So this happens to be the second novel that was graciously allowed to receive for review fro--Review courtesy from Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
So this happens to be the second novel that was graciously allowed to receive for review from Hydra Publications and like Andraste by Marisa Mills was not just an amazing book but also in its own league. It falls under Horror although truly think to enjoy it think of it as in the paranormal or supernatural arena. Its not really Horror as to more of the occult -Paranormal. As an avid reader reader ocassionally read some Horror novels and so found this something filled with the supernatural along with some new elements . Basically contained quite a premise to begin with and a magnificent story in the end.
At the center of Anon lies the organization of Anon. A company of sinister beginnings with a damning agenda. Rory Ellison a man who has made mistakes in his past is given the chance to reclaim what he has lost and what he most desires. Anon really is everything Rory could've asked for but the company has started to weave a dangerous web of misfortune and ultimate evil on the lives of people. Michelle who's the daughter of the woman always loved along with her twin siter , Dawn, may be the only two who can perhaps stop Anon's long-going evil corporate hold on society. Anon aware of Michelle and Dawn fights back revolving its sinister self.
As you can tell its a pretty fascinating book. Peter Giglio writes vividly and makes you go into a corporate Horror Paranormal powered novel. There are nightmare dreams and horrible revelations giving it a kick. The characters themselves carry their own distinctive mark against the backdrop of Anon.
Anon actually has a sequel to be titled Beyond Anon. Not at all surprised considering Anon was a thoroughly enjoyable Paranormal novel . Highly anticipating Beyond Anon! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Horror ...more
I had seen Slayers on many blogs and what grabbed my interest was the astoundingFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
I had seen Slayers on many blogs and what grabbed my interest was the astounding book cover. Soon, after some thought decided I had to get my hands on it. I mean the sypnosis was really exciting sounding. Reminding me of the beauty of The Mortal Instruments! What great aesthetic book cover beauty even in person.
Reading, Slayers, was good from the start. We're first launched into a woman that at first has no meaning to us but later is obvious that she carries through her pregnancy a son that will be a dragon knight who will be able to slay some yet to be unidentified dragons. Taking place in the modern age. While the mom is completely ignorant of her baby's power a doctor that spies these tell-tell signs knows what they really mean. The doctor rushes to get to the family of this newly identified couple with a dragon knight heir but the family can't believe him. It all seems out there. So, they runs and are never seen again. The doctor who by the way, is married as well also has a baby daughter who possess the inheritance of a dragon slayer-Dragon knight. The Doctor who likes to go by Dr. B, promises to help locate the runaway family so he can train their son, Ryker, so he's prepared and therefore has more chances to live against a dragon attack. Dr. B relates he has to for his brother who wasn't as lucky!
Years later, Tori, a senator's daughter, is drawn into a camp aimed at teaching about dragons. A dragon camp. Though, Tori hasn't never attended a place like this she finds she has always has had a huge obsession over dragons. Arriving there she meets Jesse and Dirk two teen boys much her same age. At first, they don't get along on the right foot at all. Tori makes a insensitive comment which makes her come off as snobby and it also doesn't help she's sort of always dressed extremely nice as in an expensive category of dress wear. Tori also meets other campers there that act totally weir to her. Almost everyone seems to feel put off by Tori's senator's daughter position but Tori assures everyone she's not what they assume. It doesn't help her cause much. Tori catches a break anyway because the other campers reveal there's a reason for their behaviors since they happen to be dragon slayers. Now, Jesse is acting much more gentler toward her and though Tori isn't buy`it she has a crush on him. She may not want to be a Slayer but she can't bring herself to abandon Jesse to what he sees as their duty to fight dragons. If she leaves surely the Slayers will be overpowered without more people against humongous dragons.
She decides to stay. The camp director is none other than, Dr.B. , who is training the young Slayers including his daughter who becomes friends with Tori. For Tori, it isn't easy relating to the other Slayers when she feels they have had years to be with each other. Just as she thought she was alone her powers emerge stronge revealing her counterpart Slayer partner, Dirk. Dirk still believes she's a spoiled little senator's daughter but as they inexplicably become close, he starts to see her differently. Tori is by now confused she doesn't get how she knew she wanted Jesse but now she might have something for Dirk. The Slayers must try to still remain focused even as they fall in love.
On the characters of Slayers, Tori was the main character point of view but had others too. Such as Ryker's mom at the start, Dirk, Dr. B, Jesse, and ending with Ryker's. It all adds layers to the story. Even though it's definitely a change in perspective it leaves off in the next sequence of events of the book keeping us from becoming lost. Tori, even if she believes she isn't spoiled she is but she grows into a newer person because of the danger of her dragon slayer role. Even, as it's obvious she struggles with it. Jesse even while we got a feel for his character's personality he's to me a good guy but isn't so much the love interest I'd favor for our main protagonist Tori. Dirk to me was more of an interesting pairing for me. His point of view showed he was not exactly inherently good but managed to overcome his flaws with a push because of Tori. His thoughts actually reveal what he really thinks about Tori too. In the character department it's easy to get attached since, yes, it's done so very well.
Slayers can easily become a favorite on any fantasy book lover's shelf. It argues with the issue of if you were to find you were a dragon Slayer would you give yourself over to protecting others who don't even appreciate your efforts or would you pull a Rieker and run. All while knowing that in the process of it all you could fall in love. If you do then, you have a deep need to protect the boy or girl you love. Which might not end to well when you don't even know if anyone will survive against fierce dragons. This is a nice addition for anyone who enjoys this type of high action and also emotional book which has a huge centerpiece of suspense, magic-powered teens, and somewhat complex romance given the circumstances.
Leaving off where Crave left off. Gabriel's vampire family isn't accepting of Shay coming to live with them. Once at the lab compound of Gabriel's famLeaving off where Crave left off. Gabriel's vampire family isn't accepting of Shay coming to live with them. Once at the lab compound of Gabriel's family she is imprisoned. Even if his family doesn't accept Shay being half-human-vampire Gabriel knows he loves her and isn't going to let anyone including his family hurt her.Filled with some of the previous nove'ls characters as well as new ones makes it even more of an appreciated read. We are also introduced to characters mentioned during Gabriel's ealier life. While Sacrifice is the sequel to Crave it isn't as compelling as its pedecessor. The reasons being fom a surpising turn of events in the end that don't add up and some loss of momentum in the overall story. Would still recommned reading if you enjoyed Crave. Even so, Sacrifice is a read that will draw you in easily. Concluding quite nicely while still just so to have a possibilit for more novels.
Oveall: Touching read Genre: Vampires, Young Adult, Romance...more
While Crave is most assuredly another vampire novel it has an interesting start and all-around premise. Shay is a teen girl who has been sickly all heWhile Crave is most assuredly another vampire novel it has an interesting start and all-around premise. Shay is a teen girl who has been sickly all her life. From her perspective we see how much she despises being thought as the Sick Girl. Her stepfather soon finds a new solution to inject for Shay's sickness. While she gets better though she receives flashback visions of a guy named Gabriel who isn't at all sickly but strong and powerful like no other person. Shay notices too that he's not human but a vampire! Being extremely bored with her life she opts out to search him out at Martin's lab only to find Gabriel chained down to his office. Shay can't possibly allow Martin to keep doing this especially since Gabriel has given her the strength to fully experience life. Yet being involved with vampires is very dangerous considering they are wary of almost all humans. What has to be an endearing quality of Crave is that the story starts out slowly but not in a tedious way so as to let readers see into Shay's mind and then switches to Gabriel the vampire's perspective which had a pull you in effect. Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz did a great job in building the character development since they worked together on Crave. While the story isn't full of action throughout it does have its good moments of suspense. It's a very original new idea in vampire consideration for how vampires really are. Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz take a different spin on vampire conversions, their dietary requirements, view of humans, and more that's plain unique. Also underlying the vampire dynamic was familial bonds that was truly touching. Worth a read if your one for never tiring of reading novels with vampires. Look forward to Crave's sequel Sacrifice.
Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Vampires, Young Adult ...more
The world was thoroughly changed from our time 2000-2012 and huge war attac--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
The world was thoroughly changed from our time 2000-2012 and huge war attacks involving supposed terrorists have changed the geography on Earth as well as man such as the government in the whole world. Now agents of the Skyship Academy exist as well as agents of The Unified Party. Not everyone belongs to either of these sides such as The Fringers who are poor denizens and take the harsh brunt of climate change for the reason they can't afford protection from these two sides. Jessie Fisher a Skyship dweller who collects Pearls for Skyship Academy agents soon clashes with Cassius Stevenson an agent of The Unified Party who collects for a mysterious woman known only as Madame. When both these guys meet for the first time, they'll discover they share a past that connects them to something not from Earth.
The Pearl Wars was a gripping read in science fiction. While upon first reading wasn't as captivating it quickly got so good. There is a certain mystery from the beginning over Jesse Fisher's involvement with Cassius Stevenson. Nick James's novel was an easy voice to follow when he switches from Jessie to Cassius's point of view. He adapts a certain dry humour that is pleasant to hear. What was most admiarable in the world created in The Pearl Wars was the reason that its very apparent the care Nick James put into making his world from the political turmoil and world having new horrible climate changes. There is so much to learn about the surroundings/gadgets of Skyship Academy. The Pearls Wars was a novel entirely from a male perspective which for many novels out theres is something fresh. You really see the way that romance is handled by Nick James which, hmm , found different from the overtly emotional take sometimes found in a female outlook in some novels. Its still emotional but not overpowering in any way. We really see in particular Jesse who seems to hold a torch for a fellow Skyship dweller who's name is Avery Wickensen while also may or may not have a draw toward another girl , Eva Rodriguez , who is a very ambitious Skyship Academy classmate and friend of Jessie.
The enjoyment of The Pearl Wars was there. With a scenic take in the movement of the story this is one of the better science fiction novels to come out recently with ideas centering on very real dystopian possible outcomes and some not so much. The scifi main point which should for the novel's sake remain a secret is genius. Its well done even with some drawbacks mentioned before.
Recommneded for those fans that like scifi much like The Hunger Games that is something that many love or novels on the lines of The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. Should be a good reading experience if those examples are anything to go by.
Overall: Touching read
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Spaceships, Dystopian
For many readers this will surely be something not of the books to pick up if you don't--Full, review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
For many readers this will surely be something not of the books to pick up if you don't exactly like reading of violent situations or abusive circumstances. Its shocking. Terrifying horrific even. If your ok with Horror novels with these circumstances then your in for a magnificent book. If not this isn't a book for you.
Joanne Maitland a young woman that is kidnapped and finds herself in the arms of a crazy man by the name of Dreyfuss. He delights in scaring her and beats her savagely as he likes. Joanne just wishes to escape but Dreyfuss wont release her until she's bent to his will. And she does going so far as accepting her horribly abused existence. Well, that is until Dreyfuss reveals he's a vampire. Joanne now really wants out from under his iron grip.
Changeling is an entirely graphic novel. There is violence that is most terrible including some strong rape scenes. Joanne the female lead protagonist is a strong-willed individual and there is a lot of strong emotional parts she is center stage in Changeling. Morgan Gallagher knows how to create a genuine image of events going on that bring richness to Changeling.
Heavily recommend the first in the Dreyfuss Trilogy! Just make sure your capable of handling your own with the strong pieces concerning -violence- in Changeling. Morgan makes it come to life oh so remarkably. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Vampires
Contains: Blood and Gore Scenes, Sexually-Charged Scenes, Foul Language...more
Last in Entice (Need #4), Zara had to turn Pixie and Astley who find awesome--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Last in Entice (Need #4), Zara had to turn Pixie and Astley who find awesome and sweet (besides also being good-looking) gladly turned Zara into his Pixie Queen. Zara also finally saved Nick (her werewolf boyfriend) who now in Endure seems to feel rather uncomfortable with Zara's new pixie change. Nick found extremely annoying in this book. He was so concerned about Zara being "different". Zara obviously can tell that Nick isn't ok with her new species change although Zara does tries to make things like the old days before he was taken to Valhalla but it never seems to be enough. So, Astley tries throughout to comfort Zara over her misery caused by Nick's distance. Zara's love life isn't only at stake but also the lives of many humans. To keep people safe Zara, Astley, Nick, and Izzie have to stop the evil pixies from ending the world by releasing Loki. Though ending the world doesn't really matter to the evil pixies as long as they destroy all humans. Those evil pixies really suck. To stop them Zara has to really think and step up to become a leader to obtain help for the fight against the evil pixies led by evil rogue pixie king Frank and Isla (Astley's mom as well as a former Pixie Queen). Some of the help is by can you believe it, humans! Zara believes humans should have the right to defend themselves against the supernatural. So, she believes spreading the reality of Evil pixies through the internet is a good idea from blogs to Twitter that way people are aware of danger heading their way. So many things happened and one in particular turn made me almost have a heart attack(well of shock) concerning Astley. Kept thinking no, Astley! Why? Though wont reveal it for you. In Endure, as a fan of the Need series was looking forward to the romance between Astley and Zara. With Endure rest assure you get what have been looking for if your a fan of King Astley. For this blogger, had a truly fantastic end.
Now hoping someday, if possible , Carrie Jones will do something like a spin-off series much like Julie Kagawa is doing with the Iron Fey: Call of The Forgotten which is a spin-off from the Iron Fey series since the Need series has always been one of the particularly fantastic Paranormal Romance series out there. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Paranormal, Romance , Young Adult...more
As always, Last Breath, of all the other Morganville Vampire booksSee More with Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
As always, Last Breath, of all the other Morganville Vampire books begin with how things in Morganville are ruled by vampires and how things go if your to be a resident. If you are to be a resident then you'll definitely be at the mercy of all the vampires.
I'm a deep lover of The Morganville Vampires and of course of Rachel Caine, so I was looking forward to this one so much. Once I started it there was the added information that Michael and Eve are going to soon get married and while to them its something to look forward to, they aren't prepared to be met by resistance coming from the town because a vampire and human should just not be.
Overall: Good read Genre: Young Adult, Vampires, Romance, Mythical Creatures, Urban Fantasy Recommend Ages: 16 and Up...more
This book is awesome. All matters of suspense and Science Fiction twists. And there is Avian. One extraordinary guy. --Review to Come atBook & MovThis book is awesome. All matters of suspense and Science Fiction twists. And there is Avian. One extraordinary guy. --Review to Come atBook & Movie Dimension a Blog--...more