When I first heard of this book, I knew it would make a perfect Oct. read. I've always been a fan of Ikea and I thought this was such a unique and intWhen I first heard of this book, I knew it would make a perfect Oct. read. I've always been a fan of Ikea and I thought this was such a unique and interesting storyline. I loved that the book was set up like a Catalog and felt that that added another element to the story, and made it feel more authentic. Honestly though lets face it; Quirk books puts out the best and most unique books ever. This book was everything I was hoping it would be, it was creepy, it was intriguing, and it pushed you to read on to find out what what happen next.
I thought this book wouldn't be that creepy, but it did get there really quickly, I didn't think a store after hours could create such a scary situation, but this book showed otherwise. I loved how the story set itself up for a sequel and what could be creepier that a baby wholesale store??!!!
Quirk has done it once again, (but lets me honest, thats no surprise to me at this point). If your in the mood for a creepy, and totally unique story, then you need to pick up Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix.
FTC: I did recieve a copy of this book from Quirk books; all thoughts are my own. ...more
I have listened to quite a few audiobooks from Karen Kingsbury over the past few years, and this was one of the more enjoyable ones that I have listenI have listened to quite a few audiobooks from Karen Kingsbury over the past few years, and this was one of the more enjoyable ones that I have listened too. I really connected with the storyline and I know that Karen Kingsbury is a Christian fiction writer but sometimes I find her books to be overly preachy and it takes away from the storyline sometimes instead of adding something pleasant too it. That was not the case with this story, I felt like there was a good mix of God/faith, and story/plot line.
I found the main character of Tyler Ames to be very likeable and I found myself rooting for him through the whole story. I loved the total transformation he went through and I felt all his trials and tribulations like they were my own. Other then Tyler, I felt like all the characters in this story were likeable and really strong characters, and I was able to connect with all of them.
I also liked that this book focused on angels and them walking amoungst us. I like to think that we all have angels guiding our paths and leading us down certain roads, and protecting us. I'm happy this book is a part of a series, and although I know the next book will be all new characters, I'm hoping that they are as likeable and enjoyable as these characters were.
FTC: I did recieve this audiobook from Simon and Schuster for review; all thoughts are my own.
This was my first experience with a Trixie Belden book. I wanted to read something different, and while I thought it was a decent and quick read it laThis was my first experience with a Trixie Belden book. I wanted to read something different, and while I thought it was a decent and quick read it lacked a bit of substance for me (yes, I know this book is geared towards a younger audience) The mystery wasn't quite as intriguing as I had hoped, and while I wasn't bored by the story I wasn't compelled to read it either. I found it interesting to read a book from a "simpler" time (this book being written in the early 60's) It was fun to see the different between phrases used back then, that would never be used today. I do think that I would read some more Trixie Belden novels if I come across them (got this one at a library book sale), but at the same time I'm not running out to get more. I do want to reread some Nancy Drew (haven't read any since childhood) but would love to see how they compare! ...more