Monday, April 6, 2020

"Sydney's Outer Banks Blast" by Jean Fischer


About this book:

  Things are getting bizarre in the Outer Banks.
   Sydney and Bailey get more than they bargained for on a visit to North Carolina, where they encounter baffling events on the beaches of the Outer Banks.
   A mysterious old sea captain. . .
  Odd lights hovering over the water at night. . .
  Tales of a ghost ship. . .
Resident weird kid, Drake Wright. . .
Is a strange creature lurking in the ocean depths? Who—or what—is making those peculiar tracks in the sand? The Camp Club Girls are ready to investigate!”


Series: Book #8 in the “Camp Club Girls” series. Reviews of #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7.


Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted & talked about; A Blessing over food; Talks about God, the Holy Ghost, & creation; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & the Holy Ghost; Mentions of Bibles and those & events in the Bible; A few mentions of prayers & praying; A few mentions of Christians; A couple mentions of churches, a pastor, & a sermon; A couple mentions of Heaven; A mention of praising God;
             *Note: Many mentions of ghosts & folklore.


Negative Content- Mentions of famous pirates, shipwrecks, & missing crews; Mentions of bones/skeletons, deaths/bodies, & a graveyard (mainly all teasing); Mentions of possibly killings and/or mutinies (not-detailed); A couple mentions of wars; A couple mentions of (assuming about) kidnappings; A couple mentions of nightmares;
             *Note: Many mentions of UFOs & aliens (Bailey thinks she keeps seeing a UFO and her imagination runs away with her while Sydney doesn’t think they are real); Mentions of Bigfoot; A couple mentions of headless horsemen from a book; A couple mentions of a movie.


Sexual Content- Mentions of a cute boy; A few mentions of blushes.

-Sydney Lincoln, age 13
                                P.O.V. of Sydney
                                                        157 pages

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My personal Rating-

While not my favorite book in this series, it still was a fun read that was different and unique. :)


See y’all on Friday with a new review!


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

Friday, April 3, 2020

"The Happy Camper" by Melody Carlson


About this book:

  “Home is the place to heal, right? At least, that's what Dillon Michaels is hoping as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon's old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift--her grandfather's run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store.
  But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon's noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses . . . and a ring.”


Series: As of now, no.


Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are quoted & remembered; Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are not capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, blessings over food, & thanking God; Mentions of churches, church going, youth groups, & pastors; A mention of Heaven; A mention of a godsend;
             *Note: Dillon’s mom says she doesn’t believe in God & that weak people need to rely on religion (Dillon talks with her about how that’s not true); A mention of someone idea not being a spiritual calling; A mention of speaking of the devil.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘rats’, and four forms of ‘stupid’s; Eye rolling & Sarcasm; Mentions of divorces; Mentions of a child saying they hate their swim teacher (Dillon); Mentions of hunting; A few mentions of a husband leaving his family; A few mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of gossip & rumors; A couple mentions of hatred; A mention of cocaine; A mention of a coyote getting a cat (assumed, no details);
             *Note: Dillon & her mother do not have the most loving/traditional relationship; A few mentions of car brands; A few mentions of fictional characters; A couple mentions of celebrities/actresses; A couple mentions of Boy Scouts; A couple mentions of zombies; A mention of GQ magazine.


Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and two (one is unwanted) semi-detailed kisses; Hand Holding; Noticing; A couple guys remove their shirts & Dillon tries not to stare; Dillon does not know her biological father; Dillon’s mother has lived with her boyfriend for a while (she’s not interested in marriage); Many, many mentions of dates, dating, boyfriends, girlfriends, feelings, breakups, & exes; Mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of wondering about a kiss/kissing; A mention of human trafficking; A mention of a birthday kiss; A mention of a fling; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Dillon mentions that her biological clock is ticking; Brandon swipes paint at Dillon’s bustline and her bottom when painting; Mentions of swimsuits; A couple mentions of a swimsuit diet; A mention of a short dress being called bachelor bait.

-Dillon Michaels
                                P.O.V. of Dillon
                                                        333 pages

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My personal Rating-

While Dillon wasn’t my favorite character many times during this story, I did like that it was overall very clean and had a fun DIY theme to the plot. Dillon was a little too interested in Jordan right off the bat and a bit obsessed with him. I was a little disappointed that a possible friend to Dillon turned catty when she realized Dillon liked Jordan as well. It was an easy read that I think campers would enjoy. I’m not the biggest fan of camping, but I did enjoy different aspects of this book.

See y’all on Friday with a new review!


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.