My Alien

My Alien was written by Robin Martin and published by Bennet Lane Press in 2016.

Martin writes about the conflict between doing what’s right and peer pressure. Zoe wanted to hang out with her friends at unsupervised parties and eat junk food but her alien pressured her to do what was right.

Zoe is the main character in this story. She had just broken into the popular group and started making headway with her crush when an alien decided to inhabit her. At first she tries as hard as she could to get rid of the alien but eventually they become friends.

Orion is the alias the alien adopts because Orion is his home constellation. I’m not going to talk too much about Rion because that would lead to major spoilers.

Jas is Zoe’s “best” friend. She’s the most popular girl in school so Zoe becomes popular by association. She’s not a very good friend though and with the help of Rion Zoe begins to realize that.

Harry has been friend with Zoe since kindergarten. Zoe always thought they were just friends but Harry wants to be more than that. Things get awkward between them quick.

The climax of this book was when Orion realized he would either have to leave Zoe for ever of stay a human.

I really enjoyed this book. The plot was cohesive and it left you on kind of a cliff-hanger that makes you want to read the next book. I would definitely recommend this book and am looking forward to the sequel.

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Murder on the Orient Express

This book is set on the Orient Express.  A man named Rachett asks Poirot for his help> Poirot declines saying that he simply does not like Rachett’s face. The next day Rachett is found murdered. Everyone on the train has a good alibi. Who did it?

Name: Mary Debenham

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: Was overheard saying suspicious things Colonel Arbuthnot

 

Name:Princess Dragomiroff

Motive: None Apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: None that we know of

 

Name: Mrs. Hubbard

Motive: None Apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: A knife was found in her sponge bag. A handkerchief with the initial “H” was found in the Rachett’s compartment.

 

Name: Colonel Arbuthnot

Motive: None apparent

Suspiscious circumstances: Was overheard saying suspicious things to Mary Debenham. A pipe cleaner for his pipe was found in Rachett’s compartment.

 

Name: Countess Andreyi

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious circumstances: Grease spot on her passport. Handkerchief was found with her initial on it in Rachett’s compartment

 

Name: Greta Ohlsson

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious circumstances: None that we know of

 

Name: Antonio Foscarelli

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: Bouc doesn’t trust Italians.

 

Name: Hardman

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: None that we know of

 

Name: Hildegarde Schmidt

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: None that we know of

 

Name: Hector MacQueen

Motive: Anger against Rachett, his former employeer

Suspicious circumstances: None that we know of

 

Name: Count Andreyi

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: None

 

Name: Pierre Michel

Motive: None apparent

Suspicious Circumstances: Could’ve killed Rachett while everyone was asleep

 

 

 

 

Summer Schedule

June 3 Lord Edgeware Dies

June 10 Murder on the Orient Express

June 17  Death on the Nile

June 24 Evil Under the Sun

July 1 Hickory Dickory Dock

July 8 Hallowe’en Party

July 15 Curtain

July 22 Freestyle

July 29 Freestyle

August 5 Freestyle

August 12 Freestyle

August 19 Freestyle

August 26 Freestyle

Issaura’s Claws

Issaura’s Claws was written by Katharine E. Wibell and published by Phaesporia Press in 2016.

Wibell centers on racism in this story. She tells how the theriomorphs are oppressed by the humans and how, as a result, both groups don’t trust each other. She also tells how the two groups put aside there differences and work together to stop a new threat.

Lluava is the main character in this book. When the king announces a draft she volunteers to go not knowing that as a girl, she will not be trained to fight. She makes lots of friends and soon emerges as a prominent figure in the resistance against the raiders. Some people think that she is the descendant of Issaura, one of their gods.

Varren is Lluava’s partner in the war. That means that they help each other and they fight together. An unusual thing about this pairing is that Varren is the heir to the throne.

Chat is a boy who was sent to war because he was a theriomorph. On the way to the camps he meet Lluava and they become friends.

Rosalyn makes friends with Lluava after Lluava saved her life. She is content with her role as a nurse in the war and is actually very good at it.

This story is set in Theria a mythical world of humans and therians. At the time of this book, Theria is at war with the raiders.

There isn’t really a climax to this book since this whole book is filled with action and you’re always wondering: whats going to happen next?

I really enjoyed this book. It was well-written and had just the right amount of suspense. I would definitely  recommend it.

Lord Edgeware Dies

Jane Wilkinson brags about how much she would like to kill her husband. The next day he is dead and quite a few people testify that she was the last person to see him alive. But an equal amount of people if not more testify to her being at a dinner party during the time which the murder was committed. If Jane did not kill her husband then who did? And how do you explain that she was in two places at once?

Basically the two prime suspects for this story are Jane Wilkinson and Carlotta Adams. I’ll write both their bios and leave it to you to decide who did it.

Name: Jane Wilkinson

Motive: Wants to marry the Duke of Merton. Has bragged in the past about how she wants to get rid of her husband.

Suspicious Circumstances: People  say that she was the last person to see her husband alive.

Name: Carlotta Adams

Motive: None

Suspicious Circumstances: Can do a spot-on impression of Jane. A briefcase was found with makeup and a wig in it.