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Book Recommendation – August 2017

Book Recommendation – August 2017

Click here to get “The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena

1. The Couple Next Door 

You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

 

 

Thoughts 

I am usually more to the romance and flowers kind of girl, and I rarely ever read thriller because not only it scared the crap out of me when I read it, but also, when it is good, I can’t stop reading it. And all of a sudden, just because of me reading one thriller book, my mind would go into “detective mode” and start suspecting everything and everyone. 
 
But just by reading the summary of this book, I think I am going to give this one a try. Better yet, because this book is a stand alone and not a series, I don’t have to wait for all the books to come out before I start reading. I can just go and devour this book right away. And from what I have seen, there are some mixed reviews about this book, but most of it are positive. So yes, I will definitely try this book out and I’ll write a review on what I think about the book when I am done reading it. 
 
 

2. Lady Midnight ( The Dark Artifices series) 

 

 
In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?
 

Thoughts

This is a young adult fantasy series, as I gravitate more towards that genre. Sometimes, life gets stressful and all you just want to do is just to escape for a while and explore a new fantasy world, then this series is definitely for you. I adore Cassandra for her writing skill, for her ability to just wipe clear my surroundings and build a totally brand new world around me just by her words alone. 
 
As you can already tell, I am a big fan of Cassandra Clare. I love her books, since I started reading Clockwork Angel, I have made it my mission in life to read every single book that she write. And God help me, but I am so freaking excited when I see her releasing a new series! 
 
This book is a trilogy and the last installment is scheduled to be released in 2019. And you know me, I hate waiting. I can’t start reading a series knowing that there will be more to come and the fact that I have to wait a year or more for them. I would rather wait for all of the books to come out first, then devour it at all once. I can’t wait until I finally get to read this book! 
 
 

3. Stuck-Up Suit 

 

Click here to get “Stuck-Up Suit” by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

It started out like any other morning on the train.
 Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. 
He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.
Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God?
Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.
I might have picked it up.
I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.
I might have held onto the mystery man’s phone for days―until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.
When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.
So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk’s office.
I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.
I didn’t expect him to text back.
I didn’t expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.
I didn’t expect to fall for him―all before we even met.
The two of us couldn’t have been any more different.
Yet, you know what they say about opposites.
When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract―we consumed each other.
Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.
 
 

Thoughts 

Yes. Yes. And Yes.
 
After reading through the reviews, almost everyone who has read this stand alone book gave it a good 4 out of 5 stars, that is when I am convinced that I am totally going to read this book. We all need those hot and steamy read every now and then. And I must admit that guys who wear suit and knows what they are doing are the hottest
 
I have always loved an angsty yet hot yet adorable novel and Stuck-Up Suit seems like it. This book seems like one of those books that will get me swooning and going head over heels for the characters in the books. And I am totally ready for the ride. 
 
 


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