The Girl On The Train

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Let me just get my thoughts together for a second.

If you have read this book then you know how great of a twist this book is. Starting out I just thought I knew what was happening. My assumption was so wrong and i did not put it together until almost the end. Paula Hawkins gives us a Gone Girl feel throughout this book. There was love, scandal, infidelity, violence and all things good spread out in these pages.

I felt sorry for Rachel as she talks about her marriage ending with Tom and having lost her job and everything that came along with finding out she could not conceive children. At one point I had convinced myself that she was the one who was behind the plot of the story. I was a little angry with her and decisions to always result to alcohol, but somewhere along the line she shows the need/want to be sober. I loved the way that each character was written with a secret, it kept it interesting to say the least.

In the last few chapters, Paula gives us a big plot twist, one that I did not in anyway see coming. I was mouth dropped, eyes wide by the last page.

Such a good read, I totally recommend it. I would give this book a 4/5

Until next time, until the next book…

xX, Jimalion

All The Missing Girls

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So I just finished this amazing book by Megan Miranda. This is the first time I have actually read through an E-book, because I prefer the physical book. This is also my first time reading a book and doing a review from my Netgalley account.

 

All The Missing Girls, started with secrets and ended with even more secrets. I really enjoyed how the story unfolded. The story itself was told in reverse, so you have to truly be paying attention to follow what is happening throughout the book. This book pulls you in and it does not let you go. I can often read several books at one time, but I had to devote my attention solely to this novel.

Just when you think you know who is behind the disappearances of the two women, Megan throws a totally new slew of clues that makes you realize that you are so wrong. From the moment that Nic is introduced and is needed back home, you get the feeling that she may not come back. The unfinished business that she has with Cooley Ridge begins to grow and as much as you want her to be of total innocent, her truths, her secrets begin to tie everything together for you.

I do not want to do a spoiler review, so I will leave you with this. If you have not picked this book up, please do yourself a favor and give it a read. With a Gone Girl feel, Megan leaves you at the end of the book with eyes wide and mouth opened. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.

 

I give this book a 5/5.

 

Until next time, until the next book..

 

xX, Jimalion

Book Stack

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Hey guys!!!!

I just thought I would share a book stack with you all. Here are some of my favorite books that I have read this year plus The Kill Room which is one of my TBR’s.

What are some of your favorite books that you have read recently???

Until next time, until the next book….

xX, Jimalion

Make Me

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I have become quite fond of series. This was the first book by Lee Child that I have ever read, and although it started off a little slow for my taste, boy did it picked up. I found myself not wanting to put the book down because I needed to solve the mystery that surfaced. I have become a such a fan of Jack Reacher. He is a bundle of all the things that I love in a good character: a lover, a fighter..just all around a bad ass. This book was number 20 in Lee Childs Jack Reacher series. I now HAVE to start from the beginning so I can get a true sense of Jack Reacher and his journey. I do not want to say too much about this book because I am going to give you guys all the spoilers, because when I talk about this book I talk WAY TOO MUCH and ruin it for all of my friends.

If you have read any of Lee Child’s work please drop some suggestions below.

Until next time, until the next book…

 

xX, Jimalion

Gathering Prey

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Oh my goodness!!! I do not know how I forgot about this book. After reading John Sandford’s Field of Prey, I found myself desperate to read more of his work. And it never fails. From the very first page I was HOOKED! I have grown quite fond of Lucas Davenport. I could not put this book down. I had to know what was going to happen next.

Lucas Davenport’s daughter who is away for college, meets this pair of travelers who are on the corner playing music for money. His daughter is kind enough to take these two travelers to get food. The story that they tell Lucas’s daughter is the just the start of the page turning plot that John Sandford takes you on. There are twists and turns, and ‘OH NO!’ moments. I will not spoil the book for you, but lets just say that again Lucas Davenport does not disappointment with his ‘by any means necessary’ attitude.

I give this book 5 stars. The Lucas Davenport series have become my new obsession. I will be starting the series from the beginning. I’m just excited thinking about it.

If you do not like crime novels, this series will not be for you. But I do appreciate John Sandford’s ability to detail a crime scene and not make you feel “grossed” out. But if you don’t mind a little graphic detail, I suggest you go and start this series, you will not be let down.

 

Until next time, until the next book…

xX, Jimalion

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Me before you

I am typing this with a tear stained face. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. Jojo Moyes has easily become one of my new favorite authors. Me before you instantly grabbed my attention from the first page. It was easy for me to relate to the characters because they each had pieces of me present. From Louisa’s carefree spirit, down to Mrs. Traynor’s need to have control. From the start of the book, I needed for Louisa to be okay. I needed for her to find her way through her issues. I needed for her to break through her shell. Partly because Jojo wrote her in a way that came off as helpless. The more the story progressed I realized that this wasn’t just a story about Louisa helping Will, it was about her helping herself, finding herself and I loved that the most.

I knew it was going to be a tear jerker, but I was not prepared for the tears that came and went as I read this amazing book. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more and I cried even more. And let me tell you…I have a such an ugly cry…something that looks a lot like these:

In the pages of Me before you, Jojo Moyes gave you a sense of hope, loss, discovery, pain, sadness, love, and everything in between. I heard so many good things about this book before I decided to pick it up and give it a read. And I must admit that I was a little skeptical because I am not the biggest fan of chic-lit. But it truly did tug at my heart and was such a great read. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you pick it up and read it.

So now as I am sitting here gathering my things at my work desk and still bawling my eyes out, I am eternally yelling at myself to get my shit together.

 

I recommend this book! And if you have read it please comment below about your thoughts and feelings.

Until next time, until the next book…

xX, Jimalion

The Field of Prey

This is the first book of John Sandford’s that I have ever read. And it was not a disappointment. The plot alone was deep enough to get lost in. Every chapter left me wanting more. Reading from Davenports perspective and the switch between the killers perspective added such a good touch to the story. Finishing this book literally had me clutching my chest. Like what is life???!!!  John Sandford is such an amazing writer. I’m still not over this book and I finished this about a week ago. Such a good read! I enjoyed this book so much, I started reading the Davenport series. I just finished The Gathering Prey so that will be the next entry.

If you like crime centered books, than I recommend you give John Sandfords work a chance.

Until next time, until the next book…

 

xX, Jimalion

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Fahrenheit 451-Pt 2

imageI finished this book a few weeks ago and I just haven’t had the time to write my final response until now. I have such mixed emotions about this book. It took me a very long time to connect to the book as a whole. And I’m not going to give the ending away, but there’s a happy ending. I am such a sucker for a happy ending. But within that happy ending there were some disappointing moments. I was angry at the wife for her actions, and I was rooting so hard for her and the main character to find their groove, to work it out. I wanted him to make her believe in the goodness of books instead of fearing it. I won’t dwell too much on what unfolded between her and him, but I must say that I am glad he got a way.

As much as I had a tough time finishing this book, I kind of wish there was a part 2, because I would love to know how life changed for the main character and the ones he started traveling with after the war came. Do books ever exist without being a crime?

Until next time, until the next book…

 

xX, Jimalion

Fahrenheit 451

After finishing Eat.Pray.Love, picking up Fahrenheit 45 was a big change in pace. I am going to be honest though, it has been a bit of a struggle for me to truly connect to this book. In the first part of the book, the same question continuously crossed my mind. ‘But just why are they burning the books?’ And it did not start making sense until the second half of the book.

Now I could be completely wrong about this theory and please correct me if I am wrong. From th direction that the book is going right now, it seems as though the reason behind burning the books, is because whoever is running the society does not want the people to obtain knowledge. The less they know, the less they can question why. But I do not agree with this. I feel like if they have the knowledge, they understand the why and that causes less issues. Even if they burn the books, that doesn’t get rid of the knowledge or ideas that they have already obtained.

 

I am not done with the book yet, so I will be uploading a response with my final ideas about this book.

 

Have you book? What are your thoughts?

xX, Jimalion

Sunday

Sunday is the day of rest. I went to church and received a good word. After church I went to Barnes and Nobles and started to browse. I have started so many books lately that I need to finish, so realistically speaking I didn’t need to pick up yet another book. But in true Jimalion fashion…. I did just that. I stumbled across a book called A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and I am beyond excited to start it.

After purchasing my book, I got my normal iced coffee and sat down in the nearest corner and pulled out an old book and began reading. I’ve been here for over an hour, and I am so at peace. Getting lost in the words and creativity is something I cannot get enough of.

Sunday’s……I love Sunday’s.

xX,  Jimalion