The writing style seems a little low until chapter 6 were it picks up and doesn't feel like it needs a bit of a re-write.
Shayleen's family decide to tThe writing style seems a little low until chapter 6 were it picks up and doesn't feel like it needs a bit of a re-write.
Shayleen's family decide to take a short vacation to Wildwood. Everything was going well until she met a lovely shark. This lead to her meeting Tony first then Isobel. That night a colorful UFO came down and lit a white light beneath it over the ocean and made a humming noise. It won't be till the next day in the Water Park that things became deadly.
I tried telling them my plan but they were too busy trying to get out of the Water Park, they finally heard me. Lucky Tony, Shayleen, and one unnamed person manage to figure out how to defend themselves against the jellyfish.
A few things to clear up: The UFO didn't laid or lay anything, the jellyfish were colorful and weird, the jellyfish didn't take over the city only a water park, you would get a bit trap too if tentacles of doom were just outside the door. ...more
Don't know if anyone else has said this, but after the story is some facts about the state like what the state animal is, etc. I also notice in the twDon't know if anyone else has said this, but after the story is some facts about the state like what the state animal is, etc. I also notice in the two that I read that the next book continues with either a character that is in the current book or that the main character meets the next main character at the end. I thought that was a nice idea.
Story didn't take long to have strange happenings with one of the toys. A doll that speaks his name; a mysterious cymbal monkey appearing on a friends doorstep (gift wrap, not just sitting there with its beady eyes staring). The story takes a twist when they find out how the toys are coming alive.
I would say the last 10 chapters were the best of the book. ...more
Eight endings in the book, one more ending if you get to the back (19 more pages on line, and yes you get a few more choices).
My first ending was 205.Eight endings in the book, one more ending if you get to the back (19 more pages on line, and yes you get a few more choices).
My first ending was 205. It seems that I got more of a longer story and fewer choices the first time. Until I went back to every choice and every page, then I felt like I was hitting choice after choice. More than 6 hours it took to read everything.
The stories of the other choices seem to fit together the right way. Unlike a few others of this type of books. The story itself was interesting, fun, gory, and a bit twisty.
The choices seem to lead to sooner or later to page 200 or to page 89. One thing, look for a duck and a duck, and a duck. ...more
Yesterday's Kin (88 pgs) Aliens come to Earth saying that they want to help find a cure for a virus that's coming to Earth.
The story switches between MYesterday's Kin (88 pgs) Aliens come to Earth saying that they want to help find a cure for a virus that's coming to Earth.
The story switches between Marianne a scientist who looks for new haplogroup of mitochondrial DNA and Noah a young man that's addicted to sugarcane and doesn't feel like he fits in or that he can live up to his siblings. When the aliens come in, it causes a bit of chaos among the humans. One thing interesting was how the alien culture was described and their language.
The Lighting Tree (45 pgs) Bast can answer any question or help with any problem, for a price that is.
The kids of the village think highly of Bast and know he'll keep their secrets as well. He has the kids go on a quest, like getting certain flowers or giving information to him. This one feels like I landed in the middle and it never felt like it ended.
Dream House (68 pgs) Nothing like floating in space for 5 years with 6 months' supply for the crew and a computer A.I. to talk to.
Amadis spends her time with reading, watching movies, hearing songs, talking to Capella and reliving her memories. The memories are mostly from Earth, more than the time spent among the crew. Memories of her life, how she got the job on the ship and knowing her brother didn't approve of it. All this helps past the time as she divides her food up for the long years ahead. Does she make it? Only the rabbit knows.
The Mothers of Voorhisville (82 pgs) When a stranger comes to town, the women get some angels or maybe their monsters.
The Mothers write their accounts down the way they see their story. Each writer (Elli, Tamara, Maddy, and Pete) has their own version on how certain event's came to be. One thing they all agreed on was that they now had children with wings. With their secret out everything starts going out of control for the Mothers and the children. Emotions run away and maybe sanity as well.
Claudius Rex (87 pgs) A mystery with murder, an item stolen, and one detective that gets an A.I. for a boss.
The A.I. Rex wants Andy to help him solve who took out Grasso and who tried to delete him as well. It may have some different future science, but please Andy figure out before I do, what the stolen is. The story has an easy way to tell when Andy and Rex are speaking to each other.
In Her Eyes (43 pgs) Song a polymorph and Alex spend time enjoying each of her forms until a bomb goes off.
Sometimes changes means taking the bad along with the good.
The Churn: A Novella of the Expanse (42 pgs) The underworld's about to be hit hard. Now if Timmy and Erich can survivor both worlds.
More than just avoiding police and obeying orders from the boss. Timmy and Erich's past friendship will be coming into play. In the end it's all up to Timmy.
The Things We Do for Love (49 pgs) A thief and an immortal witch goes around robbing everyone. Until the day the thief wants her to get out of his life.
Robbing a place is easy when you got a witch to help you. The witch tells him that the one that gave her the power say that bad things come out of good and Vic verse. The story later examines if what they did manage to do the opposite effect or not. The other was him trying to get her out of his life instead of continuing to stick to him like a magnetic. So how does one get an immortal to leave you alone?
Where The Train Turn (48 pgs) The day goes well for father and son until a train tries to kill them. That someday the father is killed by a train. Rupert the son is convince that some trains go off their tracks. The mother is convince she must stop his imagination and all this talk of trains turning into beast.
Just when the mother thinks she has succeed into erasing rail rails and trains from his life. The accident occurs and her son's life rewinds back to the time of trains. Therefore it starts and new chapter for mom and son. What will she do this time?
From familiar names to unfamiliar names. Whether we are been told of the life of Carlos Castaneda or talking about the Bili Ape. We get accounts thatFrom familiar names to unfamiliar names. Whether we are been told of the life of Carlos Castaneda or talking about the Bili Ape. We get accounts that the author feels ties in more to the evil spirit and demon realm; or that brings in the old argument of Patterson - Gimlin or what the figures are for life on other planets to come here.
If hearing about an abduction that stops because the name of Jesus is said (I am sure I have hear the first account in the 90's), or the mystery of Cicada 3301, or a bunch of ancient people that smash the dead's heads in and decapitated them (this one is in 2014, am sure I heard of a similar one in 2005 or 2010), or the background and maybe unknown information of: Percy Harrison Fawcett, (a little of) Helna Petrovna Blavatsky, Joe Fisher, some of Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley, or anybody I didn't say. If you figure you haven't hear that much that is on this list then you can read it or not.
Either way you will learn or relearn, agree or disagree or both. ...more
A journey into the world of dolphins and how they affect us and what that effect is. For each of the persons in the book, they also journey into the wA journey into the world of dolphins and how they affect us and what that effect is. For each of the persons in the book, they also journey into the world of visions, facts, and fighting.
We travel with the author onto countries and islands, and into the world of history, facts, and opinions. We start by seeing the spinner dolphins of Hawaii and meet Ocean, travel next to more dangerous waters like Taiji and Solomon Islands (learn about the killing, the hunting, eating, and selling of dolphins), get to hear about other dolphins and about some orcas, belugas, and pseudorcas. Hear about brains of dolphins. See strange and some deadly experiments watch dolphin shows and see some places that don't treat their animal's right. Other parks reduce some population areas because they grab too young or too many. We unfortunately hear the blast of sound that scares both sea animals and sea diving humans away. We finally get to calmer waters and travel to meet the Minoans, their goddess Potnia, and their dolphin art.
The book has two stories within it, first the Nightshade rats will find out who the traitor is in their mist and second they have to find out why the The book has two stories within it, first the Nightshade rats will find out who the traitor is in their mist and second they have to find out why the Hunters have vanish and not return. Woven into the whole book is the character Billycan as he found himself in the beginning of the book as a leader of the Tosca until he founds out the Nightshade rats might need his help. Throughout the story we learn more of the history of the rats and who is the rest of the family of Billycan. Let's just say that at the end of the book, all the past problems are gone (unless they get out). ...more
The animals come from all over the world and all types, but mostly mammals and birds. 338 animals had pictures, some had more than one of that subspecThe animals come from all over the world and all types, but mostly mammals and birds. 338 animals had pictures, some had more than one of that subspecies.
The animals are divided into eight chapters or regions: Polar, Tundra and Taiga, woodlands and forest, mountain, desert, grassland and savannah, swamp, river and lake, Ocean and Coral reef, and Tropical forest. At each chapter there is an introduction to the region. On the spread of both pages there is one to four animals talk about. Their name, size, distribution, identification, and a summary of the animal. The pictures are sometimes spread out on two pages like the bald eagle or lioness, then most of the others is full or half a body, a couple on have head shots like the mountain lion (there are two better pictures in the back they didn't use) or mandrill.
Most of the summary information from the beginning to middle had more information I didn't hear of from that animal, from middle to end was more regular information or environment issues.
Some familiar animals in the book: Polar Bear, Walrus, Arctic Wolf, Musk Ox, Badger, Red Fox, etc.
Some unfamiliar animals in the book: Greater Snow Goose, Eurasian Lynx, Chamois, Grant's Golden Mole, Striped Possum, etc.
Some that had no picture: Narwhal, Lemming, Wood Mouse, Whippoorwill, European Pond Turtle, etc.