Dec 4, 2018

#TheSkiesAboveMyEyes #NetGalley

Title: The Skies Above my Eyes
Author: Charllotte Gullain
Publisher: Quarto Publishing
Publish Day: August 14, 2018 -- out ready for purchase!!
Downloaded from: Netgalley

Have you ever looked up and wondered what's going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book. Readers will zoom past the technology that fills our skies, from helicopters, fighter jets, weather balloons, and satellites, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons. They'll also discover the insects and animals that whizz through the skies, explore the layers of the atmosphere, and travel through the solar system and out to the galaxies far beyond. Following on from The Street Beneath My Feet, which dug down to the center of the Earth, this expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 8 feet long, perfect for inquisitive young minds.

Review: Kid friendly, fun illustration and facts. Good book to put in with other STE(A)M book collections in classroom or at home.

Dec 3, 2018

MiniRvw:#TheRedeemed #NetGalley

Title: The Redeemed -- Roadhouse #2
Author: Matthew S. Cox
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Romance, Sci Fi / Fantasy

Publish day: December 19, 2017

Description from Netgalley: The Redeemed is the second installment of The Roadhouse Chronicles

The worst part about chasing one’s dream is catching it.

Six months ago, Kevin opened a Roadhouse of his own. No longer the idiot braving the dangerous post-nuclear highways of 2073, he thought he’d finally grow old and happy selling bullets, beds, and booze to those still foolish enough to get behind the wheel.

Then, he’d met her.

The white-haired outcast from the xenophobic Enclave crashed into his life, becoming the conscience he never wanted and everything he desired. She couldn’t save the world from the Virus, but she could save Kevin’s dream.

A biker gang calling themselves the Redeemed starts shooting up Roadhouses in flagrant disregard of the Code, shattering the serenity of his humble waystation. When the long-vaunted retribution of Amarillo’s army fails to materialize, Kevin feels more like a sitting duck than he ever did on the road―but it’s not his ‘house he fears losing.

Determined to protect her, he takes it upon himself to enforce the unwritten law of the Roadhouse.

SUPER SHORT REVIEW: Interesting , fast read! I like his writing -- hopefully I can write a longer review when I get the time. Cheers!

Downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for a free review. Just note that this is a sequel not the first in the story (in case couldn't tell, lol).

Dec 2, 2018

#Schisms #NetGalley

Title: Schisms
Author: James Wolanyk
Publisher: Kensington Books / Rebel Base Books


Three long years have passed since Anna, First of Tomas, survived the purge in Malijad after being forced to use her scribe sigils to create an army of immortals. Safely ensconced in the shelter of the Nest, a sanctuary woven by one of her young allies, Anna spends her days tutoring the gifted yet traumatized scribe, Ramyi—and coming to terms with her growing attachment to an expatriate soldier in her company.

Away from her refuge, war drums continue to beat. Thwarted in her efforts to locate the elusive tracker and bring him to justice, Anna turns to the state of Nahora and its network of spies for help. But Nahoran assistance comes with a price: Anna must agree to weaponize her magic for the all-out military confrontation to come.

Dispatched to the front lines with Ramyi in tow, Anna will find her new alliances put to the test, her old tormentors lying in wait, and the fate of a city placed in her hands. To protect the innocent, she must be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. For even in this season of retribution, the gift of healing may be the most powerful weapon of all.

Review: The first book afterwards wasn't going to keep reading it. But saw it was goodreads giveaway & On netgalley ...and here we are. The books are interesting and I keep reading them. I feel confused about this series like...?? But it's good.