Friday, January 11, 2019

Review: The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After the suicide of Riley's sister over 20 years earlier, the MacPherson family has struggled to cope with the traumatic loss and remain close. However, the discovery of a collection of newspaper clippings in her father's house as she's getting his affairs in order following his death causes Riley to question everything she knows about her family and the mysterious death of the older sister she barely remembers. As Riley gradually learns the truth about what really took place that fateful morning so many years ago, her discovery plunges her headlong into a high stakes search for answers about the family she's realizing she hardly knew

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Review: Truly Devious

Truly Devious Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

i loved loved loved this book. cant wait for book 2 to be released!!!!!!!

In 1936, at an academy in the mountains that mogul Albert Ellingham founded/lived at, a girl was murdered and Albert's wife and daughter were kidnapped. The suspect(s) left a note, signed "Truly Devious".

Stephanie "Stevie" Bell gets accepted to Ellingham Academy because of her love of crime solving. Her particular dream is to solve the mystery surrounding the murders and kidnapping that happened at Ellingham in 1936. While she is there a fellow students dies and she must unravel whether it was an accident or something more sinister. The book follows two time lines, one following the events in 1936 and the other following Stevie's present day actions. The only things I didn't like about this book were the 3 last words "To be continued..."

I need the next book now!!!!

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Review: Allegedly

Allegedly Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


When 9-year-old, Mary Addison "allegedly" kills a 3-month-old baby, she is sent to "baby jail" for 6 years and then to a group home where she is bullied and tormented daily by its residents. Up until now, Mary has been silent about the abuse and this horrific incident but when she finds out that she is pregnant, she decides to speak up about what really happened on that fateful night. When the truth finally comes to light, nothing will be as the evidence suggests.

I had to reread the last chapter of this book just to clarify what I read. This book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster and spit you out facedown in the mud before you even have a chance for your brain to decipher what truly happened. This is a well-written psychological thriller that keeps you guessing right until the very end.

this book will def have you thinking "WTF"

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Review: Monday's Not Coming

Monday's Not Coming Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claudia and Monday have been best friends since forever. Monday has been the one constant in Claudia's life since she could remember and for the first time ever they were going to be separated for months while Claudia was away visiting family. They both counted down the days until the duo could reunite on the first day of school.

But then Claudia comes back and Monday doesn't reach out. Claudia waits for Monday so they could brave a new school year together but Monday never shows. She asks her teachers what happened to Monday and no one seems to know. She asks Monday's mom where her best friend is and she's told her best friend left her without saying goodbye. No one wants to give her answers she desperately needs and school isn't the same without her friend.

It's a heartbreaking story told in flashbacks and flash-forwards. The present day blends in with all of those other moments to weave the story of friendship and tragedy. Claudia was a girl who needed her best friend to help her navigate the drama of life as a middle schooler and now as a high schooler she looks back to see where it all went wrong.

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Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book opens with a local school fundraiser abruptly finishes when someone is found dead. However, we don't know who is dead or what exactly happen. The book then backtracks to the beginning of the school year and focuses on the lives of three mothers. Madeline is dealing with her youngest daughter entering the same kindergarten as her ex-husband's daughter as well as worrying about losing her teen-aged daughter to her ex's new family. Jane is newly arrived in town and as a very young single mother, she doesn't quite fit in with the other mothers; things are quickly exacerbated when her son is accused of bullying another child during kindergarten orientation. Celeste, the mother of twin 5-year-olds and the wife of a wealthy handsome man, seems to have it all but harbors a dark secret. The intersection of these three women continues as we move forward in time to the fatal night.

The vocal performance was solid and it was easy to distinguish all the characters for all those audio book lovers like myself.

I now need to watch this TV series........

a must read!

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Long Way Down

Long Way Down Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to the audio book which was read by the author. this book is a mix of boys in the hood meets a Christmas carol.

Will's brother was murdered. shot. there are 3 rules where Will lives. 1. no crying, 2. no snitching, and 3 revenge.

the day after will's brother is shot will is on a mission to seek revenge. Will gets in the elevator and presses "L" the elevator stops on every floor and a "ghost" appears on the elevator. each person that appears is someone that was murdered close to will. Will is forced to live by the rules or break them... what will he decided? you will have to read to find out.

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Review: The Darkest Corners

The Darkest Corners The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
I take back my last review for last year!!!!

I listened to the audio book this time around and OMG, OMG OMG...... it was so soooooo good!

I apologize for my last review.... I am an asshole! :)

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