July 6

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Lawrence Wallace {Book Review}

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that is helpful to those with anxiety, depression, and even some phobias. CBT starts by “reprogramming” how you think by isolating how you got to the specific thoughts that trigger negativity. Being able to trace your thoughts, and figure out why you’re thinking the way you are, and where each thought comes from can be helpful towards discontinuing such negative thoughts. Many people experience these overwhelming negative thoughts because of intrusive thoughts.

The book has outlined a seven step process in applying CBT techniques, and getting the most from this practiced concept. For someone who lives with anxiety and PTSD, I have had much experience with practicing CBT. This book is organized well, and gets the point across in a very direct way. Easily organized, and easily understood, I enjoyed reading this book, and find that it makes a great tool for almost anyone. I give this book 5/5.


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July 6

Vera Mortina by Dimitri Markov {Book Review}

This is the first medical-psychological thriller that I’ve ever read. I normally am drawn to thrillers, and enjoy reading them very much, but haven’t had any that explored the medical world.

The beginning of the book had a rough start. Many things were being repeated, and the organization of thoughts were jumbled a bit. There were also quite a bit of errors that were a bit distracting, but overall I enjoyed the plot.

I like Vera as a characters. She’s intriguing and mysterious, but also dangerous to almost everyone around her. She’s been recently hired at the hospital, which is coincidentally when patients begin dying in curious ways.

I have found out that this is actually the fourth book in a series of other medical thrillers. I did not have any difficulty keeping up with the plot, considering I haven’t read any of the other books.

The entire book was built with suspense, and intrigue. By the end of the book, I was not disappointed, and would be interested in starting this series from the beginning.

 

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April 1

Duty and Betrayal by Toby Oliver {Book Review}

Although this is a work of fiction, a good portion of the background can is part of true history. With this part of history being so controversial with conspiracies, it’s impossible to know what was going on out of the public eye. This tale had a lot of information that was based off of truth, which I found myself researching to find out. I found myself intrigued on if characters mentioned by Oliver could have been from the past, or if they were created from his imagination. I found there was a good mix of the both all throughout the book.

There are many well developed characters that are part of the British MI5, the American CIA, and the Russian KGB. These sort of invisible spies all have a part in what makes up this tale of espionage. The times were different then, and it’s interesting to see how each organization thrived during the time before such intense technology that we have available to us today.

The entire book is full of suspense, and once I started reading it and found that I was on a roll, it was a difficult book to put down. I admit, it did take some time to get on the initial roll. I kept Google near by since there was so much I was trying to research and learn as I read along.

This normally isn’t the first type of book I’d pick up, but I was intrigued by the Fiction/Non-Fiction crossover espionage tale, and Toby Oliver did not disappoint. I give this book 5/5.



Duty and Betrayal: The SS Brotherhood and the NASA Connection


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April 1

In the Line of Fire by Teofil Tobias Reiss {Book Review}

As explained in the introduction, this book is the translated words of Teofil Tobias Reiss diary from 1914-1918. I imagine during that time, ink and paper weren’t always available, nor were conditions proper for writing. The fact that Reiss was able to keep his diary current, even if just to write a few words, is remarkable. Once you start reading the encounters Reiss, you’ll realize his story is remarkable too.

Reiss writes about some of the high ranking military officers who would be corrupt and demand orders be made, even if they were wrong. Reiss was a man who stood up for himself, even if it meant spending time in jail for disobeying orders. I found him to be an amazing survivor who fought countless times not just in battle, but with illness and heartache.

Even after his time in war from 1914-1918 he continued fighting, with a family at home waiting for him. He wrote to his family often when he was away, and those letters are included after the diary. I thought the book was very well put together. Teofil Tobias Reiss was a brave and heartfelt for not only surviving so much, but for keeping such a great recollection of everything as well. I give this book a 5/5.




In the Line of Fire: A Soldier's Diary WWI 1914-1918


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April 1

The Beast and the Sibyl by AJ Adams {Feature}

 


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The Beasts of Prydain are back! He’s a vicious Beast, violent and dangerous. Bliss knows she ought to walk away. After all, she has a dark and dangerous secret to preserve. When she can’t leave him to burn, her rescue tumbles them both into danger, adventure and romance.


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“We caught a Beast! A real live poxy Beast!”
Bastards. Calling us beasts while they cheat, steal, and lie. I got kicked in the ribs, a whip laid about my shoulders, and all the time they were screaming.
“Hang him!”
“Beat him!”
“Kill the Beast!”
Then I saw her. She was standing there, staring right into my eyes. For a moment, I thought I was looking at a Valkyrie, one of Valhalla’s shield maidens. She had hair the colour of ice, and eyes as blue as the sky. Tall, willowy, and silent, she looked unworldly. There was a wolf at her side, too.
I blinked, expecting her to vanish, but it wasn’t a vision. She was real. The knowledge hit me with a punch that sucked the breath out of me. She was one of us, a Skraeling of Thule.
She leaned on the wolf, controlling it with a touch of her hand. “Lady Freyja always advises counsel before action.”
A Skraeling woman who invoked our goddess yet who was a traitor. I was filled with sudden hate, poisoned by the thought of one of our own people contaminated by foul betrayal.
If the will were a weapon, she would have fallen on the spot. Instead, the world blurred again. I think I passed out for a few moments because when I opened my eyes, he was there. The Patriarch. A cheat, a liar and all-round scum bucket
He certainly hates us Skraeling. “Glorious Ullr will bring us wise counsel. And tomorrow we will flog the Beast to cleanse him of his sins, and then we will burn him alive!”

 

He’s a vicious Beast, violent and dangerous. Bliss knows she ought to walk away. After all, she has a dark and dangerous secret to preserve. When she can’t leave him to burn, her rescue tumbles them both into danger, adventure and romance.
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5 STARS
Another great entry to the Prydain series – AJ Adams is seriously one of my favorite authors!!~Fan

 

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March 24

A Kind of Woman by Helen Burko {Book Review}

After the War, everyone is struggling to start over. Jacob and Rachel are each traveling alone, until they meet each other. Instantly they find a connection, and agree to travel together. There are obstacles along the way as they try to run away to a country they can start over, possibly together.

The story line is slow, but intriguing. This isn’t a situation many people are put in. Jacob and Rachel each have their own personal stories of how they survived the war. They may be strangers, but they come together for the common goal of starting over and creating a new life. I could never put myself completely in the shoes of the characters, but I still try to imagine, considering the situation, if I could put so much trust in a stranger like they each did with one another.

The book is full of historical facts that that went along with the plot, making this work of fiction seem like it could have been a true story. So many people who survived the war, still had so many obstacles to overcome as they came out of hiding. In this story, after Jacob and Rachel had already formed a connection, Rachel is accused of working with the Nazis. Jacob makes the decision to use his education from before the war, when he was a New York lawyer, and defend her in court, as his wife. I enjoyed reading Jacob and Rachel’s story. It’s not your typical love story with all the war conflicts and accusations. I give this book 5/5!

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March 21

The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello {Book Review}

Dan is the focus of self destruction. His life hits unexpected roads and turns, that lead to eventual success, but the paths that he chose at times were difficult. The entire book is full of twists and turns that take the characters in different directions physically and emotionally.

You can tell that Rich Marcello knows his way around words, as it was written beautifully. His words flow like poetry, but read like a novel. The book is written like a dream, with events and situations morphing into one another. In some parts of the book, it’s written purely for portrayal.

I feel you can sense the emotional turmoil from the characters, as well as the author himself. He seems to have a connection with the dark side in his mind, which helped set the tone for the readers. I found it to be very emotional in both dark with some hopeful scenarios threaded thought.

While still having the theme of being very dream like, I think it flowed very well. The reader shouldn’t interpret this as confusing, but as interpretive. This is not the type of book you read once. I would think this will be a book, read again and again, finding something new and different to think about with each new experience reading the book. Just the authors writing style could take one read through just to get the hang of. Overall, I would give this a 4/5, although it was amazingly written, this is a more difficult book to get through, since it’s more than just absorbing the plot.



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March 6

Shadow Informant by Edita Petrick {Book Review}

Shadow Informant is a murder mystery that has some unconventional murder methods. The victims all have a 4 diameter hole vaporized from their chest, which appears to be “inhuman.”

Carly is a homicide detective assigned to the case. She’s pretty amazing, and I like her style. There’s a lot of “paranormal” feel to this, but you can’t be certain, since they are inquiring with the military, on what they know about weapons that can vaporize five pounds of flesh out of someones chest.

This book could be considered paranormal or out of the ordinary with the murder mystery genre, which I found to be super exciting the whole way through the book. As the reader, you’re uncertain on what’s going on, and are following the mystery alongside Carly, and the other detectives on the case. I was uncertain on where the author would be taking the plot, and if was going to have a supernatural tone. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it, so you’ll just have to check it out to see if they can solve the murders by reasonable explanation, or if there’s more to this then what can be explained.

Everything was connected in this book, and Petrick doesn’t spend a lot of time with information that does not apply to the story line. I really like her writing style, and have just found out there are a bunch of other books written by Petrick, which I’m definitely adding to my shelf to read soon!!

I give this book 5/5. It’s not your typical murder mystery plot, and will have you hooked from the first paragraph!

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February 22

Raging Falcon by Stephen Parkins {Book Review}

When writing sci-fi, it’s so difficult to capture the reader in the world you have created within the pages. I don’t think Mr. Parkins has any problems grabbing the attention of the reader, and enveloping them in the world he has built. With so much going on, it can be hard to lose yourself in what is being said, but I feel this was written with more of a mature young adult audience, so it’s not too challenging of a read. Plus, there is a list of definitions, meanings, and character descriptions in the back of the book that I found quite useful.

In the future when wars are no longer fought on battlefields, but rather in the power of the mind, everything is different, and nothing can be easily predicted. Of course with that sort of premise to the book, there is a lot of adult situations and language, but it adds to the natural order of things throughout the story line, and doesn’t feel forced or out of hand.This book was a lot of fun, and very thought provoking. A lot of the government issues and ideas in the book, can easily be compared to world problems of today. This made everything that much more believable and you see how he formed the parallels of the story line.

I am definitely giving this a 5/5 and checking out the other books written by Stephen Parkins.


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February 22

Positive Thinking by George Ripley {Book Review}

I’m a pretty negative thinker, and I don’t necessarily like admitting that. I don’t really like this about myself, and I know I cause unnecessary stress by thinking negatively. The introduction was simple and gives the reader a great peek at what this book is about, and how to use the book in your own life. This grabbed me pretty quickly, and I ended up reading it in one sitting. But as Mr. Ripley states in Chapter 1, this book isn’t meant to be read and put aside, forgotten. It’s meant to help create habits of positive thinking, and be reflected on often. It’s less than 100 pages long, so it was easy to read it cover to cover, and easy enough to reference back on every so often to help lock in the habits. At least for the next couple of months, which is about how long Ripley says habits are formed. I enjoyed this book, and will be using this book as a tool in the future. 5/5.

Positive thinking: Eliminate negative thinking and become optimistic. Achieve happiness & success by improving your mind-set and building confidence (Tips, Happiness, Health, Quotes)


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February 21

Black Inked Pearl by Ruth Finnegan {Book Review}

This is a more challenging read, as it is written very much like poetry. The style is very unique, much how I imagine people first thought of Shakespeare during his time. The english is contrastive, and I think it’s meant to be read and interpreted to each individual reader. Unfortunately, I think it lead to me not understanding a large portion of the book. Although, I have had books I have felt the same way about, that I understood more each time I reread the book, so it is possible that this is one of those sort of books.

The main theme of the book is love and romance and big life experiences. All topics that are easy to ponder and reflect on. There is so much in this book that can even be compared to as dream like, really making you contemplate the symbolism and meaning behind every sentence.

Challenging but still enjoyable. I would easily rate this book at 4/5. I plan on rereading this in the future to see how the story changes with each new read.

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Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest

 

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February 21

Multiple Victims Murder by Arnon Edelstein {Book Review}


I was interested in this book because of my love for criminal psychology. I do enjoy reading a good murder mystery, but this wasn’t that sort of book. This was more of an educational book on different types of murder. I found this to be super interesting and I was engrossed in this vehicle on and off for a few days.

I do believe that there are different types of mass murder, at least when it comes to the psychology of the person committing the murders. Someone who commits a mass murder like a shooting can be impulsive, while someone who commits murder over a period of time, takes planning and commitment. The different types of murderers have different traits of a sociopath.

Although this book may feel a bit dry and text book like, I didn’t have any problem getting through it. If you enjoy learning about criminology, then this is a great starter book. It’s easy to read, and kept my interest. I give this book 5/5.

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February 18

The Fat Mans Monologue by Aliza Galkin-Smith {Book Review}


I consider this the perfect pool side read. It’s lighthearted and fun which keeps the readers attention. The book is so humorous, and jovial, which is how I picture the author, who wrote this in the first person.

This book is about embracing who you are, and enjoying life, which for him happens to involve food. We should all share his love for eating more often.
Breaking bread is often the most common thing people do when they gather together. It brings people together, and makes people feel good.
Aliza knows this better than anyone, and he shares his stories in this book. It’s more than just his love for food, he loves women too. There is a huge incorporation of history.
This man knows what he likes in life, and doesn’t let much get in his way. His book was fun to read, and I found it quite inspirational, which I wasn’t expecting when I started the book. Anyone can take something positive away from his experiences.
Absolutely a 5/5 in my opinion. I have so many people I am anxious to share this book with.

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January 30

Alcohol and Cigarettes by Eric Leckey {Book Beview}

While I found the stories to be entertaining, I also found them, sadly too short. The ideas were great and I was disappointed at how quick some of them ended. I can imagine some of the stories being full length novels on their own. All of the stories were very much pulp noir, which is one of the more unique writing styles, that I think Eric Lackey totally nailed. Its not normally a genre I read for fun, but I think I am going to read Alcohol and Cigarettes again, and check out some more similar books. I’m pretty excited to start reading other books in this genre, this was a great peek into the genre that has me curious to read more like it. I noticed Eric Leckey has some other books I think Ill check out too, and I look forward to reading more by him in the future.

 


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October 21

Heaven is in Your Futur by David Arthur DuuRocher {Book Review}

Review2I found this book to take up a lot of focus and concentration. It’s definitely not a book you can read with a distracting background. It’s full of scriptures that are deciphered and interpreted by the author. Each interpretation is a refreshing new approach on old concepts. There are tons of topics and subjects that the author discusses, with points of views I’ve never heard before. I’m always interested in other people’s views on the same written word from the Bible that we are all familiar with. I find that another person’s ideas and concepts of the bible very interesting. As a reader, we all read the same basic words from the bible, but as people we each take something different away from the message.

I feel like the author was not out to convert or sway anyone from their own beliefs, but to just simply interpret parts of the bible, to apply to your own personal life to better yourself as a person, and to have a better outlook on life and the life lessons we all inevitably have to go through. I really think he has a unique way of writing about religion and scripture, which seems to make sense to the average reader. This book would be great for anyone looking to be more spiritual. I even think it would be a great book for a bible study group.

It goes over different verses and discussions for you to contemplate and run over yourself, or in a discussion/group. I found this to be very versatile. I give this book 4/5.

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Elizabeth

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August 3

Cast Under an Alien Sun by Olan Thorensen {Book Review}

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I really love the cover of this book. It’s super unique and it really caught my eye. The synopsis starts with

“What if you were thrown into a foreign society, never to see home again? What would you do and could you survive?”

I didn’t need to read much more after that, I knew I wanted to check this book out. Joe is basically given the choice of death, or go live on a new planet, after he’s rescued from a crazy plane crash by something or someone unknown to him, otherwise known as aliens.

I loved the fact that Anyar is similar to Earth from the seventeen hundreds. He has to get used to a whole new life, on a whole new planet. Joe transforms amazingly as a character, and I really enjoyed the adventures he took me on.

This is a great intro to the Destiny’s Crucible series by Olan Throensen. This book is overall fun to read, it certainly kept me highly entertained. I was instantly hooked from the very beginning. Descriptive enough for imagining the whole new world Thorensen has created, without being overly done or tiresome to read. It seemed to me the spelling and grammar was on point, and I read through it with ease.

There’s enough of a small cliff hanger at the end to make me crave more!  I can’t wait to read the next sequel. I already know quite a few sci-fi readers that will absolutely love this book! I give it 5/5.

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Elizabeth
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August 1

Kings, Queens, Heroes, and Fools by M.R. Mathias {Book Review}

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I was so excited to start this book after finishing The Sword and the Dragon. This is definitely a series I would recommend reading in order, even though Mathias does a pretty good job at including enough information that you can get by reading them as stand alone titles.

To get the most from the trilogy, I would read them in order. You’ll get a chance to know the characters in the first book, but the second book just continues to build on the characters. This book doesn’t add much growth or mature the characters since this book starts off right after The Sword and the Dragon ended. I do wish there was a bit more substance to the characters, as I sometimes found it difficult to care about them.

For being a book that falls into the “epic fantasy” genre, I think the trilogy is pretty good! I’ve read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, and Mathias has a way of hooking you in thats unlike a lot of other self-published authors in this genre.

He is descriptive on the plot, dragging you into amazing imagery that many fantasy authors just cannot do. Some may find him wordy, or complain about much detail something is described, but I think it was the perfect amount, considering he’s introducing you into a whole other world.

I’m not a fan of the romance parts of the book, but I didn’t pick the book up for romance, I picked it up to continue the plot from book one, knowing this was a fantasy/science fiction series. I think this is a 4/5.
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Check out the other books in the trilogy!

Book 1: The Sword and the Dragon by M.R. Mathias

Book 3: The Wizard and the Warlord by M.R. Mathias

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August 1

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brandy Stefani {Book Review}

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You’ll quickly learn all about Courtney Hoffman and what makes her a typical teenage girl, along with what makes her extraordinary! Just like her Grandpa, she has a brain anomaly that is probably the reason for the alien’s visiting her in her bedroom, and it’s these abilities that make her a one of a kind character.

This is a book you can pick up and instantly become hooked. She is quickly putting the pieces of her life together, including her mysterious tattoo her Grandfather gave her.

I really enjoyed this young adult, alien, sci-fi novel. This book mixes well with typical teenage behavior and issues, combined with the aliens that make this a more unusual then typical, making it easy enough to love even if this isn’t your normal go-to genre. It incorporates a little something for everyone, by being evenly balanced in teenage drama, and exciting alien mystery. Though, I think this would be a book I’d recommend more so to a young adult, and not someone who’s really into reading sci-fi.

The plot of course is a little outlandish at times, but what do you expect from a “normal” girl who’s seeing aliens. I’d even say it’s quite thrilling at times. The book doesn’t hold a lot of substance, it’s a quick read, which I think fits into the young adult genre perfectly. Honestly, you could possibly categorize this book in an even younger age group,

Overall, I’d say it’s a great 4/5. I look forward to reading the sequel later on.

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Elizabeth

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July 21

The Resume Design Book by Matthew T Cross {Book Review}

Review2A resume is what your giving a future employer in order for them to get an idea about who you are in a nutshell. It’s a way for you to convince someone that you’re the best fit for the job. This is a book best bought in physical book form.

Inside, there is a Twelve Minute Resume. There are fun “fill in the blank” type forms, with cute animations. You’ll need a handful of post-it notes to use for your answers. After, you combine all your post-it notes to create a rough draft a fun basic resume that took you less time than most commercial breaks during your favorite tv show!

Each section of your typical resume is broken down, and again the suggest the use of post-it notes to organize your personal information with even more detail. Adding to the first rough draft, you plug in all your pertinent information creating a large organized collage of post it notes. They give you specific instructions to the collection of post it notes.

The include common do’s and don’ts of resume writing, and prepare you to turn your post-it’s into something more professional that you can hand in to any potential job!

When it comes down to typing something up, many people find themselves confused. This breaks it down for anyone to understand. It goes into detail on what your resume should look like with; font, spacing, structure, layout, and even how long it should be. After all, you don’t want a resume so long it bores the reader.

Overall, I think this is a super useful book that anyone can understand! Super simple and specific. The target audience for this book is literally anyone! I give it a 5/5.

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Elizabeth

 

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July 21

Creole Moon The Betrayal by S.T. Holmes {Book Review

Review2I was kind of just going through the motions while reading this book. It didn’t grab me like other supernatural type books usually do. The main character is an soldier in the Confederate army, who has a twin brother. He’s in town for his brothers wedding. Weddings are not George’s thing, as he has different views on life in comparison to his twin brother. Everything changes, and he is forced to take a different life path when a woman becomes involved.

The story is following George and his realizations that there is more to life than what he originally thought. Unlike his brother who is caught up in marrying, and having children, something his absolutely not interested in. Everything changes when it appears he has fallen in love with a woman, under her influence of a spell, against his free will.

I enjoyed all the magic this book incorporated. It was mysterious, and not completely stereotypical of books in this genre. The book was set up for an eventual sequel it seems. I would be interested in finishing this series if Holmes writes book number two.

I also really enjoyed this book being set in Louisiana. The whole state has a mysterious setting to begin with, so this book couldn’t have been written in a better setting.

Since the book didn’t really grab me like I had hoped, and at times I found the plot to be a bit confusing. It was a little scattered, and could use a bit more organizing. It wasn’t bad enough to be disconcerting. I give this book a 3/5.

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Elizabeth

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July 21

Exit Five from Charing Cross by Valerie Keogh {Book Review}

Review2This is far from the typical mystery novel. The plot is intriguing enough, but it starts off slow. It wasn’t until I was over half way through the book that I became truly hooked. Valerie Keogh knows how to write a story with characters who are easy to feel for.

Jake, the main character goes through so much drama throughout the book, dealing with obstacles in every chapter. For a protagonist who is intriguing enough, and easy to sympathize with, he’s also a frustrating mess. There were times I was hoping he’d disappoint and fail, other times I was rooting for his success.

I never knew how I was going to feel about Jake, or what was actually going to play out. Jake’s mind worked in such mysterious and curious ways, that it was fascinating to see him come to the conclusions he did, and how his mind worked under pressure.

The book is full of turns that you probably won’t see coming. The character is a bundle of emotions and is constantly struggling with one thing or another. His struggle was tolerable only due to Keogh’s writing style. Not many people can put so much angst into a book without it being the main focus of the plot.

What can I say about the ending that won’t spoil it for the new reader? I can’t say much, but it was quite an interesting twist that really makes me hope that there will be a sequel in the future. Overall, I give this book a 4/5.

4

Elizabeth

 

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July 12

The Secret of Heaven by Felix Alexander {Book Review}

Review2This was a book I didn’t expect to love as much as I did. The stories and scripture from the bible is incorporated into this modern mystery by Felix Alexander. I don’t think the synopsis of this book does it justice.

The author does a great job at slowly giving you enough information about each character, to keep you informed, while also being intrigued. It starts off to a slow but decent pace, and quickly turns into a complex mystery with a lot going on all at once.

What I really enjoyed about this book, was that it wasn’t overly religious. People who aren’t overly familiar with the bible, can easily pick this book up and understand the plot.

This book holds quite a bit of similarities to The Da Vinci Code. The story of ancient artifiacts holding secrets, only just now being deciphered in modern time is a great plot, and I think Alexander did an amazing job with it.  It’s educational and perplexing.

The book goes back and forth from first person perspective, and third person, and sometime the transition wasn’t clear. There were some grammar and spelling issues that made this book feel like a rough draft read, otherwise I’d give this a 5/5.

I really enjoyed that this wasn’t an overly wordy or long book. It was the perfect length for me to get hooked, and take in enough information to grasp the plot, without a long commitment to a book over five hundred pages. This book was almost four hundred pages, which I found to be perfect.

Overall, I give this book 4/5.

4

Elizabeth

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May 17

Forbidden Fantasies: Lulu by Markus Fredricks {Book Review}

Review2A photographer, who’s lost interest in his own wife, suddenly finds himself fantasizing about his new fifteen year old neighbor. Despite the fact he has a daughter who is the same age, he cannot help but be aroused any time Lulu is near. He knows that a relationship with any fifteen year old, at his age, is taboo and punishable by prison. Will he be able to control himself, with her teasing him only fifty feet from his office window?

I found the dialogue in the story to be a bit unrealistic and forced. This book is definitely categorized as erotica, and most of the story stuck to graphic subject matter. This book is mainly talking about sexual desires that are considered wrong or taboo is some cases, so this book isn’t necessarily for anyone interested in erotica. It has a different sort of erotica feel while reading it. I thought it was going to be unnecessary taboo, but I ended up liking it enough to give it a 3/5.

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Elizabeth

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February 10

Canopy {Knits}

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February 10

Solaris {Knits}

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