I chose to do World War Z as an audio book. I love audio books when I’m traveling. I travel often. I also travel with the Hub sometimes and I thought...moreI chose to do World War Z as an audio book. I love audio books when I’m traveling. I travel often. I also travel with the Hub sometimes and I thought this would be something he would enjoy. We both agreed that the narration was amazing. There are over twenty different narrators, including Max Brooks as the interviewer. I loved that aspect of this audio book.
One of the things that did not work for me and I made sure not to let it influence my rating. This is an abridged version of the book. I keep wondering did we miss something that would have allowed us to get more enjoyment out of the book. What was cut? When I purchased the CD’s I didn’t even notice that it was an abridged version. This is something I will pay closer attention to next time.
I initially found the interviewer and interviewee telling of this tale intriguing. As the story progresses and different people are interviewed to share their experience with how things changed, how they were affected, or what should have been done differently, I slowly began to lose interest. The book is looking back on something that has already happened. It is as the cover states “An oral history.” I believe I am more of an in this moment reader.
I like my zombie apocalypse with a little more action, gore, and detail. The interview telling is interesting, but apparently not for me. The Hub shared my feelings and opinions. One day I will find a book that that man just LOVES. (less)
Moon Lust: 2 Stars. This is a very short read. The relationship with Ivan & Brianna went from wounded gal from the woods to life mate. It just see...moreMoon Lust: 2 Stars. This is a very short read. The relationship with Ivan & Brianna went from wounded gal from the woods to life mate. It just seemed to be a short story full of whole lotta random sex.
Pack Law: 2 Stars. This story involves a very young female named Sophie. She finally receives word of who her three mates will be and cannot wait to sleep with all of them. The language was a bit bothersome. The lack of the pursuit of a relationship was irritating. She just seemed very childish. Her three mates also had no character definition.
Running Mate: 5 Stars. This was Jaci Burton’s contribution to the book. I will most likely seek out other books in this series. This is a very short book, so all of the stories are too short. I at least got a feeling of a pursuit and relationship development with Jason & Kelsey. I liked how they fell into bed with each other, yeah it was very quick but at least he wanted to get to know her better. ¬¬¬
Wolfe’s Hope: 2 Stars. I was very disappointed! I have really enjoyed the Breed series so far. The plot was not lacking.... it was missing. It was too short for there to have been any relationship development between the characters. (less)
Roi caught my attention in the first book in the Immortal Ops series. He had a sarcastic attitude and a zinging come back for anything said to him. I...moreRoi caught my attention in the first book in the Immortal Ops series. He had a sarcastic attitude and a zinging come back for anything said to him. I knew immediately he was going to be one hell of a character to read. He did not disappoint, neither did his gal. Missy is full of sass attitude and a ton of bad assery! A fair amount of sexual tension had built between Missy and Roi in the previous novella.
The pairing of two witty alphas who always manage to get the last word in, turned out to be very entertaining reading. Missy misleads everyone as to whom and what she really is. Her job falls into that same category. Once Roi enters her life everything changes. Her life and her job are currently running parallel with his life, his job, and bringing down the evil that is experimenting on humans in an attempt to make the perfect weapon, a super human.
Missy and Roi worked great as a couple for me. Their endless bantering kept a constant pace. Them knowing each other from the previous book allowed for the romance to move quickly without feeling too rushed.
The only thing I didn’t understand was the beating that one of the characters took. I hate spoilers in reviews, so I will try to tip toe around this as best as I can. Someone took a beating just to prove their worth (that’s what I got from it.) It seemed unnecessary and I feel like a team, friends, loved ones, human beings in general would not have stood by and watched. That’s what happened though. I just didn’t get the point of it. (less)
Book 2 in the Drakon series picks up a few years after the first books conclusion. Clarissa Rue and Christoff (Kit) have had five children. The young...more Book 2 in the Drakon series picks up a few years after the first books conclusion. Clarissa Rue and Christoff (Kit) have had five children. The youngest child is Amalia (Lia); she is the main female character of this book. Her one Drakon gift is dreaming the future. This gift presents itself to her at a young age, so at the beginning of the book she is still a child. She is a child having dreams that let her know Zane is in her future as far as she can see. Zane, the young street urchin that Rue took in off the streets in book 1 is the main male character of The Dream Thief. He has grown into an ass. That is the only way to describe Zane as a character. He is brash, rude, seems self-centered at times and a true ass. He does not make any excuses for his character. He presents his self this way quite openly. He is a likable ass. I do not see how he could have been presented any other way. He had a horrible childhood. He decided to keep to his life of crime as he grew into a man. Once again he offers no apologies for this, it is simply who he is. I did like his character. I do not use the term hero or heroine in this review due to the fact that neither character does anything truly heroic. There is a complete lack of pursuit in the relationship. Zane is sent by Christoff and Rue to find a diamond that they cannot retrieve themselves. The song the diamond sings enslaves the Drakon. The very human Zane can bring it back to them. Along the journey to acquire the diamond he finds Lia, trouble and a great deal of sexual tension. Lia knows from her dreams that Zane will be her lover. Zane knows the rules that the Drakon must live by. He has a respectable fear of her very toothy Drakon father. I just never felt the romantic connection with this couple and it took something away from the book. (less)
Clarissa Rue is a halfling Drakon. She fled the shire she was raised in at the age of seventeen to get away from the hateful harassment from the othe...more Clarissa Rue is a halfling Drakon. She fled the shire she was raised in at the age of seventeen to get away from the hateful harassment from the others of her kind. She has created a life for herself in London as the Smoke Thief. Using her Drakon abilities she has become a very successful jewel thief. Christoff (Kit) is the alpha of their tribe. One of his many responsibilities is keeping the Drakon existence a secret. One of the ways he does this by bringing the runners back to the shire. After reading reports of the jewel thefts in various papers he comes to the conclusion that these heists could only have been done by a Drakon. Using his tribe’s most valuable jewel, the Langford Diamond as bait he travels to London to bring the runner/thief back to the shire. I liked Christoff’s character. He is an alpha male that is willing to bend his will and give into Clarissa’s wants to get what he wants. As with most shifter books he knows from pure animal instincts that Clarissa is his mate. The romantic attraction between the two characters is strong. The conflicts come in the form of trust issues and Clarissa not wishing to be mated to a man who does not truly love her. She understands the need to be with ones mate. She feels the same pull that Christoff does, she just wishes for more than a mating. Clarissa’s character is a strong alpha female that does not back down from a challenge. She also has gotten used to being on her own and doing for herself in late 1700 London. I liked this book. It is something a little different in the shifter genre. I do plan on continuing reading the series. (less)
Bored, intoxicated and mildly depressed birthday girl CC decides to embrace her inner Goddess and perform a ritual honoring a Goddess from one of her...more Bored, intoxicated and mildly depressed birthday girl CC decides to embrace her inner Goddess and perform a ritual honoring a Goddess from one of her numerous college texts. Loving being worshipped as a Goddess is wont to do Gaea notices CC decides to give her some blessings. It’s great that CC has this, she soon finds herself in a plane, crashing into ocean and drowning, only to be given a mer-body and a brother who wishes to rape her. Gaea’s chooses to save CC from her brother’s very creepy affections by sending her to live on the land where she is to seek true love. Once she finds true love she will be allowed to live on the land (with legs, not a tail) happily ever after with her true love. Gaea sends CC to a monastery in 1014 AD. CC has to return to the sea every three nights to give her body to the sea. She is a sea creature and requires this to survive. CC meets Dylan a merman in the sea, the sea that she is fleeing. Dylan and CC have a very sweet love story. He wants her, has always wanted her and will always want her. They do not care that they are vastly different creatures. They are willing to go to any length to be together. There is a very sweet love story in this book. This is a love story that overcomes the unbelievable. The solution for them to be together is not as simple as CC returning to the sea. Her brother Sarpedon is the Sea Gods son. He has decided to claim her has his. Dylan knows that he cannot protect her from this no matter how much he wishes. The biggest hurdle that they must overcome so they may be together does not have an easily solution. I almost didn’t finish this book. Around the 100 page area I did something I have never done before. I skipped to the last 5 pages to see where the book was going. My interest was piqued enough to finish reading the book. I was very curious how the book I was reading got to that point. I recommend that anyone with any military knowledge skip reading this book. I was annoyed most by the female who is scared of flying in planes choosing a career in the Air Force, but there were other military issues that had me losing interest in the book. Pre-mer CC is an enormous contradiction that will make you want to scream. The first description of a mer-penis is extremely creepy, but I guess having a lower body that is a tail it had to come from somewhere. It was still very creepy though. (less)
I got annoyed at this book. I considered myself an intelligent woman until I picked up this book. Do not read this book without quick and easy access...moreI got annoyed at this book. I considered myself an intelligent woman until I picked up this book. Do not read this book without quick and easy access to a dictionary and Google. I had to consult Google & a dictionary at least a hundred times while reading this book. I felt like an uneducated country buffoon who did not even make it past Jr. High. The author even takes time to mention a drink that Google does not even know about. I believe the words used in the book were supposed to make our Milagro intelligent and witty. It annoyed this reader. Also there are no vampires in this book. The characters have a medical condition. The characters also treat Milagro horribly for the majority of the book. The book does have a HEA, although there is no pursuit or romance. (less)
A new genre for me to possibly start reading. This book is very different from the typical books I read. A friend gave the book to me. With that being...moreA new genre for me to possibly start reading. This book is very different from the typical books I read. A friend gave the book to me. With that being said I am almost positive this is the best book I have ever read. I enjoyed the story, the characters, the flow of the book (it spanned over what I am guessing at 45-60 years). I have full intentions of reading some of this authors other books. I found it difficult to put this book down. (less)
The only reason I bought this book was for the Dark-Hunter story. I did read the book in it's entirety. I will rate the stories individually. Spellboun...moreThe only reason I bought this book was for the Dark-Hunter story. I did read the book in it's entirety. I will rate the stories individually. Spellbound 1 star Something Borrowed 1 star Dead Man's Chest 1 star All Shook Up 2 stars The Wedding of Wylda Serene 3 stars Charmed by the Moon 3 stars Tacky 3 stars A Hard Days Night Searcher 4 stars Or Forever Hold your Peace 2 stars (less)