vendredi 25 août 2017

The Skeleton in the Closet ( Southern Ghost hunter Mysteries 2) by Angie Fox

Hello to all,

                      Sorry to have disappeared without notice but i got a visit from a friend and learned about it at the last minute so big cleaning and preparation then trying to be a good host and time flew without a free minute for me.

That being said i had something ready for you because i did manage to read before all that happened and i do plan to read again so things shopuld get back to normal quickly i hope.

Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on the second book in the Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries series by Angie Fox as it's one that has become a favourite and i can't wait to read those i still haven't got the chance.

Happy reading
Publisher: Angie Fox
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  1939661293
Genre: cozy paranormal mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source:ebook gifted ( thanks!!!)

Description from goodreads :

  From New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, the second book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone…even a dead someone…must have witnessed the crime.

Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.

Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer. 

My opinion:
          I'm loving this series more with each book; it's quite addictive. Verity is attempting to go back to a normal life at least as normal as it can be with a ghost as a guest in her house.
It's time for a big celebration in the city to celebrate a big battle that took place long ago, however when a corpse is found, by Verity, the mood isn't good to party. With a sheriff determined to have her as a suspect, Verity can't refuse Ellis plaid for help when he come asking for her to see if she can get a word with some spirits that could have seen something.

Not that Frankie is that happy to help but when she is determined, she gets her way...not that it easy when the library was at a time a military hospital so lot of ghosts not all of them friendly but mostly alone and forgotten. However not is like it looks like and Matthew is simply the perfect gentleman, i really loved him and he sure is quiet powerful but also knows a lot more than Frankie about the ghosts' plane  so i really hope to see more of him ( and he is a book lover is that wasn't enough reason to love him ). We see some other ghosts from book 1 but i don't want to spoil the surprise just know it will be extra sweet.

Then on the living we sadly see Beau ( who still doesn't get what he deserves, and his mother's that has it too easy even if she does suffer a little ( really not enough!) those are too easy to dislike or even hate...i prefer ghost over them.

The investigation is well done and the secrets well thoughts and found, when pride become more important than history
things are bond to happen.

I can't tell more without a lot of spilers but really it's a series to discover if you haven't done so already

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

vendredi 4 août 2017

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night

Hello to all!!!

Last week i was lucky to receive a magical box sent by the author D. E. Night which included an arc of her new release " The Crowns of Croswald" be exact it was really a well thought and magical created box that could only catch my interest and makes me want to discover more.
Since i'm really bad at taking pictures i will redirect you later to a friend's blog who also received it and is a lot more talented than me in that domain.

Now as i told you inside was a book and i'm more than happy to share my opinion with you as it's really a good surprise. ( yes sometimes the outside is as good as the inside^^)

So Happy Reading!

Publisher: Stories Untold
Publication: 2017
ISBN13:  9780996948654
Genre: fantasy,YA
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 12+
Source: ARC

Description from goodreads :

 In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret...

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic—and her life—is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.

My opinion:
           A magical, mysterious universe that, at some points, can remind us of Harry Potter for its enchantments. That's the first thing that came to me when i was reading it's not the same and in this book so far the majority of the main characters and big secondary one are females. But we also have someone discovering the Magic that she knew existed though, an head of school we are not 100% trusting and  ghosts in the school as well as magical portrait..... if you have read Harry Potter those are elements that ring a bell.

That being said it was really a pleasure to discover this universe along Ivy and there is a lot we sill have to learn i'm sure. Ivy is a loving character, she is determined, loyal, has a good heart and is quite courageous. She does what she feels is right and that can lead her to dangerous situation but she is also apt to make good friends in unlikely place. For example, she saved a dragon.... i must said that "dragon oven" had me smiling but Humboldt is really funny and i'm sure he will have a role to play later and a dragon as a pet is always fun. She is also friend with a dwarf and from what i gathered in that universe it's really uncommon as they have a bad reputation.. At school she has friends, allies and enemies ( really i can't stand Damaris) because the school has two sections: for the noble  who get their magic from their crown, and  another : the scrivenist  who learn magic that is inside them. They are taught together but of course some think themselves superior when they are in fact complementary.

Ivy always had dreams about a castle and someone there that she feel is calling to her....Determined to free him when she learns he  is someone forgotten by magic , a curse that doesn't affect her, she is jumping from an adventure to another all while trying to fit in and learn which isn't that easy.

I don't want to reveal too much as there are some twists and some secrets we only got partial answers to but it's definitively a great story. I would appeal to younger ones as well as older ones that long for more magical universe well written. It has action, just a touch of romance, intrigue, mystery and humour. If you loved Harry Potter and want more it will be a good discovery if you haven't read it you will discover a fantastic universe to be introduced to. I recommend it with lot of pleasure and can't wait for the next instalment hoping the quality will continue to be that good.( A glossary would be very helpful in the future.)

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer:  I received an Arc of this book from the author and voluntary choose to review it. All opinions are my own.

You can find the author on her webpage: Here or on facebook here

and as promised if you want a look at the box you can check it here thanks to Sullivan McPigs