Thursday, February 1, 2018

Book Review: The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart

Fourteen year old Wallis lives with her mute sister Laci, her baby brother Seph, and her mom and dad. They live in the 1940s in South Carolina and their life happens in rural Appalachia. When their life is destroyed by a flood, will they find the strength to come back? What will they be willing to do to survive?

I loved this book!! Ms. Everhart paints pictures with her words! I finished this in three days and didn't want the story to end! In fact I would love a sequel. I need to revisit these characters. This would make a great movie!!


*Thank you to NetGalley, Donna Everhart, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

What will happen when a mother tells a lie to save her son from the girlfriend who wants to take everything away from his mother? Laura is successful, rich, and very close to her son Daniel. Cherry is young, beautiful, and smart and she wants Laura's life. Daniel is caught in the middle of the two women he loves. An accident happens and a lie is told. Who will end up on top?

The beginning was too slow for me. The end was rushed. The middle was very entertaining. Two hard women, willing to do anything, and the man caught between. These women are treacherous. This was a unique clash of forces. I felt so sorry for Daniel. Could have been a five star with a better end and beginning!



*Thank you to NetGalley, Michelle Frances, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Movie Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Four high school kids are drawn into an old console game with a jungle setting. They must survive the game to return to the real world. This one is hilarious! I wasn't expecting it to be nearly as good as it was.
Staring The Rock, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart, with a guest appearance by Nick Jonas, how can you lose with this combination! I highly recommend this comedy fest! My family is still quoting the lines days later!


Movie Review: The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle was a five star read for me. It is always hard for me to watch the movie based around a book that I loved. Surprisingly, I liked this movie. It wasn't as good as the book but it was watchable. Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson are wonderful in their parts. This movie touches on so many emotions. Their is pain throughout, but everyone ends up okay in the end.



If you have not read the book that this movie is based on, I highly recommend that you take the time to check it out!


Book Review: That Last Weekend by Laura DiSilverio

For a decade, every year, five friend spent a week together at an atmospheric castle. Ten years later, the girls attempt to reconnect and put the past to rest, by returning to the castle. Tragedy and murder happen throughout the book.

The reveal that a certain character was alive boggled my mind. This was a fast paced suspense fest. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect. This one kept me guessing right up until the end.


* Thank you to NetGalley, Laura Disilverio, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

Wow! This was a fast paced, twist filled, extravaganza. None of the characters were likable, but they were not meant to be. I got a real Heathers movie vibe from this story! I enjoyed the romance and the drama. My only complaints were that the perp was a throwaway, and the ending was rushed. This easily could have been a five star read, but ended up falling a little bit short.


*Thank you to Monica Murphy, NetGalley, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Fred and Rose by Howard Sounes

This is a very gruesome read! Well written and extensive in the background of these killers, sickening doesn't even begin to describe these two! I feel so sad for their innocent children. The fact that they grew up in this house of horrors and managed to be normal people amazes me! The fact that they kept on loving their parents seems almost impossible. It is one sick world we live in and those two are a prime example of this sickness.


** Thank you to NetGalley, Howard Sounes, and the publisher, for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.