The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

More Fish Faces by Tam Warner Minton

More Fish Faces
Author:Tam Warner Minton
Genre: Nonfiction
Format: Digital (phone)
No. of Pages: 52
Date of Publication: September 1, 2020

Description: Ocean lovers and budding marine biologists will love More Fish Faces, Book Two in the children's book series, Ocean Friends, that started with All Fish Faces. More Fish Faces gives you more fun faces and more fun facts for fish fans young and old. Colorful photography — including the names of every fish featured — creates a colorful dive log worth experiencing again and again.

The photos and fun facts are presented in small and easily digestible bites so your child can enjoy learning in short bursts or longer reads. It is a wonderful book for bedtime. Concepts like recycling, re-purposing, and sustainability are presented with photos and practical examples that are easily understood.

The new kid's series, Ocean Friends, educates children with colorful photography, practical examples, and fun facts, inspiring them to learn more and make a difference. Meeting our ocean friends face to face will create a new generation of excited, enthusiastic, and caring ocean lovers who care deeply about marine life. Who knows? Maybe it will inspire future scientists, conservationists, and activists!

My Thoughts: I read this book on my phone, as I didn't realize that the copy that I was going to receive would not work on my Kindle. I did not subtract anything from my rating for this but definitely feel like it would be better on a tablet or hard copy. It actually made me a little sad that this was on my phone and not my tablet because it takes up a lot of memory on my phone and I was hoping to share this book with my son. My son typically tries to steal my phone, so I prefer to use the tablet which he has yet to figure out that he can grab.

I picked this book up because we love fish in my home. We have several tropical fish tanks and love looking at the fish in the fish store. My husband and I have both been snorkeling in the Caribbean and this book brought me back to those fond memories.

The book is filled with pictures and has a ton of colors. It is set-up in a really attractive way and is a huge attention grabber. The one thing that I did not like about some of the photos was having the writer in them. I felt like it detracted from the animal itself that was being depicted in the photographer.

The author starts the book off by explaining a little bit about the book and her previous books. It then gives you the locations of all of the places that the book takes you. The book is filled with a ton of fun facts about each animal, the ocean, and even tips on how we can work on protecting our ocean and ocean friends. 

It is written very simply and it should be really easy to read with a young child. The author even explains what some words mean. For example, she explains what "boycott" means in a way that a younger reader could understand it. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars because I just can't get past the photos with the author pictured in them.

Purchase book: Amazon

About the Author: 
My new kid's book series, OCEAN FRIENDS, will be reality on September 1st with the publication of Book Two, More Fish Faces!

I am an author, award-winning travel writer, underwater photographer, and avid scuba diver. Citizen science has allowed me to visit the seven continents of the world, assisting scientists. My passion has led me to cage dive with Great White Sharks, scuba dive alongside endangered Dwarf Minke whales, photograph and ID Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, and other large pelagics. I am fascinated by all the creatures in the ocean, and particularly enjoy photographing faces.
Through scientific expeditions with various organizations, I have become acutely aware of the dangers of climate change. I have made it my mission to educate others on the importance of protecting our oceans and the precious lifeforms that dwell in them. My book is the result of my many expeditions and experiences. Anyone with a passion and interest in protecting our Earth can make a difference, including kids. One does not need a Ph.D. in marine biology to encourage others to save the ocean. My experiences are a testament to the effects of crowd-sourced science, and how anyone can do far more than they ever dreamed possible. I encourage everyone, especially kids, to participate in citizen science and volunteer travel, learn about the ocean, and help preserve our ocean resources. As a former University Lecturer and College Consultant, I believe that knowledge is power, and education is always a positive force.

Thank you Netgalley and TWM Publishing for the review copy.



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