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Leafy Hollow Mystery

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-20

I have to admit to disliking book one. I found it a bit depressing and unbelievable, especially the reason why she wanted to solve the mystery.
I did not realise this was book two of the book I did not like. As I was listening I realised that I knew some of the characters and once I looked it up I realised why.
I am glad to say that I loved this one a lot more, even if I figured out who did it early on. I loved the drama and humour.
Would highly recommend this book to those who love cozy mysteries with humour.
Can't wait for book three!

YA Science Fiction

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

First off, this book ends on a big cliffhanger, and it is what I would call a typical YA book. So if you like that sort of thing then this is for you.

Summernight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

I enjoyed this epic fantasy more than I thought I would. The author surprised me with this one.
Would highly recommend.

The Cordova Vector

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

If you love space adventure with action than you will love this book. It was not what I expected but I still liked it.

Dead man's float

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

I thought this was a cozy mystery based on the cover, but I found that it was not. This is due to reading so many of them over the years, that I find, I have a certain expectations when I read cozy mysteries. However, this author did not say it was a cozy mystery and I just presumed it was.
I did find it slow at times, but the mystery itself was good.
Not really for me but others might love it.

Romance

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

I loved both characters. Yes, at times they annoyed me, but they stayed true to their personalities, which I am glad off. This made them more real.

The taming of Elizabeth

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

I am a fan of P and P variation but this one did not make me fall in love with it. I didn't mind the plot so much, but I found Elizabeth to be annoying and too modern. In the original book, she has a good relationship with her father, but I didn't feel it in this book.
Others might disagree and love it.

The New Frontiers Series

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

The blurb was the thing that had me wanting to listen to this series, unfortunately, it is not as exciting as the description made out.
It had too much detail and this dragged the book. I had to leave it a few times and get back to it. Now, I don't mind detail if we get plenty of action but this is something that the book was lacking.
There are things I would have taken out, to speed things up, and other things I would have put in to give it more suspense. It is not a bad book and I loved the characters but it didn't grab me like I wanted it too.

How to Kiss a Debutante

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

In this book, you get a lot of story in a short space of time. I find that I like some romance books this length, if it is done properly.

We who remain

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

This is a natural disaster book with a twist.
It is a very quick listen but it is a standalone. There is plenty of action, suspense and intrigue that has you listening till you get to the end.
It's told from multiple points of view and plenty of people die.
It is not a perfect book, however, I decided to give it five stars, since the author had me eagerly listening to it from beginning to end and for that the book, in my opinion, deserves five stars.