Tag: government

Book Review: CLOUDBOUND, by Fran Wilde

After reading UPDRAFT, and loving it, I dove dove right into the second book in the Bone Universe series, CLOUDBOUND, by Fran Wilde. This time told from Nat’s point of view (and not Kirit’s), the YA dystopian novel is not a stand-alone. You should definitely read UPDRAFT first. Doing so let’s you get the most […]

Book Review: Field of Valor, by Matthew Betley

I just finished reading the third book in the Logan West series. Matthew Betley’s Field of Valor is comparable to the first two in the series. Non-stop adrenaline. Witty banter. A clever plot. Twists and turns, and more twists, and even more turns . . . A rogue republic is operating inside the government. The […]

Book Review: The Hatching, by Ezekiel Boone

I don’t think I am giving anything away if I tell you The Hatching is about spiders. You know what? I don’t care. The Hatching is about spiders! Man, I read the book in one day. My skin is crawling. Itchy. I feel like there are spiders all over the place. On me. I. Am. […]

#NextYACraze Book Review: Tallas

On my search for the #NextYaCraze, I recently received and began reading Cathrina Constantine’s Tallas, a dystopian young adult novel. With an alluring cover, and a premise that sounded promising, I was hopeful. The back cover synopsis reads: In a decimated world, setting foot outside the protected village of Tallas is certain death—or so they […]

Boston’s Marathon First Responders

I’d been up 25 hours by the time I made it home from work yesterday morning. My middle son was off visiting a prospective college for the weekend. His mother contacted me about picking him up around 1:00 PM, Monday. So I set my alarm for noon. Three hours after falling asleep, the buzzing from […]