Becoming Rain Spoiler Review


Becoming Rain by K.A Tucker

3.5/5 stars


Luke Boone doesn’t know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he’s finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it’s not exactly legal, Luke’s never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.

Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she’s one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she’s just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west…

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Review & Giveaway: ADDRESS TO DIE FOR by Mary Feliz

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As part of a Blog Tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, I am happy to tell you about Address To Die For by Mary Feliz, the first book in a new cozy mystery series.


ADDRESS-TO-DIE-FORFor professional organizer Maggie McDonald, moving her family into a new home should be the perfect organizational challenge. But murder was definitely not on the to-do list . . .    Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker…

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Human Acts, Han Kang


Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend’s corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalized country searches for a voice.

One of the most touching and thought-provoking novels I have ever read.

Through this novel we live the Korean war through the eyes and experiences of six different people whose lives are all intertwined. We start with a young boy named Dong-Ho who’s ghost travels through each chapter and who’s soul touches each character and end with the boys bereaved mother.

A short novel with an autobiographical touch examining the way humanity prevails through violence even at its most suppressed times. There is an echo of trauma and anger throughout the novel especially after the end of the war which the author illustrates perfectly with gut wrenching mental images, disturbing flashbacks and emotional unease. Through…

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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George


“Full of Wisdom and Healing, with an Amazing Storyline!”

By the ninth page I knew that this book was going to become a favourite!

The story captured my heart, as I felt Nina George truly understands what it is to be a true lover of books. The characters she created feel so real, you wanted to board a plane to Paris in search of Jean Perdu so that he could fix your own soul. It is a fantastic feeling to find a book that you truly enjoy, and that you can become fully engrossed in. It is even better when that very book saves or fixes a part of you. Nina George understands this concept better than any other author I have read, and has managed to incorporate this into a beautiful story.

The magic of this book is that it is focused upon offering other books that can heal…

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Review: The Scattered and the Dead (Book 0.5) by L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain

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Scattered and the DeadLet me start by saying that the post-apocalyptic/ zombie apocalypse genre has never really appealed to me. However, this book is written in such a unique format that it drew me in right away.

This story is told in the first person in the form of a letter that the protagonist, Decker, is writing to his neighbor, a woman he has never met and starts to doubt that he will ever meet. He has barely left his apartment in two years, and this agoraphobia adds an interesting layer to this already intriguing setting. So what happens when a man who has barely left his apartment in years finally leaves, only to witness first-hand the end of the world as he/ we know it? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading like I did, and believe me, it won’t be hard to do! This is a short book which I read…

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

One Page At A Time

(Please note that this review may contain some minor spoilers for those who have not read the book yet – it’s simply too difficult to discuss the characters without divulging some minor details)

I loved this book. I didn’t know what to expect going into it, and yet somehow it met all my expectations, and more. Honestly, Bardugo has produced something incredible here, and I’m still so excited about it. The plot was complex, the story and characters rich with detail and intrigue, and plenty of action littered the pages.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter…

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A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

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A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness/Siobhan Dowd (Illustrated by Jim Kay)
1st April 2012, Walker Books
215 pages, 5/5 stars


I could leave my review at that, and I don’t think anyone could blame me. A Monster Calls is a powerful story about humankind, their grief, and their multiple facets.

Conor’s mother isn’t very well. When she starts getting worse, the monster arrives. Every evening. It isn’t there to scare him. It is there to teach him. It is there to help him confront his greatest fears. It is there to show him the truth.

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