Title: The Nightmare Garden<br />Author: Caitlin Kittredge<br />Publisher: Delacorte Books<br />Status: Available now<br />*full disclosure: Free thanks to my friend Toni who let me borrow hers<br />Description:<br />(by goodreads.com)<br />Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.<br />My Review:<br />This is the Sequel to the Iron Thorn Book #2 in the Iron Codex. I liked it. The Ending was the real hero in this. It was slower than the first but I did enjoy it. Although, I hated the moments with Aoife and her father. Especially when they try to be sweet to each other, why? Unrealistic. Plain and Simple. How do I know this? Because my own relationship with my father is hell  but that’s neither here nor there. It just didn’t feel right, when they hit bumps it felt perfectly in sync but when they tried to get along it was WAY to saccharine. <br />Ok so that was the negative. The positive is that this book is just as intricate as the last. You learn so much more about Aoife’s world and her part in it. There are so many opposing forces, not just two generic black and white good and evil. There is Aoife and her small group (which is just her most of the time) against the world and they’re desperately trying to survive while saving it. By the end of the novel nothing is resolved perfectly but it’s satisfying. I want to read the next one and I believe it’s the last in the series I hope it ties up everything well. <br />Overall Rating: 5/7

Title: The Nightmare Garden

Author: Caitlin Kittredge

Publisher: Delacorte Books

Status: Available now

*full disclosure: Free thanks to my friend Toni who let me borrow hers

Description:

(by goodreads.com)

Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succumb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.
When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.

My Review:

This is the Sequel to the Iron Thorn Book #2 in the Iron Codex. I liked it. The Ending was the real hero in this. It was slower than the first but I did enjoy it. Although, I hated the moments with Aoife and her father. Especially when they try to be sweet to each other, why? Unrealistic. Plain and Simple. How do I know this?Because my own relationship with my father is hell  but that’s neither here nor there. It just didn’t feel right, when they hit bumps it felt perfectly in sync but when they tried to get along it was WAY to saccharine.

Ok so that was the negative. The positive is that this book is just as intricate as the last. You learn so much more about Aoife’s world and her part in it. There are so many opposing forces, not just two generic black and white good and evil. There is Aoife and her small group (which is just her most of the time) against the world and they’re desperately trying to survive while saving it. By the end of the novel nothing is resolved perfectly but it’s satisfying. I want to read the next one and I believe it’s the last in the series I hope it ties up everything well.

Overall Rating: 5/7

Original link: http://readbymoonlight.tumblr.com/post/41682205993/nightmaregarden

Title: The Nightmare Garden Author: Caitlin Kittredge Publisher: Delacorte

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Title: Space Cowboy

Author: Justin Stanchfield

Publisher: Usbourne Books

Description from goodreads: Teenage cowboy, Travis McClure, is desperate for adventure. He’s bored with life on the remote planet of Aletha Three, herding cattle all day. But everything changes when he comes face-to-face with a creature that should only exist in nightmares.

Then it’s kill or be killed and Travis is forced to defend himself and the other terraformers. Armed only with his dad’s rifle he heads into the wilderness to track down the mystery predator before it destroys everything

My Review:

I actually had to read this for work and I just want to say. I really don’t like the whole cowboy thing, I don’t. I’m not a fan of westerns at all and even though it’s not my favorite genre I really liked this book! It had a good balance of mystery, romance, comedy and thriller. I wasn’t expecting to remotely liking this story about a hum drum kid stuck on a desert planet but I did. I liked him I liked his family, it was so refreshing and I think anyone could really enjoy this book. Unfortunately it’s been a couple of weeks since I read it and I’m being slow on my reading this week so I thought I should at least review a book and since this one has to little press I encourage you to give it a try because it will surprise you.

Rating 5/7