Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

A weekly meme spotlighting soon to be released books hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week is ~ 

From Amazon:

The sixth and penultimate book in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. John is on the front lines of the fight in New York City. And just as the odds seem stacked against him, his best friend, Sam, a human, inexplicably develops a Legacy—and Sam isn't the only one.
While the pair try to track down Five and Nine amid the chaos, they encounter another teen who can wield abilities that were once only meant for the Garde. Whether she is a friend or a foe, however, remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Six, Marina, and Adam are trapped in Mexico. They fought their way into the Sanctuary and were able to awaken the power hidden within, but their preceding battle has left them without any way to reach the others. The Mogs are returning in full force, and it will take a miracle to escape.
The Garde are stretched thin, fighting this war on many fronts. The only chance they have is to take out the Mogadorian leader once and for all—but his fate is now irrevocably tied with Ella's. They can't destroy one without the other. But if the Garde can't find another way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Loric: annihilation.

I really am enjoying this series and I can't wait to read this!  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Blast From the Past ~ Books I Loved As A Young Child

Recently, I was thinking about the books I dearly loved reading when I was a young child and I thought I'd share them with you all ~  

I still enjoy these books and I had so much fun sharing these with my children! 

Mmmm... my all time favorite book in this series? 

I've not yet been on a houseboat but it's a dream of mine!

After The Bobbsey Twins, I graduated to Cherry Ames, Student Nurse.

This delightful series fueled my  imagination. I dreamed of being a nurse and traveling the world! 

Of course, the next big series I delved into was the Nancy Drew Mysteries. I loved and devoured these books like they were candy. Couldn't  get enough! 

 I also enjoyed a few Dana Girl Mysteries ...

I was lucky enough to have access to my brother's books as well, so I read (and enjoyed) the Hardy Boys  mysteries too. 

It's amazing how the books above have lasted over the years and how each new generation of children are enjoying them over and over again! 

Thanks for strolling down memory lane with me!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Siren by Kiera Cass

 I woke up this morning with this book floating around in my mind. It came out of the blue and was a bit surprising as it has been over a year since I read The Siren by Kiera Cass.  

Over morning coffee, I pondered this hauntingly beautiful story and again realized how very much I enjoyed reading it. I perused my blog and was surprised to realize I had never posted a review on this book. With coffee and laptop in hand, I quickly determined to rectify this oversight ... 

"How was I to know that out there, in the world I had once truly lived in, something as simple as an afternoon greeting could cause unimaginable devastation?"  (opening excerpt from The Siren by Kiera Cass)

And so begins the story of Kahlen, a young woman recruited near death by Ocean to serve, along with her siren sisters until she has completed her years of duty in exchange for a second chance at life. 

Kahlen's existence is a lonely one. She lives among humans but can only have the barest interactions with them for if a human was to hear her true voice, it would cause death. She and her sisters travel and explore the world wanting for nothing until they are called by Ocean to help her feed; their duty being to sing/lure humans to a watery grave.  

While Ocean doesn't call them often, Kahlen dreads her duty and feels the loss of human life deeply. She longs to have a life full of love, companionship and she spends her time counting the years until she can be free. 

Then comes the fateful day when she meets Akinli and her world is turned upside down! 

I have linked this book with Amazon where I purchased a Kindle version over a year ago for under $4.00. For some reason, at the time of this posting, the book price has inflated tremendously and currently (in my opinion) way overpriced! Not sure why this has happened - it's kind of sad as it is such a great book! Still, this book shoulbe be available at used book stores, paperback swap  or maybe through your local library. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A New Series from PBS June 21, 2015 ~ Worth the Watching

I am excited to share that PBS has a new series. From the trailer it definitely seems like it will be Worth the Watching!

The Crimson Field ~ airing on PBS June 21, 2015 @ 10 pm/9 pm central


Click here to read more about The Crimson Field  at PBS.