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New Lands Book Review

Since my book review of Deadweather and Sunrise, I’ve read the second installment of the Chronicles of Egg, New  Lands. Author Geoff Rodkey continues his adventure with pirates, slavers and some pretty scary natives.

New Lands Book Review

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can’t decipher. But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg’s trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies—against which our heroes’ only weapons are their brains, their courage…and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue.

They’re going to need help. But who can they trust? Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…or their enemy? Is Pembroke’s daughter Millicent on Egg’s side…or her father’s? Why on earth is the notorious pirate Burn Healy being so nice to them? And the biggest question of all: what shocking secret is Egg about to discover in the shadow of an ancient Okalu temple? {Amazon}

With the last book, one of my kiddos got to it before me; this time two of them did. I had to work twice as hard to make sure they weren’t book spoilers! Now there are three of us anxious for the release of the third and final book in the series next year.

As Egg continues to face odd situations and challenges, he gets more confident and mature, as does Guts. Despite the strain of new friends and their unique talents, their friendship grows stronger. Millicent is as overbearing as ever, she also struggles with the realization that her father, Roger Pembroke, isn’t the hero she thinks he is.

New Lands was released about a month ago and is available in stores near you. I would like to thank Media Masters Publicity for sending me the ARC of this exciting book. Now, how do I get my hands on the next one?

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Slices of May

I’m recapping May one day earlier than last month. At this rate, !I’ll be back on schedule in a couple of months! It sounds like a good plan, or maybe it’s more like  dream. Well, this post is about looking back, not predicting the future. May Bucket

1 – Article written. I actually wrote two, but my latest, Summer Bucket List Challenge, wasn’t live on Today’s Mama until a couple of days ago.

1.2 – Pounds gained in May. That’s totally the wrong direction. Of coarse, the day after my official reading, I was back to where I was at the beginning of April. Overall, I’m still doing good this year. But May’s hiccup was a good reminder to rein in the snacks and late night eating.

3 – Job interviews. I even got a job from one of them!

8 – Blog posts written. So much better than last month, but so far to go to where I want to be!

10 – Books behind schedule on my GoodReads goal. I did finish reading The Chronicles of Egg: New Lands. I’m hoping to post a review next week.

13 – Social events. The end of the school year, among other things, added a bunch of activities to my calendar. We had concerts, awards ceremonies and even a art show. On top of the kids activities, I went to a celebration for WordPress 10th anniversary.

16 Projects completed. Most of them took less than an hour, but I’m feeling very productive.

29 – Countries visited my blog. Well not the whole country, but at least one person from each of the 29 countries stopped by my blog.

44 – States represented in my blog visitors.

719 – Words added to my book. I finished 70% of May’s month’s goal. If I don’t make my goal this month, I’m going to have to ground myself from Facebook or something!

911 – Page views.

The top post from May were:

  1. Book Theme Party Decorations
  2. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  3. Cub Scout Annual Planning Meeting
  4. Sweet Shop and Nerf Top Shot Invitations
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision
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