Book Review: I Hope You Get This Message

https://www.amazon.com/Hope-You-Get-This-Message-ebook/dp/B07MZXJ857/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1569269243&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=186f2a7b6ad48fd6115995eec9f479a2&language=en_US It's the end of the world as we know it- at least, that's what government officials are telling people. Aliens created Earth as an experiment- one that the people of Earth have failed. They have one week before the aliens decide to keep Earth or destroy it forever. The three teenage main characters all … Continue reading Book Review: I Hope You Get This Message

Book Review: Now Entering Addamsville

https://www.amazon.com/Now-Entering-Addamsville-Francesca-Zappia/dp/0062935275/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=2G02WJELIY4D3&keywords=now+entering+addamsville&qid=1569268247&s=gateway&sprefix=now+entering+addamsville,aps,172&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=1e810858ff262ac88c3bf5b506cbb0e7&language=en_US Who's ready for some ghost hunting Halloween vibes? From the publisher: When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. … Continue reading Book Review: Now Entering Addamsville

Book Review: Crier’s War

https://www.amazon.com/Criers-War-Nina-Varela-ebook/dp/B07MDRY4XK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=2CUZNRGOAWQ88&keywords=criers+war&qid=1569266637&s=gateway&sprefix=criers+war,aps,1085&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=fb7ba24c39287889f5416ff0d5b120ba&language=en_US Ok, usually I'm not one for a YA fantasy. I can honestly say that this book, although for sure a fantasy, is also a well-done (gay!) romance. The Sci-Fi elements are like the cherry on top for me. What else did I love? Political Intrigue and the fact that in this world, you are … Continue reading Book Review: Crier’s War

Book Review: The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

https://www.amazon.com/Other-Word-Celebration-Fat-Fierce-ebook/dp/B07NYY5FBB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1568945435&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=4d1640ed8b2b1f6eaeafbe6af7d3a3ac&language=en_US Finally, a book for all the teens of a specific size out there. Big ones. An anthology, but more importantly a primer of sorts of how to navigate this fat-phobic world. For too long life as an overweight teen was very don't ask, don't tell: Don't talk about finding stylish clothes, because it's your … Continue reading Book Review: The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

ARC Review: The Dark Lord Clementine

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Lord-Clementine-Sarah-Horwitz-ebook/dp/B07NMGMZN8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1569097362&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=a252f0047ac7be4572027a2f06e3e27a&language=en_US You'll have to wait until October 1, 2019 to get your hand on this one. Go ahead and feel free to pre-order it now. I knew I'd enjoy this book for 9-13 year old kids from this line on page 2: Clementine Morcerous knew that if the Dark Lord Elithor had three gifts in … Continue reading ARC Review: The Dark Lord Clementine

ARC Review: Maybe He Just Likes You (MG)

https://www.amazon.com/Maybe-He-Just-Likes-You-ebook/dp/B07P56K21Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1GDLMVHG0JX48&keywords=maybe+he+just+likes+you+by+barbara+dee&qid=1569194621&s=gateway&sprefix=maybe+he+just+likes+you,aps,255&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=c656b7586632be866ad0046e84f1f0bd&language=en_US I wish this book weren't so "out of the ordinary." If all middle-grade authors handled the complicated business of growing up with the skill that Barbara Dee does, we'd all be better off. It's not an "another book about bullying" as the issues of consent, and sexual harassment is much bigger and more complex. … Continue reading ARC Review: Maybe He Just Likes You (MG)

Book Review: Checkmate Like a Grand Master

I'm hoping to get Self-Published Books up here at least once a week. They may not have easily clickable purchase buttons, but I promise to search out some titles that you may never find on your own. If you or your kids are chess players this book is like nothing else I've seen. Erik has … Continue reading Book Review: Checkmate Like a Grand Master

Book Review: The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

https://www.amazon.com/Merchant-Menace-Richard-T-Ryan-ebook/dp/B07XL4L9XV/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1569003712&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=d6d6ccedbf496f55bbb9ca22118b8d4a&language=en_US I don't get to write reviews for self published books as often as I would like to. Often times I'll accept a review copy and encounter a book that isn't edited or is sloppy in some way. The Merchant of Menace does not fall into that category. Richard Ryan has channeled his inner Conan … Continue reading Book Review: The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Book Review: The Testaments

https://www.amazon.com/Testaments-Novel-Margaret-Atwood-ebook/dp/B07KVLPYDQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3CSJXBTLB7AP6&keywords=the+testaments+margaret+atwood&qid=1568918084&s=books&sprefix=the+t,electronics,167&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=2fb3a25d7518cdef6ff5bad26fed361e&language=en_US I feel more than the average amount of self-imposed pressure to capture this novel in enough detail to entice you to give it a read. This book is probably one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years. In 1985, I was a high school sophomore, and this book wasn't yet assigned reading in … Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments

Book Review: Met Her Match (Summerhill #2)

https://www.amazon.com/Met-Her-Match-Jude-Deveraux-ebook/dp/B07L79MDJB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=met+her+match&qid=1567963542&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=abe9a654df7d25b2bbc5fbd8bb0f9a3c&language=en_US Now I'll need to get Summerhill #1 from the library, because this book was so good. I'm no fan of small towns. So at first, I was all grumbling on behalf of the main character just because of the quirks of small-town life. Plus, I incorrectly assumed that I had the entire plot figured … Continue reading Book Review: Met Her Match (Summerhill #2)