Book Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Thriller

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book was very fast-paced and I loved it.

This book is also an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley

Every Breath

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James Mycroft and Rachel Watts are best friends.

Rachel has moved to the city from her farm and hates it. James has no parents and is neglected. In a way, they both have their share of problems.

When a homeless guy who they both knew is found dead, Rachel and James swear to find out who killed him.

Rachel and James both start investigating but as they are just teenagers, nobody believes them. They can’t even get into the mortician’s office without an adult…

When another man is found dead, Rachel thinks that the two deaths are connected.

Will they be able to find out who has committed these murders before it’s too late?


If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Every Breath

Book Review: Impact by Steven Whibley

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

Sorry for the lack of book reviews the past two weeks. I just got back from vacation and needless to say, I read a bunch of books while on vacation. Do keep an eye out for a steady stream of reviews in the coming days!

Impact is very well-written. The characters are all extraordinary in their own way. I think my favorite character was Colin because he had a very optimistic outlook regardless of the situation.

This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley. I learned that this book is part of a series and I would really like to read the other two books that are part of this series!

Impact

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Dean has a gift. Or a curse. He really doesn’t know yet.

Dean has the ability to see death. Well, not really death itself. The way it works is that, if Dean touches someone, he can see when they are going to die. Twenty-four hours before a person’s death, Dean has a vision of them dying. So basically, he has 24 hours to save a person’s life.

The only people who know that Dean has this gift are: his friends Colin and Lisa, his mentor Archer, and a bunch of other people around the world who have the same gift as Dean.

This time, Dean has seen something big. People all over the world with Dean’s gift have seen it too. About a hundred people will die in the next 24 hours unless Dean and the others can do something to stop it from occurring.

While Dean is investigating this vision, he finds out that something even bigger is at play. Something that could endanger the lives of many, many others.

Will Dean be able to prevent this catastrophe?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Impact: (The Dean Curse Chronicles: Book 3)

Book Review: Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel (book two of the Dust Girl trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

In my experience, sequels to books aren’t nearly as good as the first book, but this one was even better! I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy: Bad Luck Girl!

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Golden Girl

Callie Le Roux is running. Again.

She recently found out that she is a princess and that a prophecy was joined to her name. Everyone seemed to know who and what she was. Callie had formed an alliance with a boy named Jack and the two had grown very close.

Callie believes that her  parents are being held hostage in California so she goes there to see what she can find. Callie ends up working in the film industry with a very shy girl named Ivy Bright. The two become good friends but Callie soon realizes that Ivy Bright has fallen in love with Jack.

The only problem is that Jack loves Callie.  Ivy Bright also turns out to be the only other girl who can fulfill the prophecy so she makes an attempt at Callie’s life in a desperate hope to gain the admiration of the Seelie king. When that fails, Ivy bright challenges Callie to a last battle. A battle of love.

Callie accepts the challenge but destruction follows.

Will she survive?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 2

Book Review: Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel ( book one of the Dust Girl trilogy )

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

Dust Girl was a great book and I look forward to reviewing the next book in the series: Golden Girl!

This book was a birthday gift, courtesy of my parents     🙂

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Dust-Girl

 

Callie Le Roux lives in the dust city. She finds out she’s half fairy just as a huge dust storm comes to town and sweeps her mother away. Callie faints and later finds out that her fairy family is trying to find her. There’s only one problem: Callie doesn’t know who to trust anymore.

She discovers that there are two types of fairies: the Seelies and the Unseelies. Seelies are the pretty, supposedly good fairies and Unseelies are the bad, ugly fairies. Callie accepts some not-so-good help and finds herself in the midst of a full blown fairy quarrel.

She also frees a kid, named Jack, from jail. He was part of a bootlegging scheme but is out of it now. He promises to help her.

Callie finds out that her parents are being held hostage by the fairies but she doesn’t quite yet know which ones. Jack finds out that the same fairies that are keeping Callie’s parents hostage have also captured the spirit of his dead sister.

Will Callie and Jack be able to free the hostages before it’s too late?

If you would like to read this book, you can buy it here: Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy Book 1

 

July 2014 Recap

I enjoyed all of the books I read in July, but my favorite was Memory Maze by Gordon Korman

Memory Maze was about a kid with unique abilities and how people tricked him into doing things he would never have done otherwise.

I read many more books than I was able to review but I hope to catch up soon!

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