Review – The Killing Floor Blues (Daniel Faust #5) by Craig Schaefer

The Killing Floor Blues (Daniel Faust Book 5)
By: Craig Schaefer
Release Date: July 30, 2015
Publisher: Dememionde Books
Series: Daniel Faust Book 5
Rating:


When this story starts things are bad for our hero. He’s on his way to jail but something isn’t right. Not just the fact that he didn’t commit the crime he’s going to jail for but the memory of it for everyone around him. Someone is messing with the universe and making Faust the main victim. 
Still trying to avoid spoilers and therefore failing at posting reviews. But here we go, trying again. 

Continued character growth, tone and humor continue to make this series shine.  Daniel, ever in his moral gray area, lets more darkness come in as he works to escape his current predicament. He’s harsher, has less time for people’s BS and is willing to do what he must to get out. The same goes for Caitlin whose passion, loyalty and badass nature comes on full display in this book.

And, I’ve said it a million times, I love the tone and humor with Daniel. He’s crisp and sharp, cynical and funny at the same time.

SPOILERS BELOW: TURN BACK NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THEM.

So let’s be clear, Faust is in jail but there was no trial. At least, there was one that the public remembers, that Daniel’s entire friend group and family remembers, but he doesn’t. Because, it didn’t happen. Someone manipulated memory and time to make everyone believe he’d had a trial and been convicted. 

The reality is the exact opposite. And, while Daniel is trying to get out of prison, the Chicago mob has moved into Vegas and is taking over.

This book is heavy, start to finish, there is a lot going on and there are characters we meet and lose (read: character death) in this book. The story is fantastic (as always) but there is so much going on and so many moving pieces I found myself re-reading portions to make sure I understood what had just happened and who knew the truth. 

Essentially this is a bad-ass jail break story with magic, an angry Scottish demon and further proof that Daniel’s family and friends are the best. 

#UltimateBlogTour Review – After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward

After the Green Withered
By: Kristin Ward
Release Date: May 13, 2018
Publisher: Self Published
Series: After the Green Withered #1
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I am thrilled to be a part of the Ultimate Blog Tour for Kristin Ward’s novel After the Green Withered, winner of the 2018 Best Indie Book Award. This dystopian novel is the first book in a series, also titled After the Green Withered, which is aimed at a young adult audience. The story follows an eighteen year old named Enora as she graduates high school and is enrolled in an academy where the elites and heads of society graduate and are doled jobs. Despite not wanting to go, Enora has no choice. The change would give her parents more water credits, which they desperately need. But the lack of water isn’t the only thing Enora and her world struggle with. There are other forces at work. Everything isn’t as it seems, and secrets better left hidden are slowly brought to life.

O.W.L. Readathon TBR – 2019

Last year I participated in the O.W.L.s Readathon, a readathon based on the O.W.L. exams all 5th year Hogwarts students take in the Harry Potter series. It’s almost time for the 2019 O.W.L. Readathon, and I’m here today with a little information about the readathon for anyone who wants to participate along with my TBR.

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#MangaMonday Review – Giant Spider & Me: A Post Apocalyptic Tale, Vol. 2 by Kikori Morino

Giant Spider & Me: A Post Apocalyptic Tale, Vol. 2
By: Kikori Morino
Release Date: July 3, 2018; (original Japanese) September 8, 2017
Publisher: Seven Seas
Series: Giant Spider & Me #2
Rating:


Quite some time ago, I read the first volume of a manga about a young girl and her pet giant spider living in a post apocalyptic world. Finally, I’ve read the second volume. Giant Spider & Me: A Post Apocalyptic Tale, Vol. 2 by Kikori Morino continues the story of Nagi and her giant spider, Asa. The second volume ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, and the story picks right back up where we left off here. Nagi’s home was damaged in a storm. Unable to repair the roof herself, she must venture into town and find someone willing to do the work. However, most people see giant spiders as monsters, not pets, and contention arises.