Hello readers! It is already March and that means it’s time to wrap up the books I read in February. I had another amazing reading month, mostly reading the Wayward Children series.
How did everyone’s February go? I was pretty busy this month, but it went well.
I found this randomly at the library and read it the same day. It is a story of a girl who is being haunted by this demon that is making her do bad things, including hurting people. This story takes place right before The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. I have seen that one, but its been a long time.
I did enjoy the story, but I wish it was a little bit longer. I needed more details into how the demon came to follow her and such.
The first four of these are rereads and the other one I haven’t read before. I know I did read the firs four only 2 or 3 years ago, but I have all new feelings reading them again. I forgot everything about book two before.
Each book follows someone in this school for kids who went to another world of some sort and then were forced out of the world for any reason. There are worlds of vampires and worlds made of candy. Just about anything you can possibly think of. The odd numbered books follow one story, but the others are stand alones that just give more context to the overall story.
This series is amazing. There is a ton of diversity without it being forced. Every charater really is different from the next and each world they have been removed from is equally as interesting. The only thing that bothers me is I think its weird that people in other worlds eat the same food as us. They will be eating normal things like chicken and it always throws me off. I wish some of the worlds had their own foods that were made up. That really is a silly thing to bother me, I know.
Finlay Donovan is Killing It is a book I wasn’t sure about going into it, but the amount of chaos in here was just too entertaining.
We follow Finlay, who is overheard by a woman when talking to her agent, as she is a not-so-successful author, and this woman thinks she is a hit man. She then hires Finlay to kill her husband. Chaos ensues from there.
Finlay really needed the money and isn’t sure if she should do it or not. THEN there are some very unexpected twists. Her life gets interesting real quick. This is the type of book that has a well-paced plot AND great characters.
The characters are what makes this book even better! Finlay’s maid Vero was my favorite. She was so savage and unafraid of anything thrown her way. There is also sort of a love triangle, which is one of my favorite tropes. Too many times do we see underdeveloped characters in mystery and thriller books and that did not happen here. I can say these books are worth the hype!
This is a sequel to From the Desk of Zoe Washington. Without saying much, as it is a sequel, I did love this book. There was this part in book one about Zoe loving to bake and it kind of went nowhere. However, in this one she is working in a bakery and on the way to owning her own.
I only wish it were longer. The plot was wrapped up too fast in the end of the book and there were more things left untold. I am hoping that Marks is planning another book in this series!
If you are not familiar, Jinger is one of the Duggar kids from 19 Kids and Counting, along with various other movies and shows they did together. The family is in this religious cult named The Institute in Basic Life Principles or IBLP.
Jinger is now 30 years old and has left most of the fear and crazy rules of the cult behind. She explains her thoughts of the things she was taught as a kid and how she untangled that web of lies.
This book is perfect for anyone who follows the Duggar family or the downfall of Bill Gothard, who created IBLP. I personally watched the Duggars on TV as a kid with my parents and I’m sure a lot of people my age did.
It would also be perfect for someone in considering leaving a cult or who has just left one. I can only imagine unraveling everything you’ve ever known is not easy. Jinger is still religious, but has removed all the super conservative elements and fear connected to her religion. I honestly wish more of the Duggar kids would end up like this.
If you are interested in learning all the ins and outs of the Duggar family and IBLP, I would recommend Kyeluh on Youtube. She does some amazing videos talking about them and you can learn much more from that than in this book alone.
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