Alibi in High Heels Review

Alibi in High Heels (High Heels, #4)

Title: Alibi in High Heels

Author: Gemma Halliday

Release Date: October 25, 2010

Publisher: Gemma Halliday

Pages: 236 pages

Genre: Cozy Mystery

My Rating: 4star


goodreadssynopsis

Baguettes, bodies, and haute couture galore! Shoe designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, is at it again, this time in fabulously fashionable Paris. When Europe’s designer de jour, Jean Luc LeCroix, invites Maddie to show her creations at Paris Fashion Week, Maddie’s sure she’s died and gone to heaven. That is until Jean Luc’s top model is found dead on the runway, stabbed with a familiar stiletto heel. Sure someone is trying to frame her, Maddie enlists the help of her friends, including the sexy Detective Jack Ramirez, to uncover a daring jewel heist, a devious blackmailer, and even a few skeletons lurking in the closets of those closest to her. But as the evidence mounts, Maddie becomes the prime suspect and Ramirez is stuck between a badge and a cute blonde with a tendency for trouble. Will he stand by her as she attempts to track down an international killer, or will this be the case that finally comes between them? One thing’s for sure, if Maddie doesn’t uncover the real killer soon, she may be saying her final adieu.


my review

This book did not disappoint.

I’ve been loving this series, and now that I got back into it, I don’t even want to read any of the other books I planned on reading, I just feel like reading this series.

Let me start by saying the characters are so well developed in this book (well the whole series to be honest). I feel like when characters are this well developed,  you enjoy the story so much more.

The main character Maddie, is hilarious. I can identify so much with her, and she just, is too hilarious. Sometimes I am literally laughing out loud at the things that happen in this book.

I loved the setting in this one! Europe, Paris ❤ I mean does it get better than that? This one was during Fashion Week, which I don’t care much for, but regardless, it was beautiful.

There’s also the whole love triangle. Which usually I’m just meh about. But Ramirez is just so hot I can’t even deal with it. In regards to the love triangle this book had me so frustrated! My heart was going crazy, because well I don’t want to spoil it. But that ending!!!

Honestly if you’ve never read a cozy mystery, this series is a great place to start.

 

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Friday Finds

This is my first Friday Finds and I’m pretty excited about it. Friday Finds is hosted by Jen and features books that you’ve recently added to your TBR list, because lets face it, no matter how many books we have on our list to read, we are always adding more.

These aren’t necessarily all from this week, but they are recent enough that I have decided to add them. All of the synopsis posted are taken off of goodreads.


 

Perfect Timing

Poppy Dunbar is out on her hen night when she meets Tom Kennedy. With his dark eyes and quirky smile, he could lure any girl off the straight and narrow, but what really draws Poppy to him is the feeling that she’s known him all her life. She can’t go through with the meeting they arrange – but she can’t go through with the wedding either. Suddenly notorious as ‘The Girl Who Jilted Rob Macbride’, Poppy moves to London. Soon Poppy’s installed in the bohemian household of Caspar French, a ravishingly good-looking young artist with a reputation for breaking hearts. But even in her colourful new home, Poppy can’t get Tom off her mind. Until she’s tracked him down, she’ll never know if their meeting was destiny – or if the future holds something entirely different for her…


 

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

When Josh Strachan, newly returned to his home in north Cornwall from sunny California, first meets Sophie Wells, he’s immediately smitten. Sophie’s pretty, she’s funny, she has lots of friends and she clearly loves her job as a photographer, despite the sometimes tricky clients. There’s just one problem: Sophie has very firmly turned her back on love. It’s nothing personal, she tells Josh, but she just doesn’t do dates. And no one – even Sophie’s scatty best friend Tula – will tell him why. Josh is sure Sophie likes him, though, and he’s just got to find out what’s put her off romance. And then put things right…”

 


 

Signs Point to Yes

If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.


 

The Flip Side

From gold medalist and reality TV star Shawn Johnson comes a debut YA novel inspired by her own experiences as an elite teenage gymnast—just in time for the Summer 2016 Olympic games.

Charlie Ryland has a secret.

She may seem like your average high school sophomore—but she’s just really good at pretending.

Because outside of school Charlie spends all her waking hours training to become one of the best gymnasts in the world. And it’s not easy flying under the radar when you’re aiming for Olympic gold…especially when an irresistible guy comes along and threatens to throw your whole world off balance.

Inspired by her own experiences as a fifteen-year-old Olympic gymnast, gold medalist Shawn Johnson writes a delightfully entertaining novel about chasing big dreams and falling in love, all while trying to keep it real. ”

 

We Were Liars Review

We Were Liars

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Release Date: May 13, 2014

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 227 pages

Genre: YA

My Rating: 4star


 

goodreadssynopsis

 

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. ”


my review

There are no words to describe this book.  So my review is going to be short and sweet.

It was absolutely beautiful.

The story, the characters, the setting, the writing.

The writing was incredibly poetic. There was so much left open to interpretation which is what makes this book so good. You have to fill in a lot of blanks.

Also the ending, wow.

Honestly no review will do this book justice, just go read it!

WWW Wednesday

Here is my WWW Wednesday 🙂 hosted by Sam

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So my WWW Wednesday was a complete fail, as in I didn’t even end up reading half those books, I DNF the longest ride and Snow White Red Handed.

Here is a much more accurate WWW Wednesday.


 

Currently Reading:

Alibi in High Heels (High Heels, #4)

I love this series! I started it a while back and never got around to them. But since I’m on a serious buying ban (that I’ve already sort of broken … if it’s a gift card are you really breaking your buying ban?) I decided to start reading all of the books I have purchased in the past.

I can’t even deal with how funny and great this book is! I’ve been pretty busy because I’m trying to get my flexibility back from when I was a gymnast so I’m going to yoga a lot which takes away reading time. Not that I mind because I still do a lot of reading on the weekends. Anyway (sorry for the bit of rambling there) I plan on reading the rest of this series ASAP 🙂


Recently Finished:

We Were Liars

This book. I can’t even. It was amazing!!! I finished it really fast (It is a short read to be fair). But just wow. My review should be up in a few days if not tomorrow (I just discovered that you can schedule posts which is going to make this blogging a lot easier, because when I have time I can just type up some posts and have it post whenever I choose).

Fantastic book though. In fact if anyone can recommend any books that are similar to this please do suggest away!


What I’m Reading Next:

Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)    Bran New Death (Merry Muffin Mystery, #1)

Not too ambitious this time. I go back to work soon so I know the reading time will go down again. I’m really in the mood for my mysteries as you can see 🙂

The Infinite Sea Review

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)

Title: The Infinite Sea

Author: Rick Yancey

Release Date: September 16, 2014

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 320 pages

Genre: Sci-Fi/YA

My Rating4star


goodreadssynopsis

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate. ”


my review

I loved this book. I think I liked this book even more than the first one.

This time we saw other people’s point of views.

We had a lot of Ringer’s life story in here and I loved it. It was absolutely beautiful.

Yancey’s writing is absolutely stunning. It’s almost poetic at times. There are so many passages within the story that make you stop and reflect on life. The writing never takes away from the story though.

You grow to love the characters even more, and get even more absorbed into the story. We are also introduced to a new character who might be even better than Evan Walker!

I honestly am super excited to see how this trilogy ends. The Last Star will be released May 24, 2016 which is almost here!

*the quote I post might be a spoiler so don’t read further if you’re afraid of a spoiler*

I’ll end this review with a passage that I loved

“Really? And how could one poor human pawn pose any danger whatsoever?”

“He fell in love, and love is the only weakness”

“why?”

Beside me, Razor’s breath. Before me, Teacup’s uplifted face.

“Becaues love is irrational,” I tel Vosch. “It doesn’t follow rules. Not even its own rules. Love is the one thing in the universe that’s unpredictable”

WWW Wednesday

Here is my WWW Wednesday 🙂 hosted by Sam

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It’s so sad to see my WWW Wednesday down to one book in each category, but I’m just too busy. On the bright side I have next week off from work so I will probably use it to catch up on a lot of reading 🙂

 


Currently Reading:

Snow White Red-Handed (Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #1)

I’m currently reading Snow White Red-Handed, it’s a cozy mystery, with a bit of fairy tale, and set in the olden days. Doesn’t get much better than that.


Recently Finished:

The Longest Ride

Recently I am an absolute sucker for good romance books. I used to love Nicholas Sparks but then I got sick of the same formula all the time.I think every girl comes to a time in their life where all they want to do is read Nicholas Sparks, well that time is now for me hahah.


 

What I’m Reading Next:

As I said I have the next week off from work so I’m being a bit ambitious here and chances are the books I choose will change, but here’s what I’m aiming for.

Chance of a Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4)  Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)

The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells, #5)   Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)

Identity Withheld

 

February Wrap Up

I know this is a little late but I’ve been really busy, so better late than never!

I don’t have as much time to read because work is taking over all my time, but I do read as much as I can!

I read some fantastic books this month, and maybe bought a little too many books, but I can’t help myself! Also my list of books keeps growing and growing. I’m offically putting myself on a book buying ban. I have to read some of the books I got the past two months, but it doesn’t help that it was my birthday this weekend and I got a nice book haul as well as a ton of gift cards to buy more books.

I read a total of 5 books this month, one was Game of Thrones which took forever to finish.

Which of these books have you read? Did you enjoy them, not enjoy them? How about my books I plan to read in March? See any favorites?


I read these this month

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)     Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx (Lux, #1-2)

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)   The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)


My favorite read this month

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)


Books I bought this month

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)     The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)    Clean

They All Fall Down     We Were Liars

The Siren    The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #10)