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Artemis Fowl #1 and 2

Disney/Hyperion books are releasing the newest Artemis Fowl Book The Last Guardian on July 10th. To celebrate the release they have been allowing bloggers to download galleys from NetGalley of the previous books. Each galley comes with two books. Artemis Fowl is not your normal 12 year old. He's a genius. His father is missing, and his mother isn't handling that well, so he's kind of been on his own. She hasn't even been concerned about him going to school or not. Artemis is concerned about his missing father, but he's even more concerned about the Fowl families vanishing fortune. In his first adventure he's come up with a way to pad the family's coffers again. His brilliant idea: kidnapping a leprechaun. Little does he know when he kidnaps Holly, a Captain in LEP that she's really a pixie and the horror and terror he will be unleashing on himself, his bodyguard Butler and Butler's sister Julia. In Artemis' second adventure, he's just learned the location of his father. Unfortunately he's being held by some Russian terrorists in the Arctic Circle. He and his bodyguard Butler are on their way to save him when they are taken underground to the headquarters of LEP on suspicion of helping trolls to get human things like batteries and guns that are wreaking havoc on their underground world. Little do they know that Artemis had nothing to do with it, but there is a traitor in their midst. Artemis and Butler are happy to help out with their troll problem, however, in exchange for help in rescuing Artemis' imprisoned father from the Russians. These books are so fun! I really enjoy the adventure and I'm sure that the elementary age boys love to read about Artemis, the smartest boy in the world and dream about being just that smart themselves!

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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 …