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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New series

Whiskey Sour - J.A. Konrath

Looks like I found a new series to add to my series collection that I'm reading

Every one loves free Kindle books

Free for a short time
All.of these are Romance

Running On Empty (LCR Elite, #1) by Christy Reece
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NDVY95K/

(Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family Book series
1: Silberner Sturm by Cynthia Wright
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DJ93EW/

2: Caroline Volume 2 (Rakes & Rebels) by Cynthia Wright
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DJ935G/


Mind Reader
1: Shaken (Mind Reader, #1) by Susan Hatler
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075GM0P0/

Dia Mclearey Novel
1: Dianthe Rising (Dia McLearey, #1) by J.B. Miller
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EXV16VO/


Alice In Wonderland Re Telling
Underground Book
1: Chasing Rabbits (The Underground, #1) by Erin R. Bedford
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FMIJBM2/

Loved it ,

Ghosts of Country Music: Tales of Haunted Honky Tonks & Legendary Spectres - Matthew L. Swayne

Just finished it and I loved it, love reading about the lives of the singers as well as the places they hunt,the one thing I did was that I read this at night before going to bed,oh well.its still a perfect read.With that said I would love to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a chance at reading this book in a change for my honest opinion.

Loved it , a new series I need

The Fifth Petal: A Novel - Brunonia Barry

What is it about:
Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night. Aided by Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims who has returned to town, Rafferty begins to uncover a dark chapter in Salem’s past. Callie, who has always been gifted with premonitions, begins to struggle with visions she doesn’t quite understand and an attraction to a man who has unknown connections to her mother’s murder. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian and sometime-aunt to Callie, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again

What did I think:
This is actually book two in a series called The Lace Reader and while I've never heard of the series or even read anything by this author I'm so glad that I requested a copy of it from Blogging for Books, and that in change for do so this is my honest opinion of what I think of the book,
Brunonia Barry has a way with this series that brings the history of Salem,Massachusetts alive, you get not only a mixture of what present day Salme is like but also what the past Salme was like, it's both fact and fiction mixed so beatufully that it doesn't take anything from the story it self , as your reading your pulled into the dark history of Salma in this page turner about magic,beliefs, love , prejudice , murder and secrets .Can't wait to pick up the first book when I can and read more of this series.

Part 5 of my 2017 January books read


By K. Van Kramer
Actual book

What is it about:In the the year 2205, Earth has been ravaged daily by earthquakes and
devastating weather conditions, leaving nearly 60% of the planet’s
surface in a severe drought. Global warming and Coronal Mass
Ejections from the sun have reached critical levels and scientists
believe that the Earth is facing cataclysmic conditions.

Scientists have been tasked with finding a way to overcome these
drastic food shortages for the sake of humanities survival. Lirren
Lamaar, an agricultural scientist, believes she has the solution
with her creation of genetic mutant seeds that will flourish
in drought conditions. But living in California, ground zero
to the devastating earthquakes, any moment could be her last.

Lirren desperately wants to believe that the Earth can be saved,
but finds herself torn in a world less interested in saving plant life
in favor of a synthetic vitamin. She warns her colleagues against
the synthetics, but her fierce individualism and deep moral courage
causes others to view her as a threat, and with life hanging in the
balance, Lirren is in for far more than she ever imagined.

Lirren’s savant genius teenage son, Logan, also becomes a target
as others seek to exploit his research and ideas. Lirren struggles to
uncover the truth about what is going on and to protect her son.

Just when Lirren sees no way out, she finds an ally in Xanders
Pierson, the Director of Operations and projects for a nearby
commercial space flight company. With conspiracies and plots
against Lirren mounting, is humanities survival, and that of Lirren
and her son, not on Earth, but in the stars

What did I think'
5 stars
First off I once again want to think the author for send me a singed copy of her book, and I'm glad that I picked it up, the story pulls you into it and shows you what our future might be like since we'll already dealing with some of the stuff that is mentioned in her book, as I was reading it all I could think of is alot of this is all ready happening which is a scary thought to have , but the story is still a good one to read, her characters are very believable and I can actually see this as a TV show or movie if they would do it the right way, can't wait to pick up the next book and see what happens.

 

 

 

By C.F. Yetmen
Kindle book:kept
Rating: 4 stars
Historical Fiction

What is it about:
is August 1945 in Wiesbaden, Germany. With the country in ruins, Anna Klein, displaced and separated from her beloved husband, struggles to support herself and her six-year old daughter Amalia. Her job typing forms at the Collecting Point for the US Army’s Monuments Men is the only thing keeping her afloat. Charged with securing Nazi-looted art and rebuilding Germany’s ments, the Americans are on the hunt for stolen treasures. But after the horrors of the war, Anna wants only to hide from the truth and rebuild a life with her family. When the easy-going American Captain Henry Cooper recruits her as his reluctant translator, the two of them stumble on a mysterious stash of art in a villa outside of town. Cooper’s penchant for breaking the rules capsizes Anna’s tenuous security and propels her into a search for elusive truth and justice in a world where everyone is hiding something.

In her debut novel C.F. Yetmen tells a story of loss and reconciliation in a shattered world coming to terms with war and its aftermath.

What did I think:
It took me a little while to get into.the story , but the more I read the more I began to finally like it, what I liked the most about it was how it showed you what it was like in Germany after the war and how no matter how hard it got ,Anna was always so strong no mater what was going on

Challenge: 2017 Around the Year In 52 books:

week 5 A historical fiction 

 

By :J.D. Robb
Hardback
Rating: 5 stars
What is it about:
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart

What did I think:
I love this series ,OK first off I've tried reading her books that she wrote under Nora Roberts but I have to say that I hated the ones that I read, but this series I have no problem with at all , I'm love it, and yes I'm slowly getting them and yes I'm reading them out of order but there just some thing about In The Death Series I just love.this is the only series of her's I'm going to be reading

 

By :Andy McDermott
Five stars
What is it about:
Following in the tradition of Clive Cussler and Matthew Reilly, Andy McDermott takes us a roller-coaster ride in search of the legendary Atlantis.

Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she has found the location of the lost city of Atlantis and now she wants the opportunity to prove her theory. Someone else though wants her dead!
With the help of ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase and beautiful heiress Kari Frost, Nina faces a breakneck race against time around the world, pursued at every step by agents of the mysterious - and murderous - Brotherhood of Selasphoros. From the jungles of Brazil to the mountains of Tibet, from the streets of Manhattan to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the hunt for Atlantis leads to a secret hidden for 11,000 years - which in the wrong hands could destroy civilization as we know it...

What did I think of it:
Sorry for.not updateing my review ,just I've been sick .So glad that I've picked this series back up, so far I've only ever read books 1-2 , so this year I would love to read books 3-7 which I have.love how in this series you get both the mythical lore and the modern take of it, plus the romance is of course great to.

 

By : David Michaels
Genre: Thriller
What is it about:
FREEDOM HAS A COST. ONE MAN PAYS THE PRICE.

In response to the growing use of sophisticated digital encryption to conceal potential threats to the United States, the National Security Agency has ushered forth the new dawn of intelligence-gathering techniques. The top-secret initiative is dubbed Third Echelon.

Its existence denied by the U.S. government, Third Echelon deploys a lone field operative. He is sharp, nearly invisible, and deadly. And he has the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect American freedoms.
His name is Sam Fisher. He is a Splinter Cell

What did I think:
4.5 stars
This one was my pick for week 6 : a book being released as a movie in 2017, this one has been on my TBR for a long time , and I can't believe it took me this long to read it, I actually liked it. It was better then I thought it was going to be.

 

What waits Beneath

Thomas Malafarina's first novel is set in 1965 in his native Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. A young boy is savagely disemboweled in the presence of his friends at an abandoned coal mine by an unidentified creature.

During the investigation, which follows, a Philadelphia television reporter learns from an eccentric old codger a terrible legend about the disastrous history of the mine - a tale about a mine disaster many years ago in which three coal miners were trapped a mile below the surface. Out of desparation, one of the miners sold his soul to Satan in order to get revenge for the disaster. In return, Satan transformed this man into an immortal soul-feeding demon that must remain trapped in the mine until he gathers ninety-nine souls.

How do you kill what can't be killed? How do you stop the unstoppable? Welcome to a place where terror reigns, where unspeakable horror and demonic savagery is the norm; where lost souls writhe and struggle for a freedom that may never come. Welcome to Coogan's mine; the home of Devil Dan.

What did I think:
4.5 stars
first off I want to say sorry for how long it took me to post this and finish this book, its non thing against the book ,its just the last few days I've been sick, with that said I did in fact like the story , it was a hole lot better then I thought it was going to be, its the type of book you want to read on a dark and stormy night . So if you love stories like this then you need to pick this one up and read it , once you start you wan't want to stop . With that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for helping me find a new book as well as a new author to check out, all so I would like to say I was giving a chance at reading it in a change for my honest opinion and this is 100 % my honest opinion.

Sorry guys

Sorry I haven't update anything the last few weeks or days , just I ended up catchimg a stupid cold and it's making.me feel like I'm been hit by a bus.

Another Book TAG

Was on YouTube and I found this tag so I thought I would do it here .

The Rapid Fire Book  TAG

 

Questions

E- Books or physical books? Both ( I love having both ways to read )

 

paper back or hard back? Both

 

online or in- store book shopping? Both ( I do love going to shop for books in store but some time I just can't because of my mild depression and anxiety so  shop both ways)

 

Trilogies or series? Both

 

heroes or villains? heroes

 

A Book You want everyone to read:81 Days Below Zero by Brian. Murphy 

 

Recommend An Underated Book?The Black Earth:The Holocaust as History and Warring by Timothy Snyder

 

The last book you finished: Escape To Phobos by K.Van Kramer

 

The Last Book you bought?The Complete  Leatherstocking Tales ( all 5 books ) by James Fenimore Cooper ( kindle book)

 

Weirdest thing you've used as a bookmark: a paper towel 

 

Used Books: yes or no? Yes

 

Top Three favorite genres: horror, thrillers and ture crime 

 

borrow. Or buy: buy

 

characters or plot? It depends on the book that I'm reading 

 

long or short books: long books

 

long or short chapters: long

 

Name the first three books you think of: Needful Things by Stephen King, Subterranean by James Rollins and Bats by William W. Johnstone

 

Books that make you laugh or cry: both

 

our world or fictional worlds : both

 

audiobooks yes or no? It depends since I mostly listen to classical books  as free audiobooks 

 

Do you ever judge a book by its cover? No

 

book to movie or book to TV adaptations: it depends on how well they do it.

 

a movie  or tv show you preferred to its book? It depends once again on how will they do it, because I tend to like the book better then the movie or tv shows, example: The movie Salem's Lot ( hate the movie but love the book)

 

series or standalones? Both

 

 

My Thoughts on books Iveread so far in 2017 ( January) part 4

Eight 

by W W  Mortensen

ARC: NetGalley ( kept)

Horror
What is it about:
TERROR HAS A NEW SPECIES

Deep in the Amazon, the solution to the global energy crisis has been found; a mysterious source of power set to end our dependency on oil.

When she receives stunning photographs related to the discovery – courtesy of expedition leader and former partner, Ed Reardon – entomologist Rebecca Riley finds herself on the next flight to Brazil, heading down to join the team of scientists assembling there. She hasn’t seen Ed for more than a year, and their relationship hadn’t ended well.

But his revelation is impossible to ignore.

What she and Ed uncover is beyond imagination: strange statues in the jungle… a ruined city built by the refugees of a lost Pacific continent… and a terrifying new species of animal.

Forced to confront a crippling childhood phobia she’d thought long dead and buried, Rebecca realises this new species is no ordinary enemy.

It is an ancient enemy, one whose very existence has implications for all of humankind… and the planet itself.

What did I think:
My rating: 5
OMG this book was and is a great read, it had me hooked from the very start to the very end, as well as sitting on the edge of my bed, so glad that I picked it up, and as soon. I can I'm picking up a copy to add to my library. Once again thinks NetGalley for helping me find a new book as well as a new author to check out, all so I would like to say I was giving a chance at reading it in a change for my honest opinion and this is 100 % my honest opinion,also on a side note don't pick this up if you want to sleep a night.

 

The Girl on the Stairs

by V.J. Chambers

old title: Rough Edges

kindle book ( kept)

Suspense

What is it about:
Has the killer escaped prison... or was she never caught?

True crime writer Samson Black remembers the trial and the headlines... twelve-year-old Lola Ward cowering on the stairs, paralyzed by fear, while Nicholas Todd murdered her parents and took her hostage. She barely escaped with her life and later testified against Todd. Nicholas Todd told a very different story. A preposterous tale of a diabolical twelve-year-old with nerves of steel. Nicholas Todd went to prison.

Eleven years later, Lola’s all grown up—brash, confident, and alluring. She’s ready to tell her story, and she wants Samson Black to write it. Samson would love to reveal the truth about that fateful night and resurrect his flagging career. But before he can make sense of Lola’s twisty tale, Todd escapes from prison, seeking revenge against the woman-child who betrayed him.

Now, Sam’s life is in danger. But from who? The escaped con hot on his heels, or the woman at his side

What did I think:
My Rating: 4
This would of been a five but it kind of reminds me of a ARC called Moral Defense By Marcia Clarkwhich I read last year, both is about a young girl who loses her family to murder.But there are other similar aspects as well, to find out what I mean you just have to pick up both of them and read them.

 

Kindle book ( deleted)

Suspense

What is it about.
May 1975, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union strategically buried 32 briefcase sized nuclear weapons in and around prominent civilian targets in the United States.

It also happened to be Michael Forsythe's first month on the job as an FBI agent.

Thirty-eight years later, Forsythe is just weeks from retirement when he learns an old KGB friend has surfaced in the company of Muslim extremists. When Forsythe discovers his friend was originally responsible for burying most of the nuclear weapons on US soil, he suddenly becomes involved in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy all he holds dear.

Now its a desperate race against time

What did I think
My rating: 1
I just couldn't get in to it at all.

Challenges:
2017 Around The Year In 52 books:
Week 4: a title that doesn't contain the litter E:

reply | edit | delete | flag *

 

My Thoughts on the books I've read so far in 2017 ( January) ( part 3)

 Ararat 
by Christopher Golden
ARC; NetGalley

Horror

What is it about:
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden’s supernatural thriller about a mountain adventure that quickly turns into a horrific nightmare of biblical proportions.

Fans of Dan Simmons’ The Terror will love Ararat, the thrilling tale of an adventure that goes awry. When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. The artifact tempts their professional curiosity; so they break it open. Inside, they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man that they expected, a hideous creature with horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain…but they are not alone.

What did I think:
rating: 5 stars
What did I think:
OMG I just finished it and I loved it, if you've ever read anything by James Rollins then you need to pick this book up, because the story is kind of like something he would and could of wrote, once I started to read it, I just couldn't seem to put it down, it pulled me into the story and I was hooked, the more I read of it the more I had to know what was going on and what was going to happen next, so this is a must read if you love thrillers that is non stop, from beginning to the very end, once again I have to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a chance at reading what turned out to be a really great book for me to read and for helping me find a new author to check out, as well as a chance to review it in change for my honest opinion

Challenges: 2017 Around the year i 52 books:
week:40: a book published in 2017

 

 

 The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen, #1) 
by Joey W. Hill

erotic paranormal romance ( f/m, m/m, m/f/m) 
paper back

What is it about:
Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth is a centuries-old vampire who's been given a new servant - Jacob, a total alpha male unaccustomed to submitting to any woman's wishes. What really binds Jacob to her are not her sensual midnight hungers, but something far more provocative. It stirs her blood, renews her life, and awakens her soul like only true love can. The passion between Elyssa and Jacob yields something else unexpected - a shared history that reaches back through the centuries and is fated to challenge their destiny like nothing ever will again

What did I think:
rating:5 stars
I'm so glad that I've picked this series up once more.But I do have to say that it is for 18 and older because it is a erotic romance series.

My Thoughts of Books I've read so far in 2017, part 2

Fringe 
by J.J. Adams

SCI- FI

What was it about:
Fringe:
What the book is about:Fringe, a self-taught genius named Peter Bishop and FBI agent Olivia Dunham team up to investigate paranormal activity. They seek help from Bishop’s father, Walter, a brilliant (but possibly insane) scientist who is being held in a mental institution. Fringe explores mysteries of the paranormal as well as the relationships between the characters, and is steeped in mythology.
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. The series follows Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, and Walter Bishop, all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston,Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. The series has been described as a hybrid of The X-Files, Altered States, and The Twilight Zone.
The series format combines elements from procedural dramas and serials. The series began as a more traditional mystery-of-the-week series and became more serialized in later seasons. A majority of episodes contain a standalone plot, with several episodes also exploring the series' overarching mythology.
Early critical reception of the first season was lukewarm but became more favorable in subsequent seasons, when the series began to explore its mythology, including parallel universes and alternate timelines. The show, as well as the cast and crew, has been nominated for many major awards.
My rating: 2 stars
Kept/deleted: deleted
Why: the book is completely sporilers of the TV show from season 1-4( haven't seen all the shows even though I do own season 1-3 on DVD )
Challenges : 2017 around the year in 52 books:week 3 : a book you meant to read in 2016
2017 Big Book challenge:647 pages

 

Needful Things A Novel 
By:Stephen King

Horror
paper back

what was it about:
Needful Things: A Novel:
What is it about:
Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.

“There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?”

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is a peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign handing on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware
My rating:5 stars

Why: it's one.of my all time favorite books of Stephen King,so glad my sister got me a new copy for 2016 Christmas ,it's been forever since I've read it.Even though it's been a while I actually remember some of it .
Challenges: 2017 Around The Year in 52 Books:
Week 18: a really long book (600+ pages)
2017 Big Book challenge:943

 

 

 


Noble Man A Jake Noble Spy Thriller Series book 1 (Noble Man Series) 
by William Miller

Suspense
kindle book: deleted

What was it about:
What it's about:
Disavowed agent Jake Noble is living on his boat, trying to scrape together enough money for his mother’s cancer treatment when the CIA offers him one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for one last mission.

Bati Ramos, daughter of a Philippine diplomat, has been snatched off the street in broad daylight. She is diabetic and will die without insulin.

With the clock ticking on Bati’s life, Noble delves back into the seedy underbelly of Manila’s sex trade. What he finds goes deeper than a random kidnapping.
**Between 21 and 30 million people live in slavery. Most are women and children. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the fight against human trafficking*
My rating:2

Why: while I love the.idea of a portion of the proceeds from the sale.of.this book goes to the fight against human trafficking , I just couldn't get into the story ,there was hardly anything happening.
Challenges: 2017 Big Book challenge:647 pages

My thoughts on books I've read so far in 2017 ( January) part 1


January


Ink and Bone 
by:Lisa Unger

ARC: NetGalley ( kept) ( re read)

thriller
What is it about :Read this bestselling “instant page-turner! A race-against-the-clock thriller” (Lisa Gardner) which readers voted a Best Book of 2016 finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.

Merri Gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery. Merri’s not a believer, but she’s just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she’s not too late. Time, she knows, is running out.

As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger is building a sense of place for The Hollows that rivals Stephen King's Castle Rock for continuity and creepines

2016 NetGalley

My Rating: 5 stars

Why: because it was even better this time around ,glad I picked it back up in the new year

Challenge: ARound The Year In 52 Books:
Week 1: read a book from the Goodreads Choice Awards list 2016

 


The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
by Kimberly Derting
Nook book

Teen & Young Adult
What is it about:
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer.. she might become his next prey.

Challenges: 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books:
week2: A book with at least 2 perspectives ( multiple POVs)


What did I think of it:
rating: 3 stars

Not going in to too much detail about this book, only it wasn't as good as I was hoping for, the romance in it took to muck away from what the story was to be about. Not sure at this time is I want to pick up the rest of this series.

Must read,just don't read it at night

EIGHT: Terror Has A New Species - WW Mortensen

TERROR HAS A NEW SPECIES

Deep in the Amazon, the solution to the global energy crisis has been found; a mysterious source of power set to end our dependency on oil.

When she receives stunning photographs related to the discovery – courtesy of expedition leader and former partner, Ed Reardon – entomologist Rebecca Riley finds herself on the next flight to Brazil, heading down to join the team of scientists assembling there. She hasn’t seen Ed for more than a year, and their relationship hadn’t ended well.

But his revelation is impossible to ignore.

What she and Ed uncover is beyond imagination: strange statues in the jungle… a ruined city built by the refugees of a lost Pacific continent… and a terrifying new species of animal.

Forced to confront a crippling childhood phobia she’d thought long dead and buried, Rebecca realises this new species is no ordinary enemy.

It is an ancient enemy, one whose very existence has implications for all of humankind… and the planet itself.

What did I think:
My rating: 5
OMG this book was and is a great read, it had me hooked from the very start to the very end, as well as sitting on the edge of my bed, so glad that I picked it up, and as soon. I can I'm picking up a copy to add to my library. Once again thinks NetGalley for helping me find a new book as well as a new author to check out, all so I would like to say I was giving a chance at reading it in a change for my honest opinion and this is 100 % my honest opinion,also on a side note don't pick this up if you want to sleep a night.

I'll post as soon as i can on my book reviews , you might see three or four different books in one post that way it'll save time 

2017 Around The Year In 52 Books update /plus notes

The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting

What is it about :Read this bestselling “instant page-turner! A race-against-the-clock thriller” (Lisa Gardner) which readers voted a Best Book of 2016 finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.

Merri Gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery. Merri’s not a believer, but she’s just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she’s not too late. Time, she knows, is running out.

As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger is building a sense of place for The Hollows that rivals Stephen King's Castle Rock for continuity and creepines

2016 NetGalley

My Rating: 5 stars

Why: because it was even better this time around ,glad I picked it back up in the new year

Challenge: ARound The Year In 52 Books:
Week 1: read a book from the Goodreads Choice Awards list 2016


[bookcover:The Body Finder|6261522]
by [author:Kimberly Derting|2755160]
Nook book
What is it about:
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer.. she might become his next prey.

Challenges: 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books:
week2: A book with at least 2 perspectives ( multiple POVs)


What did I think of it:
rating: 3 stars

Not going in to too much detail about this book, only it wasn't as good as I was hoping for, the romance in it took to muck away from what the story was to be about. Not sure at this time is I want to pick up the rest of this series.

The Reading Habit Tag

1: Do you have a certain place in your home for reading: yes , I love to read in my bed room.

2: Bookmark or random piece of paper? Both

3:Can you  just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages: anytime

4:Do you eat or drink while read: no

5: multitasking: music or TV while reading: no

6:one book at a time or several at once: one book at a time ( while I do list several books as reading at the same time on Goodreads,it's actually one book at a time, the list just helps me to remember what books I want to read next)

7: reading at home or everywhere: everywhere ( I always have an actual book with me as well as my iPad and phone to read on)

8: reading out loud or silently in your head: silently in my head 

9:Do you read ahead or even skip pages:  neither ( becouse if I'm enjoying a book by a 100 pages or more then I'm done )

10:Barking the spine or keeping it like new: keeping it like new

11:Do you write in your books: I just put the date of when I got it and if its a gift from who's it from.

 

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