Review- The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn #2)

The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn #2)
By: Lisa Regan
Website: https://lisaregan.com/
Release Date: April 19th, 2018
Publisher: Bookouture
Series: Detective Josie Quinn
Rating:


Okay I’m back and so is Josie Quinn. And frankly, I’m sure at this point Josie Quinn wouldn’t like me either.

Still, she remains a bad ass detective determined to doing the right thing like saving people, helping them get justice and ending corruption in her town. Is she still a catty woman, unable to let go of the past and someone that drinks way too much? Yes. Do I still dislike that about her? You bet.

Review- Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1)

Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1)
By: Lisa Regan
Website: https://lisaregan.com/
Release Date: January 17th, 2018
Publisher: Bookouture
Series: Detective Josie Quinn
Rating:


I dislike Josie Quinn. Not the story, but her. And let’s discuss why I dislike her.

The plot and twists and turns, while sometimes unbelievable and most-likely actually impossible (legally speaking anyway) in reality, were enjoyable. You know what isn’t enjoyable? Josie Quinn herself.

Review- Losing Leah Holloway

Losing Leah Holloway
By: Lisa Regan
Website: https://lisaregan.com/
Release Date: October 17th, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Claire Fletcher and Detective Parks Mystery
Rating:


Book two in this series (I’m wondering if we’ll get more books or not) and really not much is different from the first book except the mystery isn’t solely around Claire anymore. And, while it is part of the series, you don’t need to read Finding Claire Fletcher to read Losing Leah Holloway (although I strongly suggest that you do).

Review- Finding Claire Fletcher

Finding Claire Fletcher
By: Lisa Regan
Website: https://lisaregan.com/
Release Date: December 6th, 2012
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Series: Claire Fletcher and Detective Parks Mystery
Award: Kindle Book Award Nominee for Mystery/Thriller (Finalist) (2014)
Rating:


Where do I even begin with this book?

If you’re going to pick this book up, buckle up because from page one this book takes off and it doesn’t stop until the last page. Even then the momentum carries through to book number two in the series but, for the sake of talking about book number one, let’s start and end there.

My 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge

For 2019 I set my largest reading challenge yet. 100 books. 365 days. Did I make it? Somehow, I did! Below you will find the list of what I read in 2019 and this will also give you an idea of what reviews you can expect from me. I may not review all of them in the near future but I will be jumping into getting these done ASAP.

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Review – The Neon Boneyard (Daniel Faust #8)

The Neon Boneyard (Daniel Faust #8)
By: Craif Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: April 10th, 2018
Publisher: Demimonde Books
Series: Daniel Faust Series
Rating:


If you want to talk about series that show growth for the characters, the Daniel Faust series had better be at the top of your list. Craig Schaefer has done it again in this installment and, if you’ve been reading the series and paying attention, you’ll know what I mean.

Review – Double or Nothing (Daniel Faust #7)

Double or Nothing (Daniel Faust #7)
By: Craig Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: June 27th, 2017
Publisher: 47 North
Series: Daniel Faust Series
Rating:


Okay, book number seven, I’m back and ready to brag about you.

This 7th installment of the series may be one of the best books in the entire series, and yes I know I’ve rated them all four stars and above but, trust me here, this one is amazing.

Review – The Castle Doctrine (Daniel Faust #6)

The Castle Doctrine (Daniel Faust #6)
By: Craig Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Deminode Books
Series: Daniel Faust Series
Rating:


Oh Daniel Faust. It’s been over a year since I read this series and I can’t get it out of my head. I’ve even gone back and listened to some of the audio books just to prolong my love of this series. Also, with more books promised by Craig Schaefer I’m excited to get more reviews out before the new books are released. So, with that, let’s dive into why, at book number six, this series is still captivating.

Review Writing Struggles

Okay, so we all know Katie is awesome about writing awesome reviews and articulating her thoughts. Me, on the other hand? *WOMP WOMP*

So, rather than just whining about how awesome she is and my lack of awesomeness I wanted to look at why I struggle to write reviews. I came up with a list. No excuses, mind you, because for every book I’ve read since my last review went up I have a review started. I just have to edit it so it is possible to understand my ramblings and sounds a bit more articulate than simply saying “read this yesterday” or “never touch this.”

So, here we go. The list.

  1. Series – I am a series addict. Therefore, I run into the issue of wanting to read the series and then, wanting to tell everyone about the amazing moments in the series and realize, mid-sentence, mid-review, I am spoiling the entire book or in some cases major plot points in the series. Literally, for me, to encourage someone to read sometimes the only thing I can say, without spoiling is “massive plot twists ahead, prepare yourself.” And that, while true, isn’t a full, proper review. But for series that go on for more than 4 books you run into the issue of wanting someone to understand how amazing, how mind-blowing the series is as it grows but you don’t want to ruin it.
  2. Timing – if I don’t write down my thoughts quickly I lose what I wanted to say. This is rather inconvenient when I’m reading right before bed (or when I’m procrastinating on going out cause I’d rather stay in and read), listening to an audio book while at the gym or driving, etc. So, not ideal timing. And, in some cases (driving, lifting heavy things, etc) not safe to literally stop what I’m doing to write it down.
  3. Memory – see above. I lose what I want to say. Also, with series, when I binge through them I honestly forget what happens in each book. I just know the story arc and I’m obsessed. Also, I tend to run into the issue where I am convinced a certain plot point happened in book number three when it happened in book five. This ties into my binge reading series books.
  4. Editing – I’m a perfectionist. So right now, this article has been edited within an inch of it’s digital life. So imagine how long it takes me to edit a proper review. Yeah, there are problems here.

So my question is, for anyone else who writes reviews, what are your struggles? Am I just lazy? Or, just too much of a perfectionist?

Currently working on several reviews and actually posting them so (hopefully) I can get my act together. No time like the present.

Review – The Killing Floor Blues

The Killing Floor Blues The Killing Floor Blues (Daniel Faust #5)
By: Craig Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: July 30th, 2015
Publisher: Demimonde Books
Series: Daniel Faust Series
Rating:


Okay, so, let’s admit I need to get my life together. While I have been broken out of my reading rut I can’t get in a review writing mind frame so, I’m a slacker. So, we’re bringing it back to the remaining books of the Daniel Faust series that I’ve read to get me back on track. Also, if you’re a fan of the series we’re approaching a new release on this series sometimes in end of 2019, early 2020.