Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Author: Olivia Longueville & J.C. Plummer
A kingdom under assault.
A conspiracy born of anarchy.
A hero standing against tyranny.
Falsely convicted of a shocking crime, Robin Fitzooth, the Earl of Huntingdon, finds refuge in Sherwood Forest and becomes Robin Hood.
Leading a band of men against the injustices of a malevolent sheriff and his henchmen, Robin begins to unravel a web of treachery threatening the English royal family.
As shadowy forces gather to destroy the future of a nation, Robin faces deceit, betrayal, and the ravages of war as he defends his king, his country, his people, and the woman he loves from a conspiracy so diabolical, so unexpected, that the course of history hangs in the balance.
From the mists of an ancient woodland, to lavish royal courts teeming with intrigue, to the exotic shores of the Holy Land - Robin Hood leads the fight in a battle between good and evil, justice and tyranny, the future and the past.
Part one of an exciting three-part retelling of the Robin Hood legend!
Although the books in the trilogy are not stand-alone, they do not end in cliffhangers.
My Review: I couldn't get into the story and the characters, guess this wasn't a good pick for me, sorry!
Author: Alysia Helming
One American girl in Greece, one loss, one quest, one love triangle, one prophecy, her destiny… Gods and humans become one.
Helene Crawford is not the most popular girl in her rural California school. With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, she is the kind of student that always has an answer, especially when it comes to her favorite topic: ancient Greek mythology. Once an aspiring ballerina, now injured, she just doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.
But one fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is “gone”. The police say she’s dead. But something’s not right…a maze of clues lead her to believe that her mom is still alive.
The Greek Mafia may be involved. She has a crazy godfather in Athens she never knew she had. Vivid dreams of ancient gods consume her sleep. She must go to Greece. The answers to her quest to find her mom lie there.
She is suddenly uprooted to move across the world, where she must survive a new school and navigate the highs and lows of new love, to Greece where the country is embroiled in economic crisis and the kids literally speak “Greek”.
Through this daring journey, Helene will pass through the gates of her past - to another world where the roots of modern civilization and the gods of her favorite ancient myths converge – in order to find her mom, find herself, find true love, fulfill her destiny, become empowered and transform.
Who knows? Maybe the gods and goddesses are on her side… or maybe not. After all, nothing is as it seems.
My Review: I tried to get into the story and the characters but I just couldn't... not my type of book I guess or the writing just didn't click for me, thats why I gave it a 1 star!
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Author: Julietta Suzuki
What does it mean to be truly human?...Odette is a lovely android built by Professor Yoshizawa. Curious to find out what it's like to be human, she convinces the Professor to enroll her in high school. And thus, with a new group of friends in tow, Odette sets out to discover the true meaning of life as a human, where even the simple stuff is an adventure! A touching slice-of-life comedy, Karakuri Odette does nothing If not uncover the incredible possibilities of the "human" spirit!
My review: Cute Girl is Robot and wants to be more human story!
Monday, December 4, 2017
Author: Rick Riordan
Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . .
My Review: Throw in some Egyptian gods and then Greek God and you have this story, wanted more but alas only 40 page story and its an interesting cross- over... I'll probody try to finish the crossovers and story before judging it completely!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Author: Stephenie Meyer
In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.
Review: I tried rereading this and even trying the audiobook... its no good DNFed big time!