All posts tagged murder

My So Called Ruined Life by Melanie Bishop

Published June 5, 2014 by neverwearmatchingsox

My So-Called Ruined Life (Tate McCoy, #1)    I can count on one hand the number of times I have cried while reading a book. 1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the realization that is was over was devestating to me) 2) Wonder…bullying at it’s finest…or worst, however you look at it 3) The One and Only Ivan (being an animal lover this one did me in) and now 4) My So-Called Ruined Life…this was not something I was expecting this morning, on the bus no less. I picked up this book because it popped up on Gooodreads and had fantastic reviews. I was lucky enough that it was actually on the shelf at my branch and I was immediatley hooked.
Tate McCoy has a bucket list of sorts. It is meant to be short term however meeting “Swimmer Boy” “Boy who Saws”–aka Sawyer–throws a wrench in her plan. Tate is surrounded by extended family. Her aunt on her mom’s side, her uncle from her dad’s side and many more. Being surrounded by so much love would be recognized as a blessing by many. However in Tate’s situation it is tragic. Her recovering alcoholic mother was murdered (they were estranged but working towards reconcilliation) and her father is in prison accused of this horrific crime. Fortunately Tate has her best friend Leafy Green aka Kale to help her through her “so called ruined life”.
According to Goodreads, this is a triology. I would love to follow along on Tate’s journey however this installment wrapped up so nicely I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. 

The Private School Murders–book 2 of the Confessions series by James Patterson

Published June 1, 2014 by neverwearmatchingsox

I am not sure what it is about this series that I like so much…maybe the combination of James Patterson and a non-dystopian novel for teens….who knows.  What I do know is that when I start, I cannot stop.  I liked this book even better than the first.  There are more murders happening around Tandy..however this time the victims are female private school students.  Tandy is afraid for her, and her friends, safety.  Can Tandy solve these crimes before another murder happens?  Book 3, The Paris Mysteries, is scheduled for release in 2014 and I hope that it won’t be just an ebook as Goodreads is leading me to believe.

Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions, #2)