Thursday, May 9, 2013

Noble Impostor by Amanda L. Davis

With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for decades. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen. She has risked life and limb to free the inhabitants of Cillineese, but the computers still rule the rest of the world.
Now she must journey to Cantral and take the identity of her dying cousin, Amelia, to infiltrate the Nobles’ world in the guise of a teenager who is a master computer programmer. Because of her childhood living among the slaves of Cantral, Monica knows little about programming and must improvise to stay alive.
The fate of millions rides on Monica’s shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must convince the Council of Eight of her innocence, destroy the computers, and free the world from the nobles before they discover her ruse.

If you've read my review-ish thing of Amanda L. Davis's book Precisely Terminated, you might think I loved the book. Well, this book was waaaaay better than Precisely Terminated, even though I guessed the ending plot twist of it at the end of Precisely Terminated. But the book was amazing. I found myself cheering, begging, and my heart freezing with anticipation through-out the entire book. Amanda L. Davis has outdone herself, and this book may be my new favorite book of all time. All I can say is, "Wow.", and wait to be blown away by a new book, or  maybe her next book, whenever she publishes it.

9 1/2 of 10 stars

-Ryebrynn

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Storm Amazon!

Re-release of the Door Within trilogy!

"Has your broadsword been collecting dust? Has it been awhile since you've grabbed a pitchfork, lit up a blazing torch, and charged a castle? Well, you're in luck!

This May 7th, we are Storming the gates of Amazon.com to try to propel the Re-Release of The Door Within Trilogy into the hands of many of this generations Young Adult Readers!

If you read the original release, you're probably in your twenties now. But a new generation of young readers is ready and waiting. Here's what you can do:1) Purchase a copy of a Door Within book during the May 7th Amazon Blitz; give the book to a young reader you know.2) Blog / Facebook / Tweet/ etc. about The Door Within books whenever you can and as much as you can. Talk about any impact the books have had on you, favorite scenes, characters, quotes, etc. Please mention the Amazon Blitz date: May 7th!3) Word of mouth. Talk it up. Text it up. Let friends and family know about the Door Within books. 4) Use The Door Within books as seed-planting. While not a perfect allegory by any means, The Door Within books do contain a lot of Jesus Truth. Use the books as a bridge to talk about eternity with friends and family who might not yet believe.If you do any of the above, email me at: batguy21784(at)yahoo(dot)com. Put the following in the Subject Line of the email: Door Within ReRelease Promotion. I will put your name in the Acknowledgments Section of my newest book (Soon to be announced!). I will also provide you with lots of cool Door Within freebies here on my blog!If you purchase a book, email me at: batguy21784(at)yahoo(dot)com. Put the following in the Subject Line of the email: Door Within ReRelease PATRON. I will put your name in a special Patron Section of the Acknowledgments Page of my newest book. THEN, email Thomas Nelson Publishing at: info(at)tommynelson(dot)com  and they will send you an all new Epilogue to The Door Within Trilogy.  In the name of The One True King, I thank you.-Wayne Thomas Batson, 2013"

Okay...

-Ryebrynn

Rakkety Tam MacBurl--the feline version

Ollo. After my dear Shadow died, Jake gave me his kitten, which he had not named yet. So I have dubbed this kitten Rakkety Tam MacBurl, and for short, Tam. Hopefully he will survive his kittenhood.

-Ryebrynn

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Precisely Terminated by Amanda L. Davis.


With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for centuries. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace, pretending to be one of them while the slave council plots a way to use her chip-less state to destroy the all-powerful computers that strike down any hint of rebellion.




The fate of millions rides on Monica's shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must find a way to destroy the computers and free Cillineese from the nobles' iron fist before they strike with the ultimate punishment--death for everyone inside the city walls.

Before I say anything else, I have to tell you my first reaction to this book when I finished. I said, "Brilliant and epic!". Amanda L. Davis has created a masterpiece that drew me in on the first page and didn't let me go until the last. The first chapter made me cry--and the last. Maybe I'm just emotional--or maybe it wasabsolutelyamazing. In some ways, I considered this book better than some of her father's, mostly because of how it pulled around my emotions. Bryan Davis' books don't do that to me. All in all, I want to thank Amanda L. Davis for creating an amazing book.


And now Noble Impostor is on the way and I wish she would just finish the third book!

-Ryebrynn

Friday, May 3, 2013

Where in the name of darkness is Shadow?


“Where in the name of darkness is Shadow?”- Cluny the Scourge, Redwall.
This was ultimate inspiration for my kitten. My black kitty, whom I named Shadow. Now, just imagine:

You wake one morning, and lay in bed writing a short story on your Kindle for three hours. Then you go downstairs, notice everything is unusually quiet, and go check on the kittens in your mud room. You are shocked to find them nowhere, and their mom(Sumatra) meowing and pacing, along with your cat Walter, and Walter's sister, who hasn't been named yet. You turn, shut the door and dash into the parlor, where your family is. “Where are the kittens?” you ask.
Your sister stands. “They're in here.”
“Why aren't they with Sumatra, Walter, and Whatshername(which is what you call the unnamed girl cat)?” You demand.
Your sister exchanges glances with your other two sisters and brother. “Bleep*” she says, “one of the kittens died last night.”
“What?” You shriek. “Which one?”
Your sister looks suddenly sad. “Shadow.”
You burst out crying.

And that's why I'm writing this post. My little Shadow, sweet kitten, who adored crying, has passed away. He died on Thursday, May 2, 2013, the National Day of Prayer, five days after my birthday, and six days after he arrived in our household. It is not the same without my little piece of heaven, and I am still trying to deal with the loss. I have done as I have with every other animal that has died, I cried extensively and, um... wailed. Yes, I guess that is how it worked out. I claim it to be crying, but I must say, it is wailing. I dedicate this blog post to my dear Shadow, and hope he arrives in heaven. I have been told that animals do not go to heaven, and that it is futile to believe so. I pray those who tell me this are wrong, and that little Shadow goes to Heaven. I have been told that if animals went to heaven, it would be in the Bible, and I think that it's got to be in there somewhere. Anyways, today we buried her under a tree, and I spent two minutes hitting the tree with a shovel before my mom told me to stop. At the moment, Shadow has a gravestone of bark, but I hope to make her a real one, maybe out of a log, cut thinly. Now we have three kittens remaining, and three cats. Shadow...

Blessings, all.
-Ryebrynn

P.S. Pictures come later.
*Bleep- My real name edited out.