A little caterpillar is hanging out on a branch with big dreams. There is a positive and negative voices competing for his attention.
This is a beautifully drawn book. Each page has a few rhyming sentences with an eye-catching image. The story is simple and yet shares a big idea.
Everyone deals with both positive and negative self-talk. Negative self-talk can be so detrimental that some of us spiral into depression (I’ve been there). The negativity can be so loud and demanding that it can be hard to ever realize that there is anything good in life and that we can achieve what we want.
His voice was belittling the little caterpillar. Luckily, the positive voice was louder, and the caterpillar realized he could fly!
I read it to my almost three-year-old grandson, who loved the book. It is cute and teaches children to believe in themselves.
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The book follows a few characters through their journeys that interconnect. A great evil with powerful magic wants to rip the realm apart, and only a few key characters know this is coming.
I enjoyed this book; it kept me wanting to know what would happen next. The vivid imagery allowed me to imagine I was there with the characters. At first, I thought I might be confused about the number of characters and their roles in the book – I was wrong. The story is so well laid out that you don’t confuse the characters or their location within the journey. The fight scenes were long enough for a good battle but not too daunting to get through.
I loved the characters – Fox and Addilyn were my favourites, closely followed by Ritter. They each had so much value to the story and well-thought-out personalities.
Overall, this was a great book; any fantasy lover would enjoy it. However, I did not like the end – not because it was terrible but because now I need the book!
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This book has many components that converge to make an interesting story. A sorcerer is being driven in a limo while cell heads are running amuck throughout the city. The new vigilante may be the only one to save them, but if they can is still unknown.
This is the second book by Alex Grass that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. Like the last book, his writing is excellent and the story bizarre. I enjoy how he crafts the world and the characters within it. The story itself is strange, and I wasn’t sure why things were happening until closer to the end. But it all comes together!
I enjoyed the concept that social media and cell phones are more important in this society than (sorry, I can’t tell you that would be a spoiler).
The main problem with this book is that I didn’t know it was just the beginning. The book ends just as it is getting good, and I have to impatiently wait for the next installment. We are left with a cliffhanger making this book a bit of a letdown, but I still suggest you pick up a copy because the story, writing, and world are worth it.
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Hive takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where an alien force decimated the world. There are now pockets of humans trying to survive and hopefully, end the hive for good.
There are strong characters throughout the book and you see the relationships change among them. The main character really comes into his own by the end of the book. The writing is effective in transplanting the reader into the hive’s world.
I enjoyed the story and the twists throughout. No spoilers here but there are exciting twists!
There was quite a bit of description used, especially in regards to the weapons. The amount of description was tedious to read. The weaponry descriptors were strange and things I wouldn’t have known if not for video games.
Overall I enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series.
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When I first read the title ‘Manflu,’ I didn’t have very high expectations. It is a weird title, but Simone delivers an excellent book that I didn’t want to put down.
The basis of the book is that an illness has killed most men or those that survived were bedridden. A few men prove to be immune, and some never caught it at all and are housebound. The main character is a scientist working on a cure, while others are trying to sabotage her.
The writing is excellent and easy to read. Each character had their own unique personality. Every time stopped reading; I couldn’t wait to get back and see what would happen next. It felt like I was watching a movie in my head as she transported me to this world with Manflu.
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