#cjsreads2017: Seed (Ania Ahlborn) @aniaahlborn

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In honour of Ania Ahlborn’s newest release, The Devil Crept In (you can check out my review for that one HERE), #cjsreads decided to read her first novel, Seed.  SO. CREEPY.

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

 

 

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Blog Tour: Deep Down Dead (Steph Broadribb) @OrendaBooks @crimethrillgirl

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 5.43.34 PM.pngThrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Deep Down Dead, the action-packed thriller by Steph Broadribb. This is a book that lives up to the hype. From the first pages of Deep Down Dead, I was hooked. A kick- ass female protagonist, a sizzling love story, and an intricate, fast-paced plot had my eyes glued to the pages.

Lori Anderson, a single mother, and a bounty hunter has been doing her best to make ends meet when she is offered a substantial job with a pay cut she cannot refuse. Nine-year-old daughter in tow, Lori sets off and finds out that her fugitive is her former mentor (and love interest), JT.  A man who knows her cloudy past, JT is mixed up with the mob and a child exploitation ring operating out of a theme park.   When her daughter is taken, things become personal and Lori has her work cut out for her. As she works with JT to find her daughter’s captors, old flames ignite and Lori finds herself breaking all of her own rules.

This book truly becomes more than just an action thriller; sure, there are plenty of “on the edge of your seat” moments. But the core themes of the novel are so much deeper. Exploring redemption, revenge, the ferocity of a mother’s love and sins of the past, this novel engages its reader emotionally AND brings them on a wild ride.

Broadribb’s prose and characterization are riveting. From chapter one, I knew that I was going to love Lori Anderson. I have always been a fan of a female protagonist but this character stands out from the rest. Smart, fierce and dynamic, Lori is the type of character that you connect with immediately and root for from the very first line. The kind of character you want to avoid in a dark ally but also take out to dinner. Luckily for me, this won’t be the last of Lori Anderson! From what I understand, book two comes out in 2018.

This one gets roaring 5/5 stars from me; if you like an action thriller with an impenetrable plot then I’d recommend this novel.  And clear your schedule, you are not going to want to put this one down.

Thanks to Orenda and Steph Broadribb for my copy of this book; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review

Be sure to check out the other stops on the Deep Down Dead tour!

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Book Outside My Genre: Book Review- All Our Wrong Todays (@elanmastai @DuttonBooks)

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The future that people figured in the 1950s that we’d have? It happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, people ride around in flying cars and walk on moving sidewalks. Everyone works in laboratories and food never goes bad. Even though Tom lives in a utopia, he feels as if he cannot find his way. Through a hasty decision, Tom ends up in a time travel mishap and ends up in our 2016: the world that we know. Here, his career is different, his family is different and from his utopian background, this new reality feels like a dystopian wasteland. Torn between his desire to forge a new life in this new reality and fixing the flow of history, Tom finds himself on a search for answers to figure out what the future is truly supposed to be….
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#cjsreads2017: Distress Signals (Catherine Ryan Howard) @cathryanhoward

 

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As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica.  For our first read of February, we read Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard and we LOVED it!

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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The Mine (Antti Tuomainen) @OrendaBooks @antti_tuomainen

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Investigative journalist, Janne Vuori, has always been a dedicated reporter. When he is approached to cover a story involving a mining company, whose illegal actions have caused an environmental crisis in a small town in Northern Finland, he is shocked to find out what this case could cost him. His job, his family and his life.

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Book Review: Kill the Father (Sandrone Dazieri) @sandronedazieri @ScribnerBooks

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Kill the Father, the new release by Sandrone Dazieri, is a complex and thrilling murder mystery that will take you on quite the ride.   Fast paced plot, dynamic characters, and intelligent writing had me reading late into the night. I couldn’t put this one down.

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#cjsreads2017: Sleight (Sloane Kady)

As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica.  For our fourth read, we chose a previously published novel called Sleight by Sloane Kady.

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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#cjsreads2017-The Girl Before (JP Delaney)

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As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica.  For our third read, we chose a highly anticipated January release, The Girl Before by JP Delaney and it’s out TODAY.

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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Book Review: Quicksand (Malin Persson Giolito)

Screen Shot 2017-01-21 at 3.39.45 PM.pngQuicksand, the upcoming courtroom thriller, by Malin Persson Giolito follows Maja Norberg; eighteen years old and on trial for her involvement in a mass shooting at a prep school where her best friend and boyfriend were killed.  I, for one, am a fan of any courtroom style thriller. I also really loved Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and the synopsis of this title seemed similar. Needless to say, I was very eager to read this one and was thrilled when my friend, Danielle from The Blonde Likes Books, decided to buddy read this title with me!

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