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review 2018-08-15 15:53
Trying to (at least to me) be one of those cheesy mystery/horror type of book.
#MURDERTRENDING - Gretchen McNeil #MURDERTRENDING - Gretchen McNeil

I was really hoping to love this story more. But to me it was just trying to be a cheesy mystery/horror type of book, you would watch as a movie. I thought some of the murders in the book were gross but done in a very cheesy way. 

I really did love the character of Dee, she thought she had no one to survive but she wasn't just going to give up and just let herself be killed. One character, I can't think of his name right now, I really thought was so funny. The guy was always saying things from a movie. Like from terminator and die hard, so he kept me entertained. Dee's love interest Nyles wasn't a bad character either, and I liked them okay together. But I wish he was more flushed out more. Or whatever that word is, like I wanted to feel connected to him. And the other girl Griselda, I thought tried to hard to be a meangirl. 

I also wish going into the book that I knew it was not going to be a standalone. The mystery of who the killer was going to be, wasn't much of a mystery. But I  just couldn't figure out how the person or persons, went about doing it. But when it was explained I really felt stupid, that I didn't put it together. 

The ending had a conclusion but was definitely left open for my story to tell.

Even though it wasn't my favorite book ever, I did get through it pretty quickly and it definitely kept me laughing. So I will definitely read the next one when it comes out  sometime next year. 

So if you decide to read this book except a lot of cheesy and corny deaths. 

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text 2018-08-15 14:55
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 190 pages.
The Solitary Summer - Elizabeth von Arnim

"What a blessing it is to love books.  Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden."

No contest on the books -- and love of flowers ...

 

And Elizabeth has an honest-to-God favorites shelf!  Go figure!

"In the centre of my library there is a wooden pillar propping up the ceiling, and preventing it, so I am told, from tumbling about our ears; and round this pillar, from floor to ceiling, I have had shleves fixed, and on these shelves are all the books that I have read again and again, and hope to read many times more -- all the books, that is, that I love quite the best.  In the bookcases round the walls are many that I love,  but here in the centre of the room and easiest to get at, are those I love the best -- the very elect among my favourites."

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review 2018-08-15 14:18
Review: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater

 

The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

 

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

 

 

 

I enjoyed this book much more than the last and I can see why these books get such a hype.

I really started likening the Raven Boys and of course Blue, but I think what I liked most was the friendship that was being build.

There was a lot happening in this book and the I wont say much to not spoil it but I really liked the overall plot and twist that happened.

I really liked the whole Mr. Grey part it was mysterious and fun to follow.

Blue, really came into her own this book and I loved that she just became so much more confident not only in her own skin and family but also around our boys.

The Raven boys. I can’t seem to pick a favorite, they all are unique and fun in their own way.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next.

I had the paperback and the audio and must say the audio was fantastic to listen to. I absolutely loved it.

I rate this book 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-15 02:11
Turns out that things went a little better this time around...
Sun and Shadow - Dirk Greyson,Andrew McFerrin

Ok, here we are at the end of book #2 and somethings worked better for me so let's take a look at them...

 

First off there's the overall story...the mystery/thriller/action all that stuff and this time around this part of the story was on the plus side of things for me. I liked the story premise...a lot! I'm a bit of an art geek so when story is based artworks like this one was it gets brownie points with me from the get go and then there was the whole issue of the race between Knight and Day vs the Russians which definitely had some good moments even...dare I say humorous ones...

like when Day told Knight they couldn't go around messing with the cars of every Russian they meet...ok, if you say so Day but personally I'm cool with it, especially when it seems like every Russian you meet is trying to kill you. I say go for it.

 

and then we have Knight. I'm still not sure that I can say I like him but I was happy to see a bit of growth with him and I liked the whole side story of him and the kid that he caught robbing his garage...it was sweet, but not overly and that's all I'm saying on that subject. Well that and the fact that this was a nice little side step from everything else that was happening and I liked getting to see Knight interact with someone other than Day or the 'bad guys'. While he still maintained his gruff demeanor, we also got to see a kinder more caring Knight than I had believed was there...I have hope!

 

As for Knight and Day's relationship well there was a bit of growth there as well. While Knight's still got a long way to go at least this time around we got to see a bit of introspection on his part...although the visit from the dead wife was something I so could have done without...but maybe that's just me.

 

Day has thankfully stood up for himself form the word go with Knight and I like that this continued in spite of the fact that he's willing to take care of Knight when he's needed, it didn't mean that he wouldn't stand up for himself whenever Knight decided to be a jerk! Day would call him on his douchy behavior, something that Knight desperately needed. But on the other side of this coin I have to admit that I found it hard to buy the attraction between these two because of how often they were at odds with each other...maybe, if this aspect of things could shift a bit so that the conflict between these two eases up a bit I'll find them to be more believable as a couple and maybe that's just me and I'm cool with that too. We all have our own personal preferences as to what does or doesn't work in a relationship and I can honestly think of more than one couple that have had pretty high levels of antagonism going on between them and still as a couple it's worked for me. This is such a subjective aspect and while Knight and Day aren't quite there for me as a couple at least this time around I started to feel like I could see the possibility.

 

Once again I was treated to the opportunity to enjoy the narrations of Andrew McFerrin and he did not disappoint in any way especially since having the same narrator in the second story as there was in the first one made it that much easier to become invested in the story.

 

Even more important than whether or not a narrator sounds how I think a character should sound is having the consistency of that character sounding the same from story to story. Something that adds believability and realism to the story for me as a listener.

 

So far there's one more book listed for this series, 'Dawn and Dusk' and I have to admit while I doubt I'll read the e-book if it gets released on audio and  Andrew McFerrin's the narrator I may just give it a try. 

 

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An audio book of 'Sun and Shadow' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-08-14 21:33
Book review : the king of bourbon street thea de salle
The King of Bourbon Street - Thea de Salle

July 19-23


Hotel chain mogul Sol DuMont is about to learn that some of life’s biggest surprises come in deceptively small packages—namely a petite heiress named Rain who’s hell-bent on upsetting her family’s expectations—in this first book in the all new series by Thea de Salle, set against the sultry backdrop of New Orleans.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sol DuMont is a divorcee and the owner of a mid-sized hotel chain in New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, his father’s death, and the decision that he and his ex-wife Maddy are far better off friends than lovers, he’s lost interest in almost everything he held dear—parties, people, and pushing limits.

All his limits.

Then Arianna Barrington checks into his hotel.

Twenty-four-year-old Arianna “Rain” Barrington could have been society’s sweetheart. Her family is moneyed, connected press darlings, and make sweeping headlines from coast to coast for reasons both good and bad. But when her mother shoves her at Charles Harwood—the obnoxious, entitled heir of Harwood Corp—to cement a billion-dollar business merger, Rain does the only thing she can think of to escape: she creates a scandal so big Harwood doesn’t want her anymore before fleeing to New Orleans for much-needed rest and relaxation.

All she wants is jazz piano, beignets, and to sail the Mississippi. What she gets is Sol DuMont, a whirlwind affair, and a hands-on education in sex, power play, and pushing limits.

All her limits. 


Review : I freaking love this book it was cute and sexy and body positive . Rain goes to new Orleans for a vacation after a scandal about her and a sex tape so her and her brother go to a hotel and there she meets sol who i love he is the owner of the hotel he's a dom and bisexual he and rain strike up a relationship and I love them together the only problem is rains crazy ass mother who is trying to ruin sol hotel .so rain goes to Connecticut to do an interview threatening to do a tell all book about her mother her mom tells her not to and rain says she won't if she leaves her and sol alone . She goes back to sol. I can't wait to read the rest of the series


Quotes :


of course I’d pick the girl with an ex-marine for a chaperone


Sol almost pointed out that Vaughan couldn’t smoke the cigarette in the hotel, but he liked his face and so far this had been an amicable exchange.



Sol DuMont seemed heaven-sent. He was handsome and funny and sexy and sweet, which meant, by some cosmic joke, he probably had dead bodies stored in The Seaside’s freezer. Or maybe he sniffed socks when no one was looking. Or maybe he had a back-hair fetish.


Kitten.” “Yes?” “Are you trying to seduce me?” “Maybe? Is it working?” “Fantastically

 

 

 

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