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Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

Glad I'm A Lonely "Only"

The Night Sister: A Novel - Jennifer McMahon

Wow! McMahon really knows how to make the unbelievable, believable!! I'm sure I've said this before but I think that's one of the things that makes a good story, great; making it realistic enough so it's not completely outside the realm of possibility. I actually hadn't even heard of her until I read The Winter People and it was just as good as The Night Sister I thought.  She is definitely moving up on my favorite authors list! I love a good, creepy story and this had all the right elements - family secrets, mysterious murder and a spooky motel setting, just to name a few. I grew up around the same time frame as the characters in the story so it brought back a ton of memories of the late 80's. I even had my bedroom painted purple like Amy's. I didn't have a Guns n Roses poster on my wall but I did see them in concert! LOL But anyways, my point is McMahon is great at setting the atmosphere. I felt like I relived my childhood for a little while and once you hit your late 30's you start appreciating any flashbacks you can get! As soon as I read through some of my TBR&R's  (to be read & reviewed) I have stacking up on my list, I am definitely going to go back and read some of her earlier books.