This Chick Read: Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong

In Omens, Olivia Taylor-Jones finds out she is adopted and discovers that her birth parents were famous serial killers. Visions starts off immediately where Omens ends. Olivia went home to her mother’s to grab some clothing and while she was there someone leaves a dead body in her car, dressed in her clothes and made up to look like her. Then the body disappears and she investigates who the dead girl is and starts to find out some rather unsettling things about her new home -the town of Cainsville.

This was such a fantastic book, even better than the first which I thought would be hard to beat. Olivia’s relationship to MC club member Ricky steams up the pages, but her friendship with Gabriel intensifies in a different way. Both of these men become important to Olivia, but their relationship with Olivia becomes important to the elderly residents of Cainsville. The relationship triangle of Ricky, Olivia and Gabriel was really interesting and even though Ricky was hot and nice I still found myself wishing for a friends to lovers arc to start up between Olivia and Gabriel. Additionally, we find out some insights into the goings on in Cainsville, which at first seemed to be harmless, but as the investigation becomes more dangerous those elderly folks remind us again that appearances can be deceiving. 

The paranormal gets amped up in this series and I was held captive as more and more was revealed. I am such a big fan of Kelley Armstrongs that I have to again wonder why I never picked up the first book. Maybe I just needed the time to be right, and I am happy that that time is now and there are five books for me to enjoy! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


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This Chick Read: Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong

Have you ever heard the old adage of don’t judge a book by its cover? Well that saying certainly applies to why I hadn’t gobbled up this series yet. I do not like horror novels. I get scared easily, have nightmares and am basically a big chicken. The name Omens took me back to my teenage years of slumber parties and being scared to death watching Halloween and He Knows You’re Alone. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong! I should’ve known, I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrongs Otherworld series and love paranormal books. This series, even though set in a town called Cainsville, is NOT like Amityville Horror!  It is a fabulous paranormal mystery series whose protagonist learns a deep dark secret about herself that makes her look deeper into her kind of superficial life and make some abrupt changes.

Olivia Taylor-Jones, a socialite in Chicago, finds out abruptly that she is adopted. That fact is shocking but when she finds out her birth parents were notorious serial killers her life is turned upside down. To escape the press, she runs away to a small town outside Chicago, called Cainsville. It is in Cainsville that she starts to learn about her talent for reading Omens, but when those Omens start to come true, she looks deeper into herself and her background to find out why and how. Part of that discovery is dealing face to face with her birth mother, who is in jail for committing murder on four couples in a ritualistic manner. With the help of her mothers ex lawyer, Gabriel, she starts to investigate one of the murders, the outcome of which changes the path her life had been taking.

Kelley Armstrong has a talent for world building, and Cainsville and its inhabitants are a new world for me to explore. Even though this book isn’t a horror story, it does live up to its name. Omens has its creepy moments, the mystery is paranormal in nature, and the characters are not as they appear. Just the way I like it! Lucky for me, there are four books out in this series, with the fifth and last due out in August. I can’t wait to see the relationship develop between Olivia and Gabriel and learn the other secrets they unearth about themselves and Cainsville.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❣️


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This Chick Read: Driven by Kelley Armstrong

This is a pre-release book provided to me by Subterranean Press through NetGalley.com.  Driven is a novella from the Otherworld Series and features Elena Michaels and Clay Danvers two of my favorite characters.  The copy I received did not have any of the graphic art except the cover, but the print release will include those drawings. Continue reading “This Chick Read: Driven by Kelley Armstrong”