Call me simple but I love the young adult fantasy genre. Give me a well planned plot with tremendous world building, don’t make it more than 400 pages long because […]
Publisher: Random House
A middle grade book? Really, Kristin? YES!!! Why? Do you NOT see that awesome cover? It’s got Merlin and his adorable dog on it!
What an intriguing idea for a story: a guy going to school to be a lawyer suddenly loses his most valuable asset, his voice….
I can appreciate a deep, meaningful read but sometimes, I love a good no-brainer romance that’ll put a smile on my face as I’m reading the last sentence. Anytime […]
Color me clueless, but I had no idea the cover image was a rose engulfed in flame. Well, that kind of explains a lot…. Too bad it took me the entire story to figure it out because that really is a beautiful cover!
By now you’ve most likely heard about the book Illuminae. It’s innovative, fast-paced, and extremely mind-numbingly contemplative. I’m sure many of my brain cells suffered in the reading of this book. […]
I might own a few of Kiersten White’s previous books. I might not have read them yet, either. I may have to change that immediately.
Non-spoiler: If you don’t like love triangles, just don’t read this story.
What an odd, quirky story this turned out to be. Not at all what I thought it would be going into it. I loved the humor but turns out there’s a bit of a mystery here, too.
According to Ms. Lemmon’s “Acknowledgements” page at the end of Forgotten Promises, she was asked for a story with an “anti-hero”. I have to say she nailed the anti-hero perfectly when she created the character of Tucker Noscalo. His story and how he changed Morgan Young was not at all what I expected and by the end, it was so much more.
Today is a huge day for Weird Girls fans! I’m happy to take part in celebrating release day for Taran’s first book! If you haven’t started reading this fantastic urban […]
Jessica Lemmon is an author I have been trying to make time to read ever since I saw all the great reviews for her Second Chance series. She lives in Ohio so of course she’s awesome… and probably an awesome writer, too 😉 So when I saw my two favorite bloggers grab the first book in her new Lost Boys series, Fighting for Devlin, I knew what my next step was… copy what they did and request the book.
I was thrilled to see that Ms. Robson started a sort of spin-off series focus on each of the O’Briens. Her first book, Once Kissed, focuses on Curran, the cop.
So, I’ve let yet another book sit, stew, and not get reviewed properly. Story of my life lately, huh? I remembered the story, I looked over my notes, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why I didn’t abundantly love Once Pure. I needed to investigate this! So I re-read the book. Here comes the conundrum: what review do I write?
I wanted with my entire being to love this story to pieces. It just didn’t have the ending I was looking for…
I’m slowly getting caught up on all the fabulous books I read while my blog was down. Even though these are quick reviews, it’s my chance to make sure you notice these books for those times when you’re standing in front of the stacks at the library and you have no clue what you want to read. OR, better yet, put them on your Amazon wishlist and watch out for those price drops!
I freakin’ bawled my eyes out when I finished reading this final book in the Crown and Key trilogy. Heads up people – if you want to read this series, start at book one, The Shadow Revolution, and don’t skip book two, The Undying Legion. Only then will you properly and fully enjoy the complete experience of the Crown and Key trilogy (*cue the John Williams music*).
I feel like I need to apologize to someone. The conclusion (sort of) of Celia’s story came out while my blog was down so I didn’t get a chance […]
The second book in Clay & Susan Griffith’s Crown & Key Series was like coming home to my old stomping grounds to visit my favorite friends. If that old stomping ground was the absolutely worse place to live because it’s overrun with necromancers, Egyptian demons with snake minions, werewolves without a leader, and escaped magic-wielding felons.
I thought this book had everything going for it. From the synopsis, I was sold on phrases like, “Pietro Gustovi is loyal, polished, and hard as stone…” and ” Soon their nights are consumed by explosive, red-hot temptation—a dance that will expose shocking secrets and burn everything else to the ground.” Sounds like red-hot romance, right? Maybe….
As the last book in the Rule Breakers series, this one was THE BEST and it can be read as a stand alone. I recommend this book to my friends who like heroines who are strong, wild, smart, and slightly on the wrong side of the law. Toss in the hot billionaire (I have a weak spot for those – call me easy) and I ran through this book as fast as my tired eyes let me. Please say I have you intrigued. If not, keep reading… or just keep reading anyways.
I enjoyed Cecy Robson’s first book in her Shattered Past series, Once Perfect, but Once Loved blew that one out of the water for me! This was an intense romance.
I’ve been known to read a series or two out of order. Or only read one book in the middle of a series. But for Monica Murphy, I will read the entire series and in order. Besides the fact that she is just a friendly, totally approachable author, she has a writing style I enjoy reading. It’s sexy-hot, sometimes dark (at least this series was), has dual points-of-view, and oh-my-gosh the “romance” is scorching! Yes, it does deserve two mentions.
I was super stoked to see that the Griffiths had written another trilogy. I have been meaning to read them ever since they released their Vampire Empire series back in 2011. Call me “easy” but I might have been lured in by the beautiful cover as well. Best part, this new series (a trilogy really) is releasing in quick succession so there’s no waiting in between books. No time to forget about Simon and his super cool tats. No time to forget about Kate, her crazy talent for alchemy, or that pesky unanswered question about her eccentric father who is somewhere out in the world (that one is really bugging me). Here’s why I’ll be reading all three books: