Book Review, NetGalley, release day

Happy Release Day! Artemis by Andy Weir

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I am very excited that Artemis by Andy Weir is being released TODAY! 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 5 Stars

Publish Date: November 14, 2017

I highly recommend this book!

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Artemis is a fast-paced, standalone action/adventure story about a heist that takes place on a city on the moon. The main character is Jazz Bashara, a twentysomething smart, funny and resourceful porter who delivers packages with a side job of smuggling. I describe her as “MacGyver-esque”.

Who the heck is MacGyver!? MacGyver is an American action-adventure TV show from the mid-80s/early 90s about top secret government agent Angus MacGyver.

Wikipedia describes MacGyver as, “Resourceful and possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems by making things out of ordinary objects, along with his ever-present Swiss Army knifeduct tape, and occasionally matches. He favors non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun……Oh my goodness, this is Jazz and I think Andy Weir based her off of MacGyver!

I dove into this book without any expectations. I have not read The Martian. I do not know anything about Andy Weir. And I usually avoid science fiction novels. So I surprised myself by loving this book!

Why do I love this book? It is everything that I hoped it would be. The writing is phenomenal, the plot is fast paced, the characters are well developed and interesting, it’s realistic, and the setting is unusual and very memorable. I didn’t even realize that I was learning something about science!

If everyone wrote like Andy Weir, I would read more science fiction books.

Here is my full review: https://wordpress.com/posts/readthisnotthat.blog?s=artemis

 

Blog Tour, Book Review, NetGalley

**Blog Tour** The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen #BookReview @StMartinsPress #MeetTheMrs

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

Publish Date: January 9, 2018.

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Wife Between Us!

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The quote below is from this article. I think it’s very relevant to the theme of this book.

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Two women. One is older, one is younger. One marriage is over, the other is about to start.

Nellie and Vanessa love the same man – Richard. Nellie is engaged to him; Vanessa is the former spouse. Sounds like your typical love triangle, right? YOU ARE WRONG!  This book will turn you on your side. You think that you know each woman’s story. Just as you get to know Nellie and Vanessa and you start to predict what happens next… BAM! Surprise! Details are uncovered that leave you feeling ambushed and flabbergasted. It’s been a while since a book has done this to me.

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Happy Release Day ~ Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

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DROP EVERYTHING AND READ THIS NOW!!!

I am very excited that Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda is being released TODAY! This book has so many different book covers, each cover giving the indication of something foreboding and suspenseful. Which one is your favorite?

I recommend that you READ THIS NOW. This book has an unusual plot with unexpected twist and turns and a satisfying ending. You will love to HATE the main character, Paul Strom!

The story begins with Paul Strom whisking his lovely wife Mia away on a romantic weekend at their lake house. They are a beautiful couple that has everything. It starts out happy, sunny, romantic and light. Continue reading “Happy Release Day ~ Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda”

Book Review, NetGalley

Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

 

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My Rating: 5 of 5 bright shiny stars 5 Stars

Publish Date: November 14, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

Books Like This: The Martian

I am so excited to share my book review with you!

A heist story set on the moon.

I dove into this book without any expectations. I have not read The Martian. I do not know anything about Andy Weir. And I usually avoid science fiction novels. But the plot is intriguing so I decided to give this a try.

I was hooked at the first chapter and I would have read this book in one setting if I could.

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Book Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond


My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

I received an ARC of The Marriage Pact through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to Random House and Bantam Books for the opportunity.

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Synopsis:

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are newlyweds. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact, and most of its rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. And – never mention The Pact to anyone.

Jake and Alice are about to discover that for membership to the Pact, like marriage, is for life, and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. Continue reading “Book Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond”

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Book Review: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan


My rating: 5 of 5 stars 5 Stars

I received a copy of Rich People Problems through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to Doubleday Books and Kevin Kwan for the opportunity.

I was SO excited to be approved for the ARC. I was ready to love this book and it did not disappoint. It’s a hysterically funny view into the Asian Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Even Robin Leach would be impressed.

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When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside–but he’s not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls.

With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park–a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore–the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises.

Kevin Kwan continues telling the story of my beloved Asian high society characters and introduces a few more. This book, like the previous two, spans the globe with jet setting characters, their glamorous lifestyles, and rich descriptions of elite environments.

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Book Review: One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

I received an ARC of The Perfect Lie through NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity.

Chris Brennan has just landed a job as a AP Government teacher and assistant baseball coach at Central Valley High, in the small affluent Pennsylvania town of Central Valley. He as a false background, a well-rehearsed story, and a hidden agenda. There are specific teen boys and their families that he is watching/targeting but the intent is not known to the reader until much later. He is also very predator-like in his thoughts and his actions.

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