Ghost and the Graveyard Book Review

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Synopsis:

Grateful Knight isn’t looking for love when she moves into a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. At twenty-two, all she wants is to recover financially so she can move back to the city where she belongs.

But sparks fly when the gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, introduces himself and mentions his suspicion that her new house might be haunted. Her attraction to him seems supernatural, and despite her resolve to not get involved, she literally can’t keep her hands off him.

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life, Logan, a sexy ghost with a dark secret. He says Rick isn’t what he seems, and indulging her passion for him could cost her soul.

One thing’s for sure, magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove, and they’re converging on Grateful. Life will never be the same once she’s forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.

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Rating: Five Stars
Recommend: Definitely
Read Again: Maybe

I’m not much for romance-y novels. In fact I try to steer clear of them. But as part of a book challenge for work I was required to read a romance novel. Seeing as paranormal things are interesting I went with this novel, halfway expecting to force myself to read it.

It was hard to read the sex bits of the story, but that is because I’m not one for a lot of sex in what I read. However, there wasn’t a whole lot in here, at least not to the point that would warrant me putting it down.

The story line is amazing. I can’t say that I’d do the same things as Grateful but I do feel that I’d own up to the responsibilities laid out in front of her. The novel was written great and the plot rolled well. It definitely sucks you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat as you try and figure out what decisions Grateful will make. I found myself yelling at her a few times even, and tearing up at certain places.

I’d definitely continue the series because I really want to know what happens next and highly recommend this novel to anyone that likes romance and paranormal. It’s definitely worth the read.

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Where the Wild Things Are Book Review

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Synopsis

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

My Review
Rating: Five of five stars
Recommend: Definitely
Read Again: Definitely

I adored this book as a child and I’ve always wanted to read it again. I read it tonight to my ten year old brother and he really enjoyed it. He even remembered the movie we saw that was based of the book.

I still love the book as an adult and reading it made me flashback to a party of my childhood. It made me feel young again for a brief moment. It is definitely worth the read and it’s an amazing story of one boy’s imagination and how it can sometimes get away with you.

The Little World of Liz Climo Book Review

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Synopsis:

Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent … and a rhino can squeeze orange juice! This new collection features more than 100 of her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends.

My Review:
Rating: Five of five stars
Recommend: Definitely
Read Again: Definitely

I absolutely loved this book. Liz Climo has such an imagination and her characters are adorable. The characters on the cover are the reason I picked it up and read it. My favorite characters in this book are definitely the dinosaurs. The art is wonderful and the jokes are funny. I definitely recommend it.

Publishing Review for 2014

Wickedly Misunderstood: Valhaven Island Trilogy Book 1 by Chasity Nicole

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Valhaven Island is a strange island located in the middle of absolutely nowhere. The island is completely ran by robots, and the only inhabitants are eight young adults, and the two adults that brought them here (Jun and Mr. Snake). Both are very shady individuals, but they are not the only shady people on the island. There’s me, Ember, the fiery hot-head (literally), Elecktra the eccentric bubbly one (and her own light source), Harleigh the promiscuous one, Thirteen the energetic child (or monkey we have yet to figure that out), and that’s only the girls. Of the boy’s, Blade is seriously mysterious and no one likes him, Sage thinks he’s all that, Dante the with-drawn emo kid (but he’s really, really reliable, he saved my life), and Kai the super-genius, or super annoying smarty-pants depending on how you take what comes out of his mouth. To sum everything up, someone has two-near death experiences, a few fall in-love, one is the Devil’s son (yep that’s right we live on an uncharted island with the Spawn of Satan), someone is kidnapped by the Devil and dragged to Hell. And to make the situation all the more awesome, three new teens arrive and one is a purple-dragon girl. Seriously she’s freaking purple, and can turn into a dragon, how flipping awesome is that!

Anything Goes: Miss Elleanora’s Boarding School of Buried Dreams

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Fiction Writers Group proudly presents its newest and most exciting anthology series, “Anything Goes.” It is an unthemed, multi-genre compilation, featuring a wide array of new and experienced international talent. Between the covers of this book, you will visit new worlds and explore new ideas. You will learn to fear the night, the boarding school, dishonesty, and maybe even the autumn. You will visit childhood, motherhood, and the neighborhood. A few extra chuckles, gasps and tears were also included, just for you. It is the perfect blend of stories, designed to take you away from the stress and obligations of everyday life. Have a seat, open the front cover, and take a break.

Darkly Never After: The Lost Fairy

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Darkness. The absence of light, hope, and direction. It is a word that is as pervasive in our language as its consequence is on society. A shot in the dark. To be in the dark. The darkest hour is before dawn. Darkness is the foil for all we consider good in the world––the natural enemy of good, and the virtues of the human spirit. Peter Benenson once said that it was better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Darkly Never After, a diverse collection of dark fairy tales and fiction, chooses to light the world with its very mission statement. All proceeds from this international volume will benefit children in need. From classical reimaginings of old classics, to brand new tales of adventure and deceit, Darkly Never After has fairy tales for the sophisticated and worldly mind. Visit the fantastical worlds your childhood books introduced you to, with a touch of maturity for the older reader. Light a path in the darkness. Become the candle.

Sins of the Past: A Ghostly Haunting

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Sins of the Past consists of seventeen historical horror stories. The stores are based off of real events that have happened in the past and have been tweaked to the authors imagination.

Haunted: Fact of Fiction: The Ghost Dog

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Halloween is the time for thrills, chills, and everything spooky. In this book you will find stories of ghosts, apparitions, spirits, and unknown entities, some true and some not true. Will you be able to tell the difference between the two? You may think it is an easy task, but almost anything is possible on All Hallows’ Eve.

The Earl and the Fairy Book Review

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Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T. Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor, one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man! Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!

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Rating: Five of Five Stars
Recommend: Definitely
Read Again: Definitely

I absolutely loved this manga. It’s been a while since I’ve read many, and I’m slowly coming back around to reading more of them. The Earl and the Fairy is the second manga I’ve read this year and I’m happy I’m reading them again.

The story line is amazing. I never really thought of fairy doctors or what they would do if they existed. I also don’t know what my reaction would be if I was in Miss Carlton’s shoes. She’s somewhat composed but is still skeptical about the situation. If I were her I’d would freak out and hide at first.

I can’t wait to read the second one and continue the series to find out what happens next to Miss Carlton.