Can The Truth Stay Buried?

Well I read The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James and let me tell you I tried to stop reading it after a few chapters. This isn’t because it wasn’t good, but because I am a big baby when it comes to scary things. I don’t watch horror movies or shows and I definitely don’t read about them. For some reason I didn’t read the synopsis and didn’t know the author so I had no clue this was a bit of paranormal. When I got to the part where it started to show that I had to then sleep with the light on and swore not to pick this book up again. The next day I was still thinking about what was happening and I was hooked. So I picked it back up and finished it.

People Who Live In Glass Houses

She is also living in a fairytale with Ryle and falling madly in love with him. Lily starts to see the darker side of her life and wonders about Atlas and what could be. This story was different than I expected to be honest. I thought it was just going to be a romance when it turned out to be much darker than that. It is a story about learning not to judge someone just based on the things you see. You may think you know the whole story, but you never know everything about someone else’s life.

Is Believing Seeing or is Seeing Believing?

When Wayne finally tells them their purpose, Disney villains are stirring up trouble inside the parks and only the DHIs can stop them by solving an old riddle Walt Disney had created, The Stonecutter’s Quill. The five kids must work together with their own specialized talents to solve the riddle and dodge the many obstacles in their way. These obstacles include pirates from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, rides deathly malfunctioning, and the evil witch Maleficent. This book is most interesting to me because it is so detailed about the Magic Kingdom itself. When I go to the park these landmarks are really there and it is so interesting to see the parallels with the book. It adds to the magic I already feel inside the parks.

Do You Trust Your Own Thoughts?

This story is imaginative, creepy, and mysterious. It gives you a trail of breadcrumbs that has you guessing constantly, and even had me thinking oh I know what’s happening and then drops another crumb that totally changes your thoughts. The characters were fascinating and had you genuinely invested in their individual stories and what could be happening to them. I really enjoyed this book, my first of 2021, and hope to read more by this author. 

Family Matters

Taylor Jenkins Reid was able write these characters with such depth you would think this is a true story. These characters each have complex stories and they are brought to life by the author’s writing. You see the struggles the family go through, the heartache they feel, and can even visualize their unique personalities. This story is unconventional and will leave you wanting to know more about the Riva family. 

Sometimes You Get What You Need

Alright, I must admit I would NEVER have picked up this book if it weren’t for a certain Netflix show. I can say I’m glad I did read The Heiress Gets a Duke by Harper St. George, it was a predictable, but an entertaining romance. It is a good feel-good story to read when you need some romance in your life, the same reason we all rewatch The Notebook a billion times.

When Was The Last Time You Were Happy?

Poppy has her dream job, apartment, and life, but now that she has it all she’s still feels unfulfilled, and she is determined to find out why. When she realizes the last time, she was truly happy, Alex was inter life. I honestly sat there thinking these two are idiots just be together! Their chemistry is undeniable, and the time jumps make you want them together that much more. I am so happy I picked this book up and it has satisfied my need for a good romcom book. This is a great read for your summer vacation!

Don’t Jump To Conclusions

Elin is working against the killer, time, and her own personal issues in order to find the truth. You will guess who did it, and you will continue to change your mind throughout the book. This is a thriller that gives you some chills and will make you wary of secluded hotels. This is a whodunnit read that will keep throwing curveballs at you. If you are in the mood for thrills and chills pick up this book.

Everything Is Not Always What It Seems

I have been in a thriller slump lately with the twists ending up a little flat. Unfortunately, it was the same for this story. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t enjoyable, I really liked this story and for a while I had no idea where it was going. There are little Easter eggs in it that point you in the right direction, you just need to look for them.

House Of Horrors

This book was quite the page turner for me, I could not put it down. The time jumps are fast and a little confusing at first, but I think that added to the what is going to happen next excitement. Unfortunately, for me, the ending was completely underwhelming. There was no big twist or even happy ending, the one twist was predictable. It leaves a sad taste in my mouth considering how much I was enjoying it.