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Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

I've read an awful lot of Richard Paul Evans books, they're usually romance books and they're usually really good, but I have to say I really like this style of writing better for him. This is more of a fantasy, sci-fi type. There aren't a bunch of other kinds of creatures like in Fablehaven or Percy Jackson, it's the kids themselves that have powers. Michael Vey is not a normal high school student, he'd like to be normal, but he has a power. He can shock things, kind of like an eel. He even shocked his mother one time when she was bathing him as a 3 year-old. He's a lot smaller than the other kids in his grade, so he gets picked on a lot: things like being stuffed in his locker or garbage cans. He gets stuffed in his locker by the bullies of his high school and the principal gives him the month's worth of detention instead of the bullies. One day he's fed up with being beaten and these same bullies are trying to pants him, basically remove his pants and make him run home without them, and he decides that they will not be picking on him again. He shocks them right in front of the cheerleader that he likes, Taylor Riddley. She is amazed, but not really surprised, you see, Taylor has a secret too. She can read minds and she can make others "reboot." Essentially they forget whatever they were doing. Taylor and Michael determine that they were born in the same Pasadena hospital on the same weekend and that a bunch of babies died that weekend. But wonder of the internet, finding out that much gets them into trouble. People come looking for them, but will they be able to capture them and use their powers for evil? This book was amazing! I loved the plot line, I loved the characters. It was just a fun book.

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …