Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Defending Jacob by William Landay

I won this Advanced Reader Copy from Goodreads. What an outstanding book this is! A gripping tale of mystery and suspense. My emotions were on overdrive all throughout this book! This is a story of a father, whose 14 year old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate. At the time of the murder, Andy Barber was the Assistant DA and was hiding a dark secret from the world ~ his paternal descendents were all violent men. Jacob, the 14 year old son of Andy and his wife Laurie, had been bullied and tormented by the victim, making it plausible for Jacob to be accused of the murder. Evidence started piling up and was very incriminating for Jacob. Once Jacob was indicted for the murder, Andy lost his job as Assistant DA and joined the defense lawyer throughout the trial. There are many interesting twists and turns, making this a very powerful, emotional read. Having a teenage son with some "issues"(although minor ones), this book hit home for me. This is one book you don't want to miss; if you like mysteries and courtroom drama, this is a book you definitely must read!! I am very much looking forward to reading more from this author!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grave Situation by Alex MacLean

I won this book from LibraryThing's Member Giveaways. I enjoyed reading this book. The author spent a lot of time describing details which makes the reader feel as though they are actually part of the book. There were quite a few people in this story, which became confusing for a little while. I liked the way the author linked together events that happened at the beginning of the book to events happening later. It was like going through an actual murder investigation. Very good book!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grundish and Askew by Lance Carbuncle

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing. When entering to win this book on Library Thing, there was a warning that this book was not for the faint of heart. That was absolutely correct! While this book bordered on the disgusting, it strangely made me want to read more. It is a fast paced read and was certainly anything but boring. While it was very strange in many parts of the book, it all came together very nicely and the flow of the book made sense. The ending was well thought out and made sense with the rest of the book. I do not recommend this to anyone who gets squeamish or offended easily, but for those who can handle it the book might be an interesting read!

Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on LibraryThing. What a great book to read at this time of year with Halloween coming up! This book really captured my attention and I felt like I was actually in the story. For those who are not interested in the paranormal, this will not be a book for you. For those of us who are intrigued by all things paranormal, please read this book!! This is a story about a young woman named Jade, who moves to the French Quarter of New Orleans, on the famous Bourbon Street. She is living above a coffee shop at which she works part-time. Her landlord, Kane, owns the coffee shop and the strip club next door. Jade is a powerful empath. Once Jade moves in, strange things start to happen and she finds out through Kane that her place is haunted. She has a deep attraction to Kane, which of course eventually develops into something. This is a very good read and very interesting. I will be looking for more books from this author!