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text 2018-09-01 19:05
August Re-Cap
Away from the Dark (The Light Series) - Aleatha Romig
Gentleman Nine - Penelope Ward
Hero at the Fall - Alwyn Hamilton
Alex, Approximately - Jenn Bennett
Like Never and Always - Ann Aguirre
The Empress - S.J. Kincaid
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Paradox (An FBI Thriller) - Catherine Coulter
All Your Perfects - Colleen Hoover

 

 

What a crazy month, but I did read some good books.  Well, mostly I listened, because, wow, 13 Audio's for this month. 

 

 

 

(Audiobook) Away From The Light by Aleatha Romig

Finish Date:  08/01

☆4.7☆STARS - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) Gentlemen Nine by Penelope Ward

Finish Date:  08/02

☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) Hero At The Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Finish Date:  08/06

☆3.7☆STARS - GRADE=B

 

(Audiobook) Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Finish Date:  08/07

☆4☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) Like Never And Always by Ann Agguire

Finish Date:  08/09

☆2.8☆STARS - GRADE=C-

 

(Audiobook) The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

Finish Date:  08/13

☆4.2☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Finish Date:  08/15

☆4.7☆STARS - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Finish Date:  08/19

☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Netgalley e-ARC) Paradox by Catherine Coulter

Finish Date:  08/19

☆3☆STARS - GRADE=C

 

(Audiobook) All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Finish Date:  08/21

☆4.5☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

Finish Date:  08/23

☆4.2☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) Warcross by Marie Lu

Finish Date:  08/27

☆4.5☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) The Swan & The Jackal by JA Redmerski

Finish Date:  08/29

☆3.5☆STARS - GRADE=B-

 

(Audiobook) Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

Finish Date:  08/31

☆5☆STARS - GRADE=A+ 

 

(Kindle eBook) Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

Finish Date:  08/31

☆3.5☆STARS - GRADE=B-

 

13 Audiobooks, 1 Kindle eBook, and 1 Netgalley eARC, for a total of 5,510 pages.  That's my most read pages in one month, ever.

 

and since I tend to pick books based on there covers...best cover of the month goes to:

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-22 17:16
3 Out Of 5 "I struggled to finish this" STARS
Paradox (An FBI Thriller) - Catherine Coulter

 

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~BOOK BLURB~

Paradox

Catherine Coulter

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Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Even more shocking is the identification of a unique belt buckle found among the bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath.

 

Paradox is a chilling mix of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, old secrets that refuse to stay buried, and ruthless greed that keep Savich and Sherlock and Chief Ty Christie working at high speed to uncover the truth before their own bones end up at the bottom of the lake.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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It took me 25 days to complete this…and while it is a long book at 448 pages, it's not a lunker.  I just couldn't get past the inane crap and sappiness this book is bogged down with.  Every single person that is brought into the story has most of their life history thrown into the story…and yet I still felt that I was missing something by not having read the previous books in the series, at least in regards to Savich and Sherlock.  I figured I was taking a chance with that, anyway, since I haven't read any of the 21 previous books in this series.

 

Paradox is really a story within a story and it's filled with a busload of characters.  Maybe all that inane crap is in there to help you remember all these characters more easily.  IDK. Gunny/Leigh was my favorite character by far and I genuinely enjoyed her story…even her backstory.  There was also this weird supernatural vibe that felt off to me...this could be something that is explained by having read the previous books, too.

 

I was all set to rate this from 2-2.5 stars up until the ending. It's the only thing that boosted it up to a full 3.  The reveal of the mystery of the bones in the lake was really satisfying and ultimately left me feeling like maybe this wasn't quite so laborious to complete.

 

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~MY RATING~

3STARS - GRADE=C

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 3.8/5

Main Characters~ 3.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 3.7/5

The Feels~ 3/5

Pacing~ 2/5

Addictiveness~ 1/5

Theme or Tone~ 3.8/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3.5/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3/5

Originality~ 3/5

Ending~ 4.3/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.

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Book Cover~ Two Thumbs UP!

Series~ FBI Thriller #22

Setting~ Willicott & Haggersville, Maryland, DC, and Texas.

Source~ I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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review 2018-08-04 16:15
not for me
The Devil's Triangle - Catherine Coulter... The Devil's Triangle - Catherine Coulter,J.T. Ellison

Kitsune -master thief- has been hired to steal Moses staff form the Topkapi Museum in Turkey and does it. She went  to collect her fee when those who had hired her tried to kill her and she almost dies. Kitsune escapes and hears the same people who tried to kill her bragging about causing a huge dust storm in Gobi desert that is killing thousands. Then the same people kidnapped Kitsune’s husband Grant. The People are the evil insane twins Cassandra and  Ajax . Appleton Kohah had taken the Tesla coil and got inspiration from a weather machine Da Vinci had designed. He made the machine to be a destructive “Storm Machine.”,Cassandra and Ajax wanted to rule the world. They were looking for the Ark Of The Covenant. The twins were the last of the Koath and if they find the Covenant they would have powers greater than any known man. Kitsune contacted Nicholect Drummond and Michela-Mike- Carla. They can pick the assignments they take and the take Kitsune’s call and request for help. And come to Italy.

This book just wasn’t for me. I just couldn’t get into it. I weather machine in evil hands just didn’t keep my interest. Also there was to much repetition in the portrayal of the Italian cops. Also the dialogue didn’t seem very natural to me in most cases. I am sure there are a lot of others that will love this book it just wasn’t for me.

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text 2018-06-29 20:50
June 2018 Reading Wrap Up
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story - Kurt Eichenwald
Wishing Lake (A Finding Home Novel) - Regina Hart
Drifting to You: Cape Fear Shipworks - Kianna Alexander
A Radiant Soul: A Sweet Way to His Heart Novella - Kianna Alexander
The Valcourt Heiress - Catherine Coulter

2018 is now half over....I feel like I have lived 4 2018s honestly. 

  

Read

1. Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer - America's Deadliest Serial Murderer by Anne Rule - 3 stars

 

2. Winds of Salem (The Beauchamp Family #3) by Melissa de la Cruz - 3 stars

 

3. When Summer Comes (Whiskey Creek #3) by Brenda Novak - 3 stars

 

4. Drifting to You: Cape Fear Shipworks Novella by Kianna Alexander - 4 stars

 

5. The Valcourt Heiress (Medieval Song #7) by Catherine Coulter - 3.5 stars

 

6. A Radiant Soul: A Sweet Way to His Heart Novella by Kianna Alexander - 4 stars

 

7. Wishing Lake (Finding Home #3) by Regina Hart - 4.5 stars

 

8. After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder; A Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry - 3 stars

 

9. The Spirit of '76: From Politics to Technology, the Year America Went Rock n' Roll by David Browne - 2.5 stars

 

10. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah - 2 stars

 

11. Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald - 5 stars

 

  

 

 

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review 2018-06-14 21:35
The Valcourt Heiress (Medieval Song #7) by Catherine Coulter
The Valcourt Heiress - Catherine Coulter

What a fun ride this book turned out to be! I don't know how I came in possession of it but I have had the book on my physical book shelf since we lived in California and never felt in the mood for a medieval. So it gathered dust until I was making a list of books for the Ripped Bodice Bingo and saw that this book would be good filler for a square (the "Pre-Renaissance" box). On a whim I started the book and was immediately engrossed in the story involving a second son inheriting a mid-size keep that was left in almost ruins, a runaway heiress, a wannabe sorceress who is the heroine's mother, dubious "natural" deaths of relatives, the stupidest villains in all of England, several kidnappings, and just King Edward enjoying the real life drama of his citizens while thinking of the value of the coins can help him squash the Welsh and Scottish uprisings. 

 

A lot is packed into this story line, but the developing romance between Garron of Kersey and Merry (the heiress in the title) was actually real and I rooted for them to get their HEA, whatever that looked like. He didn't really notice her until she mentioned her preference for making lists to help with big projects (like restoring a mid-size keep to its' former glory), then he was like "hey! you seem like a decent person to have help me" - no pants feeling at first, theirs was a meeting of the minds and intentions. Merry to her credit had major administration skills, as she was running things over at Valcourt until the death of her father, plus she didn't mind doing menial labor, like making soap or milking Eric(a) the goat, while also advising Garron on the political situation outside the walls of Wareham. 

 

A highly entertaining read.

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