Rush | Frost Like Night | The Cemetery Boys | MiniReviews

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Another day, another post of mini reviews. So, this time around you will see that I am not 100 about all three of these books, however, one of these was absolutely worth my time. The rest, well, I am ambivalent in my opinions.

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Rush by Eve Silver is a book that I picked out on Hoopla because it was my oldest outstanding need to be reviewed from Edelweiss. I mean, aside from the cool cover and the seemingly interesting story. Of course, I went the audiobook route due to my limited time. Also, Amy Rubinate is an excellent narrator – so if anything I knew I would be down for the good narration.

Eve Silver’s Rush is about a girl named Miki Jones. Miki is one of the popular girls, or at least that was my impression of her. She has some good friends at first. However, her picture perfect life is not all that great. Her mom died and her dad treats his grief by drinking a lot of alcohol. Things are looking up as a blast from Miki’s past begins attending her school again, a boy named Luka. Unfortunately, different factors conspire to pull Miki from her life and outside of time and space into a game. There she and other teenagers team up to fight these aliens called the Drau. It’s actually quite terrifying.

Rush is a quick listen with a whole lot of action. Plus, there’s some friend drama, which keeps my attention. There is also a love triangle between Miki and Luka and this other guy, Jackson. Oh, and Miki’s friends are into both Luka and Jackson. You might need a diagram. I think I would have rated this higher if the romance was better, but in all it’s an okay listen. If anything, Amy Rubinate’s narration will have me coming back to listen to the sequels via audio.

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I actually was highly anticipating Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch. I had really enjoyed both Snow Like Ashes and Ice Like Fire. Unfortunately, this book did not quite pan out the way that I had hoped it would. I actually wanted to love it as much as I did the other books in the series.

So, basically Frost Like Night picks up exactly where Ice Like Fire leaves off. Meira is trying to figure out a way to end magic and stop Angra. This leads to her discovering that she has to make a big sacrifice. Also, the love triangle is over pretty much with this book. We finally get to see Primoria. Oh and Ceridwen gets point of view chapters now. This book does wrap up the series so that there are no more loose threads which I appreciated.

HOWEVER, the thing was that I felt like reading Frost Like Night was kind of like pulling teeth. It took me FOREVER and a day to get through. I mean, yes I do have limited time lately. However, I still am able to read and finish books on a much faster rate than I was able to finish up this book. It really dragged for me, I think I just did not care about or connect to the characters as much as I wanted to. I would find myself dreading my time with this book too. I mean, I did end up finishing it right to the very end. Perhaps it is a matter of wrong book at the wrong time for me, but I just find myself quite disappointed on the whole.

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The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer (Zac Brewer’s pseudonym) is my first Brewer book! I KNOW! I even have a box set of those Vlad Tod books. So, I did not really have a whole lot of expectations going in. I just decided on listening to this book on the basis of it being a short audiobook. Maybe I should make this decision more often because I absolutely enjoyed The Cemetery Boys.

Essentially, The Cemetery Boys is about this guy named Stephen who moves from St. Louis with his dad to this awful small town called Spencer in Michigan. No one ever leaves the town and it sort of seems like a dead end town. Anyways, Stephen falls in with a group of boys headed by Devon. Devon is sort of weird, but people in town are afraid of him. Devon has a twin named Cara who Stephen totally has a thing for. So, eventually Stephen realizes that perhaps there is something sinister about Devon. There’s also a sort of supernatural element as well.

What I really loved about The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer (Zac Brewer) were the unexpected twists and turns that it took. The ending really shocked me, it was sad but at the same time, I really enjoyed it. This book really had me in a fall mood as well. If you’re looking for a Halloween appropriate read, HERE YOU GO. Read this book.

As for the audiobook narration, as always Kirby Heybourne is on point. I’ve listened to a ton of Heybourne’s narrations and I have yet to be disappointed. It’s a great commute listen and one that I think you’ll immediately be pulled into. Also, if you like quick reads, the audiobook is under 10 hours and if you listen to it via Hoopla or Audible, you can speed up the narration. I listened to it at 1.25x speed like I do with pretty much all audiobooks.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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