Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Books to curl up with: HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE

Books to curl up with: HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE:   Welcome to Wednesday, hump day . Today we are going to review THE CHALKMAN by C,J Tudor this is her debut psychological suspense book  ...

HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE

  Welcome to Wednesday, hump day . Today we are going to review THE CHALKMAN by C,J Tudor this is her debut psychological suspense book


                        BOOK BLURB

  


In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.
     In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead.
     That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.
Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.

                         MY REVIEW

      This is the type of book where you sit down and start to reading and don't put it down until you are done . This book is sent in a small town in England but I will tell you this isn't a sweet cozy mystery . This book bounces between 1986 and 2016 following a group of kids and the aftermath of murder in a small town .  Eddie and the gang are hanging out in a small town in England . They have a secret code of chalk man to let them know where to meet and so on . But things aren't so rosy they have their enemies and their bullies . Oh and the creepy new teacher that seems to be showing up wherever they are . Now bounce ahead to 2016 Eddie is all grown up and teaching in a small school. Thinking life is pretty good until the day a letter comes for him with the drawing of a chalk man . His friends have the same letter all thinking its a joke until one of them dies .  Will Eddie be able to figure everything out and save his own life 
    The characters in this book are very well written and complex . Eddie is actually a pretty screwed up he has a lot of insecurities .  His buddies are a mixture of the big funny guy and the loner . They kind of remind of the goonies with a darker twist . The creepy teacher is well just creepy . He is one weird dude . The cast of characters are well written and you will fall in love with them and also hate some of them at the same time . 
      This is a well written book that will keep you on the edge of your seat . Over all I really enjoyed reading but there were times when I felt that it dragged just a little . Especially in the 1986 part of the story. It just seemed to lag a little bit . Overall this book had me on the edge of my seat and the twist at the end had me going WTH  never saw that coming . So if you want a book that will give you a bookhangover and have you going never saw that coming . Check out CHALK MAN you won't be disappointed . 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Books to curl up with: GOOD FRIDAY MORNING ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD FRIDAY MORNING ALL: Good morning all , we made it to Friday , hope you are all staying warm and reading some great new books . Today I am going to review a new...

GOOD FRIDAY MORNING ALL


Good morning all , we made it to Friday , hope you are all staying warm and reading some great new books . Today I am going to review a new contemporary romance from one of my favourite authors . Lets check out VICE by L.M Pruitt .


                        BOOK BLURB 


     
Everybody is addicted to something....

There are three things Jeannie Jackson knows for certain:

1. Relationships are more trouble than their worth.
2. There's no such thing as too much of a good thing.
3. She's never going back to Cotton Creek.

When tragedy strikes, pulling her back to her hometown and right in to the arms --and bar--of the last man she ever expected to see again, Jeannie starts to wonder what else she's been wrong about and whether love, like every other vice, is too addictive to walk away from....

                     MY REVIEW 
   
    Growing up poor in the small town of Cotton Creek . Jeannie has be humiliated and shunned most of her life . The mean girls group had their fun with her. She left and vowed never to return . That is until the day her sister dies and she has to head home to take care of her sisters kids . But this time things are different and she is stronger and ready to put anyone and everyone in their place . Then she runs into the boy who broke her heart but now he is the man she can't get enough of . Will they be able to put the past behind them and let love bloom . 
     This is a quirky fun read . The characters are well written and complex. Jeannie and Abraham are so hot together in and out of bed . HOLY SMOKE  is all I can say . Jeannie is as tough as nails and trying to keep it together while she settles back into life in Cotton Creek . She is a journalist that is highly regarded and has he own magazine . Its fun to see her out of her element with the kids . She keeps on going and grows stronger and more determined as ever . Abraham is sexy and also sweet . When they are together they are such a great couple . The rest of the cast of characters range from sweet to funny. The kids are the best though . Love Tammy she is trying so hard to be an adult she forgot how to be a kid . Dolly is an actress and is kind of explosive and sweet at the same time . Conway is just a little sweet heart of a boy . You will fall in love with all of them. Trust me on that one . 
     This is a fun read that will keep you on the edge of the seat and cheering with every hurdle they jump over.  The author wraps the funny and the sweet up in a great package .  Noone deserves a happily ever after its Jeannie and Abraham .  I can't wait to see if there is more coming from Cotton Creek . So if you want a quirky fun read that will keep you warm . Check out VICE . 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY MORNING ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY MORNING ALL:  Good morning all , today we have the newest installment of the Maurin Kincaide series . DARKNESS HUNTS by Rachel Rawlings .             ...

GOOD TUESDAY MORNING ALL

 Good morning all , today we have the newest installment of the Maurin Kincaide series . DARKNESS HUNTS by Rachel Rawlings .


                         BOOK BLURB 


    
Maurin Kincaide, Regulator and the long arm of the Council’s law, has made a name for herself chasing after the things that go bump in the night. But, names have power, and there are some who call the darkness home that can use that power against you.
When wolves belonging to the Salem pack start turning up dead, Maurin realizes someone is calling her out, and the trail of blood leads right to Faerie.
Forced to follow their breadcrumbs, Maurin needs to start acting instead of reacting, or the Hunt may soon find themselves the hunted.


                       MY REVIEW 

    Welcome back to Salem and the life Maurin has carved out for herself . As the regulator for the council she is out to get the bad guys along with her friends. Until the day the wolves of the Salem pack start to go missing and Maurin realizes that someone or something is out to get her. So with the help of her fiancĂ© Mason she must take up the mantle of the hunt and become what she is destined to be and figure out who is trying to call her out . 
    I was so excited to read this installment , this series is one of my favourite series out there .  The characters are so well written and you will love each and everyone of them . Maurin is who I want to be when I grow up . She is still kicking butt and doing it with all the snark a woman can have . She actually has grown up a bit in this installment. She is still grieving for her father but when push comes to shove she brings her A game and will stop at nothing to figure it all out . Mason is back and man he is sexier then ever and will protect Maurin and help her become the head of the hunt . We have a new character in this installment . Welcome the FAE they are a pesky bunch and the worst of them is Maurin's ex step mother . Matilda is a few bricks short of a full load and you really want to hate her .  We also meet the hunts man that are loyal to Mason . They are all tall muscled and sexy as sin . You will definitely like them . Wendy is the wise cracking witch that plays a very important role in helping them out .
      This is a great installment of the series , the author took us on such a journey . There were times where I was on the edge of my seat wondering what could happen now .  There are parts where you will laugh, especially when Maurin and her mouth are involved . I read this book in an evening . I strongly suggest you read the other books in the series before you read this one so you know the characters . I hope there are more in this series . I really love all of these characters and can't wait to see what happens .  



Monday, January 8, 2018

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY:    Today is the Release day of COCKSURE by K.l Lynn and Olivia Kelley . Synopsis Niko My life is great. I love my job, ha...