Review: Witches Protection Program

Review time! I had already read this a few weeks ago but been so busy planning and executing my engagement party that I forgot to post this. Anyhow….

Witches Protection Program….the title itself caught my interest immediately. I love stories about magic, witches, mythical creatures, you name it. I was a bit excited to read this!

The story is about good vs bad…the good witches are called Davinas and the bad witches are called Willas. The book starts out with Wes Rockville,a rookie cop, who apparently failed at his first assignment….transporting a little old lady who he claims “disappeared.” His father if Chief at the station and is letting him have it, after all he is the only one out of his brother and sister who seems to not excel and live up to the family name. His dad reassigned him to a secret department- Witches Protection Program.

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Review: Orphan Number Eight

So this is one of the books I acquired from ALA….and right off the bat…I loved the cover. It is what caught my eye and made me very excited to read. I was lucky enough to have met the author, Kim Van Alkemade at ALA. Such a lovely lady!

But back to the book…it was such a good GREAT read! At first I was a little skeptical but it started throwing me these slight twists that kept me going. This book is about a woman, Rachel Rabinowitz, who at four years old was placed into the Hebrew Infant Home following her mother’s tragic death. Rachel was then selected to be one of many subjects for medical experiments. The reason behind using orphans as subjects is because you are able o control every part of their lives without dealing with parental consent.

The way the book is set up is every chapter alternates between the present (Rachel as a nurse) and the past (Rachel as the 4-year-old orphan.) You get a sense of how Rachel came to be who she is now with those chapters of the past.

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Review: Solomon’s Tale

They were giving away free copies of this book and I figured why not. At first I meant to give it as a gift to a friend of mine who loves cats (the cover had a beautiful black cat.) But I decided to read it since it seemed small enough for a quick read.

This was a unique story, it is told by the point of view of Solomon, “a wise cat” who starts off by being in the spirit world and is asked to return to earth in order to help his former owner Ellen. Ellen seems to be struggling in her marriage with Joe due to tough times and his drinking. Its insinuated that he has a bad temper and has spent most of their money. Ellen tries to remain cheerful for the sake of her son John. After an odd few pages of how Solomon is reborn again, he ventures out as a kitten to find Ellen with the help of his angel.

He is roughed up a little bit by the travel and Ellen finds him outside during a storm and takes him in. She already has a cat named Jessica who Joe refers to as a “demon cat.” Jessica brings in dead rodents or birds, steals their food, and tears up mail, but Ellen never stops loving her. Solomon grows up to be a big beautiful tomcat and Jessica starts to flirt with him. After few odd paragraphs about them mating and such…Jessica has their kittens.

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