“Formula of Deception”

The book for review is “Formula of Deception” by Carrie Stuart Parks. This book falls in the genre of fiction and action.

Meet our main character Murphy Anderson. She is in Kodiak, Alaska. What the town people don’t know this is not her full name and her appearance has been changed on purpose to prevent her from being found.

She is running from the man who has murdered her twin sister, Dallas. By some fluke she is now working with the police, they just don’t know she is not who she says she is and her skills aren’t either. Lies upon lies are needed to keep her safe here. The only problem is now she is being known, seen and photographed. Will the killer find her after all?

While helping the police she comes across a huge crime scene that some people prefer to be forgotten. The deeper she gets involved the more people start dying around her. People are noticing. Her home, a basement under a trailer, is burnt down, arson is the cause. It is getting to close for comfort.

I did enjoy this book and read it in a few days. I enjoyed the dialogue and the characters. There are a lot of characters by the way so it can get confusing. One thing I did not enjoy was this. The transition between what we were reading to the ending was so abrupt. It caught me off guard for it came out of the blue. Also the topic used for the transition and ending is one I have seen just way too much in other books

In my opinion this book is not a three. But is it a four I am not sure. With Amazon’s current rating system we have to decide what is the better of the two.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.


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“Dinner For Dinos”


The book for review is “Dinner For Dinos: Gulp, Guzzle, Chomp, Chew board book by Ben Whitehouse(Illustrator). According to the back cover this falls in the genres of juvenile fiction, religious, Christian and general.

This book is all about getting ready to eat a meal with your family. What is involved includes going to the grocery store to get the groceries that one would need to prepare a meal. Not everyone loves vegetables but they help you grown big and strong. After getting home the family flipped, stirred and pour as they cooked while singing and dancing. But that’s not all. The dinner table needs to be set. But before eating the meal the hands must be folded and pray for being thankful for the meal that is before them. Everyone is excited at the food laid before them as the plates are filled while the food is passed around. The family is happy. They gobble, guzzle, gulp and chew. They crunch and munch as they slurp. Not a bit is wasted or left behind.

The family of dinos are full.

I chose to receive this book so I could give it to a young child who is at the right state for a board book for it to be read to him. The colors and pictures of this board book is just right for young children to enjoy. The book is full of rhymes when can lead to laughter. It is a good book for parents to read to their child or a good book for them to practice their reading.

The book is really sturdy and can handle it being dropped many times and even chewed on. I feel the tags used to place this book in the genres it has been placed in don’t fully describe thus book. Juvenile fiction?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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