Friday, December 25, 2015

One More DayOne More Day by Kelly Simmons



















































One More Day by Kelly Simmons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this books as an ARC from the Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark for an Honest Review.
Expected publication: February 2016

In the beginning of the book we find out that Carrie's son went missing. No one seen what happened to little Ben. Not even Carrie. She was rummaging through her purse for a quarter for the parking meter when Ben went missing. Than out of now where Ben shows back up home. Carrie found him in his crib a year after he was missing. Than again that night Ben just disappears. This book was a very good mystery/thriller with some paranormal thrown into it. I thought I knew what direction the author was going to take us on but I was wrong. Very good novel.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015




Waiting On Wednesday #1
Waiting On Wednesday is a Weekly Meme Hosted by Breaking the Spine

I can not wait for 


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Feverborn 
Expected publication: January 19th 2016
In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.



Tuesday, December 22, 2015




The Darkest Minds
by Alexandra Bracken
10576365

From Goodreads

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living


My Review

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

I liked the premise of the book. I enjoyed the action. I like the characters Liam and Ruby the most. I found that it was very long read and I think the action could of started sooner.  As we are told in the synopsis is that, when Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police.  The police don't show up at her house to take her away.  Its people they are termed PSF's take her to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.  

This is one of the problems that I find that brings the book down a star.  We are not told what these problems are.  Ruby has struggle to keep  her hidden power from the authorities.  The at the age of 16 she manages to escape the hold the goverment that she meets, Liam, Chubs and Zu.  Shortley after meeting them she learns what her powers are and how to use them for good and evil.


Ok, so needless to say if  you want to know more your just going to have get the book and read it.  I will be reading the next book in the series as soon as I can.

Monday, December 21, 2015



It's Monday What Are You Reading
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

This week I'm reading:  The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Up next is a review book:  One More Day by Kelly Simmons

What I read last week:
Grave Robbers by Samantha Jillian Bayer
Elementals the Prophecy of Shadows
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon.

Also on the 12/15/2015  I became a Nana for the 2nd time to a sweet little baby boy.


Friday, December 18, 2015



Grave Robbers by Samantha Jillian Bayar
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FROM GOODREADS

Twelve-year-old Charlie had no idea what she was getting herself into when she devised a plan to outwit her father, an experienced grave robber, and steal the jewels from the Widow Taylor’s casket just before burial. When the widow’s murderer comes looking for the jewels, Charlie must come up with a new plan to keep her and her father from becoming the murderer’s next victims. But what is it that really has her frightened?

MY REVIEW

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

I started reading this book thinking that it was a novel, but it turns out to be a short story.

The story line was good, flowed nicely. The time frame is the 1950's. Charlie is a 12yr old little tomboy who is being raised by her father Frank Frank is a grave robber, he has taught Charlie also to rob graves. When the rich widow dies, Charlie decides to sneak into the funeral home and steal the widow's jewelry without Frank knowing. Her plan is to take off and go find her mamma. She went to a town where she seen a picture that was taken of her mamma that she found and what she found out is her mamma had already moved on. Than on her way back home, Charlie see's the widow's ghost. The ghost of the widow was able to tell her who killed her. Turns out to be her son Jeffery. In the mean time Jeffery kidnaps Frank and his friend Jonny using them as ransom for the jewels. Charlie gets one up on Jeffery she takes the jewels to the widow's grave and returns them to her body. In the end Jeffery gets whats coming to him.

Thursday, December 17, 2015



Follow Friday #2
I'm so excited about being this weeks feature Friday.  You can follow me on GFC, Twitter and Goodreads.  I'm looking forward to getting to know about the books everyone blogs about.  You know when your a true book reader when you stalk your followers for new books to read.


Here is the week's question; answer it in your post
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If you could write a book what would it be about? - Suggested by
 Go Book Yourself.
  
I would have to say it would be a paranormal book about Shapshifters.  With lots of werewolves, vampires and fae.



When did you start blogging?  
I'm very new at blogging, I started on 12/4/15.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging is getting to know other blogger's, seeing what books they are reading and posting my books that I have read and reviewed.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?
Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Horror and the YA Genre.

What are your favorite books?
I think I have to answer that my favorite was the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning her and the next would be Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
I have met new blogger's and also picked up on reading some new books that I have never heard of.






ELEMENTALS THE PROPHECY OF SHADOWS
by Michelle Madow

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.FROM GOODREADS

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacksNicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.

MY REVIEW

I gave this book a 5 Star Rating

I received this book as an ARC from the Publisher:    Dreamscape Publishing for an honest review.
Expected publication: January 26th 2016

I was not even sure what to expect when I started reading this book.  I found it to be an excellent read.  I love the idea of  witches but the supernatural has also grabbed my attention.

Nichole she moves from a small town in Georgia where she thought she was normal.  She arrives to a new school in New England.  It starts of with Nichole getting her class schedule from the office to discover they have her in all honors classes.  She don't understand why the honors classes as she was in normal classes in her Georgia school.   When she enters her homeroom class she discovers that she is a witch and she is training.

One night her homeroom class meets at the teachers house to watch the Olympian Comet that only comes around every three thousand years..  The class has to break into groups of 5 people.  Nichole's group feels something strange and they are gifted with mysterious powers.  These mysterious powers comes with a great price to pay.

This is the first book in the series and I really can not wait for book two to come out.


I know this post is not about book blogging but I just had to share with everyone that I have become a Nana for the 2nd time around.  My oldest son blessed me the 1st time on 12/6/2011 with a beautiful baby girl.  They named her Rebecca Lynn.  Wow how time fly's can't believe she just turned 4 yrs old.  This is her all dressed up in her Halloween costume as Doctor.

Than just the other day 12/15/2015 I was blessed again from my youngest son with a brand new grandson.  I can tell you I'm one proud Nana.  This little guy was named after my son.  So welcome to the world Matthew Allen JR.  AJ for short.



Wednesday, December 16, 2015



WWW Wednesday #1, December 16th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing now A Daily Rhythm for starting this meme!

1.  Elementals, The Prophecy Of Shadows.  By Michelle Madow
2.  Winter People.  By Jennifer McMahon
3. Envy. By Gregg Olsen

Monday, December 14, 2015



Read the books you buy Reading Challenge 2016

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge
http://bookdate.blogspot.com/2015/11/read-books-you-buy-reading-challenge.html

Bought the book, you really want to read it.... and then it gets surpassed by review books or library books or other TBR books.

So this is a Reading Challenge to Read the books you buy. You don't buy books? Well then this challenge isn't for you. Now at the start of 2016 you won't be sure of what you are going to buy or how many books you will buy. 

So far in 2015 I as I write I've read 32% of the books I bought this year, and I thought until I did the tally I was doing well. Statistics do not lie!  I'd like to be in the higher end of 40-60% range at least. That's what I will be aiming for in 2016. 

So - choose from one of the percentages below and go for it.  Make a commitment post and link up below. List the books you buy in the post as you spend throughout the year and then mark off as you read them.

If you don't have a blog you can do this on Goodreads with something like a 'bought 2016' shelf and you'll easily be able to see at the end of the year how you've gone. Leave a comment on the post with a link to the shelf to signal your participation, if using Goodreads.

20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

20 - 40%          Making Inroads.

40 - 60 %         Moderately Successful

60 - 80 %        Maximising  Returns

80 - 100%       Mission Accomplished

RULES.

  • Books have been bought in 2016 by you or you can decide to include from and including June 2015 buys. Anything previous to that definitely falls into the dusty TBR realm! There is a challenge somewhere in the book world for that!
  • Can be ebook, print book or audiobook
  • You can decide whether you include books bought in 2016 second hand or in book fairs etc.
  • You may adjust your level if needs be during the year.
  • Books for this challenge can also be included in other challenges.
  • Runs from 1st January to 31st of December 2016
I encourage you not to think this through too much, go on buying as you normally do - in a large or small way.

Authors write books, they deserve to be read and enjoyed and paid as well! So I know we love our review books, library books, 2nd hand books etc. But ... if you can - buy books as well.

There will be one mid year link up to share how you are going, in the beginning of July.

In December there will be the final link up to share where you reached. You may not reach your goal, but just link up to account for yourself!

The link ups just mean re linking your commitment post but updated.

In the July link there will be a $10 Amazon voucher giveaway prize for one reader among those who link up and at the end in December a $25 Amazon voucher or books to that amount from the Book Depository if it delivers to your country.  Even if you don't get to where you hoped you can still link up, so long as you bought a book during 2016 and joined the challenge!

Sunday, December 13, 2015



The Winter People
by Jennifer McMahon

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FROM GOODREADS

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

MY REVIEW

I gave this book a 5 Star Rating

I devoured this book once I stared just could not put it down, very quick and satisfying read. Jennifer McMahon is a amazing author.

The book was cleverly put forth into a story of a series of journal entries. All showing how a parent can have such deep and unconditional love for their child and do the most do the unspeakable things for that love. The story line jumps back and forth through a time frame of 1908 to the present day. The book can be a little creepy at times to read. Almost like reading a Stephen King book.

Friday, December 11, 2015

ASYLUM by MADELEINE ROUX

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FROM GOODREADS

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.

MY REVIEW

I gave this book a 3 Star Review

Why the 3 star rating. I thought it would be a scary creepy read but honestly it wasn't. I did like the black and white photo's that were in the book. Not sure if I will read the rest of the series though.

Dan is a 16 yr old that went to a summer school is a New Hampshire College Prep School. The school just happens to be an old Asylum. Dan and a couple of his fellow students discover that there is just more to the old Asylum than what they first saw. Seems like a few of the students had relatives that had something to do with the place years ago.


Follow Friday #1

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This Weeks Question
What’s your favorite non-bookish website hangout? – Suggested by Cornerfolds. 

I would have to say my favorite site would be Facebook.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

MISSING PIECES
by HEATHER GUDENKAUF

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FROM GOODREADS

Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalized in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded. 

Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago—barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia's accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack's past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.

MY REVIEW

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf
Expected publication: February 1st 2016 by MIRA

I received this book as an ARC from the Publisher Mira for an honest review.

Missing Pieces is keep you on the edge of your seat book. It was a great mystery to read. One of those kind of books when you think you knew who done it and it turns out that the person you thought did it someone else.

Sarah and Jack return to Jack's home town Penny Gate because his aunt had a terrible fall. It has been two decades since Jack has been to Penny Gate. When Jack was a teenager he found his mother dead in the basement of their house and his dad was missing. It was assumed that his father had committed the murder of his mother as he was missing and never found. As Sarah was in town she stopped to get a cup a coffee and learned things about Jack that she never knew so she started digging around. The the mystery starts to unravel on what happened to Jacks mother so many years ago.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

THE KILLING JAR by JENNIFER BOSWORTH

The Killing Jar

From Goodread

"I try not to think about it, what I did to that boy." 
Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden has a secret. 
She's haunted by a violent tragedy she can't explain. Kenna's past has kept people-even her own mother-at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she's plunged into a new nightmare: her mom and twin sister are attacked, and the dark powers Kenna has struggled to suppress awaken with a vengeance. 
On the heels of the assault, Kenna is exiled to a nearby commune, known as Eclipse, to live with a relative she never knew she had. There, she discovers an extraordinary new way of life as she learns who she really is, and the wonders she's capable of. For the first time, she starts to feel like she belongs somewhere; that her terrible secret makes her beautiful and strong, not dangerous. But the longer she stays at Eclipse, the more she senses there is something menacing lurking underneath its idyllic veneer. And she begins to suspect that her new family may have sinister plans for her...

My Review

I gave this book 3 1/2 Stars

Publication Date: January 12, 2016
I received this book as an ARC from the Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Girouxublication for an honest review.

I thought the book was good but not great. That is why I gave it the 3 star rating. If I could of given it another half star it would of been 3 1/2 stars. I thought the book started out slow but the more I read the more I wanted to know about Kenna.

Kenna has to live her life knowing that she killed a boy when she was 10 yrs old. She has been hunted most of her life knowing what she did and never ever being able to tell anyone what she did. Her mother is the only one to know. Kenna knows that there is something wrong with her she just don't know what it is until her mother takes her to a place called Eclipse where she learns what she is and what she can do.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by Paul Hawkins

22557272

From Goodreads

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

My Review

I gave this book 5 Stars

First off let me say the only reason I picked up this book to read is that it kept getting reviews of it being like the book Gone Girl. I did read Gone Girl and I really think this book was much better.

The story is told by three woman. Rachel, Megan and Ann. It also revolves around three different men. This book was a thrilling ride, keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out the clues that are thrown at you. This is the first Paula Hawkins book that I have read. I'm going to search out and see what other books she has written and see if they are as good as this one.
The Night Sister
 by Jennifer McMahon

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From Goodreads

Once the thriving attraction of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, alive only in the memories of Amy, Piper, and Piper's kid sister, Margot. The three played there as girls until the day that their games uncovered something dark and twisted in the motel's past, something that ruined their friendship forever.

Now adult, Piper and Margot have tried to forget what they found that fateful summer, but their lives are upended when Piper receives a panicked midnight call from Margot, with news of a horrific crime for which Amy stands accused. Suddenly, Margot and Piper are forced to relive the time that they found the suitcase that once belonged to Silvie Slater, the aunt that Amy claimed had run away to Hollywood to live out her dream of
becoming Hitchcock's next blonde bombshell leading lady. As Margot and Piper investigate, a cleverly woven plot unfolds—revealing the story of Sylvie and Rose, two other sisters who lived at the motel during its 1950s heyday. Each believed the other to be something truly monstrous, but only one carries the secret that would haunt the generations to come. 

My Review

I gave this book a 5 Star Rating

The Night Sister was a wonderful mystery/thriller.  It was written with the same Characters through out the book.  We also get to read about 4 different time era's that jump back and fourth from 1955, 1961, 1989 and the year 2013.


Everyone of us carries around family secretes but none like we find in The Night Sister.  Pick up this book read it and you will find that you will enjoy the wonderful writing by Jennifer McMahon.

Friday, December 4, 2015

FIRSTS by LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN

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From Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

My Review

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

I received this book by Netgalley and  the Publisher St. Martins Press for a honest review.
Expected publication: January 5th 2016

I was really unsure if I was going to enjoy reading this book but I did find it a very good read. 


Mercedes is a 17 yr old senior in high school who comes from a broken home.  She has this open door policy to her bedroom that she takes most males in that are virgins.  She coaches them in the act of sex and how they should treat their girlfriend on the night that they plan on having sex with them.  One of her strictest rules that are not to be broken, is that they never speak of the act that she performs with them.  When her best friends boyfriend throws himself at her and she declines he lets Mercedes know that if she tells her best friend on what he did he would make her pay for it.  He does make her pay, he turns the whole school against her by having a video of her performing some of the acts and he also has her journal that she recorded everything into.


Sages Eyes by V.C. ANDREWS

26052536

From Goodreads

From V.C. Andrews, bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic (the first in a series of Lifetime movie events about the Dollanganger family), comes the tale of a young girl kept under the watchful eye of her adoptive parents, as if they fear who—or what—she’ll become…

Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of…something. And maybe they’re right to—even she can’t make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don’t, that her parents and teachers—no adult—could possibly have. So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they’ll learn, far too many things.

My Review

I gave this book a 4 Star Rating

I received a copy of this book as an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher Pocket Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for giving me a chance to review this book way before the publication date.
This book is expected to be released on Janurary 26, 2016.

It has been years since I have read a V.C. Andrews book.  I have always loved the writing style the only problem that I do find with all her books is that the plots the same just different family's with their secretes.  Sages Eyes is no exception.

I really did enjoy reading about Sage and how her family and friends treated her but I also predicted what was going to happen in the book.  I really hate when that happens.  

The writing style was great, the plot flowed really well, I just knew what the secrets were well before they were revealed.  I'm kinda hoping that this book will be part of a series as I would love to see how Sage's life has become since she is an adult and knows what she is.
Shattered Lies
by S. J. Francis

27823091

From Goodreads
 could haShe wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone… 

Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm—until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds, changing her life in ways sheve never foreseen.

My Review

I gave this book a 5 Star Rating


I would like to thank Black Opal Books Publishing for giving me the ARC of this book for a honest review of the book.

I found this book to be an awesome read. I would also recommend this book to anyone 18+ in age.

Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian and she runs her family's horse farm. With both her parents deceased she was raised by her paternal grandmother. Kate uncovers many family secrets which revolve around her life. The deeper she digs the deeper the secrets she finds that will turn her life in ways that she can not even imagine.