Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shadows Fall Away By Kit Forbes

Welcome to my stop for the Shadows Fall Away blog tour!!!  I do apologize for the late post.... I have been extremely busy... But lets get to this AMAZING book.

About Shadows Fall Away

Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books

Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London.
His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they’ve been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth.
Mark’s only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he’ll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.


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About the Kit Forbes
Kit Forbes has been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her youngest daughter and an assortment of cats who give new meaning to the world bizarre.
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My Review:
When I first herd about this book I was so excited.  The Jack the Ripper mystery has been a huge love of mine for many years.  This being said,  Kit Forbes did not disappoint me at all.  
This book has everything!  Time travel, mystery, romance, and action.  This is a perfect book for any reader.   The character development is well done, and the settings are beautiful.  Mark is a typical rebellious teenager that drinks and gets into some trouble in current times.  Genie, is your rebellious teen in the past.  Which in 1888, rebellious was not supposed to happen, especially with a wealthy family.  These two characters make this book 100% love able.  The witty banter and the social faux paus that occur between the two are memorable and flirty :)
The entire idea of this book is perfect... There is really noting I can say except that this book is perfect!  The mystery is amazing!  This is a mystery that has had many people after it, however Kit Forbes creates a unique view. 
I will leave you with this....... This book is the SHIT!!!! Get it as soon as it comes out!!!!
5out of 5 stars!!

Don't forget the giveaway below.....


· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes (INT)      

Monday, September 8, 2014

Nest, By Esther Ehrlich

Nest Title: Nest
Author: Esther Ehrlich                  
Release: September 9, 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's
Purchase:  Amazon / B&N 

 In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp's mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes.
Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery.
My Thoughts:
Nest is a beautifully written story about friendship and love conquering grief and worry.  Ehrlich does an amazing job of writing the story from Chirp's point of view.  From the beginning I found myself engrossed in Chirp's play full imagination.  I was enthralled by the way Chirp and Joey could create a world all their own and immerse themselves into the adventure they created. 
I enjoyed every part of this book.  I was laughing and crying throughout this entire story.  All I can say is this book is perfect for middle grade and above.  Anybody could pick up this book and fall in love with the characters. The story is the perfect example about how children find comfort in wondrous and beautiful things.  I loved this book!!! 

5 out of 5 stars.

Frozen (Heart of Dread #1)

Frozen: Heart of Dread, Book OneTitle: Frozen (Heart of Dread #1)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz; Michael Johnston
Release: 9/17/13
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Purchase: B&N/ Amazon

WELCOME TO NEW VEGAS, a city once blanketed in neon, now covered by ice.  Like much of the planet, New Vegas only knows one temperature - FREEZING.
At the heart of the city is Nat, a sixteen-year-old blackjack dealer looking for a way out. She's heard rumors of the Blue: a hidden paradise buried somewhere within the barren icy wasteland of the world.  It's a place where Nat won't be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.  But passage to the Blue is treacherous, and Nat's only hope is a young ragtag crew who may be almost as unqualified as she is to survive the journey. 

My Thoughts:

The idea of the world being "frozen" is not an out of this world idea.  And the fact that New Vegas is still full with the worst of human desires, makes the story feel like it could be a near future reality.  These ideas make this book one I was excited to read. 
As I read through the first half, I was disappointed. The characters felt rushed, but the plot line moved very slow.   I felt the characters were not developed well.  I would have liked more dialogue and interaction between the characters.  This being said, the setting development is amazing!  I could picture the places the characters were, and could even get a good sense of what the world is like in Frozen. 
The first half is slow, but once the journey is in full swing the story explodes!  More character development as well as romance and action make the second half worth the wait.
Frozen, is a post-apocalyptic world filled with death, destruction, beauty and magic.  This is a story that leave you wanting the next installment.  Once you get through the beginning, the rest of the story is well written and gripping.  I would recommend this book for a quick fall read.

3 out of 5 stars