Shooting Stars Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
 
This week is: 
Books with Red, White, & Blue for the 4th of July! 

I love book covers! I try not to judge too many books by their covers, but that can be hard sometimes. I enjoy covers that seem to tell a story of their own, or some that are really eye catching. This was a fun post, and I really enjoyed doing it! 
 
Check out the post here: http://shootingstarsreviews.blogspot.com/2018/07/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-red-white.html

Guest Review: #Heart (Hashtag #6) by Cambria Hebert

 

Title: #Heart
Series: Hashtag #6
Author: Cambria Hebert
 
Rating: 
 
Lovers Gonna Love…

Family isn’t always defined by blood.
Sometimes family is born of love…
Loyalty…
And choice.
Sometimes the bond that comes from someone having your back through the shittiest of times is stronger than anything you get from genetics. 
And sometimes you find that piece of your soul you didn’t even know was missing.
I’m a lucky guy like that.
I found a love that will never fade. I found a group of people who aren’t just my friends. 
They’ve become my family.
There’s only one place to go from here. 
I’m gonna bind myself to Rimmel in every possible way. 
I’m gonna bring our family even closer together. 
The past has taught me it won’t be easy. 
Especially when faced with repercussions from a night that ended in death.
But that’s okay.
Family doesn’t quit each other. 
Love like ours never dies. 
Happily ever after isn’t just for storybooks.
 
Nica's Review: 
http://shootingstarsreviews.blogspot.com/2018/07/guest-review-heart-hashtag-6-by-cambria.html
 

June Monthly Recap!

 

 

This has been a wonderful month! I love the summer, except the heat. I need to move some where it isn't this hot. But, other than that it has been filled with great new releases, some new to me authors, snow cones, ice cream, watermelon, and the pool!
 
I've loved every bit of this month, except it has gone by too quickly. I'm not ready for summer to end, yet.
 
So, I'm excited for July and all of the new releases as well.
 
Be sure to check out everything you might have missed this month below!
 
Be sure to check out the newly launched
DISCORD Server! 
https://discord.gg/8edfdDp
 
That's all for now folks, 
Until the stars align again!
 
Laters,
Shooting Stars Reviews!

 

 

Check out what you missed here: 

 

http://shootingstarsreviews.blogspot.com/2018/07/june-month-recap.html

Sunday Post: Discord Server Galaxy Reads!

 

Hey fellow Shooting Stars!! 

This week we started something new! I started a Discord server, and it has been something new and exciting! It is a great way to chat with others about books, and share your blog and social media as well. Or if you are an author just join and you can have your own section to promote your books as well. :) It's just something fun for us to use to chat about books. 
 
Be sure to check out the newly launched DISCORD Server
https://discord.gg/thnrjS9

Have a good week everyone! 
 
Until the Stars Align Again, 
 
Shooting Stars Reviews. 
 
Check out what you missed last week on the blog here: http://shootingstarsreviews.blogspot.com/2018/07/sunday-post-discord-server-galaxy-reads.html

New Discord Server!

Hey, everyone! 

 

Come check out my discord server! It is a great place to chat about books. :) 

https://discord.gg/fwhHs4c

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.