Certainly a new twist to the Bond-themed novels on yesteryear, Patriot Paradox is the story of Kurt Vetter, and the circumstances surrounding his brother Mike's death. A thriller set through Europe and Asia, a spurned on by the lovely and secretive Amanda, as well as the agency meddling who has a stake in keeping the secrets of Mike's death hidden, this is a pretty decent book.
This is an exceptional new genre of books! A fun, creative way to read a book for children, and at the same time teach them a lifelong skill. For children to use their own imaginations in the way of picturing and using their own ties, or scarves, in a pinch, the world is opened up for them. Much like books do for everyone, including big kids like myself.
This was incredible! I thought, much to my chagrin, that this was going to be another wildly out-there sci-fi novels with aliens and bad love stories. Trust me on this, the big scaly aliens are actually very interesting, especially when the Eggstone reveals itself, and the love story, sometimes a bit overshadowing, but never distracting, is cute and light hearted enough to keep the story going. I really liked this book.
Certainly an excellent topic to write about! The ideal book to read on a vacation, or on an similar relaxing environment, but rather than reading a relaxing book about how to de-stress, the book itself was a bit too stuffy, stressful. The message was a bit lost, but the way around it, is to read the rather short book in pieces. It's a good try, and helpful, but not terrible. 3 stars.
Eh, it wasn't that terrible of a zombie-undead-vampire-gore killing-book that seems to be all the rage now a days. The characters did seem to fall a bit flat, even though you see the transition between being 16 and at 36; very Stephen King's IT. Todd, the main character, does have the most appealing character, followed by the female lead Marisol, who's personal life, turns out to unfortunately be the focus of all her personality. Eh, wasn't bad, wasn't good, but a book to get kids into a reading; something we all can agree on.
I got this book as an 'Early Reviewer' but it took a long time to get through it. The plot is a bit too much cloak and dagger, too inflated, much to L&O: SVU. It appeared as if Palmer tried to garner attention for this book by using high-profile themes, (Navy SEAL, sexting) but unfortunately failed. Not a favourite.
So, a book where the main theme is of an adult nature. I'm not one to judge whatever a writer is drawn to, however this book, while leaving the subject out of the equation, was not written well. Isobel, the main character in two of the stories, is hard to visualize in the real world, and Jay, the main protagonist, isn't believable, in any way, shape, or form. Also, for a trilogy, the first two stories could be linked via, what could be described as a weak plot link, but the third story didn't make sense at all.
Eh, it took my a long time to get into this book. Annie, the main character, you never really get into liking. She seems weak, and the main crush of the story, Tyler, could do better. The introduction of Annie's guardian angel only complicates her life, and all the changes only reflect Annie's outside, and not her real personality and life. Not a very strong book for young girls to read.
Excellent! This book is so good. Set in a dystopian (my favourite) world, where life scores rule everything from jobs to schools to lives, Gabby is just trying to make it through high school. Gabby's goal is to make it through a "final exam" of sorts, while dealing with the understanding the world around her. Gamers is really really good.
It is such a thrill to see a mass produced book aimed for those going through the difficult times of cancer diagnosis. However, as inclusive as Baker's book tries to be,it fails. Much of "Now What?" is focused on reconstructive surgery and the impact mastectomies have on nuclear, female-caregiver households. Very few of Baker's words address the world of a younger (or not), single female, and what SHE is going through; nor is there enough of a comment on life after surgery without cosmetic breast augmentation. There is one paragraph on this decision to reconstruct or not, on page 11; afterwards the rest of the novel is based solely on the decision to reconstruct. Hardly a book that would be received by much of the population of breast cancer survivors. The only redeemable part of this book is the final chapter, chapter 5, which holds blank sheets to chart progress and helps the reader keep track of medications and such. What a shame this book wasn't better.