Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Avalanche Review...

Don’t get caught in the surge.

Through a bullet hole in a wall, I watch a man bleed to death. 
Those responsible think their crime died with the victim, until I identify them.
What’s a girl to do when she’s being hunted by murderers 
witness protection can’t even stop?
My only refuge is a place I vowed to never go again.
When it’s do or die, an eight-year-old heartache suddenly seems trivial. 
Besides, he won’t be there anyway.
But he is.
Turns out my old pain feels brand new the second his eyes meet mine.
I can’t leave. I can’t stay. 
This snowy town that’s supposed to be my shelter 
suddenly exposes me more than before.
With no one else to lean on, Liam becomes my lifeline. 
Now we’re both running for our lives, 
trying not to get swept away.



I fell in love with Cambria Hebert with the #Nerd family.  Then came the #GearShark series where the #Nerd family continued to pop up.  Now the BearPaw Resort family is finding a spot in my heart.

Bellamy has been on the run for a couple years now.  When Witness Protection can't protect her and the people after her find her she runs to the only place she's ever felt safe.  Liam has been trying to fill the void in his life that 'the girl that got away' left behind.  When the two collide (literally) Liam isn't about to let Bellamy get away again, but Bellamy is determined to push him away as much as possible.  Can Liam save Bellamy again.

OMG...these characters are so well written.  I felt like I was part of the family the entire time I was reading.  This book sucks you in and doesn't let you go.  It also kept me on my toes.  I had no idea what would happen next.  Then there is Charlie the big fluffy Saint Bernard who is there to rescue those who need it.

Cambria has made me fall in love with yet another amazing family of characters.  I look forward to continuing the series as soon as I can.  I have got to know what happens next!!!

5 Snowy Stars!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Recreated Review...

From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life. 

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. 

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity. 

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering. 

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.



While this was a good book it wasn't great.  I truly loved the Tiger's Curse Saga and the mythology involved in it.  However with this series I find it very, very hard to follow and get through.  I almost gave up on this book but I kept going.

I think my biggest struggle with this book is the fact that all of the "brothers" names start with an A.  It can be very confusing trying to figure out who is talking or dreaming about who.  Then there is the fact that Lily is now two people (kind of).  This makes for a very confusing story.  I did like the general story line and I do plan to read the last book but it may take a short break from them before moving on.

Needless to say, despite the confusion, the book was still good.  I look forward to seeing how Lily and Amon's story ends and if the brothers are finally freed from the life they currently lead.  I even loved the mythology included in the book.  The book just needed to move a little faster.

3.5 lioness stars

Monday, December 10, 2018

Look Alive Twenty-Five Review...

Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

There's nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.



OMG thank you Stephanie Plum (and Janet Evanovich) for finally getting me out of my almost 3 month long reading slump!

Stephanie never disappoints!  In this book she ends up the manager of a deli where the managers keep disappearing.  She has to fit her bounty hunting in around working the deli.  She is also under constant surveillance by Morelli, Ranger and the ever mysterious Wulf so that she doesn't disappear too.  In the end she gets all the FTA's as well as finding all the missing managers.  Don't forget to throw in the chaos of Stephanie's family (Grandma Mazur was surprisingly tame in this book), Lula, crazy FTA's, the Rangeman crew and the deli staff.

This was an amazing book.  It was kind of odd not to see more craziness from Grandma Mazur.  However, I feel like Lula stepped up her game in this book, she took over Grandma's crazy.  Even Hal had a few comedic moments.  The plot was awesome and there were a few twists and turns I didn't see coming.  The characters as always were really well written.

I can't believe I have to wait a year for the next Stephanie Plum book.  I have to know what comes of Grandma Mazur's crazy moment.  But again thank you Janet for getting me back into the reading groove.

5 sandwiched stars!!!!