Thursday, July 20, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all:   I hope that everyone is having a good day on the Friday eve. Hope you guys are getting your summer reading list down . Today we are going ...

Good Thursday all

  I hope that everyone is having a good day on the Friday eve. Hope you guys are getting your summer reading list down . Today we are going to review FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips.

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An electrifying literary thriller introduces an unforgettable mother and son, whose simple trip to the zoo one afternoon is transformed into three hours of terror and survival after gunshots ring out. What would you do to protect the ones you love?

After school on a late October day, Joan has taken her four-year-old son, Lincoln, to one of his favourite places on earth: the zoo. Just before closing time, as they need to go home, she hears some loud pops like firecrackers. Not thinking much of it, they head for the exit...until Joan realizes the eerie human emptiness means danger, then sees the figure of a lone gunman. Without another thought, she scoops up her son and runs back into the zoo. And for the next three hours--the entire scope of the novel--she does anything she can to keep Lincoln safe.
     Both pulse-pounding and emotionally satisfying, Fierce Kingdom is a thrill ride, but also an exploration of the very nature of motherhood itself, from its saving graces to its savage power. At heart it asks how you draw the line between survival and the duty to protect one another? Who would you die for?

                         MY REVIEW 

      What would you do if you were trapped in a zoo with your child while there is armed men running around . This is the question Joan had to figure out with her son LIncoln one day in October. 
     I must say that I was intrigued when I started reading this book . I just had a little bit of a hard time at the beginning . I found that it just read a little slow and not much was happening .  As I read and got going into the book I was surprised how it picked up speed and the action took off . You kind of get sucked in and start worrying if they would get out and not get hurt . Will they be able to survive the ordeal . The book really came into its own towards the end of the book when Joan and Lincoln got to the others . They worked well together as a group. Then the ending just kind of went weird but it did kind of tie everything up 
   The characters grew stronger with each turn of the page . I liked Joan she was like a momma bear protecting her son . Lincoln was actually my all time favourite character  he was such a good kid and he loved super heroes . He did what his mom asked him with not much fuss. You never actually get to see the armed men you just hear the shots and the yelling .   They are phantoms while you read them . 
       Over all I did enjoy this book and the premise of the story is really good . I just had some issues with the lack of action at the beginning and never actually seeing the gun men .  This is the first book I have read by this author and actually I am looking forward to reading more of her work . So if you want a book that builds slowly and then take you to the edge of your seat . This is the book to add to your summer reading list 
 I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Good Afternoon all welcome to Wednesday . today we are going to review the second book in the Queen of Thieves series . THIEF OF THE NIGHT...

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

  Good Afternoon all welcome to Wednesday . today we are going to review the second book in the Queen of Thieves series . THIEF OF THE NIGHT GUILD by one of my favourite authors Andy Peloquin.

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"I am Ilanna, Journeyman of House Hawk. I do the impossible."

A cunning thief of unrivaled ingenuity, Ilanna is determined to secure her freedom. Nothing will prevent her escape from the Night Guild's callous cruelty, not even the most powerful man in Praamis, Duke Phonnis.

Commanding a crew of pickpockets, bounty hunters, poisoners, and assassins, Ilanna schemes to disgrace the Duke. She must survive blackmail, a bloodthirsty rival syndicate, and enemies within her own House to claim her spoils: vengeance for the deaths of her friends and gold to buy independence.

But all Ilanna's skill may not suffice to protect the one person who matters most: her son.

                          MY REVIEW 

        WELCOME BACK TO THE GUILD .  This is the second book in the series and Ilanna has grown up and has become one of the best thief's in the guild . She is cunning and has a vision of buying her freedom from the guild . There are many obstacles standing in her way from blackmail and a rival syndicate . Will she survive the onslaught to get out to the only thing that matters in her life her son,
        I love  all the characters in this book but Ilanna is my favourite girl . She is kick ass and takes no prisoners . She has been through a lot but it seems the more she gets knocked down the more she gets up and fights back. She goes through a lot in this installment .  She has taken all that the guild has thrown at her. She has honed her skills and plans on using them to save herself and get out of the guild . To the only person that she loves , her son , the only person that matters to her.   She is five years older and tougher then nails . I so love her attitude and her guts . She will do anything to survive and be free . 
  I can't tell you about all the characters in this book cause I will be writing forever . But the guild members that can call Ilanna a friend are all there to watch her back and help her out in the heist that she is planning to pay for her way out . The characters that you think are bad turn out to be on the Ilanna's side and the ones closest to her are the ones that can not be trusted . I will say you will fall for these characters , they are very complex and deep . You will also want to slap a couple of them upside the head a few times . 
       While I was reading this book , which I couldn't put down , I could see the book in my mind . Playing like a movie . Which to me is a sign of a very well written story . It takes you on a roller coaster ride . You will be on the edge of your seat most of the time . You will cheer for Ilanna and her group of thieves . You will have a couple of chuckles along the way . Trust me your heart will melt when you read her story with her son . I was an emotional wreck when I was reading parts of this story . This isn't your run of the mill book where there is a happy ever after in the end . You will have your heart broken into a million pieces .  The ending will destroy you trust me on this , I really just wanted to yell at the author for what he did . If you like fantasy this is the book for you . If you like dark fantasy this is the book for you. It is going to be one of the books I read over and over . This isn't a stand alone , you have to read the first book to keep everything straight .  So if you want a great dark series that will keep you up all night long turning the pages . This is the series for you . A definite must read for your summer reading list . 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL:  Good Monday all , hope you are all reading something good and staying cool . Today we are going to review a great book , and I must say I l...

GOOD MONDAY ALL

 Good Monday all , hope you are all reading something good and staying cool . Today we are going to review a great book , and I must say I love this author . I am in the process of reading all that she has to read . Today's book is TWO NIGHTS by my new favourite author Kathy Reichs .

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A standalone thriller featuring a “tough-talking, scarred heroine”* from the author of the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit TV show Bones.

Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .

Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found?

It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons—because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

                      MY REVIEW 
 
         This book blew me away , I have heard about here other series and I was excited to sit down and read this book.  I started reading and couldn't put it down , the author sucked me into the story after the third page.  Let me introduce you to Sunday Night is a woman who is battling her own demons and is in semi retirement on Goat island . Where she is living as a recluse , trying to rebuild her life. Until the day a young girl goes missing and she is called back into action with her brother Gus . They are on the way to finding the girl and on the way she battles her own demons and by battling those long lost demons she may be on the road to finding the girl and putting her past behind her . Will she survive and will she find the girl alive . 
      What I love about this author's characters is that they are flawed but they are also redeemable . Case in point Sunday has some very bad demons that she is trying to bury and keep buried . She is trying so hard but you can see her struggling and you want her to get through it all and come out the other side . As she starts to go through her demons when she is out trying to find the girl . You see a side of her that can be kind of scary at times . She is like a ticking time bomb , but she does rein it in and get control. By the end of the book you see a much calmer and happier Sunday . The grandmother of the missing girl is rich and very manipulative and I was like wow grandma is kind of bad ass, in the way she twists everyone . The characters are all very well written and very complex, there is no real black and white its all shades of grey with these characters. But when the bad guys do show up you know they are bad and boy can the author write some bad characters as well as the good guys . 
      The author is a definite go to for books that will make you think as you read them . The twists and turns are unbelievable . One min you are thinking no you can't go there and bam she does . One min you are thinking it is one person and then you get taken down another direction. This is a fast paced story with lots of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time . The new cast of characters are great and you will cheer for them and maybe shed a tear or two . She is one of the best in her genre of writing . Her books are suspenseful and fast paced , clever and well written mysteries . So if you want a book that will take you on a roller coaster ride that you will keep you on your toes and reading well into the night . This is the book for you and definite addition to your summer reading list 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: GOOD WEDNESDAY:    Good Wednesday all , hope your week is going well so far this week . Today we are going to review GIDEON'S CREDO by Ben Laffra.   ...