I loved Stephanie's writing style in Hope's Journey and enjoyed the novel so much that I decided to give this a book shot. I was surprised by how much...moreI loved Stephanie's writing style in Hope's Journey and enjoyed the novel so much that I decided to give this a book shot. I was surprised by how much I actually liked this novel. Girls Camp is a place where a group of girls are gathered together and camp out in nature by a week. Naturally getting the call to set up the camp and lead the girls safely is quite the task.
However, Stephanie offered excellent advice at how to survive at this very feat and she did so in a way that will keep the readers engaged. She offered readers practical advice and advice that will definitely make Girls Camp a better experience for all involved.
I think that any girls camp leader would benefit from listening to Stephanie's advice. It wasn't too long ago that I was at girl's camp myself and all of these recommendations sound incredible to me.
Yes, the target audience for this book is for those who are planning Girl's Camp, but this book would be useful to anybody planning to take a bunch of girls camping.
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I really liked this novel. J Lynn or Jennifer Armentrout is a great writer. I've loved everything I've read by her and can't wait to see what she come...moreI really liked this novel. J Lynn or Jennifer Armentrout is a great writer. I've loved everything I've read by her and can't wait to see what she comes up with next. (less)
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this novel for review as part of the Xpresso Blog Tours. I was not obligat...moreMy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this novel for review as part of the Xpresso Blog Tours. I was not obligated to write a good review nor am I receiving any compensation for writing my review.
An Overview of the Novel: Allai doesn't remember much about her past, but she does remember Drake, a demon, trying to kill her. But she also remembers him protecting her and promising never to harm her. The two images are impossible to reconcile.
But then she finds out that she is a Mage, a powerful magician. Suddenly her dad wants her dead and she realizes her entire life is a lie. She has no choice but to trust Drake with her safety, but can she really trust him?
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions:I'm not sure how to rate this book. I enjoyed the plot and the overall story idea. It was original and unlike so many of the books I've read before. It definitely caught my attention and held it for the entire novel.
I also really liked the characters Allai and Drake. I know some people didn't think they were well-developed but I did. I really liked watching them interact and enjoyed seeing them progress through out the novel.
So basically, I love the storyline and the plot and the characters. I did feel like the writing was a little rushed at spots and that it could have been edited better. I also felt like the novel should have been longer. I was just barely connecting with the story and the characters and was just barely getting into the story when it ended.
I would have liked to see more conflicts, more growth from the characters, and just more period.
I do feel like it was a great start to a great series though. And I'm definitely intrigued to see what happens to these fascinating characters.
So Why 3.5 out of 5 stars? Because like I mentioned earlier, it felt rushed at times and I would have liked things to be more developed. The plot and the characters were really intriguing. I give characters and plot a 4/5, the writing a 3.
In Summary: Olivia's debut novel is an intriguing look into a paranormal world that will sweep readers off their feet. The writing felt rushed at times and I wish there would have been more room for growth. However, I still really liked the novel.
Warnings/Side-notes: I don't feel like I need to warn anybody about anything in this book. It was really clean.
Wrap-up: I really liked this novel. It was original and intriguing. I'm glad I read this one and think that readers will enjoy it. It's flawed, but hey if you search hard enough every book is. This is a series I will definitely be keeping tuned into. I really want to know what happens next as well.
An Overview of the Novel: Liz is tired of running, but that's all she's ever known and she doesn't anticipate being abl...moreMy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
An Overview of the Novel: Liz is tired of running, but that's all she's ever known and she doesn't anticipate being able to stop running anytime soon. She's wanted by the government and by a rogue agency. And it's all because of that stupid accident. The one that caused her to be able to download people's minds after just one touch. One touch and she can know anything about them.
And yes the FBI and the rogue agency find that particular talent very useful. But when Liz moves to a small town, she makes friends for the first time. And she meets Carey, he's a guy who is different too. She starts gaining feelings for him. But can you really fall in love when you might have to pick up and move at any given moment.
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this novel as part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour team. I am not receiving any compensation for my review nor was I obligated to write a good review.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I actually really liked this one. I thought the synopsis sounded good and so I decided to give it a shot. What I didn't expect was to fall in love with this novel. From page one to the very end, I was hooked. I loved the characters and I loved the plot too.
I have read a lot of books about telepathy, but I really really liked this one. Dunman's writing forced me to become engaged in the text and left me wanting to turn the pages faster and faster.
This novel was a brilliant start to a series that I'm definitely going to be keeping tabs on. The whole idea of being able to download somebody's mind was a different twist than the telepathy books I'm used to and I found the idea to be really intriguing. I just loved everything about this one. Definitely recommend it.
In Summary: A brilliant book that caught my attention. This book had an interesting premise, great characters, and was impeccably written. I adored it.
Warnings/Side-notes: This book was actually very clean. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to even most the sensitive readers.
The Wrap-up: I really enjoyed this novel. I'll be honest I was hoping that this book would be a fun, enjoyable read, but I really didn't have that high of expectations for it. I was blown away by how much I loved it. (less)
Disclaimers: I received a temporary electronic arc of this novel in exchange for my honest review. I didn't receive any...moreMy Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received a temporary electronic arc of this novel in exchange for my honest review. I didn't receive any compensation for writing this review, nor was I obligated to write a good review.
An Overview of the Novel: Faith Holland is finally returning to her home because her father needs her. It's not easy. She left after being jilted at the altar and hasn't come back since. That day still haunts her as does several other other memories.
Her fiancee was gay and he chose the minute before their wedding to tell her that. Ever since then, Faith has seemed like a magnet for gay guys or guys who are already married. All she wants is a decent relationship.
Enter Levi Cooper. Levi is everything she doesn't need and everything she doesn't want. He is the one who ruined her wedding all those years ago and he's arrogant and definitely not the guy for her. And yet she keeps feeling more and more drawn to him. But will she be able to let the past go and forgive Levi and let him in? Or will Levi just be the next guy to break her heart?
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I didn't know if I'd like this novel going into it or not, but it looked like a really cute read and I loved the cover. I know you shouldn't judge a book by a cover, but come on we all do at least to some level.
Anyway, it took me a few thirty pages or so to really get into the story, but after that I was completely hooked. I loved Kristan's writing style. Adult contemporary romance is a genre I usually don't read, but this one was actually quite good.
It was definitely an adult novel, but not so adult as to lean to the erotic side or to make me feel uncomfortable. The characters were interesting and well-developed.
In fact, every single one of the characters in this novel seemed so real. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and recommend it to fans of this novel.
So Why 3.5 out of 5 stars? It was slow at parts and I felt like the pacing could have picked up. It also lacked the depth of my favorite novels. However, it was a cute, thought-provoking read.
Warnings/Side-notes: Adult book. Not one I'd recommend to young teens, but it's actually pretty clean for an adult book.
The Wrap-up: Kristan's writing was actually really intriguing and I loved this story. It was one I'm really glad I read. Definitely a cute book with hilarious characters and an intriguing plot. If you like adult romance, then check it out.