The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne.
You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?
Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn down, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?
As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family has become more than ever reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to fall into depression, Jade is the one who is left to pick up the pieces.
Before long Mark notices that things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter. He is shocked to his core when he discovers that he has met Jade before. And now he suspects he might now what she wants….
Now Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?
I give this book a rating of 4 stars! It kept me on the edge of my seat and kept guessing until the very end. It was creepy and suspenseful. It was written in different points of views between the three main characters, Mark, Melissa and Jade. Parts of the story was kind of hard to believe because Mark is a detective and he couldn’t see what was going on in his own house. Other than that I highly recommend reading this book. It was well written.
Pyrite by Brandon Kitchen
Ava and Anya were inseparable, as some twin sisters are. But when they were only 10 year old, their family fell apart and the sisters were separated. Ava was swept away with her mother, Marissa and her boyfriend, Derek. While Anya was tossed around until she was adopted in Baltimore. Ava lived a life of privilege in Connecticut while Anya was getting into some trouble at her new home.
Both sisters run into trouble, they end up turning to each other for help. They plan to meet at Penny’s Pies, but Ava doesn’t show. While police are on the hunt for Anya, she decides to takes up an anonymous source to take her sisters place in order to cover up their crime… and her own.
Now, Anya must fool everyone closest to her sister in order to find out where she is and who played a part in offing her. The more Anya keeps digging up her sister’s secrets, the more she uncovers. The more she finds lies Ava told, and lives that she played with.
How long can Anya keep up the charade before she slips up? And what will it take for Anya to find out the truth before its too late?
I give this book a rating of 5 stars. I found it really good and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I kept wanting to read more. Just when I thought I figured out the twist, I was shocked and surprised. There were many twists and turns until the very end. I highly recommend reading it. I can’t wait to read more books from Brandon Kitchen.
Watermelon Madness by Taghreed Najjar
Illustrated by Maya Fidawi
Publisher: CrackBoom! Books
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher CrackBoom! Books by Taghreed Najjar and illustrator Maya Fidawi for the ebook ARC of Watermelon Madness.
Noura is crazy about watermelon! She wants to eat nothing else every day but watermelon. Noura thinks there is no such thing about too much watermelon. And then one night she sneaks a watermelon into her room and dreams about having all of the watermelon she could ever want.
I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter. She really liked the book and the illustrations. She wants me to read it to her again. Very cute story and a good reminder for kids that diet is important. There were also a few fun facts about watermelon at the end of the story.