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Top 5: Amazon Buys (books)

1. Kitty Hawk: This whole series has been such a great discovery for me. Growing up I loved Nancy Drew and this book has offered me the same girl packaged in a Canadian Goose jacket. Not only is every book set in a different location around the world but the author has done so much research that I wouldn't even be able to tell if he hadn't been there himself. 2. Under a Broken Sky: Post apocalypse at its best here with a scientific undertone. See how different groups react to the new world through the eyes of a man who is no hero by any standpoint. Start riots, steal whenever you cat, and watch out for the funnies. This book kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. 3. The Secret Apocalypse: First book free on Kobo and other e-readers. Imagine the zombie apocalypse. Now imagine it on an island. Now imagine it in Australia where the entire island has been sealed off from the world and no one outside the island knows what is going on. Follow one girl as she fights to

Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies by MArilyn Peake

Hello everyone! I hope you are all recovering well from your holiday festivities in time for the new years celebrations. I have taken advantage of the money I received from family to restock my book collection. But before that I read this book, which was free through Kobo and Amazaon. I wouldn't exactly call this a novel. It is more of a short story or a novella then a full blown novel but it still had a pretty good story line. Let me give you a short description. Emma is a typical American girl who has just graduated from nursing school. Wanting to do something different and make a difference in the world she volunteers to assist in the Ebola Crisis in Africa. She is flown in and gets to work as soon as possible. But something isn't right inside the camp, from the strange doctors that are trying to keep the volunteers as far from the truth to the strange cases of people dying from the disease only to still be alive the next day. Emma wants to look deeper into the case


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Ks Book Review and the rest of my family during this season. And while we may not have snow yet it is certainly feeling festive in our home. I hope that everyone will spend some time with their family and loved ones today whether they celebrate or not. Enjoy your Christmas and have a great day everyone! May the Holiday Spirit bring you many books. - K

Top 5: Books That Seriously Disappointed Me

1. Discovery of Witches: This book had great promise on the back but couldn't hold up in the delivery. The story was drawn out with little actually happening in a long chapter. I never got to finish this book because I couldn't keep up with everything that happened, even though nothing was really going on. 2. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Each book in the series was exactly the same as the one before but with different stupid people. It was infuriating trying to read because people were just so stupid that it hurt. I couldn't finish the series even though I wanted to. It was just that bad I thought. You might read on in the series and find that things do change but I don't have the patience to do so myself. 3. Tomorrow, When the War Began: I was told that this was one of the best series at the time it came out, but when I started reading it I found that it was just too slow to get into. It started off slow and the end was a massive cliff hanger that almost rubbed

Temporarily Offline

Good day everyone it is rather late where I am and I haven't posted a review yet today. The truth is, and I won't lie to you, I haven't read a book this week. I had planned to get ahead on my reading but with exams under way, packing for home, finishing Christmas presents, and dealing with my sick cat I just haven't had the time. I spent all of today in the car on my way to my parents house with a cat and a Guinea Pig on my lap. Because of this there is no review for today. Despite next week being Christmas I am hoping to finish another book and have a review posted. Thank you for your patience and I apologize for the inconvenience. - K 

Top 5: Books with Unexpected Endings

1. John Dies at the End: I was warned before reading this book that there would be a twist at the end but nothing I expected could have prepared me for what happened. It makes you question everything you have read throughout the rest of the book, but not in the way you would think. It isn't a spoiler to say the ending is a twist because no one could have expected it until it hits you. 2. Good Omens: The ending of this book was still expected, but right at the last moment it changes in a way you couldn't predict. I laughed throughout this entire book for the different nature of writing it had and the ending was no different than the rest of the book; not quite like others. This book may always stay at my number one book for the most enjoyment I got out of it. 3. The Life of Pi: Now I saw the movie so the ending wasn't so much a surprise to me. But I know that if I hadn't seen the movie then I would have certainly been surprised at the twist they threw in at the end.

Calhoun: Sacrifice by Joe Mansour

Good morning everyone! This week I finished reading this book that was sent to me by the author. I was unsure what I was really getting into reading the book but I gave it a go anyway. Altogether it wasn't a bad book. There were a few little details that I had a hard time getting over but that might have just been my personal preference to how things are done. Let me tell you a bit about it: James has lost a lot to the war; his legs, his hand, his wife and daughter. He has had problems with his anger since long before he lost everything and now he is trying to deal with it. But it is only going to get harder for him. When his ex-wife calls him up early one morning in a panic he is less than pleased to go to her house. She tells him there that her new husband has been murdered and that she has made some poor choices in the last year that are putting her daughter in danger. At first James believes it all to be a big joke but when he finds two men waiting for him in his kitche

Top 5: Series Worth a Read

1. Harry Potter: I don't even need to say anything about this one... but I will. A great series that ignited the love of reading in millions all across the world. From the youngest of children to the oldest of adults this book is read and enjoyed. It is a long series with great movies that very few have been unable to get through. If you are looking for a nice long series that you can read over a choosable period of time this is the series for you. 2. The Lord of the Rings: An older classic this is. This includes the Hobbit, which most read after the original three books. This series also comes with a movie that is almost more interesting than the books depending on who you ask. With the Hobbit now becoming a movie trilogy there is all the more reason to do a marathon of reading the books and watching the movies. Just a bit of a warning though, the original series is long and more drawn out than the movie with less 'action' scenes. If you plan on reading the trilogy in a

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day. A few weeks ago I did my review for the first book in the Series of Unfortunate Events series. Since then I have read a few more books and I decided that instead of doing a review for one book each week I would just tell you straight up how I feel about the series. As most people don't read just one book in this series with the intent of not continuing on I will let you know my experience as I read on past the first book. Mainly, I am confused about how I feel about these books. The first couple books were good because I had a general idea about how to books were going to go based on the movie. But as the books went on I found that there was a very strict pattern of events that the author stuck to. SPOILER ALERT kinda... - The children move to a new family member - They are sad but decide to stick with it - Count Olaf shows up in disguise - The kids recognize him - They tell their family member - No one believes them - Fa

Top 5: Books that Became Movies

1. Jurassic Park: While the movie was really nothing like the book both were spectacular in their delivery. In the book there are more characters, deeper story lines, and the answers to many of the questions asked while watching the movie. This also applies to the second Jurassic Park book which also became a movie. Both are great books completely worth a read if you liked either of the movies. 2. The Life of Pi: The movie in this case managed to keep very closely to the book, only leaving out the little details that were not completely necessary. It great to watch on the big screen because I got to see all of the beautiful scenes the author had painted while writing the book. If you haven't seen the movie yet, or even if you have, this is a book worth reading. 3. The Hobbit: A lot of critiques who have read the books then saw the movie has hated the movies because they took a small book and then turned it into a three part movie. I for one like to see the movie and the book a