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text 2018-07-01 16:46
June Re-Cap
Gunslinger Girl - Lyndsay Ely,James Patterson
The Opposite of You - Rachel Higginson
Every Single Secret - Clara Emily Carpenter
Lying in Wait - Liz Nugent
Shine Not Burn - Elle Casey
X: A Novel - Kekla Magoon,Ilyasah Shabazz
The Surviving Trace - Calia Read
Wake of Vultures - Lila Bowen
Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney
Disturbed - Jennifer Minar-Jaynes

 

 

 

 

So many books this month, probably won't have as many next month, though. Unfortunately, I have to go back to work sometime this coming month.  June has been a fairly mediocre reading month for me.  I'm pretty sure my average is around 3 stars...maybe I'm just getting more discerning.  I did end the month with a couple 5 Star reads and added two books to my favorites.

 

 

 

 (Audiobook) Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Finish Date:  06/05

 ☆3.5☆STARS - GRADE=B-

 

(Kindle eBook) The Opposite Of You by Rachel Higginson

Finish Date:  06/06

☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter

Finish Date:  06/08

☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Netgalley eArc) Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent

Finish Date:  06/10

☆4☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

Finish Date:  06/11

☆1.5☆STARS - GRADE=D

 

(Audiobook) X by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon

Finish Date:  06/14

☆4.5☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Kindle eBook) The Surviving Trace by Calia Read

Finish Date:  06/17

☆3☆STARS - GRADE=C

 

(Audiobook) Wake Of Vultures by Lila Bowen

Finish Date:  06/19

☆2.7☆STARS - GRADE=C-

 

(Audiobook) Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Finish Date:  06/20

3STARS - GRADE=C

 

(Novellas KU) by Laura Lam

Finish Date:  06/21

3STARS - GRADE=C

 

(Audiobook) Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes

Finish Date:  06/21

☆2☆STARS - GRADE=D

 

(Netgalley eARC) The Mermaid by Christina Henry (a new fav)

Finish Date:  06/24

☆5☆STARS - GRADE=A+

 

(Audiobook) Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Finish Date:  06/25

4.2STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) In Her Skin by Kim Savage

Finish Date:  06/26

☆2.5☆STARS - GRADE=D+

 

(Audiobook) Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Finish Date:  06/28

☆4.3☆STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Netgalley eARC) The Simple Wild by KA Tucker (a new fav)

Finish Date:  06/29

☆5☆STARS - GRADE=A+

 

10 Audiobooks, 2 Novellas, 2 Kindle eBooks, and 3 Netgalley eARC's, 17 books total.

4,910 pages (including Audio) 

 

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review 2018-06-22 23:35
3 Out Of 5 "this is more like a plea" STARS
Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney

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~BOOK BLURB~

Sometimes I Lie

Alice Feeney

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My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 

  1. I’m in a coma.
  2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
  3. Sometimes I lie.

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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If anyone out there who has read this can please answer a few questions about this…PLEASE let me know because I don't understand how this all plays out…she lost me somewhere along the line.  I might raise my rating if I could just figure out the twists.

 

Sometimes I Lie is a twisty, diabolical read…and I was totally into it.  Somewhere towards the last third, I started getting a little confused and by the end, I was like…wait a minute…what the what?  After thinking for the next hour or so upon finishing, I felt like I needed to re-listen to parts of it…but unfortunately, I had already deleted it, which also returns it to the library.  So, here I am…feeling lost.

 

 

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~MY RATING~

3STARS - GRADE=C

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 3.5/5

Main Characters~ 3/5

Secondary Characters~ 3/5

The Feels~ 3/5

Pacing~ 4/5

Addictiveness~ 4.5/5

Theme or Tone~ 4/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3.5/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3/5

Originality~ 3/5

Ending~ 3/5

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Book Cover~ It's okay

Narration~☆4☆ for Stephanie Racine...not too bad.

Setting~ England

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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review 2018-05-30 15:28
Sometimes I Lie
Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.


Amber Reynolds is in a hospital. She can't speak, she can't open her eyes, she can't move. But she can hear everything that's going on around her. No one knows she can hear them. And although she doesn't remember what happened to her, she believes her husband had something to do with it.

This was so good right from page one. I loved the writing - easy to read and to imagine everything as it happened, but also a bit funny without trying. I loved all the lies, secrets and manipulation we had to sift through to get to the bottom of things. We go between the present which is Amber in her paralyzed state who can listen to the conversations in her hospital room, the week before the accident, and a series of childhood diaries from over twenty years ago. This book was very cleverly crafted. The twists and turns! I was so happy with the way the whole story came together. But that ending - ugh. The author lost me at the very end. Overall though this was a page-turner that had me wondering more than once what the hell was going on!

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review 2018-04-04 18:58
An Unexpected Find
Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney

TWISTED ! This is an author to watch her mind works in really twisted sick ways and I liked it. I expected a suspense but it read more like a horror to me on the second half. One of my worst fears written out so well I was nauseous. Oh my gawd what a ride. I just finished minutes ago and am still trying to wrap my head around the whole tornado of truths that finally spilled out. I never saw, never thought, never any idea. Bravo Ms Feeney. This would make a wonderful movie.

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text 2018-04-03 18:12
Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 264 pages.
Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney

I did not think I'd get through 10% of this book based on some of the reviews I read. Here I am hooked, I can't believe how intrigued I am. This life slowing unraveling in three time periods to get her where she is now, fascinating.

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