I’m so excited! The science fiction/fantasy Artemis Fowl series is comprised of eight books which were written by Irish author Eoin Colfer between 2001-2012. There are also graphic novel adaptations. Artemis is a brilliant teenage criminal mastermind who reluctantly becomes a hero over the course of the series. I’ve been hoping that this would be developed into a series since I finished the last book. Disney picked it up in 2016 and now there’s finally a release date for August 9th, 2019.
As you can guess I’m a little excited! This teaser trailer doesn’t quite capture the epicness of this series, but it’s pretty gosh darn close!
Thanks to St. Martin’s for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: Available Now
Synopsis: Things finally seem to be going well for FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. She’s just finished training for Hostage Rescue, her husband’s relationship with his son is back on track, and her tense relationship with her boss, Rachel Vaughn, has become much more bearable.That is, until her first hostage case throws everything off track.
When a man who appears under the influence and mentally unstable holds a group of people hostage and dies in a shootout with the FBI, Lucy is assigned to investigate what happened. His descent doesn’t make any sense—he was an upstanding citizen a year ago and only started declining after a series of blackouts and strange occurrences. Even his autopsy seems suspicious, and the body has been cremated without the proper approval. As Lucy investigates, she realizes that this story may be more complicated than she thinks, and her own life might be in danger.
You know a series is good when you’re fourteen books in and still loving it. What starts a standard hostage situation quickly turns into something much more complex involving corporate corruption, greed, manipulation and cover-ups. Add to that a bit of family drama, and you have an intriguing and compelling read. Too Far Gone is an excellent addition to the Lucy Kincaid series, but if you haven’t read the previous books, it can also be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this for readers who enjoy intense suspenseful mysteries, and interesting and relatable characters.
About the Author: Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels. Most recently she was nominated for Best Paperback Original Thriller by the International Thriller Writers and is a two-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award by Kiss of Death. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Allison lives in Northern California with her husband, five kids, and assorted pets. Visit her website at:
Last Monday night, November 20th 13-year-old Sandra Parks was killed by a stray bullet as she watched television in her bedroom in her Milwaukee home. She said to her mother, “Mama, I’m shot.” Two years ago Sandra won third place in a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. contest for the following essay. After reading it, it left me wondering what this remarkable young girl would have gone on to accomplish if she hadn’t fallen victim to the senseless gun violence that plagues our nation. In tribute to this young life taken much too soon, I’d like to share it with you.
Tomorrow is that heartwarming time of year in the U.S. where we gather together, gorge ourselves, watch football, and try not to kill our annoying relatives.
So to my fellow Americans I wish you the Happiest of Thanksgivings. Don’t talk politics, and make sure you leave plenty of room for pie. You can work off the extra calories the next day during the Black Friday sales!
I had no idea about real fur being marketed as “fake” fur. Thank you Pete for this information.
Earlier this week, I saw a feature on a BBC programe. It appears that many items being sold as ‘fake fur’ are nothing of the sort. They are real fur. Unimaginably, it appears that raising animals in awful conditions, then killing them for their fur, is cheaper than producing the fibres needed to simulate it as fake fur. The TV show had distressing images of rabbits and Raccoon Dogs (I had never heard of Raccoon Dogs) being kept in abysmal conditions. Crammed into wire cages, and stacked on top of each other. As well as coming from the Far East, this animal fur is also widely produced in Poland, a member of the EU.
Is it used to provide warmth at least? Perhaps to help people who live in very cold places survive harsh winters. Of course not. It merely provides decoration. Bobbles for beanie hats, facings on sweaters…
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This is the third and final part of The Dark Days Club Book Tour, hosted by Penguin Young Readers.
Release Date: November 20th, 2018
Synopsis: The thrilling genre-bending conclusion to Lady Helen’s demon-hunting adventures, set in the Regency world.
Lady Helen has retreated to a country estate outside Bath to prepare for her wedding to the Duke of Selburn, yet she knows she has unfinished business to complete. She and the dangerously charismatic Lord Carlston have learned they are a dyad, bonded in blood, and only they are strong enough to defeat the Grand Deceiver, who threatens to throw mankind into chaos. But the heinous death-soaked Ligatus Helen has absorbed is tearing a rift in her mind. Its power, if unleashed, will annihilate both Helen and Carlston unless they can find a way to harness its ghastly force and defeat their enemy.
In the final book of the trilogy that began with THE DARK DAYS CLUB and continued with THE DARK DAYS PACT, Lady Helen’s story hurtles to a shocking conclusion full of action, heartbreak, and betrayal.
I have one word after finishing The Dark Days Deceit: BRILLIANT! Okay, I have a few more like perfect, exciting, heartbreaking, etc. Everything came together perfectly in this thrilling conclusion. I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more.
It had plenty of action and jaw-dropping plot twists which gave me a couple of late nights because I simply couldn’t put the book down. Looking back at the previous two books it’s obvious how much the characters have grown, especially Helen and Darby.
The amount of historical detail the author included again without detracting from the storyline again amazed me. She doesn’t shy away from anything including a character preparing to use a chamber pot.
While the romance once again took a backseat to the action, it was a beautiful slow burning one that had some truly swoon-worthy moments. The bittersweet ending tied everything up, yet left open the possibility of perhaps a spinoff series. I’m hoping this isn’t wistful thinking on my part because I’m just not ready to say goodbye to these characters. The Dark Days Club trilogy has become one of my favorites and if you love Regency fiction, the paranormal, and larger than life characters, I HIGHLY recommend these books!
About the Author:
Alison Goodman writes in a variety of genres, ranging from the genre-bending DARK DAYS CLUB titles to the EON/EONA fantasy duology, to the YA science fiction thriller SINGING THE DOGSTAR BLUES. She was a D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts degree and mentors emerging writers. A long-time lover of the Regency period, she has a treasure trove of material to be viewed at https://www.pinterest.com/alisongoodman/ She’s online at http://www.darkdaysclub.com and on Twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/alisongoodman
The Dark Days Deceit can be found at:
Week 3 Blog Tour Schedule:
November 12 – Eater of Books ~ https://eaterofbooks.blogspot.com – Favorite Quotes
November 13 – @darkfaerietales ~ https://www.instagram.com/darkfaerietales_/ – Creative Instagram Picture
November 14 – Darque Dreamer Reads ~ https://darquedreamerreads.wordpress.com – Review with gifs and Moodboard
November 15 – My Friends are Fiction ~ https://www.instagram.com/myfriendsarefiction – Review and Creative Instagram Picture
November 16 – By Hook Or By Book ~ https://cadburypom.wordpress.com – Review with gifs