The Golden Lily actually surprised me in a very good way! I was a little cautious before I started it, because I had heard rumors of a love triangle, and I hate love triangles in my books. I wish I hadn’t listened to those rumors, because I would have read this long before I actually did. Sydney continues to be herself in this story, and at the same time, she lets herself grow as well, even when what she wants to do seems to be against her Alchemist beliefs. She takes a stand, and decides that she needs to be able to protect herself if she is to protect others as well.
The Feature and Follow meme is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read and is made in order to help bloggers to meet new bloggers, gain more followers and have some fun. Today, Vivian and Jessica are the featured bloggers. Today’s question is : What drove you to start book blogging in the first place? My personal answer is that I love reading, and I love sharing my love for books. I thought that Goodreads was one way to do it, but through GR, I discovered many great book blogs, and I felt like I have something to say and share in the blogging world as well 🙂 What’s your reason? Thanks for stopping by – if you are a new […]
Next Song I Sing is a hilarious, hot and real story about four friends who have been burned in love – but who are ready to try to find happiness once more anyway. This review was first posted at Risque Reviews
Team Human did have a few things going for it, but I didn’t connect that much with the MC, Mel was acting like a spoiled brat for a lot of it, and she thought she was helping her friends, but really, she was looking out for number one. I really liked Cathy, even if we didn’t get to know her all that well, since everything that happened was seen through Mel’s eyes. However, Cathy seemed like a serious, old soul who would rather have lived in the 18th century as a noble than in 2012 being a teenager having to attend high school. I could completely understand her attraction to Francis, and maybe that is what made it so hard […]
*I received a free ARC of The Time Weaver from DragonWing Publishing via Manic Readers in exchange of an honest review* This review of The Time Weaver was originally posted at Risque Reviews on July 6th 2012. The Time Weaver grabbed me from the first line and hauled me inside a crazy world, on a wild ride! I have rarely felt so connected with the main character after just the first line, and I just had to turn the page, see what would happen next, and continue to be amazed. The words are wielded with the same sure elegance Seth learns his magic.
*I received a free ARC of Fifty Shames of Earl Grey from DaCapo Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* I read the first couple of chapters of Fifty Shames of Earl Grey when they were on Shaffer’s blog, and I found the writing to be hilarious! This whole book is fan-fricking-tastic. The snark goes from win to win, and I couldn’t read more than a few sentences at a time without laughing (sometimes, it was every single sentence). And the way it pokes fun at every thing in pop culture from literature to music to strange sexual fixations is way excellent.
This is a meme by Parajunkee’s FF #104 and Alison Can Read’s FF #104 It is a great way to discover new blogs, and find new followers. If you want to participate, you should go over to either Parajunkee’s or Alison Can Read’s FF post and follow the instructions there. Today’s question is : Jumping Genres : Ever pick up a book form a genre you don’t usually like and LOVED it? Tell us about it and why you picked it in the first place. My answer would be the last book I reviewed, it’s called Her Surprise Sister and it’s a Christian romance. I usually don’t like these because I don’t like it when characters bring up praying or God […]
*I got a free ARC of Her Surprise Sister from Love Inspired via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.*
In Once Burned, Leila started out like just a weird young woman with a strange power, but she quickly grew to become a very strong opponent, even against powerful vampires! The way she found out that she could link to vampires, and that those who could read minds could talk back at her was hilarious, and I loved how she never flinched in the face of danger. Jeanine Frost always manages to make her female protagonists strong, level-headed and real. I think one of the things I loved the most about Leila was that she used to be a gymnast, and that she turned her childhood bullies’ nick-name for her into a new identity she could use to strengthen herself.
Sterling was an amazing read! Extremely well written, a completely new world that made sense little by little, and intriguing and very likeable characters! Zoë was a normal 29-year-old until one night she decided to take a short-cut home, where she was attacked and thought she died. She woke up in a body bag – completely panicked, after getting out of the bag and the ambulance, she ran like the devil was after her, until Adam found her. Adam and Zoë formed a tentative friendship, although she woke up looking completely different from what she looked before. There was also a whole lot of great humour, I laughed so hard in many places, I need to go through my status […]