The Shining by Stephen King, Campbell Scott (Narrator)

The Shining (The Shining #1)The Shining by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think the book was awesome. I will still love the movie, even though it’s very different. Different because the characters of the movie can’t compare to the books characters. The scare in the movie was more scary than the book. I can see why King doesn’t like the movie.

Narration was ok. The gentleman’s voice was a bit monotone, and made it difficult to listen to when I was tired.

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Review: Remembrance: (New Adult Paranormal Romance)

Remembrance: (New Adult Paranormal Romance)
Remembrance: (New Adult Paranormal Romance) by Heather Hildenbrand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Easy to read, suspenseful, and very sexy. This is the first book by Heather Hildenbrand that I’ve read, and I am buying the next book after I finish this review. I have it free through kindle unlimited, but when I love a story this much, I happily support the author! If you are a fan of PNR, this is a fantastic read!

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Review: A Moonlit Task: An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel

A Moonlit Task: An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel
A Moonlit Task: An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel by Tom Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love the main character Nancy, and her best friend Edna. It is not often that we get to read about older women having the same type of self discovery and adventures as we find in other urban fantasy stories. Instead of they typical young woman or man going through some changes and discovering something fantastic about themselves, we instead are witness to two older woman who have the fantastic thrust upon them, seemingly without any warning.

The story that follows as Nancy and Edna try to navigate the strange and curious tasks placed upon them is not only scary and intense, but fun and light-hearted at times, too. If you’re looking for a great book that gives the urban fantasy genre some much needed substance and depth, look no further. I’m already excited for the next book featuring Nancy and Edna!

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of A Moonlit Task for my honest review. Thanks to Tom Hansen for this privilege.

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Review: Antidote

Antidote (Antidote, #1)Antidote by Taylor Hondos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was good and intense from page one. It is a type of tale that I’ve come across more and more often, but it’s not so much like the others that I was bored. It in fact was the opposite. I felt compelled to keep reading because I needed to know what was going to happen. I did feel confused at times, but that was more from the wording than it was from the storytelling.

I am looking forward to the next book in the trilogy. The way the first book ended left me groaning at the thought of another year until I could find out what happens next! Good thing the next book is already available.

*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)Finders Keepers by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had forgotten how many times Mr. King will spend the first half of a book building a foundation that is necessary, but not always the most entertaining. I almost stopped reading a few times, but decided to just push through. I am so glad that I did!

Short & Sweet: An exciting crime thriller! We get to know and care about (or despise) the people in the story in a way that only Mr. King can make us. The character depth makes this a terrific book club book. So groups, add to your lists!

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Bone Dry by Cady Vance

Bone Dry (Soul Shamans, #1)Bone Dry by Cady Vance
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This review is for the audiobook of Bone Dry, and I gave it 3 stars because the narrators voices for some of the girls was like listening to forest animals try to speak, and much of the interaction between characters was very cliche. I enjoyed the story, and I will read the next book. I won’t listen if it’s the same narrator though, which sucks, because I prefer audiobooks.

As for the story, it’s not just a YA book, it’s a VERY YA book. I think 13 and 14 year old kids are the perfect audience. Butterflies in the stomach, liking the hot guy that could never like her back, others can see it, but she can’t.. you get the idea.

Still, the shaman part of the story was interesting. Hopefully that’s where book 2 will go into more background, and explain what shamanism is in this world, and how it’s different from other magic.

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The Death Row Complex by Kristen Elise

The Death Row ComplexThe Death Row Complex by Kristen Elise
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This prequel to The Vesuvius Isotope is fascinating! Dr. Katrina Stone is still smart and sexy, but with this second book she becomes a little more human too. An excellent medical thriller that kept me anxiously reading long into the night, and home until I was finished! I just could not put it down! An intelligent read, and well worth your time.

Kristen Elise is an amazing writer! Her knowledge of the science is of course a solid foundation for her novels, but it’s her storytelling that grabs hold of you and throws you into the story right along with Dr. Stone. I feel like I know Katrina, and I care about her. Only a skillful writer can create that kind of relationship for her readers.

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Acqua Morta by Adam Bane

Acqua Morta (Commissario Martelli, #1)Acqua Morta by Adam Bane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very good crime thriller! A nasty murder here, a missing person there, and interesting people all over the map. I found the story was told well, and introduced me to new places I’d never heard of. Read this book if you like crime thrillers, and be ready to google some gorgeous places and learn some new vocabulary.

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