Book Haul!

     If you're new to my blog then you might not know that most of the books I review are sent to me by authors. However, I'm currently at a break between review books, so I had a chance to get some new books! Enjoy!

Rebel Belle
by Rachel Hawkins

     "Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

     Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

     With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more."-Goodreads

Hitler's Secret by William Osborne

     "Otto and Leni thought they were safe: They escaped (barely) from war-torn Europe and are living as refugees in England. But now the Crown has recruited them: Great Britain wants them to go back. As spies!

     Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a top-secret operation. Code name: Wolfsangel. Their mission? Capture the one person who can defeat the ultimate evil of Nazism! Der Fuhrer has destroyed Otto's and Leni's families, but what if the tables were turned? What if Hitler's ultimate legacy was in their hands?

     Breathless pacing, nonstop action: By the screenwriter of GoldeneyeHitler's Secret is a cinematic tale of revenge with an unexpected twist. A note by the author explains the truth behind the fiction and lets readers know what really became of history's greatest villains."-Scholastic

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Collector's Edition!

"Collection of Sherlock Holmes Stories.

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
The Adventure of Bruce-Partington Plans
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
The Adventure of the Red Circle
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The Adventure of the Dying Detective
His Last Bow
The Story of the Man with Watches
The Lost Special
The Field Bazaar
How Watson Learned the Trick

Afterword by Philip A. Shreffler, long-time member of the famous Sherlock Holmes society known as 'The Baker Street Irregulars'."Goodreads

A Few Quiet Beers With God by John Perrier

     "When Dave, a hopeless but lovable rogue, meets Alexandra, the girl of his dreams, he feels as though his luck has finally changed. But due to his ineptness with technology, he tragically loses touch with her.

     Meanwhile the lust for supremacy of two powerful Americans ignites a bitter feud. Their fight reaches around the globe and soon entwines not only Dave and Alexandra but also a superstar football player nicknamed 'God'.

     Their final meeting precipitates an event that no-one saw coming."-Amazon


     I believe that A Few Quiet Beers With God is worthy of a four star rating. Good writing, an interesting plot, and realistic characters combine to create a unique book. I believe that it would have been a five star book, if it wasn't for the improbable romance. I hope to see this book on MineEye, as I believe John Perrier deserves to receive all the profits for his book. In the end, I really enjoyed A Few Quiet Beers With God and would like to read more of his books.

Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading

     Every month on the thirteenth there's a new dragon to conjure. This dragon ranges in difficulty and rarity of materials. Each dragon takes two people to "conjure" it through a step of precise steps. However, one mistake while conjuring a steam dragon leads to disaster. Ayana and Tyler find themselves fighting for their lives and they need all the help they can get. Along with five dragons, a few new friends, and even more enemies, will the diverse group survive their journey home?


     I really like the Dragon of the Month Club and believes that it has an interesting and unique
storyline that kids 8-12 will like. It is easy to understand, but also includes references that are more mature such as Sherlock Holmes and German Folktales. I think any kid with an interest for Middle Grade Fantasy and adventure will enjoy Dragon of the Month Club. I also really liked the plot twist at the end, not to mention the cliffhanger and the mystery that was left when I finished the book. However, I think that older kids wouldn't enjoy it as much due to the simplicity of the storyline. In the end, I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in the Dragon of the Month Club series.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed reading the dragon of the month club! We'll be sure to send you the next book in the series once it's released.