Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie

The fourth installment of the ghost hunter series brings MJ, Gilly, Heath, and Gopher to Scotland where they will be filming the first episode for their new show Ghoul Getters. They arrive in the famously haunted village of Queen's Close where the very powerful spirits of a trio of witches are bent on revenge. Their power proves to be too much for MJ and Heath to handle and places Gilly right in the line of fire.

I love this series and I think this one has been my favorite so far!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

FBI Series

Double Take by Catherine Coulter

Number 11 in the FBI series brings back Ruth and Dix trying to discover the truth about his wife, Christy's, disappearance three years ago when a family friend swears he sees her at a San Francisco fund raiser now married to a wealthy older man. Meanwhile, Sherlock, Savich, and fellow FBI agent Chaney are investigating another case in San Francisco. The widow of a famous psychic, once accused of his murder, is now being targeted by a hitman.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

YA Civil War Novel

Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen

I was looking for Civil War novels to read with my language arts students and I have always been a Gary Paulsen fan, so I grabbed this one from another teacher. This is a great YA Civil War novel that will have students turning the pages. It is full of great description of what it was like on the camp's, preparing for war, and getting through face-to-face combat.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Family Tree

Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky

Dana and Hugh Clark had been vigilantly preparing for the long-awaited birth of their first child. Hugh had come from a long line of New England Brahman's while Dana new little of her own family. When their perfect beautiful little girl is born with obvious African American features, new questions arise. Long standing family legacies are questioned and life-long family and friendship bonds are put to the test.

Another good engrossing story from Barbara Delinsky. I have enjoyed everything I have read of hers to date.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A good YA (Middle Reader)

Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been bouncing around from one foster home to the next since birth. She is a talented artist who captures her surroundings and experiences beautifully in her treasured pictures, but all she wishes for is a permanent family.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Virgin Rover by Robyn Carr

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Melanie Monroe needed to get out of Los Angeles after the death of her husband. She wanted a chance to go somewhere no one knew her and start over fresh. As a nurse practitioner and midwife, life in the slow quite countryside sounded like a great change of pace for the busy and oftentimes frightening LA ER. What she didn't expect was to find a new home in Virgin River filled with friends and caring neighbors, a new love, and just as much excitement and adrenaline the ER provided.

This is the first in the Virgin River Series and I am so excited to see my old friends from the Grace Valley Trilogy in this book as well. I really love how Carr makes you care about her characters like longtime friends and how her small towns are like a character unto themselves. She has become a favorite for me.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Point Blank by Catherine Coulter

Point Blank by Catherine Coulter

Special Agent Ruth Warnecki took some personal time off in order to go down into some caves in Virginia on a treasure hunt. While down in the cave alone, she suddenly becomes disoriented, weak, and confused. She is found later in the snow outside of Sherriff Dixon Noble and his dog. While under Dix's care, two men try to murder Ruth. They return to the cave to find out what she may have found which would place her in such danger.

This is the 10th book in Coulter's FBI series. I have always enjoyed this series, but this was not one of my favorites. I really liked Dixon and Ruth's characters, but I did not really like the secondary plot line involving Savich and Sherlock and even Ruth and Dixon's story line was just okay.