(*This photo is from goodreads.com)
(I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review)
Author: Kimberli A. Bindschatel
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Bravo! That’s the first sentiment that comes to mind after reading the newest installment in the Poppy McVie series focusing on the title characters adventures as an animal protection agent.
This outing tells the story of Poppy and her partner Agent Dalton’s mission to catch a poacher hunting bears under the guise of a legal hunting lodge in the Alaskan wilderness. The descriptions of this area are next to none, with the beautiful writing driving home the underlying message about the importance of conversation.
“Glacier-covered peaks along the shoreline, dotted with alpine lakes, offered streams that meandered downward, through the patchwork of green, toward the satiny blue sea. Beautiful, untouched, the way it was meant to be. Alaska was truly the last frontier. I held my breath, taking it in.”
Upon embarking on the hunting trip, Poppy comes face to face with dangers posed by both nature and humans themselves. The suspense in the wilderness scenes had me reading voraciously to discover what would take place next. Whether you agree with hunting or not, Ms. Bindschatel’s fact-based books will make you evaluate your views regardless without being preachy.
An absolutely wonderful addition to the series, watch out for the next book Operation Turtle Beach, coming soon.
Rating: 5/5 vistas of Alaskan wilderness
I am finally back now, my lovely fellow bookworms!
To begin my return, I wanted to focus on giving a theme song to one of my current favourite book characters; Poppy McVie. Poppy McVie is the title character in Kimberli A. Bindschatel’s Poppy McVie Adventure books. A feisty Special Operations agent with a passion for protecting animals, Poppy is the kind of character that teenage girls would find to be a good role model. She isn’t afraid t0 be who she is and stand up for what she believes in.
This brings me to a song that I believe perfectly encapsulates her character: Something Wild by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Lindsey Stirling. As a longtime fan of Andrew McMahon from his beginnings with the band Something Corporate, to the more popular Jack’s Mannequin and now to his current act, his team up with violin virtuoso Lindsey Stirling brings about a beautiful song.
The following lyric is one that I believe captures the essence of Poppy McVie:
“The way you see the world, it got you this far. You might have some bruises and a few scars, but you know you’re going to be okay.”
To hear the full song on Youtube click the link: Something Wild
More about Poppy McVie will be coming to Bookworm Buzzes soon, as I am currently reading the newest instalment of the series Operation Grizzly Camp.
To learn more about the author and Poppy McVie, visit: http://www.kimberlibindschatel.com
Author: Kimberli A. Bindschatel
Release: March 2015
Genre: Adventure, Conservation
**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review**
Let’s take a moment first to appreciate that this book is published in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States; Traverse City. Right away I was taken with both the book and the author when the pre-amble stated that 100% of the book sales/profits are donated to the reader’s wildlife charity of their choice.
Throughout the reading of this work of literary genius, I constantly loved the sass and sheer determination of Poppy McVie. She’s essentially the best role model for any parent with an animal loving daughter. Poppy doesn’t apologize for her love of animals, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs of the polarized modern world.
The truth of the matter is that this book brings to light a subject so often swept under the rug, that being the welfare of endangered and common animals alike. Set in the beautiful natural oasis of Costa Rica, Ms. Bindschatel brings reality to the forefront without shoving it down people’s throats. She is exactly the ambassador needed, with an extra voice added to the mix by the so-real-it’s-unbelievable Poppy McVie.
I, for one, cannot wait to see what the second book has in store, as Poppy travels to the fjords of Norway.
Rating: 5/5 capuchin monkeys