Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review Away with the fairies by Kerry Greenwood

Away With the Fairies (Phryne Fisher Mystery #11)Away With the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Phryne gets involved in the investigation of a murdered author. She starts working at the magazine the victim was employed to question the staff.

I quickly got bored with the main mystery and didn't care much about the characters. I did enjoy the secondary mystery of Lin Chang's whereabouts also the loved the familiar characters especially Dot and the doctor. Since I'm skipping around in the series I was surprised with a few of the additions to Phrynes life but definitely plan to read earlier books to find out more.

The information on the pirates felt well researched and made me want to learn more. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the adventuress club and the patrons. One of my favorite things about this series is the information and descriptions of Australia during this time. I really like reading about how Phryne deals with the problems woman had in society during this time.

Overall a good book with great characters but the main mystery could have been better.

I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review Mulch ado about murder by Edith Maxwell

Mulch Ado about Murder (Local Foods Mystery, #5)Mulch Ado about Murder by Edith Maxwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cam is having a hard time on her farm with spring being so hot and dry. Her plants need rain badly in order to have enough produce for her shareholders. Along with these problems her parents have decided to come for a visit which complicates things. Cam`s friend is starting a hydroponics business and needed her help. While dropping off some seedlings she finds her friends body. Once again she becomes involved in a murder investigation. Only this time her mother may be a suspect.

I really enjoy this series and am loving the characters. It's great to read what familiar characters are up to. I connect the most with Cam love how she acknowledges her awkwardness and difficulties in social situations. I also like Sim and Lucinda.

There was enough action to keep me interested. I loved how Cam thought through the mystery finding clues and figuring out what to do next. She has learned to keep the police involved and ask for help when needed hoping that would keep her from getting into sticky situations.

It was good to see how she interacted with her family. I liked how she was trying to have a better relationship with her parents. Also her willingness to listen to her mother even when she kept shutting her out.

This was a great addition to the series. I definitely recommend this to mystery lovers.

ARC provided by the publisher through Netgalley for an honest review.

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Review Murder most fowl by Edith Maxwell

Murder Most Fowl (Local Foods Mystery,#4)Murder Most Fowl by Edith Maxwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cam is preparing for a busy spring season with planting and taking care of the chickens. But her farm work is interrupted when a neighbor is found dead. Of Course Cam is caught up in the middle of the investigation. She ends up uncovering a few secrets a few people would like to keep hidden.

I really enjoyed this book I definitely identify with Cam and love reading about happenings around her farm. She often gets herself into trouble but luckily finds a way out. I'm also enjoying Cam's relationship with Pete. It's great how they are getting more comfortable with each other. Eventhough Pete doesn't want her to get in the way of the police investigation he always listens when she gives him information.

The mystery kept my interest and it was fun trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I would definitely recommend this book to cozy mystery readers.

I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.

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Review Farmed and dangerous by Edith Maxwell

The local foods mystery series is one of my favorite series.

  Farmed and Dangerous (Local Foods Mystery)Farmed and Dangerous by Edith Maxwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Cam in all her awkward geekiness. This story was a great addition to the local foods mystery series. Cam struggles the have enough produce for her customers through the winter. She tries to get a contract to provide produce to Moran Manor the assisted living facility her great uncle lives but someone is murdered and suspicion is cast on Cam. Of Course she gets herself into trouble while investigating. I enjoyed the mystery and didn't figure it out til the end. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Review Sweet boy and Wild one by T.L. Hayes

Sweet Boy and Wild OneSweet Boy and Wild One by T.L. Hayes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rachel meets Bobby at her favorite hangout. Bobby catches her eye when he sings in the open Mic event. Things go south when Bobby introduces himself as transgender. Eventually they meet again and start hanging out.

I really enjoyed this book and loved the characters both main and secondary. I realized this book was connected to Class Act and will read it soon to find out how Maggie and Rory meet. I found the romance sweet and enjoyed the chemistry between Bobby and Rachel. Rachel really stuck by Bobby and wanted to be able to help out if things got violent. The ending felt a little rushed but the rest of the story had enough going on keep my attention.

I received this book from Bold Strokes Books via netgalley for an honest review.

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Review Murder go round by Carol J. Perry

Murder Go Round (A Witch City Mystery)Murder Go Round by Carol J. Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lee and her aunt Ibby buy a locker at a storage auction and end up with some surprise treasures. Strange things start to happen that involve the items from the auction. Lee ends up having a vision of a murder victim then things get complicated.

I'm jumping into this series on this fourth book I didn't feel lost at all. I do want to go back to the beginning to see when Lee got her ability. I loved the characters they worked together so well. Especially Ibby the reference librarian. All the research into the Russian royalty was interesting. I also loved how O'Ryan the cat played a big role in helping them solve the mystery. I will be continuing on with this series.

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review

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 I will be reviewing book 5 Grave errors soon.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

September monthly challenge The Challenge factory group

Another Challenge I like to do sometimes.

September monthly challenge
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  September monthly challenge

0/6 Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: H:

Read a book published in the month of September in any year.

Read a book with an Aster or Sapphire on the cover

Read a book where characters make or eat breakfast

Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn

Read a book with a piano on the cover, or where a character plays piano

Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow

 Read a self help book

 Read a book where a character attends a tailgating party, or grills out

 Read a book where a character is in court or on a jury

Read any book you wish

Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Read a book with a character that likes to play video games 

Read a book with a character that works in a trade

Read a book with a character that eats or makes a Cheeseburger

Read a book with a woman that works in the business world
Read a book with a character that reads/collects comic books, works in a comic book store, or is a superhero or super villain

Read a book with a character that is dependent/addicted to coffee  

Read a book with a character that works in a bank

Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby

Read a book where a character participates or has participated in a beauty pageant

Read a book set in California

Read a book where a character likes to sew

Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City

Read a mystery book

Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim

Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character

Spell out


What do you like about challenges? How do you choose the ones you participate in?