Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Hollow by Jessica Verday

This excellent book is the first in a trilogy. It mixes paranormal romance and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a little mystery in a modern-day setting. Abbey's best friend, Kristen, has died in a tragic drowning accident. But the real question is why she was even at the river that day? Abbey searches for answers but what she finds is an elderly couple, Nikolas and Katy, and a gorgeous but unusual teen, Caspian. Caspian may be her soul mate - if she can ever figure out his secrets. And Nikolas and Katy are as dear to her as the grandparents she lost at age six, but they are also good at hiding the truth. When Abbey learns the secrets of these people she's come to love, it nearly unravels her - making her doubt her own sanity.

The book starts out slowly, but don't give up on it. It will definitely reward the patient reader!

Great for fans of Twilight!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Fast & the Furriest by Andy Behrens

Kevin Pugh is a 12-year-old couch potato. Cromwell is his beagle, a couch potato dog. Kevin’s looking forward to spending his summer sitting on the sofa, playing video games and generally doing as little as possible. Unfortunately, Kevin’s father, a former Bears star football player and super-sports fanatic, feels differently. So does Cromwell, who has suddenly and mysteriously developed a fascination with dog agility competitions: running up seesaws, leaping over hurdles, and attempting to soar through hoops (he usually gets stuck in the middle). If he has to do anything, Kevin would rather do something for newly obsessed Cromwell, but dog agility lessons cost money, and Kevin’s dad won’t pay for something that he doesn’t even consider a real sport. So he signs Kevin up for football camp instead. But some well-timed events collide, literally, and Kevin finds a way for he and Cromwell to take classes. Team Cromwell is born.