Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Review: Before They Find Us

Before They Find Us
Before They Find Us by Michelle A. Hansen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

Rebecca Hales is a 17 year old with a disturbing past. Through no fault of her own, she is witness to a crime when she was younger and it made things very difficult for her. Because she testified and helped to put a very popular boy away, people now stay away from her and her life has become isolated. To make matters worse, her friend Ryan moved away.

All of a sudden, there are mysterious texts on her phone. At first she tries to ignore them. But soon, her friend Ryan finds himself a suspect in a terrorist-type attack. Ryan tries to hide and Rebecca tries her best to help him. However, it is clear that they cannot keep hiding and both decide to run to Las Vegas where they feel no one will be able to find them. The FBI is on their trail and they do not have much time. They need to find out who is setting them up and do it fast. But what can two kids do against the might of the mighty FBI and determined bad guys?

Ryan and Rebecca tries to find people who can help them but just how much can they trust others? Especially since it is clear that a policeman Rebecca thought was a friend is clearly ratting out on her.

Before They Find Us is an exciting YA suspense thriller that will keep a reader engrossed. There are also exciting twists and turns which make the story much more interesting as it develops. However, there are just some parts that have gone a wee bit over being "believable" but then it is a work of fiction. All in all, a good read.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Celebrating Small Things August 22, 2014

I have been truant for quite some time. Guilty as charged. I have no excuse and I hang my head in shame. (Please forgive me... Batting my eyelashes here.)

There are quite a lot of things that I am sooooo very thankful for and the list is pretty long. However, just so you won't get so bored that you may bring out voodoo dolls and pins, I shall keep this list as short as I can.

1. I was able to find a way to get my incredibly hard-to-get medicines without having to drive 92 kilometers to the pharmacy where I usually get them from. (Imagine driving a total of 184 kilometers going there and back!)

2. Our senior canine baby, Jyoti, is feeling better. He had a huge lipoma on the inside of his right hind leg which has mercifully shrunk to half its size. We have no clue if the current herbal medicine he has been taking is responsible (because it is a liver tonic) or it is something else.We don't really care as long as it is shrinking.

3. We switched our dishtv to HD. (Actually our old dishtv box had started to act up so often we had to bang the top of it every few hours just to be able to watch anything.)

4. The muscle cramps I have been experiencing has decreased in frequency since I started on my new medicines. (Autoimmune problems are such unpredictable things.)

5. My Opthalmologist found nothing wrong with my eyes except for my decades old nearsightedness. 

I am celebrating with a bowl of delicious ripe guavas from our own guava tree. Will have a few of the choice ones to celebrate with you.

What are you celebrating today?

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