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Welcome to my attempt at blogging. I am a true to heart bibliophile. Here I will discuss and review books as I read them. You are welcome to do the same. The only rules are no profanity, no politics, no religion, and have fun!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today we welcome Alicia K. Leppert
author of
She is on a blog tour hosted by 
Cedar Fort Publishing

about the book:
synopsis (Goodreads)

Olivia Tate is a broken shell of a girl haunted by the tragic events that fill her past. She has closed herself off from the world, each day grasping at something—anything—to live for. Convinced there will never be a way out, she seeks solace in the depths of her medicine cabinet. When she wakes up days later in the hospital she is introduced to Jude, the quiet stranger responsible for saving her life. She never could have guessed then that her mysterious rescuer would end up saving her life a second time, while simultaneously turning her world upside down.


This is the story of Olivia and Jude.  The book begins with a very sad, serious mood.  Olivia has lost her mother.  She cocoons herself in pain and allows no one inside to help.  Initially, I didn't like the character of Olivia.  I felt she was too full of self pity.  

Well, in comes a knight in shining armor in the form of one Jude.  He is a neighbor who bursts into Olivias world and rescues her from the bleak depression that is her life.  Jude is immediately lovable.  A character you cannot help but smile at.  Through his patience and love, he is able to bring Olivia out of her cocoon and help her not only live again, but love.

Ms. Leppert is able to accurately convey the depths of Olivia's depression.  No small feat.  It takes amazing talent to make the reader understand the emotions of the main character.  Ms. Leppert does this with ease and style.  

We see Olivia grow emotionally.  This is a very sweet and tender romance.
Jude, however, has secrets.  (You didn't think this was just a simple romance did you?)
Jude's secrets are not revealed to Olivia.  A perfect setup for a sequel.

I loved watching Olivia grow.  As I stated, I did not care for her character at the start.  By the conclusion of the book, I was laughing and crying right along side her.  I felt what she felt. She became a wonderful character.  I was overjoyed when she was able to escape depression and grow.

Jude is a wonderful, kind person.  The one you want as a friend, or maybe as more than a friend.

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to (hopefully) the next one.

about the author

picture taken from the authors Goodreads page.
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About this author 

I always knew I wanted to be a writer, ever since Career Day in first grade when I walked around carrying a notebook and pencil. Twenty-some odd years later, after a short stint in high school where I dreamed of being an actress, a whirlwind Internet romance including a blind proposal that led to a fairytale wedding and two pretty-near perfect kids, my lifelong dream came to fruition with my first novel, Emerald City. I live with my small brood in my beloved hometown of Pasco, which is located in the only part of Washington state that isn't green. When I'm not writing, I can be found decorating novelty cakes and taking naps--my other two passions.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Doorknob Society
MJ Fletcher

given by the author for an honest review


Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob. 

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her fathers magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses whats left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.

Book one of the Doorknob Society series.


Ok. this is one incredible book.  I couldn't put it down!  At first I thought it was very similar to the story of a certain young wizard...multiple groups of power, each student at a special school had to 'declare' themselves to a group...Well, I couldn't have been more wrong.   This book is just amazing!
The characters are unique.  They are able to form a very strong emotional bond between them, which is great because when the initially met, they almost hated each other.  

Enough about my gushing about this book.  My thoughts?  Read this book!!!  The main character is Chloe Masters.  She is the daughter of a blended marriage.  Her dad is a former member of The Doorknob Society and her mom, well, you have to read the book to find out where her mom fit into the picture.  Chloe and her friends, Edgar, Slade, James and Jess form a strong bond that even the axis of evil could not destroy.  They are just teenagers who must fight for what is right, against all odds. Each and every character has a distinct personality, fun, snarky, loveable...but they all mesh together perfectly. This book was so well written, I cannot praise the author enough. 
This is a book that will appeal to a wide audience. 

This is book one of a series.  I hope I get the opportunity to receive an ARC of book two.  I cannot wait to see what happens!  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog tour for Erik Olsen's

about the book:
What starts out to be a fun field trip to Ireland for Flin and his school debate team turns into a life changing adventure when their bus ends up in an earthquake. Flin and his teammates get swallowed deep into the earth and become trapped under the ocean inside a clear dome where they discover an unknown civilization. Now they must fight their way back to the surface if they ever want to see home again. Join Flin and his classmates on a journey of a lifetime in this thrilling adventure story.

My Review:
Original, fun story. A story to be shared with your children. 
This book is the journey of a lifetime. 13 year old Flin and his debate team classmates are on a field trip to Ireland. A land of magic and mystery. An earthquake occurs and the kids get swallowed into the Earth. They must find their way back to the surface against tremendous odd. This book involves magic, fantasy, and strange and amazing creatures. 

A wonderful elementary/middle grade book. It is the first in a series. I am anxiously awaiting the next book

This book gets 4 ice cream cones out of 5!!!

For other stops in the blog tour visit Cedar Fort's page

Book Poster page: http://cobblecavern.com/   


About the author: Jon Erik Olsen lives in Sandy, Utah, where he enjoys the mountains and is surrounded by a great family and friends that have continued to support him throughout his writing quest. After having one of the world's craziest dreams, he has written a series of five books detailing it called Flins Destiny, which is full of continuous action and adventure deep in the earth and keeps you wanting more.