Sunday, May 10, 2015

Top Seven Sunday. Seven Books That Feature Mothers.

Happy Mother's Day!!! 

Mother, Mother

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekend Reads May 9, 2015

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into The Dead Zone

Johnny Smith, the small-town schoolteacher who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four-and-a-half-year trip into The Dead Zone

John Smith, who awakened from an interminable coma with an accursed power—the power to see the future and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone.

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday. Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine. 

My choice this week.

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2)

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.
Hardcover 448 pages

Expected publication June 2nd 2015 from Scribner. 

I am so looking forward to this book. Can't wait. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Review: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

172 Hours on the Moon

172 Hours on the Moon


It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.
In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
NASA's returning to the moon. This time around it's a little different, Along with the astronauts there'll be three civilians making the trip. Three teenagers to be exact. Chosen randomly through a worldwide held contest.
The lucky winners are two girls and a boy. Mia from Norway, Midori from Japan, and Antoine from France. The three teens have different reasons for wanting to go on this mission to the moon, but will they all regret their decision to go. Once they get to the moon things start going wrong almost immediately. Their very survival is at risk. One thing is for sure. They are not alone.
I really, really loved this book! It totally blew my mind. I loved the writing. I loved the characters. It was as scary as hell. Brilliant! 

Cover and Synopsis taken from goodreads. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

April 2015 Wrap Up

These are the books I read in April. 

One Last Scream

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Top Seven Sunday

Top Seven Rainy Day Reads. 

These are my randomly chosen rainy day reads. What books would you choose?

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre (Illustrated)

2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

Gone with the Wind

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 

Murder on the Orient Express

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining

Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews

Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale

The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter: The Complete Series

Covers taken from goodreads. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Weekend Reads Saturday May 2, 2015

172 Hours on the Moon

172 Hours on the Moon

Really loving this book. I'm about half way through and we're just getting to the moon. Can't wait to see what happens.

Dead Woods

Dead Woods

I received this one from net galley. I'm 27% in and so far it's pretty good. It's basically a German thriller. A man's body has been found in the forest and Lina Svenson and Max Berg of the Hamburg homicide division are investigating and they discover dark secrets in the dead man's past. 

Feed (Newsflesh #1)

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)

I've been reading this one for a couple of weeks now and it's going a little slow for me. I'm on page 205 of almost 600 pages. Not a lot of action so far, kind of boring really. For a zombie novel I'd expect more action. Hopefully it gets better, since I have the other two books in the series. 

Covers from goodreads.