Friday 16 December 2011
It was a pleasure to read and I can honestly say, this story is unique!
Night Marchers by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Firstly can I just say I absolutely love the cover of this book. It drew me in the minute I saw it. If I have seen this on the shelf I would have HAD to have bought it!
Night Marchers is a fantastic fantasy story involving Hawaiian mythology. Our protagonist, Emma, is forced to move to Hawaii with her father on a short time before her graduation. (Her father is a paranormal investigator). Not long after moving, she starts to experience very strange happenings, and even has a run in with one of the notorious beings known to the natives as the Night Marchers.
“I watch them march from the waste down, dozens upon dozens of spirits marching stoically not deviating from their path. I wonder how many of them sealed their fate by staring into a Night Marchers eyes.”
Want to know more about Night Marchers??? Then buy this book!!
I like Emma, she is easy to connect with and tells the story very well. You meet several very interesting characters, Tristan and Kai actually being my favourites.
The only gripe I had with the book is that sometimes at the beginning of the story, things were repeated. I was simply put – being told the same thing several times within a couple of sentences. That soon stopped though, and afterwards, the writing style was great. It’s easy to follow and understand.
This author has the potential to write an amazing series, that is evidential by this first instalment, and I personally cannot wait to find out what happens next. If you want likeable characters, myths and legends, suspense, action, and feeling as though you are on tenterhooks at times.... this is the book for you.
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to read this book!
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Friday 9 December 2011
Between dreams and reality: Torment by Lindsay Anne Kendal (VO): Bloodlines, Book 2 Synopsis : Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she’s back, and stronger than ever! In this seco...
Tuesday 6 December 2011
Saturday 3 December 2011
With an alcoholic mother who was rarely around but prone to violent
outbursts when she was, Lucy found herself being protector and carer for
her younger sister Katie. Life was very difficult for the girls but
while Katie grew up quite well adjusted and was able to meet someone and
fall in love, things were not so easy for Lucy. Choosing to stay home
to take care of Katie over going to
college meant Lucy wasn’t able to fulfil her dreams so when Katie fell
pregnant and moved away with her boyfriend Lucy was deeply hurt. The
sisters didn’t speak for almost five years until Katie became ill and
needed Lucy’s help.
Lucy was a likable and believable character
who sometimes made silly choices and was most definitely not perfect.
She had built a protective wall around herself, not letting anyone in
and hating to ask for help. I could totally understand why she had that
attitude, her start in life was really shitty, too many responsibilities
too young made her have to grow up before her time. Of course it would
mess with your head!! I’m glad she managed to put those demons to rest
in the end, even though it was a long time coming.
Fairchild clearly has the ability to tell a story, keeping her readers
hooked with realistic dialogue and a steady pace . There were a few
editing issues that I tried hard to ignore and because the story was so
engaging they did not ruin the read.
Friday 2 December 2011
The Greener Forest is a collection of short stories for children and adults alike.
The book is filled with beautiful poems, imaginative fantastical stories and stunning illustrations. Myself and my sister both read this book to my little niece over the last few days. We both really enjoyed delving into the authors imagination, visiting her locations and spending time with her wonderful assortment of characters.
I do think this is quite possibly a book that everyone, of any age would enjoy reading. If you have younger children and you enjoy reading to them, especially well illustrated books, this is definitely the one for you.
This would make a beautiful Christmas gift for your child to treasure for a lifetime.