Sunday, July 31, 2011

Goldstrike by Matt Whyman

Title: Goldstrike

Author: Matt Whyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2009

Rating: A

Suspect: Carl Hobbes
Description: Eighteen-year-old male wanted by the CIA for threatening national security.

Details: Responsible for outbreak at Camp Twilight, which resulted in the deaths of several military personnel and terror suspects. The detainee escaped and has not been seen since. Suspect is a skilled hacker, capable of manipulating and taking control of national security systems.

Current Whereabouts: Unknown

Threat Level: High

As soon as I picked up this book, and read the inside cover, I was hooked! It took me less than 24 hours to read the book because I could not put it down! Carl Hobbes is an eighteen year old that is wanted by several countries for robbery and breaking into national security. He gets a job at a high-profile security firm hoping that his identity will be hidden because no one will suspect that he will work in a job with security. The chapters alternate between Hobbes and the people hired to track down Hobbes.

Part way through reading the book, I realized that it was the second book in the series. When this happens, I usually stop reading the book because I start to get lost because I miss major parts of the story. Thankfully, this was not the case with Goldstrike. I could follow what was happening and did not feel like I was left not understanding parts of the development of the plot. I have already requested Icecore, which is the prequal to Goldstrike, from my local library. I am very excited to read it!

loved the book from the first page, which is why I rate the book an A. If you are looking for a fun read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Goldstrike is definitely one you will want to read!

Happy reading!


Friday, July 29, 2011

In My Library Bag 7/29

Story Siren does a feature called In My Mailbox on her page which shows the books that arrive in various people's mailboxes. I did not actually buy any of these books, so I switched up the name because I got all of these books at the library! I plan on review each of these books in the very near future!

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  • Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

  • Exodus by Julkie Bertagna

  • Zenith by Julie Bertagna

  • Not Just the Levees Broke by Phyllis Montana-Leblanc

  • Traitor by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby

  • Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway

  • Goldstrike by Matt Whyman

  • The Carbon Diaraies 2017 by Saci Lloyd

  • The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle

  • Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik

I am very excited to read and review each of these books! Comment below if you have read any of these!

Happy reading!


First Post!

Hello readers!
This is my very first post on my new blog! I am a reader with a serious addiction to books. Its a problem and I have had to learn to live with it =). I hope this is a place where I can share my love of reading with others and inspire people to love reading as much as I do. I read mostly young adult fiction but also enjoy adult fiction and occasionally non-fiction. I currently get most of my books from the library and can not go into a library with out getting at least 4 books. When I am not reading, I am dancing, which is my other passion, or swimming. I just graduated college with a degree in elementary education and early childhood development. To start my blog off, leave a comment saying where your favorite place to read is!

Happy Reading!