Review – I Draw on Cats by A.R. Coffelt

30044660

 

5/5 Stars

This book is pure fun! The photos are great, but when the artist/author adds the dot-tojj-dot feature, the photos take on a whole new meaning. The pages are fold out and perforated so you can easiely do the “activity” if you wish. I like that the paper is thick so if you want to use markers (probably a good idea if you want color) the color won’t bleed through to the other side and ruin htat photo I thought this was a cute idea and would brighten someone’s day, it did mine!

I received this book from blogging for books in exchgnge for an honest review.

 

Review – Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood

27015411

4/5 Stars

This was a book I wanted to savor, I really enjoyed it! The characters are by far onen of the strongest elements of this book. The author gives subtle nuances to each of the characters thet tell so mjuch about them.. One such thing is the books they read again and again. Overall, the story is very well written and a journey into the past.

The story is about a group of people who become a family in the face of tragedy. The Plague, is spreading among Coney Island and as a result, the island becomes quarantined. This is where many individuals find sanctuary and solace in this terrible time. The author explores many themes within the story and non seem forced or contrived. This is a well done story that is well worth reading.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

Review – Thank You For Not Shifting by Renee George

29600189

5/5 Stars

I had been looking forward to reading it since I finishedYou’ve Got Tail earlier this year and was not disappointed. I loved this book! Renee George has written a tightly woven story that will keep you in suspense and turning the pages to see what will happen next. This book is equal parts romance and mystery so I’m sure it will appeal to a broad range of readers. There are a lot of fun characters in this series, one of the things I like about this series are all the secondary characters and how much a part of the story they are. I can’t forget to mention how humours the story is as well, the antics and some of the things the characters said had me laughing out loud. I enjoy reading Ms. George’s work and can’t wait to read what happen next!

I received a copy of this manuscript from the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review – Grand Theft Retro by Diane Vallere

29958165

5/5 Stars

Samantha Kidd is back in a stylish new book by Diane Vallere. This book is a tightly woven mystery, filled with suspense and intrigue. I didn’t want to put the book down! I adore Samantha Kidd and would love to be more like her – she is spunky, feisty and marches to the beat of her own drummer. I liked seeing Samantha’s journey of self discovery in this book. One of the things I think Ms. Vallere does very well is balance the mystery with the characters (the mystery helps spark the process or move it along). This is one of my favorite series, I look forward to seeing what happens next in Samantha Kidd’s world!

I received a copy of this manuscript from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review – Wonderland by Amily Shen

61EiMJFpSZL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

5/5 Stars

One of the things I really enjoy is coloring. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get this book. It’s a whimsical nod to Alice in Wonderland with a little modern flair. The illustrations keep in line with the original story and are divided into chapters like a traditional book.

There are a few short paragraphs at the beginning of each chapter to help guide the story along. The only downside is the print is far too small, including the page giving directions for the activities. I honestly didn’t mind too much because I wanted the book to color not read.

Speaking of coloring – all of the pages have something to color, including the title page. The dust jacket and cover are printed on paper to allow for coloring as well. The flip side of the dust jacket can also be colored. I thought that was a nice treat!

Amily Shen is a talented illustrator and do I hope she releases another coloring book soon, I’m really enjoying thisi one.

I received this coloring book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

Review – Death at a Fixer Upper by Sarah T. Hobart

25937646

 

4/5 Stars

This is a delightful new series by Sarah T. Hobart. The book is fast paced, often funny, suspenseful and intriguing. There are plenty of interesting and quirkly characters that drive this story and allow for plenty of suspects to keep the reader guessing who the culprit is.

Things are looking a little grim for single-mom, Sam Turner, and her son Max. They’re being evicted from their apartment and there’s a possibility Sam won’t close on the house she hopes to own. AS though that isn’t enough, Sam’s ex=husband suddenly shows up after being gone for fourteen years and her relationship with her former brother-in-law, Police Chief Bernie Aguilar is complicated.

Being a fairly new real estate agent, Sam needs to work overtime trying to drum up interest for an estate in terrible disrepair. The good news for Sam is she has three interested buyers, the bad news is one of her clients dies on the property. Strange things seem to be happening as Sam tries to piece everything together.

I really enjoyed the story and didn’t want to put it down. Arlinda, sounds like a fun and quirky town to live. The mystery is well plotted and paced with plenty of suspects that kept me guessing. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

I received a copy of this manuscript from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Review – Fur Ever Yours (Black Paw Pack#1) by Melanie James

30057063

5/5 Stars

 

WOW!!!! I LOVED this book! Melanie James has written another terrific book. Ms. James has deftly woven a complex story combining Viking lore with the shifter community. The author has introduced multi=layered characters that we really get to know over the course of the book. Ms. James has done a superb job of painting a portrait with her words, I felt as though I were right there with the characters as the story unfolded. Emotions are often intense in this book due to the physical, mental and emotions abuse some of the characters faced in the lives. I found myself feeling the same emotions as the characters. I’m captivated by these characters and look forward to reading more of this wonderful new series!