Wild by Cheryl Strayed
From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail 5 Stars!
This is a gut wrenching memoir of a young women’s search for meaning and self discovery. It is without a doubt the best memoir I’ve ever read. Cheryl’s voice is so real; her honesty is profound. After reading it I was obsessed for days about hiking and I almost bought a pair of trail boots… Every emotion known to humans comes through her words in exquisite detail…a wonder of a novel!
Hate has no measure. Hate is beyond measure. Hate is evil in every sense of the word. Hate will never drench the flame of Love. For it is love, it is love, it is love, it is love, it is love, it is love a million times over that will conquer hate.
The Illuminate Files is a fast paced and exciting science fiction story told almost exclusively in interviews, texts and by a slightly deranged Artificial Intelligence.
Kady Grant and Ezra Mason are to teens living off world in an isolated planet in the far future. When their mining planet gets blasted not only with devastating bombs, but a horrible virus that causes the infected to become killer zombies, these two must find a way to save everyone on the rescue star ships.
And so begins this convoluted story that just keeps you turning the pages with twist after twist. Kady Grant is one kick @** heroine with steel for nerves. All of the swear words are redacted, so anyone can read this novel. The schematics of the starships and battleships are fantastic.
Great dialogue and wonderful writing makes this novel a must read! The sequel is due out in September. :o)
The Bird and the Sword, by Amy Harmon 4 Stars
This is a fantasy story about a young girl whose words can become real. In her world, those with gifts like healing or shifting or telling, are being hunted. It is against the law to have magical gifts. Lark sees her mother killed in front of her for something Lark did. So she doesn’t speak. Her words are only in her head, but still, they have magic. Tiras, the son of the King who killed Lark’s mother is secretly gifted as well.
There is evil about in the land. Strange flying creatures are killing people everywhere and Tiras, fully grown and now king after is father’s death, has come for Lark and he needs her and her words to combat the new evil.
So this is the story of their fight for good over evil and along the way they fall in love. But love has its dangers too.
The writing is excellent and is a nice read. I fully enjoyed it and recommend it. I think YA readers will really enjoy this novel.