Book Review: Lock Every Door @riley_sager @DuttonBooks @Hendersonlibs #Thriller #PageTurner #TooGoodToBeTrue #Mystery #BookWorm #ReadMe

I requested a copy of Lock Every Door through my local library and was one of the first few patrons to hold this in my hands!  I love it when that happens!!  I just hope many more patrons after me choose to love this one too!  I was so excited to read this and get this back to the library for the next person’s turn, I didn’t even snap my own pic!!!!

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Jules is broke, jobless, heartbroken, and homeless.  Well, she’s crashing on her best friend’s couch while she tries to get her life together.  One day she comes across an ad for an apartment sitter and decides to answer it.  If anything it will get her out of her friend’s apartment and into her own space for a bit.

She ends up in one of the most exclusive apartment buildings in Manhattan.  It is also one of the most mysterious.  Jules finds out she will get $1,000 every week just for living there.  There are some weird rules she needs to follow (no talking to residents, absolutely no visitors, and you must spend every night in the apartment), but for the money, she’s happy to oblige.

Rumors swirl around this building…from disappearances to mysterious deaths.  Her best friend isn’t too keen on her staying here and keeps telling her she will lend her the money, to just leave, but Jules can’t do that.  Oh, what a heart pounding adventure we go on.

I couldn’t fathom what was going on.  It was absolutely bizarre; however, plausible given that we are dealing with New York City elite.  That’s all I will let on and tell you there.  You will have to pick this one up and read it to find out what I mean.  It is a dark and creepy read.  I found myself a little creeped out reading it while I spent the weekend alone.  That’s what I get for reading by myself late at night!  Haha.

Phenomenal 4 star book.  It twisted and turned down a road that just appeared out of nowhere.  I mean…the mind of Riley Sager.  Wow.  Jules gives us something to hold on to as she is bound and determined to find out what is happening in the building she is living in.  Sager knows just how to twist you so you think one thing…but it’s really something else that is happening completely.  What are your thoughts on this one??

 

Details

Title: Lock Every Door

Author: Riley Sager

Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: Dutton Books

Release Date: July 2, 2019

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Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six @tjenkinsreid #BallantineBooks @randomhouse @penguinrandom @hendersonlibs #RockNRoll #70s #Drugs #Party #Fiction

I checked this book out thanks to my local libary and it was so worth the wait on Overdrive!!  What a fast paced, fun read!

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This book is written SO well that I had to Google to see if Daisy Jones & The Six was an actual band (sadly, no, this is 100% a work of fiction that IS going to be a TV show!!!).  It’s written as if it is one big Rolling Stone article.  The author is doing interviews with Daisy Jones and the band members of The Six and essentially has transcribed everything they have told them.  We get a crazy story of who Daisy Jones was and how she became to be, along with how The Six went from just an ordinary band to a top of the charts band.

This book is filled with plenty of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.  I felt for some of these characters.  I wanted to strangle some of these characters.  This book is written so vividly it was as if it was played out in my head just like a movie documentary.

I didn’t know what to think of the format at first, but it works.  I hear the audiobook version of this book is phenomenal and it has a different voice for each person.  That’s pretty freakin’ cool.  With the rise of every great band comes the fall…this book chronicles that for us.

Just remember, the book takes place in the 1970s.  I wasn’t alive back then, but I felt like everything was era appropriate.  We also get to see what they’re doing now in present time as the book winds down.

4 star read.  It’s a quick read and a fun one.  Touring with a rock ‘n roll band can be crazy…and this book has some stories to tell.  Reid writes this book absolutely flawlessly.  It is sure to be enjoyed by many!!  Have you read this one?  What did you think about it?

 

Details

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre(s): (Historical) Fiction, Fiction

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: March 5, 2019

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Book Review: 29 Seconds @TMLoganAuthor @Netgalley @bonnierbooks_uk #Thriller #Suspense #LifeChanging

Thank you to Netgalley for my advance reader copy of 29 Seconds in exchange for my honest review!  This book is scheduled to be released TOMORROW, September 10, 2019 (in the US…yes, UK readers this has been out for you for a year now you lucky ducks)!

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29 Seconds changes Sarah’s life.  She’s a kinda single mom (her husband has ran off to find himself…with another woman) with 2 small children balancing her career and home life.  Her father is around to help her out at the drop of a hat and she couldn’t make it without him.  Her work life…

Her boss is an @$$hat.  She’s trying to make it as a permanent employee at the university she works at.  The only way she can guarantee herself to climb up the ladder is to get into her boss’ pants.  Yeah, he’s that kind of scum bag.

This books hits us with a little bit of drama as she witnesses a little girl almost get kidnapped.  What unravels after that will have you savoring every page of this book.  It becomes an unstoppable ride that will have your heart pounding until you know the outcome.

This kept me on the edge of my seat.  There was a lot of suspense built up.  Plans were drawn up and failed.  What was going to happen?!?  I can’t say much because I’ll give the whole book away.  I was pleasantly happy with the ending with finding out all that happens.  I felt the ending was a tad bit rushed, but it didn’t take away from the story.

Solid 4 star read.  There’s no doubt that this is a well written thriller.  It kept you in suspense and had you trying to figure out the mystery of everything.  It was such a clever plan…there’s no way you could guess it unless you have psychic powers.  If you did read this and you guessed how everything unfolded, you’re lying…and guide me to the winning lottery numbers, haha.  Great thriller to put on your bookshelf tomorrow!

 

Details

Title: 29 Seconds

Author: T.M. Logan

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: twenty7

Release Date: September 10, 2019

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Sunday Funday: My Library Haul @hendersonlibs #SupportYourLocalLibrary #Library #BookWorm #Books #Reading

Oops I did it again…a whole slew of books came in at my local library.  I guess I better get to reading…

 

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Are any of these on your list to read?  Have you read any?  I have started with Please Send Help… because I am the FIRST reader for this one!!  I requested my library carry it after I read the first book in the series…I love Ava and Gen!  What should I read next???

Book Review: Looking For Alaksa #JohnGreen #YA #YoundAdult #MomsWhoRead #BookWorm

This was the August book of the month for the Facebook book club I’m in.

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*sigh* I really wanted to love this book.  I have read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, but this book just didn’t have the same oofmp as that one.  I was let down to say the least. 

Our protagonist, to me, is an egotistical, whiny brat.  He goes off to a private boarding school a few hours away from home and makes a new set of friends.  They do your typical high school things and do their best to stay out of trouble.  The refreshing part about this book is that these kids are actually focused on their education and want to get into good schools.

This is a John Green book, which means life isn’t fair and suddenly the whole book takes a dramatic turn.  We have a before the dramatic event part to the books and an after part to this book.  I thought there could have been a little more added for an insightful look at our true selves, but there wasn’t.  Just more whining in the after.

This is going to be made into a television show.  I will totally give this show a watch because I think they could do some really awesome things with it.  It’s not that often that one suspects a tv or movie adaption could be better than the book!  Who knows how it will turn out, but I will turn in to find out.

A meh 3 stars from me.  It was a short read at 221 pages, but sometimes it felt like the book was never going to end for me.  I’m super disappointed I didn’t love this book and rave about it like so many do.  Have you read this one?  What did you think about it?

 

Details

Title: Looking For Alaksa

Author: John Green

Genre(s): Young Adult

Publisher: Speak

Release Date: March 3, 2005

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First Line Fridays: 29 Seconds #ComingSoon #BookQuotes #Book #ReadMe #FLF #Friday

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I am featuring a book that is released this upcoming Tuesday (look for the full review Monday)…29 Seconds!

 

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I cannot wait to share this review with you all!!!!  This was such a suspenseful read!  Happy Friday!

August Wrap Up! #MonthlyReading #ReadMe #Books

WOW!  I had an even more amazing month for myself!!  Are you reading for this?

 

15!!

 

I’m still out of work at the moment with my injury, so that’s how I was able to read so much!  Let’s break it down!

7 ebooks

8 physical books

5,080 pages

Here they are…

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See anything you’ve read or want to pick up yourself?  How did you do for the month of August??