Thursday, December 31, 2020


The Perfect MarriageThe Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book on Audio from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.

I love twists and turns but I also love likeable characters in a book. I didn't really like any of the characters in this story- and maybe that was by design, but I need that in order to love a book, I need someone to root for. Adam was sex crazed and immature (Mama's boy) and hearing his inner thoughts was frustrating - he deserves everything that he is getting in my opinion. I also am not a huge fan of the F word for the sake of using the F word... when other words will do.

What I did really like about this book were what I would consider a well deserved ending and the different Points of View in the book.

I will read more by Jeneva Rose.

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Monday, December 28, 2020


Leave the World BehindLeave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book.... This very very frustrating book - where do we go from here.

This book has helped me understand that I need a book with a plot. I know there are people who LOVE character stories and I don't want to take this book away from them, but this did not work for me. The beginning of the book took off in the wrong way for me with the use of words that I had to look up in the dictionary. I can appreciate when an author has a wide vocabulary but I felt this one was going a bit overboard. Once I got used to that, I was able to really get into the story and turn after turn I kept waiting for something real to happen - and for the most part - nothing happened. A few strange things occurred that were never explained but for the most part not much even happened to be explained. I read some reviews and thought i would be ok with an Open Ending - but this was more than that. I know that many people loved this book but it reminded me of M. Night Shamalan's THE HAPPENING (i didn't love that either) but at least in the end something happened.

I needed much more from this book and it just didn't deliver. This book has made me take stock in the choices I make next year, this book just wasn't worth all the hype to me. I was so looking forward to reading it and was very disappointed.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

THE RESIDENCE by Andrew Pyper

The ResidenceThe Residence by Andrew Pyper
My GoodReads rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received an Advanced Readers Copy e-book from Net Galley for a fair and honest review.

I really get upset when I get an ARC and I don't like a book. I am sad to say that I did not enjoy this book much. The Premise of a white house haunting based on some true historical facts made me excited to jump in but it didn't hold my attention very long There were a few creepy, haunting moments that made me hold on. But in the end I just couldn't hold my attention and I kept thinking about what I could be reading. I didn't care much for the characters in the story either - which I think makes a big difference. I love the elements of true story in here, but the horror/haunting pieces didn't work for me.

I see so many good reviews for this book and I'm glad that those folks found this book. Not every book is for everyone - is something that I feel like I'm saying a lot these days... on to the next.

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THE CUCKOO'S CRY by Caroline Overington

The Cuckoo's CryThe Cuckoo's Cry by Caroline Overington
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My Personal Rating: C, Average

Interesting take on "What would you do if a long lost or unknown family members come into your life during the COVID pandemic?" Would you let them in? Would you share your space if they had no where else to go? Would you question their motives?

It's super short listen and I didn't dislike the story but it was just Average, as the story goes.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

AGENT 355 by Marie Benedict

Agent 355Agent 355 by Marie Benedict
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My Personal Rating: C+, Above Average

I enjoyed the main character in this one and the link to historical truths. I think this would have made a really good full size novel. The main character was well written, she was strong and independent and I wanted more details. It was a nice short Audible Original that I wanted more of when it ended. I will check out some of the authors other reads. I also very much enjoyed the Narrator (Emily Rankin).

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Fredrik Backman

Anxious PeopleAnxious People by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My Personal Rating: C+, Above Average

I know many people ADORED this book, I was not one of those people. My first impression of this book was that the title was appropriate because reading the book was making me feel anxious. I couldn't get where Backman was going with the story and right when I wanted to know more about a character - he switched gears to a character or story line that I didn't care about. I enjoyed Zara's character very much and would read another book with her as the main character. But the rest of the book, I just didn't get. I wanted to love this book - I loved A MAN CALLED OVE. This one fell a bit flat for me, but my book club loved it... so there is truly something for everyone.

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Sunday, December 06, 2020


The NestingThe Nesting by C.J. Cooke
My Goodreads rating: 2 of 5 stars

My Personal Rating: 4/10 (C)

I recieved this book from NetGalley for an honest review.

This book took off to a very good start, it had all the right makings of a Psychological Thriller but in the end it took a turn into more of a Gothic Thriller and just didn't land where I was looking to go.

Lexi's character was sufficiently flawed and there were some good creepy elements, which i love. The author is a great writer and you really felt that gothic atmosphere feeling in the writing but pulling it together in the end - fell short for me.

I do think I would try another by C.J. Cooke.

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