The Left Behinds: Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the Union

The Left Behinds: Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the UnionThe Left Behinds: Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the Union by David Potter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Honestly, I didn’t really enjoy the book. I will say that despite my not liking it, I do think that it is a great addition to middle grade historical fiction. Those who read The Magic Treehouse series will see many parallels, with the added modern technology twist.

Review: Wrong Number, Right Guy

Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1)Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I recieved this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

I am so torn with this book. Part of me LOVES it, and part of me HATES it.

I loved that the primary romance in the novel wasn’t ‘love at first sight’, that gets done all the time and it was quite refreshing to have characters take it slow. The concept of the security company and the family-like atmosphere is super adorable and each character- while a little underdeveloped for my liking, were all a perfect fit. The description of Ozzie is also a major plus ;).

I absolutely disliked May 99% of the time. Being the main character that puts a bit of a damper on the feel of the book. I do not understand how she is 29 and the owner of a company. It doesn’t make any sense.

With that being said, now that I know there are more books coming out– I will definitly be reading them, hopefully they will expand on the other characters, and spend less time on May, and her annoying purse-dog.

Review: Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play BaseballMonkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball by Angel Krishna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Cute story about being kind and learning to communicate. There is a bit too much information crammed into the number of pages. To make the book more kid-friendly I would suggest adding more pages and spreading out the words.

Other than that, it’s a cute story. Good for ages 4-6.

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Review: The Undying

The Undying (The Undying, #1)The Undying by Ethan Reid
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ugh. I really wanted to like this book. Ethan Reid’s description of the ‘moribund’– zombie-like creatures–and the unique plot make me wish this book was organized just a little bit better.

First off, we learn that only two characters survive–in the prologue! No. I want to feel the sadness for the characters that are lost-while it happens in the book, not before I’ve read the book.

Secondly, the flashbacks are a little misplaced, I felt that they disturbed the action too often.

Lastly, what the heck is with the baby!? I mean I get that the baby helps Jeanie get through the pain, and ultimately survive, but really? Lactation without a pregnancy or medicine is super rare and highly unlikely, and she kills the baby–but don’t worry she revives him.

I don’t know, this book shows real potential, but there are so many issues that I have with the characters, and the layout that I can’t really love it.

But, I loved the cover.

Review: A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #1)

A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #1)A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas by Kim Redford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a stereotypical romance. I’ve read so many romances that end up reading almost the exact same. It lacked originality, but with that being said, it was adorable, there are some super-sweet moments, and it was well written.

This is a great quick read because it flows so well, a must read for romance fans.

Review: Cinderella Has Cellulite: And Other Musings from A Last Wife

Cinderella Has Cellulite: And Other Musings from A Last WifeCinderella Has Cellulite: And Other Musings from A Last Wife by Donna Arp Weitzman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

To be honest, I didn’t love this book. Maybe I just don’t enjoy the satirical comments, or that I have never been in a similar position, so I don’t understand the comments, either way not quite my cup of tea.

Although, this book does stand out as cute, quirky and funny, and I’m fairly certain there are plenty of women who like satire, who will find this book adorable and refreshing.

Review: Dark Hope (Archangel Prophecies #1)

Dark Hope (Archangel Prophecies #1)Dark Hope by Monica McGurk
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book had some major ups, and some major downs for me. First of all the integration of angels into human society was not thought out very well, too many of the ‘perks’ felt like the easy way out. Secondly multiple plots usually enhance a novel, adding dimension, however in this case most of the time it felt a little overwhelming.

Something else felt off, but I didn’t quite realise until I read Danielle‘s review:

I don’t want to say it was like Twilight. But it was like Twilight.

Don’t get me wrong, this book wasn’t terrible. There are just more things that I didn’t like that cancelled out any chances of me enjoying the story a whole lot.

It’s a recycled plot and storyline. Girl moves to new town and is topic of the school because she’s new and meets a mysterious and dark teenage boy who is a supernatural/paranormal being? The originality lacks in this one.

Danielle, via GoodReads

With that said, I love the idea of the angels interacting with humans, and I have a soft spot for stories where the ‘hero’ from the past shows up in the story.

Despite some of the off putting hiccups, I did thoroughly enjoy the story and am most likely going to be reading the next installment the story.

Review: The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: To the Moon and Back

The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: To the Moon and Back
The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: To the Moon and Back by Lauren Micchelli
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Cute bedtime book about nighttime adventures. While I may not fully understanding the added ‘t’ in the title, I do think space exploration is always an enjoyed bedtime topic and children will adore this book.

I loved the cute ‘command station’, and the friend they made there. However I’m not impressed by the pictures, I’ve read two other books by Lauren and I found the pictures much better.