What if all the fairy tales with happily ever afters where wrong? What is the good guys were really evil and the bad guys really the ones trying to sa...moreWhat if all the fairy tales with happily ever afters where wrong? What is the good guys were really evil and the bad guys really the ones trying to save the world?
What if everything you ever learned and knew about fairy tales was wrong? What if, after reading this, nothing was ever how you perceived it again when it comes to the tales of the Brothers Grimm?
Oh I had fun with this one! I know what you are thinking, why in the world am I reading dark fairy tales so close to the holidays? The reason? The real reason? I needed something to cleanse my palate. Something believe it or not, that wasn't full of sappy love stories and happily ever afters. I needed something dark and sinister. Something to keep me awake at night pondering all the monsters in the world that are disguised as beautiful maiden and handsome princes.
I needed something I could read in one sitting that would read like a full length novel, in short, I needed this story.
It was such a teaser, begging for the reader to continue on with the prequels, to learn more of the story, to learn who the real monsters are, beautiful or not.
This was so well done, such an easy fast read that had the right amount of mystery, intrigue, darkness and the paranormal. (less)
This was a very different dystopian about a world that is no longer warm and bright but instead frozen and almost colorless.
Cressenda's world is in a...more This was a very different dystopian about a world that is no longer warm and bright but instead frozen and almost colorless.
Cressenda's world is in an ice age and the human and animal population are almost extinct. No longer do people get married for love but rather they are Matched based on their genetic abilities to bring strong healthy offspring into the world.
Those who wished to escape the fate of being in a loveless life ruled by the Affinity are known as Outliers and they must face the harsh cold world on their own in the tundra. If they are caught they are imprisoned in camps.
Cressenda has been on the run for more than 10 years when she meets a soldier of the Affinity who helps her from being caught by other soldiers and when their two lives are thrown together, everything changes.
Although this was a pretty short read it was a fun one. I really enjoyed the world that Blume created, it wasn't all harsh and cold as it first appeared. Love still existed and was very much real.
I love the whole love conquers all theme.
Overall this was a fun read with some steamy romance scenes.
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, The Stubborn Dead, while it too was a shorter read it was completely action packed and just an amazi...moreI absolutely loved the first book in this series, The Stubborn Dead, while it too was a shorter read it was completely action packed and just an amazingly fun read, which is why I knew the sequel was going to be just as good and hopefully answer some of my questions and (meet my expectations) from the first one.
Of course I had nothing to worry about as far as meeting my expectations went, this story opens with Rachel and Kit (yay so glad we get more of him) training and trying to discover more about his condition as a rodach and of course to rid the world of the bad guys and there are some pretty nasty bad guys in this one..a reaper. Someone who feeds off of and steals others souls.
We get some new characters in this one as well. Luke, a half vamp who is very mysterious and not what he seems.
We also start to see a little something (maybe) develop between Rachel and Kit. Of course, that could have just been my wishful thinking too.
Once again this short story is chocked full of adventure and lot and lots of action. And while a few of my questions from the first book were answered in this one, I think I left with more questions than ever before and I can't wait until the next installment to see if they are answered.
I wanted this one to be longer! But it is the perfect read when you want something packed full of a little bit of everything that you can finish in a short amount of time.
I really enjoyed this one and look forward to the next.(less)
I have to start by saying that I adore this cover. It is so pretty and eye catching. I think the artist did a fabulous job on it and it is worth the m...moreI have to start by saying that I adore this cover. It is so pretty and eye catching. I think the artist did a fabulous job on it and it is worth the mention before I start my review.
As many of you know, I have a very love hate type of relationship with books that involve mermaids, nymphs, sirens and the sort. I love to read about them but I have a really hard time finding ones that are unique but not strange and just ones that I truly have fun reading and enjoy that keep my attention.
Why this is, I really am not sure. Maybe my expectations for them run too high. Maybe the Disney movie The Little Mermaid ruined all other stories about them for me, I really don't know. At any rate, when I find ones that I do enjoy, I feel I must share them with others in the hope that they too will like them and have fun reading them.
I am happy to say this was one of those books.
Cho had such a fresh new approach with this book that I found myself immersed in the story and being swept away with the different but fun look into the life of the mer or Niemelan as the case may be with this book.
The characters and storyline were great and engaging and really did like how this wasn't your typical story about mermaids and someone finding out that they were a long lost princess or siren.
I love that the author didn't make this story too predictable but it wasn't too far fetched out there either. There were things that I didn't see coming and the ending left it wide open for a sequel which I would really like to see.
I think this could turn into quite the fun little series.
I think anyone that enjoys this type of book will be swept away by it as well.
Overall I give this one a very solid 4 Stars.(less)
That sentence alone would be the one I would pick if I could only write one sentence for my review.
I absolutely loved this book!
And that is saying something because, as I have said numerous times before, werewolf books and I do not always get along. I buy them, I read them, I want to like them, but very rarely do I really enjoy them. Even the popular ones that everyone raves about.
Yep, we have a fascinating love hate relationship, werewolf books and I.
So for me to say that The Mayfair Moon completely captivated my attention and made it extremely hard for me to get anything else done, because hey, I didn't want to put it down! Is definitely saying something about the writing skills of Redmerski.
This book had me turning the pages after, well, after the very first page. I wanted more and yes, I was sucked into Adira's (love that name!) world.
I honestly can't even tell you what was so fascinating about this book, it wasn't any one thing, it was just everything. The characters, the plot, the mystery, the action, the romance. I just really enjoyed it all. The writing was excellent and everything flowed together so nicely for me.
To be honest I am amazed that not only is this book self published (editing is amazing) but that this is her debut novel as well.
I will definitely be picking up the second book in the series because I really can't wait to read it. I have a feeling that I will be dropping everything that day to get it read.