Sunday, 5 April 2020

Review - The Secrets of Hawthorne House

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Matt's life changes forever when a family of druids moves into the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door. The story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two completely different cultures, secret magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure.

Sunday Post - Star Trek, John Carter, and 007

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone!


I hope everyone is doing well this morning and that you haven't had any cabin fever from being quarantined!

Currently, my insanity (and nerves) has been on edge for several days. While I have been out of the house to take out the garbage, mow the yard, and get the mail, I haven't been anywhere in over three weeks. As of Friday, Missouri is officially under stay-at-home orders until April 24th, which is something the governor should've done many weeks ago.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Saturday Takeover! with Donald Firesmith, Author of Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton



Good Morning, Bookworms! 


Welcome to the first ever Saturday Takeover!, where I'll be featuring guest posts and interviews with authors.

Today, I'm sharing an interview with author Donald Firesmith, author of the science fiction tale Hell Holes 2: Demons on the Dalton.

Bluray Review - Ultraman Geed: The Movie

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.
AMAZON * Best Buy * Walmart

There's nothing geekier than spending your Saturday morning watching a little bit of Japanese superhero kaijua action!

That's right! This morning I watched the Ultraman Geed: The Movie (or otherwise known as Ultraman Geed: The Movie: Connect The Wishes!), which is the spinoff movie of the 2017 Ultraman Geed series. The 73-minute movie was recently released to Blu-ray by Mill Creek Entertainment. The film was previously released as in a Blu-ray Combo Pack last year with the Ultraman Geed series.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Book Blogger Hop: April 3rd - 9th


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


If you want to schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

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What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


Do you have more photos of books you saw in a bookstore or elsewhere or family photos on your phone?

This week's prompt is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below. Please enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading a few posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Friday 56 - Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope


Rules

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (url) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post url, not your blog url.


"Well, what does it amount to? Machines. Complex, and organic, but not life."
page 56, Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack

  

My Thoughts

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Review - After She Wrote Him by Sulari Gentill

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Paperback * Kindle

Being released on April 7th from Poisoned Pen Press is the thriller "After She Wrote Him" by Sulari Gentill, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. There's been a lot of buzz around this title and I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC earlier this year.

The novel centers around Madeleine d'Leon, a former corporate lawyer who quit her day job to write quirky whodunit mysteries. Her next writing project is a crime novel that centers around the character Edward "Ned" McGinnity, a literary author who finds himself in a middle of a murder mystery when the famous critic Geoffrey Vogel is murdered at an art gallery event.

Madeleine becomes obsessed with her creation and at times she cannot tell between what's reality and what's fiction.

Final Thoughts

From my understanding, After She Wrote Him was originally released in 2017 under the title Crossing the Lines, though I'm not for sure if that was an Australian release, which is the author's home country. Sometimes titles do get changed for USA releases. Then again, I might be completely clueless on the subject and wasted an entire paragraph on nothing.

Anyway, I became interested in reading After She Wrote Him after hearing a lot buzz about the novel, which resulted in me getting my hands on an ARC. To keep things short, let's just say I was both intrigued and disappointed by the time I read the final page. The constant narration switcheroo wasn't too big of a distraction for me. However, the two narrations caused many "show, don't tell" moments and became very repetitive throughout the entire novel.

To enjoy a book, I need to connect with a character and, sadly, this never occurred with Madeleine or her creation, Edward. I found both characters to be quite boring!

Overall, After She Wrote Him has an interesting concept but was poorly executed by the author. I had to push myself just to finish reading it. Maybe other readers will like it, but I'm not one of them.