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review 2017-09-23 03:20
THE WONDERS & PERILS OF BEING A 'NIGHT HAWK' IN WARTIME EUROPE
Enemy in the Dark: The Story of a Luftwaffe Night-fighter Pilot (Fortunes of War) - Peter Spoden

Here, in his own words, Peter Spoden, shares with the reader his experiences as a Luftwaffe night-fighter pilot with the Fifth & Sixth Night Fighter Wings (NJG 5 & NJG 6) in the West between the Spring of 1943 and the end of the war in May 1945. Spoden survived a number of close-calls in his battles against British bombers attacking the Reich and emerged from the war with 24 victories to his credit. 

"ENEMY IN THE DARK" is a sobering memoir of both the wonders and perils of wartime combat flying by night.

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review 2017-09-22 03:47
Nightfall by Justin Halpern & Peter Kujawinski
Nightfall - Peter Kujawinski,Jake Halpern

I was going to reshelve this book and move on with my day, but the arresting cover made me turn it over and read the back. Done. Sold.

Nightfall is about 14-year-old Marin and her home, an isolated island that enjoys fourteen years of daylight. With nightfall imminent, Marin helps her family and her friend Line, who is head of his household after the death of his parents, prepare to depart the island to wait out the long night. There are some unusual rituals. The placement of furniture in specific places, the placement of knives and bizarre trophies, and a cleansing of each house. To stay behind through the long night is unthinkable. At least the adults refuse to speak of it.

There's a difficulty, however. The boats that arrive to bring the Islanders to safety come early and there are fewer of them. In the rush and confusion, the adults dismiss Marin's concern that her friend Line is missing. It dawns on her where he might be, and convinces her twin brother Kana to help her find him. They don't make it back to the boats in time.

The three of them are about to find out why the islanders leave their homes for fourteen years rather than face the night.

This was an excellent juvenile thriller/fantasy, it created a new world and brings the reader into this dangerous situation with a minimum of exposition for a mg/ya book. I could have used a little more insight into Kana's experiences (can't say more) and a little bit more to the last act of the book, but it was very satisfying nonetheless. There is a sibling book out now and a sequel possibly on the way.

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review 2017-09-22 01:09
A Twisted Affair...
The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson

Book Title:  The Kind Worth Killing

Author:  Peter Swanson

Narration:  Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early & Keith Szarabajka

Series:  Stand-Alone

Genre:  Mystery, Suspense Thriller

Setting:  Maine & Massachusetts

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

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Plot:  4/5

Main Characters:  3.7/5

Secondary Characters:  3.5/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  3.8/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  3.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  3/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  4.5/5  Cliffhanger: ???

Total: 4/5 STARS - GRADE=B+

 

The Kind Worth Killing is soooo twisty, just when you think you know where it's going, it veers off and totally does like a 180 on you.  It did this more than once, actually.  I really liked this, despite feeling that it may be a tad not-my-style, even though my style is constantly changing, especially lately. 

 

Will I read more from this Author⇜  I really have no clue…this time last year I would have never even thought of reading this.

 

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text 2017-09-17 13:52
Halloween Bingo: Werewolves
Lila the Werewolf - Peter S. Beagle

 

Not particularly scary, almost a love story.

Kind of a sweet story, but not overly so.

Her mother is a bitch.

 

The werewolf does kill dogs.

 

 

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review 2017-09-16 22:55
Review of But For the Grace
But for the Grace - Peter Grainger,Gildart Jackson

D.C. Smith gets called in on an investigation about a lady who died in a nursing home. It looks like just a normal death but they find out she had taken heroin and that a couple others in her group had died in the last few months and so they try to figure out what happened.

 

 They find out that she was part of a small group that were pretty close and the more they look into things it leads Smith to one conclusion but trying to figure out how it happened or who might have done it was a bit harder. He gets to go head to head with an old man who was pretty smart.

 

I like D.C. Smith and he is not well liked by his peers, I think it's because he is older and not afraid to ask the tough questions or who might get in the way. There are those trying to get rid of him, he has been offered a job but hasn't said yes or no. He is a widower and at time dwells on the memories of his wife. He is a little clumsy when it comes to taking a lady to dinner but it's kind of sweet.  

 

This was a little bit different type of mystery but I still really enjoyed it. You don't get a lot that involve an old folks home so it was interesting. If you like crime novels then you might enjoy this series, so far I am liking it. :)

 

Gildart Jackson does a great job narrating this one. His female voices are not always great but he is still easy to listen too. 

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