I did not know what to expect from a book that revolves around a prison, and the men in it. Sophie Jordan pulled this off perfectly! It's Plenty sexyI did not know what to expect from a book that revolves around a prison, and the men in it. Sophie Jordan pulled this off perfectly! It's Plenty sexy too ;)
I don't think I can rate this one just yet. I am not sure how I feel about it....
The story starts right where the first one ended, kept moving at a faI don't think I can rate this one just yet. I am not sure how I feel about it....
The story starts right where the first one ended, kept moving at a fast pace, but somewhere along the ride it became predictable, had the whole xmen feel to it (think xmen: first class -- which I loved BTW), and the romance just wasn't there for me. It needed a little extra sprinkle. The ending I saw coming about ten chapters away. I think I have to sleep on this one and gather my thoughts. I am a little disappointed to be honest.
Yesssssssss!!!! I got a little worried for a minute there, but in the end this book was everything I was hoping for and more!!!!!! The romance betweenYesssssssss!!!! I got a little worried for a minute there, but in the end this book was everything I was hoping for and more!!!!!! The romance between the Prince & Raisa.... *sigh* my poor heart....
Awesome story! Full review to come!!!
----------------- FULL REVIEW 12/31/2015
Sword and Verse takes readers on an unforgettable adventure. Not only is this book amazing from the first word to the very last, it is also unpredictable, and has the PERFECT romance.
When I first saw the cover to this book I immediately knew I had to get my hands on it. Then I read the blurb and I was sold! I knew it would be one of those books that would keep me up all night reading, and would leave me with that craving for more. I honestly did not expect to be so into the story, and completely captivated with the characters like I was. It was all I thought about. Every single time I had to put the book down, I would get upset. I could not wait to dive back into Raisa’s story. It is THAT good.
One of the biggest things I love most about this story is the way the author wrote it. The story starts with Raisa as a young girl, and ends with her as a grown smart woman. I did not get lost once with the timeline. The author did an excellent job piecing it all together. For some reason this was a huge plus for me. The way the characters grow, the romance between Raisa & the Prince, the suspense whenever Raisa and the rebels were together, it was just flawless!
I will say that a little more than half of the story is romance. Of course, me being a romance junkie, this just made me fall in love with the book ten times more! I can’t describe the emotions I felt. Prince Mati & Raisa’s feelings for one another bled off the pages and I absorbed every bit of it! At one point, the author had me worried. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to them as a couple, and was about ready to scream, but in the end I was happy with the outcome. Every detail, event, emotion, all happened at the right time, and all flowed together like putting the pieces to a puzzle together.
SWORD AND VERSE is a GOOD CHOICE FOR READING! It’s a story that you will devour and never forget. At least it was for me. Kathy MacMillan is officially on my MUST-READ list. If her other books are written anything like this one, it will be a sure read!...more
Why, Sophie? Why?? Why would you do that to me? That ending!!!!! LOL!
MINI REVIEW added February 2, 2016:
I am a huge fan of Sophie Jordan! I was super,Why, Sophie? Why?? Why would you do that to me? That ending!!!!! LOL!
MINI REVIEW added February 2, 2016:
I am a huge fan of Sophie Jordan! I was super, super, super excited when I found out that she was releasing a new young adult series, and high fantasy at that! It's all I've been reading lately.
My first thought after reading chapter one was YES! This book is definitely going to rock! I loved Luna from page one. I thought she was a pretty kick-butt character.
A couple of chapters in, Sophie Jordan reveals something that left me with my jaw open. And the way she did it had me cracking up! For some, they might pick up on it right away, but I was completely taken by surprise. It made the story so much more interesting after that. I just had to know how? How does Luna do it? The story was very unique compared to other young adult novels I've read in this genre, which I think is why the story still feels so fresh in my memory. I actually read it about four months ago, but I can remember almost every little detail. SO GOOD!
Of course I don't have to sit here and type away how swoon worthy Fowler is. If you are a fan of Sophie Jordan's then you know just how fast she can make your heart beat with her romances!!!
Can we start with the cover? It’s gorgeous! I love everything about it. It’s the first thing that made me want to read it. Beautiful! It also fits theCan we start with the cover? It’s gorgeous! I love everything about it. It’s the first thing that made me want to read it. Beautiful! It also fits the story perfectly!
As for the story itself, I am not sure how I feel about it. I expected a lot more to be honest.
It had a great opening and immediately I fell in love with the idea of Verity falling for a bandit. I sort of knew that they would cross paths again, and my first thought was “now this is going to be a good romance.” Unfortunately, that is not where the story went. In fact, for more than half of the book Verity knows who the bandit really is, but doesn’t say a word. She befriends a group of rebels and right away she puts all her trust in them. Even if she questioned them, or their actions, she still went along with most of their little adventures and becoming a spy for them. There is also a romance that blossoms between Verity and a rebel that, to me, didn’t feel real at all. I wasn’t buying it one bit. There was just no chemistry between the two.
Overall, Rebel Mechanics was interesting enough to keep me reading until the very end, but I wish there was a little more action, some twist and turns that weren’t predictable. I also wish there was a lot more magic involved. But I did like the world Shanna Swendson has created, and the way she would describe certain things. Her writing was great! If there is going to be a sequel I plan on reading it. With the way things ended, I have hope that the story is going to go in a certain direction. *wink wink*...more
Today we shared a small excerpt of RIDERS on the blog as part of the official blog tour hosted by TorTeen. You can check out the entire post here: httToday we shared a small excerpt of RIDERS on the blog as part of the official blog tour hosted by TorTeen. You can check out the entire post here: http://www.goodchoicereading.com
In addition to that, I've shared a small review. See below.
In this short excerpt, RIDERS main character Gideon (aka War) first meets Sebastian. Enjoy!
I looked to my right and there he was, looking right back at me. Famine… My first impression was that he fit the bill. Even sitting I could tell he was tall. Over six feet. Lanky. He looked of just a touch underfed, but it gave him that model- look, more than anything else. Like he belonged on one of the photos on the wall. His brown hair reminded me of Wyatt’s— long and shaggy— except Famine’s was more natural. Like it just was that way. He was my age or just a little older, I guessed. After a second of wringing the papers, he narrowed his eyes at me like he was trying to work something out. “Do I know you?” “I don’t think so,” I replied. “I’m Gideon Blake.” “Sebastian. Sebastian Luna.” We didn’t shake hands, which was awkward. We’d obviously avoided it. But considering all the insane stuff that’d been happening, it wouldn’t have surprised me to see lightning slice down from the ceiling if we had.
After reading that little scene I am taken back to the story and how much I loved each character! I thought it was a lot of fun watching their friendships start from bottom and end at the top. RIDERS is the first in the series, so all four men still have a lot to learn about who they are, and how to control their power. Or should I say horses? Either way, I am ready for the next adventure!
While reading RIDERS, I pictured every scene in my head as if I was watching a movie. They went from normal, to warrior by the end of the book. RIDERS would definitely be a perfect TV series on The CW. I can picture it now!
I recently attended Book Expo of America in New York City with a couple of blogging friends of mine, and sort of jumped in blind. I knew of maybe 5 boI recently attended Book Expo of America in New York City with a couple of blogging friends of mine, and sort of jumped in blind. I knew of maybe 5 books that were going to be featured there and that I MUST-HAVE. CAGE OF DECEIT was in that top 5!
A couple of month’s back I came across her TRUE REIGN series and absolutely LOVED it. There are only three books in the series, and they were amazing! When I found out that she had written a spin-off I literally jumped with joy. I am not kidding! That is how much I loved the characters, the world, romance, EVERYTHING!
CAGE OF DECEIT did not disappoint! It’s filled with just as much suspense and action as Jennifer Anne Davis TRUE REIGN series. There isn't one complaint out of me over this book. It was written well, from beginning to end you are completely entertained and fully hooked on the characters. Davis gives you just enough action mixed in with romance that it makes the story feel complete. It was a bit predictable at times, but I am okay with that because I was secretly hoping the story was heading in that in direction.
I thought Jennifer Anne Davis' TRUE REIGN series was one to rave about, but CAGE OF DECEIT has topped it, and has completely blown me away! I love this book! I cannot wait for the sequel! Davis will forever be on my MUST-READ list. A Good Choice for Reading! ;) A MUST-READ!...more
Yesssssss!!! I freaking love ANYTHING The Ward writes!!! Full review to come!
FULL REVIEW 7/15/2016
The Bourbon Kings was everYesssssss!!! I freaking love ANYTHING The Ward writes!!! Full review to come!
FULL REVIEW 7/15/2016
The Bourbon Kings was everything I wanted and more! It has that BDB feel, only contemporary. There is nothing paranormal in this book, but I loved it anyway! I enjoyed it from page one until the very end. DEVOURED IT!
The story is about Lane & Lizzie, but if you are familiar with J.R. Ward’s work, then you know she always has to introduce other characters and drag them through the mud before you get their complete story. I think that was what I loved most. You meet Lane, his sister Gin, and his brother Edward. All three siblings have a story. I was completely lost in their mess and their drama, I could not stop reading. I really hope that Gin gets her own book because that woman has some secrets that kill! I am dying to know how it will all play out.
Ward fans, trust when I say you WILL NOT be disappointed with The Bourbon Kings!
Funny moment: “Sutton, as always, a pleasure.” He glanced at his sire. “Father, fuck you.”
I don’t know why, but I laughed so hard at this part! A DEFINITE MUST-READ!...more