I was already in love with the Throne of Glass series. From its main characters to the beautifully developed world that Sarah J. Mass created. Heir of Fire brought this story to a completely new level. Young adult meets high fantasy with wonderful new characters, an amazing world that Maas brought to readers in high definition with a panoramic review. It was one hell of a ride. Brilliantly executed, and heart wrenching Heir of Fire solidified this series among my favorites.
When family gathers there is never a dull moment. Imagine living at home again as an adult with your siblings. Would you all get along? In This is Where I Leave You, “When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.” Doesn’t this sound like a movie that will make you giggle and wipe away tears at the same time? Check out the movie and the book. If you haven’t read it, join the book club, and then enter to win a copy and tickets to see the movie.
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This is the last Caffeinated Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway. Today we are giving away To See the Moon Again by Jamie Langston Turner..can you say road trip!
The Story of Land and Sea by Kathy Simpson Smith takes place along the coastal shore of North Carolina towards the end of the American Revolutionary war and spans from 1771-1794/. It takes us into the lives of three generations of families from landowner to slave. It is a glimpse into their hardship and love.
How to Fall is the first book in the Jess Tenant duology by Jane Casey. It is a young adult mystery with a snarky protagonist and shares her summer at a small English seaside town. Casey wraps us up in an unexplained death mystery involving Jess’s cousin and adds a smidgeon of romance to keep things interesting.
I am not a fan of the cover, despite the fact that after reading Painted From Memories, I see how it fits. Do not let it distract you because beneath this plain Jane cover lies a beautiful literary fiction. Barbara Forte Abate shares an interesting tale with two quirky, artistic types set in the small rural town of Lost River, Maine. Painted From Memories is a gripping tale with several threads that had me lost within its pages.
Fans of the Weird Girls series are going to love the glimpse back offered in A Cursed Awakened by Cecy Robson. We travel back to the time right before the sister’s headed for Tahoe. We learn how they break the binding spell that is messing with their abilities. Action-packed, A Cursed Awakened is filled with humor and danger as it answers questions about the girls’ powers and introduces them to the supernatural world.
The Hot Zone take us back to Rainshadow island home of misfit characters and the strange forest known as the Preserve. In an attempt to gain more power, some have attempted to harness the power of artifacts left behind by the aliens who once inhabited this planet, while other far dangerous scientist and those in power have tried to recreate the serum a Jones created to boost ones paranormal powers.
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We have another Caffeinated Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway. Each Saturday in July and August you can enter to win a new summer read. Thanks to Egmont USA you can enter to win a signed paperback copy of Contaminated and hardcover copy of Contaminated 2: Mercy Mode by Em Garner! Nothing says summer like a Zombie Apocalypse!
Carr has her groove on! The Homecoming the sixth book in her Thunder Point series gave me all the warm fuzzies I used to feel with the Virgin River series. Friends to lover’s trope with a twist made Seth and Iris’s romance a fun ride. The Homecoming was hot, funny, and full of small-town issues.