Sunday, July 03, 2016

What We're About To Do (July 4, 2016 - July 8, 2016)

Due to the fact that the fourth of July is an American holiday, we've decided to take the day off and just hang out at home. Sorry this is late, yesterday we were invited to a lake house for fireworks and food (I mean, free food? Psft yes) and then today we were invited to the lake (same lake) to grill out for lunch. Very American, we know. So we woke up VERY VERY late and didn't have this post ready (We're never ahead), so by the time I woke up Shell was like "Get ready to go" so I'm here now setting this up while she's watching Netflix.......this post is supposed to be her job lol. SHE DOES IT BETTER!

(Review) Dark Guardian by Ammar Habib
It has been four years since Ethan Daniels stepped foot in Crown City. Four long years that he allowed everyone to believe he was dead and gone. But now he's back, and with a vengeance. 

After the gruesome death of his adopted sister at the hands of a merciless gang, there is nothing he wants more than revenge. He can't sleep, he can't think; all he hears are her cries in his ears and all he sees is her death in his mind. 

Ethan comes home to take on one of the world's most notorious crime lords in his bid for revenge, but he doesn't expect a reunion with Katrina, the girl he loved as a boy. After multiple re-encounters with her, Ethan's resolve begins to waver as he is forced to realize that he can't have both love and vengeance. Retribution exacts a price, and fate—well, she has plans of her own. 

(Review) When Night Falls by R'lee R. Coffey
My family’s secrets are like dead corpses shoved into cupboards, abandoned to rot and stew. To be forgotten.
All it took was a freak accident, the death of my best friend, to loosen the lock and let all those secrets waft out, ripe with the smell of betrayal.
In order to tell a story, you have to go back to the beginning; before things get out of control, before the cupboard door breaks open. 

And I, Lucien Kinkaid, am going to do just that.

(Review) Player by M.L. Sparrow
Let the game begin… 

After a tragic accident which leaves her tormented by guilt, Chloe Newman accepts a scholarship to study a St. Joseph’s University. Traveling from England to Texas, the last thing she expects is to meet the schools charming quarterback on her first night. However, Parker Mitchell is a player both on and off the field. 

Parker is immediately fascinated by Chloe and, after a rocky start, they manage to find a way to make their relationship work despite interference from others on campus, including Parkers jealous ex, and the ghosts that haunt Chloe’s conscience. But, the real test comes when they visit Parker’s family over Christmas break and he finds himself being pulled back into their lifestyle... 

(Review) The Spectra Unearthed by Christie Valentine Powell
Keita thought that being a princess was nothing but trouble even before the power-hungry Stygians took over the Spectra kingdoms. Now she’s on the run, hunted at every turn, and able to trust only a few other royal exiles. Of course she’d like to make her life safe again, but standing up to the Stygians means confronting Jasper Smelt. A former friend, Jasper insists he wants nothing more to keep her safe, but his pitch-black dungeon and fiery threats suggest otherwise. 

With help from her friends, Keita escapes, but there is no safe place for former princesses. Banding together despite their different cultures, the girls head into Jasper’s desert kingdom. They soon find themselves in the middle of a conflict between the Stygians and a small rebel group. Hanging in the balance is a colony of children abandoned for having abilities different than their families. Keita wants to help, and she hates feeling helpless. But how can she face Jasper, someone with abilities she couldn’t begin to fight, someone constantly seeking her out, someone who fears everything…except her?

Books We've Reviewed

Pieces Like Pottery: Stories of Loss and Redemption
Tangled Web
Dead as a Doornail
Where Death Is a Hunter
Not Your Mother's Goose
Undressed To The Nines: A Thriller Novel
Bees in Loretta's Bonnet
Let Love In
Let The Waves Come In
The Mine
Learning to Swim
Anissa of Syria

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