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Confessions: The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson

Synopsis from Goodreads:¬†In the dramatic conclusion of the bestselling Confessions series, Tandy Angel’s next murder case could be her own!

Tandy Angel is losing her mind–or so she thinks. Even as she’s forced to fight for the family company, she’s imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she’s convinced will take her life could be all in her head–or the very real danger that finally brings her down.

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little Brown

Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Mystery

Where I acquired this book: Amazon

When I read this book: November ?-19

Ratings on a Scale of 1-10

Quality of writing: 10

Pace: 9

Plot Development: 9

Characters: 9

Enjoyability: 9

Ease of Reading: 10

I genuinely love James Patterson’s young adult series, and while he has a tendency to write more books in a series than he should, I don’t think he did with this series. He never really said how many books were going to be in the series, and when I read this one, I didn’t realize that it was the last one in the series. As I read the last line, I figured out that this was the last young adult book by James Patterson I hadn’t read yet (not including the newest Maximum Ride book, because I am still debating on reading it). It was a bittersweet ending, because, while I felt that he ended it at a good place, I am going to miss reading about Tandy’s new adventures every year. All of the characters are so much fun, although there definitely are characters you are waiting to die. There were so many freaking plot twists throughout the entire series, but especially in this book. You don’t know who Tandy can trust anymore, so you are on the emotional roller coaster right along with her. While I will mourn the ending of this series, it really was the perfect ending, and you really should give the series a go.

OVERALL RATING (out of 5): 5 stars

Have you read any of James Patterson’s books? Do you have any books you would recommend?

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The Lost by James Patterson

the lost

Goodreads Synopsis: It’s Witch versus Wizard this time, in the fifth and final installment of James Patterson’s bestselling magical series!

Whit and Wisty Allgood have fought and defeated their world’s most pernicious threats: the evil dictator, The One Who Is The One, as well as his wicked father and son. But just as the heroic witch and wizard start to settle into their new roles in governance, a deadly crime wave grips their city, with all signs pointing to a magical mastermind every bit as powerful and heartless as The One. Now the siblings find themselves persecuted as the city turns against all magic users, and questioning everything, including each other–and, for the first time, their abilities. Can they confront the citizens’ growing hostility and their own doubts in time to face the new enemy barreling toward their gates?

My Rating: 4.5 stars

This book was freaking emotionally draining! The only reason I didn’t give this book five stars, is because Whit and Wisty make some EXTREMELY stupid decisions that were just painful to read about. I was shocked when I first found out about this book because the only thing I saw about it was a post on his facebook page saying “the fifth is coming…” No goodreads info, no google info, nothing. Just four words. I wasn’t expecting a lot because and didn’t love the fourth book, in the supposed trilogy, now saga. But boy was I wrong. There is a whole new plot, but at the same time, old favorites were dragged into the mix, that just threw me for a loop. THE FREAKING ENDING WAS HUGE AND OH MY FREAKING GOD!! I adored this series, it was only my second dive ever into the YA genre, after his other series, Maximum Ride. James Patterson was the first author who started my obsession with books, so I cried when I realized that this was the final one in this series that I have been following for four years now. But even though I was upset that it was over, I still think that it was a great way of ending things (even though MANY tears were shed over it).

Overall: I would definitely recommend this series, and if you stopped reading after The Fire, I know The Kiss isn’t as good, but stick with it to get to The Lost because it is worth it.

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Top Five Tuesday: Series

I have trouble picking out a single favorite books so here are a a list of SOME of my favorite series (keep in mind it’s late where I live so my brain shut down).

1.) Web of Hearts and Souls series by Jamie Magee

The Web of Hearts and Souls series includes three seperate series: The Insight series, The See series, and the Rivulet series. Linked at the bottom are the first three books in the series on good reads. Insight and See are free on the kindle, and I believe Kobo and Nook as well, but I am not sure about the last two, so there are links to purchase them from amazon as well.

2.) The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

If you have read any of my posts in the last week, then you know that I have been obsessively binge reading this series. The concept is new and the plot is great, with funny, complex, and relatable characters. Love Love Love this series. The first book, Obsidian was also free on the kindle when I bought it, so the link for it on amazon and on goodreads is below (though I am not sure is it still on sale).

3.) The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices (and any other Cassie Clare books) are must-reads. I am in love with both Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs. The World is wonderfuland beautifully constructed. Tessa is an amazing main character. This series is an all around amazing series, though the last book is definitley a tear- jerker… The link to the first book on goodreads is below.

4.) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I wasn’t a huge fan of Vampire Academy, but I extremely enjoyed reading about Sydney, Adrian, and the gang in California. I personally found the story more interesting, and I adore the characters in this series. They are perfect, but also flawed and just UGGG, too amazing for words.

5.) The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

I feel like I have to throw this one in there because, this is the series that got me into reading, though I would only recommend to middle-grade readers, because I feel like if I picked it up now, I wouldn’t like it as much as I did originally, since I am used to higher level storylines. But WARNING this series was originally a trilogy, then it was supposed to end with eight books, and now there is a ninth book coming out in January. This series may NEVER end, though I am excited to read the newest installment: Maximum Ride Forver (I know it’s a stupid title), I know that many are way less than enthusiastic about reopening a well wrapped up storyline.

So those were a list of a couple of my favorite series, I know I missed a lot of them, but those were the first ones that popped into my head when I thought favorites. Tell me what some of your favorite series were in the comment sections below, and I hope to see you next time.

 

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Links for goodreads pages and free kindle books below

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9132056-insight-insight-1
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18781589-see-see-1?from_search=true
http://www.amazon.com/Insight-Book-One-Hearts-Souls-ebook/dp/B00637B2UQ/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1409106673&sr=1-7&keywords=Jamie+magee
http://www.amazon.com/See-Web-Hearts-Souls-Book-ebook/dp/B0080K8HHA/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1409106673&sr=1-9&keywords=Jamie+magee
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578077-obsidian
http://www.amazon.com/Obsidian-Lux-Novel-Jennifer-Armentrout-ebook/dp/B00K48GW96/ref=sr_1_1_ha?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1409106791&sr=1-1&keywords=Obsidian
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7171637-clockwork-angel
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8709527-bloodlines?from_search=true
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13152.The_Angel_Experiment?from_search=true