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The Chain by Adrian Mckinty

Book Summary:
You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim’s parents kidnap yet another child, and most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don’t kidnap a child, or if the next parents don’t kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of The Chain.

My Review:

The Chain was such a good thriller/mystery read for adults. The storyline was so interesting and very original. I liked the characters within the book also.

Rachel is a survivor in the book. She beaten cancer and is next on the chain. When she head to her doctor appointment, the unthinkable happen. Her daughter is kidnap, she must pay ransom and kidnap another kid to continue the chain. Rachel teams up with Pete and they quickly work together to get Kylie home.

Kylie in the book is very clever girl. She tries hard coming up with way to escape. I like how we see Kylie point of view when she gets kidnap. We get a glimpse on how the little girl hanging in there. Will Kylie be able to make home alive?

This book is full of crazy twists and turns you don’t see coming. The chain is watching your every move, one bad mistake can cost your life. I got so engrossed in the book and it’s a quick read. If your in a mood for a thriller/mystery read then you should try The Chain.

Happy Reading!!!

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The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Book Summary:
Welcome to the Kingdom… where ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t just a promise, but a rule.
Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species–formerly extinct–roam free.
Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.
But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana’s memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty–and what it truly means to be human.

My Review:

The Kingdom is such an unique read. I like how original the storyline was and enjoy the characters within the book.

Ana in the book is a Fantasist, kinda like a robot princess. She was built to entertain the kids at the park along with her other sister’s princess. Everything was going good for her until she run into Owen. Somehow she become aware with human emotions and changes within the kingdom and her sisters. What secrets lurk within The Kingdom walls?

I love how the book is set in a amusement park in the future. It told in flashes from the future and the past. It’s a mix of scifi and fantasy. Such a creepy read and nice twist at the end. I hope the story continues with more books. Looking for a fun new read, then check out The Kingdom.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} A House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig

Book Summary:
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

My Review:

House of Salt and Sorrow was such a awesome read. I really love this new twisted version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It was haunting and very beautiful written. I did love the characters, mostly the sisters bond for each other.

Annaleigh is the main character. She would do anything to protect her sisters. When every in town think the sisters are cursed, no one wants to deal with that. Then a mysterious stranger walk into town, he may hold answers to what’s going on. Can she really trust this stranger?

This book lends you to a magical place the girls escape to dance the night away. Can they really trust anything in they see there?

This book is like a mind game experience. With so many magical elements and ghost lurking around. Hard to believe what it real anymore. It filled with magical adventures, death, and romance. It can be dancing your way onto your shelves on Aug 6th. You would want to add this on your TBR.

Happy Reading!!!!

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The Best Lies by Sara Lyu

Book Summary:
Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like.
She was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend—her soulmate—who understood her better than anyone else in the world.
But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest—
And it was Elise who pulled the trigger.
Was it self-defense? Or something deeper, darker than anything Remy could have imagined? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her.
Told in alternating timelines, Thelma and Louise meets Gone Girl in this twisted psychological thriller about the dark side of obsessive friendship.

My Review:

The Best Lies was such a thrill ride. I really did enjoy the story and love the characters in it.

Remy and Elise are prefect for each other. They been through a lot of tough times together and are hardly ever a part. What happens when one of them just snap?

Right off bat the book starts off with Jack’s death. It is told in flashbacks on Remy and Elise friendship, and up until that night. With Remy still in shock and trying to come into grips what happen. Is she willing to protect Elise, and what really happen to Jack?

This book was a roller coaster ride. I really was hooked onto the story from begining until to end. I’m glad I picked it on sale for 50% at barnes and nobles, and gave it a shot. The cover is so sweet and innocent. Could read this book over and over again. If your in mood for some new mystery/thriller reads, you’ll be in for a treat.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Book Summary:
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story . . . until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.
Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.

My Review:

I really do enjoy reading Riley Sager books so much. He is known to have such amazing twists in his mystery/thrillers books. He is one of my favorite adult books reader.

This book start out at the fancy, hotel. Where the celebrities and the rich stay.

For Jules it was her big break to start over, she becomes an apartment sitter. Pretty simple enough, live in a very nice apartment and follow some strange rules for three months. Jules even try to make friend with a fellow apartment sitter. But her new friend disappear, then things don’t seem right at home. What dark secrets lurking behind the walls of Bartholomew?

This book is slow start, but picks up pretty good in the middle. I did have fun guessing throughout the book. The twist at the end, was shocking crazy. That you must read for yourself. If your in mood for an good mystery then check Lock Every Door on July 2.

Happy Reading!!!!

Here is Riley Sager. I met him at book expo.

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{Arc Review} The Haunted by Danielle Vega

Book Summary:
From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.
Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying low, but when she’s suddenly welcomed into the popular crowd at school, things don’t go as expected.
Hendricks learns from her new friends that the fixer-upper her parents are so excited about is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. Hendricks doesn’t believe it. Until she’s forced to. Blood-curdling screams erupt from the basement, her little brother wakes up covered in scratches, and something, or someone pushes her dad down the stairs. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.

My Review:

What goes bump in the night at Steele House?

Hendricks about to the learn that something scary lives in her new home. When she starts a new life, she did not mean being a part of a ghost story. Being the new girl is hard as it is, also dealing with stress from the past. With so much going on, is she really loosing her mind, or something evil is in her new home?

This book was a fast pace read. It leaves you on the edge of the seat. You will questioning what real or not. Only you must read and find the answers yourself. Be warn you might be spending time with lights on after reading this book. This book was recently release, so enjoy.

Happy Reading!

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WWW Wednesday

Thanks to my co editor, Stay Fetters fromAcourtofcoffeeandbooks for this banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

A Curse of Dark and Lonely was so good. Comes out in January next year. Closer to release date will post my review. If you love beauty and beast retellings then watch out for this read.

Also finish up Lux Consequences. Which I did enjoy. Been so busy trying to finish up the series.

Currently Reading:

Yes finishing up the finale book in Lux Series.

Reading Next:

I’m so looking for The Darkest Stars after my binge read of series.

Sorry things be busy and have not been reviewing much. I did saw Jennifer L Armentrout and author Brigid Kemmerer at a signing event this week. That why I been so busy binge reading their books.

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Happy Halloween ~ Bella Bloopers

Happy Halloween my readers! It time for some new Bella Bloopers. For the new readers, not all pictures are gonna be good for the blog. So what to do with the funny pictures make bloopers. Fun behind the scenes of the photo shoots. Plus a bonus picture of Bella all dress up for Halloween. Happy Reading!!!

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What The Woods Keep by Katya De Becerra

Book Summary:
What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page.
On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.
Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.
As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality.

My Review:

I did enjoyed this book. It starts out pretty strong the story. Then towards the end, it was out of this world. The storyline I liked and the characters in it.

Hayden, trying to put the past behind her. I like how brave she is for returning home. After everything that happen with her mom, can she find the answers to her past?

Del, I liked her also in the book. She and Hayden have a cool bond as friends. Del will have her back no matter what happens. Will she still be there for her once Hayden discover the secrets to her past?

The book pace was quick and there tons of secrets going on in Hayden’s hometown. There some twist and turn. For people you like mysteries, dark secrets and a good fall read. You guys might enjoy this read. If you unsure about this book, then try it at the library.

You ready to enter the woods???

Happy Reading!!

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Black Wings Beatings by Alex London

Book Summary:
The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.
Brysen strives to be a great falconer–while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.
Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he’s long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother’s future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a little something different and fun. I learned a lot on falconer. I did liked the two main characters in the book. They were entertaining.

Brysen, I liked him a little bit in the book. He was kinda dumb in the book but later grows on you. He kept everyone entertained throughout the story. Brysen believes doing things out of love without thinking, so how much trouble can he get into?

Kylee, I liked her a lot in the book. She mostly uses her brains a lot and always bailing out her twin brother. When her brother gets into big trouble, will she be able to save him?

This book is action packed, fast pace read. I enjoy the world building with hawks. It was such an different idea. I was draw to the cover and the story. Yes there hawk fights, and hawk training in it. A war might be coming whoever controls this ghost hawk also. In the end you must find out for yourself what happens to the twins.

Happy Reading!!