“The Secret Billionaire” by Teymour Shahabi

THE SECRET BILLIONAIRE Teymour Shahabi PageWing (2016) ISBN 9780997876017 Reviewed by Emily Sutton (age 15) for Reader Views (02/17) “The Secret Billionaire” is an intriguing young adult mystery/thriller by debut author, Teymour Shahabi. The premise involves the decades-old unsolved disappearance of Billionaire, Lyndon Surway, and the current-day life and challenges of a young boy named [...]

“The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses” by K.N. Smith

THE URBAN BOYS: DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES K.N. Smith Two Petals Publishing (2015) ISBN 9780989474757 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (12/16) The five senses, everything we need and desire in our lives and now as an intriguing story! In “The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses” by K.N. Smith, [...]

“The Tao of Sudoku” by Cristina Smith

THE TAO OF SUDOKU Cristina Smith CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781536916355 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (12/16) “The Tao of Sudoku” by Cristina Smith is a wonderful book with many life lessons spread throughout the book listed under the Sudoku puzzles, along with quotes and fascinating facts and “how-to’s” spread periodically throughout the [...]

“Daniel: The Age of Discovery” by Peter Pactor

DANIEL: THE AGE OF DISCOVERY Peter Pactor Friesen Press (2016) ISBN 9781460277447 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16) “Daniel: The Age of Discovery” by Peter Pactor is the story of Daniel French. Daniel attends boarding school, Cornwell Academy, after years of being secluded, hidden, and mistreated by the people around him. [...]

“The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman” by Brady G. Stefani

THE ALIENATION OF COURTNEY HOFFMAN Brady G. Stefani SparkPress (2016) ISBN 9781940716343 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 14) for Reader Views (12/16) “The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman” by Brady G. Stefani is about 15-year-old Courtney Hoffman and her visions of aliens. When Courtney was 7 years old her crazy, alien obsessed, Grandfather tattooed a strange [...]

“Aramid” by Paul Haddad

ARAMID Paul Haddad World Castle Publishing (2016) ISBN 9781629894553 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16) Nothing is normal in this world, including Aramid. Aramid is a replacement robot for a human. The main plot in “Aramid” by Paul Haddad is describing the struggles and problems of this human replacement, along with [...]

“Lone Wolf: The Oldenglen Chronicles Volume 2” by Robin Mason

LONE WOLF: THE OLDENGLEN CHRONICLES VOLUME 2 Robin Mason Tricklewood Press (2016) ISBN 9780994837127 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 14) for Reader Views (11/2016) “Lone Wolf” by Robin Mason is about twelve-year-old Jackson, “Jax” to most, and his best friend Sarah. In the previous book, Jax and Sarah were granted the ability to speak with [...]

“Trisomy XXI” by G.A. Minton

TRISOMY XXI G.A. Minton World Castle Publishing (2016) ISBN 9781629894447 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16) “Trisomy XXI” by G.A. Minton is about aliens that play a bizarre and utterly playful part in this book about a boy named Joshua who has Down syndrome or Trisomy XXI and is changed by [...]

“Time Zero” by Carolyn Cohagan

TIME ZERO Carolyn Cohagan She Writes Press (2016) ISBN 9781631520723 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16) Upon observing “Time Zero” by Carolyn Cohagan, I was astonished and pulled in by the cover as well as the synopsis. The reviews on the back of the book also allowed me a “foot in” [...]

“Theo and a Horse Named Rocket” by W.H. Raymond

THEO AND A HORSE NAMED ROCKET W.H. Raymond Archway Publishing (2016) ISBN 9781480825482 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16) In “Theo and a Horse Named Rocket” by W.H. Raymond, the author’s main point was to teach about living and even possibly life's lessons, through the experiences of Theo and Rocket. Theo [...]

“Resistant” by Ryan T. Petty

RESISTANT Ryan T. Petty Melange Books - Fire and Ice Ya (2016) ISBN 9781680463118 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 16) for Reader Views (11/16) “Resistant” by Ryan T. Petty is about how a girl named Jennifer, who is initially held captive, escapes her captors, and travels through Arkansas and Texas trying to find safe places [...]

“Billy Bedivere in the Quest for the Dragon Queen” by Alan Sproles

BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN Alan Sproles BookBaby(2015) ISBN 9781682223895 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 11) for Reader Views (10/16) “Billy Bedivere in the Quest for the Dragon Queen” by Alan Sproles is the story of 12-year-old Billy Bedivere. When Billy hears screams coming from a nearby cave, he disobeys his [...]