Saturday, December 31, 2011

Catching Fire:: by Suzanne Collins

           Catching Fire is the second book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy. I really loved this book. I liked the first book “The Hunger Games” pretty well and I was excited to get my hands on this one. If you are going to read this series I suggest you try to have all of them when you start, or you may very well go crazy waiting. Catching Fire starts off kind of slow, filling readers in on what happened in the first book and since then (so if you want to read them “stand-alone”  it’s possible, but I doubt you will.) However, once it gets going, you won’t be able to put it down.  It is packed with nonstop suspense and surprises. Collins gives you some excellent foreshadowing, but you still won’t believe the stuff she comes up with. This book is a great combination of all my favorite flavors love, murder, heartbreak, betrayal, and don’t forget rebellion. It even has some laugh-out-loud funny moments.  I could hardly sleep last night for thinking about the story and what would happen next. When I did sleep, it was filled was some pretty messed up dreams. I’m pretty sure I had the nightmare Katniss does about “tongues”. After you read, you will know what I mean.
          Once again, I LOVED this book. I would definitely recommend for ages 14 and up, depending on the kid. There are no sex scenes, only kisses. However, the death scenes are mildly graphic, so do be advised.  But don’t assume these books are only for teens, no, I think a lot of adults will enjoy them as well. I know, I let the 50 something year old secretary at work borrow my copy of  The Hunger Games, she read it in one day and is waiting (impatiently) for me to finish Catching Fire.  Which I did about and hour ago, now I am ready to start Mockingjay.

Ages: 14 and up
Genres: Fiction, suspense, youth fiction
Warnings: Lots of murder
Series: Yes

Thanks and enjoy,
Happy Reading J

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Scandalous Spirits:: by CB Scott (FREE download)

Scandalous Spirits is a Beth Ciotta novel, written in her earlier days with Cynthia Valero, under the pen name CB Scott. This book will be on next weeks book list. You can download this book for Kindle FREE right now at  Amazon, until the 31st. This is a full length novel. Go get it and we can read it next week.... Here's the link Amazon Kindle Store, Scandalous Spirits  ....   Happy Reading!!          

Here's the synopsis provided by Amazon.
Marcus Van Buren's ghostly family has been a thorn in his backside since the day he was born. Now he's paying someone to get rid of them.

Inexperienced ghostbuster Daisy Malone should be ecstatic the ultra-wealthy tabloid darling, Marcus Van Buren, is paying her big bucks to conduct a sham of an investigation. The windfall will bail her family out of financial ruin. According to Marcus, all she has to do is tell the truth and sign a document swearing the old family home, Laguna Vista, is 100% ghost-free.

Unfortunately, Daisy knows otherwise.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Older Reviews

Ok book lovers, read Larissia Ione's "Eternal Rider" and of course I loved it. Intense apocalyptic action, has all the favorite other/under worldly creatures. Angels, battle angels, fallen angels, demons, vampires, wargs, and of course the horsemen of the apocalypse.. Also, my sweet man got me the rest of "The Hunger Games" series, for christmas . Hopefully I will get to start "Catching Fire" tonight....
Finished reading "The Hunger Games" and loved it. Keeps you enthralled for sure! Lots of action and keeps you guessing. Though definitely sticking with my earlier assessment that its not appropriate for grade school age children. But still love it and can't wait to get my hands on the next one in the series, "Catching Fire"...
So, finished another book yesterday. Read my free download of "Jinxed" by Beth Ciotta. Really liked this book too! No complaints at all, and I don't remember finding any errors! I have a link below to the amazon page where you can download for your kindle. There is also a synopsis on the link. Thanks Beth! Congratulations on the bestseller!
These are books I've read the few weeks before I started "Readers Isle." From now on, I will post more "in-depth" reviews and reports.
Happy Reading!!!
-- Dany

Weekly Book List

This week I am going to try to finish "The Hunger Games" Series by Suzanne Collins. I have already read "The Hunger Games" which is book 1. The next book in the series, and my main reading goal this week is "Catching Fire".  If I can get that one finished I will be moving on to "Mockingjay" the third in the series. You can find all of these books on for Kindle, or at retailers such as Wal-Mart for hardcopies!
Happy Reading!!!
-- Dany