#Book Review: Hunted Angel by Alex Apostol 5/5 Stars

Overview: Continuing where we left off in Earth Angel, Kamlyn Paige has defeated the Lamia that killed her precious little son and has found a new love interest. As their relationship heated up, the threat of his boss increased and he was taken from Kamlyn. Now the search ensues as she requests the help of her only family left and a stray dog she found outside of a ghost ball. Traveling across the continent in the blink of an eye, three times, she finds Sari…but the worst is yet to come.

Opinion: Holy crap! Amazing sequel to an amazing first book. So many twists and turns you don’t see coming. If you think you have everything figured out, read the next page and you are blown away again. So many things packed into one 200 page book is incredible, but everything fits without feeling overly crowded. I can’t wait for the third installment!!!

Recommend: Yes

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#CLTBRCHALLENGE15 Book Review: Earth Angel by Alex Apostol 5/5 Stars

Overview: Kamlyn Paige is a young mother of a sweet little boy. Even after she lost her parents in a car accident, her life is getting better. Until one night when someone breaks into her home and steals her son away from her. Now there is hell to pay as she spends a year hunting down the person who took him. It takes her a little over a year, hard training and meeting a guardian angel to do so but she finds the one she is looking for and the fight begins.

Opinion: Earth Angel is amazing! A heart wrenching, suspense filled novel. It made me laugh with the main character, and cry when she was put through all those horrible events. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one setting. Supernatural meets Buffy, I can’t wait to start the next one.

Recommend: Yes!

#CLTBRCHALLENGE15 Book Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 3/5 Stars

Overview: Traveling school teacher fancies a rich debutante, so does the local town hero. The town is rumored to be haunted not by just one ghost but many, foremost being the Headless Horseman. There is a party where the three are in attendance, when the debutante spurns the teacher, he flees her house and is chased by the “headless horseman” and disappears.

Opinion: Everyone knows the story, courtesy of the many different versions spread through movies and retelling. The original is a bit flowery with the descriptions and unnecessary details for my taste.

Recommend: Not so much.

#CLTBRCHALLENGE15 Book Review: Blockade Billy by Stephen King 4/5 Stars

Overview: The story of a rookie catcher in the early days of baseball, by the coach who seen it all.

Opinion: I love baseball (Go Royals!), so picking this novella up was an easy decision. It is great, I could see Stephen sitting down in a nursing home listening to the old coach as he relays what happened to one of the greatest catchers in the league. I don’t want to give to much away as it was so short, but it also seemed a bit lackluster. The book sets you up for something dark and sinister to be wrong with Billy, the famed catcher, but in the end it is so far from what we have seen from Stephen King. I loved the book for what it is but it loses a star as it didn’t meet all my expectations.

Recommend: Yes.

#CLTBRCHALLENGE15 Book Review: Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor 4/5 Stars

Overview: Two clans hate each other but have struck a peace treaty. Sadly before the deal can be completed in marriage the chieftain of one clan dies at the hands of it’s new ally. Years later the new chieftain is set to wed the daughter but rejects her. His brother steals her away and falls in love. Bryce’s brother, the new chieftain, is also killed making Bryce the head of the family. To keep the peace and honor his father’s dying wish, he marries Akira, daughter of the other clan. All seems well until people start dying or almost dying. In the end all is well.

Opinion: Pretty good. I haven’t read a really good Scottish Past book in awhile. At one point I thought it to be a bit predictable, following the same pattern as others but it surprised me when it kept going. I will admit that the killer and conspirators were easy to spot because they pushed too hard but other than that it was full of laughter, some action, love and loss.

Recommend: Yes.