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Premonitions By Lisa M. James Book Review #29

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Title: Premonitions

Author: Lisa M. James

Page Count: 210

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy |Teens & YA

Publishers: Lisa James

Publishing Date: November 1, 2019

Description

Isaac knew little of the leaders who reigned in the epicenter of his home, the Fortress. That is until the day he was taken captive. Given a sentence of slavery to the Chieftess of the Fortress, Isaac’s only mission was to learn how to survive. But the task proves difficult since he carries the abilities his father always told him would lead to his death. From an early age Isaac was plagued by visions of the future. Yet, nothing showed him what his fate would be under his mistress, Kiatra. Should he reveal his abilities to her? Would she still want him in her service or would she sentence him to a worse fate?

As Chieftess of the Fortress, Kiatra struggles asserting her authority while her father still lives as Chief. With her half-sister undermining her moves and building mistrust amongst her people, how was she to secure her reign? Her growing affection for her slave was another reason for concern. Why was the man so compelling to her? Yet, why did it always feel as if he was hiding something? Was he truly a man she could trust, or would he betray her the second she offered him a chance at freedom?

I volunteered to read this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. This is a interesting book. I liked the main character. It is about a 3 star book in my opinion. I would recommend reading this book to anyone and everyone. This ebook in stores now for $2.99 (USD).

First Comes Like By Alisha Rai Book Review #28

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Title: First Comes Like

Author: Alisha Rai

Page Count: 432

Genre: General Fiction (Adult) | Multicultural Interest | Romance

Publishers: Harper and Avon Voyager

Publishing Date: February 16, 2021

Description

The author of The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral returns with a story about finding love in all the wrong inboxes…

Beauty expert and influencer Jia Ahmed has her eye on the prize: conquering the internet today, the entire makeup industry tomorrow, and finally, finally proving herself to her big opinionated family. She has little time for love, and even less time for the men in her private messages—until the day a certain international superstar slides into her DMs, and she falls hard and fast.

There’s just one wrinkle: he has no idea who she is.

The son of a powerful Bollywood family, soap opera star Dev Dixit is used to drama, but a strange woman who accuses him of wooing her online, well, that’s a new one. As much as he’d like to focus on his Hollywood fresh start, he can’t get Jia out of his head. Especially once he starts to suspect who might have used his famous name to catfish her…

When paparazzi blast their private business into the public eye, Dev is happy to engage in some friendly fake dating to calm the gossips and to dazzle her family. But as the whole world swoons over their relationship, Jia can’t help but wonder: Can an online romance-turned-offline-fauxmance ever become love in real life? 

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. It has great friendships and a great relationship between the two main characters Jai and Dev two different people. One is a influencer and the other is a movie star. It has good family relationships. The pacing of this story is good. The romance is slow and sweet. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It is in stores now for $15.99 (USD).

Where Have You Gone Without Me By Peter Bonventre Audiobook Review #27

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Title: Where Have You Gone Without Me

Author Peter Bonventre

Narrator: Adam Barr

Audiobook: 7 hours and 14 minutes

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Publishers: Dreamscape Media

Publishing Date: March 30, 2021

Description

Eddie Sabella is the city columnist at a New York tabloid, a thirty-seven-year-old hot shot who is a ferocious reporter and competitor and hard to beat on a story. And now he’s stumbled upon the biggest story of his career: a statue that’s been stolen.

And it’s not just any statue: it’s one that seemingly wept real tears only the day before, an event that made headlines. Eddie’s pursuit of the story behind the theft brings him into contact with a colorful cast of characters, including a respected restaurateur with a secret past who had donated the statue to the church, a cantankerous old priest with a taste for fine wine and expensive cigars, a stylishly dressed bookie who has the best table in the best restaurants in town, a legendary hitman who uses countless different methods to kill his prey, and an aging, still-volatile Mafia soldier who operates a funeral home but dreams of owning a tiki bar.

And then there is Phyllis, a raven-haired beauty who was Eddie’s first love and had disappeared without a trace fifteen years before. Phyllis makes a startling appearance as Eddie is dining at a popular restaurant, nailing him to his seat and disrupting his personal life while he hustles to solve the mystery of the stolen statue, a mystery with more twists and turns than he could ever have imagined.

I received an advanced copy of this audiobook from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. The narrator did a good job reading this book. It will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first minute. I enjoyed the characters. It was a good thriller. I would recommend listening to this audiobook to anyone and everyone.

The Jigsaw King By Gina McMurchy-Barker Audiobook Review #26

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Title: The Jigsaw King

Author: Gina McMurchy-Barker

Narrator: Mark Sanderlin

Audiobook: 3 hours and 58 minutes

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Publishers: OrangeSky

Publishing Date: April 20, 2021

Description

Being yourself isn’t always easy.

When you’re new in school, all you want is to fit in. When eleven-year-old Warren and his family move to a new city, his twin brother, who has Down syndrome, attracts too much attention for Warren’s liking. Bennie’s different and doesn’t care about it. But while Bennie may be oblivious to those who are curious or uneasy with him, Warren notices every smirk, comment, and sideways glance.

Warren is weary of flip-flopping between trying to be just like everyone else and being the protective brother of a boy with special needs. Sometimes he thinks his life would be easier if he had no brother. But what he really needs is to stop worrying about what other people think.

I received an advanced copy of this audiobook. It is well written and the characters are described well. It has Down Syndrome representation. It is a good audiobook. I enjoyed listening to this book. I really enjoyed Benny and Miya’s characters. I absolutely recommend listening to this book to anyone and everyone. It is in stores now for $9.79 (USD). The narrator did a great job reading this book.

Witch, Cat, and Cobb By J. K. Pendragon Book Review #25

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Title: Witch, Cat, And Cobb

Author: J. K. Pendragon

Page Count: 75

Genre: LGBTQIA | Romance | Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Publishers: NineStar Press LLC

NineStar Press

Publishing Date: December 14, 2020

Description

Destined for an arranged marriage she wants nothing to do with, Princess Breanwynne decides her only option for escape is to run away. After announcing this plan to her trusted cat, Fen, she’s shocked when he asks that she take him along.

Following his suggestion to venture into the lair of the Swamp Witch begins a life-altering adventure and reveals shocking information that will lead to more than one happily ever after—if she and Fen survive.

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. The description of the witches house was good. It has LGBTQIA representation. It is a good quick paced book. This is my first book by J. K. Pendragon. I would definitely recommend reading this book to anyone and everyone. This ebook is in stores now for $2.99 ( USD).

Letters From Johnny By Wayne Ng Book Review #24

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Title: Letters From Johnny

Author: Wayne Ng

Page Count: 130

Genre: Historical Fiction | OwnVoices | Teens & YA

Publishers: Guernica Editions

Publishing Date: June 1, 2021

Description

Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven year old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with his Chinese immigrant mother in a neighbourhood of American draft dodgers and new Canadians. In a span of a few weeks his world seesaws. He is befriended by Rollie, one of the draft dodgers who takes on a fatherly and writing mentor role. Johnny’s mother is threatened by the “children’s warfare society.” Meany Ming, one of the characters by the rooming house is found murdered. He suspects the feline loving neighbour, the Catwoman. Inspired by an episode of Mannix, he tries to break into her house. Ultimately he is betrayed but he must act to save his family. He discovers a distant kinship with Jean, the son of one of the hostages kidnapped by the FLQ who have sent Canada into a crisis.

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. This book is set in Canada. This book is very cute. I can’t wait to read this to my niece when she gets older. This is a wonderful children’s book. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It will be in stores on June 1, 2021 for $17.95 (USD).

Camp Neverland By Lisa Quigley Book Review #23

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Title: Camp Neverland

Author: Lisa Quigley

Page Count: 79

Genre: Horror

Publishers: Unnerving

Publishing Date: June 24, 2021

Description

Camp Neverland is special. At least that’s what it said on the mysterious brochure. But when Max arrives to discover her tormentor Chuck Snyder is there, too, her hopes for a magical summer are dashed. Still, the bond she develops with her cabinmates feels almost too good to be true. And when kids start dying in gruesome ways, Max hides a frightening secret. She soon learns just how far she’ll go to belong.

CAMP NEVERLAND is SLEEPAWAY CAMP meets CARRIE, with black magic, blood, and an eternal death cult of angry teenage girls.

I volunteered to read this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. This book is cute. It is set in a summer camp in Vermont, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed Max’s character. It will be in stores on June 24 for $11.49 (USD). When this book comes out go to your local bookstore or preorder it off of Amazon because you do not want to miss out on it.

The Ravens By Cass Morgan and Danielle Paige Audiobook Review #22

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Title: The Ravens

Author: Cass Morgan

Narrator: Danielle Paige

Audiobook: 7 hours and 45 minutes

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy | Teens & YA

Publishers: RB Media

Publishing Date: December 15, 2020

Description

From New York Times best-selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling, dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals.

At first glance, the sisters of ultra-exclusive Kappa Rho Nu—the Ravens—seem like typical sorority girls. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, they’re the most powerful girls on Westerly College’s Savannah, Georgia, campus.

But the Ravens aren’t just regular sorority girls. They’re witches.

Scarlett Winter has always known she’s a witch—and she’s determined to be the sorority’s president, just like her mother and sister before her. But if a painful secret from her past ever comes to light, she could lose absolutely everything . . .

Vivi Devereaux has no idea she’s a witch and she’s never lived in one place long enough to make a friend. So when she gets a coveted bid to pledge the Ravens, she vows to do whatever it takes to be part of the magical sisterhood. The only thing standing in her way is Scarlett, who doesn’t think Vivi is Ravens material.

But when a dark power rises on campus, the girls will have to put their rivalry aside to save their fellow sisters. Someone has discovered the Ravens’ secret. And that someone will do anything to see these witches burn . . .

I received an advanced copy of this audiobook from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is well written and the characters are described well. Danielle paige did a fantastic job reading this book. It sucks you in the very first minute you listen. You are the characters you are not just listening to this book. I really enjoyed ViVi character. It is in stores now for $24.99. I highly recommend listening to this book.

Pride And Premeditation By Tirzah Price Audiobook Review #21

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Title: Pride And Premeditation

Author: Tirzah Price

Audiobook: 8 hours and 17 minutes

Genre: Teens & YA

Publishers: Harper Audio

Publishing Date: April 6, 2021

Description

THIS IS A VOICE GALLEY AND NOT A PREVIEW OF THE AUDIO BOOK!

Created with a synthetic voice only for early review use, this Voice Galley provides another great way to get an early sneak peek of this new book! This does not reflect the audiobook, which do not use synthetic voices.

Voice galleys are offered here as an added option outside of print galleys (to save trees) and e-galleys (to allow multitasking).

Perfect for fans of the Lady Janies and Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first book in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series is a clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high-stakes whodunit.

When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case—and her feelings for Darcy—become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.

I received an advanced copy of this audiobook from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This audiobook is well written and the characters are described well. It is the mysterious twist to the classic Pride and Prejudice. The narrator did a great job reading this book. It keeps you wondering who did it. It is a fun listening experience. I would highly recommend listening or reading this book by Tirzah Price. I know I definitely will read and listen to more books by her in the future.This audiobook is in stores now for $17.99 (USD).

The Drowning Kind By Jennifer McMahon Audiobook Review #20

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Title: The Drowning Kind

Author: Jennifer McMahon

Narrator: Joy Osmanski; Imani Jade Powers

Audiobook: 11 hours and 48 minutes

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Publishers:

Publishing Date:

Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invited and The Winter People comes a chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim.

Be careful what you wish for.

When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property. And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined.

In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.

A haunting, twisty, and compulsively readable thrill ride from the author who Chris Bohjalian has dubbed the “literary descendant of Shirley Jackson,” The Drowning Kind is a modern-day ghost story that illuminates how the past, though sometimes forgotten, is never really far behind us.

I received an advanced copy of this audiobook from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This audiobook is well written and the characters are described well. The narrator did a good job reading this book. It has twists and turns like a great thriller should. This is my first Jennifer McMahon book and I can’t wait to listen and read more. The pacing of this audiobook is good. It has mental health representation. I would recommend listening to this audiobook to anyone and everyone. It will keep your attention from the first minute. It is in stores for $23.99 (USD).