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review 2020-04-02 17:29
Review ~ Awesome!
A Bad Day for Sunshine - Darynda Jones

Book source ~ NetGalley


Sunshine Vicram is back where she grew up. Coming home again is not all sweet apple pie though. Sunshine has somehow been elected Sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico. While she has no idea how that happened in her absence, she strongly suspect her parents are behind it. In any case, she has to take on the job to serve and protect. However, she’s failing on the protect front when a teenage girl goes missing and Sunshine suspects a kidnapper is on the loose. While organizing a manhunt she has to deal with a multitude of other wacky small town shenanigans. And cursed muffins. Who says you can’t go home again?


If you are a fan of the Charley Davidson series then look no further. This series has everything that is awesome about Charley. Well, except it only has a little of the paranormal stuff. Just a hint. But otherwise it’s all action, humor, and suspense. I love it. Sunshine is a great character, her daughter Auri is adorable, her parents are great, secondary characters shine, and there are a couple of hunky hunks for some bubbling sexual tension. Yum. Pick this one up then strap yourself in because you’re in for a fast and exciting twisty turny ride.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-bad-day-for-sunshine.html
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review 2019-06-07 14:47
Review ~ Awesome!
The Pandora Room (Ben Walker #2) - Christopher Golden



Book source ~ NetGalley


Ben Walker, employee of The National Science Foundation (lol, not really - he actually secretly works for DARPA) and survivor of the Mount Ararat incident (among others that are secret) is called in when weird shit is found at an archaeological dig in Northern Iraq. Because that’s what DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) does – investigates natural and unnatural phenomena in case it could be dangerous and used against the US and obtain it if at all possible. In Mosul he meets up with Kim Seong who works as an advisor and observer for the United Nations. She and Walker had survived the horror of Ararat and if they’re both at this dig, then the weird shitometer is likely about to bury the needle. Will Lady Luck shine on them again?


I thought my heebie jeebies had all been heebie jeebied out when I finished Ararat. Wrong! Sweet Mother of Pearl! Walker and Kim step into yet again. Archaeologist Sophie Durand has been at her dig, The Beneath Project, for months when a small room is discovered off a worship chamber inside the underground city. And off of that hidden room is another hidden room. One that should never have been found by anyone. Ever. Because man, oh man. It’s bad. Ever hear of Pandora’s Box? Yeah, that box. Only, it’s actually a jar. I mean, if it really is Pandora’s Box/Jar. Because, is it? Oh! But guess what? There’s more! When the dig is attacked by jihadists, Ben, Kim, and dig workers have to deal with bullets topside and the jar in the city underneath. You’ll have to decide which option is the worst. Because EEEEEEEEE!


Keep hands and feet inside the car at all times and stay strapped in until the very end because this is one wild ride! Near non-stop action, heart palpitating danger, mysterious happenings, horrifying deaths, and danger to the extreme had me gritting my teeth and leaning anxiously forward in my seat on more than one occasion. Great setting, wonderful characters (I worried so much as to who would survive), history, action, danger, and horror. It doesn’t get much better than this folks.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-pandora-room.html
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review 2019-05-14 14:12
Review: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff
Godsgrave: Book 2 of the Nevernight Chronicle - Jay Kristoff



A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.






I said it before and I say it again…. I’m soo, soooo happy that I gave this book a try on audio after I had problems with the print copies. This easily became one of my top favorite books/series.

 There is not much I can say about this book without spoiling it so I will make it super short. One thing I should mention though is, there is a lot of swearing and it is very graphic gore and also smut. So if you have issues with any of them I suggest to skip this series and read one of his YA books ;)

I loved Mia and her companions, so much fun but also very heartbreaking and informative at times. I loved the Mia’s growth throughout the series so far but mostly in this book. From the beginning she had a goal, and o matter what was going to follow the path to accomplishing that very goal, no matter the cost. While that was still very much true in this book, Mia also became a little bit more her own person. She also was still on the quest to learn more about what she is.

I can honestly say there are so many things happening in this book that I did not see coming, I thought I did but nope I sure did not. Nothing turned out the way I thought it might.  There are so many twist and turns and surprises along the way that will make your head spin.

The ending …. It has been days since I finished it and I’m still in AWE ……. What a shocking cliffhanger we get with this book. I cannot wait for the next and final book, though I’m also scared to know who and how many people we will lose. Because I have a feeling that will be an even bigger bloodbath that we had with this book.

Overall. EPIC book I loved every minute of it, since I had the hardcover and the audio I also can recommend the audio, it was very well narrated.

I rate it full 5 ★







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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/14/review-godsgrave-the-nevernight-chronicle-2-by-jay-kristoff
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review 2019-05-10 14:15
Review: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff
Nevernight - Jay Kristoff


In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?








I finished the book yesterday and I’m still not sure what to say. Other than I LOVED  it ……A LOT.

 I must admit I started this book like three or maybe even four times in hard cover but never made it passed maybe 50 pages. The writing and the footnotes, a lot of footnotes in the beginning made it somewhat confusing and hard to focus for me. So, I got the audio and I loved it. I was able to get the story without the confusion with the footnotes and such. It was so worth it.

I loved this complex, yet oddly simple world that Kristoff created. I should say that this book is defiantly not YA and has lots of swearing, blood, murder and some steamy times in it. That being said, while we get all that we still get plenty of humor and relief, it doesn’t feel all that dark, even though it still is.

I loved the setting of the school. Like Hogwarts for assassins, just more blood and gore.  

I also loved all the side characters, especially Mr. Kindly the not cat with, no eyes. He is pretty much her companion or familiar throughout the book. There is more to it some we find out other things not so much.

I loved following Mia around, to see her discover herself, who or what she might be….. Learn more about herself and even her feeling she claims she doesn’t have.

Of course we meet some pretty awesome other people, some good, some bad, some we not sure yet. BUT, what a ride and we are getting thrown for loops, like crazy. There are some pretty wicked plot twist for sure.

As a side note, this is a book about assassins and I should have not been so surprised by so many deaths, which yeah I was a bit in an odd way. But some of those death hurt more than others

Overall I’m not sure what to say without spoiling it. But it was crazy, fun, funny and bloody with a side of tears and betrayal. Also if you like me a tried the book version and couldn’t get through it , try the audio , book. Worked like a charm for me and I’m not a huge fan for audio in general, but this one was great for me.


I rate it 4.5★ just because I had such a hard time to get into the book.






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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/05/10/review-nevernight-the-nevernight-chronicle-1-by-jay-kristoff
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review 2019-01-15 15:38
This is the end, my friends...
Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave - Darynda Jones

Book source ~ NetGalley (for tour in 2018)


Charley Davidson broke the only rule she was supposed to follow and God (yes, Him) flicked her like a bug into a Hell dimension as punishment. Ok, maybe he didn’t actually flick her. He may have whisked her. Or scooted? Anyway, after 100+ years of exile she’s back and she’s not sure what she’s missed more: Reyes, her daughter, her friends or coffee. But just because she’s been gone doesn’t mean shit hasn’t hit the fan and now she has to roll up her sleeves, assuming she has sleeves, and get to work.


I finished this epic final installment of an even bigger epic series and all I could hear is the Doors playing The End. That was a stupid ringtone I picked for my phone, but anyway, I’m sad to say it is The End for Charley’s adventures. However, I left the last page behind with hope in my heart that there will, at some point, be a book/trilogy/series featuring the ever adorable Beep and her army facing off with Lucifer.


I laughed, I cried, I snorted, I drooled, so it was a typical Charley book in that respect. But I was also floored by a certain revelation. Woo doggie! I totally did not see that coming. And that thing, at the end? I never would have thought of that! So, goodbye for now, my friends. I hope to see you again soon in another dimension. Or installment. Or whatever. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m totally going to re-read this entire series and soon, so get some cookies and put on the tea!

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