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November Wrap Up!

Demon Blood: Enlightenment From applying to colleges and Thanksgiving, it seems as if the month went by in a flash. Since November is over, it is time for my monthly reading wrap up. The TBR jar pick was Hemlock Grove, but sadly I did not get to it. So Hemlock Grove will be the pick for December as well.

Anyway! The first book I read was Demon Blood: Enlightenment by Tim Meyer. Well it was more like the first book I finished in November. 

"The story follows several strangers coming together to prevent the end of the world. A lonely drifter, following the gruesome murder of his wife and unborn child, is struggling to find his purpose in a world filled with evil and insanity, as he searches for the entity that led his life astray. A low-budget horror producer—and recent widow—has traveled across the states to seek out a man she believes to know the truth about her husband's mysterious suicide. Two brothers are left homeless when demonic spirits ransack their quiet country home, setting it ablaze, violently killing their parents, and forcing them into an enduring pursuit toward the truth. A mother's world is shattered when she realizes her daughter's soul has been taken hostage by one of Hell's most dangerous villains. Ultimately, their separate paths interweave seamlessly as they come together in order to prevent disaster. They must stop a darkness from which no one will emerge. Even if victorious against the infernal forces, not all of them are guaranteed to survive. 
Between Heaven and Hell... Stands Humanity."


I gave this a four out of five stars! It was a awesome book with a lot of gore, swearing, and great characters. As well as a great plot line. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great gory tale that will leave you wanting more! 
Check out this link for a official review: http://perksofbeingalatenightreader.blogspot.com/2014/11/demon-blood-enlightenment-by-tim-meyer.html

The next book was Rightful Owner by Hemmie Martin.

Rightful Owner (DI Wednesday, #2)"When a murder occurs in an exclusive swingers' club, DI Wednesday and DS Lennox find themselves immersed in a murky world of sex and secrets. It doesn't take long for the members to turn on one another, and for their clandestine affairs to come crashing into their everyday lives. As Wednesday experiences the pressures of work and caring for her mother's mental illness, and Lennox's ex-wife has him worrying about the sustainability of his role as a father, their case brings about questions of personal freedom and they begin to wonder if we are all, in fact, owned in one way or another."

Rightful Owner is the second book in the DI Wednesday series and is a 236 page crime/mystery novel. This book is tells a story about a murder that takes place during an exclusive swinger's party. This was a exciting novel that had me riveted after a few chapters. I would recommend this for any reader, who can handle adult situations. 
Check out this link for a official review: http://perksofbeingalatenightreader.blogspot.com/2014/11/rightful-owner-by-hemmie-martin.html

The third book I read was Anyone? by Angela Scott. 

"The end of the world? That’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and deep philosophical exercises in school. No need to sweat it. So when sixteen-year-old Tess’s doomsday-dad builds a bomb shelter in their suburban backyard, everyone thinks he’s gone crazy….
…Until fire rains down from the sky, sinking whole cities into colossal craters and setting much of the world ablaze. Tess’s dad gives her a few short minutes to gather her emergency bag and her freaked-out kitten, then leads her outside and into the underground shelter. Terrified, the last thing she expects is for him to leave her there all alone, but he has no choice—he must find her missing brother. Before leaving, he makes Tess promise to keep the hatch door shut, not to open it for anyone but him, and to stay put until he returns. But he forgot to tell her one thing: What is she supposed to do if he never comes back?"


I also gave this book a four out of five stars! This was really good! I read this on the second to last day of November. This was a good survival type novel with interesting characters and a ending that will leave you wanting more. I definitely recommend this to anyone. 
Check out this link for a official review: http://www.perksofbeingalatenightreader.blogspot.com/2014/11/anyone-by-angela-scott.html

Lastly I read The Queen of Sparta by T. S. Chaudhry. 

"Xerxes, the Great King of Persia invades Greece in 480 B.C. at the head of over a million barbarians. 300 Spartan’s led by King Leonidas die heroically blocking the Persian advance at the pass of Thermopylae. The Persians are poised to conquer all of Greece. The only one standing in their way is a woman – Gorgo, Queen of Sparta. Though history has relegated her role to an interested bystander, what if she played a central part at the heart of the Greek resistance to the Persian invasion. What if she kept her true role a secret in order to play it more effectively? What if she was hiding other secrets too – dark secrets of murder and vengeance? What if the only person who truly appreciated her genius was an enemy prisoner? What if after their victory, the Greeks start to turn on each other? What if, eventually, Gorgo has to choose between the security of Sparta and safety of her son? And what if the only one who could find a way out is the same prisoner whom she has vowed to kill?"- Goodreads


I gave this a three out of five stars. It was good but it is not a book I'd read again. 
Check out this link for a official review: http://www.perksofbeingalatenightreader.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-queen-of-sparta-by-t-s-chaudhry.html

Leave a comment below on what you read in the month of November and if it was any good! 

I hope you all had a wonderful reading month!,
   --Ashley <3

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