15 February 2018

Nightfall by Shannon Messenger REVIEW



Keeper of the Lost Cities series: Book Six
Summary:

Sophie Foster is still struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated.
The Neverseen have had their victories-but the battle is far from over. It's time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe it's even time for Sophie to trust her enemies.
All paths lead to Nightfall-an ominous door to an even more ominous place-and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they're facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before.

My Thoughts:

As usual, it's a very well written and great installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. So far none of them have let me down..
Sophie and her fiends make plans to rescue her human parents and go into Nightfall with the help of Keefe's mom. To do so, they have to make an alliance with the ogres. (spoiler alert) They find Alvar and help him regain concienceness only to find that his memories are gone. All of them. Dex also confesses. (End spoilers) To sum it up lots of great things happened.
AND THERE WAS A CLIFFHANGER!!!!!

My Rating: 5 stars

19 January 2018

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White REVIEW


Summary:

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a critical task at the outset of World War I--to secure a crucial cypher key from a famous violinist currently in Wales.
Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won--until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only distraction he finds from his worry is in meeting the intriguing and talented Willa Forsythe.
But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't--that she must betray him and find the key, or her own family could pay the same price his surely has. 

My Thoughts:

When I first ordered this book, I didn't realize it was a sort of sequel to A Name Unknown, which I really enjoyed.
I really like Willa's character. She seems to have a very interesting past. The book does touch lightly on her past, but I would've loved to know more. Whenever a character has an interesting story, I seem to like the character even more. It would've been interesting to know a bit on how she met the people she calls her family.
I wasn't really fond of Lukas, I don't know why, but his character just wasn't that interesting to me. However, I did really like his sister. She was like one of those minor important characters that really stands out from the others.
I would recommend this book to those who like mystery/historical/spy books.

My Rating: 4.5 stars

**I received this book for free to review from Bethany House Publishers. Thank you!!!**

09 December 2017

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows REVIEW



Summary:

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she's been told she's special. Important. Perfect. She's known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty but for the peace treaty named after her, an agreement that united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.
But Mira never felt perfect. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she's far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.
Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she has spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit--the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she'd die to protect.
No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth scorching truths about the Fallen Isles--and herself--before her very world collapses.

My Thoughts:

This book was a very good read, and hard to put down. It starts off with what's happening presently, and then in between chapters shows flashbacks from before she was betrayed. This kind of reminded me of the first book in the Throne of Glass series, but I'm not complaining.
I think it's very interesting how things are revealed to us in small bits and pieces, so we don't know everything until (almost) the end.
I would definitely recommend this book and will be on the lookout for the next books when they come out.

My Rating: 4 stars

25 October 2017

The Illuminati by Larry Burkett REVIEW


Summary:

The year is 2001 and the world is on the brink of economic collapse as the Illuminati, a deadly secret organization, succeeds in placing one of their people in the office of the presidency of the United States, gaining control of world events.
With their plan set in motion, they move closer to complete success--controlling the world's finances--and the Data-Net system is born. Not only does Data-Net give Illuminati power to single out a group of people and cut off their money, fuel, and food supplies, but it enables them to track a person's every move through the attempted use of their Data-Net card--placing the public at the mercy of this secret society.
Have John Elder and Randy Cross read the "signs of the times" soon enough to expose the Illuminati and thwart their diabolical plan? Or will this organization and its leaders be hailed as the world's political saviors?

My Thoughts:

This book captured my attention right away with the title--and then with the description, which led to me reading it.
What ends up happening is the members of the Illuminati convinced citizens that the people of different groups (Christianity, and later, the Jews) are terrorists , with just videos of the police attacking them, claiming that they started the fight. But when the non-Illuminati president finds out about this, he tries to tell the people of it--only to get assassinated.
The genius behind Data-Net realized why the government wanted to use the system, and joined a group of Christians that were in hiding, waiting for the moment to expose the Illuminati.
This book was a pretty good read. It was interesting.

My Rating: 3 stars

17 September 2017

The Proving by Beverly Lewis REVIEW


Summary:

After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientele expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

My Thoughts:

At first this book was a bit confusing since it switched narratives without warning. However, I truly enjoyed reading this novel.
It's very understandable why Mandy left the Amish life--the boy she was courting and her sister were seeing each other in secret. It's quite astonishing how her mother scolded her for being upset rather than her sister for doing something she shouldn't have done. These things made her leave her home, never wanting to go back.
She returns only to run the inn until she could sell it, but she ends up mending her relationship with her sister and deciding to stay and join the Amish community.

My Rating: 5 stars