The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by Fiona Ingram

Buckle up for more adventure and mystery as Adam and Justin Sinclair along with Kim and James, search for the third Stone of Power in an ancient city hidden in the depths of the Mexican jungle.

The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper is steeped in the mythology and legends of the ancient Aztec and Maya. James and his young adventurers embark on their latest journey, which quickly goes haywire when their small plane crashes. Rescued by an uncontacted tribe, the teens must carry on without James, who was injured in the crash. Led by Tukum, future leader of the tribe, they search the dense and dangerous jungle in search of the lost city, with Dr. Khalid hot on their trail.

If you like adventure, mystery, and a fast-paced story that holds your attention from first page to last, you will want to grab a copy of The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper by Fiona Ingram. In the third installment of The Chronicles of the Stone, the teens continue to meet danger head on, using their skills to search for the next Stone of Power and hopefully outwit the evil Dr. Khalid. After James is hurt, the teens must trust the uncontacted tribe to help them in their quest, so the reader is treated to new characters that play vital roles in the story.

This series just keeps getting better. Though I highly recommend starting from the beginning, this is a stand alone novel. Pick up this one or start with Book 1 and see how exciting reading can be!

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bublish, Incorporated (November 17, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 318 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1946229466
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1946229465

This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures by Joe Sergi

If you have a fan of comics or graphic novels in your house, then Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures by Joe Sergi would be an excellent choice.

DeDe Christopher is still adjusting to her new identity as Sky Girl. Now a junior, she is juggling the demands of being a superhero along with trying to navigate the murky waters of high school. It certainly doesn’t help that the guy she is crushing on is dating a girl she can’t stand. With the help of her comic book geek best friend, Jason, DeDe must learn what it takes to become a heroine and face challenges as she discovers her late father’s secrets and his connection to SkyBoy.

I grew up on comics, so I felt right at home when I picked up Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures. This action packed young adult novel finds DeDe learning more about herself in addition to uncovering secrets from her late father’s past. Joe Sergi has been a fan of comic books since childhood and is still very involved in the comics industry as a reader, a regular attender of conventions, and a writer. His decades’ worth of knowledge makes for an engaging read that stays true to the parameters of comics and superheroes.

Like the cult television hit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, DeDe’s school is a place where evil seems to make its home. Like Peter Parker/Spiderman, DeDe is learning more about her superpowers and tackling bad guys at the same time she is trying to deal with the normal everyday issues of being a teenager. This helps to give readers a character they can relate to. In addition, since DeDe is still figuring out who she is and how SkyGirl fits into her life, she is an imperfect heroine. She makes mistakes. Couple that with the humor of DeDe trying to work on her witty banter and her friendship with Jason, and you have a well-rounded book that offers a great deal to readers.

This is the second book in the Sky Girl series. While it stands alone, I’ll be happy when the first book in the series is reissued by Sergi’s current publisher, so I can read DeDe’s story from the beginning. It’s definitely different reading superhero fiction in novel form versus in comics or graphic novels, but I feel it’s a good different and hope this genre catches on.

Series: Sky Girl Series
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing (May 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1625530277
ISBN-13: 978-1625530271

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The author paid me to promote this book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. This fee did not include a review. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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The Paladins DuBois by Patricia Donaruma Williford

“They look promising.  But are they prepared?”

“How could they be?  Better to ask, are they be willing to be dedicated?  Do they have courage and imagination?”

Eighteen years after the infants, Kai and Mahri DuBois, were separated and taken from La Forêt de Chênes for their own protection, they are called to return.  Appointed as Paladins, they receive their first charges from the Elders.  The twins must overcome the devastating act of treachery that tore their family apart, restore the integrity of the treasure they guard, and beat back the encroaching evil of La Famille DeMauvaise.

Filled with humor, action, and romance, The Paladins DuBois features an ensemble of distinctly different protagonists, who must, each in their own way, learn this lesson; “Love is strong enough to withstand anger, accept the truth, and embrace forgiveness.”  But this kind of love is not for the faint-hearted.  It demands courage, sacrifice, and the willingness to bare one’s soul.

Read an excerpt!


“Auntie Lina! Auntie Lina! Where are you? You are not going to believe this! I have a job offer. Well maybe not an offer, but an interview…or something. I don’t know but…it’s in the forest…” The redheaded dervish of energy known as Mahri Woods spun through the house. “Auntie! Where are you?” Unable to find her aunt, Mahri dropped cross-legged onto the couch and examined the envelope. No return address, no postage, it was sealed with wax and stamped with an odd signet. Caretaker? What could it mean? 

Her fascination for La Forêt de Chênes had often drawn her to the large bay window of her bedroom. But oddly enough, in spite of her curious nature and her aunt’s love of exploration, they had never ventured into the forest. In fact, the thought had never actually occurred to her until now. She tingled with a sense of anticipation as she read the brief contents again. Somehow, she felt that she had been waiting for this…summons? Maybe it would satisfy her ever-present, unshakable feeling that she had a missing piece.

Impulse rather than reflection being Mahri’s strong suit, she flew up to her room, threw a few things in her backpack, then left a message on her aunt’s voice mail explaining where she was going. Mahri couldn’t imagine that Lina, who had always encouraged her to embrace new

experiences, would object. Besides, she would call her again when she arrived at the forest. Mahri wheeled her bike down the sidewalk and headed toward Oakenwood Road.

From her vantage point in the cupola of the rambling old Victorian house, Angelina followed Mahri’s progress as she cycled off toward the forest. She had raised Mahri, homeschooling her and providing an eclectic education which produced an inquisitive, imaginative, and capable young woman. For eighteen years, Lina had kept watch on La Forêt de Chênes. Last night, when she saw the first glimmer of the fireflies high above the trees, she knew the forest was calling, and it was time to move Mahri to her destiny. So, early this morning, she had placed the envelope in the mailbox for her niece to find. Her eyes filled with tears. If all went as planned, it was likely that Mahri would find it hard to forgive her years of deceit.

Patricia Donaruma Williford is a believer in the power of stories of conflict between good and evil, and how character is developed when confronted with challenge.  A teacher, mother, and avid reader, Pat has lived in Colorado, Iowa, on Cape Cod, and currently calls Hampden, MA home.

  • Paperback:524 pages
  •, Inc. (September 1, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1621417719
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621417712