Thursday, October 29, 2020

ONE BY ONE by Ruth Ware

One by OneOne by One by Ruth Ware
My GoodReads rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Rounded up from 3.5)
My Personal Rating: 7/10 (B) Enjoyable

This is my first book by Ruth Ware and I'll be sure to read more by her in the coming days/years. I definitely see the inspiration from Agatha Christie in this book. I enjoyed every page of this book (well maybe until the end). It is VERY hard to write about this book without spoilers. Let's just say that I was disappointed in the resolution or the "Whodunnit" but enjoyed ever second of the ride - so it still gets a very high rating for me. Sometimes it can be about the journey instead of the destination and this is one of those books. I kept track of each clue in a notebook and kept track of my guesses and just really enjoyed the reading experience of this book.

I will pick of more of Ware's Books.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

ATHENA'S CHOICE by Adam Boostrom

Athena's ChoiceAthena's Choice by Adam Boostrom
My Goodreads rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Personal Rating: 8/10 Great!

I received an ARC on audio from NetGalley to provide an honest review.

What would the world look like 50 years in the future after a virus wiped out all of the men on earth? Pretty darn awesome. This was such an enjoyable and super fun read - I loved every minute of this book. I do think it would be better reading than listening but I was fully engaged and had no issues stretching my imagination to fit in this dystopian world that Athena lives in. I would love to continue books in this world and learn more about the how the past 50 years developed and what happens next as time goes on. Lots of great imagination in this one and a suprise that a world full of women was written so well by a man.

I will look forward to reading more from Adam Boostrom - Please do so soon Adam!

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

IN THE QUICK by Kate Hope Day

In the QuickIn the Quick by Kate Hope Day
My Goodreads Rating: 1 of 5 stars
My Personal Rating: 2/10 (D)... Disappointing.

I received this book as an Advance Readers Copy for an honest review.

This storyline had me so intrigued from the start. Written with an alternate future - a brilliant and troubled young girl enters an astronaut training program in the hopes of one day becoming an Astraunat. She is haunted by an event that happens when she is twelve years old.

I wanted to love this book - I dove right in with hope and excitement but June got the best of me. She was not a likeable character at all. She was a very difficult girl who followed no rules but her own - there are rule breakers and rebels, but she was beyond belief in her ability to just do whatever she wanted to do with minimum consequence. The book required the reader to suspend more belief than I was confortable or able to do. I love books that stretch our minds with alternative futures and ideas, but this was too much for me.

I hate writing bad reviews because I know the author put time and effort into this story and I can appreciate what Kate Hope Day is trying to do here because it's a great premise. I wanted more excitement in space re: Saving Inquiry and less of June's troubles.

I am not clear if this is YA or not - it read very much like a YA book but there was at least one sex scene that to me was not YA considerate (or maybe I am prudish!).

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The Switch by Beth O'Leary

The SwitchThe Switch by Beth O'Leary
My Goodreads rating: 2 of 5 stars
Personal rating: 4/10 - C (Average)

I received this Advanced Readers Copy on audio for a fair and honest review.

Eileen Cotton and her namesake granddaughter Leena have decided to switch lives for a short period. Eileen has always wanted to experience London but gave it up to raise a family and Leena is on a much needed forced break from work, so has decided to go back to her home town.

In this swap, they both learn much about their own selves lives and the lives of those around them that they would have otherwise taken for granted.

This was a cute story of a grandmother living out dreams of living uninhibited and a young woman finding her happiness and it often reminded me of a Hallmark Movie, which I do enjoy. But these characters and their stories just didn't pull me in, they fell a little flat for me. It was a nice break from my normal, heavier, type reads so I don't regret reading it. However, I won't be pressing this one into anyone's hands. #NetGalley #TheSwitch

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Saturday, October 10, 2020


Home Before DarkHome Before Dark by Riley Sager
My goodreads rating: 4 of 5 stars
My Personal rating: 3.5 Stars - 7/10 (B) ENJOYABLE

This is my introduction to Riley Sager as an Author. I had heard so many good things about his writing and they are all true. He is an excellent writer - What I will say is that I adored this book until the ending. The ending just fell flat for me. There were too many red herrings that just made things confusing and then truth was disappointing. It was just not what I was hoping for in an ending but can appreciate what this book had to offer. I thought it was eerie and spooky and held my interest, wanting to know more. The story gives the right amount of intertwining of the scenes out of the book in the story along with the current timeline. It was engaging and exciting to read and unveil.

I still very much enjoyed the ride and will definitely read more of Riley Sager.

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