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review 2017-09-26 04:09
Are we really flying the friendly skies?
Attention All Passengers: The Airlines' Dangerous Descent—And How To Reclaim Our Skies - William J. McGee

I listened to the audio book and it is pretty good.  At times it was raucously funny.  Then there are times when it is very serious.

 

As someone who flies and travels a lot in my job this book is disturbing.

 

If you fly, fly for a living or travel for a living, plan to fly then you should listen to or read this book.  It's disturbing at times.

 

The book also discusses the offshoring of jobs in the airline industry and the impact this has had on the economy, the unemployment rate, airline safety, and CEO pay as well as the impact CEO pay has had on the offshoring of jobs.  

 

If you are terrified of flying then maybe you should not listen to this book.

 

Either way I recommend the book, it's eye opening.  It is sometimes repetitive from chapter to chapter though.  

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review 2017-09-25 13:09
The End of the First Arc of the Prythian Saga!
A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

Trilogies is a tricky thing to write. When I first started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, I have no expectations as I know its a start of a series from an acclaimed author of Throne of Glass. As I had heard its a rendition of Beauty and the Beast young adult fantasy style, it was more of a surprise of how it was written. I was hooked and I wanted more. A year later the released of A Court of Mist and Fury changes every thing I learned in reading - it was one of the rarest books that I would give 5 out of 5 star. It was a read unlike any thing before and from there, not only I wanted more - I just can't wait. It was reported that the 3rd book would be the finale then and this year after a long wait, I had finally read A Court of Wings and Ruin, the war I have been waiting for and to its end, it is the trilogy that ends as the first arc of the Prythian series.

 

There is so much I want to talk about but where to begin. For one, its the flow. Its fast, is good and for each chapter it opens up much better than the previous. There is much excitement and suspense that really works well inside. And then of course, the description of the action sequence is well done. It really brings the battle out of the page (for me) that really is what the characters are created. There is depth now for some characters, more side-romance that were crafted well, I felt the pain from Lucien of the unrequited love he had knowing his mate is Elain that still not yet embrace him. Characters that were briefly mention are now more known of their motivation and what are their motives. I felt how Morrigan having to reveal who she really is and it was well-written on that part, I do felt the pain her. Almost some back stories, the immortals and more were quick to a point that it works. My only dislike was the forced scenes between Rhysand and Feyre when they want to make love, which felt disconnected and then towards the end epilogue of the chapter. The rest played out well.

 

I am happy that this ends the first arc of the story (like Star Wars played out the prequel trilogy and the main trilogy) that really ends with a satisfying feeling. I was teary of what I thought might happened but if it did (which I will not reveal), it might make a big impact. I do hope next year when the next release will be as good as this but until then, I am glad that I finally finished this and it's a 4.5 out of 5 star for me.

 

NOTE - I know I started reading in early August but I actually took off reading much faster in late August. My fault for taking such a long time to finished)

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review 2017-09-25 12:52
Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb
Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) - J.D. Robb

A cop moonlighting as a bartender, is bludgeoned to death with a metal bat in an upscale club. Lieutenant Eve Dallas isn't pleased; not with the fact she has no motive, no suspect, and not with the idea that the owner of the club is her own husband.

Then another cop, who also proves to also have a secret bank account, is found sliced open in his own car and the motive starts to crystalize—someone is killing off dirty cops. But who...And who is the guy gunning for Roarke and how can she thwart his plans?


Another intense read with two seemingly unconnected investigations that end up merging into one single, reverberating case. I loved the suspense and the mystery, it was chilling and gory, and it kept me guessing for a little more than half the book before I pinpointed the killer. Good job in making it twisty and just convoluted enough to keep it interesting without skirting the "overdone" line.

Beside the good, solid mystery/suspense plot, we get the usual plethora of characters, relationship, and interactions between them...And the first major marital spat between our two intrepid leads.
I'm all for quick conflict solving, but I didn't mind the length this one took. It wasn't overdone, it was realistic in how both parties were right (both times, might I add), but let pride and hurt intrude before reason and true feelings could kick in to try and reach a compromise. Not all fights are solved quickly and easily and this one proved it, but it also proved that communication is always the key once tempers are cooled and people actually start to think and try to see the other's point of view.
I loved this little hiccup in Eve and Roarke's marriage, because it actually made the relationship stronger...And provided some great (and humorous) moments of female bonding (loved Mira's reaction and questions regarding Roarke's possible diet).

Intense, fast-paced, with an intriguing mystery, a crazy baddie with a grudge, and wonderful character development.

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text 2017-09-25 10:49
Book Review For: Wolf in Her Soul N.J. Walters
Wolf in Her Soul (Salvation) (Volume 8) - N.J. Walters

'Wolf in Her Soul' by N.J. Walters is Book 8th in the "Salvation Pack". This is the story of Reece Gallagher and Hannah Burdette. I feel this is easily a standalone book.
Reece had a dream about his mate where he saw the back of her and he has been trying to find her. Reece even moved to Chicago from North Carolina to locate her but now its 10 years later. Reece has not found her and he has given up and wants to head home. But there are some half wolves that are being murdered and he needs to help with the case.
Hannah is attacked she tries to fight going to the hospital but the medial workers insist that she goes. There they notify the cops who send Detective Reece to the case. Reece doesn't know her but when she turns around wanting to leave the hospital he realizes who she is to him. Hannah is his mate and he will do anything to protect her. Hannah is used to running and thinks to do this after being attacked but Reece stands in her way. Reece wants to help her and she goes forward with him...giving him her trust.
Loved their story.
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review 2017-09-25 10:49
Book Review For: Wolf in Her Soul N.J. Walters
Wolf in Her Soul (Salvation) (Volume 8) - N.J. Walters

'Wolf in Her Soul' by N.J. Walters is Book 8th in the "Salvation Pack". This is the story of Reece Gallagher and Hannah Burdette. I feel this is easily a standalone book.
Reece had a dream about his mate where he saw the back of her and he has been trying to find her. Reece even moved to Chicago from North Carolina to locate her but now its 10 years later. Reece has not found her and he has given up and wants to head home. But there are some half wolves that are being murdered and he needs to help with the case.
Hannah is attacked she tries to fight going to the hospital but the medial workers insist that she goes. There they notify the cops who send Detective Reece to the case. Reece doesn't know her but when she turns around wanting to leave the hospital he realizes who she is to him. Hannah is his mate and he will do anything to protect her. Hannah is used to running and thinks to do this after being attacked but Reece stands in her way. Reece wants to help her and she goes forward with him...giving him her trust.
Loved their story.
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A2HX0B5ELOPP5Z?ie=UTF8&ref_=sv_ys_3
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1831318-sissy-s-romance-book-review-for-you
https://twitter.com/soapsrus68
https://www.facebook.com/RomanceBookReview
http://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/
http://booklikes.com/blog
https://romancebookreviewforyou.wordpress.com/
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/romancebookreviewforyoublog
https://plus.google.com/+SissyHicks

Source: www.amazon.com/Wolf-Soul-Salvation-N-J-Walters-ebook/dp/B075DFB2QN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505760482&sr=8-1&keywords=Wolf+in+Her+Soul+N.J.+Walters
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