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text 2016-05-13 08:30
Blurb Blitz Tour & Giveaway! Eerie by C.M. McCoy

 

This post is part of a blurb blitz tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. C.M. McCoy will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The more you comment, the better your chance of winning, you can follow the tour at the following link:

 

 

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review 2014-12-11 13:57
a roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless until the end
The Sham - Ellen Allen
I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

The Sham will pull you in and won't let go until the very end. A tautly written mystery thriller, this novel kept me guessing until I didn't know which way was up and which was down. I wanted to know who Jack really was, who the murderer was, how many girls were going to end up dead before the killer was found, and how Emily was going to deal with all of it. Needless to say, this novel had me in knots with anticipation for the ending.

I'm completely stunned as to how this novel is Allen's debut - she writes with a fresh new voice and took on what I believe to be a difficult genre to write in. The story is dream-like where sometimes I wasn't sure if things were really happening or if there was another explanation. It's difficult to describe this book without giving anything away - the plot is so intricately woven that I have no idea if something that seems small and insignificant can actually turn out to be a key piece of evidence in the long run.

That's the beauty of this novel - I didn't know if clues being dropped in front of me were obvious answers to putting the puzzle together. The characters were described in a way to where I felt like while I knew them, I also didn't REALLY know them. I don't know what I would have done if faced with the same situation Emily found herself in the beginning - the situation that is the starting point for everything that comes after. While I wished she had done more, I can understand why she didn't.

The ending. Wow. I never saw it coming - completely shocking and it isn't often I can say that. While there are parts of The Sham that will definitely make you uneasy, this is a thriller that will have you breathless to find out what happens next. You really can't afford to miss out on this crazy ride of a reading experience.

 

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review 2013-12-20 01:46
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
Finding Cinderella - Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is just amazing and is hands down one of my favorite authors. Every time I pick up one of her books, I'm reminded why she's so popular, why she's consistently seen as one of the best writers in the mature ya/new adult genre, and why her books sit prominently on my favorites shelf. That said, Finding Cinderella is a little difficult for me to grade/review. It's written beautifully. I love both of the main characters. I loved them both together. I rooted for them and cheered for them. However, I think the story suffered from its short length.

 

I generally do not have much luck with romance novellas/short stories, and Finding Cinderella reminds me why. It has everything I love in a romance, and yet when I finished the book, I couldn't help but feel unsatisfied. I expect this when I finish a Colleen Hoover book, since I never want them to end. However, here, I felt like important things were rushed. I wanted to see more of Six and Daniel in the closet. And later, when a devastating secret emerges, I wanted to spend more time with them as they worked it out. I don't want to give anything away, but something REALLY BIG happens. I wasn't troubled by how quickly Daniel and Six came together after this REALLY BIG THING, but I wanted to see them grieve together as they supported each other more. This would have been possible if the book wasn't a novella, or if this particular thing had perhaps been introduced a little earlier in the story.

 

Anyways, I feel really silly nitpicking something Colleen Hoover wrote since she is, as I said before, so incredibly amazing and one of my writing heroes, but I can't help but look back over this story and just wish there was a little more. The strength of Hoover's writing (especially dialogue), and how beautifully she drew her characters, make this book a must-read. The plot, however, feels a little squished. I'm torn between 3.5 and 4 stars on this one. I'm going to settle on 3.5 for now with the understanding that I may change my opinion later :P

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review 2013-09-30 22:35
Antigoddess - Kendare Blake

Old Gods never die…

 

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health. Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

 

The Goddess War is about to begin.

 

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This is my first Kendare Blake novel, and I have to say it did not disappoint. Going into AntiGoddess I had NO idea what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised that I actually quite enjoyed this.

Lets go ahead and get what I didn't like out of the way. First off the beginning was a little slow pace in my opinion. It wasn't necessarily boring, but it was slow. Also in the beginning it's confusing as to what's going on, things start to piece together a little ways in though so don't worry. Basically the beginning of AntiGoddess for me was not all that great. Also while I did like the variety of characters, and their relationships with one another I didn't find myself caring all that much for them. I liked them, but just couldn't get myself to care about them.

 

CHECK OUT THE REST OF MY REVIEW HERE (Also enter the giveaway!)

 

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review 2013-05-30 01:02
Quick, Exciting Read
Devour - Andrea Heltsley

“He wasn’t supposed to remember.”  A good tag line for this book dealing with a new found lifelong love and an accident that could change that outcome.  A very sexy cover that fits well with the tragic event and invites the reader in.  Devour.  That’s what I did with this book from start to finish.

A vampire story dealing with lust, love and all the clichés, this story starts off bumpy but like turbulence in an airplane, eventually settles down and takes you for an exciting trip.  A quick, exciting read, you must first get over some shoddy dialogue in the beginning before you can settle into the story.  Later on I found myself distracted by the lackadaisical attitude of one of the characters but just kind of shelved him until I really needed to feel his character more.

An interesting twist on the vampire mating stories that have sprung up all over the place since the movie which must not be named.  You get a good feel of the attraction of the true mates and feel like a bit of a voyeur at times, but not in a way that would turn you off to the story.  You find yourself cheering them on and thinking that the other characters just need to get over themselves.

I would recommend this to the more mature YA crowd, say 16+, just because of all the innuendos involved.  The story itself does not get graphic, but there’s plenty of steam to go around.  If you like YA style vampire stories, this book is for you.  I believe this is a standalone book, but really hope that the author goes back to it and continues the story of Cassie and Cody.  I would think that Hannah has plenty of rage to do whatever it takes to make their life a bit of a living hell. 

Please check out the author’s blog.  She has many book projects in the works and I can’t wait to read them all!  http://www.andreaheltsley.blogspot.com/

Source: wordtodreams.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-devour-by-andrea-heltsley.html
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