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: Star Wars: Lando's Luck by Justina Ireland

Star Wars: Lando''s Luck - Justina Ireland

An all-new adventure starring Lando Calrissian and L3-37 onboard the Millennium Falcon.

When Lando Calrissian gets caught smuggling on the planet Hynestia, the queen agrees to let him go if he delivers something called the Solstice Globe to the Empire on her behalf. Lando is relieved that his punishment is a simple delivery mission-but he soon discovers things are not as simple as they seem. The queen's daughter, Princess Rinetta, has stowed away on the Millennium Falcon and demands Lando and L3-37 take the globe back to its home planet, which needs the globe to survive. Now Lando has to choose: Do what's right, or do what's best for Lando. But if he's lucky enough, he just might be able to do both....

 

 

 

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

 

 

I love Star Wars and the Star Wars universe. I'm not a mega fan like some people but I still like it and enjoy it very much. It is something I share with my kids and family. So when this book came up for review I was excited. Since I read some excerpts from the book and liked them I was even more excited.

That being said... I really enjoyed it for the most part but towards the end it seemed to drag a bit. It almost seemed stuck. Which slowed down the book and the pace of it a bit.

Some of the characters came over flat especially if they were not main characters, but overall they were fun and easy to follow.

If you know Star wars you know the world and it was fun revisiting them.... the book also had some very awesome and fun illustration that I enjoyed.

The book is rather short (for me) with under 200 pages but that will make it the perfect size for some kids. But I think the book is pretty much for young and old if you enjoy Star Wars.

Overall fun great book.... though it has some slow moments.

I rate it 3★

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/10/15/review-star-wars-landos-luck-by-justina-ireland

Reading progress update: I've read 134 out of 416 pages.

Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake

I just don't know yet which queen I like best 

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Reading progress update: I've read 496 out of 496 pages.

Etched in Bone  - Anne Bishop

Reading progress update: I've read 87 out of 416 pages.

Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake

Still a lot to take in and get used to , including people but I starting to get the hang of it 


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Reading progress update: I've read 57 out of 416 pages.

Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake

there are a lot of characters but so far so good 
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Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 416 pages.

Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake

Going to start with this series while I'm waiting for Kingdom of Ash.
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Review: Consumed by J.R. Ward

Consumed - J.R. Ward

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm . . .

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

3 ½ ★

This is my first book by J.R Ward. I heard many good things about her and her Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, I just never had the chance to read them, yet. So I was excited when I had the chance to read and review this book.

Did I like it ? Yes, sure it was a good book, I liked the story and the concept and it kept me glued to the pages. It was a thriller with lots of action but also romance and plenty of smexy time. I did enjoy that the romance part, while pretty heavy was also was not taking over and carrying away from the story. It just fit really well. 

There were a few things that I personally don't really care for..... One the swearing....... don't get me wrong I swear like a sailor and don't mind swearing or the f$ck word but in this case it just seemed forced. It seemed like they had to swear or they were not cool or whatever ... not sure how to explain it other than it felt forced.

Another thing was ....... the over detailed description on some things.... or repeating describing the same thing over and over. Like how heavy and the gear is .... Which yes it is .. I know firsthand but even if not I think I would have gotten the hint after it mentioned three times, no reason to repeat it even more times.

Characters....I liked them and they were easy to follow and relate to..... of course they all had their issues to work through and some more severe than others.... Though Anne was not my favorite, while I love and look forward to strong woman she was a bit annoying and seemed a bit forced to. Almost like she keep having to proof to herself how strong she is, while yeah at some points that was true others it just seemed overdone.

Overall I enjoyed this book and the story and I would read it again and looking forward to the next book on the series.

I rate it 3 ½ ★

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/10/10/review-consumed-firefighters-1-by-j-r-ward

Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 416 pages.

Consumed - J.R. Ward

so far lots of action, but same scene and a lot of cursing ,
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Reading progress update: I've read 576 out of 576 pages.

Cress - Marissa Meyer

wow ... that ending ..... 
Full review to come 

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Reading progress update: I've read 380 out of 576 pages.

Cress - Marissa Meyer

I'm still not over the whole Dr E part 
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Reading progress update: I've read 399 out of 496 pages.

Etched in Bone  - Anne Bishop

if he is smart he better scratch that idea really fast 
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Reading progress update: I've read 333 out of 576 pages.

Cress - Marissa Meyer

lol Iko is too funny I just love her .....

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Review: Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

It has been way to long since I read a Stephen King book, so I was way overdue.  I loved the Shining and figured I dive back into the world of King with this sequel to The Shining. To read this book, you don’t need to read The shining but some basic knowledge doesn’t hurt of the previous book.

In this book we meet Danny again but he now is grown –up and of course goes by Dan.

Early on it is clear that the Overlook Hotel left some scars with him and he still has the shining as well. But he has not dealt with it very well and fallen down the path of an alcoholic.  He arrives in a small town (King and small towns…..lol ) and life is starting to look better once he meets people and he gets a job and makes friends.  He also is been told that life will come to a full circle and so it really all begins………

We meet Abra as soon as she is born and it is very clear that she is a very special little girl, but in the beginning we have no clue how truly special she is and how it will all tie together.  

It took me a couple chapters to get into it but once there and was  a nice flow and the writing was great. It was very fast paced but and followed multiple characters but yet was easy to follow.

It was not really as scary as The Shining, it was more creepy and gave me goosebumps more than once but not really scary. The main bad guy or guys in this case was also a bit of a letdown I thought. Not scary and overall I was kind of bored with The True Knot thing after a while. In the beginning I was confused over them, then we knew more and it was sort of interesting but after a while it just got too long for me with the True Knot group.

I really enjoyed Dan and Abra, both were great , even funny at times. I loved the bond they shared. Abra had spunk and I wouldn’t have minded fast forward to when she is an adult but I have a feeling that in one way or another it just comes back to a full circle.

The end was pretty good and almost peaceful, which I enjoyed.

Overall I thought it was a great book and I'm glad that I read it, while not as scary as some of his books, this is still an awesome book and I recommend it to any Stephen King fan.

 

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: http://snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/10/04/review-doctor-sleep-the-shining-2-by-stephen-king

Reading progress update: I've read 284 out of 496 pages.

Etched in Bone  - Anne Bishop

OOOOHHHH. Shit is getting real ...
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Reading progress update: I've read 191 out of 496 pages.

Etched in Bone  - Anne Bishop

Meg is so naive in most things but sometimes she is so much smarter than anyone around..
 
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Cress - Marissa Meyer

I'm really liking Jacin and hop he doesn't turn in her 
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