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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: Dael and the Painted People (Book 3 in the Zan-Gah Series)

 A prehistoric adventure, this is the third of the Zan-Gah young adult books. When Dael, guilty and tormented, came to live with the tribe of the painted people, he longed for peace and restoration; but without knowing it, he made a powerful enemy. Luckily, Dael had friends-including a troop of crows-and his own mystical powers. The disturbed and violent hero learns from the Children of the Earth, and from his submissive wife, a new way of life that is peaceful and generous. Dael and the Painted People is a story of conflict, healing, hate, and love by the winner of the Eric Hoffer Award, a finalist for the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Award, and the Mom's Choice Gold Seal for Excellence in a family-friendly book series.

                 Dael and the Painted People is the third novel in the Zan Gah series and by far the best one yet in my opinion. Dael has had a hard life and parted ways with his people the Ba-Coro. His only companion is a mute girl that fell in love with a boy who couldn't love her. Her name is Sparrow. Throughout the story, different points of view are read, like we get to see into the mind of Sparrow and especially Dael.

               It made my heart soar when I got to see Sparrow find herself and grow into a joyful girl when they join the Painted People. The Painted People speak in a strange language that uses guttural sounds and clicks. It's the first time Sparrow can communicate and she is a completely different person. Dael is awed by her and realizes that he has to learn from her. Sparrow also comforts Dael and they grow into a comfortable existence with the Painted People.
              You can learn a lot from this novel. Not only life lessons, but you also get some history lessons. I loved this book so much, and I can't wait to read it to my little brother time and time again. 

~Thank you sooo much for writing such spectacular books Allan Richard Shickman! You are an incredible author! Oh and thank you Bonnie for having such patience with my reviews! :)




Writing Style:

5/5 cupcakes! Tasted so good 
that I never wanted it to EVER end

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today is 9/11, which in my opinion is one of the saddest days of history. So let's all take a few minutes out of our day to honor all of those who died on September 11, 2001.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country

The prehistoric saga continues in Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country, the sequel to the award winning Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure. In this story, Zan s troubled twin brother, Dael, having suffered greatly during his earlier captivity, receives a ruinous new shock when his wife suddenly dies. Disturbed and traumatized, all of his manic energies explode into acts of hostility and bloodshed. His obsession is the destruction of the wasp men, his first captors, who dwell in the Beautiful Country. When he, Zan-Gah, and a band of adventurers trek to their bountiful home, they find that all of the wasp people have died in war or of disease. The Beautiful Country is empty for the taking, and Zan s people, the Ba-Coro, decide to migrate and resettle there. But the Noi, Dael's cruelest enemies and former tormentors, make the same migration from their desert home, and the possibility develops of contention and war over this rich and lovely new land.


        Once again, I found myself mesmerized by the prehistoric story of Zan-Gah and his tribe. I really liked how the story picked up from where it left off exactly. It didn't even really feel like this was a sequel, simply another chapter from the first book. I really liked how the story really came to life as I read it, in other words, I felt like I was literally there. 

          I liked how this sequel had a lot of universal themes in it, like some of the main ones were love, jealousy and war. Throughout the whole story, I felt really connected to Zan, because of all of the challenges and obstacles he had to overcome. Even when things got hard or he didn't know what to do, he never gave up when things got tough. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer is officially over

I can't believe that my summer is over! I mean it feels like I just walked out of school to start summer yesterday!! It was just like *POOF!* my summers gone!!! I really don't want to go to school............which starts tomorrow........at 8:30 am! *sigh* 
  Right now I'm freaking out because of the following reasons:
  • I don't have ANY classes with my friends! I'm all alone!
  • I still need to get my school supplies...heh...heh...whoops
  • One word.....Freshman!!! 
  • I'm scared... 
  • I have no clue where my locker or any of my classes are!! So I'll be walking around with my head glued to my schedule lol.  

So good bye summer........I'll miss you with all my heart! I know we all will, and good luck to anyone who's starting school soon! I know I'll need it!  :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweet Venom 2 Title Hunt!!!!

Hey everyone! Tera Lynn Childs is having a title hunt for the second book in her Medusa Girls Series!!!! No one knows the title yet but you can go here to find a list of bloggers, who have all been given a letter. So what do you do with letters? Well you sing the alphabet of course! Just kidding! You use those letters to unscramble the title and you can enter to win......
5 signed copies of Sweet Venom 
and a grand prize of a $50 bookstore gift card!
The hunt is open internationally so everyone can participate!
My letter is:
Best of luck to everyone! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow me Friday!!!!

Hello and welcome to my blog! Here you will find book reviews, book trailers and basically book related things! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I means an awful lot to me :) If you would like, follow me and/or leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check out your blog!!

This week's question is:
Have have your reading habits changed since you were a teen?

I still am a teen, so my reading habits haven't really changed at all :D
 But as of last year, I was really, REALLY into paranormal and dark creepy books that made me almost pee my pants! I don't really know why though, maybe I just liked the trill. Haha.

This year though, I have started to read a lot of fairy tales, romance, and generally happy books. I guess I just really like happy endings :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: The False Princess

Synopsis: Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks.  But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

My thoughts: So a few days ago, I was just walking aimlessly around my local library(mostly in the teen section) and then I saw it, The False Princess. For some reason I couldn't help myself but run for the book. I think I was afraid that someone else would snatch it up. Anyways... I checked it out, started reading it, and BAM! I was addicted to it. The False Princess was a stunning novel, full of suspense, great characters and a trilling plot that twisted and turned.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Review: Zan-Gah A Prehistoric Adventure

Synopsis:  Zan-Gah, seeking his lost twin brother in a savage prehistoric world, encounters adventure, suffering, conflict, captivity, and final victory. In three years hero passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes include survival, brotherhood, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, and nature's wonders and terrors.

Review:  Zan-Gah starts off with a young boy named Zan, who goes on a journey to find his missing twin brother, Zael. His whole tribe feared that Zael was dead, but Zan felt that his brother was alive and breathing. Through out his journey Zan meets different tribes. Some tribes welcome him, while others aren't as kind towards him. 
           I loved how Zan started out his journey as a young boy looking for his twin brother, and at the end coming back as a man. He also discovers what happened to Zael, and eventually figuring out new ways to protect his tribe and discovering a rare weapon.
             This book was a great, fun and exciting read. It had well developed characters, an exciting plot, and the author is very good at descriptive writing. I learned many valuable life lessons from this book, like how you should let go of your grudges from the past and move on in life. Only then can you clearly think, do what you need to do and live life to the fullest. I loved Zan-Gah! 




Writing Style:

5/5 cupcakes! Tasted so good 
that I never wanted it to end!
Now I'm craving for the sequel! :)

Before you grab your pitchforks..........let me explain....

I AM SOOOOOOO SORRY!  For all of the people who actually read my blog, thank you, you people are AH-MAZ-ING!!!! I am obviously not. Over the past months my life has been very busy, and complicated. I've just had to take a HUGE break from the computer world and clear my mind. I send my deepest apologizes to people/authors/publishers who have waited for me to review their books. I'm really sorry for taking such a long break, but I had to put my life back together, like a puzzle. :)

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