Wow! This book was fantastic. It's going to take me a bit to wrap my head around it. I'll add a review soon!
So excited! I already love this book, and...moreWow! This book was fantastic. It's going to take me a bit to wrap my head around it. I'll add a review soon!
So excited! I already love this book, and have been wanting to buy it for a while. Well, I just found out that I won it in a first-reads giveaway!
I have now read Ender's Game several times, and I am blown away each time I read it. The characters are very well developed and interesting. The plot grabs your attention from the first page and just doesn't ever let go. And the plot twist towards the end of the book I didn't see coming at all. Loved it! I typically am not a fan of Sci-Fi but this book was fantastic. I'd recommend it to anyone. It's good for numorous re-reads in the future! (less)
Another fantastic Vince Flynn book! This is the 10th book in the Mitch Rapp series. In this one, Rapp is focused on finding the terrorists that planne...moreAnother fantastic Vince Flynn book! This is the 10th book in the Mitch Rapp series. In this one, Rapp is focused on finding the terrorists that planned and executed the attacks from book 9. At the same time, has has to deal with a few lose strings on the home front as well.
One of the things that I love about Vince Flynn is how he will jump from Mitch's perspective to the perspective of the terrorists. It's interesting to see how he believes their minds work! There wasn't as much action in this book as most of the previous ones. But there was a great view of the psychology of living the type of life that Mitch does. In the last books, Mike Nash was shown just as much as Mitch. And while I loved seeing how someone doing the job that they do handles going home to a wife and kids, I was worried that the series was going to vear too much towards Nash. He's a great character, but nobody can compare to Rapp for me! Luckily, after this book, I don't think that's going to be the case any more. While we definetly saw Nash in this book, he wasn't really the main focus this time.
I did find myself laughing several times (especially towards the end) as Rapp did things to other people that he personally would never tolerate! He is a bit of a hypocrite at times. Without giving anything away, I'll just say that towards the end of the book one of the characters was put into a situation that was very similar to a situation that Rapp was in during an earlier book. When Mitch was in that situation, he flat out refused to step back and let anyone call the shots but him. This time, he refused to let the other character take the lead, and again flat out refused to let anyone else call the shots! I guess that attitude is probably one of the things that I love about Rapp!
Great book! As a side note, the audio book was fantastic. This series is one of my favorites to listen to!(less)
I just finished re-reading one of the best books that I've read all year. It easily makes the top 5, possibly even the top spot. The book is called "T...moreI just finished re-reading one of the best books that I've read all year. It easily makes the top 5, possibly even the top spot. The book is called "The Hunger Games", and it's by Suzanne Collins. This is the first book of a Young Adult dystopia trilogy, but really it's a book that will appeal to readers of any age.
The book takes place in an alternate reality. Imagine our country in the future. There have been wars, famine, natural disasters, and a complete and total breakdown of our government and country. What is left is a country called Panem, which consists of the Capital and 12 districts throughout the nation. While the Capital is very wealthy, the districts are very pour. There's no welfare system. You are completely on your own. And the laws are brutal. If you break them, you'll either be subjected to a whipping or more likely be killed. This is not a fun country to grow up in. The main character is a 16-year old girl named Katniss. She is quite the survivor. At the age of 11, her father is killed in a mine explosion and she becomes the soul provider for her mother and little sister Prim. Every day, Katniss and her best friend Gale risk their lives by breaking the law, sneaking under the fence that surrounds their district and going into the woods to hunt, fish, and gather plants and berries. Anything that their family doesn't need for food gets traded on the black market for essentials. Although life is far from pleasant, Katniss and her family are surviving well enough.
But then comes Reaping Day when everything changes. Once a year, the Capital holds The Hunger Games. It's basically their way of showing the districts who is in charge, and who has all the control. 1 boy and 1 girl (called Tributes) from each of the districts has to compete in the ultimate game of survivor. Only one of the 24 will leave the arena alive. Katniss becomes one of the tributes and now she is literally in the fight of her life. She just has to hope that her brains, and nerve, and talent will be enough to keep her alive. She also has to decided who she can trust, or if she can trust anyone. What are people's ulterior motives for what they say and do?
This book has everything! Action, suspense, mystery, friendship, romance, humor in the most unlikely places, and a great psychological element! Once you start reading, you wont want to put the book down!
This book is a fantastic start to an Urban Fantasy series by Patricia Briggs. The focus is on Mercedes Thompson, a walker/were-coyote. Although she is...moreThis book is a fantastic start to an Urban Fantasy series by Patricia Briggs. The focus is on Mercedes Thompson, a walker/were-coyote. Although she is one of a kind, she finds herself surrounded by other members of the hidden supernatural world. Mercy was raised by werewolves, but left their community when she was only 16 years old. No matter what she does, Mercy seemed to keep getting pulled into the business of the werewolves, vampires and the fae.
Briggs created a fantastic, strong, kick-ass female lead in Mercy. She never lets anyone push her around. Not even her neighbor and friend, Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack. This novel has a great cast of characters that you can easily identify with. One of the things that I really enjoyed was seeing the pack dynamic. I’ve always been interested in the way that animals interact with each other, and I think that Patrcia Briggs did a great job of incorporating the way that a true pack of wolves would be.
"Moon Called" is a very edgy Urban Fantasy, with just the perfect mix of romance and humor inserted. This was a great, fun, fast reading book. The perfect start to a series. For those paranormal fans out there that are hooked on Vamps, and don’t think that you would ever like werewolves, try this book! You’ll love it!
During the events of Moon Called, Mercy becomes indebted to a local vampire, Stefan. Blood Bound starts out with him calling in that favor. What seems like a simple job of accompanying Stefan while he delivers a message to another vampire, turns into something a lot more dangerous. And Mercy isn't very happy when the werewolf pack decides to step in and help with the situation in order to keep her out of harms way.
This book just cemented my love of this series. Briggs does an amazing job with Mercy's continuing story. I loved watching as she becomes more involved with the local pack. Some of my favorite scenes were seeing Mercy claim her place among them, while still trying to maintain her distance from the entire supernatural world. The love triangle that started in Moon Called was advanced a bit, but overall it was just a small side story. But I can easily see things heating up in the next book! It was also very interesting to see more of the local vampire clan and how they operate.
Patricia Briggs knocks another one out of the park with a great story that grabs your attention and just holds on!
This is the 3rd book in the Cassie Palmer series. So far, each book in this series has just gotten better! I don't know if that's because I finally un...moreThis is the 3rd book in the Cassie Palmer series. So far, each book in this series has just gotten better! I don't know if that's because I finally understand who most of the characters are, or maybe I just finally got used to all of the jumping around in time and intersecting timelines. This was by far my favorite of the series so far. I don't want to say much becuase I hate having spoilers in a review. But I loved how different events happened in this book that actually pertained to and effected some of the events from the first book. I just keep thinking back to 1st book, Touch the Dark and remembering the scenes after Cassie is back at magic after running away to Dante's for the first time. This book showed us so much more about what happened with Mircea during the time between when Cassie ran away and when she was back. It just puts a whole new spin on those final scenes of Touch the Dark! Karen Chance is an extremly talented writer to be able to pull things together the way that she does. I am very excited to start reading number 4 of the series.(less)
Second book in the Cassie Palmer Series. See Review of Touch the Dark (Cassie Palmer, Book 1). I liked this book better than the first in the series....moreSecond book in the Cassie Palmer Series. See Review of Touch the Dark (Cassie Palmer, Book 1). I liked this book better than the first in the series. I felt like I finally understood who most of the main characters were and I didn't have as much trouble following the story line despite the number of timeline changes. For those that already enjoy the Paranormal genre, I recommend this series. But if you have never read this genre before, probably not the best series to get started with.(less)