Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saturday Reading Wrap-Up

Hey, All.

I thought I'd try something different today.  A sort of weekly post about what I've read.  Kind of like the post I did last Saturday, but with all the books I've read in a particular week. 

Here goes nuthin'...

That Ol' Black Magic by Silver James (6/8/18) - Urban Fantasy* - 5 stars.  Reread.  Not new-to-me, but definitely underappreciated.  Sure, Silver is my friend, but I am not biased because of it.  She writes awesome stories.  I can't be this close of friends with people who don't write good books.  Shocking, but true.

Review:  "It's even better on the second read. I caught stuff I didn't remember and it was awesome. So good.

Original review:
I thought I already reviewed this, but I can't find the review anywhere - so if you've already seen me going on and on about this book... well, here we are again.

I've always loved Ms. James' work, but she surprised me with her first foray into urban fantasy. I thought her paranormal suspense and time travel romance was good. Hah. This book passes them all and rocks hard. Awesome characters, intense action, suspense and mystery, plus all the supernatural beings you could want in an urban fantasy. And a main character you can really connect with. :happy sigh:

And this is just the beginning. I can't wait to dive into the rest of this series."

Drained by EH Reinhard (6/7/18) - Suspense* - 4 stars.  No review.  This was a new-to-me author, but not underappreciated.  It was the first in a series, but I wasn't blown away by it, so I probably won't be picking up the rest of the series.

His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan (6/6/18) - Romance - 5 stars.  New-to-me, but not underappreciated, which is good because this book should be recognized.
Review: "Wow. Heartwarming and heart-wrenching romance with a soldier suffering from PTSD and the cowboy she loves. Sometimes not the easiest story to read because of the emotions it invoked, but I loved it."  Picked this up at the thrift store.  I love finding awesome books for cheap.

Panic by KR Griffiths (6/3/18) - Horror* - 5 stars.  New-to-me, but not underappreciated.
Review:  "Good bit of horror fiction set in a tiny town in Wales, which made it a little more personalized I think. Zombie-like, but not with actual zombies. Mutants created by some kind of canisters dropping from the sky that make people insane and bloodthirsty. Not my typical read, but I enjoyed reading it."  
Also the start of a series.  I'll probably pick these up as I have time and a need for horror fiction.

Dead on Demand by Daniel Campbell & Sean Campbell (6/2/18) - Suspense* - 5 stars.  New to me, but not underappreciated.
Review:  "Twisty, turny suspense of epic proportions. And I loved how the authors pieced it all together by the end. I especially loved the twist at the end. Awesome. And so perfect.

In a way, it reminded me of 'Unforgotten on Masterpiece', a UK series with a lot of twists and turns, told in a totally untypical way. Sometimes hard to follow, but definitely worth the ride."  

The start of a series and I already have the second book.  We'll see how that one goes as to whether I'll buy any future installments.


I'm only three books behind on my reading goal now, but we all know how that can go.  I may surge ahead or I may fall behind again.  Time will tell. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I'm glad you're my friend, my "reading buddy," a sister writer whose work I enjoy immensely, and you know... all that gushy stuff. ;)

    I'm 27(?) books ahead?