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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The month of November.

I have been trying to stock pile reviews as the month of November is the national writers month and I am going to try and either work on my current book or start a new one just in hopes of finishing it for the month.

Either way, I won't be reading as much, which sucks but I really want to try and do it this time. I know that my reviews have piled up at the other website just because the boss lady plans better then I do, but this website at the moment is more for me then anything else.

 And as the Spooktacular book hop comes to a close we have 352 followers at the other website and 525 entries for our giveaway!
Exciting I know! I couldn't help but look for it every day.
But, that is what's happening and why my posting may be lax this month.
Depending on if I actually get followers I may do a give away towards Christmas but I am not sure yet how that is going to go.

Review for Seers by Heather Frost

Got it from Netgally

For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.


I decided to check this book out after fellow reviewer recommended it. She thought it had some similarities with another book, one I haven't read but fully intend to, so I figured, let's see how our reviews differ. If having not read Evermore would effect having read Seer's.

I liked the book. It was easy to get into and as soon as I turned the first page. I wanted to look more into Aura's just so I could get a better handle on the color's they described. I wanted to see if she kept with fact or not.
The characters were easy to connect with, because, lets face it, who hasn't had a dreamy romance fantasy with a guy who has an irish brogue. I know I have.
The emotion behind the main Character Kate was really well thought out and easily relatable.When you are in highschool with a secret, it is hard to juggle hiding it from your best friend while trying to balance a relationship you are not sure will work.
I really enjoyed it and I am ready for the next installment of what I hope to be a series.

I liked the twist that was put on Demon's. That you had to touch them first before they could touch you. The rule in place because they figure if you are going to touch a demon you are asking for it. It really was a unique take on things. Because in some ways I agree with it and others, brought up by the book, you can't help it because they stage it.

I also didn't see it coming that the grandfather was a Seer himself.I ended up grinning when he came in and asked why the gaurdians where in their house and threw them all for a loop.
That was pretty nifty that in the end as they have to save the twin girls, that it was a family affair so to speak.

I was also a sucker for the happy ending, that is really a disaster waiting to happen. I don't know how Patrick is going to be able to handle watching her age and die, going to a place he can never go. I am sure Toni, my favorite character, will help him out with it though. After all, what are mischievous thief friend's for.

Favorite Quote:

"It's probably the only table in the whole school where everything you are isn't judged. You wear anything, say anything and no ones trying to measure you. They're just glad to have you"


4 stars!

Review for Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Got it with my own money.

Summary :

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.
Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.
Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.
War has never been more deadly... or more fun.


I have had this book since it first came out. Back then I wasn't big on getting hardcover, mainly because of the price and I had a lack of funds, but for Ash's story, I was willing to spend the money.
I was not let down either.
At least three years later I am still re-reading it every year, more then once and enjoying every minute of it dispite knowing the outcomes.
It is just one of those reads you can't put down.
As it chornicles the horror's of Ash's life, I have found that it is starting to chronicle mine as well. There are photo's and notes stuck between the pages, flowers from my love presserved in time.

This is the book that makes you fall in love with the big bad cursed Atlantean god who is in charge of Artemis's Dark-Hunters. Earlier in the series it has hinted that his past wasn't a good one and with this book you are taken along his journey.

I don't want to say to much about his story, mainly because I am afraid of giving it away, and it truly is a great read. I will recommend it to anyone who needs a good book to read. Even if you haven't read the series it is still a good book to settle down with.

It was just amazing to see how much faith he has in humanity dispite all the wrong they did to him, And I was happy to have someone finally love him for him, past and all. It was the best ending.
For Fans of Ash, I will also recommend that you check out the bonus scene in Retribution book 20 of the series. You will love it.

Favorite Quotes:
1." But knowing something and experiencing it were two entirely different things. He'd been prepared for the emotions that threatened to overwhelm him not that he saw her again. The hatred. The betrayal. Worst of all the need. The Hunger. The desire. There was still a part of him that loved her, a part of him that was willing to forgive her anything. Even his death."

2." Oh please don't tell me I was talking out loud to myself. By the womans face she knew the answer and hated having been caught...again."

3." Urian grimaced in horror. 'I didn't even know he knew any mellow shit. Dear he ill?"

4." I am beginnin to get scared. This has to be a sign of the Apocalypse. If he breaks into Air Supply, I say we sneak up on him, drag him outside and beat the holy shit out of him."

5." You look a little tense and I don't want to make any sudden moves in case you've had alot of caffeine or something."

6." Remember no matter what they are or where they all come from all women have one simple birth deffect.BPD.
Bitch Personality Disorder"

Rating:5 stars!!

Review for Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

Got it from Netgalley
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Review:I won't lie, on finishing the first chapter I was a little worried about what I had gotten myself into, especially on the mixed reviews I noticed the book was getting. Luckily those worries prove to be for nothing as the story quickly changed pace and swept me up in the current that is Dearly Departed.

I enjoyed the refreshing change of pace, while the world seems to be stuck on the latest love trends such as vampires, werewolves and the up and coming angels, a new love story was brought forth into the paranormal scene.
A zombie love story.

I liked the way that not all of the zombies turned into the mindless brain eating monsters they are often displayed as. Yes the urge was there, but it could be controlled as they kept some if not most of their humanity.

I also appreciated the fact that the author chose to explain the workings of the zombies and why they craved the flesh.

This witty zombie romance was a hard to put down, awesome read that at some points had me wanting to hurl the Kindle away from me in frustration at the turn of some events.

Favorite Quotes:1." The Cute is strong with this one"
2."I will shoot you in the face if you say one more word to me," I fumed. ' So noted' ' I am so glad that I am an only child"
Rating :
 4.5 stars!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Review for Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh

Borrowed from a friend
Shape-shifters’ Rule #1: Don’t let the humans know you still exist.

Rule #2: If a human finds out about you, silence them.

Some rules were meant to be broken…

Ranealya ruthlessly plays by the rules and has outlived most of her race because of it. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to stick to them, especially with a genocidal tyrant hell-bent on destroying all the non-humans in the realm. But everything falls apart when a human saves her life.

Gregor knows he’s inviting trouble when he helps a wounded shape-shifter, but he can’t pass up the opportunity to study one before they become extinct. She disturbs the quiet order of his scholarly existence, vexes him in more ways than he can count, and encourages him to break enough of the kingdom’s laws so that not even being the king’s cousin will save his head. The problem is, he’s already lost his heart

Review:The first thing that came to mind upon finishing this book is " Holy Crap! Is that it?!" I did not want this book to end.
It was such a riveting read that I read it in a day, not to say the book is short, simply put it grabs you by the boot straps so to speak and hauls you into the story until you are helpless but to keep turning the page until you find out what happens.

It was the ending that completely threw me, while I applaud it, I still want to know what happened to a certain group. I am hoping that it will be explained in the next book.

I intend to buy the book and add it to my library so when I get the urge to read it again, as I know I will, it will readily be at my fingertips.
Each character has so much emotion and depth to it that you cannot help but sympathize with their problems.

Rating:5 stars!

Review for The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Got it from Netgalley

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.
I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.
My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

Review: I have been anxiously awaiting the release date for this book since I bought and read the third book in under two days. Time seemed to drag slowly on ward as the date crept forward. So, when I learned that I had been approved to read it before it was released, I just about squealed with delight. Girly moment of mine yes I know, but I luckily didn't. I know I did however clap my hands and do a victory dance, which I had to then explain to my irritated fiance when it woke him up. I was so excited to actually get to read this book finally that I had it up in my facebook status I was talking about it to anyone who would listen.

The problem with getting so hyped up for a book however, can be that you make it out to be something other then it would be and are seriously let down.

That was not the case. From the first page I was hooked, By the third chapter I knew that this book was only going to get better as the story was unfolded.
I was always a team Puck person, just something about him made me sway more to his side, maybe it was because of how serious Ash always seemed. This book was from Ash's point of view as he went on one of those epic quests to find a way to be with his love the Iron Queen.

Anyone who knows fairy lore knows that fairy kryptonite is Iron, werewolves have silver, vampires have wooden stakes, fearie has iron. So you can imagine the dilema that arises when Meghan is crowned Iron Queen in the third book and using Ash's real name, forbids him from hurting himself and banishing him from the Iron Realm because he would have followed her to the point of death.

As twist and turn unfolded, I was glued to the pages, giving up sleep because I was always muttering about just the next chapter. I had been pretty sick the day before, not even wanting to read hence worrying my love but once I started giving up sleep his worries abated.

As of now, this year the Iron Knight takes the best book read of my year. It is a book I intend to buy once it comes out and I will recommend the entire series to anyone who is looking for a good book. I am more then ready for a Puck book however!

Favorite Quotes:

"That you, a soulless and immortal being, wish to become human for the mortal you love."

"Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all."

" I think you offended him, Goodfellow. '
He snorted. ' If I ever worried about that, I'd never open my mouth."

" No! Bad wraith! No touchie!"

5 stars!

Review for Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur

Got it with my own monies

Risa Jones is as extraordinary as her heritage. Born from a lab-enhanced clone mother and an Aedh father, she can not only talk to the souls of the dying and the dead, but she can see the reapers and walk the gray fields that divide this world from the next.

They are skill she rarely uses, however, preferring to concentrate on the business she shares with her two best friends. But when her mother asks her to help the parents of a little girl locked in a coma, she reluctantly agrees. What she discovers scares the hell out of her. Because the little girl’s soul no longer resides in her body, and it wasn’t death and the reapers that took her.

Someone had ripped her soul from her flesh.

As it turns out, a creature consuming the souls of the innocent–and not so innocent–is the least of her problems.

Because someone wants to rip open the gates that divided hell from earth, and Risa is a key component in their plans.

And the only person standing between her and disaster is a reaper who isn’t exactly on her side.

I first fell in love with Keri Arthurs work's when discovering the epic love story that is Riley and Quinn. To say I was sad to see their story come to a conclusion was an understatement. I secretly held out for another book. It was just one of those series you didnt want to end. In fact I was ready to see Riley kicking butt while taking care of a baby.
But if anyone could take their place in my heart it was little Risa all grown up and facing challenges of her own.
The cover art is just brilliant. And even though the saying is that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, it is eye catching.

Having read the Riley Jenson series and knowing how she saved Risa and helped Dia, her mother, out before it was nice to see little Rissa all grown up and facing the same problems Riley seemed to run into.

This book was one I could not put down, I settled in my own little world and would not step out of it at all as I kept turning the pages in anticipation.
I must say, I love how the ending is a cliff hanger despite the death of a key character. Not going to say which, just letting that teaser out so fellow readers will have added incentive to buy the book.

I am counting down the days until the next installment of the series is released and the book is added to my library as it is a guaranteed re-read.

5 Stars!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Review for Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Got it from NetGalley
"Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even-ugh!-bowling. To truly belong with him-and with her new foster family-she must first come to terms with her violent past.
I really liked this book, you quickly get under the main charachter's skin and start to understand why she makes the decision's she makes.
Growing up the way I grew up, I have expierenced both issue's. My life wasn't the easiest so I started to gather toughness around me like a shield, alot like Jen did. Granted mine didn't end happily with someone piercing that shield, or multiple person's in the story, and bringing down that wall but the story has a great message of hope. That when you love someone, you love them for them, not because of how they look, or who their friends are. Being different can only be exciting.
I was so proud of Jen's foster family for pushing through and never giving up. I wanted to stand up and applaud when I saw that they had kept all the money they recieved for caring for her and gave it to her. To many times I know of families that just have kids or take kids in for the money and the emotional impact can be devistating. I like how they never gave up on her dispite how nasty she was, they recognized that she had, had a rough life and that sometimes it takes a while for someone's gaurd to let down.
I also expierienced Trevor's dilema, and I know how much it can hurt to have someone date you as a joke, or a bet. This book gave me an insider's look at how the other person might have been hurting.
For once I was glad of the happy ending. It was done in just the right way, that towards the finale I was smiling in anticipation of what I hoped would come.
Favorite Quotes/Phrases:
1."Mrs Brady/Cleaver herself answers the door,freshly rolled out of an old sitcom. She has pants on instead of a dress, true, but she is weraing an apron, her hair and makeup perfectly in place, subdued, a string of pearls at her throat completing the picture-perfect image. She can't quite hide the flash of shock and disgust on her face when she see's the thing that's standing on her porch, but she recovers quickly."
2." There, now we can have our own dance, with no one to bother us or judge us"
5 Stars!

Review for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Got it from Pulse It Community.

Mara wakes up from a coma with no memory of the accident that caused the deaths of her best friend, boyfriend, and boyfriend's sister. The doctors tell her parents that starting over in a new state, a new school will be good for her and to let the memories come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but comforting when she sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere and her words starts to fall apart. She begins to see people's just deaths before they happen - at least she thinks. On top of that, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone, but is his agenda more than he leads on?

What I liked most about this book was the fact that even though it was written for teenagers, the vocabulary was not dumbed down. It was excellently written and it had a plot line that was not the same as most teen books. Yes there was the average drama of high school romance but it had a twist with it.

I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did. For every mystery/thriller book I have read the characteristics' Mara displayed were often ones that when the curtain was revealed, it was her doing the killing or hurting people under the guise of her mind giving her freaky powers.

I am still very curious as to how she got those power's though. I know even in the book both her and the other character Noah have those unique abilities and neither know why. There are no hints, they just are there. Keeping the reader on the edge of their seat as they hurriedly turn page after page in an attempt to unravel this mystery.

It had an awesome ending. One I applaud the writer for because that was like a soccer punch to the face, you did not see it coming but man it left an impact.

I am very glad that I chose to read the book and it is on my to buy list now, as well as one I shall be recommending to one of every age.

Review for The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

Bought it with my own monies!

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor's edge of surrender.Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can't afford because he has an agenda of his own-steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter-the love neither had thought possible...

I picked the first book of this series out by accident. It was mainly because I was in high school and I needed something to read.
The cover looked pretty good and it was one of the cheaper books.

Boy am I glad that I did.
Gena Showalter is one of the best paranormal writers I have ever read. Unlike those who have series, she does not repeat herself, it does not turn into a monotonous cycle where I know what will happen after the first page.

Stryder has always been a favorite of mine. His attitude and demon just speak to me, mainly because I am stubborn and hate to back down from a challenge myself.

I was glad to see that he was not given some week kneed female but instead a harpy and one that would make him work for the rest of his life.

Kaia like most of the females paired off with the Lord's hadn't had the easiest life either. I was glad to see that despite everything she didn't give up until she had fixed the wrongs that happened because of her when she was a child by Harpy standard.

Despite the twists and turns of their love story it was a great tale and one I could hardly put down.
Bring on the next in the series!

Favorite Quotes:
"Both your consorts suck. Now shut up and move out.' Bianka stuck her tongue out at Kaia ' Mine sucks less then yours,' muttered."

"Well that's because I'm made of awesome.' ' And dipped in awesome' 'And sprinkled in awesome'

"You're a goddess Kaia' Another kiss, soft and sweet. 'Nah. That's just a rumor one of my old boyfriends started."

5 Stars!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review for Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite

                                                Borrowed from a Fellow Reviewer/Friends


Part ghost story, part powerful sweeping epic, Ghost on Black Mountain is a powerful debut which launches a bright new voice in Southern fiction.
Meet the women of Black Mountain and the one man that ties them all together…

Nellie Pritchard:
I married Hobbs Pritchard without noticing he was a spell conjured into a man—a walking, talking, ghost story. He took me up Black Mountain and it was there I learned sometimes good and bad get mixed together so well a person can’t tell the difference until it’s too late.

Rose Gardner:
I fell deeply in love with Hobbs as if some hoodoo was put on me. Then Miss Nellie came into our lives and changed everything.

Josie Clay:
Hobbs Pritchard was like a spoiled potato at the bottom of the barrel. But my daughter Nellie didn’t believe me. Something stunk to high heavens, something rotten. Eventually I’d find out what it was…

Shelly Parker:
I got me this gift—restless souls line up to get my notice no matter what I’m doing. Daddy warned me not to have nothing to do with the Pritchards. Some things in life just can’t be avoided and getting mixed up with Nellie was one of them.
Mama told me the same bedtime story each night. She told it with such detail I was sure Hobbs and Nellie were real. But they were just characters in a tale spun to keep me in line. They were my moral compass. Or so I believed…
Haunted and healed by ghosts of the past in surprising and unexpected ways, the women of Black Mountain experience their amazing journeys at the hands of talented story weaver Ann Hite.

I was told that before I started reading this, that this was the type of book any debuting author dreams of. It is the type of book that you can't wait to read and once you get the chance to, it is all you are thinking about. It is the type of book you can't put down, you just plan on reading on chapter and before you know it hours have passed and that one chapter has turned into seven.

I know because of this, the book is currently circulating around our work place, passing from eager hand to the next with great anticipation and I do agree, it is a well written book.
Ecspecially for the first.

The only thing that put me on the fence and distinguished it from being a very good book and just a well written book was the fact that it was written in five short stories through the voices of five women that the event caused altering life styles.

I have never been a fan of short stories myself and that is probably why this is not one of my favorite books to read. It was as if I was just getting involved in the story and the charachter and it would switch it up. Jumping from one person to the next and leaving me with questions and the want for more. I would have rather this had been a series with five different books detailing how it changed their lives.

For fans of short stories this is an excellent read that, once finished, is summed up brilliantly. But for long reader's like myself it can be excedingly frustrating.
And left me wanting more, which could possibly be the point as you never know, this could have been the teaser book for the start of a budding author's carerer.
3.5 Stars (So-So For me)

Review for Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

                                                        Free E-book from Goodreads!! Heck yeah!

Midnight Sun is the much anticipated retelling of Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective. An unedited partial draft was illegally leaked onto the internet in 2008; consequently, author Stephenie Meyer put the project on indefinite hold.
Shortly afterward, she posted a letter to her fans on her website including a link to the entire partial draft of the book so that those who wanted to read it could do so legally and with her consent

I started reading the Twilight series before they became popular, before you could go into a hot topic store and buy a cosmetic that made you glitter in the sun like the rest of those sparkly vampires. It seemed like with each addition to her series her books got better and better. At least for me.

I was never a fan of Edward. Don't get me wrong I don't have a Team Edward or Team Jacob t-shirt, I desperately wanted a Team Shut up t-shirt to wear to one of the midnight showing's but I didn't think it would go over well.

I was hoping that in reading his side of the story I might like him better, I was hoping he wouldn't come off as the controlling jerk I thought him to be.
Well...he stopped being a jerk...and escalated to a creeper. I loved the book, don't get me wrong, I think I read it in two days between the times I was able to wrestle the computer away from my gamer of a fiance. But it seemed like the creeper's guide to dating my teenage daughter. Let's oil her window's so I can sneak in easier, let's monopolize her entire attention and isolate her from her friends so she is all mine. Muahaha!

I think what made me really lean more to any side would have been the fact that if you love someone, how can you tell them who they are to see and who they aren't to see? You are suppose to be a partner, not a parent. Yeah I understand the whole danger issue but let's face it Bella's a clutz. He would have to plastic wrap her to keep her safe.
I really do hope that Stephenie Meyer does finish it, because It is a very good read. And as sad and sick as it may seem, I kinda want to see what other ways he sneaks his will into her's...maybe as a warning sign or maybe because like everyone else that see's a traffic disaster I wanna rubber neck and watch to see how bad it gets before it finally gets better.

Memorable Moments/Favorite Quotes:

1. "" I've noticed that people-men in peticular- are crabbier when they're hungry."
2. "How could doing the wrong thing give me so much happiness."
3 " In this vision, I wsa not Bella's sentence, she was my reward."

Four stars!

Review for Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton

                                           Got it with my own monies!

Anita Blake wishes that she could be indulging in other pleasures, but for the time being at least, she has more pressing matters: A team of assassins are heading for St. Louis and she, Jean-Claude, and Richard are at the top of their hit list.

The world's best vampire assassin's are after you. The Mother of all Darkness has a crush on you so she wants' to possess your body, and like all the other control freaks out there, if she can't have you no one will. The out of town case you get called in on, because, let's face it, you are one of the best, is looking like a trap to lure you away from the power structure that has previously kept you safe and the back up they have called in just so happens to be a psycho serial killer who has the hots for you...especially because you fit his victim profile. Oh shit right?
Not for Anita Blake.

In book 20 of her series it reminds me a lot of the older books. Where Anita was focusing more on crime fighting then boinking.  It was one of the harder books to put down, in fact I fell asleep reading it because I fought closing my eyes for to long and they decided to close on their own.

Laurell K. Hamilton is one of my absolute favorite author's. I read both her series avidly and I am often caught re- reading them while trying to figure out what else I can fill my head up with. Hit List wasn't a let down at all.

Instead of her usual sweetie's being all over the book, we get to see a few old friendly faces as well as get introduced to a new face  when Anita adds a lover to her dance card.

 I liked how Edward, her mentor and another hard ass, started to realize that he had things he wanted to go home to. You got to see a softer side and a few hidden secrets about him as they talked about his family and contingency plan should he fall in the line of duty.

It was kind of odd how easy it seemed to take down the big bad of the story, it had me wondering, "Well why didn't you do it all along? " But it still was extremely well written and a very good read.

Memorable Moments/Favorite Quotes:
Somewhere in the book during a sex scene she made not of "dangly bits"

"The one's who can't be named-" He glared at me. " I really hate that we can't even say their names out loud, it feels like we're in a Harry Potter book talking about He-Who-Must-Not- Be- Named."

" They like women to look like women, not preadolescent boys with boobs sort of stuck on as an after thought."

" We both look nice and curvy the way God intended grown women to look. "

5 Stars!!!

Review for How to Keep Sparkly Emo Vampires Off Your Lawn by Mike Cooley

Got it from Goodreads

Back in the day, we never had a problem with these pesky sparkly vampires. Oh, we would get an occasional deer in the yard, or a squirrel, or even a raccoon, but never vampires. It was a peaceful, quiet little town in the Pacific Northwest called Spoon. We never caused anyone any trouble and they left us well enough alone.

But those days are gone. Now these emo vampires are everywhere. Not to mention those dang waxing werewolves. It’s getting to the point where you can’t even have a beer in the backyard without some blood sucking freak moping about.

I absolutely loved this book. Hands down it is probably my favorite read this week. It had me smiling from the get go, a hard task considering I was sick and sleepy. I accidently stumbled on it while searching for something to read and hopefully wear my eyes out so I could fall asleep. Lucky me this was what I stumbled on.

This spoof is one of those short reads you want to read over and over again. No matter how many times it will keep you smiling and even laughing at some parts as it makes fun of a certain series despite never saying names. Once you read the first chapter you will know though.

 I read it twice trying to find that quote that stuck out at me, but the truth is I loved the entire thing just as much. I even recommended it to my  fiance, someone who seems to have a deathly allergy to reading a book. Who, after hearing a short summary, is thinking about reading it.
5 Stars!

Review for Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder can't fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together-the foundation of a book group they call AHEB (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons), an unofficial "club" that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline. Holding on through forty eventful years, there's Faith, a lonely mother of twins who harbors a terrible secret that has condemned her to living a lie; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that with good posture and an attitude you can get away with anything; Merit, the shy doctor's wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a wise woman with a wonderful laugh who knows the greatest gifts appear after life's fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isn't afraid to look trouble straight in the eye. This stalwart group of friends depicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, of children and grandchildren, of bold beginnings and second chances, in which the power of forgiveness, understanding, and the perfectly timed giggle fit is the CPR that mends broken hearts and shattered dreams.

Every single time I read this book, it always makes me wish that I had a book club of my own to be close with, that certain group of friends that I know I can share everything with and know we will make it through anything.

AHEB picks you up and drops you off right in the middle of Freesia Court, Minneapolis, where you encounter five different who are quickly drawn together by their love for books.
Throughout this book you follow their lives and the struggles they have to face in a time when our Nation was dealing with countless controversy.  Starting off in 1968 and leading you right up to 1998. 

Through this book it felt like I was right next to them, holding their hands as they faced every issue you can come up with. You are there as children are born, as they grow and face the problems of their own. You are there through the thirty years it takes for some secrets to come to head and for others to butt heads as opinions collide. It brings the fact home that, just because someone has a smile on their face, doesn't mean everything is sunshine and rainbows in their world.

This is one of those re-readable books that, even though I know what is going to happen, I find myself reading over and over again.
Favorite Quotes/Memorable Moments:
1." Dropping tears on the ground like bread crumbs, only I knew they wouldn't lead me safely back home; they'd just dry up in the dirt. "

5 Stars


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