If This Bookworm Has Offended

If This Bookworm Has Offended

We read to know we are not alone - C.S Lewis. || Favourite genres: Christian fiction, mysteries, romantic suspense

Booklikes-opoly Update #3

 

Current cash: $29

 

Books read:

 

    

Reading progress update: I've read 7 out of 589 pages.
Behold, Here's Poison - Georgette Heyer

So excited to read this book, I love Georgette Heyer's books!

 

Review
3 Stars
Review: Sheriff by Laura Scott
Sheriff (Classified K-9 Unit #2) - Laura Scott

I chose this for

 

 

Title: Sheriff
Author: Laura Scott
Series: Classified K-9 Unit
Format: ebook (bind-up)
Length: 224 pages
Rating: 3 stars

 

Synopsis:

HAZARDOUS HOMECOMING

Witnessing a prison break, FBI agent Julianne Martinez is within seconds of death…before she's rescued by the one man she thought she'd never see again. She'd know her long-ago love, Brody Kenner, anywhere, even with a sheriff star on his chest. Years ago she left Texas and Brody, and had no plans of returning…until the trail of a missing agent brought her home to both. Brody won't let her investigation proceed without him, and he needs her and her K-9 dog to track his escaped prisoner. But partnering with Julianne to solve two cases only leads to danger when the hunted becomes the hunter. This is a mission that cannot fail…because Brody lost Julianne once, and he won't lose her again.

 

Favourite character: Thunder
Least favourite character: N/A

 

Mini-review:

This was okay. It felt a bit too... forgiving? Like Julianne left Brody 6 years prior to the book and she wasn't mad at him? At all? Like maybe a little bit at the beginning. But all the tension and stuff isn't there. The main tension is Brody being unable to forgive himself or being unable to let things go, like your typical guy, I guess? Guys in books seem to always behave like this. Dudes, please explain. I love the fact that this series features dogs though, so that all makes up for it.

 

Fan-cast:

Julianne Martinez - America Ferrera

Brody Kenner - Jensen Ackles

Reading progress update: I've read 15%.
Sheriff (Classified K-9 Unit #2) - Laura Scott

Julianne is written kind of immaturely. Not sure how this is going to go. Every two sentences she brags about how Thunder alerted them to danger, or saved their lives. He's a K-9 FBI dog, it's what he's trained to do. Your commanding officer knows this. Shut up, Julianne.

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 224 pages.
Sheriff (Classified K-9 Unit #2) - Laura Scott

This is third ever Love Inspired Suspense I've read where the female MC isn't white.

 

Yay for diversity!

Memorial Day Extra Rolls

So after I posted my original roll, Moonlight Reader, the co-creator of Booklikes-opoly announced that because of Memorial Day this Monday, players get two extra rolls, so for me whose on a roll day, that means 3 rolls!

 

Second Roll:

 

 

Which landed me on

 

 

 

Read a book that features a hero's journey or is a bildungsroman (coming of age tale) OR that has a word related to space in the title (i.e. star, planet, rocket)

 

For this I chose:

 

 

Pages: 238 pages

Amount it adds up to: $3

 

Third roll:

 

 

I landed on

 

 

 

 

Read a book set in one of the Nordic Countries, or by an author from any of those countries

 

For this I chose

 

 

Pages: 384

Amount it adds up to: $3

Booklikes-opoly Roll #3

 

I rolled a 10! Which lands me on:

 

 

 

Read a book that features a dog or which has a dog on the cover OR that is set in an area known for its lakes or on a fictional lake

 

And for this I'm going to read

 

 

Which is 224 pages, which will get me $3

 

This works out perfectly, because I was planning on reading this one anyways.

Booklikes-opoly Update #2

 

Current cash: $26 

 

Books read:

 

  

Review
4 Stars
Review: Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall
Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall

I chose this for the Booklikes-opoly category

 

 

Title: Forsaken Dreams
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Series: Escape To Paradise, 1
Format: ebook
Length: 314 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

Synopsis:

They left everything behind to build a new Southern utopia...

After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But once the voyage begins, troubles abound. Dangers at sea and enemies from within threaten to keep Blake and Eliza from the new life—and love—they long for.

 

Favourite character: Hayden
Least favourite character: Parson Bailey

 

Mini-review:

Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I've been wanting to read this author for a long time now, like at least 3 years, and I just never got around to reading her for some reason. But I'm so happy I read this book. I loved it. It was well-written and had realistic scenes for something set on a ship. (I'm starting think I should've been a pirate or something, I really love boats and pirates and sword fights.) My only reason for having it be a four star rating instead of five stars is because of Blake's pigheadedness. He just drove me nuts, being unable to let stuff go and constantly bringing up crap just to tear Eliza apart because she married the wrong dude. Every time you thought there'd be a lull or a break, the author would throw in a new twist, with illnesses, thievery, backstabbing, soldiers, and secrets. There's so much packed in, and we get POVs from all six of the main characters (the other two couples for the next two books and the main couple of this one) and I loved how she set that up. 

AND THE OTHER TWO BOOKS FIT FOR TWO SEPARATE BOOKLIKES-OPOLY CATEGORIES SO WHEN I LAND ON THOSE YOU BETTER BELIEVE I'M READING THEM.

 

Fan-cast:

Eliza Crawford - Lily Collins

Colonel Blake Wallace - Robbie Amell

Angeline Moore - Emma Stone

James Callaway - Glen Powell

Magnolia Scott - AnnaSophia Robb

Hayden Gale - Caleb Landry Jones

Captain Barclay - Michael Rooker

Parson Bailey - Greg Grunberg

Wiley Dodd - Ben Foster

Sarah Jorden - Olivia Thirlby

Harman Graves - David Dastmalchian

Emory Lewis - Shane West

Moses - Mamoudou Athie

Delia - Wunmi Mosaku
Mable - Letitia Wright

Benjamin Scott - Harry Connick Jr.

Mrs. Scott - Gwyneth Paltrow

Reading progress update: I've read 198 out of 314 pages.
Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall

NOW THIS IS THE KIND OF SPIRITUAL CONTENT I'M LOOKING FOR!!!!

 

Finally, enough with the preachy fluff.

Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 314 pages.
Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall

They weren't pirates.

 

The goal is to finish this before midnight.

 

Can i do it?

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Reading progress update: I've read 67 out of 314 pages.
Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall

"There's another ship in the distance."

 

Me: "Please be pirates. Please by pirates. Please be pirates."

 

Reading progress update: I've read 11%.
Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall

I've always wanted to read this authors books, and so far I'm not disappointed. That is subject to change, of course, as I'm still early on in the book.

 

Update: She just used a time skip, the way they do in fan fiction, and so my respect has gone down a teensy bit.

Review
2 Stars
Review: An Angel For Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad
An Angel For Dry Creek - Janet Tronstad

Title: An Angel For Dry Creek
Author: Janet Tronstad
Series: Dry Creek, 1
Format: ebook
Length: 256 pages
Rating: 2 stars

 

Synopsis:

A real live angel in Dry Creek, Montana…?

Not quite. But from the first sight of Glory Beckett framed in the light of her car's high beams, Matthew Curtis could have sworn that she was a heavenly gift sent to heal both his faith and his heart. And what's more, so could the whole town!

The pressures of being angelic were downright stressful. But how could Glory resist Matthew's smile or his adorable twin boys? And it looked as if it would take a miracle to convince anyone in town that she wasn't the least bit celestial, let alone that her presence in Dry Creek might actually put them all in danger!

 

Favourite character: Joey & Josh
Least favourite character: N/A

 

Mini-review:

Um, I'm not sure what to say. This was a mixture of terrible and good. Allow me to explain:

Terrible - utterly ridiculous and unbelievable, completely cheesy and the romance at the end is completely ruined and it makes you wonder why you even read this book

Good - ruining tropes, like redheads can wear pink and regular men can shoot a straight bullet the first time they pick up a gun.

I wasn't a fan.

 

Fan-cast:

Glory Beckett - Deborah Ann Woll

Matthew Curtis - Callan Mulvey

Reading progress update: I've read 85%.
An Angel For Dry Creek - Janet Tronstad

He sprained his knee and he's still on crutches, but he's crouching next to ropes.

 

CROUCHING?!?!?!?!

 

Lemme tell you something, I have never sprained my knee, but I've dislocated it and had surgery, and you cannot bend your knee after injuring it without being in some kind of pain.

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