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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

You know the saying “don’t judge a book by its’ cover”? Well, I definitely do. For better or worse, if a cover catches my eye, I want to give it a try.

I was browsing Audible one day when this cover caught my eye along with the title: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye. Now, lately I’ve been in a biography/memoir mood for my  audiobooks. Especially when they are read by the author. I’ve tried different fiction works but they simply haven’t been keeping my attention lately. Until now.

Elizabeth Michaels did a great job at making Victoria Laurie’s first installment of the Psychic Eye Mystery series come alive. She kept my attention throughout the entire book and kept me so entertained that I didn’t even switch to Pandora radio during my commute. Not an easy feat lately to be honest.

This book took a new look on psychics/intuitives. I loved the way Abby stayed true to herself and I found her and Dutch to be incredibly amusing. Probably not the way their relationship was intended to come across, but I was amused all the same.

I am definitely interested to see more of the sisterly dynamic between Abby and Kat as well as to see the relationship between Abby and Dutch develop. I’m sure Abby’s next adventures will be just as captivating as this one. And I will definitely be continuing this in audiobooks.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

I decided to try this as an audiobook as I really love Mindy Kaling. I love the character that she plays in the Office and I was curious to see how Mindy Kaling really was compared to the character that she plays.

I enjoyed listening to this very much. Mindy came across so well in this audiobook. She made me laugh and not want to stop playing the audio. This is the perfect audiobook if you have any kind of long commute as it will leave you wanting more and will make your drive go by so much quicker.

I loved hearing about Mindy’s life prior to the Office. I also had no idea that in addition to acting on the Office, she was also a writer for the show. This makes me want to rewatch the Office to be able to see the episodes from a new perspective.

Her life story took me surprise. While I didn’t really have any preconceived notions about her, I found that I was judging her more on her character in the Office which is definitely not who she is as a person.

I highly highly recommend this audiobook. I also went to get it as an ebook to see what the difference is like.

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Divine One

So after book 1, The Summoning, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue this series. While it was a good book, it didn’t leave me yearning for more. However, I do not like leaving series unfinished which is the main reason I continued this one.

As in my original review of The Summoning, this series is great for pre-teens/teens/very young adults. It is a quick read and very easy to understand. However, it is lacking for me. I want to know more of the mythology behind everything and I find the plot to be underdeveloped.

The characters and the story line have great potential and for their age group, they are great. It is a light read and is a great series to read to rest and relax after a long day. It does not require a lot of concentration and I greatly enjoyed reading it before bed.

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The Summoning

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When I was younger, I fell in love with the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing. And despite the cliche saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, that was exactly why I picked up the series in the first place. I loved the hardback, black cover but with glittery girls on it. I was immediately drawn to the series merely from the cover.

When I saw this sister series, I knew I had to give it a chance.

I think I would have enjoyed it more when I was younger to be honest. While the characters and story line were great, it felt underdeveloped and simplistic. I would have loved more details during different parts, including the mythology of everything.

This was a great book for pre-teens and younger adults. It is a quick and engaging read that makes you want more. Hopefully the story will develop further!

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Knight of Light (The Watchers 1)

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

As much as it pains me to do so, this will not be a good review. I am giving this book a personal rating of 2/5 stars, and I am giving it 2 stars because of the potential of the storyline.

It is very rare that I am excited at the beginning of a book and then disappointed as it progresses. I loved the story line of the book, but I felt that it was poorly written. During many parts I felt that huge sections were simply skipped over. How did she get from point A to point B? What happened to person A? Person B’s story is over that quickly? As I read, I simply had more and more questions. The story line was not complicated to follow, I would have just preferred to have more substance and character development. I am hopeful that the second book will be better.