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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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus ( if you like the movie The Breakfast Club,then this might be for you)

 

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them

My thoughts:
4.5
First off if you like the movie The Breakfast Club then you might like this , because in some ways it kind of does remind the reader alittle bit of that movie, which is why I requested it from NetGalley in the first place​ and I want to see how much was like the movie. And while there is a little reminder it's total different . The Breakfast Club:
1: athlete
2:beauty/ princess
3:criminal
4:brain
5:outcast
Now for the differences and the reminders
Reminders
1:And just like the movie they end up in detention and of course the teacher that's o watch over the detention hall leaves the room
Differences
The brainy
Outcast
LQTB character

The same:
Reble/ criminal
beauty/ princess
athlete
Plus this story has a lot of twist and turns and secrets that have a way of coming out, with that said I would like to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance at reading this in change for my honest opinion, on that note to see and find out what the secrets are, as well as who is the LQTB character , who's dating who and what happened to Simon and what he was going to tell everyone at school ,well you're​going to have to read this for yourself.
 
 

 

Up date on my 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books

Total done: 24

Total I still need to read : 28

Update on 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books
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):Dinosaur!: Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Prehistoric Creatures As You've Never Seen Them Before
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller):Personal
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):The Golem of Paris
✔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):The Phantom of the Opera
✔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.

Killing Kate by Alex Lake ( a must read)

 

Review Killing Kate by Alex Lake
serial killer is stalking your home town.

He has a type: all his victims look the same.

And they all look like you.

Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.

It could, of course, be a simple coincidence.

Or maybe not.

She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer?

Or is the truth something far more sinister?

What did I think:
5 stars
This book was amazing, once I started reading I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was going to happen next, and who the killer was and why was he picking girls that looked like Kate, of course I had to re start it but that because I lost my place and couldn't remember where I was , but just look before I was pulled into the story, it does touch on abuse , but it doesn't take any thing away from the story. I do have to say that it does play with your mind a little bit .So if your looking for a good thriller then this might be what your looking for.

Loved it

 

 

 

 


The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea
Description
Charlie Donlea, one of the most original new voices in suspense, returns with a haunting novel, laden with twists and high tension, about two abducted girls—one who returns, one who doesn’t—and the forensics expert searching for answers.

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods.

A year later, the bestselling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity. It’s a triumphant, inspiring story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicole’s older sister Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicole’s body will be found, and it will be up to someone like Livia to analyze the evidence and finally determine her sister’s fate. Instead, the first clue to Nicole’s disappearance comes from another body that shows up in Livia’s morgue—that of a young man connected to Nicole’s past. Livia reaches out to Megan for help, hoping to learn more about the night the two were taken. Other girls have gone missing too, and Livia is increasingly certain the cases are connected.

But Megan knows more than she revealed in her blockbuster book. Flashes of memory are coming together, pointing to something darker and more monstrous than her chilling memoir describes. And the deeper she and Livia dig, the more they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Five Stars
What did I think:
OMG this book was what I needed right now, once I started to read it ,I just couldn't stop ,it had me hooked and before I knew it pulled into the story, it's the type of thriller that plays with your mind, and keeps you guessing from the very start to the very end, ok so it does end on a cliffhanger,but it's a still a five star read,so if you love thrillers that are kind of dark, plays with your mind, keeps you guessing , and has a lot of dark secrets and twist and turns from the very beginning then this one is for you,with that said I want say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance at reading this and finding a new author to read, in change for my honest opinion ,and I can't wait to pick up an actual copy of this book and to see what happens next .
 
 
 

 

They also got me new books

New books that they got me as well.

 

Newest Build A Bear

Besides books I also collect Build A Bears, so meet my newest one that my mom and sister just got me.I called her Rainbow Swirl

It's a mess

The Red Queen Dies (Detective Hannah McCabe, #1) by Frankie Y. Bailey
The Red Queen Dies
By : Frankie Y. Bailey
The year is 2019, and a drug used to treat soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, nicknamed "Lullaby," has hit the streets. Swallowing a little pill erases traumatic memories, but what happens to a criminal trial when the star witness takes a pill and can't remember the crime? When two women are murdered in quick succession, biracial police detective Hannah McCabe is charged with solving the case. In spite of the advanced technology, including a city-wide surveillance program, a third woman is soon killed, and the police begin to suspect that a serial killer is on the loose. But the third victim, a Broadway actress known as "The Red Queen," doesn't fit the pattern set by the first two murders.

What did I think:
3 stars

Its basically a mess in my opinion, there's too much going on in the story, there was only a few things I did actually lile and they were:
1: the historical facts about Albany , Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth and Henrietta Irving.
2:the parts about Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard Of Oz
3: Once again parts where it mentioned an old black and white movie : Them (1954)
And that's because I grew up watching those types of movies and that one is one of my all time favorite movies.
4:At one point a author had an idea that the author of Alice In Wonderland was Jack The Ripper.
Can't see how others give this a four to five star rating, the only way I will ever pick up book 2 is if I find it in my local Dollar​ Tree

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In a Grove [Ryūnosuke Akutagawa]
Fantômas [Marcel Allain]
The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont [Robert Barr]
The Woman in Black [E.C. Bentley]
The Island Mystery [George A. Birmingham]
Four Max Carrados Detective Stories [Ernest Bramah Smith]
The Wisdom of Father Brown, The Innocence of Father Brown [G.K Chesterton]
The Secret Adversary [Agatha Christie]
The Mysterious Affair at Styles [Agatha Christie]
No Name [Wilkie Collins]
The Woman in White [Wilkie Collins]
The Most Dangerous Game [Richard Connell]
Hunted Down [Charles Dickens]
The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens]
The Mystery of Cloomber [Arthur Conan Doyle]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]
The Spider [Hanns Heinz Ewers]
The Middle Temple Murder [Joseph Smith Fletcher]
Dead Men's Money [Joseph Smith Fletcher]
The Red Thumb Mark [R. Austin Freeman]
The Cat's Eye [R. Austin Freeman]
The Honor of the Name [Émile Gaboriau]
The Man Who Ended War [Hollis Godfrey]
The Rome Express [Arthur Griffiths]
Arson Plus [Samuel Dashiell Hammett]
Desperate Remedies [Thomas Hardy]
Green Tea [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
The Seven Secrets [William Le Queux]
Eight Strokes of the Clock [Maurice Leblanc]
The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux]
The Lodger [Marie Adelaide Lowndes]
The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel [A. E. W. Mason]
The Mysterious Card Unveiled [Cleveland Moffett]
The Mysterious Card [Cleveland Moffett]
The Evil Shepherd [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]
The Double Four [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]
The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective [Catherine Louisa Pirkis]
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Murders in the Rue Morgue [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Black Cat [Edgar Allan Poe]
The Green Eyes of Bâst [Sax Rohmer]
Whose Body? [Dorothy Leigh Sayers]
The Lady, or the Tiger? [Frank R. Stockton]
Catherine: A Story [William Makepeace Thackeray]
Tom Sawyer, Detective [Mark Twain]
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In this one you get:
alphabetically by authors last names

A Royal Prisoner [Marcel Allain]
The Man Who Knew Too Much,The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare [G.K Chesterton]
The Hound of the Baskervilles,The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]
The Nebuly Coat [John Meade Falkner]
The Chestermarke Instinct,The Middle of Things,The Orange-Yellow Diamond,The Paradise Mystery [Joseph Smith Fletcher]
Helen Vardon's Confession,The Singing Bone{R. Austin Freeman]
File No.113, Monsieur Lecoq,The Lerouge Case,The Mystery of Orcival [Émile Gaboriau]
The Riddle of the Frozen Flame [Thomas W. Hanshew]
A Thief in the Night ,Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman, The Amateur Cracksman [Ernest William Hornung]
Malcolm Sage, Detective [Herbert George Jenkins]
The Room in the Dragon Volant, Wylder's Hand [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu]
The Stretton Street Affair [William Le Queux]
The Crystal Stopper [Maurice Leblanc]
The Voice in the Fog [Harold MacGrath]
Anderson Crow, Detective [George Barr McCutcheon]
Ashton-Kirk, Investigator [John T. McIntyre]
Martin Hewitt, Investigator, The Red Triangle [Arthur Morrison]
The Black Box [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]
The Burglar's Fate and The Detectives [Allan Pinkerton]
The Sleuth of St. James's Square [Melville Davisson Post]
The Hand in the Dark, The Shrieking Pit [Arthur John Rees]
More Tish, The Case of Jennie Brice [Mary Roberts Rinehart]
Bat Wing, The Hand of Fu-Manchu, The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, The Sins of Séverac Bablon [Sax Rohmer]
The Brand of Silence [Harrington Strong]
Number Seventeen,The Stowmarket Mystery,The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley [Louis Tracy]
The Lone Wolf [Louis Joseph Vance]
Raspberry Jam [Carolyn Wells]
The Mystery of the Barranca [Herman Whitaker]
Peter the Brazen [George F. Worts]
The Big Bow Mystery [Israel Zangwill]
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A must read

MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner
MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II
by:Peter Eisner
4.5
what is it about:
MacArthur's Spiesreads like Casablancaset in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war and the best part is that it's all true!" Tom Maier, author of Masters of Sex
A thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic landscape of occupied Manila during World War II.
On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost and a jewel of a city. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious eighty-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacArthur's Spies is the story of three of them, and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur s return.
From a jungle hideout, Colonel John Boone, an enlisted American soldier, led an insurgent force of Filipino fighters who infiltrated Manila as workers and servants to stage demolitions and attacks.
Chick Parsons, an American businessman, polo player, and expatriate in Manila, was also a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. He escaped in the guise of a Panamanian diplomat, and returned as MacArthur s spymaster, coordinating the guerrilla efforts with the planned Allied invasion.
And, finally, there was Claire Phillips, an itinerant American torch singer with many names and almost as many husbands. Her nightclub in Manila served as a cover for supplying food to Americans in the hills and to thousands of prisoners of war. She and the men and women who worked with her gathered information from the collaborating Filipino businessmen; the homesick, English-speaking Japanese officers; and the spies who mingled in the crowd.
Readers of Alan Furst and Ben Macintyre and anyone who loves Casablanca will relish this true tale of heroism when it counted the most."

what I thought of it:
Peter Eisner has a way of bring to life the characters that was and are in this book , as I was reading it felt like I could feel and hear everything his characters went though, it shows how strong and how brave and resourceful the people in the Philippines were during this time as they were in the face of danger ,knowing that if they were caught they could lose their very lives , how the Japanese were cruel ,and how they forced march the prisoners of war with the intent to kill, brutalize ,weaken and or demoralize the prisoners as possible along the way. This is a book that I think everyone should at lest pick up and read , so with that said I would love to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a change at read and review this book in a change for my honest opinion. Will be picking up an actual copy when I can.

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Update 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books

New update to my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books
Update on 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books
Total 17/52
✔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 Ring 3/4/17
Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride
✔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 Habits
Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Dinosaur!: Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Prehistoric Creatures As You've Never Seen Them Before
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller):Personal
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):Nine Dragons
Week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):The Vampires of Soldiers Cove by Jessica MacIntyre
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):The Golem of Paris
Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation
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 Crucible
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):The Phantom of the Opera
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum
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
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( maybe)
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 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books

16/52 done

 

✔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 Ring
Week 14 (A book with a strong female character):The Bride
✔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 Habits
Week 17 (A book with illustrations):Dinosaur!: Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Prehistoric Creatures As You've Never Seen Them Before
✔Week 18 (A really long book (600+ pages);Needful Things: A Novel1/3/17
Week 19 (A New York Times best-seller):Personal
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):Nine Dragons
Week 22 (A book by an author you haven't read before):The Vampires of Soldiers Cove by Jessica MacIntyre
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):The Golem of Paris
Week 25 (A book about a famous historical figure):Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation
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 Crucible
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):The Phantom of the Opera
✔Week 40 (A book published in 2017):Ararat1/7/17
Week 41 (A book with an unreliable narrator):The Asylum
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
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( maybe)
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.

Brings the past to life ,

Lost at sea, found at Fukushima - Andy Millar

What is about:
On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in April 1942, a British tramp steamer, the SS Willesden, was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider, the KMS Thor. The Willesden was carrying 47 officers and crew, and a cargo of vital war supplies destined for Britain’s 8th Army in North Africa. Five of Willesden’s crew were killed in the attack. Among the survivors was Second Mate David Millar, who – along with his crewmen – was rescued by the Germans and interned on a succession of prison ships, before being handed over to the Japanese. Badly wounded, David spent the rest of the war as a POW in a camp at Fukushima, north of Tokyo. The Thor was also responsible for sinking two other steamers, the SS Kirkpool and SS Nankin. Their survivors, who included 38 women and children, were dispatched to the same POW camp. What is remarkable about this story, apart from its inherent drama, is that these civilian POWs – numbering more than 130 in all – were officially listed as ‘Missing at Sea’: their presence in the camp remained a closely guarded secret. This meant that it was many months – in some cases, years – before the fog of mystery surrounding their disappearance lifted, and family and friends knew whether their loved ones were dead or alive. Lost at Sea tells the little-known story of these survivors. It is a tale of honour between enemy naval commanders; of suffering, courage and endurance, as months of imprisonment turned to years; and of the powerful relationships that form when people are forced together in life-threatening circumstances. Greatly enhancing the poignancy of this story is the fact that David Millar was the author’s father.

My rating: five stars
My thoughts:
This book is an emotional read , because it shows you what the families of the ones that was in the POW camp went through not know if their love ones was a live or dead, and what the POWs themselves went through not know if they would ever see their love ones again, it brings to life the stories and history that we never learn about when we read about what happened in WW2, so if you love to read books about War WW2 then you must pick this up, becouse it's a must read, it shows you how strong this people and their families was doing this time. With this said I would love to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a chance at reading and reviewing this story in a change for my honest opinion,which this is, this story brings the past and history to life .
 
 

 

Love it , plus a new series I'm starting

Too Close to Home (The Forensic Files Book 1) - Tressa Messenger
 
When the beautiful blond senior head cheerleader, Melissa Cooley, is found stabbed to death on a teacher’s desk in the local high school this small coastal town nestled on the east coast of North Carolina goes into frenzy. To make matters worse another body of slacker boy, Ronald Marks, is found hanging from the field goal post only a day later. Pamlico County native Detective Carma Jones and her partner Harold Green set out on a search for this ruthless assailant who is causing so much havoc in her peaceful home town. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. The twists and turns along the way lead them in a direction Carma would never have guessed with deep secrets meant to stay buried. Will she be too late to stop the real murder from killing again?
 
Five stars
What did I think of it, 
This is the first time I've ever read any thing by this author and I'm so glad that I picked this up and finally read it, it was so much better than I thought it was going to be, right from the start it had me wanting to know now more about the characters and the secrets they were keeping, and trying to figure out who done it and why, I kinda guessed ,but I was sure if who I thought it was ,was the actual killer or not ,and my guess was right,but still it's a good series to get into, can't wait to pick up the next book.

Amazing

Weird Dinosaurs: The Strange New Fossils Challenging Everything We Thought We Knew - Philip J. Currie, John A. Pickrell

We’re in a golden age of discovery – and the fossils coming to light show dinosaurs were stranger, bigger, scarier and more diverse than we ever imagined.

From outback Australia to the Gobi Desert and the savanna of Madagascar, award-winning science writer John Pickrell sets out on a world tour of new discoveries and meets the fossil hunters leading the charge. Discover the dwarf dinosaurs unearthed by an eccentric Transylvanian baron, an aquatic, crocodile-snouted carnivore bigger than T. rex, the Chinese dinosaur with wings like a bat, and a Patagonian sauropod so enormous it was heavier than two commercial jet airliners.

Why did dinosaurs grow so huge? Did they all have feathers? And what do sauropods have in common with 1950s vacuum cleaners? Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies radically transforming our understanding of the distant past.

My rating:4.5
What did I think
First off I want to say that this would have been a five star read for me if it had 2 things and they are:
1: how to say the dinosaur's name
2: the mean of said name.
Other than that I loved it ,but then again I love reading anything that talks about dinosaurs ,so if you love to read about them and learn about them then you need to pick this one up and add it to your collection, I know I will be , there was so much information about some.of the old ones and about new findings that made this book amazing to read. With that said I would love to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a chance at reading this and for finding another amazing dinosaur book to add to my collection, in a change for my honest opinion which this is.can't wait for it to come.out to buy.

New series

Dance: Cinderella Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale series Book 3) - Demelza Carlton

dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits...
Once upon a time...
When the Emperor's army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother's armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war...only to find herself sharing a tent with the General's arrogant nephew, Prince Yi.
The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi's last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match...until now.
Can one woman win the war and the prince's heart?

What did I think
First off I want to say thinks to the author for letting me know her book was for free , and even though its book 3 in her series it can be read as a standalone, with that said here is what I thought of it, while it's called Dance: Cinderella retelling , it's doesn't come off like a Cinderella type story ,there is only a little aspect of the Cinderella story and that's where the mother dies and the stepmother and magic ,the rest of the story reminds me 100% of the Disney movie Mulan, which takes place doing the same time period, even though I was looking for more of a Cinderella retelling I ended up loving the story ,the characters , basely everything about the story, so if you never checked this series out you need to. Expressly you love the Disney movie Mulan