I read The Girl in Red by Christina Henry and Marriage for One by Ella Maise after reading fellow blogger's reviews,. Visiting other blogs is one of the prime reasons why my TBR is an ever expanding, out of control list, lol! But I'm grateful for the recommends, because it prompts me to read books not just because they're offered by ARC and also tempts me to try independent authors I probably wouldn't have taken a second glance at otherwise.
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
June 18th 2019 by Berkley
302 Audio Length: 8 hrs 21 min
Kindle Purchase/Library Lend Audio book
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible
While I found parts unbelievable (like an axe being that
sharp, and why in the world would a woman wear a red hoodie when she's trying to
evade notice?! other things too), but still, unputdownable! I switched from
audio to e-book, listening when I wasn't able to sit and read. If you're a fan
of end-of-the-world-scenarios The Girl in Red is a fun and riveting read.
There is no romance, but if Christina Henry decided to write a sequel, there's
a certain someone I can totally see her with: (Highlight
for Spoiler) Sirois!
looked on Ms. Henry's website she says there's no plan right now for a sequel,
but there's a lot of potential for a sequel here! I'd totally be on board for
that! (Highlight for Spoiler)It's kind of an abrupt ending, happy for now,
even if she doesn't write a sequel, I'm fine with how everything left off.
January LaVoy did an excellent job with narration. I listened at my standard
1.25x-1.5x normal listening speed.
*I reserved a copy a my library after reading the lovely Lark's review
, which is far more eloquent than mine above, lol. Thanks for the recommend!
Publication Date: May 8th 2019 by Ella Maise
Pages: 520 Audio Length: 15 hrs 48 min
Source: Kindle Unlimited e-copy/Audio book
This started out a bit slow, but once
it got going, I really enjoyed Marriage for One! It was on the longer side,
over 500 pages, but I still managed to finish in two days by alternately
listening and reading, because I wanted to see how it all turned out.
Jack was a broody, stern guy at first, hardly talking, but
his actions spoke volumes about his feelings for Rose. There's a mystery behind
his marriage proposal, and I enjoyed getting to the bottom of it.
My first Ella Maise and I'd like to read more by her. Her
writing sort of reminds me of Mariana Zapata. Her hero did, at any rate.
Loved Stella Bloom and Lance Greenfield's narration,
although, I still wish that the male and female narrators would perform all their
parts throughout the book, instead of just the character's designated chapters,
but each did a good job with narrating all voices. Listened at my usual
1.25x-1.5x normal speed.
*I downloaded Marriage for One
after reading Genesis' fab review,
which is far better than mine above!