Book Review – 29 Seconds

29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
Genre: Thriller

If someone was making your life miserable and you were offered the opportunity to make them disappear, would you?

Sarah stops a young girl from being kidnapped. The girl’s father makes this offer to Sarah so that he will no longer be indebted to her. There’s one catch, Sarah has 72 hours to make her decision and once she makes her choice, she can’t change it.

This book was filled with lots of twists and turns and was a great read!

I rated it a 4/5 stars.

July 2019 Wrap Up

July was a good reading month for me. I read 3 books during the month and 2 of those books received 5 star ratings from me!

In total I read 998 pages and my average rating was 4.67 stars.

Full reviews of all three books are in prior posts on my blog but recaps of the books are below:

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center
Genre: Romance
Rating: 5/5 Stars

I can’t believe that we are now in the last month of the summer. Yikes!! I hope everyone has a great reading month!

Book Review – Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical Fiction

This was the first book I’ve read by Taylor Jenkins Reid and it will not be my last. If you haven’t read this book yet, do it NOW! I loved this book.

The book is about a rock band from the 70’s and it reads as an interview. I felt as if I were present watching the interview take place. All of the characters were relatable and there is a revelation towards the end of the book that truly surprised me. Fantastic summer read!

Definitely a 5 star read for me!!!

June 2019 Wrap Up

Finally! I read more than 2 books in June. It was my standard 3 books, but I’ll take it! It’s also almost the end of July so I’m super late in posting my June wrap-up. 🙂

In Total I read 1,089 pages and my average rating was 4.33 stars.

Full reviews of all three books are in prior posts on my blog but short recaps of the books are below:

Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Honey Talk by Declan Davey
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 5/5 Stars

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and getting lots of outdoor reading in!

Book Review – The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
Genre: Historical Fiction

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Golden Hour! This book comes out on July 9, 2019.

The story takes place between WWI and WWII and follows the lives of Elfriede and Lulu. The women are from two different times and are connected but don’t know it.

Historical Fiction is my favorite genre and I really enjoyed the book overall but I did feel like there were parts of this book that moved a little slow for me. With that being said, there were some twists at the end that I didn’t see coming which I thoroughly enjoyed!

This was the first book I have ever read by Beatrix Williams. I’m not sure it was her best book, but I will definitely give some of her other books a try!

I rated this book a 3.5/5 stars.

Book Review – No Exit

No Exit by Taylor Adams

Genre: Thriller

Darby Thorne is a college student who is on her way home to
Utah to see her mother who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Darby is forced to pull off at a rest stop in the mountains of Colorado due to a blizzard and the roads being impassible. She finds 4 other individuals at the rest stop waiting out the storm. In addition, Darby discovers a young girl who is locked in a dog cage in the back of a van in the parking lot of the rest stop. Darby has no cell service and is trapped at the rest stop with these 4 strangers. Darby must find a way to save herself and the young girl.

This book was SO GOOD!!! There were several twists and turns throughout the book and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I gave this book a well deserved 5/5 stars!

Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

This story takes place in medieval Russia where the main character, Vasilisa, has grown up listening to fairy tales being told to her by her nurse. Vasilisa has powers but attempts to conceal them from her family (especially her stepmother). Danger is coming and her family is threatened so Vasilisa defies those that she loves to call upon those powers in hopes of saving those that she cares most for.

This is the first book in the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden and I loved it! The book left me wanting more at the end and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. It’s a perfect book to read this time of year and I gave it a 4/5 stars.