Melody’s Key by Dallas Coryell Review

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Publication: June 24th 2016
Publisher:  Self-published
Pages:  338 pages
Source: Author (Thank you! :D)
Genre: Romance, Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult, New Adult
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.

Let me start by saying, I am not a fan of romance. I find the plots to be predictable, the characters to be annoying, and the romantic relationship to be too fluffy. But when I was asked to read and review this book, I accepted because I hadn’t read a romance novel since high school (unless you count the old Classics from university) and I was curious about what my thoughts would be after not reading one for so long. Continue reading

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The Girls by Emma Cline Review

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Publication: June 14th 2016
Publisher:  Random House
Pages:  355 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adult, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

I hate it when books you look forward too aren’t as great as you’d hoped.

I was originally meant to read this book in August, but since I was on holidays and away from the Bookmobile, The Girls travelled to the next person in line as my hold expired, and I was forced to move to the back of the line again. Continue reading

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong (Casey Duncan #2) Review

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Publication: February 7th 2017
Publisher:  Minotaur Books
Pages:  416 pages
Source: Publisher (Thank you! :D)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Adult, Fiction, Suspence, Contemporary
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review.

In the second book of Kelley Armstrong’s new Casey Duncan series, Casey and deputy sheriff Will Anders are on the search for a runaway Rockton resident who may be a danger to themselves. But once a snowstorm hits, Casey and Will stop looking for the lost resident and seek shelter in a cave, where they find a young woman, and former Rockton resident, who was presumed dead. Casey’s on the case to find out who hid and abused this woman for over a year, before any other Rockton women are taken. Continue reading

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong (Casey Duncan #1) Review

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Publication: January 2nd 2016
Publisher:  Sphere
Pages:  352 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Contemporary, Adult
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

I was given an ARC of the second book in the Casey Duncan series, A Darkness Absolute, to review from the publisher. Since I hadn’t read the first one, I decided to read it first so that I could fully understand the book I was asked to review.

I am now convinced that Kelley Armstrong can write anything. Paranormal teen romance? She’s got you covered. Fantasy? Been their done that. Contemporary? Hell yeah! And now she can write mystery and thrillers. Continue reading

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay Review

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Publication: 1967
Publisher:  Penguin Classics
Pages:  208 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Classics, Gothic, Australian Literature
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

Where most books have a small disclaimer on the fiction of the novel readers are about to read, written just below the publication date and other nonsense no one bothers with, Picnic at Hanging Rock has a blank page with this:

“Whether Picnic at Hanging Rock is fact or fiction, my readers must decide for themselves. As the fateful picnic took place in the year nineteen hundred, and all the characters who appear in this book are long since dead, it hardly seems important.” Continue reading