With Shadow of Time Jen Minkman has written an amazing and original love story. Shadow of Time is a very good read and I enjoyed every minute of it.
IWith Shadow of Time Jen Minkman has written an amazing and original love story. Shadow of Time is a very good read and I enjoyed every minute of it.
I have not yet read any books that revolve around the Native Amarican culture and Jen Minkman knows how to explain the culture and mix it great into the story without just smacking some information on the pages. She paid lots of attention to the rituals and traditions.
'It's all in the details' and you know what that is so true for this story. The writing is very detailed but Jen Minkman does not overdo it, she knows what to unveil at the right time. From the first page you are drawn into the story and the writing will have you hooked.
I was very happy while reading Shadow of Time and just as much about the story as about the writing. ...more
Fallen Legion is the 4th book in the Timeless series. I am not a big fan of reading books out of order. But I already read Phantom Universe (The SummeFallen Legion is the 4th book in the Timeless series. I am not a big fan of reading books out of order. But I already read Phantom Universe (The Summer Chronicles) by Laura Kreitzer, which I really enjoyed, so I thought I’d take a gamble. And I did not regret this.
Eventhough there is enough I missed since I didn’t read the first 3 books, I was able to pick up on the story real fast. Fallen Legion is a fast paced story, with interesting characters who I can’t wait to get to know better. Laura’s writing makes sure you get pulled into the story and will not let you go untill the last page. She makes sure you get immersed into this world of Angels, Gods and Emperyean Guards.
After reading Fallen Legion I will definitely read the rest of the Timeless series, starting with Shadow of the Sun....more
The story starts of with Patrick's dead and Patrick trying to figure out why he's stuck in the house and not in Heaven like he's supposed to be. The rThe story starts of with Patrick's dead and Patrick trying to figure out why he's stuck in the house and not in Heaven like he's supposed to be. The real story starts when Sara comes and live in the house. Without knowing it Sara gives Patrick the feeling he isn't alone anymore and the fact that Sara talks to herself makes for some entertaining conversations between the two and Patrick starts to fall in love with her.
This is a sweet love story which made me laugh out loud and also made me sad at times. Aida Brassington did a great job with the characters. Patrick is a teenager from the seventies and everything he says/thinks reflex this. He's also a really sweet guy. You can't help but feel for him when he's trying to figure out why he's stuck there and when his parents leave him. Sara had a nasty divorce and moves to escape her past and to try and start over. Being in that house gives them both the feeling they are not alone and that is where this impossible relationship starts to blossom.
The story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions and is written in a way that makes you flip page after page just to see if Patrick will ever be able to get free from the house. The ending of this story is a big surprise, I did not see this coming and it's a great twist to the story. The sad thing is it ended so abrubly. But there will be a seque so there is more to come....more
This is the second installment of the On the Soul series and is a prequel to On the Soul of a Vampire.
In Pro Luce Habere we go back in time to 1212, wThis is the second installment of the On the Soul series and is a prequel to On the Soul of a Vampire.
In Pro Luce Habere we go back in time to 1212, when Valéry is just a 14 year old boy set out to join a children’s pilgrimage together with his best friend Noël. For the first part of the story we follow Valéry in this pilgrimage where they encounter hardship, shipwreck, loss of friends and the betrayal that comes to make him a slave. Four years later after being nearly beaten to death he is saved by Lukios, an ancient vampire, but at a terrible price which Valéry isn’t sure he wanted to pay. After this we travel with Valéry on a journey through Europe over a period of three centuries where Valéry tries to discover who and what he is now.
Valéry is a well developed character who is struggling with his believe and trust in God, but also with his identity, who he is and who he has become as a person. Due through his struggle and the beautiful writing you come to care deeply about him. But not just the main character Valéry, but also the other characters who show up in this book are really well developed. Krisi’s writing is so rich and sets the right tone for the story and the time periods in it, to the tee. It sucks you in and doesn’t let you go even after you read the last page.
Like I sad in my review of On the Soul of a Vampire, this is not your typical vampire novel. the things described in this novel make you think about different aspects of life, love and believe. And for me it meant I look different to things that happened in my life and choices I made in my past.
I for one can't wait for the next installment of the On the Soul series....more