|Here, I will give mini updates on novel(s) even when I don’t write a full review. This will be more of an add on to my Goodreads status rants. No ratings. Just my thoughts.|
by Lara Adrian
Read from December 09 to 21, 2012
I'm such a mega fan of the Midnight Breed Series. So much so that I immediately requested an ARC of this one when I heard it was on the reviewing galley. Now I find myself wishing I had just waited til the release date, then perhaps the anticipation would have allowed me to overlook the flaws in the plot. My biggest issue was Mira's militant position in the beginning. I served in the military so I'm all gung ho about women in leadership positions. This, however is a paranormal novel and the same rules do not apply. The logic behind her leading a troop of Breed warriors went right over my head. She's a full blood human, breed mate yeah but still human. Her power is more a novelty and is in no way offensive or defensive. *Sigh* Aside from that it wasn't all terrible. The romance was copacetic (as always) with explosive hump sessions.
I'm not at all giving spoilers, because all this is in the synopsis. That was another issue for me. I'm used Midnight Breed book back teasers being a bit cryptic and the length of Edge of Dawn's alone is more than the norm.
It's been months since I read this yet I still as if I need more time to fully form the rest of my thoughts...
Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight, #1)
by Darynda Jones
Read on October 16, 2012
This was my first Darynda Jones novel, so I didn't know what to expect.
Lorelei's character was an absolute sweetheart. You couldn't help but love her. Brooklyn and Glitch provided the comic relief with their witty sarcasm. Cameron was downright creepy to me, even after the explanation of why he acted the way he did. Even in the end, he still had an air of mystery that gave me the willies. I don't care how appealing to the eye he was described to be. Jared on the other hand was sexy in a seriously scary way.
I so didn't expect this book to have Biblical context and involve Nephilim and angels along with the other paranormal elements.
The story was so unexpected and addicting. This was a young adult geared novel, so I'm really intrigued to check out this author's adult series as well.
This title was provided by the publisher for an honest review.
If I Stay (If I Stay #1)
by Gayle Forman
Read/Listened to Audio Book from June 03 to 06, 2013
This novel is a staple in my reading milestones of epicness.There's two versions of me now.....me before "If I Stay" and me after "If I Stay"! Wow....just wow.
Favorite Quote: "It's not up to the universe or divine intervention....it's up to her!"
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by Victoria H. Smith
Read from April 25 to May 15, 2013
A hopeless romantics must have!
This is my all time favorite novel from Victoria H. Smith . I didn't too much care for The Crimson Hunt and I found myself feeling horrible about it. I mean that was her first novel and I really wanted to like it. *Sigh* Any who, this one was a home run. The author found a way to incorporate an interracial couple star crossed contemporary love affair that was beyond dreamy. It's like Romeo and Juliet without the tragedy. There were parts that I found myself rolling my eyes because the lead male was immature in pivotal points. But the ending more than made up for the occasional hiccup. This was the feel good read of the year thus far!
by Elizabeth FamaRead/ Listened to Audiobook from April 20 to 21, 2013
I LOVE MERMAIDS! I do! I do! I do!
Now that I've established a baseline let's proceed. This mermaid story did not do it for me. Not at all. I listened to the audio book and still felt myself dozing off in parts.
Solid story with thorough research. Lacking in the mystery unfolding. I cracked the case about 3 disks in and the remainder was a bit of a drag.
Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (Midnight Liaisons #2)
by Jessica Sims
by Wendy Wunder