Author: Lea Nolan Release Date: October 1, 2013 Pages: 304 ISBN #: 9781622660223 FTC Disclaimer: Book was provided by the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. **spoilers for book 1, CONJURE** Emma Guthrie is back in Lea Nolan’s second … Continue reading →
Emma is a strong, beautiful main character and I enjoyed getting to see her change from a shy, artistic girl into a confident young woman whose love is so powerful that she is willing to do anything to keep those she cares about safe. She is definitely on the same level with Katniss Everdeen or Hermione Granger. Continue reading →
Author: Chrysoula Tzavelas Original Release Date: February 21, 2012
Format: ebook, TPB
FTC Disclaimer: This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.
When Marley, the main character in Chrysoula Tzavelas’ novel MATCHBOX GIRLS, meets the handsome Zachariah and his adorable nieces Lissa and Kari; she assumes they are just a normal family. Until she receives a phone call from the twins that changes her life forever. When she arrives to pick them up and discovers that Zachariah has disappered, she unknowingly enters a world she never knew existed. The world of Angels and Demons. She begins to realize that there is more to Kari and Lissa than meets the eye. She also discovers things about herself that she never knew. As the battle between Marley and the force that wants the girls heats up, she learns that she truly has what it takes to be who she was always meant to be.
This is a very well written story. It did not immediately suck me in, yet as the story moved along I did find myself becoming more interested in finging out what was coming next. Marley was very well developed and the fact that she had some very real problems made her very relatable. One example is that she has abandonment issues. This results in her stubborn will to hold on to Lissa and Kari no matter what the circumstances are. Even when it would make her life easier to just walk away. She is also fiercely loyal to her two friends Penny and Branwyn, which is a character trait I truly admire. When they get involved in her fight, Marley does whatever she can to make sure that they make it out unharmed.
Some parts of the story moved a little too fast and I became caught up amid some of the whirlwinds that were created by fast setting changes and characters popping up unexpectedly. However, this did make the book a quick read so it is pretty easy to finish in just a couple of sittings. It was also a nice change of pace to not have to deal with a lot of romantic entanglements. I liked being able to focus on the action.
Overall, this is a good story that I will definitely recommend checking out and look forward to reading more from Chrysoula!
Author: C A Kunz Original Release Date: January 14, 2012 Format: ebook, TPB Pages: 482 ISBN #: 9780615435749 FTC Disclaimer: Finished copy was provided by the authors for the purpose of an honest review. Cat Colvin returns in Dark Days, Book … Continue reading →
Author: Aimee Carter
Others In Series: Goddess Interrupted (March, 2012)
Format: Trade Paperback, ebook
Original Release Date: April 19, 2011
FTC Disclaimer: book was purchased by reviewer
How far would you go to fulfill the dying wish of the person who’s been the center of your world since you were born? That is just the question Kate Winters has to answer in Aimée Carter’s riveting debut novel, The Goddess Test. Kate makes the choice to go with her mother, leaving behind the life she knows, for one filled with the unknown in her mother’s childhood hometown. Once she is there she meets Henry, the brooding and mysterious, yet oh so yummy “guy next door”. He claims to be Hades, God of the Underworld, and he has an offer Kate just can’t refuse.
From page one I was absolutely hooked! I actually finished this book in a day because I couldn’t put it down! Aimée’s writing style has a way of putting the reader right in the middle of the story. I loved that we really got to know Kate, how she felt as she’s dealing with everything that’s being asked of her. Kate is such a strong female character, because she is only eighteen and forced to grow up way before her time. She deals with issues that would break some adults, and she comes through beautifully. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like that about everyone in the story. I wish we could have gotten more information about some of the supporting cast, they could have offered so much more character to the story. Even Henry suffers from having a presence, but not a distinct personality. This makes the budding relationship between he and Kate feel a bit forced. I get the sense that both are trying a little too hard to be together. I’m hoping as their story continues, we’ll learn more about our present day Hades.
That being said, I love the overall plot line. I’m a fan of “modernized” mythological stories. Aimée does a spectacular job creating a stand-out tale in a genre that is quickly becoming saturated. I can’t wait to see where she goes with Goddess Interrupted, due out in 2012!