Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Entangled Teen August Release Party! (there's a giveaway!)

Welcome to the Entangled Teen August 27 release party! Today, we're celebrating the release of The Liberator by Victoria Scott, Relic by Renee Collins, Everlast by Andria Buchanan, Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card, and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Liberator by Victoria Scott

Bad boy, meet bad girl.

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard.

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

Victoria Scott: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Relic by Renee Collins

After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.

Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren’t always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it’s too late.

Relic is a thrilling adventure set in a wholly unique world, and a spell-binding story of love, trust, and the power of good.

Renee Collins: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Everlast by Andria Buchanan

Allie Munroe has only ever wanted to belong, maybe even be well liked. But even though she’s nice and smart and has a couple of friends, she’s still pretty much the invisible girl at school. So when the chance to work with her friends and some of the popular kids on an English project comes up, Allie jumps at the chance to be noticed.

And her plan would have worked out just fine…if they hadn’t been sucked into a magical realm through a dusty old book of fairy tales in the middle of the library.

Now, Allie and her classmates are stuck in Nerissette, a world where karma rules and your social status is determined by what you deserve. Which makes a misfit like Allie the Crown Princess, and her archrival the scullery maid. And the only way out is for Allie to rally and lead the people of Nerissette against the evil forces that threaten their very existence.

Andria Buchanan: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card

The last thing Ward de'Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can't allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire. But the mansion is filled with monsters--human and undead--and Ward has no way of telling who's friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates more of his thoughts and feelings everyday. But there are still laws in the way of anything but friendship. She's still dead and he's still alive . . . for now.

Melanie Card: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Jennifer L. Armentrout: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little PieceAnother Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub Date: June 11, 2013
Hardcover, 432 pages
ISBN: 978-0062135957

My Review:

Another Little Piece sounds like a very different and very thrilling/scary book from it's description. And it does deliver on being different. It also has moments where I was flipping pages like crazy to find out exactly what was going on and what would happen next. But it's the in-between that had this book at less than a 5-star book for me.

Let's start with the good. The premise, while sounding kind of exciting, yet been there done that, you know girl goes missing, girl comes back a year later. It's anything thing but been there done that and you get that from the first page. I actually had to go back and read the description because I thought I missed something. So the premise is great, there is some definite excitement to trying to figure out just exactly what is going on with Annaliese. I also enjoy the character of Annaliese, though she can be a little hard to like at times, but I stuck with her and she was interesting. I also liked some of the supporting characters and things going on around Annaliese. Most added to the story, some not so much. It's a different book and I think as long as you understand that going into it you will get enjoyment out of the book. It's kind of an Anna Dressed in Blood yet different.

Now onto what I (that means me personally and I'm not a paid critic) had problems with. First I thought the beginning was a little slow. I kept wondering when I would understand what the heck was going on. But that was probably all part of the author's plan. A good build-up and maybe the day I was reading I wasn't feeling patient. Second the transitions between past and present were a little jerky, but I feel that was part of the story too, and some people may really get the feel of it and go with it, it was just a little off to me, but like I said it may not be to you. Finally I thought there was just a little bit missing, but maybe I just missed it. I felt like some things were gone into in too much detail while leaving some important stuff out.

However even with the things I had problems with I thought this was a very interesting and different book to read. When I write an iffy review I always remind myself of my review of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff several years ago. I couldn't wait to read it, there were rave reviews everywhere and I felt it was very ho-hum (I think I gave it 3-stars), but it seemed like everyone else loved the book. So sometimes it's just the book and the person. I think there are very good things about this book and definitely think it should be read. I will try another book by Ms. Quinn any day.

My rating: 3.75/5.0

About the Book:
The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series in Kate Karyus Quinn's haunting debut.

On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.

A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.

Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

***I received this book from Amazon Vine for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review: The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab

The Girl in the WallThe Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Publisher: Merit Press
Pub Date: Dec. 18, 2012
Hardcover, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781440552700

My Review:

If you are looking for a non-stop thrill ride in the YA category, then this is just the book for you. I love YA, but I love my suspense/thrillers in the adult category. I never have found too many YA thrillers, so reading this one really had me enthralled.

Told from the point of view of both Sera and Ariel, two girls who were best friends until 9 months and 4 days ago, makes the book very interesting and adds to the suspense. From chapter-to-chapter you know what each girl is doing in an attempt to save her and her classmates from the people who have taken them all hostage. There is some belief that you have to suspend, but when don't you in a thriller? I really didn't have a problem with any aspect of the book, in fact I just couldn't put it down. The action is center-stage, but there is also character growth in both characters and very interesting secondary characters as well.

I read The Girl In the Wall in just a few hours. It was hard to put down, had me fully invested in the plot and had me really liking Sera and growing to like Ariel. The fast action combined with the need to find out just what happened to Sera and Ariel's friendship will have you turning pages as well.

My rating: 5.0/5.0

About the Book:
Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters on the grounds of her family's east coast estate, and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend, whose father is forcing her to go. Sera has been the school pariah since she betrayed Ariel, and she now avoids Ariel and their former friends. Thrown together, Ariel and Sera can agree on one thing: this could be one very long night.

They have no idea just how right they are.

Only moments after the concert begins and the lights go down, thugs open fire on parents and schoolmates alike, in a plot against Ariel's father that quickly spins out of control. As the entire party is taken hostage, the girls are forced apart. Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels in the family mansion, where she and Sera played as children. Only Sera, who forges an unlikely alliance with Hudson Winters, knows where her friend could be. As the industrial terrorist plot unravels and the death toll climbs, Ariel and Sera must recall the sisterhood that once sustained them as they try to save themselves and each other on the longest night of their lives.

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***I received this book from Amazon Vine for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 8/14/13

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.  It's been awhile since I participated but in an effort to rekindle interest in reading and blogging, I thought I would join back in.  Last week I saw this offered in one of my publisher review copy newsletters and it sounded interesting.  I'm still a sucker for the dystopian genre and love reading a new author.  So check it out:

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 
Pub Date: September 24, 2013
Hardcover, 320 pages
ISBN: 978-0062198501

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty or doesn't leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, the nighttime threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it. . . .

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl's journey in a barren world not so different from our own.

So what are you waiting on this week?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

15-Day Book Bloging Challenge: Day 4

April at Good Books and Wine is hosting a 15-Day Book Blogger Challenge which can be completed at any time in the next 5 1/2 months or so.  Here are the prompts and you can go here at Good Books and Wine to link up your posts if you decide to participate.

It's Day 4 and the prompt is: What is the last book you flung across the room?

Fifty Shades Darker.  I liked the books okay, at least the first two, I never have finished the third.  But midway through the second one I was so tired of her "inner goddess" that if the book hadn't been on my Kindle I would have thrown it across the room.  But I love my Kindle and can't buy a new one, so I abstained, but even my hubby knows I was ready to throw it across the room.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3

April at Good Books and Wine is hosting a 15-Day Book Blogger Challenge which can be completed at any time in the next 5 1/2 months or so.  Here are the prompts and you can go here at Good Books and Wine to link up your posts if you decide to participate.

It's Day 3 and the prompt is: Who are your blogging BFFS?

Well this one is easy, I don't have any.  It is something I really need to work on and with that I think I would become more engaged in my blog.  So it's my goal in the next month to get out, read blogs and make comments.  All bloggers love comments and maybe I'll find a new blogging BFF.  Anyone looking for a blogging BFF?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Like New Adult? You will want to read this: The Guys are Props Club by Ingrid Seymour Tour (+ Giveaway)

Title: The Guys Are Props Club
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


During her senior year in high school, Maddie Burch promised herself not to ever fall for a cute guy – or any guy – again. Cute guys are players and not to be trusted, a fact she learned the hard way when her first boyfriend ran her heart through a paper shredder. Two years later, her promise is still intact, and she’s determined to make it through college without falling victim to another creep. She has her job, school and The Guys Are Props Club to keep her mind and hormones in check.

The club was founded by Jessica, Maddie’s best friend. It is a sisterhood of girls who have fallen prey to heartless jerks and who have vowed to turn the tables. Once a semester, Jessica requires members to “do onto others as they’ve done unto you.” Setting the example, Jessica’s next play is Sebastian Capello, a theater major with heartthrob looks and a flair for Latin dance, whose heart she plans to break the way hers was once broken.

What the friends don’t know is that Sebastian is different. Despite his perfect looks and popularity, he’s not a jerk. He doesn’t play games to get his way. Instead, he keeps it real and goes after what he wants with honest intentions. And what he wants is not a bombshell like Jessica, but a down-to-earth girl like Maddie – even if it causes a riff in the girl’s friendship. Even if it means getting Maddie to break her personal vow.

*** Due to language and sexual situations this book is recommended for ages 17 and older.

Goodreads linkhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17936834-the-guys-are-props-club

 “Of course it is. Friends,” again he gave the word a deeper meaning than it should have, “are honest

with each other. Right?”

“Yeah, honest,” I said under my breath. No one was being honest at this table. I worked on my meal,

trying not to look like I was hurrying. I needed to keep my exposure to Sebastian as brief as possible.

Rule No.9: Recognize when you’re in over your head.

Purchase links: 
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About Ingrid Seymour

Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. Her favorite genres are Young Adult and New Adult fiction.  Her debut novel “The Guys Are Props Club” is an NA contemporary romance which she immensely enjoyed writing.  Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She’s sure that one day she’ll see one of her books made into a movie. She likes to dream big ;)

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Second Prize: signed paperback (INTL)

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15-Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2

April at Good Books and Wine is hosting a 15-Day Book Blogger Challenge which can be completed at any time in the next 5 1/2 months or so. Here are the prompts and you can go here at Good Books and Wine to link up your posts if you decide to participate.

It's Day 2 for me and the prompt is: What is your bedtime reading ritual?

We cut the tv off by 8:30 to 9 so I can decompress and unwind.  Hubby and I usually watch one or two episodes before then of whatever show we are engrossed in at the moment (we just finished Spartacus until the final season comes out and now we're trying out Dexter).

When the TV goes off, my book comes out and I usually read in my chair for about 30 minutes - 1 hour and then go to bed. During the winter I will have a cup of hot tea while reading.  During the summer I finish up my water for the day.  Depending on how tired I am I will read anywhere from 5 minutes - 1 hour.  The book does not make a difference because I take a sleeping pill so I can still be engrossed in the most awesome book and have it fall flat on my face while reading in bed.  Ask my husband.  He used to make a game of catching my book or my Kindle for me. :)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

15-Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1

April at Good Books and Wine is hosting a 15-Day Book Blogger Challenge which can be completed at any time in the next 5 1/2 months or so.  How cool is that.  So I figured since I was in a blogging slump, this may pick-me-up and I'm going to participate starting today.  Here are the prompts and you can go here at Good Books and Wine to link up your posts if you decide to participate.

So for Day 1: Make 15 book-related confessions

  1. I often pick a book just from the cover.  Yes I'll be searching the internet, amazon, other blogs and if the cover catches my eye, I pretty much have to have it.
  2. I love my library and my library is like Cheers, everybody knows my name and if a new person becomes employed the wonderful staff makes sure they know me.  Okay I'm just in there that much and they love that I love to read.  I even saw the group of them at The Hunger Games when it came out and we all talked.  Did I mention I love my library?
  3. I read my first Stephen King when I was 13.  I read It.  I am now terrified of towns in Maine, sewer grates and clowns.  Okay not towns in Maine because I really want to visit, but the rest is true.  I will go way around to avoid a sewer grate.
  4. After the reading of It, I embarked on the reading of John Saul and Dean Koontz back when his books were scary. 
  5. My favorite Dean Koontz book is Twilight Eyes, I really want to re-read it.
  6. I also read the Flowers in the Attic series around 12.  I started reading the book while waiting on my Mom to shop at Roses where my Dad was manager.  I probably read 50 pages in 30 minutes and was captivated. 
  7. I've also re-read that series and It and I don't re-read many books.
  8. I did not read The Great Gatsby or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in high school, I read the Cliff's Notes (that dates me, doesn't it).
  9. I did read and enjoy Anthem by Ayn Rand and 1984 by George Orwell.  I guess this is telling of my love of dystopian now.
  10. I have a desire to read The Great Gatsby now.
  11. I did a Senior English term paper about the differences & similarities between the male characters in Lord of the Flies and A Separate Peace.  I loved both books, I received a D on my first pass on said term paper, but ended up with an A.
  12. My last English term paper my freshman year of college was on Lady Chatterly's Lover.  That book was much more my speed than a lot of high school reading.  My english professor also had a thing with phallic symbols in books and literature that I still remember to this day.
  13. I use a book mark religiously even if it's an old grocery receipt.
  14. My favorite series at the moment is the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  I think I have one book left to read and I'm just waiting for the right time.
  15. I suck at reading this year.  I usually make close to 200 books a year and so far I have read 84 books this year.  Time to get cracking!
Any confessions you would like to make?  Join in the challenge or just confess to me :)

Cover Reveal: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

I read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd shortly before my youngest son was born and I read The Mermaid Chair right after I had him.  Both books have made Sue Monk Kidd an author high on my to-read list.and it's always been a book high on my list of favorites.  So I'm excited to share today the cover reveal for her newest novel, out January 7, 2014 (can I wait that long??)

I love the look of this cover, simple, the colors are stunning and I'm already intrigued and that was before I read the blurb:

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid.We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.
This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

I'll be eagerly awaiting January 7th, how about you?  Have you read any of Sue Monk Kidd's novels and what did you think?  Have you seen The Secret Life of Bees movie?  I haven't but it is going on my must-see list.

***I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***

Booking Through Thursday: 8/8/13

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All other things being equal (good writing, enthralling story, etc), which would you rather read—something serious, angsty, and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun? Or a blend of both? (Since, really, isn’t that how real life works?)

This is tough, but I'm going to be a wimp and say both.  Sometimes the serious and angsty suits me and sometimes with life going crazy I need the light and fluffy. 

And when I want to mix them I read Harry Potter like I am right now.  They can be serious, they can be fun, but when it's all done, they are great books.  And as I am divng into book 4 (Goblet of Fire) I know the darkness will continue to be in more of the books, but I'm okay with that. They are still an easy fun read that suits me at this moment.  Now next week I will probably be back to Being Me by Lisa Marie Rice which is more serious and angsty (and hot!)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Where I've Been and Direction of the Blog

Wow, it had been awhile before I published the review earlier today.  There are multiple reasons for my absence.  One I haven't been reading as much.  Two, life has been really busy this summer.  And finally three, I think I'm just burned out with blogging. 

So what's next?  I plan on keeping the blog and will do tours/books I really, really want to read but for awhile I am going to read what I want to read and get back to the spirit of my blog when I started it.  I think most reviewers go through this and I may be back in less than a month reviewing books like crazy but for now, it will just be the books I read. 

I have stacks of books now where I couldn't get to half of what was sent to me.  I have my own bookshelves that are full, a Kindle that is full and I have a wonderful library full of books that I want to read and can never get to anymore.  So it's time to read for me, catch up on some old reviews, do a few select reviews and just find the joy in reading again.  I'm sure some of you have felt the same way.

And summer may pass and time at our beloved Cape will come to a close and cool nights will ensue and I am sure I will be voraciously reading again.  But for now I'm trying to refeed my passion with Goblet of Fire and finish working my way through the Harry Potter books.  As I started the book last night I remembered why I love this series and I was sad I didn't have time to finish it.  Now I will.  And hopefully that will rekindle the love and I'll be back full-time.

If you have comments on how you have gotten out of a reading/blogging slump, please feel free to leave them.  I would love to hear from you as I always do.

I may also pick up some memes again just to get the blogging mojo going again so don't count me out yet.  As I am writing this I am feeling some of the mojo returning.  I have loved this blog for four years and hope to continue it more.

Have a great week everyone!

Book Review: Lie Still by Julia Heaberlin

Lie StillLie Still by Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Bantam
Publish Date: July 2, 2013
Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN:  9780345527042

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book to a certain extent. It was exciting, it had interesting characters in the way of Desperate Housewives and it had a good suspense plot going for it. But one thing let me down, the ending. So let me explain.

I liked Emily and I cared about her and her husband. The book jumps right into her association with Caroline and the members of her group and the small southern town dynamic. Full of disfunctional women, the book was amusing in a dark way. And then bam there is the mystery, which I enjoyed. Enter pregnant Emily trying to get to the bottom of things when she herself is being harassed. Is it the same person perpetrating the crime of the book or is it someone else. Ms. Heaberlin does an excellent job of weaving the plot together, going back and forth in time some to fill in the blanks. Emily feels like an unreliable narrator, as do any of the women she is involved with, but is she? That was the fun of the book, getting to know Emily and trying to figure out truth from lies. I love books like this.

And then came the ending, and maybe not the ending, but the last few pages of the book. Things tied up nicely, I was surprised as I hoped I would be but then the last few pages left me feeling like "what the heck?" I honestly think I missed something or need to go back and read it again. It's not a major thing because like I said everything was tied up well. I was just a little lost with what I believe was the Epilogue.

But overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to people who like southern novels where all is not what it seems. It's very enjoyable, moves at a fast pace and has characters that were interesting and had me continually turning the page. So give it a try and if you figure out the ending please message me. :)

My  Rating: 4.0/5.0

About the Book:
 In the tradition of Lisa Unger’s Beautiful Lies and Nancy Pickard’s The Scent of Rain and Lightning comes a twisting, riveting novel of shifting trust and shattered lives. Lie Still delves deep into the heart of an opulent Southern town, where gossip is currency and secrets kill.

When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past—and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women—and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick—Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game.

It isn’t long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily’s terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide—and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her.

***I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***