Friday, April 14, 2017

Fanning The Flames (Going Down in Flames, #4)Fanning The Flames by Chris Cannon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

This, by far, is the best book in the series so far. Aptly named, this book fans the flames of all of the intense relationships and building plots throughout the series. The characters really take a turn in this book and really start to come into themselves and it makes everything about this series explode in the very best way!



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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Kicking 2017 off right!

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer, #1)Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


First off, let me say, I did in fact receive this big beautiful soul crushing epicness of a book from the author in exchange for an honest review.....

Either way, it this book has irrefutably made it onto my oh-my-gosh-darn-mind-blown-I-need-the-next-one-now-and-how-could-you-do-this-to-me-again! book shelf. As we have all come to expect, Thalassa has once again, nailed this book out of the park. The cover of this book should be extremely telling - this book hits a home run with its immediate dark and edgy plot and continues to engage the reader all the way to the end.

There was definitely something a little bit different about the 'feel' of this book, and I absolutely adored it and lapped it up without hesitation. It is, for lack of a better description, downright deliciously sinful and I can't wait to see what dark turns come next.



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Thursday, July 28, 2016

I'm not dead yet!

Oh how I've missed this beautiful sanctuary called my book blog! So, I have a confession to make.... I might have bit off more than I could chew these last two semesters with school and work and while I have definitely kept reading books(only a few - sad I know), I haven't been posting reviews! *GASP* I know - its awful! I mean, what kind of self respecting book lover could read a book and not review it!? My only consolation is that technically, I have been 'rating' them - just not reviewing.

Never fear! I have a plan! I am cutting back my work load for school, so that while I stay at 'full time' status, it will not be at a breakneck pace where I can't even breathe. I promise to be more faithful to my books and their reviews, this I solemnly swear - as well as being up to no good!

P.S. - If you didn't get that last reference, I'm not sure we can be friends.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I'm so far behind!

It's true! I have already fallen so far behind in not only my reading challenges, but my ARC reads and posting of all of my reviews! Adjusting to my new schedule has been beyond difficult but I'm hoping *fingers crossed* that I will finally be able to post some new things this weekend. Don't give up on me yet, guys! I'm still here - just drowning under a mountain of a to-do list.

Friday, February 12, 2016

"Rare Form" - Jen Crane

Rare Form (Descended of Dragons #1)Rare Form by Jen Crane

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Title: Rare Form
Author: Jen Crane
Series: Descended of Dragons #1
Publication Date: October 2015
Genre: Fantasy

My Rating: 3 Stars

Summary:
Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry. Stella soon faces an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn to manipulate an animal form she never knew she possessed. (Excerpt taken from Goodreads.com)

My Review:

I feel like I am on one of those teeter-tot things that we all used to play on when we were kids in elementary school during recess. On one side, I really enjoyed this book; on the other side, I really hated parts of this book!

The whole idea behind the story line is pretty interesting and in a genre that is flat out overused and unoriginal, this book definitely stands out for its original parts. Its almost like one of those trendy t-shirts I see people wearing that says their year of birth with the tagline of "All original parts". This book should have that on its back cover... except more like:

"Published 2015"
"Some Original Parts"

HA! I think I'm hilarious. Seriously, I crack myself up. Anyways, I definitely liked the characters in this book but I am so over the potential love triangle and I really just want the main character to drop that G dude. I seem to always find myself rooting for the guy that never wins. Shame, really, the book would be much better for it.

I was a little thrown off with the 'pace' of the writing. It seemed to go really slow and then it was zero to a freaking million in 2.1 sentences, with a sharp downhill turn back to zero. It was like the best part of the book came out of nowhere and was over before I could really figure out what happened.

This series has me intrigued enough to read the second book with the hope that it converts me to being on the definite love side.



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"Turn of The Moon" - L.P. Dover

Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters, #1)Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Title: Turn of the Moon
Author: L.P. Dover
Series: Royal Shifters #1

My Rating : 2 Stars

My Review:

Just why!? Why do I keep reading these sure to be awful werewolf insta-love craptastic books. I just don't know whats wrong with me anymore. I'm like a moth to a flame... or better yet, a freaking bug to a bug zapper. I know it will be awful, but I just can't look away! Or rather, in this case, stop reading.

I guess I just keep hoping that if I keep reading this genre that I will end up finding another werewolf story to fall in love with. I mean, that's how I came across Kristina Espinosa's "Shift" but seriously, I beginning to wonder if its worth it any more.

This book was just god awful. With a slow moving plot that technically had two climaxes (trust me, it wasn't even worth it) and characters plucked straight from rent-a-bad-werewolf-cliche, this book offered little in the way of creativity and just couldn't hold my interest.

The worst part is I already downloaded the second book before I read the first and now I just keep having to look at the cover and think, oh gawd, there is no way I'm reading you.



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Saturday, February 6, 2016

"Created Darkly" - Gena D. Lutz

Created DarklyCreated Darkly by Gena D. Lutz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Title: Created Darkly
Author: Gena D. Lutz
Series: Kris Chase #1
Publication Date: December 2013
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars

Summary:

Necromancer Kris Chase's purpose is simple. Blindly raise the dead for the primary elite, self necro-governed group, the Center. The problem is, she couldn't care less about what the Center expects from her. Instead, she is more content with snuffing out the life-force from every vile creature she can get her hands on; the same monsters her brethren indiscriminately create… for the right price.


My Review:

I was so extremely lucky to have been given a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Heck to the yes you sexy kick butt necromancer chick! I absolutely love how freaking awesome this book is. This one completely took me by surprise. It wrapped me up and took me for a ride that I'll never forget.

What an awesome spin on necromancy and vampires. My mind is completely blown. I honestly haven't enjoyed a book about necromancers so much since Garth Nix's series. This was such a unique spin and has so much originality in it for a book that is part of an over populated dried out genre. I mean, seriously, I can tell you exactly how every other paranormal urban fantasy book will go and I can sure as heck tell you that every main character is a private investigator. This book doesn't go by any script and that's probably why I ate it up like I was starving.

This is definitely a series that I will be reading with zeal!





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