Archive | August 2017

Deal or duel!

For anyone who likes card games or anyone who is a history buff, I have definitely got the game for you! From penguin random house comes a new game called deal or duel. Super fun but gets better when the people you play with are more competitive than most! It’s for 2-6 players and would be great as a learning tool for kids as well!

Pick it up here:  http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/551221/deal-or-duel-by-potter/9780451499561/

In the face of the political instability and financial turmoil of the American Revolution, only one individual always came out on top: Alexander Hamilton. Pit your survival instincts and spending savvy against all the founding fathers (and mothers) in this historic action card game whose simple objective is as old as Ameritocracy itself: get all the money or die trying.

Inside You’ll Find:
-54 Historical Face Cards
-120 Action Cards
-40 Hamilton Cards
-$3,500 Colonial Cash
-Face Card Roster Scroll
-Playing Mat

Hell hath no fury like a woman…

Woman No.17 by

Edan Lepucki

High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. She’s going to need a hand with her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In comes S., a magnetic young artist, who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s young toddler son, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage, one. S. performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But as the summer wears on, S.’s connection to Lady’s older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. Lady and S. will move closer to one another as they both threaten to harm the things they hold most dear.

What I took away from this book

As well written and put together this book is, it was NOT for me. The characters, as relatable as they can be for some, are nothing but catty, petty women. Along those lines it reminded be of some boy next door scenario at first but turned into something very different and I just didn’t like it. I have a lot of respect for the writer because they left out literally NO details on any aspect but as much as I wanted to like it… I couldn’t. That’s about all I can say on this book before I feel like I’m running the author and her works name through the mud but if your feeling intrigued you can have at it, I might even send you my own copy!

2/5 stars