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review 2014-05-05 02:21
Save My Soul (Book 1) - K.S. Haigwood



   I really liked the idea of this book, but somewhere along the way some things went wrong...very wrong. These types of books can be so frustrating. There were things that I really liked and then there were things that I just couldn't get down with, not a lot of neutral ground.


   I thought the whole idea of everyone having a guardian angel and devil that were essentially competing for your eternal soul was a really cool idea. And I kind of loved Kendra's guardian angel, Ryhan. I even kind of liked Adam's devil, Murry.



It was pretty cool that they could take on a human form when they wanted to, and the whole having conversations in your head and dream sequences were neat too. I also loved the whole soul mate aspect of this book. It's beautiful idea that there is just one person out there for everyone. 



   I really didn't like Kendra. Ughhh. I hate that every single guy she came in contact with was so in love with her




Honestly I just didn't get it most of the time. What the hell were these guys seeing that was so special? It just wasn't there for me. The only thing I thought was semi cool was that she gave a few kids makeovers that she was photographing so they would look nicer in their pictures. But even that she ruined a little by almost begrudgingly doing one of them, like how dare this kid look so unimpressive and take up her time. She should have stopped with the first one when I actually thought that was sweet of her to help the girl out. While I loved the idea of soul mates, I didn't like the insta love thing. I mean marriage talk in less than a week would send me running, even if the dude was Prince Charming. Not cool bro, not cool.



There were also a few things I found to be a little over the top, like the fact that it was said at some point that ."It's impossible to truly love someone without believing that there is a God who made that person just for you" That's a nice thing if that's what you believe, but man is it insulting to those who might not. I think that even people who don't believe in some higher power are still capable of loving other people fully. That quote just really rubbed me the wrong way.


    I would entertain reading the second book in this series since it seems that the main focus of that one would be Ryhan....YAY! I hope that one will be a little better than this one, if not then I'm afraid I'll give up on the whole thing.

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review 2013-09-23 08:20
Sins & Needles by Karine Halle
Sins & Needles - Karina Halle

I love everything about this book.

I love Ellie. She’s tough and vulnerable. She’s beautiful and scarred. She’s willing to do anything to accomplish her goals but she has a big heart. And she’s a grifter. I can’t remember the last time I read a contemporary romance novel with a heroine like Ellie. Some of my favorite historical romances have similar characters (Crooked Hearts by Patricia Gaffney comes to mind), but that story wasn’t nearly as introspective and bleak as this Sins & Needles. Halle unflinchingly dives into Ellie’s complicated past, and it isn’t pretty. Ellie betrays her friends. She does selfish things to feel “normal”. She’s an opportunist. And while you bleed for Ellie for all the ways she’s been hurt, you also have to face the fact that she’s hurt people too. People who were just as wounded as she was and never deserved her cruelty. People like the hero.

I love twisted hate-love relationship between Ellie and Camden. Ellie did something horrible to Camden when they were teenagers, and when the story opens, she’s planning on doing something horrible to him again. Something unforgivable. Something she knows is wrong, but is willing to do anyways, because she’s lived to take revenge on the person who hurt her as a child for so long that she no longer sees any other path she could take. And at the moment she’s about to follow through with her plan…the unimaginable happens. And whatever you think it is, it isn’t that.

I don’t want to say anything more about this book because I don’t want to give anything away. It is an amazing thrill-ride that never lets up and never stops. Just buy it and devour it. And thank God that the next book is already out because if it wasn’t you’d scream and tear out your hair :) 5 out of 5 shooting scars.

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