Friday, April 3, 2020

#CurrentlyReading


Hello Fellow Readers!

I just wanted to share with you all today what I am currently reading and what I will hopefully be reviewing in the coming months. Let's Get Started!

What I'm Reading!

Title: Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7)
Author: Jim Butcher
Genre:Urban Fantasy, Mystery

Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden’s business and Chicago is his beat, as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life. And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don’t believe in magic, the Special Investigations Department of the Chicago PD knows better.
Karrin Murphy is the head of S. I. and Harry’s good friend. So when a killer vampire threatens to destroy Murphy’s reputation unless Harry does her bidding, he has no choice. The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler (whatever that is) and all the power that comes with it. Now, Harry is in a race against time—and six merciless necromancers—to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead...

Title: Sightwitch (The Witchlands 0.5)
Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult

Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch...
Before Merik returned from the dead…
Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.
Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.
On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.
Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch is a companion novella that also serves as a set up to Bloodwitch, as well as an expansion of the Witchlands world.


 Title: Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1)
Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: Steampunk; Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. After discovering the Dead are rising and wreaking havoc in Philadelphia, she knows that her brother is involved.
So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. Yet as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life hangs in the balance.
In Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard weaves together beautifully imagined scenes of action, adventure, and vivid Victorian life to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers will be intrigued from the start

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Windwitch; Susan Dennard

Title: Windwitch (The Witchlands #2)
Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult 
Published:January 10, 2017
Publisher: Tor Teen

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…
After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.
When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?
After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.


Rating

Hello Fellow Readers!

So this took me so long to read. As you can see by my rating that I really enjoyed this book, but I just kept putting it down and it would take a while before I picked it up again. Finally, I decided to force myself to sit down and just read it. I really enjoyed this book, it doesn't pick up directly after the last book but it does catch you up very quickly.

The chapters are like the last book in which they are told from different points of view, this was done very well and despite the somewhat large assembly of characters. There was never a time that I ever felt lost or confused about who was speaking. I will say that I did love other POVs more than others, it wasn't because they were boring or anything like that it was mostly just because some characters (to me) are just more interesting than others. 

I really enjoyed Iseult and Aeduan, I liked them in the first book as well and this just continued my affection for them. Safi was also interesting, so was Marik and Vivia but I just enjoyed Aeduan and Iseult more. I do wish that Dennard would give me more when it comes to the history of the Witchland worlds. I just feel like I am getting trickles of information and while I don't want an expo dump I wish she would share more. 

Other than that it was definitely a great book and I will continue this series

Monday, March 30, 2020

Charming my Best Friend; Hazel Kelly

Title: Charming my Best Friend (Fated #2)
Author: Hazel Kelly
Genre: Contemporary; Romance
Published: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Lucy doesn't want things to be weird between her and Aiden. After all, she cherishes their friendship more than anything.
But the secret she's keeping is eating her alive, and "cherishing" her is the last thing on Aiden's mind.









Rating

Hello My Fellow Readers,

So I read the first book in the series, and I had mixed emotions but liked it enough to continue. I will say I did like this book, but it suffers from most of the last problems of the last book. It's still really short, and I can use this series for in-between longer reads but it takes me under an hour to actually read it. 

I will say I am a bit disappointed in Aiden, yeah he finds himself attracted to his best friend, but it seems like he stopped caring about Lucy as a person and now just wants to have some naughty time. Lucy, on the other hand, is right to have reservations, she has some baggage that I won't spoil so she's worried about Aiden finding out about it. BUT SHE ALSO IS THINKING ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP. 

Aiden just seems like a horndog and just keeps pushing Lucy. Sometimes it is cute and other times it's kinda creepy. I'll continue to read it but I really hope his attitude gets better. Think with your big brain Aiden please!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Komi Can't Communicate; Tomohito Oda

Title: Komi Can't Communicate
Author: Tomohito Oda
Genre: Comic; Graphic Novel; Manga
Published: June 11, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media

The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation.
Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach.
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!


*A thank you to NetGalley, Tomohito Oda, and VIZ Media for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*



Rating

Hello Fellow Readers,

So, I'm socially awkward (but an extrovert, I like social situations I just have trouble interpreting social situations and contexts. Sometimes when I finish a conversation I can make myself anxious wondering if I interpreted the situation correctly) so when I read the summary for this I KNEW I needed to read it. 

First of all, let me say I don't want to give too much away because I believe if you love graphic novels or mangas, you should read this. Anyway, Komi is super cute and relatable. I love how the author shows both Komi's perspective and how people see Komi. It made me realize that what you think is going on made not be what is actually happening or being thought. It was very great and refreshing. There is also Tadano, who is so perceptive and kind! He genuinely tries to help Komi makes friends and helps her whenever he can which I love. 

The other characters are all the typically weird Manga types, yet are their own in a weird way. There are not many considering this is only vol. 1, and I expect as Komi continues to try to achieve her goal of 100 friends you will see more so I can't wait to see what characters appear.

Overall, I will continue to read this Graphic Novel and will now search for Vol. 2 because I just love Komi and her friends. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Netgalley & Edelweiss+ Requested Books



Hello Fellow Readers!

I just wanted to share a couple of books I have requested and will be reading (hopefully), Just to keep you updated on things, Most likely if you don't see a review I probably got denied it happens and I don't think negatively about the author or publisher when I do. Typically I review closer to the sale date and read according to when the book comes out so I can be ready when I need to, 

Edelweiss+

Title: I'll Be the One (Approved)
Author: Lyla Lee
Sale Date: June 16 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, LGBT

Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls can’t dance. Shouldn’t wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves.
But Skye dreams of joining the glittering, intense world of K-pop, and, to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother have set for girls like her. She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else. When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, or her sudden media fame and scrutiny.
Luckily, she doesn’t have to go it alone. In the competition, Skye meets new friends and finds herself partnered with fellow competitor Henry Cho, an unfairly cute celebrity model. Sparks soon fly, and with the support of her friends and Henry, Skye sets her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-size K-pop star—by winning the competition without losing herself.


Title: Deadly Curious (Pending)
Author: Cindy Anstey
Sale Date: June 23, 2020
Genre: Young Adult; Mystery

1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London's most elite corps of detectives. Never mind that a woman has never before joined their ranks—and certainly never mind that her reclusive family has forbidden her from pursuing such an unladylike goal.
She gets the chance to prove her capabilities when an urgent letter arrives from her frantic cousin Daphne, begging Sophia to come look into the suspicious death of Daphne's brother.
As Sophia begins to unravel the tangled threads of the case—with the help of a charming young policeman—she soon realizes that the murderer may be even closer to her family than she ever suspected.


NetGalley

 
Title:  Komi Can't Communicate Vol. 1(Approved)
Author: Tomohito Oda
Published Date: June 11, 2019
Genre: Comics; Graphic Novels

The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation.
Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach.
Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!



Title: Spy x Family Vol. 1 (Approved)
Author: Tatsuya Endo
Sale Date: June 02, 2020
Genre: Comics; Graphic Noves

An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath!
Master spy Twilight is the best at what he does when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions in the name of a better world. But when he receives the ultimate impossible assignment—get married and have a kid—he may finally be in over his head!
Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath!


 Title: The Kingdom of the Gods (Approved)
Author: In-Wan Youn
Sale Date: May 19, 2020
Genre: Comics; Graphic Novel; Horror

Years of war and famine and have plunged Joseon into chaos. The young Prince Yi Moon, having lost all his bodyguards to an assassination attempt, has no choice but to turn to the mountain bandit Jae-ha for help. But as the unlikely pair race to find safety in a world gone mad, it becomes horrifyingly clear that humans aren’t the only thing they must fear!
In a bonus story, a secluded island becomes a private battlefield as the notorious Japanese criminal Juu and the infamous Korean felon Han face off against each other. But they aren’t the only ones on the island…

Monday, March 23, 2020

Music Monday


Being stuck inside all day with this quarantine that's going on I really need things to keep me sane. Reading is one, Gaming is another one, but the real MVP is music. I listen to music when I read, workout, play games, pretty much whenever I can I listen to music.

So I decided to continue doing Music Monday, as I enjoyed it when I used to do it. Sharing music is a ritual I hope never stops. I've been on a bit of an old school kick which you can see in my three picks for today.

Enjoy!

The Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See



The Violent Femmes - Kiss Off



GZA - Liquid Swords

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Haunted; Trysh Thompson

Title: Haunted (Triskaidekaphilia #5)
Editor: Trysh Thompson
Genre: Horror; Science Fiction; Romance
Published: September 19, 2019
Publisher: Pen and Kink Publishing

Not all ghost stories are simple sightings and things going bump in the night. Not all ghosts are left behind because of simple unfinished business. No, sometimes that unfinished business is messy, complicated, and even deadly.
These are not your typical ghost stories—they are desire, love, and most importantly, revenge—all rolled into one. Revenge for a love stolen away, a love that never was, a retribution for a horrific act, or even an act of war.
Containing original stories and poetry by A.K. Alexander, Sara Dobie Bauer, Clint Collins, Harley Easton, Rhonda Parrish, Wendy Sparrow, Elesha Teskey and ReLynn Vaughn
* A thank you to the Netgalley, publisher & editor for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Rating

 Hello Fellow Readers,

I know this probably isn't the time to read horror, or maybe it is, either way, an anthology was a way to go. The reason why I love reading anthologies so much is that because they are short stories within one book, I don't feel pressured to have to continue reading or I don't feel guilty for DNFing a story in an anthology. During times that I have trouble reading or find myself short of reading time, I typically aim for an anthologies for this reason. This anthology has a mix of genres that have one thing in common each story has a female ghost as it's center. This was an interesting concept, and I was so glad that I read this book. Each story was so vastly different from the others, I was expecting horror cliches and lots of scary moments. While some stories had this, other stories had Love and Comedy. 

My absolute favorite story was Abeyance by Relynn Vaughn. Its perspective was that of Lisa who died and it skips back in forth in time during her death to show how she is handling the changes that Alan (her husband) is going through. It's very interesting because the story shows both Alan and Lisa's grieving and how a ghost could feel should the person they love moves on. There are also other dynamics in the story that I do not want to give away that also made this story my favorite. There was surprisingly not a single story in this anthology that I skipped and I enjoyed the book from start to finish. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Falling For My Best Friend; Hazel Kelly



Title: Falling for My Best Friend (Fated #1)
Author: Hazel Kelly
Genre: New Adult; Romance; Contemporary
Published: May 19th, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

The Fated Series is now complete! This is book 1 of 5.
Lucy and Aiden have been friends since they were kids. Best friends. And they'll never be anything more.
Or at least, that's what Lucy keeps telling herself...







Rating


Hello Fellow Readers!

I have mixed feelings about this book, I almost gave it a two but I also wanted to give it a four as well. Usually, I just go through my feelings about the book but I think this time I will split it into pros and cons to really be able to sort out my feelings for it.

Pros: I really like Kelly's writing. Both Lucy and Aiden seem like real people despite being characters in a book. Even their jobs, a hairdresser [Lucy] and Physical Therapist [Aiden], seem believable. Their interactions, conversations, and actions were exactly what I picture people today would act. I also like their use of tinder and the thoughts surrounding the dating app.

Cons: This book deals with a number of different topics; Self-Harm, Sexual Harassment, Eating Disorders, and Casual Sex. None of these get talked about or resolved. Also, Lucy discovers something about halfway in that she should have told him. I was waiting for the reveal but it never came and that just upset me. Also, The whole 'falling' part of the book takes place in the very last part of this novel and there's nothing that really gets the address and I was left wanting and unfulfilled.

One thing I do want to address is that this book is VERY short. It took me under an hour to completely finish it and I thought I had only received a sample of the book and actually couldn't believe that it just ended, however when I saw that there were 5 books it occurred to me that all the books may be really short. I got this book through Kindle unlimited so I was not too upset to discover this the length of this book. The actual price is 99 cents which isn't too bad, but I just thought I should warn you all.

 I don't fault an author when books are short, I know it takes a lot of effort to write so I don't want to complain. I just want to tell you everything. Overall, I will continue the series but now I'll be more prepared with the shortness of the book. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Video Games: Rune Factory 4 [Switch]



So I wanted to transition this blog into something more than books, even if that will be what a majority of the content will be. I play a lot of video games, it calms me down and I enjoy doing it. So I wanted to add it to the blog.

Currently, I am playing Rune Factory 4 Special on the Switch. My husband polyed this game years before when it first came out, but then Rune Factory stopped being made and recently it was picked up again. This is most likely because of the popularity of Farming games, such as Stardew Valley, have at the moment.

Rune Factory 4 is like an action Adventure Harvest Moon. You farm, fight monsters in dungeons, Can create armor, accessories, weapons & cook to make yourself stronger. You can also befriend monsters and get married. There are also difficulty settings to make the combat harder or easier depending on how you want to play.

In this game, you play as an amnesiac protagonist who literally fell from the sky to a place called Selphia ruled by a Dragon who confuses you for a prince or princess. You are then given a farm and duties you need to perform, which even after the actual prince comes you still need to do them. First I like the art style, it's very pretty and vibrant. The characters that you meet are all unique and interesting as well. You get skill level-ups as well, there are so many skills too so it would take a while to level them all to the max. The farming and fighting are typical so there is not much added that you haven't seen in Stardew Valley, with the exception of magic.

The story is pretty basic, and truthfully I am not that interested in it. I power through cutscenes and unskippable dialogue and just do whatever I want. This game allows you to be male or female which I like but doesn't give you the option to choose any marriage candidate, meaning if you pick a male you must marry a female and if you pick a female you must marry a male. I'm still pretty early into the game so I am not sure if this changes but it's what I have seen.

With the game now being remastered and on the switch they have added a new mode called Newlywed in which you can do a scenario alongside your spouse, they have also added some new cutscenes and a new difficulty. Other than that the gameplay hasn't really changed but I still find it fun. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Amazon First Reads March 2020


It's been a while, hasn't it? I have not utilized my Amazon First Reads in a while. This is mostly due to the fact that I stopped reading, but now that I am reading again I am going back to it.

Let's take a look at what's available.

Mystery

In Paris, her twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one.

Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms with her parents’ deaths when she’s delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angela—the possible victim of a serial killer—has been pulled from the Seine. Putting what’s left of her life on hold, Shayna heads to Paris. But while cleaning out Angela’s apartment, Shayna makes a startling discovery: a coded message meant for her alone…

Alive. Trust no one.

Taking the warning to heart, Shayna maintains the lie. She makes a positive ID on the remains and works to find out where—and why—her missing sister is hiding. Shayna retraces her sister’s footsteps, and they lead her down into Paris’s underbelly.

As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna’s own life may now be in the balance…

Contemporary Fiction


From the bestselling author of Digging In comes a witty and moving novel about motherhood, courage, and finding true family.


With a dissolving marriage, strained finances, and her life in flux, Ally Anderson longs for normal. Her greatest concerns, though, are the health problems of her young daughter, Kylie. Symptoms point to a compromised immune system, but every doctor they’ve seen has a different theory. Then comes hope for some clarity.

It’s possible that Kylie’s illness is genetic, but Ally is adopted. A DNA test opens up an entirely new path. And where it leads is a surprise: to an aunt Ally never knew existed. She’s a little wild, very welcoming, and ready to share more of the family history than Ally ever imagined.

Coping with a skeptical soon-to-be-ex husband, weathering the cautions of her own resistant mother, and getting maddeningly close to the healing Kylie needs, Ally is determined to regain control of her life. This is her chance to embrace uncertainty and the beauty of family—both the one she was born into and the one she chose.

Domestic Suspense

Her children have a deadly secret. Can she uncover it before the police do?

Melissa Byatt’s life in Forest Grove seems as perfect as can be: a doting husband, three loving children and a beautiful house in a close-knit community. But appearances can be deceiving.

One evening, Melissa arrives home to the unimaginable: her husband lies stabbed on the kitchen floor, their children standing calmly around him…With horror, she realises that one of them is to blame. But which one? And why would they attack their own father?

Her loyalties torn, in a split second she decides to protect her children at all costs—even if that means lying to the police. But when someone in the neighbourhood claims to know more than they should, Melissa discovers that some secrets are beyond her control…

Can she find out the truth of what happened before the rumours spread? And can the family unite to escape the spotlight of scandal—or are none of them as innocent as Melissa insists?

Historical Fiction


A former beauty queen faces the secrets of her past—for herself and the sake of her family’s future—in a heartfelt novel about fate, choices, and second chances.


Everything seemed possible in the summer of 1951. Back then Betty Stern was an eighteen-year-old knockout working at her grandparents’ lakeside resort. The “Catskills of the Midwest” was the perfect place for Betty to prepare for bigger things. She’d head to college in New York City. Her career as a fashion editor would flourish. But first, she’d enjoy a wondrous last summer at the beach falling deeply in love with an irresistible college boy and competing in the annual Miss South Haven pageant. On the precipice of a well-planned life, Betty’s future was limitless.

Decades later, the choices of that long-ago season still reverberate for Betty, now known as Boop. Especially when her granddaughter comes to her with a dilemma that echoes Boop’s memories of first love, broken hearts, and faraway dreams. It’s time to finally face the past—for the sake of her family and her own happiness. Maybe in reconciling the life she once imagined with the life she’s lived, Boop will discover it’s never too late for a second chance.

Thriller

A thrilling, page-turning debut about a twisted killer and a broken cop—both with nothing to lose.

Paul Czarcik, the longest-tenured detective in the Illinois Bureau of Judicial Enforcement, puts the rest of the team to shame. Ruthless and riddled with vices, Czarcik always gets his man. And fast. Until now…

A double slaying isn’t the open-and-shut case of urban crime he’s used to. Connecting it to a high-profile Texas judge, Czarcik realizes something bigger is going on. It’s the work of a serial killer for whom Chicago is just the beginning. Now he’s inviting Czarcik to play catch-me-if-you-can on a cross-country murder spree.

Going rogue, Czarcik accepts the challenge. But as the bodies pile up, he must come to grips with the fact that nothing—not the killer, the victims, or the rules—is what it seems in this bloody game of cat and mouse.

Science Fiction


From the bestselling author of the Chronos series comes a page-turning novel of time travel, fast-paced action, and history-changing events.


When two time-traveling historians cross paths during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century, history goes helter-skelter. But which one broke the timeline?

In 2136 Madison Grace uncovers a key to the origins of CHRONOS, a time-travel agency with ties to her family’s mysterious past. Just as she is starting to jump through history, she returns to her timeline to find millions of lives erased—and only the people inside her house realize anything has changed.

In 2304 CHRONOS historian Tyson Reyes is assigned to observe the crucial events that played out in America’s civil rights movement. But a massive time shift occurs while he’s in 1965, and suddenly the history he sees isn’t the history he knows.

As Madi’s and Tyson’s journeys collide, they must prevent the past from being erased forever. But strange forces are at work. Are Madi and Tyson in control or merely pawns in someone else’s game?

Children's Picture Book

A brave tractor farms for freedom in a story inspired by women who acted with courage and strength in American factories and on British farms during World War II.

This is our Rosie,
stronger than steel.
She’ll plow all the land
with a turn of her wheel.

Built by women in the United States and sent to England to dig and plow alongside female farmers during World War II, Rosie the tractor does whatever is needed to support the war effort. She works day and night to help grow crops for the troops…even when she has to hide in the fields. This is because she knows, like the women who built her and the women who farm with her, that they all must do their part.

Inspired by the group of American women collectively known as “Rosie the Riveter” and the British Women’s Land Army, this is a story about taking action and coming together for the greater good.

Memoir


A behind-the-scenes look at the meteoric rise and stunning takedown of a nightclub empire, by the man who held the reins.


Limelight, Tunnel, Club USA, and Palladium—the cutting-edge, insanely successful, and notoriously decadent clubs that dominated New York City’s entertainment scene, their influences reverberating around the world. Across four decades, a single mysterious figure stood behind them all: Peter Gatien, the leading impresario of global nightlife. His clubs didn’t follow the trends—they created movements. They nurtured vanguard music acts that brought rock, house, grunge, hip-hop, industrial, and techno to the beautiful ones who showed up night after night to tear the roof off every party. But as Peter and his innovative team ramped up the hedonistic highs, Rudolph Giuliani was leading a major shift in the city. Under the guise of improving New York City’s “quality of life,” the club scene was targeted—and Peter Gatien’s empire became a major focus of the administration.

In this frank and gritty memoir, Peter Gatien charts the seismic changes in his personal and professional life and the targeted destruction of his nightclub empire. From Peter’s childhood in a Canadian mill town to the freedom of the 1970s, through the excesses of the 1980s and the ensuing crackdown in the 1990s, The Club King chronicles the birth and death of a cultural movement—and the life of the man who was in control of every beat.


If I had a child I would have pictured up the picture book but I don't and I also don't read children's books. So I am torn between three books; the first is The Missing Sister by Elle Marr. It sounds interesting and if a mystery is good I can get sucked into the book quickly as look as I don't immediately guess what happened. The second book is Wall of Silence by Tracy Buchanan, one again another mystery, like the first book if the mystery is good then I can read the entire book and be completely captivated, plus the protagonist needs to have active in the role they are given. The last book is Now, Then, and Every When by Rysa Walker. The title is unique and the premise seems interesting, but it is a prequel to a series of books the author has written and I am worried that I would get lost or miss some information by not reading the other books. 

Ultimately I decided to go with Wall of Silence. What book would you have picked?