Here are my May 2016 Book Reviews. Take the Poll at the end.
We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman
Got this as my May Kindle First. Great read. Funny and like the title says We’re All Damaged. Read it in a day.
I gave this book 5 Stars on Goodreads.
Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street.
We’re All Damaged begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend’s wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn’t technically his. But before long he needs to go back to Omaha to say good-bye to his dying grandfather.
Back home, Andy is confronted with his past, which includes his ex, his ex’s new boyfriend, his right-wing talk-radio-host mother, his parents’ crumbling marriage, and his still-angry best friend.
As if these old problems weren’t enough, Andy encounters an entirely new complication: Daisy. She has fifteen tattoos, no job, and her own difficult past. But she claims she is the only person who can help Andy be happy again, if only she weren’t hiding a huge secret that will mess things up even more. Andy Carter needs a second chance at life, and Daisy—and the person Daisy pushes Andy to become—may be his last chance to set things right.
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Glad to see a god go through what the demigods have gone through. Good read.Different from Riordan’s other books.
I gave this book 4 Stars on Goodreads.
How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.
But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski
Very good and does not disappoint. Fast paced read.
I gave this book 5 Stars on Goodreads
For nearly two thousand years, the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great—and the extraordinary riches concealed within—has remained undiscovered, but recent events may hold the key to locating the fabled vault. Only one team has what it takes to solve the mystery that has plagued historians for centuries.
The Hunters—an elite group assembled by an enigmatic billionaire to locate the world’s greatest treasures—are tasked with finding the tomb. Following clues to Alexandria, they encounter hostile forces that will do anything to stop them. Before long, the treasure hunt becomes a deadly rescue mission that will take the lives of hundreds and leave a city in ruins.
As the danger continues to mount, will they rise to the challenge? Or will the team be killed before they find the ultimate prize?
Lines Of Departure by Marko Kloos
One heck of an ending that makes you wonder whats to come in the series. Great read. Bit disappointed in the lack of development in Grayson’s development. Book does take place 5 years later.
I gave this book 4 Stars on Goodreads
Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the solar system…
Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is Commonwealth Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go.
After surviving a disastrous spaceborne assault, Grayson is reassigned to a ship bound for a distant colony—and packed with malcontents and troublemakers. His most dangerous battle has just begun.
Hard Fall by CJ Lyons
Once again a great read from CJ Lyons. Enjoyed it immensely.
I gave this book 5 Stars on Goodreads
59 days ago FBI Special Agent Lucy Guardino had a perfect life…and almost lost it all.
There comes a time in every hero’s life when they fall harder and father than ever before and they face a choice that changes everything: to give up or claw their way back again. Lucy thought she’d made her choice two months ago when she sacrificed everything to save her family, but now she has to decide whether or not she can save herself…
When honor, duty, and family collide…who would you save?
6th Victim by Gregg Olsen
The first of the Waterman and Stark Novels. Not like other novels that Olsen has written. Felt like reading his very first novel before finding his way. Disappointed in the ending. The main characters are suppose to be Waterman and Stark. Waterman is barely in it and Stark is in as much as the reporter.
I gave this book 2 Stars on Goodreads.
The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common…except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture, and torture—a depraved killer whose cunning is matched only by the depth of his bloodlust. But the dying has only just begun. And next victim will be the most shocking of all?