Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened by Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a half a book written by Allie Brosh and based on her blog by the same name, is a hilarious and truthful look at the inner workings of a self proclaimed and introverted recluse.

Told by both her personal narrative and illustrations, Brosh relays tales of her childhood, her dogs, cake, bizarre happenings and her bouts with depression. The reviewer was in stitches most of the time, it’s definitely worth the read!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Raven by Mike Nappa

Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill are back in this much anticipated second book of the Coffey and Hill series!

A street magician named “The Raven” earns a living by entertaining people in the park, he also has a small problem of helping himself to his audience’s wallets. Everything is fun and games until he picks the pocket of a prominent councilman who also has ties to the Ukrainian Mafia. The Raven soon finds himself in over his head with only Trudi and Samuel to help figure out the mystery and stop a life-threatening plot codenamed “Nevermore.”

Even if you haven’t had a chance to read the first book in the series this fast-paced Christian fiction detective novel will keep you reading right till the end. Stop in your local branch and order a copy today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

Cassidy Emmerich didn’t count on her boyfriend breaking up with her, just a few weeks before summer holidays. To avoid seeing him during the summer, she decides to spend time with her dad and his new family at their bed and breakfast in New Jersey and takes a job as a camp counselor close by.

This is Bryan Lakewood’s first summer back at camp as a counselor, since an accident left him paralyzed, and needing to use a wheelchair. He is ready to gain back some independence, and enjoy the summer, despite the fact that it will require some tough adjustments.

Cass is expecting a summer to mend her broken heart, Bryan is expecting a summer to reclaim his independence but neither of them is expecting to fall in love.

This book is well written, with alternating points of view from the two main characters which really allows the reader to feel what the characters are feeling. If you are in the mood for a fun, young adult, summer beach story this book is for you!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Rains by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Creek’s Cause is like most small towns, everyone knows each other relatively well and nothing seems to happen without the whole town finding out. When an asteroid falls in one of the local farmer’s field, it’s big news, and when the weeds start to grow from the same spot almost the whole town comes out to take a look. Then one night not long after the weeds start to wither the entire town is infected with spores, all the people over the age of 18 are turned into zombie like hosts for an unknown parasitic entity. The adults start attacking the kids and dragging them off to who knows where.

Chance and Patrick Rain run into more then a few infected adults well trying to escape their own farm and make their way to town. Once there, the small group they have assembled realizes the town is over run with ferocious, inhuman beings and the only safe place to hide out is the school, where they find other young survivors. With Patrick’s 18th birthday only days away and the realization that everyone that turns eighteen is transformed into one of those creatures it’s a race against time to find a solution before Patrick becomes one of them.

If you like fast paced young adult dystopian novels this book is for you!