Annie Gomez and the Gigantic Foot of Doom by Jay Cutts

Annie Gomez and the Gigantic Foot of DoomAnnie Gomez and the Gigantic Foot of Doom by Jay Cutts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.

This book is about Annie and her friends encountering a couple of different alien races and saving the world from certain doom. Lighthearted fun read that would be good for anyone but particularly the younger audiences because there isn’t any adult language or situations involved.

The Brand Demand by Johnny Worthen

The Brand DemandThe Brand Demand by Johnny Worthen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Galen considers himself somewhat of a Robin Hood of blackmailers. He and his team find targets that are doing bad things and then blackmail them with an amount that would hopefully make them reconsider their ways. The book starts off with collecting from a Bishop who was having a relationship with a underage girl. From there we meet Galen’s crew and get into his next target that he has planned.

Unfortunately for Galen and crew the next target is Robert Brand. Brand is the son in law of a big businessmen who seems to be an easy target but things turn out a lot differently than expected. Brand turns up missing and from there on out it’s one action packed adventure. Galen meets Brand’s ex-step daughter Bonnie and ends up falling for her as the pair tries to uncover just what Brand had been involved in before they end up in jail for his disappearance themselves.

The book started a little slow for me but once it got going it turned out to be a great read. The ending was somewhat completely unexpected after all the twists getting there. As soon as you think you know who or what is going on there’s another angle tossed into the mixed.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Trespassers by Todd Wynn

TrespassersTrespassers by Todd Wynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of Trespassers from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review and after reading it I’m so glad I did.

The book has 3 main groups. The Limestone Deposit Survey group which we find is an government organization tasked with regulating alien activity and also handling the cover up of said activity. Then on the other hand we have the Karl Bruner who is from the Alien Research Agency a government group set up and tasked with uncovering the existence of aliens. And last but not least we have our aliens, and before you think little green men these aliens are actually human but born on another planet.

The story follows our Limestone group lead by Stewart in their task or finding the trespasser aliens and the aliens trying to complete their mission on Earth. Throw in Bruner who is trying to find evidence of aliens and you have a lot of pure laugh out loud moments. There are a couple other characters that I won’t talk about that are part of the storyline but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. But in the end all are likable and even believable.

My one critique of the story would be with Mindy, the newest of the Limestone group. She’s described as this highly professional government agent and proves her value throughout the book but they toss in her having a crush on Stewart. The crush didn’t feel necessary or believable from a woman that had been such a good employee she was given the choice of any post she wanted. It’s such a small critique though that I didn’t let that influence my overall rating as the story is still completely enjoyable and Mindy more than proves herself with the group on more than one occasion.

Overall though a two thumbs up and 5 stars to the authors for such a fun and likable story. I’d encourage any fan of science fiction to give this book a shot.

Cut to the Bone (Body Farm #8 / prequel) by Jefferson Bass

Cut to the BoneCut to the Bone by Jefferson Bass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.

Cut to the Bone is a prequal to the Body Farm series from Jefferson Bass. Since it’s part of a series I don’t want to get into too much detail in case it may spoil other books but the story takes place back in 1992 and features Dr. Bill Brockton who wants to begin his body farm to study the forensic science of decomposing bodies to help the police solve murders. Dr. Brockton works cases with the local authorities quite often getting called to crime scenes with his assistant but can’t often determine a exact time of death thus the idea of the body farm.

I haven’t read the other books in the Body Farm series but after reading this book they are certainly going to be added to my to read list. Loved the science aspects of helping solve the crimes and all of the characters and storyline in the book. Although you know in the book who the killer is, it is still filled with suspense waiting for the good doctor and the law enforcement to figure out the killer and what will be his next move. I couldn’t put this book down until finding out how it turned out and look forward to reading others from the series in the future.

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Providence in the Fall by Jessica Danow

Providence in the FallProvidence in the Fall by Jessica Danow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.

This book is about Stella and her friend Honor finishing up in high school and heading across the country to begin college and the various relationships the two girls have. Now Stella is the main character in the book and through the beginning of the book I had very high hopes for her with the way she dealt with her high school boyfriend Owen that cheated on her. Unfortunately by the time the girls got to college I just couldn’t comprehend Stella’s choices from then on out and why she would have ever had any interest in Tucker at all. She seemed like such a strong character to start off with that I ended up disappointed for the rest of the book in her. Honor on the other hand seemed to be what you would expect of a main character in the book and really seemed to turn her life around from the beginning so I was much more of a fan of her and her relationship than the main relationship the book focused on.

I debated between 2 and 3 stars for the book but decided on 3 because overall besides the choices Stella made in regards to Tucker I did sit and read this rather quickly and would pick up another by Jessica Danow in the future.

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