Tag: mystery

Jul 08
{Review} The Sound by @SarahAlderson @simonschuster

{Review} The Sound by @SarahAlderson @simonschuster

The Sound blew me away. It is such a beautiful book. It deals with a serial killer (in part), so I know that may sound strange, but it is. Sarah Alderson did a fantastic job telling the story of The Sound. I loved it so much. This book just kept growing and evolving into more and more. It exceeded all of my expectations. Ren gets way more than she bargained for when she arrived in Nantucket to nanny for the summer. She was looking to get away from a bad breakup, just have some time to relax and to work on her music blog. I loved Ren. She is like a breath of fresh air. She is interesting and real. She hates labeling people and she has no problem befriending both the rich kids and the townies. I enjoyed how she was her own person. The Sound is both a really sweet romance, as well as so much more than that. There are multiple side plots that all worked together… Read more »

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Jul 04
{#Review} The Blonde by Anna Godbersen @brightyoungluxe @WeinsteinBooks

{#Review} The Blonde by Anna Godbersen @brightyoungluxe @WeinsteinBooks

The Blonde is Anna Godbersen’s first adult novel. And boy oh boy did she start off with a bang! (ha ha) The Blonde is the fictionalized historical telling of Marilyn Monroe. Going off the premise…what is Marilyn Monroe was a spy. Does that sound cool? Well it really was. There is tons of classic Marilyn woven into these pages. Lot’s of sexy, flirty Marilyn, and under it all- a very lonely woman. The story starts with a flashback to her childhood and from then on it flashes forward to the height of her fame. The chapters are each labeled with the location, month and year. It was a nice progression for the story. Sometimes there were multiple chapters per month and sometimes only a few. This part of the summary actually says it all about the blonde: “Part biography, part spy thriller, and part love story, THE BLONDE is a whip-smart re-imagining of the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy that draws on historical events to create a… Read more »

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Jun 19
{Review+Giveaway} Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman @month9books @rrsmythe

{Review+Giveaway} Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman @month9books @rrsmythe

I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. So when I saw a book about Sherlock’s daughter, who who wants to follow in her fathers deductive reasoning footsteps, I knew I had to read it. Plus throw in the fact that her specialty leads her to a job at a museum as a “purveyor of abnormal science” how could I pass it up?? Sherlock plus mystery plus just a touch of creepy and weird. That just sounds so good! And it was good! It was exactly as I expected it to be. There is plenty of good ole Sherlock snark and wit in Arabella, so I loved her right off the bat. She is not like other young women her age. And given that the book takes place in 1910, that is not necessarily a good thing. One of her oldest friends is the son of Dr. Watson- Henry. Henry is so smitten with Arabella, or as he calls her Bella. It was so adorable to watch how devoted and… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola

{Review+Giveaway} The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola

Welcome to my Stop on the Making of Nebraska Brown blog tour The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola 319 pages Published Feb 2, 2014 Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Author The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory. All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she… Read more »

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Feb 24
{Audiobook Review} Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

{Audiobook Review} Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich Genre: Adult comedy/mystery Hardcover, 1st Edition, 308 pages Published June 23rd 2009 by St. Martin’s Press Series: Stephanie Plum #15 Source: Audiobook from library Unbuckle your belt and pull up a chair. It’s the spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking Plum yet. Receipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipolte comes to Trenton in a barbecue cookoff and loses his head – literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers. Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help find he killer and collect the moolah. Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said. Bring to a boil: Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger,… Read more »

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Jan 28
{Review+Giveaway} Beyond Belief by Helen Smith

{Review+Giveaway} Beyond Belief by Helen Smith

Welcome to my stop on the Beyond Belief blog tour CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TOUR SCHEDULE Beyond belief by Helen Smith Release date: January 28th 2014 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Age Group: New Adult / Adult Series: Emily Castles Mysteries #2 When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England’s Belief and Beyond conference, her science-minded colleagues recruit twenty-six-year-old budding sleuth Emily Castles to attend the event as a “future crimes investigator.” The suspected victim: celebrated magician Edmund Zenon, who plans to perform a daring stunt at the conference—and is offering fifty thousand pounds to any attendee who can prove that the paranormal exists. In the seaside town of Torquay, Emily meets a colorful cast of characters: dramatic fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel. Tensions rise as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another. But… Read more »

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Dec 05
{Review} The Road to You by Marilyn Brant

{Review} The Road to You by Marilyn Brant

The Road to You by Marilyn Brant Paperback, 300 pages Published October 3rd 2013 by Twelfth Night Books Age Group: YA/NA  Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Sometimes the only road to the truth…is one you’ve never taken. Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that. The Road to Discovery… Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him. The Road to Danger… There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels… Read more »

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Nov 19
{Review+Giveaway} Of Dreams and Shadow by D.S. McKnight

{Review+Giveaway} Of Dreams and Shadow by D.S. McKnight

Welcome to my stop on the Of Dreams and Shadows blog tour Title: Of Dream and Shadow by D.S. McKnight Genre: Paranormal Publication Date: September 23, 2013 by Stone Bay Press Age Group: Young Adult Series: Of Dreams and Shadow #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: We live. We die. Is there anything more? Jenna Barton is about to find out. After moving to the coastal North Carolina town of Parson’s Cove, Jenna has unwittingly stepped into the middle of a mystery involving a missing child. Unfortunately, the predator is still on the loose and Jenna has become his new obsession. With a little luck and a bit of paranormal help, Jenna might survive.     This book has me hoping that I don’t dream tonight. It has been a while since I have read a creepy mystery like this one. I really enjoyed the mystery and story. Of Dreams and Shadows is the story of a serial killer that doesn’t even stop killing after he has been killed. It… Read more »

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Nov 15
{Cover Reveal+Excerpt} Hyperion Keats by Molly Zenk

{Cover Reveal+Excerpt} Hyperion Keats by Molly Zenk

Today I have a cover reveal and excerpt from Hyperion Keats. This book looks great! I can’t wait to see what you guys think of it! Hyperion Keats by Molly Zenk Published by: Highland Press Release Date: December 4th, 2013 Synopsis: Three modern teens, a 200-year-old diary, a literary mystery to solve. Twelve-year-old Hyperion Frances Keats, great-great grand niece of poet John Keats, hates tip-toeing around her older sister’s “medical diagnosis”.  Why is Isabella so determined to turn her back on what makes her unique in a sea of wannabes?  Is popularity more important than the truth? The sisters and boy-next-door Will find themselves in the middle of a mystery after discovering a 200-year-old diary written by the girl who inspired the sonnet “To A Lady Seen For A Moment At Vauxhall.”   The teens aren’t the only ones after the answers found in the pages from the past, though.   The LBT Brotherhood – a secret society dedicated to preserving the Romantic Poets three creeds of  love, beauty, and truth –… Read more »

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May 29
{Review+Giveaway} Awaken by Jaime Guerard

{Review+Giveaway} Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Welcome to my stop on the Awaken blog tourBe sure to check out the rest of the tour Awaen by Jaime Guerard Kindle Edition, 398 pages Published March 2013 Age Group:YA Series: Awaken Series #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same. TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist. THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death. Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality.  Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface,… Read more »

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