Lilliana is planning to spend time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before meeting up with some other girls later in the day. She gets permission toLilliana is planning to spend time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before meeting up with some other girls later in the day. She gets permission to spend time in a closed exhibit in order to stay away from the everyday tourists. What should be a chance to quietly reflect turns into a grand adventure when an Egyptian prince returns to life and uses an unexpected connection to Lilliana to power his quest to find his brothers. The brothers are resurrected every thousand years in order to stop a shape-shifting god from reeking destruction in the world. Will Amon and Lily find the brothers and stop Seth in time? What sacrifices will need to be made along the way?
Reawakened is the first book in a new series by Colleen Houck. Readers who enjoyed the supernatural adventures in The Tiger Saga will easily find themselves swept into this mythical quest. These star-crossed teenagers may have been born millennium apart, but the connection and romance is timeless. Houck takes the story into the final pages and readers may begin to wonder if this is a stand-alone story. Don’t worry, series readers, the book ends with a nice teaser to keep us looking for the second book. ...more
Jean Louise is back in Maycomb, Alabama for her yearly two-week trip home. It is always hard to adjust to this quiet life after living in New York CitJean Louise is back in Maycomb, Alabama for her yearly two-week trip home. It is always hard to adjust to this quiet life after living in New York City, but this time her world’s foundation is rattled and Jean Louise begins to question her own beliefs. Although “Scout” has grown up, she has held firmly to the beliefs her father had taught her and with the Civil Rights Movement rocking the political landscape, her “color-blindness” is tested without limit. Memories of her childhood creep into her thoughts as she witnesses words and actions she never thought she would experience in Maycomb. What is happening to her beloved town? Why is she the only one who seems to notice?
Go Set a Watchman is an unexpected sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Readers picking up this novel must remember that the events in this book take place 20 years after the events from the first book and I wouldn’t call it a direct sequel. The prose is elegant and the issues presented may have transpired over a half century ago, yet the same concerns are present today and the questions that Jean Louise is stumbling over are rattling around in society’s collective mind in the 21st century. I highly recommend this book to everyone who loved To Kill a Mockingbird and as a person who read it a couple days after its release … I wish I read it with a book club or other readers so that I could have talked about the topics immediately. ...more
Toward the end of Wordless, Tavin had escaped Eden City with the Word of Life. Unfortunately for him, the hunt wouldn’t stop until he was caught and tToward the end of Wordless, Tavin had escaped Eden City with the Word of Life. Unfortunately for him, the hunt wouldn’t stop until he was caught and the consequences were unimaginable. He has become the Word of Death and the authorities want to use his new power, the ability to kill with a touch and a word. Tavin’s trainer, Ryse, is a Godspeaker that appears to have no morals and is willing to do whatever it takes to make Tavin like her. His training quickly escalates and his first official mission, to kill the Chinese ambassador, does not go as planned and foundational beliefs of the world are shocked to the core? Can Tavin overcome his training to fight the darkness within?
Lifeless is the second book in the Words Made Flesh series. Strickland has this story pick up shortly following the conclusion of the first book and I don’t remember her including much in the way of information teasers. Either there weren’t many or they were artfully hidden within the new story. The action is fast and the pages turn quickly. The book will appeal to male and female readers alike, but should only be tackled after the first book is completed. A great escape and a quick diversion. ...more