Blind Mission

Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This was my first attempt at the “espionage” genre. And truthfully, I was so bored during most of this book that it took me three times as long to get through it as it should have. The plot was slow moving, there was barely any action, and the characters were not well-developed. I would have loved to have read some action scenes rather than, person A does this, person B thinks person A is doing this, etc. Very disappointed. Continue reading Blind Mission

Music Can Save Your Soul

Music can save your soul. I truly believe that. And when you lose music, it feels as if a part of you has died. When you hear a song and all you can think about is a certain person. When an entire genre is ruined for you because there are a million memories associated with it. Because every time you hear that style, your mind takes you back, floods you with memories of a different time. A time when your life was different. A time when you were different. For good and/or bad. It can take years before those memories … Continue reading Music Can Save Your Soul

Ruins (Pathfinder 2)

This was an incredible second installment in the Pathfinders series. It was exciting, riveting, suspenseful, and engaging. As the characters develop, you are able to relate better to them. You can understand the internal struggles they have with themselves and each other. The plot is extremely well-developed, fast-paced, and leaves the reader excited for the next chapter. Books 1 & 2 were huge success, I can’t wait for book 3. Continue reading Ruins (Pathfinder 2)

Radcliffe’s Rival 100 Best Novels List The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Color Purple by Alice Walker Ulysses by James Joyce Beloved by Toni Morrison The Lord of the Flies by William Golding 1984 by George Orwell The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Animal Farm by George Orwell The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway As I Lay Dying by … Continue reading Radcliffe’s Rival 100 Best Novels List

Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves 1)

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. I kept hoping “not another stereotypical paranormal adventure”, and I definitely got my wish! From beginning to end, I could hardly put the book down. I stayed up until 2am reading and picked it back up at 8am after a few hours sleep. I haven’t done that in quite some time. The writing was at a simple level to understand but the plot line was what kept me turning the pages. The characters grew into their roles as the book progressed which made the story more “believable” (obviously … Continue reading Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves 1)

Peppermint Essential Oil

Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely love essential oils. When I saw this company on, I knew I had to give it a try. Simply Earth is a wonderful organization. A large reason that I like them is because 13% of the profit from your purchase goes to help end human trafficking. The products are also fantastic. They are great scents that aren’t overwhelming. My favorite way of using essential oils is by adding a drop of the oil onto lava beads in various bracelets that I wear. With this … Continue reading Peppermint Essential Oil

Knight of Light (The Watchers 1)

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As much as it pains me to do so, this will not be a good review. I am giving this book a personal rating of 2/5 stars, and I am giving it 2 stars because of the potential of the storyline. It is very rare that I am excited at the beginning of a book and then disappointed as it progresses. I loved the story line of the book, but I felt that it was poorly written. During many parts I felt that huge sections … Continue reading Knight of Light (The Watchers 1)

Oasis (The Last Humans 1)

Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review When I first started reading this book, my immediate thought was, “oh great, another post-apocalyptic world book”. I was wrong. This was a fantastic, engaging, suspenseful read. I dived into it very quickly and could not stop reading it until the end. I finished it in less than 2 hours because I could not put it down. The plot is full of twists and turns, the characters are very well developed, and the story line is unique. I do not want to give away spoilers in this … Continue reading Oasis (The Last Humans 1)

Pathfinder (Pathfinder 1)

Orson Scott Card is an incredible writer. Pathfinder was engaging, complicated, mysterious, exciting, and so much more. You could not help but to relate to each character as the plot developed. SPOILERS AHEAD Rigg was devastated when his father died and then his life quickly turned upside down as he realized that everything he thought he knew about his life was wrong. As he takes off on adventure after adventure, he comes to learn more about himself and his “father”. He learns the value and strength of the lessons that his father taught him and his own strength in life. He … Continue reading Pathfinder (Pathfinder 1)

The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew 2)

Continuing along my re-visitation of my childhood, I decided to continue reading the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. SPOILERS AHEAD In this book, Nancy’s friend Helen comes to her for help. Her aunt’s home is being haunted and Helen’s aunt is being pressured to sell her home. At the same time, Nancy’s father is being warned to stay away from the case that he is working on. As the book progresses, the two cases become intertwined and the plot thickens with twists and turns. In my opinion, The Hidden Staircase was an improvement on the first book in the series. It … Continue reading The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew 2)