Review: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

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Review:

I decided to borrow The Great Zoo of China from the library because it has dragons in a modern setting.  The Chinese discovered a cave filled with dragon eggs 40 years before, and they have been secretly studying their new treasures, in addition to building a zoo to showcase them.  In their intense competition with the US, the Chinese are seeking to create a vacation and pop culture behemoth to rival Disney World.  If there are occasion setbacks, like when the dragons attack and eat their caregivers, well, that’s just an acceptable price to pay to finally bump the United States out of their position as the number one world leader.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Wicked Dark Dragon by Lolita Lopez

Lolita Lopez dropped by the virtual offices to share the top items in her deadline survival kit.  She also brought along a giveaway for you to enter to help her celebrate the release of Wicked Dark Dragon!

What are the Top 5 items in your deadline survival kit?

1. Caffeine (Dr. Pepper especially!)

2. Wireless Headphones

3. Chocolate

4. Whiteboard and dry erase markers

5. The Viking! My husband takes care of everything when I’m on a tight deadline. He makes sure our special needs kiddo gets all of her homeschooling assignments done. He takes her to all of her therapy and autism clinic appointments. He also handles all the cooking, shopping, household chores, our Great Danes, etc. Because he is AMAZING. <3

About Lolita Lopez

While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places:  under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.

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Review and Spotlight: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

 

My Thoughts:

I loved Going Down in Flames, so I was eager to revisit Bryn and her friends in Bridges Burned.  I was a bit disappointed with it.  There was too much boy angst, and the non-ending diminished my enjoyment.  The action picked up in the second half, but it was all setup for the next book in the series.   The book doesn’t end so much as it tapers off to nothing.  I found this very frustrating.

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Novella Review: Peanut Goes To School by Thea Harrison

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Review:

I requested Peanut Goes to School because it sounded cute.  Super strong paranormal kid heads off for his first day of school.  I haven’t read any of the Elder Races books (I keep calling them Elder Scrolls because that is one of my favorite video game franchises – sorry!), but that did not deter my enjoyment of this fun novella.  Even though he take down a pack of lions, Liam struggles in a social setting with classmates and unfamiliar adults, and I could not put this down.

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Review: Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon

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Review:

Going Down in Flames is a very fun book.  It features a tried and true premise;  the big family secret.   Bryn’s parents have been keeping a big secret from her, and when she learns that she’s a dragon, she is less than pleased with them.  Her parents have fled from the dragon community because they were forbidden to be together, and Bryn, the offspring of a blue and red dragon, should never have been born.  The governing body of the dragons, the Directorate, has carefully kept the dragon clans segregated, and they are not happy with Bryn’s parents, or about Bryn.  Not at all!  Yet they force her, on her 16th birthday, to move into the boarding school where young dragons are taught to control their powers.  Poor Bryn! The only crossbred, she’s met with suspicion and hatred.  I wouldn’t have been too happy with my parents, either!

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Review: Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott

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Ah, it’s the Memorial Day weekend, and the heady of scent of meat cooking over blazing grills permeates the air.  What a great time to pick up a book about a dragon shifter.  In this case, a fire dragon shifter.  Leo can barbeque steak as easily as he can rescue his beloved, setting an SUV ablaze with skilled ease.  What’s not to love about a guy who can fly, save your butt from bad guys, and ignite a bonfire for a romantic evening in the desert with just one breath?

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