Monday, February 27, 2017

Dominion by D.A. Hewitt


It's the year 2075. Lunar mining and processing facilities have prospered near the lunar south pole, where the Moon's largest city, Valhalla, rests on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.

Dominion Off-Earth Resources has beaten the competition into space and is ready to establish its monopoly with the opening of the orbiting space resort Dominion. But Pettit Space Industries has a secret plan to emerge as a major contender in the commercialization of space. The upstart company is training the first space rescue squad at a secluded off-grid site in Barrow, Alaska.

The rescue squad gets nearly more than it can handle when its first mission involves the Pope, who's traveling to the Moon to establish the Lunar See. During the rescue attempt, they discover Earth is imperiled by an asteroid large enough to cause mass extinction. Using the unique skills taught during their training, skills emphasized by the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung, these Jungi Knights must elevate their game if they are to save both the Earth and the Pope—while not getting killed in the process.

My Take:  This book was okay.  I found that some of the descriptions were a bit long and I didn't really get the whole Catholic church was a big part of the world politics and thus were a big part of the moon politics.  I liked the part of the story at the first that was set on earth more than the part that was set in space.  I have just recently started reading sci fi so maybe some of this is usual for the genre but it bugged me.  I thought that the two characters that were children of the founders of the two companies were a little selfish and didn't really think about how their actions were going to affect others.  There is insta love so if that is a turn off for you be aware.  Even though it may not seem like it.  I actually would like to see more of these characters just to see if they grow up any.  I think this was okay for a beginning but it could be alot more.  

I received a review copy of this book from Pump up Your book, in exchange for my honest review. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake

Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2)

from :  Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.

Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.

And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.

Maybe. If she survives.

My Take:  This was a great second book.  You definately need to read these books in order so you will know what is going on but you will want to as this is a great story.  This is a young adult fantasy series about Sentinels who can jump from portals that are located in books.   Hey if you are a book lover then this is just up your alley.  I enjoyed the first and second book and look forward to the third book.  Brenda Drake has a good writing ability and will keep you entranced and wandering what will happen next.  

I received a review Earc of this book, in exchange for my honest opinion, from Chapter by Chapter. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017)
Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent
After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.
When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne’s brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?
With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.
Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including “Wedded to War,” a Christy Award finalist in 2013; “Widow of Gettysburg”; “Yankee in Atlanta”; and “The 5 Love Languages Military Edition,” which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.
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My Take:  I really enjoyed this book.  There was alot I learned about the start of Louisiana and the fight between the French and the English for land and settlers.  I also learned about how harsh the time could be especially toward women.  I thought the use of the different Indian tribes in the fight between the two countries was interesting.  This book kept my attention and had be turning the pages with anticipation about what would happen next.  
I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.