LIMETOWN by ZACK AKERS, SKIP BRONKIE, and COTE SMITH

Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast

From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.

To set this up for you, Limetown is a successful podcast that is both weird and creepy. This would be the prequel to what is on now.

Lia Haddock is a student when the entire population of Limetown disappears off the face of the earth. Every one is just gone. One of those is Lia’s Uncle Emile.

There is a lot of speculation about what is going on at what was really a research facility and people are talking. Well, except for Lia’s parents. They are not saying a word.

Lia’s investigation into what happened to her uncle leads her all over the map and puts her in danger. The good twisty part is she isn’t the only one looking. And these are some seriously disturbed individuals I would not want to meet up with.

Before this book I had only listened to a few podcasts, but now I’m hooked!

Well Done!

Netgalley/Simon and Schuster  November 13, 2018

 

SERPENTINE by LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26)

I went back and forth on reading this one. The last few have just been more of the same. I was interested in this Serpentine twist. Which showed up at the end of the book.

Besides that is was just more of the same. Anita having sex with lots of different species.

In my opinion the only plot anymore is the sex. I even had my husband read it, as he also has read them all, and he was disappointed too.

I wish she would do more with the Merry Gentry books, but this will be the last Anita Blake one I read. There comes a time when it’s just over. This is that time.

 

Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

There’s a stranger in your home…

Or is there?

Coming back to her childhood home in Derbyshire for her step-mother, Elizabeth’s funeral, Caro is happy to see her sister who has been out of touch for a long time.

When she is told that the house and everything her father had was left to her and her sister. When her sister tells her she has no interest in any of it and wants Caro to have it all. Coming off a bad break up it seems perfect for her to live in the house and have a new start.

But as Caro begins to go through and sort out all of Elizabeth’s belongings, things start getting weird. Is there a ghost in the house or is someone trying to harm her? The trouble is Caro can’t remember a lot of her childhood and what she is about to find out will shock her to her core!

This was one twisty, wicked good tale! Even I wasn’t sure who the bad people were.

Well Done! 5*

Netgalley/November 29th 2018 by Avon UK

Let me say that this has been one of the hardest secrets I’ve had to keep! When a publisher emails you that you can’t show the title, the story and that you can not even talk about it until Halloween! Oh how happy I was to hear from her today! So here it is!

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light

Everything seems normal enough at the Center. A women’s reproductive health facility not affiliated with Planned Parenthood, but trying to give the best care to Mississippi’s women. Whether that is birth control or abortions. When the bell rings and a man with a gun enters and begins killing people.

The story is told from the moments after and then backwards in time. This is a sometimes risky way to tell a story and for this story I wasn’t a fan of it. I would much rather have learned more about the women and girls.

This is a touchy subject. And Jodi has done her research on it. There were the pro abortionists views, the anti abortionists views and the physician’s views. Every person struggles with their decisions. All aspects of this subject are tackled and felt.

No matter your stance on the issue, this book will make you think long and hard about your position and what legislation means for the poorest of the poor in our country.

This was a hard read but the research she put into it was solid and I appreciated that.

Well Done!

Netgalley/October 2nd 2018 by Ballantine Books

THE ANCIENT NINE by IAN SMITH

The Ancient Nine

Spencer Collins thinks his life at Harvard will be all about basketball and pre-med; hard workouts and grinding work in class. The friends he’s made when he hits the storied ivy-clad campus from a very different life in urban Chicago are a happy bonus. But Spencer is about to be introduced to the most mysterious inner sanctum of the inner sanctum: to his surprise, he’s in the running to be “punched” for one of Harvard’s elite final clubs.

The Ancient Nine is both a coming of age novel and a swiftly plotted story that lets readers into the ultimate of closed worlds with all of its dark historical secrets and unyielding power

Spencer is at Harvard to play basketball and hopefully get into med school. Spencer is a really good character. From the wrong side of Chicago to the Ivy Leagued and wealthy Harvard, he seems to fit in just fine.

Spencer was raised by a single mother and never knew his father. But his father left money for his education and somehow this is all connected to a very old final club, The Gas. At the Delphic House rumors abound concerning a secret room and several deaths.

When Spencer’s friend Dalton steals a book from his dying Uncle, the two of them set out to find out the truth behind the disappearance of a student and who are the Ancient Nine? A secret society, a hidden secret from King James I, and throw in some Nazi’s and you have yourself an unstoppable mystery with thrills around every corner.

From the very first page you know this is going to be one of those you can’t put down. It’s got a little bit of everything in there and I found myself actually heading to the catalogs to verify some of the historical portions. Very interesting. I can’t wait for the next one!

Well Done!

Netgalley/St.Martin’s  September 18, 2018