Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Beckoning by Christopher Savio

I loved this book. Yes it does have some POV changes and yes there are some miss spelled words but other then that I couldn't put the book down. I stayed up until one in the morning to finish it knowing I had to be up by four that morning.
Marissa is a shy girl who finds it almost painful to talk to boys. She has two great friends and her dog Max. Marissa has always been close to her parents who installed a love of history in her. After her father visits a plantation he becomes obsessed with it. He decides that the whole family must move to Mill Run.

Marissa isn't happy but has no choice. After arriving there strange things happen to her parents who become less and less like the people she knew and more like some glass eyed zombie. Then other things start to change around her...the town of Mill Run never changes, the same cars pass on the street, the same people sit in the diner. Then strange things happen in the house. Marissa runs across an old diary that tells of a demon that has taken over the house and Marissa knows it is up to her to save her family.

As I said once i was into the story I didn't want to put it down. The point of view shifting about half way through the story did bother me a little but I was able to move past it. The same with the few misspelled words, I was able to over look them. The story was fairly fast paced even though it made fighting a demon fairly simple. Still it is a young adult book and I believe most young adults along with adults will enjoy the story.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A home in the west

I have to say I love Amish Fiction. There is nothing more touching then the sweetness of a relationship without the need for sex. I love seeing a relationship bloom, sometimes against all odds. What I love and what this book is are two different things. I am aware this is a free short story but...I felt nothing for the people in the book. Yes the Amish took in a young boy and his mother. They lived among them, became one of the people. Of course this was told to me in a couple of short paragraphs. The same with a romance, the book didn't make me fall in love, it was more like reading a Sunday paper. The facts were given and a marriage created but nothing more then that.
Really if your looking for some sweet romance skip this short story, it didn't live up to its promise.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Graveyard Speaks

The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shae is actually a pretty good short story, Jessica is a ghost hunter. She loves to find EB's and help them reach the next place of destination. When she is called in by a cemetery caretaker she discovers this EB isn't like all the others. So she sets out to discover who is haunting the grave of Meredith Spooner and why.

It is a short tie in story but don't let that stop you. It is a full and complete story, you wont need to read the others to know what is happening. I found it to be rather enjoyable and will be looking for other books by Hunter Shae.