Zoey has become isolated from her friends, thanks to Neferet’s machinations, just as a big baddie named Kalona is trying to return to Earth.
What I Liked
Aphrodite’s role and friendship with Stevie Rae and Zoey is starting to gel at this point, and it is far better than that of the nerd herd. I don’t just mean that they’ve deserted her in the book, as they feel hurt she didn’t share certain info with them, but just that their “contribution” is highly repetitive and doesn’t add much most of the time. And the introduction of the Street Cats charity with nuns running it is a fun addition. It adds some much-needed light to otherwise dark storylines.
What I Didn’t Like
The nerd herd. Yawn. And the ending is a bit chaotic in too-short of time.
Plot or Premise It’s time for a double celebration — Winter Solstice and Zoey’s birthday. If only she wasn’t dealing with three men after her body, friends who are beginning to doubt her, Neferet and Loren scheming, and a best friend who remains undead. What I Liked I liked the scenes near the start where her friends and parentals have no clue how to help her celebrate her birthday, with only her ex-bf Heath and grandma really “getting” her preferences. What I Didn’t Like The story isn’t as solid this time, with most of it leading up to a plan …Continue reading →
Plot or Premise A young recruit enters a war college for dragon riders, compelled to enrol by her mother, a high-ranking military officer. What I Liked I had seen this book in a bookstore in Maine when I was travelling over the summer, and it seemed like a fairly normal YA fantasy novel. It had some “legs”, and sounded good for the description, so I snapped a pic of the cover and downloaded it to my TBR pile when I got home. I assumed Jacob would likely read it first; we have similar tastes in those types of books, and …Continue reading →
Plot or Premise When a rich and powerful man dies, leaving behind a lengthy and vengeful document of his life, many powerful forces move to capture the document before the document can be revealed to the public. What I Liked Whereas the first book read almost like a John Grisham novel, this second one seems like more of a Jeffrey Archer saga across the ages. The Lacey Confession is a document best kept hidden, or so many think. But the terms of his will are quite specific. On the fourth day after his death, it is to be released. Including …Continue reading →
Plot or Premise Part of an Interactive Explorer series, this book is aimed at kids, and includes flaps, pull tabs, wheels and acetates. The book is divided into two, with Section 1 aimed at the weather. It covers weather extremes, changing climate, floods, droughts, winds, big storms, thunder and hail, and extreme snow. What I Liked I was mainly reviewing the text to see what they shared about space in Section 2 for younger grades. Overall, it covers the night sky, star maps, suns and stars, the life of a star, constellations, galaxies, planets, the moon, smaller bodies, and exploring …Continue reading →