The covers for the books in this series are awesome! I got to see the finished hardcover of Timepiece in the store, and it's so pretty!
I loved Hourgla...moreThe covers for the books in this series are awesome! I got to see the finished hardcover of Timepiece in the store, and it's so pretty!
I loved Hourglass so much; Emerson was awesome! I really clicked with her, and I loved her sense of humor. Timepiece isn't written from Em's point of view though... it's from Kaleb's. I didn't realize this until I started reading it, so I was a bit bummed at first. I really wanted more from her!
Kaleb was perfect for this part of the story however. Not that Em's part of the story is over, but we get so much more out of it seeing things through Kaleb at this point. He's just such a likable character... he's funny and has more to him than his bad boy image conveys. For those of you who loved Kaleb in Hourglass, You'll love Timepiece! Really, I can't imagine a better narrator for it. Yes, I'm admitting that it just wouldn't have been the same if Emerson was telling it from her point of view. Kaleb was the right choice.
Em was still in the story enough to keep me happy, and Lily, Em's best friend, was a bigger part of this story too. We get to know her personality and history a bit more. Without giving anything away, I really like how the relationships (both romantic and friendships) developed and progressed. There are things I want to say here, but they are spoilers... so I'll refrain. Good stuff though! I can't even really mention the plot at all without giving it away. Just know that I liked it!
I was afraid that Timepiece wouldn't live up to Hourglass, but I was wrong! I think Hourglass is still my favorite, but Timepiece held its own. I'm looking forward to book number three, and any other story Myra decides to tell us! More please!(less)
I didn't see this one coming! Sure, I knew there would be some time travel, a love interest, and an adventure, bu...moreFrom my blog, Little Shelf
I didn't see this one coming! Sure, I knew there would be some time travel, a love interest, and an adventure, but this was so different from what I was expecting. It was also funny, erotic, and engaging!
The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale is so different from anything else I've ever read. It's quirky and fun, but also hot! This book is definitely for a mature audience! Let's just say that there really wasn't anything left to the imagination ...
The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale is a pretty quick read, at only 25,900 words. That, and I didn't want to put it down! If I had one negative thing to say about this book it would be that I wish it were longer. I would have loved this as a longer, more developed novel!
I have to mention the cover of this book! It's so unique. I love it! The title is fabulous too! Both are perfect for this little story.
I'd definitely recommend this book to adult readers looking for something a little different. I believe it's only available as an e-book. At under $3, it's totally worth it! (less)
What I really loved about the book is that the author, Elizabeth Laird, does a fa...moreFrom my blog Little Shelf
Historical fiction fans will love this book!
What I really loved about the book is that the author, Elizabeth Laird, does a fantastic job of immersing the reader into the turmoil of the seventeenth century Scotland. It's one thing to read a bunch of facts, but another to live it through Maggie Blair. I felt like I was going through all of the struggles right along with her! I enjoyed reading about the people, the clothing, the food, and just the day to day life during that time.
Maggie is surrounded by both sides of the spectrum: those who would give their lives to show their devotion to God, and those who do not hold any religious beliefs. What does Maggie believe? Where does she fit? On her way towards understanding her answers to these questions she goes though so much, and matures immensely.
Want to know what is really awesome? The author based some of the characters and events around her own family history! She tells all about it at the end of the book, in the foreword. Maggie's story is fiction, but I love that the struggles that she went through were very much real.
I'm having a hard time discussing this book without spoilers, so I'm just going to say that I liked it and if you like historical fiction, I really think you will too. :) (less)
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. Luce has no one. Her parents are both dead and her uncle is an abusive alcoholi...moreFrom my blog: Little Shelf
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. Luce has no one. Her parents are both dead and her uncle is an abusive alcoholic. How lonely and depressing that would be! I couldn't wait to see what would happen to her.
After she is left on the cliffs by the ocean, she just gives up. She doesn't want to go back to the only thing she has: a life with her horrible uncle. She falls off the cliff and transforms into a mermaid, leaving her humanity behind.
This is the part I expected her life to change and for things to start looking better for Luce. However, that wasn't really the case. Being a mermaid isn't as wonderful as it would seem. She finds other mermaids, but is still pretty alone.
I don't want to give too much away, but I felt like the story didn't really go anywhere and that there were too many unanswered questions. This is going to be part of a series, so I'm hoping that these questions will be answered. I know that not all stories can be positive, but I really do hope that Luce ends up in a better situation.
Overall, I liked Luce's story, but I'm not sure I loved it. I would definitely give the second book in the series a chance before deciding how I feel about it as a whole. There is a lot built up in this book that could culminate into something great. I hope it does!(less)