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Front Lines (Front Lines #1) by Michael Grant

The Innkeeper’s Son (The Jester King, #1) by K.C. Herbel

The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans, #1) by J.D. Horn

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld




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Front Lines (Front Lines #1) by Michael Grant

front lines

4.5 stars

I really liked this book and had a hard time putting it down. While some people have said that the story is slow, I didn’t find it that way. I think it is well-paced, with plenty of action. The story kept my interest and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series. Continue reading “Front Lines (Front Lines #1) by Michael Grant”

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

the child finder

4.5 Stars

I loved this book. It’s both heartbreaking and hopeful. It draws you in and you won’t want to put the book down.

Naomi was once a “lost girl” and managed to escape her captors. Haunted by her past and frustrated with her inability to remember what happened to her, she earns a living as a private investigator tracking down lost and missing children. Her relentless determination in pursuing the children earns her the nickname “The Child Finder”. Continue reading “The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld”

Poison’s Kiss (Poison’s Kiss #1) by Breeana Shields

Poison's kiss

3 stars

This is an ok book. Marinda is a visha kanya, a poison maiden. Her kiss is deadly and she is trained from a young age to be an assassin for the good of the country. While she doesn’t like what she does, she knows that if she resists, her little brother Mani will not get the life-saving treatment her handler gives him. When she is told to kill a boy that she’s fallen in love with, however, Marinda begins to question her orders. Continue reading “Poison’s Kiss (Poison’s Kiss #1) by Breeana Shields”

The Last Child by John Hart

The last child4 stars

The story centers on 13 year old Johnny. A year ago Johnny had loving parents, a warm home and twin sister Alyssa with whom he shared a close bond. When Alyssa is kidnapped and his father disappears, Johnny’s life takes a turn for the worst. A year later his mother is abusing drugs and alcohol and in an abusive relationship with the town big shot. He’s lost most of his friends and is an outcast. Continue reading “The Last Child by John Hart”

The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia, #2) by Sarah Beth Durst

the reluctant queen

4 stars

I really enjoyed the first book in the series and was nervous that the second book wouldn’t be as good. I shouldn’t have been concerned because this book was just as good as the first. The story picks up shortly after Daleina is made queen. She has grown into her new role and is keeping the humans in her country safe from the spirits. When it finally seems that Daleina can relax for a moment, she suddenly falls ill and discovers she is dying. If she dies without an heir, the spirits will rip her country apart and kill all of its citizens. Continue reading “The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia, #2) by Sarah Beth Durst”

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo

2 stars

This book had an interesting premise, but ultimately I didn’t find it enjoyable. It’s set in a graveyard the night that Lincoln’s young son Willie is buried. The story takes place in one night and is a series of conversations between ghosts that are trying to encourage Willie to “move on” from the graveyard. Continue reading “Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders”

A Mortal Likeness (Victorian Mystery #2) by Larah Joh Rowland

A mortal Likeness

3 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book in a series, but is a stand-alone mystery. You don’t have to have read the first book (which I haven’t) to enjoy this book. This was a fairly entertaining murder mystery. Continue reading “A Mortal Likeness (Victorian Mystery #2) by Larah Joh Rowland”

The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Library at edge of world

3 stars

This is a nice, quiet book that is an easy read. Hannah fled her small hometown for London after school. She married a successful and wealthy lawyer, had a daughter, and lived a sophisticated life. Years later when she discovers he’s being unfaithful, she packs her daughter up and moves back to her small hometown in Ireland. Continue reading “The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy”

Operator Down (Pike Logan #12) by Brad Taylor

Operator Down

3 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a very fast-paced, action intensive book. Pike Logan and his team are tracking an illegal arms dealer in Tel Aviv. They stumble upon an attempt to kill one of their friends, ex-Israeli agent Shoshana. After thwarting the attempt, they discover that her husband Aaron is missing after conducting an operation looking into a scheme in the Israeli Diamond Exchange. This leads them to uncover a conspiracy to overthrow a democratic government in Africa. Continue reading “Operator Down (Pike Logan #12) by Brad Taylor”

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