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Book Birthday! Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins #BRUCESBIGMOVE

26 Sep



I’ve been helping a friend move today…


Let’s Celebrate a book birthday today! BRUCE’S BIG MOVE!

Bruce’s Big Move


Series: The Bruce Series #3 (#1, #2)
By Ryan T. Higgins
48 pages – ages 5+
Published by Disney-Hyperion September 26, 2017 [TODAY!!!]

Synopsis from Publisher- “After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. But as usual, nothing goes quite according to plan…”

What I Thought- My FAVORITE grouchy bear is back!! The Mother Bruce series sets a high standard for a third book, and luckily the latest book is able to match the first two! The third book in the series captures the sweet feeling of the first and the humor of the second. It has messages of how you can’t choose family (but maybe that’s what you need!), and how love can be shown in different ways. Bruce is tired of his house always being a mess, and decides that the mice (uninvited guests who won’t leave from the second book, Hotel Bruce) are the problem, and decides to ditch them. But in the end the mice return and Bruce realizes how his life is a bit better because of them (but not too much – he is, after all, a grump!). The reader can’t help but smile as Bruce tries to find serenity but ends up with more to love. I like that Higgins appropriately keeps the humor in it low-key and subtle. The illustrations are excellent, with an excess of simple details that make the spreads engaging to the readers as they look over them while reading.

I can’t wait to see more of Bruce’s adventures with his family!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Review! Battle for the Land’s Soul by LRW Lee

8 May

Battle for the Land’s Soul
Series: Andy Smithson Series
Written by LRW Lee
210 pages – ages 9+
Published by Woodgate Publishing on May 8, 2017 (TODAY!)

Synopsis from Publisher- Good vs Evil. Destiny Demands the Battle be Fought. But at What Cost?
It’s clear Abaddon, the evil shape shifting ruler of Hadession, Oomaldee’s northern neighbor, must be dealt with if Oomaldee’s citizens are to ever live in peace. But how? What lengths will Andy have to go to in order to wage war against a being whose power stems from evil itself? Will Abaddon plunge the land into darkness or will light triumph?

What I Thought- For those of you out there unfamiliar with the Andy Smithson series, if the rest of the books weren’t enough to convince you to give LRW Lee a try, than this book should be reason enough. Lee has written a thrilling conclusion to her marvelous series. We finish the saga of Abaddon and his reign of terror, but sadly we have to say goodbye to Andy. Throughout this series I have enjoyed seeing Andygrow and flourish as a character. We see him grow from a self-centered American teenager into the wise, just and tempered monarch of an entire country. Lee fleshes out the rest of the cast as well, and readers learn more about them as they root them on. The character development intimately connects the reader with them and connects them to the story. This book is full of action, described in an enticing way. The text forces the reader into Andy‘s mind. It is written in such a way that Lee encourages the reader to ask the same questions that Andy is facing. The setting is well-described, with a perfect combination of giving details and leaving the imagination some free range. The world of Oomaldee and its neighboring countries are fascinating, and the reader appreciates getting a chance to “see” the lands as the characters travel through them. Lee really writes a gripping story, and I could not put this book down – don’t tell my parents this, but I stayed up incredibly late into the night to finish reading it! I really enjoy reading Lee’s adventures, and discovering the life lessons hidden between the pages. There is also a lot of symbolism in the book, making it good for reading in school as well. Lee writes age-appropriate novels, sometimes with darker themes, but always in a balanced way for kids to handle. This was a marvelous end to a fabulous series, and though I’m sad to see it go, I am happy to say that Lee has ended the book and series in a fulfilling way. I cannot wait to read what Lee comes up with next!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Scholastic Reveals the Cover of the 3rd Book in Cahills vs Vespers!

12 Oct

Scholastic Reveals the Cover of the 3rd Book in Cahills vs Vespers!

Check out the cover of Book 3 in the Cahills vs Vespers 39 Clues Series by Peter Lerangis titled “The Dead of Night”! Scholastic has the release date listed as March 6, 2012.

 Also remember Jude Watson wrote the second book “A King’s ransom” which will come out December 6, 2010! I can’t wait!!

Rick Riordan is going to write a series about Norse gods next! AWESOME!!

3 Oct


Plus I found some AWESOME news! Look at this news story from The Washington Post – Rick Riordan announced that he is going to write a new series about the Norse gods!

You can find the story by clicking HERE !

Odin, Frigga, THOR!! Cool!

I really like Norse mythology. If you’re not too familiar with Norse mythology, I reviewed a book called Odd and The Frost Giants and you can check it out. It’s a good Norse tale (Frost Giants and all)! Click HERE to go to it.

Roland Smith’s NEW Book The Surge is out! Good Reading While I wait Irene out!

26 Aug

The official release date isn’t until September 1 but you can get it today! I did! I’ve been waiting for the sequel since I read Storm Runners (see my review HERE). Pretty funny that it came out the day before we are supposed to get hit with a huge hurricane!

Did you read Storm Runners? What did you think of it?

The Sequel to The Accidental Hero – “The Secret War” is Released TODAY!

9 Aug


The sequel to The Accidental Hero, “The Secret War” by Matt Myklusch is released TODAY!

I’ve been waiting for its release ever since I read The Accidental Hero (A.K.A. The Imagine Nation)! I did a guest review of The Accidental Hero on Bookworm Blather to read it click HERE. If you want to learn more about the Jack Blank adventures and read some chapters from the books go to www.jackblank.com !

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