Review: My Name Is Lydia

Apr 27, 2018

My Name Is Lydia My Name Is Lydia by Stephen Leather
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was surprised I actually enjoyed this book. I thought it was going in the direction of his other books but this book had a great twist to it.

With it being such a short story it is hard to explain with out giving any details but let just say a little girl is torn in "Two" and she is not aware of some of the behaviors she is having. With the help of Jack Nightingale, they find out the what is happening with young girl.

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Review: The Oddling Prince

Apr 24, 2018

The Oddling Prince The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have never read a book by this author but kept hearing great things about this book and I am so glad that the publisher released this book to me, but after reading the book I did feel that the book had a few faults to it. I still enjoyed it but I did rate it at 3 stars because of me feeling torn in between loving it and not sure about it.

Aric is a 17 year old prince of a stony kingdom in Scotland. The Kingdom is sort of isolated. The story is about his father that is lying on his deathbed with a powerful ring on his finger that has not be able to be removed. Out of no where an unknown prince barges in and saves the king's life by removing the ring. The surprising thing that caught me off guard was that the son was a FAE. I was very excited they added this aspect to the book. What the father did not know was this was his son, Albaric, from the otherworld. The king had forgotten the time he spent in the Otherworld. Albaric is not sure where he belongs., He feels he doesn't fit in anywhere. But along the way the father and son bond quickly, so Aric sets out to help Albaric find a place where he belongs. Along the journey they are faced with battles but the learn to fight together.

The end was not what I expected but with that being said I still really enjoyed this book even though I did find it falling short at times. I still think that if this book does continue into another book, I would definitely pick it up because I think the author could do great things with it. .

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Review: Children Of The Dark: A Jack Nightingale Short Story

Apr 23, 2018

Children Of The Dark: A Jack Nightingale Short Story Children Of The Dark: A Jack Nightingale Short Story by Stephen Leather
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was okay. I completed this book in about 40 minutes.

I don't know. Not sure if I am just not a short story kind of person. I don't feel we get enough behind the story.

It was about an elderly couple, where 2 dark eyed children, showed up at their doorstep knocking on their door in the middle of a snow storm. Jack Nightingale was called in to investigate the matter and the children. When he got to town he ran into other incidences with the 2 dark eyed children.

This book is very dark and the closer it gets to the end of the story it got darker. It was not for me, BUT with that being said, if you like dark, this book may be for you.

The author did give you a great world building in the short length of time of reading this novel.

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