Is a little disappointed that this will be the last book in the series. I feel there is more to tell and I definitely didn't like what happened betwee...moreIs a little disappointed that this will be the last book in the series. I feel there is more to tell and I definitely didn't like what happened between the Seelie Queen, Arwan and Dana. Guess my favorite book in the series will always be Shadowspell. Hopefully later on there will be a spinoff to the series or a contract will be made for more books in the series. I loved the characters, Arwan, Dana and Ethan. (less)
I wasn't really impressed with this book like I was with the others. I was thinking maybe their would be more action involved. Instead, I was a little...moreI wasn't really impressed with this book like I was with the others. I was thinking maybe their would be more action involved. Instead, I was a little upset especially with the characters. I'm starting to hate Shane more and I felt like Claire was not her usual self like in previous books. I'm hoping Last Breath, can redeem my love for the series. (less)
I always love reading books from new authors that I haven't tried out yet. I came across Robin P. Waldrop at Goodreads.com...which is my fave site to...moreI always love reading books from new authors that I haven't tried out yet. I came across Robin P. Waldrop at Goodreads.com...which is my fave site to be on. Once I read the description of "Ties of the Blood Moon", I knew I had to see what it was all about.
First off, this is my first book I've read that has it's location in Alaska. Usually, when you read about Vampires it's in Louisiana or another southern state (except for Twilight of course). Werewolves are usually in northern Washington, Colorado, etc. It's time for a book to have most of it's action in Alaska. One state I would love to visit.
Robin P. Waldrop takes you into a different world of Werewolves and Vampires. They work together, actually. Well...kind of. The werewolves have been waiting for their princess to come back and take the throne. ***That's a storyline never used before...and I really enjoyed it***.
She throws in twists and turns you weren't expecting...like the ending. Really...Robin...that was not expected. I kept thinking other things, but you really threw me off. Sorry, everyone I'm not spoiling anything about this book. If you want to find out what Robin does, you need to read it for yourself. I hate giving out spoilers.
Now for one of the things that I wasn't really fond of...in the beginning it just dragged on, with a love development story between the characters. It did remind me a little bit about Twilight in the beginning, but after awhile, it took it a different turn...which made me like it again. Sometimes, having too much of a development of romance in the characters and not enough action, makes me want to put down a book and stop reading it. I can't stand heroines who also complain and whine. Genevieve did irritate me in parts of the books, but that's because she's a teenager. I remember being a teenager, but I'm glad I didn't act like her in certain parts of the book when she gave her Aunt a hard time.
I will say this, Robin, definitely had me loving the characters, Joseph and Luna in the book. I especially loved Joseph. There is just something about him, I like better than William. Luna of course is an amazing friend to Genevieve and I loved how Robin writes about the friendship between Luna and Genevieve. You don't usually see that in books. You usually just read about the romance, not friendship.
I recommend this to anyone who loves a different twist to the vampire/werewolf stories and who also loves twists and turns. You'll definitely get a few "What the heck" and "No way" in this book.
Thank you, Robin for giving me a chance to read/review your book. I look forward to reading more about these characters and find out what their next adventure is. (less)
I was excited to read this book. I got my hands on it from Netgalley, but didn't get to read it until the day it released. Boo...I need to start readi...moreI was excited to read this book. I got my hands on it from Netgalley, but didn't get to read it until the day it released. Boo...I need to start reading a book from there as soon as I get it so I can review it before the book is actually released. Oh well that's what happens when you overload yourself with too many books. This book was ALL about the first and only time Luce and Daniel spent Valentine's Day together. Sad, isn't it? Those two never get a friggin' break. Lauren Kate took us out of Luce's head and into several other characters, finally. Yeah!!!! We got a taste of Shelby and Miles. I adore those two. =) Finally, maybe those two will have a happily ever after and stop playing around and kiss already. Then came Roland's own love story. Although, it ended up being a sad ending for him...but not for his love of course, since he made a serious decision. Made me love him even more. It's never easy to give up your one true love to make them happy. What seriously threw me off, is when Lauren Kate, told Arriane's love story. Wow...wasn't expecting that, but it was really Sweet. Although, of course not another happy ending. Geez! Won't ruin it for anyone who hasn't read the book. I was actually a little upset on what happened to Arianne and her true love. Of course, the finale of the book was Daniel and Luce spending Valentine's Day together. Sweet, beautiful and happily ever....well not really. Sorry...we all know what happens to Luce eventually in every lifetime she's ever lived except her more recent one. At least she got to spend one lovely day with the love of her life. If you haven't read the series, you need to read it. Although, the first book is always going to be the best of the series. The 2nd and 3rd just didn't do it for me. I'm looking forward to reading "Rapture" though and you get a glimpse of the first chapter in this book. I always love sneak peeks. I loved how Lauren flowed each short story into once. Shelby and Miles when they ran into Roland, brought on his story and then Arianne came into Roland's story. It was a great transition. All and all...it was a short sweet read...but not exciting. It's a great Valentine's Day read, but don't think the short novellas are always happily ever afters. There's something to learn in each one. I'm just happy to have read that Daniel and Luce finally got something happy out of the deal. Now the countdown begins for "Rapture". Give me more Cam and I'll be a happy, giddy Book Mama. =) (less)
This is not my usual genre in the last few months since I have been on a contemporary and suspense kick for awh...moreReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
This is not my usual genre in the last few months since I have been on a contemporary and suspense kick for awhile, but when I read the description of "His Black Wings" I thought it would be something I would enjoy. I recommend to not really read the book's blurb though above because it will give the book away too much. At least that's my opinion. "His Black Wings" is about Claren Maidstone and how she has lost her parents to a boating accident and now is forced to flee and hide due to the man she was supposed to marry is out to get her because she harmed him and so did her dog. Claren ends up answering ad from Frederick Lowood to become has assistant, but she really does not assist him. Frederick has his own secret agenda of searching out Claren. He actually has been keeping an eye on her for awhile and has had it out for her family since his father died. Claren's family comes from a industry that ended up making Frederick's son the way he is. If anyone was to find out about Frederick's son, they would either want to experiment on him or send him to the one place that Frederick has been trying to forget about. Frederick ends up asking Claren to become his son's friend, but he's afraid that his son, Estrigan will be upset since he really hasn't been seen. He only comes out at night when the staff at his home are gone and he can move around freely or actually fly around freely. Estrigan is one of a kind...who has black wings. When Estrigan finds out Claren is living with them, he is upset about it, afraid she will run away screaming...instead he becomes intrigued with the girl and will do anything to know her, especially when he sees her crying one evening.
"His Black Wings" was an enjoyable read, but it did not capture my interest until the story of what Frederick was up to and how Estrigan came to have the black wings. I also liked finding out about the backstory of Frederick. I really thought the book started out slow and I actually thought I would not finish it until Claren moved into Frederick's house and Estrigan was introduced. He was ruthless to Claren at first and Calren just wanted to find out why. The moment Estrigan saw Claren with other males who wanted to capture her interest, he started changing. There was a lot going on with Frederick and what he was doing and then the guy, Kurten that Claren ended up hurting in the beginning and what his secret agenda was on trying to get Claren. He was actually annoying and I definitely believed he got what was coming to him in the end. Decker and Horace got my attention when they were fighting over Claren and they had a bigger role later on in the book. They cared a lot about Claren and just wanted her safe even though they did not know her well. All and all, this book got 3 stars. It was much different from what I am used to. It just did not capture my interest that I was hoping. It took me awhile to get into. I did enjoy certain characters over others. I enjoyed a different take of what Astrid wrote. It is not an Angel book. It has a different storyline all together which made it fascinating. It has a little steampunk to it, I believe which is one genre I definitely need to dive into more. Claren was a strong character who definitely keep me interested in as well. Estrigan will be my favorite though, even when he was mean to Claren. I recommend the book to YA Fantasy readers out there. You'll definitely enjoy this story that Astrid wrote. Maybe if I was not into a contemporary or suspense kick I would have enjoyed this book more. It definitely would be something I would have enjoyed as a kid or as a teen more.
I was provided a complimentary copy of the book from the author for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.(less)
I love Greek mythology so when I read the synopsis of this book, I definitely knew I needed to check it out.
M.W. Muse tells a story of a girl named Legacy, who's life is changed the minute her guardian tells her the truth about her parents and what is going to happen to her when she turns 18. She does not believe her at first until she starts having strange dreams. Everything is about to fall in place though for Legacy. The hot boy she grew up with, Adin, asked her out, and she's going to have a job for summer. Although, another boy, River, comes into her life and he starts telling her stuff that is making her realize that her guardian may have told her the truth. Legacy though is going to realize not everything as it seems and she has to figure out the truth to her dreams and also keep herself alive for her 18th birthday because someone is out to kill her before than and River, the new guy knows who.
M.W. Muse does an amazing job on her take on Greek mythology and I liked how the characters are different takes on each greek god/goddess, except for a few characters that do not play a role in it. Legacy finds out the truth a little bit who she really is, but it takes awhile for her to find out. She also does not find out the truth on River and Adin until towards the end. I clicked very well with some of the characters, but others I did not. Adin had his moments where I could not get along with him. I did not like Ellen and Kate...but that is to be expected. Callie was Legacy's best friend and she was always there to help Legacy on trying to figure out what was going on, even though she really is not apart of it. It was slow at first to get into the storyline until it got interesting towards the end and towards the times Legacy was figuring out what was happening to her and who she was. The ending was what made me go into shock. Poor Legacy. She was just getting some happiness in her life and a certain person had to come into the book. Boo!!
I give this book 3.5 moons and I look forward to the second book. I just hope I find out a little bit more about Legacy and what is happening to her, Adin, and River. For some reason I have strong feelings for River more than I do Adin. I am not sure why though. Maybe it is because I feel terrible for him. You will have to read this book to find out why and come up with your own assumptions and who you like best. I recommend this book to young adult readers out there and readers who love mythology. You also will notice it falls in the New Adult genre when you read it...because the book definitely makes you go through certain emotions through certain characters...like for me, River. (poor guy) Don't get me wrong I like Adin, but he made me mad when he kept secrets from Legacy. (less)