Review: Surrounded

Surrounded (Tremontaine #3.12)
by Joel Derfner36286362

  • January 3rd 2018
  • by Serial Box
  • ISBN139781682102138

The amazing aspect of this Mosaic novel is that you can miss episodes and still follow the storyline. The aspect of looking at the characters attempting to cope with the cliffhangers from the last season. You find the beauty of characters and this world in every story. The personal struggles of the characters is addictive.
With continued disruptions to the school because of the name change Rafe is questioning continuing everything that he dreamed. The University students have grown tired of just being an irritant, but want to decisively end the dream. This may cost more than property.
Manah Cocom would love to go into changing the world making it so Balam loses their connection to the chocolate trade he would amend his forth with persecution of Ixkaab Balam for the death of his cousin. But he has found his whole family has betrayed his ideals


Review: Approaching the Bench (Conflict of Interest, #3)

Approaching the Bench (Conflict of Interest, #3)
by Chantal Fernando36101088

  • February 19th 2018
  • by Pocket Star
  • Original TitleApproaching the Bench
  • ISBN 1501172387
  • ISBN13: 9781501172380)

Approaching the bench is a short novella showing the dynamic interaction of attraction and danger. Trinity Williams is a tough judge and a hard worker. Callum Hopkins is a young law assistant, with a brilliant mind and an appetite for perfection. Judge Williams believes she has everything handled until her new assistant turns everything on its head. Her immediate attraction to him will cause problems. A simple story of love and its intoxication.

Review: The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (Hardcover)

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (Hardcover)
by Jennifer Fisher Bryant20696727

  • September 15th 2014
  • by Eerdman’s
  • Original Title The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
  • ISBN 0802853854
  • (ISBN13: 9780802853851)

Roget liked to make lists, lists of everything anything, meaning words, words to mean other words. he has changed the world with his amazing collection of words. His resources have become second nature to authors, teachers and students.

Review: Snowballs

Snowballs (Paperback)
by Lois Ehlert722376

  • August 30th 1999
  • by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published November 1st 1995)
  • Original TitleSnowballs
  • ISBN 0152020950
  • (ISBN13: 9780152020958)

used as a resource for kindergarten to show the idea of sequence and family with snowmen. This is a cute very short book using collage to show items used to create not only the pictures but of the actual snowman.

Review:Tess of the Road (Hardcover)

Tess of the Road (Hardcover)
by Rachel Hartman35046472

  • February 27th 2018
  • by Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Original Title Tess of the Road
  • ISBN 1101931280
  • (ISBN13: 9781101931288)

Tess of the road is the third book in the Seraphina series. This complex fantasy world has many contingencies that bring insight to the reader about our social norms and complications in modern society. Rachel Hartman uses the fantastic aspects of Porphyria to show that prejudice and injustice are something that although part of the world we should not accept. Tessie is an imaginative child that believes wholeheartedly in the fantasy put forth in her favorite book, The adventures of the Porphyrian Pirate Dozerius and his valorous crew. She longs for adventure, but her accepting heart has a lot to overcome. Her family has many secrets, some the universal secrets of childhood, some that are so deadly for her family that their exposure would be a death sentence, and some are those things a society use to excuse their exploitation and persecution of people and creatures they do not completely understand. Tessie has much of the same strengths as her half sister Seraphina, and some of her own unique talents that will leave the reader that already loved the Seraphina series with another character to cheer, adore, and rally for. This is a great Young Adult novel for children to use their own eyes to see the truth, their hearts to uncover the truth, and their resolve to face their consequences.

Review: The Noisy Paint Box (Hardcover)

The Noisy Paint Box (Hardcover)
by Barb Rosenstock16718342

  • February 11th 2014
  • by Alfred A. Knopf (first published January 31st 2014)
  • Original Title The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
  • ISBN 0307978486
  • (ISBN13: 9780307978486)

Learning about the expression of art as music. Henry is a beautiful soul who finds that color has a sound. He uses his ability to change the art world. He has the capacity to learn and adapt his talent to learn how to create a new form of art.

Review: Into the Fire (Vatta’s Peace, #2)

Into the Fire (Vatta’s Peace, #2)
by Elizabeth Moon35151613


  • February 6th 2018
  • by Del Rey
  • ISBN 1101887346
  • (ISBN13: 9781101887349)

Into the Fire is another step in Elizabeth Moon’s plot to leave us in suspense. This novel is the next in the installment of Vatta’s Peace. Sera Ky Vatta, has survived the plots and ploys of her enemies, crash landings, and murder attempts to find herself sequestered in the Vatta compound because of legal obstacles. A new law has caused a problem of phenomenal legal conflux. The people who are plotting against the Vatta family and attempting to hide their secrets of Slotter Key’s Miksland island have done many things to put obstacles in the way of their freedom. The mounting scope of the legal problems, and direct assaults on the family seem insurmountable, added to the mix is a plot to hide all the transgressions that happened on Miksland. Sera Rector Grace Vatta, has been poisoned, and her secret file released. Ky Vatta has been sequestered in the family compound that has been assaulted, and attacked more than once, she faces deportation and loss of her citizenship. Raf, and Teague have been labeled criminals for expired visas. Those troops that survived the crash and isolation on Miksland have been kidnapped, drugged and labeled exposed to toxic exposure and illness. Sera Stella Vatta, has been assaulted, her citizenship questioned, and has many legal problems that the Vatta family is not prepared for. The solution of these problems is the building suspense of the book, causing the reader to be addicted to resolution of the plot.

Review : Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown (Hardcover)

Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown (Hardcover)
by Sally M. Walker11868577

  • January 3rd 2012
  • by HarperCollins
  • ISBN 006058310X
  • (ISBN13: 9780060583101)

A very interesting story about personal motivation and slavery. Henry has been a slave all his life. He did not want to loose his family. When they were sold out on him when he was working in the tobacco plant he escaped to freedom.