Book Review: No Proof

Title: No Proof

Author: Ashley McConnell

Release Date: January 20th, 2023

Page Count: 268

Format: ebook

Start Date: May 16th, 2023

Finish Date: May 16th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


This book was intense almost from the very beginning. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel at the start of the book. It really started cheesy if I’m being completely honest. Then I kept reading and things happened. Questions were being asked. By me and characters in the book. I got some major You vibes from it. The author mentions before the start of the book that she’s sorry about the cliffhanger. Then says she’s not really. I was kind of nervous because of that. The point I’m making is that I KNEW it was coming and it still hit me hard. The way it ended really makes me wonder if there’s going to be some kind of sequel, or if it’s left open for interpretation per the reader. I’ll leave it at that. I really fully recommend it to anybody who loves a good thriller. Also, I really related to Sadie in so many ways. Especially her love of reading!

Book Review: Guarded

Title: Guarded

Author: Roux Cantrell

Release Date: November 10th, 2016

Page Count: 409

Format: ebook

Start Date: April 8th, 2023

Finish Date: May 16th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


I really enjoyed this book so very much. There was just a lot to unpack in the book. That’s why I wanted to take my time with it. I read it in small increments. I fell in love with the world that was built. I fell in love with most of the characters. There were characters that I wish I could have seen more of, but I knew that the point was the story between the two leads in the book. There were times that I felt jumped a bit too much and I had to reread it to avoid confusion. This could be a me problem and not a written problem. I do have ADHD. Sometimes my mind jumps over things and I have to go back. That’s the only real “negative” I have about the book. I read another series by this author and I absolutely loved it. This book is even more intense than that series! I can’t wait to read the second book!

Netgalley Review: The Ferryman

Title: The Ferryman

Author: Justin Cronin

Release Date: May 2nd, 2023

Page Count: 530

Format: Netgalley/Audiobook

Start Date: April 12th, 2023

Finish Date: May 8th, 2023

Rating: 4 Stars


I got a copy of this book and was excited. I recognized the author. I started to read his book The Passage. I never finished it due to things coming up. I fully plan to dive into the trilogy when I’m able to. But I digress. This book was disturbing yet unique. I really enjoyed it. I started reading the arc I got through Netgalley until it was released. Then I listened to the rest in audiobook. I had preordered a copy anyways since I knew I was enjoying the book and wanted to purchase a copy to listen to later. The cover isn’t really all that appealing, but it’s not really horrible either. I plan to buy this book in paperback when I’m able to so that I can add it to my bookshelves next to the trilogy.

Audiobook Review: The Night the Lights Went Out

Title: The Night The Lights Went Out

Author: Karen White

Release Date: April 11th, 2017

Page Count: 418

Format: Audiobook

Start Date: May 14th, 2023

Finish Date: May 15th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


This book is a prime example of why you can’t judge a book by its cover. I would have pictured something more posh than what the book is actually about. That is NOT a way for me to trash the book. I actually really enjoyed the book. When I found out that the book was based in Georgia, I was a little nervous. Most books I’ve read about my home state tend to over-exaggerate everything. With the exception of a book called Cold Sassy Tree. This book is another exception. It is also a thriller. You don’t realize it until later in the book. I’ll leave it at that. I really wasn’t expecting anything that happened in this book. I’m glad I read this book and I would love to read other books written by this author.

Audiobook Review: The Honeycomb Diamond

Title: The Honeycomb Diamond

Author: Sara Stamford

Release Date: October 10th, 2022

Page Count: 389

Format: Audiobook

Start Date: December 13th, 2022

Finish Date: December 14th, 2022

Rating: 3 Stars


This book had wonderful potential. It really did. It just didn’t really connect the way it should in my eyes. It goes from one traumatic event to another. Then a paradise of sorts. I really don’t want to delve too deeply into it. I think that this is one of those books that is best to go into as blindly as you possibly can. I did wind up listening to the audiobook. I enjoyed the narration of the narrator. Another thing I can say is that I didn’t really care for any of the characters in this book. I just didn’t connect well with them.

Book Review: Ghost Agents

Title: Ghost Agents

Author: Nita Deborde

Release Date: July 31st, 2021

Page Count: 309

Format: Ebook

Start Date: December 12th, 2022

Finish Date: December 13th, 2022



Story: I am not sure what I thought going into this book. I knew there would be ghosts involved in some way. I guess I thought it would be about people who could see ghosts and helped them move on. Kind of like Medium and that one show with Jennifer Love Hewitt. I was partially right. Not fully though.

Characters: The main character is an agent that specializes in ghosts. She’s on thin ice with the higher ups because she went rogue in the past and they don’t think they can trust her not to do it again. They seem to prefer robotic agents over passionate ones.                  

Critiques: None that I can think of.

Final Thoughts: At first, I didn’t think I’d really like it. It did have a bit of a slow start. I decided to stick with it. While I didn’t like the story itself, I found the main character to be very quirky. She’s the reason I gave it a chance. I’m glad I did. I can’t wait to read the next two books.

Netgalley Review: The Betrayed

Title: The Betrayed

Author: Jeff Wheeler

Release Date: February 21st, 2023

Page Count: 333

Format: Netgalley/Audiobook

Start Date: April 30th, 2023

Finish Date: May 14th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


This is the third book in a trilogy. Turns out that this trilogy is a part of an entire world. I went to the author’s webpage and made note of every single book so that I can go back and read everything in order. I have all of the books in ebook and in audio. But I digress. This review is about this book and not my intention to read all of the books in this world. I read another series by this author as well. Which is why I figured out that it was part of the same world. There were references to things in that series in this trilogy. I really like the author’s writing style. Eventually, I’d like to have all his books on my bookshelves. I’m hooked on this world and these characters!

Audiobook Review: The Peacekeeper

Title: The Peacekeeper

Author: B.L. Blanchard

Release Date: June 1st, 2022

Page Count: 312

Format: Audiobook

Start Date: May 8th, 2023

Finish Date: May 13th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


I picked up this book because I got an advanced copy of The Mother. I realized that it was the second book in a series. I’m the type of person that if there’s a series, I really try to read it in order when I can. Even if it’s a standalone series. This seems to be a standalone series. But I’m still glad I read this book first. Both books are modern day, but if certain things in history never happened. So we get a modern day America, but as if the British had never “discovered” the “New World”. It’s hard to explain without giving too much away. There’s also a murder mystery in the book as well. I really found this book very imaginative. I’m looking forward to reading other books that are written like this by this author too.

Netgalley Review: Dioscuri

Title: Dioscuri

Author: Ralynn Kimie

Release Date: May 9th, 2023

Page Count: 379

Format: Netgalley

Start Date: April 29th, 2023

Finish Date: May 12th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


When I first went to read this book, I discovered it was a book two in a series. When I went back to actually read it, it showed that it was the first in the series. So I went ahead and started reading it. It turned out that while it’s not officially a sequel, it’s still in the same world of the book that was originally shown as book one. I read the frequently asked questions at the back of the book and knew that I was okay and can go back and read the other book later. For anybody who may be interested in this book, I’d fully recommend reading the FAQ at the back of the book. The author took a lot of time to make sure all questions about these books. The world is also very unique. What if your entire life that you’ve lived happily turned out to be a lie and you aren’t who you thought you were? Fully recommend. Also I really love this cover!

Audiobook Review: The Witch Apothecary

Title: The Witch Apothecary

Author: A.K. Mulford

Release Date: October 1st, 2021

Page Count: 74

Format: Audiobook

Start Date: May 12th, 2023

Finish Date: May 12th, 2023

Rating: 5 Stars


This is a really cute novella. I also loved getting a glimpse of Heather before she had met Remi. It was just a whole different view of her and I’m so thankful that I was able to glimpse. I wish I could read more about her life if I’m being honest. I’m happy with what I’ve read though. Heather is just such an amazing character. She’s an inspiration. She’s somebody I’d be really good friends with if she were real. She is kind, but she doesn’t let anybody walk over her. At all. Ever. She also loves fiercely and compassionately. It’s amazing!