Monday, April 30, 2012

The Bone House

The Bone house is the second book in the Skin Map series.  This book follows Kit Livingstone on his quest to find the skin map.  A quest he inherited from his grandfather.

Kit has been able to find one piect of the skin map.  He is now on a quest to find all the pieces of the map and restore the map for the dimensions of the multivers.  Kit is also on the run from other's who want the skin map for bad reasons.  Reasons to harm others.

Kit now has help from Mina his girlfriend and a few other characters who you get to meet in this book.  While looking for the other pieces Kit and Mina find themselves jumping from one place to another and keep getting in harmsway.  Mina eventually is caught in Seventeenth-Century Prague.  While trying to get away they explore a few places and even unlock some more secrets.

I thougth this story could get a little confusing with all the jumping between so many places but the more I read the more I was able to start to understand.

This book has been provided courtesy of the publisher via the Booksneeze program for the purposes of this unbiased review.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hide in Plain Sight

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised.  I'm used to reading murder mysteries and rough humor but this feel good book was a nice change of pace.  I was looking for some more books to download on my Kindle and this one was free so I took a chance with no real high expectations.  I was absolutely wrong!  This book was great.

This book takes place in Amish Pennsylvania. You have Andrea Hampton the financial expert from the big city looking to get her promotion at the company she works for.  She is called home because her sister Rachel was involved in a car accident. Her main goal is to come back to her grandmother’s home and talk her and her sister out of opening a B&B called Three Sisters Inn.  However as expected once she arrives there she is forced to rethink things that happened to her in the past and get over a grudge she has been holder for her grandfather.  Strange things start to happen before the opening of the Inn, to many to be consequential.  She meets her love interest Cal Burke.
Cal came to the Inn to get over his own demons in his past high paced life of being a Lawyer.  I must admit his story is not what I was expecting and eventually I was pulling for him and Andrea to get together. 
I felt that some of the book was pretty predictable (Andrea and Cal getting together).

The more I read though the more I was wondering who was behind all the issues they were having before opening the Inn.  I kept thinking that I had it down and I knew who did it and in the end I was completely wrong.  There was also a part in the book where I was sure Andrea and Cal would finally get together and I was wrong yet again.  So if you’re looking for a book that is innocent with some twists and turns this is the book for you.  I'm so pleased with this book that I think I'm going to download the other 2 books in this series.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Skin Map

Kit Livingstone is traveling in London to meet his girlfriend when his Great Grandfather appears to him and introduces him to Ley Lines.  These lines connect portals to other times and places.  However there is one problem, there is no map to tell you where you will end up or what time. 

Kit later learns there is a map but not the traditional paper map, a skin map tattooed on an explorer who risked his live to chart them because he thought the map would get lost or stolen.

This book was a little hard for me to get into a first, but once I gave it a try and finally was able to learn about the characters and a little bit about what was going on I finally got into it.  Its pretty interesting actually.  I would have like to see more character build up of his girlfriend but maybe in the next book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.