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Book Review-The Surgeon: The Luke Titan Chronicles #1

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During this quarantine I thought I’ll be reading more, but that hasn’t quite worked out. Although, I’ve been doing other things instead of sitting down to read. I’ve finished two books and here is one of them.

The Surgeon is the first book of The Luke Titan Chronicles series by David Beers. Here’s the book’s description on Amazon:

I really enjoyed reading this book, the story is intriguing and the characters are well thought. It’s a gruesome triller, it gives you details of the crimes so run the other way if you’re not up to that.

I was hooked from the beginning and read it quite fast. I love that you can “hear” some characters’ thoughts and kinda see the reason behind their actions. The story reminded me of the TV show Hannibal. If you enjoyed that show, you’ll like this book.

All that’s left to say is that I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.

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Book Review: the woman in the window

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Hello!  Welcome to another talk about a book I finished reading.  The book is title “the woman in the window”, wrote by A. J. Finn and was published on January 2018.

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside.  She spends her days drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times…and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son.  The perfect family.  But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real?  What is imagined?  Who is in danger?  Who is in control?  In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one-and nothing—is what is seems.

If you liked “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn or “The girl on the train” by Paula Hawkins, then this book is right up your alley.  *If you haven’t read those books, you NEED to do it because they’re amazing*.

Obviously, I thought the story would be good, that’s why I bought the book in the first place.  But I didn’t expect it to be this awesome.  I felt so invested in the story and the characters that I had to force myself to stop reading and go to sleep (because it was 3am).  That’s how intense this story was for me, I wanted to keep reading non-stop, but I didn’t want the story to end.

The storyline is well developed, the main characters are complex and wonderfully constructed.  You have a woman named Anna Fox who drinks a lot and passes her days at her window watching the world around her go by.  Then, new neighbors arrive (the Russells) and the story gets more interesting.  Anna tells the reader everything she sees, with so many details that one start to feel that is all real.  But then, things start to get more and more complicated, so I started to doubt from every character.  And you don’t even know what is real anymore.  The ending was so unexpected, because they had me believing one thing, then they change the story a bit so now I’m like “Yeah, that makes sense.”  But as the story unraveled, I was like “Oh hell no, that’s awful!” and then “What in the hell is happening?”  And after that the rollercoaster didn’t stop, it just started to go faster, and more things happened (again).

Overall, I loved this thriller because is full of suspense, a complicated storyline and characters (you won’t get lost, I promise).  A must-read for anybody.  It has suspense, drama, and action; it’s packed with emotion and there’s something happening on every page you read.  So, if you haven’t read it, go get it now and thank me later.

Let me know your thoughts on this book.  Also, leave your book recommendations in the comments section.

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Reseña de libro: una mujer en la ventana

¡Hola! Bienvenidos a otra plática sobre el libro que terminé de leer recientemente.  El título del libro es “la mujer en la ventana”, escrito por A. J. Finn y fue publicado en enero 2018.

Anna Fox vive sola—una confinada en su casa en New York City, incapaz de aventurarse afuera.  Pasa sus días bebiendo vino (tal vez demasiado), viendo películas viejas, recordando tiempos felices…y espiando a sus vecinos.

Entonces, los Russell se mudan en la casa del frente: un padre, una madre, su hijo adolescente.  La familia perfecta.  Pero cuando Anna, mirando por su ventana una noche, ve algo que no debía, su mundo comienza a derrumbarse—y sus impactantes secretos se ponen al descubierto.

¿Qué es real?  ¿Qué es imaginario?  ¿Quién está en peligro?  ¿Quién está en control?  En este thriller diabólicamente apasionante, nada ni nadie—es lo que parece.

Si les gustó “Gone Girl” de Gillian Flynn o “La mujer en el tren” de Paula Hawkins, este libro es perfecto para ustedes.  *Si no han leído estos libros, NECESITAN leerlos porque son increíbles.”

Obviamente, pensaba que esta historia sería buena, por eso fue que lo compré.  Pero no esperaba que fuera así de increíble.  Me sentí tan involucrada con la historia y los personajes que tenía que obligarme a dejar de leer e irme a dormir (porque eran las 3am).  Así de intensa fue la historia para mí, quería continuar leyendo, pero no quería que la historia terminara.

La historia está bien desarrollada, los personajes principales son complejos y grandiosamente construidos.  Tenemos una mujer llamada Anna Fox que bebe demasiado y pasa sus días en su ventana mirando el mundo a su alrededor pasar.  Entonces, llegan vecinos nuevos (los Russell) y la historia se pone más interesante.  Anna les cuenta a los lectores todo lo que ve con tantos detalles que uno comienza a sentir que todo es real.  Pero entonces, las cosas comienzan a ponerse más y más complicadas, por lo que comencé a dudar de cada personaje.  Uno ya no sabe qué es real.  El final fue inesperado porque me tenían creyendo una cosa y luego la historia cambió un poco por lo que estaba como “Oh claro, eso tiene sentido”.  Pero a medida que la historia se desarrollaba, mi impresión era “¡No puede ser, eso es terrible!” y luego “¿Qué demonios está pasando?”.  La montaña rusa de sucesos no se detuvo, sino que comenzó a ir más rápido, y otras cosas pasaron (de nuevo).

En general, me encantó este thriller porque está lleno de suspenso, personajes y una historia complicada (no se perderán, lo prometo).  Una lectura necesaria para cualquiera.  Tiene suspenso, drama, y acción; está llena de emoción y algo sucede en cada página.  Así que, si no lo han leído aún vayan a comprarlo ahora y agradézcanme luego.

Déjenme saber sus opiniones sobre este libro.  También dejen sus recomendaciones en la sección de comentarios.

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Book Review-The Pretender by James Patterson

Hi there!  Do any of you like to read?  Because I’ve always been fascinated with books and I absolutely LOVE reading and that’s why I’m writing this post.  Also, I’ve been trying to figure out other topics/stuff I can write about and I got the idea of writing one or two book reviews per month.  Let me know if you like this idea, if not then tell me what you would like to see.

Now let’s get to the review!  The book I’m going to talk to you about today is in that thriller/suspense genre that I love.  It’s titled The Pretender, is written by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle.  It was published on August 2016.  Here’s the book’s synopsis:

Logan Bishop is a handsome thief living off a stash of stolen diamonds.  But when his murderous ex-partner tracks him down, Logan must find a way to turn the tables—or lose the only woman who can handle the truth.

I won’t give any spoilers, but I will say that this book is good.  The story is interesting, and it was well developed.  The way the story makes you think one thing but then it makes you doubt yourself but then at the end you were right all along.  Although, there were quite predictable things (at least for me).  The ending was meh for me, like the story ended but it felt like there should be more after.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this shorter story as I’ve enjoyed reading other Bookshot Thrillers from James Patterson.

Have you read any book by this author?  What did you think about it??  Let me know in the comment section, talk later.