Rosemount, MN, United States | Member Since 2012
I LOVED IT! I like to dapple in YA books and I was pleasantly surprise to come across this gem of a story ( I couldn't help the pun ). Great paranormal mystery, across between time travelers wife and Harry Potter. Gwen at 16 finds herself blinking back to the past, gift with the time travel gene she hurtled into life of mysterious secret society where she is cautioned not to trust anyone, not even her own feeling. Buy all 3 at once because this is a non-stop listen.
I picked this one up in the hidden gem sale, and I kinda wish I didn't. It had potential but it didn't hit the mark.
A small Celtic village off the Irish coast was raided by Vikings, it left the village in ruin with pretty much no men left. So ten years later women are trying to survive and keep the village going with no luck they collectively can't handle men's work along with their women's work simultaneously. One day the Viking's return or what the women think are Vikings, really just Norsemen to setting in the village and help the Celtic women. The Norsemen are perfect gentlemen helping out with everything and bringing the village and land back to life and all the Celtic women can do is play silly pranks on the men and call them heathen Vikings. It pretty much goes on like this through the whole book. The pranks really just reminded me of college greek week, when sororities and fraternities would prank each other, it was that silly.
It comes out that Ronin the leader of the Norsemen was at the village raid 10 years ago and saved Arienh the ringleader of the Celtic women from being raped from the Viking chasing her that night. He came back for her wanting her to be his wife and she just asks like a totally brat towards him even though she gave up her V-patch to him pretty early on in the book. Once you do that you are considered married and therefore Arienh has no legs to stand on to be such a brat. The whole book is the women struggling to accept the men and once they do...the book is over. I found it rather dull and recommend passing this one over.
I was very happy at the conclusion of the book, because America definitely had to work for it ! the ride continues with the cat and mouse emotional play with Aspen and Prince Maxon. America is only still in the selection by her and Max defying the King in any way they can and she grows closer to Max, but her past relationship with her personal guard weighs on her. What is one low caste girl to do? Get the book to find out. I think you'll be satisfied in the Selection Trilogy , because I was!
Wow...this book was extra emotional for me because Regin is a total B-A and to have her get emotional was thrilling and exciting at the same time. Regin is fated to the male that has been enslaving the Lorion creatures for years and pretty much was second in command, what is girl suppose to do with that? Well Regin has it covered. I love Regin! and of course Robert Petkoff ... Masterpiece as usual, but extra kudos for having extra voice's for Declan Chase, completely sublime, your talents amaze me! No question this series rules!
This series has a bad wrap because the plot like is similar to Vampire Academy series. Yes the series does have similarities, but it break off into its own story. This series is about a hidden society of Greek Gods and their descendants ( I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology). Within the society there is a political cast system with pure blood descendants as the ruling class and the half-blood descendants as the lesser class of guards or servants for the pure bloods. It is law that there cannot be any relations between any pure bloods and half-bloods, any that are caught it is punishable by death. We have our 17 teen year old heroine Alexandria who is a half-blood in school training to be sentinel guard. Trying to catch up in school to graduate after being absent for 3 years while on the run with her mother, gorgeous pure-blood sentinel Aidan agrees to train her. The couple has to fight their forbidden attraction and Alex slowly finds out why her mother was trying to hide her from the covenant, Alex is slated to become the most powerful weapon in their world, but she isn't alone there is another that can harness the same power. Deity kept my attention and it ends in a cliffhanger and I already pre-ordered the next one.
First of all I don't like vampire books, they are very over done in paranormal romance novels, but I completely LOVED this book! I am actually shocked at myself of how much I loved this book. The book was a perfect blend of action, mystery, intrigue and sex.
We have our newly 21 year old Dani Vaughn transferring from her local Maryland community college to a New York school. Days before leaving Dani has strange dreams of biting people and drinking blood, that she chalks up to stress of leaving her long time boy friend and her mother behind to pursue a better college out of state. In New York Dani seems to have become the new catnip for the male gender and is irresistible to any that cross her path, human or vampire alike. Dani slowly learns of her unique heritage and she must be kept a secret. The book is so deliciously intriguing, I think my canines just got longer. The series has fabulous potential and I have the second book in my wish list waiting for it to come out.
The story is actually creative, teenager Isis has an encounter with the paranormal in her dreams that come to life only to discover that she is paranormal herself. I would recommend getting this book in print, because the narration bought the book down several pegs! This is hands down by far the worse narrator I have ever encountered on audio, that is saying something because I have a vast audio library. One of the first rules in performance is if you are not trained in language accents then don't do it! Her male voices sounded like slow witted giants, it was just awful and painful to listen to. I would pass on the audio book and get it on kindle or paper and spare your ears.
What if retro-active abortion was legal? In this not too distant future parents can legally have their troublesome teen retroactively aborted between the ages of 13 to 18. To avoid the it being murder, every part of the unwind teen must be kept alive and used it transplantation purposes. This book journey's with 3 teens slated to be unwind. The first is Connor a troubled 16 year old boy who discovers his parents signed copy of his unwinding order right before Thanksgiving and his parents and little brothers plane tickets to the Bahamas the day after he was due to be unwind. Connor decides to flee before the Juvenile cops collect him. On the road of running away his past crosses with another girl 15 Risa who is a state owned kid and is slated to be unwind because of state budgets cuts, and Connor also runs into 13 year old boy Lev who is being unwind because he is a religious tithe and was slated to be unwind since the day he was born. The book is definitely interesting and is a conversation starter. If you are looking for something different, look no further.
Not bad very seductive book. It is similar to FSOG but more realistic. Sophie Black is a 32 year old PA for a construction company that applies for a new PA job for Lucien Knight, founder of Knight Industries which makes sex toys. Conservative Ms. Black world gets hot and steamy and turns upside down with acceptance with this new job. Not complete 5 stars because there is a part where there is too much sex at one time, I like the sex spread out a little bit. And the use of the word "knickers" That word is not sexy at all, and only reminds me of granny panties. Besides those two things it still is a good book and it ends on a cliffhanger and screams for you to continue on the next book, which is what I'm going to do.
Celaena Sardothien is now the hated tyrant King's personal assassin. The King is sending Celaena out to kill anyone that may oppose his rule. As Celaena encounters people on the King's hit-list more information is revealed on how the King really gained his power. Celaena is faced with her past revealed and her future destiny, her relationship with the captain of the guard and the crown prince. This series is very well written and I alright pre-ordered the next book. Can't wait... this is a very credit worthy series!
I loved Forever His. I loved the fantasy aspect of a time traveling woman that finds love in the past and has to over come the obstacles of being a futuristic woman living in the past. His Forbidden Touch is nothing like that, its just a plain old historical romance. It still was a good story, but I was hoping for something like the first book. The only connection between the first book and the second is Royce the main character was friends with Sir Gaston from the first book. So I was a little disappointed with this one.
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