Sunday, March 6, 2016

Review: Wait Until Twilight

Wait Until Twilight
by Sag Pak

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FromGoodreads

A debut coming-of-age novel about a motherless teenage boy who discovers a terrifying secret in his small Georgia town, and finds that sometimes the most gruesome monsters are those inside ourselves.

What I need to do, needs to be done before it gets too dark . . .

Sixteen-year-old Samuel confronts his own inner monster when he discovers a set of deformed triplets whose mother believes they were immaculately conceived. Soon, the babies have taken hold of his waking and sleeping thoughts, and, unable to escape them, he decides to save them, but their shut-in mother and violent older brother want nothing to do with him.

Samuel must fight the trouble within him and the trouble he sees around him to determine who he will become in a year that forces him to grow from motherless boy to self-defined man. Set in a small Georgia town, this psychologically complex story of survival and self determination explores the dark, often contradictory worlds of young contemporary life, laying bare the ugly truths and secrets that haunt all of us.

My Review


Samuel is a 16 year old who lost his mother a year ago.  He is still death, she died of a brain tumor.  
David, Samuel's friend wants to make a video for a school project, the only problem is he wants to make it about these 3 gruesome looking triplets.  When they go out to the house, Samuel sees these babies and they make him sick.  So now all Samuel can think of are these babies.  He becomes obsessed about them.  He discovers that someone is trying to kill those babies and he is determined to stop them.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

ARC Review: Quiet Neighbors

Quiet NeighborsQuiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book from the Publisher: Midnight Ink As an ARC for an honest review.
Expected publication: April 6th 2016

I don't even know what to say about this book. The first few pages grabbed my attention but after that it all seemed to go down hill. Its not what I expected at all. I guess you can say its a dark read.











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Mailbox Monday #5 & Its Monday What Are You Reading #8?


I'm combining In My Mail Box #5, and Its Monday What Are You Reading #8?

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for reads to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish list

Please click on the Mailbox Monday Link so you can link your blog so you can get visitors.


This week I purchased:
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This is what I received from Netgalley:
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This meme is hosted by bookdate.  Make sure you visit her blog to enter your link into the linky to list your blog so others can visit you.  This is where you post what books your are reading and what you read last week.

I'm reading now:
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Last week I read and reviewed:
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What are you reading?


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Friday, February 26, 2016

Review: No One Knows


No One Knows
by J.T Ellison

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From Goodreads

The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

My Review


I received a copy of this book as an ARC from the Publisher Gallery Books and the Author J.T. Ellison for an honest review.  
Expected publication: March 22nd 2016

I thought the book started out a little slow but about a 1/3 of the way into it the story picked up.  I really admire Aubrey, I would never have been able to go through what she does.

Aubrey Hamilton’s husband just disappears.  It looks like he was murdered but no body was ever found.  After 5 long years the State of Tennessee declares him dead.  Aubrey lived a long 5 years with out Josh.  Sometime she thought she would see him in some strangers face.  On the 5 year anniversary she goes out for drinks with a friend.  Earlier in the day she met a stranger that she would of sworn was Josh, it turns out it was not.  She ended up drunk and took this man home with her (Chase).  She started seeing Chase on  regular visits. He lived in Chicago.   Chase had his own plan when he met Aubrey, on his part it was no accident.  He was a journalist just chasing a story, but what they did not plan on doing is falling in love.


After 5 long years someone starts to torment Aubrey.  She starts to connect the dots to Josh disappearance.


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday

HOW DOES THE #FF WORK?

  • The goal is to increase blog followers, make friends and have something to post.
  • You create your own post using the post prompt.
  • You leave your link and thumbnail in the linky list that links back to your post prompt.
  • Once you have your post up and linked, visit other posts and tell them hi. The point is to FOLLOW them not just comment.
  • If you see a post that just hit it to the moon, or just want to show appreciation to a fellow blogger friend, like their name on the linky list to show some appreciation.
  • The person with the most likes gets chosen as the next Feature (you can be chosen every 90 days unless we are in need of features)
  • It is required that if you participate that you have to follow the FEATURE. It is a big no-no to participate and ignore the feature. They are the special snowflake in this little blizzard.
  • As a participant it is up to your discretion on how you want people to follow. Please post RSS, GFC etc if you have a follow of choice.
Specific RULES
  • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
This Weeks Feature
the feature


TEN REASONS YOU READ YOUR FAVE GENRE?

Hmm I can not come up with 10 reasons.  I like to read a lot of YA paranormal books but lately it seems I have been reading Horror and Mystery/Thrillers.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review: The Girl With No Past

The Girl With No Past
by Kathryn Croft

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From Goodreads

Leah Mills lives a life of a fugitive – kept on the run by one terrible day from her past. It is a lonely life, without a social life or friends until – longing for a connection – she meets Julian. For the first time she dares to believe she can live a normal life.

Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card. Someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the life Leah has created.

But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?

Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.

My Review


Kathryn Croft has done it again.  She has wrote a wonderful novel with many twist and turns to it.

After reading The Girl You Lost I knew I found another wonderful author that I had to go right out and  purchase The Girl With No Past.

I loved this book so much I read it within 24 hours, its  just one of those kind of books that you can not put down you just have to see what happens next.

Leah Mills lives a life that has hunted her for 14 years.  She has no friends, no boyfriend all she has a plain flat that she lives in with her meager belongings.  Lots of books a t.v. and a 2 seat sofa.  She has her job and the library and she volunteers at the senior center once a week reading to the elderly.

Leah has kept her life a secret.  She never speaks of her past to anyone.  Then, on the fourteenth anniversary of that day, she receives a card, than strange emails start coming bringing it all to the front.  Someone wants to make sure she does not forget what happened so long ago.  But who would be tormenting her, and why after all these years?

I guess if you want to know the answer your going to have to get this book and read it for yourself.
I'm telling you it is worth every bit of the money you will spend on buying the book.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: Mary Unleashed

Mary Unleashed Blood Mary #2
by Hillary Monhan
MARY: Unleashed (Bloody Mary, #2)

From Goodreads

Mary in the mirror.
Mary in the glass.
Mary in the water.

Mary lurks in the emptiness, in the darkness . . . in the reflection. That is, until Jess unleashes her into the world. Now Mary Worth is out and her haunting is deadlier than ever.

No one is safe.

Shauna, Kitty, and Jess must band together to unearth the truth about Mary's death to put her soul to rest for good. Their search leads them back to where it all began-to Solomon's Folly, a place as dangerous as the ghost who died there a century and a half ago. Quick sand, hidden traps and a phantom fog are the least of their worries. To stop Mary, they need to follow a dark string of clues and piece together a gruesome mystery that spans generations.

But time is running out.

As chilling facts come to light, Mary inches ever closer to her prey. Can Jess, Shauna, and Kitty break Mary's curse before it's too late? Or will history repeat itself until there is no one left to call her name . . . ?
 

My Review


Mary: Unleashed was just as creepy as Mary the Summoning.

No one is safe from Mary, once she gets a taste of your blood you become hers.  She will show up in any shiny surface even water.

As Shauna, Kitty and Jess try to figure out how to get rid of Mary for good others suffer in Mary's wake.  Cody she was a victim of Mary's for 20 years.  Dell who just happens to be Jess's aunt and she has also suffered from Mary.

Shauna and Kitty learn a lot about Mary.  One of the things they learn is why Jess was so obsessed with Unleashing Mary in the first place.  

I love the Shauna character the most out of the two books.  She is head strong and determined to get rid of Mary for good.  The girls even go to Mary's hometown where all hell breaks loose.  Shauna and Kitty along with Aunt Dell and Jess figure out how to get rid of her for good.  They also find one letter left in the chaos that explains what happened to Mary when she was a teenager and how she became Bloody Mary.

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