As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
August was one of my best reading months this year so I had a lot to choose from. There were a few books that stuck out to me but I think I have a favorite.
Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.
Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.
For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive.
As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.
With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.
Do you remember reading about Alice in Wonderland and the Ancient Mariner? Ever thought about what would happen if they met?
Yes? Well, read on.
No? Read on anyway.
Before Alice meets the Mariner she falls in love with Sam Bridge and they decide to get married in Tasmania. Their adventure from new Zealand ends in Mexico. The book’s humour and wide range of references should appeal to people of all ages.
In addition to the fun of the story, the reader’s challenge is to find pop stars, poets, novelists and other celebrities as you read through. Good luck!
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
A promising new high school just opened its doors in a small community in Wheeling, West Virginia. But little did the students know, many people lost their homes on the very land in which the new school was built upon. One unique person in particular-was Mrs. Boswell, a middle-aged gypsy woman. She refused to sell the home she inherited from her parents no matter how hard the city pushed-no matter how extreme the prejudice and hatred she was subjected to from her own community became. And not surprisingly, she was the sole obstacle that prevented that well-fed project from going forward. Tragedy, depending on how one would perceive that, struck when Mrs. Boswell's home was mysteriously set on fire. And to make matters worse, the fire department arrived in a timely manner-but did nothing. They happily observed the Boswell house burn to the ground-killing her young daughter in the process, her only daughter-her only child. That, combined with the loss of her husband due to an "accidental" drowning not long before, is what ultimately brought the gypsy woman to the brink, thus taking her own life. But-before doing so, she cursed the land beneath her feet. This wicked curse was simple: those responsible, as well as their children, would be met with a force not of this world, and with it, unimaginable suffering, both mental-and physical. No one was ever arrested for this atrocious crime, and no real pressure to do so either. Everyone went on with their boring little lives, never talking about what happened on that fateful night again. It became the city's most darkest secret.
https://literarybookgifts.com/ reached out to me to review their shirts for my website. I was really excited about this opportunity because I've never been asked to review anything other than books, stories, poems and so on and so on.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
Kelsey Masters is a mother, homeowner, corrections officer, and a psychotic sex-addicted killer. As a young teen, after discovering her mother’s dead body in their own home, Kelsey bounced from one unloving family to the next while in the foster care system. This crude way of living continued until she was a legal adult. The once broken shy little girl who was molested more times than she could remember was replaced with an eighteen-year-old young woman full of hate and rage—equipped with a mind that could not be healed.
Kelsey sought work as a corrections officer at a prison in Virginia. There she would abuse inmates mentally, physically—and sexually, both male and female, and at times they did not live to tell about it. But her psychotic nature wasn’t isolated just within the prison walls. She often preyed on people throughout the secluded city while they tried to live their ordinary boring lives.
Kelsey, who was sick of being the monster she was, fell in love with Michael, a new inmate serving two years for a string of petty crimes. He was the one who was supposed to change her evil ways for the better, but he had other plans—and Kelsey was not part of them. Hanna, a female prisoner serving a harsher sentence for burglary, was his dream girl. Outraged and emotionally destroyed, Kelsey would see to it that Michael would not get his prize, and Hanna along with anyone else who dares stand in her way would suffer in ways the human mind could not possibly perceive. Continue Reading
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