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Monday, May 19, 2014

Jack of Hearts by Ricardo Bare

Jack of Hearts by Ricardo Bare


The book starts with the main character Jack, Jack is a boy with a horrible past. He willingly gave up his heart due to the guilt he felt; the person who now has his heart sends him on a quest to kill a wizard. Jack has no idea who the wizard is, but what this person says goes. 

This book is full of twists and turns as well as a bit of romance. Jack feels confused when he has access to all of the feelings he thought he would lose due since he had no heart. Why does Jack give up his heart? Some things are painful to remember and Jack is trying his best to not remember or feel anything. As Jack faces dwarfs, giants, and being locked up he finds himself liking a girl who is imprisoned in a magic mirror. I really enjoyed this book because it was well written,  I loved the emotions it made me feel, and all the characters. I can’t wait to read the next one. 


Emaline's Gift by Brad Francis


Emaline's Gift by Brad Francis

Emaline’s gift is a Christian YA book that I really enjoyed. The book taught me that no matter how much you sin you can always be accepted by God. Sometimes we can’t see the wonderful gifts that God gives us, and when we do it is wonderful. The book really helped me understand that we do make mistakes however the Lord is willing to forgive us and bring us back on the good side. Even though someone may seem really bad you just need to be there for them. Get them to understand that God is there no matter what. I’m getting off track aren’t I? On with the review!

This book was amazing I definitely want to re-read it, my favorite character has to be Anthony. He was sweet, and really cared for Emaline. I don’t know why but the story reminded me of how sometimes I do things against the rules and end up building a wall between me and Christ, it hurts that I do. Anthony did something similar after a while he confessed it was nice to know that even after all that God still loved him, it gives me hope that he will still love me no matter what.


I encourage you to read this book it helps open your mind to things you haven’t thought of before and while some things aren’t true (having powers) it’s still nice to read about Christ and the things he does for us.

Deep River High Series: Perfect Forgiveness by Shaina Cilimberg

Perfect Forgiveness by Shaina Cilimberg


This Christian book follows a boy named Kirk who has been bullied and abused since he was a kid. Bullying is a tough subject and it affects a lot of teens, even those who are Christians. In Kirk’s case, his teachers don’t do anything to help him. In the story, he struggles trying to decide who his real friends are. When some of these friends begin talking about a plan to get revenge on the bullies and on the teachers that ignore the problem, Kirk begins to believe they will actually do something horrible. Kirk wants to back out but these ‘friends’ threaten him. Does God want him to do this? How should he deal with bullies? Is violence the right answer?


Another book by Shaina Cilimberg that takes very difficult issues and real problems faced by teenagers today. I liked that the book dealt with the issue in a real way because it is a tough one, I have to say that I enjoyed reading the book, but I did not like the way it ended. I can’t explain why without giving spoilers and I don’t want to do that, but I still think it is an important story to tell. Like the other book in the Deep River High Series, you might want to have your parents read it first or with you as this is one book that will force you to ask serious questions about bullying, revenge and what God has to say on the subject.

Deep River High Series: Crowded



Cole used to be a player, trying to stay faithful to his girlfriend, Emily, but for some reason ended up sexting another girl. Josh is a person with a past; he is struggling to be a good Christian but he is slowly losing his mind to the guilt he feels for a decision he made with his last girlfriend. Then he meets Emily. She is upset at the betrayal she feels with her boyfriend Cole and helps Josh deal with his guilt in a very real way and ends up falling for him. This book deals with very real issues that face today’s teenagers and it does so from a Christian point of view.


That’s a tough thing to do for a Christian book to deal with issues like sexting, sex, and abortion. This is a great book for a teen to read with their parents and discuss these real life issues without kid gloves on. A lot of Christian books would gloss over the guilt, the sins of these teens, Crowded deals with it in a real way.  

Monday, May 12, 2014

Glass Heart By C.J. Sellers


Glass Heart By  C.J. Sellers

This short story was about the last person on Earth. The story begins with an unnamed, genderless, fifteen year old person who is the last person on earth. This person remembers their kind mother and their brother before the plague took their lives. The survivor sets out to hopefully find a cure and to help the scientists. Only for a shock to come when he does. I found I liked the person although I pitied them because they were the last one left, I really did enjoy the story and hope the author will write more! This is a great story for those who enjoy horror books.
Want to read the story for yourself? Check out her website by clicking on her name. C.J. Sellers
Hannah Mo

Magian High By: Lia London

Magian High By:Lia London
The main characters in this book are Kincaid Riley and Amity Griffin. These two people live in a world where is not acceptable to be friends if you not in the same group. These groups? Mages who can gain or lose their magic by their emotions, and the Nomars who don’t have magic, they are considered the outcasts by Mages. Kincaid Riley a Mage meets Amity Griffen the Nomar , these two quickly become friends despite the difference in groups. Sadly Kincaid’s acceptance of the Nomars results in attacks from some Mages. These two will battle having to escape death, evil teachers, and those who want to destroy their friendship. Meanwhile they must keep safe from the new superintendent at his school who is bent on keeping the Nomars away. This books ending was great and I encourage everyone to read this book.


Why did you like this book?

My favorite character is Amity definitely, I really connected with her throughout the book. I also enjoyed how she reacted to the teachers and just presented herself. Another thing I enjoyed was how funny the book could be sometimes, but still very serious in others. I also enjoyed the bond between Amity and Kincaid, they are great friends.

        


How would you describe this book?

This book had an equal blend of adventure and romance. The characters and the events surrounding them take readers through many twist and turns. The creative plot takes the reader on an incredible journey into a world of emotions and magic.
Want to find out about more Lia London books? Click on her name now!
Want to read my review on her other book " Circle Of Law"?  Circle of Law Click on the link now!

Hannah Mo

Benjamin Blake and The Curse of Silver and Sunlight By: Paul Keenan

Benjamin Blake and The Curse of Silver and Sunlight By: Paul Keenan

Benjamin a human was born into a world of vampires. After being attacked and losing his father he is on the brink of death, and life will come at a price. The price? Being a vampire forever. His creator was a vampire who is craving freedom from the life of slavery by witches. As a fifteen year old boy who got turned into a vampire, he must find a way to save his people. Or be enslaved by witches forever. In this book the main character Benjamin will learn how to read a spell book, avoid capture and still learn about being a new vampire.

 What did I like about this book?

One of my favorite things was Benjamin had a sense of right and wrong. I also really enjoyed getting to know how Benjamin thought throughout the book, I found him really headstrong and caring.

How would you describe this book?

I would describe the book as full of action, I mean action was basically on every page. I also liked the fact that the author kept you guessing on what was going to happen. So definitely read it, and I am definitely excited for the sequel.
Check out Paul Keenan's Twitter Page Paul Keenan
Hannah Mo

Circle of Law By: Lia London

Circle of Law By: Lia London
Lia London

This book begins in a village with a girl named Marki, the village is in a drought and her family has been trying to survive without water. When she goes to bury her parents she will also find out why she has her unique abilities. These abilities? Whenever she gets angry at someone, they mysteriously die the next day. Bobres her newly discovered grandfather explains that she belongs with the ancients. The Council of Drandsil (The Ancients) governed things like water, death, as well as hope. Throughout the book she has to deal with people trying to control her and her powers, her grief from her parent’s death, and trying to stay alive.

What did I love about this book?

I loved the fact the I never knew what was going to happen,  and that the characters were all deeply connected through emotion. I also enjoyed the moral of the story and I hope that the other readers will love it as much as I did.

What would I describe it as?

I would probably describe it as a very emotional book, a book with twists, adventure, and love all rolled into 25 Chapters.
Want to see more books by Lia London? Click on her name now!
Hannah Mo