Month: August 2016

Aquarius Rising Book 1: In the Tears of God by Brian Burt

cover96020-medium

Description

My Review:

The first chapter had me hooked, the world under the sea was amazing and I loved the characters such as Ocypode, I felt his pain when the Medusa’s Rain fell. The one thing I will say was the use of half-brother got a little repetitive but it didn’t distract from my enjoyment of reading this book. I also felt bad for Mobula when she was with Bryce. Overall this was a really good read and I loved the world that was created and the way it was written was perfect, I look forward to more in this series and from this author.

5 out of 5 stars

Sorceress (Wolfking Saga Book 4) by Sarah Rayne

cover96571-medium

Description

My Review:

I enjoyed reading this, then again I’m a big fan of the Wolfking series and this one is an enjoyable addition to the series. It wasn’t my favorite in the series but still really good, I think my all time favorite is the first book Wolfking. The characters were good and the world itself is still magical and interesting to me, I look forward to more in the Wolfking series and from the author.

4 out of 5 stars

Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer by Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.

cover95990-medium

Description

In 1974, Dennis Lynn Rader stalked and murdered a family of four in Wichita, Kansas. Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he had ten victims. He named himself “B.T.K.” (bind, torture kill) and wrote notes that terrorized the city. He remained on the loose for thirty years. No one who knew him guessed his dark secret. He nearly got away with his crimes. Then in 2004, he began to play risky games with the police. He made a mistake. When he was arrested, Rader’s family, friends, and coworkers were shocked to discover that B.T.K. had been among them, going to work, raising his children and acting normal. This case stands out both for the brutal treatment of victims and for the ordinary public face that Rader, a church council president, had shown to the outside world. Prolific author and expert on serial murder, Katherine Ramsland worked with Rader himself to analyze the layers of his psyche. Through drawings, letters, interviews and Rader’s unique codes, she presents in agonizing detail the childhood roots and development of one man’s motivation to stalk, torture and kill. Ramsland presents an intelligent, original, and rare glimpse into the making of a serial killer and the potential darkness that lives next door.

This book comes out September 6th, 2016

My Review:

What a fascinating read, it was amazing that Dr. Ramsland was able to compile these interviews from Dennis Rader and keep it interesting. I liked how it was sectioned in each chapter it was able to tell the story it needed to. Overall I enjoyed reading this and would recommend it to fans of non-fiction or books about serial killers.

5 out of 5 stars

Chasing Embers by James Bennet

cover90837-medium

Description:

Behind every myth, there’s a spark of truth…

There’s nothing special about Ben Garston. He’s just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. Or so he’d have you believe.

What Ben Garston can’t let you know is that he was once known as Red Ben. That the world of myth and legend isn’t just a fantasy, as we’ve been led to believe. And he certainly can’t let you know the secret of what’s hiding just beneath his skin…

But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose. A centuries-old rivalry has just resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered.

“A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity, Chasing Embers will have you rooting for dragons over humans and loving every minute of it.” — Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of Hounded

This book comes out September 6th, 2016

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, the characters were great and the world itself was fascinating and magical. I think my favorite character was Queen Atiya, she is what I pictured a Queen dragon to be and I loved the way she was portrayed I also really loved Ben and wanted him to find his Rose. Overall this had a wonderful fairy tale feeling to it but still had a refreshing spin to it, I would recommend this to .fans of Dragons, fairy tales and just plain good readings.

5 out of 5 stars

Eden’s Escape by M. Tara Crowl

cover94808-medium

Description:

My Review:

What an adorable and fun book, I loved Eden’s character.and her cast of friends, I didn’t realize that this was a sequel but I was able to read it perfectly fine and still understand what was going on in the story. It was such a well-written story with an amazing and wonderfully magically world. I enjoyed the mystery in the book as well and was curious what was going to happen with Brightly Tech. I look forward to more from Ms. Crowl as I really enjoyed reading Eden’s Escape and look forward to reading the first book in the series.

5 out of 5 stars

Mirror Image by Michael Scott

cover91229-medium

Description:

My Review:

Really terrifying book, while reading it I was spooked. Watching Jonathan spiral downward as the mirror takes hold was the most chilling, it was so well written. It was such a good read, I loved Margaret, as a character and was rooting for her to survive. Overall I thought the book was the perfect mix of suspense and horror and the characters were written well as well as the world. I would recommend this to fans of the horror genre and I look forward to more from Mr. Scott.

5 out of 5 stars

The Last American CEO by Jason Vines, Joe Cappy

cover93204-medium

Description:

Sex, lies, conflicts of interest, international intrigue, and a double-cross of thousands of union employees in the heart of America. Add to that three major company’s futures on the line and an assassination by anarchist terrorists in Paris of one of the company’s chairman, in front of his screaming daughter, that almost killed a deal to save at least two of the companies. Hollywood? No. This was real. The Last American CEO is the ultimate insider’s view of one of the biggest global business deals in history: Chrysler’s 1987 purchase of American Motors Corporation (AMC) from French automaker Renault. Relevant today? Yes. The jewel of the acquisition was Chrysler acquiring the Jeep brand, which almost single-handily saved Chrysler from near-bankruptcy in the early 1990s and certainly allowed Chrysler to survive a real bankruptcy in 2009. Joe Cappy was the last CEO of AMC and Jason Vines became his young PR guy and went on to become the PR chief for Nissan, Ford, and Chrysler, all during times of turmoil.

This book comes out September 15th, 2016

My Review:

The first chapter was amazing I really liked the history and felt bad for George Besse and his daughter. The first chapter really set up the whole book, so when Joe Cappy came into the picture I was excited and happy that he succeeded. The book did a good job in revealing the real story and kept it well written and interesting. Overall I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to more from the author.

5 out of 5 stars

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

cover94598-medium

Description:

My Review:

This was a really good book! I loved Mara and her family, they were really sweet together and I wanted everyone to survive the book. It was such a fun read, I loved the setting and seeing the carnival. Ms. Hocking wrote a great story with memorable characters and a fun setting with a magical world that I really enjoyed reading. I hope to see more from Ms. Hocking and more with Mara and her family.

5 out of 5 stars

The Andromeda Project The Cluster Chronicles Book 1 by Jason Michael Primrose

cover88496-medium

Description:

The alien known as Neight Caster has sought temporary refuge on Earth. His arrival means our immediate future has one of two results, evolution or extinction. Neight warns of a highly sought after power beneath Earth’s crust that can protect humanity from destruction. In exchange for resources, he agrees to assist in locating it.

Lead by Nicolas Delemar, a human archaeologist, the Andromeda Project is formed by the world’s strongest governments to discreetly fund the search. A mysterious tragedy brings the project’s progress to a stand still. Twelve years later we find Allister Adams at a crossroads in his life where he can continue to hide from his potential or find true purpose. Despite his mother’s advice, Allister enters the revived Andromeda Project, to learn more about himself, his past and his future. There he discovers they aren’t the only organization after the elusive power and he may have chosen the wrong side to fight on. He’ll have to decide who’s right, who’s wrong and what’s necessary.

This book is out now.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book, it was well-written with interesting characters and world. It had a great sci-fi element to it and I liked that we had alternative character sections in a chapter. I enjoyed that the aliens in the book felt like aliens but I could still relate to them, I loved Neight, and I also really liked Leesa, they were a few of the characters that I really related to and I felt bad for Allistair. I look forward to the next book and the war.

5 out of 5 stars

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

cover90967-medium

Description:

This book comes out September 20th 2016

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book, it was able to capture the magic of an Agatha Christie 
novel while still being it's own thing. I loved the use of Agatha Christie as a 
character in the novel, and the way the author wrote her was amazing, she was caring
 and the interactions she had with the other characters were beautiful. I felt so bad
 for her in the epilogue where she talks about wanting a son, as I could see her as 
a good mom with the interaction with James. Overall I really loved this book and 
would recommend this to fans of Agatha Christie and the mystery genre.

5 out of 5 stars