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  Hush Little Girl | Lisa Regan | Bookouture | Pub: April 14, 2021 What can I say that I haven’t previously said before…this is my favorite series of all time! Maybe it’s because I’m so invested by this point being that this book is #11 but this book might have been one of my favorites in the series! Absolutely gripping and emotional! This book contains major character developments and I’m really excited to read #12 and see where the story will go from now on. My favorite characters are definitely Josie and Noah and I just love how Josie will stop at nothing to solve a crime. She is such a strong and badass character and I’m so here for that! I can go on and on about how much I love this book and how much Lisa Regan is an exceptional writer, but this would end up being a novel in and of itself! If you haven’t already, I highly recommend starting reading Vanishing Girls (book #1) asap! Thank you to Bookouture for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. A...
  Maybe in Another Life | Taylor JenkinsReid | Washington Square Press | Pub: 7/7/15 “It’s entirely possible that every time we make a decision, there is a version of us out there somewhere who made a different choice. An infinite number of versions of ourselves are living out the consequences of every single possibility in our lives. What I’m getting at here is that I know there may be universes out there where I made different choices that led me somewhere else, led me to someone else. And my heart breaks for every single version of me that didn’t end up with you.” For my third Taylor Jenkins Reid book I read, Maybe in Another Life . This was gifted to me for my birthday and I just felt it calling to me from its new home on my bookshelves. It did not disappoint. We follow 29-year-old Hannah as she moves back to LA after years of being gone. The story is told from Hannah in two different realities. In reality one, she goes home from a night out with her best friend that she is curren...
  Act YourAge, Eve Brown | Talia Hibbert | Avon Books | Pub: 3/9/21 “I will always be grateful for the things you’ve done for me. For the privileges and safety nets you’ve afforded me, for the ways you’ve supported me when I didn’t know who I was, even for pushing me to get a grip and make a change. I’m trying my best to make you proud, and I always will. But I’m not like the rest of this family, as much as I love you all. I’m a different person and I need different things and I work in a different way, and that’s okay.” Act Your Age, Eve Brown is the third Brown book. In it, Eve is ambushed by her parents to grow up. She’s never kept a job for a long period of time, she still lives at home and just lives off the money in the trust. Eve flees her parents’ home and stumbles upon a job opportunity where she meets Jacob, and they have a ROCKY start. Will this job finally be the job Eve loves and keeps? Or will she be scared of failing and run? This book is tied for my favorite in the s...
  The Cursebreaker Series| Brigid Kemmerer | Bloomsbury YA “For the good of Emberfall. For the good of all.” I decided to review this series as a whole instead of each individually. I mean individually I enjoyed them all. Four stars for each one and as a series I give it four stars as well. In book one, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, we are introduced to Emberfall, Prince Rhen and Harper. Ironrose and Prince Rhen have been cursed by an evil enchantress. He repeats the same season over and over again with his commander, Commander Grey. In order to break the curse, Rhen must find a girl and get her to love him. Grey has the ability to leave Emberfall to find girls to bring to Rhen. Harper was not the first choice, but she was a great one. And yes, this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. In book 2, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, we follow Commander Grey and Lia Mara on their adventures to unite Emberfall and Syhl Shallow. Lia Mara just wants peace between them but her mother, Queen Karis L...
The Lost Apothecary | SarahPenner | Park Row Books | Pub: 3/1/21 “It’s okay to change, but it’s not okay to hide, to bury parts of ourselves.” This book got delivered Monday evening from Book of the Month Club , I started it that night and I finished it Tuesday night. I cannot even remember the last time I devoured a book that quickly. In this book we follow present day Caroline and Nella from the past. Nella has taken over her mother’s apothecary, but she has turned it into something more sinister than her mother intended. She helps women murder the men in their lives who have done them wrong. Caroline is on a vacation in London after things aren’t going well at home. She finds a vial and traces it back to the apothecary and from there we let the story unfold. I definitely liked the past better than the future. I loved Caroline exploring and learning but I just found the past and the poisons much more intriguing. Guess I like history, who knew? It was a wild turn of events...
  The Hobbit | JRR Tolkien | Mariner Books | Pub: 9/21/37 “No! There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!” The decision to buy and read The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings series was brought on by watching The Hobbit movies with my husband. I also ordered the 6 movies because we ended up enjoying The Hobbit ones so much and neither of us have seen the LOTR movies in a very long time. While I enjoyed the book of The Hobbit, I liked the movies more. There is little action in the book and lots of walking and talking. You know me, I am not big on the talking, I am big on the action. I did however really enjoy this book. It’s about growth and determination and strength and bravery and war and hardship and friendship. I also think this is one I will need to re-read in the ...
  ACourt of Silver Flames | SarahJ Maas | Bloomsbury | Pub: 2/16/21 “That’s the key, isn’t it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it…that’s the important part. To not let it consume. To focus upon the good, the things that fill you with wonder. The struggle with darkness is worth it, just to see such things.” Sarah J Maas did it again! A Court of Silver Flames is about Nesta, a fire breathing dragon personified and, our wonderful warrior, Cassian. Nesta was forced into becoming High Fae and she hasn’t adjusted well to this new life. She’s picked up a lot of bad habits and her family has had enough. They are worried she will destroy herself. She is forced to train and get a job. Through training with Cassian and working in the library with the priestesses, Nesta does some serious soul searching and growing as a High Fae. The oh so steamy sexy time is also rather delightful. I know some people did not enjoy this installment for...
The Girl From Silent Lake | Leslie Wolfe | Bookouture | Pub: Feb 19, 2021 This is my first book from Leslie Wolfe and I am now an avid fan! I can say with 100% certainty that I will keep reading the Kay Sharp Series! I loved everything about this book! I really fell in love with FBI Profiler Kay and the Mount Chester Detective and I really want to know where this story will go. There’re two stories in one in this book, we have Kay Sharp’s story, and then we have the unsub’s story as well. We do get both POV’s in the novel and I really loved this since I could get a glimpse of the unsub’s childhood. It made me more invested in the development of the story! The book contained everything that I personally love (murder, mystery, different POVs, possible romance) and this book left me at the edge of my seat the whole time! As for the ending, all I have to say is that was a BOMB ending and I highly recommend his book! Thank you to Bookouture for providing me with an electronic AR...
  Piransesi | Susanna Clarke | Bloomsbury | Pub: 9/15/20   “Perhaps that is what it is like being with other people. Perhaps even people you like and admire immensely can make you see the World in ways you would rather not.” I ordered this book from Book of the Month (BOTM) a few months ago. The synopsis was intriguing, and it was listed as a Fantasy, a genre which I started loving early in 2020. I am not sure I would call it Fantasy, more like Fantasy and Gothic Horror combined (in my opinion). It is fantasy in that it takes place in a different world, but it is Horror to me in just the events that take place throughout and the ending. Also, you if you pick up this book, you will be confused for about 65%/70% of it. The story throws you right into the madness of hallways and thoughts that make ZERO sense. Oh, the story is also written in a type of journal format and our main character created his own calendar… so, yes, confusing. You follow Piranesi as he wanders the ha...
  Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid | Ballantine Books | Pub: 6/1/21 “If I exist on this Earth, someone loves you.” As many of you know, I read Daisy Jones & The Six as my first read of 2021 and then I became a huge Taylor Jenkins Reid (TJR) fan. I immediately ordered The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo , added the rest of TJR’s backlist to my AmazonWishlist (my birthday is March 19 th just saying), and then I logged into Netgalley for the first time in months and requested TJR’s upcoming book Malibu Rising . I also preordered the UK edition of Malibu Rising before reading the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) because that is how much faith I had in this book. Now this was an ARC so there were still errors and it is not what the final version will be exactly like but that’s okay, it was still a masterpiece. Malibu Rising takes place in Malibu, California and the book is just ONE DAY of time. There are bits and pieces of the past sprinkled in and I would say the balance of this on...