A Voracious Reader
Review
4 Stars
The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tours~ The Die of Death
The Die of Death - Kenneth B√łgh Andersen

Book source ~ Tour

 

14-yr-old Philip Engel has survived relatively unscathed during his time as apprentice to Lucifer. He’s been sent back to Earth with a soul that’s a little less angelic which garners him some actual friends at school. When Death comes knocking though, back he goes to the Underworld. Mortimer’s Die has been stolen and he desperately needs Philip’s help to find it before the natural order of things is completely out of whack. Satina, his devil friend, is there to help while they look for clues and track it down. But they’re having a hard time making any headway. Well, this is Hell after all. Did he think it would be a walk in the park?

 

Are you looking for an easy read that will keep you guessing and have you rooting for the little guy? Then look no further. This book is a great way to pass the day. Philip is a smart cookie and a wonderful character and side characters aren’t too shabby either. The mystery isn’t easy to solve and there’s drama, humor, and danger along the way. Keep in mind that Philip and Satina are young adult. Very young adult at 14, so adults, at times, might be like, you idiot! Use your brain! But they are young and have no wisdom yet. So, don’t get too upset when they screw up. It’s all a part of growing up. Yes, even in Hell. I look forward to book III!

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-die-of-death.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 338th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 338th Edition

The One Where Trees Come Down (on purpose) And We Build MORE Shelves.

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/04/avr-weekly-news-338th-edition.html
Review
5 Stars
Review ~ Awesome!
A Bad Day for Sunshine - Darynda Jones

Book source ~ NetGalley

 

Sunshine Vicram is back where she grew up. Coming home again is not all sweet apple pie though. Sunshine has somehow been elected Sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico. While she has no idea how that happened in her absence, she strongly suspect her parents are behind it. In any case, she has to take on the job to serve and protect. However, she’s failing on the protect front when a teenage girl goes missing and Sunshine suspects a kidnapper is on the loose. While organizing a manhunt she has to deal with a multitude of other wacky small town shenanigans. And cursed muffins. Who says you can’t go home again?

 

If you are a fan of the Charley Davidson series then look no further. This series has everything that is awesome about Charley. Well, except it only has a little of the paranormal stuff. Just a hint. But otherwise it’s all action, humor, and suspense. I love it. Sunshine is a great character, her daughter Auri is adorable, her parents are great, secondary characters shine, and there are a couple of hunky hunks for some bubbling sexual tension. Yum. Pick this one up then strap yourself in because you’re in for a fast and exciting twisty turny ride.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-bad-day-for-sunshine.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 337th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 337th Edition

 

The One Where The Exterior Library Is Finally Getting Shelves!

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/avr-weekly-news-337th-edition.html
TWR Blog Tour ~ 5 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Friday Featured Spotlight ~ TWR Blog Tour: 5 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 

 

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Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/friday-featured-spotlight-twr-tour-of-5.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 336th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 336th Edition

The One Where Social Distancing Is Wearing Me Out. And Also My Birthday

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/avr-weekly-news-336th-edition.html
The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tours~ Magic Unleashed

The Write Reads Ultimate Blog Tours~ Magic Unleashed

 

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/friday-featured-spotlight-twr-ultimate.html
Review
4.5 Stars
Review ~ Awesome!
5 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Maurice Barkley

Book source ~ Tour

 

Within these pages are five stories told by Dr. Watson about his pal Sherlock Holmes. Five short stories about small jobs that Holmes (and he) have solved. The writing does a wonderful job of pulling me into not just each story but that particular time. I have not read all there is to read about Holmes and I haven’t seen more than a couple tv shows/movies, so I am no expert on the subject. All I know is I love this collection of tales detailing jobs of no big consequence to Holmes, but extremely important in the grand scheme of his work. No job too big or small as long as it piques his interest. These are right up his, and my, alley.

 

5 STORIES

 

The Holborn Toy Shop

The Legacy of Doctor Carus

The Train From Plymouth

The Whitehall Papers

The Grosvenor Square Furniture Van

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/5-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.html
Spotlight ~ Suzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus Tour

Spotlight ~ Suzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus Tour

 

Admit it. You want to read it based solely on the title, right? lol

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/spotlight-suzy-spitfire-and-snake-eyes.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 335th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 335th Edition

 

The One Where TP Is Gold ~ WTF

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/avr-weekly-news-335th-edition.html
Review
4.5 Stars
Review ~ Awesome!
Ghost Walk (A Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud Mystery Book 1) - Melissa Bowersock

 

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited

 

Lacey Fitzpatrick works as a security guard for a self-storage place because her ex-boyfriend was a dirty Vice cop and ended up in prison. With all of the reporters hounding her at every crime scene she decided the best thing to do was to resign from the LAPD Homicide Unit. But man does she miss it. Then, 6 months after leaving, the newspaper reports that a girl’s body is discovered and it may be connected to a serial killer cold case she was obsessed with. So, she goes to the crime scene to see what’s up and finds out that Sam Firecloud was called into the home by the owner because of unusual paranormal activity. Sam is a medium and he’s the real deal. In order to catch the Fairfax Stalker Lacey needs to convince Sam to work with her on it.

 

I had this book on my list for a while and finally decided to give it a go after going on a blogging break. This is an easy book to read. It flows smoothly and the pages turn themselves. Not literally. But I was done before I realized it. Lacey is a flawed character who tries to fix herself. She doesn’t usually wallow in her mistakes. Sam is a half-Navajo medium who keeps pretty much to himself. He doesn’t flash his gift around. He just wants to release spirits that are trapped and live his life. He’s not real excited about helping Lacey, but they end up making a terrific team. There’s not much gore to this. Bad things happen to girls in this book (revealed by the spirits), but it’s not front and center. I really like Sam and Lacey. The end up meshing really well together and I enjoy the writing and Lacey’s research so much I grabbed the next book in the series. And the next. And the next. Well, I binged, so that should tell you how much I enjoy these books. I highly recommend this cozy paranormal mystery.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/ghost-walk.html
Review
4 Stars
Review ~ Entertaining!
Betwixt - Darynda Jones

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited

 

Defiance “Dephne” Dayne is a forty-four-year-old divorced and broke woman who has just inherited a house from a woman she has never even heard of.  She has driven from Arizona in her rust bucket VW Bug to Salem, Massachusetts to claim it because why not? And yes, I did say Salem, MA. Home of the witch trials. The house is huge and persnickety. And it comes with a cat and a gorgeous hunk of a man who lives in the basement. But, wait! There’s more! But why should I spoil your fun?

 

If you are a fan of Charley Davidson then this book is right up your alley. Darynda Jones does not disappoint in this new series that should prove to be just as entertaining as Charley’s. There’s plenty of magical woowoo, a rich backstory, a hubba hubba guy, a cool house, humor, and great characters. Dephne is an interesting take on a witch and there appears to be danger galore on the horizon. I’m looking forward to watching this series unfold.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/betwixt.html
Review
3.5 Stars
Review ~ Decent read
Summon the Keeper  - Tanya Huff

 

Book source ~ Purchased

 

Claire Hansen is a Keeper. I mean, as in, magically. She goes to accident sites and fixes them. And by accident I mean places that have had a magical boo boo happen. She and her companion, a white and black furry feline named Austin, go where they are summoned, fix the problem, and move on. Except this time, the guardian, a Cousin named Augustus, has buggered off from his post, the Elysian Fields Guesthouse, a rundown B&B in Kingston Ontario. It’s an accident site of unusual intensity and origin and Augustus had been there 70+ years keeping watch over it, but had finally decided he couldn’t take it anymore and summoned a Keeper. Who happens to be Claire. Now she’s stuck with this site and has to figure out how to close it for good or be trapped here until her dying day. Not an enjoyable prospect for one so powerful and in her prime no matter how gorgeous her cook/handy man, Dean McIssac, is.

 

This is a light and entertaining bit of fluff to keep you occupied for an afternoon. There’s magic, humor, Hell (who speaks in CAPS-trust me, hilarious!), and some yummy non-explicit hotness revolving around the handyman and a ghost. Plus, a talking cat. Yay! Dean’s Newfoundland accent got a bit irritating after a while, but I worked around it. Claire can be a little unlikeable at times, but not horrendously so. I got tired of Jacques and his constant sex innuendos. Give it a rest for a bit would ya? Claire’s sister Diana, I hated. Seriously. Anyway…The world is interesting and the characters entertaining (most of the time), so I say if you like a bit of different magic mixed with humor then give this a go. I mentioned the talking cat, right? Yay!

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/summon-keeper.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 334th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 334th Edition

 

The One Where We Bought A New Vehicle

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/avr-weekly-news-334th-edition.html
Reading progress update: I've read 18%.
It Ends With Her - Brianna Labuskes

The MC in this is completely unlikeable. She just rambles, trying to be deep and meaningful, but it's just confusing as fuck and comes across as fake as shit. There are other chapters with different POVs and those are interesting. Otherwise this would have been tossed to the DNF shelf. I may still do that. Or just skip her chapters altogether.

Friday Featured Spotlight~TWR Blog Tour: Kingshold

Friday Featured Spotlight~TWR Blog Tour: Kingshold

 

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/03/friday-featured-spotlight-twr-tour-of.html

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The Rumor - Lesley Kara