Saturday, August 23, 2014

Review - Steel Justice by Jenni Boyd

Steel JusticeSteel Justice by Jenni Boyd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Michelle is a very adventurous girl.  She gets is from her father, Max Steel.  When Michelle is invited on the yacht of her father's enemy, Malcolm Microbe, her sense of adventure gets the best of her.  She seems something she shouldn't have, and the next thing you know, she and her best friend are missing.

Jasmine Bronson is an investigative reporter in Eden Cove, she fights hard to get the story she wants.  Taking on a new job and trying to prove herself, she comes across something that forces her to join up with Max Steel to find Michelle.

Steel Justice was a great book.  I will admit that about 1/3 of the way through, I got a little bored and wondered when the adventure was going to come back.  At 50% through the end, it was hard to put it down. At the beginning you are introduced to a lot of different characters that make you wonder how all of these people play a part in the disappearance of one girl. So many things going on in this picturesque town in Australia.  You're not sure if you want to visit, or steer clear.  There are different parts of this story that all come together at the end.  You have to stick around for the finale.  It's a great story and I look forward to reading more books by this author.
**I received this book for free from the author in exchange for my review.**

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review--Home by Brenda Kearns

HomeHome by Brenda Kearns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Home is a YA novel.  This story was short and sweet.

Allie is 14 years old and she is about to enter her 17th foster home. Her only goal is to get back to her mother.  She, along with her younger twin siblings, Luke and Madeline just want to stay together at home.  Allie tries every trick in her foster care book to get them home as soon as possible.  At first, her tricks work, but she will soon learn that home may not be all that it's cracked up to be.

This was a really short book and a quick read.  I think I finished the whole thing in about 3 hours.  This is a great book for any young person who is struggling in foster care.  No matter how hard or difficult things are back at home, that is where kids in foster care prefer to be.  Not all foster homes are as great as the one Allie has just landed in, but she has gotten pretty lucky this time.

I encourage all young people to read this book.

**I received this book from Story Cartel in exchange for my review.**

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review--The Target by David Baldacci

The Target (Will Robie, #3)The Target by David Baldacci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Will Robie and Jessica Reel have been called upon again to defend their country. And, as usual this is going to be a difficult mission.  This is a little different though because they have to go back through training before being deployed.  Why?  Well, the DCI, Evan Turner, wants them to prove their loyalties to the country.  He is still having a little trouble trusting them after their last mission.

Meanwhile, in North Korea Yie Chung-Cha is preparing for a mission of her own.  Raised in a labor camp in Yodok she made the way out by killing her own family and performing for the Supreme Leader.  She is preparing a retaliation move on the United States for a foiled plot.

Another great book by David Baldacci.  He has me on the edge of my seat again.  Wanting to know what is going to happen next.  I have listened to the other books in this series and was a little disappointed when the gunshots and explosions didn't jump off the page.  The audio versions of the Robie books have actual gunshots and explosions that will have you ducking for cover.

This installment of Robie series, gets deeper into Jessia Reel's past, has appearances by Super Agent Vance, and Julie Getty.  This story was like an unusual roller coaster ride.  It takes you up gets you all excited and then the excitement dies down all to be drawn back up again.  I hope there is going to be more from Robie and Reel, because they always keep me on the edge.  The excitement is contagious and I can't wait for the next book.

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