Monday, December 9, 2013

Cloak of The Light

Drew is caught in a world of light - just inches away from the dark
What if...there world beyond our vision, a world just fingertips beyond our reach? What if...our world wasn’t beyond their influence?
Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn, but college offers Drew a chance to start over—until an accident during a physics experiment leaves him blind and his genius friend, Benjamin Berg, missing.
As his sight miraculously returns, Drew discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to observe fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist?
With help from Sydney Carlyle, a mysterious and elusive girl who offers encouragement through her faith, Drew searches for his missing friend, Ben, who seems to hold the key to unlocking this mystery. As the dark invaders close in, will he find the truth in time?

I really enjoyed this book, first i was eh about it but as soon as i started getting into it, i loved it. It was a little hard to get into for me, i think there is a little to much background before you get into the story. But all in all a very worthwhile read. Its a fantasy type book, but not super far fetched, like some can be, i like fantasy that is some what believable. This book is scheduled to be released in March 2014. 
I received this book for review through Multnomah Books.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Jenny knows she’s different. After all, she sees the past lives of people she touches. But when Nikolai, the mysterious boy she painted, shows up claiming to be a love from a past life, Jenny is forced to accept that he has traveled through time to find her. Now, Jenny and Nikolai must fight against the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time. The Order is determined to send Nikolai back. And fighting them could tear Jenny and Nikolai apart -- this time for eternity.
This book was so good! I had to keep reading it, there was no way i could just let it sit there looking at me waiting on me to finish it...So ya, highly recommended for YA readers. It has a faced paced story and a interesting story line, one that is becoming more common recently. And it is a good fantasy read but it isn't to far fetched like some of them are. All in all a surprisingly good read.
I received this e-book for review through Netgalley.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The epic love story of Clea and Sage comes to its thrilling conclusion in the final book in the Elixir series by multitalented star Hilary Duff.

Following the harrowing events of Elixir and Devoted—and the ceremony that almost killed Sage—Clea faces a new reality: With Sage’s soul in Nico’s body, the love of her life looks an awful lot like her best friend’s boyfriend. Can Clea and Sage really be happy under these circumstances?

Clea wants to try to enjoy their new life together, but Sage is acting different—angry—and she struggles to keep her friends from finding out what has happened to him. Something is clearly haunting Sage, and Clea is losing control. Can she trust her friends with the dangerous truth, or will she have to risk losing Sage to madness?
Wow an amazing conclusion to an amazing series. I was so excited about this book and i wasn't disappointed at all by this book! Wow. Its an amazing series and it has an awesome ending, i thought it was going to be a different and sad ending and it was just the opposite ending, happy and one that i was glad to read. I have had enough of the sad ending books recently. Just saying. It was a nice change to be able to read a series that ends well, for once! I so recommend this series, i cant speak highly enough of this series. Defiantly need to read this one if you haven't already!


Since Sage was kidnapped, Clea has no way of knowing if he is alive or dead. And even though she has only just discovered they were soulmates, she feels like a part of her is lost forever. What’s worse, she can’t even turn to her best friend Ben—because every time she looks at him, all she sees is his betrayal.
But waiting for something to happen is not an option, so Clea is ready for action. Suffering through dreams of seeing Sage with another woman, she makes an uneasy alliance with Sage’s enemies and sets out to be reunited with this life or the next.

Since the first in the series ended in a cliff hanger, I knew i had to get the next one from the library to find out what happened. I was very surprised about what happened in this one. Of course, it ended in another cliff hanger. I love Hilary's style of writing, you can feel what the characters feel and you can really just get into their minds. I love how the characters really have grown during the books and seem to learn how valuable that  friendship is. I love all the characters and everything that happens seems to bring them closer and it tests the value of real friendship. All in all an amazing second book in the series. Defiantly recommended!  

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sluagh: demon of the night

As a child, Max Furman is abused at the hands of his mother. Numerous times, she tells him she should have smothered him when he was an infant. He is unloved and unwanted. The abuse and neglect deadens his heart. When his sister Katie is born his mother dotes on her the love he craves. His hatred for his mother peaks one afternoon when he is fourteen. As Katie is sleeping, he smothers her. His sister becomes his first kill. As an adult, Max develops into a serial killer of children stealing their mother’s love. For eighteen years, he operates undetected killing boys between the ages of 4 to 7. He buries their bodies where they are never found. Then Max makes a fatal mistake. Yearning for recognition, he begins displaying the dead children. Now the FBI is on the trail of the one the news media has labeled The Ghost. Seeking a place to hide he sees an ad in a Christian publication. Using a bogus résumé, he becomes pastor of Waynesburg Baptist Church Angels Andrew and Antoine were created at the same instance. They became best friends and explored heaven laughing talking serving The Lord. Then came the rebellion. Each one chose sides. Andrew stayed loyal to The Lord while Antoine joined Satan’s forces. After the fall, they became enemies sworn to battle each other for the souls of men. Yet Antoine can never forget what he has lost. Nor can he wipe from his mind his future in the lake of fire. Antoine becomes Max’s personal demon assisting him in all of his kills. Time is running out for Max and Antoine soon they will pay for their crimes.
This book was a page turner. I read it in two days and had a hard time doing little else until it was over. It is slightly scary though to think thats what really goes on all over the world everyday. It makes me think differently how safe we really can be.... The only thing i get about this book is what is the title and how do you say it? Good read thoughI like how when you think its over its really not, something else happens andits like here we go again. But all in all a good read. There are a couple grammer errors and the Author did inform me that they are getting fixed so it not a big deal. I would recommend this book to those looking for a good suspence read with a lot of action and drama involved.
I recieved this book by the Author: Darrell Case for review, i was not made to write a good review, only to voice my opinion on the title.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Clear Winter Nights

Searching for Real Faith - or No Faith at All What happens when a young Christian dealing with disillusionment and doubt spends a weekend with an elderly, retired pastor? They talk. And no subject is off limits. Clear Winter Nights is a stirring story about faith, forgiveness, and the distinctiveness of Christianity. Through a powerful narrative and engaging dialogue, Trevin Wax shows the relevance of unchanging truth in an ever-changing world.  Quotes from Clear Winter Nights: “Truth is not a formula… Truth is a Person.” “No Christian who truly understands grace can feel superior to anyone else. Grace shatters any sense of superiority.” “A Christian is not defined by the sins of the past or the struggles of the present but by the vision of the future.” “The world says, ‘Be true to yourself.’ King Jesus says, ‘Be true to your future self.’” “The true rebellion is in the heart of the Christian who follows King Jesus by swimming upstream against the current of the world.” “Don’t trust in your strength, because there is such a thing as pride. Don’t despair in your weakness, because there is such a thing as forgiveness.” “Authenticity isn't accepting your sins. It’s admitting your sins and then being true to the person King Jesus has declared you to be.” When his life comes apart, will the center hold? Chris Walker has everything. A career, a beautiful fiancee, a promising ministry opportunity, and a faith instilled in him from a young age. But when a revelation about his family comes to light at his grandmother’s funeral, Chris finds himself facing questions he didn't even know he had about…well, everything.  Fighting a battle within and without from those that don’t understand his sudden doubts, Chris seeks refuge in a weekend with his grandfather to ask the tough questions and sort through the issues where faith meets life and disillusionment collides with truth.  For those searching for the historic Christian faith that is relevant to life today, or for those who believe that a completely new faith is called for, this stirring tale is a deep and powerful exploration of what being Christian has meant and still means today.
This book was very good, but it was a lot of loose ends. Like the author neither agrees or disagrees on different subjects. I would rather Him have had said what he felt and me disagree then not say anything at all. Just saying that's my opinion on that. But i guess all in all a great book on Theology and that isnt in a boring form. I would recommend this for Christians who may be struggling with their faith.
I received this book for review through Multnomah publishers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Clea Raymond is a talented photojournalist and the daughter of high-profile parents. Usually she’s in total control of her camera, but after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, eerie, shadowy images of a strange and handsome young man begin to appear in Clea’s photos—a man she has never seen in her life.

When Clea suddenly encounters this man in person she is stunned—and feels an immediate and powerful connection. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance and discover the centuries-old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fate, together they race against time to unravel their past in order to save their future—and their lives.

This book was amazing. I was very surprised, most books written by a multi talented people arent always this good. Hilary Duff did an amazing job! The only thing i disliked about it was that it was a cliff hanger. I got it from goodwill for a buck, so i requested the rest of the series from the library to read. I would highly recommend this series. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars

TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012!
The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Wow. All anyone can say is wow, this book is amazing. The Words of the world can not describe it. There is also so many quotes that are amazing in this book, its so heavily quoted.
I would highly recommend this book. 


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
There are no words that can describe this book, none. Its amazing. No wonder everyone has been talking about it! It has a great story line and amazing Characters that are hard not to like. I would Highly recommend this book!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Unclaimed Legacy

Unclaimed Legacy 
It's like being there. . . only you can fast-forward and rewind.

"I call it time-surfing," Abby said. "It's like being there,
except no one can see or hear us."

"Whatever you call it," John said, "that was crazy--what we just did.
Beyond realistic. I mean, I was in that guy's head
and knew everything he was thinking."

Abby's weird computer program is working again. And it comes in handy when she and her friends agree to help the Old Dears with their family tree.

Except Abby and John learn more about one of the ladies' ancestors than they ever wanted to know. Convicted in 1871 of murder and arson, Reuben Buchanan is a blight on the family's reputation. But was he really guilty? Abby and John must get inside the mind of a murderer to find out.

And while they're rummaging around in the Old Dears' family history, they also find Nathan Buchanan, a heroic relative connected to the Lewis and Clark Expedition--and a legacy waiting to be reclaimed. But the most important discovery they make is that God's promise to bless a thousand generations is true.

At first glace this story sounds... strange. But as i started reading it i was pleasantly surprised. It had a good story line and was very well written. I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this book/series.
I recieved this book for review through the Author: Deborah Heal.

An Elegant Solution

Robertson's Latest Mix of Rich History 
and Deadly Murder 

For young Leonhard Euler, the Bernoulli family have been more than just friends. Master Johann has been a demanding mentor, and his sons have been Leonhard's allies and companions. But it is also a family torn by jealousy and distrust. Father and sons are engaged in a ruthless competition for prestige among the mathematical elites of Europe, especially the greatest prize: the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Basel, which Johann holds and his sons want. And now, their aspirations may have turned deadly.

Lured into an investigation of the suspicious death of Uncle Jacob twenty years ago, Leonhard soon realizes there's more at stake than even a prominent appointment. Surrounded by the most brilliant--and cunning--minds of his generation, Leonhard is forced to see how dangerous his world is. His studies in mathematics have always been entwined with his thoughts on theology, and now, caught in a deadly battle of wills, he'll need both his genius and his faith to survive.

This is a decent book, i had a hard time getting into it because of the style of writing and i had a hard time figuring out what time period it was set in as a historical suspense book. All in all good, yet could be better. I would recommend this to only certain people as the style that Paul Robertson writes in would only appeal to certain people. 
I received this book for review through Bethany House Publishers.

Beyond the Pond

Beyond The Pond is a family friendly story with a Christian theme for young readers to adults. Taking place in the fictional town of Grande Hills, Texas, journey back in time from the Indian legend of the Cedar tree to the almost near tragedy that changed Cathryn Price's life forever. No one believed Cathryn's story about how she was saved from drowning, so she stopped trying to convince anyone and kept the secret all to herself. Cathryn grew up, married and built a home near the Red River. She chose this spot for a very special reason, and also built a pond on her land. Today Cathryn's great granddaughter, Linda, and her nine year old son, Brady live in the old Victorian home. Brady struggles with changes in his life and finds that bringing back the old pond helps to distract him from his own real life tragedies. What he doesn't know is that the pond and Cedar are in danger due to a Texas drought and night prowlers. The answer is for Olivia, a new and somewhat fearful fish in the pond, to leave the pond in search of a hidden spring and its inhabitants to save the legendary Cedar. And so, a new journey begins deep beneath the earth through an ancient passageway. Olivia's adventure not only encounters danger, but she discovers a secret kept safe for over fifty years. Brady learns to cope with embarrassment and defeat, and finds that God has a plan for his life after all. Beyond the Pond presents an interesting collection of characters, including one who has been around since The Beginning! The gospel message is explained in a simple truth between the most unlikely couple. Three homes and three stories come together for a heart warming surprise ending.

This book was well written and is a great story to read and to get to know the different characters in the story. It is geared towards the younger adults and older kids.
I would recommened this book. 
I recieved this book for review through the Author: Jennie Samuel. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Sin of Forgivness

Today's "forgiveness" does just the opposite of what forgiveness is meant to accomplish - put another way, secular forgiveness causes more harm than good. The one forgiving is never made whole again, while the sinner is left in the same wretched condition. But true Christian forgiveness brings a blessing to all. We are to forgive, but it must be according to the example and teachings of Christ. Anything less is a sin.
This book makes you think about the act of forgivness, do we really ask for forgivness or are we simply "sorry" for what we have done. Its a hard yet needed lesson to learn.
I would highly recommened this book.
I recieved this book for review, by the Author: Edward F. Mrkvicka, Jr.

God's Not Dead

A compelling argument for Christianity that equips believers like never before.
 The goal of God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty is straightforward: to help readers develop “a faith that is real and credible—and strong enough to help others find faith in God.” To that end, Rice Broocks outlines a roadmap that guides seekers to acknowledge the most basic truths of Christianity:
  • There is overwhelming and exciting evidence for God’s existence
  • The God who exists is indeed the God of the Bible
  • God has revealed his nature through his Son, Jesus Christ

Persuasive arguments crafted with tools borrowed from logic, science, and philosophy, as well as scripture, solidify the faith of the Christian reader and provide starting points for discussions with skeptics. With clear, easy-to-follow explanations of key concepts and controversies, God’s Not Dead is apologetic for the twenty-first century, presented in layman’s terms. Readers will be empowered not only to talk about their own faith with confidence but to lead others to a relationship with Jesus.
This book can make you think about what you believe in and the reasons behind it.
I would highly recommend this.
I recieved this book for review through Thomas Nelson.

Think 4:8

The best-selling author of The 4:8 Principle and 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life returns with a special edition for teens. In just 40 days, teens can change their minds and their attitudes. Tommy Newberry, together with writer Lyn Smith, takes teens from thinking negatively to thinking positively, which will change their entire outlook on life. Not only will this devotional make teens think more positively and have a better attitude, this devotional also points teens to Scripture and helps them understand more about God. The devotions not only help teens understand how their thought life determines their perspective, but they also help them focus their minds on godly truths so they can live out their faith.

This book is the perfect way for teens to get a new attitude and start living a fulfilling, joy-filled life in just 40 days.
Its a great book for teens.
I would recommenced this to Christian Teens.
I received this book for review through Tyndale House Publishers for review.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Burning Sky

“I remember the borders of our land, though I have been gone from them nearly half the moons of my life. But who there will remember me? What I have seen, what I have done, it has changed me.
I am the place where two rivers meet, silted with upheaval and loss.
Yet memory of our land is a clear stream. I shall know it as a mother knows the faces of her children. It may be I will find me there.“
Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.
When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa’s vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky? And what about Neil MacGregor, the kind and loyal botanist who does not fit into in her plan for a solitary life, yet is now helping her revive her farm? In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, strong feelings against “savages” abound in the nearby village of Shiloh, leaving Willa’s safety unsure.
Willa is a woman caught between two worlds. As tensions rise, challenging her shielded heart, the woman called Burning Sky must find a new courage--the courage to again risk embracing the blessings the Almighty wants to bestow. Is she brave enough to love again?

This book was amazing, i loved reading this. It was very well written and had a mysterious feel to it during different parts of the book. Such an amazing first book by: Lori Benton. It was an great story that shows that anyone can change and overcome their past. 

I received this book for review through WaterBrook Press. 

The one year Devotions for Women

From the Back Cover

What wouldn’t we give to have a little more peace?
What is your typical day like? Filled with meetings? Scheduled to the max? Spinning out of control? Does the to-do list go on and on? In the craze of modern life, it’s easy to lose touch with the peace that is freely available to us.

The One Year Devotions for Women: Becoming a Woman at Peace helps you take hold of the peace God offers—a peace far richer and more satisfying than anything you can imagine.

Bestselling author Ann Spangler has a deep desire for women to experience greater peace in their lives. She provides an uplifting devotion for each day that includes a key Scripture verse, a devotional reading, and a suggested prayer for connecting with God. These daily readings will help open your heart to the peace that God wants you to experience every day.

Whatever your life looks like right now, breathe deeply and spend a little quiet time in God’s Word. As you do, you’ll discover a life that is filled with confidence, joy, and unending peace!

Do-able. Daily. Devotions. Start any day the One Year way.

Do-able. Every One Year book is designed for people who live busy, active lives. Just pick one up and start on today’s date.

Daily. Daily routine doesn’t have to be drudgery. One Year devotionals help you form positive habits that connect you to what’s most important.

Devotions. Discover a natural rhythm for drawing near to God in an extremely personal way. One Year devotionals provide daily focus essential to your spiritual growth. It’s convenient and easy to grow with God the One Year way.
This book was very well written and was well written. It is a great length for devotions, short yet long enough to give you a something to ponder and think about. I would recommend this to all women or teens (like me).
I received this book for review through Tydale House Publishers, I was not made to write a positive review, only to express my opinion.