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review 2018-08-02 01:19
Finders Keepers by N.R. Walker 3.5 Star Review
Finders Keepers - N.R. Walker

Needing a change of scene, Griffin Burke moves from Brisbane to Coolum Beach to start a new job. The beautiful white sand, aqua-coloured ocean, blue skies, and summer breezes are everything he longs for. What he finds is a mud-covered dog, lost and hungry, with a nametag and a phone number.


Dane Hughes is stuck in Surfers Paradise at a week-long work conference when he gets a phone call from his distraught mother. His dog, his fur baby, Wicket, has run away. Unable to leave and feeling helpless and miserable, he gets a text from a guy. “I think I found your dog…”


Griffin and Dane start talking, and Griffin agrees to look after Wicket until Dane can collect him. With a few days left before his new job starts, Griffin takes Wicket on some coastal adventures and sends Dane photos of their fun, and so the start of something new and kind of wonderful begins.


Griffin might have moved to Coolum in search of a new life, but what he finds is so much more. What he gets to keep just might take some four-legged help.

 

Review

 

Awww. This is a light, sweet romance between Dane and Griffin with a great cute meet brought on by an adorable dog.

A fast read with a dollop of happy and laughs. Good stuff. 

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text 2018-07-31 12:45
July 2018-That's A Wrap!
Darkest Hours - Mike Thorn
Give Me Your Hand - Megan Abbott
Cold in July - Joe R. Lansdale
Broken on the Inside - Phil Sloman
The Moore House - Tony Tremblay
Hope Never Dies - Andrew Shaffer
The Unredeemed - Luke Walker
Rattus New Yorkus - Hunter Shea
Hysteria: A Collection of Madness - Stephanie M. Wytovich,Steven Archer,Michael A. Arnzen,Teagan Gardner
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch,Michael Page

I read 13 books this month!

 

Graphic Novels

 

Lucifer, Book 2 by Mike Carey 5*

Total: 1

 

Novellas

 

Broken on the Inside by Phil Sloman 4.5*

 

Total: 1

 

Audiobooks 

 

White Death by Christine Morgan, narrated by Matt Godfrey 4*

The Shining, by Stephen King, narrated by Campbell Scott 5*

Hysteria by Stephanie M. Wytovich, narrated by Teagan Gardner (Poetry) 5*

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, narrated by Michael Page 5*

 

Total: 4

 

ARCS/Reads for Review

 

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott 5*

Cold in July by Joe Lansdale 4.5*

The Moore House by Tony Tremblay 4*

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer 3.5*

Darkest Hours by Mike Thorn 5*

The Unredeemed by Luke Walker 3.5*

Rattus New Yorkus by Hunter Shea 5*

 

Total: 7

 

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:

Challenge: Read 40 Books Already on my TBR

(I'm failing miserably)

 

1. City of the Dead by Brian Keene

2. The Warblers by Amber Fallon

3. October by Michael Rowe

4. It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World by Curtis Lawson

5. Bad Pennies by John Leonard

6. Cold in July by Joe Lansdale

7. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

 

 

Running Total: 98

 

 

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review 2018-07-25 18:45
THE UNREDEEMED by Luke Walker
The Unredeemed - Luke Walker

 

Benjamin Harwood is a horrible man. I guess I should say "was" a horrible man, since he's been dead for about 4 centuries. He's been hanging around various places with his dead pals since then. The day he spots young Hayley and her family checking out a new house, he makes a decision that not only affects his life, but also that of all his ghostly friends and a few demons to boot. Will his decision pay off in the end? Will Hayley and her family be okay? You'll have to read this to find out!

 

The story's main base was the town of Dalry, (also the setting of Walker's book HOMETOWN), and though it sounds kind of charming, so many terrible, (yet fictional), things happen there I know I would never want to visit!

 

It's hard not to get too spoiler-y while reviewing this, but lots of action occurs once Ben "contacts" Hayley's family. Crossing the countryside while gathering an army of dead folk to battle demons, (one demon in particular who kept him out of Hell up until this point), there is no one safe from Ben. As he wheels and deals, he betrays everything that was ever important to him. At this point, I felt the pacing slowed down a bit leading up to the denouement. Then, all hell broke loose, so to speak!

 

A few times I had issues with Hayley's behavior, being that she was a 15 year old girl, but I chalked it up to her maturity level being a bit higher than her actual age.

 

Overall, I enjoyed this book and its original premise. (There's more to it than I can get into here.) Even though most of the characters were not likable at all, they made for fun villains, and I liked and did root for Hayley. I bet you will too!

 

Recommended!

 

*I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*

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text 2018-07-20 14:30
#Friday Reads! July 20, 2018
The Unredeemed - Luke Walker
Lucifer, Book Three - Ryan Kelly,Ted Naifeh,Dean Ormston,Peter Gross,David Hahn,Craig Hamilton,Mike Carey
Mourning Jewelry - Stephanie M. Wytovich
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch,Michael Page
The Freak Show Murders - Fredric Brown

 

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review 2018-07-02 00:00
Dietland
Dietland - Sarai Walker I don't think I've ever read a character quite like Plum before, certainly no one that spoke to me in the way she did. As a fat woman, even though I never went through the dieting hell that Plum puts herself through, I definitely went through the shame of having a body that (society tells us) doesn't deserve the space it takes, that I do not deserve the space I take up in this world. Plum goes on a journey that I am on, myself, and she inspires me to keep going. But what's brilliant about this book, without going into spoilery specifics, is how the author relates the shame thrust upon Plum for her body to the shame all women experience who aren't "perfect" in their "fuckability" and further to the shame of the women who are high in "fuckability" and how they're judged merely for how much men want them and nothing else. At first the two storylines don't seem to mesh well (Plum's story and the arc of Jennifer) and can feel a bit clunky thrust together in the same book, but the more I think about them, the more how I see how well they relate, how they intertwine and I think it was brilliant for the way the author pulled these two threads together. I can already tell this is a book that's going to stick with me for a long, long time.
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