Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Select b y Marit Weisenberg

Select (Select #1)
Julia Jaynes has always lived a sheltered life with her perfect family and the rest of their group.  They are more than human and must hide their special abilities from the rest of the world.  When she gets in trouble and is sent to a public school with regular humans, she finds out that they are people too and she becomes more than friends with a boy named John, whose mind she can read when he is thinking about her.  This is a fun to read paranormal romance and I look forward to the next book in the series!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Haven by Mary Lindsey

Haven
Rain has never belonged anywhere.  He has always lived on the streets and in homeless shelters with his drug addicted mom.When she dies and he is sent to live with an aunt who he never knew existed, in a small town with secrets and a hot girl named Freddie, his life changes in more ways than he thought were possible.  I like that this paranormal romance is told by the boy and not the girl.  I think fans of Twilight and this genre will enjoy it. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Hidden Deep by Amy Patrick

Hidden Deep (Hidden Saga, #1)
Fans of Twilight are sure to enjoy this paranormal romance.  When 16 year old Ryann meets a mysterious boy in the woods named Lad, she realizes that he is the boy who saved her life when she was 5 years old, only now, he is a very good looking 17 year old.  Not only does Lad like Ryann, but so does the handsome and charismatic up and coming rock star, Nox.  Romance, mystery and intrigue abound in this first book in the series. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

Elsie Mae Has Something to Say
Elsie Mae loves spending the summers with her grandparents in the Okefenokee Swamp.  When she hears that a company wants to build a canal through the swamp and ruin the swamp, Elsie Mae writes a letter to president Franklin Roosevelt asking him to save the swamp.  She has many adventures this summer at the swamp with several unexpected surprises.  There are hog thieves, dogs, gators and boats and her son of a preacher cousin, Henry James.  Can they catch the hog thieves and save the swamp?  This is a fabulously fun to read middle grade historical fiction book that I highly recommend!

The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore

The Beekeeper's Daughter
This is a nice romance story with a bit of mystery.  It follows Grace, in England in 1932 and her daughter, Trixie in 1973 through similar romances. The settings are lovely and made me want to visit both England and Nantucket.  I enjoyed this book and I think others will too.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

A Skinful of Shadows
This is an interesting and rather unique book.  Twelve year old Makepeace has always known she was different and has never understood why her mother would lock her up in the graveyard with the ghosts in order to learn how to fight them off.  After her mother's death, and when a ghost inhabits her and she is sent to live with her father's relatives, she learns the secret that the family desperately tries to hide.  This book is intriguing and hard to put down!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Woolly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan

The Woolly Hat Knitting Club
This book is such a fun read!  Dee is fired from her fast paced job after leaving an important meeting when she receives an alarming text from her brother.  He has broken both wrists and needs her help running the local yarn shop that they own together.  She runs into an old friend who recently has had her baby prematurely and decides to ask her brother's customers to knit some tiny hats for the baby.  That begins a lovely charity movement to help other mums of premature babies.  There is romance, mystery and mentions of resistance knitting as well in this truly fun read!  I highly recommend this book to knitters and non-knitters alike!