Readers start your thrill and let the best passenger win. Try to stay calm and strap yourself in. Its techno-thriller time!
John Marrs takes us on an entertaining, chilling action-packed, fast track ride to the unthinkable where technology and humans collide in more ways than one. This is one ride where the fear of death is more than the thrill and no one wants to finish this course.
It's all about the entertainment here and John Marrs knows how to revive up the tension here by adding quite the cinematic action. The premise is brilliant and he creates some interesting moral dilemmas here. From the very first page, I was completing drawn into the premise of the story but was a little disturbed by our hacker's intentions. After a few chapters, I was intriguingly entertained and playing along as I was reading. I couldn't turn those pages fast enough to that explosive conclusion for the passengers.
The Passengers is a fun read for group reads and it made for an entertaining, exciting discussion for The Traveling Sisters. I highly recommend!...more
Ellie and the Harpmaker is an entertaining, uplifting eccentric escapism with unusual likable characters. There is nothing new to the overall3.5 stars
Ellie and the Harpmaker is an entertaining, uplifting eccentric escapism with unusual likable characters. There is nothing new to the overall plot of the story. It's all about the tone to the story. The quirky personalities of the characters drew me into the story right from the start. At times their peculiarities seemed a little extreme yet fun.
Hazel Prior creates an oddly charming and enchanting fairy tale feeling story that is full of heart. I loved the warm friendship here between our main characters and watching their relationship blossom through kindness and quirky moments. I recommend for when you are in the mood for a quirky, feel-good story
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Life and Other Inconveniences is my second book I have read by Kristan Higgins and I have to admit my first was a miss for me. I was not all3.5 Stars
Life and Other Inconveniences is my second book I have read by Kristan Higgins and I have to admit my first was a miss for me. I was not all that excited to read this one but decided to give it a try after it was offered to me. Well, I was completely surprised and felt like I was reading something written by a different author. This one was a big hit for me!
Kristan Higgins does a great job creating engaging characters using warm humor, insightful thoughts with realistic, raw emotions and actions. For me, the humor has to have some warmth to it when more affecting topics are explored in a story. I have been told I am just a little over-sensitive when it comes to that.
I was hooked right from the start with these engaging likable and unlikable characters. I loved the dynamics between the characters and I enjoyed the complicated relationships between them. Old wounds are opened up and second chances are explored with emotional depth to the characters. Each are given a conflict and through each of their POV, we see them grow. At times I did feel their inner thoughts were a bit repetitive and would have preferred to see them grow more by their actions.
There is a mystery here as well and that added some suspense to the story. I really enjoyed how Higgins weaved that into the storyline and I thought it all came together well. The story wrapped up well and I felt very satisfied after reading this one. I highly recommend.
The Last Collection is a fun and entertaining yet heartfelt story that explores the rivalry between iconic fashion designers Elsa Schiaparell3.5 Stars
The Last Collection is a fun and entertaining yet heartfelt story that explores the rivalry between iconic fashion designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel. Jeanne Mackin does a fantastic job of bringing both women alive and showing us just how different they are from their designs to their political sides. I was drawn into their obsession with besting each other right from start to end. Jeanne Mackin does a good job weaving a part of history here by adding some tension to the story with the threat of the Nazi invasion.
The story is told through our main character Lily Sutter who becomes drawn into the middle of the rivalry between Elsa and Coco. Through her POV we are told a lot about design and that I didn't find that interesting and at times weighed down the story for me. Back in the day, I would have been so into this one with the description of clothing and colour however now I am all about runner shoes and have no flair for design at all. My husband well that's a different story. Lol
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I loved If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin and was really excited when I got my hands on this one! There might have been some dancing going on. After rI loved If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin and was really excited when I got my hands on this one! There might have been some dancing going on. After reading Never Look Back there was definitely some dancing going on with my Traveling Sister Kim who read this one with me. We both really enjoyed this one.
Never Look Back is a fast-paced, fun twisty and action-packed story that had me on the edge of my seat trying to piece together how everyone was connected to our teenage couple serial killers here in this story.
Alison Gaylin delivers quite the fun entertaining read here with each twist to the story as she delves into each character’s psyche. The story does have a predictable feel to it right from the start however Alison Gaylin has a way with those well-plotted twists that kept it feeling exciting. Each twist kept me guessing and doubting everything right up to the very end. I highly recommend for a tension-filled, entertaining read with some unsettling dark to it to keep you on edge. I highly recommend.
This is the perfect book for all us bookworms out there who love anything bookish and like our main character would rather read over anything else. WeThis is the perfect book for all us bookworms out there who love anything bookish and like our main character would rather read over anything else. We highly recommend grabbing this one as soon as you can and spending some time with our fun, imaginative and very entertaining bookish introverted millennial heroine Nina Hill!
Abbi Waxman nails it here with everything about this story and our main character Nina Hill. I loved everything about this story and Nina. Nina is a character that I am sure any bookworm can relate to and she has all the traits that make up the DNA of us book lovers. I have never related so much to a character before and I instantly connected to her.
Abbi Waxman does such a fantastic job here using wit and humor yet care as she explores love and the dynamics between family, friends and the love of reading in such a unique way. She creates fun, colourful and likable characters that bring some chaos and anxiety to Nina’s quiet and organized life. We see how Nina grows and adapts to the changes that life throws at her in such a hopeful and feel good way that outshines anything I have read before.
I could go on and on about all the things I loved about this story but will end my review by saying Abbi Waxman has set the bar here for me by creating such a compelling, introvert, giving her conflicts, adding layers of depth to her and then letting her grow. I can’t recommend it enough!
I read The Pawful Truth for a prompt for The Goodreads Summer reading challenge. It was my first cosy mystery and have to say it was a very c3.5 stars
I read The Pawful Truth for a prompt for The Goodreads Summer reading challenge. It was my first cosy mystery and have to say it was a very comforting change of pace for me.
The Pawful Truth is book 11 in the Cat in the Stacks series and I thought it worked really well as a stand-alone. I did feel like I would have liked to have known more about our main characters here with Charlie the librarian and Diesel the cat but didn’t feel like I missed anything about them to enjoy this story.
I read The Pawful Truth between a dark thriller even for this dark and twisted reader that wasn’t so comforting at all. Diesel stoled my heart and warmed me after feeling quite chilled from my thriller. It's a fun and entertaining story with such warm and inviting characters with just enough mystery to whodunnit it to keep me entertained from start to finish.
My thriller was the first in a series so I feel like I will be looking for some more comfort from Diesel the cat. I highly recommend. Diesel makes for such a great reading buddy.
Well ok, that was something different from what I have been reading lately and I have been reading something different quite a bit.
The Girl in Red isWell ok, that was something different from what I have been reading lately and I have been reading something different quite a bit.
The Girl in Red is an entertaining yet a little horrifying and creative, post-apocalyptic take on Little Red Riding Hood. Christina Henry is known for her retelling of fairy tales and this is a first for me. I am now curious about some of her other retellings.
I do secretly like post-apocalyptic stories and I have read a couple of them in the past but nothing like this one. I was pleasantly a little surprised by how much I enjoyed this one.
The Little Red Riding Hood here is this tale is far from helpless and the wolf is terrifying. Our main character Red is clever, brave, resilient with a strong personality and not afraid to show everyone just how strong it is. She is unique and entertaining with her sharp tongue and references to post-apocalyptic movies and books. We see a few different sides to Red here in this tale making her an interesting character.
The tale is told is dual timelines with before and after timelines creating tension and suspense to the story that had me turning the pages to find out how all this was going to wrap up. The ending came together well for me however stretch things a little over the top for me and I had to remind myself it’s a retelling of a fairy tale. Some things don’t really wrap up here as a lot was left unanswered and I do think it all works here since fairy tales don’t really need answers. I highly recommend!
Thank you to Elisha from Berkley Publishing for the opportunity to read something I won’t normally pick by providing me with a complimentary copy of this tale....more