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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First actually book of Booktube athon done

Scent of Danger (The Phoenix Agency Book 3) by Desiree Holt
Scent of Danger
By:Desiree Holt
Romance
5 stars



What is it about:
Kelly Monroe was shocked when her dog, Xena, a Caucasian Ovcharka seemed to bond at once with Rick Latrobe, a partner in the high profile Phoenix Agency. Ovcharkas are known for linking with only their owners. But Xena is picking up Rick’s wave length, very much aware when an attempt is made on Rick’s life and sensing all kinds of danger signals related to Rick’s current project: ferrying a shipment of arms to a private security cadre in Iraq. Rick is nearly killed when the shipment is stolen by terrorists who are hot on his trail. Only Kelly and Xena—coached by members of The Lotus Circle to expand the psychic link between the three of them—can keep him safe. As Rick scrambles to learn who’s behind the whole mess, the relationship he and Kelly have deepens. But Xena is the real star, not only signaling when danger is at hand but “sniffing” out the killers.

My thoughts: 
OMG I need to get the rest of this series and read it, it has everything in it that I love , an amazing dog, steamy hot romance, hot guys and action , as well as steamy sex scenes , will be getting the rest of this series as soon as I can, with that said I would love to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me the chance at finding a new series to fall in love with.

First book for Booktube athon DNF 100%

Wayne and Ford The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero by Nancy Schoenberger
0 star rating
What's it's about:
John Ford and John Wayne were two titans of classic film and made some of the most enduring movies of all time. The genre they defined--the Western--still matters today. 
For over twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, a son of Irish immigrants known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was renowned for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John "Duke" Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in "B" Westerns, but he was strapping and incredibly handsome, and Ford saw his potential. In 1939 Ford made Wayne a star in Stagecoach, and from there the two men established a close, often turbulent relationship.
Their most productive years saw the release of one iconic film after another: Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. But by 1960, the bond of their friendship had frayed, and Wayne felt he could move beyond his mentor with his first solo project, The Alamo. Few of Wayne's following films would have the brilliance or the cachet of a John Ford Western but, taken collectively, the careers of these two men changed movie making in ways that endure to this day. Despite the decline of the Western in contemporary cinema, its cultural legacy, particularly the type of hero codified by Ford and Wayne--tough, self-reliant, and unafraid to fight but also honorable, trustworthy, and kind--resonates in everything from Star Wars to today's superhero franchises.
Drawing on previously untapped caches of letters and personal documents, Nancy Schoenberger dramatically narrates a complicated, poignant, and iconic friendship, and the lasting legacy of that friendship on American cultur.

My thoughts:
DNF 100%
Sadly I'm DNF it, I just can't get in to the author's writing style at all, funny thing is I was actually hoping to like this book since it was about John Wayne, and I love his movies, grow up watching them with my dad, but the way the author talks about him ,it's like she's never seen any of his movies .It's like she's putting him and the other old Time movie actors down , so I won't be finish it.With that said I would like to.say thinks to NetGalley for at least giving me a chance to give it a try in a change for my honest opinion
 
 

 

Booktube a thong and Read Your E-reader a thon( update)4 books done:

Some of my Booktube a thon books fits the challenges for my read your e reader a thon

So I'm also counting them for that .

Booktube A Thon

7/24/17-7/30/17

Challenges:

1/ Read a book with a person on the cover: (ARC NetGalley) Romance: 7/24/27 five stars
2/ Read a hyped book.(ARC NetGalley) Thriller 7/24/17 five stars
✔3/ Finish a book in one day..( Kindle book)( Paranormal & Urban)7/25/17 4 stars 
✔4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.( ARC NetGalley) Thriller 7/25/17 3.5 stars
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors. (Kindle ) horror
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover. ( Harlequin romance)
7/ Read seven books.( paper back) Western ( this could also count for challenge 1 )

 

Read Your E Reader a thon

7/24/17-8/14/17

✔1:Read a book where the authors name begins with the letter S:( crossover from Booktube athon) Kindle book
2:read your favorite summer genre:( Thriller) Kindle book,  7/24/17 7/25/17
3:read a book that takes place doing the summer time:.( Horror)( Kindle book)
4:read a book with summer colors,items,or sunshine on the cover:( cozy mystery)(nook)
5:read a book about a trip to the beach or ocean ( crossover from Booktube athon)(Kindle) horror
6:read a sizzling hot romance: (.ARC NetGalley )( Harlequin Romance),7/24/17
7:long summer day-to-day read a book that finially finishes a series:  ( Kindle) horror( has all 8 books in the series)

 

Steamy hot romance: 1

Thrillers 1

2 read a thons start tomorrow

I'm doing 2 read a thons which starts tonight at 12:00am

Booktube A Thon

7/24/17-7/30/17

Challenges:

1/ Read a book with a person on the cover: ( ARC NetGalley)(Non fiction) or this one (ARC NetGalley) Romance
2/ Read a hyped book.(ARC NetGalley) Thriller
3/ Finish a book in one day..( Kindle book)( Paranormal & Urban)
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.( ARC NetGalley) Thriller
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors. (Kindle ) horror
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover. ( Harlequin romance)
7/ Read seven books.( paper back) Western ( this could also count for challenge 1 )

 

Read Your E Reader a thon

7/24/17-8/14/17

1:Read a book where the authors name begins with the letter S:( crossover from Booktube athon) Kindle book
2:read your favorite summer genre:( Thriller) Kindle book
3:read a book that takes place doing the summer time:.( Horror)( Kindle book)
4:read a book with summer colors,items,or sunshine on the cover:( cozy mystery)(nook)
5:read a book about a trip to the beach or ocean ( crossover from Booktube athon)(Kindle) horror
6:read a sizzling hot romance: (.ARC NetGalley )( Harlequin Romance)
7:long summer day-to-day read a book that finially finishes a series:  ( Kindle) horror( has all 8 books in the series)

Booktube A Thon

Anyone planning to do Booktube A Thon, 

Starts 7/24/17-7/30/17
And the challenges:
The 2017 Reading Challenges:
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.
2/ Read a hyped book.
3/ Finish a book in one day.
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7/ Read seven books.

To find out what it is go to BooktubeAThon on YouTube 

 

Update on my 2017 Around The Year In 52 Books

 

Book covers:✔ The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting,✔ Fringe by J.J. Adams DNF✔, Fury From Within by Francis Smith DNF✔,✔ 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✔, Moving In (Moving In #1) by Ron Ripley✔, DEEP by J.T. Lomasney, Shadows Gray (Shadows #1) by Melyssa Williams, 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✔, Frankenstein The Complete Collection (Both 1818 and 1831 Versions) (Annotated) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


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 Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson( DNF),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, Off The Grid (Joe Pickett, #16) by C.J. Box✔, 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✔, The Shining by Stephen King✔,The Emperor's Revenge (The Oregon Files, #11) by Clive Cussler✔, Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2) by Stephen King

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 read:33
✔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): The Emperor's Revengeby Clive Cussler7/2/17
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!7/9/17
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);Doctor Sleep
✔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 6/21/17 
✔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. 

History comes to life

Scars of Independence America's Violent Birth by Holger Hoock
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
By:Holger Hoock

What's it's about:
magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America’s founding

The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It’s a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this deeply researched and elegantly written account of America’s founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war—one that shaped the nation, and the British Empire, in ways we have only begun to understand.

In Scars of Independence, Hoock writes the violence back into the story of the Revolution. American Patriots persecuted and tortured Loyalists. British troops massacred enemy soldiers and raped colonial women. Prisoners were starved on disease-ridden ships and in subterranean cells. African-Americans fighting for or against independence suffered disproportionately, and Washington’s army waged a genocidal campaign against the Iroquois. In vivid, authoritative prose, Hoock’s new reckoning also examines the moral dilemmas posed by this all-pervasive violence, as the British found themselves torn between unlimited war and restraint toward fellow subjects, while the Patriots documented war crimes in an ingenious effort to unify the fledgling nation.

For two centuries we have whitewashed this history of the Revolution. Scars of Independence forces a more honest appraisal, revealing the inherent tensions between moral purpose and violent tendencies in America’s past. In so doing, it offers a new origins story that is both relevant and necessary—an important reminder that forging a nation is rarely bloodless.

My Thoughts
5 stars
The perfect book to finish reading on July the 4th or any time you want to read about our history and our past, Mr.Hoock has a way that brings this story to life , it's like you can see and feel every thing they went through, it brings to life how colonial citizens split between Loyalists, Rebels and those who just wanted to be left alone. , How prisoners during the revolutionary war, with examples including Loyalist and British subjects was imprisoned in an abandoned mine in Connecticut underground, to American patriots serving sentences aboard the HMS Jersey in New York Harbor, as well as how malnutrition and poor treatment caused many unnecessary deaths for prisoners. It even includes black and white drawings .With that said I would like to say thinks to NetGalley for giving me a chance at read Mr.Hoock's book and find out more about our history,in change for my honest opinion.
 
 

 

The Tea Planter's Wife , unfortunately I DNF 100%

The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
The Tea Planter's Wife
By:Dinah Jefferies
Historical fiction

What's it's about:
novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences

My thoughts:
DNF 100%
First of I want to say I started out actually enjoining the book ,the prologue made me want to read it, but the more I read of it ,along the way it just stopped be interesting to me, I even stopped read it and then went back to it and re started it over but not once did it pick up my interested or became engrossing like it was the first couple of pages. Maybe down the road I'll give it another ago but for right now it's DNF 100%, with that said maybe others will like it a hole lot better then I , so I would like to say thinks to Blogging for books for at least giving me a chance at reading it in a change for my honest opinion

Didn't like the main characters but I did like the story itself

 




The Girls in the Water
by: Victoria Jenkins

what's it about:
The first one had been an accident. He had never intended to kill her. But as he looked down at her body, he knew there would be a next one…’

When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter’s morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer.

Days later, a second girl goes missing. It seems the two shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls?

As the detectives start to piece together the clues, Chloe realises that she too is in danger – as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden.

Alex and Chloe are determined to find the killer before more lives are lost…

What did I think:
3 stars
While I did like the story and how it pulled me into the story I just couldn't love it like I wanted to , the main reason was the 2 main characters , they just got on got on my nerves so much that there was times I wanted to just out it down and not finish it at all, but I kept hoping that I would find something I would like about them, but that's kind to do when they both seem like all they do is think of themselves. Hopefully in the next book their be a bite better , but even though I disliked the main characters I did like the story, with that said I want to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a change at reading a new to me author and her new series ,in change for my honest opinion.Note:
it took me from June 25 2017 to July the 3 ,2017 to read because of the 2 main characters Alex King and Chloe Lane

My main July TBR

Reading:1: The Girls in the Water (Detectives King and Lane, #1) by Victoria Jenkins,2: Pirate (Fargo Adventure, #8) by Clive Cussler,and 3: Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Rest of my TBR is:
Hero (Hero #1) by Jennifer Li Shotz 4, Guardian (Classified K-9 Unit #1) by Terri Reed: 5, 6: The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies ,7 The Awakening (Alliance Vampire) by Shannon Drake ,  8 Next by Michael Crichton,9  Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) by Keri Arthur, 10 Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid! by John Howard Reid, 11 Temple of the Jaguar (Nick Caine, #1) by J.R. Rain,and 12 Scars of Independence America's Violent Birth by Holger Hoock 

 

 

Reading:1: The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins,2: Pirate by Clive Cussler and  3:Dreamcatcher by Stephen King ( Stephen King book for July) 

Rest of TBR 
4: Hero by Jennifer Li Shotz, 5: Guardian by Terri Reed, 6: The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies, 7: The Awakening by Heather Graham, 8: Next by Michael Crichton,9: Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur, 10: Classic Movies the Best and the Worst Pictures to See! Films to Avoid! by John Howard Reid, 11:Temple of the Jaguar by J.R. Rain,and 12: Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth by Holger Hoock 

Other one I DNF 100%

The Oldest Enigma of Humanity The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings by Bertrand David
The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings
By: Bertrand David

What's it's about:

Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a time when man’s sole purpose was surviving? And why, some ten thousand years later, did startlingly similar animal paintings appear once again, on dark cave walls?

Scholars and archaeologists have for centuries pored over these works of art, speculating and hoping to come away with the key to the mystery. No one until now has ever come close to elucidating either their origin or their meaning.

In their stunning book and for the first time, David and Lefrère, after working together for years, give us a new understanding of an art lost in time, revealing what had until recently remained unexplainable—the oldest enigma in humanity has been solved.

My thoughts
DNF 100%
Just can't get in to it, have re started it four times since yesterday ,and still can't get past the chapter I'm on.
There's nothing I like about, and it's not keeping my attention at all. With that said I would like to say thinks to NetGalley for at least giving me a chance at reading it in a change for my honest opinion
 
 

 

DNF 100%

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
Girl in Snow
By: Danya Kukafka

What's it's about:
WHO ARE YOU WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING?

When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory.

My thoughts:
DNF 100%
Just can't get in to it, have re started it four times since yesterday ,and still can't get past the chapter I'm on.
There's nothing I like about, and it's not keeping my attention at all. With that said I would like to say thinks to NetGalley for at least giving me a chance at reading it in a change for my honest opinion.

DNF 100 %

Ninth City Burning
by : J. Patrick Black
SCF-fi ( dystopian)
1 star DNF 100%
What's if about:
For fans of Ender's Game, Red Rising, and The Hunger Games comes an explosive, epic science fiction debut...

Cities vanished, gone in flashes of world-shattering destruction. An alien race had come to make Earth theirs, bringing a power so far beyond human technology it seemed like magic. It was nearly the end of the world--until we learned to seize the power, and use it to fight back.

The war has raged for five centuries. For a cadet like Jax, one of the few who can harness the enemy's universe-altering force, that means growing up in an elite military academy, training for battle at the front--and hoping he is ready. For Naomi, young nomad roaming the wilds of a ruined Earth, it means a daily fight for survival against the savage raiders who threaten her caravan.

When a new attack looms, these two fledging warriors find their paths suddenly intertwined. Together with a gifted but reckless military commander, a factory worker drafted as cannon fodder, a wild and beautiful gunfighter, and a brilliant scientist with nothing to lose--they must find a way to turn back the coming invasion, or see their home finally and completely destroyed

My thoughts:
I made a mistake when I requested this one to read and review, a big mistake on my part, here's why:
first off I can't see where any Harry Potter fans might actually like this, ok so you have a kid going up against an enemie , but that's it there's no magic at all like there is in Harry Potter , another is it says fans of Ender, Starship Troopers and those who love to watch and read manga -style armored mobile suits will love it which is true, but sadly I don't, it could be because I don't read or watch manga , but that's not the problem because I've seen the first Starship Troopers movie and actually liked it while I hated the others that came after it and I'm actually going to re start the Ender series in which I did in fact like the first book, this book Ninth City Burning just isn't something I will ever pick up again, and you might ask why: those no back story to it at all , your just throwing in to the story with no why of no know how this world came to be, plus it every chapter your getting a new character way to fast, you get into reading about one character then the next then you meet another one , and so on , it got me so mixed up that I had to go back and re read the last chapter before I could move on to the one I was on, and once again you don't get that much of a back story to the characters, it doesn't even tell you how they find how if your one of the few that can harness- the enemy's universe altering force. With that said I would like to say thinks to Blogging For Books for send me a copy of Ninth City Burning in a change for my honest opinion which this is

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.