Weekly Wrap Up: October 13th through October 19th 2019

Books I’ve Read:

Christmas Angels


My Best Friend’s Sister

Ice Hard

The Widow of Rose House

Books with Pending Reviews:

Sweet Retribution—review coming September 17th

Books with Published Reviews:

Christmas in Harmony Harbor—Review Here

Sweet Retribution—Review Here

The Widow of Rose House—Review Here

Cilka’s Journey—Review Here

Lethal Nights—Review Here

NetGalley Requests:

Author/Publisher Requests:

Releasing Keanu (Instant ARC from author)

Jesse and The Return of Antheia (author request/not on Goodreads)

Jesse & The Thinkers (author request)

The Angel of Evil (author request)

The Wrongful Death (author request)

The Die of Death (author request)

Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz/Cover Reveal:

Winter’s Captive—Book Blitz

Sweet Retribution—Blog Tour

Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams Boxed Set—Book Blitz

Dark Faerie-–Cover Reveal

The Alchemist and an Amaretto—Book Blitz

Samba—Book Blitz

Grayton Beach Dreams—Book Blitz

The Ghost on Firefly Lane—Cover Reveal

Rhodes—Cover Reveal

Kingdom of Darkness and Light boxed set—Cover Reveal

Scorpion Blood—Excerpt

The Widow of Rose House—Blog Tour

Magic Harbor—Excerpt

Alfheim Academy—Book Blitz

To Kill a Fae—Book Blitz

Drowning Lessons—Book Blitz

Winter King—Book Blitz

Seven Letters—Excerpt

Tesoro—Book Blitz

Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday


Jesse & The Thinkers (Jesse Winkler: Book 1) by Kenan John

Jesse and the Thinkers (Jesse Winkler - Book Series 1) by [John, Kenan]

Publisher: Kenan John

Date of publication: February 4, 2016

Genre: Fantasy

Book synopsis:

“The whole playground stopped, all the birds in the trees flew away, the fresh leaves withered and fell to the ground, and everybody’s ice cream suddenly melted.”

In a normal world, 12-year-old Jesse Winkler is one of the few who dares to stand out.
‘A weirdo,’ the children at the adventure playground call him, and not just because of his red bow tie. Strange things always seem to happen when Jesse is around.

No one can quite figure out what ‘brave Jake,’ who just happens to be the most popular kid in the playground, sees in ‘weirdo’ Jesse. But Jake always knew. He could just tell. One person’s weirdo is another person’s hero.

Jesse and the Thinkers is an adventure story of friendship, magical mystery, and suspense.
Along the journey awaits allies, enemies, and evil beyond description with an obsession for death and destruction. He knows they are coming, but while there is Jesse, there is hope.

It’s time to wake up and start dreaming.

My review:

Let me start off by saying that a book that captures Miss B’s attention, holds it and then makes her want to see what else happens is a book that stands out to me. I did something that I normally don’t do, I had her read it first.

She loved it. She loved that she could relate to Jesse and Jake. She got invested in the plot. At some points, she would come up to me and ask “Why, Mom, why did this happen?” She hates cliffhangers as much as I do. But she asked me to find out when book 2 will be published because she wants to see what happens next.

When I read the book, I could see why she liked Jesse and Jake’s characters so well. Like her, Jesse refuses to bend to society’s expectation of him. Which is fantastic.

I can’t get too much into the book without giving away the ending but I will say this, the storyline all ties together. Every single sub story gets tied in at the end of the book. Which is great.

The only thing I had an issue with is that there was a cliffhanger. I detest cliffhangers. But (and there is always a but) in a way, cliffhangers are great. They get you to buy the 2nd book and guess what, I will be buying that as soon as it is out.

Now Miss B had a review on the book also. It is one word: “COOL“. So there you go. The tween wonder’s first book review.

Would I read this book again? Yes and like I said above, I will be buying the 2nd book as soon as it comes out on Kindle. I will be downloading it to B’s Kindle also

Would I recommend this book to family and friends? Yes. It is a very clean, very amusing children’s fantasy that has a fantastic message: “Don’t be afraid to be yourself.”

Age range: Tween on up

Where to buy: Amazon

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**