I don't know how I missed THE CLOUDED SKY but in reading A SKY UNBROKEN, I don't think I missed anything. ToSPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FIRST TWO
I don't know how I missed THE CLOUDED SKY but in reading A SKY UNBROKEN, I don't think I missed anything. To me, the story picks up right where EARTH AND SKY left off. Sky has witnessed the destruction of earth and about 30 of her friends and family are now living in the Kemya space station in a sort of human zoo. She realizes that she is being drugged and finally figures out what has happened to her and her family / friends. Win sneaks in to visit with her and the two begin to plot especially when there are plans to make the remaining humans pets or eliminate them all together. The pair must gain enough resistance and support to save the humans and start fresh.
The story is well written and brings in just enough sci - fi to keep me happy but I think some of the cool progressive elements will be dated in five years. This plays in nicely to all those Ancient Alien fans that want to believe that aliens started the human race and have been observing them like an ant farm. Everything flows according to plan and will have you cheering for the good guys since there aren't that many truly evil ones to jeer at, just shades of grey in each of us. I really enjoyed this one but wish it could have been a bit more concise with the writing. I love Crewe's work and the first one really grabbed me so maybe I need to track down the second book in the series. Now I can't wait to see what Crewe writes about next. I really recommended her zombie series Fallen World....more
Rick (aka Riff Rotten) is in the midst of recording a new album with his band and while his bandmate and best friend is planning his wedding, Rick isRick (aka Riff Rotten) is in the midst of recording a new album with his band and while his bandmate and best friend is planning his wedding, Rick is trying to get over that he has just buried the love of his life. Even though, it has been years since her passing from cancer, he can’t forget about Simone and now he thinks he is having a heart attack. It turns out that rock stars can get panic attacks and once under control, they are now taking over his life. Not one to sit by, he decides to take action and finds yoga.
We touched on Rick and his war with Adrian in Louder Than Love and Adrian’s romance with Kat. Those two are both present with a few other characters from that book. You don’t need to read that one first to enjoy this one. When Rick’s panic attacks start to overtake his life and he takes up yoga at his son’s insistence, he has a cute meet with Sidra, an instructor. And the age difference is believable as well as the spark between the two. Of course, the new couple has issues, but they overcome the obstacles that are mostly themselves.
Dear Dog, this sounds like it could be a self-help novel for musicians, but, nope, far from that, it is a romance that will leave you with that good feeling of happily ever after. Topper has quickly become my favorite in the rock star romance department and it is all because she can summon up a rock star on paper that comes across with the true charisma they all have. That X factor is present in all of her books. This one is definitely swoon worthy.
This is one of the best written biographies I have read in a long time. It did take me a bit longer to (review not final - there may be edits to this)
This is one of the best written biographies I have read in a long time. It did take me a bit longer to get through this since there was so much information packed into a very small space. That is one of the thing I loved about it. Every word had a place, no filler, much like Petty's music - where every note counts. I also loved that Zanes tried to be objective about his subject when you can tell he is a fan. Yes, he recounts the bad times but explains what went wrong within the band. He really dug down and got Petty's side of the story and then got the other band members to give their side. I can't say everything is fair and balanced, but this is pretty close. You can tell exactly who is in Petty's camp.
I had always heard rumors about the Heartbreakers, that they were somewhat reclusive and after reading this it is amazing to find out that the guys in the band are just really shy. That all makes sense when you understand where they came from and the horrible childhood that Petty had. I am amazed that he isn't more damaged. If the writing in the book is a bit familiar to Petty fans, it is because Zanes also did the book that accompanied Runnin Down a Dream.
Overall, this is a great recap on Tom Petty and the relationship he has with his bandmates, the Heartbreakers. It reads like an honest portrayal and the fact that Zanes had access to Petty and the band makes all the difference in how the story comes off. It is a story about overcoming the odds and making in music. ...more
Grace and Ashton host a radio show and are polar opposites, she is an outspoken social media specialist and he loves the outdoors. Their on air "relatGrace and Ashton host a radio show and are polar opposites, she is an outspoken social media specialist and he loves the outdoors. Their on air "relationship" has a flirtatious quality but Grace has a boyfriend and Ashton is in a relationship, so it just remains friendly between them. As a fund raiser, they agree to kiss for every thousand dollars that they raise and of course the audience wants them to kiss, so of course, they kiss.
This adoarble and pefect for summer romance, is a quick and satisfying read. This is modern romance complete with instagram, twitter and full of fun. There is a lot of humor and tension between the two as well as character development that is a joy to read. This is my first book by Sharalyn Pratt, but it won't be my last. It reminded me a bit of Jill Shalvis but without the explicit parts....more