Sunday, August 30, 2015
Rating: 5 stars
I was sucked into the world of Maggie Diamond, then sucked into her grandmother's world. I wasn't quite sure how much i would like the novel itself, with the jumping back and forth, at first. It seemed so...disjointed, at first. But then, the author brings together both generations and connects all the stories. I loved it so much i couldn't get enough of it. When the book ended, I was very sad. But, I look forward to everything else this author will produce.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
I very much enjoyed this novel. It was a refreshing medical mystery with quite a bit of drama involved with it too. The way Ken McClure writes is new and innovative. The only thing I can say negatively about this book, and the reason it was difficult for me to get through, is because it hasn't been updated since 1991. This makes the book feel aged and outdated, and the person who converted it to kindle format made quite a few typos. The actual novel, though, was very good.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Hi guys! I've come to realize I have neglected my reading, my readers, and the people who enjoy reading my reviews far too much. It's time to start posting again regularly, and more importantly, time to read more. Expect posts from me at least twice a week now :)
Rating: 5 stars
I love everything mythology. Especially greek mythology. I'm just going to out and say it. I have a problem. That being said, A touch of Greek was everything I wanted it to be- sexy, full of lore, and addicting. The way Tina Folsom handled the characters of Triton and Sophia was alluring. The tension was palpable, the characters were flawed, and overall the dynamic contributed to a read I enjoyed. I've read this book twice now, and I will definitely be buying the author's other works.
I enjoyed the vengeful nature of this book as well. The personalities of Zeus and the other gods fit in perfectly with their descriptions, and the way they interacted with mortals was believable. The chemistry between Triton and Sophia was palpable, and the overall feel was organic and believable.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
This book read a lot like "outlander" by Diana Gabaldon to me. I loved that book, and I enjoyed this one too. I thought that the Disneyland arc at the beginning was unnecessary, though, besides the fact that it just set up a connection? It could have started out with them as adults, with the flashback, and I feel it would have fit into the story a little better. Overall, though, I did enjoy the premise of the novel. I have dabbled in writing this genre of novel, but it is difficult to keep timelines straight, and I commend the author for doing that. The resistance put up by Killiney seemed genuine, and the characters themselves had quite a bit of depth of character. The story was rich, the characters believable, and the entire thing was enjoyable.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Vampire novesl have been the same story for so long, I don't know why I try to find something different. This book, at least, showed a different side of vampires that was interesting. Born vampires, instead of just created. This young adult novel tried to make a more tame version of the classic Dracula story, but the love triangle that is going on is just...weird. Kai is soooo emo, it almost disgusted me to keep reading. And then, when he was so clingy when Alice is gone, I didn't blame her for what she did. The whole novel tried to show an adult theme, but I think the author was targeting the wrong audience here.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
I must admit, this book seemed to be a read that would just be enjoyable. However, the moment I opened the pages and began reading, the book completely entranced me. The way Tiffany writes her novels is beyond brilliant- her characters have flaws that are comical, and that add an interesting element to the already well-thought out story. The plot seemed generic at first, the typical "I need to rescue my idiot brother at substantial risk to myself". But, that's where the similarities ended. I enjoyed the way the author put her characters into compromising situations, and in this novel, unlike a lot of thrillers, you find yourself rooting for the underdogs, the nerds, rather than some kind of physically superior macho hero. The way the author handled the comedy and the wittiness in the series was commendable. It made for a fast-paced, enjoyable read, and I finished the book in two days.
Tiffany's favorite character of mine by far is Toesy. The way his character was created, the way the cat interacted with the humans, had me laughing out loud where I sat. And then, as the story went on, the antics the cat got into to save the "Great Man" and his other friends were engaging and addicting. Deli and Carl, the two main characters, are well-rounded and flawed, which made the reading enjoyable.
If I had to put one criticism in this review, it would be that I wasn't particularly fond of the relationship dynamic between Paul and Deli. I thought it was more of an afterthought, and even though Paul was the one they were supposed to be finding, he was very rarely mentioned until just the end of the novel. The way the author handled that relationship and the conflict at the end, though, made me smile.
I would recommend this book to everyone. And I have. It was fantastic, and I cannot wait for the next installment to come out. I will definitely be reading!