Monday, November 27, 2023

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL:    Good Monday all, I hope you all had a great weekend full of books and if you went black Friday shopping you got lots of books. Today I ha...


   Good Monday all, I hope you all had a great weekend full of books and if you went black Friday shopping you got lots of books. Today I have for you a brand new author and her debut book MORTAL TETHER  by Candice Jarrett.

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 An airborne virus twisted all adults on the planet into immortal monsters that hunt children each nightfall. These creatures can never die. But they can kill. And the infection is spreading.

Days shy of fourteen, Amaia knows she can't save the world. She's got snark and attitude for days, but the upper body strength of a hamster. When Amaia teams up with the cute boy from across the street to rescue an orphaned infant from a horrifying fate, the pair of teens must dig deep for their courage and level up their survival skills STAT. The baby's cries are a screeching dinner bell for hordes of hungry geists, and if Amaia can't keep this baby quiet, she'll be next on the menu.

As Amaia fights both for her new family's survival and to uncover the truth of her older brother Carlos' disappearance, a civilization poisoned by fear threatens to destroy anyone she dares to love.

Amaia will find the people she runs to for help... are the deadliest monsters of all.

                       MY REVIEW 
   The day started off like any other day for Amaia, school and home, fighting with her older brother over the tv but it didn't go the way for long . After watching a weird newscast and seeing Carlo's girlfriend hurt and babbling, things go from bad to worse . After being in the attic for the night Amaia is rescued by her neighbor Liam. Together they try and figure out what is going on. All the parents have just disappeared and come out at night as gross zombie who just want to eat . The only thing that saves them is light when the geists basically blow up and float until sundown. When you feel all alone you find two different groups of kids who are trying to survive but which group do you trust and will the world ever be the same again. What would you do if you knew you would only survive until you turn
 twenty . Would you save the world or save the one person you love the most your family.

   Amaia is a young girl at the age of thirteen, she is thrust into a world where there is no adults and she has to survive anyway she can. At first she comes out as a very naive young girl who has not had a family and a brother who she fought with on a daily business. But as she comes to terms with what happened she really grows and man that girl can fight. She is one stubborn girl who will do anything to find her brother and try and find someplace where her, Liam and baby Sara can feel safe with or without her brother . Liam is the sweet neighbor boy who rescues Amaia, he is such a sweet boy who is nervous and wants to figure out what is going on and wants to stay safe. When push comes to shove though he will stand up for Amaia and keep her safe. We also meet two different groups that want to stay safe. One group is run like a military camp keeping every one working and scavenging for things . The other group was more cordial and fun loving . Each group had its good points and its bad points .  These characters are so likable and you want to keep them all safe through out the story. 

  This is a ya book that really kept me interested, the new take on zombies is very different. There is no way to actually kill them and they will never go away.  I had fun reading and really got a Lord of the Flies vibe to it. and throw in a bit of survivor  you have a good read . This book is geared for kids from 13 and up but you could read it also. The story moves pretty well and you want to cheer for the kids and also want to keep them safe.  Check it out for your tween if you want them to read a fun zombie book without a lot of gore. It would make a great Christmas gift for your young reader. 

Thursday, November 9, 2023


Books to curl up with: TIME TO START THINKING BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS:  Good morning my peeps , yes the title says it all. Time to start thinking about the book people in your life and all the books you can give...


 Good morning my peeps , yes the title says it all. Time to start thinking about the book people in your life and all the books you can give them for Christmas . I do have a great series that any fun loving book lover would love. The Haven Hollow series and book 28 NEWLYWED AND PIXIE-LED  by Hp Mallory and J.R Rain 

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 This town is going to be the death of me…

For a small town, you’d think being the Chief of Police would be a fairly easy gig, right?

Not on your life.

Haven Hollow is proving to be the hardest job I’ve ever had.

If I’m not dealing with bitchy faeries trying to usurp a court I have no interest in ruling, I’m dealing with a curse that’s got the whole town unable to sleep.
Right—Nyquil on Aisle 9 and stat.

If only it could be that easy.

Instead, I’m going on little to no sleep, myself, while the town is basically falling apart.
I’ve got to figure out who’s responsible for this little curse ASAP and put the kibosh on it.
Luckily, I’ve got my husband (well, in name only), Maverick, here to help me. And that relationship is proving to be its own can of worms…
I just hope I can bust some perpetrator butt, and then maybe I can turn to the issue known as ‘Taliyah’s love life,’ which I have a feeling is going to be a hell of a lot harder to fix.

                   MY REVIEW 
 Welcome back to Haven Hollow, there is something that is going on in the hollow . People are not sleeping and town is falling apart . Taliyah is trying to find out what is going on, but it is just getting weirder and weirder out there. Taliyah is running out of steam, lack of sleep is starting to take her down along with everyone else. With Maverick's help she will be able to find out who is doing this but who is going to fix the feelings she is having for husband ( in name only) and what it means to be the chief of police and the queen of winter court, which she doesn't want .  
  If it isn't one thing it is another for the people of Haven Hollow. Taliyah is trying to keep everyone safe . When people start getting hurt from the lack of sleep she is really put to the test. We get to see a more scared and worried side of Taliyah. Maverick well he is still a little prickly, with everything that has happened to him . he really doesn't trust many people . Taliyah is the one person that he trusts with his life and he feels very protective of the winter queen. When you see them together there is electricity in the air and you know they want to be with each other but their own stupid pride will let them . Poppy, Wanda and the gang are back and trying to help out the reason why they aren't sleeping . I am really feeling that these characters are family at this point in the series. 
  This is book 28 but the characters are still relatable and you feel like family with them . The authors have made such a great town in these books , you really want to be part of family. I must admit the beginning of the book was a little boring with the back story going on just a little too long . Once you get into the book you will be cheering them on and wanting to find out what is going on. I really enjoyed this story and love the characters .So if you want a fun series check it out . It would make a great christmas read 

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Books to curl up with: WELL IT'S SATURDAY

Books to curl up with: WELL IT'S SATURDAY:   Good day peeps, took a break from all the Christmas baking I need to get done and decided to read a quick read. THE LOST SHIP book 5 in th...


  Good day peeps, took a break from all the Christmas baking I need to get done and decided to read a quick read. THE LOST SHIP book 5 in the Midlife Mysteries series by Hp Mallory. 

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When a mysterious ship believed to be lost at sea for a decade suddenly appears in the London docks without any sign of her crew nor captain, all of London is abuzz.
But I can’t imagine anyone is more enthralled with this mystery than I am.
And once I see the impressive ship? Well, I can’t explain this overarching desire I have to simply touch it!
But once I make contact with the ship’s hull, I’m overcome with my own excitement and simply faint clean away!
And when I awake?
I’m in the custody of Captain Arthur Giles.
And Captain Giles is not only handsome, but he’s kind, attentive and perhaps the most romantic man I’ve ever met.
But I’m also fairly certain he’s guarding a secret…
Yes, there’s a loneliness that characterizes the captain and one that calls to the loneliness within me.


I don’t know what the bloody hell is going on with the ship that just moored itself in the docks, but it’s a mystery I need to figure out posthaste.
And whoever this blasted captain is who has his eyes set on Philippa…
Well, I don’t like that or him one bit.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in store for me though is the moment I realize I need the help of none other than the reprobate William Spencer.
For I believe Philippa has gotten herself embroiled in something far beyond her understanding…

                      MY REVIEW 
 Things were going along great, Philippa got William back from the garden and everyone is getting along ok. Until the day a mysterious ship comes into the harbour and Inspector Sterling is off to investigate and yes Philippa and Willam follow him to the ship. Grant is trying to figure out how this ship came in and who the heck is Captain Arthur Giles . He has set his eyes on Phillipa and she seems to have fallen under his spell. What she doesn't know is the secret that the captain is hiding and both William and Grant must find a way to break the spell that Phillipa is under before she disappears forever. 

  Now it is up to the boys to save Philippa from a ghost that is charming her into staying with him on the boat.  William is well kind of scared that he will never see his friend again. He is working hard at trying to figure out why she will not wake up . Grant is coming to terms with a few things like he finally realizes that he can't live with out Philippa and that he is in love with her. They come together and fight for Philippa in so many ways . Each of them in their own way. Love how each character changes and grows with each book that comes out 

  This is a fun fast read, that I had done in a couple of hours . I was surprised to see our main character in trouble this time and the men in her life having to figure out and fight to get her back This book really dives deeper into the paranormal side of things  There is a lot more romance also in this book that will have you all happy and blushing . The characters are really becoming very well written and complex . Each of the evolving with each book . I am truly liking this series and can't wait to see what happens next . Will Grant and Philippa ever get together or will William and her gifts always come between them . You will have to read to find out . They are fun fast reads that will have you wanting more.Check out this series you will like it