Island Games by Caleb J. Boyer
Published: Dec 20, 2017
Category: Middle-Grade, 192 pages
I like supporting young writers and was impressed that this book was written by a 12-year-old boy. It was a quick read and fairly entertaining, suitable for an audience of 8-10 years of age. Best friends Matthew and Ryan wake up on a deserted island, without their memories and have no clue why they are there. They realize they must work together to survive and are tested in what turns out to be a series of games. The novel is an admirable debut for a young writer but was lacking in character development, realistic dialogue and plot resolution. With a good editor, however, I can see this young writer developing his craft to become a successful writer.
The Crown Jewel Mystery by Anne Elliott and Charles Veley
Published June 1, 2017
Category: Adult fiction, 113 pages
Genre: Mystery novella
Content rating: G
After reading one of the books in this series, I was eager to read this novella that is a prequel to The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery series. It was a fast, exciting read, as we are introduced to Lucy James, a brilliant and spunky heroine who gets caught as a hostage during a bank robbery. Having grown up as an orphan in an American boarding school, she was on a quest to discover who the anonymous donor to her upbringing could be. She then finds herself in a dangerous predicament and as the plot unfold we get to see what her connection to Sherlock Holmes might be. An engrossing, entertaining and delightful read. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Found in Time by J.K. Kelly
J.K. Kelly Consulting LLCPublished: Oct 17, 2017
Category: Adult fiction, 318 pages
Genre: Time Travel, Sci-fi