Meet the DYNAMIC DUO!
Ruth Ware writes amazing stories and
Imogen Church brings them all to life.
When I call Ruth Ware and Imogen Church the Dynamic Duo, I mean it in every way possible. I can’t encourage you enough to head over to Audible.com to buy one of their books, pop in your earbuds, and dive into a well-crafted world brought to life through words––written (Ruth Ware) and spoken (Imogen Church).
Ruth Ware's has five titles and a sixth coming out in September of this year. While Imogen Church, according to Audible, has over one hundred and thirty-seven titles as narrator. Both women are amazing talents and wonderful storytellers. Please follow the links or click on any of the images to be directed to one of their pages.
** FIVE HAUNTINGLY BRILLIANT STARS **
Story: There is a bit of a slow burn to this story but I think the plot called for it. The intention is to show the title in every sense of the word and Ali Land does that masterfully. I enjoyed following the journey Milly took and every twist and turn along the way. I’m not one for spoilers so don’t expect them here, but I can tell you there will be more than one time where you’ll be rooting for Milly.
Performance: Imogen Church never ceases to amaze me with her talent to turn words into magic. She brings every story she narrates to life in a way only she can do––Good Me, Bad Me, is no exception. Milly struggles with the voice of her mother constantly invading her thoughts and Imogen blends the two seamlessly.
"Up eight. Up another four. The door on the right."––Masterfully read!
Overall: I honestly thought it would’ve ended differently, but I’m not in any way disappointed with how it did. I think Good Me, Bad Me is a great read and an even better listen! I look forward to more books written by Ali Land.
If you love vamps and are looking for a fresh take on an old troupe, then this series is for you! Vinx is a badass and you really need to find out why. I devoured this book and now I'm reading book 2, Vlad, with the same feverish need to find out what happens next.
**Another BRAVO moment for Ruth Ware & Imogen Church**
I'm glad I ignored the negative reviews listed for The Lying Game and read it to decide for myself. I thought it was a great read/listen! It's a story filled with all the same twists and turns I've come to expect from a Ruth Ware novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've never seen Pretty Little Liars so I have no point of reference to compare, but I can say, without giving anything away, that this a tale about actions and consequences...youthful indiscretions and the idea that when we're young we feel infallible. That alone is a lie. This is a well-written story, flawlessly narrated by Imogen Church. Ms. Church has a way of making the words on the page real...like you're watching a movie play out with each sentence.
Rule One: TELL A LIE
Rule Two: STICK TO YOUR STORY
Rule Three: DON’T GET CAUGHT
Rule Four: NEVER LIE TO EACH OTHER
Rule Five: KNOW WHEN TO STOP LYING
The Shadows Trilogy (3 book series)
From Book 1: Colt Henderson is a man who lives for the moment. His past has taught him that life is unpredictable and often disappointing. A confirmed bachelor, he believes that love only exists in fairy tales.
She’s lost, scared, and can’t remember a thing about her past or her identity. She senses all is not as it should be, but without her memory, how does she know what to fear and what to trust? Because of her status as a Jane Doe, she names herself Jane and works to put her life back together. In the process she learns that she possesses unique abilities that certain people will kill for.
Fate throws Colt and Jane together, but they both have a lot to learn about forgiveness and acceptance. Colt’s determination and Jane’s remarkable gifts will send them on a journey they never expected. To survive they will need each other, but sometimes facts are scarier than fiction, and the truth is better left unknown.
(To be read after The Shadows Trilogy)
Colt's little brother Brett is such a fun character that readers were asking to hear more from him. My response was this fun novella showing Brett's viewpoint of the events that transpired, as well as his own story with Rachel.
I was back and forth about what book/author to feature for this month’s Check Out a Book with Brynn, but I was scrolling through my IG feed and it hit me... The Wives by Tarry Fisher. It’s EVERYWHERE and people are raving about it. I read the blurb and understood why. I’ve been a huge fan of Tarryn’s work for quite a while, so adding The Wives to my TBRL was a no brainer.
However, these days if I’m going to “read” a book it’s going to be an audiobook. I’m either writing, on the road for this and that or too tired to stay awake. So when I saw the link for her book on www.audible.com -– I downloaded a copy immediately.
What about you? Have you met Thursday? Heard about her? Added The Wives to your TBR list?
New York Times bestselling author Tarryn Fisher delivers a pulse-pounding, fast-paced suspense novel that will leave you breathless. A thriller you won’t be able to put down!
Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.
But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.
What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.
You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.
Adult Paranormal Romance Author