Thursday, March 23, 2017

If Im Found


Title: If I'm Found
Author: Terri Blackstock
Rating: 3/5

Reviewed the ARC

Description:
Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn’t come easily.

Rest can be found at Goodreads

My Short Review: Alright the story and characters were great but I had trouble reading this one thru to the end. Besides being plagued with the flu all this month- which sucks by itself... and knowing this book is a Christian Fiction book, there was too much preaching for me at the end or should I say around chapter 47 or so. I'm not religious myself and found this book a bit more uncomfortable then the first book in this series... which I'm sorry but it turned me off of this book but I do want to find out if they get these dirty bastards or not in the end!

Monday, March 20, 2017

If I Run


Title: If I Run
Author: Terri Blackstock
Rating:  4/5

Description:
Casey knows the truth.

But it won’t set her free.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up. Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices. The girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.

From Goodreads.

My Short Review: Never reading her books before I think I found a new author to explore. Her reglious parts in the book isn't over powered and also characters are quite real. People you can find in the real world and no real sense of bible thumping at me saying you must believe in god too. Casey's story is quite scary in my eyes to be hunted for a crime you didn't do and also the people hunting you are suppose to be there to protect you. *shivers* Oh boy back to the book I go, so the story moved and I was never bored about it... just enough action- just enough mystery that kept me going even with this ADD mind here. At the moment reading the second book given to me by a lovely person. Thank you for that and the ARC will be reviewed as soon as I finish it... Getting sick didn't help- so I promise I will finish it! So I will leave ya with that and get back to the book!!! See ya!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Failed Reads

The books below I either totally forgot to read them in time or I lost interest in them... or even worse didn't notice they were in a series and I can't get the series in time to read it!


At Close Range
Laura Griffin

Shannon Mayer

Melanie Dickerson 

Wolf Hunt
Paige Tyler

A Crown of Wishes
Roshani Chokshi


Penny Richards 

If Not for You
Debbie Macomber

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Blood Red Rebellion

Title: Blood Red Rebellion
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Rating: 3/5
Netgalley Review

Description:
The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin No茅mi to the fierce and handsome Romani G谩bor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.


My Short Review:
This book made it really hard to like it and to get thru the story. I don't know how I feel about it I like a few concepts like the demons but that wasn't really part of the story too much and Hunger... he was pretty cool but everything else was just blah... hopefully the next one isn't as bad because of that ending I need to know!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tales of the Peculiar



Title: Tales of the Peculiar
Author: Ransom Riggs
Rating:  4/5

Description:
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. 

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.




My Reviews: 

The Splendid Cannibals:

The Fork-Tongued Princess: Princess has a secret- that only her maid knows until the prince she was suppose to marry calls her a monster. Then her father finds out and puts her in prison and then she escapes with her maid to find a prince as unique as her. She finds one but he is in prison too. He is a snail boy and when he sees her still calls her a monster. She ends up on enemy's lands and finds a prince there that doesn't marry her but gives her power in the army (i believe). They end up throwing her father in prison at the end. She wants her father to still love her but he calls her a traitor and a monster. She helps break him out and outcasts him into the world.

The First Ymbryne:

The Woman Who Befriended Ghosts: Didn't Read. I have a past with stuff like this so I kind of steer clear of this!

Cocobolo: Didn't Read, Got bored of this one.

The Pigeons of Saint Paul's: Pigeons don't like humans but like our food. So they stay away but not to far away. Then a guy comes to them talking about a religious building that he wants to build since the pigeons love to start the building on fire. A building where the top would be for the pigeons and the bottom would be for the humans- they say yes. This story was oh k.

The Girl Who Could Tame Nightmares: The Girl wanted to be a doctor like her pa, but in this time girls were suppose to like knitting and home stuff. So she studied behind their backs til her little brother complained about nightmares... so trying to help her brother she found a thread in his ear and she yanked it out. Nightmares were gone... so people heard and one night she pulled a thread out of a guy who tricked her. He is a crazy murder... when she finds out she tries to stop him... ends up saving a bunch of kids before hurting herself and ending up with nightmares herself which she doesn't take out. I guess she sees this as a punishment for what she did? Yup.

The Locust: This story is about the 'love' of a son and father in which the son's birth kills the mother and the father sort of blames the son for it and grows to not love his son til he finds out he was wrong.

The Boy Who Could Hold Back The Sea: Guy can control the current to bring in fish to eat and people use him to their games and force him. He runs until he finds a girl who can control the wind!

The Tale of Cuthbert: Cuthbert was a kind giant who loved the animals and made friends with them and protected them until a witch came and put a spell on the poor guy because of one guy the giant killed when he was protecting the animals. This spell turned him into stone but he didn't want to be alone so he called out to his friends and they ended up staying with him... sleeping in his mouth and around his body to keep him company til his heart stopped beating.  Friendship is the strongest thing for loneliness. What a story!

Its in His Kiss


Title: It's in His Kiss
Author: Julia Quinn

Rating: 5/5

Description:
IF IT'S IN HIS HEART ... IT'S IN HIS KISS

MEET OUR HERO...

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past... and the key to his future. The problem is—it's written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.

MEET OUR HEROINE ...

All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She's fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there's something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won't quite let go...

MEET POOR MR. MOZART...

Or don't. But rest assured, he's spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth's every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other ... and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.


My Short Review:  Loved this story... love this family. Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas and Karen Rannrey are my fav historical romance authors! I don't know what to say but to read this lovely story!

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Healer's Apprentice


Title: The Healer's Apprentice
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Rating:  /5

Description: In author Melanie Dickenson’s new book, a young healer’s apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry ... until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want—kind, understanding, and a man of faith—but her low station and the fact he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose’s life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.

My Review: Coming Soon!