Title: The Fire
Author: John A. Heldt
Published: August 2013
Description: When Kevin Johnson, 22,
goes to Wallace, Idaho, days after his college graduation, he expects
to find rest and relaxation as his family prepares his deceased
grandfather's house for sale. Then he discovers a hidden diary and a
time portal that can take him to 1910, the year of Halley's comet and
the largest wildfire in U.S. history. Within hours, Kevin finds himself
in the era of horse-drawn wagons, straw hats, and ankle-length dresses.
Returning to the same time and place, he decides to travel again and
again and make the portal his gateway to summer fun. The adventure takes
a more serious turn, however, when the luckless-in-love science major
falls for pretty English teacher Sarah Thompson and integrates himself
in a community headed for tragedy. Filled with humor, romance, and
heartbreak, THE FIRE, the sequel to THE JOURNEY, follows a conflicted
soul through a life-changing journey as he makes his mark on a world he
was never meant to see.
About the Author: John A. Heldt is a reference librarian and the
author of THE MINE, THE JOURNEY, THE SHOW, and THE FIRE, the first four
novels of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage time-travel series.
The former award-winning sportswriter and newspaper editor has loved
getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on
baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon
and the University of Iowa, he is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home
brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending
contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on
literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.
Title: The Misfits
Author: Adra Young
Published: May 2013
Description: Based upon tweens
attending Vernon Middle School in Michigan, The Misfits takes us into
the lives of four great friends that have one terrible thing in common.
They were all bullied their sixth-grade year of school and fear that the
torment will continue on throughout the seventh-grade as well. Follow The Misfits on their journey to discover if life gets any better for them as seventh graders before it gets worse.
About the Author: Adra Young is a native of Gary,
Indiana. She is an Acting Coach, Actress, and Educator. Ms. Young
graduated from the prestigious Central State University in Wilberforce,
Ohio. Making a conscious decision to further her education, she received
her Masters Degree from the University of Detroit. In 2005, Ms. Young
wrote her first acting and socialization guide for the youth titled, The
Everyday Living of Children & Teens Monologues. Her second book The
Everyday Living of Children & Teens Monologues Volume II is a
sequel. Her first fictional book The
Misfits was released via e-book version May of 2013. Currently, Ms. Young blogs about educational concerns that pertain to youth and is responsible for conducting over 100 book reviews for both traditional and self-published authors. Visit Adra Young's website for more info.
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Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
Read an installment of a series.
Share your review/recommendation below.
Include the title, author and series name.
My Series Sunday pick features movie trailers based on books. I absolutely love to see books I've read adapted to film. Even though I imagine how characters look while reading, it is nice to have an actor/actress portray book characters on the big screen. Sometimes casting works in my favor and other times, I am way off base. For example, I am not looking forward to the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey (release date August 2014). The
role of Christian Grey has been recast and it is rumored that the movie
will be rated G or NC-17. **slow blink** I am not here for a general
audience erotic movie.
There are other movies that I am excited to see. In Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, thrust back into competition mode. The Book Thief, published in 2005, is finally making it to the big screen. Shailene Woodley stars in two films: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Watch the four movie trailers below: