April 19, 2019

Book Tour: The High Court by Chris Ledbetter with Giveaway

Book Title: The High Court
Author: Chris Ledbetter
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Greek, Greek Methodology, Fiction,
Series: The Sky Throne #2
Publisher: Month 9 Books
Publisher date: October 16, 2018 (290 Pages, Paperback)
ISBN: 9781945700728
High atop Mount Olympus, dawn breaks on a new academic term. Normalcy has returned to campus following a harrowing expedition into The Underworld to rescue kidnapped students by Zeus and his fellow Olympians. Now, as they prepare to testify in The High Court, Hyperion will be tried for the attack on Crete and death of Anytos. Kronos will stand trial for the murder of Mount Olympus Prep’s Headmaster Ouranos.

As the trials draw near, Mount Olympus Prep students and faculty are besieged repeatedly by a race of gargantuan stone and earth giants. Under heavy assault, the Olympians are forced to flee to the volcanic island of Limnos to regroup. Meanwhile, a toxic poison Zeus has carried with him since a prior fight with a dragoness, creeps toward his brain.

In a race against time and beasts, Zeus and his friends must find a way to survive not only the toxin ravaging Zeus’ body, but also the giants who grow stronger after every attack, and somehow make it to the The High Court alive.
Disclaimer: I received this complacency book for an honest review though IReadBookTours and for a book tour.
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We are welcome back to MO Prep and it students right before the start of a new term. Zeus and his siblings and friend Metis are all visiting Crete. They are there to visit and get introduced to his adoptive family. I loved this book and story behind it.

Things get tense when they run into his former professors. There seem to be heated conversation with Zeus and Metis. We also find out who Metis parents are? Chris Ledbetter doe a wonderful job with his characters.

We seem to see the confrontation once again with Zeus and Titans students or at least some of them. What will happen at Othrys Hall? They seem to start their new term and find new member to join MO Prep. Once they do, they go about their day. Once in the afternoon they seem to get attacked by something of a Giants Creatures on their war game practice. What are they? Who sent them?

If you want to know how it starts, I would suggest reading “The Sky Throne” by Chris Ledbetter. This one continues it. If you want to know how Zeus ends up with his struggles with toxin that Zenus has and is deal with during this book. Read the first book which I mentioned above.

I also really think there something going on with how the professors of the lower and upper academy are treating the MO Prep students. I can not wait for the next installment of this story. I am left wondering what Kronos means and why he got sentence he got? There are surprises and secrets spilled. What happens to Hyperion? There are two trials that goes on.


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Chris Ledbetter is an award-winning author of short fiction and novels for young adults. “Jason’s Quest,” a short story retelling of the Jason and Medea Greek myth was published in the anthology, Greek Myths Revisited. His first full-length novel, Drawnearned him two awards, Library of Clean Reads Best YA 2015 and Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Award Best YA 2015, as well as a USA TODAY “Must Read” recommendation. His second novel, Inked, concludes that duology. The Sky Throne is his newest young adult series. It includes, thus far, The Sky Throne and The High Court.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. He now writes and lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

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April 12, 2019

ARC Book Review: Counter Punch by Patrice Willaims Marks

Book Title: Counter Punch
Author: Patrice Williams Marks
Genre: Crime, Kidnapping, Thriller, Mystery, Adult
Publisher: Circa Publishing
Published Date: 2019-04-04 (150 Pages, E-book)
Law Abiding Citizen meets The Brave One in this mother of all revenge stories with a twist ending.

What lengths would you go to if the unthinkable happened to your child?

Everyone is capable of murder.

Everest was not the perfect mom, but what she was was fierce. After her husband Anthony died at the hands of a drunk driver, it was up to her to raise their daughter Mo alone.

Her love for Mo was both unmistakable and unshakable.

But when Mo failed to return home from swim practice with not so much as a text, Everest knew something was wrong.

Will Everest find Mo in time to save her life? Better still, what will she do to the scumbag that brutalized her daughter?

Disclaimer: I received a ARC of the book as I am on the launch team and for an honest review
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Counter Punch is a really short story to me. What you do if you were a mother and something happened to your daughter. How much would you do to protect your daughter? Well this story kind put that mother and daughter relationship to the test.

We also learn that Mo is struggling with not only the loss of her dad but on top of that we get hear about an assault on Mo. Her mother is worried and knows something is wrong when her daughter do not come home after 3 hours of waiting.

We are some what left in the dark as to who exactly attacked Mo? How it ends you will be surpised to no end. It leaves you wondering did Mo's mother help or did she kill the wrong man? The cops seem to have hunch but is it right?

The author does have us hang on to find out what happens next. I would suggest this book for children at least be ages 15 and up. Though I am only suggesting that and it is really up to the parents of the child or children. They can decide for themselves. This book has death and crime and like I said an assault.

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April 8, 2019

Book Review: Secrets of Cavendon

Book Title: Secrets of Cavendon
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Series: Cavendon Hall (Book 4, #4)
Publisher: St. Martin Press
Published Date: November 21, 2017 (Hardback, 400 Pages)
The year is 1949 and the Second World War has exacted a terrible price on Britain. The great Yorkshire estate of Cavendon Hall is facing bankruptcy. Its two families, the aristocratic Inghams and their retainers the Swanns, are at odds for the first time in living memory over the course that must be taken to save it.

In London, a city still scarred by bombsites, the Earl’s niece, Alicia Stanton, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. Alongside her, Victoria Brown, the Swanns’ young wartime evacuee, is starting out as a fashion photographer. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth’s wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. Yet, for both of the girls, Cavendon, the place where they grew up, will always be truly home.

But it is Cavendon that threatens them all, young and old, when its secrets, long buried in the past, rise to the surface. Can the Inghams and the Swanns unite to save the family name and the one thing they all hold dear – their future?
Disclaimer: I received a complacency copy of this book free from the publisher that asked me to review a couple of books in request. My review is not influenced in anyway to be positive or negative so it my honest review.
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If you enjoy History or Historical fiction. Secret of Cavendon may be one of the books to pick up. It is book #4 in the series, I think you read it as a standalone if you want to. The plot bring out quite a few romances. One may be dangerous.

We see who the woman of Cavendon are and work together. We seem to learn more about history of the Swanns and Ingram's life. Well as we know we have Alicia, Cecily and Miles and their children. Get action and adventures. We also meet Cecily friends and or business partners.

There change coming and will they be able to stick together though it all? There a murder, heartbreak, drama. Bradford does it all in one book. There seems to be several story lines going on though out he book. They all seem to be teeming from Cavendon. What are secrets of Cavendon that seem to be everyone is worried about. It seems that is in record books.

If you are into British history or want learn a little bit about Britain and London this book is set in that area. You got Earls and Countess in this book.

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April 2, 2019

Monthly Wrap up: March 2019

March is here. Though I think we finally see some form of spring. I have seen not much of it in flower blooming but the showers are here. Winter is trying to ling on. I think it finally giving up as march was left with some cold temps but nice brisk days.

This month was not well in reading.  For me I was able to read 5 books in total for the month of March.I still have a give away open until tomorrow 4/3/19

Books Read in March:

  1. The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith (Giveaway still open until 4/3/19) 
  2. Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  3. Sonya Sahni and the first Grade - Its International Day by Soma Mandal
  4. The High Court by Chris Ledbetter 
  5. Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford
    My books really fall in different genres for this past month. They are in 5 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown bellow.

    Books by Genre:

    1. Mystery - 1 Books
    2. Historical Fiction - 1 Books
    3. Christian Fiction - 1 Books
    4. Children - 1 Books
    5. Fantasy - 1 Books

    Books by Media Categories:

    1. E-Book - 1 Books
    2. Paperback - 3 Books
    3. Hardback - 1 Books
    I have read a total of 1,390 Pages for the month of March, This is seem like a good amount for just one month. The total for 2019 is 3,452 Pages.

    Books by Pages Total:

    1. The Fourth Courier - 320 Pages
    2. Mending Fences - 336 Pages
    3. Sonya Sahni and the first Grade - Its International Day - 44 Pages 
    4. The High Court - 290 - Pages 
    5. Secrets of Cavendon - 400 Pages

      Total Pages by Month:

      1. January - 1,530 Pages
      2. February - 532 Pages
      3. March - 1,390 Pages

      Total books by Month:

      1. January - 8 Books
      2. February - 2 Books
      3. March - 5 Books

      Do you want to read these books or get them for yourself.

       Here is everything that been posted for the year. Some things have been will be posted later then when I read the book or reviewed it. Most cases this is when a book is on tour with me. The Book review may be posted later or a month or so done the line. I will gladly mark these when I read the book so you know.

      My Wrap Ups for the Year:

      1. January
      2. February
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