This is the book to talk about when thinking Paranormal Romance. The romance is Super Hot and the paranormal creatures are fun to read about. ForbiddenThis is the book to talk about when thinking Paranormal Romance. The romance is Super Hot and the paranormal creatures are fun to read about. Forbidden Forest is a huge pleasure to read.
It was on a day a while ago when headed to the public library to venture to--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
It was on a day a while ago when headed to the public library to venture to discover some good/amazing book finds that found Darkside by Tom Becker. The book cover was so exquisite and, oh, the premise just as mouth-watering. When headed home soon took of at at an earnest pace to make progress with it. The hours of entertainment that went by were many. It was at that moment that realized it was one of those novels , a reader, gets a hard time putting themselves away from further reading. The anticipation builds and builds or more-over excitement of having got yourself those truly genuinely entertainment-rich treasure. Darkside was just that! Once you headed down the road you are one entity with the book. The very reason for the creation of this blog and vision for it was to find novels that are amazing works of writing and Darkside is a prime example. With it can rejoice in presenting, everyone who hopefully happens to read this blog, with the news thst they should take a look at this book so as not to miss out!
On to Lifeblood, Book Two of Darkside, readers who read Darkside encountered a whole new horizon with a place in London with inhabitants of the most vile nature around. Jonathan a boy who is in actuality half-Lightsider (normal person from let's say London) and half-Darksider (tainted with bad seed of evil people from let's say London) meet some new friends in Rachella (a vampire's servant girl) and Carnegie (a Wolfman detective). While also making some new enemies mainly of which Vendetta (a vampire banker) who has a myterious agenda but as of now hates Jonathan's guts for weakening him when Vendetta tried to, oh yeah, drain and thereby kills Jonathan's father. who happened to be Jonathan's enemy at first besides Vendetta , Marianne, seems to not hold a grudge with Jonathan this time around in Lifeblood. Some of it could have to with Jonathan having another dangerous adventure on his plate after all, Darkside, being a place of people of ill-intention where it was originally reigned over by Jack The Ripper who-then passed on his rule to his descendants. But now his descendants are being threatened. Jonathan and Carnegie are soon caught in finding who is doing it. All of it being strange since The Rippers are not exactly people you would want to mess with.
Jonathan again is further taken into Darkside's depths. We get to see that with Jonathan's interference he gains another enemy. Jonathan though is determined to find who is murdering Jack The Ripper's blood considering it might lead to his mother's (Theresa) disappearance. Lifeblood shows a more emotional turn around here with Jonathan. He's growing more mature. Other characters grew also with Rachella and Vendetta being the main ones. Lifeblood has a more darker visual turn in its writing than Darkside where Darkside is further explored,
Another genius novel in the Darkside series! For followers of the series there is more new places to see and growth of characters new and old. Nighttrap is the third book which should be just as attractive. For anyone not familiar with this series please do get familiar. Great sweet entertainment with this series. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Fantasy, Dark-Fantasy, Fiction, Vampires, Werewolves ...more
In Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires #11), you probably noticed how in t--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
In Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires #11), you probably noticed how in the past mentioned a certain unease with where the series was heading with the new inclusion of sirens (mythical sirens). Well, Black Dawn, really did a great job of relieving any fears on whether it would turn out like The House of Night series where things sometimes felt went in new directions all the time and everything was thrown at you and occasionally it took a while to get the hang of what was going on. Luckily enough in Black Dawn that isn't the case!
Last time in Last Breath, Claire and the entire population of Morganville, Texas which includes all the humans and vampires had quite a problem on their hands. Sirens led by the Master Draug were multiplying like crazy so it seems that the characters of either vampires or humans surviving for long are slim. Thanks to Claire Danvers though there might be a chance. Claire being ever resourceful and immensely intelligent girl might be onto finding a way to weaken the draug (sirens-called draug by Rachel in Black Dawn) to give humans and vampires an advantage. Claire with the help of her friends and boyfriend: Eve, Michael, Myrnin, and Shane (her boyfriend) have an almost impossible time discovering a way to avoid danger. Mostly because the vampires have a completely justifiable reason for fearing the draug. They are incredibly hard to kill. Not a surprise considering they are the vampire's natural predator. If the draug are above fiercest to vampires then things will surely get deadly. And they do much like Rachel mentions in her Author's Note.
Black Dawn is mostly in various point of views consisting of Claire's and includes: Michael's, Eve's, Shane's, Hannah's, Olive's, and briefly Naomi's. This is a trend that since the start of Bite Club has started and seems to want to continue. Welcome it, as one reader, considering gives you a wider scope to world of The Morganville Vampires. On another note, Black Dawn was quite suspenseful and really brought the sensitivity of Claire and Shane's romantic relationship that should mention does get threatened in this book but not by anyone, like say Myrnin (cool, wacky vampire boss of Claire on most occasions). Although should mention as a long-time fan of The Morganville Vampires series really want a romance to begin between Claire and Myrnin. He's just so interesting and and in his own way even if he comes off as cruel since he's a vampire, he does try to be good. Particularly since never did believe the idea of opposites attract and Shane and Claire "did exactly that". After all, after a while you need someone similar to you to discuss things that interest you and if Myrnin and Claire happened then they could.
Although, we'll see what Rachel writes next! Hopefully Myrnin and Claire. All in all, Black Dawn, isn't a novel in the series you should miss or pass in reading. Seriously worth reading. Get as soon as possible! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Vampires, Paranormal ...more
Blackbirds has to have been the type of book that goes under the category that decide toward--Review courtesy from Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Blackbirds has to have been the type of book that goes under the category that decide toward reading since the author left an impression with their previous work. A case of being a fan of the author and in efffect their work. Chuck Wendig had actually written Double Dead as his contribution to The Tomes of The Dead selection in cartel of books related to zombies. Double Dead, "Oh my, wonderful, captivating, and finally astounding". That about sums it up. Blackbirds though delves far into the realm of mythology with the totem of death personified. So into the novel, Blackbirds, it was profanity ridden in most ocassions and plain dark other times. Relax though even with profanity felt compelled to read onwards. There was that unmistakable quality that makes you want to do so. A story of redemption where Miriam Black, the protagonist, has tired of being an uncaring figure in the world and finally wants to care by saving the life and hopefully lives of people she has the power to save. Layered in all manner of complexity with common language at its core-Chuck Wendig's first in The Miriam Black series is a capable novel. Overall: Touching read Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Fiction, Urban Fantasy...more
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This was one of those books that really grabs your attention with its intriguing premise but occasionally some books don't always live to expectation with Seers being one of them. A story that has no real strong power and suffers from lacking the wow factor. Kate Benett has lost her parents to a car accident and life for her and her smaller sisters has been tough. Her grandparents have moved with them in hopes of gathering together in this time of emotional pain. Kate having been in the car disaster with her parents was a survivor but she gained the power of a Seer: the power to see auras of emotions that come off people. Well until recently considering a new boy at her high school arrives one day and his aura is a silver color that's static and doesn't ever change. Suspecting Patrick O' Donnell the new exchange student is hiding something she tries to look around what is going on around him although most of the time is doesn't go well for Kate considering her boyfriend Aaron keeps growing suspicious with Kate's interest with Patrick. His worry is not unfounded since Kate starts to realize she's very attracted to Patrick and him with her. Patrick seeking her trust reveals that he knows she's a Seer and has come to help her protect herself from a horde of incoming demons which possses black auras. This a big problem since demons find Seers as very rare people to have in their control. Her life she ws is about to get incredibly dangerous she knows is about to get incredibly dangerous.
Well, Seers wasn't all bad, finally toward the end where events unfolded it started to get interesting! Seers had also a strong foundation in character development. There are some nice family ties to witness and fun frienships. Even so the momentum of the story heavily relies on elements not grounded in the Paranormal. Most of the time it hardly makes you want to keep reading with gusto of excitement which add it up to being that the Paranormal integrated is just not that intriguing. Auras are just it. Seers' powers are not more than that in this book and the demons are just as unimpressive.
Not a strong novel in terms of having a huge interesting spin. Wouldn't recommend for Paranormal Romance fans since the elements aren't so amazing. Overall: Not good, Not bad read Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult...more
A while back had mentioned that Perilous Light was one of those novels that--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
A while back had mentioned that Perilous Light was one of those novels that was highly anticipating. Once it finally arrived can happily mention is a read that devoured in about 11 hours. Needless to say in a day! It was one of those novels that hits you with an intense sensation to read through without stopping since you want to absorb it as soon as possible. The entire time in reading was held captivated which was helped by Aylssa's interesting and creative fantasy world building. Oh yeah there were some new characters and new relationships which were a wonder to read into. If you happened to have reached in reading Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy and found it to your liking then continue it with Perilous Light. Contains quite a few surprises that pop-up!
In the Afterglow Trilogy #2, Perilous Light , the story keeps on spinning again. Charlotte had to leave Calvin behind in Energo so its no secret Charlotte mourns him. Charlotte though has to hold her ground to make a point to Calvin she is the one to believe and not Blake. So if he doesn't she can't be at his side. Still their being apart is wearing on them both. While Kevin is begining to feel that basketball just doesn't carry the same appeal it used to be.
Kevin knows his real duty lies with protecting his sister Charlotte as her Guardian warrior. So when he gets ambushed by old Guardians of Charlotte's mother who happened to be an Essence too, it just makes Charlotte as well as Kevin realize they have to return to Energo to see what in the world is going on over there. Once there they see that Blake's number one goal at the moment is conquering lands and that his devious influence is going strong. Charlotte, Monty, Lawson: Henry's older brother, Liam, and James decide to split up to have a better chance at not only stopping but also to rescue Charlotte's mother which towards the end of Beckoning Light we learn is still alive but in a semi sedated state. Along the way, Charlotte discovers that her and Liam's spark a long time ago may have some influence over Liam's skilled archery and strength. Meanwhile, Kevin has to learn how to be a leader in front of others so he can have hope in obtaining help from other countries besides Energo to fight against Blake and his army. During their seperate journeys we get to see Charlotte and Kevin under pressure and try to handle themselves. We also get to see new places other than Energo. Some of which aren't stuck in the old days but choose to be modern and others with shapeshifters or some strange-looking beings. Fascinating to read since you really experience the develpment of Fantasy. All in all these were some of the main surprises that were interesting although there's still more in Perilous Light!
Perilous Light continues more secrets and danger only found in Fantasy that Fantasy fans who like their reads with romance should enjoy. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Shapeshifters...more
Lanore comes on a serial killer killing a in an alley after she herself was--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--
Lanore comes on a serial killer killing a in an alley after she herself was assaulted minutes ago after she had been stealing a case of university textbooks out of necessity. Fire Baptized really begins with an attention-grabbing start along with introducing the current life of. She lives with her ex-boyfriend , Meshack, at his apartment she happens to share with him. It's also quickly obvious that he still wants her but she pushes him away since in the past he cheated on her. Just as Lanore starts to wind down from her frightening encounter in the alley, she receives an ominous message from the killer she couldn't quite see in the alleyway amidst raining downpour and cloudiness. She saw a murder being committed but didn't get a good view of the actual killer! This serves unfortunate to put her on the killer's target list. Well at least Zulu the face of MFE (Mixbreeds for Equality) is willing to use all his resources to help her. Of course, Meshack , isn't sitting out of protecting her either. Zulu and Meshack isn't a good combination and the added mystery of the unknown killer does make the situation incredibly deadly.
This was a book that started out really great and waned but finally reached a good point again in terms of the plot. Its very plot-driven and actually so-so in character development. The favorites being Lanore, Zulu, Meshack, and the mysterious "The Palero". Lanore is very much a strong female that express her mind such as not letting the guys push her, Zulu the calm but commanding guy, and Meshack the jealous ex-boyfriend who seems to still miss Lanore. Readers now will have to decide between Zulu and Meshack. Zulu is someone admirable for his confident self as well as allowing Lanore to make her own decisions. Meshack has his good attributes but comes out immature and pushy. The Palero is a character that from what got from Fire Baptized was this almost overwhelming powerful supernatural. Hopefully in the novels to come we can discover what The Palero is and his connection to Lanore. Readers should keep an eye out for the romance though. The romance besides being emotional can be sensous. In this particular scene, we get Kenya Wright's sense for the seducing scenes she can create. There's humor too in a moment in the novel when Lanore sets out to find clues to who the killer is and she happens to have to go to a stripper club. Very hilarious! Kept thinking. wow, didn't see that coming.
Jana Webster and Michael Haynes (Webster and Haynes) were always inseperable. ThFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
Jana Webster and Michael Haynes (Webster and Haynes) were always inseperable. They had a love anyone will be jealous of. Jenna has an unfortunate accident one day and with her accident dies that love. Jenna believes to be the epitome of what perfect love should be. She ends up at Dead school where people dress the way they died. The mission of Dead school is to hope that you cna make it to a better place but Jenna can't let go of the past or Michael. She'll do anything to have Michael back with her even kill him. If that means teaming up with the local Dead school off-limit's bad boy so be it. Who she really finds charming and realizes is interested in her.
"Jana was old enough to be honest with herself . She was attracted to Mars. And he was attracted to her. She wasn't pretty enough to attract every boy she met. And she rarely sought to sparkle in person. She'd just come out short. Jana kept her hair in a simple cut so she could hide, when she needed to, by ducking her head. She almost never wore earrings or a necklace. She never tied her hair back to show off her long clean line of her arching neck. When she was acting, it was different. Jana held her face upright, her shoulders back, her entire self on display until what beauty she possessed sparkled like a star. She didn't mind being plain. Or ugly. That's why she liked acting. She didn't have to be beautiful as her mother. Mars wasn't attracted to Jana the way men were attracted to her mother. Yet something drew him to her. Jana could feel it, but she couldn't put her finger on it. It was deeper than some boy thinking she was cute. It was more like she was food and he needed her to survive. This was why she needed to see Jana with Michael. With Michael she was more than Jana Webster. She was bigger. Bigger than life. Bigger than death. Jana and Michael were forever. Mars needed to know, to see it for himself."
Dead Rules charm lies in how the writing style is very languid. You are lured into the story in small portions with a pleasant, fine voice. Very poetic.
" She loved him that much, Mars thought. Mars knew that love wasn't all red-paper valentines and candy-hearts. Love wasn't always joy. Love could be hot-blooded pain down to the bone. Sometimes love was despair. And sometimes love was wrong. Jana loved Michael enough to kill him for it. Jana loved Michael to death."
As for the story, it goes in an intriguing way since it contains suspenseful twists which makes for a novel with andrenaline coursing. The characters are not bad either. Although wouldn't say completely special in any real way but still just enjoyable to read about. Dead Rules is more of a hilly in plot rather than overtly complex characters that besides this is filling to a reader. Dead Rules isn't a novel with pure romance but what is there is a confusing romance. The romance can be complicated for many reasons and throughout the novel we can see why given Jenna's way of thinking and her boyfriend's Michael. The novel can be labeled mystery in the midst of a blinded love. Randy Russell finishes his book Dead Rules with an enjoyable and if ironic finish. Still look forward to future sequels or just books by Randy Rusell. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Young Adult, Ghosts, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
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This is one novel that sure knows how to grab your attention in terms of suspense. In Fracture, Delaney Maxwell an average teen girl along with her best friend Decker are braving to cross a frozen lake while on a daily walk out during winter. Everything is going well when the ice cracks and Delaney shockingly spills through the fractures of this ripple in the lake. Delaney accounts to us in deep moments of deep desperation the thoughts of fearing death.
Faint crackles turned to snaps and crunches, and then silence. I didn't move. Maybe it would hold if I stayed still. I saw Decker's legs sprinting back toward me. And then the ice gave away. "Decker!"I screamed. I felt the water, thick and heavy, right before I went under ---and then I panicked and panicked and panicked. I didn't have the presence of mind to think, Please God, don't let me die. I wasn't brave enough to think, I hope Decker stayed back.My only thought, playing on a repetitive loop, was No, no,no,no,no.
She wants to live for something! In these dark moments a voice calls to her in a whisper to "Rage against the dying of the light". Here's where Fracture may very well capture anyone's attention. Delaney seizes to be a regular girl but a girl who has escaped death. Her new life begins again when Decker resucitates her with CPR. Everyone soon in her town from hearing on her miracle is now awed or cautious around her. Her own family proves to slowly break at the seams when Delaney's mother seems to think her dear baby Delaney isn't right. Delaney sadly has to face problems from everywhere herself. Also occupying her mind is her best friend of many years, Decker who has been completely loyal and a rock to stand by. Even so, she can't understand his episodes of occasional jealousy towards her relationships with other guys. Leading to tough disputes between themselves. So when Troy a man who is like how Delaney is now, she can't help but believe she finally doesn't have to be alone anymore.
Fracture has a very mellow writing style to follow that is entertaining to just take in. In terms of characters Delaney will sure turn out to be a likeable character. She's not a your regular convention of a character. She projects everything through her thoughts and actions that play well. Decker while not the main character can be felt at times through scattered mentions in the novel. Such as when Delaney wants him to read to her in the hospital after her accident.
"Actually, I already did," I picked up Catch-22 and clutched it to my chest." "I need to read this. But can't. Headaches." I held it out to him and smiled. Decker shook his head and leaned backward. " I don't read assigned books. Goes against everything I believe in." I smiled wider. " I'll be your best friend."I can't believe I begged my parents to let me come here for this." he said. But he took the book all the same. He sat facing my bed, feet propped upon the edge, knees bent. And he began to read. " It was love at first sight...." He looked at me over the pages, " I feel ridiculous." "Shhh, Shhh, Shhh, you're perfect."
It's not just Delaney and Decker though, other characters are all very three-dimensional. It's obvious Fracture aims at having a story of life vs. death and love vs. friendship punctured with the paranormal. For the most part it succeeds quite nicely with its use of pleasant if not complex relationships and mystery of the elusive paranormal. Overall: Touching read Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Romance
In a town named Rock Harbor, Oregon a harbored secret comes to haunt Heath Ingram a newcomer to town who's father , Phillip Ingram , along with his frIn a town named Rock Harbor, Oregon a harbored secret comes to haunt Heath Ingram a newcomer to town who's father , Phillip Ingram , along with his friends Melanie Plummer, Jason Fenley, and Noah Hull were responsible for the wrongdoing towards Catherine Whitley. Catherine was always a troubled girl and completely in love with Heath's father , Phillip, yet Phillip wasn't as devoted to her as she was. As high school ends, he breaks things off and one of his own friends , Noah, rapes her. Saddened by further awful events in life Catherine starts to become emotionally unstable. A time later later after she starts to believe that Phillip may want her back a fire at a theatre she along with Melanie , Jason Fenley, and Noah Hull are starting goes up in flames from a fire. Catherine tragically dies but not before suffering and giving in the weeping of despair at feeling being betrayed by all the friends she thought she knew. Heath being Phillip's son is now a young adult himself who happens to look so much in apperance to his father. Having just gained a job as his Uncle Vic's theatre while is the newly revived , Rock Harbor Opera House , makes him discover that maybe just maybe having a resemblance to his father is a bad thing. Considering the ghost of Catherine is haunting him believing he's his father. And Catherine's ghost is incredibly creepy and vengeful!
The Weeping was one of type of reads that right off take off makes you want to be into it. Heath has suffered from a recent tragedy and it's really hard for him to get past it. You get a lot of his guilt and frustration that does seem realistic. Especially considering that he has several meetings with a therapist in The Weeping where he's obviously gone through a lot and isn't psycho but he's immensely troubled. Even in times of the serious moments of emotional turbulence O'Dell Hutchinson managed to keep this light tone. For example in one of Heath's first meeting with his therapist in who happens to be his father's friend Melanie , he mentions:
An engrossing read from the start is in order. For a reader, that on most timesFull, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog
An engrossing read from the start is in order. For a reader, that on most times have no real contact with Indian tribe values this book is a great start in reading with paranormal touches. This story isn't about Indians particularly the Shawnee's. No, its a fictional story touching up on historical events. As early American colonists head to expanding in the New World of America, they of course, encounter Indians. Of all of them, the Shawnee are the most highly strict practitioners of the old ways. As so, they don't let any outsiders into their society especially white people. Although, they make an exception for the family of Calico Marie Lutree Turner and her family.
The Lutree Turner family has a messy past. Calico's mother,Anna, from a young age was abused sexually by her father a British lord. Her brother, Alexander, being her molester against her will too because of their cruel father. Through time, they find themselves a way to escape. Thanks, to François a French fur trader who she falls in love with a new family emerges. Helping Anna to heal the family wounds of the past are also the Shawnee Indians that have been close to Francois and welcome Anna as well as a daughter. Just as things seem great, her husband catches an illness and infects her with it also. Leaving her daughters, Calico and Rose orphans. The Shawnee take them up out of love for them as a family. Rose and Calico grow up in the midst of the Shawnee but a prophecy threatens Calico's life. A great evil seeks to destroy her. Calico's spirit guide swears to protect her.
As Calico grows up the evil of prophecy emerges but she can't reveal it for the reason that doing so will rip apart her Shawnee way of life. In doing so, she pushes away the warrior mentioned in prophecy that wants to rescue her from the evil that she can't defeat by herself.
What a lovely portrayal is Calico of the Shawnee way of life. From the story narration we see various character's point of views that highlight all that was that type of way of life. It also points out the hatred at times of the white people toward tribal life. There are great moments filled with romance that is both sweet and hot. The romantic scenes also touch along several sexual encounters that are heart-warming but not overtly graphic. All these things are very pleasant to come across but what's the best is the paranormal chips in Calico that stand out, so brightly with the created myth of "Our Grandmother" and other spirit guides of what's surely Shawnee lore.
Highly recommend for quite a few reasons from its historical fiction and its paranormal instances. Tribal language and other characters' language can be heard in the writing itself further supplementing the genius of the whole novel. While the introduction was not all a bad start it's toward the middle portion and until the end that its entirety grapples your attention. The creativity in myth which has hardly been used in recent years is by far a big bonus! For This Review: *Book Copy Provided For Review by Author*
Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Shawnee Indians Way Of Life Recommend Ages: 17 and Up...more