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text 2016-05-30 13:00
May Bookhaul
The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D. - Nicholas Meyer
From Doon With Death - Ruth Rendell
Paper Moon - Joe David Brown,Peter Bogdanovich
The Sociopath Next Door - Martha Stout
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents - Lemony Snicket
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples - Winston Churchill,Christopher Lee
Dryland - Sara Jaffe
X-Men and The Avengers: Lost and Found - Greg Cox

I had a $5 certificate for Thriftbooks and a 20% off coupon so I stocked up. I was extremely happy to see Lost and Found back in stock. I somehow managed to acquire books two and three in the series years ago, but was never able to find the first one. Yay, I can finally finish reading the series.

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review 2015-06-27 12:25
From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell
From Doon With Death - Ruth Rendell

 



Read by................ Terence Hardiman
Total Runtime......... 5 Hours 28 Mins

Description: Margaret Parsons is dead. She appeared to lead a very dull life. She had been a "good" woman. Religious, old-fashioned, and respectable, her life had been as spotless and ordinary as her home, as unexciting and dependable as her marriage. However, it was not because of her life that Chief Inspector Wexford became involved, but her death. How is it possible that a woman who had led such a quiet, respectable, unspectacular life could have met such a death of passion and violence? To Wexford, it simply does not make sense, until he begins to slowly uncover the layers of Margaret Parsons' real life...

Okay mystery, but the writing is wonderful. Looks like I will enjoy this series.
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text 2015-05-11 22:05
Series I Plan on Reading/Finishing This Summer
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Across the Universe - Beth Revis
Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier
Marking Time - April White
Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
Doon - Lorie Langdon,Carey Corp
The Kiss of Deception - Mary E. Pearson
Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige
The 100 - Kass Morgan

The summer break is upon us and as I finish up this years course work I am already trying to discern which series' I need to consume over break. I have decided on the following...so far:

 

The Lunar Chronicles Series (Not Started)     Marissa Meyer

Across the Universe Series (Not Started)        Beth Revis

The Ruby Red Trilogy  (Not Started)               Kerstin Gier

The Marking Time Trilogy (Started)                 April White

The Mistborn Trilogy (Started)                        Brandon Sanderson

The Throne of Glass Series (Started)            Sarah J. Maas

The Doon Series (Not Started)                       Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

The Remnant Chronicles (Not Started)          Mary E. Pearson

The Dorothy Must Dies Series (Not Started)  Danielle Paige

The 100 Series (Not Started)                         Kass Morgan

The Gone Series (Not Started)                      Michael Grant

The Unwind Series (Not Started)                   Neal Shusterman

The Divergent Trilogy (Started)                     Veronica Roth

The Winner's Curse Series (Not Started)      Marie Rutkoski

The Champion Series (Started)                    Marie Lu

The Raven Cycle Series (Not Started)          Maggie Stiefvater

The Chaos Walking Series (Not Started)      Patrick Ness

The Forensic Mysteries Series (Not Started)Alane Ferguson

The Infernal Devices (Not Started)               Cassandra Clare

 

Looks like I have a lot to read this summer! This isn't even half of the books I would like to read this summer. I would also like to read the Outlander Series by: Diana Gabaldon. I don't know how much of this I will accomplish, but I am excited to find out! There are also a couple of standalone novels I want to read and a couple of non-fiction books. I will probably hold off on The Book Thief until summer starts as well. I'm finding it a little slow. I would love to participate in a Read-a-thon this summer, as well! Thanks so much for reading!

 

Have a fabulous day lovelies!

 

Yours truly, signing off!

 

Kenzie

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review 2015-05-04 23:25
From Doon With Death - Ruth Rendell

Good quick read.  Nothing great, but not bad.

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review 2015-04-07 04:27
Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Doon - Lorie Langdon,Carey Corp

Synopsis

 

DOON…

 

Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. 

 

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. 

 

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

 

 

 

Review

 

Nora Roberts for YA!!

 

This was my first and only thought I had for the duration of this book, and no, that is definitely not a bad thing. I'm an obsessed fan of Nora Roberts, I love her beautifully told stories. If you have ready any Nora Roberts books you know she writes romance (at its best), sometimes with a bit of magic, and the characters having strong love for their friends or family.

So when I say that this book is a Nora Roberts for YA, it basically means I loved the book.

 

I know there are a few people out there saying this is a cheesy book and not well written, and I'm the first to say that I hate those types of books, give me blood and guts over sappy love stories any day. But there are moments when all you want is an easy romantic read, something to take your mind of the serious things going on in the world. Just sit back and enjoy it, and don't take things too seriously. Not all the time anyway.

 

The friendship between Veronica and Mackenna was what really won me over. Again, just like a Nora Roberts book, there was this bond between two friends that was great to read. Both completely different, Veronica the book nerd that wants the fairytale ending, and then you have Mackenna the outspoken no-bullshit girl who's life goal is to be an actress.

Having the book in both their point of views was a great idea, because you didn't just get stuck into one characters head which I would of probably started to get annoyed.

And the best part; if there was just one character that went over to Doon, then I'm guessing there would of been a love triangle, and for once THERE WASN'T!! (sort of, you'll see). Again, this is exactly like Nora Roberts, everyone felt like they were able to love someone. There was no competition, just one character falling head over heels for their one true love.

 

If you want a beautifully told sappy love story, a book that you can easily read in a day, then this book is for you.

Just remember, this isn't a literacy masterpiece, but it's still a joy to read.

 

 

 

 

 

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