Friday, February 8, 2013

Polar Shift


by Emily Mah
Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published Feb 21, 2012
by Arcadia Publishing
Book Source: Bought
5 stars

Book Overview:
When Amber DeSoto sees northern lights on Ganymede, she knows something's wrong. No one will listen to an eighteen year old, though, even who's lived on Ganymede most of her life. But if anyone can survive the unexpected, it's Amber, and if the base commander won't listen to her, she might as well figure out how to save the base and its inhabitants on her own.

Mary's Review:
Amber DeSoto and Florian Schaumann were the youngest survivors of the worst space accident in history. As a result ended up as the poster children of
Ganymede and all other outer planets. Only Amber was not aware of this. All she knew was that Dr. Gunderson was always on her case. She felt that Gunderson was jealous of her because her mother who had been killed in the accident was a famous scientist and the former base commander. She just wanted to be left alone. She resented her new assignment and only wanted to be treated as the intelligent 18 year old that she was. When she realized that something was not right in space, she could not get the adults to listen to her. She finally had to take matters into her own hands.
Amanda learns a lot about herself, her abilities, while others learn that their age and knowledge doesn't always mean they are right.
I really enjoyed this short story. It is a YA science fiction and I recommend it for ages 13 and up.

About Author:
Emily Mah Tippetts writes science fiction and fantasy as Emily Mah and chick lit as E.M. Tippetts. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. She is a former attorney who specialized in contracts, real estate, and estate planning, with a specialty in literary estate planning.
To learn more about her and her upcoming releases, visit her site:

Recipe for a Doll

by Laura Huntwork
Kindle Edition
Published July 13, 2012
by Laura Huntwork
Book Source: Bought
4 1/2 stars

Book Description: Maggie is a curious child who is bored with her regular toys. Everything changes on Maggie's birthday when she takes a walk down her street. She finds a magical house and an eccentric lady with an unusual recipe. Maggie is amazed at what unfolds.

Mary's Review: A very colorful, fanciful, rhyming picture book finds little Maggie wishing for a magical world of toys to replace her boring and plain toys. Then on her 9th birthday her wish comes true. She meets a strange but wonderful little old lady who leads her into a world of magic dolls. This magic brings new meaning to the word recipe. A delightful story for all little girls who love dolls.

The illustrations are bright and colorful and certainly kept the attention of my granddaughters.

I recommend this book for ages 4-10.

About Author: Not Available

Price- $1.99 at day of post