Friday, July 17, 2020

Halloween Monsters A Guide of Spooky Facts and FacesHalloween Monsters A Guide of Spooky Facts and Faces by Eric Guth
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

I read this story with my 8 year old, 4, and 2 year old. Even though its a children book I would say older kids like 8+.

It was more of an informative book about different Halloween monsters , i.e. Frankenstein, mummies werewolves etc. It was cute and had a lot of facts. My younger kids lost interest right away but my 8 year old was interested and thought it was "neat"

I think older children would enjoy this around Halloween time.

I'm given this book a 3.5 just because it felt more like a school book then a story\ bedtime story to read to my kids.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

REVIEW- girl eight by melinda woodhall

Girl Eight (Mercy Harbor Thriller, #2)Girl Eight by Melinda Woodhall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in an exchange for an honest review.

I first discovered Melinda Woodhall through Book Siren, when I read River Girls. I enjoyed the story and was happy to receive a copy of the second book, Girl Eight, for review.

Ms. Woodall delivers a page-turning story, super suspenseful, and a great mystery that will keep you guessing for most of the story.


A young woman has gone missing, and it is clear from the beginning who has abducted her but who is helping is the real question. The abductor and the accomplice have been working together for a decade, kidnapping girls whose disappearances will not draw much attention.

At Mercy Harbor, Eden Winthrop has added drug treatment programs to her curriculum, wanting to expand the help available to vulnerable young women. After Eden finds one of the vulnerable girls in her room apparently suffering a suspected overdose; she goes to see her in the hospital only to find the girl's missing. Eden knows there's something wrong so she turns to Detective Nessa Ainsley for help.

Leo Steele whilst working to earn Eden’s trust and win her heart, is also determined to find his mother's real killer and clear his father's name.

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Review: polar bear and the ufo by cynthia huijgens

Polar Bear and the UFOPolar Bear and the UFO by Cynthia C. Huijgens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author/ publisher in an exchange for an honest review

I was very excited when the author reached out to me to see if I wanted to review her new book.

I asked my 8 year old if he wanted to help read this to his younger sisters. They love polar bears.

A great story that keep the kids attention and giggle all at the same time.

The illustrations are great and beautifully drawn.

In this story we meet a polar bear on a search for his meal when he encounters a UFO who takes him on an adventure.

A wonderful pick for a bedtime story.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

review: the neast within by serena valentino

The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains, #2)The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince by Serena Valentino
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Again one of the only reasons I read this series is because of the cover and my love for Disney.

This is the story about the beast before he became the beast and met bell.

Prince (who is never given a name) was, in fact, once friends with Gaston. Also, the enchantress that the Prince rejected prior to becoming the Beast was actually his beautiful secretly-a-witch girlfriend, Circe, who had three wicked witch sisters. Circe's curse didn't immediately take effect, but rather gave the Prince time to meet and court another young lady, Princess Tulip Morningstar. Although lots of familiar characters make appearances, the story fans of the movie are familiar with doesn't really start until the last quarter of the book, and even then there are some changes.


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Review: The Frights of Fiji




The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the author asked me if I would like to read and review her book in an exchange for an honest review

Alyssa lives with her Uncle and cousin. When magical things start happening, no one believes her.

One day, while washing dishes, she noticed that the raindrops on the kitchen window were spelling out a message for her letting her know her life was about to change. It turns out magic would somehow enter her life. An evil wizard kidnaps her and the adventure starts there.

The book has a harry potter feel to it.
    

Review: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea WitchPoor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I really expected this book to be about Ursula, it wasn't. She was only mentioned from time to time.

this book which is really about continuing the story of princess Tulip, her nanny, her telepathic cat and the enchantress Circe (from book 2) and the9 Odd Sisters (from books 1 and 2). Ursula is definitely a presence in the story, but much more of a plot-driving device than an actual character. Like in "Beast Within", the climax is done through the far-off eyes of the Odd Sisters, but by that point, the story is really about them and not Ursula anyway, so it doesn't feel quite as anticlimactic as the last time around

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Review: Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea WitchPoor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I really expected this book to be about Ursula, it wasn't. She was only mentioned from time to time.

this book which is really about continuing the story of princess Tulip, her nanny, her telepathic cat and the enchantress Circe (from book 2) and the9 Odd Sisters (from books 1 and 2). Ursula is definitely a presence in the story, but much more of a plot-driving device than an actual character. Like in "Beast Within", the climax is done through the far-off eyes of the Odd Sisters, but by that point, the story is really about them and not Ursula anyway, so it doesn't feel quite as anticlimactic as the last time around

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