Sundown Rundown – February 2020

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Hiya bookworms!

Right now the sun is setting not only on a long day but also on February. You’re sitting back and relaxing after eating dinner and ready to forget about that one customer that riled you up at work today because they’re a dink and don’t matter. With that relaxed mindset, let’s stroll through the end of the month wrap-up!

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
Author: Lemony Snicket
Scarlet Reader
Lemony Snicket Wiki

After the tragic loss of their parents, the Baudelaire children are sent to live with a dastardly Count that they quickly discover is after the fortune left to them by their parents.

 

Widow’s Web
Author: Jennifer Estep
Scarlet Reader
Jennifer Estep

An assassin’s job is never easy, especially an elemental assassin’s. When those you love are at risk and your lover’s first love walks back into his life, you’ll do whatever it takes, risk it all, to protect them.

 

The Morganville Vampires: Vol. 2: Midnight Alley & Feast of Fools
Author: Rachel Caine
Scarlet Reader
Amazon

Claire Danvers is really fitting in with the small Texas town. She’s dating a hot guy. She’s gotten more challenging classes. She works for a bi-polar vampire. The founder has her on a tight leash. Her housemate is drinking the red stuff while the other one is playing vamp-bait while avoiding her brother who’s just been released from jail. A new vampire has strolled into town with the intent to take over Morganville for himself. Yep, fitting in just fine.

 

The Burning Shadow
Author; Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Burning Shadow
Amazon

Earth is on a verge fo revolution as Luxen and origins seek equal rights to live on the planet. Evie Dasher just wants her identity crisis to end. As she finds answers to her questions, she discovers bigger questions and dangers within herself and dangers she may be responsible for the other. With the origin, Luc at her side she doesn’t feel alone like they can handle whatever comes their way. Amid it all, she may not be wrong.

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Reptile Room
Author: Lemony Snicket
Scarlet Reader
Goodreads

After the events of Count Olaf trying to marry Violet, the Baudelaire children are sent to live with their Uncle Monty who studies snakes. But Count Olaf doesn’t give up that easy and this time his plan is venomously deadly.

 

Nerve
Author: Jeanne Ryan
Scarlet Reader
Goodreads

Wild dares. Crazy prizes. Vee has taken the plunge and joined the game if only to prove that she’s not the shadow of her best friend. The dares grow dangerous and NERVE knows more about her than they should, personal things. Can she get out or is it too late?

 

We Are Pirates
Author: Daniel Handler
Scarlet Reader
Bloomsbury

A father and daughter desperately search for happiness and freedom discover something more albeit through the avenue of piracy and a life-changing opportunity. when they collide they realize so much more.

 

Favorite Book: The Morganville Vampires Vol. 2 is a major favorite of mine. Fast-paced, thrilling, and always leaving me desperate for more. I love how Claire really jumped in head-first into her new role. Others may still view her as a child, but they better realize she isn’t anymore. Her choices really reflect and even if they seem naive, so is everyone else then.

Least Favorite Book: Nerve really deflated me. I expected something exciting and daring, but this just didn’t cross the line for me. Vee came across as weak and her best friend really annoyed. The characters in general overall were over the top in one way or another. Granted YA does get that way, but the story just got lost and didn’t have that much reach.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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