Saturday, 31 January 2015

Book Review: Libellus de Numerus by Jim West (Magicae Mathimatica #1)

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Libellus de Numeros

Author: Jim West

Publication Date: 30 Oct. 2014

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

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 What is the missing variable?

Alex, a young precocious girl, mysteriously gets transported to a strange world where Latin and Math combine in formulas and equations with magical effects. With a cruel council leading the only safe city of it's kind in this world, she will have to prove her worth to stay as well as help this city as it is the target for two evil wizards who seek to destroy the city and it's ruling council.

Will the council's mighty army of guardians be enough to repel the onslaught of the two wizards' wrath?

To help the city and also get back home, she will need the help of the greatest mathematician of all time, Archimedes. In a world where math is magic, Alex wishes she paid more attention in math class.

My Thoughts:

 Any math and Latin geeks out there? If so, this books is for you. First it is an amazing genre called adventure, do you remember reading Harry Potter? Or Chronicles of Narnia? Well, that’s what I’ve been raised on. Being a math geek has its perks, but after reading this book I got the answer to all my classmates question: “why should we study math?” It’s all around us and we use it every day without even knowing that we use it. It’s fun and you just never get bored of it. (That worked for me.) But let’s talk a bit about the book and what I found interesting in it.

Meet our main character – Alex. To say the truth I saw myself in Alex a lot. She is your average 6th grader, whose parents are always working leaving her a lot alone or making her change living places every now and then. She is a girl, so she often gets this: “you can’t do it, coz you are a girl” thingie. (Really pisses me off, even now.) Alex is this person who has a strong sense of justice ms speaks her mind without caring about consequences. It’s no wonder the bullies tucked her into a closet. But what if that closet lead our heroine to a world different from ours? A world of magic which is based on math and Latin? (Can you please send me there too? I’ll learn Latin, send me there…) sorry for the interlude. Back on track now.

Why was she send there? Well, I have my ideas, but hats off to Jim West for maintaining the intrigue throughout the book, giving us some minor clues about the place and in the end leaving us on a cliffhanger to crave more. Alex meets Archimedes (yes, it’s that guy, the math genius we all studied at school) right away and he makes makes her his assistant. Now Alex has to prove that she has it in her to become a wizard, but at the same time she has to be cautious for there are a lot of enemies out there who do not want her to be. I really enjoyed the interaction between Archimedes and Alex and there were some surprises which made me laugh out loud.

I liked that the author conjured the world which is very interesting and we can learn a lot from it, basically what not to do. The book may be intended for younger audience, however if you are a parent or in your 20s you may still enjoy other parts of it. The idea of the council, the power it wields and of course interaction between parent and child. I think the author wanted to show us how we should act in this or that situation. That sometimes we should look at our children too and that the power given to us by our birth may lead everyone to destruction. You may find council and the City quite old-fashioned, but nevertheless it is what it is. I remember highlighting this words and want to share them now:

“ “… They should still let people live in the city if they can’t defend themselves, especially of they’ve worked their whole lives for it. They ought to have a right to a peaceful life,” Alex said following.
“And who told you that?” “No one, really. That’s just the way it is where I’m from” “ then you’re either privileged to be able to live free, or naïve in thinking everyone lives peacefully. Maybe both,” Archimedes said."

Those words actually had quite an impact on me, and I hope they will on you too when you read the book. To say the truth, when I first opened the book, I was thinking it would have a lot of math and Latin, however, it was a lot of fun and at the same time very instructive to read. I’m definitely getting next book. Really want to know as to why such world was ever conjured.

I suppose that after reading this book I saw math in another way, and if by any chance you have a kid who doesn’t like math, read this book to him/her, at least the kid will see math differently. I am not being a sexist here, but, yes, we girls can also be good at science. If you like it and want to do it, do it, get it our to the world. I hope you found this review helpful and will follow Alex on her journey through the wold of math and Latin. Enjoy it to the fullest and get your own copy of Libellus de Numerus to try to think of some new formulas and make the world a better place to live.

My Rating:

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Release Day Blitz : Possession by K.M.Scott (Club X3)

Possession (Club X3)

K.M. Scott


About the Book

Kane Jackson, the ruler of the fantasy section of Club X, has always been different from his brothers. The bastard son of Cassian March III, he grew up without the money and privilege Cassian and Stefan enjoyed from the March name, instead only knowing his father as the man who abandoned him and seeing himself as unloved and unwanted. He let love in once and like everything else in his life, all that came from it was pain. His heart hidden behind the walls he's built since then, Kane is now just the dark figure who rules over the fantasies of others but has none himself.
Abbi Linde can't seem to get a break. Too many bad men and bad choices have left her bruised and broken, but the opportunity to dance at Club X could change everything. For the first time, she might be able to make a life for herself and find the happiness she longs for. After what feels like a lifetime of heartbreak, Abbi still believes one day her dreams will come true and she'll find the love that's eluded her.
Even the darkest heart craves the light, but will the darkness be too much for love to overcome with these two souls?

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A resident of Scranton, PA.  K.M. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller of contemporary romance stories.  A writer for all her life, she finally decided to take the plunge and seek publication in 2011.  Under her Gabrielle Bisset pseudonym, she writes erotic paranormal and historical romance, but in 2013 she decided to branch off into contemporary romance.
Loving what she does, her contemporary romances are filled with steamy sex, great dialogue, and happily ever afters that stay with the reader long after they finish her books.

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Monday, 5 January 2015

Cover Reveal: Design by R. S. Grey

Title: The Design
Author: R.S. Grey

Release Date: March 1, 2015

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Five minutes until the interview begins. 

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview. 

She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.

Three minutes. 

For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.

Two Minutes

But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. 


After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

“I’m not scared of you,” I said with a confident smile.

“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”



I had a feeling that once I left his office, I’d never hear him speak of it again. I’d probably convince myself that I’d made the whole thing up in a weeks’ time.

“And Cameron,” he spoke, forcing me to pause as my hand hit the door knob. I turned my head to look back at him, hope brimming through every pore. His eyes locked with mine as he continued, “It’s not Grayson. It’s Mr. Cole. I’m not your friend while you’re here.”

I bristled at his reprimand. There he was. The formal prick. He wanted to put me in my place, but I knew his secret now. You can’t just turn attraction off like a light switch. I may have had torn tights and smudged make-up, but I was the same girl I’d been for the last twenty-two years. Which meant, deep down, Grayson was still attracted to me. A small smirk unfolded across my lips as I realized the power that knowledge gave me.

“And what about when I’m not here?” I asked, tilting my head to the side and staring into his blue eyes with more confidence than I’d felt all morning.


Author Info:

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan SafranFoer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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