I've been on a YA fantasy kick since September and I found Throne of Glass at my local library. I'm so glad I gFull Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas
I've been on a YA fantasy kick since September and I found Throne of Glass at my local library. I'm so glad I got my hands on this book because it was one of those books that was hard to put down.
I give this book 4.5 stars and look forward to diving into the second book very soon. If you are a fan YA fantasy, you'll enjoy the first book in this series from Sarah J. Maas. I'm so glad I was intro ducted to Sarah's books because I've found a new author I've placed on my auto-buy list. :)...more
My very first book I’ve ever read from Anne Bishop and definitely not my last. I have been meaning to read Written in RReview posted Book Lovin' Mamas
My very first book I’ve ever read from Anne Bishop and definitely not my last. I have been meaning to read Written in Red since I noticed some of my Goodreads buddies raving about this series. I decided I needed to read a book that wasn’t a review request, so I went to my local library and borrowed it. Let’s just say I am now impatiently waiting for the second book from my library because I had a hard time putting down Written in Red. It took me a while to read it due to life getting in the way, and other books I needed to read but I finished it and now I WANT more.
I wasn’t an avid romance reader back in high school (not until my adult years), so Dark/Urban Fantasy stories became an obsession at a young age. (My mom used to say I would have nightmares over these books, but instead I found them comforting) Thanks to Written in Red I’m wanting to read this genre more again. I love when authors can create fantasy worlds that have never been done before. First, imagine when we first inhabited North America and instead of Native Americans being there, there were the Others. These Others are shape shifters, vampires, elementals, etc., which they have power over the humans. They are not your dreamy shape shifters or vampires…but your scary ones that will make you have nightmares and will eat you without a reason. (Well…technically if you are seen as a threat…then you are food) Anne Bishop has created a Dark Fantasy world that will have any human not wanting to be apart of. In the case of this Book Lovin’ Mama though, I dived into the story without hesitation and had a hard time getting back to reality. I was entranced in the world of the Others, and the main character who has all the Others running with their heads cut off…Meg. Meg ended up in the world of the Others from running away from the world she’s only known. She’s one of the special humans that the Others know little of, but they are intrigued with her and want to protect her from the bad guys that want her back. Simon Wolfgard is the one that allows her access to the Courtyard, where the Others live. He’s hesitant at first, but he knows deep down something is different about her. She doesn’t smell like prey, which confuses him and the Others.
I could go on and on about the story, but I definitely don’t want to give anything away. This is a story that has a lot going on, but it’s easy to follow. Anne Bishop writes in third person, which enables the reader to follow along with not only Meg, Simon, but several others characters that take the reigns in the story. I loved getting to know the Others, the human police, and the bad guys that were after Meg. There is also another character who is bad, but I definitely don’t want to give that person away. Let’s just say I didn’t like this person and I definitely went with Simon’s instincts on this character. I loved how the person ended up in the end.
I loved everything about this story and how Anne Bishop built this dark world about the Others. They are a fascinating bunch and I can’t wait to read the next book to be apart of their world again. Meg is such a sweet girl and I was glad to get to know her in this story. She played a very important role in this book and grew so much being with the Others. I loved how Anne made me feel for every single one of them. The only character I’m kind of scared of, but also fascinated with is Tess. Holy crap…she’s scary. I want to learn more about her though. If all the Others are scared of her, I’ll be scared of her too.
I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to readers that love the Dark/Urban Fantasy genre. Here’s hoping my hold on the next book at the library doesn’t take too long. Anne Bishop has definitely sucked me into this world she created, and I can’t wait to dive back in again with the second book....more
I have been meaning to read Ugly Love for a while and Colleen Hoover's books have been in my TBR forever. The rFull Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas
I have been meaning to read Ugly Love for a while and Colleen Hoover's books have been in my TBR forever. The reason why I chose Ugly Love first to read was because of the synopsis of the book and a recommendation from a friend.
Overall this book was a great book to read and I'm so glad my local library ordered it. I've been wanting to read one of Colleen Hoover's books for a while and my library gave me the chance. I now have some of Colleen's other books in my own bookcase, so I can make time to read them.
I give this book 4.5 stars and highly recommend it to readers that enjoy the New Adult/Contemporary Romance genre....more
This book was full of action and secrets coming out that will have you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyFull Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas
This book was full of action and secrets coming out that will have you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed getting a Red Riding Hood story thrown into the storyline. Like I said before, you'll never read fairy tales the same way after the Lunar Chronicles.
I give the sequel to Cinder '5 addicting stars' and if you haven't started these books I highly recommend you do. I'm anxiously waiting to start the third book due to how Marissa Meyer left the ending on Scarlet....more
"Bitten & Smitten" is my first "challenge read" from another reader, at Down and Dirty Lusty and Flirty Group on Goodreads. The objective is to ha"Bitten & Smitten" is my first "challenge read" from another reader, at Down and Dirty Lusty and Flirty Group on Goodreads. The objective is to have someone else pick a book for you to read from their books they've read, but to make sure it's not already in your To-Be-Read list and to make sure you haven't read it before also.
Thanks again to the wonderful, Gems, for choosing this book for me to read. I would've never known about this book until you chose it for me...and I'm so glad you did.
From the first chapter to the last chapter, I was enthralled with it. I love a Paranormal book that has some action, love, and even humor to it. After reading the description from the back of the book...I knew I would have a hard time putting it down. Although, having two kids...one being a 2.5 month old...and having to do college homework online...I had to put down the book once in awhile. *sigh*
The character Sarah Dearly is absolutely fabulous. She's sassy and sarcastic. She's always getting herself into horrible situations, but she always manages to get out of it. Poor girl, just never gets a break in the book.
This is the first book I've read, that the lead Male character is a pain in the ASS. The minute you read about him, you either feel sorry for him or want to kick his butt. I feel sorry for him at first due to fact he has to deal with Sarah and her sarcastic ways. Poor guy! LOL
Michelle Rowen, doesn't make the vampires sparkle or have crazy abilities like other vampire books I've read. She makes them seem normal, except for drinking blood of course. (she does have the blood come in a Keg..kind of strange...but I love it). No wonder why the Vampire Hunters have their hands full on killing the Vampires. They really can't tell whose human and whose Vampire...except maybe when a Vamp shows "Fang."
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a little humor to their Vampire Romance. If you've read Linda Wisdom's books, you'll definitely enjoy Michelle Rowen. =) I'm definitely picking up the 2nd book from my Library soon. I must find out what happens next to Sarah and her crazy misfit friends....more
If you like humor to your Paranormal Stories…you will definitely enjoy this book, “50 Ways to Hex Your Lover”.Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
If you like humor to your Paranormal Stories…you will definitely enjoy this book, “50 Ways to Hex Your Lover”. Linda Wisdom and her writing style has won me over. After reading the first two books to her “Demon Series”, which is a spin off to the Jazz Tremaine Series…she definitely has a fan for life. I wish I would’ve known about the Jazz Tremaine Series first though. You learn some things about the Witches in this series to prepare for the Demon Series. Oh well…I’m enjoying the Jazz Tremaine Series so far and looking forward to reading the next book. First off, any book that involves a Witch that throws a fireball, a pair of bunny slippers that actually can eat you, and a sports car that has a ghost in it to keep you company…is a MUST-Read for me. I fell in love with the characters in this book…especially, the bunny slippers. Can I get a pair for real? No one would go through my shoes ever again to borrow. Hehe! Jazz is a cool-ass witch who I would love to be. She even has a sexy ex boyfriend who is a Vampire, who seems to come back into her life every once in awhile and stir up old feelings again. Why did they break up in the first place? In this book, Nick, her sexy, gorgeous ex-boyfriend needs Jazz’s help. Some reason, Vampires are disappearing. Why would Jazz want to help him though because her past is coming back to haunt her and she wants to kill the “Evil” Man, or thing, whatever he is, for good…because she thought she had already killed him. This book is full of twists and turns that will take you for a ride. You will be laughing and also grinning. You’ll even get mad. I really enjoyed reading every single chapter in this book. Any book that can me suck into the world that the Author created, is a keeper to me. Highly Recommended to readers who need a good laugh and need a break from dramatic books. Definitely for Paranormal Lovers and Vampire Addicts. It’s about time a Good Witch Series is out there. =)...more
I have been wanting to read this series since I started reading the Anita Blake series in 2009. Unfortunately, soFull Review posted Book Lovin' Mamas
I have been wanting to read this series since I started reading the Anita Blake series in 2009. Unfortunately, so many other books got in the way, until recently I borrowed the audio CDs from my Library.
I listened to this book whenever I could this summer, mostly during the time I had to research for my computer classes for college. I needed something to help me from going insane from the late hours of research, and Laurell K. Hamilton’s A Kiss of Shadows definitely did it.
I knew what to expect with Laurell’s kind of writing due to reading her other series, and I definitely felt this book made me realize why Laurell will also be an auto-buy author for me.
Laurell didn’t disappoint with the world building and introducing the characters of the world of the Fae. I enjoyed every bit of finding out about Meredith Gentry and how she went into hiding. I also enjoyed finding out all about the male characters in this world of Fae. There is also mentions of other supernatural creatures that may freak out some readers. If you’ve read Laurell’s Anita Blake series, Laurell throws in some creepy characters, but they also tend to play a very significant role in the storyline.
I give this book 4 full moons and recommend it to readers of Urban Fantasy and readers that have read Laurell’s Anita Blake series....more
The first book I finished in 2012. =) I was determined to finish "Touch of Surrender" by the 1st of the year and I'm glad I did because I have a stackThe first book I finished in 2012. =) I was determined to finish "Touch of Surrender" by the 1st of the year and I'm glad I did because I have a stack of books that I need to read in the next month. This was not my favorite book in the series at all and I think I'm being a little nice by giving this book 3 stars. The only thing I enjoyed about this book was Morgan, the Heroine in the story and Ashe. The Hero, Kierland, was pissing me off. I wanted to go through the book and slap him like crazy. He sounded like whiny B**** instead of a Man. Grrr!!! I also felt like the story was dragging and didn't really have much action to it. It was mostly going back and forth to Morgan and Kierland's point of view. Morgan would complain about Kierland's mean attentions and Kierland would say how difficult it was to work with and be with Morgan. There was a few times, I wanted to throw the book across the room. The only thing that got me interested was when Morgan's ex-lover, and close friend, Ashe came into the book. It was about time someone knocked some sense into Kierland and even Morgan. I was upset the book didn't have much of a storyline to it also. It was focusing on Kellan's character, Kierland's brother and getting him back. I do love Kellan though and I'm looking forward to his book...but Kierland didn't even many fight scenes like the previous books did. He had more of a emotional drama instead of a physical one. He just didn't know what he wanted until he almost lost Morgan and even then, he was being a big pain in the ass...not seeing the BIG Picture. Gr! I plan on reading the next book in the series and hopefully it will get me back to loving the series...but as of now...the only thing that saved this book was a Vampire who I wish I knew more about. I was even hoping Morgan would hook back up with him instead of Kierland. I recommend this book who loves the series...and who actually adores Kierland in previous books...but for me...Kierland didn't live up to his potential like I thought he was. ...more
I'm sad to see the Unearthly trilogy end, but Cynthia did an amazing job concluding such a fantastic trilogy. IFull Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas
I'm sad to see the Unearthly trilogy end, but Cynthia did an amazing job concluding such a fantastic trilogy. I'm going to miss this world and the characters that inhabit it.
Overall Boundless has become my favorite of the trilogy due to the action and surprises in it. Let me also mention that surprising ending. I definitely was rooting for that kind of ending in the trilogy. Clara deserved her happiness after everything she went through and Cynthia delivered a unforgettable ending....more
I'm glad I finally read The Selection by Kiera Cass, and so glad I can add Kiera Cass to my never ending auto-bFull review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas
I'm glad I finally read The Selection by Kiera Cass, and so glad I can add Kiera Cass to my never ending auto-buy list for authors now. I look forward to diving into the second book as soon as I can. Hopefully, my library can get it to me quickly. I actually read The Selection really quickly. I started it on Saturday night and finished it on Sunday morning. I couldn't put it down, but I did have to, so I could go to sleep.
If you haven't read this book,I definitely think you should, especially if you enjoy Young Adult Dystopian books. I give this book 5 stars and anxiously await to start The Elite. Eeeek! I'm pulling for America to decide the right path and who she will choose to be with
I'm sad to see this Series come to end, but I already knew it was coming when Andrea Cremer announ**spoiler alert** Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas
I'm sad to see this Series come to end, but I already knew it was coming when Andrea Cremer announced it would only be a Trilogy. I won't get into detail of the book since I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I'm a little upset though, the minute the book came out, I noticed a lot of people spoiling the book without even announcing spoilers. I was about to not read "Bloodrose" after someone spoiled who got killed in it and also announced the ending. Okay...people if you are going to spoil a book, please make sure to put ***Spoiler Alert*** on the post on Goodreads. I tend to read people's comments, and 98% of the time, people won't ruin the book for anyone...but there's that 2% that love to because they are disappointed in what the Author did. I for one, think Andrea Cremer had guts to kill off a main character. Not many Authors will do that and I forever adore her for it. Yes, I was upset to know who was killed, but in the end it's what Andrea wanted. I love when Authors throw you off. It's what makes the book so much better. I will forever love this series and will go back to re-read it one day. The action in this book made up for the last book, I definitely think. The love triangle thing was crazy in this book. Poor Calla! In the end though, she didn't have to choose. I felt sorry for her. =( I'm now ready for the next book that Andrea is bringing out with is actually what you would call a Pre-quel to the Nightshade Series. I just hope it doesn't have a love triangle like this one did. I think the triangle thing is getting played out too much now. Yes...I know this is a short review...but I rather not ruin anything for anyone. I will say this in the end, if you are fan of the series and are skeptical of reading it because of another reader's low rating review..just remember in the end you may have a different opinion. If you haven't read the series, I definitely suggest you do if you are a YA Paranormal Lover like I am, you will enjoy this series. You may be ticked off on the last book or you may be like me and understand, and love it even more....more