Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Review For MISSING by Kelley Armstrong 5*

Title: Missing 

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Genre: YA Mystery Suspense
Rating: * * * * *
Publishers: Random House Children's Books
(Apr 18, 2017)
Hardback: 384 pages

FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

Fans of Jennifer Donnelly will flock to the new romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

 The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve's End is that soon she'll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There's nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They're better off taking a chance elsewhere. 
The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree. 
But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they're all missing?

"Like Stephen King, who manages an under-the-covers, flashlight-in-face kind of storytelling without sounding ridiculous, Armstrong not only writes interesting page-turners, she has also achieved that unlikely goal, what all writers strive for: a genre of her own." —The Walrus

This book was totally extraordinary! I've loved mystery suspenses since I read Nancy Drew eons ago and this book reminded me of the feeling when I finished one of ND's books. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed Armstrong's YA Darkest Powers series. This lady certainly knows how to write a YA novel! 
Winter is a kickass character that reminded me a bit of The Hunger Games' Katness Everdeen. She had that don't mess with me mentality while still bending over backwards to help someone in need. 
This is one of those books that once you pick up you won't be able to lay down till you've devoured that last page. I love a book that will keep me wondering until almost the last page. This book  will suck you in and spit you out but boy what a ride!

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.
Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets. 

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