Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Doctor Who: Silhouette (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #53)

21481543"Vastra and Strax and Jenny? Oh no, we don't need to bother them. Trust me." 

Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra.

Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. 

The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers.

How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? This is where the Doctor and Clara come in. The Doctor and his friends find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one are what they seem. Can they unravel the truth before the most dangerous weapon ever developed is unleashed on London?

I LOVE DOCTOR WHO! So this was no trouble to read and review. I have never read a doctor who book, I have seen the show, and am currently reading the graphic novel. So I was very surprised on how much I enjoyed it, the only thing that could make these better would be to add pictures. 

I received this book for review from blogging for books. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hex Hall

5287473Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
I got this as an audio book from the library on a whim, just saw it, have been seeing it and then downloaded it. I really enjoyed it and the plot twists were amazing and well planned. I really enjoyed it and am glad I picked it out. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Last Song

7012663Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

Another great read from Nicholas Sparks. There is romance, heartbreak make for one eventful summer. I am a huge fan of his and have read tons of of his books and own more then that. I am hoping to get to read through a lot more in the near future.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Accident

18050094From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats

As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.

Over the course of one long, desperate, increasingly perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, placing everything at risk—and everyone in mortal peril.  The rich cast of characters—in publishing and film, politics and espionage—are all forced to confront the consequences of their ambitions, the schisms between their ideal selves and the people they actually became.

The action rockets around Europe and across America, with an intricate web of duplicities stretching back a quarter-century to a dark winding road in upstate New York, where the shocking truth about the accident itself is buried. 

Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense.

So I have been thinking about what i wanted to write here, what there was to write. I found some things after digging around in my head for awhile. What I thought about this book is complicated. 
PROS: I liked the plot, how a book was the thing that people were killing and getting killed for, also there were snippets of the "book" throughout the book. Liked how everyone was connected in the end. And the biggest thing was the writing, it was very descriptive writing, and made every scene like a mini movie in your head. The writing was so descriptive that it was my favorite part of the book for me over all. 
CONS: This wasn't as fast paced asI was hoping, with having so many different pov's there was to much time wasted with the info on them all. Another thing, this wasn't a "couldn't put it down" or "up all night to finish it" read for me, I was hoping for that when I picked this out for review. I was intrigued by the story and the plot but wasn't totally absorbed. It fell short as far as that goes. I feel over all this is a good read, but not amazing, a good thriller but not my favorite ones I have read.  I received this for review through Blogging For Books.