Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Review: Into the Fire

Into the Fire Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading the last book in a series is always bittersweet. I have loved this series for so long and I have re-read the first 3 books at least 5 times. I honestly don't know exactly what it is about the books that I love so much but I can't get enough of Leila and Vlad. I think it's just Frost's writing because I re-read the Night Huntress too.

This book Vlad and Leila are trying to break the hex that ties Leila's life to Mircea. There is a lot of magic in this one.. where as in the others they only touch on some magic. Ian is brought in because he is well versed in the magic world.

I don't want to give away anything but some shit goes down. Seriously some serious things happen. Things that kind of blow my mind and I have questions! Like WTF is going on with Gretchen and Maximus? And why don't I like them together? I really freaking hope there isn't a book for them.. is that bad? I have heard that there is going to be a spin off for Ian.. which I am super excited about because omg he royally screwed himself over and I need to know what happens.

That ending was totally heartbreaking. I have had a couple hours to process it and I still don't really understand why a certain thing had to happen... It did nothing for the plot or any of the characters. But tis the life of a reader to be confused by some choices.

I was a little underwhelmed with this book. I don't know what I was expecting really but I just feel like I have more questions than I did before I started. I know that it's set up for a spin off but I think it ended too abruptly. Even for Vlad and Leila. idk I just feel meh about it. I don't feel happy or excited.. I just feel Meeeeeh.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Review: Fae Encounter

Fae Encounter Fae Encounter by L.E. Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ah sigh. I freaking love The Kincaid werewolves. I loved the first book in this spin off series, To Covet The Fae and I loved this book. There is just something about a Scottish brogue that gets be every time.

Marc is going to Texas to warn the pack about the dark fae. Bronnagh is fae that has been battling her dark tendencies for awhile. She is looking for her family and thinks following Marc is her best way to find them. Marc knows someone is following him even though he can't see anyone. There is a lot more going on in the Texas pack than what meets the eye.

I loved this story. There is a whole lot going on but I enjoyed every second of it. I love how Wilson writes her books. I love that there's so much happening. I never want to put the book down. I can't wait for the next one!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: Devil in Spring

Devil in Spring Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So this book... I can't decide if I like it or not. I am leaning towards not..

I can't say that I was overly excited for Pandora's story but I loved the last book and I wasn't looking forward to Helen's story so I thought it might end up like that. But Pandora was sooooo childish. I like eccentric characters. Especially in a historical romance. It makes the story more interesting. But Pandora wasn't eccentric.. she was a 21 year old child. And I think that's how Gabriel treated her. He talked to her like she was a child and he called her his darling girl. I just got a creepy vibe from the romance. She was so naive and childlike and he so was not. I just felt weird reading it.

When Pandora acted her age, I liked the story. Really I liked the story after they got married.. which happened like 80% into it? I think? I don't know exactly but it was really good after that. I loved that Pandora didn't want to get married because she wanted her own life. She didn't want to be owned and she wanted to make her board games. That was awesome. I hated that she never really grew up. I just couldn't stand the way she acted. I have read stories with eccentric characters and I have read stories where the girl is naive and I never felt like they were childish. So I know there is a difference and Pandora just wasn't a great character.

Yup that's pretty much it. I felt awkward reading about Gabriel seducing a child like adult. I didn't see how the relationship worked at all. It made zero sense. Sorry Pandora but I just don't get it. I felt no connection. Well that's not true. I felt like there was a fatherly or brotherly connection. Which made things awkward.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: Hold

Hold Hold by Zannie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got on Amazon to get the next Ice Barbarian book by Ruby Dixon and I kind of stumbled on this one and it sounded good.

Riana get in trouble to trespassing... yeah thrown onto a prison planet for life because she trespassed.. haha life is a freaking bitch. This prison planet, the Hold, is disguising. There are no rules and very few females. She was given the advise to find the biggest guy there, give herself to him and then he would protect her.. and that is exactly what she did.

So the story line is pretty basic. I have actually read a story similar to this before. And I am still not quite sure why I needed to read this.. honestly I think it had a lot to do with the cover. So simple but still amazing. So great job to whoever made the cover because I paid $2.99 for a short book because of it.

I loved Cain (he's the big guy that she gives herself to. In case that wasn't obvious). He was gruff, didn't like to talk, and he grunted a lot. But he was also sweet and while everyone else in the prison was basically an animal, he kept his humanity.. at least most of it. Raina I had a harder time liking and I honestly can't tell you why. Her thoughts just annoyed me.

Do I think this book was worth 3 dollars? No, it was too short to pay a regular ebook price. But it was still entertaining and If the next book ever goes on sale, I will buy it.. I just won't pay $3 for it. I am very curious about Hall and I think it'll be a good book.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review: King's Cage

King's Cage King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so upset.. not because the book wasn't fantastic because it was but because I thought this was the last book in the series.. and it's not.

I could not put this book down. Everyone in my house is mad at me. I only told my 1 month old that she was the prettiest girl in the world 102 times instead of 103 and she is pissed . My husband got a turkey sandwich for dinner and a wife who ignored his every attempt at conversation (although he is pretty much use to this when I have a book to read). My dogs look at me like I betrayed them because I didn't give them treats yesterday and I don't care!

This book started exactly where the last one left off. Do you remember that? Mare being an idiot? or I guess heroic but whatever. She turned herself over to Maven and he puts a collar on her on camera. So about half the book is about Mare's time being Maven's prisoner. Mare is put in a nice bedroom with warm food and water but she is stripped of her lightening. Which leaves an empty hole inside her. She is also not allowed to leave the bedroom unless Maven requests it. Maven becomes more and more obsessed with her the longer she is with him. It's creepy and sweet.. yes I said sweet. I like Maven I always have. I am now and will always be Team Maven. I always root for the bad guys though. We find out a whole lot more about him in this book. We find out a lot of the twisted things his mother did to him and why his mind is so completely screwed up.

The second half of the book is about the scarlet guard. There are new alliances and a lot of different new bloods. Cal is there and he is perfect as usual. I don't think Mare needs perfect. She doesn't need someone to coddle her. I mean she doesn't need someone to torture her either but we will see what Aveyard has for us in the next book.

I feel like it has been so long since I read the first 2 books that I forgot how entertaining they are. I love how unpredictable this series is. I feel like every other chapter I think "well that was unexpected".. ok more realistically I thought "WTF". Most book I read I can guess at least some part of it but I can't with these. Absolutely a fantastic book and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: Suddenly You

Suddenly You Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not my favorite... I hate Jack. HATE him. He was a manipulative little shit. And Amanda was so weak. Jack would kiss her and she would melt at his feet. And Im just here sitting on my couch like "girl get a freaking grip. Have some damn pride."

I feel like I would have really liked the story if I wasn't so mad about how Jack treated Amanda. He kissed and undressed her under false pretenses when they first met. He used that information to blackmail her into working for him. He used her inexperience in sex to make her do what he wanted. He saw it all as a game. If someone ever talked to me the way he talked to Amanda, he would be missing a few teeth. Jack just didn't think about her feelings at all. That is one of the downsides in reading both POVs. I knew he never had any intention of marrying her or loving her. I just could not stand anything about him.

Psh and Amanda wasn't any better. She was an idiot. She let him walk all over her.

Interesting storyline but I hated the characters. So I had a hard time not throwing my kindle.

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