Let the Journey Begin by Max Lucado

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Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? “Let the Journey Begin”repack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone–God is with them every step of their way.

This bestselling book will include thirty-two additional pages of new content, all consisting of excerpts, quotes, and scripture as well as an updated interior design to appeal to a new generation of graduates. Included are pages for personal goals, favorite verses of scripture, and prayers.

Jan Review

Let The Journey Begin, by Max Lucado, is a cross between a devotional, a gift book, and a book of advice. It is short (less than 200 pages) with around 70+ readings, all a page or two at most. In addition, nearly all the readings have a short quote or scripture to support them. It’s not quite a devotional, in that it isn’t all scripture or examination of scripture. Rather, it features selections from Max Lucado’s other books, which focus on topics that are Biblically-based but not all are tagged with specific references or verses. At the root of each selection is advice rooted in scripture, though. Some examples of topics include: Character Creates Courage; Rocking the Boat; Knowing God’s Will; Looking Forward in Faith; and What We Really Want To Know, among many others.

Book Review Storm Siren by Mary Weber

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“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.”

In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win.

Jan Review

Storm Siren is an impressive fantasy debut by Mary Weber. Her writing is thoughtful and at times even stunning, and her words have woven a powerful and inspiring story that promises to stick with me. I hope you decide to give this a chance; that way we can agonize over the conclusion together until the second book releases.  This book does not hold back any punches in regards to ripping your heart out by killing off characters and it totally guts you with ending that makes you want to jump right into book two which i am totally doing, dinner not getting cooked tonight lol.  Awesome start to a series that i will highly recommend as a must read now.

ARC Review Snow White Lies by Sarah J Pepper

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“Evil poisons everyone. Period. Our mouths water when we sink our teeth into what we have always craved. Surrendering to our desires by biting off delectable piece of the forbidden fruit is nothing more than a meager confession: Poison tastes sinfully sweet,”—Confessions of the Big Apple Debutante, by blogger Miss Snow White.

Jan Review

I have read 2 other of this authors twisted fairy tale confessions and i loved both.  Death of a Mad Hatter and Rapunzel Unhinged.  This author has the amazing ability to take the core of a fairy tale that we all read and spin it completely on its head.  You have all the core elements of the original story in this case, 7 dwarves, huntsman, the wicked queen and of course snow white.  Those characters all will play their parts but in an entirely mixed up, deliciously different way that leaves you gasping and entranced with each page you read.  Their was some steamy romance in here but nothing that made me go running for the hills, the violence is appropriate for an adult audience and gives the story that much more depth and intrigue.  You done it again Sarah you made me love an adult romance fantasy way to go.