Book Information | 2018 | American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street Book Cover American Street
Ibi Zoboi
Young Adult Fiction
February 14, 2017
Kindle Book/ Audiobook
Read from 3rd May 2017 to 16th April 2018
Robin Miller
Fabiola Toussaint, Chantal, Donna, Princess
Conrner of American and Joy Road in Detroit, Port-au-Prince Hati

A National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews! American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys. In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

Book Information | Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series 3/4) by Heather Graham

Ghost Moon Book Cover Ghost Moon
The Bone Island Series 3/4
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
October 1, 2010
Read from 6th to 15th April 2018
Ghost Night
Ghost Memories
Cutter Merlin, Liam Beckett, Kelsey Donaovan
Key West

Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West—lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin's curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell.

Book Information | 2018 | Ghost Moon (The Bone Island Series (Trilogy) 3/3) by Heather Graham

Ghost Moon Book Cover Ghost Moon
The Bone Island Trilogy 3/3
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
October 1, 2010
Read from 6th to 15th April 2018
Ghost Night
Ghost Memories
Kelsey Donovan, Liam Beckett. Katie O'Hara, Sean O'Hara
Key West

Reclusive collector Cutter Merlin is seldom seen in Key West—lately, not at all. Officer Liam Beckett visits Merlin's curious house and discovers the gentleman in his study. In his death grip: a volume of occult lore and a reliquary. His eyes are wide with fright, his mouth a horrified rictus where spiders now dwell.

Book Information | 2018 | The Shadow of the North (Sally Lockhart Mystery 2/4) by Phillip Pullman

The Shadow in the North Book Cover The Shadow in the North
Sally Lockhart Mystery 2/4
Philip Pullman
Detective and mystery stories
January 1, 2015
mp3 Audiobok
Library via Borrowbox
Read from 14/2 to 13/4 2018
The Ruby in the Dark
The Tiger in the Well, The Tin Princes
Anton Lesser
Sally Lockhart, Axel Bellmann
Victorian London/England

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Book Information | 2018 | Autumn (Seasons Quartet 1/4) by Ali Smith

Autumn Book Cover Autumn
Seasonal Quartet 1/4
Ali Smith
February 7, 2017
Kindle book with Audible Narration
Read from 4th to 9th April 2018
Melody Grove

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, Southern Living, The Guardian, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. It is the first installment of her Seasonal quartet—four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are)—and it casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history making. Here’s where we’re living. Here’s time at its most contemporaneous and its most cyclic. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, a story about aging and time and love and stories themselves.

Book Informatio | 2018 | Bad Romeo (Starcrossed 1/4)

Bad Romeo Book Cover Bad Romeo
Starcrossed 1/4
Leisa Rayven
St. Martin's Griffin
December 23, 2014
Kindle book with audible Narration
Amazon Digital?Audible
I received this book from Netgalley for review but this doesn't effect my opinions on the book.
Read 27/2 [/3] to 7/4
Bad Romeo Outtakes (#1.1), Broken Juliet (#2)
Andi Arndt
Cassie Taylor, Ethan Holt
I dnfd this book as I just didn't connect with any of the characters in the book which meant that even with the audiobook I just didn't want to read it.

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own... Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college...then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart. Now they've made it to Broadway where they're reunited as romantic leads once again—and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret—and he's determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it's the things that aren't good for us that are the most irresistible. Don't miss Leisa Rayven's Bad Romeo, the intoxicating romance beloved by over two million fans online—a story that'll captivate you and hold you breathless until the final page.

Book Information | 2018 | The Library Paradox (Cambridge/Vanesa Mysteries

The Library Paradox Book Cover The Library Paradox
Catherine Shaw
Allison & Busby
May 27, 2013
epub ebook
Library via Borrowbox
read from 16/2 to 11/3 2018
The Three Body Problem (1/4), Flowers Stained by Moonlight (2/4)
The Riddle of the River
Cambridge 1885

Cambridge, 1896. Motherhood and private detecting don't easily go hand in hand, but even with two small children Vanessa Weatherburn still manages to indulge her passion for solving mysteries. When three sombre scholars knock on the door of her family home, Vanessa is presented with perhaps her most puzzling case yet. Professor Gerard Ralston, Head of the History Department at King's College, London, has been shot dead in his study. As the only suspect left the building a matter of seconds before the shot was heard, and with witnesses testifying that no one left the building after the shot rang out, all are perplexed as to how the killer could have escaped. Vanessa must use all her logic and intuition in order to solve the paradox of a seemingly impossible murder.

Book Information | 2018 | The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season 0.5/8) by Samantha Shannon

The Pale Dreamer Book Cover The Pale Dreamer
The Bone Season 0.5/8
Samantha Shannon
Bloomsbury Publishing
December 6, 2016
Kindle Book
Read from 7 - 10 March 2018
The Bone Season (1/8), The Mime Order (2/8)
The Song Rising (3/8)
Alana Kerr Collins
Paige Mahoney, Jaxon Hall
Scion London

A dreamer is born – the exhilarating prequel to the ground-breaking, extraordinary Bone Season series 'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' Andy Serkis on The Bone Season In the perilous heart of Scion London, a dangerous and valuable poltergeist is on the loose – and it must be caught before chaos erupts on the streets of the capital. Here, the clairvoyant underworld plays by its own rules, and rival gangs will stop at nothing to win such a magnificent prize. Sixteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for Jaxon Hall, the most notorious mime-lord in the city. He thinks she is hiding a powerful gift, but it refuses to surface. Maybe this is the opportunity she needs to secure her position in his gang, the Seven Seals... PRAISE FOR THE BONE SEASON: 'Truly extraordinary and thrilling' Andy Serkis 'Gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting' Daily Mail 'A riveting page-turner' Mail on Sunday 'Had me gripped as if in a vice' Stylist 'Gripped me to the marrow' Daily Telegraph 'A trailblazer for young talent' Independent 'The Bone Season is our next Twilight' Marie Claire

Weekly Reads | 2018 | Week 12 19 – 25 March

This post wll be discussing the books that I have read and am currently reading this week.

Books Read or Finished this week

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace (Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller)                                                           Read from 16 to 20 March 2018                                                               Book Information Post                                                                                        This book tells the story of seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin who wakes upin a shallow grave after her death not remembering who had killed her or why they’d killed her. She knows that she’s somehow concious – and not only that but she’s able to sense who around her is hiding aination  murderous past.       The plot and characters were well developed and beleivable, and the combination of the two kept me gripped from start to finish. This was helped by the fact that I listened to it via mp3 Audiobook and the fact the Narrator was so amazing because she voiced each character so well that as the listenrer/reader it was easy to get a sense of each Characters personality.


Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters1/26) by Heather Garham (Narrator: )                                            Read from 5 to 20 March 2018                                                    Book Information Post                                                                                           This is the first book in what I am sure will be a great series which introduces the reader to a secret government unit, a group of renegade paranormal investigatiors through a murder that no one else can track. The two main characters Jackson Crow and Angela are great characters and have both have had paranormal experiences


Crowther & Westerman Omnibus: Instruments of Dark  ness, Anatomy Of Murder and Island of Bones (1/3) by Imogen Robertson                                           Instruments of Darkness: Read from 21/7/14 – 24/3/18                            book information post (Crowther & Westerman Omnibus:Books 1-3)                     Book Information Post – Instruments of Darkness                                                    I decided to buy this bind up after hearing about the first book in the series “Instruments of Darkmess” in a review video by Missie on her youtube channel Binge Reader because it sounded like a book I would enjoy.  I was right in thnking that I would enjoy it beacuse I did although I found it rather slow going for the first 150 or so pages of the book, which is why its taken me so long to . The thing that made me want to carry on reading it was the Characters and the murder as I wanted to know what happened to them and who was responsible for the mureder.    I can understand why it had to be slow going initially as the characters had to be introduced as did the murder and its aftermath. By the end of the book id got into the story and connected with the caracters particularly the main ones (Crowther and Mrs Harriet Westerman) so much that I imeediately started reading the next book in the Series/bindup.


Magic Bitter Magic Sweet by Charlie N Holmberg [Narrator: Kate Rudd]                            Read from 9 December 2017 to March 24 2018                               Book Information Post                                                                              I requested this book for review because I have read most of the other books by this author and have thoroughly enjoyed them due to how great her writing is. I stareted reading in ebook format but I have now got the kindle audible narration and I am so glad that I have because the Narration is enabling me to get totally immersed in the story. This book was great and as well written as the other books I’ve read by this author. I loved all the main characters in this book as they were well developed and beleivable and I particularly loved Maire.

Books Continued & Started this week

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone 2/4) by Laini Taylor                                                                                                                                Started reading 25 February 2018 [Continued]                                                  Book Information Post                                                                                                   I decided to read this book because I enjoyed the first book in the series, A Daughter of Smoke and Bone. This was a good continuation to what I am sure will be a great series. I was really pleased to be back in this world and Laini’s writng is as fantastic as it was in the previous book.To begin with I was reading this book as a Kindle Book but then I purchasd the narration for the book which I am really pleased I did because it really immersed me in the world and story.                                                                                                          With how much I am enjoying this book at the moment I can see that I will give it a 4.5 star rating.


Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters 2/26) by Heather Graham                                                Started reading March 15  2018 [Continued]                                    Book Information Post                                                                                                  I have not read much of this book book yet but what I have read of it I am really enjoying it so am pleased that as soon as Id finished reading the first book in this trilogy. It is nice learning about the new characters and getting into the new plot,                                                                                                             If I continue enjoying this book as much as I did the first book in the series i Know I will give the book a 4 to 5 star rating.                                                        


Deadly Night (The Flynn Brothers Trilogy 1/3) by Heather Graham                                                      Started Reading March 2018                                                    Book Information Post                                                                                              This is the first book in this trilogy and from what I have read of it so far which isn’t very much, although its slightly slow going, I am really going to enjoy it. So far the characters and plot are well written and developed which means that its beleivable.


Winter (The Lunar Chronicles 4/ ) by Merrissa Meyer (Narrator: Rebecca Sola)                                                                                                                                                    Started reading March 18 2018 [Continued]                                                Book Information Post                                                                                          Although its been a while since i read the previous book in the series I know that I enjoyed it and was glad when I found this in Borrowbox in MP3 audiobook because I had been wanting to read it for a long time.                     I am enjoying the story so far and loving being back in the world with the characters again.  


Ghost Night (The Bone Island Trilogy 2/3) by Heather Graham                                       Started Reading March 17 2018  [Continued]                                            Book Information Post                                                                                                This is the second book in the trilogy and I started reading the book as soon as I finished the first book in the trilogy because i enjoyed it so much. Although I haven’t read much of this book yet what I have read I am enjoying and I am really liking getting to know the characters in this book, becuade so far the characters are all different from those in the first book.


Anatomy of Murder (Crowther & Westerman Omnibus: Books 1 – 3, 2/3) by Imogen Robertson                                                                                                                                 Started reading March 25 2018 [Started]                                   Book Information Post                                                                                                 I strated reading this book the second one of the series as soon as I’d finished reading the first one (Instruments of Darkness) in the series becuse I’d enjoyed it so much. With what I’ve read of this book so far I can tell I am going to enjoy it.


Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass 5/ ) by Sarah J Mass                                                       Started reading March 8 2018 [Continued]                                               Book Information Post                                                                                I started reading this book as soon as I’d finished reading the previous book in the series “Queen of Sahdows” after hearing the excerpt of it at the end of the Queen of Shadows audio book.Hearing this excerpt convinced me to read this book. So far it is OK and I am enjoying it.


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelley Burnhill                                                                       Started 19 March 2018 [Satrted]                                                    Book Information Post                                                                                           This is a beautifully written and almost lyrical in places book which I have heard about from many booktuber all of which have said great things about it. Although as yet i have not read much of the book what I have read I am loving.The authors plot and character development are good which is making me want more and also know that unless the book goes seriousley down hill by the time I finish reading it I will give it a five star rating


A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird 1/ ) by Claudia Grey                                         started Reading January 12 2017/∩ March 19 2018  [continued]                         Book Information Post                                                                                              

I started reading this book in kindle format then I got the audiobook and it is because of this that I have got to almost 50% of the book. The characters and plot are well developed and beleivable which is why along with the Narrators Narration I feel so engrossed in the story.


Driving Over Lemons (Lemon’s Trilogy 1/3) by Chris Stewart                                         started reading January 2017 [continued]                                                       Book Information Post                                                                                           Although it has taken me a while to read this book to the point I am at the moment I am now thoringoughly enjoying it. It is a really well written and engaging book which gives the reader a really detailed and interesting account of what its like to become an expat in rural spain.              


Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters 2/26) by Heather Graham                                                                 Started 20th March 2018                                                             Book Infornation Post                                                                                           This is the second book in the Krewe of Hunters series and with what I have read so far I am enjoying it and can’t wait to see where the story will go.


The Ultimate Cedar Cove Collection: Books 1-12 and 2 Novellas (204 Rosewood Lane 2/14) by Debbie Macomber                                                   Started reading February 27 2018                                                                                 Book Information Post (204 Rosewood Lane)                                                            I


Book Information | 2018 | Ghost Shadow (The Bone Island Series 1/4) by Heather Graham

Ghost Shadow Book Cover Ghost Shadow
The Bone Island series 1/4
Heather Graham
Paranormal Mystery Romance
HarperCollins UK
August 1, 2010
Kindle Book
Read from March 4th - 16th 2018
Ghost Moon
Katie O'Hara, David Beckett
New Orleans
Goodreads average star rating: 3.99/5 stars

There are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over.