Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Heart of Darkness

18615474Dark allegory describes Marlow’s journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad’s finest, most enigmatic story.

*May Contain Spoilers*

Reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad was more than just an assignment for a class I'm taking. It was a whirlwind of adventure, oppression, and greed. When Charlie Marlow reflects back on his journey to the African Congo, he reveals how greed spurred men to kill, threaten, and take the riches from the indigenous people.

Marlow is about the only morally good character in the book. He's the narrator of the story being shared, but is not the narrator of the novella. The story is being told by Marlow while on a boat sitting in the Thames, the narrator is one of the crew members who is listening to the story. Marlow is a man of principle and curiosity. He needed work so his Aunt helped him become a ship Captain, charged with traveling through the Congo to find Mr. Kurtz. Along the journey, Marlow witnesses the oppression that Imperialism has caused, leading to death and darkness. 

The thing I found most interesting about the book was the correlation between Marlow's story and Conrad's own life. Joseph Conrad actually did what Marlow describes and I think he was plagued with guilt afterward. Perhaps, more specifically, survivor's guilt. Or even guilt at taking part in such an oppressive operation. I think that Heart of Darkness was an attempt at reconciliation with that guilt through a sort of confession. I could go on and on about this, but I'll just say for those of you literature buffs, if you haven't read Heart of Darkness, I recommend you do. It's an interesting tale of morality in the center of evil. 

Rating: 4/5 Cups

What's Next, Wednesday (19)

  •  To play along share a book you've been looking forward to reading, whether it's new or has been on your reading list for a while.


I'm looking forward to...

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. Found this sequel to The Cuckoo's Calling at BAM. I enjoyed the first one so I figured I need to give this one a go. A novelist goes missing after completing a manuscript that slashes the reputations of everyone he knows. His wife hires Cormoran Strike to investigate. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (227)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm/Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Evelyn dear Fender (Kindle 51%)
   - Rodney Jones

What's eating me is the realization, that once I cross the halfway mark, I will not have enough food to get home--it's all or nothing from there. The extraordinary intuition, which got me this far, is nowhere to be found now that the stakes have been raised.

Today, Laura T, winner of the Diary of a Haunting Giveaway last week, is featuring the book on her Teaser Tuesday! Check it out here! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Where You Least Expect (Thornehill Springs #1)

24621312Navy SEAL Joe MacDermid came to Thornehill Springs, North Carolina seeking peace and quiet and maybe a break from his hectic life. But his next-door neighbor Verna Love seems intent on making sure he doesn’t get any of either.

Verna takes pride in being a nice person, but when it comes to Joe, she just can’t help herself. Getting under his skin gives her an unexplainable satisfaction, and it doesn’t hurt that Joe is the picture of masculine perfection, especially when he’s angry. She’s smart enough to know that he’d never be interested in her, not with all her flaws, but she can’t pretend that goading him isn’t one of the highlights of her day.

But when circumstances force the two of them together, they might find love where they least expect.

*May Contain Spoilers*

Lydia Rowan doesn't hold back in this for-adults-only romance entitled, Where You Least Expect. First in the Thornehill series, this book focuses on Joe and Verna, two people who aren't too sure where their lives are headed, but it does seem they'll get there together, even if sparks fly when they battle wits. 

Verna Love is a nice woman who's uncomfortable in her own skin. She's also about to turn thirty and has never followed her dreams. A lot of readers will be able to relate to Verna because she's written realistically. She has problems, she struggles, but she wants change. However, when it comes to Joe, Verna isn't so nice, nor is she respectable. Verna makes it a point to dig at Joe, call him on his B.S., and she enjoys doing it. She thinks by doing so, she won't be so intimidated by him... and though that helps, she can't push Joe away too far because he's the one who's going to help her change her life. 

Joe MacDermaid is a Navy SEAL who's at a crossroads. He's past his prime and, though he can keep up with the younger guys, he doesn't really want to anymore. Realistically, what else would he do if he wasn't operating in missions? Joe has no idea and this detail makes him relatable to readers. Everyone hits a point where they're uncertain of their next step, so even though many readers haven't been a Navy SEAL, they can still relate. Joe is a good, decent, guy. He's healthy, worries a little too much, and can't seem to stop Verna from getting under his skin. 

The plot makes this novel a quick, entertaining, easy read. Verna rents her friends house which is right next door to Joe, and although Joe thinks it will be the worst thing in history, it turns out being the best. Verna and Joe begin an uncertain relationship but each has their own problem to attend to. Verna wants to follow her dream of being a clothes designer for the people around town while Joe must decide if he's ready to step back from active SEAL duties. Where You Least Expect was a book I flew through in a few hours. It's steamy, blunt, and has a lot of cursing. For readers who enjoy sexy romances with a side of stories, this book is for you.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What's Next, Wednesday (19)

  •  To play along share a book you've been looking forward to reading, whether it's new or has been on your reading list for a while.


I'm looking forward to... 

A Darker Shade of Sorcery by William Collins. Evan is on track to becomes a demon hunter. It's dangerous work but someone has to do it. Things get heated when Evan is the object of everyone's murderous intentions. Seems like there's more to Evan than even he knows about. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mr. Jones & Me (Jones, #2)

30052291Three years have passed since Finley O’Connell found love and heartbreak in the form of alluring, yet secretive psychology professor, Cabel Jones. Now a twenty-two-year-old graduate student, Finley hardly has time to fulfill her role as Cabel’s young new wife.

But when a voluptuous blonde bombshell from Cabel’s past arrives to fill a teaching position on campus, Finley feels immediately threatened. Jane Adams wants Cabel Jones back and will stop at nothing to rekindle romance with her former flame. Jealous and betrayed, Finley falls into a perilous trap that may cost Cabel his life.

*Contains Spoilers*

Well this sequel definitely had some twists and turns that I did not see coming. Mr. Jones & Me is the sequel to Me & Mr. Jones, that I reviewed a while back, by Lindsay Marie Miller. This novel takes place after Finley has graduated from college and married Mr. Jones, her undergrad professor. In the first novel, Finley and Cabel's lives were threatened when Cabel's Uncle wanted to run for office and needed Cabel and his twin brother, Seth, to stay quiet ... in a permanent way. Now, three years later, they thought they were safe, but sadly, they were wrong. 

Readers already have relationships with Finley and Cabel from the first book and this sequel builds upon those connections a little bit more. Finley is attending graduate school and working full time which has put a strain on her new marriage. Readers can relate to this because complications always arise in relationships. This makes Finley seem more down to earth. However, Cabel's relationship with readers becomes a little rocky when a woman from his past shows up... a woman he was engaged to. 

Meet Jane: beautiful, intelligent, and completely psychotic. She believes that she and Cabel still have a chance and will stop at nothing to win him back. She even teams up with her father to kill Cabel and Finley for more political reasons. But instead of killing Cabel (here's where the spoilers begin) she kills her father and physically attacks Finley, forcing her to miscarry. Now this woman is totally insane, but she does force certain truths into light. Truths that Cabel had been hiding from Finley since the moment they met. This doesn't work in Cabel's favor when it comes to garnering trust from the readers. Especially since, big spoiler here, Cabel is dead. The man that Finley is married to is Seth, Cabel's twin. Now this really complicates everything the readers thought they knew. Suddenly, there's a huge trust issue with Cabel and I don't know if the rest of the book rebuilds it. Though it was a brilliant twist by the author, I don't know if I could forgive my husband for lying to me since the day we met so I'm not sure how Finley could forgive Cabel. 

However, the biggest emotional connection with readers in this book comes from the blossoming hope of a baby. Finley's pregnancy is a complete surprise to the couple and it creates a larger problem in terms of danger and Jane. When Jane causes Finley to miscarry it is a severe blow to the emotional level of this novel. It goes from happy and full of hope to complete despair. It becomes another battle that Finely and Cabel have to overcome. It's hard and it's hard to read about, but Miller does a good job in bringing the novel out of darkness. 

Mr. Jones & Me does certainly focus on Cabel a little more than Finley, as the title suggests and I think readers who enjoyed the first book would enjoy this one. However, it tackles some bigger issues than the first book and doesn't have the same 'feel.' 

Rating: 3/5 Cups

Read the Review of Me & Mr. Jones:


Teaser Tuesday (226)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm/Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Where You Least Expect (Kindle 44%)
   - Lydia Rowan

"I'm a well-oiled machine forged in the fire of battle. Mortals slip; I do not."
"Oh God, I just threw up in my mouth," she said around mock gagging noises.

She Runs Away - Cover Reveal

Today is the cover reveal for She Runs Away by Jessica Calla! It's Book 2 in the Sheridan Hall Series and a follow up story about Ben, whom you may remember from She Laughs In Pink. And stay tuned for a giveaway!!

The Cover

Title: She Runs Away (Sheridan Hall Series, Book 2)
Author: Jessica Calla
Genre: New Adult
Release date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Artist: Anita Carroll at Race-Point

After tragedy strikes New Jersey University's Sheridan Hall, freshman quarterback Ben Riley’s stable,normal life is turned upside down. Sidelined from playing the game he loves and on the verge of losing his scholarship, Ben wants nothing more than to escape the chaos of college and return home to rural Pennsylvania and his family.

 Yet, there’s something that keeps him from running. Or someone. A cute blonde he had a chance with but blew off for all the wrong reasons.

 Megan Smith has secrets. Secrets that have burned her in the past. Secrets she’s unwilling to share with anyone at Sheridan Hall—especially Ben, her sexy, rough-around-the-edges floormate whobroke her heart in a matter of days after moving into Sheridan. Meg decided early on that it’s easier to live life on her own than to share her secrets and let people in.

Meg runs, and Ben follows. But sooner or later, the clock on their chance at love will expire. With inner demons dragging them both down, they must find a way to stop running and trust one another or risk losing their perfectly matched love forever.

About the Author:
Jessica Calla is a contemporary romance and women's fiction author who moonlights during the day as an attorney. If she's not writing, lawyering, or parenting, you'll most likely find her at the movies, scrolling through her Twitter feed, or gulping down various forms of caffeine (sometimes all three at once).

 Jessica is a member of Romance Writers of America, involved in the Contemporary, Young Adult, and New Jersey Chapters, and is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She recently became the oldest marketing intern ever at BookFish Books, and was named a Young Adult mentor for the FicFest writing contest. A Jersey girl through and through, she resides in the central part of the state with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Find Jessica onTwitter (@jess_calla) or at her website ( She loves to make reader and writer friends.

There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of She Runs Away
One person will win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Now that we've shared this awesome cover, we can't wait to share the book! See you in November (just in time for Christmas--YAY)!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What's Next, Wednesday (18)

  •  To play along share a book you've been looking forward to reading, whether it's new or has been on your reading list for a while.


I'm looking forward to...

Evelyn dear Fender by Rodney Jones. I've read a few books by Jones and haven't been disappointed. He steps away from his usual time travel genre to journey to a mythical land. Evelyn dreams of finding Methania and sets off on a sailing adventure to succeed. Instead she finds herself wrecked on an island with Fender, who speaks a different language.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (225)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm/Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Mr. Jones & Me (Kindle 14%)
   - Lindsay Marie Miller

"Isn't it odd that Cabel would marry someone right after graduation?" Jane examined her cuticles as she spoke. "Someone, who only weeks before was a student? Someone, that at one time, was his student?"

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Diary of a Haunting

24885765When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to completely hate her new life, and the small town doesn’t disappoint. Worse yet, the drafty old mansion they’ve rented is infested with flies, spiders, and other pests Paige doesn’t want to think about.

She chalks it up to her rural surroundings, but it’s harder to ignore the strange things happening around the house, from one can of ravioli becoming a dozen, to unreadable words appearing in the walls. Soon Paige’s little brother begins roaming the house at all hours of the night, and there’s something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who knows a lot more than he’s letting on.

Things only get creepier when she learns about the sinister cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost a hundred years earlier.
The more Paige investigates, and the deeper she digs, the clearer it all becomes: whatever is in the house, whatever is causing all the strange occurrences, has no intention of backing down without a fight.

Found in the aftermath, Diary of a Haunting collects the journal entries, letters, and photographs Paige left behind.

*May Contain Spoilers*

Diary of a Haunting, by M. Verano, was creepier than I thought it would be. The first person perspective that the diary is written in immediately pulls the reader into the story and action. Not only that, but the way the novel is framed by a letter, from Professor Verano validating what happened, is reminiscent of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The fact that Verano is a professor at an Idaho university, studying this Pronoica cult, gives fictional credit to the novel, enhancing it's horror factor as the reader wonders if it really did happen after all. 

Paige is the main character and narrator of the book, her electronic diary which is supposedly found after the ending. Paige is a loving sister, a concerned daughter, and an isolated teenager. Readers will connect with Paige through her emotional revelations about her dad cheating, her mother trying to restart her life, and her instant outsider status at her new high school. She's going through a lot of stress and this diary is her only outlet. Then creepy things start happening and she finds an unlikely friend in Chloe, the school weirdo, who believes in hauntings and ghosts. Together, they start to piece together the history of the house, but by then it may be too late. 

The plot begins with Paige, her brother, and her mom moving to Idaho. The house they move into is an old mansion that's been abandoned for a few years, but the owner's son is trying to fix it up. It's liveable with flies and spiders and no bears, thank goodness. When things start to happen, Paige becomes scared, her brother starts having seizures, and her mother thinks that even spirits have a right to live where they want. Paige doesn't agree. The longer the family is in the house, the more active the house becomes. The plot doesn't have a lot of dull moments and I read nearly the whole novel in one sitting. 

My favorite part about the book was the copied diary entries. Throughout the entire thing, some diary entries find themselves written twice, but the second copy is always filled with nonsense words, seemingly random, but when you pay attention, the diary is in fact revealing something else. The words add up to make a message... if only Paige had noticed that... 

The ending of the book is an unexpected bout of chaos. I didn't see it coming. There's a happy ending in there, but it's not actually at the end, which took me off guard. Just when you think it's all over... Amy Danziger Ross throws a curveball -- she's the real author of the book and writes under the pseudonym she uses to validate the story. Though she really did attend the University of Idaho. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys scary stories and is intrigued by ghosts, history, and hauntings. In fact, you can have my copy, just enter the giveaway below. :) Happy reading!

Rating: 3.5/5 Cups

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tail & Trouble

28575361When Gabriel’s witch girlfriend doesn’t return from her latest trip, he gets on the road and heads out to find her. Sheila's coven is secretive and distrustful of Gabriel, so the only help he has is Sheila's familiar, a bulldog named Orson, who is psychically linked to both of them.

In Florida, they walk right into an elaborate plan to steal Orson. A mysterious wizard named Yareth is behind the plot, and he may also know where Sheila is.

Gabriel and Orson will have to fight for their lives as they navigate around all the magical roadblocks to force Yareth’s hand. They won’t give up until Sheila is safe.

*May Contain Spoilers*

One of the funnest books I've read all summer! (Don't kill me for using 'funnest'.) Tail & Trouble by Victor Catano is an energetic story of adventure and magic. Sheila is missing and no one's telling her boyfriend, Gabriel, anything. He decides to take matters into his own hands with the help of Orson, the loving bulldog who has his own magical powers.

Gabriel is a great leading character. Catano wrote his past as a military operative to help garner trust and respect from readers right off the bat. Gabriel is a man who shows courage, bravery, and intelligence in his search for Sheila. Especially as a normal man up against black magic. Readers will relate to Gabriel's loyalty and willingness to do anything for the one he loves. They'll also enjoy his sarcasm and banter with Orson. (Yes, they can talk to each other.) His skill set will also be more than impressive as he comes up with some crazy solutions to magical problems. Though he is a bit weighed down with anger, a trait that makes him more down-to-earth and less perfect hero, Gabriel is working on controlling his temper. Though is temper is aimed at the villains, so ... it can't be a completely negative motivator. 

Orson is a fantastic companion to Gabriel in this novel. He's your typical dog who just happens to be able to do magic and talk (telepathically). Nothing beats a good belly rub and a stack of salami, or taquitos, for this sweetheart, who just wants to find his mom. Orson provides ample amounts of comic relief as the serious search for Sheila is in operation. Readers will enjoy his sparky personality and his go-get-em attitude when it comes to taking down the bad guy. 

The plot of the story is a little complicated, but Cantano makes it easy to follow. After being sent to retrieve an object from Florida, Sheila disappears. Two weeks with no word worries Gabriel and Orson, who set off on an adventure to find her. What they find first is Yareth -- a dark magician with a band of followers who have a power amplification stone and a desire to own Orson. While avoiding kidnappings and car chases, Gabriel must keep Orson safe while they search for Sheila. This thrilling adventure is a fun read with magical action and enough fighting to destroy a theme-park. I think anyone who enjoys not-too-serious supernatural novels will love Tail & Trouble

Rating: 3.5/5 Cups

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What's Next, Wednesday (17)

  •  To play along share a book you've been looking forward to reading, whether it's new or has been on your reading list for a while.


I'm looking forward to...

Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano. I picked this up a BAM a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to start it. The cover is eerie and the description promises haunted twists and turns. Paige moves with her mom and brother to Idaho. After renting an old mansion things so a little sideways. Paige discovers that a cult used the house for their unethical experiments. With photos tucked into the story, I feel this book is going to be a mix of Asylum and Miss Peregrine's Children. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (224)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm/Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Tail and Trouble (Kindle 16%)
   - Victor Catano

I tucked his wallet into my front shirt pocket, then I got out my own wallet and pulled out a photo of Sheila. I held it up in front of his face. "Have you seen her? Is she part of the plan?"

Friday, August 5, 2016

Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #3)

24120519A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

*May Contain Spoilers*

An absolutely brilliant end to Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series, Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs is a work of written art. His poetic prose and descriptive nature paints a world in the minds of readers. A world they can't see because they aren't peculiar, but a world that lives along side ours, just the same.

Jacob Portman had just been briefly introduced to a new detail of his peculiar ability in Hollow City: he can speak in Hollowspeak, which is the language of Hollogasts, evil invisible monsters with superior strength. In the opening of this third book, Jacob realizes that he can use the language to control the monsters. Throughout the novel, his knowledge of the language, how to use it, and how to make it work evolve. This seemingly small accomplishment is the key to the survival of the peculiar children. With this talent, Jacob becomes the heroic figure of this epic tale. He describes himself as the new Jacob. A young man who is brave, courageous, loyal, and a leader. Readers will undoubtedly feel connected to Jacob as they've traversed the peculiar world with him through the previous two books. The horrors and betrayals that he has faced, and overcome, will allow readers to believe in future success. However, the odds are not in Jacob's favor without ymbryne help or any other peculiar children. Jacob and Emma must push to find their loved ones while fighting for survival and battling wights and Hollogasts. The reality is that they most likely will fail and this fact has readers hoping beyond hope that a miracle will happen. After all, we haven't committed to the series to watch our heroes die in battle. 

The plot is a complicated twist of loops, successes, and failures. It begins at the same moment Hollow City ended, with Jacob and Emma trying to escape from a Hollogast. They end up in present day London during a Comic-Con where they are able to hide in the crowds and escape the wights. Addison, the daring dog, tracks the scented trail of their peculiar friends and they are all introduced to Sharon, a man who looks like a grim reaper. Sharon agrees to take them to Devil's Acre where they believe Caul to be hiding. Things get tricky as they are met with Ambrosia users --- a drug that enhances peculiar abilities before robbing the body of it's own peculiarity. During all of this adventuring, readers will be pulled even tighter into the story as they witness how persistent and focused Emma and Jacob are. They know that there's a chance they'll never leave Devil's Acre, a chance that no one will, but they continue forward because they're wonderfully loyal friends with hearts full of love for their fellow peculiars. The battle eventually begins and Caul's plans are fully revealed: he wants to visit the Library of Souls so he can consume another peculiar soul and become the King of Peculiardom. The Library of Souls itself is a believed myth among peculiars, but the place does exist and houses thousands of old souls. And Jacob is the key to Caul's success.

I don't want to give away the ending, because it's been a long time coming for readers of Ransom Riggs. I do want to say that this ending does not disappoint, no matter how sad it is that the series is at it's official end. Library of Souls was everything I wanted it to be: satisfying, fantastical, and full of peculiarities. The photos that Riggs chose to accompany his work were perfection. I have always been mystified with the strangeness of the old pictures that exist out there in the world (though Riggs does admit a few were altered). 

For all of you who have read Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series, I'm glad we've all reached this point together. I can't wait to reread them all, one day soon, and relive the wonderfulness of peculiarity. And for those of you who have yet to read them: do it as soon as you can. You won't be disappointed. The world that Riggs created is amazing and astounding, full of love, friendship, family, good and evil, wars, history, supernatural aspects, and more. 

Here's looking forward to whatever Ransom Riggs comes up with next. 

Rating: 4.5/5 Cups

Miss out on the first two book reviews? Check them out below:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)     12396528