Blog Post 14: I Hope You Get This Message

For today’s Book Nerd’s review I will be looking at the novel I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Rishi. I was first introduced to this book by a member of my very new bookclub; it was the top choice through our voting process for this month’s read. I literally read it in two days because it was that good! It is an end of the world, coming of age, discovering yourself kind of book like most YA novels, but had an urgent feel to it. Probably because it took place in modern time where there was only seven days until the fate of the world was decided by aliens. Perhaps a little cliche when you read the synopsis, but the author puts an interesting twist on it that is quite enjoyable. Continue reading “Blog Post 14: I Hope You Get This Message”

Blog Post 13: Scar Tissue

This Book Nerds review focuses on a truly riveting novel, Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis and collaborator Larry Sloman. Perhaps you recognize the name Anthony Kiedis? I hope you do, he is the lead singer and song writer for the band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers! Continue reading “Blog Post 13: Scar Tissue”

Blog Post 12: “Dead Is” Series

It’s another new year, and this book nerd is back once again to provide you with book reviews from various authors and genres. Today’s review is about a certain book series that holds a very special place in my heart. It is the Dead Is series by Marlene Perez, which fits perfectly into the young adult, fiction, and mystery/suspense genres. Continue reading “Blog Post 12: “Dead Is” Series”

Blog Post 10: The Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters book cover; a courtyard of an old, grand mansion in the background; in the foreground, a fountain with a statue in the middle, of a mermaid holding up a sphere made of several bands of metal.After the completion of my three-part video series about accessible reading formats, this book nerd is back to reviews. This review is about a historical fiction/ romance book series that has quickly made its way to being one of my top favourites! Welcome to The Seven Sisters, by Lucinda Riley.

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Blog Post 6: No Exit

book cover for No Exit. An extremely snowy road at night, lit only as far as the headlights of a car, the top half of the image is the black night sky with blowing snow and the words "No Exit" in blue text, the bottom half is the snowy road.Welcome to today’s Book Nerd review of No Exit by Taylor Adams. I was first drawn to this book when I read the description that HarperCollins Canada provided through my Facebook newsfeed. The description caught my attention almost instantly: “A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do? We can’t think of a better book to cozy up with in the middle of winter. No Exit by Taylor Adams is a brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman.” How could you just scroll past that? Especially when the words “kidnapped child, edgy, no help for miles” and “thriller” are in the mix. I follow many authors and publishing companies on Facebook, and I am so glad I do because if I didn’t I would have never found this extremely thrilling book. Continue reading “Blog Post 6: No Exit”

Blog Post 5: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothes

the cover of Behind Closed Doors; a closeup photo of a white door and blue doorknob, from a hundred year old house. Red text of the book title covers the lower half of the image.“A wolf in sheep’s clothes,” the perfect quote for today’s Book Nerd’s review of Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris. I literally could not put it down! The intense story line, the emotional rollercoaster of the characters, the twisted plot, every single situation that happened, will keep you reading until the very last word. With a fast paced romance that turns into a quick but elegant wedding, sounds pretty great right? Yeah thats what I thought too, but the story takes a very unexpected and shocking turn. I couldn’t believe how quickly and drastically this story got flipped upside down. At first everything seemed normal and happy, but a honeymoon to Thailand  brought out the truth behind the false front, and gave great new insight into the monster beneath. A delusional and terrifying man, a brave and resilient woman, and her innocent yet clever sister are all tangled up in a very scary and messy situation that you can’t see how they will ever get out of. It is an extremely intense, captivating book that has you looking over your shoulder and is creepy enough to get your heart racing, but at the same time is so incredibly good that there is no way you can do anything else but continue reading! Continue reading “Blog Post 5: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothes”

Blog Post 4: Exclusive Interview with Batman

Today I will be introducing  a very special and well known guest who kindly assisted me with this Book Nerd’s review of The Obsession by Nora Roberts. Who is this very special person you may ask? He is one of the most popular and beloved superheroes we have all read about in comics, and watched on TV: he is none other then the famous Batman! While reading this extremely captivating novel I knew that I had to look at it from a different perspective, and get a unique insight into the minds of criminals to better understand the entirety of the novel, so who better to help me with that than Batman? However due to his very busy schedule fighting crime, and stopping bad guys such as The Joker, Mr Freeze, the Riddler, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy among many others, I knew the only way I could contact him and get his help was by flashing the Bat-Signal. As expected he arrived with in seconds, gracefully diving right through my conveniently open window, sticking to the shadowed corners but on high alert searching for danger. I quickly reassured him, apologizing for the hasty call, but explained the important and very necessary perspective of bad guys I new only he could give me. Thankfully he wasn’t angry, but had another urgent call to attend to so agreed to meet me on the roof the following night to assist me with my book review. Continue reading “Blog Post 4: Exclusive Interview with Batman”

Something Never Thought Possible: Providence

Neon fuschia text of book title "Providence" and author's name; the background is a deep twilight turquoise with motion-blurred silhouettes of a young man and an older man in a hat, running.Today’s book nerd blog is focused around the novel Providence by Caroline Kepnes. I had seen this book advertised online, mainly on Facebook through the Publishing companies I follow, and was quite excited to read it based off the descriptions I saw. Continue reading “Something Never Thought Possible: Providence”

Blood and Love: The Vampire Diaries

DVD cover for Vampire Diaries series. Close-up face photos of the five main cast members with title text for the show.

The Vampire Diaries universe is quite vast, beginning with The original four book series, The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries, #1), The Struggle (The Vampire diaries, #2), The Fury (The Vampire Diaries, #3), and Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries, #4). There has been multiple spin-offs following the main series, The Return trilogy, The Hunted trilogy, The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries, and The Salvation trilogy. (All books have been written by L. J. Smith). An eight season TV show has also been produced, with its own two spin-offs emerging, The Originals and Legacies. Quite an impressive number of achievements to say the least! However, for the sake of this book nerd’s blog I will be focusing on mainly the original four book series. Continue reading “Blood and Love: The Vampire Diaries”