Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Divider

From Goodreads: Intelligence: high. Body: hard. Mission: what no one else can do.   It’s been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he’s received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise Bought on Amazon to read for Book Club What I Loved: The Kelly’s are such a wonderful close-knit family that was the first thing that struck me about this book. The brothers each had such unique personalities and yet they mashed together really well. This was one cohesive unit even when they were disagreeing, mad because others were making unilateral decisions, and at times growling at each other (mom and dad included) but it all seemed to reinforce how important family was to them. The strong story that introduced all these wonderful characters was engaging and thrilling. It was very military based though more in covert ops type of way and you were rooting for them all the way. Rachel and Ethan had a very moving storyline that had you pulling for them against all odds […]

Posted January 14, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Divider
Review: Divine Justice by David Baldacci (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Divine Justice by David Baldacci (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Divider

From Goodreads: Known by his alias, “Oliver Stone,” John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who hid the truth of Stone’s past and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But Stone’s freedom has come at a steep price; the assassinations he carried out have prompted the highest levels of the United States Government to unleash a massive manhunt. Joe Knox is leading the charge, but his superiors aren’t telling him everything there is to know about his quarry-and their hidden agendas are just as dangerous as the killer he’s trying to catch. Meanwhile, with their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club must fend for themselves, even as they try to protect him. As Knox closes in, Stone’s flight from the demons of his past will take him far from Washington, D.C., to the coal-mining town of Devine, Virginia-and headlong into a confrontation every bit as lethal as the one he is trying to escape. Free from Audible when I downloaded the client for my blackberry What I Loved: The 2 simultaneous stories worked well in parallel.  When they finally came together it […]

Posted January 13, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Divider
Review: Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Review: Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Divider

From Goodreads: Dark and sexy debut paranormal romance. In the dark, fear and desire are one…Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with those of his vampire breed. Fate places him at the door of Dr. Sara Donohue, who is dedicated to removing patients’ traumatic memories. But as their world’s collide, Sara and Alexander are bound by something even stronger as one becomes hunter and the other, prey. And Sara’s only chance of survival is to surrender to the final-and most unimaginable-desire of her life. Received for Review from Library Thing Read: December 2010 (review posted late so not applicable to challenges) What I Loved: The brothers (all 3 of them) were unique and interesting to read. The world is different enough from most I have read to set it apart from the ever growing number of PNR/UF worlds out there. The romance between the two leads was very unique and I think the angle that the author took was a very good choice for them. I am hoping for a little romance in the next books but this worked for these two characters. What I Liked: A glimpse into the rest of the series. This world has many possibilities and […]

Posted January 13, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Divider
Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Divider

From Goodreads: I am a beast.A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly. Bought on Audible What I Loved: This was a very good modern re-telling of Beauty and the Beast.  In the beginning, Kyle was a very unlikable character that you got to know as the vain, arrogant teenager he was before getting turned.  Adrian was the much more human incarnation of Kyle that made him more man than beast.  […]

Posted January 12, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 5 Comments
Divider
Review: Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Review: Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Divider

From Goodreads: In the ten years since magic has reemerged in the world, witches have become feared and hunted. For weeks Shea Jameson has been haunted by visions of fire. When she unintentionally performs a spell in public, she becomes one of the hunted. Her only hope is Torin, a dangerously sensual man who claims to be her eternal mate. Received for review from the AuthorRelease date 2/1/11 What I Loved:  This is such a richly woven story that spans time, generations, and even worlds.  Regan has set up a series that can only expand and become more encompassing over time.  I am not usually a fan of the first novels in a series but this one gives you enough information without having the story lag in order to accomplish it.  You are quickly drawn in to the plights of the Witches, their Eternals, and the innocents caught up in the madness.  You are given glimpses into the future of the series, some teasers, and some things that you can guess are going to happen. Personally, I can’t wait till my friends read this book so we can discuss 2 things that may or may not happen down the line. […]

Posted January 11, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 7 Comments
Divider