Shooting Stars Reviews

The Remains of the Dead

The Remains of the Dead - Wendy Roberts

Sadie Novak has a crazy job, and she can see ghosts as well. This makes her seem pretty strange to most people. And when a ghost tells her the person the police said murdered her didn't actually do it, things go south pretty quickly. 

 

But with her employee, Zack, her sister, and her best friend she's going to do what she can to figure out the truth, even it that proves to be more dangerous than she originally thought. 

 

This book was really interesting, and had me guessing throughout the whole thing. I enjoyed it a whole lot, I only wish that the heroine didn't act like she did at times. It was annoying when she denied what she could do, and was rude to someone else who was like her. That was frustrating, and annoyed me. 

 

Other than that I still really enjoyed it, and I'm interesting in reading more and finding out more about her and her love interests. 

Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon

Louisiana Longshot - Jana Deleon

Fortune is being hunted with a price on her head, and there is a leak in the CIA. Now, she doesn't know who is betraying them, and her boss tells her she needs to go hide in a small town where everything will be boring and quiet. But that is the last thing that actually happens when she runs into a bit of trouble, two old ladies who aren't what they appear to be, and a dead body. 

This was a great start to this series. I fell in love with the characters, and laughed my through the whole book. It was a great story, and I can't wait to read more!

Sinister (Shaye Archer #2) by Jana DeLeon

Sinister (Shaye Archer Series) (Volume 2) - Jana Deleon

Shaye's friend Hustle is worried about a friend of his that has gone missing. He knows that no one is going to care about a bunch of street kids, but Shaye may be his only hope. As these two do their best to figure out what is going on, and who is taking these kids, things get more dangerous. Shaye's friend at the police station also has a case that may be related to Shaye's case, so they do what they can to work together to figure out what is going on. 

This book was really good. It had a great dose of mystery, and thrill in it as well. I thought it was pretty awesome, and seriously sick at times. The bad guys in this book were some crazy twisted people, and I'm starting to wonder if we haven't even heard the worst of it yet. 

This book also gave us some clues about Shaye's past, and the fact that we will probably learn more in the next book, so I'm super excited for that.

Malevolent by Jana DeLeon

Malevolent - Jana Deleon

Malevolent begins when Shaye gets a new job. A women comes to her saying that her dead husband is stalking her and leaving things letting her know she is in danger. But the police don't really believe her, and Shaye does. So, she gets the chance to figure out what is going on, but it may end up being a lot more complicated than she originally thought. 

This book was filled with mystery, thrills, and some scary circumstances as well. I thought it was a great start to the series. It introduced the characters in a very interesting and engaging way, and I'm excited to read more. Shaye's whole life is a big mystery, and I'm super excited to find out what happens next.

 

Poison and Prejudice by Chelsea Field

Poison and Prejudice (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery) (Volume 4) - Chelsea Field

Izzy is working for a celebrity client and when she finds a dead body in the trunk of a car things get complicated. The cops ask her to keep the body in the trunk, and act like it never happened. While also continuing her job, this gets even more crazy of Izzy. 

 

Conner isn't happy with Izzy working this case, but he knows that he can't stop her, so he and his sister offer to help her out with it. But that makes it a little more dangerous as well. 

 

This book was another great addition to this series. I adored Izzy and Conner together, and I really enjoyed the plot line as well. I'm wondering if Izzy's neighbor is going to figure out what she really does for a living, and I can't wait for more in this series.

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

Poison is the New Black: (Bonus story: Taste of Christmas) (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery) (Volume 3) - Chelsea Field

Izzy's "friend" Mr. Black is being accused of murder. The problem is that Izzy's next door neighbor doesn't believe he did it, and gets her help to figure out who the killer really is, and what is going on now. Izzy also has a Taste Society job she's working, and her new boyfriend Conner doesn't think she should be helping out Mr. Black. But Izzy ends up doing it anyway. 

 

This book was really good. I enjoyed how Izzy was with Conner, and what happened with their relationship. I also loved Izzy and her neighbor together on an adventure it was pretty funny, and fun. I look forward to more in this series. 

 

Murder with a Twist by Allyson K. Abbott

Murder with a Twist - Allyson K. Abbott

The second book in the series begins with Duncan using Mack's ability to help him with a case. They quickly solve it, but Mack is starting to wonder if this is something she can really do. But when a baby goes missing, she's all for helping out no matter what happens. However, things start to get complicated, and Mack isn't sure which way is up or down. 

This book wasn't as good as the first one. I'm starting to have my doubts about Duncan, and I was a little bit annoyed with how insecure Mack was in this one. I'm hoping the next one will be better, but I still liked this one, and the mystery was fun.

In the Drink by Allyson K. Abbott

In the Drink - Allyson K. Abbott

In the Drink begins when Mack realizes that she may be being stalked, and things aren't looking good for her. This stalker wants her to play a game, and if she doesn't comply people in her group will start dying. Mack has no idea what to do, and when she goes to Duncan even though she isn't sure what their relationship is now, he does his best to help, but things aren't looking good. 

Now, Mack has the help of an undercover cop named Mal, who she also has an attraction to. Between Mal, and Duncan things are getting complicated and this stalker is getting worse. 

This book was so very good! I thought it was awesome. I loved the story line, and I also loved the relationships going on as well. I'm not sure who I want Mack to end up with, but this one also ends on a crazy cliffhanger and I can't wait to read the next book!

Eat, pray, Die by Chelsea Field

Eat, Pray, Die (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #1) - Chelsea Field

Izzy has been in L.A. training for a secret job as a poison tester for almost a year now. She needs a lot of money quickly to pay of the loan shark her ex-husband stuck her with. 
But with her first assignment things get sticky when she has to find out who is trying to murder a client. Her new boss is also very attractive, and she doesn't know weather he is being serious about them getting together or not, and she would rather just work on trying to stay alive. 

This book was a hilarious good read. It starts off funny, and ends that way as well. I loved the main characters, and the plot line as well. I can't wait to find out more, and what will happen next! 

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

The Hunger Pains - Chelsea Field

The Hunger Pains begins when Izzy has to go to work, but is late one morning. She's been working for a new client for the last three months, and things have been going good for her, other than gaining some weight. But when her client ends up dead, she's a murder suspect, but she's also going to do everything she can to figure out who killed him and why. 

She ends up getting some help from Conner again, but this time he's acting a bit different towards her, and she isn't sure how to take it. 

This book was a great addition to this series. I adored Izzy's detective skills, and how she and Conner were acting in this one. I also loved how it ended as well. So, I'm super excited about the next one. 
But this one also includes a great mystery, some humorous issues, and great set of characters.

Taste of Christmas by Chelsea Field

Taste of Christmas: A Holiday Short Story (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery) - Chelsea Field

Izzy and Conner are finally going to get their first date. But it's going to be on Christmas, at his mother's house. She is going to meet his mother, and sister, and she's unsure about a few things. Izzy isn't sure about Conner, as their date continues gets even more unsure about him. 

This book was cute, short story about Conner and Izzy's first date. It takes off right where book two ends, and now I'm excited for the next book.

Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott

Murder on the Rocks - Allyson K. Abbott

Murder on the Rocks begins when Mack finds a dead body in the ally behind her bar. This is the second body she's found in the past year, the first was her father, and now it was her father's girlfriend. Things aren't looking good for Mack, when the police think either she did it, or someone close to her did. The hot new detective in town has taken a personal interest in Mack, her ability, and something else about her as well. 

 

But Mack isn't sure what she's supposed to do now, and with the threat of danger looming over them, and the fact that she is seeing someone, and a murder suspect, things aren't looking great for these two. 

 

This book was really good, and a great start to this series. I enjoyed Mack, and her unique ability, although I wish she had a better attitude about it, but I'm hoping that changes in the next book. Also, I didn't like how Mack acted around the guy she was currently seeing, and then admitted that she felt different about the detective. That was beyond annoying, but other than that I thought it was a great story, with an awesome mystery. 

 

I can't wait to read more now. 

180 Seconds by Jessica Park

180 Seconds - Jessica Park

Allison has been pushing most people away for most of her life. Growing up in foster care taught her a few things, and one of those things was that everyone leaves and nobody wants her. But when she gets adopted at sixteen and goes off to college things start to change for her. 

 

Her best friend and her adopted father want her to open herself up to people, but she's having a hard time doing that. That is until she meets Esben. He's an internet sensation and she doesn't know a thing about it. But someone how in a twist of fate, she ends up being included in an experiment for him. Now, she's trying to run from what fate seems to have in store for her and Esben. 

 

This book took my breath away! It was utterly brilliant, filled with so much emotion and I adored it!  180 Seconds was beautiful, sad, and a whole lot more. I loved this book! It is the best I've read all year, and I can't wait to read it again! 

Fallen Crest Forever by Tijan

Fallen Crest Forever (Fallen Crest Series) - Tijan

Fallen Crest Forever begins where the last book left off. Sam and Mason are taking a huge step in their relationship, and Sam is having some strange things going on. She not only has to find herself, and what she wants to do with her life, but she also needs to deal with a rival she has among other things. 

 

 

This book was really good until it close to the end. Then it felt like it was rushed and things were just sort of thrown in for drama, and not really explained. Other than that it was a really good book. 

 

I loved the fact that Sam really had to find herself in this one, and figure out what she wanted to do. And I also loved how she and Mason were with each other, although at one point I was mad at both of them and thought they were being dumb. But other than that the plot line was good, and I loved all of the characters! 

Precursor (The Suoja Guild #1) by A.J. Anders

Precursor (Suoja Guild) (Volume 1) - AJ Anders

Evie lives in a compound with several other people and her father. She has to endure monthly beatings that her father ordered because she doesn't agree with the training methods being used, all the while hiding it from her best friend, Max, who also has his share of secrets she must hide.

As Evie tries to manage her life things get more complicated as she meets Max's friends, and as her father plots behind her back. With some new threats coming out of hiding things get out of hand for Evie, and something awful happens.

This book ends on a major cliffhanger in my opinion! It was beyond frustrating because I didn't have the next book.

But, besides that, I thought the book was actually very good, if a little too short. I enjoyed Evie, and how she handled everything. And I liked the side characters as well. Even though I wish things had been elaborated a bit more between even and her friends, and I was a little bit annoyed with the whole "human forbidden" thing that doesn't make much sense to me.

However, I really thought the book was enjoyable, and I liked! Now, I can't wait to read the next book!

Burned by Magic by Jasmine Walt

Burned by Magic: a New Adult Fantasy Novel (The Baine Chronicles Book 1) - Jasmine Walt, Mary Burnett

Sunaya is a dangerous person who has magic, and the Chief Mage now wants her in his clutches for things she's very unsure of. But there is a shifter killer out there and she's going to do everything she can in order to take them down, even if it means having to deal with the Chief Mage. 

 

This book was okay, but not great. I liked how the story line and I enjoyed the characters for the most part, but there was one that got on my nerves. It was one of Sunaya's friends and I believe that she will cause problems in the future books. I do look forward to more, but I was hoping for something more in this one that I didn't find. But I do hope it comes in time in the future books.