Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault (Glass Vault #1) by Candace Robinson

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Published: May 16th 2017 by CreateSpace

Read Date: May 28th 2017

Stars: 4/5

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault” is first book of the “Glass Vault” series. It’s thrilling horror book, narrated by protagonist, that you would love to read. Here is the blurb and my views.

Blurb (in my words)-

Story revolves around Perrie, 18-yr-old, living in town of Deer Park, Texas.

Some weird things are happening in the town. People are disappearing. Glass Vault museum appears in the town from nowhere.

Till now, Perrie was only worried about future and college, but when her ex-boyfriend, Neven, hit the list of disappeared people, Perrie becomes panicky. Things become even worse when her best friend and cousin, Maisie, takes a job at this weird museum and never returns home. Perrie takes her only reliable friend August to that weird museum to find out about her friend and Neven.

Will they able to find out their disappeared friends? What’s the mystery behind this museum? And who is this Quinsey?

My View:

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Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu

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Published: September 2015 by Niyogi Books

Read Date: May 23rd 2017

Stars: 3/5

Blurb (in my words)-

Story revolves around Hydro Electric project (AM Hydro) – biggest dam under construction in Dhaulandhar and men working at the site. Nanda, engineer at project site, is running from his violent retribution past. Khusru, Kashmiri man, who has become a pawn of the terrorist at younger age. Rekha, dancer and doctor, run away with Khusru and arrives at project site. While the site work is going on in full fledge, the terrorists are planning to target the dam.

What lays in store for these main characters and men working at project site? That only Fates can decide. (or as author thought would happen) 😉

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Author Interview: Elena Ransom and the Firebird Unit by J.S. Wood

Today I’m doing interview with J.S. Wood, author of Elena Ransom and the Firebird Unit. Read my review on this book here.

About Author:

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My name is J.S. Wood and I am a first time author. I’ve been writing stories my whole life because I love the process of creating with a pen, piece of paper, and my imagination. With my writing, I hope to inspire a new generation of avid adventure readers. Continue reading

Elena Ransom and the Firebird Unit by J.S. Wood

Elena Ransom

Published: January 10th 2017 by Small Frye Publishing

Read Date: May 20th 2017

Stars: 3.5 Stars

Elena Ransom and the Firebird Unit is a first book of the series.

Blurb (in my words)-

The story is featuring Elena, red haired freckled 13-yr-old girl, unapproachable, different looking from the other genetically engineered kids. Content with life and few friends, Austin-her best friend and Pigg. As per the law, all kids have to attend Grimsby boarding school at age 13, for which she was less enthusiastic than Austin and Pigg.

Against her wish she has to attend Grimsby. On arriving at Grimsby, she has to face many challenges. – Make new friends, survive loads of studies and there are many mysteries of school, of her parents, and the world they are living in.

Will she able to make new friends? Will she ever going to like Grimsby? What are these secrets?

My view:

This book is set in world where humanoids, androids, and advanced technology are part of human life. It was fascinating to read all that. It is mostly about the school life, Studies and tests, and Elena’s friends and their adventure.

My favorite lines from the book:

“Being unlike the other children is what makes you extraordinary.”

Meet main characters of Firebird Unit –

Elena- smart and quick-tempered; Austin- leader, Pigg- brainy but faint-hearted; Fergie- Brainiac; Declan- good- hearted and all girl’s dream; Abria- chatterbox; and Kidd- ‘bad omelette’ of the firebird unit. They were amazing in this book. I loved this group and enjoyed reading about them and their life at Grimsby.

Things I liked– History. Oh! God, I felt like I was with them in the school and was learning with them. I was surprised they haven’t died of learning that much of history in one year. But I liked it. It was great to know all about Sumerians, Akkadians, and Mohenjo-Daro. Another good point- after reading prologue and first few chapters, I started doing all guesswork. And I terribly failed in it. Nothing turned out as I expected. I loved reading all politics in this book and about Grimsby. Major Marshall’s class was thrilling to read in this book. I enjoyed it most.

Books was steady paced. There are lot of mysteries. And this book is just starting point of all the mysteries. It will tell what’s it about, for the rest, wait for the next book.

Why 3.5? I expected lot of adventure from the cover of the book and blurb. There is, but not as much as I expected. I think I have to wait for the next book of the series as it looks like my expectations will be fulfilled in them. So, I’m saving other 1.5 stars for that.

Overall, it’s a good read. I liked it.

Who should read it? It’s definitely for YA lovers.

Next book of the series “Elena Ransom and the Catalan Atlas,” is going to be released in November. So, hurry and read this first book before that.

Read interview with authorhere

*** Note: I received a review copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to author. I am glad I got a chance to read this book. ***

Feel free to share your thoughts on book and review in comments below.

Happy Reading! 🙂

Adventures with Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend by Donna Hall

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Published: April 4th 2016 by Noble Point

Read Date: May 2nd 2017

Star: 5/5

This is very cute short illustrated children’s story.

Blurb (in my words)

The story is narrated by Susie-the cat. Susie is living with Andy’s family, waiting for his human friend Andy to return home for weekends and planning to go on adventure. Where this little adventure of Andy and Susie will take them?

My view:

This is very nice beautiful small book. Illustrations are very eye-catching. I loved cat in this book. Storyline is really nice. The story is in rhymes that every children would love to hear. And there was little moral behind the story about keeping a promise and never explore till late in dark. Parents will love to read it to their children as bed time story.

Children would love to read and explore colorful pages of this book.

Author: Donna Hall

To know more about author click here.

*** Note: I won this book in Goodreads Giveaway, thanks to author and publisher. ***

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Happy Reading! 🙂