Best Kept Secrets by Sandra Brown

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Blurb: Twenty-five years before, her mother had died a scandalous death. Alex believed one of three powerful men had murdered her. Each was charming; each was a suspect. And each tried to shield her from his sins and secrets. But only one of them could ignite a desire as passionate as her need for the truth.

Rating: ★★★★☆

My Thoughts: There was a lot of suspense and surprises, which I enjoyed. I felt horrible for Alexandra because how her grandmother treated her. It was interesting to read about though.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park

Blurb: An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic Park, soon-to-be opened as a theme park. Until something goes wrong…and science proves a dangerous toy.

2 stars smaller

Read Via: Hardback (library)

My Thoughts: Going along with my kick about reading books that have movie renditions, I quickly picked this up. As a child, I had a big thing for dinosaurs!  I really didn’t like this movie as a child. I am not sure if it effected my feelings toward the book.

The beginning was rather boring, but the pace picked up quite a bit in the middle and through the end. There was a lot of technical terms and stuff. I took a quick look at the second/last book, and it had a map and pictures of the dinosaurs with their names. That would been very handy because I had to look up dinosaurs as I read.

I have decided not to read the second/last book, because this type of books isn’t really for me. I really didn’t like it all that well.

 

Read March 27, 2014 — April 25, 2014

The Witness by Nora Roberts

12716613Blurb: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

Rating: ★★★★☆

My Thoughts: This was a pretty good story. It was about a teen girl. Her mom controlled her and made all the decisions about what she was going to do after college. The mother even picked out her clothes and meals. I did not like how cold hearted the mother was.

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

weight_of_silence_fc1Blurb: It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn’s shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.

Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.

Rating: ★★★★☆

My Thoughts: This was a pretty good story. It was sad. This book switched from character to another just when it was getting interesting, so it got a little aggravating.

Sinister by Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush & Rosalind Noonan

sinisterBlurb: Twenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family’s old homestead, killing Judd Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who’d been seen around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming, again.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this novel. It stayed focused on the plot and kept you in suspense. I always always on the edge of my seat. The author did a really good job describing things.

Nevermore by James Patterson

Nevermore

Blurb: Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known–now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can’t be stopped.

The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max’s heart–and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max’s heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance.

In this powerful and moving finale to James Patterson’s epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for–and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming.

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: This is the last book of the Maximum Ride series, as you can plainly see on the picture. I love the cover. It is what pushed me to read the series (there were other factors). The ending as interesting twist, in a weird way. At first, I was not liking how it was turning out but it changed direction and I was pleased with the ending. Nicely wrapped up.

Read March 6, 2013 — March 16, 2013

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Angel by James Patterson

Angel

Synopsis: Max does not know how to deal with her emotions after Fang left her and the flock. She has never experienced loss like that before. Fang his building is own group of kids that have been experimented on. A new threat surfaces out of nowhere and it is spreading fast. The Doomsday Group promises to make the Earth better but at what cost?

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: This is the seventh and second to last book in the Maximum Ride series. I had a harder time getting into this book for some reason. I think it was a combination of getting tired of reading a story like this and things going on in my life. I am not sure how I feel about the whole new relationship situation. I believe I am in team Fang, which I was in like the first book. Overall, exciting book. Never really have a chance to get bored, just like the other books. Oddly (or maybe not), this series is making want to do more for the environment, which I already think like that. It just makes me what to do more.

Read February 21, 2013 — March 6, 2013

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Fang by James Patterson

FangSynopsis: The flock votes Max out. Angel becomes the new leader almost by force. She has different plans for the flock, which include television interviews. There is another avian-human hybrid and he is trying to take Fang’s place. Everything changes.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: I have to use weird book covers because sometimes the words get in the way. I like this one though. This is the sixth book in the series. A lot of changes happen. In the end you hope one thing is happening but its not what yo think! I did cry while reading this book, but I will not tell you where.

Read February 14, 2013 — February 20, 2013

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Max by James Patterson

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Synopsis: The flock is working with the Coalition to Stop the Madness (CSM) to spread awareness of what is really going on with the Earth. A new crisis appears, this time in the ocean. Someone close to Max gets kidnapped. The flock’s allies think the two are connected somehow. As always, they never get a break. Sometime happens at every turn.

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: This is the fifth book in the series. The poor kids never get a break. They experience several new things in this book, including discovering a few new abilities. The relationship between Max and Fang gets to develop more, which I wish there was much more of (I know they are only 14-ish years old, but still). There are three books left. I just wonder when or how all the craziness will end.

Read February 8, 2013 — February 13, 2013

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host

Synopsis: The Earth has been invaded by an extraterrestrial species. However, this invasion is different than one might think. At first, no one knows they are actually beginning invaded. The aliens are taking over people’s bodies and shutting off their minds. Melanie Stryder and her younger brother are a part of the few human left, but not for long. She is captured and become a host. However, Melanie still fights. Wanderer, the invading “soul”, is filled with visions of a back she has never meet and emotions she is not used to having. Together they search for a man they have both fallen for.

5 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: Ugh. My synopsis does not do justice for this book. First, I started reading this book because CK recommended it. I already liked Twilight, but for some reason I tried to stay away from books from the same author. I have learned my lesson with this book. I wasn’t too sure if I would like this huge book. I bought the Kindle edition because I saw how big CK’s paperback edition was. I love a lot of the characters. It is a very interesting romance story. I am so glad my favorite character (I’m keeping it a secret because of spoilers) was able to find his happy ending. I am hoping that Stephenie Meyer will continue on and make this a series. I have hear and read several rumors, but I am not sure. I just really, really want the series to continue.

Read August 2, 2012 — August 19, 2012