This is at the top of my favorite book/series. It was different and exciting. Takes a little to get used to all the diffrent ideas but it is a wonderf...moreThis is at the top of my favorite book/series. It was different and exciting. Takes a little to get used to all the diffrent ideas but it is a wonderful fantasy world. A MUST READ!(less)
This was a great ending to an endearing series. I picked up shiver along with a couple of other YA books a couple years ago and this is one that I did...moreThis was a great ending to an endearing series. I picked up shiver along with a couple of other YA books a couple years ago and this is one that I didn't get tired of, it is a sweet love story written with some darkness and is a bit poetic. It was a lovely read.(less)
This was clever and funny. You have to have some patience as it is meant for a young teen. Written in a diary format and an extremely fast read for me...moreThis was clever and funny. You have to have some patience as it is meant for a young teen. Written in a diary format and an extremely fast read for me but I enjoyed it. Had me remembering my youth and laughing out loud. (less)
I know allot of people loved this book...don't kill me but... eh, I really didn't like this book much. Half way through I was enjoying it, but then it...moreI know allot of people loved this book...don't kill me but... eh, I really didn't like this book much. Half way through I was enjoying it, but then it just fell flat for me. It was quite hard to finish. I just keep hearing the same inner debate from Meghan and thought she needed to stop thinking about what she should do and just F***ing do it! I mean really how many times are you just going to stand there and let something happen to you without catching on that you should move the H*LL out of that ugly thing coming after you? ARRRGGGGG! And honestly Labyrinth was one of my favorite movies growing up and I can still quote the entire movie from start to finish, so while I can respect that it may have some influence on the author that comes out subliminally... this was just a little to close to the movie for me.
I respect everyone of my friends that loved this book, gods know I have a few that most people don't like, but it wasn't for me. That being said I will still read the next one after the cliff hanger and you never know... I hated the first Rachel Morgan Hollows book but you guys made me read it and said "don't give up on it just yet" and I like the series now!(less)
This debut novel from H.D. Gordon has it all Love, mystery, suspense, and we have a nice love triangle going on to add into th...moreAbsolutely Brilliant....
This debut novel from H.D. Gordon has it all Love, mystery, suspense, and we have a nice love triangle going on to add into the mix. I have fallen in love with Gordon's Strong female heroine and her friends and family. This is going to be an amazing journey and I cannot wait for the next installment. Alexa Montgomery is one of a kind and so is this book, there is some much room for growth with her and a world of possibilities.
Grab your copy of this gem at $.99 on amazon because it is a steal and you will not regret it.
I am completely blown away by this novel and cannot believe this is Gordon's first. House of night and Vampire Academy fans will love this unique world.
One of the best Indie books I've read in a long time, Gordon shows so much promise, I can't wait for the next. This book was all about world building and Ms. Gordon leaves us all going ... What????? That's it???? Where is the next book??????? WHEN????
Well we now know it's just around the corner Half Black Soul was just announced it will be released January 31st 2012, whoa Nelly!
January 5th update
H.D. released a blog today telling us who she pictures when she writes Kayden....
Again thanks to my favorite group Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on Goodreads, Read to Review, and to Kay with all the hard work tha...moreAgain thanks to my favorite group Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! on Goodreads, Read to Review, and to Kay with all the hard work that goes into this program!
This is a tough book for me to review I have very mixed up feelings about it but I am giving it 3.5 stars because if I feel this strongly about it I must have really liked it.
First of all this is not my typical genre, this is more sci-fi than paranormal in my opinion. And second of all this is my constructive opinion... I don't like to say criticism because in the end a book and writing is an art form and who am I say what's right or wrong. I can only give my opinion as to what I believe and experienced as a reader.
With all that said here goes...
First the negative because I like leaving on a positive note if at all possible. I had a tough time reading this it may have been just a language barrier, meaning the conversation didn't flow for me. I have read British writing before but this felt a bit off for me. Second I felt like Rose was a bit quick to feel things or naive. Without revealing any spoilers, maybe her family is the cause of that but her encounters with her new friends and Morgan moved a bit quick, meaning as a reader it wasn't quite "believable".
Here is the positive stuff. The story was imaginative and original. As a paranormal reader for me to enjoy the story of what I felt was a sci-fi book, it was a good story. There is some really interesting things going on in this small town! The book also feels like a half story to me and ends so abruptly I was left like ... WHAT?????? Now you say how can that be positive? Because the author did her job and got me extremely curious and ready for the next one. This is also a great book for teens, very clean and fun. For parents that like to read a book with their teens and discuss this is a great choice.
All in all, you have to read it and I will be interested to see all my friends opinions.
Thank you to Alexandra May for offering up her work to the group for our honest opinions it certainly takes guts and I enjoyed the journey. (less)
Let me first say that I got this book from read 2 review and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the younge...moreLet me first say that I got this book from read 2 review and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the younger audience.
I was wrong... Simply Brilliant. This story was sweet and endearing, fit for all audiences. Mothers can read with their daughters and boys can enjoy as well. Completely heartwarming and the promise that true love con conquer all.This is a must read for all ages, I could not put it down. (less)
I finished this late last night and it's been a little over 14 hours since I put it down and I am not sure I still know what to write about it but let...moreI finished this late last night and it's been a little over 14 hours since I put it down and I am not sure I still know what to write about it but let's give it a go. I'll just start typing and telling you about the story and see where that takes me…
We will start with Mercy; she is a 16 year old high school student who is half a succubus. She discovered this during her first kiss when she almost killed her now best friend Paul. Mercy is a smart girl and one of the fun things in the story is her use of her SAT words. Every day she has one for the day and it is comical how they end up being used. Now I read some reviews and I know there were some issues with corrections that needed to be made, let me just say that Shannon Dermott (the author) gave me the edition of the book and I had no grammar and spelling problems with this edition.
All right now I am going to tackle what I didn’t like so we can just get it out of the way and get back to the good stuff because there was plenty of it, it will be like ripping off a Band-Aid.
I do like a good Love tri-angle but this one is more like a hexagon, I don’t know at what point it got a wee bit ridiculous for me but I do know it got there. Half-way through and maybe even three-quarters through I began getting antsy and irritated with the Mercy’s man fan club. I do realize she is a succubus so yeah … hello boys! But it still seemed a bit much. I tell you this now not because I think it should be different but because if you read this book I don’t want you so get frustrated and give up. I promise the payoff for finishing it will be worth it! In fact I dare to say I think all of that is forgiven.
The other thing that I didn’t like was how much Mercy misses clues going on around her, she is not written as a half-wit character so why can’t she see what is going on around her when it is so obvious that she needs more information form the people around her. It’s like watching a horror film and you just want to scream at the girl running around in her nightgown for doing the most idiotic things.
There were a couple of few minor issues I had with it but I am not going to pick at it.
Ok now back to the good stuff… Let talk about boys now ;-)
Let’s introduce you to the “Mercy’s man fan club”
First we have Paul, first kiss (almost killed him) now he is one of her best friends, kissing thing didn’t work out too well, but of course he secretly pines for Mercy. Paul is our geek chic.
Next let’s go to the boy next door Luke. Luke is the boyfriend, son of a preacher, football star, and all around nice guy.
We have a couple others in the fan club that get little attention and minor flirting along the way but I am just staying with the main men. How about Sebastian now? He is our super bad boy, no moral compass to speak of and is a dangerous beauty combined with a devil may care smile and we have what all girls with Daddy issues would call the perfect man ;-)
I saved my favorite for last! Flynn our resident misunderstood bad boy, yummy!
Oh and it is very appropriate that I imagine Leto as Flynn since Mercy is a big 30 seconds to Mars fan!
So overall I was VERY happy with this book, like I said most of what I had problems with in the end made sense to me. But let me tell you one more thing, at the end of the book my face was like this for a few hours….
I was left with a lot of questions at the end of the book and you could have probably could have convinced me that my nook was missing a few chapters of the book I still feel a bit like this about it…
But all that means in the author did her job; she wrapped it up in a nice package but left you desperately wanting more! I will absolutely read the next one and highly recommend this one.
This was a very entertaining young adult read. I was surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Sloan is a 17 year old vampire hunter who ventures out of the...moreThis was a very entertaining young adult read. I was surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Sloan is a 17 year old vampire hunter who ventures out of the safety of the “white sector” to the vampire infested “red sector” to look for her missing twin brother. She meets Aden a young handsome vampire and is shocked because she has only seen the rogue vampires who are little more than animals. Aden turns her against her will and Sloan has to deal with her feelings towards vampires, her previous human friends and fellow vampire hunters, and her attraction to Aden.
Sloan is a wonderful female heroine, she is strong and independent. I enjoyed this dystopian novel immensely and would recommend it to Teenagers and Adults.
Thank you to Krystle Jones, read and review from the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics! (less)