Thursday, February 28, 2019

We Have the Cover of Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #4!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Blind Spot by Brenda Novak!

We Have the Cover of Nava Katz #6.5!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Leonie Hendricks: Demon Deborah Wilde! Yeah!

We Have the Cover of Gods of War #2!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover of Flames and Frost by Gena Showalter! Yeah!

We Have the Cover of The Eyes of Tamburah!!!!

Yeah, we have the cover (and title and synopsis and existence) of The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder!

Random Reads #380, February 28th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using, I got 6513 which turned out to be One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake! It's been on my TBR pile since June 17th, 2017, and I added it because I enjoy her writing! Happy reading!

Third Sentence Thursday #394, February 28th

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Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme which likes to watch fireworks especially while eating a cookie!
1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn't a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence at Words I Write Crazy (This Blog)
4) Visit one or two of the other blogs to check out their third sentences!

"I wasn’t sure what stirred me awake." -Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout, page 25.

Well, this could go either way, something waking her up being good or bad!

What are your guy's 3rd lines? Link up below!

Will the Time Come #404, February 28th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into the Rose Riders gang because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist. But when Reece's path crosses with Charlotte Vaughn after a botched train robbery and she mentions a promising rumor about a gunslinger from Prescott, it becomes apparent that she will be his ticket to freedom—or a noose. As the two manipulate each other for their own ends, past secrets are unearthed, reviving a decade-old quest for revenge that may be impossible to settle.

In this thrilling companion to Vengeance Road, dangerous alliances are formed, old friends meet new enemies, and the West is wilder than ever. 

Why the time hasn't come yet...
I haven't read the first book yet, and I really want to! They both sound great, so hopefully soon! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #407, February 27th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

The Trouble With Vampires by Lynsay Sands
Expected Publication: April 23rd, 2019
From Goodreads:
For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.

He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn’t expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There’s no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there’s another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…

King of Fools by Amanda Foody
Expected Publication: April 23rd, 2019
From Goodreads:
Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends. 

Two books from authors that I really enjoy! I've already read The Trouble With Vampires and loved it, and I can't wait for both of these books to be out! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #411, February 27th

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!

I'm reading Archangel's Viper, and yeah, it's so snarky and awesome!
I read Archangel's Heart again, and yeah, just as good, such a fantastic read! Loved it! 
I'm going to be reading In a Badger Way, and I can't wait, the first book was so hilarious!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Teaser Tuesday #411, February 26th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today's teaser comes from Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh, page 115.

"Okay, that was more than a little creepy, but he hadn't crossed any lines and she had to remember that he'd been isolated out here with a bunch of other Luminata for hundred of years. Good way to get rusty on social skills."

It can still be creepy, even with that excuse! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, February 25, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #403, February 25th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

Weekly Memes:
It's Monday! What Are You Reading #402
Teaser Tuesday #410
WWW Wednesday #410
WOW #406
Will the Time Come #403
Third Sentence Thursday #393
Random Reads #379
First Lines Friday #406
The Reward Challenge Update #388
Book Blogger Hop #72
How Well I Stuck to It #240
Wrote that Review Update #237

Week 8 Reviews:
Strange Truth
All Your Perfects
The Boomerang Effect
Honor Bound
Archangel's Blade
Archangel's Storm
Archangel's Legion

Circle of the Moon: Review

We Have the Cover of Origin #2!!!!
OK, so I got 21 posts in 7 days, it was a pretty excellent book, I read great books, and had a big life change! What about you guys? Happy reading!

So this week I want to read Bitter Sweet Love, White Hot Kiss, Stone Cold Touch, Every Last Breath, False 9, The Library of Fates, The Priory of the Orange Tree, and Unforgettable You.

A mouthy soccer stud virgin meets the secretive new girl on campus…

The last time I got laid was… oh right. Never. The only game I have is on the soccer field, where I mostly exist to make my teammates look good. I don't get the glory or the girl, and in true Lavin Saint fashion, the first impression I make to the gorgeous new girl on campus is chair-crashingly, soul-crushingly bad.

Bianca Santos seems undeterred and even intrigued by my inability to form coherent sentences around her, which is why it sucks when I find out she's my coach's niece. Off limits.

Except Bianca doesn't listen to that memo, and the more she focuses on me with those beautiful brown eyes, the less I care about the real possibility of being relegated to the bench. So when I find out she’s hiding something that's threatening her, I'm done playing passive defense. I'm on the offensive now, no matter the risk—my sport, my sanity, or my life.

This time, I'm getting the glory. And the girl.
No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn't enough.

The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos of a palace under siege. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on each other. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.

Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak returns to Silver Springs, where no past mistake is so big the heart can't find a way to fix it.

Jada Brooks couldn't have known how her life would change when she fell for bad boy Maddox Richardson back in high school. She couldn't have known his troubled brother would leave hers forever crippled. Or that she'd be forced to shun Maddox completely--only to discover she was carrying his child.

Although Maddox was devastated by the events that transpired that fateful night, losing Jada was the worst of it. He's back in Silver Springs, ready to make amends and provide the kind of youth outreach that once saved him. If he'd known Jada was in town, too, he would never have come.

Jada has returned to Silver Springs to be with family after her father's death. But when she sees Maddox, every tough decision she's made concerning their now twelve-year-old daughter begins to haunt her. Falling for him again is so tempting, but not only does she stand to alienate her family--if he finds out about Maya, she could lose what matters most.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Meet Our New Dog!!!!

So if you've read my blog, you'll know about my dogs, Dobby and Winky. And maybe you read that we had to unexpectedly put down Winky at the beginning of the year.

Well, Dobby was alone for the first time, so we decided we were going to get two puppies in a couple months, after my mom got back from a work trip. Plans changed, however, when on the Humane Society website, was a Boston Terrier dog. So here's Jax, who is a Boston Terrier Pug cross!

He's 6 years old with his birthday in April, and overweight, about the same or more than Dobby, but he has a smaller body. We didn't change his name, my mom likes it. I feel weird, because I've only had Dobby and Winky, but I'll get used to it. We only saw him the website yesterday, and called and emailed, and they gave us some information about him, and my parents went to see him yesterday, and it went well, and all that would have to happen for the adoption to be approved was for his and Dobby's meeting to go well.

So we had that meeting today, and I was so nervous! Dobby was very hesitant and pretty growly, but Jax was fine, and so we were approved to take him home! So it's only been a day that we've known about his existence, but I'm glad he's now a part of our family!

When we first brought him inside, he was huffing and puffing, and running around everywhere. It took a bit to calm him down, but he settled. He's only going to be sleeping over at the suite for the first month, and spend most of his time there, to get used to his new home. I can't wait for him to be acclimatized to us so he'll sleep with me and Dobby. He does have a small nose/snout, and combined with his weight, he does snore a lot, and make some different sounds, but yeah, he's a cutie!

So welcome to the family, Jax!

Wrote that Review Update #237, February 24th

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If you want to participate, set a certain amount of reviews to write, and once you make that goal, you can get a reward!

My reviews to reward is writing all of the reviews of the week, and I motivated myself to write my review for Strange Truth, Verity, All Your Perfects, The Boomerang Effect, Honor Bound, Archangel's Blade, Archangel's Storm, Archangel's Legion, so I have 6 of 6 reviews written!

And as always, I want to review this week's reviews!

What about you guys? Happy reading!

How Well I Stuck to It #240, February 24th

So I decided that I should have accountability on sticking to what should be in a week, so I'm doing How Well I Stuck to It every Sunday, because my schedule should be fixed in by now!

Week 9:
Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentourt, White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout, False 9 by Megan Erickson, The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana, The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Unforgettable You by Brenda Novak

Tour Books: NA.

Review Books: NA.

NetGalley: NA.

Edelweiss: NA.

Meme Books: NA.

Rereads: 4. Check.

New Books: 4. Check.

Yeah, this is a pretty balanced week, so I'm happy with it! Have a few others planned, and a few hoped for, but this is what I really want to have read!

Week 8:
Nothing Planned!


Strange Truth by Maggie Thrush, Verity by Colleen Hoover, All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover, The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack, Honor Bound by Ann Agiurre and Rachel Caine, Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh, Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh, Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh

Since I didn't have anything planned, I could read whatever I wanted, so yeah, I did that, and I'm happy with this week! What about you guys? Happy reading! 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Week 8 Reviews: Archangel's Blade, Archangel's Storm, Archangel's Legion

From Goodreads:
The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past...but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel's right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality...the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting...and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more... 

From Goodreads:
Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's darkly beautiful world of archangels and immortal power, as a pact is sealed between two souls bound by blood, stirred by desire, and driven by vengeance…

With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha's consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.

Earning Neha's trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.

With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.

From Goodreads:
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling "alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. 

My first review of Archangel's Blade, Archangel's Storm, Archangel's Legion
My second review of Archangel's Legion
My Review:
Yeah, I really enjoyed reading these books again! I don't know why I didn't read the members of the Seven's books again before, because they did have important events in them, like Neha's twin sister being alive and such. But it was really great to read them again!

It's funny, I know Dmitri is a Russian name, but I'd forgotten that he was from what is now Russia. And when he reacts to her pictures of where they lived, yeah, that was intense, and horrible of him, even if it was really important to him. It turns out that it was important to her, as well!

Mahiya is a character that we don't see often. This is really the only book that she's in, she's mentioned in others, but this is the only book in which she is actually on screen. I really enjoyed learning about her childhood, and growing up as the result of her father's affair with her mom. Not fun!

Archangel's Legion is a pretty important book in the series, we're back with Elena and Raphael narrating. And there's the big war with Lijuan, and yeah, that's pretty intense. We only got them for a short while in this book, but the Legion were terrifying and amazing and revealed so much yet so little! Like, they remembered the Cascade in which angels developed the venom that they now have to get rid of to make vampires-what drove Uram to bloodlust. Yeah.

Loved reading these books again, they're so freaking great, and the wait for Archangel's War is just driving me up the wall!

Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #4, 5, 6
First Read: March 27th, 28th, 28th, 2016
Second Read: April 15th, 2017
Read: February 21st, 21st, 22nd, 2019
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Books!
Publisher: Berkley Sensation, Berkley, Jove
Published: September 6th 2011, September 4th 2012, October 29th 2013

Archangel's Blade:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Archangel's Storm:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Archangel's Legion:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 8 Review: Honor Bound

From Goodreads:
Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she's been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But with two wounded Leviathan to treat, plus human and non-human refugees to help, they'll have to settle for the nearest outpost, called the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. Zara's skills from the Zone may be invaluable. However, Zara discovers that the secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction. Soon Zara will have to make a choice: stand against the ultimate evil or run from it. But she's never walked away from a fight.

Honor Bound is the second installment in Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre's thrilling and fresh space saga. 

My Review:
Loved reading this book so much! The first book was one of the top top reads of 2017, I loved it so much, and I was really looking forward to this book! We learned more about the bonds and went in deeper with them, and got to know Yusuf and Starcurrent better, which was nice, and they were pretty important to the plot!

It was a slow start, but it builds pretty quickly, as we explore more of this world! We explored the underbelly of the universe, the Sliver, and meet different races, which was pretty interesting! And we also had asides that added background information, like an unofficial guide, and oh, some of the goings on on Earth that are pretty important to Zara, given that it's Derry. But I'm wondering if it can be used against the bad guy...

We learned more about the , and we also gained another enemy. Remember those ruins that Zara and Bea explore in the first book? Yeah, they were caused by this guy's race. And what this guy can do, it's pretty horrible. And what makes it worse is that he had been asleep before they woke him up. Boo.

That ending was evil! It just ends, and yeah, it's a pretty humongous cliffhanger ending! I mean, they're about to go into battle, there's a big threat, and yeah, I just need the final book! The wait for True Honor is going to be evil, because I just want to know what's going to happen next, and how it's going to end!

This book was freaking fantastic, and I can't wait for True Honor!

Authors: Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine
Series: The Honors #2
Read: February 20th, 2019
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: February 19th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 8 Review: The Boomerang Effect

From Goodreads:
It all started with a harmless prank. But now high school junior (and resident stoner) Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he participates in a mentorship program. His mentee? Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but the social skills of the periodic table. 

Then disaster strikes—Homecoming week. When someone dressed as the school Viking mascot starts destroying the fairy tale–inspired floats, all suspicion falls on Lawrence. Add to the mix a demon Goth girl named Zoe, a Renaissance LARPing group, an overzealous yearbook editor, and three vindictive chickens, and Lawrence soon realizes that his situation may be a little out of control. But Spencer seems to have some answers. In fact, Spencer may be the one friend Lawrence never knew he needed. 

My Review:
Oh, this book was so hilarious! I enjoyed reading it so much! I love the idea behind the novel and where the title comes from, putting effort in for a certain outcome, and getting the opposite outcome. In this book, it has a hilarious before, during, and after!

I really enjoyed the various relationships that Lawrence had with people. Like with his friends, they basically forgot about him when he stopped doing drugs with them. With Spencer, his mentee, who was really smart and with few social skills. With Zoe, who wanted to date him but Lawrence was afraid of her. Yeah.

There was something a little bit strange about Lawrence. I mean, he sees a talking squirrel. Well, before its eaten by an owl. Sure, he was getting off drugs, but I don't know if that's normal or not, or if I missed something. It was really strange!

There were some really hilarious going ons in this book. Like how he was supposed to set it up for his best friend, and ends up messing it up. And having to join a Renaissance LARPing group. Oh, and his fear of chickens. There was just some amazing moments! Loved how the mystery wrapped up, too, it was not what I expected!

This book was really amazing, and I enjoyed it a ton!

Author: Gordon Jack
Read: February 19th, 2019
Source: Edelweiss/Bought
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: November 8th 2016
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 8 Review: All Your Perfects

From Goodreads:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is "emotionally wrenching and utterly original" (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

My Review:
I wasn't planning on reading this book, but I'm really glad that I did. I read the first chapter on accident in Verity, and yeah, it was so enticing, I mean, coming home to surprise your fiance only to find him cheating on you? And then falling in love with the guy who was dating the girl your now ex was sleeping with? Yeah. That's conflict!

I did enjoy the back and forth between the past and the present. I did enjoy the past more, because they were happier, they hadn't encountered the struggles that they would face. The struggles were real, and they didn't, they couldn't, communicate, and it lead to a lot of hurt feelings. Not fun!

The idea of writing a letter to your spouse on your wedding day, to open on your 25th anniversary, it's a pretty romantic and sweet idea. And it's also a practical one in that if they're close to getting a divorce before those 25 years are over, then it's a last ditch attempt to save the marriage by reminding themselves why they fell in love in the first place. Yeah.

I did tear up reading this book. Not because of the issue of infertility, nope. There's this one thought that Quinn has about how seeing people complain about what they have that you want, that it hurts. Well, I want a relationship, and she has a pretty great one with Graham. So that thought did cause me to tear up.

Really enjoyed this book, it was a really great read!

Author: Colleen Hoover
Read: February 17th, 2019
Reason Why: Loved Verity and it sounded good, and it's a SAC 2019 Book!
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: July 17th 2018
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 8 Review: Verity

From Goodreads:
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

My Review:
This book, wow, it was totally unexpected! I hadn't read any Colleen Hoover books before, and I just starting reading this book because it sounded really good, and just devoured it! Like, I read it in less than 3 hours. It was such a quick, fast paced book! Though the chapters of Verity's manuscript were so dark and twisted!

The idea of taking over a popular series because the original author is unable to finish it, it's an interesting situation. On one hand, it sucks that the original author can't finish it, and taking over would be difficult. On the other, it does make a good pay cheque. I loved how very well, traumatic it became!

Pretty much all of the characters in this book are questionable. Lowen both read this personal manuscript, and didn't tell Jeremy about it, until he was pushing her away. Jeremy was praised by both the ladies in his life, and he was pretty good, but he had a dark side, as well, which we learned. And Verity. Oh, Verity.

I'm willing to give Verity the benefit of the doubt, that what she wrote was a writing exercise that morphed into letting her grief out and wasn't true. That maybe she thought some of these things-that Jeremy picked up on-but she certainly didn't do any of it. But her actions during the book, they don't make a lot of sense. Like, she could've called the police. Or gotten away, and then told Jeremy the truth, could've even taken their son with her. But she waited until she had the money. That's the big sticking point for me.

Yeah, this book was dark and twisted and awesome and I loved reading it!

Author: Colleen Hoover
Read: February 17th, 2019
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2019 Book!
Publisher: Hoover Ink, Inc
Published: December 7th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 8 Review: Strange Truth

From Goodreads:
Twin Peaks meets Pretty Little Liars in acclaimed author Maggie Thrash's new Strange Truth series.

It's better to know the truth. At least sometimes.

Halfway through Friday night's football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta's surging Chattahoochee River.

Just like that, she's gone.

Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.

My Review:
This book was great to read! I really enjoyed the main characters, Benny and Virginia, they were both a bit strange and some of their thoughts had me shaking my head. The mystery was really great and pretty fast paced, though we knew that from the synopsis, that 8 days later bit.

I wouldn't want to attend Winship. It sounds really exclusive and elitist, and I don't like that kind of attitude. Plus there was the whole thing with the Boarders. I mean, they were looked down upon by their fellow students, and they weren't really looked after! Bah!

There were a few different threads that all came together for the mystery. Like, their one teacher being a predator and filming the girls in their locker rooms. There was whatever was going on with the one football player who was dating the cheer leader. There was the ghost in the Boarder's house. And I loved how it all came together, though it wasn't as satisfying for the characters, because like the synopsis says, they're the only ones who know why, but they're also really the only ones who know.

There were a few personal mysteries in this book. Like, what happened to Benny's dog that caused him to hate the police. There's whatever happened in Virginia's past with the stalking, and who was stalking whom. Can't wait to learn more about these two!

I really enjoyed this book, it was a great read, can't wait to read Strange Lies!

Author: Maggie Thrash
Series: Strange Truth #1
Read: February 16th, 2019
Source: Edelweiss/Bought
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: October 4th 2016
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