Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review: Surrendered

Surrendered Surrendered by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Commander Thornex is on a mission to find out information about the Hive but to do that he will have to go undercover as a body slave on Yonnie Six, a place where men are regarded as a lesser being. He is surprised by the mistress he is sold to, Mistress Neh'sanna is like nothing he expected to find on the planet. Her views of men are not entirely aligned with those of the other mistresses. As she teaches Thorn how to give up some of his control, Thorn finds that he does not want to lie to her anymore. But his deception might cost him everything.

Even though I think the hive is one of the creepiest villains that has come up in the series, I think the author is starting to go more back to the root of the series. We get the character interplay and the big picture story moving forward. For a while it seemed as if the character books were just offshoots.

I love at the end how we get to see more of shadow. Ever since practically the beginning of the series the author alluded to the fact that he was different and special and it has been so many books since we really got back to him.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: One Bite Per Night

One Bite Per Night One Bite Per Night by Brooklyn Ann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vincent Tremayne, Lord Vampire of Cornwall, likes his solitude. When the Dowager Countess of Morley calls in a family pact made ages ago and asks him to become guardian of her American granddaughter, Lydia Price, Vincent is honor bound to agree. He plans to get the little American wed off as fast as he can, although, when he meets her his plans start to change.

I really liked the frustrated angst that Brooklyn Ann put Vincent through. The story made the character seem more real. I absolutely adored Lydia with her positive personality and go with the flow attitude. I definitely would not have been okay being trust upon a stranger because my family did not want to have me around.



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Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: The 9th Judgment

The 9th Judgment The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When a jewelry thief is accused of a murder she didn't commit she has to find a way around her unfortunate circumstances. On the other hand, there is a murderer killing innocent ladies and their babies with no end in sight. Of course, sergeant Lindsay boxer is caught up in the middle.

I thought the baby killer angle was interesting, it certainly rubbed the characters into a more emotional state. It is bugging me that it still seems as if Lindsay is on the fence about her relationship with Joe and liking Richie, even though he is daring one of her best friends.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Redemption

Redemption Redemption by Erica Stevens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Even after a year since the humans were freed, Jack has struggled with himself over his haunting memories. He is content to travel the outer lands ensuring that all the laws are being met, that is until he encounters Hannah. Hannah has been living with a secret all of her life and has been stuck in the town of Chippman with nowhere else to go. Life is pretty much at a standstill until Jack comes to town and intends to liberate them all.

This has been my least favorite book of the series. After the excitement from the first four books and the adventure in them this book fell flat to me. Not that I don't like Jack but his story was blah. I was not big on the plot progression and the development of the characters. It was interesting to see how the world had changed after the vampire war.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: 4th of July

4th of July 4th of July by James Patterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 Stars

As a case comes back to haunt Lindsay from her past, Lindsay's life is turned upside down with one decision.

This has been my least favorite book of the series. Following from what happened in the last book I felt some of the characters were done a disservice (view spoiler) This book was also the slowest yet out of all of them.

I did really like Lindsay's progression in relationship with Joe. She also has the worst case of luck out of anyone I have ever heard of. If this much stuff has happen to her within four books I can't wait to see how she survives the rest of the series.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: 3rd Degree

3rd Degree 3rd Degree by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

War is on. Lindsay finds herself in the middle of yet another series of kills and this time the killer is bent on starting a war.

I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than the other ones in the series so far. This one kept me on the edge of my seat the whole entire time and I felt as a reader I was more interested in this plot line the the others. There were also a lot of surprises in this book for me regarding the characters. Some of the plot points went by really fast but Patterson was still able to keep the reader (or at least me) invested in the overall story.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: Obsession

Obsession Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Serena Cross' best friend says that aliens exist Serena does not take her seriously. That is until her friend is killed by one right before her eyes. Now there is a death warrant out on her head and the only one that can protect her is not of this world himself. Hunter was born to be a killer and fight the Luxen. He is typically the bad guy in the story but all of that changes when he has to protect Serena.

Man that was hot! Hunter was an ass though, the cocky bastard thing was a turn on for a while but I don't know if I could live with that.

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Review: Mortal Heart

Mortal Heart Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the convent Annith has watched all of her sisters get sent out on missions throughout her years.
She is waiting to serve St. Mortain herself but she is never called upon to. Now when the job of Seeress is being presented to her, a position more suited to someone out of their prime, Annith has a choice to make about her future. With betrayal seizing her heart, she strikes out to make her own destiny.

I started out not thinking that I was going to like this book but about 50 pages in that viewpoint drastically changed. Annith was strong and determined and I really liked how she was able to grow as a person and make up her own mind, even though it may have gone against everything she was taught.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Romeo Redeemed

Romeo Redeemed Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Romeo is given a second chance. A chance to change his ways and redeem the person he has become. His mission: save Ariel Dragland. Ariel holds the fate of the world in her hands, even though she doesn't know it. As love unintentionally blossoms the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Not as entertaining as the first book although I was interested to see where the story would go. This was more like a companion novel to Juliet's story. I was never really a big fan of this version of Romeo.

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Review: Find Me Where the Water Ends

Find Me Where the Water Ends Find Me Where the Water Ends by Rachel Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lydia has been captured and now trained by the Montauk Project as a recruit, they basically gave her no choice in the matter. As Lydia glimpses a world in which the Montauk project never existed she knows she will do everything in her power to make that a reality.

I thought that was a really good ending to the series as a whole and it wrapped up a lot of my questions from the other books. I thought Lydia became stronger in this book, there was a lot that she had to figure out for herself. I did think the ending was a bit slow.

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Review: This Strange and Familiar Place

This Strange and Familiar Place This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Montauk Project id responsible for the disappearance of two of Lydia's family members and now they are coming for her.

It was interesting to me how Lydia could go back into her life even though it was not really the one she remembered it being. As I was reading the beginning I realized how depressing and heartbreaking it would have to be to live your life as if nothing had changed yet at the same time everything did.

I liked how the readers got to see more of Wes' story when they traveled back to the 1980s. I did not like the era as much as with the 1940s but it did help to move the plot along. I liked how we got to meet some of Wes' friends that he used to know and how they further 'humanized' him for me and Lydia.

The ending was just stunning!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: Too Sinful To Deny

Too Sinful To Deny Too Sinful To Deny by Erica Ridley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Susan Stanton has been exiled to the sea side manor that is haunted. When she encounters the handsome smuggler, Evan Bothwick, her life becomes complicated. To make matters even more complicated, Susan has a secret that she has been keeping. Now, trying to figure out the mysteries lurking in the manor she will have to rely on Evan to make it through.

I was so excited to read this book after the first one in the series, I was disappointed though. I did not get into the story and connect with the mystery as I did in the first novel. I felt that a lot of the times throughout the story the author did not know where she wanted to take it so the plot as a whole became confusing.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Since assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the king's Champion her life has been one of deception. Celaena's loyalties are not to the crown but she has to walk a very thin line to ensure she survives. Keeping up her charade becomes increasingly difficult, especially when facing Chaol and Prince Dorian.

I was very happy for Celeana. She grew a lot in this book and was able to open herself up more. I also liked Chaol and Dorian more as characters. I was blown away by the revelation at the end.
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Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

When Cecilia Harcourt is notified that her brother is missing in the Colonies, she has no choice but to go and find him. When she arrives Cecilia finds that getting information from the battlefield worn soldiers is not exactly her forte. When she finds that her brother's best friend is in the hospital unconscious she is desperate to help him, even if she has to lie in the process. The only way to see him is if she is family so without many other choices Cecilia tells everyone she is his wife.

When Edward Rokesby wakes up he is missing a couple months of his life. To top it all off, he cannot remember getting married, especially to his best friend's sister who he has secretly been pining over. As the two embark on a quest to find the missing Thomas Harcourt they find themselves getting closer.

I have to admit I am a sucker for amnesia stories! I really enjoyed this one, it was a little slow in the plot but the witty characters made up for it and I loved the relationship development between Cecilia and Edward.

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Review: Unbound

Unbound Unbound by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Princess Brynnalla of Galen Prime was a baby she got a protector. Varin was taken from his home when he was a child and made to become a slave. Being that he is a Vision Kindred, Varin with connect and be bound to the person he gets blood from. That person is Brynn, now bound to protect her Varin wants to do so much more. When Brynn's life is threatened by the Hive to become a Breeding Queen Varin will do anything he can to get her back.

So far this book has been my least favorite in the series. As the warning from the author said, there was quite a disturbing scene, however, I do understand how it fit into the plot. What I really did not like about the story was the characters, the relationship between Varin and Brynn did not strike me as 'real.' They did not connect on the level that the main characters in the other books did. Be that as it may, I was not overly interested in their story.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

As Feyre returns to the Spring Court she finds her deception and information gathering harder then expected. With the threat looming, her very enemy practically comes knocking at the door. When trust is something that is hard to give, the battle might be that much harder to win.

Out of the three books so far this was the most emotional one for me. I got to know all of the characters and connect with them. I did not want any of their stories to end. One thing that really bugged me was (view spoiler)

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Review: Devil in Spring

Devil in Spring Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

Lady Pandora Ravenel has big dreams and none of them include a husband. She wants to start her own board game empire but all of her plans change when she is caught in a precarious position with none other than Lord St. Vincent. Gabriel was not looking to get married just yet but now that he has met the high-spirited Pandora he wants nothing more than to marry her, too bad she does not share his sentiments.

This book took me longer than I expected to get through it. Even though I loved Pandora so much I wasn't connecting with her as a character. The conversations between her and Gabriel were off and they kept going around in ridiculous and pointless circles. I had high hopes for a St. Vincent and I was just not caught in the magic that his parents eluded.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Celaena Sardothien, is an assassin and a good one. Now, only eighteen years old and already known she is serving out her crimes in Endovier, a labor camp. That is until Prince Dorian comes to offer her an enticing deal: to get out she has to act as his Champion in a competition for the new royal assassin. The competition won't be an easy one. Ruthless men from all over the land have assembled to claim the winner's spot and they are just as lethal as she is.

So much intrigue that it kept the reader on her feet, just like the assassin. I really had a hard time deciding who I liked more, Prince Dorian or Captain westfall. Maas does a good job, in my opinion, with the character development and making the readers sympathize with all different kinds of people.

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