***I have received this Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest review**
Readers if you remember, a while ago I wrote a review on Adriana’s book “How to Hang a Witch.” Adriana is the 12th generation relative to the famous Cotton Mather who played a major role in the Salem Witch Trials. Crazy , huh? Well, I got you one better. Adriana Mather also had relatives that survived THE TITANIC! And that is what Haunting the Deep is based on.
Cal has a secret. One that makes loving him come with a price, and
being his wife cost more than I bargained for…
So, this review might be a little jumbled but bear with me. In all this time that I’ve read this series, I realize I not once posted reviews about it. I am talking about the If I Break Series by Portia Moore.
There are three major books available, a mid series book Before I Break 1.5 (between one and two) and book 4 that is to be released on April 30. In my reviews below, I will be sharing: If I Break, Before I Break 1.5, Almost Broken, and Beautifully Broken. Our newest, Shattered Pieces will have its own post.
Oh wow, so society has found another way to be “offended”. Offended… The word is thrown around so much that just looking at the word makes it look funny and sound weird. Have you ever done that? You start thinking of a word too much it starts to sound strange? Offended, OOFFEENNDED, offfffended. Yep, definitely sounds strange to me and quite silly to be honest. You know another word that is being thrown around a lot and is made a huge fuss of? GAY.Continue reading “How Have I offended Thee?”→
I really don’t know where to start. I guess what I can tell you is if you love Fifty Shades of Grey then I think you will enjoy this series. The concept is about the same but the “Dark” part of Cane is different. So before I tell you what my opinions are, here are the blurbs of the books. Be warned, like Grey, Jonah has his dark desires and wild fetishes. Continue reading “Cane Series by Lacey Alpha Books 1, 2 & 3 on Both Points of View”→
I love Facebook. My husband says I am addicted haha. I always look at crazy videos and posts people share. I am scrolling through a stream of them when I come across a Book Trailer. There is a girl talking, saying her ancestor Cotton Mather played a major role in the Salem Witch Trials. When her father got sick, she moved to Salem with her Stepmother Vivian. Weird things start to happen and people start dying.
I added the video below so you can see the trailer I am talking about:
I immediately went to my Audible since I had a credit left on there and downloaded a copy of it. I literally listened to 10 hours of How To Hang a Witch in two days. I couldn’t stop listening! I am a history buff, especially when it comes to the paranormal. Salem, MA is actually on my bucket list of places to visit. Adriana Mather mixed all my favorites into her book: Romance, Suspense, Paranormal and History, so of course, I am addicted. To make this book even more awesome did you catch Adriana’s last name? Mather. Yup, our author is a 12th Generation Mather from the Salem Family. Her Family also has history in the Revolutionary War, The First Thanksgiving and even the Titanic. How interesting would it be to speak to her and her relatives?
Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?
If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.
My thoughts on the Audible Version… The audio book was really good. I LOVED that Adriana herself was the Narrator. Who better to read it than the creator of such an addictive novel? There are no sound effects which I am satisfied about. I don’t need all that extra in my head. She clearly changes her tone so we know exactly which character is speaking but not in an annoying way. When she hits a new chapter she tells you and the name of the Chapter. The audio is about 10 hours give or take, but honestly if you are a bookworm like me you could read this book in less time. It has a good flow to it and there is never a boring part. The best part though is at the end… She tells you a bit about her history and tells you how she ended up writing the book. The only downside to the book? The suspense. I am one of those that is hard to surprise in that department. Unfortunately, Ms. Mather did not surprise me with the end. I was able to predict it easily. But, other than that, I was pleased.
There isn’t much I can say about the cover. It is simplistic and not much to it, but I do like it. It is a really nice cover and with our main girl Samantha Mather. I like the blues that were chosen. Oooh and that title, it’s so creepy looking. In a good way though 😉
I recommend How to Hang A Witch to anyone who likes the Paranormal or Young Adult books. If you like History thrown in then Adriana’s book is for you as well. I was addicted and when my daughter heard some of the Audio Book, she said she would love to hear it all. Of course only being 10, I told her there are parts I would not like her to listen to as there is some cussing in it. 😮 Now that I finished the audio, I am definitely buying a physical copy to keep in my collection of favorites. If you would love to listen or read this book, I listed both links to Audible and Amazon below.
Thanks for reading you guys. Stay awesome and keep on reading!
Its 2017… Audio Books had become popular in the 1980’s but in reality, spoken audio has existed since the 1930’s. So imagine the unimaginable, this book obsessed girl just listened to her second audio book last week. I honestly had never been able to get into audio books. I always imagine a weird voice trying too hard with the emotions or the sound effects messing up my concentration on the words. As much of a multi-tasker as I am, I do have a one track mind when it comes to listening to words.
A friend of mine suggested I try Audible. They were offering a free trial so I figured “sure why not?” I’ll give it a shot. So What Alice Forgot is the first one I decided to download and I must say, Tamara Lovatt-Smith did a really good job narrating the book. Although her voice is kind of monotone, it’s not once of those “oh my gosh, I can’t stand it” voices. She speaks smoothly and she doesn’t try to completely change her voice which in my opinion would get annoying; She just speaks. There are no sound effects or music in the background. Just you, the words of Liane Moriarty and Tamara’s voice. Which is perfect for me, I can just lose myself in the story.
What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over? Alice Love is 29 years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she’s actually 39, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. A knock on the head has misplaced 10 years of her life, and Alice isn’t sure she likes who she’s become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.
This is the U.S cover of What Alice Forgot. I have not read any other Liane Moriarty Books but from what I saw on the other covers, this one is similar to the rest. The cover does not hint at all at what the book would contain. It is just a clean simple cover. It’s pretty but normally would not catch my attention immediately. The UK cover however, did catch my eye 😉 The colors just pop out more to me.
In all, it was a great story, with lots of heartache, surprises, and forgiveness. And most importantly, self discovery. Losing 10 years worth of memories had Alice figuring out who she really was inside. The audio part is good. I think I got confused the first couple of chapters because the book is in different points of views, so I had to figure out how she transitioned. Once I got the hang of that the rest was a breeze. I hope you like this review and if Audio Books are your thing I provided you the link below, and if it’s not then that’s cool too! I added the Amazon link as well for you. 🙂