Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Friday, April 15, 2011

A Great Tuscany Adventure

From the Editor: Lisa Tawn Bergren’s new YA series, River of Time, is romantic, historical fiction in which the plucky heroine doesn’t have to fear a vampire’s bite but must still fight for her life.

In Book One, American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidently finds herself in sixteenth-century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties.

Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds… until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves in the sixteenth-century—and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.

My Review:  I spent all day yesterday listening to this book on CD. What an amazing adventure... time travel back with Gabi and Leah to ancient Italy. The history and fiction of this book blend so well together that you're gripped in awesome drama from the very instant the book starts. Gabi's 17 and she's spent most of her life near archeological digs and absorbing the history first hand whether she intends on learning it or not. Leah is a couple of years younger, she's artistic, a great archer and a little to trusting. Gabi talks Leah into getting a sneak peak at one of the tombs her mother is working on. Inside that tomb on the wall are two hand prints... of course Gabi can't resist touching the one that fit her hand and then talks Leah into touching the other. When both girls touch the prints at the same time they're sent back in time to sixteenth-century Italy. 
There they encounter to different feuding families and are caught up in a battle of a lifetime for land, fortune and for Gabi LOVE. 
This is the first book in the River's of Time series. The next book Cascade is due for release in June ... I totally can't wait for its release. I want to read it NOW...LOL. I'm giving this book ♥♥♥♥ out of 5. Its absolutely one I'd recommend if you want to get away for a nice trip back in time!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

YA Saturday Special

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

From the Editor: Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer's Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.
But when Cryer's Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn't get close to... the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.
Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she's always loved, Kendall keeps up the search—and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can't stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried....

My Review:  Although the book kept me wanting to read the next page and the next page to get to the end of the mystery, I was left with the question ... REALLY? I read this book WHY? Don't get me wrong the writing is good, the though behind it is strong, it just left me with .... I don't know (issues). I had heard and read mixed reviews on this book to begin with. Now I just can't believe I read it. I'll give this book , only because it kept me reading, captured my attention. Generally I'm not a tough reviewer, this book just wasn't what I thought it was going to be.