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The King’s Deception (Cotton Malone #8), Steve Berry

the-kings-deceptionCotton Malone is back to fill in the blanks of what happened while in London with his son. A recent stop in Georgia to go by his ex’s house brings up the question of what happened.  Pam, Malone’s ex, knew something was different when her son was able to forgive her for the sins of the past. It is difficult to learn that the man who raised you is not your biological father, and then when your mother won’t tell you who is, it is hard to understand and to want to trust her. On their way to the Copenhagen, Cotton is asked to do a favor and transport a young boy back to London because he escaped police custody after witnessing a crime in London. When they make it to London, they are ambushed by fake London police. Cotton finds his son, Gary, kidnapped, the boy has run away, and he is temporarily unconscious on the street. Cotton has found himself in the middle of something again, but this time his son is at risk.
I really enjoyed The King’s Deception. I mean there has barely been a Cotton Malone novel that I don’t like. This one though is about Queen Elizabeth and I found that to be pretty interesting. Steve Berry continues to make fictional history enjoyable to read, and now it’s time for me to go on to the next. Until next time,
Keep turning the Pages
90s Born Reader
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The Alexandria Link, Steve Berry

alexandria linkSteve Berry has done it again. He has continued to push the boundaries of my mind and made me question what I know. Cotton Malone is back in his book shop after having helped to find the Knights of Templar in Steve Berry’s other novel, The Templar Legacy. This time though, it’s personal. His ex-wife suddenly appears at his door in the middle of the night, she still lives in Georgia, and she tells him that his son has been kidnapped. What Cotton finds out from her is that it all has something to do with the confidential file of, The Alexandria Link. With this file coming up again, a secret operative only Cotton knew about. One thing that is known about The Alexandria Link, is that it somehow has ties to infamous Library of Alexandria, a vast wealth of knowledge that comes unparalleled to anything that we have today, and is sought out by anyone who is true search of knowledge.

Malone and his ex-wife are forced to go on a world wide trip to find the truth, and to save their son.
The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry is an amazing thriller. I love books that get started right off the bat with something that makes you want to turn the page. I love Steve Berry books and have read others that are not on this blog like, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, and The Romanov Prophecy. The Romanov Prophecy is probably my favorite right now because I love Anastasia, and the Romanovs, and then The Templar Legacy follows suit because it reminds me of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, both books I love tremendously. Until next time,
Keep Turning The Pages
90s Born Reader
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Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

This book is the perfect murder mystery for girls. There’s fashion, there’s murder, there’s romance there is everything that you can possibly ask for in Gemma Halliday’s Spying in High Heels.
I took this with me on my cruise on my kindle and I could not put it down. The book immediately gets going and you want to know what the main klutzy character, Maddie, does when trying to solve a murder by herself. Of course the police was involved, but she figured that she was better than the police and could do it herself, sometimes getting herself into more trouble than was worth, but hey she found herself a hot cop… who could ask for anything else? Did I mention her stuck in the ‘80s mom and her could possibly be gay step-dad, and a real dad who ran out on her with a show girl? Yes this book has a lot more than just a mystery, but the mystery is good too.
This might seem like a short review but I don’t want to give anything away in this book. This mystery has twists and turns throwing the reader a surprise. It also reminds girls that it’s okay to look cute and still be able to do amazing things and snag a hot guy as well.
As soon as I finished reading it I got on my laptop and bought the next one so I could continue reading this wonderful series. Seeing a trend here? My thing right now is definitely mysteries.
I highly highly highly recommend this book because it was just that good. If you have a kindle, get it on the kindle if you’re not sure because it is very cheap, but like I said I got the next one immediately after I was finished.

“A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.” Daniel J. Boorstin

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Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson

When you walk around do you see strange things that you can’t explain? Well that’s exactly what happens to the main character in Shanna Swendson’s amazing novel Enchanted Inc.
A small town girl, Katie, leaves Texas to change her life in New York. Things are already strange in some parts of New York, but people with wings floating a little above the ground, moving gargoyles, and trains that seem to come on demand? Even that’s a little bit strange for New York.
When Katie finds out that there’s magic everything makes a little bit more sense, but how does no body else see what she sees?
In Shanna Swendson’s first novel of the series the world of magic and business comes alive in Katie’s small town world. There’s a little bit mystery, a little bit of romance, and all in all a little bit of someone trying to find his or her place in the world.
I read this novel so fast, and then quickly bought the second because it was that good. The way magic is portrayed in our every day world instead of somewhere hidden makes it seem like magic does and can exist. It also helps me to believe that there is a perfect place for everyone to be and enjoy. Of course I highly recommend this book and the rest that come after!
“We read to know we are not alone.” C.S. Lewis
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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Devil worship, secrets of the Washington DC, and the ultimate word! Dan Brown has once again made his book something you will never forget. In The Lost Symbol Dan Brown opens your eyes to see what secrets make up the nation’s capitol. The book includes murder, history, thrill, suspense, and so many other emotions.
The novel is amazing! It had me on the computer googling what I was reading just so I could see the artwork he added in his novel and get visuals on everything. I never wanted to put the book down even when I was extremely scared. I’m pretty sure if I lived in Washington DC I would see everything in a whole new light.
By the end of the novel I once again had the same eye opening feeling that I did at the end of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, the feeling that everything that I know is basically the product of unremembered history. When reading the novel I just really have to suggest that you keep an open mind and don’t throw out any ideas before you finish the wonderful piece of work.
“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” Charles Scribner Jr.
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More and Less…

So… I ended up reading a lot more books than expected, but not all of them were on my list.

I didn’t read Kite Runner and I only read a little bit of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. What I did read though was amazing.

I ended up reading Spying in High Heels, Undercover in High Heels(both by Gemma Halliday), Once Upon Stilettos, and Enchanted Inc (both by Shanna Swendson).

These 4 books were perfect for the cruise. They provided me romance, murder, mystery, excitement, and the compelling urge to not put the books down, though I was reading all of these on my kindle.

Look for more posts on these 4 books as I write what I thought about the book in it’s own book review.

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My Mysterious New Thing

My new thing lately has been murder mysteries.

This past semester for my senior English elective I decided to take mystery fiction, and ever since then I have been loving the thrill of reading as a mystery unfolds with its twists and turns. The unsuspecting killers and the crazy plot twists.

That is the reason I started reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. I was looking through books one day at Barnes and Nobles and saw a brightly covered book with a chocolate chip cookie on it. What you will find is that I not only love reading, but I love food too, especially baked goods. I saw it, it was a reasonable price, so I had to have it. Ever since then I have been reading it.

I’m about to start a new murder mystery called Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday and it already sounds like it’s going to be amazing!