Tomorrow night is Trick or Treat here and as I was buying the candy to give out, I was thinking how nice it would be if I could give out books instead. I’m not sure all the kids would appreciate it, but if there is a chance to get one book in a child’s hand, I’m all in. I need to figure out a way to collect enough books during the year. Another lofty project. But until then, here’s what the WW Ladies have been reading.
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Read by Amanda, 12
Deuce lives underground in an enclave. her dream has always been to be a huntress. Once she becomes one, she and her partner Fade are kicked out of the enclave to go Topside. Freaks have escaped from underground and are attacking Topside. Fade and Deuce travel to find what Fade’s father told them of a “better place”.
I was intrigued by the premise of this book and could not stop reading it. Deuce’s story was so interesting! I was entertained by this twisted adventure and enjoyed it with every turn of the page.
White Hot by Nina Bruhns
Read by Heidi
Clint Walker is a US Navy Lieutenant Commander on the run from trained Chinese killers. Clint must get the stolen information back to the US before he’s captured. He stows away on the Ile de Coeur, which is run by Captain Samantha Richardson. Samantha is as tough as they come, and she won’t let anything or anyone standing in her way, including her father or a stowaway. Samantha is determined to get her latest cargo back to the US, no matter how distracting Clint is, or who is chasing him.
I think this is one action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. From the chase for the stolen information, to the danger of the open seas, to the passion between Samantha and Clint; it really takes your breath away. I couldn’t stop reading this book, I literally had to force myself to go to sleep at night. I’m looking forward to the next thrill ride from Nina.
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
Read by Michelle
It’s 1963 Mississippi and nine year old Starla runs away from home in search of her mother who left when she was a baby to become a “Nashville” singer Starla encounters a black woman, Eula, who watches over her and loves her more than her biological mother ever did. Starla learns of the meaning of love regardless of color and blood.
My favorite part of the story is when young Starla on her journey away from home, meets a young boy, Troy, at a carnival and he pushes her to ride scary rides. Back home she was always the tough little girl not afraid to do anything, but this young man saw through her tough outer shell and pushed her to the limit. Susan Crandall’s vivid detail of Starla’s journey makes this book so colorful and memorable.
Black Jack by Lora Leigh
Read by Laura
Lilly Belle (Night Hank) loses her memory and her struggles to put the pieces back together. Travis (Black Jack) is with her all the way through the twist and turns wishing her to trust him without reveling his true identity. Two secret agents who’s mission turns deadly.
This spectacular love story was mesmerizing. The first time I couldn’t put a book down in a long time.
The Language Inside by Holly Thompson
Read by Amanda, 12
Emma Karas was born in America but she moved to Japan when she was a baby. Her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her family needs to return to the States while her mom is in treatment. Just when Emma is starting to feel at home with new friends and volunteering at a long-term care center; she needs to decide if she wants to stay in America or return to Japan early.
I could not stop reading this book! It was so intriguing reading about Emma’s struggle to make a decision. At each turn of the page, I was pulled into the story more with all the events going on. I will be recommending this book to my friends to read.
Bottom Line: Here’s what we used to say for Trick or Treat when I was a kid, “Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.” We were so poetic!