My initial reaction to Lily Rose: She's looking for strength as a mouse in a world of lions!
My Father's House, by Rose Chandler Johnson, is a very sad story, but it's filled with realistic events and prayers through every circumstance. The story was written with so much heart and spirit, I finished it in just two days. I probably could have finished it sooner, but I had flowers to snip, bushes to trim and weeds that had to be pulled!
The story is about Lily Rose Cates, a southern gal with lots of heart and as naive as the day is long, but with good reason. Her life prior to meeting Manuel Valenti had been sheltered and quiet. She lived for one thing, to be with her friend and travel the country and maybe even Europe, visiting national museums! A college dream. But when she meets Manny, plans change. Her world changes- everything changed and not for the better.
Lily Rose goes through a series of events that set off warning bells from the very beginning, but what's a girl to do when her heart leaps with its own desires instead of the ones God's planned for her life? Dive all in, of course, then ask questions later...
Here's a book I never imagined reading and and growing weary with. It exhausted me to no end- because it was NON-STOP ACTION! The characters were constantly on the run, because who can escape the eyes of God?
Okay, the book is about an evil entity who sits at the precipice of death and awaits you. It determines whether your edible enough to consume, thus destroying your soul or chucking you to the fiery keep, where phantoms of all sorts will torment you (Still destroying your soul but ensnaring you for an eternity of misery). This thing calls itself God.
I really liked the concept; the idea was good, but it got boring after a while and I just finished to be finished with it. I wasn't thrilled but I didn't walk away with something cool either.!
The writing style was a bit off- what I mean is, there wasn't any true flow and then the worst part- no one really died. Or if they died, they didn't stay dead! The characters were dull and there wasn't any maturing during the situation. They were just there. It took me a while to finish it; about two weeks and I don't like books that bore me to the extent that I sigh when I try to get back into it. That's exactly what happened when I tried to jump back into The God Killers. I was excited when I finally finished.
Lastly, the editing was poor. Nothing says 'amateur' more than a poorly edited book. I don't know if he edited it himself or if someone without proper skills did it for him, but I was not happy. Cool Concept, Poor Execution.📚
Rating: 👓👓 out of 5 specs
*My Father's House is next.
**eBook is from my personal library.
I found Jonali Karmakar through a Book Release announcement I participated in. It felt odd telling of a book I'd not read, so I asked if I could receive a copy for a review shortly after and was granted a pdf version. Usually pdf's sicken me, with all the sliding around and stuff to read a simple age (which is why I'm always asking for .mobi) or it simply won't let me open it unless I'm on my iMac instead of my iPhone or iPad, but I don't complain. Who wants to hear all that anyway!?
So I jumped right in to All of Me, a compilation of all Karamakar's stories. She stated her friends wanted to read her works in one place, so this was for them. What a considerate author, yeah? So there are thirteen stories, then a little about herself.
Each story is original with no regurgitation and full of emotion. There's emotion, life, happiness and sadness in each piece. You can't do anything but find yourself caught up in each story. My favorite one was Finding Myself.
One day, I just went through Amazon's Kindle app and found a bunch of monster stories. I didn't care about previous reviews, I just wanted to read something different. Romance, paranormal romance, and people hiding in holes underground was tiresome. Hungry Darkness, by Gabino Iglesias is one of the books I purchased for a decent ebook price.
first, I loved the cover. Anything that provides a crystal clear, HD picture always wins favor. It looks good- the cover speaks to you, even making you think you know what the story's about already... but no. Not with this one. That's the best part!
The story took place in Brazil and began with Nick, a guy hungry for notoriety and fame via National Geographic. Instead of following the rules, set by the Department of Archeology and Environment of Belize- not to mention the Belize Dive Services, he paid two divers to illegally excavate a portion of Giant Cave, allowing Nick and his crew to capture scenes never seen before and his name to go in books worldwide! Unfortunately, he also opened up a can of trouble so big- it left bodies in its wake all around the waters of Caye Caulker.
*Guest Blog by Joshua Hunt (My 11-yr old son)
My name is Joshua and Alyssa (A. Renee) is my mom. She's always reading books and when she gets children's books, she usually uses my niece and nephew to help with the reviews. This time, she got one I wanted to help on. When she received Fluffy Strikes Back, by Ashley Spires, I was all over it!
The main reason I wanted to help is because it's written like a comic book. Each page is full of photos that explain things that you'd usually have to read. They tell you everything you need to know about P.U.R.S.T. P.U.R.S.T. is an acronym for Pets of The Universe Ready for Space Travel. This company is lead by Fluffy Vandermere- a fat, white cat.
Fluffy's job is to protect the world from alien domination. The aliens are flies and bees. All over the world there are dogs and cats, trained to fight these cruel invaders, protecting humans and other animals too. When P.U.R.S.T is invaded, it's up to Fluffy to defeat the evil hoard and rescue his fellow agents who are being tortured with miniature spray-bottles of water. That part was hilarious!
There is nothing sweeter than reading a children's follow-up story after loving it's amazing predecessor. I was honored to receive book one in a seven book series by creative author Tatsuya Miyanishi. Today's review is for You Are My Best Friend, book two in the Tyrannosaurus Series.
In book one (You Look Yummy! 10/29/15), Tyrannosaurus was on the prowl for something to eat and came across an adorable, baby ankylosaurus. Instead of eating the baby dino, Tyrannosaurus ended up becoming a sort of adoptive Pappa. It was adorable and my Ewoks loved it- especially the ending.
In You Are My Best Friend, I think Tyrannosaurus was upset at being alone because he went on the prowl! He was stomping those smaller than himself. He ripped down trees and chased a herd of styracosauruses away; Tyrannosaurus had become a bully! But as with all children's stories, there was a lesson to be learned and Tyrannosaurus got it, the hard way!
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