An Unexpected Peril by: Deanna Raybourn

Another wonderful addition to a wonderful series. Deanna Rayborn has created such a wonderful character in Veronica Speedwell. She is strong, intelligent, and full of energy. The chemistry between her and Stoker is just perfectly done and their adventures are always such a pleasure to read about. I’m glad this series is still going and I plan on reading them all from the beginning again soon. Perfect for lovers of mystery and adventure. Can’t wait to keep reading what Deanna Rayborn creates! Also the covers are all so beautiful!

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Dangerous to Know and A Crimson Warning By: Tasha Alexander

Alas, I didn’t get to do one review before I finished both books, so I’m kind of slipping them into one review. I gobbled these up very quickly. Dangerous to Know was a bit of a darker mystery involving a brutal murder, madness, an asylum and dark secrets. It was suspenseful and wonderfully written. A Crimson Warning, at first I thought it was the most boring of the books so far but then after a few chapters it didn’t let me go until 1:00am last night when I finished it. It was fantastic! It involved blackmail, deceit, kidnapping and of course, murder. So much suspense in this one! I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. I just love the relationships in these books and they are just fantastic. Unfortunately, the next two are in the mail so I don’t have them yet. So I’m going to re-read Silent in the Grave By: Deanna Raybourn in the meantime. Her books are how I found Tasha Alexander in the first place, so yay!

The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey

I picked this book up a few months ago, but haven’t had the urge to read it. That was silly of me. I finally picked it up a few days ago and finished it last night. It was great! There was a ton of action, suspense, little bit of romance and the story itself was rather dark. I loved the characters and the alien concept. This story was told from various points of view and it was pulled off excellently. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced and drew me in right from the start.

Another Move and the Amazingness of Choices and Timing

My husband and I have been planning on moving in November. The other day I was looking at rental listings and we saw an apartment we liked, so I decided to email the property manager. I told them I knew they wanted to rent it sooner but asked if we could take a look at it. They emailed back and said we could, but I would have to do it that day or as soon as possible. They were very excited to hear from us, as we’ve rented with them before.

Now, the apartment is in the brand new buildings they have been building for the last two years. I work across the street and have seen the progress. So I took a look at it and it was perfect! So my husband and I decided to go for it and try to get it for October 1st instead of November. Today we found out we are going to get it! Out of 5 other interested parties. I’m super excited. It has its own balcony, hardwood floors, a marvelous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher (Woo!), a gas fireplace. Also, its directly by the beach. Its just amazing to me that if I hadn’t emailed them the day before yesterday, this wouldn’t be happening.

What are some last minute choices you’ve made that have led to awesome things?

The Lost Hero By: Rick Riordan

I loved this book! I borrowed it from the library on Thursday and just finished it. This book had a wonderful cast of characters, great action and it was enthralling. I have the next one lined up, waiting to be devoured. If you liked the Percy Jackson series, read this next. You won’t be disappointed.

The Last Olympian By: Rick Riordan

Finished this book last night. It is the last in the Percy Jackson series and I really enjoyed it. Everything came together very well and the ending was great. Overall, this series was fun, full of adventure and suspense and had a great host of characters. If you’re looking for a light YA Fantasy read, I would recommend these books. I’m looking forward to reading Rick Riordan’s other series, The Heroes of Olympus.

1 – Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

2 –  The Sea of Monsters

3 – The Titan’s Curse

4 – The Battle of the Labyrinth

5 – The Last Olympian

The Titan’s Curse/The Battle of the Labyrinth By: Rick Riordan

Yes, two reviews in one! Mainly because I forgot to post a review of The Titan’s Curse when I actually finished it. Either way, these books were both a great continuation to the Percy Jackson series. Fun characters, good story and plenty of action and suspense! I’m really enjoying these summer reads. I’m keeping this short because I really want to start on the next one and it is my day off, so I’m going to spend it reading and doing nothing else! ‘

One side note: I purchased The Titan’s Curse from the thrift store. I then discovered why it was brought to the thrift store. I was reading along happily and then it went from page 218 to 187 to 218. The next page was 257. Very frustrating! I then borrowed it from the library to finish it.



The Sea of Monsters By: Rick Riordan

I have been in the mood for some light, fun reading the last little while. So I decided to pick up the Sea of Monsters By: Rick Riordan. This is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I really enjoyed it. It was fun, fast paced and kept me engaged in the story. I am not going to go begin the third book and I will definitely be watching the movie as well. I didn’t like this book quite as much as the first one, but it was still a great, fun read.

Books I Look Forward To

Currently I am re-reading Shadow and Bone By: Leigh Bardugo in preparation for Siege and Storm next week. So excited! Shadow and Bone is definitely one of my favorites and I am enjoying it just as much the second time through. I then found The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by: Kady Cross, which I have been wanting to read for some time as well. Meanwhile, my “to-read” list is growing at an alarming rate. My problem is, that if I love a book or a series I want to re-read it at least once a year, which leaves less room for the books I have not read yet. Oh well, I try not to think about that the fact that I buy books faster than I read them. I will still always buy books.

What are you all reading currently?