Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Last Real Girl

Written by:L.C. Warman

Narrated by: Brook Meyers (I hope that is how it is spelt, the app doesnt give any info besides the author's name, I am going by the audio introduction)

I asked to review this as an audiobook, which was given to me free through an app called Authors Direct. The book wasn't too long but I enjoyed every minute of it. This is the first book of the trilogy series and where it ends makes you want more, so you will want to check out the next book (which I don't have atm but this review is on this book only anyways) and likely want the third and final as well. I will say I wish the trilogy was an all-in-one book though.

This book has excellent well thought characters and very detailed descriptions that give you a feel for the world you are reading / hearing about. Listening to this book was very nice with the way you hear the thoughts of Reese.

The narrator did a good job in bringing this book to life though some of the character voices seemed to be a bit too close to each others so it's not something you want to listen to if you aren't paying attention to the dialog on who is speaking.

I received a free review copy of this audio-book and am voluntarily leaving am honest review.


Book Description:

When 17-year-old Reese first moved to the wealthy, lakeshore town of St. Clair over five years ago, she never expected someone like Charlotte Walters to take her under her wing. Charlotte is everything that Reese is not: rich, gorgeous, and carefree, living with her enigmatic older brother and her parents in a mansion at the top of the lake.

But when senior year starts, everything seems off. Reese notices that Charlotte’s older brother Aiden keeps coming back from college to hang around on weekends, stoic and grim. And Charlotte’s parents seem more distracted, almost lost. Meanwhile, Charlotte keeps insisting to Reese that nothing is wrong, and decides to host a Halloween party with the theme of “missing girls.”

That night, at the party, Charlotte goes missing.

Everyone who attended becomes an instant suspect, from Charlotte’s brother (who argued with Charlotte earlier that night), to Charlotte’s field hockey teammate (who wasn’t invited to the party in the first place), to Reese herself (who was the last person to see Charlotte alive, out near the lake).

With the clock ticking, Reese must unravel what happened to her best friend, and dig through the layers of secrets protecting people in St. Clair. Because now, being the quiet sidekick won’t cut it. And maybe only an outsider to St. Clair can truly confront all of the town’s dark mysteries.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Written by: Leslie North
Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts

On Story Origin I requested: The Solomon Brothers Series (3 book series) and it only gave me a code for the first book so I can only give my thoughts on that book itself and not the 3 as it seemed like it was supposed to be. The name of the first book is Wired.

Was a nice short book with lots of information packed into it, without it feeling overwhelming. The story was quite interesting, leaves you wanting more.

Narrator did a great job on the character voices.

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving am honest review.


Book Description:

Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He's trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus thinks the idea is ridiculous. Plus, the mousy scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. But with another QB waiting on the sidelines, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched - permanently. Scientist Clare Wynifred values intellect above most things. With her brain constantly working, she has little interest in her appearance and zero interest in sports. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone's game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback, and she'll be one step closer to her goal. Marcus and Clare butt heads at first, but their mutual attraction quickly grows. And yet, with everything to lose, it's easy to ignore that together they might be able to go the distance.