Monday, September 26, 2011

The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser

What a wonderful, tragic and yet, uplifting story. I was immersed into this book almost immediately and felt as if I were actually part of the book. Grief, faith, friendships, secrets, and civil rights are just a few of the subjects in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking for the rest of the Swan House Series!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Graves by D.A. Graystone

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing. This book was a very good crime novel. It is told from the point of view of the killer and also from the point of view of the cops. Preston Peterson is a man who has been bullied and tortured his whole life. Years after high school, he decides that he has had enough and decides to "pay back" all of his high school abusers. He stakes out who he thinks are his former classmates and tortures and kills several of them, leading to his nickname "The Southside Slasher". Lieutenant Mann is the police officer in charge of the case and we go through all the steps it takes to finally catch this killer. The book has lots of action and kept my attention. I would recommend this book to anyone liking crime novels.

Stray: Touchstone Part I by Andrea K Host

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing. This was an interesting fantasy book about a girl from Australia who accidentally walks through a door to an alternate universe. She is a writer and logs all of her experiences in a notebook that she has with her. She finds an abandoned city and sets up camp there, only to be found by human military from another planet. The book is mainly about what happens to her as she is brought to this other planet and is given a series of tests and injections to make her able to communicate with this society. She learns that the people in this military have special abilities and finds out that she enhances these abilities whenever someone touches her. She is being placed as part of their training and experimented on. This is actually a pretty good book. I'm not a huge fantasy buff, but all in all, I did enjoy this book. There are a lot of names to have to remember and some good interaction, but most of this story is written in first person as if the girl were talking to you. I will be looking for the second book in this series

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bad Vibrations by Christine Pope

I won this book from Library Thing.

This book was a nice, fast read. A little bit out of the ordinary, this book was a romance and a science fiction book at the same time. The subject matter was interesting and different from any of the books I've read recently.

This is a book about Persephone, a psychic, who is urged by her spirit guide, Otto, to meet up with a virtual stranger at a symposium he was speaking at. She had an appointment with a client earlier, who thought his girlfriend was possessed by an alien. As Persephone meets this stranger, Paul, she and he decide to get to the bottom of this issue. Together, they go up against aliens to try to save the world from them.

This is definitely a science fiction book, but it's very light and enjoyable.