Alyssa Rose Ivy is one of my favorite authors to read. I am a fan of her work so whenever any new book comes out from her creative mind always want to...moreAlyssa Rose Ivy is one of my favorite authors to read. I am a fan of her work so whenever any new book comes out from her creative mind always want to read as fast as possible to see if it is a good read or not. My expectations are actually high in wanting it to be an amazing read! My first taste of Alyssa’s writing came sometime in 2011 with Beckoning Light and later as well reading its follow-up Perilous Light. Both of these novels were, of course, amazing in The Afterglow Trilogy. About some time later discovered Alyssa planned to write another series to be known as The Crescent Chronicles. As you may know bloggers are usually connected to Online Book Tour companies so had a chance to read and review the first book through a tour company that I am connected to. Since had read two books thus far in The Afterglow Trilogy had left a big impression on me was excited to read more from Alyssa! Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) is where expectations came in with being a fan of an author. It was when learned that sometime s you get let down expecting a mind-blowing book but get a ok one in its place. Despite not loving one of Alyssa’s novels was not about to fear reading future novels by her. So yet again when it came out that Alyssa was releasing a new series that was away from the Young Adult or Paranormal genre but instead of the Adult Contemporary scene then had to at least give it a chance.
Derailed happened to be a novel that could proudly say was what Alyssa Rose Ivy usually does best and that is write winning novels. Molly Sander is a small town young woman who has left her hometown of Clayton Falls for law school in Boston for some time now but when her fiance commits suicide unexpectedly she is forced to return to Clayton Falls to reevaluate her life and what she wants now. Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Derailed is a novel that has so many wonderful life truths and messages in the background with romance at its center that actually makes an awesome combination. Ben Matthews who happens to be Molly’s high school sweetheart and greets her back again shows us that regret can really help us to realize how our self-destructive behavior can lead us to lose our loved ones. In Molly it becomes easy to understand that our own decisions don’t affect people but people themselves make their own decisions. It’s not just a novel of redemption but of learning to stick to the good in life and learning to just move on toward newer and perhaps better things.
Derailed is a book that yes do recommend is sweetly romantic and is very profound. Here's to another winning novel! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Flight, Book Three of the I AM Just JUNCO series, continues the kickass action associated with the previous novels: Clutch and Fledge. Again we find Ju...moreFlight, Book Three of the I AM Just JUNCO series, continues the kickass action associated with the previous novels: Clutch and Fledge. Again we find Junco in more adventures and entangled in new missions. Junco managed to save Tier's life and also managed to become a team member of the avians. Junco and Tier have had their time together but now she has to return to return to fighting and wiping out threats. The latest of which is securing the rest of the Seven Siblings in an attempt to save the avian race.
Flight has some of the characters that we have seen previously in Fledge such as Ashur, Isten, and Lucan. Lucan more of which helps a lot since there are secrets he's keeping. While J.A. hints at some future romantic tension as a reader don't see it being something would love to see. Lucan js an alright character but he's more of a serious guy and rather Junco and Tier. Tier in my opinion still is and will always remain the guy that feel Junco should be with. There is only one other guy that was finally introduced in this book that think would be perfect and that's Gideon. He's a very capable fighter and so sweet. He apparently also seems to be someone from Junco's past when she was still working for Rural Republic. J. A. had several down memory lane moments between Gideon and Junco that were supposedly dreams of Junco that were what said before were adorable. There is a more human Junco Coot that wish so much to see more of. Gideon is one character that quickly becomes a favorite! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Romance(less)
When we previously had left off in Angelkiller, Mason managed to defeat the evil angel Azazel with the help of some human long-lived knights: Jaelon,...moreWhen we previously had left off in Angelkiller, Mason managed to defeat the evil angel Azazel with the help of some human long-lived knights: Jaelon, Malthusan, and Populus. In Angelkiller, they weren't exactly warm to Mason's cell but eventually as in this book they aren't stony. As with Mason's cell, we get to see their pasts. Jaelon who was once a slave is later taken into the angelic conflict of The Army and The Enemy. Malthusan a knight that seems to hold feelings for the knight's leaders Jaelon. Finally, Populus who is the voice of reason of the knights and just as intrigued with technology as Martin. Traitor Angel still continues to switch between different character perspectives to better push the story. H. David Blalock so far has done a fabulous job.
With his second novel in the Angelkiller Triad, Traitor Angel, he has Mason and his cell still investigating who Andrael in the schemes of The Enemy. So, throughout Traitor Angel, we have a lot of building action where we are further introduced to even more characters. One thing is certain the conflict between The Enemy and The Army as it escalates is moving beyond Virtual Reality but into a place of higher stakes.
One important new character is Andrew Nicholson who seems to catch the eye of Meeker. While having read Angelkiller know for a fact that Meeker and Overguard are involved, so it would be a very messy thing there. Even so, as a reader actually excited to read more concerning Meeker and Andrew Nicholson or at the very least more about Nicholson.
Angelkiller introduced me to H. David Blaclock's writing and his Angelkiller Triad Trilogy, so now Traitor Angel has only increased my fanatic drive for The Angelkiller Triad Trilogy all the more! As a reader you'll want to make yourself familiar with this trilogy. Overall: Touching read Genre: Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
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. Forbidden...moreThis 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.
Flesh held a huge interest as a book blogger to actually review since it delves into deep topics in which mean the both horrible and equally beautiful aspects of the human condition.
Flesh is supposed to be a novel about Tai, a young boy, who during 20th century Vietnam sees his father’s beheading by his own uncle who happens to be an executioner. Soon after this, he decides to look for his father’s skull that the authorities have taken away in a show of disrespect. You see in those times Vietnamese sons and daughters were to respect their parents by becoming responsible for them by securing them well-placed resting grounds. In Flesh, we see this well enough. Tai’s strong search for having a way to attain respectable graves for his family leads him to powerful men in Mr. Chim and later much more importantly to Mr. Cao Lai. Tai learns more out of life through Mr. Cao Lai and while living with Mr. Cao Lai also soon encounters his first venture in to the entanglements of love.
In Flesh, Khan Ha writes at his own pace that much is obvious from a delicate realism seen in the novel. He wants you to take your time reading where you will be rewarded into a look into 20th century Vietnam. A Vietnam that wasn't always fantastic but its people lived for what they lived. For a book such as Flesh, you should enjoy its cultural aspect to a higher degree than its actual plot even more so since occasionally things aren't always clear but left up to the reader.
In all seriousness its an involving book with intuitive characters that will most definitely hold one’s interest.
Junco Coot is known as Rural Republic's greatest sniper in the year 2152. She may have had everything under control for so long but as of recently she...moreJunco Coot is known as Rural Republic's greatest sniper in the year 2152. She may have had everything under control for so long but as of recently she has totally lost it. She’s not to blame after all. She has lived a life of being forced to assassinate many, many people in the coldest fashions. By now Junco has become undisturbed by killing for her human government. Human government have to say because in the world of I AM JUST JUNCO avians are a species that are winged humans seen as aliens. The government that she has listed to so far though has crossed a line she is set on making them pay. Unfortunately just as, she is setting out to do just that, Tier, an elite avian military officer, shows up professing the chance of a lifetime to tell Junco how deep the lies go told to her by the Rural Republic. Things definitely get dicey quick.
Clutch what really found refreshing from a lot of novels out in the world is that it has a healthy dose of foul-mouthing language from our main characters which mean Junco. Too many readers maybe as soon as mentioned this would be put off right about now but you shouldn't. The foul-mouthing is in good sync with who Junco is as a person so it almost becomes a trademark and source of humor. While Clutch happened to have moments of romance what found surprising was how well it was managed to an equal to its Science Fiction elements. Tier, the avian military officer, happens to be Junco's main love interest in Clutch and he sure can hold someone's attention. Something else to find in Clutch would be its action/suspense by that mean there are many matters of shooting and explosions. Its a book for that reason with a fast, fast pace. Clutch would be a book that recommend in so many ways for having to offer so much what with some of the best rogue characters that have ever come across and the fact that once your in the zone of reading it you''ll find you have no regrets over beginning the book.
J.A. Huss is building a far more different realm of Science Fiction Romance. A genuine book lover (me included) has to applaud this. Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
When read Sulan's overview thought there was a real magnificent story to be found here. And was right. Sulan (Episode One: The League) centers on a girl who's a math prodigy named Sulan. The world that she lives in is that perhaps of our own, maybe possible future. Her world has problems ever since America declared bankruptcy and terrorists who hate American have taken advantage of this. Terrorism led by Imugi have come to televise live executions of important Americans in society. Sulan knows as an intelligent individual she's part of the United State's future and that the terrorist would want to get her. In hopes of never becoming a target Sulan trains with illegal technology to be a non-stop force to be reckoned with. Leading her to meet a charming yet mysterious guy named Gun. Sulan now has the tools to fight back but the secrets her mom hides brings Sulan to meet Taro a young mercenary that reveals a shocking truth about her mom. It's something she could've never guessed.
Something that just makes Sulan (Episode One: The League) such a memorable and fresh read is the use of a science fiction cyber world with coll fighting scenes and moves by some of the characters. Sulan essentially lives in Vex (Virtual Experience). Many people aren't as lucky. The reason she is allowed to and be protected from the growing violent pace of the United States is she's as mentioned before a gifted child. Throughout our lives we know talented children are revered so we see that in Sulan. Very smart use Camille uses to make her book. The notion of gifted children. Camille not only gives readers a fun story but there various characters that are well developed where as readers your quickly drawn in. Its not hard to imagine Sulan's Vex experience in Sulan except it has a mix of creative Cyberpunk our world has not yet caught up to.
Sulan (Episode One: The League) is the first of a series that truly is unlike any book you'll find out there! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: YA Dystopian, Cyberpunk (Dystopunk)(less)
Here this is a book that showcases the sweetness of life but is no stranger to the disappointments in life. Its a blunt novel of those held aspirations in life that easily be lost when we let ourselves forget ourselves. An eye-opening novel with some beauty. Have to recommend so much outright. Don't believe would disappoint a reader who picks it up.
Samantha Bonti is a young woman living in Brooklyn during 1970's when its a time that lots of boys in her neightborhood a involved in the mob. Samantha has always believed was much she is much too smart to fall in with the crowd of her neighborhood involved with crime and violence until she unexpectedly does. Her bestfriend , Janice Caputo, introduces her to Tony Kroon a gorgeous blond Adonis that Samantha can hardly tear herself away from. He not only has striking fair Dutch features but happens to be a mix of Italian descent. In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn this characteristic can set you apart from the rest of everyone who happens to be of Italian descent. Samantha feels her and Tony couldn't be anymore similar. What she doesn't realize is that he doesn't have the same dreams as her that consist of moving from their neighborhood to a less violent one. He dreams of being the top mobster on the rise while Samantha wishes to leave Brooklyn for the pleasant world of Manhattan, New York City. It would be a real battle of wills for them.
With Brooklyn Story there is an obvious sense, Suzanne Corso, relishes writing. With its native Brooklyn slang voice your getting a genuine story here. There is true emotion in the lines of Brooklyn Story. Now let me get into the characters a little and the overall story. Brooklyn Story as it turns out would be a tragic sort of love story of first love where abuse is terribly present and dreams are re-evaluated and finally hard won. At times even when things seem so glaring to us , the reader, but no to Samantha, we truly see how young love is blind and often so naive. Samantha in Brooklyn Story in the end is a strong individual for pulling through from the ashes of the frequent indifferent world which makes this a powerful novel.
So glad Suzanne got this book out there. She has done a genius feat. And as of now a fan of her work! Overall: Amazing read! Genre: Realistic Fiction, Romance (less)