Rusty the Squeaky Robot by Neil Clark
Publisher: Quatro Publishing Group – words & pictures
Publish Date: April 19, 2018
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for the ebook ARC of Rusty the Squeaky Robot by Neil Clark.
Rusty is a friendly robot. He is not very happy though, he is feeling sad about the way that he sounds. The other robots on Planet Robotone- Belle, Twango, Hoot and Boom-Bot show Rusty that being a bit different is the best way to be. Together they make a song and dance that celebrates their differences.
I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I recommend reading it. I read it to my 4 year old daughter, and she very much enjoyed the book. I thought that the pictures were great. The book sends out a very good message to kids that it is okay to be different.
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
Publish Date: April 17, 2018
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Simon & Schuster Canada for the ebook ARC of Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.
Ellie was her mother’s golden child. She had her whole life ahead of her. She went missing at the age of 15.
It has now been ten years since Ellie has disappeared but, Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. One day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a cafe and sweeps Laurel off her feet.
Laurel and Floyd hit it off right away and before too long she is staying over at his house and meeting his nine year old daughter.
Poppy is intelligent and pretty – and meeting her takes Laurel’s breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age.
And now all of these unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.
What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?
I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it. Right from the beginning it had me hooked. I couldn’t put it down and when I did, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The book had me guessing for the most part of it. It had quite a few twists. This is the first Lisa Jewell novel that I have read and it definitely won’t be the last!
Mother by SE Lynes
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of Mother by SE Lynes in exchange for an honest review.
Christopher would never hurt anyone. Not on purpose.
Christopher is a lonely boy who has never fitted into his family. He has always felt something was missing in his life.
Until one day, he discovers a suitcase in his family’s attic. He finds a secret about his mother that changes everything…
Christopher finally has a chance at happiness. A happiness he will do anything to protect.
What price would you pay for the perfect family?
I give this book a rating of 1 star. I tried to read it but I just couldn’t get into it. It was not for me. I found it very slow and I did not finish reading. I wanted to read the book based on the cover and description. This is the first book I have tried to read by SE Lynes. Will still give her other books a try as I have read good things about some of her other books.
I just ordered the Kindle Paperwhite the other day from Amazon.ca and it finally came in today! I love it! It is so much easier on the eyes to read on. I had been reading on my iPad mini which I still love though! I still like reading an actual book but for me it is so much more convenient and easy to read on an ereader or ipad mini. I like having all my books in one place and being able to read in bed at night. What do you use to read?
Just started reading this book. Blog tour coming up on April 21/2018. Be sure to come back then to see my review!
The Gift by Louise Jensen
Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Eternally grateful to Callie and her family, Jenna gets close to them, but she soon discovers that Callie’s family is hiding some dark secrets…
Callie’s parents are grieving, yet Jenna knows they are only telling her half of the story. Where is Callie’s sister Sophie? She has been in Spain since her sister’s death but something about her not being there doesn’t add up. When Jenna meets Callie’s boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery.
Jenna knows that Callie didn’t die in an accident. But how did she die? Jenna is determined to find out the truth about everything but, it could cost her everything, her loved ones, her sanity, even her life.
The perfect daughter. The perfect girlfriend. The perfect murder?
I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend reading this psychological thriller. In this book there was a lot of things going on. Louise really brought the characters to life, especially main character Jenna.The book always kept me wanting to read it but about half way through I could just not put it down. I was not expecting what led up to the ending. This is the second book that I have read by Louise Jensen and it definitely will not be my last! Looking forward to reading more of her books!
Wake Up, Baby Bear! by Lynn Plourde
Illustrated by Teri Weidner
Publisher: Down East Books
Publish Date: May 1, 2018
Thanks to NetGalley publisher Down East Books for the ebook ARC of Wake Up, Baby Bear! by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Teri Weidner in exchange for an honest review.
Baby Bear is so tired from staying up too late in the fall, that he cannot wake up in the spring. A few pecks from a mother Robin does the trick and Baby Bear finally awakes just in time to do some babysitting.
I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter who enjoyed it. It was a cute story with great pictures.
At the end of the book there is some fun facts and information about black bears.