn’t diminish my enjoyment. It’s certainly a satisfying read.

PG 13: emotional trauma, and violence