Unearthly is the story of Clara who has just found out that she a part angel and is learning what this means for her. What her duty is to be. Clara isUnearthly is the story of Clara who has just found out that she a part angel and is learning what this means for her. What her duty is to be. Clara is a great character that is so easy to like, even though she is part angel she is still just a normal teenage girl. The boys in the book, Christian and Tucker, are great and it is so hard to to be rooting for just one of them. The whole triangle with them is so well written. It was a refreshing change to have the relationships develop over time rather than the I have seen him, I love him that is frequent in a lot of YA novels.
This book was so easy to read and I couldn't put it down. I was hooked from the beginning and was sad when it ended. This is most definitely a favourite in the selection of angel themed YA books around at the moment.
Unearthly is a wonderful read and a great start to a new series. The sequel Hallowed is out now and while I am hoping for the answers to some of my questions in there I am also hoping for a book 3 too....more
Angelfire is the story of Ellie a regular teenager till she starts having visions and strange dreams. One night she hears strange noises and finds outAngelfire is the story of Ellie a regular teenager till she starts having visions and strange dreams. One night she hears strange noises and finds out about reapers, supernatural creatures her to kill and cause pain and destruction. After this she meets Will who seems to know who she is even though she has no memory of him. He is her Guardian Angel and she is the Preliator.
The Preliator is a very powerful warrior who has the skill and ability to kill the reapers that end up in our world to cause harm. She is an immortal that is reborn time and time again into a mortal body. Ellie has discovered her powers and her destiny but still has a lot to learn about who she is and was.
Angelfire is a fast paced novel with lots of action and great fight scenes. I couldn't put this book down and was sad to get to the end of the book. I was left wanting more and have unanswered questions which I hope I will get some answers to in the sequel....more
The Lying Game is the first novel in a new series by Pretty Little Liars authos Sara Shepard. After reading most of the Pretty Little Liars series andThe Lying Game is the first novel in a new series by Pretty Little Liars authos Sara Shepard. After reading most of the Pretty Little Liars series and hearing about The Lying Game it was put to the top of my want to read list, with a big hurry up and be published note next to it.
The Lying Game is the story of Emma who finds out she has a twin sister she has never met. After tracking her down and agreeing to meet her sister Sutton, Emma ends up being mistaken for Sutton, and when Sutton doesn't turn up she is stuck living Suttons life in her place.
Things go from confused to bad for Emma when she revieves a note saying that Sutton is dead and she must continue to play along and continue living the life of Sutton.
Will Emma be able to track down her sisters murderer when it turns out she had so many enemies that it could be anyone?
The Lying Game lives up to expectations and doesn't dissapoint and it very definitley leaves you wanting more and I am desperate to read the sequel.
I enjoyed the pace of the novel but I have to admit I did get a little confused when reading and it was switching from Emma's to Sutton's point of view and I did have to re read a couple of lines occasionally. saying this I still thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and I was hooked from start to finish.
I highly recommend The Lying Game to any Pretty Little Liars fan or any Young adult fan even.
I give The Lying Game 4.5 stars out of 5
I want to thank NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book for them. ...more
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist : The Wyvern's Treasure by R. L. LaFevers
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist : The Wyvern's Treasure is the third book in theNathaniel Fludd, Beastologist : The Wyvern's Treasure by R. L. LaFevers
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist : The Wyvern's Treasure is the third book in the series of Nathaniel's adventures of him learning to be a Beastologist. In this book we see Nate and his Aunt Phil returning home after their adventures with a Basalisk to find their house has been ransacked.
After a disappointing trip to London to see if they can find any more information about who would do such a thing, Nate and Aunt Phil hear about trouble with the Wyvern's (giant dragons) and head to Wales to find out what has happened. Could this have anything to do with the searching of Aunt Phil's house? and can Nate and Aunt Phil smooth things over with the Wyvern's or will the Human/Wyvern covenant be destroyed forever?
This is an wonderful children's book and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It is well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the story that was being told. I may be a little biased as I do love children's stories about dragons and this one did not disappoint.
Nate is a wonderful character and he is a great little hero and I loved that he has a pet Gremlin called Greasle. I am really hoping for the next book that Aunt Phil lets him keep Greasle, I don't think the Gremlin is a pest at all.
I definitely liked Nate's guide at the end of the book to fully describe some of the creatures, places and events that were mentioned during the book. It was a great addition to enhance the story.
Lastly I cannot forget the wonderful illustrations by Kelly Murphy. They fit the book perfectly and I loved that while there were the illustrations to enhance the story, and show key scenes, there was also illustrations of the sketches that Nate did during his adventure.
I highly recommend this book and I am rating it 5 out of 5
Many thanks to the publishers who allowed me to read and review this book for them. ...more
After reading Elvis and the Dearly Departed I was eager to read the next book in the series and I got it for my kindle straight away.
Elvis and the GraAfter reading Elvis and the Dearly Departed I was eager to read the next book in the series and I got it for my kindle straight away.
Elvis and the Grateful Dead continues just after where Elvis and Dearly Departed left off and Callie and Lovie look set to end up in the middle of another murder investigation when during the Tupelo Elvis Impersonator competition an impersonator dies. Well one could of been natural causes but 2, that would be murder right?
I enjoyed this book but not as much as Elvis and the Dearly Departed. I loved the development of Callie's character, especially the developments with her and Jack but my love for the characters of Lovie and Ruby Nell decreased. I felt that they were just a little too annoying as they didn't get their own way. I also was left wondering about where their characters were at the end of the novel.
One of my favourite parts of the novel is the mini chapters which are told from the perspective of Elvis, Callie's basset hound, they are humorous and a great insight into the other characters, but unfortunately did not tell me enough about what was going on with Ruby Nell and the secrets she was keeping.
If you enjoyed the previous novel I am sure you will enjoy this one and I am still looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
All in all I am going to give this book a 3.5 out of 5. ...more
Elvis and the Dearly Departed is a wonderful first novel to a series I am going to continue reading, I enjoyed this one that much I have the second onElvis and the Dearly Departed is a wonderful first novel to a series I am going to continue reading, I enjoyed this one that much I have the second one waiting to be read now. I love mysteries and crime novels and this one sounded to good to resist. I have to admit I do have a soft spot for Basset Hounds.
In this novel we meet the Valentine's who all have their own part to play in the running of Eternal Rest funeral home, and you come to realise that it just wouldn't work if one of them wasn't there each has an important role to the development of the story. I loved the character of Callie, she isn't perfect and she has her problems, mostly her soon to be ex Jack Jones who she is drawn to like a magnet and her Basset Hound Elvis who does as he pleases, whenever he wants, including running off for a few days with a French Poodle and catching flees. Callie is such a likeable character and I feel she is one who will appeal to a lot of people. Lovie, Callie's cousin and partner in crime, lives up to her name with having a lot of love to share around. Lovie is a good character and I enjoyed reading about her and I hope that we find out more in the following two books in the series.
The novel centers on Dr Leonard Laton's funeral and the disappearance of his body from the Eternal Rest funeral home. I know how does a corpse manage to disappear? Who would do such a thing and yes for the entire book I was guessing as to who could of done this. After the controversy of Dr Laton's will who would steal his body? There are many with motives. With Callie and Lovie heading to Vegas to see if they can find the body at Bubbles Malone's house chaos ensues when trying to recover Dr Laton they find a different surprise. With Callie and Lovie mixed up in a murder investigation they are going to have to find out who the real killer is before they get framed.
I enjoyed the breaks between some of the chapters with Elvis' thoughts and comments, that is Callie's basset hound Elvis. I loved how I could learn more about the other characters this way, as the novel is written from Callie's perspective, and learning things we would not find out otherwise.
I would recommend this book, it was one that I wanted to read till the end and I am now in possession of book 2 which will be read next and I am sure will be closely followed by book 3. I can maybe obsess over book series sometimes. I do understand that it won't be everybody's cup of tea being centred round a funeral home and and dealing with a disappearing corpse but for people who love mysteries I'm sure that will be a novel you will enjoy.
My rating for Elvis and the Dearly Departed is 4 out of 5 ...more
I love James Patterson's novels and I was thrilled to be able to read and review The Postcard Killers. I had been waiting for this book for months andI love James Patterson's novels and I was thrilled to be able to read and review The Postcard Killers. I had been waiting for this book for months and it did not disappoint.
The Postcard Killers is about a couple of serial killers preying on young, just married couples all over Europe. The killers taunt the police and media by sending postcards of where they are prior to committing the murders, then following this up by sending morbid photos of the murder scene.
The novel follows Jacob Kanon, a NYPD Homicide detective who's daughter Kimmy was one of the murdered, on his search across Europe to find the killers. When the killers find themselves in Stockholm, a postcard lands on the desk of Dessie Larsson and she now finds herself caught up in the murder investigation . Will Dessie be able to team up and trust Jacob find the killers and will they be caught at all.
I am always excited to read a James Patterson novel and this is true to James Patterson's style. I loved the descriptions and how the point of view changes from the killers to Dessie to Jacob. I continually had questions to how things had happened. It has all the twists and turns you expect and they keep you on the edge of your seat till the end.
The character of Dessie is easy to like and while Jacob can come across as arrogant, I feel you have to understand where he is coming from with the death of his daughter, you would want people listening to you too. The killers are well thought out and I like that we get to see their back story and why they are who they are today and I feel that the end of the novel fit the story well.
For any James Patterson fan this is a must read and I rate it 4 out of 5 stars.
Many thanks to the publishers for allowing me to read and review this novel for them....more