Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crimson Groves

Intense and suspenseful with a twist of romance. Abigail Tate was a normal human girl. Until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it's with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler--except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own...secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby discovers that she was the one with the biggest secret of them all.

 Let's start off by saying that I enjoyed this book, it was a fun read but nothing special. To start it's very similar to the other zillion vampire novels out there. We have an evil vampire who turned a beautiful woman for his own selfish reasons and a women who really doesn't want to be a vampire.

Also this vampires really don't have anything special about them, they burn in sunlight and some have special powers, but there isn't an cool back story (Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz) or a interesting society (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead) or anything else that would really draw me in.

So in all a nice vampire book but nothing to make it special.

I received this book through Goodreads Firstreads Program

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Merchant's Daughter

An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf's bailiff---a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past. Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff's vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf's future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.

 I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book. Was it a Beauty and the Beast retelling? A Historical Romance? or what? But it kind of a little bit of all of the above. It's not a Beauty and the Beast retelling in the classic way, no magic or curses. But of the damaged man, young beauty type. It's a nice story with a strong focus on God and beliefs. It was good but really didn't stand out of the crowd and the characters need a little more depth. But if you enjoy books about God and love stories this might be your cup of tea.  

I recived this book through the Goodreads Firstreads program.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bought, Won, and To Review

I'm starting this up because I'm always behind on reviews and this way you have some idea what is going on.

Went to Half Priced Books yesterday and picked up:

This is the sequel to Eyes like Stars which I read last year and I'm curios to see where the story goes, read the summery here.

This has been on my to-read pile for awhile, summery here.

Another one that has been on my to-read list for awhile, summery here.


This are my wins from Netgallery and Goodread's giveaways, that I haven't read yet.



Goodread's Giveaways:

To Review

I have exactly 143 books on my shelf to review, but the one I'll probably get to next is from netgallery:
 I really enjoyed this one and recommend you pick it up when it comes out, summery here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop "super-abilities," and even unearth a conspiracy.

 I was given an e-book/kindle copy of this book by the author and since reading it in November I've had a lot of time to think about it and try to think up a good review. Unfortunately I can't seem to so we are just going to go with a list of good and bad things about this book.

First the good:

#1- An interesting summery that makes me want to read it

#2- Some cute moments

#3- Some Mystery

#4- It kind of makes me want to read the next one

Now the bad:

#1- A ugly cover

#2- Too simple a plot, I figured out things way ahead of time

#3- Not enough depth to the characters

#4- Stupid names

So over all not the worst, but I really wouldn't recommended it. But I have to thank the author for sending me a copy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


 In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Levine and psychologist Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory--the most advanced relationship science in existence today--can help readers find and sustain love.

 This book was interesting and it changes the way you look at people. Like that you guy you liked who pushed you away? He is the avoidant type. Or that girl who scares all her boyfriends away by being so clingy? She's the anxious type. It shows you in very easy to follow scenarios all three attachment types anxious, secure or avoidant and how they can relate to the people you know. My problem with this book was the fact that after awhile the scenarios got repetitive and boring. Also the fact that they wanted you to write in the book to take the tests to determine you're type and I'm sorry I can't write in books, you could grab paper and do the tests but I ussally don't have paper with me while reading. So over all a pretty good book that allows you to examine the relationships around you.

I received this book through Goodread's Firstreads program.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Just Arrived

My latest FirstReads win on Goodreads, firstreads is just publishers and authors giving away books to stir up intrest and get reviews you can find them by clicking on Goodreads's Giveaway button (inside the explore tab). I need to finish the book I'm currently reading and then will be starting on Attached and hopefully get a review up shortly after that, hopefully.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wolf: The Journey Home

 In this fictionalized account of real events, a female wolf named Marta, along with her young family, sets out on an epic journey to return to their home hunting grounds in Montana after they are mistakenly relocated by a group of naturalists. Told believably from Marta’s point of view, the story takes the reader deep into a wolf's world, as Marta's determination to protect her pups and find their way home takes her on adventures that are by turns heart warming, perilous, and ultimately tragic.

This isn't a happy story so if your looking for a touchy, feely book about wolves skip this one. Unlike Julie of the Wolves in which most of the wolves have a happy ending almost none of these wolves do. Our wolf family gets shot, injured, hit by cars, starves to death, and put down for preying on livestock. But some how this book is still good. We bond with our wolves, we cheer when they make a kill, and we want to cry when something happens to one of them. So if you are welling to deal with all that and more this is the wolf book for you.