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The Unusual Suspects by Dominc Carrillo (26)

Kindle: 947 KBPrint: 162 pagesPublisher: CSP/Createspace (Jan. 16 2018)ASIN: B0792WTNP6
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Nia, a 14-year-old Bulgarian-American girl, ditches her private school and takes a train from Sofia en route to Berlin to confront her ex-boyfriend. On the way, she meets a wise, geriatric American named Kurt who has a knack for killing people unintentionally. On the lam across Eastern Europe, where will Kurt and Nia's intersecting journeys lead them? The Unusual Suspects is a heart-warming, coming-of-age adventure.
Dominic Carrillo is a teacher and award-winning author from San Diego, CA. He began creative writing during graduate school at UCLA. His debut novel, TO BE FRANK DIEGO, tells the tragicomic story of one man's pedestrian journey through the city of San Diego. AMERICANO ABROAD is a collection of Sedaris-inspired travel stories based on his blog. THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES is his debut YA novel and winner of the San Diego Book Award. THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS is Carrillo'…

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Welcome to week 431!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!

Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from location 568 on my Kindle...






#Win Us (US/CDN)

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Rated R
117 minutes
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From Academy Award-winning visionary Jordan Peele comes another original nightmare. Starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and Winston Duke (Black Panther), an endearing American family is pitted against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.



REVIEW: Started out really weird, and not the good weird, just the weird you don't understand.
Love the carnival bit though... eerie.
Took about 40 minutes to get to the good stuff, the horror part of the film. It picked up speed pretty fast after that. I found myself getting jumpy. It's unrealistic, but that's what heightens the fear.
Great actors, even the children. It is hard to make weird make sense, but they somehow did. Believably at that. In the end, even I wanted all the doppelgangers dead.
I don't get the bunnies, never will I expect, but that's ok. It's the only part of the movie that is irrelevant and could be left out. Just my op…

Captain Marvel

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Rated PG
123 minutes
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After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.

REVIEW: Great graphics, great soundtrack and great action scenes. I didn't care for the alien and their way too human vocabulary. I felt like he was too Earth for a being who came from out of this world. The alien dude did have jokes though, which kind of made up for the shoddy acting. This story of Carol, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, is of how she came to have powers and her life. If you like bad guys, Jude Law is always an epic villain. Sadly though, if you're watching for a story line, you will be sorely disappointed. The kitty cat, who was actua…

Three, Four, Better Lock Your Door by Willow Rose (25)

Kindle: 4331 KBPrint: 188 pagesPublisher: BUOY MEDIA; 3 edition (Nov. 9 2013)ASIN: B009YLKRAO
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It was supposed to be a night of fun, pleasure, lust, and pain for Susanne Larsen when she agreed to meet with a stranger from an S&M chatroom. She met him for dinner that later led to casual, anonymous sex in the hotel room at the local inn.

But someone else showed up in the room, and suddenly it was no longer a game.

Zeeland Times star reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune are covering the case for the newspaper, and soon they find themselves deeply involved in a story of terrifying horror and ugly secrets.

It is the sequel to the International bestseller, One, Two, He Is coming For You.


Willow Rose has written another mystery-series that also takes place in the small kingdom of Denmark. Currently she has released 10 books in her Emma Frost-series.
She has also just released the first book in a new series taking place in Cocoa beach, Florida. The first book is called Hit the…

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Welcome to week 430!

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there, especially my husband and my dad in heaven. đź’™

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!


Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from page 56 on my Kindle...






Swim by Jennifer Weiner (24)

Kindle: 2994 KBPrint: 60 pagesPublisher: Atria Books (May 8, 2012)ASIN: B0078XG13W
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The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s novel The Next Best Thing.

Ruth has left her job writing for a hit television show for reasons she’d rather not discuss and is supplementing her increasingly dwindling savings with freelance writing projects—namely, helping anxious high school students craft a perfect college essay and lonely souls craft captivating online dating profiles. When she’s not working, she’s swimming—lap after lap at the local indoor pool, in a desperate attempt to wash away the sting of professional failure and heartbreak that she can’t seem to shake. It takes an unexpected client to show her that appearances can be deceiving, and that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is simply dive back in.
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thin…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 429!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!


Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from 46% on my Kindle...