Ambyr Lix

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  • Believe on June 07, 2012

    This is a hard one to rate. I was given this book by the author to read and review, and there is only a very very small amount of bias because of this. The biased-ness is only on the grammar and spelling. If I had not received this book as a "Please review" and had gotten updates from the author that she was in process of updating due to grammar and spelling, this book would be a 1 star 'RIGHT NAO'! But I'm reviewing it, and she's working on it, so I will try to NOT judge so harshly on that... but please know that it hurt my reading flow to come across the many many errors in this book. Okay, spelling/grammar aside, moving on. There are too many similarities to Twilight in this book. If I were E's bestie, and we were discussing her book, I'd say that this book could stand on it's own, and that there are a lot of these mirroring details that could easily be altered or cut and the book would still be very good... and it wouldn't have the reader screaming "SHUT UP EDWARD!". I would sit down with her and go over a handful of changes to take Twilight out of Believe. But we're not, I can't, and it won't go down that way at all... So in the book, I was accosted with: the 'parent who's a doctor, young looking parents fostering the vampire family, almost the exact mirror description of everyone in the vamp family, the shop-a-holic sister vamp, 'Edward/Shane' character is going to wait for marriage to have sex even though he's how old?, one vamp sibling can read minds another can see bits of the future etc, the family goes camping/hunts on weekends to feed, only drinks animal blood, don't forget the native american/wolves that kill vamps in the area, MAIN NATIVE AMERICAN WOLF GUY IS NAMED JAY and likes Bell... oops, Andrea...' too many similarities. The storyline, WITHOUT the twilight similarities, would be fantastic, or at least really good. It was just really hard to get past that. I'm going to give this a 2 star for right now. If it gets updated and I re-read it, and the qualms that I have with it have been altered, fixed, or made less apparent... I will increase my stars.
  • Reflection on June 07, 2012

    I received this book from the Author for an honest review. The only bias-ness that I give a review in ARR is for some grammar/spelling issues; as I know that they will be fixed (usually). This was a very unique spin on a college romance story. The basics of the story is that Heather leaves her best friend, Creed, to go away for college. She's had a hard life and has set rules for herself before embarking on this chapter of her life. But someone that she meets in college has broken past that wall she's erected... or has he? Heather awakens to find that she has been in a coma, and much of what she 'remembers' is from her comatose state. What is real and what isn't? This was a very sweet, keep me guessing story. I recall thinking that there was going to be a big twist at the end like Nick would end up being Creed, really, or that Nick died in the crash that she was in, or something mind blowing like that. This, however, is not how it ended. I was not disappointed at how this book concluded. To be fair, there were opportunities where this book could have connected me a bit more. I get that there were holes in her memory and what not, but some areas seemed... jumpy to me, the reader. Most 'hole' areas did not feel that way. Overall, however, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I highly recommend it to most all readers. There is no sex, no more than chaste kissing, really. I don't recall any profanity. However, it doesn't read like a lil' kid book, so it can captivate even readers of an older preference. There is a sequel to be released on this book... bet your butt I'll be reading it!
  • Reflection on June 07, 2012

    I received this book from the Author for an honest review. The only bias-ness that I give a review in ARR is for some grammar/spelling issues; as I know that they will be fixed (usually). This was a very unique spin on a college romance story. The basics of the story is that Heather leaves her best friend, Creed, to go away for college. She's had a hard life and has set rules for herself before embarking on this chapter of her life. But someone that she meets in college has broken past that wall she's erected... or has he? Heather awakens to find that she has been in a coma, and much of what she 'remembers' is from her comatose state. What is real and what isn't? This was a very sweet, keep me guessing story. I recall thinking that there was going to be a big twist at the end like Nick would end up being Creed, really, or that Nick died in the crash that she was in, or something mind blowing like that. This, however, is not how it ended. I was not disappointed at how this book concluded. To be fair, there were opportunities where this book could have connected me a bit more. I get that there were holes in her memory and what not, but some areas seemed... jumpy to me, the reader. Most 'hole' areas did not feel that way. Overall, however, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I highly recommend it to most all readers. There is no sex, no more than chaste kissing, really. I don't recall any profanity. However, it doesn't read like a lil' kid book, so it can captivate even readers of an older preference. There is a sequel to be released on this book... bet your butt I'll be reading it!
  • Zed on June 07, 2012

    I received this book from the Author for an honest review. The only bias-ness that I give a review in ARR is for some grammar/spelling issues; as I know that they will be fixed (usually). So this book review is totally honest. Zed is not your typical Zombie. He thinks, takes pride in his walk (not to shuffle like the rest of the zees), and has a passion for reading and learning. He doesn't eat humans, but doesn't look down upon his brethren for their ingrained ways. And his entire life changes when he meets Chase... There is so much to this story. It's light, fluffy, funny, and entertaining. Told in the POV of Zed (said zombie), it is an interesting twist on a humorous tale. This was well written, well thought out, and had a great flow to it. I would recommend this book to anyone not looking for a deep read, anyone ages 12 and up (who is allowed to read about gore and zombies eating brains), etc. That is, there is no sex or vulgar speech. All in all, it was a fun book to read. As amusing as the description sounds, that's as amusing as the whole book feels.
  • Reign of Blood on Aug. 25, 2012

    Reign of Blood was a fun read. For most all of it, I really enjoyed the path that the writer took us on. April is a strong character. Her motivations, personality, and actions are all lined up. That is to say, you feel like you understand her, like you know her. Some writers have a hard time with contenuity in the characters that they write about. April is a badass, bitter, ignorate but willing to expand her knowledge. The only part of the book that I felt was weaker was April and Rye's relationship. It was written that they had spark and instantly feelings, but the actual spark and feelings were not conveyed in the writing. The details were missing, I guess you could say. Otherwise, I have to say that the scenes and imagry was very well done. That was my favorite part about this book; the mental picture painted by Purdy. She had her work cut out for her on this one. The story, as you can see in the description, is about April being a bad-assed vampire killer, who meets up with mutated vampires. This is like a mix between Van Helsing and I Am Legend. And of that, when Purdy writes the action scenes, they are very well done. Too many books try to write in the action, and it's just... not a pretty picture. The landscape isn't described well or the combat seems forced or vague. That is not the case with Reign of Blood. I do hope there is a sequel to this coming soon!