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Book Review: The sisters Chase -spoiler

This book is something I normally would not pick up on my own. I choose it for one of the books from the book of the month subscription, that i adore so much and I saw mixed reviews which always leaves me to want to read more. I gave this book a hard 2. It just wasnt for me and the story line was a bit predictable. It felt like something off of Lifetime movies! 

Below is a screenshot of the info on the book.

First, the vibe from Mary and Hannah and her love for her was maternal and obvious!  Mary did what she needed to do to survive with Hannah. Part of me screamed at the book at how obvious it all was. It did tug at my heart a bit seeing her struggle so young. 

I wish there was more suspense but we win some and lose some. Would i recommend this book? Maybe.  I wouldn’t have considered it and would not reread it. 

Hope this short review is helpful in your next read choices.

XX Vanessa 

Book review: A merciful Death by kendra elliot

I saw this book and read the description on my kindle and it interested me over the fact that I love series especially a crime series. This is the first book I have read by Kendra Elliot and I give this book a hard 5 stars. 

The story is about an FBI agent named Mercy. She returns home to Eagles nest due to sudden murders that are similar. She has been ousted by her family and ends up running into them in many different ways. The chief of police is the second main character of the book and I am anxious to see how his story plays out in the other books of this series. 

If you are looking to pick up a new series, pick this book up.  The suspense and many turns it took was utterly amazing in my humble opinion. 
Hope this short review helps you pick up your next read. 

I am currently up to 14 completed books put of my 25 for the yearly goal. Should I up the ante? 

XX Vanessa 

Into the water by paula hawkins review


I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Its a novel about many people but 1 main character is Jules, the sister of the suicide/murdered Nel. She has to come back to the town she ran from because of this and be a guardian to her niece. There’s so many characters in this book and so many events that link to eachother that all goes back to Nel and why this tragedy happened. 

To me personally the story wasn’t really about one person but more so the secrets of a town that ripped peoples lives apart. I enjoyed how everyones story and version of events were told even though it was sometimes overwhelming. Pay close attention to each character even if you think they aren’t important. 

I feel like if you enjoy twists and turns and suspenseful books, this is right up your alley. The ending definitely was a huge shocker and it is worth a read. 

Pick it up, you won’t be disappointed.

Next book review will be about since we fell by Dennis Lehane. 

Stay blessed.

Book review: The girl in the water by shalini boland 

I happened to come across this book while surfing the amazon prime reads. I saw the cover and felt drawn in instantly because I’m  a sucker for a great cover. 

This book is basically a suspense and at each chapter I kept wanting to read it to find out what would happen to the poor girl that washed ashore named Mia. Mia ends up having amnesia and hallucinates a women whom remains unknown for most of the book till the end. I don’t want to spoil it for you but lets just say my jaw dropped when I read why she kept seeing this women. 

So apparently, Mia is rich and has a lot of troubled and complicated relationships with everyone around her. It doesn’t really phase her much that mostly everyone in her life isn’t really a major part of her life. Her boyfriend claims her when the police put out that shes found via the need because she doesn’t even know who she is or who he is but his role in the book is short lived. 

Before I ruin the ending for you, which I am so trying not to, just know that Mia isn’t who I thought she was as I continued to read the book. I am hoping that she gets another book because her character to me was one I would love to get to know more and see what happens after everything. 

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on good reads. Do I recommend this book? When i rate books over 3 stars you know I will highly recommend it. I enjoyed reading it and finished it in two days despite the challenges of my day to day. 

I really do hope there is another book that involves this character. And I enjoyed how very detailed and descriptive everything in the book was. The author did an awesome job with the feel of the settings and character. 

Thats all for now. Would you read this book? 

Stay blessed. 

Wrap up of Dewey’s readathon

24 hours of reading is completed! Even with all the interruptions of life I still managed to read 789 pages off four books. Feeling beyond accomplished even though I didn’t think it was going to be possible.

In the first half, I managed to complete Purple Orchids and The Neon Lawyer. The neon lawyer wasnt something I was very much interested in, it dragged a lot and the plot was a bit typical. It isn’t a recommended read but if you do manage to snag it for free with the audio then go for it. 

Purple Orchids had so many steamy scenes and it kept me very much interested because just when you thought you had it figured out, something else would happen and throw you for a crazy loop.  Can you believe it was a romance novel? Yup, my reading a romance novel is beyond rare, like finding a four leaf clover. 

Now as the readathon was winding down, I did snag in about  3 hours of sleep that I needed oh so badly. I did wake up and began to read Good as Gone by Amy Gentry which started off really good and I am hoping to continue reading it. Who doesn’t like a good kidnapping, survival, thriller book? 


Then, I began listening to The Color Of Secrets which is a world war 2 novel and anything based in that era always gets my attention so that one I managed to read close to half of it.  


Out of all the books I read during the readathon Purple Orchids was my favorite. I am shocked that I enjoyed a romance novel because I tend to steer clear of those but it was nice to step out of my comfort zone which is what I had intended to do for this readathon. 

I am so excited for the next one in October and even joined another group that holds monthly readathons! I think I have rediscovered my inner bookworm. 

Which book did you enjoy reading during the readathon? If you didn’t participate,  will you consider joining the dewey’s 24 hour readathon in october? 

Stay blessed!