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review 2016-11-14 08:07
getting better!
The Body (The Spirit Trilogy) (Volume 2) - D. Nichole King
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
 
oh! just oh!! I LOVED THIS!!!
 
Yes, you read that right, ME, I LOVED THIS, ME, who is NOT a YA fan, who avoids them like the plague unless asked to review, I LOVED THIS!!
 
Following on from The Spirit, and you really should read that first, it picks up more or less where that left off. Lucas and Carrie are fairly happy with how things are, her friends are coming to stay and Mike is, well, Mike! When Stacy and Jess come to stay, (and I do believe I said that Jess would have something to say) we find out the Jess is also a witch,and just the type of witch that Lucas needs to find his soul. An old friend turns up, and more of Lucas' history is revealed, who he was, how he died. Things are also revealed as to how Lucas can find his soul, but he needs a ceertain half demon, and said half demon refuses to play nice. A return to the Moore house is in order.
 
Its still fairly clean (although not for Carrie's want of trying!), but carries a little more violence than the first book. But dealing with half-demons, vampires and the like tends to get messy! It grabs you, holds you, snares you from start to finish! It snips at you, spits things at you, that you did not see coming, and is all in all, a sterling example of YA at its very best! I could quite happily have read this in one sitting, but the pesky dayjob got in the way and I had to spread it over two days.
 
BUT its still only written from Carrie's point of view, in the first person, and I cant give it 5 fangs, really I cant, for that reason and that reason alone. I am assuming, since to live you need three parts, a spirit, a body and a soul, that the third book in this trilogy will be called The Soul, and just when will we get it, I wonder, because I soooooooooooooooooo need to read it and find out what happens next!!
 
so, 4 fangs

 

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review 2016-11-14 08:03
young adult, but rather good.
The Spirit (The Spirit Trilogy) (Volume 1) - d. Nichole King
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
 
First up, let it be known I am NOT a Young Adult fan. But i was asked to read and review this book, so here it is.
 
Carrie runs to her grandma's for the summer after her parents divorce. She meets Lucas. But Lucas has a secret, a secret that could shatter Carrie's already fragile heart. And there is something about the town that has Carrie on edge.
 
Ghosts, demons, witches, necromancers, and all manner of paranormal creatures are in this book, but the main stay is ghosts. And an axe murder in the town, which leads to a hanuted house.
 
I enjoyed this tale, I did, but, as I said I'm not a young adult fan, and here's where I'm at a dilemma! I ENJOYED IT! yes, its clean, yes, it has minimal violence, just some nasty demon flexing his fingers and messing with the weather. and YES, Carrie is only 17. all things that would normally put me off a book, but here?? I did, I enjoyed it. Maybe not as much had it included all of the above, but for a fast paced, paranormal adventure, that leaves you asking all sorts of questions about the afterlife and demons and such, a good tale.
 
Told entirely from Carrie's POV (and ya'll know what I'm gonna say next!) I would like to have heard from Lucas, we do get a TINY bit, but only in Carrie's dreams. I think, maybe, he needed to have his say, especially when thinking about what to do about Carrie. Carrie's friend, Jessie, has something to say too, and I wonder if she'll play a part in the next book, The Body, which is due out soon, and I am reading next.
 
SINCE it talks about death, divorce and axe murders, I'd rate it at the older end of YA, 16+.
 
3 solid fangs, but if we'd heard from Lucas, maybe it would have got 4

 

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review 2016-06-09 10:34
What Fresh Heat is This? - Aggy Bird,agg... What Fresh Heat is This? - Aggy Bird,aggybird

Exactly what the blurb said. With Red-Hot-Tabasco-Jalapeno-Sauce on top!

 

[It's porn with a sprinkling of plot. A witch sends Derek into heat and then he and Stiles DO IT.]

This one would have gotten more stars if it would have been longer.

Oh and did I mention that it was hot?

 

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review 2016-06-08 01:18
Smiley (New Species) - Laurann Dohner

Laurann Dohner's New Species is one of my favorite series EVER. So it's not such a surprise that I loved its 13th instalment. Also it is the first time a non-gift Primat New Species is getting his mate!



Smiley had a special place in my heart since he showed up the first time in Slade, #2 in this series. For me it always was crystal clear that he needed someone he could care for, tend to and cherish dearly. And in Vanni he truely found his match.

What me bothered me a little bit was that Vanni was such a push-over!

Don't get me wrong. She was really likeable and sweet. For my sences she was just too un-independend.

Now everybody who read this book too will say: It was said that she is shy! Didn't Britta notice?

Yes, I noticed.

Shy is ok. I can deal with shy. God, I'm a shy person myself!

BUT if I wouldn't like to do something, I wouldn't do it! And I wouldn't let me be so dependend on anybody like she was on her fiance at first and later on Smiley.

And since this was my only negative point and, like I said before, Smiley needed someone like her.



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SMILEY!!!

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review 2016-06-07 23:09
Rack & Ruin - Charlie Cochet

Fantastic as always!

Have to gather my thoughts...

Seems like I'll have to reread to give it the review it deserves... *happy dance* 

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