Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beyond The Sapphire Gate by R.V. Johnson


GENRE: Fantasy, Action-Adventure

[Beyond the Sapphire Gate] by [R.V. Johnson] is a fast paced fantasy adventure. It was a well written, character driven ride. [Johnson] does a great job developing in depth characters that keep you wanting to know what will happen to them next. I look forward to continuing the journey with these characters.

Bonded: The ShadowLight Saga by Mande Matthews

GENRE: Fantasy

[Bonded: Book One of the ShadowLight Saga] by [Mande Matthews] was an fantasy novel with a Nordic twist. [Matthews] intertwines the stories of Nordic gods with the imagination of the author. She used them as a jumping off point to not only create a good story but also, perhaps, generate interest in learning more about the tales of these gods.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Disasters:Natural and Man-made Catastrophes Through the Centuries by Brenda Z. Guiberson

7650796GENRE: Non-Fiction
This is the book I always wanted to write but lack the talent. I am glad [Brenda Z. Guiberson] wrote it so I can share it with my students. I have a fascination with disasters and have since I was young. Unfortunately most of the books about them is not written for a middle school reader. I have had some of the books [Guiberson] used to research on my class shelves for years with few takers. This is just the type of book needed to get them reading non fiction and enjoy it.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Survivalist: Frontier Justice by Dr. Arthur T. Bradley

Frontier Justice (The Survivalist, #1)GENRE: Post apocalyptic, survival

[Frontier Justice] is the first book in [The Survivalist Series] by [Dr. Arthur T. Bradley]. It was a basic post apocalyptic survival story with some political intrigue involved. [Bradley] did a good job relating a conspiracy without blaming any current political side. Often books in this genre get very political or religious. This one did not become overtly so, which makes it more widely readable.

Hater by David Moody

GENRE: Horror, Suspense, Thriller

[Hater] by [David Moody] was recommended to me by my spouse. Since we have greatly different taste in books I put off reading it. Plus the bloody cover was off putting to be honest. Even though I read end of the world and zombie books graphic violence is usually not my thing but that was not what this book was like at all. Instead it was almost a psychological thriller that left the reader as well as the main character wondering who really were the good and bad guys.