January Wrap-up

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Hey guys! I’m not sure what happened this January but I didn’t end up reading as many books as I would have liked. Thankfully in the last 2 weeks I ended up squeezing two books in. I didn’t really enjoy the books as much as I would have liked. I hope that February ends up being a better month for me. Now let’s see what I read in January.

Saga 8Saga, Vol. 8 By Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction
Pages: 152 pages
Published: December 27th 2017
Publisher: Image Comics
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

Collecting: Saga 43-48.


Defending JacobDefending Jacob By William Landay

Genre: Fiction, Mystery,  Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 448 pages
Published: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: Bantam
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob.

Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.

Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.

It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.

How far would you go?

My Review


Two Girls DownTwo Girls Down By Louisa Luna

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Pages: 322 pages
Published: January 9th 2018
Publisher: Doubleday
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied.

With little to go on, Vega and Cap will go to extraordinary lengths to untangle a dangerous web of lies, false leads, and complex relationships to find the girls before time runs out, and they are gone forever.

My Review


Watch MeWatch Me By Jody Gehrman

Genre: Thriller, Fiction
Pages: 320 pages
Published: January 23th 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Plot: For fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.

Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to never being noticed again. The follow-up novel to her successful debut tanked. Her husband left her for a woman ten years younger. She’s always been bright, beautiful, independent and a little wild, but now her glow is starting to vanish. She’s heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again.

Except one.

Sam Grist is Kate’s most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he’s not there solely to be the best writer. He’s been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.

As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?

A gripping novel exploring intense obsession and illicit attraction, Jody Gehrman introduces a world where what you desire most may be the most dangerous thing of all.


I hope you guys had a better reading month then me. What books did you guys end up reading in January?

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