The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate was truly a captivating read. I would give this book a four out of five stars. I loved how the book started, it really did a great job of building the world and Ember’s character. A lot of mysteries start to pile on and as the reader you find yourself asking the same questions that Ember does. I really struggled to put this book down because of my curiosity surrounding Ember, Rane, and the whole situation we find ourselves in. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Shameless by Sherry Burton was a great extension of the first Orphan Train Saga. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I truly enjoy this series, there is something wonderful about Cindy and Linda reliving all of these stories. I did not know if I would be ready for Tobias’s story when the book started but I found myself hanging onto every word. I had a lot of the same thoughts that Cindy and Linda had as I was reading. The story flows really well and is easy to follow, the hard part is just dealing with the situations. I cannot wait to read the rest of the stories.
Ice Crown by Kay Moody blew me away. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I really struggled to put this book down. The story is told in what I would consider a quick pace. I appreciated the fact that there was just the right amount of detail to build the backstory. Talise was an interesting character built to make you care about what happens next. I enjoyed the plot twists and it felt like the twists and turns just kept coming out of nowhere. I really look forward to the next book in the series to build on the story.
Not Fade Away by Donna Frelick was another out of this world read. I would give this hook a five out of five stars. I love Donna’s world and as the fourth book in the series it does a great job keeping me pulled in. Charlie was a great character to read, a good balance of caring and strength. Rafe was an interesting read he did not know what was going on but I loved the humor he brought to the story.
A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee was a sweet and funny read. I would give this book a four out of five stars. I loved the Cinderella hunt that Dunk went on to find his leading lady. I love Daisy’s spunk and attitude. The writing was fun and really easy to get into.
Tangles by Sharleen Scott was such a deep read. I would give this book a four out of five stars. I felt the pull of the story right at the beginning. The way that the story is written just grabs you and takes you on a wild ride. I felt my heart ache for Logan as he goes on this mission of understanding his history. There was a book I recently read that made me want to spend more time with my family and ask more questions and this book just solidified that feeling for me all over again.
Discovery (The Orphan Train Saga Book 1) by Sherry Burton was a super emotional read. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I was hooked from the second chapter and could not put it down. Cindy’s journey to discover actually had me wanting to call up my parents and just spend a ton of time figuring out their history. Sherry Burton did a great job of making me feel connected to the story and I really felt like I was going on a journey of discovery myself. The storytelling was phenomenal.
Claimed (The Torzial Affair) by Via Mari was a great continuation of the series. I would give this book a five out of five stars. This book picks up right where the second one left off. Jenny’s life continues to stay complicated, but like with everything else she keeps to keep making progress. Brian always has a plan and things tend to go his way whether by design or force. Another book I just struggled to put down!
Dangerously Close to Extinction by C.A King was a great read! I really struggled to put this book down. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I loved the air of mystery and all of the questions that you get right at the beginning. Tawny was a fun character to read, I loved her quirks and had a lot of the same questions she did.
Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue #3) by Donna Frelick was a great addition to the Interstellar Rescue. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I love Donna’s world and the story is just mind blowing. I love the multi genre and the characters that are developed beautiful throughout the book. Rayna is my life goal character; strong, independent, and sassy. I love her attitude throughout the book. Murphy is a deep character with multiple levels, some that he does not even acknowledge. Definitely a great read and near impossible to put down. I love science fiction when it is written like this!