Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this book, original and different. The second half dragged a little for me. But over all the story was great. REALLY looking forward to the next book.

Karou isn't a normal teenager, she is talent artist, speaks multiple languages and was raised by what we call "demons". She constantly feels like there is something missing and alone. Until she meets Akiva, a handsome yet deadly angel, a solider, and enemy. As the pieces fall into place and the secrets are reviled. Can she ever really with him?

This is a story of star-crossed lovers, war, wishes and hope.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this book, it was a little slow starting for me because it had been so long since I had read the last book in the series. So as things happened or people came on the scene I would pause and start to remember bits on the previous books.

I flip flopped so many times with Marissa. One minute I liked her the next I wanted to just glare at her. Same for Butch, he's not getting off the hook that easy. Both of them frustrated me over and over. But I still liked them both. Now Vishous on the other, hand he perked my interest. I can't wait to encounter more of him.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so butterflying good, yeah I needed to say that.

I spent the past two days reading this book and Slammed, I am emotionally drained, but that's a good thing. I could go on about these books, about its characters, who are some of the best written and interesting characters I have had the pleasure to meet in long time. But I won't because this book, these books you just need to read for yourself.

I have read many books in my life and I love many books, but there are only small handful of series/books that have left me feeling like this, like I don't know where to go, what to do next, and that's a good thing. All I can say is wow.

I just have to say thank you Collen Hoover for writing these two wonderfully powerful books.

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Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed, #1)Slammed by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trying to gather my thoughts to write this, it's hard to do with tears flowing down my over my cheeks. This book is unbelievably to good to be true. I just loved it. This book, it made me feel so much emotion. I've smiled, laughed, glared, swooned, and cried while reading this.

Collen Hoover has written one of those rare books that hooks you and makes feel everything because the characters are written so well that you can not help but fall in love, feel their pain, and smile when they do.

Definitely one of my top favorites of 2012.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee

Black UnicornBlack Unicorn by Tanith Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yet another great book by Tanith Lee, this is the fourth book of hers that I have read, and I have yet to be disappointed.

Black Unicorn is a story, about a young girl, Tanaquil, who is bored and lonely. She feels her mother, who is powerful sorceress, has no time for her. Her father she knows nothing of him, she has never known him. She can mend things, everything she fixes, never breaks. One day with the help of peeve,( cat like animal) she discovers a bunch of bones in the desert. Puts them together to discover it's a unicorn, which comes to life. Tanaquil seems to have this connection with it, or it to her. And chases after it one night, which is the start of her adventure.

I could go on, and tell more, but I believe this book should be read and the reader should see the story for themselves.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-FiveSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slaughterhouse-Five is a fantastic book. Dark, funny, intelligent, sad. Billy Pilgrim, the main character in this book is an American POW. We get to experience is life, some times a few times over as he travels through time and his life in the Tralfamadorians zoo.

This has got me thinking, did Billy really time travel and were there really aliens. Perhaps these are the memories of a man who had survived Dresden. Perhaps, something snapped at some point, a result of the war, and as he is just remembering things in a mixed up ways. Perhaps after reading the books by Kilgore Trout, his memories of what happened and what he had read blended together over time. Or perhaps I'm just reading into it a differently because it's always fun to look at all angles. Perhaps, he did really travel and there really were aliens. And has been seeing his life in the past and the future, knowing that all these things will happen and nothing you do can change the outcome. Like knowing when and how he will die, but only for moment because he will be alive in the past. So it goes.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Outside In (Insider, #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Outside In (Insider, #2)Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A little slow starting for me, but I think that was just because the first bit was talking about the events of Inside Out. Which to someone who hadn't read the first book recently that would be fine, but as I had only finished that book not that long ago it made the story creep along. I just wanted to get into the action of it. And when the action did start I was engrossed in it. I was left just as confused as Trell, I didn't know who was telling the truth and who wasn't.

I am interested to find out if there is a third book in the works for this series.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bait (Angler, #1) by Annie Nicholas

Bait (Angler, #1)Bait by Annie Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Connie, hunts vampires, but not in the traditional sense. She doesn't do the actual slaying, she works on a team and her job is bait. She's an attractive little blonde who is sent out to clubs in the search of vampires. Once she makes contact with her target she lures them some place private, and that is when the "action" happens. And by action I mean her team sweeps in takes over. But this time things don't go as planed.

I really enjoyed this book, looking forward to reading the next book.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Abduction of Julia (Rogues, #1) by Karen Hawkins

The Abduction of Julia (Rogues, #1)The Abduction of Julia by Karen Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I knew this was going to be a 5 star book before I had hit the halfway mark. In fact if I could I would give it a few more.

I completely adored Julia, and Aunt Maddie, she was a hoot. Fantastic, fantastic book.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Night Watch (Watch #1) by Sergei Lukyanenko,

The Night Watch (Watch #1)The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book makes you ask questions and ponder things like, what is truth. It makes you think, while neatly wrapped up in the world of magics, light and dark. Destiny, are all things known, can you change it? Your actions maybe able to bend things, or at least lead you to believe they do when in the grand scheme of things, you are just a mere little player, a pawn.

The Night Watch was a fantastic book, I enjoyed that it was broken down into 3 stories within. But all 3 played an important role to the next. Much like life, we don't just keep going non stop, we take our breaks, we sleep, season change. The things we have done in the past tend to effect the events in the future.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, #1) by Melanie Card

Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, #1)Ward Against Death by Melanie Card
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So this book, I liked it, I didn't love it. I did however really enjoy Ward, I like the shy, nerdy kind of guy who always comes through in the end. It's a nice change from the tough guy, alpha male in most novels. Another reason I think I enjoyed him as much as I did is because I kept on picturing Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1) as him, and I have a soft spot when it comes to him. Celia, I just wasn't feeling her, probably due to the fact she wasn't always the nicest to Ward and well I like him.

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