9 10, 2017

DNF Round Up

By | Monday, October 9, 2017|15 Comments

Well, its that time again. Time for me to tell you all about the books lately that didn’t make the cut. All of these books got DNF’d because I wasn’t enjoying the reading. It’s unfortunate, but it does happen. My apologies to the authors and publishers in advance.   DNF at 43% – […]

18 05, 2017

Review: THE PERFECT STRANGER by Megan Miranda

By | Thursday, May 18, 2017|3 Comments

I was totally blown away last year by ALL THE MISSING GIRLS. I knew this book wouldn’t be written in the same backwards fashion, but I still expected a lot. I was not disappointed. This author has a talent for writing mystery. The story starts with Leah’s fixation on her free spirited roommate […]

12 05, 2017

Review: FINDER’S KEEPERS and END OF WATCH by Stephen King

By | Friday, May 12, 2017|8 Comments

After reading MR.MERCEDES I knew I would have to finish this series. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and his delve into police procedural is pretty fucking fantastic. Bill Hodges is a perfectly flawed hero and I grew to really love him. In FINDER’S KEEPERS we meet a kid named Pete […]

28 11, 2016

Review: THE DIABOLIC by S. J. Kincaid

By | Monday, November 28, 2016|9 Comments

Review: THE DIABOLIC by S. J. KincaidThe Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
Published by Simon and Schuster on November 1st 2016
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Thrillers & Suspense, Science Fiction
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Simon & Schuster

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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Believe all the hype about this book. THE DIABOLIC is a fantastic futuristic story about a Diabolic named Nemesis who was made to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. Nemesis loves Sidonia and would kill and even die to protect her. When Sidonia’s mother asks her to stand in for Sidonia and pretend […]

17 08, 2016

Review ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan Miranda

By | Wednesday, August 17, 2016|9 Comments

Review ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan MirandaAll the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Published by Simon and Schuster on June 28th 2016
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense, Coming of Age, Contemporary Women
Also by this author: The Perfect Stranger
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Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.

The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.

Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

Am I a bit late to the party for this book? Maybe. It doesn’t really matter thought because ALL THE MISSING GIRLS is a bit timeless. It takes place in a small town 10 years ago, and then in current times. A girl went missing 10 years ago. That’s not why Nicolette, (Nic), […]

31 07, 2016

Review: THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

By | Sunday, July 31, 2016|9 Comments

Review: THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth WareThe Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Published by Simon and Schuster on July 19th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Fiction, Literary, General
Also by this author: In a Dark, Dark Wood
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Simon & Schuster

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From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.
In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…
With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

I read Ruth Ware’s debut book just a few weeks ago, IN A DARK, DARK WOOD. I couldn’t wait to read THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10. In this story a woman named Lo is burglarized in her home. This same woman is set to leave on the maiden voyage of a new luxury […]

21 03, 2016

Review: THE FIRE SERMON by Francesca Haig

By | Monday, March 21, 2016|6 Comments

Review: THE FIRE SERMON by Francesca HaigThe Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
Series: The Fire Sermon #1
Also in this series: The Map of Bones (Fire Sermon, Book 2)
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 10th 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, General, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Genetic Engineering, Dystopian
Also by this author: The Map of Bones (Fire Sermon, Book 2)
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The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined first novel in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.

Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha—physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega—burdened with deformity, small or large.

With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other.

Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality. For daring to envision a world in which Alphas and Omegas live side-by-side as equals, both the Council and the Resistance have her in their sights.

This story follows the synopsis pretty well. The Fire Sermon definitely has Cormac McCarthy’s The Road feel to it. In the far future, after a nuclear apocalypse, the survivors carry a genetic abnormality. Every baby is born a fraternal twin, one boy one girl. One twin is “normal” (Alpha), the other twin has a […]

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