Friday, April 18, 2014

REVIEW: Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10) by Charlaine Harris

My Rating: 9 out of 10 stars

In this 10th installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Sookie has begun to recover from the injuries she sustained in the recent Fae war, and her relationship with Eric seems to be getting more serious all the time. But as is often the case with Sookie, someone is still out to get her. And even though her great-grandfather Niall supposedly sealed off the land of Faery from the human world, there is still one who would wish to do her harm.

This was another excellent book in the series, and I have been trying to spread out these last few books out because I will be so disappointed when it all ends after book 13. Boo hoo! As with all her other works, this is another fast, action-packed read, impossible to put down. I've literally walked into walls, chairs, you name it, while carrying my book around the house. LOL

Thursday, April 17, 2014

REVIEW: Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3) by Veronica Roth

My Rating: 9 out of 10 stars

Growing up in alternate reality Chicago, Tris and Four never knew anything of the world outside their walls--a world ruled by factions, where each group has it's place in society: the brave, the intelligent, the selfless, the peaceful, and the honest--until now. With the help of their friends, the two are ready to escape the city and discover the truth about what lies beyond. But what awaits them outside the city's walls? And will they be able to find their place in the world out there?

Allegiant brings to a close the final book in the riveting Divergent trilogy, and new author Veronica Roth has done a fantastic job of putting together an alternate reality universe that has become a fast favorite with fans of the The Hunger Games and other young adult dystopian fiction. The first book in the series, Divergent has already been made into a movie and I look forward to seeing if it's as good as the book.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the book, the quick-paced writing style and fast action, I wasn't all that happy with the way it all ended. Then again, some of the best stories often leave you a bit uncomfortable at the end. If you felt the similarly, take the time to seek out the alternate ending online, written by fan fiction writer Stephanie Ziel. Maybe it'll make you feel better. :)

Saturday, April 05, 2014

REVIEW: A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison

My Rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Wow! I can't believe how much I've missed Rachel, Jenks, and Ivy. I have done a lot less reading over the last couple years, and this series got put to the side while I tried to catch up with books I owe to others, or reviews I owe to publishers, and things like that. But I'm glad that I'm finally making some time again to get back to my favorite series!

In this fourth installment of The Hollows series, Rachel and Jenks set out on an expedition to rescue Nick (Rachel's ex-boyfriend) and Jax (Jenks's son). Their run is anything but routine. And when they meet up with a pack of militant werewolves from Michigan, things only get worse from there!

Rachel has begun to discover some very unusual things about herself, and the magic she is capable of, stuff that no ordinary witch can usually handle. And Jenks... well Jenks is just as loveable as ever, and in this installment, there's even more of him to love... literally!

Harrison delivers yet another engaging well-rounded story that will keep you up reading way past your bedtime. Bosses beware! LOL

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