Bitterblue was awesome, but I have to start with saying that I love this amazing world of the Graceling Realm and the seven Kingdoms. I think I actually preferred this final book in the series, both because characters from prior books showed up again and because Bitterblue was such a great heroine.
Insurgent is a great continuation of Divergent. The characters continue to make sense, and we learn more about the society and why it became the way it is. I loved this book, the way Four and Tris had to deal with the aftermath of the huge simulation war, and wondering what was going to happen next was exciting and kept me firmly attached to my kindle for the whole narrative. Their little stay at Amity was strange to say the least, and Tris had to find out the hard way how things were always seemingly so peaceful there. Again, I love how Tris and Four continue to go to each other to feel reassured, even if they are also both […]
*I received a free copy from the author in exchange of an honest review* Pure Healing started out really well, there are vampires, pure ones, humans, a very young pure Queen, a protector and a healer who uses some kind of magic, and has a very special way of sustaining herself. The premise is very interesting as it gives a new take on vampires and other mythical creatures we may or may not have heard about before.
Oh Dana, how naive you were in your bargain! I was sure the way it was worded meant exactly what it meant, but I had no idea just how bad things would be, even if she decides later herself to actually go through with it. Shadowspell did show Dana’s growth, though. This had a lot more action, and apart from being to naive in one instance, Dana was great! She already grew a lot in the first book, and in this, that growth continued. I love that she has a girlfriend, although Kimber was less present than in Glimmerglass.
Shine is the perfect finale to the Shade series! Oh my sweet goodness! The first chapter almost killed me! I was sitting on the edge of my couch, my eyes as big as saucers, my reaction the same as Aura’s : ‘No! No, that just can’t be true! Not Zach! No!!!!’ *sob* I almost did a Joey and put my book in the freezer, but that just wouldn’t do! For two reasons – one- I had to know what was going to happen, even if I was devastated – two – I have a kindle, and I don’t think it would have taken it kindly if I had left it in the freezer. It didn’t take me long at all […]
Before I started reading Finding Magic: I need something to keep me from going into withdrawal while I wait for the next Downside Ghosts novel! A few minutes after I finished reading Finding Magic : YAY this was an awesome novella, and I usually don’t even like shorter stories all that much. The only thing I’m a little confused about is Jillian… I thought she and Chess had never met before in a later book. I think a re-read is what I need right now 🙂 Chess is even more damaged than I thought she was, and I feel so sorry for her! It was great to see how she acted before she became a ‘real’ church-witch, and how her relationship […]
*I received a free ARC of Amazing Grace from Netgalley* Amazing Grace is a sweet contemporary romance, which takes place in Hell, Texas. Max decides early on that Gracie is not a part of a human trafficking ring, but he still can’t tell her what his real job is. Something is not right at the Sherriff’s office, and he has to find out what it is. Max and Gracie play a little game of seduction, and although Gracie is very inexperienced and Max is a bit of a player, Gracie manages to catch him completely off guard. Some very hot moments ensue, I had to stop reading for a while when I was in public because I got a little […]
*I received an e-ARC of The Tycoon’s Secret Daughter from Netgalley* The Tycoon’s Secret Daughter completely grabbed me from the start! Max and Kate meeting in the lobby of the hospital, and just the few moments they spend there, where Kate realizes Max has stopped drinking, and Max realizes that he has a daughter – WOW! It is clear from the start that Max is still in love with Kate, although he is upset about only getting to know Trisha when she’s seven years old as well. The first meeting between father and daughter is pretty awkward, but it seems so real, exactly how I would imagine a grown man would interact with a little girl who’s his daughter, but […]
Glimmerglass is a really good introduction to a series. I really like Dana, she is young, but she is still strong and can take care of herself. I enjoyed both Kimber and Ethan as well, and I am quite sure Keane will turn out to be a good ally to have later too. Of course it is easy to see that Dana is 16 years old, although she can be quite mature in some situations, she very much acts her age in other. She is used to having to deal with a lot of things herself, and meeting Kimber who hasn’t had a lot of friends either is great for both of them. I look forward to reading more about […]
Luckily our server appears, so I am spared from telling him that the research we do is all related to human sexuality, and that our latest study found that women with clitorises and inch or more away from their vaginal openings did not desire or enjoy sex like their close-proximity peers. Uhm… OK… I guess? I am really wondering if this will be in any way relevant for the story. All of these quotes above are from the first 8% of the book, and I wonder if I will be able to actually feel the story at all! I get so distracted from the weird descriptions, the randomness of Leigh’s thoughts and by the prose as well. It all becomes […]