There aren’t a lot of mer-stories out there, so in many ways WATER felt fresh. If your love of YA fantasy novels allows you to overlook typos and some contrived plot devices, you will enjoy WATER.
The Wolfe Experiment is an emotional rollercoaster packed meticulously in a science fiction thriller package. The balance between emotionally charged scenarios and action scenes made this novel an overall page-turner. If science fiction and thriller novel is something up your alley and you like an exhilarating book you don’t want to put down, give this one a try.
Amy R. Biddle
For the crime and detective novel junkie, TAKE YOU APART is the perfect book to kick back and relax to. Caleb, who suffers from visions of murders through the eyes of the murderer, is a sympathetic and well written character. With a fair amount of violence, it is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, an excellently crafted story.
Entropy, as defined in the book means disorder and chaos, centers around Lisa whose life slowly finds entropy after she meets her Dominant on Twitter. Be warned, the relationship in ENTROPY is mostly online and written via chat, so it may leave readers uncomfortable and/or confused. A good read for those who enjoy an odd touch of romance, erotica, and light BDSM.
Music, tennis, teenagers and their families. This book is for those who like reading a little bit of all of these. And if you like reading a book about human connections, give this book a try.
Well executed and thoroughly researched, Jane the Quene is for romance lovers and history buffs alike. One part romantic drama and two parts historic fiction, Jane the Quene follows innocent Jane Seymour as she goes from the plain girl who keeps her head down to the center of of attention and power. Janet Wertman delivers pages of beautiful prose in a well-researched first book. And it doesn’t stop here! Readers can expect to gobble up more courtly intrigue as the saga continues.
Amy R. Biddle
Nyx is a delightful ride, and a priceless way to pass the time. It might not be a particularly thought-provoking or philosophical book, but it will bring you to new, imaginative realms that you never thought existed. Not only is it suitable for young adults, it’s the kind of book that my younger self would have read and re-read many times over. And my adult self might just re-read it too. Don’t hesitate to pick it up!
With a fast pace and a well-developed world of vampire intrigue, THE COWBOY AND THE VAMPIRE is a perfect easy read for lovers of all adventure novels. More than a romance and breaking the stereotypes of both cowboys and vampires, this is a must-read if you enjoy unique fiction and fast-paced plots.
The Existence of Pity will appeal to young adults as well as adults. Well-written and thought provoking, it’s the kind of novel that will have readers thinking about Josie’s dilemmas even after they’ve completed the book. It is rather tame compared to the more strident YA novels out there—no mean girls, teenage promiscuity or intense parties. Readers looking for that kind of enticement won’t find it in this novel. What they will find is a sixteen-year-old’s thoughtful search for her own identity in a conflicting and sometimes hypocritical world.
This story has heart but there are some flinch worthy moments in the first fifth of the book. Carl Jr. is hamming it enough to make a drag queen blush and it served more exposition than comedy. The cast of family members that account for Carl’s bitterness and distrust are just too thick with too similar names to take or to fully recall after the failed elopement to Ireland. Carl Jr and Bubba Gene bloom once Carl Jr. put aside chasing his glory days and begins investigating and experimenting with the pie recipe. Carl’s business mind is impressive and I enjoyed watching him pursuing all the variables. Bubba Gene has a minor supporting role, guiding Carl with well placed revelations and support. It was not comedy gold, but it was wonderful writing. This seems more like a lighthearted memoir than the promised humorous satire on fundamentalism. Sure, there’s the obvious Christian hypocrisy you find in the bible belt. That’s funny in the sense that it’s the 21st Century and we still have to deal with this shit. And getting past the middle age hump is always good for a laugh no matter the orientation, but I wanted more. plot in any way.