Read again when I needed a fun escape

James Saves the MoonJames Saves the Moon by Wendy Nystrom

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this for an honest review, and found myself a kid again. In this fanciful adventure with the sophistication of Jr. Tolkien but yet the whimsical properties of a children’s fantasy, Ms. Nystrom, delivers a beautiful mythological folklore for Iceland. The legends of Iceland we extremely well written and the perfect backdrop for the book.
James is a wonderful little boy and her characters, Syvok and Matt are excellent companions. They have a wonderful adventure that is sure to captivate the attention of all ages of audience.
Ms. Nystrom does a great job of elaborating on the personality of James, and the intelligence so that it fits well with the plot and story. I look forward to getting to know more about Syvok and Matt in the upcoming adventures.
The illustrations were excellent and created an ambiance that fit very well with the theme and flow of the book.
Great job and Look forward to reading more from this threesome.

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Awesome fantasy Adventure

Dragon WarsDragon Wars by Emily Fogle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Terrific creative fantasy. Get lost in another world, with incredibly intense emotions, and the growth of a young boy who goes from his worst fears of a playground bully to protecting those he loves with honor and glory. A page turner akin to a fantasy version of C.S. Lewis where honor, glory, and love rule above evil and darkness.
The author does an excellent job of character development as well as pictoral descriptions. You feel like you are part of the new world. I was wrapped in dragon scales, and felt the coldness darkness.
Many praises for this first time novel. I can’t wait to see more from Ms. Fogle.
Reviewed AB – 4/17/2013

I received this book to read for a fair and honest review.

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Wow! Wow! Wow! OverWowed!

Sacrifice (Gryphon, #3)Sacrifice by Stacey Rourke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Three wow’s for the third book in Ms. Rourke’s series. The family, starring the gryphon battles evil, with more wit and even better banter. This is definitely the darkest of the series and extremely fast paced, making it hard to put down and even more difficult when you get to the end.
Without ruining the story, my heart pours out with the characters as they suffer the demands of living dual lives, dealing with love, family, and the pressures of being the chosen ones to fight evil.
As they continue to develop in their journey, Ms. Rourke develops in her writing making this what will hopefully someday become a classic trilogy.
AB – 4/18/2013

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Fabulous Femmes exemplify Fern!

Fern (Blood Vine, #2)Fern by Amy Richie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found Fern to be an incredible story of a female coming to know her true strength and power. Learning to rely on herself and trust in the love of others. As she battles with herself as well as her enemies, the author does a great job of leading us through the story. As though we were walking/running/morphing with Willow.
The author pulls together her story lines well and expertly describes the love and relationships between all the members of her pack. I was instantly drawn in by the lively banter as well as the realistic integrations between characters.
She develops a very interesting plot and keeps the reader interested thourough as well as providing great action scenes and lots of surprises. I didn’t want to put it down.

All in All I would give Fern a five star rating it is refreshing, and unique as well as a great page turner and I would highly recommend if for someone looking for a great book to read.

AB – 4/18/2013

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