Monday, May 30, 2011

Review of Code Talker

Title: Code Talker
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Series: no
Chapters: 29 and some extra stuff
Pages: 231
Genre: teen fiction, Historical Fiction
Rating:  5 stars 10/10
            It a fictional account of the Navajo code talkers; Marine’s who during WWII were able to use their language as code to keep the Japanese from breaking the code. For many years the Navajo Marine’s weren’t allowed to talk about what they did.
     The story is told from the point of view of a young Navajo Marine and Code talker Ned Begay. He lied about his age in order to enlist. The book is an awesome read even though it is written for teens I think that everyone should read this book.

Review of Little Blog on the prairie

Title: Little Blog on the Prairie
Author: Cathleen Davitt Bell
Series: no
Chapters: 28 plus epilogue
Pages: 276
Genre:  teen
Rating:  5 stars

            It’s a cute book about a 13 year-old-girl and her family who end up going on a family vacation that involves them going “back in time.” They don’t really go back in time. However they find themselves on working on a farm that still farms the way that they did before modern equipment.
     With a smuggled in cell phone Genevieve is able to pass on information that her friends in the “Modern world” are able to blog about. It’s a cute read for anybody even if your aren’t a teen.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review of Playing with Purpose

Title: Playing with Purpose
Author: Mike Yorkey
Series: no
Chapters: five with some extras
Pages: 292
Genre: Non fiction
Rating:  5 stars. Great Book

     I didn’t think that I would like the book, because it was about football. I don’t really like football all that much. The book was about three of 2010’s NFL draft picks. What set’s these three quarterback’s apart from the rest is their faith, their belief in Jesus Christ and God. The book focuses on Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, and Tim Tebow, who played college football for Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida. Each player would be drafted by teams that needed a turnaround; St Louis, Cleveland and Denver.
     Even if you don’t like football I recommend this book, it’s an awesome read. The NFL now has players that kids can look up to, without worrying what they are doing off the field.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reveiw of To Win Her Heaert

Title: To Win her heart
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Series: none
Chapters: forty three and an Epilogue
Pages: 347
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction and romance
Rating:  5 stars

     Eden Spencer has pretty much giving up on ever marrying. She instead has put her time an effort into running the town library. However that changes when Blacksmith Levi Grant comes to town. Levi has pretty much given up on ever having a family
     Some how Eden and Levi forge a friendship over their love of books, and the discussions that she and Levi have over them. Eden almost loses her standing in the community because Levi conveniences her to take in a Chloe a young girl with a past. Eden and Levi face the biggest challenge when Levi’s past comes back. Will the town still accept Levi? Will he and Eden have a chance at forever?
     I really enjoyed this third book by Karen Witemeyer, I liked it better than Tailor Made Bride, but it’s a toss up between Head in the Clouds and To Win Her Heart as to which I liked better.

Review of Trail of Lies

Title: Trail of Lies
Author: Margaret Daley
Series: Love/inspired Suspense Texas Ranger Justice Book 4
Chapters: 14
Pages: 216
Genre: Suspense love story
Rating:  5 stars

     Daniel Boone Riley is a Texas Ranger with a failed marriage and a teenage son who doesn’t want anything to do with him. Melora Hudson is a women dealing with her husband’s body turning up two years after he disappeared. All she wants is protect her daughter. To do that she will have to trust Daniel, can she do that? Her judgment in the past hasn’t been all that. Can Daniel and Melora work together to solve her husband’s murder? Will they be able to find love again together?
     Even though Trail of Lies is the fourth book in the Texas Ranger series it can be read separately.  Even though the main ‘event’ happened in the first book you can still caught on to what is going on.
The first three books in the series are:
Daughter of Texas Terri Reed

Body of Evidence Lenora Worth

Face of Danger Valerie Hansen

here are two more books in the Series coming out; one Threat of Exposure Lynette Eason came out this mouth

The final book Out of Time by Shirlee McCoy comes out in June. The first three were just as good as Trail of Lies.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Book review of Steel

Title: Steel
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Chapters: 15 plus epilogue
Pages: 294
Genre: time travel/ teen historical fiction
Rating:  4 ½ stars
            Jill is a modern girl who loves to fence, but somehow ends up transported back in time three hundred years to a pirate ship; with a female pirate captain. After losing a fencing tournament her family takes a vacation to Jamaica, Jill cannot enjoy her vacation she is still trying to figure out what she did wrong to lose the match.
     Walking on the beach she finds a piece of a sword on the beach. Falling over board during a boat tour transports her back in time to a deck of pirate ship. What’s a girl to do? How does she find a way back home? Will these pirates be friend or foe? Join Jill’s journey as she learns to be a pirate, makes friends and tries to find her way home. Finally a pirate book even if it is also modern that has a strong female pirate.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Review of The Time Traveling Fashionista

Title: The Time Traveling Fashionista
Author: Bianca Turetsky
Chapters: 39
Pages: 262
Genre: Teen Chick lit
Rating: 4.5 stars

The Time Traveling Fashionista is about Louise Lambert a vintage clothes loving teenager. Even though her parents can afford for her to go to the mall; Louise would rather shop for vintage clothes. To her vintage clothes tell a story and has a history. She wants her mother to tell her about her mother’s great- aunt Alice, but her mother says that it is a story for when she is older.
However what is a girl to do when her love of vintage gets her into trouble. While trying on a pink dress at a vintage sale she is transported back into to a ship; not just any ship, but the Titanic. Louise has to either find away to change history or find a way home. How will The Time Traveling Fashionista end, and how does her Great Aunt Alice’s story fit the puzzle? Read the book to find all the answers to your questions. It is a good clean read, however the ‘d’ word was used a few times.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Maya Davis Series a review

Make sure you read the books in order

Cool Beans
Erynn Mangum
Maya Davis series
Book 1

Maya is a 24 year old Barista in Hudson California. She lives with her roommate and best friend Jen, and adorable if slightly neurotic dog Calvin. Calvin the dog likes chick flicks and Pilates. She works at a coffee shop called Cool bean; along with her other best friend Jack.

Maya has a lot to deal with; her brother moves back to town. Jen is dating her ex-boyfriend. Instead of turning her problems over to God she holds them in. This causes her to distant herself from doing her devotions. This causes even more problems for Maya in her relationships with her friends. She finally learns to let go and let God.  When Jack drops a bomb shell of his own; will everything work out for Maya or will everything explode in her face.

Spoiler alert if you haven't read book one don't read on

Latte Daze
Erynn Mangum
Maya Davis series
Book 2

Latte Daze is book 2 in the Maya Davis Series. You have to read the books in order; in order for the books to make sense. Travis and Jen get engaged. Jen asked Maya to be her maid of honor; they are enjoying planning the wedding until Jen’s mother shows up. Maya and Jack are now dating, and Maya is still getting use to calling Jack her boyfriend. Jack has his first dinner with Maya’s parents as her boyfriend.
Before the book ends more changes are coming Maya’s way. Then Jack drops a bomb shell of his own. What’s Maya to do with all these changes simple trust God, even when it’s hard; it’s best to trust God.
Will Jen’s and Travis wedding go off without trouble? What will happen to Maya and Jack? Stay tuned for the next book.

Spolier alert don't read on unless you have read the first tow books
Double Shot
Erynn Mangum
Maya Davis series
Book 3

Maya Dreams seem to be coming true. She’s finally engaged to her best friend and the love of her life Jack. Who would have thought that it would have taken six years for them to realize that they belonged together; all in God’s timing. Maya is busy trying to plan a wedding in under three months can it be done.

Maya also has more challenges and changes to face. Her brother’s and sister-in-laws baby is born early. Will the baby survive? Jack’s offered his dream job will he take it? Will Maya’s and Jack’s wedding come together? All these questions and more will be answered in the final book in the Maya Davis series Double Shot.