The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis book review

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The Plot

Everything Elka knows, she has learned from a man known only to her as Trapper. he is a man who took her in at the age of 7 under his care. But one day when Elka goes in to town she sees a wanted poster for him and her world is shattered as she comes to the realization that this father figure to her is wanted for murder. And now a sharp shooter, Magistrate Lyon is hot on his trail and wants to talk to Elka. Its then that Elka disappears into the wilderness, determined to find her true parents. But Trapper isn’t far behind. With two people hot on her trail, Elka will have the ultimate test of uncovering long, lost dark memories and pushing limits of a friendship.

The Review

This debut thriller has such a new and unique voice that I could not put it down! I was gripping, white,bare knuckled over every page. First off lets talk about the writing style. Set in a post what we call the Rapture setting, people have learned to adapt. The way the spoken language between characters is what grabbed me first.

“I seen women take this kind a’ help from a man with a look a’ relief on their faces. I wondered if these women knew how much easier their lives would be if they did all this stuff for themselves.”
― Beth Lewis, The Wolf Road

As you can see above the language usage above it is very unique and helps to pan out a better movie in your head as you read along with the perspective of Elka. Elka is such a lovable character as she is tough, strong willed (heavens above is she strong willed), and very humorous. Most of her thoughts and inner dialogue had me laughing and smiling as she is such a smart a**. She is also very wise for someone her age as well.

“But I weren’t no quitter No wolf nor bear just gives up when they get beat or hungry. You ever seen a bear jump off a cliff ’cause life handed him a few rough draws? No, you haven’t. The wild keeps going till it don’t have strength in its muscles and bones. The wild doesn’t give up; it’s forever, and so was I.” 

― Beth Lewis, The Wolf Road.
 One of the things I loved most was the shadow of the wolf that Elka picks up along the way ( explains the title huh? :D). It really adds to the poetry of the book and helps you visualize a more accurate picture. The Symbolism between Elka and the wolf was sheer beauty and poetically written.The whole book itself flowed so smooth, even for the writing style of the “hick speak”. this book is one to keep on your shelf as you will want to go back again and again to reread this novel. Thank you Blogging For Books for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

 

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Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

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The Plot

***as taken from GoodReads***

Everyone in Arnn – a small farming town with more legends than residents – knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.

The Review

This story revolves around 3 different women in 3 different time periods in 3 different settings. The author does such a good job of making everything transition easy enough, so as you are not lost. This book is a rare gem as the ink moves fluidly across the pages that was penned by the author. The story itself is a fast paced read that you don’t want to put down. This adventure is so much fun and is a good rainy day read. I ended up reading the book in all of 1 day, it was so good. This story style while not being ultra rare of an idea still has its own unique voice and stands its ground. the ending to this book was a total shocker and i am still reeling from how surprised I was at it. My only wish is that there was more as I didn’t want to put it down. Everything was tied up in the end and is a good standalone. 5 stars from me. Thank you Jessica (Jordan’s street team) and thank you Jordan for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Redemption (Children of the Gods #3) by Jessica Therrien book review

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The Plot

***As taken from GoodReads***

The Review

Book 3 brought so much more than what i thought possible. Most trilogies die off somewhere in book 2. However this is not the case. The book takes off on even more adventure. just when you think it’s over and they can settle down. Nope! There is even more surprises and more complexity. Jessica only grows with each novel in her writing skills and keeps you glued, and gripping every page as you fly through just to finally see the ending. I felt that with each book there grew so much depth and dimension and this was never lacking once to me. This is such an amazing series and a 5 star read.

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Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) by Jessica Therrien book review

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The Plot

***as taken from GoodReads***

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council’s reach. As long as they believe she’s dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable.

When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn’t need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she’ll fight to the death. He’s threatened the people she loves. It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council’s oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.

The Review

WOWWWWW!!!!!! The second book in this series got WAY better! You really feel Jessica’s writing style has improved. I am definitely hooked in this series as the story picks up quicker and quicker! The romance and insta-love thing was better in this book as it didn’t take over the novel and everything going on around everyone. Can we also talk about Alaximandros for just a moment? Um, Delicious? Brooding little jerk sometimes but still I love him better than William. I also felt that Elyse grew more into herself and we see her for who she really is in this book. She learns to stand on her own two feet and take charge. Thank you Xpresso book tours for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Oppression by Jessica Therrien book review

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The Plot

***As taken from GoodReads***

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She’s been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she’s well over eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don’t make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she’s been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning-and she’s not entirely willing to play by their rules.

The Review

This book has a brilliant and vivid world. I quite liked the idea of the book. if you’re into Percy Jackson then this book is for you. There is some serious inst-love but I don’t mind it as most YA books contain this. The premise itself of an 80 year old woman stuck in a teenagers body never appearing older is so sad. You really feel for our heroine as she has to watch everyone and everything around her change or die. The characters were great and the development in them was sheer amazing. I quite enjoyed the writing as well. It started off a bit shaky almost and kind of slow but quickly picks up. I would give this book 4 stars. Thank you Xpresso book tours for sending me this in exchange for my honest review.

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The Last Judgement by Michael Canon book review

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The Plot

When Dylan Anderson loses his job he hits rock bottom. He trades in a luxurious lifestyle for a secluded one living on a campground and soon finding himself being kicked out from there. Wanting to drown his sorrows in a pint of icy cold beer he swings by the local bar that his best friend owns. Life has a funny way of getting you when your down. Looking rough and ragged he runs into the love of his life Erica and former coworkers. Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time! It’s then that Dylan finds himself swept away into another world, that’s filled with aliens, life size rats, and people trying to hunt him down! In an out of this world book that you don’t want to miss, pick up your copy today!

The Review

WOW! So first off let me start by saying that I loved this book so much I bought the Audible version. The book itself is amazing. There are lots of well drawn pictures included throughout the whole book that gives you a better feel for who these people and creatures are and what they look like. You truly see what Michael sees in his head when he thought of these characters. The book while being short brings so much fourth. It seems as though this story could be real and is happening before you. You grow to love their personalities and love/hate some ( *cough* Andres *cough*). The audible version of this book was amazing too as it had lots of sound effects. The people who did the voices were amazing and make it play out like a theatrical performance before you. The writing was so fluid and slid off the pages and into your mind as you turn each page dying to know what will happen next. The cover was also well suited for this book as it fit the story perfectly. I also loved the fact that the author included pictures of the actual people that inspired his characters. It’s rare to see an author do this in a book, but when they do, it is a treasure as it makes you feel more connected to the author. I loved the extra scenes he added at the end, although it left me wanting more! I hope to see more by this author as he has a unique voice and style that hasn’t been seen by most. Thank you again Michael for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

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From Above: A Riley Donovan Mystery by Norah McClintock book review

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The Plot

*** as taken from GoodReads ***

When a football player from Riley Donovan’s school falls to his death from the top of a recreation center, a hunch makes her wonder if he was pushed. But who would do such a thing, and why? Riley’s detective aunt tells Riley to leave it alone, but that’s not in Riley’s nature. When her friend Charlie is accused of the murder, Riley is determined to clear his name, even if it means confronting vicious junkyard dogs, forming an alliance with an old enemy, and putting her own life in danger.

The Review

Wow!! What a fun read! This book i super fast paced and even though it geared towards a younger audience as an adult I found myself loving this book! I haven’t read anything else by Norah but I’ve heard great things! and Norah does a wonderful job of writing such a fun mystery novel. The writing was smooth and very fast paced. It kind of reminds me of reading Nancy Drew as a kid! I had so much fun reading this novel that i hadn’t realized i read it in one sitting! The book was very cute and the mystery idea was great. Riley is a great mini sleuth and full of so much spunk. I really loved reading her character. I hope Norah keeps up the writing because this looks like a great series. Thank you Orca Publishing and LibraryThing for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

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