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The Magpies Mark Edwards
Fear lives next door...
When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too: the horror writer and the middle-aged herbalist who live upstairs, and the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.
At first, the two couples get on well. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie's best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.
As Jamie and Kristy are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back – but he has no idea what he is really up against…
MY THOUGHTS I won this copy in a Goodreads giveaway!
I was so excited when I got this book! I instantly fell in love with the cover! I totally judge a book by the cover.
I think Jamie & Kristy are realistic and their actions to whatever was thrown at them weren't crazy or out there. The Magpies is a true page turner! I didn't know what was going to happen! So this made me finish the book pretty quickly because I had to know what was going to happen next!
My only complaint about The Magpies is I didn't like the ending! I guess I just wanted all the loose ends to tie up.
Overall it was a good book and I'd recommend it!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Created Book #4 Sophie Davis
When Talia runs away from the only life she’s ever known, she could have never fathomed the lengths to which the Agency will go to get her back. But if the Agency Director- the man who raised her, trained her, and made Talia who she is- can’t have her, he wants her eliminated. Now those she once considered friends are bona fide enemies, ruthless in their pursuit of her.
Talia aligns herself with Ian Crane, the man she’d always believed was responsible for her parents’ murders. With Crane’s forces at her disposal, Talia sets off on her most personal mission yet: rescuing the love of her life from the Agency. But she never imagines that going after him will plunge the nation into chaos.
Retribution for the lives of her parents is no longer enough for Talia. She wants justice for every innocent affected by the Agency’s greed. But she soon realizes she is actually at the center of two wars- one with them and one with herself.
Talia can no longer trust the one thing that has never failed her. Her Talents are growing stronger by the day and she’s already losing control. Defeating the Agency will save countless lives, but triumph over the manufactured power within her will preserve her sanity.
The Agency will stop at nothing to perpetuate their propaganda- that the Coalition is the enemy.
Crane will do anything to expose the truth- that the Agency has been creating Talents for decades.
Her world, her life, her future with the only person who remains true… the Agency stole everything. Now, Talia will sacrifice the little she has left to reclaim what’s hers.
Captivated Book #3.5 Sophie Davis
Can't get enough of Talia and Erik? Want to know about their first meeting? Interested in what happens between the books? Dying for a peek at what's coming in Created?
Captivated is a Talented Novella that includes four short stories, two from Talia's point of view, and two from Erik's point of view. The first is a detailed account of what happened the first time Talia and Erik met. The second is all about Erik's trip to visit Talia after she was injured in Talented. The third takes place between Caged & Hunted, and gives you a glimpse at Erik's romantic side. And last, but certainly not least, the fourth story starts off right where Hunted ends.
Not recommended for anyone who has not read the first three books, unless you don't mind a lot of spoilers!
Hunted Book #3 Sophie Davis
In need of a distraction from her best friend's betrayal, Talia jumps at the chance to pack up and head to Washington, D.C., to have a purpose once again. She is tasked with administering the annual Talent Aptitude Tests, analyzing the children of the nation’s capital to identify those with powers. She knows that the Mandatory testing laws are controversial, but is still shocked by the protesters lining the streets of the city, and the curfew imposed upon its residents. These add fuel to her own misgivings about the Agency and its Director, the man who raised her.
As if Talia doesn’t have enough on her plate with that, the Director assigns her a task that will expose his dirtiest secrets. She soon learns that it isn't the children who are tested she needs to be concerned about; it's the ones who aren't. And when she encounters a face from her past, Talia must confront her toughest decision yet. Following her heart will put Talia and those closest to her in mortal danger. But the consequences of doing nothing are inconceivable.
The one bright spot in Talia’s new assignment is having her boyfriend, Erik, by her side. Because not only is Erik a source of comfort, but he is also as determined as she is to uncover the secrets behind the mysterious illness still plaguing her. Day after day, Talia never knows when she might be overcome by one of her unexplained seizures; she must pierce the veils of secrecy covering their origin, before someone decides she knows too much.
Life altering choices will be made. Loyalties will be tested. When the war begins, which side will Talia choose?
Caged Book #2 Sophie Davis
After her brush with death at Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold. So when Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity.
Soon she learns that her new-found freedom comes with a price- working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isn’t awkward enough, her former teammate, Erik, also shows up at the School. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend Penny; to not only assist her in uncovering the spy, but also to deal with the complications that the guys create.
As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the Agency and Mac will go in the name of war. With Crane’s influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talia’s world. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying? MY THOUGHTS This book was full of twists & turns!! There is a lot more action in this book then the previous one. In the last book Talia was injured and being subject to medical procedures. Since becoming a Hunter is on the back burner right now she goes to be a spy at a school. Then she quickly discovers that Donavon is there as well!! I thought her finding the spy would be fairly easy, but I was wrong. I was heartbroken when I discovered who it was! I knew something was up with Toxic (I had my suspicions before) after the trial. I really hate Mac. I can't say that enough! I hated him from the beginning and as the series continues I hate him even more.
Talented (Book #1) Sophie Davis
When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves... Talia herself.
Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia’s talents prevent her from both shutting off the mental connection she shares with her questionable boyfriend and blocking out the thoughts of a beguiling fellow recruit. But Talia can’t afford to have the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl, when her life is far from normal.
She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane. And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she’ll still have to find the strength it takes to pull the trigger.
If James Bond and Sookie Stackhouse had a love child with a yearning for vengeance, her story would be TALENTED: an adventure about powerful teenagers who aren’t afraid to embrace their fears and fight for what they believe in. My Thoughts I have to admit when I first saw the cover and read the little synopsis I wasn't sure if this was my type of story. This book was a recommendation from my cousin. She loved the series so I knew I had to read it and see how good it was. I was not disappointed! It took me a day or so to "get into" Talented, as I was just reading a couple pages at a time. Then I got to the point in the book where I couldn't put it down! I think that Talia is a very likeable character. She is a tough, independent (mostly), determined teenager. The other characters in the Talented #1 Donavon- Talia's boyfriend and best friend from years ago. I didn't like him as soon as he was introduced. Something was just "off" about him. I wanted her to dump him ASAP. Erik- is the "hot" guy in the group, hes also Talia's team member and roommate. He is the typical player-ish character. But as the story continues you fall even more in love with him :) He is such a good guy even though he has some bad boy tendencies. Henri- Talia's other roommate and Erik's best friend. He's also like Talia's mentor, father figure if you will. You instantly respect Henri. I couldn't get enough of this book.. I started book number 2 as soon as I finished this one. I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
A Mermaid for Christmas Nichole Chase
A short story from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Nichole Chase.
What does a mermaid ask Santa for at Christmas? Follow young Meena and her father to find out! Approximately 3,000 words
(Originally included in the Christmas Lites II Anthology but has been reedited and fleshed out.)
This title also includes the first three chapters of Flukes by Nichole Chase MY THOUGHTS This story was so short I really don't know what to say about it. I've never read any of Nichole Chase's books but I'm intrigued enough to check out her other books. It was a cute story about Meena standing in line to see Santa. Thats pretty much it. I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Hippie Boy A Girl's Story Ingrid Ricks
What would you do if your stepfather pinned you down and tried to cast Satan out of you? For thirteen-year-old Ingrid, the answer is simple: RUN.
For years Ingrid Ricks yearned to escape the poverty and the suffocating brand of Mormon religion that oppressed her at home. Her chance came when she was thirteen and took a trip with her divorced dad, traveling throughout the Midwest, selling tools and hanging around with the men on his shady revolving sales crew. It felt like freedom from her controlling mother and cruel, authoritarian stepfather—but it came with its own disappointments and dysfunctions, and she would soon learn a lesson that would change her life: she can't look to others to save her; she has to save herself. MY THOUGHTS The cover instantly drew me in.. It just screamed theres a story inside! The
story flowed really well. It definitely broke your heart a few times.
The memoir follows Ingrid as she grows up with a strict religious Mother
& Step Father. .. It was hard to read at times.. the way she was
treated by her stepdad and I hated how her mom didn't stand up for her.
Throughout the book Ingrid spends the summers with her Dad. You can feel
how much she loves her dad and thats what made the book I think.
I really enjoyed following Ingrid and her adventures through out her teenage years.
Hippie Boy is definitely a memoir that tugs at the heart strings!
I definitely recommend this book!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Lengths Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt
Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.
Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it.
When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free.
Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.
Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away.
Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo? MY THOUGHTS I really enjoyed this book. I think the relationship between Deo & Whit was great. .I think they strived to make each other better. Especially trying to motivate Deo in actually doing something with his life besides being a beach bum. I think she made him think about his future and he wanted her. I really didn't like Whit when she kept going back & forth whether she wanted him.. I was like hurry up already! You know you want him! I like that he was her comfort :) Lengths is a great book and I can't wait to pick up the rest of the series! I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Heart You A Roommate Romance Rene Folsom
** Heart You is an erotic romance short story for ADULTS ONLY! This novelette is roughly 7200 words and contains a hot sexual triad between two female roommates and their Valentine's Day boy toy. **
Have you ever wanted something you know you shouldn't? That forbidden fruit. A temptation that will surely lead you down the path of illicit indulgence, and ultimately, pleasure beyond your wildest imaginations.
That was the daily torture Samantha put herself through when she thought of her roommate, Kara. Sitting alone on Valentine's Day, Sam found comfort in sharing her innermost secrets with her trusty journal while lusting over the brown-eyed goddess. At least until Kara comes home with a sizzling hot man and a night full of naughty games that would even make cupid blush. MY THOUGHTS This short story was pretty steamy. Right off the bat you felt how much Samantha wanted Kara. I usually don't read stories this short but the cover intrigued me so I decided I'd go ahead and read it. I can definitely say I'll never look at candy conversation hearts the same!
If you have a few minutes I'd recommend it! I rate this book ♥♥♥
Cinder Ella Sophie Starr Sophie Starr is the naughty side of Tara Brown Once upon a time, in a land far far away there was a tale about a girl named Cinderella. She sang and danced and fell in loved after only one kiss. This isn't exactly her story . . . This is the story of Ella. There wasn't much to sing about in her life and she didn't have the energy to dance. She was an orphan being sold into a marriage of convenience by her wicked stepmother. But Ella was given a wish. She used it to wish to be free to marry the man she loved. Of course she loved the prince she met at the ball that she snuck into. But like I said, this isn't exactly the story you remember. This is a version of the story you will not have heard of before. 18+ My Thoughts I really didn't care for this book at all. It was totally different than what I thought it was going to be. I love stories that twist fairy tales. This is the first erotic "fairy tale" that I've read. I just couldn't get into it. I like the writing style of Sophie Starr, I just didn't like this. I rate this book ♥
Control Charlotte Stein
When Madison Morris decides to hire an assistant to help run her naughty bookshop, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. Aggressive Andy doesn't quite make the grade, but continues to push her buttons in other areas, while uptight and utterly repressed Gabriel can't quite take Madison's training techniques. One makes her grasp control, while the other makes her lose it. But the lines are blurring and she's no longer sure who's leading and who's following. In the midst of kinky threesomes and power plays, can Madison work out what she really wants?
MY THOUGHTS What can I say about this book? It was sooo hot!! This is definitely one of my favorites! I think it was hotter than fifty shades. I haven't read a lot of Erotica and this was my first m/f/m story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked the characters.. I was rooting for Gabe the whole time! Even though Control is full of steamy scenes.. it quickly turns into a love story.. albeit a naughty one. Another first for me is that one the male hero of the story is a virgin. Usually its the chick and I have to say I think I enjoyed it more.
When the book starts and you meet Andy and you get to know Madison's personality you assume you know whats going to happen.. but you are wrong.
Even though the title of this book is Control the BDSM aspect is very light.
I definitely recommend this book!
I'd give this book 10 stars if I could!!!!
Beauty and the Feast A Romantic Comedy J.R. Barrett
Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who's all about food. Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start-up, All Things to All People, and Eva finds her niche as a personal chef. Now all she needs is a man as perfect as her cooking, but she has serious doubts that such a creature exists.
When wealthy entrepreneur, winery owner, and noted Lothario, Gabriel Abbott, makes plans to seduce his flavor of the month, his assistant hires All Things to All People to cater a gourmet dinner. Eva expects to use her way with food to showcase the startup. What she unexpectedly discovers is that her culinary skills showcase far more.
Once Gabriel finds himself seduced by Eva's voice, and the sensual flavors and textures of her food, his previous plans are quickly forgotten. He begins to obsess about meeting his little chef in person. But when Eva and Gabe finally come face to face, the question is, how hot will their fire burn?
MY THOUGHTSWhen I first saw the cover I admit I was interested. I was a bit surprised after I started reading it. The cover reads A Romantic Comedy but I think it sits more towards Erotica than Romance. The sex scenes are a little graphic and it felt like there were a lot of them. Don't get me wrong.. its definitely a hot read, but I wish there was more "story" in this romantic comedy. I love foodie type books they draw me in and Beauty & the Feast was no different.
Waiting for the Rain Shaun Holt
Mackenzie is 17 years old, the daughter of the mayor of Puyallup. She is mainly focused on her dreams of becoming a chef, until she meets A.J., a 19 year old aspiring bull rider. After meeting him, she hopes to fulfill another of her dreams - to have a first kiss in the rain. Neither of them think it will be much of a challenge, however. They live in Washington State. Waiting for rain in Washington is like waiting for sunshine in Hawaii! ..... Will they get their big kiss in the rain, or will their relationship be a wash out?
MY THOUGHTS Waiting for the Rain is such a great book!! It had romance, drama & humor! It had a little bit of everything. It all flowed really well. I instantly fell in love with the characters! Each character definitely had their own personalities! I love the relationship between Mac & A.J.
"I felt like he was some kind of kryptonite and I was week and helpless in his presence"
I think one of favorite characters other than Mac & A.J. is Asia! Then Bree!
his book literally had me laughing out loud. This is a definite favorite! I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Just Jane In the Middle of Nowhere Gloria Barry
When Jane Alton’s parents leave for a summer trip to Ecuador, she finds herself stuck at her grandmother’s house in the small community of Middleton. Worried her eccentric interests and outsider status will get her nowhere with the locals, Jane anticipates a summer of isolation in a town where nothing exciting ever happens. The one bright spot in her future is spending time with her good friend, Mark Littlefield. Jane’s summer takes an unexpected turn when she finds the remains of an ancient Native American woman on her grandmother’s porch. A normal girl would be horrified by such a thing, but Native American history is just up Jane’s alley. She and Mark search for information about the ancient woman, and in their hunt, they discover a cave full of artifacts. Then strange things start happening, and Jane finds herself in one brush with death after another. All the while, her feelings for Mark are changing from friendship into something more. As the stakes get higher, Jane must take action to stop a thief from destroying a valuable part of history. As she solves the mystery, she finds her own strength and she discovers that life in The Middle of Nowhere isn't boring after all.
MY THOUGHTS I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fairly quick read. I finished it within a few hours. The characters are so well written and down to earth. Just Jane is definitely a page turner, it flows quickly always making you want to see whats going to happen. I really like the relationships in this story. Jane & Mark are such a cute couple. Its a typical fall in love with your best friend type relationship but I really enjoyed it. I like how Jane started to notice Mark looking different even though she saw him every year. I think it hinted to the fact that she also felt the same way about Mark as he did for her. I enjoyed the archeology aspect, it wasn't too much to overwhelm you, it was just a enough to make you want to learn more.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Duplicity Kristina M. Sanchez
In Lilith Callicotte’s profession, being able to indulge in a little fantasy was a plus. Not much that came out of her pretty little mouth was real, but then again, what did her rich, playboy clientele care about truth? Lilith made lying more than an art – it was her life. But as lies often go, it only took one client asking too many questions for everything to unravel.
MY THOUGHTS This was the first book I've read from Kristina M. Sanchez and I'll say that I was surprised. I love love love the cover! I have to admit that I do judge a book by its cover. It was a pretty quick read. It was a very well written book. Usually in such a short story, the characters aren't as developed or the plot suffers but that's not the case in duplicity.
Lilith really drew me into the story and I found myself devouring it just to see how her story unfolded and how she got to where she was.
I really liked Trey. I think he is a true gentleman in the loosest terms. Duplicity isn't a typical Romance novel, but I loved it nonetheless.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes A Rose Gardner Mystery Book 1 Denise Grover Swank
It all started when I saw myself dead...
For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.
Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.
Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.
"and there you had it; I was paving the highway to hell in beer bottles and kisses"
"Any good Southern Baptist knows there's nothing that can't be fixed with a casserole potluck, death included."
I first chose this book because the cover looked awesome! It didn't disappoint! Rose is an instantly likeable character! She is so full of life, yet in a way so naive. It was fun to see Rose wrestle with her innocent lifestyle.
I liked the dynamic between Rose & Joe, they seem like they would make a cute couple. Joe is totally a complex character I kept going back and forth whether I liked him or not.. He definitely kept me on my toes whether to trust him or not.
I felt so sorry for Rose the way she was treated by her "Momma" and have to admit I was kind of happy when Rose was left on her own.
This book kept me guessing the whole way! When I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong.
I really really loved this book its definitely a page turner! I can't wait to get the next books in the series! I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
The Biology of Luck Jacob M. Appel
Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. Both men have staked their romantic future on her. Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom. But Larry, too, has a stake in her future. He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine’s life on the day he wins her heart. Juxtaposing moments from Larry’s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his “dream date” with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine’s concurrent escapades, this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs. Provocative, funny, and keenly observed, an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction.
Received through a Goodreads Giveaway To be honest it took me FOREVER to get "into" this book. I would pick it up, read a few pages then lay it back down. The book switches between Larry's quest through NY on the day of his date with Starshine, and Jacobs version. I really really wanted to love this book, I mean the cover is awesome and the synopsis sounded totally unique. It is such a cool idea to do the alternating chapters but I didn't really connect with the characters, they didn't jump off the page at me.
I think it was beautifully written, lots of description, flowery words but for me it was a little too much.
I really liked Larrys NYC map. Very unique.
I think Jacob Appel is a really good writer, I think its just personal taste that I really didn't care for this novel. I rate this book ♥♥
Selling Scarlett Ella James
Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this - one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.
Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.
When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.
Follow Elizabeth - code-named Scarlett - to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.
MY THOUGHTS I've heard a lot of talk about this book so when I saw it on Amazon I grabbed it for my Kindle. I read this book in one sitting. This is the first book I've read where a woman sells her V-card to help out a friend. It was a unqiue idea, and the story I think held up pretty well. I love the dynamic of Elizabeth (Libby) & Hunter. I was hoping they would get together through out the whole book.
I really love the cover and it was part of the reason I decided to pick this up (other than everyone talking about it)
Selling Scarlett was a true page turner, I didn't know what was going to happen next. I hated Priscilla with a passion! This book did have a darker side to it, especially the parts with Priscilla and Hunter (Which I hated every minute of!) It definitely made Hunter out to be such a complex character. It made you look at him in a different light. Here you have this beautiful, rich man that is reduced to nothing when he is with Priscilla, to be honest it was really hard to see him like that.
Some parts didn't "flow" as well as some others but overall I enjoyed the book.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Cinderella Screwed Me Over Cindi Madsen
Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.
Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?
Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.
MY THOUGHTS I absolutely loved this book! Once I actually sat down to read it I couldn't put it down. I love the characters. I think Darby is someone people to relate to. This book is realistic (which you usually don't come across a lot) Darby is so stubborn (reminds me of myself) to the point that I was mentally willing her to just give in!
I really like how Jake didn't automatically shut her out, let her go at her own pace.
I love how she has the case studies of princes/exes. Cindrella Screwed Me Over is definitely a grown up fairy tale :)
I really enjoyed the characters from Darby, Jake, to her best friend Stephanie & her brothers Devin & Drew.
I received this book from Goodreads giveaway. I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Stranger in the Room (Keye Street Book 2) Amanda Kyle Williams
Atlanta private investigator and ex–FBI profiler Keye Street wants nothing more than time alone with her boyfriend, Aaron—but, as usual, murder gets in the way. A.P.D. Lieutenant Aaron Rauser is called to the disturbing scene of the strangling death of a thirteen-year-old boy. Meanwhile, Keye, a recovering alcoholic, must deal with her emotionally fragile cousin, who has her own history of drug abuse and is now convinced that she is being stalked. But all hell breaks loose when another murder—the apparent hanging of an elderly man—hits disturbingly close to home for Keye. Though the two victims have almost nothing in common, there are bizarre similarities between this case and that of Aaron’s strangled teen. With the threat of more deaths to come, Keye works on pure instinct alone—and soon realizes that a killer is circling ever closer to the people she loves the most.
MY THOUGHTS This is the first book I've read in the Keye Street novels and I will definitely be picking up more!
It was a very good book! It kept me hooked from the beginning. I can definitely see traces of Stephanie Plum in Keye which I thought was awesome because I love the Plum series. Although I definitely think Keye is a wayy better bounty hunter than Stephanie!
I would definitely recommend this!
I really liked the characters as well.. Neal & Miki are definitely out there!
I received this book through the Goodreads First Reads :)
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (Coincidence Book #2) Jessica Sorensen
Callie has grown up keeping her feelings locked away from the outside world, and as her painful past threatens to consume her life, most days it's a struggle just to breathe.
For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence has been the only way to survive, until one night when Callie and Kayden's worlds collide.
After that moment, Kayden can't stop thinking about Callie and when they end up at the same college, he does everything in his power to convince her that it isn't coincidence - it's fate.
"In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one"
I'm absolutely in love with this book! It was amazing.
"Its a moment I'll remember forever, because it belongs to me."
“I can handle scars, especially ones that are on the outside." I understand his meaning from the depths of my heart.”
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
CINDER-X Death Collectors (Book 2) Jessica Sorensen
Until Asher Morgan came along, nineteen-year old Ember’s life had always been about death. Being around Asher, though, and being able to be near him and touch him, changed her and made her feel alive for the very first time. But now he’s gone and she’s left dealing with her seclusion again, the emptiness of not being able to be touched, and the curse of the Grim Angel.
As a battle breaks out between Angels and Reapers, she desperately searches for answers about who she is, where she came from, and what she needs to stop the battle. But things get complicated when Cameron returns to her life and begins messing with her thoughts and emotions.
Ember tries to hold onto her sanity while the line between life and death begins to blur. Lives are threatened and taken. Murder is everywhere. She needs to figure out what’s real, what’s an illusion, and who she really has feelings for before it’s too late.
MY THOUGHTS I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I think more so than the last (Ember) .. this book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I don't know where to start without giving too much away! In this book you really get inside Embers head... I feel really bad for her most of the book.. shes alone a lot.. and of course that would drive anyone mad!
I really love the characters! I can't decide if I really hate Cameron or not.. I should hate him.. I mean right? I should go for Asher.. which I really love! But as the story goes, we find out we don't know about each of them as we thought! OMG and the part where we find out the connection between Asher & Cameron.. I think I screamed at my Nook.
Cinder-X really makes you think about good & evil and which side you belong to. Which may not be as easy as you think! I love that Ember goes back and forth and we still don't know what side she will choose! I can't wait to read the next book!
I love the poetry throughout the book, I think it adds to it. I love the idea of Angels of Death/Reapers, it really interests me. This is the first Paranormal book I've read other than Ember. Needless to say I really enjoy them.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone & everyone!!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
In The Secret Service A True Story of The Man Who Saved President Reagan's Life Jerry Parr with Carolyn Parr
Meet Jerry Parr. In 1981, he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley, Jr., stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. "In the Secret Service" is an adrenaline-filled ride through the life of the agent who saved Ronald Reagan's life. Jerry spent much of his life as a silent eyewitness to history, with a gun at his fingertips. What motivates a man who is ready at a moment's notice to step into the path of a bullet? In "In the Secret Service, " you'll also follow Jerry's inner journey. That journey led him from the halls of the powerful to the streets of the poor in Washington, D.C., to the mountain passes of war-torn El Salvador to help orphans.You won't want to miss this insider's perspective on the Secret Service and a look into the heart of a man who was--and is--ready to sacrifice himself for another. At times heart-pounding, at times heartrending, this richly textured memoir of a Secret Service Agent will first move you to the edge of your seat, then to the depths of your soul
MY THOUGHTS This book was such an interesting read! It really is a behind the scenes of the Secret Service. Even though I really don't enjoy politics I found myself generally intrigued with this book. Jerry & Carolyn Parr are such an inspiration. Don't give up. I really liked the interactions with the Presidents. Jerry is a true humble American hero!
I received this book from a Goodreads first reads I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
EMBER Death Collector Series (Book 1) Jessica Sorensen
What if you knew when someone was going to die? For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven. Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind. But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher's death and what he may be hiding.
MY THOUGHTS This is the second book I've read from Jessica Sorensen. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I loved this book! I love the characters..Ember, Asher, Raven & Cameron. I love the idea of Angels of Death, Grim Reapers, etc, they just interest me. I like the contrast between Raven & Ember. Even though I wish Ember would have told Raven off a few times. I felt myself going between which guy she should be with..should she be with the "good" guy or the "bad boy" which are totally mixed up!
As soon as I finished this book I went and downloaded Cinder X on my Nook. I'm only a few pages in but can't wait to devour it!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Irresistible Forces Steele Series #5 Brenda Jackson
One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele's is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments...just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal.
Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their "procreation vacation" is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it's over, will either of them be able to say goodbye?
MY THOUGHTS I had no idea what to expect with this book. I was just clicking random books on my nook. It was a fairly quick read (finished in a couple hours). It had a couple "steamy" parts.. but overall I couldn't get interested in the plot at all. I guess I should've done more research because I didn't know this was part of a series until I had already read it, so I admit I skimmed over the parts that didn't pertain to the story at hand (why do I need the backstory of her 4 cousins when I'm not going to read the other books?). Even though I'm the type of person that usually reads a whole series, I will not be reading anymore of this one.
I rate this book ♥
A Kick-Ass Fairy A Memoir Linda Zercoe
What does it mean to be a Kick-Ass Fairy?
Looking for a fairy tale to make into a musical? Look somewhere else. Linda Zercoe offers up a series of unfortunate events in a memoir that rivals the stories of the Brothers Grimm. Life can be capricious and cruel. In this memoir, the author-heroine faces family tragedy and battles multiple forms of cancer. Through one trial after another, Zercoe learns to harness her talents and powers and develop the strength, gumption and resilience to make a life worth living. Attitude is a potent charm against all forms of adversity, and this particular kick-ass fairy proves it’s not what you’ve got, but what you do with it that counts.
MY THOUGHTS I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.
This was a hard book for me to get through. Not because of the book itself, but because how emotional it was. Mrs. Zercoe is a true inspiration. She goes through so much, it seems unreal at times. How can so many bad things happen to one person? one family?
It is a beautifully written book and I would highly recommend it to everyone!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Nurturing, Healing, Love Scarlett Lewis
SCARLETT'S STORY: Several weeks after Jesse's physical body died, I found his handwriting on our chalkboard in the kitchen. It is clearly his six-year-old printing, at just the height he could reach on the board. In carefully formed letters, and phonetically spelled, it reads, "Norurting helin love" (Nurturing, healing love). Jesse's babysitter, who was staying with us at the time, had been with him every afternoon and evening. Neither of us, including his brother, had seen him write this prophetic statement. When you read this, you know it was written by the spirit within Jesse, one that was determined to leave a message for his mom, his brother, his extended family, and the world that would comfort and inspire us. JT found a personal message from Jesse left in his room, on a piece of paper folded several times in a small rectangle. It was printed with carefully formed letters and said simply, "Have a lot of fun." I have no doubt Jesse wanted JT, (who tended to sometimes have a more serious attitude towards life) to remember to have fun. JT treasures this; he will always know that his little brother was caring about him and had left him this gift of love. Over a month has passed since that terrible day, and I still do not read the news, watch TV, or listen to the radio. I have chosen not to hear any facts or rumors surrounding the horrific event that has irrevocably changed my life. Instead, I have chosen to surround myself with the comforting and warm embrace of my family and friends who shared my love for Jesse. The have shown me their love, support and generosity of spirit in ways that I would never have imagined I would need. God is here on Earth- He did not allow this to happen. The outpouring of love from my family and friends, and from all over the world, has shown me that He, without a doubt, works through people to show us His compassion and love. He is with us. I made a conscious decision to face this personal tragedy with love and forgiveness. The outpouring of love and support of our town, the nation and the world has shown that we can unite as one in love, and have victory in the face of evil. I believe this tragedy has changed many lives; many are not choosing a more loving path. We are all faced with a choice when we wake up in the morning-will we choose to live our lives in fear or faith? Then we step out into the world where good and evil do battle every day. It is the charge of each one of us to bring light and love into the world and we do this by every thought and interaction we have on a daily basis.
MY THOUGHTS How can I start this? It was such a hard book to read because of the content at the beginning. It gave me goosebumps almost the whole way through. In the book, it follows Scarlett & her son J.T. as they come to terms with Jesse's death in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting. Throughout the book Scarlett & her family get "signs" from Jesse. It was a little unnerving reading about how Jesse decided to make himself present in his families lives with the notes, the army men, the train and the sky writing. It gave me chills everytime there was a sign from Jesse.
I'm in awe of how well Scarlett has turned her life to choosing love above all. It makes me truly want to be a better person.
This book is very different than what I usually read so it took me a little while to adjust to how it is written. It was a fairly quick read with how its laid out.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥ I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.
Plum Spooky A Stephanie Plum Between-The-Numbers Novel Janet Evanovich
Turn on all the lights and check under your bed. Things are about to get spooky in Trenton, New Jersey.
According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. As eerie as this might seem, there are things in the Barrens that are even more frightening and dangerous. And there are monkeys. Lots of monkeys.
Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He’s chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he’s chosen the Barrens as his new playground.
Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He’s now twenty-four, and while his brain is large, his body hasn’t made it out of the boys’ department at Macy’s. Anyone who says good things come in small packages hasn’t met Munch. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination. Martin Munch would be happy if he could just get a woman naked and tied to a tree.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Plum is the all-American girl stuck in an uncomfortable job, succeeding on luck and tenacity. Usually she gets her man. This time she gets a monkey. She also gets a big guy named Diesel.
Diesel pops in and out of Plum’s life like birthday cake – delicious to look at and taste, not especially healthy as a steady diet, gone by the end of the week if not sooner. He’s an über bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women. He’s after Grimoire, and now he’s also after Munch. And if truth were told, he wouldn’t mind setting Stephanie Plum in his crosshairs.
Diesel and Plum hunt down Munch and Grimoire, following them into the Barrens, surviving cranberry bogs, the Jersey Devil, a hair-raising experience, sand in their underwear, and, of course . . . monkeys
MY THOUGHTS This is the second between the numbers book I've read. I love Diesel! I think Plum Spooky was supposed to be "spooky" or scary but I didn't get any of that. The way that Pine Barrens was described I was hoping it was more freakier than it actually was. No scary "monsters" nothing. I have to admit I was hoping to see some action with either Morelli, Ranger or Diesel! I was disappointed. I was kind of getting tired of Carl & his flipping off. It was okay at first then it was just repetitive. Usually I laugh out loud at all the craziness, although Plum Spooky had lots of craziness, I never laughed out loud. I'm the type of person who if I read a series I have to read ALL of them no matter what so this book was no exception!
I rate this book ♥♥
The Secret of Ella & Micha Jessica Sorensen Nook edition 183 pages
"The scream that shatters my mouth could shatter the world's happiness into a thousand pieces. But the silence that follows it is enough to dissolve it completely."
Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.
Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home.
Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.
Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.
MY THOUGHTS I loved this book! Once I started it I couldn't put it down. One of my friends suggested this book to me and I can't thank her enough. Although I admit I downloaded it a few months ago and just now got around to reading it. I wish I would have read it sooner!
I'm love Ella & Micha they are such complex characters. Each has a part of them that they didn't want to share, but in the end they were there for each other.
“when it all comes down to it, it’s just me and her against the world. Always has been.” - Micha
The whole time I was hoping that Micha would break down the wall Ella had surrounded herself with so many months ago.
The chemistry between Ella & Micha was amazing. Jessica Sorensen definitely knows how to write a breath taking love story. I can't wait to read the next book so see where they are!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Rainshadow Road Book #2 in Friday Harbor Series paperback 352 pages Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.
Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful. MY THOUGHTS When I saw Rainshadow Road was set in Friday Harbor I thought..Hey! I've been there! It made me want to go back and explore the island!
When I initally picked up the book, after seeing it was a Friday Harbor novel, I was happy to see it was following Sam Nolan! Sam Nolan is a local vineyard owner who has gave up the idea of marriage or any commitment. Lucy Marinn, is a whismical glass artist who gets dumped by her live-in boyfriend. The story is about Lucy learning to trust men again and Sam's quest to stop comparing all of his relationships to his parents failed marriage.
Lisa Kleypas mixes love with magic all the while weaving a beautiful story. I'm a big fan of the Friday Harbor Novels. I give this book ♥♥♥
Dream Lake Book #3 in the Friday Harbor Series paperback 336 pages
One of three Nolan brothers who call Friday Harbor home, Alex Nolan is about as bitter and cynical as they come. He battles his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, and he lives in his own private hell. And then, a ghost shows up. Only Alex can see him. Has he finally crossed over the threshold to insanity?
Zoë Hoffman is a born romantic. When she meets the startlingly gorgeous Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run. Even Alex tells her to run. But Zoë somehow manages to open his mind to the possibility that old ghosts can breathe new life into a broken soul—and that love can reach beyond time, space, and reason to take hold of hearts that yearn for it. . . .
MY THOUGHTS Dream Lake is by far my favorite book in the series! I instantly fell in love with it. It was such a different stories than the first couple and I think that made me more interested in it. I love the characters! I felt I could totally relate to Zoe being a true romantic. I have to admit ... everytime Zoe was baking I wanted something sweet!
After meeting Alex in the last couple books I honestly didn't care for him. But in Dream Lake, I got into his head and quickly started to feel for him. I just wanted to hug him! The only complaint I have about this book is the cover. I don't think it represents Zoe. But I still picked it up.. thats whats important right? Lisa Kleypas shows us that love can come to us in some of the most unique ways.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Crystal Cove Book 4 in the Friday Harbor Novels paperback 320 pages
As the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, Justine Hoffman has the life she has always wanted. But there is still something missing: Love. A spell was cast on Justine when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. But she is nothing if not determined and eventually Justine finds a way to break the enchantment—never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow. When Justine meets Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threatens everything she holds dear…because little does she know that Jason has secrets of his own. And he wants more from her than fate will ever allow…
MY THOUGHTS Crystal Cove was my least favorite in the series. I really didn't like Jason Black at all! He was way too bossy for me. After a chapter or two I can usually get into the characters head, but after finishing the book I still felt like I didn't know Jason at all. The idea of Justine in a coven and no one (even her best friends) had any clue? I didn't like that. It was just too out there for me. I like how Lisa Kleypas puts a little magic in her books but this time I don't think it worked out the way I hoped it would. I like Justine in the other books, but she really didn't hold my attention in this one. I went through it fairly quick and it didn't leave me with that wanting more feeling like I usually have after reading her novels.
I rate this book ♥♥
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) soft cover 485 pages
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...
MY THOUGHTS At first I didn't think I would like this book. I had heard a lot of talk about how good it was and there was supposed to be a movie. I'm the type of person who likes to read the book before the movie so I can point out all the stuff they left out. So I decided I'll go ahead and read it. I didn't know there were 5 books in the series but nonetheless I started it.
It took me awhile to get into it. I had to sit it down & pick it up a few times before I was completely obsessed with it. Reading the reviews after I read the book, I was so surprised that everyone was hating it. My favorite characters are Jace, Simon & Magnus. I love the wit and the way Simon & Jace or Jace & Magnus go back & forth.
I like the pacing. It wasn't terribly slow & I like how it starts out with some action. I do find it unbelievable that Clary (having no experience what so ever) can kill demons with no problem. I like the relationship between Clary & Simon. For awhile I was rooting for Simon, until Jace came into the picture.
Reading through the book I did have some slight deja vu from other novels I've read. I would totally recommend this to someone. Although the movie is a different story. Stick to the books!
I rate this ♥♥♥♥
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2) soft cover 453 pages
In this sequel to City of Bones the nonstop action continues. The Shadowhunters are battling a world of demons that few people can see. Guided by the laws of the Clave, these hunters balance fighting with the other more mundane aspects of life—love, betrayal, and confusion. Jace, the fiercest teenage Shadowhunter, seems determined to make everyone around him angry, and is looked upon with suspicion because his father, Valentine, is out to rule the world. Meanwhile, love triangles abound, vampires are reborn, and general teenage angst blossoms among a group of friends and siblings. Set in an alternative present-day Manhattan, the story comes complete with Britney Spears references and even, ironically, refers to the scientific CSI. City of Ashes revolves around the mysterious murder of Downworlder children in New York City. Clary and Jace are still obviously attracted to each other, but now that they know they are actually siblings, they are trying to repress their feelings for each other.
MY THOUGHTS I admit I was caught yelling at his book mulitiple times! I was so frustrated with the whole Jace/Clary situation. I didn't want to admit that they were brother & sister. I wanted them to be together! It definitely had me devouring the pages hoping to find that they do end up together.. .but then when I got to the end I think I was as heartbroken as Clary. I really like how it keep me intrigued. It was so action packed and the action scenes weren't drawn out they were written very well. I found a person I hate as much as Valentine. The Inquistor. Hate her with a passion. I'm not too fond of Hodge either. I think the characters are completely believable & relatable. I love how Cassandra Clare mixes romance with fantasy.
I give this book ♥♥♥♥
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3) soft cover 541 pages
In the two previous books, Clary learns that she is a member of a race of demon-hunters and that she has the special ability to create new versions of the runes that give these Shadowhunters their power. Her mother has been hiding the truth from her for years to protect her from her father, Valentine, a cult-leader-turned-villain who is seeking to gain control over the Shadowhunters by obtaining the three Mortal Instruments. Now, Valentine has only one Mortal Instrument left to find, and the Shadowhunters must ally with the despised Downworlders, including vampires, werewolves, and fairies, to prepare their final defense. The question of whether Clary will be able to harness her unique abilities in time to help–and whether they will let her–is sidelined by the question of whether her love interest, Jace, is really her brother. Though the story is hampered by predictability and overblown writing, Clare continues her talent for mixing hip, modern humor with traditional fantasy, and fans eagerly awaiting the series conclusion should come away more than satisfied.
MY THOUGHTS I think this is one my favorite in the series so far. It has so many twists it just keeps you turning pages. I was so happy to find out that things were good with Jace & Clary again. I think the characters have developed so much since book 1. They just keep getting better! I'm in love with the shadowhunter world. I'm loving Simon even more. I love how he's not as shy now. I think his character was likeable before but now I think he's working his way up to Jace status. I have to say Simon is still one of my favorite characters. I like Clary but she's not a favorite.. to be honest she gets on my nerves a bit. You would think Jace would since well he's Jace., but he really doesn't bug me.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, Book 4) soft cover 424 pages
The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price. Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace
MY THOUGHTS I love that this book was kind of Simon-heavy. As I've mentioned before Simon is one of my favorite characters. But other than Simon.. the rest of the book was kind of blah. Jace & Clary just can't seem to get it right. It aggravates me.. especially when a relationship is continually drug out. I know you want to keep the readers guessing but it comes to the point where you just want it to just come together. Characters I'm loving this book: Simon, The Silent Brothers, Magnus Characters I'm hating: Sebastian/Jonathan
I rate this book ♥♥♥
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, Book 5) hardcover 535 pages
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
MY THOUGHTS Okay don't get me wrong I love Jace & Clary.. but Clary was really getting on my nerves in the first few chapters! I get that they are sooo much in love but it just got on my nerves a little.. then on the other hand I was like awww you could feel how much she cared for him. I kind of felt bad for Sebastian. I know thats crazy! He's the bad guy! I couldn't help it though. I like when you saw Jace breaking out of his possession at times. Cassandra Clare doesn't disappoint.. I like how she didn't leave with the type of cliffhanger that makes you go crazy wanting it right here and now.. but it leaves you wanting more!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) soft cover 479 pages
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them... MY THOUGHTS To be honest as much as I loved The Mortal Instruments series, I was a little iffy about this series. The time period kind of threw me off a little. I found the beginning to be a little confusing, but after a bit I finally got the hang of it.
First impressions of the characters Tessa Gray- A girl who loves books as much as me! I found myself comparing her to Clary at first, then that quickly went out the door. I don't want to compare her to Clary. I like Tessa way more!
William Herondale (Will)- Yes! He's kinda like Jace! I absolutely love him! More than Jace. He has that amusing sarcastic quality without being so .. arrogant? I love the fact that he loves books as well.
James (Jem) Carstairs- Jem is another favorite. I love how you see his flaws right away.
Jessamine (Jessie) Lovelace- I didn't really like her. She was too uppity for me.
Charlotte Bramwell- I don't know why but I kept picturing her older than her early twenties.
Henry Bramwell- After reading Clockwork Angel I felt like I still didn't "know" him. I felt bad for him, like everyone picks on him, makes fun of him
As soon as I was introduced to the characters and Tessa was with them.. I was like oh no! Not a love triangle! Of course I was rooting for Will & Tessa! I like Jem.. but I like Will & Tess more. I love that we see Magnus in this book! I finished this book within a couple days. It was defintely a good read. Kept me wondering whats going to happen in the next book.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, Book 2) soft cover 502 pages
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.
MY THOUGHTS I love everything about this book! I love everything about this series! The characters, the plot, everything! I found myself torn back & forth between Jem & Will. I find myself loving the male characters way more than the females. Even though Tessa is the only female in this series that I actually love. I'm surprised there aren't more stronger female leads?
This is definitely a heartbreaking book.. you laugh, you cry, you yell at the book.. an amazing read!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, Book 3) hard cover 565 pages
THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray. Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever. As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.
MY THOUGHTS I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! So Many FEELS! I read the entire book in less than 24 hours! I have nothing bad to say about it. I admit I cried so much! There's so much good to write about .. but I can't narrow it down. This is definitely my favorite book of the TID series! Which surprised me at first because I think this is the first book I've read set in that time period. I found myself screaming at the book at times, and crying the other times. It is definitely one of my all time favorite books. It's a great book and I think I like TID series a little more than TMI.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (A Stephanie Plum Novel) hard cover 308 pages
Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipolte comes to Trenton in a barbecue cookoff and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help find he killer and collect the moolah. Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie Plum's Grandma Mazur. Enough said Bring to a boil: Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones? Warning: Habenero hot. So good you'll want seconds.
MY THOUGHTS This book had me laughing out loud.. which is expected when reading a Stephanie Plum novel. .or even an Janet Evanovich book! I swear I don't think Stephanie ever gets a break! Poor girl. I missed the romance in this book :( Usually its either Morelli or Ranger.. but I really didn't get any of that in this book! I love how Stephanie is so bad at her job but she always manages to get her guy! Lula & Grandma Mazur are the perfect pair! Love them! I rate this book ♥♥♥
Sizzling Sixteen (A Stephanie Plum Novel) hard cover 384 pages
BAD LUCK Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. GOOD LUCK Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula have an advantage in finding Vinnie. BAD LUCK Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Not even local stoner Walter “Moon Man” Dunphy is up to the task. GOOD LUCK Between a bonds office yard sale, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin. BAD LUCK Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep her job as a bounty hunter—and keep hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles. GOOD LUCK Being a bounty hunter comes with its perks, namely Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky—the only question is…with whom?
MY THOUGHTS I love the Stephanie Plum series.. but it has come to the point where every book has the predictable events. Its kind of disappointing. I know its for entertainment & it does entertain me for a bit but its basically the same story with a few different locations. I will finish the series though.
I rate this book ♥♥
The Wanderer (Thunder Point #1) paperback 377 pages
Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.
With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
MY THOUGHTS I have to say that Robyn Carr is one of my favorite authors so I was super excited when I heard she had a new series. The Thunder Point novels remind me of her Virgin River Novels. Small town, great personable characters, makes you want to pack up and leave. She paints such a beautiful picture of Thunder Point, OR I found myself wanting to just get up & go somewhere new and start over.
I love Cooper! I love the relationship between him & Sarah Dupre and you can't forget Landon! Robyn Carr knows how to write a wonderful story between two people who aren't nessarily wanting to love again. The pacing is spot on.. It wasn't slow & it wasn't so fast that I had to try and keep up.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
The Newcomer (A Thunder Point Novel) paperback 368 pages
Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can't get enough of one another.
And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost-and not missed-ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They're wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the pressure...but they are not going down without a fight.
MY THOUGHTS Since the last book .. I've wanted Mac & Gina to get together! Mac is so stubborn! I hated that Ashley had to go through all of that. It definitely brought the book to a different level I think. You don't just fall in love with the characters you fall in love with the whole town. It keeps you wanting to know what else is going on in town. Robyn Carr definitely has strong female characters and I love that. They can be put through hell and they are still going to fight. I'm glad we got to see Sarah & Cooper more. I love how she weaves the characters in & out of the different books!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
The Hero (A Thunder Point Novel) paperback 384 pages
In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can't be worse than what they've left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need.
As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he's not looking for anything else. Instead, he's thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he's gentle and kind...just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart.
Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it...and sometimes, you find a hero.
MY THOUGHTS I'm loving Rawley in this book. In the last couple books he hasn't been the most approachable guy, He definitely makes a difference in Devon's life. In this novel Devon just left The Fellowship without looking back, hoping to make a better life for her & her daughter. She comes to Thunder Point with many reservations.. about everything and every one... that soon changes as she begins to open up to Rawley & Spencer. Great Characters. Such a good read!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn paperback 272 pages
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
MY THOUGHTS I couldn't put this book down. I couldn't stop until I had completely devoured it. This is the first Gillian Flynn novel that I had read. I was a bit surprised. Camille is such a complex character. Sharp Objects is definitely a page turner. When I think of this book I can't help but feeling mentally exhausted. Its such a troubling novel and I loved every minute of it! It had me guessing who was to blame in the end... to be honest I changed my mind a couple times before it was finally revealed. Sharp Objects is defintely a must read & one of my favorite books.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Hard cover 395 pages
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
MY THOUGHTS I was really hopeful when I picked this book up since I loved Sharp Objects! I was really diasappointed. I just could not get into it.. it took me a least a half a dozen times of picking it up and putting it back down. I struggled through the first half of the book. I usually tear through books pretty quick, but It seemed like it took forever to get to page 200.
I really didn't like Nick or Amy. They are both pretty sick & twisted (I usually like that!) but not in Gone Girl. I admit the second half of the book went fairly quick, but I still wasn't really into it. Its not the kind of book where I would scream you have to read this! If someone asked my opinion I would tell them go read Sharp Objects instead, but hey thats my opinion. I give this book ♥♥
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs Softcover 352 pages
A horrific family tragedy sends Jacob 16 to a remote island off Wales, to the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, where he finds unusual old photographs. The children, one his grandfather, were more than peculiar, perhaps dangerous, quarantined for good reason - and maybe still alive.
MY THOUGHTS A horrific family tragedy sends Jacob 16 to a remote island off Wales, to the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, where he finds unusual old photographs. The children, one his grandfather, were more than peculiar, perhaps dangerous, quarantined for good reason - and maybe still alive.
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
MY THOUGHTS I absolutely loved this book!!!!!! I couldn't put it down til I finished it! I love Abby & Travis.. Travis is such a troubled, complex character and I couldn't get enough! I liked all the characters.. I loved seeing America & Shepleys relationship, especially against Abby & Travis's. Such contrast! I think what makes their relationship stand out is Travis's unhealthy "addiction" to Abby. At times I felt it was way too much... but then you were rooting for them to get together! I loved it all!! This is definitely book I'll re read numerous times because I loved it!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Walking Disaster Jamie McGuire paperback 433
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
MY THOUGHTS I was so pumped when I read the back of this book and found out that it was from the perspective of Travis! I love this book as much as Beautiful Disaster. I have to admit after reading Walking Disaster I wanted to go back and read them both again. I like when authors change perspective so I can see what someone is thinking. It made me realize that Travis isn't as "messed" up as I thought. He was just fulfilling a promise to his mother. If you love someone never give up.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
Bodies of Water T. Greenwood soft cover 384 pages
In 1960, Billie Valentine is a young housewife living in a sleepy Massachusetts suburb, treading water in a dull marriage and caring for two adopted daughters. Summers spent with the girls at their lakeside camp in Vermont are her one escape--from her husband's demands, from days consumed by household drudgery, and from the nagging suspicion that life was supposed to hold something different.
Then a new family moves in across the street. Ted and Eva Wilson have three children and a fourth on the way, and their arrival reignites long-buried feelings in Billie. The affair that follows offers a solace Billie has never known, until her secret is revealed and both families are wrenched apart in the tragic aftermath.
Fifty years later, Ted and Eva's son, Johnny, contacts an elderly but still spry Billie, entreating her to return east to meet with him. Once there, Billie finally learns the surprising truth about what was lost, and what still remains, of those joyful, momentous summers.
In this deeply tender novel, T. Greenwood weaves deftly between the past and present to create a poignant and wonderfully moving story of friendship, the resonance of memories, and the love that keeps us afloat.
MY THOUGHTS This is the second novel I've read by T. Greenwood. The first being Grace (which is one of my all time favorite books). T. Greenwood is such an amazing story-teller. You instantly feel what the characters feel. This is a novel that will completely break your heart, and still calls to you after you put it down. It makes you wish everyone could have the kind of love that Billie & Eva had. This book made me realize I don't think I could have been a housewife in the 1960's. I like how Billie is such a strong character, not only does she care for her family she makes sure Eva is okay. Great book! I really liked how every other chapter was flashbacks.
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥♥
The Fault in Our Stars John Green hard cover 313 pages
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
MY THOUGHTS This is the first John Green novel I've read and I loved it. I knew from reading the back of the book that I was going to cry. I just didn't know how much until I got about halfway through. I love Hazel & Augustus. There are so many quotes you could pull out of this book. It is such an amazing read even though it is heart breaking!
I rate this book ♥♥♥♥
The Perks of Being A Wallflower Stephen Chbosky paperback 213 pages
Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
MY THOUGHTS I had heard so much about this book that I finally had to pick it up. I have to admit I think I loved Patrick more! It took me a few times to get "interested" in it. Charlie is a little too naive I think. He seems lost. Its not my favorite book, but interestingly enough.. I enjoyed the movie. Which is rare because I'm the type of person to prefer the book over movie any day.. its quite the opposite with Perks of Being a Wallflower.
I rate this book ♥♥♥
Saving Max Antoinette van Heugten 376 pages
Max Parkman—autistic and whip-smart, emotionally fragile and aggressive—is perfect in his mother's eyes. Until he's accused of murder.
Attorney Danielle Parkman knows her teenage son Max's behavior has been getting worse—using drugs and lashing out. But she can't accept the diagnosis she receives at a top-notch adolescent psychiatric facility that her son is deeply disturbed. Dangerous.
Until she finds Max, unconscious and bloodied, beside a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death.
Trapped in a world of doubt and fear, barred from contacting Max, Danielle clings to the belief that her son is innocent. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her son really a killer? _________________SPOILER ALERT-------------------------------------------------------- MY THOUGHTS This is the first book I've read from Antoinette van Heugten. I was pleasantly surprised. It started off slow but quickly picked up. It is definitely a gripping page turner. You just have to see whats going to happen. It makes you wonder how far a mom would go to protect her son? Especially when the evidence is against him.
I hated Jonas mom to begin with! She just felt "off" to me. OMG the diary entries literally made me sick to my stomach. How could a mother do that to her children? She is so sick & twisted.
I have to admit Danielle made me mad a few times, even though she was helping out Max.. I felt that she should've been in court and let Doaks do it.. but I think it turned out in the end.
The only problem I had with the book was Danielles job? At first she was getting ready to make partner then it hardly says anything about it the entire book until the end and it really doesn't say much..
Talking about then ending when she got the note! I was like NO!!!!!!
Its definitely a good read.. it will have you intrigued through out the book!