I didn’t realise before I started this that this is a sequel so I would probably recommend reading the first book beforehand. In any case, I caught on to Emma, the main character and the wide cast of characters. I liked this YA tale of an 18-year-old solving mysteries in 1880s Chicago, at a time when women were meant to be seen, not heard. I also really enjoyed all the historical details that were weaved into the story. Because there are several cases that Emma solves, there were a few time jumps and new characters introduced rapidly, but it kept the story moving. Cosy mystery!
The Saint of Liars (The Lucky Devil series Book 2) by Megan Mackie was a good dystopia read. This is the second book in the series and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first. The world was fantastic and well written. Rune and St. Benedict were very well developed and I loved them! This was definitely a page turner that I did not want to put down.
That Incredible Kiss (Kissed By Fate 3) By Tamara Ferguson
That Incredible Kiss is the third book in the Kissed By Fate Series by Tamara Ferguson and by far my favorite of this series yet. I literally got so caught up in the story I had no idea of the time. I read into the early morning hours I had to know how everything was going to play out. Ashley and Brian grew up together but went in different directions upon graduation. After sharing one kiss as they parted ways but were reunited several years later . What will happen when the past and secrets surface? What does fate have in store for them? What does the future look like? Find out what happens next in this absolute must read . I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Madeline Dawkins and her husband Mike Delaney are at it again! They each have a case to solve for their PI business, and even one that hits close to home for Mike. As always, the characters and the story brings you right into it. Madeline and Mike grow stronger together and have each other’s backs, plus the way they solve the crimes sure get you interested in the cases and their life. This is the 5th book in the series – I’ve read them all and I can say they get better in each installment because of the back story. Don’t get me wrong, they can definitely be read as a stand alone book. Just don’t be surprised if you pick up the earlier books once you’ve finished this one.
Accepted is the 2nd book in the Rhodes Family series by Lisa Wood. The timeline does overlap that of book 1, but you could probably start with this book and still enjoy it. This book was WAY too graphic for me, but the story behind it was very good. I really enjoyed book 1 and it ended in a cliff hanger of sorts, so I had to continue. The theme itself is for mature audiences, but it is well written. The characters are great, they all have a back story, and their chemistry is wonderful. The book’s main characters, Ava, Hunter and Thomas, are in a polygamy relationship, which I haven’t read about before, so it was new to me. But basically it is a committed closed relationship threesome. I love seeing the characters mature and work out their problems and feelings. I hope there will be a 3rd book because now I’m invested in the characters.
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The Perfect Outcast
5 out of 5 stars
There was a time not too long ago when I would completely overlook a YA book because I was “too old” to being reading it. The fact that The Perfect Outcast is not really categorized within a genre I would gravitate toward and never having read this author before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Admittedly, my expectations weren’t set very high.
I honestly loved just about everything in this book. The world building and the depth of character, attention to detail within the writing were all points that kept me interested from start to finish.
What I loved best about the book though, was that it really was more than a book about some “fantasy land”. The storyline serves as a reminder that things aren’t always as they appear and there is beauty in the most unexpected places.
Melissa Hansen really delivered a 5 star, thought provoking read and I look forward to more from this author.
Finding His Zen by Tammy Mannersly
I enjoyed the book and was happy with the way things worked out but I also found myself getting frustrated.
Sebastian is prime example if liking but also wanting to pop someone. He needed to be an adult and make his own decisions about his life instead of allowing people to dictate to him what to do and who to be with.
Zenia was happy but I got a feeling of some sadness there. Like maybe she felt she wasn’t as good or important as her younger sister. Could be me projecting my feelings of inadequacy who knows.
I don’t normally have strong negative reactions to characters while reading but I had a very strong negative feeling about Zenia’s sister. I’m not sure if it was her attitude or her occupation but it was almost instantaneous and quite surprising for me.
Give it a try, you might have different feelings from me regarding the characters.
Hero High: Heartbreak Rebellion (Hero High Collections Book 2) by Mina Chara was another great read in the building series. I love Friday and seeing her character develop and grow was really great to experience. We’ve been there from the beginning and at this point the experiences are getting darker and aren’t as much fun. There are still questions left to answer but you do get a lot in this as well. I really enjoyed the world and the complexity of media influence in what people perceive.
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Wow. I believe I am still a bit speechless after reading this one. This was not a typical YA read for me. In fact it had some fairly serious thematic elements throughout that were substantial and complex. The character development was spot on and the world building was very complete and well done. I could tell I would enjoy this book from the synopsis. However I didn’t anticipate being riveted as I was from the start. A very well written book for YA and up. Highly recommended.
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