Monday, September 26, 2011

Sounds Just Like Queen!

Wow. I can't believe I never realized this before! Marc Martel, the lead singer of Christian band Downhere, sounds so much like Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen.

What? Don't believe me? Take a listen! :)


Monday, September 19, 2011

Your Love Is a Mystery!

This song is so my life right now! Love, love, love!

"God I know that you exist
I've been told a thousand times
But my friends they all insist
That the truth is just a lie
You see the lives that they all live
Seems like a party all the time
The temptations I resist
Because it's You I glorify!"

 Hawk Nelson's "Your Love Is a Mystery" Enjoy!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Review of Deadly Pursuit

Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon is the second book in the Guardians of Justice series, which is the suspenseful romance trilogy that follows the Taylor siblings. Alison Taylor has been receiving strange prank calls for some time. As a social worker with brothers in law enforcement, she knows that there's a potential of people disliking her, but when the calls turn into something more sinister, her brother Cole and his ex-Navy SEAL police partner Mitch come to the rescue. Alison's stalker begins to reveal more and more of what he intends to do to Alison, and Mitch begins to fight for Alison's safety. Because the safety of his future and heart depend on it.

Irene Hannon does a great job of character development in this book with the villain. It doesn't justify what the stalker does, but it shows that sometimes a person's life choices and circumstances can lead to awful acts. Also, the two main characters have a meaningful conversation about God's will and why bad things happen, and that was probably my favorite part of the book. My favorite character? Cole, Alison's brother. I can't wait to see how things go in the next book for him.

I didn't really connect with the main characters in this book. I'm a big fan of Irene Hannon, and I enjoyed her other series and the first book of this series. However, the romance was really strange between the two. Usually a relationship progresses, but in this one, the connection is immediate and it seemed like the story would move a little then brake, move then brake. It was a little too sickly sweet at times. The other plot line, the stalker, was interesting, but I wasn't as captivated as I have been with the author's other books. Some things to be aware of: the stalker frightens a character by inappropriate touching and meth is used by some characters.

All in all I rate this book three out of four stars.

Specifics (from
~ Paperback: 352 pages
~ Publisher: Revell (September 1, 2011)
~ Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review of Katy's Decision!

Katy's Decision by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the fourth and final book in the YA Christian Katy Lambright series. Katy is looking forward to a great summer vacation spent with her best friend, Shelby, at Katy's farm in the Mennonite community. However, their plans are soon cut short when Katy's aunt discovers she has a serious illness. The girls sacrifice their time and efforts to run Katy's aunt's fabric store. Seems boring, right? Think again!

A new Mennonite boy from another community is also spending the summer in Katy's community, complicating things. There are already two guys crushing on Katy, and the newcomer is beginning to confuse Katy about where her heart belongs. Katy is faced with several important dilemmas. Who is the guy for her? Will she give up her education to help out at home or continue following her dreams and disappoint her family? It's not an easy decision.

It was great seeing how the series would end. I've been reading the Katy Lambright series from book one, and it was good to get some closure. I like how the male characters were (for the most part) strong yet sensitive enough to help out and care. There was a feeling of strong family unity in this book, and I really appreciated that.

I wish this series could have ended more significantly. I felt as if this book was more boring than the rest of the series. I had closure, but it wasn't very exciting. Also, a lot of the book was about who Katy would choose instead of whether she would chose to stay in the Mennonite community or not. There really wasn't any big, drastic decision.

All in all, I rate this book three out of five stars. Clean read, a little dry. Recommended to girls 10 and up.

Specifics (from
~ Paperback: 208 pages
~ Publisher: Zondervan (April 26, 2011)

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.


Monday, September 12, 2011

The Manslater!

Haha! This video totally cracks me up. It's so true!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review of Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel is the emotional, gripping story of a famous couple's past. There's always a story that others never see. When a Hollywood star marries a normal gal, it seems like a fairytale. However, in reality, the lives Jack Harrington and Grace Winslow were both filled with heartache, sadness, and a feeling of being lost before their "storybook ending". Jack Harrington is suffering through the abandonment of his girlfriend and a death, Grace moves to California to start over. The two inevitably meet, and their lives and changed forever. The attraction and tension builds, as does their awareness of the difference between their lives and values.

Biographer Jada Eastman is determined to get their whole story, but will her life be changed in the process by this strong pair? As the book puts it, "As the three of them examine the couple’s bittersweet story, it becomes clear that everyday decisions can carry lifetime consequences when individual worlds collide."

Amazing narrative. The book flowed smoothly, even though the book was split between Jack's past, Grace's past, and the present. I love how their story also caused Jada to reexamine her own life and values. Also, I found it intriguing and great that the author worked backwards, so to speak, with the story. The reader already knew that the famous couple was together, but the mystery of how they got that way was yet to be solved. The journey of the two characters is so beautifully written, and a reader will find an immediate connection to the two.

This is an adult Christian fiction book, so I probably wouldn't highly recommend it to teens like myself. There are drugs, alcohol, and physical relationships aplenty before Jack and Grace find each other. Yes, I enjoyed the story, but some of the stuff I skipped over.

All in all, I rate this book four out of five stars. Well-written and emotionally involving.

Note: Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free e-copy of this book.

Specifics (from
~Paperback: 384 pages
~Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 15, 2005)


Thursday, September 1, 2011


Okay, time for Prism to show her nerdy side... and people, it's really nerdy.

So in class this week I'm learning about a little contraption known as a PCR. It's short for Polymerase Chain Reaction, but I'm not here to make y'all snooze. (C'mon Prism! I'm done with school for the day... yeah, I know, I know...) It's a great science tool to replicate DNA so that a scientist can tell what the DNA belongs to. Anyone ever used one of these? It's pretty lengthy, but fun.

Anyways, there have been some pretty funny songs/commercials made about the PCR... enjoy!

Like the "We Are the World" song

(G-T C-A are the components of DNA! :))

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