Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Audiobook Review - Hit Me by Peter J. Thompson

Hit Me by Peter J. Thompson
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
Publisher: Peter J Thompson
Publication Date: March 15, 2019
Date Read: April 6, 2019
Length: 7 hours 30 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
★★★★☆
Who put the hit on Charley?

Hitman. Husband. Daddy. Dead man?

Charley Fieldner appears to have the perfect life: a well-paying job, a loving wife, two great kids, and a beautiful home. He also has a big secret.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review - The Master of Dreams by Mike Resnick

The Master of Dreams by Mike Resnick
Series: The Dreamscape Trilogy #1
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Date Read: April 13, 2019
Length: 304 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★☆☆
Opening a new fantasy trilogy from Hugo award winner Resnick, this novel offers an adventure through space and time as Eddie Raven tries to outrun the dark forces pursuing him.

Eddie Raven isn't quite sure what's happening to him--and he's in a race to find out before it kills him.

His adventures begin with a shooting in a very strange shop in Manhattan--but soon he finds himself the owner of a very familiar bar in Casablanca. By the time he adjusts to that reality, he's suddenly become one of several undersized people helping a young woman search for a wizard. And after confronting the wizard, he somehow finds himself in Camelot.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Review - The Storm King by Brendan Duffy

The Storm King by Brendan Duffy
Narrated by Jon Lindstrom
Publisher: Ballantine Books | Random House Audio
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Date Read: March 30, 2019
Length: 400 pages | 12 hours 58 minutes
Source: NetGalley | Purchased
★★★★☆
Haunted by dark secrets and a shattering graduation night mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown in a tense, atmospheric novel in the vein of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places and Jennifer McMahon’s The Night Sister.

Nate McHale is a committed family man and a dedicated pediatric cancer specialist. But he has another side, a dark, manipulative persona he has struggled to leave behind in Greystone Lake, the Adirondacks town where he reigned as the untouchable Storm King, a rage-filled teenager who led his devoted group of friends on midnight vigilante raids, wreaking vengeance on those who crossed them. At the center of the circle is wild, beautiful Lucy Bennett, linked forever to Nate by the tragedy that destroyed both their families, and Nate’s oldest friend Tom Buck, son of the chief of police, as open and earnest as Nate is veiled. Now a body has been discovered in the deep woods surrounding the town, a body that will lay bare the lies they have all told themselves and reignite the mystery that has haunted the town for fourteen years. And Nate McHale will come home at last, to find the truth—and the man he really is.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Audiobook Review - Taken by Benedict Jacka

Taken by Benedict Jacka
Narrated by Gildart Jackson
Series: Alex Verus #3
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: January 27, 2014
Date Read: April 4, 2019
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It’s hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Books from the Backlog #56


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pardon the Silence


I am taking a short unplanned break.  A storm hit our neighborhood over the weekend which took out our power.  The power went out around 2:00 am Sunday and wasn't restored until 9:00 am Monday.  I usually spend my Sunday's working on the blog and doing all of the mom things around the house that need to be done, such as laundry.  You guys, this mom gig is just as glamorous as you have heard.

So no post went up on Monday and I will not have time to get Tuesday done either.

I hope to be back on Wednesday but will be back on Thursday at the latest.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Blog Tour Review - When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
Date Read: April 7, 2019
Length:  368 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★★
In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life--and heart--to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.

Beautiful. Daring. Deadly.

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez--her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Books from the Backlog #55


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Review - The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Date Read: April 5, 2019
Length: 304 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★★
New York Times bestselling author of On the Island, Tracey Garvis Graves, presents the compelling, hopelessly romantic novel of unconditional love.

Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose, is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Blog Tour Review - This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni @PeterBognanni @PenguinTeen


I am really excited to participate in the blog tour for This Book Is Not Yet Rated.  I had a lot of fun with this Young Adult novel filled with great characters and a healthy dose of film references.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Review - Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Wild Country by Anne Bishop 
Narrated by Alexandra Harris
Series: The Others #7 | The World of the Others #2
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group - Ace | Penguin Audio
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
Date Read: March 24, 2019
Length: 496 pages | 17 hours 57 minutes
Source: NetGalley | Audible Purchase
★★★★☆
In this New York Times bestselling powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Books from the Backlog #54


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Review - The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman

The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Date Read: March 31, 2019
Length: 242 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★☆☆
A smart debut novel—a wonderfully engaging infusion of Lab Girl, The Assistants, and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine—that pits the ambition of scientific discovery against the siren call of love.

How does smell work? Specifically, how do olfactory sensory neurons project to their targets in the olfactory bulb, where smell is processed? Justin McKinnon has hired fresh-faced graduate student Emily to study that question. What Justin hasn’t told Emily is that two other scientists in the lab, Aeden and Allegra, are working on a very similar topic, and their findings may compete with her research.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review - You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn

You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press - Wednesday Books
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Date Read: March 30, 2019
Length: 304 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.

But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Books from the Backlog #53


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link and link back to this post, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Review - Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Series: Small Spaces #1
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Date Read: March 16, 2019
Length: 224 pages
Source: Library
★★★★☆
Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic

After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think—she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man,” a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Review - The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie @allycondie

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
Date Read: February 28, 2019
Length: 336 pages
Source: Publisher / Bookish First
★★★★☆
Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?

There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.

Revenge.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Review - A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn
Series: Veronica Speedwell Mystery #4
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Date Read: March 21, 2019
Length: 336 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
A bride mysteriously disappears on her wedding day in the newest Veronica Speedwell adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey series.

Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Review - Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu 
Narrated by Suzy Jackson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group / Recorded Books
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Date Read: March 15, 2019
Length: 336 pages / 8 hours 54 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Library
★★★★☆
"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler

An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
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