One Step Too Far by Tina Seskies
I started reading this book because it is about a woman who walks away from her family, changes her name, and begins a new life. As I turned each page, I remembered why I am not a fan of most English authors….they just move too slowly. When I finished the last page, I was glad I hadn’t quit in the middle, however, I don’t think I will be reading any other novels by this debut author.
The Reaper by Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek
This is an autobiography by one of the deadliest special ops snipers in the armed forces. A first-person account of the 2009 summer in Afghanistan when Irving set a record for the number of enemy kills on a single deployment. An intimate look of the cold reality of taking a life to protect another.
Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
A beautiful high school student has acid thrown in her face and suddenly her life turns a 180. Nicole says she doesn’t know who harmed her, but loner Jay Nazzaro, incognito hacker, becomes obsessed with finding the guilty individual. What follows is a game of cat and mouse as he marks from his list possible perps. The relationship between Nicole and Jay develops as she discovers her physical beauty truly doesn’t matter to Jay. This is not a romance story as such, but a good read. That’s why it’s on the Sequoyah List for teens.