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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater

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Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater
Lost in Texas
Rhiannon Frater
Series: The Living Dead Boy 2
Genre: Horror, Middle-Grade
Publication date: October25th 2016

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In the zombie apocalypse, no one is safe. Not even children. That’s what twelve-year-old Josh and his friends in the Zombie Hunters Club discovered when the undead invaded their school in The Living Dead Boy.

Now, Josh and the remaining Zombie Hunters are stuck on a city bus traveling across zombie-infested Texas. With fires burning on the horizon, mass evacuations underway, zombies roaming the countryside, and in-fighting among the adults on the bus creating tension, Josh has never felt so helpless. Despite his father’s insistence that the adults can handle the situation, Josh knows far too well from watching zombie movies that one person can put everyone else at risk.

To his absolute horror, he’s right and he and his friends are running for their lives.

Josh may have always considered himself a zombie hunter, but now he’ll have to prove it to escape the ravenous undead and lead his friends to safety.
-A copy was provided by Rhiannon Frater for review-

As you are all probably aware, I love Rhiannon Frater. She writes amazing books with in depth characters, and tons of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. This follow up to the first book was no exception. The book may be short, but it packs a punch. Right from the start there is a tension about things. The looming threat of zombies, and the people around about to snap from fear and feeling trapped. I flew through this book simply because I had to. I couldn’t stop until I knew the outcome of it.

Josh is back of course and he is undoubtably one tough kid. Yes, he’s scared, but he has seen enough horror movies to know the things that will make you become zombie snacks. He is very much calm and collected most of the time, and is for sure someone I would want to be leading me through the zombie apocalypse. He runs into his fair share of trouble when things go really wrong at a pit stop at a truck stop, but he manages to get through with the help of his friends. the ones he has left anyways. He also makes a few others who are pretty aweome.

What I love the most about this series is it is told in such a realistic way. How everyone acts and the things they feel seem very real. It’s an easy book to get lost in and feel like you are really part of it. This may be a middle grade book, but it is full of creepiness. The descriptiveness is on point and the plot flows quickly and smoothy. I can’t wait for the next installment of this series to find out what happens next.

4.5 Stars
4.5 Hot Espressos

Blog Tour: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema Review and Guest Post

Blog Tour: Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema Review and Guest Post

Posted by on 07/15/2016 • 1 Comment

 

Hello loves!! Today I have the pleasure of taking part in the Goldfish blog tour. I have my review and a guest post from the author. This book is about swimming and summer is the perfect time to be thinking about that. I can’t wait to hit the beach soon. Hopefully some of you will be too. Just don’t forget the sunblock!! (Sorry, I work at a dermatologist office so I have to promote keeping your skin protected.)

 

While I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t one of my favorites. The MC kind of irritated me, but once again it may be because since I am older, it’s harder to remember the high school girl mind. She just seemed so much about herself and it took too long to…

Blog Tour: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff – Review

Blog Tour: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff – Review

Posted by on 06/15/2016 • 1 Comment

Today I am taking part in the blog tour for Places No One Knows. I have my review below for you.

This was one of those books that I wasn’t really sure what to think of. I liked the idea of her dreaming herself into somewhere else, but it was a bit weird and it’s not like she has some special power or anything. And the characters didn’t do a whole lot for me. There were a few that I liked enough, but most of them irritated me. I thought that Waverly was a bit melodramatic and very shallow. I suppose when you have a best friend like hers it’s kind of hard not to be though. I guess I had a hard time really connecting with all of it,…

Review: Can You Keep A Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch #4)

Review: Can You Keep A Secret? (Fear Street Relaunch #4)

Posted by on 06/14/2016 • 0 Comments

I read this one a while ago and got busy and kept forgetting to post my review for it. I have really been enjoying the Fear Street Relaunch books, and I enjoyed this one too. It’s dark and creepy at times, but not really scary. I thought the story was really fun and interesting. I liked that there was more than one type of danger going on, and how it all came together at the end. The characters were great and well done.

Emmy was pretty much your typical high school girl. She likes to hang out with friends, her boyfriend, party, and do things she’s not supposed to. Only, she gets herself in way over her head when she’s snuck out to go camping with her boyfriend and some…

Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade

Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade

Posted by on 06/07/2016 • 4 Comments

It’s been so long since I’ve read a book that completely hooked me and wouldn’t let go. I am so glad that I picked this one up to read because it reminded me of how much I love getting absorbed in a book and nothing can stop me from putting it down. The characters were so complex and amazing, and the story was interesting to read. I needed to know what would happen next and how their relationship would progress. This book gave me all the feels and I had many tears of happiness, and of heartbreak. I felt like I really knew the characters and what was happening to them took a toll on my emotions.

I will start with Amanda Grace. My heart broke for her so much,…

Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Posted by on 06/02/2016 • 3 Comments

I read this book a while ago, but have been totally slacking on actually writing reviews. I’m sure that you all have noticed. I am going to try to do my best with this since I get hazy on details if I wait to long. I really did like the characters, and I thought they had good chemistry. I haven’t been reading a whole lot lately, but I have been really into contemporary novels and this one was one I did enjoy.

Hadley is a bit of a rough character. Her father cheated on her mom, but they are still together, but it’s not really a happy place. Her mother tries to make her father as annoyed an uncomfortable as possible, and he tries to act like it’s all okay….

Blog Tour: NIL On Fire – Guest Post

Blog Tour: NIL On Fire – Guest Post

Posted by on 05/19/2016 • 1 Comment

Hello everyone!! I am part of the NIL on Fire blog tour and I have a great guest post from Lynne today! I really wanted to post my review with this, but I have had a lot of stuff going on lately and so I did not get to read it.  I definitely will be soon though and will post my review at that point.  Anyways, Lynne has given us a fabulous list of books to read if you liked NIL.

Top Five Books to Read if You Liked NIL

 

I ADORE THIS QUESTION!

 

I LOVE to read, and I devour books like chocolate. I’ve got weak spot for fantasy, but I love sci-fi, contemporary, thrillers, and more. Basically…

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

Posted by on 04/22/2016 • 3 Comments

This was one of those rare books that actually stumped me until almost the very end. I am usually very good at figuring out a mystery and what is really going on, but this one kept me second guessing myself the whole time. It was fantastic and held my attention the whole time. The characters were great, and the emotional impact was spot on. It was a bit slow moving at times, especially to start, but it really helped build things up. One of the major things I noticed (and loved) was that there was no romance thrown in. It wasn’t necessary and it would have taken away from the story.

Tessa has had a very rough childhood. Her father is in jail, and her sister and mom have abandoned…