Friday, August 31, 2012

44. Danger in the Shadows

Well, I  read this book before a few years ago. But Mark and I were on a road trip and so we listened to it on CD. I love this author, Dee Henderson. She is a great Christian fiction writer. And this book is the beginning of the O'Malley series.

Anyway, this is definitely a "girl" book. I had to endure some rolled eyes and comments in the car from Mark when things got too mushy or romantic etc... But the story is really good. The main character & her twin sister were kidnapped as a children. Sadly, the twin died and the kidnapper keeps stalking the surviving girl for the next 25 years. There is a lot of good suspense. So I recommend it for girls only!

43. Seventh Son

Okay, first thanks to Kay Pearn for this recommendation!!

This is a new-to-me Orson Scott Card series. I didn't even know it existed. And like his "Ender" books, I really liked this one. So I will definitely read the series.

On the front cover..."Come fall in love with a magical America that might have been". I know I got my daughters attention with the word magical. ha ha! But I think Harrison will like this series too, as he is the one who got me reading the Ender books.

It takes place about the time of Ben Franklin and shows an alternative America. Although Ben Franklin and the other founding fathers still existed. The main character is Alvin, who is the 7th son of a 7th son. And this apparently gives you cool magical powers.

Can't wait to read the rest!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

42. Juliet

This was a fairly interesting book - a modern take on Romeo & Juliet. In fact it is about the descendants of the original Romeo & Juliet that Shakespeare based his play on. It takes place in Sienna, Italy. Lots of good mystery and intrigue as it goes from 1340 to present day and back again.

Monday, August 13, 2012

41. Friedman's Fables

Companion book to the required reading for staff. Easier to read than Failure of Nerve, but still not pleasurable reading in the least. No one reading my blog will ever read this book, so just ignore it! ha ha