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Friday, February 12, 2016

Reign of Shadows


Book #10 Read in 2016
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

This is the first book in a paranormal romance series.  Luna is the princess, who was stolen away by caregivers at birth, after a throne-seeking man killed her royal parents.  The caregivers have kept Luna hidden away for years but that is threatened when Luna saves a band of travelers from dwellers (sort of zombie-like characters).  Luna is then sent away with Fowler, one of the travelers, in an effort to keep her safe.  The duo are growing closer but will they ever be safe to enjoy a happy ending?  Prepare for a cliffhanger ending that will leave you wanting book #2 immediately.  This book has interesting characters, good action, romance and humor in it to keep readers entertained.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Story of Diva and Flea


Book #9 Read in 2016
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Williems

This is a cute children's book about Diva, a timid small dog, and Flea, a wandering street cat.  The two become friends and give each other courage to try new things. They realize that there can be comfort and adventures in their lives.  This was a cute read.

The Wicked Will Rise


Book #8 Read in 2016
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

This is the second in the Doroty Must Die series, an alternate world of the Wizard of Oz.  In this book, Amy Gumm is still battling evil Dorothy and trying to save her magical friends.  This one, for me, was slower than book #1.  That being said, I enjoyed it and have ordered the third book, coming out next month.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Firstlife


Book #7 Read in 2016
Firstlife by Gena Showalter

This is the first in a YA fantasy series.  Tenley has to decide between two factions before she turns 18.  If not, her soul will be forfeited to Many Ends when she dies.  Her parents institutionalize her to try to get her to make a decision.  Turn out Ten is very important to both factions and therefore each want her to pledge to their faction.  Archer and Killian, one from each faction, are guardian angels of sorts to her but will even they be able to save her?  Lots of action, romance humor in this one.  The book did bog down a bit and at over 400 pages it could have been shorter and sped up but overall, it was a good read.  I will continue this series.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Monday, February 1, 2016

January Reads

January Reads:

1.  Thicker than Water (YA)  5/5
2.  Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (5/5)
3.  Raging Sea (YA)  5/5  2nd in series
4.  A Study in Charlotte (YA)  4/5/5
5.  Clockwork Prince (YA)  5/5  2nd in series
6.  Arena (YA)  4.5/5






  


6 books read in 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Arena

Book # 6 Read in 2015
Arena by Holly Jennings

This was touted as a read for Hunger Games fan and I can see that.  This book is set in the virtual reality realm, where teams of gamers fight to the death in tournaments to become champions.  Champions get lots of moneys, lots of sponsors and lots of fame.  They also can pay the price of a world of addiction, alcohol and drugs.  Kali becomes team captain and tries to bring fun back into the team's lives.  Will she succeed?  Will she be able to fix the dark side of this way of life.  This was a good read and had elements of action, humor and romance.  I enjoyed it.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Clockwork Prince


Book #5 Read in 2015
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

This is the second book in the Infernal Devices series.  In this book, Will, Jem and Tessa's search for Mortmain and trying to save the Institute heats up.  At the same time, their love triangle is getting more complicated.  This book has great elements of fantasy, steampunk, romance and action in it.  I will be starting the final book in the trilogy soon.