September 2014 Archive

The Clout of Gen

15743233by: Ahmad Ardalan

Published: July 2012 by Smashwords

ISBN: 9781476056623

From Goodreads: Newspaper reporter John Teddy’s miserable life is turned upside down when he uncovers a voice from the past—a voice that suspiciously knows far too much about the would-be future. John’s natural curiosity to understand the hidden message takes him to places he never imagined seeing, and ongoing conspiracies he never thought existed. The more John gets involved, the more he is led towards mysteries that are beyond his understanding. The circle of people involved grows bigger stretching from west to east; each step forward is like a step backward.

 

This book was really, really intense and fun. I admit to not wanting to do my work in order to keep reading. It was very surprising. There are a lot of twists and turns in this book and it’s fun trying to keep up with the mystery. I think this book was very well written. I didn’t find myself having problems with any of the grammar or spelling. I was able to quickly get absorbed into this world and continue turning pages! There also wasn’t a lot of moments in this story where I found myself drifting and had to get myself to focus again. I was always completely focused on the story. That’s always a good sign for me because I get thrown out of stories very, very easily. I’d recommend this book to anyone just looking for something new and exciting. This book is not what you’d expect. It also doesn’t really fall into any specific category in my mind, so I’d say it’s good for any adult fan of reading!

Cupcakes: Other FictionOther FictionOther FictionOther Fiction

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Lucid

18672156by: AK Harris

Pages: 256

Published: July 23rd, 2013

ASIN: B00E48DNVC

From Goodreads: I have dreams just like anyone else. The only difference?

My dreams are killing me… Literally.

Seventeen year old Mercy Clarke has gone crazy. Shes sure of it. Getting killed every night in her dreams, only to wake up feeling like she never fell asleep in the first place. She just wants the nightmares to end, that is until the mysterious Deegan O’Foalain shows up in them as well. But when the nightmares start bleeding into her real life, there is a lot more at stake than just her sanity. Now she has to find a way to stop the nightmares before the beasts inside them, find her or her family.

 

There were things I liked and disliked about this book. What I really liked was the concept, I’ve always been a fan of stories that play with dreaming. It’s fascinating to me. The extreme this novel took dreaming to was amazing. I loved that part. I wanted to figure out what was going on in her dreams so badly that I kept wanting to turn the pages hoping I’d learn something. I ended up being kind of disappointed though because this book doesn’t wrap everything up at the end. We are left with a pretty big cliffhanger and that’s not something I’m a fan of. I want to want to continue the series, not have to in order to finish just this story. Also, there were a lot of typos that kind of drove me a little crazy, but that may just be because editing is what I want to do for a living. By the end of the story I was attached to the characters and I would be willing to give the next book(s) a shot. There were definitely interesting parts and I think that this author shows promise. I think there’s places this story could go that would be really interesting and I hope we get to see that happen. 🙂

Cupcakes: Paranormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban Fantasy

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The Super Spies and the Pied Piper

17996909by: Lisa Orchard
Pages: 331
Published: May 28th, 2013 by Astraea Press
ASIN: B00D25G7ZM
From Goodreads: Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are at it once again when they learn their missing parents’ cell phone has been traced to Alden, Michigan. When the FBI declines to continue the investigation, Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She calls upon the Super Spies and they delve into the situation. Suddenly, the teens find themselves immersed in small town intrigue and mystery involving a menacing stranger, who Sarah dubs “The Stalker.” But when Sarah learns he’s connected to her parents’ disappearance, she’s determined to find out what that connection is. The Super Spies embark on a journey that leads them into a web of corporate corruption at its highest level that leaves innocent victims in its wake. Can they find the proof they need to stop the greedy corporation before it’s too late?

I love this series and this was my favorite one yet! I think that the writing just continues to get better! I found the characters to be even more enjoyable and fun in this novel than I did in previous ones. The whole plot in this one was a ton of fun, I love the idea of kids taking on something like a giant corporation. This book took me next to no time to get through because I found myself inhaling it. 🙂 These books are fun, quick reads that I highly recommend. They’re exactly the kind mystery I want to read. There’s more to them than just your typical murder. It also lets you go back in time a little bit and think about how you would react as a kid if you were in similar situations. I say if you haven’t already, then go pick up the first two as well as this one. If you’ve already read the first two then definitely pick this one up! Even if you’re crazy and think you may not continue the series, I promise that this one will make you change your mind. These books always come to me at great times and get me through situations where time would normally move incredibly slowly and be very boring. Instead, I read a great book and find myself in a much better mood than I would be otherwise. I highly recommend it. 🙂

Cupcakes: MysteryMysteryMysteryMysteryMystery

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