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The Girls’ Guide to Dating ZombiesThe Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A plague has decimated the world. Men are practically extinct, sort of. Those that have survived and aren’t zombified live in the lap of luxury while the rest have been transformed into complete zombies. This has left every woman on Earth to take matters into their own hands in hopes of rebuilding the world as they know it.

While doing so hasn’t been easy, the survivors have been able to make do with they’ve got. They’ve also learned to co-exist with their zombie-ish friends, a fact made quite clear in Hattie Cross’s book, The Girls’ Guide To Dating Zombies. Sure, there’s an extensive list of things to do in order to live peacefully with one of these beloved ghouls but I’m sure you’re up to the task, aren’t you? If Hattie can do it, then surely, so can we! Read on »


When Do I Get to Live My Own Life?When Do I Get to Live My Own Life? by Paul F. Rice

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book chronicles the author’s struggles to overcome his diseases as well as his doubts and indecisions in the world he lives in. The theme of the book is not for the faint of heart. Some of the topics touch on subjects a person doesn’t talk about normally, but it does give us a glimpse on how one man can overcome the adversities of his every day life.

We’re able to feel his pain and the depression he feels at being rejected by the one who should have cared for him and loved him unconditionally from the moment he was born. We also come to understand what he experienced during his stint as a naval officer while operating a submarine. That harrowing experience was hard to bear, but Paul is able to show us that in spite of such cramped quarters and limited contact with the outside world, there’s still hope in being able to assert oneself as life goes on. Read on »


Genesis (Return to Eden)Genesis by John Hartness

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The entire U.S. has been left without a means of communication with the outside world. Cell phones, televisions, practically everything that possesses a computer chip has been wiped out because of a sudden electromagnetic pulse attack. Nothing works and people are starting to worry as to what this could mean.

Sneaking out of school moments after the attack occurs, Christin Kinney, her brother, and his best friend find themselves running towards the mountains of Georgia in hopes of weathering the disaster. Unsure of how their mother is doing or her current whereabouts, seeking safety is their only option. Read on »


Tale Of An Orphan Book Cover The Tale Of An Orphan: A Lesson To Learn by Richard Paa Kofi Botchwey

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I must say that this book is very inspirational. If you haven’t had the chance to read this yet, you should.

Richard graciously shared a eARC of his book with me and I was drawn in from the moment that I started reading it. His story is so moving with its detailed accounts of his personal life and the hardships that he’s had to overcome in order to be where he is now. Throughout the story you can feel his ever-growing appreciation for the strength that God has given him in being able to achieve his dreams.

As I read about his trials and tribulations, it also made me reflect on my own life. On things that we take for granted each and every day. Where most of us have water, food, and clothing, there are those all around the world that have nothing at all. People who find themselves hungry and aching for a hand to help them find their way.

Richard was able to overcome these hardships, and so many more, yet he has never lost his faith in God. Every day, he draws strength in being able to take another breath. Every day, he’s able to share his story with those who wish to hear it. And never once has his faith faltered.

This is a story of perseverance and the need to achieve your dreams. The need to make something of yourself when all else fails. Most of all, it’s a story about faith and its ability to sustain you through the good and the bad. Regardless of the odds, it is possible to attain that which you desire the most. You just have to believe in yourself, and in God, and everything else will come to you along the way.

Thank you, Richard, for writing such an inspirational story. May God bless you and keep you always. Most of all, thank you for sharing your story with me. Read on »


Listening to Ian Magick Listening to Ian Magick by Tamworth Grice

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked the premise of this book. Initially, before I read more and more of the book, I thought the story was to be centered around a satanic teenage rock star and a girl who would do his bidding. I came to understand that things weren’t really like that, at all. Which was fine, as it made the story all the more interesting.

I totally felt empathy for Chelsea and the fact that she’s moved to new school several years after her father has died in a horrific plane crash. Listening to Ian Magick’s music is her means of coping with all the changes that have started happening to her. Her mother’s remarriage and several school mates don’t make things any easier for her.

I’d love to award this story more stars, but at times, I had trouble really getting into the story. There were quite a few repetitions (descriptions-wise) in the story that I thought it could have done without. I also felt that there were way too many dialogue tags. It’s like you encountered one on every other sentence. I think that if some of the dialogue tags were to be removed, it would allow the story to flow much more easily.

All in all, it was a good read. Read on »