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- Angel Evolution
on April 07, 2012
ok first things first - I recieved this book through The Nexus's Author's Requesting Reviewers program here on GR. I enjoyed this book and have now purchased books 2 and 3 so I can finish the series.
With that said - I enjoyed this book but since GR doesn't have 1/2 stars I had to go with 3, but really this was a 3.5 star book for me. I thought the story line was good. I like the back and forth that occurs for Taylor internally over how she geels and acts with Gabriel. I love that this story has a take on Angels and Demons that I have not run across previously. I love Chris and Sam. Now that I'm writing this review - I have realized I really love the characters in this series. They are just like normal college kids - they remind me of friends from my college days personality-wise. I love the song quotes through out the book - it helps give you a sense of mood and soundtrack for the book as you go along, and as a music lover, as I'm sure most people are, I appreciate and know the songs the quotes are taken from.
I really like the ending to this book - without giving too much away - I loved the cliffhanger-ish ending and yet I was ok with it. I might have been ok with it because I knew I could start the next book right away, but I think I liked how it ended this part of the story.
In any event, now I am on to Demon Evolution and then to Archangel Evolution.
These books have a little romance in them, but that portion of the story isn't the total story - there is plenty of action and events to keep you into the story if you are not a huge romance fan.
I'd recommend this book (and series) to anyone who likes YA PNR - nothing in this story that would cause limits to ages - it is clean, sweet, and PG rated.
So - enjoy as I have :)
- Neophyte (Linked #1)
on April 10, 2012
First off – let me say that I received this book via Goodreads program Read2Review. I enjoyed this book and rated it 4 Stars.
Here is the Goodreads blurb on this book:
Addisyn White thought she had her new life, her after life, all figured out. Granted death had not brought her to the pearly white gates, she hadn’t even left Earth. But death had its perks; she got to live forever with her best friend and her assigned Link of Angels, in a beautiful beach house. Even with the changes she was going through to turn her human body into an angelic one, everything seemed pretty easy. Until a gray winged angel comes into her life, then all the secrets and lies her Link had been keeping start crumbling away, exposing a whole new world of dangers she didn’t even know about.
Now Addisyn must fill in the blanks before things escalate too far. Will she save her Link? Or will she be buried in their secrets forever?
I am very excited about Rogue and will be watching for it to come out from Emmalee Aple! Now, on to the review :)
I enjoyed this character – especially the boys – I mean really, who among us doesn’t love a good looking man with a personality?! I loved Hunter and his personality! Addi was great – I loved feeling as confused and conflicted as she was throughout the book. Grey… oh Grey… what can I say? I love a conflicted male character – the fact that Addi is surrounded by all these boys and the issues that arise from that situation just crack me up!
This book had a lot of what I love about reading – the characters seem like real people, the scenes were painted in a way that I could see and hear what was going on at the Beach House, the emotions were believable and I understood what was going on inside Addi’s head. I really enjoyed this book and loved the characters – I have to admit, I even cried during the book… and that right there is enough to describe the emotional connection I felt with this book and the characters.
Like I said above, I am really looking forward to Rogue and what will happen next for Addi and her Link.
- Children of the Gods - A Chosen Novel
on June 22, 2012
Children of the Gods (A Chosen Novel) by Monica Millard
For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and her neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that has come to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran, keeping her head down, hoping not to be caught in their sights.
The only time she has ever been bold, tried to get what she wanted, a god, one more powerful, more dangerous than all others is watching
Kindle Edition - Published (first published December 24th 2011)
In a nut shell: It was a good story with an original concept and uniquely done. I cried… I chuckled… I really did enjoy the story and the characters.
My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Ok I know what you are thinking… Why only 3.5 if you cried? **because we all know I don’t usually cry reading books** buuuuuuuut I didn’t love the book… I liked it yes, but didn’t love it. It just didn’t speak to me like some of my favorties have – and because of that is it a 3.5 review for me.
Reka and Jaxson – I absolutely LOVE the story here and the progression of the relationship. The only part that bothered me was not really being given a time line on this. It isn’t that it was confusing or anything like that; there just wasn’t any time frame on when things happened… had Reka been there a day, a week, a month, what? I think you’ll understand what I’m talking about as you read this book.
Like I said in the nut shell - this is a good story. I like the fight that Reka has in her and the inner issues she has throughout the book.
The last thing I want to say is about the ending of this book – which absolutely gutted me… not going to even try to lie about it – I hated the ending, but it is good because it brought out the emotion I felt for the characters. I hated the ending of this book in the best way possible – it isn’t what I wanted to happen but … you know how that goes! I’m not the author – I don’t have a say – it is hated in the best possible way.
So you need to pick up a copy of this book, and once you read it come back and let me know what you think! It is a steal for only $2.99!
Until Next Time,