SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

I’m a stay at home mom of two little monsters….  Ummm kids and I love to read and coffee runs through my veins . I read pretty much a little of everything but I tend to like fantasy the most. I blame Sarah J Maas who got me stated into the fantasy genre...but to be honest I read most of everything and it just depends what I’m in the mood for. I also read a lot of YA. Don’t judge ….lol

When I’m not reading I love to spend time with the family of course, I also like to watch TV and love to find new shows to binge. Gaming is another thing I like to do and is easy to get me sucked into a game for hours or even days.  Don’t even get me started on Lego games ……addictive …..lol

So as you can see I’m like all over the place but reading is always the thing that I come back to. It helps me relax and lets me jumps on so many new exciting worlds.

I love to meet new people who share the love for book as I do and in my many years of reading and reviewing I met some truly awesome people. Which honestly is the best part about the book word…..meeting so many new and lovely people.

I’m not in any way a professional reviewer. I just like to read books and share my personal opinion with other book lovers.

 

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Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart so Fierce and Broken - Brigid Kemmerer

Syno

 

 

Find the heir, win the crown.

 

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers. Win the crown, save the kingdom. Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen--until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall? The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

 

 

My Thoughts

 

I loved this book!!! I even loved it more than the first book. If you read my review to book one you know that Grey was always my front runner and I liked him more than Rhen. So that alone was great but for the book to be so fucking epic was even better. It had me swooning and crying, happy, and sad tears. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. Like last book we get a lot of twist and turns and surprises which I enjoyed. But I think what I enjoyed the most, besides Grey was, that we get the world expanded. We learn so much more about Emberfall and neighboring kingdoms and customs. We don’t get much if Harper and Rhen , which for Rhen is good, I really, really hated him this book, even at the end of it all . Harper stayed true to her character. I loved the relationship Grey and Jake had, and how it progressed to get there. I also enjoyed Tycho a lot. Lia Mara was fantastic as well, I really liked her from the beginning and she really, really is the perfect match for Grey. Overall epic book, better than book one, The ending…. Some things I saw coming a mile ahead other things really took me by surprises. The ending was torture and I can’t believe we have to wait till the end of 2021(according to GR) for the next book.

I rate this also a full 5★

 

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 504 out of 803 pages.

House of Earth and Blood - Sarah J. Maas

Oh man all the feels here, that was ..... 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 76%.

Small Favor - Jim Butcher

Ok, most books in the series made me nervous, but this was had has me really worried . I think something big is about to happen and I don't think I will like it .
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Review: Great and Precious Things by Rebecca Yarros

Great and Precious Things - Rebecca Yarros

Syno

 

How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?

Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.

But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.

If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…

Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we're willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.

 

 

My Thoughts

 

 

***I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!***

 

 

I've been meaning to read a book by Rebbeca Yarros for a while now and I finally had the chance. I'm so glad I did, because I loved everything about this book. I loved the writing, the story and the vivid and wonderful world and characters Yarros created. Pretty early on in the book you just have the feeling like you’re right there with the rest of the characters. I loved that we get the dual POV, that we always knew what both Camden and Willow are up to and thinking, well as much as we are supposed to. The story is both, heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I cried, I swooned and I even giggled and laughed. It is not only about loss, betrayal and lost love, but also about second chances, healing and accepting not only other but yourself and your past. I loved both charterers and their real world struggles, so true and honest and how each are coping in different ways. Overall, I simply loved this book and I’m looking forward to reading more books by her. I rate it 5★

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 336 out of 803 pages.

House of Earth and Blood - Sarah J. Maas

Was a bit slow to get into but now im loving every second of it, I'm taking my time with this one :) 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Small Favor - Jim Butcher

If Harry is scared, we all should be scared . 

Also I really missed Harry 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 400 out of 400 pages.

Great and Precious Things - Rebecca Yarros

Also finished this a while ago so sweet and heartbreaking and sweet again .... 

Loved it 

Full review to come 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 361 out of 361 pages.

The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan

Finished this a couple days ago ..... I really love the series and you can tell the next one will be the last in the series  

Full review to come 

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All over the place

I was doing so great last month and read 8 books, that is a lot for me.... The last two books both were epic good, for me ( A Heart So Fierce and Broken and King of Scars) and I think that is part of the problem. 

We are now 10 days into march and I thin I switched books 6 time... so far ... I finally have a book I seem to enjoy the new Sarah J Maas book, but its long and I've been busy so who knows how long it will take me to read this book lol.

3 out of 4 people in this household have the flu .... I'm the fourth so far on top of that  we been having contractors, so its been less pleasant. I love the improvements just not the period of work it takes  .

I hope you all been doing much better than me  and hope to be back more on a  regular basis   soon :) 

Reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 400 pages.

Great and Precious Things - Rebecca Yarros

Gotta to love small town politics lol 

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Reading progress update: I've read 148 out of 361 pages.

The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan

This feels like a trap 
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Review: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)by Katharine McGee

The Thousandth Floor - Katharine McGee

Syno

 

 

New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

 

 

 

My Thoughts

 

This book was way different from what I normally read, which why I kind of picked it. I needed a short break in my normal genre. And honestly it was like reading a soap opera, with all the different over the top lifestyles and drama and angst. This book packed full of teem drama and angst. The writing was fun and easy to follow and honestly one of the reason I stayed with the book, even with all the drama and angst that made me roll my eyes more than once or even twice lol. We follow few people in this book, from the rich spoiled kids from the most upper floors all the way down to the lower and poor people floors. Some lose their money in the story others gain access to the upper levels and then some are just shady. I think all the different people, personalities and voices made it just so much more fun to follow along. I also liked the future tech we get in this book, but sometimes it was just a bit too focused on that and not the people and it got a bit too much. Not sure yet if it just was because it’s the first book in the series and introduces us to the tech or if that will stay that way. I guess I will find out in the next book. Overall, not the greatest book but fun and interesting enough to keep me reading it, all the drama helped too. I will continue on the series to see how it all turns out for them.

I rate it 3 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review: Truth Be Told: A Novelby Kathleen Barber

Truth Be Told: A Novel - Kathleen L. Barber

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Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller—formerly titled Are You Sleeping—about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter.

The only thing more dangerous than a lie…is the truth.

Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family and with good reason. After her father’s murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, and that’s where she intends to stay.

The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name.

When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a megahit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, questioning whether the wrong person may be behind bars, Josie’s world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future.

 

 

 

My Thoughts

 

 

***I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!***

 

This was a fun and fast read for me that I enjoyed very much, I enjoyed it actually more than I thought I would.

The writing just had a way to draw you in and I didn’t want to put the book down and wanted to know what is going on.

Of course it goes back and forth in time, between and of course past, but it’s clear early in that we don’t know who is a bigger liar.  Of course there is a lot of Mystery about what really happened that night and every time we think we get it and find out what really, really happened or do we?!

 I also enjoyed all the family drama, past and present and the people around them.

I’m a true crime fan and I enjoy podcasts, so while this is not true crime, it presents itself as such ,it also has the parts of the podcasts and excerpts and such which honestly were my favorite part of the book.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, tons of suspense, kept me guessing and was easy and fast to read.  There were a few slower parts for me, but mostly it was great and enjoyed it a lot.

I hope to find more books like that.

Now that I read and enjoyed the book I might actually check out the TV show but we shall see.

I rate it 4

 

 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 81 out of 361 pages.

The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan

I love Percy and all but sometimes I think he is a bit dense lol

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 5%.

Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison

I'm starting to re-aread this series, to get ready for the new release. American Demon.... The first few books, I read before my reviewing time,.... I think .... so win win. 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Sword of Destiny (The Witcher) - Andrzej Sapkowski

enjoyed them all, for the most part, liked that we got to know CIri and Yen and Dandelion better. Full review to come 

 

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