I found the first part interesting and entertaining, and expect my grandkids to feel the same. The second part was more dry and a little preachy. It's too bad that the author felt the need to season an interesting historical book with tidbits intended to make our ancestors seem guilty of everything from genocide to ruining the environment. My advice is read part one and then use part two for a door stop. Part one is still highly recommended.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Monday, November 16, 2015
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
It's been about a year since Ben, Caroline, Owen, and Joey beat the agents and saved the bell. Ben is still the walker, Caroline and Owen are on the road now, trying to find the bell, and Joey is still working in the thinning. Caroline and Owen are getting help from other members of the Circle of the Crow, but the bell hasn't been found yet.
All that changes with Grant, when a new Keeper is found. Can the Circle of the Crow save him? It's going to be an interesting battle. Very highly recommended.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Caroline Adams is an oncology nurse at Albuquerque General. Caroline works one day a week at the health center on the Chaco reservation. She and Ben meet when he's admitted to the hospital after passing out. Ben thinks it's from a punch he took while on the job. Caroline thinks something else.
Dr. Owen Bennet works at Albuquerque General too. He's one of those doctors who respect what a nurse does. Little does Owen realize that he's about to be included in an adventure that will change everything he thought he knew.
This is a story where Navajo magic trumps medical science, and pretty much everything else. It's a great story, with a great ending, but there will be more. Very highly recommended.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Michael, Thera, Bryan, and Julie are high school seniors in Grayson Georgia. They're worried about what's coming, but their worries are more about college and jobs. They don't even know about Morena...yet.
This is a great science fiction story. There is suspense, danger, and some teenage angst. The angst is soon transferred from high school drama to just staying alive. Very highly recommended.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
This novel is amazing. You cry and laugh, and spend a whole lot of time holding your figurative breath. I can't even begin to understand how a movie could capture this. It couldn't. If you just go see the movie made from this book, you're cheating yourself out of a fantastic read. Very highly recommended.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
This book is good, but it's so confusing I'm still now sure who all the characters are. To top that off, the ending is weak at best. Still, I recommend the book since I got it free.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Jesse Hauptman is Adam's daughter and Mercy's step-daughter. The kids from school aren't always kind to Jesse. Especially since the werewolves came out, and Jesse's Dad is the Alpha of the local werewolf pack. Finding the mystery child killer becomes more urgent when kids begin to go missing from Jesse's school. The ending is much too predictable, but the story is still good.
I'm not a big fan of graphic novels. Nothing about this one has changed my mind. I much prefer to let my imagination conjure up the locations, heroes, and villains that words in a novel paint. I was just desperate for a Briggs fix. Recommended, but you have to read/view this on a color tablet. A kindle doesn't do it justice.