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Welcome All Book Lovers

Monday, January 15, 2018

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy's bond with the pack and her mate is broken, she'll learn what it truly means to be alone...

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise... @goodreads

















Oh Mercy! Someone is always causing trouble for you to fix, but this time they steal you away! My favorite shifter coyote! ❤️





We have vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witchcraft, a golem and this that and the other!

Oh and this time there was another narrator joining Lorelei King. His name is George Newbern. I was skeptical at first but he did a good job and they both narrated great together.

This book was fun! Well, not the bad stuff but it was a bit different then any of the other books in the series. At least I think so. And Mercy put in a cage! You know that's didn't go over well! And the ghost friend, that's all I'm saying. Some heads rolled!!! < -- okay and that!

Either way, I had fun going back into the world of Mercy and her hot werewolves. Just sayin' 😊

Happy Reading!


Mel ❤️


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline? @goodreads 



















"Scythe Johannes Brahms, you are accused of abusing your position and multiple crimes against humanity."
"How dare you!" Brahms gasped. "Who are you to accuse me?" He struggled, trying to rally strength, but it was no use. The painkillers that were in his system were filling his responses. His muscles were weak and useless to him now.
"I think you know who I am," the young man said. "Let me hear you say it."
"I will not!" Brahms said, determined not to give him the satisfaction. But the boy in black jammed a knee so powerfully into Brahm's chest that he thought his heart would stop. More pain nanites. More opiates. Brahm's head was swimming. He had no choice but to comply.
"Lucifer," he gasped. "Scythe Lucifer."


Well, this one didn't make my 5 star but I will re-read it on audio later and see if it was just my mood because the first book was totally awesome!

Rowan is doing his own thing and I just love him! Love him! There wasn't enough of him in the book though.

Scythe Anatasia (Citra) has her own way of gleaning people, which has the scythedom in a uproar. Actually, Rowan and Citra have them in an uproar.

We have the Thunderhead giving us tidbits here and there and he's using someone to try to sort things out.

I enjoyed Greyson in the book. He had all kinds of stuff going on with him and that ending with him! What!?

Actually, that ending, PERIOD! There was some sadness there =( I can't even begin to imagine what will happen in the next book! And I do hope it moves back up to my 5 star review position in the next book!

Overall, I enjoyed it, but I just wish there were a bit more to it. It was a little slow in some areas for me. 



Happy Reading!

Mel ♥


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The View From Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble

After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.

In The View from Rainshadow Bay, suspense, danger, and a longing to love again ignite amid the gorgeous lavender fields of Washington State. @goodreads 




















Shauna runs a helicopter charter business. Her husband Jack died in an accident that she blames their friend for. It was a climbing accident gone wrong. She blames Zach and hasn't had anything to do with him in some time. 

But when Shauna's friend and business partner is murdered, she enlists the help of Zach and other friends and cops to help find the killer. The killer ends up murdering again before they can find them. 

Then, the killer takes Shauna's son Alex! 

It turns out there are all kinds of bad things connected to several deaths and to Shauna's past. 

I enjoyed the book and the characters. 

*Thank you to BookLookBloggers for a print copy of this book*

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . . @goodreads 

















I enjoyed this book a great deal. I'm wanting to get into more Norse Mythology and even though this was a more funny take on those things I still enjoyed it. One star off for making my wolves the bad guys in a book once again. < -- And no, I need no commentary on that.

I loved Magnus friends, well I loved him too. There is a lot of snark and funny moments in the book. And I figured that going into this. I WILL be reading as many books as I can of Vikings etc that are more history based.

Magnus has no idea who his father is as it goes and he has to hunt for a sword so the world doesn't come to an end. Well, that is something to lay on a kid who has been living on the streets for two years. He has some trusty friends named, Hearth and Blitzen, that stay with him. They turn out to be something else and I love them to pieces.

There are other friends in the book that I enjoyed:
Sam
X
Mallory
TJ
Halfborn Gunderson

and I probably left someone out as I tend to do, but not on purpose.

I will continue on with the series to see what they get up to in their next adventures.

I will leave you will a couple of excerpts.



I'd seen some weird stuff in my life.

I once watched a crowd of people wearing nothing but Speedos and Santa hats job down Boylston in the middle of winter. I met a guy who could play the harmonica with his nose, a drum set with his feet, a guitar with his hands, and a xylophone with his butt all at the same time. I knew a woman who'd adopted a grocery cart and named it Clarence. Then there was this dude who claimed to be from Alpha Centauri and had philosophical conversations with Canadian geese.

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"Long enough to know you're an idiot," she grumbled.
"What she's trying to say," T.J. offered, "is that hallmates always protect each other. We'll cover your escape."

The door of my room shook, Cracks spiderwebbed from the nameplate. A decorative spear off the way of the corridor.

"X!" T.J. called. "Help!"

The half-troll's door expolded off its hinges. X lumbered into the hallway as if he'd been standing just inside, waiting for the call. "Yes?"

T.J pointed. "Magnus's door. Squirrel."
"Okay."

X marched over and shoved his back against my door. It shuddered again, but X held firm. Enraged barking echoed from inside.

Halfborn Gunderson stumbled out of his room wearing nothing but smiley-face boxers, double-bladed axes in his hands.

"What's going on?" He glowered at Blitz and Hearth.
"Should I kill the dwarf and the elf?"

"No!" Blitzen yelped. "Don't kill the dwarf and the elf!"
"They're with me," I said. "We're leaving."
"Squirrel," T.J. explained

Halfborn's shaggy eyebrows achieved orbit. "Squirrel as in squirrel, squirrel?"
"Squirrel squirrel," Mallory agreed. "And I'm surrounded by morons morons."

A raven soared down the hall. It landed on the nearest light fixture and squawked at me accusingly.

"Well, that's great," Mallory said. "The ravens have sensed your friends' intrusion. That means the Valkyries won't be far behind."


Happy Reading!

Mel ♥ 


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Out Of The Darkness by Heather Graham

A love rekindled…or a deadly reunion?

Even after a decade, Sarah Hampton is haunted by the night that nearly ended in a bloody massacre and destroyed her high school romance with handsome Tyler Grant. Now the horror has returned. It’s a reckoning from the events of that terrifying night—and a love they never let go. Only this time Tyler must protect Sarah from the killer hiding in the darkness…or lose her forever.

From New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham! @goodreads 


















I loved the beginning of the book when a bunch of friends were going to Haunted Houses. But when they got to the Cemetery Mansion, Sarah's little brother Davey wouldn't go inside. He kept saying the house was evil. And in fact, it was, or rather the person inside the house. Davey ran in with Sarah and saved the day by killed a serial killer per say. There were mutilated bodies everywhere. Davey ended up saving all of Sarah's friends, including her boyfriend, Tyler.

But things were not the same for everyone after this ordeal and they stopped talking to each other and some even moved away, including Tyler.

It's been a decade and someone is killing the victims that survived. Sarah contacts Tyler who is a PI and he comes back to help with the case. Then another person is found dead and mutilated but it isn't the right friend. Who could this person be if Davey killed the real killer years ago?

They all band together with the police and help track down the killer. Another nutcase in wonderful world of psycho's.


*Thank you to BookishFirst for a print copy of this book.

 Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥

Last Stop In Brooklyn by Lawrence H. Levy

It's the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man's brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it's up to Mary to make right the city's wrongs.
New York City's untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behond bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption at the heart of New York's justice system, involving not only the police, but the most powerful of stock titans. Disturbing evidence of other murders begins to surface, each one mimicking Jack the Ripper's style, each one covered up by Thomas Byrnes.
As Mary pieces together the extent of the damage, she crosses paths with Harper Lloyd, an investigative reporter. Their relationship grows into a partnership, and perhaps more, and together they must catch a killer who's still out there, and reverse the ruthless workings of New York's elite. It'll be Mary's most dangerous, most personal case yet. @goodreads 

















Unfortunately, this book wasn't for me. I love the character, Mary Handley, but this book didn't hit home with me. 

In this book, Mary is investigating an adultery case that is close to home. She is trying to help in finding a murderer that a copy cat of Jack the Ripper and trying to find out why these cases seemed to be a cover up. 

I was disappointed with the ending. Nothing seemed to really tie-in with anything else. Although, I did love the fact that she shot him in the leg. 

"He didn't. He's innocent." Mary quickly introduced herelf, then returned to what was important. "The man show killed that woman and framed Edgar is here in the park, and I need your help."

"Why didn't you say that in the first place? Anything for Edgar . . . and my business. 

He started to lower the flaps, closing his booth. Mary followed him to each one. "He's bald, about five foot seven, and he walks with a limp, favoring his right leg."

"Polio?"

"I shot him."

"That could do it."

I'm sure a lot of people out there will love this book so you will have to decide for yourself. 

*Thank you to BloggingForBooks for a print copy of this book.*

Happy Reading! 

Mel ♥   

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

Finally, the time has come.

But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender. @goodreads 

















BREAK THE CHAINS! OMNIS VIR LUPUS!



God!!!!!!!!! This book was so freaking good I can't even people! But there were more deaths. There always are, but I had forgotten on purpose some of the deaths. One damn near broke my heart.





One of my loves is gone..... I have to stop loving people in books, damn it!

The crew is fighting all of the evil peeps once again and it finally comes to a head. A few heads.

Re-reading these books on audio has brought me right into the world where it just got me on the edge the first time I read them. They are one of my favorite trilogies now and we have a saga taking the books farther. I'm going to be stressed so much on these next three books. How many more of my loves are going to be killed. How many more people am I going to fall in love with and then they die or maybe not.

There were so many parts in the book I wanted to kill the bad people myself. It was so horrible I can't even stand it! And I was a little mad at Mustang for things she did but I also understand too. I know that doesn't really makes sense but there you have it.

The ending made me cry so much. Good tears and that's all I have to say.



I can be a builder, not just a destroyer. Eo and Fitchner saw that when I could not. They believed in me. So whether they wait for me in the Vale or not, I feel them in my heart, I hear their echo beating across the worlds. I see them in my son, and, when he is old enough, I will take him on my knee and his mother and I will tell him of the rage of Ares, the strength of Ragnar, the honor of Cassius, the love of Sevro, the loyalty of Victra, and the dream of Eo, the girl who inspired me to live for me.


little Pax . . .



Happy Reading!

Mel ♥




**Old Review**

I have to get this off my chest first. When I got halfway or a little more than halfway (hell I don't know) through the book I wanted to toss it!



and then I wanted to jump into the book with my clones and take them all out!



and then the way things were done and the way someone was ripped apart and then the ending I was like okay fine.



Soooooooooooooooooooooooo, I'm not going to say what led me to all of these issues. <--- whatever you want to call them.

Moving on. In the beginning there is a good amount of torture that happened to one of our main characters. They were finally saved about a year later. I didn't like how was of the saviors was killed because of stupidity, but that is neither here nor there.

There was a death that I wasn't happy with at all and I would have traded that death for another in the crew, but that's neither here nor there either.

The ending was pretty sweet though, I mean I can't deny that and if you have read or do read the book then you will or know what I'm talking about. Pax. . . .

I wanted to slap about a million people just getting to the end game though! Accept Sevro, his wit made the book awesome. =)

I have to say again, the death of one of the evil people was sooooooooooo good. I could re-read that over and over! And the death of another evil person was pretty good too. No one helped them die <-- only the ones that have read this will know what I mean by that unless you forgot :-D

Either way, good ending.