Monday, May 22, 2017

Good for Young Teens - My Review of Let's Be Real

Published by: Zondervan
By: Natasha Bure

My sister and I have been watching Natasha Bure on Facebook for quite a while. I've watched her mom on Full House and Make It or Break It. I watched Natasha as she performed on The Voice. Even though I am not the intended target of a book like this, I was excited to have the chance to read and review Let's Be Real.

Let's Be Real  -     By: Natasha Bure

Who the book is for:

This book is something that was written for teens and preteens, girls in particular. I think it would be most helpful to those who are about twelve to fourteen.

What I liked:

Natasha Bure is very real in this book as she shares about struggles that she has had and ways that she has hurt.

This book has many positive messages to share.

What I didn’t like:

This book was hard for me to identify with, but that could be because I am an adult, not a teen. I think some teens may feel frustrated with the way that Natasha seems a bit "spoiled".

The actual writing is not always the best.

My conclusion:

Overall, I wasn't a huge fan of this book.

I give Let's Be Real 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Cute and Fun - My Review of Jesus Loves Me A Sing-Along Book

Published by: ZonderKidz
Illustrated by: Gynux

I am not always a fan of books that are based on songs and that simply have lyrics instead of a story, but my nieces love Jesus Loves Me. I knew that they would be excited about this Jesus Loves Me Sing-Along Book.

Jesus Loves Me, A Sing-Along Book   -     By: Illustrated by Ginux    Illustrated By: Ginux

The story:

This book shares the words to Jesus Loves Me with two verses I don't think I have heard before.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are really cute and fun. It features a lot of different animals and everything is just simple and cute.

How strong is the book?

This book is a padded board book and something that I think is relatively strong.

What I liked:

The pictures in this book are so cute!

I like the simplicity of this book.

I like the size and shape of this book.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn't like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a cute and fun book.

I give Jesus Loves Me A Sing-Along Book 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

An Okay Children's Book - My Review of When God Made You

Written by: Matthew Paul Turner
Illustrated by: David Catrow
Published by: WaterBrook

I enjoy checking out all kinds of children's books - and there are so many out there! I was happy to have the chance to read and review When God Made You.

When God Made You  -     By: Matthew Paul Turner

The story:

This book shares a poem of sorts that talks about how much God cares about the child who is reading the book. It talks about how God planned out that child and their life before they were born.

The illustrations:

I am not a big fan of the illustrations in this book. They are a little "out there" on some of the pages and just not cute.

Who the book is for:

The back of the book says that it is for those aged 3 through 8, but I think that younger children might enjoy it, too. There are also parts - and words - that no one under 8 is going to fully understand.

What I liked:

This book has a very positive message in regard to the child and their life. A message of God's love and his plan for them.

What I didn’t like:

I am not a fan of the illustrations.

I think that the book could have been written a bit simpler for young children to understand it.

My conclusion:

This is an okay book.

I give When God Made You 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging For Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Very Informational and Fun - My Review of Do Baby Bears Have Mommies?

Published by: Tyndale Kids
Written by: Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley
Illustrated by: Ailie Busby

My nieces and nephews love to learn, and most of them are big fans of animals. I was excited to receive the chance to read and review Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? because I knew that it would be something that they would all like. I am so excited to share it with them!

This book asks questions about animals - such as why giraffes have long necks - and then it answers those questions in a fun and rhyming way.

Do Baby Bears Have Mommies?  -     By: Crystal Bowman, Teri McKinley

Who the book is for:

This book is perfect for any children who love to learn. This is great for toddlers all the way up to age eight or so. I know that my seven-year-old nephew will be interested in the facts shared in it.

What I liked:

This book is full of information! This book helps children learn facts about all kinds of animals in a fun way.

This book is cute. The rhymes are cute.

This book is fun to read.

What I didn’t like:

The pictures could be a little cuter, but that's not a big deal to me.

My conclusion:

Overall, I loved this book.

I give Do Baby Bears Have Mommies 5 out of 5 stars!

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Not as Good as I Wanted It to Be - My Review of You'll Think of Me

Published by: Thomas Nelson
By: Robin Lee Hatcher

I was excited to have the chance to read and review You'll Think of Me because the story sounded interesting. I hoped to get sucked into it and fully enjoy it.

This book tells the story of a young woman who is raising her daughter all on her own, and a young man who was asked by his friend to act as a father to that little girl. This is a story of hurt and love.
You'll Think of Me  -     By: Robin Lee Hatcher

Who the book is for:

Those who like a love story with more to it might like this book.

What I liked:

The characters are likable enough.

The idea behind the story is good.

What I didn’t like:

I found the overall story and the way that it was written to be a bit boring. I skimmed it more than actually reading it.

I wish that there was more to this book. There are issues that are mentioned but then kind of overlooked. I wanted more from it.

My conclusion:

Overall, I didn't think this book was great.

I give You'll Think of Me 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Touching Story of Moving On - My Review of The Memory of You

Published by: Thomas Nelson
By: Catherine West

I love reading all kinds of fiction, and I was excited to have the chance to read and review The Memory of You.

This book tells the story of a young woman who is having a hard time moving on from a mistake that she made as a teen and the loss that she suffered because of that. It is a story of a man who is dealing with a lot in his life, including pain from his past. It is a story of moving on from the past.

The Memory of You  -     By: Catherine West

Who the book is for:

This book is great for anyone who likes a touching story focused on family and love.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are very interesting and I felt like I really had the chance to get to know them.

The story is interesting and it kept my attention.

I really liked the way that this story is focused on family. I enjoyed reading about the relationships between adult children and their parents/grandparents.

This is an emotional read.

What I didn’t like:

There is a part of the story that runs through the whole book that just goes against my beliefs. I won't share it because of the spoiler that it is, but I really wish that the story could have been written without that controversial issue being included.

My conclusion:

Overall, I was a fan of this book.

I give The Memory of You 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

An Interesting Love Story - My Review of The One True Love of Alice-Ann

Published by: Tyndale Fiction
Written by: Eva Marie Everson

I was curious about this book as soon as I saw the cover and read the title. I knew that it was going to be something different and fun.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann tells the story of a young woman who fell in love with her brother's friend. The friend heads off to protect their country, and life changes for Alice-Ann while he is away.

The One True Love of Alice-Ann  -     By: Eva Marie Everson

Who the book is for:

This book is something that will be enjoyed by those who like historical fiction and love stories.

What I liked:

The story of this book is different from many others out there.

I like the history in this book.

The story is interesting.

I felt drawn into the story.

What I didn’t like:

There is not much that I disliked when it comes to this book. It was a good read.

My conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed this book.

I give The One True Love of Alice-Ann 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.