RECENT REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    What a great YA novel. I am always in search of books in the YA genre that do not fall into the fantasy category. It is nice to have some variety for the younger folks (or an easier read for us older ones) that has a little something different. Written in the tune of a memoir, as it is based on a true story, it follows her through dying, and then learning to relive after such a traumatic even at a young age, one that affected her talents and dreams. Some of it was gut wrenching, some was lighthearted, and all of it was enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this book as a YA read for all ages. ~ Amy Wolf, NetGalley

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    A powerful, raw and honest book. ~ Gill Lewis, Twitter

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    Coco didnt really fit in with her friends or classmates. Her mother was a little odd. Her father brutally let them for another woman with no remorse. Then there was the car accident that changed her life.

    I'm genuinely struggling to find the words to describe this book that will do it justice. I loved every single page of it. I actually adore Coco. I loved her relationship with her mother and the doctors. I loved how she reluctantly became someone she could depend on. I loved the love/hate relationship with Dr Kular. I feel like the accident, whilst traumatic and life changing, was a positive in Coco's life to make her really and truly appreciate her life. That ending, oh yes, was so beautiful ~ Claire Wassell, NetGalley

  • Time Sphere
    M.C. Morison
    Time Sphere is, as is name says, about time and how some "time-terrorist" want to control it for their own interests. The premise of this book is that time is not a river that flows in a lineal and uneventful way but another dimension that is something like layers that over-impossed one over the other, so our protagonists from different times and countries could work together to fight against the evil Children of Seth and save the world.
    This book is a mix of Egyptian myths and folkclore, coming of age and friendship. Is a YA book that could be easily read by youngs of all ages.

    ~ Bertha Leon, NeTGalley

  • Time Sphere
    M.C. Morison
    As a lover of history and mythology, I really liked the time travel aspect of the novel. Morrison was able to incorporate educational information in a fun adventure for preteens. I noticed another reviewer mentioned that they had issues with the constant shifting of time however, I did not and I was able to keep up with which time I was in while reading. To say this is his first novel, I am highly impressed by his abilities to juggle time travel and keeping in mind the tone for his readers and intended audience. I cannot wait to see where Rhory's next leap will take him. ~ Bianca Tenney, GoodReads/NetGalley

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    This had me completely hooked by the first page! this is well written, the pace is consistent, it's humorous and fun and has great characters! there were some dramatic and shocking events that left me kind of shocked, like, how could that happen?! And the friendship between kim and coco is so heart warming, and heart-wrenching too. not once did i feel like it was dragged on. everything was at the perfect pace. i enjoyed this so so much, and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an emotional read! ~ Mymy Pham , NetGalley

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    This is one of my must reads for this year. The story of a young girl and her fight to regain her voice after a car accident is truly amazing. The author grabs your attention and doesn't let go. I read it in less than two days and still find myself thinking about the tale, which is based on a true story. Highly recommended for teen readers. ~ Margaret Pemberton, Librarian at Growing the School Library, NetGalley

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    The first line is a corker and it just carries on... I loved the trueness of the characters - they weren't mawkish or being the 'inspiring hero' but made mistakes and fumbled along to somehow come out the other end in style. ~ Karin Celestine, Instagram

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    'Hospital High' compelling story of survival and coming of age based on MimiThebo's experience...inspiring story of a girl who remakes her identity and life when both are crushed in a car accident ~ Nicola Davies, Twitter

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    This had me completely hooked by the first page! This is well written, the pace is consistent, it's humorous and fun and has great characters! there were some dramatic events that left me kind of shocked, like, how could that happen?! The friendship between kim and coco is so heart warming, and heart-wrenching too. not once did i feel like it was dragging on. everything was at the perfect pace. i enjoyed this so so much, and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an emotional read! ~ 'mymy', goodreads

  • Invisible Hand, The
    James Hartley
    I would recommend this title to young children (4th-8th grade) who are interested in Shakespeare but find his work intimidating. The book has good pacing, interesting setting, believable and likable characters. ~ Lisa Baughman, Librarian, NetGalley

  • Sammy & Me
    Marie Yates
    A good read. I read it in an afternoon over lunch and didn't put it down once. The description said it was book 2 of a series book could be read as a stand alone. I hadn't read book 1 and found it still enjoyable but wish I'd read book 1 first to know the full back story. I'll have to find it now! Look forward to reading the next in the series.
    ~ Louise Horobin, NetGalley

  • Time Knot
    M.C. Morison
    The second in this series about children through various periods of history who time travel in an attempt to save the world. I can't wait for the next book ~ Margaret Pemberton, Librarian, NetGalley

  • Time Sphere
    M.C. Morison
    A new series that links several special children through history, starting with ancient Egypt and ending with modern times. A great read full of intrigue and adventure and there is a bit of history that is fascinating to learn about. This is definitely on my 'to follow up' list. ~ Margaret Pemberton, Librarian, NetGalley

  • Time Sphere
    M.C. Morison
    Shoshan, a young Egyptian Priestess from 5,000 years ago and a young boy in a modern day London museum connect through time. Each in their own time find themselves in danger as the followers of Set, a sect that brings Chaos to the world and work to break their connection permanently.

    More than a light airy story for teenagers. Time Sphere is a story for all ages. My only problem with the book is the constant shifting of times. Once it became easier to keep them straight I kept reading to the end without a break. Learn about Egyptian gods and religious practices. So much to imagine. The reader is absorbed by the story and will not want it to end. Enjoy it for yourself. My rating is 4.75 out of 5 stars. ~ DelAnne Frazee, Amazon and Goodreads

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 starsBack and forth to now
    ByAmazon Customeron 6 June 2017
    Format: Paperback
    At first sceptical of the spirit world, the young and highly spirited Tatiana soon excitedly embarks on a quest to save a trapped soul and at the same time takes quite a journey of self discovery. Skipping between wonderfully painted pictures of the French Revolution and the present day, 'what is real?' in this life is brought cleverly into question, not only for Tatiana, but for her friends and family too.

    A delightfully told tale, The Spirit Trap had my teenage self gripped and it was very much a pleasure for my adult self to be taken back there!
    ~ Amazon Customer, Amazon.uk

  • Time Knot
    M.C. Morison
    I gave this to my twelve year old, who is obsessed with history and the possibility of time travel, and he adored it. ~ Yvie Field, NetGalley

  • Escape from the Past: The Kid (book 2)
    Annette Oppenlander
    This is the second book the in the Escape from The Past series by Annette Oppenlander. This book follows Max again as he enters the game again going to a new era the Wild West. Max is again lost in what the goal of the game is and how to survive in this era. We get to meet a new set of characters in the book as well as learn about the Wild West.
    Again, in this book the author does an amazing job creating an entire new world to submerse yourself in while reading. This time we are in the wild west and following the timeline of Billy the Kid. As a reader, you can tell that the author has carefully taken her time to research this era, with all the of the imagery and descriptions I feel like I am in the Wild West with Max. The author describes town life as well as the life of the Indians in this book perfectly. While reading the book, it feels so real that you could almost be in the game with Max.
    Max is growing on me as a main character. He has grown a lot since and during the first book to the second book. We can see a change in his mannerisms as well as the relationship with his mother. Max has taken his free time to research the era he was first dropped into as well as learn some survival skills. I love how the author can add a love interest into the book each time. It makes Max show his true feelings and make him become more of an enjoyable teenager. I also love that the book is told completely from Max’s point of view because we not only get him describing what is happening, but we get a lot of his feelings as different events are happening in the book. We have a lot of action in this book since the Wild West was a challenging era Max has a lot to learn about the interactions between everyone.
    I loved how we got a lot more details about the game and the function of the game. The author makes almost a complete second story with how the game functions during this book. I can’t wait to read the third book and see how this ends up. We have some new characters mentioned that are in present day so I am hoping they are in the next book as well.
    I guess my one compliant was I loved the characters from the first book especially Bero he grew on me. The author does mention these characters in this book, but just in passing. I wish we got more interaction with the original characters. I feel this book wouldn’t make full sense if you read this as a standalone book, there are a lot of references back to the first book and the whole idea of him being teleported into the game could be picked up, but if you read the first book it would make a lot more sense what the end goal is.
    I would suggest this as a nighttime read. There were parts of the story in which a lot of action was taking place and made it harder to put the book down, but for the most part there where some natural stopping points that helped me with reading this at night.

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book.
    ~ Reading to Unwind Blog, http://readingtounwind.blogspot.com/2017/05/escape-from-past-kid-by-annette.html?spref=tw

  • Escape from the Past: At Witches' End (Book 3)
    Annette Oppenlander
    My teenage son found this series to be excellent, he really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
    ~ Steve Lowrey, NetGalley

  • Last Stop, The
    Michael H. Burnam
    A Science Fiction with UFOs, super power suits and flying further than Mars in a few hours.

    This book was fast paced with action, adventure and visits to the moon. This book was one that I will definitely be reading again!

    My favourite character has to be Pam, who, although can’t walk very well, has spirit, which names her my favourite character.

    ... I Recommend it to UFO lovers! ~ Beatrice Rivers, NetGalley

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