How to Walk Away -Review

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Published: May 15,2018

My Rating: 4 Stars.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you St.Martin’s Press. I’m going to start out by saying that I really did enjoy this book. It deserves 4 stars. However,  towards the end of the book, I felt like I was just reading it to read it if that makes sense.  I didn’t feel a connection like I usually do when I read books. I liked the story and the meaning behind it. That even through the darkest of times, there is light at the end of the tunnel. You will find your way even when things look bleak. At least, that is what I got from it. I recommend this book to everyone. It has its sad moments, moments of giving up and then moments of finding hope and learning how to deal with the results of an unfortunate event. So, check it out and let me know your thoughts regarding the book 🙂

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Baby Teeth Review

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Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Publish date: July 17, 2018

My Rating: 3.8 Stars

Have you ever read a book and afterward you are left sitting speechless. Not a bad speechless but not sure how you really feel about it? That was me. I started this book last night, and I was hooked. I was committed to finishing this book because I loved the author’s way with words. I really enjoyed her writing style. I was highly curious about the little girl. I just finished this book about 5 minutes ago, and I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it. I like it, it was a good story and its one you will finish if you start reading. But there is just something about it that I just can’t place my finger on that leaves me feeling indifferent about it. The story is told between Hanna and Suzette. Suzette is a mother who suffers from Crohn’s disease and had a mother who just didn’t care. Hanna is a 7-year-old girl who doesn’t speak but hates her mother. Towards the end of the story, it is pretty clear that the mother kinda wanted Hanna out of the picture just as much as Hanna wants her mother gone. During some parts of the story, I just left saying “what?!” The behaviors of both the mother, father and daughter just left me baffled. When I first started reading this, it reminded me a little of the book called “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver. All in all, I would recommend this book, and I would love to hear your feedback on it!

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review”

I just want to say thank you St.Martin’s Press for giving them the opportunity to read

Once upon a Vine

 

Hello, fellow book lovers of the world! It’s been a couple of days since my last post. I had a cold for the last week, but I’m starting to feel better. This post is just for a short update on what I’ll be reading in the next couple of days. I’ve come across two more books from St.Martins Press from Netgalley. I’ll be adding Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage and Jar of Hearts
by Jennifer Hillier to my TBR pile from St.Martin’s Press. Tonight I plan on starting Baby Teeth. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book, so I’m hoping it is good. It is set to be published on July 17, 2018. Lastly, nothing goes better with a good night of reading than a nice glass of wine. A couple months ago I found a brand of wine called Once Upon a Vine. Each bottle has a different saying that is book related. I have three different bottles which I will post a picture of later. But I found this one last night. I mostly drink red wines but decided to give it a try since I wanted the bottle. It was actually pretty good.

What are you reading this memorial day weekend?

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Our Little Secret-Review

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Our little Secret by Roz Nay

Published: April 17,2018

My Rating: 4 Stars!

Wow! I really enjoyed reading this one. I’m glad I was given a chance to! The book hooked me in from the very beginning! It start’s out with Angela being questioned in an interview room by a Detective named Novak. From there she goes into the story about how she and HP met and a lot about what goes on between them throughout their lives. You find out that she’s been questioned about what happened to HP wife. There were a couple of moments where I was left asking myself “why would this have happened, why would they let her live there?!” There is a plot twist, and I thought I saw the ending coming, but I was clearly wrong! If you like thrillers, then this is the right book for you. It is a page turner from the very beginning, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

3 Book List-St.Martin’s Press

I create many TBR list in many different ways and I just never seem to follow them. But I realized that I have three books from St.Martin’s Press that I need to read and review. Book #1 is called Our Little Secret by Roz Nay. It was published in April of this year. Book #2 is How to Walk Away by Katherine Center which was published this month. Lastly, book #3 is How hard can it be? By Allison Pearson. This one is set to be released in June of this year. I feel bad that is has taken me so long to read them but I am really looking forward to reading and review each one! Thank you St.Martin’s Press for giving me the opportunity to read them!

“Dreams Re-create the World Each Night”

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Dreamless by Jørgen Brekke

Published: Feb 10,2015

My Rating: 4 Stars

I usually read a lot of YA book, but I came across this book and fell for the cover. So, I decided to buy it and give it a try, and I’m not sorry that I did. The story is about a killer who goes after these two women that can sing in hopes that they will be able to sing him a lullaby called the “The Golden Peace.”  The man is unable to sleep and suffers from insomnia the ballad promises that once it is heard, it will put you to sleep.

“The funny thing about this ballad is that it partially refers to itself. The title page boasts that the ballad can make you fall asleep. You only have to hear it once, and you’ll sleep soundly and have sweet dreams every single night forever after”.

However, what I didn’t know is that its the second book in a series. This could be why I was confused on certain parts of the story. I read them out of order not knowing there was a book before this. The first book is called Where Monsters Dwell. I look forward to picking up this one and reading it, maybe then Dreamless will make more sense. If you are into thrillers that keep you guessing, then this is the book for you.

Modern Monsters

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Modern Monsters by Kelly York

Published June 2,2015

My rating: 3.5 Stars

This book is about a boy named Vic who goes from the shy quiet kid who lives in his best friend shadow to being accused of rape all within 24 hours. Vic knew he shouldn’t of went to that party. He never did like going to them. While avoiding the crowd, Vic sat outside enjoying the fresh air where he sees a girl who is clearly drunk throwing up in the bushes. He helps her into a room where she can sleep it off. The next thing he knows, the cops are at his door accusing him of rape. The story itself wasn’t bad at all. It reminded me of a lifetime movie. I felt there were some parts that could have been left out for it made the story kind of slow. In my opinion, it took a long time to figure out who did it. The story not only focused on figuring out who raped Callie Wheeler but it also focused on his relationship with his mother and the beginning of a real relationship between Autumn ( Callies best friend) and Vic. While to some, the real rapist might have been obvious, I guessed incorrectly to who really committed the act.