Monday, April 14, 2014

Lost Lake Review

Lost Lake

Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spellscomes a novel about heartbroken people finding hope at a magical place in Georgia called Lost Lake.

Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else. Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal. Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake. It was a place for dreaming. But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake's magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake can she bring the cottages—and her heart—back to life? Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found.


What I Loved
Multiple POV
I love that every character gets to tell their part of the story, their history and we really get to see past the facade they may present to others. The story is richer with all the backstory we get from each character.
Magical Realism
I love how we get touches a magic is all of Sarah's books, to read about a real life situation but to add just a dash of magic makes the book a delight from beginning to end.
Stand Alone
This book like all the others written by Sarah are stand alone books. I love series but I love being able to just read one book and not have to wait for more of the same characters to continue with the story. These books are a breath of fresh air.
Characters
Well we get to learn about so many wonderful characters and I love them all. They all just warm my heart and they are such a joy to read.

Didn't Like
Even though I love that these books are stand alone books I also hate that they are stand alone books. After I read one of Sarah's books I always want more!

Recommendation
Wonderful read for any type of person. These aren't many typically reads but I love them and will always read everything by Sarah.

Information
Garden Spells
Sugar Queen
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
The Peach Keeper my review
Lost Lake


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Severed Review

Severed

Summary
Reychel knows her gift of prophecy will lead to madness and now she is at her most vulnerable. The enemy army will attempt to sever her from everything she's ever known: her homeland, her friends, Mark, and her gift. Even at her weakest, she refuses to give up on her desire to end the war between the Malborn and the Serenians. Reychel would do anything, even come back from the dead, to conquer the enemy and reunite with Mark.

What I Loved
Final
What a great conclusion to the final book in the trilogy. A few great twists that kept me guessing what was going to happen next and wondering how this story was going to end. It did have one of those exciting ending where you thought it was all finished, but them something crazy happens and we still have more to go.


Didn't Love
I went back and forth on Reychel in this book, last book she was doing so much better with being not so naive but in this book it kinda comes back a bit.

Recommendation
Great trilogy for fantasy readers. Completely enjoyed it and I can't wait to start the next trilogy in the saga.

Information
The Song of Eloh Saga
Initiate
Cloud Prophet Trilogy
Anathema my review
Oubliette my review
Severed
The Swarm Trilogy
Sleepers
Afterlife
Sundering

Dragonlands
Hidden my review
Haunted TBA

Hell Bent Heaven Sent my review


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oubliette Review

Oubliette

Summary
Reychel thought she was finally free. She was wrong. Everyone saw her gift of prophecy as a blessing, but her gift is uncontrollable. No one alive can teach her to manipulate her unique gift and the answers she needs lie buried within a madman’s journals. She’s thrust in the midst of a brewing war and the only uniting factor for her people is their belief in the Prophet.

Will Reychel learn to control her gift or will she be forced to deliver a false prophecy that could lead her people into a violent war?

What I Loved
Series
This is book 2 in the trilogy and I really enjoyed it more than the first. There was so much information that they get, lots of intrigue, back stabbing, betrayal, needless to say it was packed with a lot of good page turning story. I can't wait to read the final book.
Characters
Reychel: I'm so happy with the path her character is going and how her personality is really starting to develop into a strong young woman.
Romance
A little less on the romance in this one verses Anathema, not a lot in both books, but a perfect about.

Didn't Like
Nothing really, it was all enjoyable fast paced read.

Recommendation
Part of a finished series and saga. Great read for those who like fantasy books.

Information
The Song of Eloh Saga
Initiate
Cloud Prophet Trilogy
Anathema my review
Oubliette
Severed
The Swarm Trilogy
Sleepers
Afterlife
Sundering

Dragonlands
Hidden my review
Haunted TBA

Hell Bent Heaven Sent my review

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Relentless Review

Relentless

Summary
An Ancient Legacy 

Lately, the gods are not smiling on Isis Magee. How else can she explain the bizarre events that have led her on a relentless high-stakes chase from Seattle to London to Cairo in search of the elusive tomb of history&#8217;s beautiful and enigmatic queen Cleopatra? 

A Hidden Treasure 

Isis has only two leads: a fragmented trail of clues offered in rare moments of lucidity by her father, a once-respected archaeologist whose last dig ended in disaster, and the unique sixth sense of sexy Lodestone agent Connor Thorne. 

The Passion of a Lifetime 

Connor also encountered tragedy in the Egyptian desert not long ago, and as Isis pulls him deeper into her mission to restore her father&#8217;s reputation, he is secretly plotting a revenge of his own. Propelled across wild, untamed sands by vicious unknown forces, the duo is seduced into a labyrinth of secret chambers. When they fear they can go no further, they surrender to their incendiary desires and discover that the prize each separately seeks may be waiting at the end of the same dangerous road.


What I Loved
Characters
Isis: Love her name, but I also love that she is a photographer, made me really want to go out and do some photography as well. Anyways, she is a fun character, I can completely respect her desire to help prove her father right.
Connor: Another brooding sexy man wonderfully created by Cherry. British, who doesn't love a sexy British man. Can kick some major ass and of course add a little bit of broken and you got the perfect romance man.
Romance
As usual to Cherry's wonderful books, always full of steamy, dirty (in this case), sexy romance and sex. Two great fitting characters that compliment each other wonderfully.
Suspense
And of course another perfect Cherry book wouldn't be completely without plenty of gun shooting, car chasing, hand to hand combat, life and death situations all in the exciting and dusty city of Egypt. Which I've always been a bit fascinated and in awe of Egypt's ancient beauty and mystery.

Didn't Like
I really wish there would have been one more chapter of wrapping things up, I know the wrap of stuff would have all been implied stuff but I still would have loved to have read it anyways.

Recommendation
Must read for those romance readers that love a good exciting fast pace book.

Information
Lodestone Trilogy
Hush my review
Afterglow my review
Relentless

Cutter Cay
Undertow my review
Riptide my review
Vortex my review


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Anathema Review

Anathema

Summary
Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny. 

Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday - when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel's help.

Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?


What I Loved
Story
Very interesting story with lots of intriguing things that we get to find out as Reychel learns about it all. Hidden magical abilities that is just being revealed. Escaping enslavement, being in hiding and learning about the world outside of the castle. Not to mention betrayal and intrigue. Every page brings something interesting and new to our attention.
Characters
Reychel: I'm still trying to figure her out, she is still coming into her strength and I think she will find herself more as the next books progress and she gets more challenged.
Romance
Light on the romance, but some sweet innocent romantic attraction that gets her into a little bit of trouble.

Didn't Like
Nothing really. A quick paced intriguing book. So glad the whole sage is published and I don't have to wait, waiting for the next book would be torture.

Recommendation
Great read for any fantasy reader, especially since the series is fully published and you can buy the whole collection as The Song of Eloh Saga

Information
The Song of Eloh Saga
Initiate
Cloud Prophet Trilogy
Anathema
Oubliette
Severed
The Swarm Trilogy
Sleepers
Afterlife
Sundering

Dragonlands
Hidden my review
Haunted TBA

Hell Bent Heaven Sent my review


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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hearts of Chaos Review


Hearts of Chaos

Summary

To save her world, one woman's fierce quest will put her up against an ancient evil—and a desire too dangerous to deny...

She is betrothed to Seattle's most feared shifter clan leader. Still, the Lady Lucia can never be the dainty aristocratic wife Emory Corbette thinks he needs. And as a malevolent, all-consuming monster plots to take hold of their shattered world, Lucia will risk her untapped powers to defeat it—and challenge the Raven King's seductive rule. 

No one in Emory's many lifetimes has ever defied him. Lucia's courage and strength are shaking his iron control to its core...and making him hungry for all she can give. But their only hope is a wrenching sacrifice that could unite humans and shifters in victory—or destroy everything Lucia and Emory desire most.


What I Loved
Characters
Lucia: In the beginning of the series I wasn't too impressed by her, she was a weak whiny character. By book 2 we got to learn a little more about Lucia and I started thinking ok maybe she does have a little bit of a back bone. By this final book I was way more impressed by her and happy with her personal growth and strength. She still has some moments of weakness that irritate me a little but overall much better.
Emory: We meet him all throughout the other 2 books as well. His character has also been very standoffish and only about being the stone cold hearted leader of his people. Well in this book we final get to understand why he is always so guarded and he finally loosens up a bit.
Romance
Yes lots of romance and lots of sex. But I sometimes felt it was a little too often, I kept on thinking aren't they in a hurry to save the world, but I do think it contributes to there building of trust and there success.
Fantasy
Oh I just love all the fantasy this series has to offer, dragons, shape shifters, God's, humans, magical people etc. Never a dull moment in my ruined city of Seattle.
Trilogy
I also love trilogies. Perfect amount of story to enjoy while not having to wait forever for it to be finished. However I will miss this world Kira has created along with the amazing characters. The story ended well and I'm happy with how things ended. However the epilogue was killer, I'm so hoping for a spin off series to be announced.

Didn't Like
The series has come to an end, I'm hoping for more spin off series.

Recommendation
A must read for paranormal romance lovers.

Information
Deadglass Trilogy
Hearts of Darkness my review
Hearts of Shadow my review
Hearts of Chaos


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Monday, February 24, 2014

Hell Bent Heaven Sent Review

Hell Bent Heaven Sent

Summary
Originally published under the name Isobel Lucas as a miniseries in 2012, Hell Bent Heaven Sent has been reborn under the author's well-known name, Megg Jensen.

A smoking hot daughter of Hell. A blissfully beautiful son of Heaven. Follow their explosive relationship as they attempt to bend the rules of Heaven & Hell, all while saving the world from a demonic invasion.

What I Liked
Good Vs Evil
Usually it is the girl that is from Heaven and she is being tempting by the sexy boy from Hell, but in this story we have a reversal of roles and I like that. Although she does start out seeming like it will be the traditional good girl bad boy but we soon find out that isn't the case. The lines of good and evil aren't as cut and dry as they usually are in most books with this theme and I'm glad for it since this isn't my usual theme I'll pick up to read.
Story
The book was a fast paced and intriguing story. Although the good vs evil end of the world has been done many times I felt it was a different and original version. 

Didn't Like
I'm not the biggest fan of the whole heaven, hell, God stuff, but the story is good enough and it isn't preachy so that I can easily look past it and still enjoy the story. 

Recommendation
Great read for romance lovers, good vs evil and Megg Jensen fans

Information
Was originally published as 5 individual short stories now you can read all of them together in this one book.

Other Books
Dragonlands
Hidden my review
Swarm Trilogy
Sleepers my review
Cloud Prophet Trilogy


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