Monday, June 29, 2015

Proxy by Alex London

Synapsis from the publisher:Syd’s life is not his own. As a proxy he must to pay for someone else's crimes. When his patron Knox crashes a car and kills someone, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. The boys realize the only way to beat the system is to save each other so they flee. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test the boys' resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay.
This fast-paced thrill ride of a novel is full of breakneck action, shocking twists and heart-hammering suspense that will have readers gasping until the very last page.

I enjoyed reading this novel, and I am intrigued for the sequel.  London definitely left me hanging at the end of this book.  If you are not sure, then watch this book trailer.    

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

From the Publisher:
Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but for Lily Sanderson, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily has a secret, and it’s not her huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid—she’s a Thalassinian princess. When she discovered three years ago that her mother was actually a human, Lily finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been going to Seaview High ever since. Living on land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type—when they bond, it’s for life.
When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

This book has been out a while, but I did not remember whether or not I had read it. So, I started it one night.  I finished it the next morning, and it was such a good story.  I knew how it had to end, but I loved reading about it.  Great romantic fast read.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart

Thirteen-year-old Tyson loves hanging out with Gramps, his grandfather Gene, who is his best friend now that Brighton wants to be with the cool jocks. Gramps has to move to a nursing home because he is very sick, but Gramps has "bear promised" to take him on an elk hunt in the Grand Tetons. Tyson's parents have decided that Gramps is not in good enough shape to take the trip.  But, Gramps will not break a "bear promise".  They sneak off anyway, but Tyson wonders if he is tough enough to shoot and dress a six-hundred-pound elk. As if that is not enough, there have been multiple reports of bear attacks--right where they are going.  Will Gramps and Tyson make it through the trip or will the bear be too much for them?

I just finished this book, and it came to me at such a great time.  Just a few days before Father's Day...I read a super book about a boy, his father and his grandfather.  I have to say that I did not want to read the book.  Yes, I know that I am not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I did.  I should know better, but this one definitely had so much more to the story.  I highly recommend reading this book.  Gephart did a great job of making me want to read the next chapter after finishing one. This makes for a quick and enjoyable read.  

Monday, June 15, 2015

RMS Library Summer Hours

I am really excited to have summer hours.  I hope that the rain stays away so that folks will come by and visit me from 10--12 tomorrow.  I have some great books to share.  I started listening to a good one today.  Unbreakable by Kami Garcia.  And, I am in the middle of reading one at home--The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin.  I need to let you know the last few I have read.  But, that will have to wait for another day.