Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Post #72: TV Shows Take Over!

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Lunatic Revenge (Lunatic Life #3) by Sharon Sala

Lunatic Revenge (Lunatic Life, #3)
Title: Lunatic Revenge

Series: Lunatic Life #3

Previous books in this series: My Lunatic Life (#1) | Lunatic Detective (#2)

Author: Sharon Sala

Publication date: October 2012

Published by: Bell Bridge Books

Source: From the publishers via Netgalley

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Do Tara and Flynn stand a ghost of a chance?

The bad guys are after a hidden fortune that belongs to Flynn O'Mara's dying father--they think Tara can use her psychic powers to find it for them. She'll need plenty of help from her spirit friends if she and Flynn are going to get out of this trouble alive.

"Look out!" Tara screamed, as the sports car spun toward them.
The car hit them twice--first on the driver's side fender, then as Flynn's car started to spin, again on the back bumper.
"Hold on!" Flynn yelled, as their car flipped once, then went airborne, over the guard rail, and into Boomer Lake.
Tara came to as the car was sinking nose first into the water and quickly unbuckled her seat belt. If they were going to survive, they would have to get themselves out.
"Flynn! Unbuckle your seatbelt. I'm going to roll down the windows so we can swim out."
Then she saw Flynn, unconscious and slumped over the steering wheel. Frantically, she unbuckled his belt and tried to pull him toward her, but the steering wheel was too tight against his chest.
"I can't breathe," he groaned. "Help me, Tara, help me."
Tara began screaming at Flynn, begging him to move as the water rushed up to their chests--then their necks. She was holding Flynn's face out of the water, pushing him as far up as she could until their heads were touching the roof of the car. She couldn't believe this was happening. It was just like her dream. They were going to die. Where was her backup when she needed them?
"Millicent! Henry! Uncle Pat! Someone! Anyone! Help! Help!"
Seconds later, the water was over their heads.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Another meh sequel to a series I initially loved...

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review: Unfed (Undead #2) by Kirsty McKay

Unfed (Undead, #2)
Title: Unfed

Series: Undead #2

Previous book in this series: Undead

Author: Kirsty McKay

Publication date: August 2013

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Borrowed e-book from library

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The good news: Bobby survived her Undead school trip. Bad news: her best mate, Smitty, is missing. Bobby knows she's got to find him even if it means risking it all and going out into the starving-zombie-infested wastelands again. Even if it means taking fellow survivors including a couple of old frenemies along for the ride. And even if the zombies are not the only ones who are chasing them this time.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Unfed takes place right after the first book, Undead, sort of... well, for Bobby it does, anyway. Long story, kinda spoiler-y, so that's all I'm saying. But anyway, Bobby wakes up in the hospital after the zombies attacked her and her friends on that second bus they got on. Here Bobby and her friends are, in this hospital, healing and relatively safe... until they're not! Bobby once more finds herself running for her life, with zombies on her heels wanting to eat her face. It was all very exciting actually. I love a book that starts with action right away! They may be kids, but boy are the smart! Especially Bobby! I just loved the whole bit in the hospital! So awesome!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Review: Lunatic Detective (Lunatic Life #2) by Sharon Sala

Lunatic Detective (Lunatic Life, #2)
Title: Lunatic Detective

Series: Lunatic Life #2

Previous book in this series: My Lunatic Life

Author: Sharon Sala

Publication date: November 2011

Published by: BelleBooks

Source: Owned e-book

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As Tara and Flynn are closing in on Dee Dee Broyles' killer, a deadly new ghost begins to threaten them. It's just another day in Tara's lunatic life... All during the day at school, Tara kept picturing the moment when she and Nate would find DeeDee's grave. Even the classes she had with Flynn, who made everything fun, never seemed to end. By the time the last bell rang, she was fired up like a roman candle on the Fourth of July. She bolted from her seat, made a quick stop at her locker, and slipped out a side door instead of taking the front, knowing full well she was going to miss seeing Flynn. She didn't have time to delay or explain, and she had a feeling he wouldn't be all that thrilled in what she was doing. He was pretty cool about her psychic stuff, but digging for bodies fell way out of the realm of normal-even for her.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

I LOVED the first book in this series, My Lunatic Life! I loved the ghost story feel to it and it also had a pretty good mystery, so I was super excited to read its sequel! Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review: Don't Stay Up Late (Fear Street Relaunch #2) by R.L. Stine

Don't Stay Up Late (Fear Street Relaunch, #2)
Title: Don't Stay Up Late

Series: Fear Street Relaunch

Previous book in the relaunch: Party Games (#1) (can be read as standalones)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: April 7th 2015

Published by: St. Martin's Griffin

Source: E-ARC from the publishers via Netgalley

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Ever since a car accident killed her father and put Lisa and her mother into the hospital, Lisa can't think straight. She's plagued by nightmares and hallucinations that force her to relive the accident over and over again in vivid detail. When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her young son, she takes the job immediately, eager to keep busy and shake these disturbing images from her head.
But what promised to be an easy gig turns terrifying when Lisa begins to question exactly who — or what — she is babysitting.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

I love Fear Street! I've been a fan since I was like in middle school, so was super excited to find out R.L. Stine would be adding a couple more books to the series. In fact, I read Party Games, the first book in the Fear Street relaunch, not too long ago and absolutely loved it! So of course I could not wait to get my hands on this one! Unfortunately, it didn't totally live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong! I enjoyed it--the action, the Fear Street creepiness... I just love this world! But, overall, it was just kind of... meh =/

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review: Roses Are Red; He's Dead (The Mellow Summers Series #9) by Janet McNulty

Roses Are Red; He's Dead
Title: Roses Are Red; He's Dead

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #9

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4) | Oh Holy Ghost (#5) | Where Trouble Roams (#6) | Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (#7) | Trick Or Treat Or Murder? (#8)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: February 2015

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned e-book

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Mel and Greg are on a romantic getaway when murder falls into their laps.

While spending time at an exclusive resort, Mel discovers a body, except when she tries to tell someone, it disappears. Soon the same body appears wherever she goes, and the other tourists, including Greg, believe that she has imagined the entire affair.

Can Mel solve the mystery before she, too, believes she has lost her mind?

My rating: ★★★★☆

In this little adventure Mel and Greg go on a very romantic, and I cannot tell you how excited I was! Lately, Greg hasn't been around all that much and I was so glad to finally get more Greg in this one. Yay! He is so sweet and such a gentlemen... I just love him!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015