Member Blogs > Journey of a Bookseller

  • Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall

    Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:00:00 Permalink
    She came from a family of sorcerers.  She has magic and can use her powers to help her in the war that she's fighting in.  Her father thought she was worthless.  She leaves home and joins the Ethereal Squad.  They don't take women, so she has dressed as man and tries to act like one.  Only the doctor knows she's a woman.  The war is going as expected with both sides winning and losing.  The sorcerers they are fighting against have come up with a new weapon that is deadly to all.  Even the ones who have survived beheading can Read More
  • The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott

    Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:30:00 Permalink
    Ailsa has inherited the home she grew up in.  She only inherited half, her father owns the other half.  But he's been missing for years.  She's trying to get him declared dead so she can sell the house.  But the house doesn't intend to let her go...Berkley sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published April 23rd.It's a manor house in Scotland that is fairly isolated.  Her nearest neighbor is a mile away.  She has her half-sister with her but the house is still a bit creepy.  Doors slam when there's Read More
  • F is for Fairy by Rhonda Parrish

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:32:00 Permalink
    This is an anthology of fairy stories.  Some have the flavor of old tales, some are wicked, some are good, and some are very modern, but none of them are boring.  I love reading about fairies.  They are fantasy but I still love the idea.  I want good fairies, though, not wicked ones.Library Thing and the publisher, Poise and Pen Publishing allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 7th.There is a story for every letter of the alphabet so there's plenty of reading matter.  All the stories are varied and well-written.  I Read More
  • Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas

    Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Effie Truelove and her school friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian, and Raven know that there is going to be a major event at Midwinter.  It's supposed to be a festival but the Diberi are back again and still trying to destroy their world.  They have to learn how to use their magic to stop them.  They already know some of their powers but Effie hasn't found all of hers yet.  No one can help her, she has to find it herself...Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review.  It will be published Read More
  • Leyla by Galia Bernstein

    Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:00:00 Permalink
    Leyla is a baby monkey.  She's a bit of introvert though and her big family intimidates her.  One day she gets mad enough to run away...Abrams Young Readers sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published May 21st.Leyla runs until she can't hear them any more and then goes on to a clearing.  She's alone.  There's no one there and no one to check on her or feed her or anything.  Then she notices a lizard.  She had stumbled over a rock and hurt her foot so she asked him it Read More
  • The Windy Day by Tony Sandoval

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's making a kite.  She loves flying it on a windy day.  She asks her brother if he wants to come along but he's busy with something else and he says no.  As she walks through the woods she feels like someone is watching her but she can't see them.  Just as she gets her kite nice and high, a pirate cloud appears.  They'll steal her kite but there's no way to stop them...Lion Forge and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book (thank you).  It will be published May 14.They grab the kite, and run down the Read More
  • Isabella and the Candy Floss Clouds by Kate Mahoney-Veitch

    Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Isabella has a great imagination!  She's riding in car on her way to visit her Nanny and admires the big white fluffy clouds in the air.  In no time at all, she and her animals are in the ckouds and they've turned into pink candy floss...The author graciously shared a copy of her book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.They eat the candy and play in it.  She's having fun until it gets soggy.  Then she moves to a clean spot and the animals lick the mess off her.  Read More
  • Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse by Susan Vaught

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Someone stole the money from Jesse's Dad's desk at the school.  Since he was responsible for it, he assumes the blame.  Jesse knows he didn't do it.  So she decides to figure out who did.Paula Wiseman Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 14th.Jesse has her dog, Sam-Sam, a Pomeranian, and a new friend she's acquired to help her.  Sam-Sam is not learning to locate bombs as she would like.  Her Mom is in the service and she has a bomb sniffing dog so Jesse wanted to imitate her.  Read More
  • Isabella at Gymnastics by Kate Mahoney-Veitch

    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Isabella is a girl of my heart,  I, too, loved books when I was little (still do) and I had a stuffed animal, too.  Just one.  My panda bear went everywhere with me.  I love her batch of toys!The author shared a copy of her book with me for a review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.She takes some of her stuffed animals with her when she goes to the gym and lets them watch her exercise.  Then she takes them home and tells them a story about them exercising in the gym.  Read More
  • Dead Extra by Sean Carswell

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Jack was reported as killed in action and they had a funeral service at home.  He was actually missing in action and when he arrives home everyone thinks he's a ghost.  He's no ghost and he is broken hearted to find out his wife has died thinking he was dead.  Then her twin tells him it was no accident like the cops said.  It was murder.Jack begins by reading a book she wrote.  His father put her in an asylum because she was drinking and running around after Jack's supposed death.  She writes about the awful the conditions, the work Read More
  • Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin

    Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Katie's life is falling apart.  She's had two miscarriages and now her husband wants a divorce.  Meeting his girlfriend at the lawyer's office doesn't make her feel better.  She's so sure she's a failure.  So she moves back to Florida with her dog, Bark, to live at her grandmother's house.  Nan has always been a source of comfort for her.  She loved her even when her own mother didn't seem to.  But she's changed, tool.Atria Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published April 23rd.Nan has lot weight, got her Read More
  • The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Edgar Allan Poe is young at the start of this story.  He's looking forward to going to college and getting away from his adopted father but he can't go unless his father pays.  His father wants him to stop writing poetry and settle down into a working life.  He's driven to write poetry.  It's his passion in life.  His adopted father would cut it off totally if he could.Amulet Books shared this book with me for review (thank you).  It is being published today.Edgar has a young woman he loves and he asks her to wait for him to return Read More
  • Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (Questioneers #2) by Andrea Beaty

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Ada likes science.  She learns what she can and then she experiments.  Her brother isn't very happy when she experiments with his tennis shoes.  She was testing the way hot and cold worked on smells.  Hot made it smell worse.  Before she can go on to another test, her girlfriend shows up and tells her that her Uncle was wearing his helium pants and the guy holding the rope lost it and now he's floating around town.  Can Ada help get him back down?Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It is being published Read More
  • An Officer's Vow by Penny Hampson

    Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Nate was injured in the war and as he heads home, he feels he has nothing to live for.  He's not much of a man anymore since his leg gives out on him, and he doesn't want his father to feel pity for him.  While he's wallowing in these bad thoughts, his horse suddenly spooks and he manages to lose his seat and, of course, he falls on his bad leg.  As he tries to recover from the fall, he finds a young female attempting to care for him.  It seems she was in the bushes and spooked the horse Read More
  • Tamamo the Fox Maiden: and Other Asian Stories Kel McDonald, Kate Ashwin, Lucy Bellwood

    Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    I like reading Asian fairy tales.  They can be sweet and they can be as evil as a demon or god.  This collection is full of fantastic tales that I will remember at odd moments.Iron Circus Comics and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will publish today.This graphic novel makes it easy for you to see the story as well as read about it.  All the stories are good.  There's even one about Mulan in this collection.Many of the tales are short so you get a lot of stories .  My favorite was about a Read More
  • Dreamtime: First Fantastic Collection (Completely Fractured Fiction Book 1) by Mark Le Dain

    Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    What caught my eye on this anthology was the fact that it was a mix of types of stories and it compared to the Twilight Zone.  I loved that program.  This book truly had stories that would have been welcome on the show.There are 19 tales here.  They make you wonder if perhaps what you're reading might be a glimpse into the future.  Some are intriguing.  What if you had to live within your carbon footprint or else there are consequences?Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing let me read this book for review.  It will be published April 15th.How about Read More
  • The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

    Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Kira lived in the woods, all alone.  She did what she had to to survive but she doesn't remember a lot of what happened.  A search and rescue group found her and Cady adopts her.  She loves her family she's been adopted into but she's not good at human interaction.  She doesn't like small talk or talking with other people.  She doesn't make friends easily.  And she's frustrated that she doesn't remember her beginnings but Cady thinks that's good.  Why remember bad things?  Now she's part of Cady's search and rescue team.Freeform and Net Galley let me read this book Read More
  • When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex by Toni, Buzzeo

    Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sue was shy and did a lot of things by herself.  She soon find that she could find things as she walked.  Things people or animals dropped.  She never knew just what she'd find.  And when she grew up and became a paleontologist, she finds her biggest treasure...Abrams Young Readers sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published May 14th.Diana Sudyka's illustrations are spot on.  You can feel the wild wide open spaces and the sun beating down.  Sue noticed some bones in an odd place while on a dig.  The Read More
  • Evie and the Strawberry Patch Rescue by Stefanie Dahle

    Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Evie is a Strawberry Fairy who lives in teapot and raises strawberries in her yard.  When it begins raining, she's happy because it waters the strawberries.  But then it doesn't stop and soon her yard is flooding.  She has to find new quarters for winter but where?Floris Books shared this book me to read for review (thank you).  It will be published May 14th.As she searches for a drier place, she finds a small birdhouse that has fallen and been forgotten.  It's in a nice location, so she gets it set up, cleaned up, and then she's ready to move.  Read More
  • A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño

    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Wolves form packs and the packs are independent.  They share no love for the other packs and they have no desire to share their food.  That means when another pack is coming on your ground they are coming to fight you and kill you to acquire your home.  Wander doesn't understand about that but his father does.  They go home and they get ready for an attack.  It comes and when it's over, he's the only out of his pack that is still alive.  He does find another survivor but they attack again and kill him.  He's on his own Read More
  • The Heart's Necessities: Life in Poetry by Jane Tyson Clement with Becca Stevens

    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is poetry that grabs your soul.  There's no rhyme, it's easy to read, and it's almost other worldly.  She saw nature and things differently.  Becca is now making songs from poems and that's a very worthy tribute for a wonderful poet.Plough Publishing sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It was published April 8th, so you can grab a copy now.There are photos of her as a child and through out her life.  She wanted to get rid of the bad things in the world and she found religion didn't talk to her Read More
  • Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

    Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Everybody has always hated Jane.  They blame her and her father for closing the gateway to other worlds.  She was too young to remember and her father is hardly able to breathe for himself so he can't fill her in.  She takes care of him and has only one friend.  She's the young girl of her landlords.  They don't want her to play with Jane but she's a pyromaniac and it's easier to ignore her.  Jane's mother got left behind in the manor.  She wants to rescue her.Carolrhoda Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank Read More
  • An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber

    Wed, 10 Apr 2019 03:00:00 Permalink
    She thought she had left her past behind her.  She's married, expecting a baby, and enjoying her new relationship.  Her previous husband had been abusive and controlling.  He'd also been involved with body snatchers.  Not all the victims brought in for dissecting were dead before meeting the body snatchers.  Some got that way after meeting them.  It's a despicable practice but it pays pretty well.  Now there is another body, here where she is living now, and her past is being gossiped about...Berkley Prime Crime sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has Read More
  • Riverland by Fran Wilde

    Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    When their parents fight, they gather in the oldest one's bedroom and both sisters hide under the bed.  They have pillows and blankets and they feel safe there.  But one day, everything changes...Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today.They consider their father a troll and their mother a witch.  Anything can set their father off and he's often talking about sending them away.  Their mother is loving but she gets angry, too.  So the bed get used a lot in the evenings while they still battle away Read More
  • Diggin' Up The Dirt by Tonya Kappes

    Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Sheriff Kenni Lowery has a dead body to work on, a new deputy to train, and the loss of her deputy and boyfriend to a neighboring city as the new Sheriff there.  If that wasn't stress enough, now her boyfriend wants their parents to meet.Edelweiss and Henery Press allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).    It will be published on May 7th.The parents meeting was peaceful at first but then they got on the subject of religion.  One's Catholic and other one is Baptist.  Her mother doesn't want her to marry Finn because of his religion.  Read More
  • The Wobbly Waitress by Lisa Stickley

    Mon, 08 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    They headed out to the zoo but decided to stop at Zoo Cafe.  Zoo animals comprised the staff and they kept the place clean and did their jobs well.  The only problem was that she had the hickups and couldn't hold the plates on the way to the table.  They fell out of her hands and dirtied shoes shirts and one lady's head.  The patrons decide to help her get over them.Tate sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published April 9th.They decide to scare her.  Scare her they did.  It Read More
  • Oh Bear by Melissa Nelson Green

    Mon, 08 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    Bear is so excited.  He got a pretty yellow kite and he doesn't wait, he starts flying it right away. It goes high as he runs.  Then he circled around and headed through the woods.  It was fine and good fun until this kite got caught in a tree.  How would he get it down?Tate Books sent me a copy of this to be reviewed (thank you)  It will be published April 9th.Bear is lucky enough to have a bird friend who gets the kite out of the tree but she takes off with it.  When he sees it again, Read More
  • The Favorite Daughter by Patti Callahan Henry

    Sun, 07 Apr 2019 09:49:00 Permalink
    This is the story of a family that was broken apart by betrayal and only their father's failing health brings them back together again.  After all, when you're on your wedding day and go looking for your sister to join the wedding party and find her in your fiance's arms being kissed, would you hang around?  It's easier to leave town and her past behind and start a new life far away.Berkley Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published June 4th.When she comes back to help her father and Read More
  • The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer

    Sun, 07 Apr 2019 09:00:00 Permalink
    Finding a naked dead body is frightening.  When a busload of tourists see her they tell the bus driver he has to call the police.  He doesn't want to because it will slow the trip down but they are insistent and the women all stand around to hide the body and pray for the woman.  When the police arrive, they are stumped about who she is.  With no clothing and no purse or phone, they just have the body.  She's been bleached and was evidently dead from a hit on the head.  But she's also been moved, so there is Read More
  • I Smile For Grandpa by Kathryn Harrison

    Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is the story of a young boy who loves his grandfather and is his buddy.  As grandpa gets older, he starts to lose his memory.  The boy's parents explained dementia to the boy and told him it was nothing to be fearful about.  They also told him to let the things go that he has forgotten unless it's something like his name.BooksGoSocial and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.My grandmother had dementia and she was disabled.  I stayed with her when my Read More
  • Showing 1-30 (of 3531 total)
  • Page 1 of 118
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
next >

Looks like you are ready to submit this application

If you are satisfied that your application is complete, go ahead and click "submit this application."
Otherwise, click "review this application" to review your answers or make additional changes.