I'm so excited to tell you about this first book...mostly because authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson are so supportive of authors. Any time I see a supportive author, I want to tell everyone I know to buy that person's book! Like many supportive authors, Jessica and Stephanie have oodles of talent to go with their wonderful personalities. The Secret Lives of Fairday Morrow has everything I love in a book...
It combines the spookiness of the supernatural with the suspense of a story about child detectives. I love Fairday Morrow. She's so courageous while also being realistic. The supernatural scenes are scary without being too scary for young readers. It's the perfect tween book!
My second book this month is Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey.
If I haven't mentioned it before, I love ghosts. Stories about what happens after death have always fascinated me. Chrys's story doesn't disappoint. Jolie Montgomery wakes up with no memory of how she ended up dead in an alley. She follows the lead detective throughout the investigation, with the mystery unraveling as the story progresses. There isn't a single slow moment in Ghost of Death. In fact, I read the entire book in two sessions on the treadmill. I couldn't stop reading!
Book #3 is Kinetic by S.K. Anthony.
You don't have to have supernatural powers to relate to Annie Fox's feelings for her ex. In fact, almost every woman has, at one time or another, been attracted to a man who is completely bad for her. Only Annie's ex has special powers...and those special powers are dangerous. Annie's orders are to kill him when she sees him, but she can't quite bring herself to do that. If you like kick-butt, but relatable, characters, you'll love Kinetic.
I also read two books on audio this month. The first was this amazing tween book by Sarah Mlynowski. I may be the last person in the world to start on the Whatever After book series but after reading Fairest of All, I know I'll have to read more of them!
Just as the Magic Tree House series takes readers through history, the Whatever After series takes readers through fairy tales. Ten-year-old Abby and her seven-year-old brother find a magic mirror that allows them to step right into their favorite fairytales. Mlynowski has that great writer's "voice" that makes girly tween books so fun.
My last book was my grown-up indulgence. I do that every now and then. The Stranger is the book that knocked The Girl on the Train off the top spot on the best seller list. There's a reason. Harlan Coben rocks!
Imagine a stranger approaching you and telling you your wife faked her pregnancy. Or your daughter has been working as an online "escort." This is the basic setup of The Stranger, but why is the stranger telling people these things? You'll just have to read it to find out!
What's the best book you read in May? Tell us in comments or add your name to the list below and tell all of your readers!