This book was great, I opted for the audiobook version and the narrator was fabulous and had the brogue down to a tea.
Ranulf MacLawry comes to LondonThis book was great, I opted for the audiobook version and the narrator was fabulous and had the brogue down to a tea.
Ranulf MacLawry comes to London in search of his Sister who has run off after being told she can't have a season in the Ton. She has gone to stay with an old friend of her late Mothers telling them her Brother allowed her to travel alone and stay with them. The Laird shows up at the house to drag his sister back to Scotland only to come face to face with the beautiful and sassy Lady Charlotte Hanover.
The chemistry between Charlotte and Ranulf is off the scale, both are very vocal and strongwilled which leads to an amusingly funny book. ...more
This is definitely not the kind of book I would generally read and it definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The book is written with pain and sufferingThis is definitely not the kind of book I would generally read and it definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The book is written with pain and suffering from the outset and takes place in Germany around the rise of Hitler and the Holocaust. I kept seeing it pop up on my newsfeeds and to be honest wanted to read it just so I could say I have, and see if I agreed with all the wonderful reviews by readers and critics alike.
I won't like I struggled with this, I opted for the audio version because the Kindle version was nearly 600 pages long and due to the subject matter I thought I may need to take a breather throughout. It did take me a few days to get through it, and I struggled with the hardship. The main character Liesel wasn't hard to like, she was a courageous and brave young lady who found the best way to survive in the harshest of times. I won't give you the full story as we all know what atrocities happened in Germany during WWII.
One of the things I did enjoy about this book and shows the wonderful mind of the author, is that the who book is narrated by Death. I found his twist on who body and soul collecting quite entertaining and it kept the unpleasantness of the topic and the act of death quite lighthearted when quite obviously it is not. I just kept humming along to 'Sympathy For the Devil' by The Rolling Stones. ...more
To be quite honest I don't really know what to make of this book.
When I first saw the illustrated cover I was intrigued as the book looked really eeriTo be quite honest I don't really know what to make of this book.
When I first saw the illustrated cover I was intrigued as the book looked really eerie and foreboding and thought the book would be a horror, the synopsis really doesn't give much away. Whilst reading the book I was reminded of the X-Men series and Miss Peregrine definitely resembles Xavier.
For my own 35 years old mind the book was a little too far fetched but I can imagine if I had read this as a young adult I would have been engrossed.
Basically, the peculiar children all have their own unique gift and live in a special 'loop' like time capsule keeping them a secret from the outside world. The story follows Jacob who for years has been told fascinating stories by his beloved Grandfather of a lady who turns into a bird or the boy who has bees living inside him. As he grew older Jacob began to suspect Abes' tall stories were because of his wild imagination. But after the untimely death of Grandfather in suspicious circumstances he realizes he may not have been telling stories at all.......more
I read this as part of a buddy read and came in totally blind as I haven't yet read the Covenant Series...although this didBe still my beating heart!
I read this as part of a buddy read and came in totally blind as I haven't yet read the Covenant Series...although this didn't detract from me enjoying the book as I thought the author made the situation very plain and re-capped Seth's history enough for me to understand what was happening.
I initially started listening to the audiobook version but had to switch to Kindle as the narrator's accent for Seth was awful! He sounded like the Count from Sesame Street and I was thinking how bad it was rather that listening to the story, I am so pleased I did as I don't thnk I would have enjoyed the book half as much.
“I’ve never had anything that was my own,” he said against my mouth. “Nothing that was ever for just me and no one else. Talk about melt your heart and panties! the book has just the right blend of history, action and paranormal romance. The erotic element of the book was also nicely done each scene painted with passion rather than sleeze.
I will definitely be reading the Covenant Series and the rest of the Titan books. ...more
I really struggled with this book, which is unusual as regency romances and Eloisa James usually leave me with a big smile and utter contentment. HoweI really struggled with this book, which is unusual as regency romances and Eloisa James usually leave me with a big smile and utter contentment. However this book just didn't do it for me it was tedious at times, it only started really to get going at 25% and then dwindled off again, until my interest was leaked for a second time at 34%.
The highlight of the whole book was one of the main characters Lady Sophie York she had a lot of spunk which I admire, but for someone so clever and well read she wasn't half naive at times! The relationships with her and various suitors throughout the beginning of the book just didn't sit well with me. An Earl wanting to marry her whilst setting up a concubine on the side? and telling his fiancé this? Her Father having extra marital affairs in the presents of her Mother.....
I also found the continuous talk of Napoleon tiresome, whilst he was mentioned through the book, I just didn't see the need. I realise it was set in that time period and the characters were English and French speaking but it just seemed unnecessary and abit too frequent.
The chemistry between Sophie and her Husband when she decides on one is probably the highlight of the whole book. However again there are moments both are so naive it got annoying! Does he love me? does she love me? Yawn!...more