Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet #1)

Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh wow, what in the freak did I just read! One of the best books I’ve ever gotten my hands on! I’m seriously still in shock and awe, even though I finished this book in one day. It took me a while to digest some of what happened. I know some people didn’t like it and that’ fine, but for me this book is on my Must Read List for anyone! I couldn’t put it down, and I know this is book I’ll pass on to my child. This story follows young Ender through Battle School where he is being trained and getting tested to become a Commander for a fleet. What follows is absolutely pure mayhem, shock, and triumph! You MUST read this book, and if you have little ones have them read it! If you saw the movie then just know that the book is WAY better! As the movie left lots of stuff out! Go get it and read it NOW!

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Book Summary:
Once Again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a front assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens.

But who?

Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.

Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. In simulated war games he excels. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game.

Right?

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Too Hot To Hug!

Too Hot To Hug!Too Hot To Hug! by Steve Smallman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What precious story! I love reading this to my son. This story is about a little boy and his dragon. Although it’s a short read it doesn’t take away from the storyline and is worth reading over and over again.

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Book Summary:
When Ryan finds a golden egg, he takes it home to show Mom and Dad. Then suddenly, Tap! Tap! CRACK! out hatches a baby fire dragon!

From then on, Crumpet the dragon is Ryan’s best friend. But soon Crumpet starts to grow. And as he grows he gets… HOTTER!

Run, Run, Run Away (The Ivy Chronicles – Book 1) ( (The Ivy Chronicles #1)

Run, Run, Run Away (The Ivy Chronicles - Book 1) ((Young Adult Urban Fantasy Series))Run, Run, Run Away (The Ivy Chronicles – Book 1) ( by C.R. Cummings
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow, what can I can say about this story. Ivy spent her life living with her Grandparents who kept her safe from her mother and gave her a feeling of security. However, something was always off and Ivy couldn’t put her finger on it. Then one day her grandparent left and she was left alone with her mom. Ivy had to survive one way or another and devised an escape plan to get away. The day finally arrived when she had enough money to take a bus and leave. However, when she left she never expected what came next! This was a great story full of adventure, mystery, and ugly, nasty little woodland creatures!I can’t wait to pick up the next book of The Ivy Chronicles!

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Book Summary:
In 2014 C.R. Cummings started a major project to revamp each of her eBooks prior to them coming out in Paperback. Run, Run, Run Away is being re-released as a eBook July, 2015 and soon after the Paperbook will be available.

“16 year old Ivy has made up her mind. Dealing with life after the death of her Grandparents and having to live with her psycho mother, is no life at all. She decides that running away is better than going into foster care, and takes off to live alone at Granddad’s isolated cabin, deep in the forests of Oregon.

Getting there wasn’t the scary part, nor was being alone. What was scary was the discovery of her Grandma’s journals hidden in the cabin, along with her own true identity and the secrets concealed in the hemlock forest.

Unsure which of her new friends to trust, Ivy is thrown head first into a life changing adventure and must decide if she has what it takes to embrace her destiny.”

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big WindBartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind by Gary Ross

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG! I love, love, LOVE this BOOK! It’s a must read for kids, to read to your kids, or just give it as a gift! I can’t gush enough about this book. I even had to pick one up for my niece and nephew to enjoy. The story is about a boy, who one day decides to grab his bed-sheet, catch a wind, and fly away on a great adventure. Along the way he meets different and interesting people, that in some way changes his view upon the world. This story is written in rhyme which I believe not only made it easy to read but made it more enjoyable to read it to my son. I hope, if you pick it up, you’ll love it as much as I did 🙂 This is a must read over, and over again type of book, plus I found it at the 99 Cent Store, so you can’t beat that!

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Book Summary:
Bartholomew Biddle’s life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure — and he can’t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he’s soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him! After spending time on an island full of pleasure-seeking pirates and at a prep school that boasts a hundred shades of gray, Bart finds himself in a mysterious cove where the wind doesn’t blow. Stuck, Bart is forced to face the fact that his flying days might be over. Will he ever get home again?

The Little Prince

The Little PrinceThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this story! I loved reading it to my son. I love how the Little Prince went from place to place and met different people and creatures. How he learned different lessons from everyone and shared his knowledge with his pilot friend via story telling. This book will definitely be on my must read again and again list. I can’t wait for my little one to be able to read it for himself!

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Book Summary:
Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.