Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Storm Bottle Review

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The Storm Bottle Swimming with dolphins is said to be the number one thing to do before you die. For 12-year-old Michael, it very nearly is. A secret boat trip has gone tragically wrong, and now he lies unconscious in hospital. But when Michael finally wakes up, he seems different. His step sister Bibi is soon convinced that he is not who he appears to be. Meanwhile, in the ocean beyond Bermuda’s reefs, a group of bottlenose dolphins are astonished to discover a stranger in their midst – a boy lost and desperate to return home. Bermuda is a place of mysteries. Some believe its seas are enchanted, and the sun-drenched islands conceal a darker past, haunted with tales of lost ships. Now Bibi and Michael are finding themselves in the most extraordinary tale of all.

This book started out kind of slow for me.  I wasn't really interested in it to begin with.  Mom said give it a try so I did and I'm glad I did. I really liked Bibi.  I thought it would be really cool to swim with the dolphins.

If you like books about dolphins and a bit of magic then this is a good book for you. Like I said it was a little bit slow in the beginning but it picked up for me a few chapters in.

I give it 4 stars out of 5.  And I think kids my age or older would like it.

Details: I received this book for free from the Author for my honest review.  My mom helped me post this to my blog because of all the extra stuff but the review is all mine.

Author Nick Green is a UK children's and YA author, best known for his trilogy The Cat Kin, published in the UK by Strident Publishing and in Germany by Ravensburger, and also as a BBC audiobook. He has appeared on BBC radio talking about his books, and has been shortlisted for two UK children's book awards. He regularly does school visits and other children's literary events. The Storm Bottle is his first straight-to-Kindle novel.

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sliding beneath the Surface

 The St. Augustine Trilogy Book I

A new resident of America's oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida, fifteen-year-old Jeff Golden suddenly finds himself up to his eyeballs in frightening paranormal experiences. At the end of his rope
in trying to figure out what is happening to him, Jeff decides to rely on his
friend Carla Rodriguez, and Lobo, an old Native American shaman, for help.

Despite this guidance, things get even worse. Jeff's spine tingling encounters increase in number and intensity at an alarming rate, scaring him even more. Eventually, he makes the startling discovery that unresolved circumstances involving a bloody event directly out of Florida's
distant past threatens his sanity and possibly his life.

Finally, overwhelmed by forces he cannot understand or control, Jeff's world shifts from frightening to downright terrifying. In desperation, and on Lobo's advice, he leaps headlong into the unknown in order to save himself. What Jeff discovers though is that he has entered a level of reality he is completely unprepared to handle while unwittingly dragging Carla with him.

Like all the books in THE ST. AUGUSTINE TRILOGY, the premise for Sliding Beneath the Surface is simply this: You create your own reality.

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I really liked this book. I learned a bunch of stuff about history in it. I thought it was pretty cool how the Main Character kept getting sort of sucked back in time in his dreams.  I really like ghost stories and this one was pretty creepy.

The characters Jeff, Carla and Lobo are all really cool.  Lobo has all these cool powers.  I think he would be cool to get to know.  

I think anyone who likes adventures will like this book. I can't wait to read the next book!