Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Series Review: Until the End of the World by Sarah Lyons Fleming

All the stars in the sky - until the end of the world book 3 by sarah lyons fleming

I'm not typically a fan of horror, zombies, or books that mess with my emotions as broadly as this book did. That being said, all four books in this series where addictive, well written, kept me guessing, and thoroughly had me on edge in one way or another.

The author of Until the End of the World, Sarah Lyons Fleming, has a way with words that is not only unique but makes her one of the better authors I've discovered in 2015. If you choose to listen to this series instead of read it, the Audible version read by Julia Whelan is an excellent choice. She adds to the characters with her tone, pitch, and pauses.

It's been a long time since a book made me sad, angry, scared for the characters, and truly helps you understand how everyone feels when they love, have great loss, and are in a struggle for their friends and their lives on top of normal daily struggles like love, babies, family, work and friendships. It was fun to watch the various characters grow up as they where challenged and overcame the odds. Not everyone survives and parts of the book get fairly graphic with death, danger, and the worst humanity has to offer. Really makes you think what would happen if something terrible befell the world, on the other hand I'm constantly annoyed with their tactics for preparing of eminent danger - I mean you know its coming, have the whole world as your free shopping mall and are going to make due with a chain link fence and some leather?

  • Until the End of the World - Book 1
  • So Long, Lollipops: The Free Until the End of the World Novella - Book 1.5
  • And After: Until the End of the world, Book 2
  • All the Stars in the Sky: Until the End of the World Book 3

Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review: Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman

Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman

This murder mystery is a sad tale that merges real life mysteries from the past with the present. Most of the magical twists and turns are nothing more than personal secrets bottled up like a volcano and presented with beautifully written descriptors.

I enjoyed this short book. It immediately pulled me in and moves along at an even keel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance novels, murder mysteries, or stories about people discovering their genealogy.

Written by: Carol Goodman

Narrated by: Jen Taylor

Monday, September 7, 2015

Looking for Reading Material. What is YOUR Favorite Book?

I love Books

I adore reading books of all kinds. There are few genres that I will completely rule out. Horror and westerns do not generally appeal to me, but I have read a little of both.

Big books, short books, happy books, books of adventure, true tales, educational novels, fantasy novellas and books of dystopian futures have all pulled me into their little worlds and broadened my perspective. I really need to blog more and share my personal favorites, thoughts, and tid bits on all these books. I try to keep up but it seems easier to read than it is for me to write. With that in mind, I'd love your suggestions. I have a long que at is it both of sponsored books, freebies from authors, and even finished books that need blogged about but I'd love to know my friend's favorites. Please leave your favorite book in the comments of this post so everyone can benefit.

One of my favorite books is the Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. You can find more of my favorites by viewing the favorites genre of this blog or skimming through the 5 star reviews

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's not Often I Return Books Unfinished...

Book Review: The Last Testament by David Javerbaum

Book Cover: The Last Testament by David Javerbaum

I began this book like any other, with an open mind and an eagerness to get connected with the narrator and characters. That never happened. I tried to start the book multiple times and just didn't enjoy the narrator or story line. It's a satire on religion that, for me, was hard to listen to. A narrator change might have made a big difference, but who knows. You can't win them all.

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Purchase Summary

Arcadia Falls
Written by: Carol Goodman
Narrated by: