Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

The adventures of the Cahill family begins with a charge from their Grandmother's will to find the 39 clues. Dan and Amy give up their million dollar inheritance to take on this quest to find the clues. It turns out to be very dangerous and very competitive. This was a great adventure book and I have to say I am looking forward to continuing to read the rest of this series.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Out of a Far Country

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this but whatever it was I wasn't disappointed. This book I couldn't put down and read it quickly. Each chapter goes back and forth between Christopher and his mom, Angela. They each tell their own story and how different their perspectives are but each are searching for answers. This was such a good read. The brokenness of Christopher was heart wrenching and the prayerful strength of the mother was inspiring. In the end, the journey led them both to God and He is using them mightily today.

The Seraph Seal

I found this book quite interesting. This is an apocalyptic novel that begins in December 2012 and takes you to year 2048 where we follow the events of the end of the world. I liked the way this book was done with practically each paragraph going to a different character in another part of the world to show the global impact. I found it intriguing and really makes you think about all the technology and where its all heading. I also found interesting that the lack of religion becomes the new "religion". I found myself disagreeing with some of the theology of the book but its not necessarily about the theology more about the technology of the world and where its leading us. In the end, I would recommend this book as a very interesting read and a great book for discussion.
I received this book for free from booksneeze in return for my review.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Praying for Your Future Husband

As soon as I received this book, I realized it wouldn't work in a school library and you'll see why.  So I gave this to my 16-year-old daughter.  She immediately started reading.  What's great about this is it's in small sections so each is quick but thought-provoking.  Each section has the authors' stories along with questions that have room for the reader to answer.  I would definitely recommend this book for a teen or young adult that is waiting patiently for the Lord to bring her the right mate!

(note: i received this book free in exchange for a review; review did not need to be positive.)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remembered by Tamera Alexander

This is the last in the Foutain Creek series and also was a Christy Award winner for Historical Romance. I enjoyed the characters in this book and thought it was a well done romance. It takes place in the 1870's in Colorado where Veronique comes over from Paris to find her long lost father. She hires a guide to help her find her father and they of course fall in love along the way. This is a great story if you like historical romance.

Mission: Murder by Betty Kerr Orlemann

This book was donated to our school by the author which is also autographed. She is local to our area and the setting of the book takes place in Plumstead Township as well as Philadelphia. I enjoyed that aspect of the book as its fun to read a story that takes place in the area you live in. This is a Hattie Farwell Mystery so there are sure to be more coming. I thought the book was a good mystery with some decent twists and turns. The different characters were interesting and Hattie was an enjoyable character as was her dog. I wish the "almost sex" scene wasn't in the book as it was completely unneccessary and offered nothing to the story except to possibly exclude it from our library. If it weren't for that it would have been a great, clean read.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Bride Collector

The Bride Collector is on the loose and it's Brad Raines job to stop him. We are taken on quite an adventure with this story that deals with psychosis and how it affects people and the results. This was a good story that you didn't want to put down. I enjoyed that you saw good guys side and the bad guys side from the very beginning. If you like Ted Dekker you will not be disappointed with this one.

Nick of Time

Nick of Time is a part of the Bug Man Series by Tim Downs. This is the first Bug Man book I've read so I know I don't have all the background story for Nick Polchek but there was certainly enough in the book to give me a good feel for who Nick is. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the humor in it. Nick is a great character with his lack of interest in the human race and not understanding them. "They just aren't logical like bugs are". I thought this was a great suspense/mystery story. The fact that Nick was "missing" but we knew where he was the whole time. I definitely did not guess what was going to happen at least on one plot line. This was a very well done book and thoroughly enjoyable read.
I received this book for free from booksneeze.com and was not required to write  a positive review

Monday, May 2, 2011

When Sparrows Fall

A very sweet and romantic book but enough mystery and intrigue to make it not be too sappy!  There are actually a few different mysteries going on during the book which makes you want to keep turning each page to find out more.  I would definitely recommend this book.

Note:  I was given this book free by bloggingforbooks.com but was not required to give a positive recommendation.