Rogue Wave is the second book in the Inland Seas Series by Gwyn McNamee. This is not my first book by this author and it will not be my last. One thing I have found with McNamee is that I do not start reading her book until I can have enough time to read the entire story. This story is captivating. This book has Cutter and Valentina story. Valentina is a highly intelligent woman. She was saved by Cutter. There is some tension between Valentina and Cutter. Their relationship can border on a love/hate relationship. This story took me on a roller coaster ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. There is some suspense within the story, so keep your eyes open and enjoy the ride with Valentina and Cutter.
All That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Hollway is a great suspense thriller. Holloway’s writing style kept me on the edge of my seat. I could really feel what was going on like I was there all along. The characters are fully developed and interesting. Harriet is on a journey to repair her relationship with her mother. There are many different situations that occur that Harriet was not ready to learn about her mother. When one starts looking for information there is a rabbit hole and it is up to you to decide how far down the hole you want to go down. Will Harriet be able to repair the relationship? Will the rabbit hole be to deep? Will the silence be broken?
Sharleen Scott took the subject of Alzheimer’s and makes a beautiful story out of it. Tangles is just that a story about an Alzheimer’s patient and a family’s relationships.Her characters are complex and I found it easy to fall in love with them as they became part of my family. Logan starts to go nosy around and finds journals. He read the journal, which made him stop and think about his family. This led him on a hunt to find out about who he has read in the journal. What will Logan find out? Will Logan be able to handle what lies ahead? Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a scary and it takes away from the people who are affected by it.
Discovery by Sherry A. Burton is the first book in The Orphan Train Saga. This is my first book by this author and the story really peaked my interest. Her writing style was flowing and moving. The characters were fully developed and believable. The story was based on the Orphan Trains which I was not familiar with I will be looking into those stories now that I have read this book. The story is about Cindy and her Grandmother who passed away. It is the summer and Cindy being a school teacher has decided to go through her storage unit filled with her Grandmother’s things. Once CIndy starts looking at her Grandmother’s life, she sees a new whole side to her Grandmother. This story has taken me on a roller coaster ride. It is a touching story to see how a Granddaughter learns about her Grandmother’s life and how it affects her.
Thank you Ms. Burton for telling this story.
Truck Stopped by Manda Mellett is the eleventh book in the Satan’s Devils series. This whole series is an excellent series. I really liked all of the characters in all the books but I really fell in love with Truck. He is a bit rough around the edges but when you get down past that he is one that will never fail you. His life has not been easy and he has hit rock bottom but he does pull himself up. That is one thing that I love about Manda Mellett writing her characters are fully developed and they could be real. There is a roller coaster ride when you add in Allie. She is one to have been with many of the Satan Devil Arizona chapter. She is intrigued by Truck and really warms up to him. She wants more but will Truck want more? I cannot wait to see what Manda Mellett has instore for us with her next series.
The series The Confectioner Chronicles is a great Ya series by Claire Luana. Claire Luana has an imagination that you can see clearly while reading her books. This series has been created in a world that food has become part of the magic in this world. There is an underlying theme of trust (with magical desserts to help). There is mystery, fantasy, magic, danger, secrets, and skeletons in the closet to go around. The stories take you on a wild ride. I recommend to set enough time to read the stories in one setting.So sit down relax with your favorite beverage, favorite comfy clothes, and a favorite blanket and enjoy Claire Luana’s The Confectioner’s Chronicles.
A Divided Mind by M. Billiter is a story that I would keep a box of tissues close. When I saw the cover I knew I needed to read this book. M. Billiter did an amazing job with her story about schizophrenic patients. I never had the experience of knowing someone with this disability, but I can just imagine how difficult it may be. This story is about Branson who deals with the voices in his head. It hard at times to distinguish who is in Branson’s head or in the flesh. The struggle is real and the journey you go with Branson is a difficult one. Will this book open your eyes or keep you in the dark? Will Branson story touch your heart? This story is an emotional roller coaster ride that may stick with you awhile.
The Traitor by India Kells is the second book in the Underground Bad Boys series. I love India Kells stories. She is an amazing storyteller. She can hold my attention with her words and the images that I can see in my mind’s eye. I am not one for steaming sex scenes but this story made me rethink that view point. This story is about Spencer and what he has been apart of socially. He has been on the down low since he betrayed his boss. He sees Josie and he wants to keep his distance because he believes she is not right for him. He was doing just that until he sees someone from his past. Will Spencer keep his distance or will he take Josie under his wing? Will the person from his past get in the way? Read on to see what happens.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) is written by Kay L Moody. This is a series to get your YA fantasy going. It is a novella which means to me that there is a bit of the story that is still out there but Ms. Moody let my imagination run with the story. The story has a feel like the Avatar, The Last Air Bender like feel to it. It has magic, action, adventure, and mystery all in the story line. This book kept my interest and at the edge of my seat. This story is about Talise. She is a shapeshifter who is about to enter in a competition to show off her talent. The main problem is if you do not win you will die. The other problem for Talise is that her loved one lives in the Crown. So now she is torn. Does she compete or does she stay in Storm for her loved one? I cannot wait to see what book 2 has in store.
My most favorite genre is psychological thrillers in books. Meghan O’Flynn has become a great author for suspense and psychological thrillers. The Flood is an amazing wicked psychological thriller. The story is a fast read, but you need to keep your eyes open as there are twists and turns around every bend. I was at the edge of my seat and even scream at some of the parts of the book. Ms. O’Flynn has developed characters that I got creeped out at. The story is one that will keep you looking over your shoulders. The Flood, in theory could really happen. That is what makes this story so much more real. Enjoy the journey that Ms. O’Flynn has in story for you.