Stop At Nothing-Michael Ledwidge

A summer feeling thriller in March!

Michael Gannon was just enjoying a nice day out on the beautiful Atlantic ocean while hoping to catch a record-breaking swordfish when he saw something even more memorable; a plane falling from the sky and crashing in front of him. What follows can only be described as a life-altering event as he realizes the media blitz isn’t describing what he witnessed first hand and that there are powerful people covering up what really happened. Michael’s life is now in danger and all he wants is to go home. But now that they’ve found him he knows they won’t ever give up on the chance of catching him and finding out what he knows.

Stop At Nothing is 391 pages long and took me three days to read.

I enjoyed this book and am giving it a 3.5! I recommend this book to adrenaline fans because there were times I felt like I was holding an action movie in my hands.

Thank you, Hanover Square Press, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Misfortunes of Family-Meg Little Reilly

Recently retired senator, John Bright, is spending three weeks of his relaxing summer with his wife, four sons, their significant others and Farah, the documentarian working on a show about families in politics. But three weeks is a long time to be stuck together and it can bring up previously hidden insecurities and problems. With the Bright family on display will they show the world their true colors or will their perfectly polished veneer remain?

The Misfortunes of Family is 338 pages long and took me two days to read.

I loved this book so much! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! It is a great read that feels like a beach read and will bring summer to you. I’ll be reading more family dramas thanks to this story!

Thank you, Harper Collins, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Thief River Falls- Brian Freeman

When an author’s hit crime thriller starts to reflect her real life, Lisa Power knows just what to do. She has to help the little boy who is running from the police, just like she does in the story she wrote. But Lisa isn’t equipped to handle this on her own so she leans on some of the only friends she has left since all of her family died a few years ago. Things have already been hard for Lisa but this certainly tops it all!

Thief River Falls is 343 pages long and took me four days to read.

I had fun reading this book and give it a 3.5 out of 5! It is dark but keeps you hooked the whole way through! Great for fans of action!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Highfire-Eoin Colfer

Is it too early in the year to proclaim this as one of my favorites of 2020?

Vern is not your ordinary dragon. Living in a Louisana bayou, watching TV and lounging in his favorite t-shirt adorned with the movie ”Flashdance” displayed proudly on his chest, Vern is happy being alone. But living his life of luxury makes it difficult to stay under the radar. When his handy supernatural BFF has to leave for several months Vern must rely on a human boy named Squib from town. The unlikely duo get mixed up in some serious shenanigans when an unwanted visitor discovers that the infamous island monster is real.

Highfire is 373 pages long and took me 6 days to read.

I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I’m giving it a 4.5 out of 5! Something about this friendship between Vern and Squib is so endearing plus it is packed with adventure! It is not a kids book due to some pretty gory stuff and not exactly kid-friendly language. Even if you’re not usually into dragon stuff, you should give this book a try!

Thank you, Harper Perennial, for this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Grace Is Gone-Emily Elgar

When a small-town mother in a famous mother-daughter-duo is found murdered and her very ill daughter is missing, a reporter that had previously lost his credibility reporting on their family becomes obsessed with the case. Jon knows he already lost so much by reporting a different side of the the duo but now he is second-guessing his reporting. He wants to be the one to find the daughter and will risk his life by doing so in hopes he can repair his reputation.

Grace is Gone is 316 pages long and took me six days to read.

I enjoyed this and am giving it a 3 out of 5! If you’re a mystery fan then you will likely enjoy this story! The characters are complex and are worth getting to know!

SPOILER: This is based off of a true crime event so if you’re familiar then it’s pretty easy to guess the ending.

Thank you, Harper, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Unspeakable Things- Jess Lourey

Small town life in Minnesota during the 80s was a turning event for most parents. When word gets around that young boys are being sexually assaulted, they aren’t quite believed. Especially because they’re from the wrong side of the tracks. But Cassie, a nice middle school-aged farm girl notices a change in the boys. She has problems of her own and feels as though she can recognize that they have become broken. When her crush goes missing she feels like she needs to solve the case and save the boy she likes.

Unspeakable Things is 283 pages long and took me 3 days to read.

This book gave me nightmares! I’m giving it a 3 out of 5! I didn’t know if I would be able to finish it because it creeped me out so bad. I did enjoy Cassie as a character and was rooting for her throughout the book. Be wary of this book if you have a difficult time reading about child abuse!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Network-L.C. Shaw

When journalist Jack Logan is contacted by his ex-girlfriend’s current husband (a U.S. Senator) about protecting his wife all costs, Jack is a little thrown. He hasn’t spoken to Taylor in years and he knows she wouldn’t be thrilled to hear from him. But when the things the Senator had predicted, including his own mysterious death, Jack realizes something very serious and life-threatening is going on. Jack knows Taylor is truly in danger and starts to uncover the secret world the Senator unknowingly introduced her to.

The Network is 384 pages long and took me one day to read.

I really enjoyed this book and the longer it has sat with me the more I liked it. I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! This thriller keeps you guessing every step of the way. You truly never know who you can trust!

Thank you, Harper, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey