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!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Books from the Backlog #52


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, March 19, 2019

Review and Giveaway - Run Away by Harlan Coben @HarlanCoben

Run Away by Harlan Coben
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
Date Read: February 24, 2019
Length: 384 pages
Source: Publisher
★★★★★
A perfect family is shattered in RUN AWAY, the new thriller from the master of domestic suspense, Harlan Coben.

You've lost your daughter.


She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found.

Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Audiobook Review - Cursed by Benedict Jacka

Cursed by Benedict Jacka
Narrated by Gildart Jackson
Series: Alex Verus #2
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
Date Read: March 13, 2019
Length: 10 hours 3 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he's discovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures-destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alex realizes that not everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper. Struggling to distinguish ally from enemy, he finds himself the target of those who would risk their own sanity for power...

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Review - The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlay

The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlay
Series: Happily Ever After #1
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Date Read: March 14, 2019
Length: 336 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
A romance bookstore owner finds her own happily ever after with a single dad in a new romance series from the New York Times bestselling author of Every Dog Has His Day.

Ryder Copeland is an accomplished architect and one heck of a father...not to mention tall and sexy. He's everything a hero should be, and Lord knows, Maisy Kelly has read enough of her great-aunt Eloise's romance novels to recognize one when she sees one. But like all fairy tales, Maisy can't help but wonder if this Prince Charming is too good to be true...

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Books from the Backlog #51


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 13, 2019

Review - The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston @DetectiveGretel

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston
Narrated by Marisa Calin
Series: Found Things #1
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
Date Read: March 11, 2019
Length: 307 pages / 12 hours 43 minutes
Source: NetGalley/ Library
★★★★☆
New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series.

An antique shop haunted by a ghost.
A silver treasure with an injustice in its story.
An adventure to the past she’ll never forget.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Audiobook Review - Shadow Magic by Nazri Noor @NazriNoor

Shadow Magic by Nazri Noor
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Series: Darkling Mage #1
Publisher: Nazri Noor
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Date Read: March 6, 2019
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
The gods are dying. But for one man, death is only the beginning.

Murdered as a ritual sacrifice, amateur thief and professional charmer Dustin Graves mysteriously survives, finding himself gifted with strange, dark magic. Then more dead bodies turn up. Some are human, but one is a god of the old world, slain at his own doorstep.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Review - A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn
Series: Veronica Speedwell Mystery #3
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: January 16, 2018
Date Read: March 8, 2019
Source: Edelweiss
★★★★☆
Veronica Speedwell returns in an adventure filled with betrayal and deception from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries.

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly-discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. The disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Review - Fated by Benedict Jacka

Fated by Benedict Jacka
Narrated by Gildart Jackson
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 24, 2013
Date Read: February 27, 2019
Length: 10 hours 33 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Books from the Backlog #50


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 6, 2019

Review - Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher 
Narrated by James Masters
Series: The Dresden Files #6
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publication Date: April 06, 2010
Date Read: February 22, 2019
Length:  13 hours 5 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Review - She's Not There by Joy Fielding @joyfielding

She's Not There by Joy Fielding
Narrated by Tanya Eby
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Books / Brillance Audio
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Date Read: February 18, 2019
Length: 368 pages / 10 hours 37 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Library
★★★★☆
A vanished child, a family in turmoil, and a fateful phone call that brings the torments of the past into the harrowing present . . . the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching weaves these spellbinding elements into a gripping novel of psychological suspense—a must-read for fans of Laura Lippman and Mary Higgins Clark.

“I think my real name is Samantha. I think I'm your daughter.”

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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