Matched to a Billionaire

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Matched to a Billionaire by Mio Takai
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This manga was great. Kat Cantrell had a very interesting story-line. I loved how the characters were portrayed. The art for this manga was great. Mio Takai did an excellent job. Now having said that let me be honest. My only issue is I felt there could have been more detail not only with the story-line but also with the artwork. IT felt like the art work was based on just a general idea of the story not the full story from the book. I felt like Mio Takai had no working knowledge of the original story before she made the art for this manga. I understand that this book was downsized from the original format for this manga but sometimes you can downsize to much and I feel like that happened with this manga.

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The Sabbides Secret Baby (Kindle Edition) by Jacqueline Baird, Keiko Yamada

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I received this book free of charge from NetGalley for a review.
The Sabbides Secret Baby was great. The Sabbides Secret Baby is about a part-time hotel receptionist Phoebe and Greek multimillionaire Jed. They seemed to have everything going for them until Phoebe gets pregnant. After Phoebe has a miscarriage she leaves Jed and moves away. Four years later they are reunited and Jed’s whole world changes.

Jacqueline Baird’s writing style caught my attention and kept it all the way through the book. Very well thought out and written. Jacqueline Baird made a great story.

Keiko Yamada did a great job in illustrating Jacqueline Baird’s book The Sabbides Secret Baby. Keiko Yamada’s art made the characters come alive.

Girls of the Great War by Freda Lightfoot

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Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge for an honest and unbiased opinion

I really took my time with reading this story. Girl of the Great War By: Freda Lightfoot was a great book. Freda Lightfoot has a nice easy to follow writing style. The imaginary she creates with her words is wonderful. Freda Lightfoot’s book Girls of the Great War was very well planned and led me into a world I could at time feel was real. This is a great book. I found myself feeling sympathy for characters I should love to hate. This book was a roller coaster of emotions for me but my friend’s will be the first to tell you I get to involved with the characters. All in all this was a great book and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who love or even enjoys historical fiction

Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie

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Title: Matched

Authors: Ally Condie

Narrators: Kate Simses

Series: Matched Series: Book 1

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Genres: Audiobook / Fiction / Romance / Young Adult

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 8 CDs / 10 Hrs.

My Review: 4.0 Stars

Okay so let me be honest, this book has been on my to read pile for a while. In fact the only reason I actually decided on this book is because my local library had the audiobook version available and since my travel time has doubled in the last few weeks. I chose this book to listen to while driving.

Now having said that Ally Condie did a great job on this book. Matched is about based around Cassia, Xander and Ky. These three are only seventeen and about to find out what is laid out for their future. Cassia is matched both to Xander and Ky. One with approval from the government and the other was a “glitch” in their system. Which leads Cassia to realize the system is faulty. This stroy was well written and thought out.

Kate Simses was the narrator of this audiobook. Kate Simses did an excellent job. She was able to grab my attention and keep it. Which is always a plus. Kate Simese’s intonation was perfect for a great listening experience. I look forward to listening to more books that Kate Simses has narrated.

The publishing company for this audiobook was Penguin Audio. I’ll be honest they seem to be one of my favorite production houses when it comes to audio books.  They didn’t leave me disappointed with this selection either.

Now for the big question would I recommend this book? I would have to say yes. But please keep in mind this book is written for a younger audience and is from the point of view of a seventeen year old girl. Besides that all in all a great book and I really look forward to the rest of this series.

The Marriage Maker

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Title: The Marriage Maker: Worth of a Lady, The Marriage Wager, A Lady By Chance, How to Catch an Heiress

Authors: Tarah Scott, Allie Mackay, Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Narrators: David Monteath and Ginny Ross

Series: The Marriage Maker Series: Book 1

Publisher: Silverton Agency

Genres: Audiobook / Fiction / Romance

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 7 hrs 9 mins

My Review: 2.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

The Marriage Maker is a omnibus of short stories written by Tarah Scott, Allie Mackay and Sue-Ellen Welfonder. These stories are all based around four sisters. Chastity Hamilton is the Duke of Roxburgh’s heir. Her father insists she marry. So, Lady Chastity makes a bargained with her father to marry the man who can find matches for her three younger sisters first. Lady Chastity didn’t believe such a man existed but, Sir Stirling James has stepped up to do exactly what Lady Chastity hoped could not be done.

Tarah Scott, Allie Mackay and Sue-Ellen Welforder are all great writers. Each story was well written. My only issues is that they could have gone so much farther in these stories that they tended to leave me wanting more. That after a while they seemed to lack some of the plot-line. Which personally is not something I enjoy. I would have liked a little more. Short stories don’t need to leave you feeling like you missed something but these did. I was expecting more from these authors but I was left disappointed.

The Marriage Maker’s narrators were David Monteath and Ginny Ross. I’ll be honest I was so displeased with the stories that at first I didn’t pay much attention to the narrators. I did go back and re-listen to this audiobook so I could give a decent review. David Monteath and Ginny Ross did a great job on the narration. They made each character distinctive. Both David Monteath and Ginny Ross’ intonation was perfect for a good listening experience.

The publishing company for The Marriage Maker was Silverton Agency. Honestly this is one company I’ve never heard of. After listening to this audiobook I’m still on the fence on if I like them or not. So all in all the jury is still out on this company.

Now for the question everyone asks me. Would I recommend this audiobook? Rather than just coming out and saying No. I’ll say Maybe. This is a good story but if you’re looking for a story subsistence and a great plot-line this is not it. If you’re just looking for a quick easy to follow story without a lot of details then this is the book for you.

Goldfisch Volume 1 Manga (English)

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Title: Golfisch

Volume: 1

Author: Nana Yaa

Publisher: TokyoPop

Genre: Manga

Release Date:  Jan. 16, 2018

My Review:   3 Stars

I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.

Goldfisch is about a boy who has gotten a hold of King Midas’ golden touch.

I don’t want to go into more detail because that can lead to spoilers which is never a good thing in my opinion. So let’s take this review another way.

Nana Yaa has a great idea for this series. I can see a lot of potential. The plot line is interesting and fun to read. The artwork is great and makes the adventure wonderful. My only issue is where the book was stopped. Yes I know that isn’t the authors fault and I’m not blaming Nana Yaa. I just felt that the original publishing company should have put a little more into the 1st volume before closing it. The ending left me a little disappointed. I look forward to continuing this series in the future.

Goddess Of Troy

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Title: Goddess Of Troy

Author: P. C. Cast

Narrator: Caitlin Davies

Series: The Goddess Summoning Series: Book 6

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Genres: Audiobook / Fiction / Romance

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 11 hrs 9 mins / 10 CDs

My Review: 4.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

The Goddess Of Troy by P. C. Cast is about Goddesses Hera, Athena, and Venus have had enough here with the Trojan War. The Goddesses find that the worst of the bunch is Achilles. If they stop him it would end the war. The three goddesses decide to seize their chance when Kat and her best friend, Jackie, perish in a car crash in modern day Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Goddesses shift the friends’ souls into the bodies of a recently killed Trojan princess and her handmaiden. The Goddesses then present them to Achilles with the hope that Kat will catch Achilles’ attention and distract him long enough for the war to end.

P. C. Cast wrote a great book. I will admit I have been a P. C. Cast fan especially of her House of Night Series. I believe I read the first book in this series and got distracted by the House of Night series to finish this one. After listening to this audiobook. I’m planning on reading or listening to the other books in this series starting from the beginning. P. C. Cast has a great way of making a new story around an old mythological one. I love how P. C. Cast blended her story in with the Trojan War. I was well written and a great listen.

The narrator Caitlin Davies did a wonderful job. While listening to this audiobook it seemed to me that Caitlin Davies was enjoying the story also. Caitlin Davies made each character distinctive. No variance in diction which always makes for an awesome listening experience. I plan to look for more books narrated by Caitlin Davies.

Blackstone Audio did a great job in the production of this story. So having said that I’m going to come off the fence and say I’m really starting to like Blackstone Audio. The production for this audiobook is exactly what listeners expect and want. With no fluctuation in sound and set at the right tempo. It made this audiobook a great listening experience.

Now the bug question would I recommend this book? Yes but not for listening in public. There are a few parts that parents might not want their children to hear.