Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

5 stars

I loved this book and really hope that they make it into a movie. This is a wonderful story of survival and a strong and enduring bond of love that develops between these two beautifully drawn characters.

TJ is a sixteen year old cancer survivor who is on his way with his tutor for the summer, thirty year old Anna Emerson, to meet his family in the Maldive islands. The charter plane they are on crashes in the Indian Ocean and the pilot is killed. They wash ashore on a deserted island and must find a way to survive until help arrives. Only it doesn't...

I don't want to give too much away, I'll just say this was a riveting read that taps every emotion.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

12-21 by Dustin Thomason

An ancient Mayan codex is found that will unearth and perhaps unleash the beginning of the end of the world that will occur on December 21, 2012 as a team of doctors and specialists race to prevent the spread of a new epidemic and find a cure before it is too late. If you liked Michael Crichton's novels, you will really enjoy this. Dr. Chel Manu is an expert in Mayan culture and language and works with artifacts and antiquities at the Getty Museum. Dr. Gabe Stanton works on neuroscience and specializes in prion disease research. The two work together to use their unique talents to make sense of the symbolism and clues found in the manuscript for a cure as to what may have happened to the lost civilization of the once mighty Mayan culture, and what may become of ours. Rated 4 (of 5) stars!