Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Publisher: Hyperion Children’s Books Release date: January 4, 2011 Pages: 432 Summary: Fifteen-year-old Zahra has a lot on her plate—she’s just transferred high schools, her parents have split up, and her grandmother is trying to convince her to become a “better Muslim”. When Zahra is sent to group therapy to help cope (something she totally …

Second Glance Book by Jodi Picoult

  Second Glance by Jodi Picoult may not be a recent novel, but it’s one I just finished and surprisingly enjoyed. When I started reading it, there were many more characters than usual and it was a flash between past and present. But it hooked me quickly and I was anxiously awaiting the next chapter …

Epic – Saga Series Part 2

This book seems to be directed at a niche audience, but our recommendation would have been to classify it as a Fantasy novel. I am looking forward to its sequel, ‘Saga’. My hope is that it is more in-line with Science Fiction. Pros The characters in the novel have two personalities, one in the world, …

Epic – Saga Series Part 1 by Connor Kostick

  Plot Summary: Epic is a fantasy role-playing game that an entire world interacts with. More than a game, it controls their lives, the economy of the planet, and how work is distributed among the planet’s inhabitants. To improve you, your family, or your community’s life, you played the game as often as you could, …

Logo’s Run Book 2 Part 2

Appraisal This novel picks up where ‘Runner’ leaves off, and refers back to events in the first book to give the storyline continuity. It is very effective and allows the reader to stay current with the events and not have to try and figure out who did what, when, and where. With that in mind, …

Logo’s Run Book 2 Part 1

  Plot Summary: Lonni Norr is being hunted by a sect of people bent on restoring technology to the galaxy. They are after her because she has Logos – a sentient computer that has the ability to restore and control a galaxy-wide Stargate transportation system. Her trek is centered on ensuring that Logos arrives at …

Simply Wicca by Leanna Greenway

  “A Magical Journey” A good introduction for the beginner to Wicca and Wiccan magic. Leanna covers the various topics in comprehensive bite size pieces so that you get the feeling that you are almost a witch already! Included are Love spells, Health spells, herbs and tarot, children and family spells and more. I found …

The Damage Done by Warren Fellows

  “Gritty and harrowing.” This is the story of a man who is sent to jail in Thailand for drug smuggling. It’s a harrowing tale and despite the writer’s quick acceptance of his own guilt, it’s difficult not to relate to the horrendous example. This book takes you right into the filth and infestation of …

Children of Hamelin by Dawn Sinclair

  “Magical, bawdy, and mysterious amid young romance.” I’m pretty sure the Pied Piper should have featured on the Cold Case TV series. Thanks to Ms. Sinclair, we no longer have to wonder what happened to the children of Hamelin. This book is a treat, written in the archaic prose one would expect of the …