“Growing in Joy- Philippians” ~Kari Denker~ Bible Study Review

I absolutely love bible journaling. It has become a huge part of my life over the past two years. It is a great way to express yourself while memorizing the bible verses!! The repetition of the verses makes it so much easier to remember them!

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I have a fantastic ladies group that I meet with and our last two studies have been by Kari Denker. She has fantastic studies! They fun, light-hearted and not chocked full of homework expectations. It is defintely a laid back study!

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I have always been a crafty person so bible journaling is right up my alley! Even if you aren’t super crafty this can still be lots of fun for you! She adds her own drawings in the guide that coincide with what we are learning or what she is asking us to draw in our bible/notebook.

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She truly takes the stress over drawing out of it! If you don’t like to doodle then don’t, simply lay your paper over it and trace it! If you love to doodle then this is the study for you! She has some great doodles for inspiration or you can always make your own but I love her databases of drawing ideas! Easy yet fun! I highly recommend any of her books! Both of the studies I have done by her have been extremely enjoyable and are super fun! She even references Star Wars in one part of this study which is hilarious!

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Overall great book for a great price! You can find it on Amazon! 😉

LOVE THIS STUDY!!

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“Beneath The Surface” ~Lynn H. Blackburn~ Review

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Synopsis:

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she’d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff’s Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer–one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final heart-pounding page.

Author:

Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in South Carolina with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

Review:

OMG! This book is so good!!! If you love mystery thrillers then this is the book for you!!!! It is the first book in the Dive Team Investigation series, but it can totally be read as a stand-alone. It has a great beginning and it wraps it up so nicely at the end. I will definitely be checking out the next book!!!

It is so so so good! It starts us right out with a bang…dead body in the lake! What?!?! The Detective that is charge of the case just happens to know the woman that lives next to the lake!!! They have known each other since a young age and unfortunately her dock is theiclosest to the dead body…ewwww…. Lo and behold though he kinda likes her 😉 Leigh our main gal, lady of the lake if you will is a nurse practitioner at the local hospital and has had her fair share of ordeals in the past. Ultimately, bringing her back to her childhood home.

For Leigh seeing Ryan, our sexy detective, it brings a bunch old memories racing back to the surface. He was her High School crush but always kept it to herself! Her big brother Kirk was always the overbearing type and made sure to keep the boys away from her lol! As frustrating as that was the timing couldn’t be more perfect for them, despite the dead body and psycho stalker that Leigh has managed to acquire since finding the said body near her house.

You will never guess how this book ends. I was so surprised by whom the killer was that I had to stop and reevaluate everything I had read up to that point! It has so many twists and turns that it will literally have you sitting at the edge of your seat from start to finish. I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait to read the next in the series! Absolutely recommend this book!!!!!!!!

 

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“The Birthday List” ~Devney Perry~ Review

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Synopsis:

Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

Widow.

Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?

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Author:

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.
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Review:

I found Devney Perry and her amazing books last year and completely fell head over heels for ALL of them! The characters are amazing and the writing will keep you coming back for more! I was so excited to find that she had a new book! THE BIRTHDAY LIST!!! Sounds intriguing, right?!?!?!? It is such an fantastic book! Once again her writing is spectacular and the story literally sucks you in from the very first page. There are so many emotions that I felt while reading this book and it was totally worth it!! 🙂

Poppy is our main gal, the girl next door if you will. She is a sweet, innocent woman who has her world shaken to pieces when her husband is murdered while out running errands! This is where the tears start for me! I can’t help but put myself in her position and my heart broke for her! Fast forward five years and we find her still reeling from the loss of her husband but trying to move forward in opening her new restaurant, The Maysen Jar. I loved how she incorporated her name into a business!! Using only mason jars is super cool and creative!!! 🙂 I would totally eat at this restaurant!!!

While Jamie (her husband) was still living, he was the kind of guy who was very over the top and outgoing. He started a “birthday list” of things he wanted to do throughout the years. Some of those things are wacky and fun while others were more dangerous/thrill seeking. So in honor of her husband, Poppy decided to complete this “birthday list” for him. While trying to work through this list, she stumbled upon a man from her past. Could he be the answer to her prayers or too much of a reminder of her late husband. Well you need to read it to find out!!!! 🙂 🙂

Cole our leading man is hunky, kind and super sweet to Poppy! Maybe with his help she will be able to put her past behind her and look to the future. Trust me you won’t be disappointed once you meet this fantastically gorgeous, muscular, over the top kind, outgoing man. Sorry, I got a little carried away just then. But seriously, Cole is my new book boyfriend and will be for awhile! He’s dreamy and the way he treats Poppy will make you swoon! 😉

So please don’t wait a second longer! This book is calling your name and it will definitely fill you with all kinds of emotions, good and bad! I cried, I laughed and I fell in love with ALL of the characters! I don’t want to go into too much detail, because this is a book worth discovering for yourself and it will definitely be put it my read-again pile! I loved this book so much and I can’t wait for Devney to release more! 🙂

 

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“The Forgotten Lands: Dragon Island” ~Jennifer Strain~ Review

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Synopsis:

What are the strange trinkets in Grandfather’s attic? Is there any truth to his magical stories?

Join Sadie on a thrilling adventure as she discovers that her grandfather’s treasures are from a once forgotten land. When Sadie and her cousins find a magical map, they are whisked away to a land where royalty is plagued by fire-breathing, book eating dragons! Can Sadie save the Queen’s most prized possessions?

Author:

Jennifer Strain developed a passion for storytelling at a young age. Her love for storytelling continued to grow all throughout college where she studied Journalism and Photography at the University of Central Oklahoma. She now lives in Texas with her husband and three children who inspire her writing and keep her imagination alive.

Review:

I was so excited when I found out that one of my closest friends was going to be an author!! It is so exciting and fun to see your imagination come to life on pages of a book and I couldn’t be more proud of her!

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This book is fun, imaginative and lets your kids go on a magical adventure in a far off place. There are great stories told by her grandpa, dragons and medieval castles to explore. Finding so much more in this book we follow Sadie the cute, loveable little main character that you can’t help but adore on an adventure of a lifetime! She brings two of her cousins along on her adventure to solve the riddle of her grandfather’s latest story. Is it real, is it just make believe? Follow these three as they learn new clues that take them to amazing places to see things you won’t believe until you see it! 😉

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Who doesn’t love a great fairytale story! I know my kids and I do! It makes it all the more special when it is magical stories told by her beloved Grandpa. It brings a fantastic familial aspect to the whole book. Her Grandpa encourages her imagination to grow and take her on all kinds of adventures, just like we all should do with our kiddos!

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My kids and I loved this book! It is a snuggle with your babies and read it kind of book. But also easy enough for them to read on their own!  My oldest son has read it numerous times! It is filled with lots of great illustrations and a story that is easily followed. My oldest is a second grader and this book is the perfect length for him, he gets bored easily if the books are too long lol! But with this he zoomed through it in one setting and thoroughly enjoyed it! I think his favorite part was the book-eating dragon, because let’s face it he’s a crazy boy and loves dragons! 🙂 We are all anxiously waiting on her next book!!!

 

So if you haven’t done it yet, go buy this book for yourself and your entire family! 🙂 🙂

I highly recommend!!!

 

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“The Saturday Night Supper Club” ~Carla Laureno~ Review

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Synopsis:

Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard Award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back . . . even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion.

Essayist Alex Kanin never imagined his pointed editorial would go viral. Ironically, his attempt to highlight the pitfalls of online criticism has the opposite effect: it revives his own flagging career by destroying that of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt-fueled writer’s block, Alex vows to do whatever he can to repair the damage. He just doesn’t expect his interest in the beautiful chef to turn personal.

Alex agrees to help rebuild Rachel’s tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to Denver’s most influential citizens: the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, Rachel begins to realize Alex is not the unfeeling opportunist she once thought he was, and that perhaps there’s life—and love—outside the pressure-cooker of her chosen career. But can she give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?

Author:

Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.

Connect with Carla online at her website (www.carlalaureano.com).

Review:

This one of the sweetest books I have ever read! I have never read anything by this author before but I was very pleased with her writing and storytelling. This is one of those stories that you can’t help but fall head over heels for and want to immediately find more books by the author. I love food and the cover of this book was definitely an eye-catcher with the yummy looking food on it!

It is a great story of adversity, overcoming hurdles in life to become the best person you can be. Rachel, our leading lady,  has suffered greatly in her young teenage years. But with determination and hard work she became the best person she could be. Co-owning her own restaurant was everything she had ever wanted and worked so hard for, but is that really her destiny?

She finds that sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned. Finding herself out of work and no clue what to do next she starts to realize that there is so much more to being a chef! She finds friends in the most unexpected places and realizes that Adam, our main man of the story, could possibly be much more than just a friend. But does he feel the same way??? I guess you’ll find out if you go read the book! I highly suggest checking out this book and more on this author!

I loved this book and the whirlwind story that took me on a wild emotional ride!! I will definitely be checking out more books by this author! Please do yourself a favor and go read this book!

 

 

 

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“The Masterpiece” ~Francine Rivers~ Review

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Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever.

Author:

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of America’s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Visit Francine online at www.francinerivers.com and connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FrancineRivers) and Twitter (@FrancineRivers).

Review:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Francine Rivers!! She truly has some of the best books out there! This book, The Masterpiece, is just as fantastic as her other books that I have read. She is by far one of my favorite authors!! She does not disappoint! 🙂 This book was released today and if you haven’t gotten a copy for yourself, I suggest you go do it right now!!! 🙂

She is a Christian author and you will find God and Christian beliefs throughout all of her books, but never once is it “too much”. She is subtle yet her words will leave a lasting impression. The Masterpiece is no different, two people from very different worlds come together for reasons unknown to them. They are both struggling with something in their lives but once they meet, could things possibly change? There is love, there is real life problems, struggles with past/present and so much more interlaced amongst these pages. She is truly a master at composing stories that suck you in from the very beginning.

I was taken by the very first page, it was exciting (will he get caught?!!?), yet dark and brooding (what’s gonna happen?!?!??). The characters have real life problems that make them relatable and not just some character in a fiction novel. It is beautiful and absolutely  loved it and I would definitely read it again! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! AND all of her other books as well lol! She is a great author and I absolutely love her books!

 

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“Know Who You Are, Live Like It Matters” ~Tim Tebow~ Review

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Synopsis:

The World Does Not Define You!
Nobody said your life would be easy. And the older you get, the more difficult it seems to become. Deep down you may know your value as a person isn’t defined by wearing cool name-brand clothes, scoring points for a sports team, or even by having a huge number of social media followers. And you’re right! Your identity resides in something—in fact, Someone—much greater than anything this world can offer:

The only identity worth having…is found in Jesus Christ!

American sports icon, Tim Tebow knows firsthand what it’s like to face pressure head-on. In Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters, he shares the wisdom he’s learned—not from what the world says, but from what God says in His Word.

Tim will guide you through thirty-six weeks of lessons, each based on a key Scripture, to discover who you are—by learning more about whose you are! You will also have the opportunity to write down your thoughts, feelings, and ideas on topics such as:
* Building godly character
* Maintaining great relationships
* Standing out from the crowd
* Doing things that matter in the big picture

Get ready to live bigger than ever before…with your faith and identity secured in a God who loves you beyond measure!The World Does Not Define You!
Nobody said your life would be easy. And the older you get, the more difficult it seems to become. Deep down you may know your value as a person isn’t defined by wearing cool name-brand clothes, scoring points for a sports team, or even by having a huge number of social media followers. And you’re right! Your identity resides in something—in fact, Someone—much greater than anything this world can offer:

The only identity worth having…is found in Jesus Christ!

American sports icon, Tim Tebow knows firsthand what it’s like to face pressure head-on. In Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters, he shares the wisdom he’s learned—not from what the world says, but from what God says in His Word.

Tim will guide you through thirty-six weeks of lessons, each based on a key Scripture, to discover who you are—by learning more about whose you are! You will also have the opportunity to write down your thoughts, feelings, and ideas on topics such as:
* Building godly character
* Maintaining great relationships
* Standing out from the crowd
* Doing things that matter in the big picture

Get ready to live bigger than ever before…with your faith and identity secured in a God who loves you beyond measure!

Author:

Tim Tebow is a MLB player, a two-time national college football champion, first round NFL draft pick, Heisman trophy winner, and author of the New York Times bestseller Shaken. After college, he founded the Tim Tebow Foundation that exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day. The foundation fulfills this mission by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, taking care of thousands of orphans worldwide, providing life-changing surgeries for children in the Philippines, and fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves. Learn more at http://www.timtebowfoundation.org.

A.J. Gregory is known for over thirty-five book collaborations, including several New York Times bestsellers, with fascinating high-profile figures from celebrities to scientists. She is also the author of two books, Messy Faith and Silent Savior. A.J., her husband, and their three kids live in New Jersey. Learn more at www.ajgregorybooks.com.

Review:

I truly adore Tim Tebow! I read his first book Shaken and absolutely loved it! I was super excited to get the opportunity to review another one of his books. He did not disappoint! This is just as fantastic as his first book! This one is set up a little differently than his first though, and I think that is a great thing! Switching it up now and then doesn’t hurt anything!

This book is set up to be more of a guide, a question and answer kind of study book. It is meant to be a Homeschooler’s Interactive Guide To Discovering Your True Identity, but I believe it could also be used as a nice little Bible Study. It is the perfect length and the questions aren’t so in depth that you feel like you might go crazy. It comes with a lot of great information and a lot of God centered appreciation. It even has really neat quotes at the end of each chapter from other authors, Helen Keller and even a few scriptures.

I love how this book is set up! You should definitely check it out!! The buy link is located below! I highly recommend this!

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“The Sound of Rain” ~Sarah Loudin Thomas~ Review

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Synopsis:

Judd Markley is a hardworking coal miner who rarely thinks much past tomorrow until he loses his brother–and nearly his own life–in a mine cave-in. Vowing never to enter the darkness of a mine again, he leaves all he knows in West Virginia to escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s 1954, the seaside community is thriving, and Judd soon hires on with a timber company.

Larkin Heyward’s life in Myrtle Beach is uncomplicated, mostly doing volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more–maybe moving to the hollers of Kentucky to help the poor children of Appalachia. But she’s never even met someone who’s lived there–until she encounters Judd, the newest employee at her father’s timber company.

Drawn together in the wake of a devastating hurricane, Judd and Larkin each seek answers to what tomorrow will bring. As opposition rises against following their divergent dreams, they realize that it may take a miracle for them to be together.

Author:

Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, released August 2014. Married with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia.

Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. You can visit her at www.SarahLoudinThomas.com.

Review:

This book just didn’t hit the spot for me. I found myself having a hard time getting through the chapters. Don’t get me wrong I think that it could be a great story but it just wasn’t there for me. It was a typical woe as me romance novel. The spoiled girl falls in love with the hard-working lower class man. I have read numerous books like this and like I said this one just didn’t grab my attention.

At first I was so excited to see that it was set in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is one of my most favorite places! But once I got started I quickly realized how little I liked the actual story. The writing was well done and flowed easily but it had a lack of life. The banter between Sally and Judd was stale and not fun what so ever. I felt like I knew exactly where the book was headed even before it got there. I definitely had a hard time getting through this book. I will not be recommending this book.

If you would like to check it out anyways and make your own opinion about it (which I always encourage) the link is below.

Thanks for reading my review! 🙂

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“Oath of Honor” ~Lynette Eason~ Review

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Synopsis:

Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she’s never without someone to hang out with–or fight with. And she knows they’ll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.

Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy’s investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll–including someone from her own family. With her dead partner’s handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy’s head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she’s had a secret crush on for years won’t leave her side?

With her signature fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action, Lynette Eason invites readers into a captivating new series where justice is a family affair.

Author:

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.

 

 

Review:

This is the first book in the Blue Justice series. I normally LOVE Lynette Eason’s books but I was actually a little disappointed in this one. It is still a great book, don’t get me wrong, but it was really confusing. From the very beginning I had a really hard time keeping track of the vast amount of characters that were being introduced. Not only was there a plethora of characters, there were also two different stories happening within a story. It gets super confusing!

There is a past between the main characters Izzy and Ryan which almost deepens the confusion I had with this book. While trying to investigate Ryan’s brothers murder, we are back and forth between the present Izzy and Ryan and the past Izzy and Ryan. Again super freaking confusing. The story line is great and there is a fantastic crime novel in there somewhere. If you are willing to really put forth the effort to concentrate on this book then it is for you! Since I have kids and can’t sit down in a quiet for long periods of time I had an even harder time focusing on this book!

I love Lynette Eason’s writing and her other series but this one just didn’t do it for me. But definitely check out her Elite Guardians series, it is the bomb! I don’t think I will be recommending this book any time soon. The Author….Yes I truly recommend this author, just not this series!!!

Have a fantabulous day! If you are interested in checking out this series, Blue Justice, the link is below! 🙂

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“Hijacked: A Science Fiction Space Opera Adventure (Scion Book 2.5)” ~Michael J. Allen~ Review

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Synopsis:

Manc Shepherd is alive, desperate and mad as hedrin.

Before the hunt for payback even begins, the Corollas’s deadliest killers target Manc as prey. Down to his last, most treacherous allies and his father’s old fighters, Manc races against death to find the hapless boy who has endangered Manc’s schemes by systematically foiling ambush, assassination, and betrayal.

Two problems stand in the way of Manc piecing back together his doomed, lifelong vendetta. Alaric Ignaree has vanished, and the kid reminds Manc of the father he is desperate to avenge.

Manc knows Alaric’s weakness, but how far will Manc blur the line between hero and villain to achieve justice? Moreover, can he kill the boy that he always wanted to become?

Author:

 Born beneath the pendulous thunderheads of the Pacific Northwest, Michael J. Allen loves splashing in the rain, the crack of thunder and the feeling of wind on his skin. Now relocated to rural Georgia and freed from warden duty over his former teenagers, the multi-genre author enjoys hikes with his Labradors – Myth and Magesty, studying historic methods of beating people with sticks in the SCA, and hanging out with the Starfleet International crew of the USS DaVinci. Being born waterlogged and subsequently warped by the likes of Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Gene Wilder and Danny Kay, he has an odd sense of humor that often skips him merrily into situations of communicable insanity, impromptu sugar cravings or sudden launches into nonsensical song.

Living near forests and oceans and the park used to film Errol Flynn’s Adventures of Robin Hood, he loves adventure of all kinds whether it be pirates or dragons, books or movies, video games or even new and exotic recipes to sate his love of cooking. His story telling talents first manifested when high school friends introduced him to the Star Trek pen and paper RPG and later Dungeons & Dragons. He explored every game he could get his hands on and eventually was drafted to create the games. A recovering Game Master, he abandoned RPGs for writing because real live players never played the story out the way he saw it in his head – apparently neither do fictional characters. Michael followed his dreams into US Navy submariner service in hopes of joining NASA and realizing his lifelong affection for building and exploding things in outer space. Fortunately for readers, though he fell short of the stars, his love of space and engineering blossomed into science fiction worlds like his bestselling Scion series. Now he commits his dreams onto paper, scribbling wherever the adventure leads through fantastic urban environs, eldritch woods or streaking across the stars, and taking pleasure in the simple hope that people enjoy the adventure within his pages.

Review:

 

Luckily I had already read the first book in this series “Scion of Conquered Earth: A Science Fiction Space Opera Adventure” or I would have been completely lost! These definitely need to be read in order to fully understand and appreciate the story and the characters.

Based on the first book I was pretty excited to get my hands on this book! It is a great series, packed with lots of twists and turns! The characters are well developed and you can’t help but love them quirks and all. They each are going through something troublesome in their lives that makes them even more personable. The plot is well developed, but you definitely should start with the first book in the series. You get a better sense of the main characters and learn even more about them in this book. They are way more developed and like you have known them your whole life. We really get to know them and I loved it! The main woman character is a badass and shes completely awesome! I can’t wait to see what happens in the third book! I really enjoyed this series, it’s science-y and full of outer space alien goodness. Would definitely recommend this series 🙂

 

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