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Divergent by Veronica Roth | Book Review

Divergent by Veronica Roth | Book Review

My Thoughts Divergent is different.  When I read it last year (yes, I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed it yet!), I was shocked, to say the least.  I mean, I haven’t read anything of the sort before.  And yes, I think Four is hot.  LOL  Okay, now for the real review and enough of my shenanigans. Divergent is different and it is not something that I have read before.  Obviously, because I do not read dystopian books as a rule and this is the first dystopian book that I read in this dystopian sub-genre.  I have managed to convince my […]

• Posted March 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

“An edge-of-the-seat alien adventure” Shades of Earth picks up right after the second book, A Million Suns ends with more than half of the Godspeed population boarding the escape shuttle so they can finally land on Centauri-Earth.  Naturally, things go wrong when they land with a few of the people dead, and a pterodactyl-like gigantic bird attacks Elder.  Both Amy and Elder think that the ship was intentionally knocked off course and both decide not to explore the new world as yet.  Amy, in her rush and excitement, had already started de-frosting the Earth-born military personnel who, when they wake up, is […]

• Posted November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries [Book Review]

‘Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries [Book Review]

This is the second time that I read ‘Twas the Night After Christmas and I am amazed at how touched I still am with it.  In fact, certain parts of the book have brought me to tears.  Normally, I am not a fan of reading about children in the books that I read but the presence of the child actually enhances the story and I think Lord Devonmont would not find his redemption without the child. This story was the right choice to release in hardbound last year.  The story is typical Sabrina Jeffries style with lots of emotion and […]

• Posted November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Book Review

I started reading this book because I knew I wanted to read it before seeing the movie (and I did the right thing!  More about the movie in different post). This book was a slow start for me.  In fact, I had to force myself to finish reading it in time for the movie.  It wasn’t that I did not enjoy it, I did but the first few chapters did not catch my interest at all.  I remember starting to read this a few years back but I couldn’t push through. That being said, once I got into the story, […]

• Posted September 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan | Book Review

  Ridiculously Short Plot An heiress is “killed” by her titled husband (a Duke, no less) on the eve of her wedding for her inheritance but was found and rescued by a third son (who is an Earl, on his mother’s side). Main Characters Annalise Hadley Owen Crawford Themes Rags to Riches Marriage of Convenience Murder after marriage Setting London, England Favorite Quote/Line “Poison can leak into any man’s heart. If it is not purged it is just as lethal as any dagger” Recommendations All in all, I thought it was an OK read and it is not something that […]

• Posted August 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

Sin Anthology by Jess Michaels | Book Review

Sin Anthology by Jess Michaels | Book Review

I’ll start with reviewing my favorite story of the three novellas, The Sweetest Sin.  I absolutely adore the two protagonists Landon and Julianna who were eloped five years ago.  It should have been a happy ending but their marriage was annulled when Julianna’s father, Lord Trevington, caught up to them and forced her to marry the Duke of Breckinhill.  The story, however, starts when five years later, Julianna, now a widow goes to Landon for help to save her sister Evelyn who their father has used to pay off his gambling debts.  Naturally, Landon asks that she become his mistress […]

• Posted August 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen | Book Review

If You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot A courtesan gets blackmailed into helping an ex-spy capture a traitor Main Characters Fallon/Maggie Warrick Fitzhugh Themes Undercover Agent/Spy Rags to Riches Setting London, England Favorite Lines “It’s about time you came to bed,” Warrick said. It was too dark to see his pocket watch, but he gauged the time close to five in the morning. “I’ve been waiting for hours.” “Oh, how rude of me,” she said, her voice quite low and husky in the shadowed room. He could hear her fumbling about and realized she probably sought her tinderbox. “To keep an uninvited man waiting.” […]

• Posted July 30, 2013 • 0 Comments