Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Predestined (Existence Trilogy, #2)Predestined by Abbi Glines

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I had been waiting for this book FOREVER!  The book flows quickly and you can easily read it in a short period of time.  I love this about Abbi Glines writing style.  Her flow is amazing and her characters are catchy.

I fell in love with Dank in Existence.  In this book he wasn't as impressive to me.  I found parts of him kind of annoying, he spent little to zero time with Pagan.  At one point he was extremely rude to another guy.  I just didn't swoon over Dank the way I did in book 1.

Leif...  Well the author made me really like Leif.  He was sweet and selfless even though she wrote that he was a coward and selfish.  I didn't see that at all.  In all of Pagan's memories of Leif he was extremely generous and kind.

Gee, Miranda, and Pagan really made this book for me.  They were ultimately my favorite characters in Predestined.

So with that said, I was really confused and torn.  The only logical answer is to wait for the third book and see how everything pans out.  Also excited to see Leif's story.  :) 

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Black Dawn - Rachel Caine

Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12)Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not my favorite MV book.

So this book was okay.  I liked some of the characters point of views such as those who are from the Glass House, the characters we've come to know and love from this series such as Claire, Michael, Eve, and Shane.  The point of view changes with each chapter and makes it harder to follow.  Some characters point of view I didn't feel were necessary and some chapters were maybe 1-3 pages just some added fluff in my opinion.

I also really missed the Glass House, the lab, the portals, Frank Collins, Amelie, all of the things that really built this series up for me.  Claire isn't in school, they are fighting off the draug, and everyone is holed up together.  Parts seemed slow and the book didn't hold my attention as well as others in the series.

I believe Rachel Caine is an amazing author and I did enjoy the ending and feel the next book will be much better and more exciting.  This one just seemed to tie up all the loose endings from the previous book.  The end offers an exciting lead to many new possibilities.

There are casualties in this book, more than usual.  There wasn't very much romance, more tension than anything among characters and couples.  I am glad the draug is over I didn't find the concept that interesting in comparison to other problems among Morganville and it's residents in previous books.  I look forward to seeing what's next for everyone but this isn't a book I'll reread.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Currently Reading...

I'm just wanting to give a shout out to the books I'm reading and have on my immediate to read list as I haven't been online much due to my divorce.

Currently reading: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine
To Read:
Last Rite - Lisa DesRochers
Predestined - Abbi Glines
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare

I should have reviews of all of these books within the next 10-14 days.  (Hopefully sooner)... :)

Fifty Shades Darker - E L James

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was shocked when reading the first book at how explicit it was, this book is much more toned down.  There's still some of the detailed sex scenes such as from book one but I felt in a MUCH lesser manner.  I found this book more enjoyable for that reason because it seemed to actually attempt to hold a storyline.

This book also (like book 1) just ends.  You go to turn the page but it's over.  It's somewhat frustrating.  I have not purchased the third book because I have numerous other books on my to read list but I will say, I enjoyed this book more than the first and for those of you who thought there was "too much porn" or whatnot in the first, this one is much quieter in that aspect without withdrawing it.  It's definitely not as erotic or kinky or crazy as the first one. 

You learn more about the mysterious Christian Grey in this book and that was a fun change of pace as I am not one to go in search of sex books but prefer a book with a good story to keep me entertained.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

E.L. James - Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I saw that this book was getting a lot of publicity and numerous friends had read it in an addictive fast manner so I decided to buy it without even seeing what it was about.  I did read the free sample but it doesn't really get into what this book entails.

This book is about a college grad but more than that it is a book about sex.  It's definitely X rated and completely erotic.  I almost stopped reading it because I was in such shock when I got to that point of the book but I'd spent money on it and finished it through.  The book just ends and you go to turn the page and there's nothing there.  (Same with the sequel)...

I enjoyed the book but it is not for the faint at heart.  It is for those with a completely open mind.  And should be read in private.  I was at the gym reading when I got to the first sex scene but after that the entire book is nothing but different sexual positions, innuendos, toys, etc.  This is by far the most graphic book I've read regarding sex.

Only read this if you have an open mind and know what the book is about ahead of time.  I wish someone had told me.  I did like it though and found it to be a quick read.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Insurgent - Veronica Roth

I'll just start off with this review is just stating the obvious, Veronica Roth knows how to write an amazing and addictive read with an amazing plot and things no one would normally even think about.  It's easily my favorite read or tied with Pandemonium so far for 2012 and I've read 42 books...

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Divergent drew me in right away and this book starts off exactly where the other one ended. Insurgent is the much anticipated sequel to Divergent and I will say that in my excitement I devoured the book. The plot thickened and become intense. The entire book was action packed with things unimaginable. Veronica Roth is a writing genius.

Your favorite characters that made it through Divergent are back. Four and Tris, Caleb, Christina, Uriah, Peter, even Edward. There are many surprises as well. The plot thickens and twists. Enemies are allies and allies are enemies in this book and you don't know who you can trust anymore. The story is about the factions falling apart to a war against themselves.

The end opens up a lot of answers and leaves you with more questions and excitement. I believe it will be an incredibly long wait to see how everything plays out and all I can picture in my head is the ending. You will have to read it to see what happens... But I want to throw a WOW, AMAZING, and OMG in there.

Also, Tris is more amazing than ever and her character growth is remarkable. Tobias as well. It was really an amazing read. Any fan of Divergent will devour this book.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eden - Jamie McGuire (Final Book in the Providence Series)

I read this book quickly as I was so excited to read Insurgent and Black Dawn but will say I was not disappointed...  Great addition and ending to Nina & Jared's love story...  

Eden (Providence, #3)Eden by Jamie McGuire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I was excited when I saw that Nina & Jared's final story was out.  The cover is beautiful with the baby stroller.  The story contained all that I wanted and more, I was hoping to see more of Bex and Claire and I did.  I love Bex and would really enjoy reading a series of his life.  :) 

There was action from beginning to end.  The action was well written and I'd have to say out of the 3 books in the series they've progressively gotten better.  This was by far my favorite.  Nina really grew into herself as a person and Jared was completely swoon-worthy. 

Ryan and Claire had me laughing.  There was humor in the book which I enjoyed.  I like a book that can keep me entertained, is written well, and contains humor, action, and romance.  This book did everything I wanted.  I've grown to love the Ryel family and hope that Jamie McGuire does another series (preferably about Bex)...  ;)

Great job, fantastic ending!

Oh did I mention, it was written so well I read this in 1 day?  Yep. 

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