Outlander Thursday, Aug 5 2010 

Outlander I’ve never really been a fan of time travel books, I thought they seemed too fantastic for my imagination to comprehend, apparently I was wrong. After reading Knight in Shining Armor, I looked into some of the more popular time travel novels and found this series by Diana Gabaldon to be one of the most talked about. The first novel, “Outlander”, follows Claire Randall as she walks through a mini stone henge in 1945, only to find herself in 1743. Some of the details in the book were a bit fantastic, like how quickly Claire was able to forget her husband in 1945 and become the loving wife of Jamie in 1743. Otherwise, this was an excellent depiction of how love is worth fighting for. I give this book 4 stars, and am currently working on book 2, Dragonfly in Amber.

Forbidden Saturday, Jul 31 2010 

forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

I read so many rave reviews about this book, that I thought, Wow, this has got to be fantastic. What was it? Depressing, thought provoking, and in the end, pointless. Forbidden follows the tale of Lochan and Maya, two young people who find themselves hopelessly in love, but they can’t be. For Lochan and Maya are brother and sister, the eldest children in a household, and the only ones capable of providing care for the others. Granted this book made me think about the relationship of the two, and I’m still not sure how I feel about that, I doubt I ever will, but the two characters don’t really learn anything. The characters don’t really grow at all in the book, except to open more to one another. I was completely and totally disappointed, and have to only give this book 2 star, and that’s for originality, which really isn’t all that original if you’ve read Flowers in the Attic.

A Knight in Shining Armor Thursday, Jul 29 2010 

A Knight in Shining Armor 

I know this novel was written years ago, before I could read even, but i have just finished it for the first time. A Knight in Shining Armor is the ultimate love story. It tells the tale of a love so timeless not even 400 years is enough to stop it. Im not really a fan of the time travel romance, but Jude Deveraux hit it out of the park with this one. This is definitely one of those books that can be read over and over, and it will still affect you thee same as it did the first time. 5 Stars, I will be keeping this one around for a very long time.

Raised by Wolves Wednesday, Jul 14 2010 

So I just finished Raised By Wolves, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting another teen angst/romance with a little supernatural element, I couldn’t have been further from the truth. Bryn is a character almost every girl can relate to, from the start. At one point in our lives we’ve asked ourselves, do I do what I want? Or what others expect of me? Bryn is faced with this problem on an almost daily basis. When she meets Chase her world is literally turned upside down and everything she thought she knew was brought into question. I have never read a book with as much inspiring character growth as this one. Bryn went from being some what self centered to being the one person a dozen other kids could count on. Loved it and give it 5 stars.

Leaving paradise Monday, Jul 12 2010 

Leaving ParadiseWhat can I say about Leaving Paradise? There aren’t many words to describe this touching story. When the book starts, you know what secrets are being kept, its not hard to read between the lines. What you don’t know is how each and every character in intertwined in an emotionally healing journey. The returns of both Maggie and Caleb to their school wreaks havoc on everyones lives, at first for the worst, but all journeys have to begin somewhere don’t they? The final message of this book, there isn’t anything love can’t overcome.

Perfect Chemistry Monday, Jul 12 2010 

My rating:4 of 5 stars
I wasn’t expecting much when I started this book. I thought it would be just another bad boy/good girl story. Boy was I wrong. When I first started it and learned the setting was a town called Fairfield, I was wierded out. I grew up just outside a town by that name, that had an immense gang population. My brother was heavy into that kind of stuff, even though we came from the better side of town. There were so many FACTS in this book that I wondered if Simone was a part of or someone she knew a part of the LB when she was younger. Its crazy how one book, one character, can bring childhood memories rushing back, but for me, Perfect Chemistry did just that. The love between Alex and Brittney came out of no where, blinding them both. As a reader, you expect the romance, but not the way Simone Elkeles wrote it. Amazing read by an amazing writer. Cant wait to read the next one.

Megan Chase Series Friday, Jul 9 2010 

Personal DemonsDemon InsideDemon Possessed Most books I read, it doesn’t take me long to figure out where the plot is going. This was the same for the third installment of the Megan Chase series, but not in fact for the first two. I adore all of Stacia Kane’s characters and want a Roc, and Spud of my own. Stacia Kane’s ability to bring her characters to life is in the same league as Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison. I love the way they communicate with one another and the emotional side of them all. Im not a big fan of too much description, and this series is perfect in that aspect. The only thing I would mention is that for some reason I kept picturing Greyson as Darth Maul…I should be over Star Wars characters by now, but it made the story awkward for me at times. Mine own fault of course because he looks nothing like Darth Maul. All in all I give this series (to date) 4 stars. Great, easy read.

Insatiable Friday, Jul 9 2010 

Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper. But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them. Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does). But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare. Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . . If she even has one.

I’m unsure whether or not I enjoyed this book, but only because the ending seems unfinished. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a series, which would explain the many loose ends. I loved that Meg Cabot wrote the story from several POV’s. I like knowing how both parties feel in a conversation, although others may find this irritating. I didn’t particularly like the whole time stamp on each chapter, I thought it unwarranted. The characters were very believable, and I enjoyed all the pop icons that were thrown in throughout the story (especially the ones about True Blood and the Sookie books.) If this is the beginning of a series I am definitely looking forward to the next book, if not, I’m severely disappointed in Ms. Cabot’s writing, which is difficult since I usually love her work.

The Iron King Thursday, Jul 8 2010 

The Iron KingWalking through the airport, I found this book. I’d added it to my to-read list the day before and decided to buy it. The beginning is okay, it keeps you interested, but when you hit about page seventy you feel like the same scenes are just being repeated over and over. I struggled through it, and loved the ending. The cliff hanger was killer, and I can’t wait to read The Iron Daughter. I gave this three stars because of the seventy-five page struggle i had, but other then that, a good read.

The Missing Sunday, Jun 6 2010 

The Missing

Its not very often that I read a book that takes me on an emotional rollercoaster, but The Missing sure did. It was fairly easy to establish the kidnappers identity early on in the book. Some of the details in the book were a bit gruesome for me, but I survived it. This definitely isn’t a book for the faint of heart, or anyone under 18. It is a book for those who have ever wondered about the “what if” of a past love. Givesyou a bit of perspective you may not have seen otherwise.

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