Thursday, December 29, 2022

Book Review: Another Kind of Dead

Another Kind of Dead (Dreg City, #3)Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a world Evy is surviving in. She is put through terrible events that she's finding a way to live on with. It's great to see Evy come into her powers, but a shame what she has to deal with to get there. She's the beginning of a change to the system.

I loved seeing how others in the story are coming into their own as well. There's a flaw to the system and they are seeing it. Along with fighting the evil doctor out to do what ever it takes to end vampirism, but also seems like there's more to it.

I'll be heading on into the next books in the series. Can't wait!

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Audio Book Review: Lie or Die by Colleen Helme (Shelby Nichols adventure #3)

Lie or Die (Shelby Nichols #3)Lie or Die by Colleen Helme
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wendy is back to voice Shelby. I'm so glad she's the narrator for this whole series. Wendy IS Shelby for me. She brings Shelby to live via voice. Perfect. Wendy's audio is always clear and clean. So easy to listen to her. Thank you!

Everything Shelby does is important. It seems every aspect of what we see with Shelby is key in her case, things she does with Uncle Joey, or with her family and husbands work. I love how the story flows and all feels important.

I love Shelby's interaction with her husband, Ramos, and even with Uncle Joey. She's so laid back and there's always some sort of oops that happens. Everyone seem to expect it with Shelby and shake their heads and chuckle. It's wonderful.

Always so fun to go with Shelby on her adventures. Sure, she gets into trouble and dangerous moments. But it's seeing how she reacts along with those around her. It's wonderful seeing the fun and light feeling Shelby brings to the day. I just love her outlook on everything, everyone, and life.

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Audio Book Review: Angel Falls by Colleen Helme (Book 1 of Sand and Shadows series)

Angel Falls (Sand and Shadows #1)Angel Falls by Colleen Helme
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. This is a wonderful book to start off a series I'm now excited to continue with.

Ella has healing hands, though it's a bit more than that. It also grows as the book goes, after she hit Creed with her car in a storm. Such a great duo.

Ella and Creed needed each other in so many ways. They challenge each other and help each other through the difficult troubled times they are in. There's some danger and action, but there's tender moments that grow them as characters, individuals, and as a couple. Both have their insecurities to work through, and doing it together is something beautiful to read.

There is a touch of religion in the book, it's Ella's history with her dad being a Father of the church. I love when religion is part of the book and has a solid purpose in the story. It does here, and ties many things together when we get to the end of the book. Don't be afraid of the book preaching to you, that's NOT the case.

Creed... *sigh* Colleen has this way of writing delicious men. Yes, delicious. They check all the right boxes. Creed is going to become the newest Book Boyfriend around.

I listened to this book. This is a first for me listening to Stevi Incremona. When I started listening, I feared Stevi was speaking slow. But I fell into her pace and it became Ella's voice as I listened. Ella was in need of her getaway, and I think I struggled with her frustration and laid back speech at the beginning. But when Ella (the character) relaxed and fell into her element, all fit perfectly. She was easy to understand and the audio was clear.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Audio Book Review: Contest by David Wood (Dane Maddox Adventures book 11)

Contest (Dane Maddock #11)Contest by David Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love that I can jump into any Dane Maddox book and go through that adventure without worrying about missing a previous book. (Of course I want to listen to them all!)

I enjoy Maddox and Bones's interactions and friendship. They have great banter with each other and, even if their jokes aren't picked up by those around them, they carry on with them. Oh do they enjoy tormenting each other. lol. I love it! Such a great brotherly bond here. Really a great duo in adventure. They are a fun duo that have loads of experience and are great at what they do.

Jeffrey Kafer. Seriously, one of my favorite narrators. Amazing at these adventures. His voice is perfect for these books and I'm always thrilled to hear him voice these characters. He's great at voicing the dry humor that's dropped in conversations. Love it!

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