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The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

Dying of the Light by George R.R. Martin

Amber Sky (C.O.I.L.S. of Copper and Brass, #1) by Claire Warner



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Amber Sky (C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass, #1) by Claire Warner

amber sky

4 stars

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

I enjoyed this YA Fantasy dystopian book. It is similar to a lot of other books out there, but it’s still an enjoyable read. I will definitely read the next book in this series.

The nobility run the country and control the population by controlling the jobs they can work, the food they eat and their education. They also control the C.O.I.L.S. of Copper and Brass, which is rumored to have powers to control the amber sky and other elements. Continue reading “Amber Sky (C.O.I.L.S of Copper and Brass, #1) by Claire Warner”

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

The innkeeper's son

3.5 stars

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

This is a good first book in a new fantasy series. Billy runs The Valley’s Finest Inn with his father, but dreams of knights and adventure in the royal courts. When strangers attack the Inn, Billy must flee to save his life. He is placed under the protection of a lady and the King’s champion. As they venture across the land, Billy encounters monsters, brigands and spirits. As Billy adjusts to his new environment, he discovers talents he never knew existed and is eager learn more. Just as Billy starts to fit in, a menacing figure from his past threatens to disrupt his life. Continue reading “The Innkeeper’s Son (The Jester King #1) by K.C. Herbel”

Bloodstains with Bronte (Crime with the Classics #2) by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Bloodstains with Bronte

3 stars

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

This is the second book in this book series. I haven’t read the first book, but didn’t find myself too lost as there were plenty of past references to give context. Emily inherited a fortune and a Victorian mansion from her great aunt in the first book. Emily begins remodeling the mansion into a writer’s retreat, hiring local workers to do the work. Two of the young workers pay too much attention to Emily’s housekeeper, Katie, forcing Emily to fire them. Continue reading “Bloodstains with Bronte (Crime with the Classics #2) by Katherine Bolger Hyde”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate u Give

4.5 stars

This is a really, really good book. Despite the page length, it’s a very quick read. The book keeps your attention and you won’t want to put it down. The writing style is conversational and you feel as if you’re a fly on the wall listening to the characters talking. There is a lot of slang and cursing, but it’s not off-putting as it seems true to the characters. The book is very current and thought-provoking. Continue reading “The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”

The Wanted (Elvis Cole #17) by Robert Crais

the wanted

4 stars

This is another good Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel. Elvis is hired by a single mother to look into cash and jewelry that her teenage son Tyson has in his possession. She suspects that he’s dealing drugs and wants Elvis to intervene. Elvis thinks the case will be easy and only take a couple hours to resolve. What he discovers is that Tyson has two partners and is responsible for a string of high-profile, high-end burglaries. As Elvis continues to investigate, people start turning up dead and Tyson and his burglary partners go missing. Continue reading “The Wanted (Elvis Cole #17) by Robert Crais”

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

Need to Know

2.5 stars

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

CIA analyst Vivian Miller is assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells. She is working on developing a system to identify the undercover agents that live as normal people in plain sight. After finding a dossier of sleeper agents living and operating in the USA, everything she cares about, including her family, is threatened. Continue reading “Need to Know by Karen Cleveland”

The Awkward Squad by Sophie Haenaff

4.5 stars (release date April 3, 2018)

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

This is a new police crime series set in Paris centering on disgraced police officer Anne Capestan. She is suspended from duty for shooting and killing a suspect. Fearing that she is about to be fired, Capestan reports to HQ to learn her fate and is surprised by being assigned to run a new unit that will focus on cold cases. The catch? The other team members are a group of misfits, troublemakers and unfit police officers that can’t be fired and no one wants in their unit. Continue reading “The Awkward Squad by Sophie Haenaff”

Anything for Her by G.J. Minett

Anything for her

2.5 stars

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

Ugh. I don’t even know where to start with this book. The premise is promising and the book started out ok, but was just way too slow to hold my attention. Billy goes back to his hometown to visit his ailing sister and runs into his high school sweetheart Aimi. She tells him she wants to fake her death and disappear to escape her abusive husband and his powerful family. With very little thought, Billy agrees to help her and then the story becomes a confusing long drawn out mish-mash. Continue reading “Anything for Her by G.J. Minett”

End Game (Will Robie, #5) by David Baldacci

End Game

3.5 stars

During all of their missions, Will Robie and Jessica Reel had one constant – Blue Man. So when they both come back from dangerous missions and are told that he is missing, they immediately take action to find him. Their search takes them to his small hometown in rural Colorado. The area is known for it’s beautiful outdoors with plenty of hunting and fishing, as well as several fringe anti-government groups. As Will and Jessica begin to dig into the mystery of Blue Man’s disappearance, they come into contact with several of these groups and once again put their lives in danger for their country. Continue reading “End Game (Will Robie, #5) by David Baldacci”

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