Book Obsessed Introverts

I've always been a fan of History but not always of Historical Fiction novels. This year, I've decided to add HF to my TBR and one of the books I was dying to read was Dragonfly. Thank you to HBG Canada for my gifted copy. Dragonfly is a wonderful WWII story that left me with all the feels. I was a little scared going into it because of it's voluminous pages, but I absolutely loved the author's writing style and she really created a mesmerizing story. I loved the multiple POVs used in Dragonfly because it gave the reader time to get to know the characters and at the same time we got a sense of the bigger picture. Another thing I enjoyed was the background diversity of the members of Dragonfly. The moments between the individuals were jovial but it didn't take away from the seriousness of the story. The author did a phenomenal job at making me see and feel the intensity that was WWII. You could clearly feel the emotions the characters were feeling. ...
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockway was an interesting read about smart women, romance and internet dating in all it's glory. It was a well needed break in my usual thrillers. I loved that I could sit back and relax while enjoying the story.  If Mel's experiences with online dating is what trully happens in real life, I'm glad I don't have to live in that world! Even if I have zero experience in online dating, I really loved the story and how pertinent it is to people's way of dating nowadays. Mel's character was intertaining and it clearly showed women can be just as successful as men in the computer world. The way she decided to retaliate against all the jerks on the dating sites was brilliant. I also enjoyed the romance between Mel and Alex but thought it could have been just a little bit more. How to Hack a Heartbreak is a fun romance and a perfect beach read. I highly recommend this one! Thank you to Harper Collins Canada for...
I was hooked from the very start! Alex wakes up tied to an operating table when she re-awakens no one believes her story. Someone is torturing Alex... Great opening scene! This story was definitely a page-turner! I could relate to Alex and had lots of sympathy for her, I kept thinking WHY does no one believe her!! Alex is a doctor herself and because she is spewing nonsense, according to the people around her, she is losing everything she worked so hard.  The ending was unpredictable, I was utterly surprised and loved the action-packed ending! Overall great setting, great creative story, and great writing! What an amazing debut novel from Liz Lawler. Thank you to Harper Collins for providing me with an ARC of this book. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The offer he makes her is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, s...
I'm very excited to share my review for Lisa Regan' new novel, Her Silent Cry (Josie Quinn Book 6). Thank you to Bookouture for the Blog Tour invite and the eARC. ABOUT THE BOOK: Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is gone… When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park,  Detective Josie Quinn  joins the frantic search. She’s the one who finds Lucy’s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside:  answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die… The next day, Lucy’s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter – but instead it’s a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitter’s small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed. Jo...
Thank you to Amazon Publishing and Lake Union Publishing for my gifted copy of Last Summer  by Kerry Lonsdale. This title is out now! This was my first read by Kerry Lonsdale and I can assure you it will not be the last! What a ride! I dived into this novel without knowing much about the synopsis and although there were parts where I wanted to scream at the main character to force the answers she wanted out of the two men in her life, I loved that it created an element of mystery. I was also obsessed with figuring out the storyline and the way it all came together was mind-blowing. Like I said, some of the characters' actions were questionnable sometimes but when all the facts and events are laid out in front of you, it all makes sense. This was simply an incredible story with equal parts of mystery and romance. Following her accident, Ella wakes up with no recollection of being pregnant and no memories of her unborn son, Simon. Her search for answers is heartbreaki...
Let’s just say the title is very fitting! First off, the first thing I loved was the creepy gothic feel to it, there is nothing I love more than a mystery in an old gothic mansion! Right at the beginning, I was intrigued! Jules gets paid a huge sum of money to live in the Bartholomew, the most prestigious apartment building in New York…very creative premise! I really loved Jules character; she has been through so much in her life but here she is still standing trying to make a better life for herself. I admire those kinds of characters! Additionally, the story went in a completely different way than I was originally expected! The story was very unpredictable and very well executed. We all know that Riley Sager is an amazing writer, however, he excels at keeping an intense, edge of your seat, atmosphere all throughout his novels!   I’m being picky here, but the only reason why this is a 4.5 star read for me, is because there was one little thread of the story that was...
What a freaking wild ride! This book got me right from the beginning! This story was sick and twisted, but I enjoyed every minute of it! These novels are always nail-biting inducing, I truly don’t know how Jo Nesbo tops his previous novels, but each and every time he manages to create an even better thrill-ride of a novel. As the series progress, the novels are getting better and better! You can read these as stand alones, but I highly recommend reading this series in order as you can see the characters grow up and change. As per usual, Jo Nesbo’s book are extremely atmospheric, and I absolutely love it! It makes me feel like I am right there watching the story unfold and makes it even creepier than it already is! Finally, what an ending! I will be picking up The Knife ASAP! Highly recommend! Synopsis In Police—the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective—a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for th...
I adored the first book in this series, but unfortunately, this one did not live up to my expectations. Makes me question if I should keep going with the series… Initially, I thought I was going to love the premise since the story is about the disappearance of an author, but honestly as the plot progressed, I just felt like we kept going around in circles and I lost interest. As well as losing interest, I just couldn’t relate to any of the characters. The initial book had a lot more background on Strike and Robin, and I really loved that dynamic. However, in this novel, there was very little character development for both Strike, Robin and their relationship. Which at this point was my main interest in this novel. Just when I thought the story was going to go forward, we were left at a standstill.   I will most likely keep going with this series as I’ve heard the next ones are good, but I’m not entirely convinced just yet… Synopsis When novelist Owen Quine go...
Thank you to  St. Martin’s Press for my gifted copy of 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan . This title is set to be published on  September 10 th , 2019 Synopsis Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .  When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how. He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear. No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out. All it takes is a 29 second phone call. Because everyone has a name to give. Don't they? Mark your calendars! An Introvert Reads ...