Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and pictures by Clement Hurd

Book Description:

Published: 1947

 

n a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room–to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one–he says goodnight.

In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Review –

I don’t care what anyone says, I did not like this book at all. Enough said.

 

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Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

Book Description:

Published:February 4, 2014

 

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.

 

Review –

This is another 5 star book ***** and I think this could possibly be my favorite series to date since Twilight.

I’m not going to say who Juliette ends up with( you’ll have to read the book for that) but the ending was done well and tears were shed and cheers uttered at the last page.  The author, Tahereh Mafi, should be very proud of her work on this series.

Here are a few of the lines I liked best:

1.My insides are made up of all the tears I’m holding back.

2. Seconds die between us.

3. I feel raw like I’m sanded down to the bone.

4. I will reading into the earth and rip out the injustice and crush it with my bare hands.

5. I am a pile of bones on the floor and no one knows it but me.

6. Warner’s tattoo: “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”

7. The very last words of the book: ” I can’t wait to let them try!”

The love scene in Chapter 55 is one of the best that I have ever read but there is another one in Chapter 58 that is very very good also.

If you want to pick one new series to read, the Shatter Me series is the one to choose. You won’t be sorry.

 

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The Witches Stone by Dawn Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Book Description

 

 April 24, 2012

 

A devastating tragedy cost history professor Hillary Bennett her job and her marriage. Desperate to rebuild her life, she travels to the quaint Scottish village of Culcraig to research a legend and salvage her career. But when she arrives, she finds her hostess dead and her hopes for the future pinned to the woman’s black sheep heir—Caid Douglas.

The last thing Caid needs is a decrepit manor house to remind him of his estranged family, but he does need the money selling the house would bring to pay off his debts. When haunted, down-on-her-luck Hillary offers to pay him to stay at Glendon House and view his great grandfather’s journals, he sees a way out of his mess.

But Glendon House harbors a sinister secret behind its great stone walls. And a killer will stop at nothing to keep it.

Review –
Great read for a lazy afternoon. Takes place in Scotland, has spooky graveyards, an old creepy house, murders, and sexual tension and romance. What could be better than that ?

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The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) by Kim Harrison

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Book Description

February 25, 2014
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering.Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.

Review –
As I have said before, I am a huge Kim Harrison fan, but I must say this book was confusing for me.
There were so many factions to contend with, such Inderlanders, which are non-human races. These include Elves,Demons,Witches, Pixies and others not dealt with in this book. There are Vampires, living and undead. Living vampires are normal humans who have been infected by the vampire virus. The undead Vampires were born already infected by the virus and are the superior of the two. Another group are the Weres, which are lycanthropes.  In this book all of these factions or groups were being influenced by some wild magic and not in a good way.  I was hard for me to keep everything straight so I finally gave up and just concentrated on the growing relationship between Rachel Morgan and Trent Kalamack.
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