Monday, April 14, 2014

Lost Lake Review

Lost Lake

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.
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!

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

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


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Severed Review


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
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.

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

The Song of Eloh Saga
Cloud Prophet Trilogy
Anathema my review
Oubliette my review
The Swarm Trilogy

Hidden my review
Haunted TBA

Hell Bent Heaven Sent my review