Sunday, June 28, 2015

More Mystery

This summer seems to be the summer for good mystery stories. Freedom's Child is yet another mystery about a small town in the country, the main character is related to a cop, and there are secrets...lots and lots of secrets.

The main character, Freedom Oliver, is in the witness protection program after killing her police officer husband. Everything seems fine starting off in a new town until she catches word that her daughter, who was put up for adoption when she entered the witness protection program, is kidnapped.

The novel follows her story of reliving her past while trying to save her beloved daughter.

This novel is thrilling, enticing, and the characters are compelling enough to keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire read.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Solid Read

If we're being honest in the beginning I mainly picked this book up because it had the work "library" in the title. What could be a more perfect location for a story than a library. Upon reading the description I realized that this was going to be a creepy book set in a library. Perfect.

This book tells the story of Carolyn. Carolyn has experienced a lot of tragedy in her life, starting with the death of her family. Then she gets taken in by a new "father" who "helps" her grow into her later years in life after her parents' passing. In the conclusion of the book Carolyn finds herself in a battle of sorts after the father has disappeared.

This book has mystery, fantasy, and an overall good plot line that lends itself to a good read. Some parts are a bit dense- so this certainly won't be a quick read, but it is a very pleasant and creative read.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging for Books. Thanks for the great read guys!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Word From the Wise

I love personal development books. I've read many in my lifetime from many different types of authors. The ones that I find most rewarding are the one that are by actual business people. While it is nice to hear a psychology or a philosopher's thoughts on what it takes to have a successful life and career, it can be much more interesting to read about an author who has all the success, some how looses the success and then end the end they end up gain in sight about their success, which is the greatest gift of all.

This book was a fun, insightful read. I definitely filled the pages with my own notes and thoughts as certain passages related to my own life. 

This book is written very smartly. I especially enjoyed the quotes incorporated throughout the passages. They really added to the flow and readability of the book. 

If you're looking for a little inspiration in a summer read, "Thrive" by Ariana Huffington would be an excellent choice.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging for Books. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Twisted Mystery

Samantha Hayes' book What You Left Behind tells the story of a town plagued with deaths of young people. Through the story we follow Lorraine, a detective on vacation visiting her sister, and Freddie, Lorraine's sister's son, to find out that the deaths weren't just creepy because they were deaths, but because there was something more sinister behind the series of deaths.  

Overall I really enjoyed this novel. I don't read a lot of mysteries or thrillers so this book was a good change of pace for me. I really liked the challenge of having to organize the characters and events in my head as I was reading the tale, almost as if I was the detective for the novel. Just when I thought I had figured out the answer to the mystery- boom- something would happen to change my perception of the story. In true mystery form there were continuous twists and turns right up to the very end. 

This book will leave you satisfied- as long as you bring your thinking cap for following the story. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.