Hey guys! So I have been trying to hold back on buying books for a bit. It is hard but I have so many books I haven’t read yet. I did end up getting a decent amount of books this month but only reason was because my library was doing a sale where it’s $5 for a bag. So you know I had to take advantage of that. I ended up finding a good amount of books I wanted to read so I was very excited. So let’s dive in to see what I got! Continue reading “September Haul”
Tag: Escaping from Houdini
Waiting On Wednesday: Escaping from Houdini
Escaping from Houdini By Kerri Maniscalco
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery,
Pages: 416 pages
Release Date: September 18th 2018
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson
Plot: In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. .
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.
But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?
Why I Need This Book: So a couple of months ago on twitter I made a trade with someone so I could read this early. I needed to get my hands on it because Kerri had mentioned that the arc has a different ending from the finished copy. So now I’m anxiously waiting for this book to come out so I can reread it. I am dying to know what this new ending is going to be. I did enjoy the arc ending. I am curious to see how she switches it up. I am very excited because I am planning to go to the signing for this book. I met Kerri last year and she was a sweetheart. I can’t wait to see her again!
Have you gotten to read this early? If so what are your thoughts on it? If not, are you guys interested in picking this book up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for it to come out!
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018
Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is, Best Books I’ve Read In 2018. I have read 53 books so far this year. I have to say I have been a bit picky with what I’ve really enjoyed. So far I think these 10 books were really enjoyable. So let’s dive in and see what those books are! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018”
Hey guys!! I hope you all ended up having a great May. In May I decided to try to take a break from thrillers/mysteries. I ended up reading only 2. One was a book I started at the end of April the other was one I forgot was a mystery. I overall felt it was a decent month. I am so happy to be back reading thrillers again! Now let’s see what I read in May. Continue reading “May Wrap-up”
April Book Haul
Hey guys! I am so excited to share with you my April Book Haul. I don’t have as much to show you as last month but it was still a really good month. I got some books from giveaways and trades. I technically really only bought one book this month. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “April Book Haul”
The TBR Tag
Hey guys! I was tagged by the lovely Kat @ Nose Stuck In A Book. Thank you so much for tagging me! This seems like such a fun tag. It gives you guys some insight on my TBR. Plus I love looking at my TBR and seeing all the books I want to read and have not read. Sometimes a book will pop out at me. So let’s get to this! Continue reading “The TBR Tag”
Ace of Shades Book Tag #Doves Edition
Hey guys! I am so excited for this tag today! I’m part of the street team for Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. My fellow team members came up with this awesome tag. Min and Katie did such an amazing job coming up the questions. So this tag is extra special to me. So let’s get to it!
Continue reading “Ace of Shades Book Tag #Doves Edition”
The A-Z Book Tag
A – Author you’ve read the most books from?
Well I looked on goodreads and my top two authors are Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Bill Willingham (Fables). Both of these are comic authors. Then my third author is Meg Cabot.
B – Best sequel ever?
Hands down, Hunting Prince Dracula By Kerri Maniscalco. This story was so well done. The scenery in this book was incredible. I am super excited to see what’s she’s going to give us with the third book.
C – Currently reading?
Right now I am reading The Favorite Sister By Jessica Knoll. I am not that far into it yet but I am really loving it so far. It seems perfect for me. I am also reading Game of Thrones on audiobook. That was is taking some time but I really am enjoying it. I love the tv show.
D – Drink of choice while reading?
I usually drink water or soda while I’m home. I’m giving up diet soda so now mainly water.
E – E-Reader or Physical books?
I love having the physical book in front of me. Plus I love that new book smell. I do use an e-reader for Netgalley books or when I am on train. It makes things easier.
F – Fictional character you would have dated in High School?
Wow I have no idea. That is a toughie. Probably Harry Potter.
G – Glad you gave this book a chance
The Chaos of Standing Still By Jessica Brody. This was a cute story I read last year. Riveted was doing the 25 days of Christmas. I decided to take on the challenge and see how many of those books I could read in one day. It was a pretty fun experience. Read more about it here.
H – Hidden gem book
Rough Riders By Adam Glass. This is a comic but boy is this a comic I don’t really hear people talk about much. I love how it brings all these unlikely characters together. They end up making such a badass team. I can’t wait for Volume 3.
I – Important moment in your reading life
I mean I’ve always been into reading. I feel me going away to California a couple of years ago really helped get me back into reading. After that trip I started reading a lot more. It also led me to starting my blog.
J – Just finished reading…
I just finished People Like Us By Dana Mele. I really ended up enjoying it. I ended up reading it in one day.
K – Kinds of books you won’t read
I don’t really read adult romance books. I’m not a big fan of the writing in them. I’m also not super into historical fiction. I will read some on accusation but it’s not really my thing either.
L – Longest book you’ve read?
Last year I ended up starting the Lunar Chronicles so Winter By Marissa Meyer. The last book in the series is over 800 pages long. I’m pretty sure that is the longest book I’ve ever read.
M – Major book hangover because of…
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid. That book was so good. The ending broke my heart in two. It was such a good book though. I still randomly think of it.
N – Number of book cases you own?
Right now I own 4. One of those book cases is my boyfriend’s so I guess technically 3. I need more though. I have so many books.
O – One book you’ve read multiple times?
When I was younger I really enjoyed the book What My Mother Doesn’t Know By Sonya Sones. I’ve read that a couple of times when I was younger. It’s a pretty quick read.
P – Preferred place to read?
I usually will read on the couch most of the time. I do really enjoy reading on my bed. I find that to be such a relaxing spot. I’m getting a window seat added to my room sometime in the future. I really can’t wait for that.
Q – Quote that inspires you / gives you the “feels” ?
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
R – Reading regret?
I feel one of the reading regrets I have is buying books I always hear people talk about. There are so many books I’ll get just because so many other people liked it. I won’t know anything about it. Then when I give the book a try. I realize it wasn’t the type of book I’d like anyway.
S – Series you started, but need to finish?
Pretty Little Liars series By Sara Shephard. I was close to finishing the series then she ended up adding a bunch more books to the series. I just stopped after a certain point. I always told myself I will finish the series. They’re pretty quick reads. Maybe I’ll reread again by audio this time.
T – Three of your all-time favorite books.
1. Dark Places By Gillian Flynn
2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
3. And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie
U – Unapologetic fangirl for…
I know it’s bad but I really like Pretty Little Liars. I can’t help it.
V – Very excited for this release more than any others
I am super excited for Escaping from Houdini By Kerri Maniscalco. I mean how much fun does that sound! I really can’t wait for that to be released.
W – Worst habit?
My worst habit is buying books when I have so many other books on my shelf to read. I can’t stop myself.
X- X Marks the Spot: the 27th book on your shelf?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I still need to read Six of Crows before I get to this one.
Y – Your latest book purchase?
I actually have bought a couple books the last couple of days. I recently ordered Red Sparrow By Jason Matthews, and a bunch of comics which are Kingsman: The Secret Service, Morning Glories Vol. 1, The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 5: Imperial Phase I, and Chew Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice. I also just bought Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling. So a lot of book purchasing going on.
Z – Zzzz snatcher:
Nerve By Jeanne Ryan. I tried to get into this book but I couldn’t. I found it so boring. It was a great idea but I just wansn’t into it like I thought I’d be. I should have dnfed it.
I would like to tag everybody for this tag! If you end up doing this please let me know.
Most Anticipated Books of 2018: Part 2
Hey guys! I am so excited to bring you part 2 of my most anticipated books of 2018. I’ve had a lot of fun looking up these books. In my previous post I mentioned that I mainly decided to do thrillers. There are so many good ones coming out. I can’t wait to read them all! Now let’s dive in to see what I picked. Continue reading “Most Anticipated Books of 2018: Part 2”