Listed to The King In Yellow as an audio book
3 stars, and I read Lost Stop In Brooklyn 5 stars
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.
Its the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man's brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it's up to Mary to make right the city's wrongs.
New York City's untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behond bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption at the heart of New York's justice system, involving not only the police, but the most powerful of stock titans. Disturbing evidence of other murders begins to surface, each one mimicking Jack the Ripper's style, each one covered up by Thomas Byrnes.
As Mary pieces together the extent of the damage, she crosses paths with Harper Lloyd, an investigative reporter. Their relationship grows into a partnership, and perhaps more, and together they must catch a killer who's still out there, and reverse the ruthless workings of New York's elite. It'll be Mary's most dangerous, most personal case yet
This is the first time I've ever read anything by this author but as soon as I read what the book was about I had to know more , so glad that I decided to give it ago , and can't wait to read more of this series, it was non stop from beginning to the ever end. With that said I would like to think Blogging for Books for giving me a chance at reading and review Lost Stop In Brooklyn in a change for my honest opinion.
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation.
In Ghost Soldiers Hampton Sides vividly re-creates this daring raid, offering a minute-by-minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp. Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive, defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and torture. Harrowing, poignant, and inspiring, Ghost Soldiers is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission. It is also a testament to the human spirit, an account of enormous bravery and self-sacrifice amid the most trying conditions.
Hampton Sides has a way in this book of bringing to life the POWs and the rangers who went in and rescued them, he gives details of how our POWs was treated, as well as how the Japanese treated the Philippines people who tried to help our soldiers in any small way, where it was just food or water or both. It brings to life a part of history that is never talked about in history books or class . It's an emotional type of reading that brings home what our soldiers went through,the ones that came home and the ones that didn't. I can't put into words how emotional this book made me feel as I was reading it because there was times I wanted to cry. It's a must read and a must have in any body's library that love to read and study about WW2.
1#: Have fun reading ,don't stress out about how long it takes me to read a book.
2:Set Goodreads goal is 104
3:Don't updated my Goodreads goals if I pass it ( kind of stress me out when friends on Goodreads kept say up it)
4: Stick to my 104 books ( even by the end of the year I only read half or more half I'll be happy)
5: Don't stress out about what challenges I'm doing.
6:Finish or try to finish my challenges,if I don't then that's fine ,their just for fun any way:
Challenges :( all 104 2018 TBR books can be used for all these challenges)
A Life Of A Book Addicted
12+4 ( year challenge)
2018 Montley Reading Challenge ( year challenge)
For The Love of a book
2018 Discovery Bookshelf ( reading one book a month for this one)(year challenge)
2018 Scale Your TBR Mountain ( read for this one 3-5 books for each of the months)( year challenge)
Oddest and ends: Your Box of Books have arrived:( 3 month challenge)
Nothing But Reading Challenges
Clean Out The TBR Closet 2018 ( year challenge)
2018 New To U Authors ( year challenge)
My Vampire Book Obsession
Warehouse 13 2018 Challenge (6 month challenge)
ROMANCE READERS READING CHALLENGE
2018Create Your Own Challenge ( year challenge)
This part will be easy since all my 2018 TBR fell in to these goals
8Reading kindle books
10: Read and review the Netgalley books I have left.
11: Finish a series
12:Read one of my sister's books
13: start a new series
14: Read non fiction
15: post on my book blog, even if it's just what I read and how many stars I give it.
Sorry guys, for some reason I can't copy and paste like I normally do ,so here is all of my 2018 TBR books, the one reason it's so big is I got books for Christmas from my sister .
The Bermuda Triangle: Unexplained Disappearances Beneath The Waves
Dead Man Calling
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
The Exploits of Juve
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life
Her Last Lie
Survive the Night
Mister Tender's Girl
Her Soldier of Fortune
Christmas on the Run
Seventh Grave and No Body
Duel: Terror Stories
I've Been Watching You
What Lurks Beneath
The Seven Stars
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II
The Ghosts of Lakeforth Hotel
The Pillars of the Earth
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
End of Watch: A Novel
Different Seasons: Four Novellas
Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command
The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Who Killed These Girls?: The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders
Into the Storm
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain
Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Passion & Venom
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains
Girls In White Dresses
The Romanov Ransom
The Passion of Cleopatra
The Woman in White
The Return of Tarzan
One Wicked Nigh
The Blood Gospel
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Black Echo
The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance
The Devil's Grin
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Blood Sport: Special Agents Flynn and Tanner, FBI
And Then There Were None
Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets
All the Missing Girls
The Killing Moon: The worst Australian serial killers you never knew existed
Mark of the Dagger
Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained!: The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization
Death of a Celebrity
Ghost Stories: The Most Terrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world - NO ONE CAN ESCAPE FROM EVIL
Merry Christmas to all of you and I hope you and your family and friends have a safe one.
My Christmas gift from my mom, starting it today because I just couldn't wait .
A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format.
Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.
This would be a perfect gift for those who love and collect comics, graphic novels, and gamers.
It's basically the history of games put down in a way that would definitely be fun to read and learn about if your in to that kind of stuff, it's broken down so it's easy for you to understand what's been mentioned in each chapter, and the graphics are bright and colorful . The only downside to it ,is that it not made for someone like me who's not into comics or graphic novels, because it did take me a while to get into it. And while I do play games ,I don't play them all the time nor do I collect them . But I do know someone who will love this as a gift since their into comics, graphic novels big time.With that said I would love to say thinks to Blogging for books for giving me the opportunity and change to read and review something that is completely out of my comfort zone in change for my honest.
During the 1980s, slashers terrorized America. With machetes and masks, these unstoppable killers stalked college campuses, quiet suburbs, and lakeside cabins.
Thirty years ago, Bobbi Metzger survived a massacre at her 16th birthday party. She spent decades putting her life back together.
Tonight, Bobbi will face a new killer: a high-tech slasher hell-bent on opening the doorway to an abyss of unimaginable horror.
How long can Bobbi survive this nightmare? What will she do to protect the people she loves? How much blood is she willing to spill?
We all know the rules for surviving a killer,but not just any killer a slasher, but sometimes people forget those rules, will this book makes you remember those rules that's there to save your life: Rules like don't drink and do drugs, don't trust anyone , never go alone , and the biggest one that you have to go to remember is :Never, ever, under any circumstances assume the killer is dead." This brings to mind all those rules , and has the feeling of an slasher movie, so if your want to know more pick it and read it for yourself. Because after reading this I'm sticking to the rules. With that said I want to think NetGalley for giving me the opportunity and change to read and review Mask Beneath Her Face.
( Note: Remember the rules and live , forget and you die, trying to rewrite the script has a 50 / 50 change of making it out alive)
Rules in case you forget:
1:Never Assume The Killer Is Dead
2: Never Stand At The Back Or The Front, And Don't Split Up
3::Ignore Mysterious Noises Coming From The Next Room
4:Don't Have Sex, Don't Do Drugs, Don't Drink Alcohol
5:Never Say "I'll Be Right Back"
6: Don't trust anyone but yourself ( of course that goes against rule 2 but that's up to you to decide if you trust them or not)
The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage.
Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one.
This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic . . . where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship.
Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship . . . and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers.
5 stars all the way
Even though this is my first book by this author,I'm falling in love with this series, I'm actually kicking for not picking up this series sooner and reading the first book, love how it takes place in Salem, and how the author mixes the history with the future so well that there's no trouble understanding what's going on. Other thing I love about this book is how well the author brings to life the history of the Titanic and makes it feel like your actually there on it ,see and feeling what the passengers felt . It's amazing , and once you start to read your pulled into the story, the characters ( Sam and her friends) are all likable and enjoyable to read, as is her father and his best friend, even the different spirits that Sam meets are fantastic to read , and I would say you have to pick it up. With that said I would love to say thinks to Blogging for books for giving me the opportunity and chance to finally pick up this series to read and fall in love with in a change for my honest opinion.
Daughter of immortals.
Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.
Daughter of death.
Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
My first time reading any thing by this author and while I did like her style of writing , and the concept of the story and did give it four stars , I'm not sure if I want to continue with this series , it's not the story or the author it's just I don't like or even read anything that deals with comics, even DC ones, so this one is going to my sister who I know will enjoy it and love it more then I can because she loves to read and collect anything that has to deal with or goes with the DC comics . Other thing is the story was easy to get lost in to and it was nice to see a different take on Wounder Woman's story , and yes if though I don't read DC comics I do know about some of their characters, infact I've seen some of the old Wounder woman TV show episodes , just didn't find it interesting to continue to watch the reruns , so with that said I would like to think Blogging For books for giving me a chance at seen if this might be a series in would like to read in a change for my honest opinion ,