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  • The Four Elements: The Fallen Knights on Feb. 19, 2012

    The Four Elements: The Fallen Knights consists of 166 pages on the ebook version. As soon as I got this book to read on my iPod, I did not know what to expect at all, I just thought it would be another boring book as you do when you’re a teenager and have read boring books at school but with this book I was not disappointed! It is full of detail and you can just imagine it all in your head. This kind of book is different from all the other books that I usually read but it was brilliant. I loved the way it keeps you guessing all the way though and is such a mystery. Michael’s family are all elementals (controllers or manipulators) they have the ability to control the four elements. Terra, Pyro, Aero and Aqua ( Earth,Fire,Wind And Water) have to undergo training to learn how to control their abilities. Michael’s power is aqua (controlling water) I would definitely recommend this to a friend and I cannot wait until the next book!
  • 77 Days in September on May 09, 2012

    77 Says in September was a very interesting book from the very start as it is something that could happen whether it be in America or any other continent, the effects would be devastating for the continent and the people. The book didn’t drag on for pages on end before anything happened it started straight away. It was very inspiring with Kyle walking 2,000 miles home to his beloved family, and tried to survive the distance, the hostility of people who would do anything to stay alive and on the brink of death several times. I was cheering Kyle on throughout his trek through the states to get back to his family where he hoped they would still be alive and not starved to death. I really enjoyed the book, it was very well written and was gripping. I was telling my husband everything that was happening and he said it sounded like a great read for the fact that an EMP is not fantasy. People should be aware of what effects it could have to the human race. A Brilliant book, a pleasure to read and would recommend it to everyone.
  • Sweetness on May 15, 2012

    Sweetness is a fantastic book. Emily was a shy girl completely in her shell, wouldn’t make eye contact with anyone and barely speak. Jake on the other hand was the complete opposite of her although both of them had bad pasts. The book is quite emotional in places and romantic and a lot of turmoil too. I liked seeing Emily come out of that awful shell she had herself in, and that Jake was the person to help her through it. With him having problems too it kind of makes sense why they are great together. I read this book in about two hours it is only about 38390 words so a great book if you want to read something quick. I couldn’t put it down! I was sad, happy, worried, all of those and probably more when reading Sweetness. I like a good romance and young adult genres so it was the perfect book for me to read. Sweetness was really well written and detailed. I absolutely loved reading it.
  • I'm Yours on May 23, 2012

    I’m Yours is the second book in the Bold As Love series by Lindsay Paige, this carries on from where we left off on Sweetness, Emily and Jake’s relationship. They were in love and inseparable. Reading this straight after reading Sweetness was brilliant as I could catch up straight away. Emily had come out of herself completely now and was a different person that she was in the first book. Totally changed. I’m Yours does have a sexual nature to it, however this isn’t graphical and it was written really well nothing vulgar or smutty it was sweet and romantic. There is a lot of emotion involved in the book too, some happiness and some utter sadness. Again this is a short book with about 29877 words in all. A fantastic book and would recommend the series to everyone.
  • A Love by Any Measure on Aug. 15, 2012

    A Love By Any Measure captured me from the start, Maeve was a loveable but naïve character and you could tell from the start even though she said she hated Lord August Grayson that there was love buried somewhere deep inside for him even though he had hurt her years before. The way the story unfolded kept me wanting to read more. There were parts of the book that changed from before and after events which did throw me a bit to start with but this was all wrapped into the story and I soon became aware of which part was before and what was after. There is sex mentioned in the book although not really graphical I would warn people of this just incase they do not like reading things like that. With romance, betrayal, secrets, lies, promises the book was brilliant and was written really well. I really enjoyed it. Before I started reading A Love By Any Measure I was not really a fan of historical romances, however if they are as good as this one was I will definitely be adding them to my To Be Read list.
  • Deja vu All Over Again on Aug. 27, 2012

    When I saw this book I had to read it as it was a story based around the 21st December 2012 and this is something that really intrigues me. I wasn’t sure quite what to expect in the story as the description didn’t really give much away but the did not deter me It is obviously about the end of the world, but the story on how they get to that point in time is really interesting. With a lot of action, sci-fi, thriller, violence, romance and some sexual content the book had it all. It was fast pacing and I just hope we don’t all suffer déjá vu within the last 57 hours before December 21st 2012 otherwise I will start to worry. I liked the freshness a woman being the one trying to save the world with her companion as ok the man was the one that was fending off by accidently killing a few people on the way but it was prominently about Ana and her connecting to quantum space and the time loop and how she would try to fix it. It was a great read with lots of twists and turns along the way and it got my brain ticking.
  • Shadows of Suspicion on Sep. 22, 2012

    I really enjoyed reading Shadows of Suspicion. The book started as it meant to go on lots of action as well as a will they or won’t they get together leaving you wondering throughout the book. Kerry’s character was one that I loved. I could see a lot of me in her, being stubborn for one. She was from a large family and they were all very close and protective. The whole family have complete faith in God and trust him to see them through things. Luke however lost his faith many years ago and is asked find Kerry after being kidnapped and then protect her while her brothers are trying find her kidnappers. As Luke was a secret agent of sorts he usually does his job and then walks away. This time its proving difficult because he has feelings for Kerry as does she for him. The thing stopping them being together is the faith issue. Shadows of Suspicion is book 2 of the Shadow series but can be read as a stand alone book. A fantastic book lots of action and a romance too.
  • Broken Promises on Dec. 06, 2012

    Broken Promises was a fantastic book to read. The plot was absolutely brilliant, I have not come across a book like it ever! I really liked Bri’s character, how determined she is to save her boyfriend Quinn no matter what danger she puts herself in along the way. I was also secretly hoping that she would forget about Quinn and get it on with Liam while saving the world. I was hooked to the book from the very beginning, it was very well written and I cannot wait for book 2 to come out.
  • Haven: A Stranger Magic on Aug. 04, 2013

    I love to read books from different authors and I had not read anything from D.C. Akers before and was eager to read Haven: A Stranger Magic. I knew it would be my kind of book straight away due to the magic element. It grabbed me from the start and I found myself lost in the book and not wanting to put it down. I needed to know who the stranger was outside Sam’s window. The whole book was full of mystery and intrigue. I liked both Sarah and Sam, it was great getting to know them. Obviously I do not want to give away too much as it would be pointless me recommending it but it is a great start to a series. Well written and I will be looking out for book 2.
  • Love In Chelsea on Sep. 13, 2013

    Love In Chelsea's main character is a thirty year old man called Aidan Khan, he has a good job, good prospects and doesn’t drink or smoke. He falls in love with a woman called Sara but they are total opposites, she loves to drink and party, he is reserved. They both have the same cultural background which is probably the only thing they have in common. Sara lies to Aidan a lot and it puts a great strain on their relationship, he just doesn’t trust her. During the book we find out why Sara does lie to Aidan. We also see a nasty side to Aidan, one of which I did not like and I started to dislike him quite a lot because of the aggression he showed. No man how ever angry should act like that. It is fast pacing, and written well. There was a rollercoaster of emotions throughout. A great read.