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Sunday, April 30, 2017


Book #35 Read in 2017
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This is a take on Cinderella.  Elle is a huge fan of a science fiction show and has a well-followed blog about it.  She begins texting with someone, not knowing it is the star of the new movie based on the show.  Elle has an evil stepmother and evil stepsisters, just like in the original tale.  Will she get her happy ever after ending?  This was a cute read and high school girls will love the romantic tale.  I borrowed this book from the town library.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Darkness Absolute

Book #34 Read in 2017
A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

This is the second book in a gritty mystery series centered around Rockton, a place where people go to escape their lives and the people after them.  Casey is still working as local police, alongside her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton.  She stumbles upon a missing local woman, found in a cave in a bad state.  Casey brings her back to Rockton and begins her investigation into who did this to Nicole.  Will she be able to find out before she is the next victim?  This series is interesting and will keep readers guessing until the end.  I received this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Vampire Plagues 2

Book #33 Read in 2017
Vampire Plagues:  Paris, 1850 by Sebastian Rook

This is the second book in a series geared towards middle school readers.  In this book, Ben, Jack and Emily head to Paris to try to get rid of the vampires that they thought, incorrectly, they had already gotten rid of it.  This one started a bit slowly but once it picked up, it was an engaging read to the end, full of action.  I borrowed this book from the town library.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Death by Coffee

Book #32 Read in 2017
Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

This is the first in a cozy mystery series, set in a coffee shop/bookstore.  Two friends open up the coffee shop/bookstore and a customer ends up dying for a peanut allergy shortly after his purchase, even though the coffee did not have nuts in it.  Shop owner Krissy decides to begin her own investigation.  Of course, she gets herself into some hot water along the way.  This was a good, quick read and I will continue reading the series.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Book #31 Read in 2017
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

This is the first in a young adult dystopian series.  There are flawed and there are perfect.  Flawed people have committed some sin against society.  They are branded with Fs on body parts, where depends on what they did.  Celestine was always a good girl, who followed the rules.  One day she aides an old, sick Flawed man to a bus seat and that moment ends life as she knew it.  She is then tried as to whether or not she is flawed.  She is caught up in politics and does not know who is really on her side.  This book will keep readers--high school age and adult alike--engaged throughout the book.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Heart of the Storm

Book #30 Read in 2017
Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley

This is the third and final book of the Undertow series.  Lyric is once again trying to save the world from evil sea monsters, with the help of her friend Bex, her Alpha friends, her parents and the children she saved in the last book.  Will she be able to do it?  This series is full of action, interesting characters as well as humor and romance.  High school boys and girls as well as adults would enjoy this series.

Hot Toddy

Book #29 Read in 2017
Hot Toddy by T.C. Collins

This author writes like a young Jackie Collins so she is named properly.  LJ is a model/want to be screenwriter in CA who gets caught up in the high life of partying, drinking and doing drugs.  Her friend Sidney has a get-rich quick scheme that might not be a good idea but LJ goes along with it.  Lots of graphic sex scenes in this book so not for the faint of heart.  I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Misundrstood: Why the Humble Rat May be Your Best Pet Ever

Book #28 Read in 2017
Misunderstood by Rachel  Toor

I have never had a pet rat but this book made me understand more why people would choose to do so.  This book was a cute and humorous read, focusing on the author's pet rat Iris and why she was the perfect pet for her.  This book balanced science with cute little stories.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wires and Nerve

Book #27 Read in 2017
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

This is a graphic novel, based on Meyer's series The Lunar Chronicles.  This graphic novel is well done and focuses equally on all the couples from the series book.  The engaging format will expose this series to a whole new reading audience.  This is the first in a series.  I borrowed this book from my public library.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

Book #26 Read in 2017
Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan

Colgan is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  Her books are wonderfully quick reads, which focus usually on food, or books, or some combination thereof, with interesting characters, romance, humor and happiness.  This book included a ton of baked good recipes that any foodie would love.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Pocket Full of Tinder

Book #25 Read in 2017
Pocket Full of Tinder by Jill Archer

Though I have not read the prior books in the series, I enjoyed this book and will probably go back and read the others.  This is a good paranormal read.  Noon has waning magic and lives in a world full of angels and demons.  She is still learning her full power and has help from various figures.  She has a complicated relationship with Ari, a demon who can shapeshift into a drakon.  This book had a lot of action, humor and romance in it.  I recommend it.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe

Book #24 Read in 2017
Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe by Jeremy Greenberg

This is a short, cute read that includes letters from dogs to their owners about things on their mind--playing tug of war with the tennis ball, saying the word park without taking their dog to the dog park etc.  Each letter will bring a smile to the reader's face, as will the accompanying picture.  A cute gift idea for dog lovers.

Purr M for Murder

Book #23 Read in 2017
Purr M for Murder by T.C. LoTempio

This is a cozy mystery that cat fans will especially love.  Syd moves back to her hometown and begins helping her sister, who runs the local animal shelter.  Syd and Kat are planning a cat café event which will allow them to showcase cats available for adoption.  A local man who is an opponent of the shelter turns up murdered and the two sisters head to the top of the suspect list.  Syd, who always wanted to be Nancy Drew, begins her own investigation.  Will she find the murderer or put herself in harm's way?  Toby, her new cat, is a great character and cat lovers will enjoy him.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March 2017 Reads

March Reads:

1.  Dark Matter (5/5)  library book
2.  The Chemist (4/5)
3.  Vampire Plagues:  London (YA)  4/5  library book  1st in series
4.  James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (YA)  4/5  kindle book  1st in series

22 books read in 2017