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Weekend Reads

Dead Man's Handby

What happens when the deck is stacked against you… 

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy. 

…and the cards don't fall your way? 

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years. 

What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand? 

Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.
Good Neighborsby

A compulsively readable debut crime novel i…

November TBR?

The Crazy School (Madeline Dare #2)by

Recently settled in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts, Madeline Dare now teaches at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. But behind its ornate gates, she discovers a disorienting world where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen. A chilling event confirms Maddie's worst suspicions, leading her to an even darker secret that lies at the academy's very heart. Now cut off from the outside world, Maddie must join forces with a small band of the school's most violently rebellious students--kids who, despite their troubled grip on reality, may well prove to be her only chance of survival.
The Devil Amongst the Lawyers (Ballad #8)by

In 1934 all the national publications sent their star reporters to remote Virginia to cover the trial of Erma Morton: a beautiful 21-year-old year old mountain girl with a teaching degree, accused of mu…

Review of The Eternals by Clover Donovan

The Eternals (The Eternals #1)by
Synopsis: For fans of Percy Jackson & The Spiderwick Chronicles.

When a mysterious young girl shows up at Rowan Burton's front door on a snowy night, thirteen-year-old Rowan finds himself in a life altering race to save the girl's life. 

She's an Eternal, a living antidote for immortality & the last of her kind. And in order to keep her alive, Rowan must keep two sinister wizards who want to claim the girl for their own at bay before the final blood moon... or risk letting the world's destruction commence.

Can Rowan save the girl's life before it's too late? Find out in the first book in a brand new middle-grade series by Clover Donovan.
My Review:
The Eternals by Clover Donovan My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. I don't often read middle grade books, but while reading The Eternals I completely forgot that it was meant for a younger audience. Rowan and Ever's story held my attention throu…

Weekend Reads October 17, 2014

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3)by

I have a plan. 

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us. 

Either way, only one of us is walking away. 

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun. 

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder th…

Book Haul, August/September 2014

Into the Dark (Brenna Spector #2)by

Can a stranger share your memories? That's the question that haunts Brenna Spector when she first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle. Naked but hidden in shadow, the "performance artist" shares her deepest, darkest secrets with her unseen male audience . . . secrets that, to Brenna, are chillingly familiar. Brenna has perfect memory, able to recall in astonishing detail every moment of every day of her adult life. But her childhood—those carefree years before the traumatic disappearance of her sister, Clea—is frustratingly vague. When Brenna listens to the stories Lula Belle tells her audience, stories only Brenna and Clea could know, those years come to life again in vivid detail. Convinced the missing internet performer has ties to her sister, Brenna takes the case—and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt, and murder that could regain her family . . . or cost her life.