Lightning Fast Reviews 11/9

Happy Saturday !!

It’s that time for you all when I have some quick or not some quick reviews for you. That’s right it’s time for another series of lightning fast reviews!!

PEW PEW!!

No time to dawdle let’s get it on.

A Kid’s Guide to Cats: How to Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate with Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore

Synopsis:

A lively guide to cat ownership written for kids, featuring practical information on care and training along with rewarding ways to play with and bond with a feline friend.

Expected publication: April 1st 2020 by Storey Publishing

Review:

We have three cats and have had cats all my life so NATURALLY I AM OBSESSED WITH THEM.
This book is everything I wanted and more.
Yes, it’s a kid’s guide to cats but that means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
This ladies and gentlemen is a guide for all of us kitty cat lovers. It is a guide to everything cats. From cat condos, the type of cats, and even the type of treats you should be giving your favorite feline friend.
I really can’t sing my praises about this book enough so I will just tell you that it’ll be much better for you if you go out and purchase it yourself because yes, it is that good and there are pictures on
every
single
PAGE

Thank you very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my own.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 5/5

Brunt Boggart- A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose

Synopsis:

This is a book like no other: a magical tapestry of folk tales, woven together to build a world that is as strange yet familiar as a half-remembered dream. It is an old world, a world of enchanted corn dollies and wild dances in poppy fields, a world of tricksters, lovers and fools.
Through this world, Greychild must journey in search of his mother: from the village of Brunt Boggart, down the treacherous Pedlar Man’s track, all the way to distant Arleccra, a city of treasures and temptation. If you follow him, a part of you will never come back.

Review:

Expect the unexpected is how I would rate this book if I wasn’t expected to rate in stars.

This was a strange and surreal collection of fantastical tales woven in English but at times I felt that I was reading in tongues. I’m not quite sure my review can do it justice but I’ll try but honestly I believe it’ll be a much better service if you read this yourself. The Brunt Boggart is a different book than what I usually read and by that I mean it’s a collection of vast landscapes, dreams, and nightmares woven together.

These short stories pack a punch and the prose is poetic.

At times it can be heady however and I admit I was lost and confused in the murky haze quite a few times. I had to put it down to sort myself out. This isn’t something you can read in one go. That said this is an interesting read and I quite enjoyed this luminous, mournful ride.

Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my own.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 3/5

One Day You’ll Burn by Joseph Schneider

Synopsis:

Detective Tully Jarsdel may not be a typical LAPD cop–but he’s the only one who can solve this case

A body so badly burned that it could be mistaken for a movie prop… except for the smell. That’s not something the LAPD finds lying on the street every day. And when Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it’s clear to him that something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. Jarsdel’s former career in academia seems to finally be coming in handy, rather than serving merely as material for jokes from his partner, Morales.

Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Poisoned Pen Press

Review:

This is the first book of a new series and although I’m not a huge police procedural fan the synopsis had me intrigued and I wanted to give it a go.

California is sadly already known for its wildfires and now there’s a killer out there who literally cooked a person. Detective Tully Jarsdel is assigned to the morbid case. Can he figure out the murderer and their motive or will he become another body charred to the crisp laid ritualistically like an offering to the burning sun?
This is the first book of a new series and although I’m not a huge police procedural fan the synopsis had me intrigued and I wanted to give it a go.

California is sadly already known for its wildfires and now there’s a killer out there who literally cooked a person. Detective Tully Jarsdel is assigned to the morbid case. Can he figure out the murderer and their motive or will he become another body charred to the crisp laid ritualistically like an offering to the burning sun?

This was a refreshing take on a crime novel. Usually with cop novels the protagonist is a take charge, tough guy who eats tobacco for breakfast and clears his sinuses with whiskey. Detective Jarsdel is the antithesis. He’s sensitive, charming, and logical. He used to be a Professor and is mixed race, the son of two gay dads.

This is beyond the scope of refreshing. There were some parts of the read that were hard to read but mostly this was an enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to reading more.

Thanks very much to Netgalley, Sourcebooks, and the publisher for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my own.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 4/5

And there we have it!! Thanks for joining me for another round of lightning fast reviews.

9 thoughts on “Lightning Fast Reviews 11/9

  1. Great reviews, Amanda! Books with lots of cat pictures can never be a bad idea 😍 I’m here for all the animal books full of pics! Haha
    One Day You’ll Burn sounds hella intense and I’m not always on board with the police procedurals but it sounds like a really good read! Will defo have to keep an eye out for it (love that cover too)! πŸ₯°

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    1. YES
      the more cats the better imo lmaooo
      I actually have another cat book I need to read as well
      and yeah I went in like ehhh but was pleasantly surprised
      ty my love πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  2. Great reviews. I’ve heard mixed reviews on Brunt Boggart, I like the artwork though. And who wouldn’t love the book about cats… they’re my favourite animal! 😸😸😸😸😸

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