Monday, November 16, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Welcome to my tour stop for, To Catch a Cat Thief by Sean Cummings.
Check out my review, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!!!
To Catch a Cat Thief
by Sean Cummings
Publisher: Rebelight Publishing
Genre: Middle Grade/mystery/humor
Hundreds of cats are missing! Fear not-Penelope Ann Pickersgill and her hippie grandma are on the case. While her friends go to cool camps, twelve-year-old Penelope has to spend the summer with Grandma Bev, who is convinced that cat-eating aliens are beaming the town's furry friends aboard their mother ship at night. Lights in the sky point to UFO's, but Penelope is sure there's a more logical explanation. With a little help from Sherlock Holmes, she and Grandma Bev set out to find the cats. Will they be able to solve the mystery before all the cats in Thornhill disappear?
Sean Cummings is a mutli-published author with works ranging from urban fantasy (Shade Fright, Funeral Pallor) to dark fantasy and superheroes. (Marshall Conrad) 2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first young adult novel. Poltergeeks is a rollicking story about teen witch a race against time to save her mother’s life. The second book Student Bodies, hit stores in 2013. In 2014, he published The North, a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller for teens. To Catch a Cat Thief is Sean's first middle grade novel.
Sean lives in Saskatoon Canada with his wife, two lazy cats and a spotted dog named Stormageddon. You can learn more about Sean and his books at www.sean-cummings.ca.
This is by far one of the funniest books I have read this entire year. I'm being completely honest when I say. " I was literally shaking with laughter and fun at nearly every part in this book".... Wait, I shall explain.....
Ok, so first, just make sure you always have ur squirt gun at the ready. :). Yes, you will get it when you read.... The cat is absolutely psychotic in the best way ;).
This book is full of mystery, shananagins, and all around fun. Is it UFO's?? Is it not a mystery??? Who really knows but Penelope and Grandma Bev. Really people, this book is a quick fun read that you can not put down.
I had an amazing time reading this story and I hope you will too!!!
So go out, buy it, read it, and have fun :)
5 out of 5 baubles!!!!
Giveaway Information: Contest ends November 27, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.
Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.
What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.
NAMELESS is in development for film by Benderspink! That’s the same company who optioned Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and produced the
I AM NUMBER FOUR film!
With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).
Visit her online at jajenkins.com
I am so excited about this book. I can't even explain the amazingness that this story is. People, listen, you will want to read this book! That is all, mic drop... Walk off the stage..... :) high five Jennifer Jenkins!
Ok, long story short, the story is f*N amazing. Hahaha. Ok ok fine, the story line is well written, and beautifully put together. The descriptions and explanations about scenes and people are written to put the reader in the story. I could very easily put myself into this story, feel the emotions, and dammit all if you don't feel the need to throat punch people.
I have always been a huge fan of "clan" stories. Starting with Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel, one of my first book loves. I bring this up because, simply stated, this book reminds me so much of the feelings I had while reading Clan of the Cave Bear. I love the undercover, the rebellion, the moral aspects, and the overall humanity that pours from the characters in Nameless.
Speaking of characters......
Ummmmmm... Can we speak on the sexiness of Gryphon and Gabe, cause damn. Any way..... Let me remove my head from the gutter.
Every character in Nameless is original and alive. Each characters' personality shines through and let's you know they are there. From Zo to the seer, from Gryphon to Stone, every character plays an integral part in this wonderful creation.
Now that I have rambled on and on, Nameless is one of my fall favorites! I can't tell enough times to get out there and read this book. You will not be disappointed.
5 out of 5 baubles!!!!!
Jennifer Jenkins, HELL YES YOU DID!!! Freaking amazing. I literally am in love with this book! I need the second book! ASAP..... Like now. Please lol. :). You did one hell of a job. Thank you for this book!!
Giveaway Information: Contest ends October 16, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Welcome to my stop for the Summer of the Oak Moon blog tour. Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.
When I first started reading this book I was captivated by the scene. This beautifull marsh filled and backwoods southern charm is amazing. I love the lore of the herbal healing and the warm feeling that I got when I read this book. The characters are rich and full of life and a rebel spirit that will have anyone cheering for their love to succeede.
Tess is a teenager that is stuck at a traditional crossroad in her life. Go to college or not go to college. Tess gets denied admission to her mothers college and feels like she is not good enough or smart enough to go to college. So Tess decides to take the summer to figure a few things out. But what Tess finds is not necessairly what she was looking for.
Jacob is a college student that is connected to Tess in more ways than one. They meet in the most amazing way, and a love starts to blossom. Neither one of them are aware of all the ways they are truly connected and reading them figure these ways out and work through them will keep you turning pages into the morning hours.
The social and moral issues of race and religion presented in this book are beautifully written and will have any reader's heart pounding through the duration of the story. This is an amazing book that I will reccomend to everyperson I know. Being a Social Worker this book hits on many issues are that are still present today, not as "in your face" but still present. This book is deffenitly and amazing read. I suggest everyone of you go buy this RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Welcome to my stop for the Nobody's Goddess Blog Tour. Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.
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Ok, WOW! That's all I have to say. Well, mabey not, but this book is amazing. From beginning to end I was captivated by the village and the magic of this story. The main characters are vibrant and strong willed. The idea of a village where the men have to wear masks and the women "control" them is an amazing idea. Not of course because I am a women, but because the social implications of a different type of society are awesome. This book hits on many things. From magic, sociology, fighting, to love and reckless abandon. Amy Mcnulty did an amazing job creating a story that anybody will enjoy reading.
We meet Noll. Headstrong and a fighter. She decides to fight for what she wants and what she believes. Noll is a character that anyone can fall in love with. And the lord....... oh don't get me started..... This story has twist and turns that you do not see coming. An amazing book by an amazing author. Go and read this book ASAP!!!
Giveaway!!!!!Winner will be drawn May 22, 2015
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty (INT)