Wednesday, March 1, 2017

TAKE CONTROL TBR CHALLENGE - HOSTED BY CAFFEINATED BOOK REVIEWER & REVIEW

I stole the rules from the one and only Kim @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer...(sorry Kim :))

~*Rules*~

  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Goodreads account. It is a good idea to friend me if your shelves are private.
  • Create a Goals/Updates/Results post (can be combined) It can also be a shelf on Goodreads. Be sure to friend me, so I can see it. Friend me: Kimberly
  • Begins midnight March 1st, 2017 and ends March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
  • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile.
  • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2017. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count too!
  • Post a review to Goodreads, or your blog then link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. ( these can be mini review)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps. Page count must be over 100 pages to qualify. Yes any book over 100 pages, even graphic novels.
  • The rafflecopter will only allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Twitter Party March 15th @ 7 pm (CST) The Ides of March. Come chat about books you have read and win prizes.
  • 24-hour TBR read-a-thon Saturday, March 18th (sign-up will post in February) Grab your snacks, snuggle up and read until you drop! Instagram challenges and more.
  • Earn extra entries for participating in the Twitter Party and 24-hour TBR read-a-thon
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2017 at midnight and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. Open internationally as long as Book Depositor ships to you. Prize: New 2016 release valued at up to 20 US dollars. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy from Amazon or B&N. Audio from Audible.com)
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I don't really have very many goals, because I don't seem to get the time to read any more like I use to.  So, I am going to try and read as many as possible, but number wise I have no idea what that might look like.

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW FOR :

THE FAMILY PLOT

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pic and description taken from Goodreads

DESCRIPTION:

The author of the enormously successful Boneshaker returns to Tor with her unique take on the classic haunted house book

Chuck Dutton built Music City Salvage with patience and expertise, stripping historic properties and reselling their bones. Inventory is running low, so he's thrilled when Augusta Withrow appears in his office offering salvage rights to her entire property. This could be a gold mine, so he assigns his daughter Dahlia to personally oversee the project.

The crew finds a handful of surprises right away. Firstly, the place is in unexpectedly good shape. And then there's the cemetery, about thirty fallen and overgrown graves dating to the early 1900s, Augusta insists that the cemetery is just a fake, a Halloween prank, so the city gives the go-ahead, the bulldozer revs up, and it turns up human remains. Augusta says she doesn't know whose body it is or how many others might be present and refuses to answer any more questions. Then she stops answering the phone.

But Dahlia's concerns about the corpse and Augusta's disappearance are overshadowed when she begins to realize that she and her crew are not alone, and they're not welcome at the Withrow estate. They have no idea how much danger they're in, but they're starting to get an idea. On the crew's third night in the house, a storm shuts down the only road to the property. The power goes out. Cell signals are iffy. There's nowhere to go and no one Dahlia can call for help, even if anyone would believe that she and her crew are being stalked by a murderous phantom. Something at the Withrow mansion is angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. And it seems to be seeking permanent company.

The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages-atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern gothic sensibility to keep it fresh and interesting-from Cherie Priest, a modern master of supernatural fiction.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I haven't read a ghost story in a very long time.  This was a such a great ghost story with some fabulous characters.

Chuck has owned Music City Salvage for years, but now the company is hanging by a string...that is until one day when Mrs Withrow came in and offered her estate to be stripped for all it's valuables before it was demolished.  She was willing to sell the estate to him for $40,0000.00.  Chuck couldn't pass it up.  He had to use all his money to purchase this property, but was hoping that they would get enough out of the house to fix their money problems.

Being on a very shoe string budget, Chuck asks his daughter Dahlia to take the very few workers they have to go to this estate and strip it of all it's valuables.

Dahlia and her nephew and a few other workers take on the task at hand, and this is when everything starts to fall apart.

Day times seems to be just fine, but when the sun goes down strange things start happening in the Withrow Estate. 

Dahlia seems to think that the house is sometimes talking to her.  Or at least responding to her.  There is a door that only unlocks certain parts of the day or night.  

As, the crew starts to notice more and more weird and strange things happening they all come together and decide to sleep in the same room.  The shower seems to be  the most dangerous part of the house.  

There is so much to this story.  I could keep going on, but I am afraid I will give everything away.  I LOVE ghost stories.  I love it even more when there are multiple ghosts.  This has all of that.  Good ones, bad ones, and just plain strange things are happening to this crew.

I think if you enjoy a good ghost story you will really enjoy this one.  The narrator was awesome, which made the story that much better.  

Source:  I bought this book for myself to listen to.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cherie Priest
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

CHERIE PRIEST is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie’s short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.