Sunday, December 14, 2014

Update

 
 
Okay, I know I seemed to have vanished for a few months but I have had to take care of some family business over the last three or four months and it looks like it is going to extend into the new year. Then I am moving so I have to start packing everything up. I am going to try to blog but I know I will be back full strength in April 2015. By then I will be in the new home and blogging 3 times a week and all my family issues will be cleared up. I am disappointed that I have not been able to blog more this year but I am looking forward to having a ton of books to review when I get start on a regular schedule in April. 
     I want to wish all my readers a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year 
 
      Hope you will remember me in April and look for more reviews by me  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review : A Death Displaced

 
 
 
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 A Death Displaced
Andrew Butcher
 
 
From Goodreads: A woman fated to die. A vision that could save her ...

Nicolas Crystan, struggling to cope with his traumatic past, shuffles through life keeping mostly to himself ... until he has a disturbing daydream of a woman's death. At first he tries to forget it, but when real life mimics the daydream, he realises it was no ordinary fantasy—it was a vision of the future. To save a life, he must act fast.

When Juliet Maystone escapes death, defying fate, she becomes 'displaced' in this world. All she wants is to return to her bustling day-to-day routine, successfully running her own business, but as hard as she tries, she can't ignore that things have changed for her. She has to face up to the fact that being 'displaced' comes with an unexpected ability.

On Lansin Island, a quaint place with a dark history of its own, Nicolas and Juliet must learn to use their newfound abilities and work together to unravel a mystery more connected to Nicolas than he could ever have imagined ...


My Review: I recieved this book from the publisher and netgalley for an honest review.


         I was pulled into this book from page one. The author was creative in the way he wove all the character together to compel the story  and plot. The realism of the writing transports you into the story and you find yourself  sharing the emotions of the characters. Well developed characters kept me reading and I will continue this series.I have already started the second book.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review : Where she Went



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Where She Went
Gayle Forman
 Dutton Juvenile
 
 
From Goodreads: It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future-and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
 
 
 
My Review :   I Loved this book just as much as the first. When I saw this book looking at me in the store I knew I had to own it. I loved everything about this story. How it picked the story up three years later was wonderful and made the feeling more compelling. I felt for Adam in this book so much his confusion over what happened I shared.  The ending was perfect and my heart sung with joy the perfect ending for these two amazing characters. Again I will read anything Gayle Forman writes even if it is a manual of instructions because her writing is amazing





Review: Breathe




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Breathe
Elena Dillon
 
 
From Good reads: Jasmine's life wasn't normal for a 16 year old girl. It hadn't been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught. That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over. Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn't bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity. In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way. Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is. Life would be perfect if odd things didn't keep happening. Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time? Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily...or not.
 
 
My Review :  I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review

      This was a very good book. The character development was very detailed and back stories for Jasmine and her family where interesting and complete. This was a lovely story young love and dark danger that come together in a spine tingling story. This was a fast and compelling read with the action really picking up in the last three chapters that make you hold your breath. 
 
 
 


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review : I Am Not a Serial Killer




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I Am Not A Serial Killer
Dan Wells
Tor Books
From Goodreads: John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation. Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means. Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.
My Review: Okay from the title I was really looking forward to reading this book. I must admit I bought this book for the title and did not even read the synopsis. So I started reading with just the title in mind. I was looking forward to a dark and twisted tale about a boy's struggle to overcome his inner demons.  I got that and so much more I was not prepared for the paranormal aspects of this book,  but I loved it.  Dan Wells wrote such an engrossing book that you have to keep reading till the end. I was not dissatisfied that this story took me too a different direction than I thought it was going to take. I am happy I went for the ride.



 


Review : Stiltskin






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Stiltskin
Andrew Buckley
Curiosity Quills Press
 
 
From Goodreads: What would you do if you found an evil dwarf in your bathtub?

In Robert Darkly’s case you scream like a girl… and then you get taken on a journey to an entirely different world living just on the other side of our own reality; a world where fairy tales are real but not in the way we’ve come to expect them.

The aforementioned dwarf, Rumpelstiltskin, has escaped the Tower prison of Thiside determined to finish the sinister plot he started so many years ago.

Robert Darkly, oblivious that he is the son of the Mad Hatter, must partner with the mysterious ‘Agency’ to pursue Rumpelstiltskin across our world and the world of Thiside and uncover the treacherous secret that threatens to throw both realities into eternal chaos.
 
 
 
 
My Review: I was given this book to review by Netgalley and The Publishers. I would like to thank both of them.
 
 
This book was great. I loved the way Andrew Buckley wove this world with the fairy tale world and created a wonderfully inventive world that makes a unique landscape for this wild ride and fun adventure. The reader is transported to a world that is different than the one we have learned about in fairy tales a darker and dangerous world . This book takes some crazy twists and turns to make this a fast paced and fun read that keeps the reader intrigued and reading. I for one need a sequal to this book Please and Fast. I want to go back to Thiside.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Review: Darkridge Hall




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Darkridge Hall
Michael K. Rose
 
 
 
From Goodreads: An evil lurks in the depths of Darkridge Hall, and Andy, a new student at Kransten Academy, is about to meet it face to face.

When threatening, shadowy figures appear outside his dorm room window, Andy decides to solve the mystery of just who or what they are. But those same shadows may be responsible for the strange deaths that have been occurring in the town of Bethlehem, Maine over the past several decades.

As Andy, his teacher Mark Harris and police chief Charles Buck struggle to put the pieces together, they soon realize that the answer may come too late for them to stop the malevolent power behind it all.
 
 
My Review:  I recieved and ARC of this book from Netgalley and the Publisher. I would like to thank them.
 
 
   I think I should have waited till Oct. to add this to my Holloween Reads because it was dark and scary and made me read it strait throught. Wonderfully inventive with the plot and creepy. I had chills reading this spine tingler and jumping at shadows. This book is the perfect kind to introduce young readers to the genere of horror.( If read in the daytime.)  I also loved the story line taking from Egyptian history. Made me interested in it.