When I reviewed the first book in this series last year, I enjoyed it but wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue the series. It didn’t seem like there was much more Sim could do without breaking the rules of her world. But then I got an Audible Plus trial and this was one of the few available titles that interested me.…
7 hours 50 min. | Penguin Audio | Mystery| Release Date: 7/30/2019
An idyllic upstate New York neighborhood is shaken when a flirtatious young wife is found brutally murdered in the trunk of her car. Her shady husband is the number one subject but in this neighborhood, everyone has a secret worth killing for
And by secret I mean cheating. Like, there is a lot of mentions of cheating in this book.
This my first foray into domestic mystery/thriller after Big Little Lies--which was one of my favorite reading experiences–and this one just didn’t work for me. I didn’t get the racing to the end feeling I wanted and it may have had something to do with the fact that I figured out the killer at 60%.…
12 hrs. 40 min. | Adult Fantasy | Harper Voyage | Release Date: 07/2/2019
*Kill the Queen Spoilers*
- Release Date: February 14th 2017
- Audiobook Hours: 7 hrs 53 minutes
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Did I pick up this book because the cover reminded me of Fangirl ? Maybe. Yes, yes I did.
When high school junior Rachel Ettinger secretly snaps a photo of Kyle Bonham and tweets, ahem, I mean flits it it to her best friend she thinks nothing of it.
Until the pic goes viral.
While Kyle becomes an overnight internet sensation Rachel becomes a target for harassment and cyberbullying.
So, in case you aren’t familiar, this book was inspired by the phenomenon that is Alex from Target.
#famous had a strong start, we see a lot of the rampant sexism online and I really thought Gagnon was going to flesh out Rachel’s story through this lens, but the online abuse gets dropped pretty early to focus on a tedious plot where Kyle recruits Rachel to repeatedly appear with him on an Ellen type talk show.
- Release Date: 11/08/16
- Audiobook Length : 14 Hours 34 Minutes
- Genre: Fairytale
- Publisher:Macmillan Audio / Feiwel & Friends
Katherine Pinkerton knows better than dream of owning her own bakery baker, she knows her destiny lies in becoming the queen of a wacky, quirky, surreal little Kingdom of Hearts. On the night she is to be betrothed she sets eyes on the handsome court joker, who has more than cards up his sleeves.
Unlike the Lunar Chronicles where the fairytale aspects are subtext and set in a modern world, Heartless is an overt-played-straight prequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Meyer digs into the Kingdom of Hearts and all its little oddities. It’s a place where animals talk, playing cards are courtier and if one bring something back from a dream. . . well then so be it.
What we don’t really get to dig into in this novel is the plot. Plot points in the novel are hung like painting with no nails, there are a lot of them, you want to see them. . . but they have a tendency to fall off. One of the many plot in this book is about a forbidden romance that never really started for me. There is also a beta romance, a monster, intrigue, war and magic. . . but we never get fully invested in any of it.
Um… So….This Book….Yeah, I think it’s time to borrow this meme from my Grasshopper Jungle review:
I got this audiobook from my library because I got it confused with some other book and thought it was about Victorian-era spies. But, since the audio was only 5 hours I figured I could knock it out in a week.