Spooky's House Of Books

Here at  Spooky's House Of Books your find a mixture of different type of books , because I love to just about anything that has to do with James Rollings and Clive Cussler,paranormal romance,science-fiction,dystopian,young adult,LGBT(gay and ménage- romance),historical romance,history,mysteres,suspense,thrillers,horror,true crime,literature classes, mythology. And theses are  badges that I got  from NetGalley.

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a must read psychological thriller

 99 Red Balloons
by Elisabeth Carpenter
psychological thriller
ARC NetGalley
5 stars

What 's its about :
Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge.

What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Taylor sees a familiar face in the newspaper. A face that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl – the first girl who disappeared…

This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.

my thoughts :
This book is a must read, because once you start reading it you won't want to put it down, its the type of book that plays with your mind all the way to the every end, it makes you second guess your self, which I loved even if I did guess wrong .
Its told in different perspective : one is ageing widow Maggie , one is Grace's Aunt , and then you have one that keeps you guessing, because you don't know which little girl/ kidnapper is talking , is it both, is it Grace / her kidnapper or the other little girl / her kidnapper that went missing a long time ago, and mixed into that you have a lot of secrets and lies that need to come out , and once again your guessing , what are the secrets and lies , who's telling the truth ,and who's lying. So with that said get ready for the ride of your life . Because you won't see the end coming unit its on top of you. With that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me this chance at reading what might become one of my new favorite books of 2017 , can't wait to pick up a copy and add it to my library.

Second time I've read and review The Apache Wars and I'm keeping this one

The Apache Wars The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History by Paul Andrew HuttonThe Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History by Paul Andrew Hutton
What's it's about:

the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland
 
They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid.
 
In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

 

My thoughts:

First off I would like to say this is the second time I've read and review The Apache Wars, I actually read it and reviewed it last year, sadly I made the mistake of loaning my original copy out to a friend who in turn lost my copy, this time around I'm not doing that ,I'm keeping and holding on to it, so here is my thoughts on it which still haven't changed.I still have to say that with The Apace Wars, that Mr. Hutton has written a gripping story that is fast past nonstop page turner and very emotional. He has a way that he brings to life and off the pages the history and struggle of the Apaches . If you love history then you will love The Apache War, because I did, with that said I would love to say thinks to Blogging for Books , as well as to the book publishers and Mr. Hutton for giving me a change to read this great book in a change for my honest opinion.

A must read series

 

Hollow Scream (The Thomas Family Series Book 5) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald
Hollow Scream
By: Morgan Hannah MacDonald

What is it about:
THE FINAL SCREAM IS HOLLOW
The small mountain town of Crescent Hollow has a serial killer, or is it three?
Women are being murdered in a grisly fashion. Now the killer has targeted one in particular and Wyatt
The small mountain town of Crescent Hollow has a serial killer, or is it three?
Women are being murdered in a grisly fashion. Now the killer has targeted one in particular and Wyatt Thomas has vowed to keep her safe.

HIS BURIAL GROUND HAS BEEN DESECRATED

Forensic Psychiatrist, Wyatt Thomas, has escaped the city to the quiet mountain town of Crescent Hollow to finish his latest book on serial killers. Cutting himself off from the outside world appears to be a great idea until his work follows him. A serial killer’s graveyard has been located nearby. As more and more bodies are unearthed there appears to be three separate MO’s. The mystery of which is more than he can resist.

HIS ANGER UNSURPASSED

Special Agents Annie Thomas and Blake Hayashi of The FBI’s Behavior Analyst Unit have been sent to The George Washington Jefferson National Forest to aid local law enforcement with a case. Either a serial killer has been active in the area for roughly fifty years or three killers are using the same dumping ground.

SOMEONE MUST PAY

Seasoned Homicide Detective, Merrybell Montgomery, left her career in Philly to take care of her ailing husband in his hometown of Crescent Hollow, Virginia. Although he passed over a year ago, she’s remained in the picturesque town with no idea what to do with the rest of her life. Suddenly she finds herself stuck in the middle of a nightmare. She’s being stalked by a serial killer and has no idea what put her in his sights.

NO ONE IS SAFE

Now they must all work together to stop a killer or die trying.

My thoughts:
5 stars
First off I would love to say thinks to Morgan Hannah MacDonald for send me an ARC copy of Hollow Scream to read and review in change for my honest opinion which this is, second think is that I'm kicking myself right now because I've had the first book to this series and still haven't picked it up, now after reading this I want to, this is the four time I've read something by her and have gotten lost in the story, and her characters, it has everything in that I love , a romance ( that doesn't take any thing away from the story), characters that come to life before your very eyes, and it's also that type of story that grabs you and won't let go, on that note I do have to say that it's not for the faint of heart, because it does go into details about different serial killers and how the killed their victims,and what they did to their bodies. Think goodness I'm not one of those, because​ this book is dark, and shows the dark side of humanity. But it still is a must read infact the hole series is.So go pick it up and give it a chance.

Thinks NetGalley for helping me find a new series that I'm loving.

The Forever Spy (Yuri Kirov #2) by Jeffrey Layton
The Forever Spy by :Jeffrey Layton
What's it's about:
shocking disaster threatens to trigger a new Cold War . . .
Deep beneath the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, a massive oil spill threatens destruction on an untold scale. Yuri Kirov, a former operative for the Russian Navy and an expert in state-of-the-art underwater vessels, is pressed into duty--America's only hope at limiting the damage. When Yuri's past is exposed by a turncoat spy, he is blackmailed into taking on a risky subsea espionage mission. With the future of his newly adopted country at risk--and his loved ones in the line of fire--Yuri must lead his crew into the iciest depths before tensions boil over--while an unseen enemy pushes both superpowers one step closer to the brink . . .

My thoughts:
5 stars
Even though this is book 2 in a series ,I had no problem getting lost in the story, once I started reading it, I was hooked, and couldn't stop reading , had to know what happened next. Loved the characters, there's something about Jeffrey Layton writing style that reminds me of some of my favorite authors like : Michael Crichton, and one of my all-time favorite authors James Rollins, their 2 authors I could definitely see writing something like this, this series is a must check out . Can't wait to pick up a copy of both books 1 and 2 so I can read them back to back, with that said I would love to think NetGalley for giving me a chance at finding a new author as well as a new series to read ,in a change for my honest opinion. I loved it . Can't wait to see what happens next.
 
 
 


 

Update on my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books

Made a change to my 2017 Around The Year in In 52 Books.

Week 47:past suggestion that didn't win): horror book :The Shining

 

Week 1 (A book from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards):Ink and Bone1/1/17
✔Week 2 (A book with at least 2 perspectives):The Body Finder1/7/17
✔Week 3 (A book that you meant to read in 2016):Fringe1/9/17
✔Week 4 (A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter "E"):Fury From Within1/15/17
✔Week 5 (An historical fiction):The Roses Underneath1/19/17
✔Week 6 (A book being released as a movie in 2017):Splinter Cell1/25/17
Week 7 (A book with an animal on the cover or in the title):Red Fox1/29/17
✔Week 8 (A book written by a person of colour):Narrative of Sojourner Truth1/30/17
✔Week 9 (A book in the middle of your TBR list):little girls lost2/4/17
✔Week 10 : wild card:a book that you chose because of its cover: The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5) by Amanda Stevens The Sinner2/11/17
✔Week 11 (A category from another challenge):The Book Riot Challenge 2015 Harder Challenge: an audio book: Kidnapped2/10/17
✔Week 12 (A book based on a myth):The Secret Of Excalibur2/15/17
✔Week 13 (A book recommended by one of your favorite authors):( favorite author: James Rollins) The Fellowship of the Ring3/4/17
✔Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride3/13/17
✔Week 15 (A book by an author from or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland);The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel2/3/17
✔Week 16 (A mystery):Dangerous Habits3/20/17
✔Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Snakes of the Eastern United States5/2/17
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
✔Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller):Mr. Mercedes5/14/17
✔Week 20 (A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading):The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America6/1/17 ( DNF )
✔Week 21 (A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read):Apprentice in Death
✔week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 4/2/17
Week 23 (A book from the BBC's "The Big Read" list):Anne of Green Gables
✔Week 24 (A book written by at least two authors):Hell's Gate4/25/17
✔Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird
Week 26 (An adventure book):The Sea Hawk
Week 27 (A book by one of your favourite authors):Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
Week 28 (A non-fiction book):Eric Edgar Cooke: The True Story of The Night Caller
Week 29 (A book published outside the four major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre):Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel (Severed Press)
Week 30 (A book from the Goodreads Top 100 YA Books ):A Court of Thorns and Roses
Week 31 (A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre):( Technothriller) The Doomsday Key
Week 32 (A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle):Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid!
Week 33 (A magical realism novel): Hollow City
Week 34 (A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere):Cronin's Key
✔Week 35 (A book where one of the main characters is royalty):The Crown and the Crucible2/24/17
Week 36 (A Hugo Award winner or nominee):Around the World in 80 Days
Week 37 (A book that you chose randomly):One Mile Under
Week 38 (A novel inspired by a work of classic literature):R. I. P. Van Winkle Part I
✔Week 39 (An epistolary fiction):Life As We Knew It 4/25/17
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
✔Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum4/2/17
Week 42 (A best book of the 21st century (so far);Inheritance
✔Week 43 (A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold);Moving In 4/14/17
✔Week 44 (A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next"):Off The Grid5/21/17
Week 45 (A book with a one-word title):DEEP
Week 46 (A time travel novel):Shadows Gray
Week 47 (A past suggestion that didn't win): horror book :The Shining
✔Week 48 (A banned book):Frankenstein: The Complete Collection (Both 1818 and 1831 Versions)( read the 1818 version) 6/2/17
Week 49 (A book from someone else's bookshelf):Field of Prey
Week 50 (A Penguin Modern Classic):Madame Bovary
Week 51 (A collection):Great Speeches by Native Americans
Week 52 (A book set in a fictional location):The Kalarthri

Note: Week 10 : dual-time line: Outlander(DNF) just couldn't get in to it at this time so I'm using my wild card.

Kind of strange but interesting

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
The Silent Corner
By: Dean Koontz

What's it's about:
1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk #1)
by Dean Koontz (Goodreads Author)
4.09 · Rating Details · 193 Ratings · 126 Reviews
A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.

I very much need to be dead.

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demands: find the truth, no matter what.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important so terrifying that they will exterminate anyone in their way.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love

My thoughts:
4.5 stars
Kind of strange but interesting at the same time, it did infact hold my attention and made me want to know more about what was happening and why, it also reminded me of the movie THE Stepford WIVES ( the 1975 version) plus it makes you think, all the time your reading if something like this could really happening ,and if so how would we stop it . It does ended in a cliff hanger ,which means it's the first book in a new series, with that said I would like to think NetGalley for letting me read it in change for my honest opinion

Update on my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books

Note: 

Week 48 (A banned book):Frankenstein: The Complete Collection (Both 1818 and 1831 Versions)6/2/17 read the 1818 version 3.5 stars

 

Update on my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books


30/52
✔Week 1 (A book from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards):Ink and Bone1/1/17
✔Week 2 (A book with at least 2 perspectives):The Body Finder1/7/17
✔Week 3 (A book that you meant to read in 2016):Fringe1/9/17
✔Week 4 (A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter "E"):Fury From Within1/15/17
✔Week 5 (An historical fiction):The Roses Underneath1/19/17
✔Week 6 (A book being released as a movie in 2017):Splinter Cell1/25/17
Week 7 (A book with an animal on the cover or in the title):Red Fox1/29/17
✔Week 8 (A book written by a person of colour):Narrative of Sojourner Truth1/30/17
✔Week 9 (A book in the middle of your TBR list):little girls lost2/4/17
✔Week 10 : wild card:a book that you chose because of its cover: The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5) by Amanda Stevens The Sinner2/11/17
✔Week 11 (A category from another challenge):The Book Riot Challenge 2015 Harder Challenge: an audio book: Kidnapped2/10/17
✔Week 12 (A book based on a myth):The Secret Of Excalibur2/15/17
✔Week 13 (A book recommended by one of your favorite authors):( favorite author: James Rollins) The Fellowship of the Ring3/4/17
✔Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride3/13/17
✔Week 15 (A book by an author from or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland);The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel2/3/17
✔Week 16 (A mystery):Dangerous Habits3/20/17
✔Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Snakes of the Eastern United States 5/2/17
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
✔Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller)Mr. Mercedes5/14/17
✔Week 20 (A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading)The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America6/1/17 ( DNF)
✔Week 21 (A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read):Apprentice in Death
✔week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 4/2/17
Week 23 (A book from the BBC's "The Big Read" list):Anne of Green Gables
✔Week 24 (A book written by at least two authors):Hell's Gate4/25/17
✔Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird
Week 26 (An adventure book):The Sea Hawk
Week 27 (A book by one of your favourite authors):Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
Week 28 (A non-fiction book):Eric Edgar Cooke: The True Story of The Night Caller
Week 29 (A book published outside the four major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre):Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel (Severed Press)
Week 30 (A book from the Goodreads Top 100 YA Books ):A Court of Thorns and Roses
Week 31 (A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre):( Technothriller) The Doomsday Key
Week 32 (A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle):Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid!
Week 33 (A magical realism novel): Hollow City
Week 34 (A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere):Cronin's Key
✔Week 35 (A book where one of the main characters is royalty):The Crown and the Crucible2/24/17
Week 36 (A Hugo Award winner or nominee):Around the World in 80 Days
Week 37 (A book that you chose randomly):One Mile Under
Week 38 (A novel inspired by a work of classic literature):R. I. P. Van Winkle Part I
✔Week 39 (An epistolary fiction):Life As We Knew It 4/25/17
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
✔Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum4/2/17
Week 42 (A best book of the 21st century (so far);Inheritance
✔Week 43 (A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold);Moving In 4/14/17
Week 44 (A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next: ) Off The Grid5/21/17
Week 45 (A book with a one-word title):DEEP
Week 46 (A time travel novel):Shadows Gray
Week 47 (A past suggestion that didn't win):A book with a them of human vs natural:Climate Control
✔Week 48 (A banned book):Frankenstein: The Complete Collection (Both 1818 and 1831 Versions)6/2/17 read the 1818 version
Week 49 (A book from someone else's bookshelf):Field of Prey
Week 50 (A Penguin Modern Classic):Madame Bovary
Week 51 (A collection):Great Speeches by Native Americans
Week 52 (A book set in a fictional location):The Kalarthri

Note: Week 10 : dual-time line: Outlander(DNF) just couldn't get in to it at this time so I'm using my wild card.

Update on my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books

Update on my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books
29 /52
✔Week 1 (A book from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards):Ink and Bone1/1/17
✔Week 2 (A book with at least 2 perspectives):The Body Finder1/7/17
✔Week 3 (A book that you meant to read in 2016):Fringe1/9/17
✔Week 4 (A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter "E"):Fury From Within1/15/17
✔Week 5 (An historical fiction):The Roses Underneath1/19/17
✔Week 6 (A book being released as a movie in 2017):Splinter Cell1/25/17
Week 7 (A book with an animal on the cover or in the title):Red Fox1/29/17
✔Week 8 (A book written by a person of colour):Narrative of Sojourner Truth1/30/17
✔Week 9 (A book in the middle of your TBR list):little girls lost2/4/17
✔Week 10 : wild card:a book that you chose because of its cover: The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5) by Amanda Stevens The Sinner2/11/17
✔Week 11 (A category from another challenge):The Book Riot Challenge 2015 Harder Challenge: an audio book: Kidnapped2/10/17
✔Week 12 (A book based on a myth):The Secret Of Excalibur2/15/17
✔Week 13 (A book recommended by one of your favorite authors):( favorite author: James Rollins) The Fellowship of the Ring3/4/17
✔Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride3/13/17
✔Week 15 (A book by an author from or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland);The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel2/3/17
✔Week 16 (A mystery):Dangerous Habits3/20/17
✔Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Snakes of the Eastern United States 5/2/17
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
✔Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller)Mr. Mercedes5/14/17
✔Week 20 (A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading)The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America6/1/17 ( DNF)
✔Week 21 (A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read):Apprentice in Death
✔week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 4/2/17
Week 23 (A book from the BBC's "The Big Read" list):Anne of Green Gables
✔Week 24 (A book written by at least two authors):Hell's Gate4/25/17
✔Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird
Week 26 (An adventure book):The Sea Hawk
Week 27 (A book by one of your favourite authors):Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
Week 28 (A non-fiction book):Eric Edgar Cooke: The True Story of The Night Caller
Week 29 (A book published outside the four major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre):Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel (Severed Press)
Week 30 (A book from the Goodreads Top 100 YA Books ):A Court of Thorns and Roses
Week 31 (A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre):( Technothriller) The Doomsday Key
Week 32 (A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle):Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid!
Week 33 (A magical realism novel): Hollow City
Week 34 (A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere):Cronin's Key
✔Week 35 (A book where one of the main characters is royalty):The Crown and the Crucible2/24/17
Week 36 (A Hugo Award winner or nominee):Around the World in 80 Days
Week 37 (A book that you chose randomly):One Mile Under
Week 38 (A novel inspired by a work of classic literature):R. I. P. Van Winkle Part I
✔Week 39 (An epistolary fiction):Life As We Knew It 4/25/17
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
✔Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum4/2/17
Week 42 (A best book of the 21st century (so far);Inheritance
✔Week 43 (A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold);Moving In 4/14/17
Week 44 (A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next: ) Off The Grid5/21/17
Week 45 (A book with a one-word title):DEEP
Week 46 (A time travel novel):Shadows Gray
Week 47 (A past suggestion that didn't win):A book with a them of human vs natural:Climate Control
Week 48 (A banned book):Frankenstein: The Complete Collection (Both 1818 and 1831 Versions)
Week 49 (A book from someone else's bookshelf):Field of Prey
Week 50 (A Penguin Modern Classic):Madame Bovary
Week 51 (A collection):Great Speeches by Native Americans
Week 52 (A book set in a fictional location):The Kalarthri

Note: Week 10 : dual-time line: Outlander(DNF) just couldn't get in to it at this time so I'm using my wild card.

Loved it , want more

Snap Judgment (Samantha Brinkman, #3) by Marcia Clark
Snap Judgment
By:Marcia Clark
What's it's about:
the third installment of Marcia Clark’s bestselling series, attorney Samantha Brinkman’s investigation into a family’s deadly secrets is compromised by a threat from her past.

When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman’s spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he’s as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman.

It’s Sam’s obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she’s prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it’s always worked…so far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything
My thoughts:
Five stars
This series keeps getting better with each book , it's becoming one of my favorite series to read , I actually read it in one day ,if you haven't read the first one yet then you have to go and pick it up and start reading​ it.love seen the characters grew as well , and can't wait to see what happens in the next book, there were alot of twist and turns and it kept me guessing though out the book , with that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance at pick this book and falling back in love with the characters .
 
 

 

It left some unanswered questions

Lockdown A Novel of Suspense by Laurie R. King
Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense
By:Laurie R. King

What's it's about:
Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: a day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.

New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King is an award-winning master of combining rich atmospheric detail with riveting, keen-edged mystery. Now, in her newest standalone novel of psychological suspense, King turns her sharp eye to a moment torn from the headlines and a school under threat.
A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school's reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day--bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald's bright vision.

A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother's history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.

Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.

But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an expolsive confrontation.

My thoughts:
3.5 stars
It was a little confusing and left some unanswered questions . With that said I would like to think NetGalley for giving me the chance to read it in a change for my honest opinion.

Update 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books

Update
2017 Around The Year in 52 Books:
total read:28
✔Week 1 (A book from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards):Ink and Bone1/1/17
✔Week 2 (A book with at least 2 perspectives):The Body Finder1/7/17
✔Week 3 (A book that you meant to read in 2016):Fringe1/9/17
✔Week 4 (A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter "E"):Fury From Within1/15/17
✔Week 5 (An historical fiction):The Roses Underneath1/19/17
✔Week 6 (A book being released as a movie in 2017):Splinter Cell1/25/17
Week 7 (A book with an animal on the cover or in the title):Red Fox1/29/17
✔Week 8 (A book written by a person of colour):Narrative of Sojourner Truth1/30/17
✔Week 9 (A book in the middle of your TBR list):little girls lost2/4/17
✔Week 10 : wild card:a book that you chose because of its cover: The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5) by Amanda Stevens The Sinner2/11/17
✔Week 11 (A category from another challenge):The Book Riot Challenge 2015 Harder Challenge: an audio book: Kidnapped2/10/17
✔Week 12 (A book based on a myth):The Secret Of Excalibur2/15/17
✔Week 13 (A book recommended by one of your favorite authors):( favorite author: James Rollins) The Fellowship of the Ring3/4/17
✔Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride3/13/17
✔Week 15 (A book by an author from or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland);The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel2/3/17
✔Week 16 (A mystery):Dangerous Habits3/20/17
Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Snakes of the Eastern United States
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
✔Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller)Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King 5/14/17
Week 20 (A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading) The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
✔Week 21 (A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read):Apprentice in Death
✔week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 4/2/17
Week 23 (A book from the BBC's "The Big Read" list):Anne of Green Gables
✔Week 24 (A book written by at least two authors):Hell's Gate 4/25/17
✔Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird
Week 26 (An adventure book):The Sea Hawk
Week 27 (A book by one of your favourite authors):Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
Week 28 (A non-fiction book):Eric Edgar Cooke: The True Story of The Night Caller
Week 29 (A book published outside the four major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre):Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel (Severed Press)
Week 30 (A book from the Goodreads Top 100 YA Books ):A Court of Thorns and Roses
Week 31 (A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre):( Technothriller) The Doomsday Key
Week 32 (A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle):Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid!
Week 33 (A magical realism novel): Hollow City
Week 34 (A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere):Cronin's Key
✔Week 35 (A book where one of the main characters is royalty):The Crown and the Crucible2/24/17
Week 36 (A Hugo Award winner or nominee):Around the World in 80 Days
Week 37 (A book that you chose randomly):One Mile Under
Week 38 (A novel inspired by a work of classic literature):R. I. P. Van Winkle Part I
✔Week 39 (An epistolary fiction):Life As We Knew It 4/25/17
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
✔Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum4/2/17
Week 42 (A best book of the 21st century (so far);Inheritance
✔Week 43 (A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold);Moving In 4/14/17
Week 44 (A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next")Off The Grid by C.J.Box
Week 45 (A book with a one-word title):DEEP
Week 46 (A time travel novel):Shadows Gray
Week 47 (A past suggestion that didn't win):A book with a them of human vs natural:Climate Control
Week 48 (A banned book):Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
Week 49 (A book from someone else's bookshelf):Field of Prey
Week 50 (A Penguin Modern Classic):Madame Bovary
Week 51 (A collection):Great Speeches by Native Americans
Week 52 (A book set in a fictional location):The Kalarthri

Note: Week 10 : dual-time line: Outlander(DNF) just couldn't get in to it at this time so I'm using my wild card.

Loved it even if it's emotional

Wolf Nation The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves by Brenda Peterson
Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves
By: Brenda Peterson
Non-fiction ( Nature)

What's it's about:
In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary citizens are fighting to bring them back to the wild. Peterson, an eloquent voice in the battle for twenty years, makes the powerful case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we'll lose much of our national soul.

My thoughts:
Rating:5 stars
Trying to gather my thoughts on how I feel about this book because it's a very emotional type of book,the first part brings to live the history of the wolves and how they was and still are hunted ,and how so many different types of wolf breeds are no more , as I was reading that part there was times I kept asking myself why did I have to pick this, did I really want to finish it , and there was times I just had to stop and walk way from it for a while, and just grab one of my dogs and hug them, all the time I kept playing though my mind what I just read , and then I'd go back to it, and once more I would ask myself this question: how could people be so mean to find ways of killing wolves and not only wolves but dogs as well. If you don't know it wolves are one of my all time favorite animals , their part of our history and heritage. Without them we lose so much of that, it took me awhile to get though that first part but after that it became a hole lot easier to read and enjoy, I especially loved how you got to see black and white drawings of wolves though out the because it shows us that there are people who want and are fighting to save the wolves.With that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this book as well as a chance to learn more about the history and lives of wolves

Liked it just didn't love it

SEAL Protector (Brothers in Arms #2) by Leslie NorthSEAL Protector
Leslie North
Romance : Military

Ex-Navy SEAL Vann Highrider has given everything to Brothers-in-Arms, the boot camp he owns with his teammates. He’s facing his toughest mission yet—someone is framing the SEALs for murder. It’s up to Vann to clear their name to keep their business afloat…and his Brothers out of jail. The last thing he needs is more bad press from a stupid accident. So when he finds a petite brunette failing miserably at his survival course, the Cherokee tracker wants to send her packing. Yet there’s something about her he can’t say no to…. But if she wants a second chance, she’ll have to follow his every move.


Restaurant heiress Mercy Conde may be business savvy, but she’s always lacked physical prowess. If she wants to take her family’s empire overseas, though, she has to prove she can take care of herself. Brothers-in-Arms’ survival training seems like the perfect fit, but it doesn’t take long for this deep thinker to realize she’s in over her head. When tall, dark, handsome Vann offers to take her under his wing, she agrees to play things his way…especially when his way has her under more than just his wing.


Vann is used to being a lone wolf, but he’s eager to boost Mercy’s confidence both on the boot camp course and in the bedroom. But when their training becomes a real life or death situation, they’ll have to put their skills to the test if they want to survive.

My thoughts :
3.5
This is the second time I've ever read a book by Leslie North and while I did like it I just can't say that I loved it.
Why:
1 : I just couldn't stand Mercy ( I just couldn't understand her at all, like how her self-confidence could be strong when it came to business but the rest of the time it was so low)
2: in some of the beginning chapters , there was this one line that kept recurring ( like 2 ot three times, that took way from the story)( yes I got it that someone​ is after Vann and his friends ,but it didn't have to be repeated about Vann finding unknown foot steps and tracks that wasn't theirs)

What I did like:
1 : Van and his friends ,how they was more than just friends,like they was family
2: how Vann took pride in his native American heritage .
4: how they never give up .
5: it took a while and I mean along while for Mercy to make me like her ( she still not my favorite character)
While I didn't like the story as a hole , I'm going to keep the ARC copy and re read later down the road, with that said I would like to thank NetGalley for giving me the chance to read it in change for my honest opinion which this is.

A chilling tale

The Sixth Victim (A Constance Piper Mystery #1) by Tessa HarrisWhat's its about:
London s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins...
The foggy streets of London s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late.
Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere these days. Constance s mother has found comfort in contacting her late father in a seance. But are such powers real? And could Constance really be possessed of second sight? She longs for the wise counsel of her mentor and champion of the poor, Emily Tindall, but the kind missionary has gone missing.
Following the latest grisly discovery, Constance is contacted by a high-born lady of means who fears the victim may be her missing sister. She implores Constance to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime, which the press is calling the Whitechapel Mystery, attributing the murder to the Ripper.
As Constance becomes embroiled in intrigue far more sinister than she could have imagined, assistance comes in a startling manner that profoundly challenges her assumptions about the nature of reality. She ll need all the help she can get because there may be more than one depraved killer out there...

My thoughts:
Five stars
First off I want to say it took me awhile to get into the story, and that it wasn't the story fault or how it was written, because I had to keep putting it down , and the reason is because I kept having a migraine headache, and with those I just don't feel like reading, but once it was gone and I re picked it up ,I was instantly pulled into the story, so.what did I love about:

1: the point of views from Emily Tindall and Constance Piper
2: time period 1888 London
3: the twist on the Jack the Ripper case
4:of anything that deals with Jack the Ripper I knew I'm going to love or at least like.
5: Clairvoyant aspect

What I hated: no thing
This story has everything I love about a thriller, it's reach's out and grabs you and pulls you in and won't let go, it.keeps you on the edge of your set .With that said I would love to.say thinks to NetGalley as well as to Kensington Books for giving me a.change at reading​ what turned out to be a really great book in a change for my honest opinion which this is.can't wait to buy a copy.of it.

 

A must read as well as an emotional one

The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
By:Kate Moore
Non-fiction ( ARC from NetGalley)

What's it's about:
The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice...

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

A rich, historical narrative written in a sparkling voice, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

My thoughts:
Five stars

This book is a must read and it belongs in everybody's library, it's the type of story that'll stay with you even after you finish reading it and it's an emotional read as well.
Because from the every start of it ,it had me going on an emotional rollercoaster, there was times I just wanted to cry and just put down this book and not finish it at all, and other times I just wanted to scream , because it seemed liked the girls was never going to get the help they needed , what that company put them though was so wrong, and so against everything I believe in it ,.Not only that but this story gives you an in sight of what the girls and their families went through, how much pain they had, their deaths, the lost their families felt ,how the company tried to cover it up and convince everyone that the radium was safe , this is a story that needs to be know because even too this day it's not talked about, with that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance at reading what tuned out to be a really great book in a change for my honest opinion. Will definitely be picking up a copy when I can.
 
 

 

Update 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books

Book covers:✔ The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting,✔ Fringe by J.J. Adams, Fury From Within by Francis Smith✔,✔ The Roses Underneath by C.F. Yetmen , Red Fox by Lara Fanning ✔ , little girls lost by jonah paine✔, Dangerous Habits (Leah Nash Mysteries, #1) by Susan Hunter✔, The Sea Hawk (Illustrated) by Rafael Sabatini, Eric Edgar Cooke The True Story of The Night Caller (True Crime by Evil Killers #12) by Jack Rosewood, Raiju A Kaiju Hunter Novel by K.H. Koehler, Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid! by John Howard Reid, Cronin's Key (Cronin's Key, #1) by N.R. Walker, Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne,R. I. P. Van Winkle Part I by Joseph Coley, The Asylum by Matt Dymerski✔, Inheritance (Wizards of Seattle, Book #1) by John O'Riley, Moving In (Moving In #1) by Ron Ripley✔, DEEP by J.T. Lomasney, Shadows Gray (Shadows #1) by Melyssa Williams, Climate Control by Robert Penfold, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The Kalarthri (The Way to Freedom, #1) by H.M. Clarke, The Bride by Julie Garwood✔, The Crown and the Crucible (The Russians, #1) by Michael R. Phillips✔, The Red Knight of Germany The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird by Floyd Gibbons


paper back/hard back books
Splinter Cell (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, #1) by David Michaels✔, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien✔, The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel✔, Needful Things A Novel by Stephen King✔, Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King, The Hungry Moon by Ramsey Campbell, Ghost Ship (NUMA Files, #12) by Clive Cussler, A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas,The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force, #6) by James Rollins, One Mile Under (Ty Hauck, #4) by Andrew Gross, Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs, Golden Buddha (Oregon Files, #1) by Clive Cussler, Field of Prey (Lucas Davenport, #24) by John Sandford, Great Speeches by Native Americans by Bob Blaisdell, Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth✔, The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5) by Amanda Stevens✔, The Secret Of Excalibur (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #3) by Andy McDermott✔, A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan✔, Apprentice in Death (In Death, #43) by J.D. Robb✔, Hell's Gate (R. J. MacCready #1) by Bill Schutt✔, Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

audio books:
Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1) by Robert Louis Stevenson✔, Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery,

ARCs:
, Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger✔, Ararat by Christopher Golden✔, Snakes of the Eastern United States by Whit Gibbons

 

Total done :27

✔Week 1 (A book from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards):Ink and Bone1/1/17
✔Week 2 (A book with at least 2 perspectives):The Body Finder1/7/17
✔Week 3 (A book that you meant to read in 2016):Fringe1/9/17
✔Week 4 (A book with a title that doesn't contain the letter "E"):Fury From Within1/15/17
✔Week 5 (An historical fiction):The Roses Underneath1/19/17
✔Week 6 (A book being released as a movie in 2017):Splinter Cell1/25/17
Week 7 (A book with an animal on the cover or in the title):Red Fox1/29/17
✔Week 8 (A book written by a person of colour):Narrative of Sojourner Truth1/30/17
✔Week 9 (A book in the middle of your TBR list):little girls lost2/4/17
✔Week 10 : wild card:a book that you chose because of its cover: The Sinner (Graveyard Queen, #5) by Amanda Stevens The Sinner2/11/17
✔Week 11 (A category from another challenge):The Book Riot Challenge 2015 Harder Challenge: an audio book: Kidnapped2/10/17
✔Week 12 (A book based on a myth):The Secret Of Excalibur2/15/17
✔Week 13 (A book recommended by one of your favorite authors):( favorite author: James Rollins) The Fellowship of the Ring3/4/17
✔Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride3/13/17
✔Week 15 (A book by an author from or set in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland);The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel2/3/17
✔Week 16 (A mystery):Dangerous Habits3/20/17
✔Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Snakes of the Eastern United States5/2/17
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller):Mr. Mercedes
Week 20 (A book that you've owned for a while but haven't gotten around to reading):The Hungry Moon
✔Week 21 (A book that is a continuation of a book you've already read):Apprentice in Death
✔week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 4/2/17
Week 23 (A book from the BBC's "The Big Read" list):Anne of Green Gables
✔Week 24 (A book written by at least two authors):Hell's Gate4/25/17
✔Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird
Week 26 (An adventure book):The Sea Hawk
Week 27 (A book by one of your favourite authors):Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
Week 28 (A non-fiction book):Eric Edgar Cooke: The True Story of The Night Caller
Week 29 (A book published outside the four major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster; HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Hachette Livre):Raiju: A Kaiju Hunter Novel (Severed Press)
Week 30 (A book from the Goodreads Top 100 YA Books ):A Court of Thorns and Roses
Week 31 (A book from a sub-genre of your favourite genre):( Technothriller) The Doomsday Key
Week 32 (A book with a long title (5+ words, excluding subtitle):Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid!
Week 33 (A magical realism novel): Hollow City
Week 34 (A book set in or by an author from the Southern Hemisphere):Cronin's Key
✔Week 35 (A book where one of the main characters is royalty):The Crown and the Crucible2/24/17
Week 36 (A Hugo Award winner or nominee):Around the World in 80 Days
Week 37 (A book that you chose randomly):One Mile Under
Week 38 (A novel inspired by a work of classic literature):R. I. P. Van Winkle Part I
✔Week 39 (An epistolary fiction):Life As We Knew It 4/25/17
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
✔Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum4/2/17
Week 42 (A best book of the 21st century (so far);Inheritance
✔Week 43 (A book with a chilling atmosphere (scary, unsettling, cold);Moving In 4/14/17
Week 44 (A recommendation from "What Should I Read Next"):Golden Buddha
Week 45 (A book with a one-word title):DEEP
Week 46 (A time travel novel):Shadows Gray
Week 47 (A past suggestion that didn't win):A book with a them of human vs natural:Climate Control
Week 48 (A banned book):Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
Week 49 (A book from someone else's bookshelf):Field of Prey
Week 50 (A Penguin Modern Classic):Madame Bovary
Week 51 (A collection):Great Speeches by Native Americans
Week 52 (A book set in a fictional location):The Kalarthri

Note: Week 10 : dual-time line: Outlander(DNF) just couldn't get in to it at this time so I'm using my wild card.