Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vic: Mongol - Serial Sunday Book Review

book cover art for Vic: Mongol by Jerry Gill Vic: Mongol
by Jerry Gill
Second book in series
Genres: Action Adventure,

     Vic Challenger is back for another exciting adventure. Set in the 1920's, a time when women were expected to only yearn for marriage and babies, Victoria Custer breaks the mold and sets her own standards. A courageous sharp shot who is just at home hunting a wolf and skinning it herself as she is playing with her guide's cute little twin girls.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Secret to Startup Failure - Book Review

book cover art for Startup Failure by Sonia Lin Secret to Startup Failure: Fail Fast. Fail Cheap. Fail Happy.
by Sonia Lin
Genres: Humor, Nonfiction, Self help

     Failure is a part of life. Successful people see failure as a learning experience, not as just another road block in this journey we call life. Author Sonia Lin uses humor to share what she has learned through such experiences and manages to make what could otherwise be a very dry subject, entertaining.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Feel Good Factor in 30 Days - Book Review

Feel Good Factor in 30 Days
by Andrea Morrison
Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help

     Do you find yourself often grumbling that you have the worst luck, that even if something can't go wrong then it will go wrong in your life, and other assorted bits of negative thinking that we are so routinely in the habit of making? Author, Andrea Morrison, saw that her life was beyond mere negative thinking. She grabbed destiny by the collar and retrained herself to be more positive.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Supernatural Hero - Book Review

Supernatural Hero
by Eran Gadot
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy,
   Children, Paranormal

     Andy is a sixth grader who feels he has been over looked by life. His glasses, skinniness, and ineptitude at sports make him prime fodder for bullying by his older sister and all of the mean kids at school. Mostly ignored by his parents other than their unwanted concern for his mental state, Andy spends most of his time daydreaming about the prettiest girl in school and getting even with those who bully him. He also likes hanging out with his best - and only - friend Tom, who is a brainiac yet somehow still considered cooler than Andy.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tracers by Jerome Gilden - Book Review

book cover art for Tracers by Jerome Gilden Tracers
Timeline Series #1
by Jerome Gilden
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy

     Imagine being a normal average teenager in high school, until one day you come home from school to find your home ransacked and your adoptive parents missing without a trace. This situation takes the phrase "without a trace" to new extremes as there aren't even any records left to show that his parents ever even existed. Since he was 17, he was allowed to live on his own without guardians. He made it through high school graduation without any further bizarre incidents. Until suddenly he finds himself in the future with no idea of how he got there. He learns that not only is he descended from a race of super-beings but he is of Royal blood and is a very powerful Tracer.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Legendary Detective at the World's End - Book Review

Legendary Detective at the World's End
by Kaye Wagner
Genres: Mystery, Dystopia

     Teigen is a growing metropolis on a distant island. The world has become something that we would not recognize. The role of the politician is nothing more than that of a trained monkey, putting a public face on those that really run the show. The unions. It is the unions that decide what society needs and the laws that are made and enforced. Kirin is seventeen and small for his age but what he lacks in physical stature he more than makes up for it with his incredible deductive reasoning skills. In his boredom with the everyday, he amuses himself with digging up mysteries to solve, and in the process helps to right a wrong that has been orchestrated by those within power.