Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fables: Storybook Love

This is definitely one of my favorites because we finally get a little bit of action between Snow White and Bigby, I've only been shipping them for forever! Besides that plot thread there are some interesting other little side stories between Bluebeard and Prince Charming and then of course the tale of the barley-corn which I ADORE. Another great installment of Fables that hooks readers in. I love this series and I love how much character development is added each issue!

My Life as a White Trash Zombie

How could you not read a book with a title and cover like this?! It's impossible to pass up! I was glad the story lived up to the high expectations set by the badass cover-art, it was unique, fun, and well written. Angel goes from being a low life pill addict with an abusive father and asshole boyfriend, to nearly dead in an accident. She doesn't have much memory of what happened but apparently she overdosed on a boatload of pills even though she's convinced she was actually in a car wreck. As if that's not weird enough she's given a note and a case full of drinks when she's discharged from the hospital. She's to drink one of the weird drinks a day and then report to the morgue for a job. If she doesn't.... well, some of her former felonies will bite her in the ass. Suddenly she has a schedule, a job (which she surprisingly likes), and is clean (after the accident drugs and alcohol seem to have no effect on her). Her white trash life has been turned around! Only there is one problem.... she discovers she might actually be a zombie. Her job at the morgue could be a lot more crucial for her survival then she thought. Fun with a little hint of mystery this is a fun start to a series that I would love to finish!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Then She Was Gone

This reads like one of the more messed up Law and Order episodes. It's really dark, really messed up, and only gets weirder. It's a little unrealistic at times, but that certainly didn't stop me from listening. I had to know what happened and how the mess was going to unfold. Ten years ago Ellie Mac went to walk to the library and was never seen again. No trace of her was ever found. Her mother Laurel, never quite knew how to pick the pieces and it resulted in a divorce and strained relationship with her two remaining children. On the decade anniversary she starts to get some closure and she meets a man who seems to good to be true. Just when Laurel thinks the past is finally buried, she discovers some shocking secrets. Dark, twisted, and perfect for those who like messed up thrillers. The audiobook is a treat as it is narrated SUPERBLY by a native UK speaker who can bounce back and forth between a British and Irish accent.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones will always be funny, but this one almost felt as if it was trying a little too hard to top the first book in the series. Bridget gets up to her usual hijinks, quickly loses her newly acquired boyfriend due to a series of misunderstandings, and has to fall back and the support of her friends (who are batshit crazy and I love them!). Her mom is up to more awkwardness, her work life is awful and why is nothing ever normal?! Her candid diary entries always make for a good laugh. The most absurd (and to me, funniest) part of the book is when Bridget ends up in a Taiwanese prison. Only she could get herself in such a fix. There were a few laugh out loud moments and I enjoyed this story.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Fables: Animal Farm

How could I forget this gem!?  All is not well at the farm. When Snow White and her sister Rose Red go for for their bi-annual check up, something is seriously wrong. The mayor is "gone," there are shell casings everywhere, there is dissent, and suddenly one of the beloved three little piggies is murdered, his head put up on a spike. Snow White is determined to figure out what in the hell is going on, but she's on her own. Rose Res is teaming up with the "rebels" and she is unable to contact anyone on the outside. What's a girl to do?

Black-Eyed Susans

A thrilling suspense novel that keeps readers guessing as the story alternates between modern day and 1995 when a heinous crime occurs. Tessa was one of the lucky ones, the only black-eyed Susan who wasn't murdered. When she was in high school she was left for dead in a shallow grave with two other young dead women. She has no recall of what actually happened, it's as if her brain shut off. Her testimony helped put a man behind bars and now that his execution is coming up she has some doubts, as do many others. Is her really the one that tried to murder her? What if she's wrong? Also, who keeps planting black-eyed susans outside her window. Is the real killer still at large? I did not see the end coming, although I still have a few unanswered questions. An okay read.

Fables: Legends in Exile

It's been ages since I've read this series and I've been itching to get back to it, especially since I never finished reading them all! Legends in Exile opens up the series and sets the stage for the setting and many of the characters. In a vast, distant, and unreachable land there lived the legends of fairy tales and myths; Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, King Cole, The Big Bad Wolf, and thousands of others. When their land comes under attack they take refuge in our human world, hiding in plain site or out in the country if they can't keep their true forms hidden. When Snow White's sister Rose Red is presumed dead or missing, she gets the help of Wolf to get to the bottom of the mystery. Jack and Bluebeard come under serious scrutiny, but something is fishy about the whole affair. Fun and wonderfully drawn. A joy to get back to!