“Harper and Tolliver are experts at getting in, getting paid, and then getting out of town fast – because the people who hire Harper have a funny habit of not really wanting t know what she has to tell them. At first, the little Ozarks town of Sarne seems like no exception. A teenage girl has gone missing, and Harper knows almost immediately that this girl is dead. But the secrets of her death – and the secrets of the town – are deep enough that even Harper’s special ability can’t uncover them. With hostility welling up all around them, she and Tolliver would like nothing better than to be on their way. But then another woman is murdered. And the killer’s not finished yet…” – Good reads Continue reading [Min Review] Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
Life for the Baudelaire children just keeps getting worse. Count Olaf is still at large and after the Baudelaire inheritance, Mr. Poe is still completely incompetent, and the children are yet again placed in the care of someone they don’t even know. To make matters worse, their new guarding doesn’t treat them like children, much less family. He treats them like employees, employees that get paid in coupons and get gum for lunch. Continue reading [Mini Review] A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
Deadpool: World’s Greatest Vol. 1: Millionaire With A Mouth by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Mike Hawthorne , Scott Koblish , Tony Moore
I really enjoyed reading this volume but there was something about the dialogue that didn’t flow smoothly. For some reason it wasn’t as enjoyable as other Deadpool comics I’ve read. I haven’t read many, I’m fairly new to Deadpool, but “Deadpool & the Mercs for Money” and “Deadpool v Gambit” were ridiculously fun. I guess my expectations were a little high this time. Hopefully, volume 2 will be better.
Continue reading [Mini review] Deadpool World’s Greatest, Vol. 1
“Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?” Continue reading [Mini Review] Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Lizzie Rose and Parsefall are two orphaned children under the care of a puppeteer named Grisini. Grisini is an awful man who exploits the children. Apart from being an awful man he is also a master puppeteer capable of making his puppets look a live.
Clara Wintermute is the only child of a wealthy family. While she has it all, Clara is miserable at home. Continue reading [Review] Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
“Holly Holloway is locked in a dusty room, strapped to a ticking bomb.
What would you do, if you only had one hour left to live?”
Writing (world building, characters, style, etc.):
Sixty Minute Reads Book 1 is exactly as the title suggests, a book designed to be read in about an hour. The book has 60 chapters, with each chapter meant to take the reader about 1 minute to read. As someone who loves short books and short chapters, I really enjoyed the style of this book. I also liked the use of different timelines counting down to the last few seconds in the protagonist’s life. Continue reading Atomic Number Sixty (Sixty Minute Reads Book 1) by Dave Johnston
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. Continue reading [Review] Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo