Saturday, June 11, 2016

Royal Day Out by Meg Cabot

I recently read Royal Day Out by Meg Cabot. This is a short story From The Notebooks of a Middle School Princess series. This series follows characters from the original Princess Diaries series, but focuses on Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison, the long lost half sister of Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo also known as Mia Thermopolis. Thanks to paparazzi Olivia has been stuck in the castle. As Mia's upcoming wedding approaches their Grandmer√® plans a day out, but things do not go as planned.

Being that this is a short story it's hard to write a summary without giving the whole story away. I love Meg Cabot's books. As I have previously said she is the reason I love reading. I love being able to revisit the family that started it all. Be sure to check out all of Ms. Cabot's books, which include children's series, young adult and adult series.  

The store is available for free from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EFJQBQS/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o01_?ie=UTF8&psc=1

~I received a free ebook to review. I was not compensated in any other way for my honest review.~

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

I recently read First Comes Love by Emily Giffin. This story follows sisters who are opposite in almost every way. A family tragedy brings them further apart. As the anniversary of the tragedy gets closer many feelings, issues and memories arise. This story follows the sisters journey during trying times. 

This book brought an full range of emotions. Part of what makes Ms. Giffin a fantastic author is that her stores almost feel real. The characters could very easily be your family, friends, co-workers. The events that take place could be courting your lives. I truly enjoyed reading it. It's a fantastic story and a will be a great "beach read." I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. 


~I received a free ebook to review. I was not compensated for my honest review. ~

Friday, February 12, 2016

Remembrance by Meg Cabot

I recently read Remembrance by Meg Cabot. This is the seventh book in the Mediator series, and the first since 2004. I grew up reading Ms. Cabot's books. When I was in middle school I absolutely loved this series, 1-800-Missing and my personal favorite, The Princess Diaries. In fact it was The Princess Diaries series that started my reading obsession. I was so excited when I read that Ms. Cabot was going to be publishing several new books over the course of a few months. 

Remembrance brings back mediator Suze and her ghost boyfriend Jesse. They are all grown up now, and recently engaged. Jesse is in medical school and Suze is studying to be a counselor and currently working at her old high school. It is there that she descovers a soul that is attached to a student. This ghost begins to reek havoc on the school, the student and Suze. Personal demons also known as old classmates return too. This leads to interesting twists, turns and surprises. 

I absolutely loved this book! It was so nice to revisit my middle school years, but have the characters age with me. There were many surprises, some seem to leave the series open for future books and possibly a spin off series. I highly recommend this series and I hope that there will be more. 

Meg Cabot also has a prequel entitled, The Proposal available now. I highly suggest you read all of the Mediator books. 

I received a free ebook to review. I was not compensated for my honest review. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

I recently read The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. This is the fourth book in the Fox and O’Hare series. This story follows FBI agent O’Hare while she “chases” Nick Fox, at least that's what most of the FBI thinks. She actually works with Fox and the FBI to recover items and money that were illegally taken. In this story O’Hare and Fox enter the world of gambling in order to uncover money laundering. It's a scam that leads the two to different countries and many under cover operations. Their only back up is a highly unusual mix of people.

I almost always enjoy Ms. Evanovich’s books. They are fun, and entertaining along with mystery. The story was great! I love the will they or won't they aspect of Fox and O’Hare’s relationship. I enjoyed this book and cannot wait for her next one!  Mr. Goldberg has written some of my favorite tv shows. I have been enjoying his books too. I look forward to reading more. 

~I received a free eBook to review.  ~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review.  ~

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell

I recently read Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell. This story follows writer Pandy Wallis, AKA PJ Wallis. PJ writes a character named Monica that is somewhat based on her. Monica has become very popular and has had several movies made about her. People love the character, while PJ on the other hand is ready to move on and write something more meaningful. Her publisher would like her to keep writing Monica. At the same time that her publisher is trying her to keep writing Monica her husband is also pushing her to continue, but his reasoning behind it is not what it should be.

I really enjoyed this book. As I was reading I could not help but wonder if Ms. Bushnell experienced something similar with her publisher after Sex and The City. Overall, Killing Monica was a great story.  I honestly was surprised by the ending. It was definitely something I didn't see it coming! Make sure you read the story to the end!


~I received a free eBook to review.  ~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review.  ~

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison

I recently read Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison. We have all had days we wish we were back in the "good old days" of high school. We also have the days and times we wish never happened. This story follows Ramie Phillips. Ramie seems to have everything she could want, or does she? She starts to want more. While on a trip for her birthday she has an accident and wakes up back in high school. She has a chance to relive life, but will she make the same decisions she previously made, or will she choose a different option and change her future?

 I am new to reading Ms. Harbison's books. So far I have not been disappointed. I honestly did not know what to expect. I thought it was a slightly odd premise. However once I started reading I could not put it down. It made me think about events and choices I have made in the past. If I had the chance to re-live a situation would I still make the same choice I made, or would I choose a different path? It has been a while since I read a fun, enjoyable book that made me think so much. I highly recommend this story. 
~I received a free eBook to review.  ~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review.  ~

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich

I recently read Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich. This story follows Lizzy and Diesel to obtain the Stone of Avarice. It begins when Lizzy accidentally discovers a body and a piece of coin. The coin is a small clue that will help her find the stone. The coin pieces causes people to become filled with greed. In the process of searching fun ensues. 

I love this story. As with Ms. Evanovich’s other stories this book contains the right amount of fun, mystery, romantic twists and hysterical antics. I always enjoy her books. I cannot wait for her next one! I highly recommend that you read this book, but remember it is a series. If you have not read this series start with book one, Wicked Appetite. Enjoy.

~I received a free eBook to review.  ~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review.  ~