Saturday, April 20, 2019

My Week in Review: 4/13/19-4/20/19

Last week was a nice break - we had some much needed rain that helped wash away some of the pollen.  I got caught up in a Netflix series about zombies and binge watched it over the weekend.  :)

Here are the books I want to share with you today:

Homecoming by Jeff Favreau - 3 Stars ***  

The Jordan Rose Duology concludes it’s harrowing survival adventure in Homecoming - As Rose, Jamie, and others continue to struggle against the infected hordes that now roam freely, a battle for humanity’s future was all but inevitable.

Two years after the events of Break Away, Jordan Rose wonders if her respite in the woods of Northern Quebec has been long enough to outlast the infected. Haunted by memories of the past and forced to confront the perils of the future, a new journey is about to be thrust upon her. The choices she makes will either steer Rose and her companions away from danger or put them at the mercy of a superior enemy whose threat to humanity is far greater than anyone thought possible.

Pursued by infected and uninfected alike, Rose will again find herself a leader and must form allegiances that will have far-reaching and dire consequences. When all seems lost, the future of the human race may rest solely in the veins of a child, a child Rose may have to give her life to protect...

Glow by SM Boyce & Martha Carr - 3 Stars ***

Everything you know is about to change.

Victoria Brie is getting her life together. She may be just a cashier, but she has big dreams and high hopes for what comes next. In the meantime, she has everything that matters: her family and her best friend.

If only life were that simple.

When she comes home to find her parents murdered by an elf — yeah, an elf — she’s thrust into a world of magic, mystery, and a madman who wants her dead. The question is… why? Merged with a powerful artifact created by an evil mastermind, Victoria is hunted, stabbed, burned, shot, and attacked in the street… but she’s a survivor, damn it, and no one’s taking her out. She falls in love with the magical underground city of Fairhaven, and when the elf who assassinated her parents comes after her new home, she not taking any prisoners.

Phantom City by Gena D Lutz - 3 Stars ***

When magically altered drugs begin to surface in Sonnet Vale’s hometown, all signs point to one place for answers-- Phantom City.

Z-Risen Outbreak by Timothy W Long - 3 Stars ***

A Navy engineer and a tough as nails Marine must learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse without first killing each other.

When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship, and take their chances in San Diego.

Now they are stuck in a city that has been completely overrun with the dead and as the days go by they must range farther and farther away from 'fortress' in their search for supplies. Even though both were trained by the military neither one of them could have anticipated the horrors from a nightmare world that is intent on killing them at every step.

Steel by Terry Bolryder - 3 Stars ***

A dragon as a handyman? Ridiculous.

At least Liam Steel thinks so. Sure, he and his crew of newly-awakened metal dragons are experts at building things, but after being sunk at the bottom of a frozen ocean, all they want is to find the mates they were sailing in search of in the first place, and Liam isn't sure how that can happen while he's playing in the dirt. Until he meets his first client, a sweet, curvy, no-nonsense business-woman busy taking care of everyone but herself. His heart screams 'mate', and he's ready to get his hands on more than her yard.

Kate Hinton doesn't know what to make of the beefcake Rent-A-Dragon sent over to help with her yard. Impossibly tall with soulful teal eyes, dark hair, and the features of a male model, she's pretty sure he should be walking a runway rather than digging trenches in her yard. And the way he looks at her? Like nothing else matters in the world. But the more she gets to know her kind, friendly, amazingly efficient handyman, the more she is realizing he's not from her world.

He lives in a remodeled castle. He doesn't know certain modern words. And he definitely doesn't understand the rules of modern courtship. But somehow, Kate is finding herself falling in love with this 'dragon' all the same, and finding out there is a whole other world outside her own. One full of secrets, and danger, and maybe even the love of a lifetime.

That's my week.  I hope you are reading something wonderful.

As always, thanks for stopping by.


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