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.

 

You can also find me on Goodreads 

 

Professional Reader

Reviews Published 80%

 

100 Book Reviews

Reading progress update: I've read 201 out of 400 pages.

Redemption Point (Crimson Lake #2) - Candice Fox

I just loved Amanda 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 8%.

Grave Peril - Jim Butcher

Oh.... this will be so much fun :D 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

Grave Peril - Jim Butcher

Woohooo. Book 3 here we come :D 

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Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

loved it . 

So, so good. I'm just in love with this series and maybe  Harry a little lol 

Full review to come 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 67%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

Well isn't that interesting ,,,, 

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Reading progress update: I've read 65%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

He could use a break, it seems 

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Reading progress update: I've read 61%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

Seems like poor Harry is on the run non stop this book

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Reading progress update: I've read 64 out of 400 pages.

Redemption Point (Crimson Lake #2) - Candice Fox

Reading progress update: I've read 57%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

Awe :( poor Murphy

 

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Review: Gimme Some Sugar (Southern Eclectic #3) by Molly Harper

Gimme Some Sugar - Molly Harper

 

A young widow returns to Lake Sackett, Georgia to face the ghosts of her past—and decide if she’s ready to take another chance on love—in the third sparkling Southern Eclectic novel that “goes down as easy as honey on a deep-fried Twinkie” (Library Journal, on Sweet Tea and Sympathy).

Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.

Even as her family and friends invade Lucy’s life and insist that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping, Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier, less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless, soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy can tell she’s hiding something.

In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town's meat shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many years ago. Could this finally be the second chance he’s always hoped for?

 

 

 

 

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

 

I read the first two book in the series and really enjoyed them. Now we finally get Duffy, those following my reviews know that I have been waiting for Duffy’s story and I’m happy to report the wait was worth it.

That being said, it is no secret that I liked Duffy, after reading this book I liked him even more since we get to know him so much better.

I also really liked Lucy and it just made sense for those two to be together. Of course it takes a while for them to see it, and Lucy hesitation as a widow was completely understandable.

Of course the Mc Creedys must meddle as they also can see that Duffy and Lucy belong together. Of course I enjoyed the setting and place that we know and love from previous book but maybe a little bit more since Lucy opens and own and bakery. I must say I got a sweet tooth reading this book, lol. Of course we see some familiar faces and get some much needed updates and it is was fun seeing everyone again.

We also get a lot of humor and silliness that we know from these books that I enjoyed. Overall I really liked this book and loved seeing Duffy and also Lucy get their HEA. There were a few over the top moments but mostly I really loved it.

I hope we get to come back for more in the future to this fun and vibrant world that Molly Harper created here.

I rate it 4★

 

 

 

 

 

    

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/04/04/review-gimme-some-sugar-southern-eclectic-3-by-molly-harper

Reading progress update: I've read 32%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

What could have been with his parents..... I have my ideas but we shall see 
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Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 400 pages.

Redemption Point (Crimson Lake #2) - Candice Fox

Reading progress update: I've read 27%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

well that escalated quickly 

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Reading progress update: I've read 12%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

oooohhhh ... werewolves .. how exciting :D 

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Reading progress update: I've read 5%.

Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

Off to a good start 

 

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March 2019 Round-Up

 

 

Hello and welcome everyone to April. We are so much closer to Summer :D

 

I always hope to get more reading in Summer with the kids home but that never happens. So this year I'm not even hoping and just see how it goes lol.

But we still have a while anyway. 

 

 

March was busy reading wise, I got a lot more done than I reviewed .... so far. I'm a bit behind on reviews, but what else is new lol .

Though I got a lot of my review copies done which was my main goal, but just as I got them done I received a few more. So, I'm back to square one when it comes to review copies lol. But that is okay.

 

Here are some of releases to look forward to in April

 

 

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi

 

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Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper

 

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The Savior by J.R. Ward

 

 

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The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

 

 

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

 

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I just finished Crimson Lake by Candice Fox yesterday.

 

Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake, #1)

How do you move on when the world won’t let you?

12:46: Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop 12:47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her 12:52: The girl is missing . . .

Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time—that’s all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction,Ted is now a free man—and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

There, Ted’s lawyer introduces him to eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation, a case full of deception and obsession, while secretly digging into her troubled past. The residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move... and the town offers no place to hide.

 

So hopefully today I will start Redemption Point by Candice Fox, which I both received through BookishFirst .

 

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller in Redemption Point.

When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire's devastated father.

Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out - and if Ted doesn't help find the real abductor, he'll be its first casualty.

Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor. It's Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney's first homicide investigation - complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to 'assist' on the case. Amanda's conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts - and a keen eye for killers . . .

For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards - but it may well cost them their lives ...

 

On audio I'm also listing to Storm Front by Jim Butcher. I'm so mad at myself that I have not started this series before. But oh well, at least now I have many great books ahead of me lol. I should be done with this today, if all goes well.

 

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HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever. There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks.

So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get interesting.

Magic - it can get a guy killed.

 

When I'm with Redemption Point I'm planning to start Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

 

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In this new instalment in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves . . .

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

And a coyote shapeshifter . . . And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.

 

 I will have a new giveaway going live sometime this month. So be on the lookout for that ;)  As always all the buy links for the books will be in the reviews that are linked. I hope everyone will have a fantastic April. 

Here are my March reads :)

 


Hall of Souls & the Book of the Fairies by M.D. Fryson

 

In a panic, the spirit guides seek an ally with the Fairy Queen who has her own agenda. With empty promises and tricks Meridian, her father and her best friend Relic go to the witch city of Salem in search of the Fairy Quartz on Halloween kept by a local witch coven in Salem. The last but most dangerous quest is the voyage to the dark realm alongside the fallen spirit guide Talon. There Meridian must answer the demon’s riddle, save her best friend and escape the demon realm. With the help of a once spirit guide cast away as a fallen, she finds an ironic refuge in his help and escapes with the Fairy Book only to see through the fairy tricks.

With her own love triangle surrounding her as she endures her quests for their existence, she finds herself pulling from her best friend Relic who is in love with her and hanging onto Kieren her new crush who is in a Fairy induced slumber. She can’t quite let her thoughts steer away from the human boy, Aiden who she discovers is the son of the very fallen spirit guide accompanies her on her journey.

With the council trial and Warrick’s undoubted hatred, Meridian is stifled by sadness for her father after he is cast in the hall of souls. She flees for Earth in search for Aiden breaking Warrick’s law at the cost of being cast to Earth as a demon. Warrick’s curse takes an unexpected turn when Meridian isn’t quite what he intended for her to emerge as. With the off-chance encounter with Aiden after months of his absence and her new identity she is faced with her curse and her desire to be with Aiden.

 

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

 

“Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking―and rechecking―your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.

 

4 ★


The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

 

 

In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia’s Imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called The Iron Ladies-a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely-and the backing of alternative newspaper The Spider’s Web, Camille uses her powers, her connections and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and restore peace to Orleans.

 

     

4 ★

 


The Wedding Deal by Cindi Madsen

 

Former quarterback Lance Quaid just inherited the most losing team in the NFL. He’s got only a few weeks until draft day to turn things around, and after firing more than half his staff, he can’t do it alone. Thankfully, his HR manager is more than capable, if only she’d stop focusing on “due diligence” and stop looking so sexy while she’s yelling at him.

Charlotte James has made a life out of following the rules. But nothing could have prepared her for Lance Quaid––he’s a human resources nightmare. The man is brash, has no filter, and, as her new boss, is constantly relying on her to cover his ass. Which is admittedly quite nice.

When Lance begs her to join him on a trip down the coast for his brother’s wedding so they can finalize details––on a strictly business basis––she agrees…after they fill out the necessary forms, of course. Away from the office, though, sparks start flying as the team starts coming together. But both of them know anything more than the weekend would be a colossally bad idea––after all, the extra paperwork would be a nightmare.

 

5★


Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse

 

 

With America’s entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam’s munitions plants–and they’re bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler’s grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.

An estranged young couple from the Midwest, unemployed professors from Chicago, a widower from Mississippi, a shattered young veteran struggling to heal from the war–they’re all hoping Dolly’s house will help them find their way back to the lives they left behind. But the house has a past of its own.

When tragedy strikes, Dolly’s only hope will be the circle of friends under her roof and their ability to discover the truth about what happened to a young bride who lived there a century before.

Award-winning and bestselling author Valerie Fraser Luesse breathes life into a cast of unforgettable characters in this complex and compassionate story of hurt and healing.

 

3.5★


 

Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/04/01/march-2019-round-up

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