Friday, January 27, 2023

Book Review - The Drift by C.J. Tudor

The Drift

The Drift by C.J. Tudor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Synopsis: Survival can be murder . . .

Hannah awakens to carnage, all mangled metal and shattered glass. Evacuated from a secluded boarding school during a snowstorm, her coach careered off the road, trapping her with a handful of survivors.

Meg awakens to a gentle rocking. She's in a cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers and no memory of how they got on board.

Carter is gazing out of the window of an isolated ski chalet that he and his companions call home. As their generator begins to waver in the storm, the threat of something lurking in the chalet's depths looms larger.

Outside, the storm rages. Inside each group, a killer lurks.

But who?

And will anyone make it out alive? . . .

My Thoughts: I would love to watch this as a movie! Fast paced and enjoyable right up until the very end. I usually don't like stories with a lot of characters in it but it worked well here as they were divided into three distinct groups and very easy to keep separate. I shivered the entire time I was reading this not just the chilling story with the virus but the descriptiveness of the cold environment all the characters were in. and Wow when everything began coming together....pure genius! Would have easily been a 5 star read but the ending left me wanting a bit more......

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Book Review - The Club by Ellery Lloyd

The Club

The Club by Ellery Lloyd
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Synopsis:  Everyone's Dying to Join . . .

The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members' clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.

The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.

But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group's CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.

As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.

My Thoughts: This had so much to offer but slightly just missed the mark for me. I tried to enjoy it but it had so many characters to keep up with and such long chapters I barely made it thru.

*Thank you NetGalley for providing this for my honest opinion.

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Book Review - Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun by Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3)

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
 

Synopsis: Author and single mom Finlay Donovan has been in messes before―after all, she's a pro at removing bloodstains for various unexpected reasons―but none quite like this. When Finlay and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they had "borrowed" in the process of saving the life of Finlay's ex-husband, the Russian mob did her a favor and bought the car for her. And now Finlay owes them.

Mob boss Feliks is still running the show from behind bars, and he has a task for Finlay: find and identify a contract killer before the cops do. The problem is, the killer might be an officer themself.

My Thoughts: And the fun continues in this third installment of the adventures with Finlay and her trusty sidekick Vero! The beginning had me laughing so hard I was practically in tears. I was on the edge of my seat as I read and read and then when I realized what was happening man I about bust a gut I was laughing so hard! Then we get on into the story with our girls trying to get the mob off their back as well as Finlays ex trying to shimmy his way back with her ugh! We also get some hands on fun at the police academy with Finlays new beau.

I'm just loving and adoring this series and can't wait to see what's next!

*Thank you NetGalley for this copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Book Review - The Nursery by Sue Watson

The Nursery

The Nursery by Sue Watson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 Synopsis: Then: Morning light shines into the nursery, casting shadows across the pale pink walls and wooden cot in the middle of the room. She opens the door expecting to hear the soft coo of her daughter Sofia stretching herself awake. But the room is silent. The cot is empty. Her little girl has vanished…

Now: Twelve years have passed, but Emily will never forget the night her life changed forever and she’s happy to have her daughter back beside her. A teenager now, Sofia, who was once a star student, is getting into trouble at school and she’s started asking questions about when she was a baby, but Emily can’t tell her what really happened the night she went missing. Nobody would understand why Emily did what she did, and if anyone ever found out, she could lose her daughter forever.

My Thoughts: Oh wow what a page turner this was! I thought I had it all figured out but the twists kept coming right up until the end which was a jaw dropper for me!

This is a tale of not knowing who is a friend or foe, the usual teenager growing up drama, and a mother desperately trying to keep a secret and protect her child in the process. There was not a dull moment in the story at all and oh my gosh that ending...... WOW!

There were times I wanted to yell at Sophia to listen to her mother before she got hurt...listening to folks on the internet. She was quite snotty at times to her mom and I felt so badly for Emily because even though she was keeping things/secrets from her daughter it was purely out of love.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Book Review - Santa's Countdown to Christmas by Kim Thompson

Santa's Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of Stories

Santa's Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of Stories by Kim Thompson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Help little ones be patient until Christmas with this storytelling twist on the timeless Advent tradition. Each day, starting December 1st and counting down to Christmas Eve, children can read a story that recounts how Santa and Ms. Claus, the elves and the reindeer get ready for the big night ahead, from Santa's initial fitness test (will he make it through the chimney this year?) to a behind-the-scenes look at Santa's toy factory. A book that captures all the excitement and the magic of the holiday season.

My Thoughts: Suffering Succotash this was an adorable story book! Any child from 1 to 100 will love this! I enjoyed the colorful pictures and it just made Christmas getting here seem so quick as we follow along with Santa and his crew on their daily duties getting ready for the big day. This will totally become a holiday tradition book to read each year!

*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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