Posts Tagged: review

REVIEW: Alternity by Mari Mancusi

REVIEW: Alternity by Mari Mancusi

Alternity by Mari Mancusi Imagine waking up in a post-apocalyptic, nightmare world–and being told your whole life is but a dream. Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen–good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames. But then she started having the dreams. In her dreams, there is no Earth. Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression. In her dreams, there is no Skye–only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime. And then there’s Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love–a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes. Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time–to learn who she really is, where… Read more »

December 5, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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REVIEW: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

REVIEW: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter  by Cassandra Rose Clarke  This title will be released on January 29, 2013 by Angry Robot  The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist. There’s never been anyone – or anything – quite like Finn. He looks, and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task is to tutor Cat. When the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world. REVIEW: I was blown away – BLOWN away by this story.  I loved it.  I used to read nothing but literary fiction, oh, maybe ten-fifteen years ago.  But then I read The Time Traveler’s Wife and I was so put off by the… Read more »

December 3, 2012 Uncategorized 4

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REVIEW: Tommy Knuckles Trilogy by Jarrah Loh

REVIEW: Tommy Knuckles Trilogy by Jarrah Loh

Cageside Chronicles: Tommy Knuckles Trilogy Book 1  by Jarrah Loh The young adult fiction series for the warrior at heart! This is the book series that UFC & MMA fans have been waiting for! Tommy lowered his head again. “I’m not a fighter,” he said. “Maybe you are, maybe you ain’t,” shrugged the man. “Maybe you just don’t know it yet.” The saga begins with the lonely Mexican teenager, Tommy, who’s been beaten up his whole life. But when ghosts emerge from his dead father’s boxing past, a new world of adventure, love and pain awaits as he learns to fight his way across the border to his father’s homeland, and into the famed cages of Las Vegas. REVIEW: I picked up the Tommy Knuckles Trilogy a few weeks ago after stumbling onto this unusual look at new adult life from a boy’s perspective, something I think we are severely… Read more »

December 2, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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Review of Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol

Review of Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol

Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol I loved Evie, really she was a delight to read.  I found myself talking to the characters in this book, which is not something I normally do, so that was a surprise.  Mostly, though I just enjoyed this book from start to finish.  I can easily see this as a movie because it is packed with action, is not just a love story/triangle, and it has some interesting new developments on angels. My only complaint might be Reed.  How, you ask?  How could I have anything bad to say about REED?  And that’s just the point.  He was way too perfect.  He had everything.  I like the boy to be a bit bad and Reed, even though he was a major kick-ass tough guy, was not bad enough for me.  He was too restrained, did not struggle nearly enough, and so felt a little less… Read more »

November 20, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Review of Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz

Review of Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz

Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz I was captivated by Grace in the first book, Fall from Grace.  I truly appreciated that this was a *real* new adult novel in every sense of the word.  I loved that they acted like normal young people, even if they did drink a little too much.  That’s pretty normal for this age group.  I didn’t even mind that Grace was a virgin because,  unlike some other NA novels I’ve read lately, the reason was pretty clear.  She was saving herself for her one true love.  I get that, I’m OK with that.  The V thing did not bother me in this book. I also loved the sexual tension.  I really did!  I know that some people are saying that the plot was so hot and cold with Shane and Grace, and yes, after thinking about it, it was.  But I enjoyed the ride anyway. … Read more »

November 19, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Review of Red Fox by Karina Halle

Review of Red Fox by Karina Halle

Red Fox by Karina Halle Oh, that Dex and Perry!  I love these two and writing a review of the Experiment in Terror books is effortless and fun, I swear!  First off, Perry.  How do I even express how much I love this girl?  I wish more authors would make a Perry in their stories.  Perry is complex, in fact I know there is so much more to her based off the hints Karina Halle is dropping through the series, but even if I didn’t feel that something was coming, I’d still think Perry was a 100% developed character.   Also, the romance that has no romance concept is one of my favorite things about this series.  I LOVE that Perry and Dex have to work together, that he has a beautiful girlfriend, and that he teases her about how they +might+ have something else in their future.    OK,… Read more »

November 18, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Review of Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

Review of Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

I enjoyed this book in many places.  I felt that Emma was well developed and her relationship with Evan was believable and true to life. I read it in two days, it kept my attention, and I was not wanting to put it down, so it’s a good story. However, I also have a LOT of issues with this book.   Number one – the middle was long and not very believable.  There were parts where I did want to put it down just because there is no freaking way an abusive parent-figure would let Emma get away with half the crap she was doing.  Either the aunt is crazy or she isn’t.  The uncle is disinterested in reining her in, so none of the silly stuff in the middle made much sense to me. Number two – what kind of friend lets her best friend go through this?  I had… Read more »

November 18, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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Review for Beyond the Eyes – By Rebekkah Ford

Review for Beyond the Eyes – By Rebekkah Ford

Review for Beyond the Eyes – By Rebekkah Ford “I never thought I would die at the age of seventeen, so when I received the death message, I was a little freaked out.”  So begins the young adult novel, Beyond the Eyes, by Rebekkah Ford.  I admit my interest was peaked by this first sentence.  It’s well crafted and really makes me want to read on. Paige is a seventeen year old senior in high school whose world is turned upside down with the arrival of Nathan.  Wait, let’s back up!  I know everyone likes to get to the romance, but hey, this book has plot too! Paige is not your normal everyday girl.  For one, she’s alone mores of the time even though she’s not even eighteen yet.  Her mom works as a traveling nurse and her father was killed when she was little.  She has a lot of… Read more »

November 2, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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