Saving April by Sarah A. Denzil is a book I was asked to review. Alternating points of view with Hannah (a writer who doesn’t leave her house much and is a recluse) and Laura (a woman who just moved into the neighborhood with her husband and daughter, April). The story pulled me in and the riveting suspense wouldn’t let me go! Once I began reading Saving April, I couldn’t put it down and I finished it in one sitting. I enjoyed how the characters are pulled together, how secrets are slowly revealed and the intensity of the plot! The epilogue adds even more to the story. Impressive writing and reading Saving April made me want to read this author’s other works.
Hearts, Fingers, and Other Things to Cross by Katie Finn is a roller coaster of emotions! The relationship ins and outs of the characters become pretty tangled along with the hurricane scare. This is the shortest and final book of the Broken Hearts and Revenge series and also the most intense!
Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn delivers intense revenge. The story begins with a recap of past events. Hallie seems to be bent on revenge even though everything came to a head already. The revenge pit just keeps getting dug deeper and deeper. Both Gemma and Hallie go all out with their vengeful acts towards each other and the people around them suffer too. Interesting, heartbreaking and sometimes touching, this book was difficult to put down and the cliffhanger ending makes me want to dive into the next book in the series.
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout pulled me in from page one! This complex book tells about the present situation of two previously abused teenagers and the protective relationship between the two of them. Mallory and Rider have known each other since they were small and living together in a foster home. By page thirty-nine, the amazing way that Rider took care of Mallory when they were younger got to me and I began all-out crying because it was so touching. The Problem with Forever deals with some tough issues and the author handles these issues with dignity and kindness. After reading this story, I felt inspired and like my soul had been lightened. It’s like therapy!
This is the first book of Jennifer Armentrout’s that I have read, but it will not be the last! I am very impressed with her writing and I have a feeling that this realistic fiction book will stick with me for a very long time.
I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday, May 21st, which was this year’s National Readathon Day. Besides taking care of my home and family, I dove into the following books:
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout ;
Saving April by Sarah A. Denzil ;
and two books by Katie Finn – Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold and Hearts, Fingers, and Other Things to Cross . Reviews to follow!
Only a few more days left until National Readathon 2016! I have been working on a Book Drive for Utah Congressman Chris Stewart and the books are piling up. Congressman Stewart began this book drive to help parenting teen girls and their children at Kairos Academy, a West Valley High School in Utah.