My new favorite series! Actually ,my new favorite author! Oh how i longed to find someone like Kate Elliott ! I have few favorite authors and have read eMy new favorite series! Actually ,my new favorite author! Oh how i longed to find someone like Kate Elliott ! I have few favorite authors and have read everything they have written so i found my self in an empty void,looking around for more good books and writers but found nothing really spectacular lately.. I just couldn't sniff out any more authors like Anne McCaffrey,Robin Hobb,Trudi Canavan.. until now:)
I just ended the second part of the trilogy and considering that the third and the last part: "Cold Steel" will be published in June this year i will write the review for the complete Spiritwalker series when i finish reading them all....more
Source: Advanced readiUrban Fantasy > Romance>Thriller> Mystery
Author: Darynda Jones Release Date: July 9th 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Advanced reading copy received from St. Martin's Press publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Did you ever watch the Tv series Gilmore Girls? Well if you did ,you will know what type of hilarious and funny person Charley Davidson is.Just like Lorelei.I kept imaging her that way.
Ok,so when a friend of mine asked what is this book about and i told her a short summary..it kind of sounded ..cliche-full and stupid..so she looked at me with an raise eyebrow and slowly nodded her head..not very convinced in my good book taste...but she was so wrong :))
Underlying text contains previous books spoilers so don't read it if you haven't read all the books before this one.
So the main character is a girl called Charley Davidson and she is ..well a grim reaper.Actually
she is a portal to heaven ,she can see dead people and they have to cross through her to get to heaven.Sounds lame? Well it isn't :P
She is in love with not less then the..Son of Satan! I know you laugh now..but when you start reading about Reyes..cause that's his name ,your laugh will stuck in your throat and you'll have a heavy breathing problem i can tell you!
So his father is the most beautiful angel to fall from heaven, Lucifer. And Reyes had been created there, by Satan's image , forged in the fires of sin. Hence his allure.
Reyes is Satan’s plan to get out of hell and into heaven. With Charlie and Reyes, he would have a direct door into the very realm he’d been kicked out of.Because Reyes is a portal to hell.
And beside being unearthly beautiful and sexy ... He is a reader!. George R. R. Martin and Tolkien to Ursula Le Guin and Asimov. He has all those books in his apartment Do you need more prove he was made to be loved by us? 10
In stead of killing Charlie and bringing her to Hell and his Father,Reyes falll in love with her and became her protector.Awwwwww.....
That's kind of the core of the series .Everything else is building around this main story .So in every sequel (and there are 5 so far but will be more) we read about a different case Charlie is on ,because she is a private investigator ,her father and uncle are cops and she helps them solving cases.That always include help from death people of course.
But the most entertaining thing is the amazing sense of humor that the writer managed to express almost in every sentence and act Charlie does. You cant stop smiling reading this book.Well only when you are heavy breathing when Reyes comes on the page..:P
It is one of this books you can't let out of your hands and even it has ca 350 pages i managed to finish it in 2 reading nights ( i did suffer of heavy leads and blurry eyes the whole day after mind you) because it was so good .
So go on read it,don't be appealed by the seemingly cliche story..its really all working out perfect :)
The same review appears on my blog Una dressed in Books
I LOVED IT! The one and only complain is that i have to wait for the sequels who knows how long :( Review to come. **** And here it is:
You can see the saI LOVED IT! The one and only complain is that i have to wait for the sequels who knows how long :( Review to come. **** And here it is:
You can see the same review on my blog Una dressed in Books.
I received an Advanced reading copy of Rithmatist from Tor Teen Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Brandon Sanderson never disappointed me! Yet again he managed to create a beautiful book,with an (again) unique magic system,with very likable and believable characters you can easily connect. The story sucks you inn from the very start.It is about a boy that is different then others,not quite accepted,struggling to tag along because of his lack of magic but anyway a student at a famous magic academy. I recommend it for all the Harry Potter lovers out there,for all the teens that yearned for something new and exciting and last but not least,for us adults who still have the kid inside:) Here is a short synopsis from Goodreads: As the son of a lowly chalk maker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing — kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery — one that will change Rithmatics — and their world — forever.
The Red Wolf Conspiracy the first book of a trilogy destined to take its place on my all time favorite shelve:)
Robert V. S. Redick has been compared tThe Red Wolf Conspiracy the first book of a trilogy destined to take its place on my all time favorite shelve:)
Robert V. S. Redick has been compared to Philip Pullman, George R. R. Martin, and China Miéville, among others and indeed if you liked them - you will like him as well!
Sort synopsis: Many years after a terrible war that shook empires, a 600-year-old ship sails for enemy lands and must deal with deadly assassins, treacherous mermaids, and monstrous slavers.
Talking animals,magic gifts,girl to rescue of an unwanted marriage,war to be stopped,race of tiny people,boy who understands all languages,dancing instructor who teaches fighting lessons,exotic foreign evil stepmother,a mystery,a missing mother and sister,a sorcerer from an other dimension ,a voyage over the see,pretty mermaids......and everything wrapped up in beautiful storytelling.... what is here not to like? The atmosphere of the book mostly reminds me of Philip Pullmans Golden Compass ,so if you read the book or saw the movie you'll know what you can expect-a grand adventure with amazing characters.I enjoyed it very much and looking forward to read the next part.
If you like Rothfuss or Sandersen you should know that Anthony Ryan has the same qualities and talents and therefor i highly recommend it to all of yoIf you like Rothfuss or Sandersen you should know that Anthony Ryan has the same qualities and talents and therefor i highly recommend it to all of you!
Blood Song, certainly has it all: great coming of age tale, compelling character, and a fast-paced plot.You can find here all of the action, tragedy, love, and depth you want in a great fantasy novel. It is a story of the main character growing and becoming a man of legend, it doesn't have the feeling of a repeating story told many times in the genre where a young boy with good heart becomes most powerful hero inn the realm and wins over all evil. The story was very mature and dealt with subject matter that makes the reader think. There are many well built, complex characters and the world building is fantastic.
This is definitely my first favorite book of year 2013! Thank you Predrag for recommending it to me :)...more
I am so getting addicted to coffee by this book! She mentions it so many time and describes her lust for it so vividly,that i can't resit getting my asI am so getting addicted to coffee by this book! She mentions it so many time and describes her lust for it so vividly,that i can't resit getting my ass up and making a cup of coffee for my self ... Great book,so fast packing ,it draws you in ,you don't even notice how fast you get to the last page. I love it!
(just skip the annoying repeating parts ,where she tries to introduce new readers with the previous books..which btw you will experience in the third book as well) ...more
This is the last book in Lisa Mcmann trilogy ,and i found it a very fast and interesting read. It has a nice love story,few mysteries,action and very lThis is the last book in Lisa Mcmann trilogy ,and i found it a very fast and interesting read. It has a nice love story,few mysteries,action and very likeable characters. The story happens in the present time and it is about a girl who has the ability/curse to enter other ppl dreams.Someone tagged the books as dystopian but they are not,because the world they live in is the same as our ,the only fiction being the main characters dream catcher ability....more
The first half of the book is a bit slow but after it becomes a real page turner that you can't put out of your hands like we are used fromI loved it!
The first half of the book is a bit slow but after it becomes a real page turner that you can't put out of your hands like we are used from Robin Hobb books! I highly recommend that you read the City of Dragons and experience the same reading delights that I did....more
I made a too long pause(few years) between the first two books and this one,so i suppose this is the reason why i didn't enjoyed Abhorsen as much as iI made a too long pause(few years) between the first two books and this one,so i suppose this is the reason why i didn't enjoyed Abhorsen as much as i remember enjoying Sabriel and Lirael. I just couldn't reconnect with the characters,to many things went forgotten. To bad or else i believe it would be a great read.
I am really an avid fantasy reader and very rarely i read books that are not from this genre. But this one made me intrigued after reading a reviews frI am really an avid fantasy reader and very rarely i read books that are not from this genre. But this one made me intrigued after reading a reviews from few of my goodreads friend who has similar taste like me and,all of them gave 5 stars to the book so i thought i must be something in it.. And in deed it was. It is a very beautiful journey into emotions and life's of two young people in love. And the story and the emotion develop is so masterful woven that when you come to the part that the love is between a brother and sister- you don't care about the tabu anymore. I just wish the end could be happy somehow...i suppose that's why i keep to fantasy genre..there is always a happy end ..but then the books get forgotten as soon as i start reading the next one. But this one in the contrary-i believe i will remember it and think about it some long long time ..
If you are looking for a more detailed review i would recommend this one http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... from Dinjolina..if nothing else will make you read the book this review sure will ,like it made me:)
It's good writing and even i didn't develop a deep bond to the main characters i liked the story and i am giving it a chance to become better in the nIt's good writing and even i didn't develop a deep bond to the main characters i liked the story and i am giving it a chance to become better in the next parts.Will read part two after Abhorsen. ...more