A quick good read! I enjoyed this tale of second chances. Grace has fallen but accepted her life. She is a strong woman. David is not the man she remembers. I loved how innocent he was and how his love was still there. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.
Saving Grace by Beverley Oakley is a fairly short read, a great choice for those with limited time for reading. Ms. Oakley has given us a book that is well-written and filled it with fantastic characters. Grace and David's story is a second chance romance packed with drama, sizzle and just a bit of action. I enjoyed reading Saving Grace and look forward to reading more from Beverley Oakley soon. Saving Grace is part of the Fair Cyprians Of London Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
In an effort to expand my repertoire of graphic novels and maybe be more helpful when recommending books to my library patrons I took a trip to the shelves. I came upon a set of 3 books in a series written by Judd Winick and their covers were so eye-catching that I decided to grab all of them to binge. I'm grateful that I did because I breezed right through them and it's left me impatient for book 4 which comes out at the beginning of next year. The series centers around a character called HiLo (arguments could be made that it's written Hilo or HILO) who crash lands onto earth (and into our hearts) with The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. The title pretty much says it, right? HiLo looks like your typical kid except that he's super strong and extremely weird. He doesn't get why clothes are mandatory or that not everyone has superpowers like he does. Luckily, he makes friends with D.J. who is more than happy to show him the ropes and to absolutely have his back...even if that means fighting robots from another dimension. By the second book, Saving the Whole Wide World, their duo has expanded to include Gina who used to be D.J.'s best friend before she moved away. She's struggling with her own identity so it's challenging to try and sort out just what kind of a creature HiLo actually is...and if he's a hero or a villain. The stakes are higher and the danger is 100% real but it doesn't seem like there's anything that HiLo can't defeat...which brings us to the third book titled The Great Big Boom. There are magical warrior cats in this book. I don't think I need to say anything else because MAGICAL WARRIOR CATS. HiLo and his friends are going up against the ultimate baddie and it's only going to get worse which is why I'm practically vibrating with excitement over Waking the Monsters which is set for release on 1/16/18.
These books are full of heart and what it means to be a loyal friend no matter what (even if there are killer robots). The illustrations are 99% of the reason why I love these books. The colors, characters, and layouts are perfectly married to the hilarious, heartwarming prose. This is a solid 10/10 for me and I have been recommending it so much that now we only have book 2 sitting lonely on our shelves (they're going like hotcakes is what I'm saying). So catch up so that like me you can sit in anticipation for the 4th book to hit the shelves!
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What I'm Currently Reading: Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly & Zach Weinersmith & I'm rereading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie because I just saw the film :-D
Eden & Josh have been best friends for so long. They share each other's secrets. When a new secret arises, can Eden help Josh to solve his problem?
Josh wants Eden to help him find a girl. She does not want him finding just any girl. So he enlists her help. Along the way, they see their relationship in a whole new light....
These characters are just such a joy to read. I love their solidarity. The banter is so much fun too. I found myself eagerly absorbing every page. Such a great read. I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.