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review 2017-05-20 14:45
The Lake and the Lost Girl: A Novel - Jacquelyn Vincenta

What is up with the husband's of women who write for a living in this book. They are both demanding, violent and abusive. I spent most of this book with my fists clenched wanting to use them on Frank. A man who obsessed with finding out more about an elusive poet writer who hasn't been heard from since 1939.

This was a chilling tale filled with domestic abuse by these husbands and how these women dealt with their problem. While the deal with Frank and Lydia and their relationship was a little long in several places, I think the author just wanted you to understand the reality of Frank's obsession and how it changed him.

I stayed up way to late to finish this book because I just HAD to know how it ended! There was absolutely no way I was putting it down, I could sleep tomorrow. Chilling, suspenseful and tragic, I enjoyed this read very much.

Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley for allowing me the privilege to read and review this book in exchange for providing an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-05-07 08:00
The Lost Boys Of West Abbey
Lady Mechanika TP Vol 03: The Lost Boys of West Abbey - Marcia Chen

It's a shame that this volume is only 60 pages where the others were more than twice as long. It is no miracle that the story can not be very complicated in such a short time span, so the case was resolved rather quickly.

I still really liked the art and the characters though, and I'm already looking forward for the next volume!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2017-05-05 18:21
My Review of Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara
Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara - J.B. Cantwell

Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara by J.B. Cantwell is the first installment of the Aster Wood series. This story is about Aster Wood, who finds out that he is the one to find the sorcerer, Almara.

 

This story is full of magic and different worlds that Aster has to follow to find Almara. This story was good, but the flow of the story was interrupted by the editing. If the editing would have been better, then this would have been an easy 5 star read.

 

I want to add that this book is written by J.B. Cantwell, and not written by R.J. Cantwell. J.B. Cantwell and myself have alerted Booklikes of this mistake, but it has not been amended as of the writing of this review.

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review 2017-05-02 10:50
City of the Lost - Kelley Armstrong

Interesting. Basically a locked room murder mystery with a limited set of characters and a lot of possibilities for everything to go wrong.

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text 2017-05-01 16:45
April Reading Wrap Up
The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan,Joshua Swanson
Murder on the Ballarat Train - Kerry Greenwood
The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters

I happened to have a lot of free reading time at work during April. I didn't want to read any books that were going to require lots of attention and focus. So, I looked to an old favorite. 

 

When Percy Jackson first landed on the scene with The Lightning Thief, I was thrilled. He was my Greek Harry Potter. Yes, I just dared to make that comparison out loud. I am willing to accept any backlash that will follow from fans. But seriously? You know I'm right. Does that make Magnus Chase the Norse Harry Potter? Maybe but that would involve reading the books. I would start listing my reasons why but that's two maybe three other posts by themselves. 

 

Some of the students were thrilled when they saw I was reading Percy Jackson books. We started our own little book club. Hopefully I'm encouraging these kids to keep reading beyond Percy Jackson. 

 

In non-Percy Jackson reading, I managed to sneak in Murder on the Ballarat Train. I really do love Phyrne more and more with each book. I wanted to start watching the television series but I was told there are some spoilers as the show doesn't quite follow the order of the novels. 

 

Another outspoken female protagonist, Amelia Peabody made me roll my eyes in The Curse of the Pharaoh. While it is completely within her character to call her own child an "it", I was driven bonkers. On a related note, how is it possible Amelia and Emerson don't have more than just the one child? Seriously? 

 

While, we are on the topic on annoying things, GR changed things again. Ever since they added their re-read feature, my books are not showing up on my "read" shelf. They show up on my yearly challenge list but not my "read" shelf. Trying to get answers from GR is kind of a joke. I'm just going to complain here and see if anyone else has a similar problem. 

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