Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse

Mark of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga, #1)Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every now and then I am in the mood for a great fantasy. I went into this with low expectations and ended up really enjoying it.

I love a good assassin story, and that is what initially grabbed my attention around this story and these characters. I especially loved the way Selene was able to kill others. This also introduces Damien who I loved. I was routing for the couple the whole time and could not wait to see what happened.

There were a few parts that were a little too slow and I was ready for the story to move on. Other parts were very fast paced. It was a pretty good mix.

Overall, this surprised me. I really enjoyed it.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Barely Breathing (Breathing, #2)Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was not really sure what book two was going to bring to keep the story moving, but it did deliver. This continues to follow the same characters from book one. Emma is moving in with her mother which you know is going to bring some issues/drama/trauma based on their past together.

I enjoyed this one, but again, feel it was a little too long for what it was. However; the author had a way of keeping your interest during the whole story. I was never bored and I finished it pretty quickly for being such a big book.

Overall, I did not love this one as much as the first but it was still pretty good….on to the conclusion!

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Guardians by Lindsay Chamberlin: Book Tour Spotlight with Giveaway

Stalk by Victoria Danann: Book Tour Spotlight

Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie: Book Tour Spotlight with Giveaway

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Smell of Other People's HousesThe Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was not really sure what I was in for when I started The Smell of Other People’s Houses. I have heard that it was a one of those books that will be your favorite without you even knowing it. I definitely get that thinking.

This story follows four different teens: Ruth, Dora, Alyce, and Hank. When this started it was almost like four separate stories. However; the stories all come together in the end. I did like some of the characters more than others. Some of the stories dragged on and I was ready for them to move on.

Overall, this was pretty good. It did not blow me away as I was expecting it too.

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The Vampire Knitting Club by Nanacy Warren: Book Tour with Review

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was expecting so much out of this story, and I just did not end up loving it. I understand and respect the message, but the story itself was flat for me. I never connected with the story. I only forced myself to finish since it was so short.

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Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross: Review

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane (Honeymoon Harbor, #2)Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane is the second book in the Honeymoon Harbor series. However; this can be read as a standalone. I did not previously read the first book, and had no issues jumping into the story.

I am not really sure why, but this was a slow start for me. I picked this up and put it down several times before actually jumping in. I think I read over the first chapter three different times. I liked the beginning, but I was not loving it. I liked enough to want to read more and I am happy to have finished the story following Jolene and Aiden. I was finally in the mood for a holiday read, and this was the perfect book to jump into the holiday season.

It is no secret that I love a good second chance romance, and I loved how Jolene and Aiden come back together after so many years. Aiden is also a Marine which is another thing I love about a story. I loved the plot surrounding our characters and the direction the story took as I continued to read. I do feel there was some pacing issues and I found myself wanting to skip ahead on some parts.

Overall, an enjoyable read. I look forward to checking out more from the author in the future.

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Holly's Hurricane by Marie Carter: Release Day Blitz with Giveaway