Mini Reviews: The Takeover, Red Screen & Guilty

The Takeover

The Takeover by T.L. Swan

****.5 (4.5 stars)

This was Augusts pick for The Swoon Sisters Book Club. This is the second book in a series but it can be read as a standalone. I read this at the beginning of the month and in true Misty fashion I put off writing my review for so long that I can’t remember everything I wanted to say about this book. I did really enjoy it. It was funny at times and it was pretty steamy. The only complaint I had about it really was that I wished Claire would have saved herself. Tristan literally swooped in and saved the day in every aspect of her life which is fine I just really wanted to see her take control over something. That’s not to say she was a weak character because she wasn’t She was a strong character and I loves how she stood up to Tristan. I definitely want to go back and read the first book and continue on with this series.

Red Screen

Red Screen by Stephen King

*** (3 stars)

I read this as part of the #KeeperofKing readalong group I participate in every month. This was actually a spur of the moment read for us as we didn’t know anything about it until it was released. This was a short story and for what it was it was good however it’s one of those instances where I was left needing more. I felt like it was just getting started and then all of a sudden it ended. Also it was pretty predictable.


Guilty by Laura Elliot

****.5 (4.5 stars)

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book is broken up into 4 parts. Part 1 is about the disappearance of a teenager. This part is very fast paced and the case gets resolved in this section. Parts 2-4 follow a few key characters from the first part and how what happened then affects each of them in the future and the pacing for these parts isn’t always consistent. I can’t believe I put off reading this book for so long. This book put me through an emotional ringer. I went through so many emotions while reading this. It pulls at your heartstrings at times and at others times it pisses you off so much that you want to throw the book. When I say it pissed me off I don’t mean that in a bad way I just mean that I felt so bad for one of the characters. I was mad and frustrated on his behalf. I will definitely be looking into what other books this author has written.


8 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: The Takeover, Red Screen & Guilty

    1. Thank you!! Yeah it’s very rare that short stories and novellas leave me completely satisfied. It has happened before but most of the time I just need more. Thanks. I keep procrastinating writing reviews so I feel like my reviews suck because I can’t remember everything I wanted to say about them.

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