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review 2018-07-05 14:24
In Bitter Chill - Sarah Ward

This is an assured debut from Sarah Ward. This isn’t a book filled with core or bloody scenes. It is a gentle paced novel but don’t let that fool you. This is a story that creeps up on you and draws you in without really noticing. I soon got lost in the pages and looked forward to reading it when I was away from the book.

 

I liked the character of Sadler and would love to see him return in future books. He had a gentle way of dealing with people and situations, though was not without personal issues. It would have been nice to learn more about his back story and see more of his character develop, hence my hope for more from him. Of his colleagues Connie and Palmer I felt that Connie was the stronger of the two. Palmer almost faded into the background. I found myself a little distanced from him and unable to figure out the dynamic between him and Connie. As for Connie I would have liked to know more about her, as what was revealed helped shape her for the reader.

 

The real focus of the story is Rachel. We see how the kidnapping has effected her life, her distrust of women conflicting with the fact that her family tree focussed on the matriarchal line only, or perhaps because of it. The genealogy aspect was fascinating and very relevant to the story. It allowed Rachel to be her own form of detective, looking into things that she can control i.e. the past.

 

I had fun figuring out the twist in the tale and the outcome was one I can’t recall coming across in recent crime novels I’ve read.

 

A great read. I’m looking forward to more novels from Sarah Ward.

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review 2018-07-02 20:32
The King
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) - J.R. Ward

I don't know what to say other than I enjoyed the book and I impatiently await the next installment.

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review 2018-07-02 20:25
Posession
Possession - J.R. Ward
The Characters

So the cast is pretty full this time around. We have our old usuals Jim, Adrian, Eddie (kinda) and lets not forget Davina. But we are also finally introduced to and get a chance to know Sissy. (view spoiler)

Also we have our soul and the soul's supporting cast, Duke Phillips, Cait Douglass (haven’t we seen this last name before in a Ward book?) and G.B. (Gordon Benjamin).

The Story

A lot of buildup to this story. A lot, a lot. And though I was semi-surprised with the ending I wasn’t wowed. In fact part of the ending, the attack on Cait, was actually quite predictable.

I like that the war is moving along. I more or less enjoyed the guessing game about who the soul is. I like that I was wrong about it.

The Random Thoughts

Not my favorite of the series but I’m glad I experienced it.

Read With Me: Possession

3 Stars
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text 2018-06-07 12:35
Blog Tour: Shadow Lilies by Lee Ann Ward with Excerpt and Giveaway

 

Today’s stop is for Lee Ann Ward’s Shadow Lilies. We will have info about the book and author, and a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.

 

Happy Reading :)


 

 

 

Sixteen-year-old Julia Reynolds struggles with her parents’ gypsy lifestyle and the urgent need to find out what happened to her missing cousin, Aubree. Soon Julia stumbles upon the mystery surrounding the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, its banned third floor, and the blessed nails that seal its windows shut.

Solving the mystery of the Ursuline and blogging the story to the entire free world could gain more interest in the disappearance of Aubree. But there’s just one catch: the others who have explored this mystery have one thing in common…they’re all dead.

Things get even more complicated when Julia falls for Ryan Grandle, the hottest guy in her school, and he falls right back. Will she really risk her life and new love to explore an unsolved mystery for the story that could save her cousin? Turns out, staring death straight in the face is just the beginning.

 

 

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When someone tells you the worst news in your life, it’s not with screams. No, the screams are what cut through your house like scissors through paper. Ripping. Tearing. Creating torn pieces that will never be whole again. The actual words are calm, quiet—so quiet you can still hear her voice, smell her hair, visualize the wilted flower still tucked behind her ear like the last time you saw her. “But where is she?” I’d repeated over and over. Repetition never bothered me when I was twelve. “We don’t know,” Mom had explained for the hundredth time. “Aubree is just…missing.” “Is she dead?” “Don’t say that, Julia!” It was rare for Mom to yell, but the day my 16-year-old cousin disappeared, so did normalcy…if you can call how we live normal. “Well?” I’d urged again. “I don’t think she’s dead, Julia. Can’t think it.” Mom never looked me in the eyes that day. “Maybe she just found a better future, more than your Aunt Beth could offer her…” I decided that day never to ask my mom about Aubree again. My cousin wouldn’t just disappear…wouldn’t up and leave us. Leave me. Maybe my family had stopped searching just to move on with life. But not me. No matter what, I’m finding Aubree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Ann Ward is an award-winning fiction author with a background in journalism and mass communications. She is also the former Senior Editor of Champagne Books. Her love of books started at the age of three, and she's been addicted ever since. She's published six novels with her seventh and eighth on the way (SEE a YA paranormal by Evernight Teen in June 2017 and GLIMPSES OF WILDERNESS a YA romance by Inkspell Publishing in December 2017) and has written several more. When she's not writing, she's reading, singing, baking designer cakes, bowling and dreaming. She's married to Joe (who also happens to be her publicist) and they have 4 sons whom they adore, and a granddaughter who is the love of their life. They make their home in the small fishing community of Bayou La Batre, Alabama.

 

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review 2018-05-21 22:18
The Thief
The Thief - J.R. Ward
 
Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 16

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series, love the author, love the characters. Pick one.

The Characters:

Sola:
Assail:
Pretty much any other BDB character you can think of makes an appearance- or is mentioned. Jane and Vicious are also pretty heavily featured.

The Story:

There is soooo much going on in this book. I’m just going to stick to the main storylines of Assail/Sola for the review. I won’t like. I’ve never liked Assail. Have always kinda zoned out on his parts of pervious books, however when it come to him and Sola I’ve been there for it. I like Sola. I like her strength and I like her love for her grandmother. Her relationship with Assail, though strained at times, seems meant to be. She wants a partnership and though he will have to do some adjusting to get used to that idea the seem to belong together. I do wonder how we are going to handle Sola aging.

Jane and Vicious go through a very rough time in their mating in this book also. And the new challenges that Throe is coming up with have me excited for the future. Honestly I hope this series never ends.


The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 
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