The Ylem (The Ylem Trilogy, # 1)
on Dec. 29, 2011
absolutely loved this book. It got my attention from the prologue all the way to the end. The twists and turns are fabulous and only help to keep the book interesting. I am definitely getting the next book as soon as possible. I was dissatisfied with the end of the book, but in a strange way still liked it. Just going to have to see if my hopes for the story line take the turn I was hoping for, or if it will shoot off down a different path and be equally as gratifying.
This is extremely well written. The descriptions are fantastic. You almost feel like you are experiencing it first hand.
I don't know what to say for this one, it's beyond words for me. It's not something you can just stuff into a certain genre. It has some sci-fi, romance, vamps and meta humans. But I know one thing, it is a hell of a good read! Be prepared to follow this through to the end.
I really ended up liking this book. At first I thought it was gonna be your typical vamp book, but it took a turn for the better. So without giving it all away, I will just say. I really liked the book and the little bomb dropped at the end is a nice touch and makes sure that you will read the next book to see what goes down next.
We start out with Taylor. She is starting her first year of college. Since she can remember she has had nightmares about a pitch black snake with blood red eyes. When she gets to school the dream changes and she is once again with the snake but she is dehydrated and two figures appear one bright and glowing and the dark and foreboding. One gives her water and one gives her sand.
Enter Gabriel and Christopher. Gabriel has been sent on an assignment to bring Taylor to the angels and Christopher has been sent to keep Taylor safe. Angels and demons have been fighting since the both were born. Angels want to defeat the demons and use humans as slaves and harvest the auras. Demons want to co-habitate with the humans and protect them from the angels.
If this sounds interesting, wait it gets better. I'm not giving away anything else. Read it and see for yourself!
I enjoyed reading this book and will definitely be reading the other two books: Demon Evolution and Archangel Evolution. The book was well written. It wasn't choppy or hard to follow.
Lauren and Max get engaged and all hell breaks loose the next day. The boy that is hosting Samael has gone on a killing spree and while in jail Samael jumps ship into the arresting officer. Max and Lauren feel some guilt for what has happened and want to help make it right. Will they stay together? Will they complete their souls? Go buy a copy and find out!
I really liked this whole series and it has been tied up nicely. And there are still surprises happening in the last book that keep it interesting and ends satisfingly. Thank you for one hell of a ride, Nancy! Looking forward to what you bring to the table next!
Between The Land And The Sea
on Feb. 24, 2012
Marina normally travels with her Dad as part of his job. This time her Dad has to go to Afghanistan for a year and doesn't feel that it is safe for her to travel with him. So she dejectedly moves in with her aunt and cousin, in a small coastal town.
She goes down to the shore and happens upon a mermaid who calls her "sister". She falls into the water and between the mermaid and popular surfer, Ethan, they rescue her from drowning. Ethan then is asked by Marina's aunt to give Marina swimming lessons and thus the romance starts.
Meeting up with the mermaid again, she comes to find out that her mother was a mermaid. The mermaid wants Marina to follow her to get Marina's birthright, inherited when her mother passed away giving birth to her. Now she has a choice to make that will affect her whole future.
This was a relly good read. It flowed smoothly and was easy to follow. No distracting typos.
This was a good read for me. It flowed well, there were nothing to make you have to go back a page or two to make sure you didn't miss something. People that have typos as pet peeves will be thrilled that there aren't any to speak of. For some reason the one thing that drove me a little mental was everybody constantly using each others names when talking to one another. Just me, I know...
Our Heroine is Alexandra. She is delving into her family's geneology to assauge her feeling of mourning for the loss of her mother and father three years prior. She traces her great-great-grandfather Teater to a cemetary in Waynesburg on a mountain side. And comes into an inheretence that was left for whom ever came looking for Teater.
Our Hero is Jediah who knew Alexandra's grandfather and has been waiting two hundred odd years for Alexandra to appear for her inheritance and come into her powers as a sensate. The are eachother's soul mates. Jediah has been visiting Alexandra in her dreams before she can remember and keeping an eye out on her. When she shows up in Waynesburg the meet face to face for the first time and are pretty much floored by eachother.
Lurking in the wings is a shunned sensate, Ryeth that wants to "steal" Alexandra's powers for himself, feeling they are his due. Also a jilted gold-digging suitor.
Now go forth and enjoy what I haven't told ya!
Our Heroine Emma is turning 18 and unbeknownst to her she is also coming into her birthright on her father's side. On the day of her Birthday a stranger knocks at her door, verifies she is who she is supposed to be, hands her an envelope and leaves. Upon opening the envelope she comes to find that she has inherited a house, in England, from her Uncle on her father's side. She decides to take a month vacation in England before college starts and recieves her ticket, money and directions to get to the house.
When she arrives in England she meets an unsavory character by the name of Randolph. He is there to introduce her to the house and her birthright of being the Sentinel of Wode Gate. In what follows is an exciting turn of events for Emma's love life, heritage, and acceptance of her role of Sentinel.
I really loved this book and there was some surprises along the way, that I just wasn't expecting. I would suggest the book for anyone. Unless you are a curmudgeon, you should enjoy this tale.
Chela lives in Haynes Castle. A dystopian city, created after the Tidal Wars. The Tidal Wars were fought between the Angel factions of Tainted and Caduceans. Alchemy and angel-bloods have been outlawed in the cities by humans. However there are some still hidin' within' the city. Chela and her twin Micha are some of them.
Chela's twin is in a comatose state after "falling" from a roller coaster. Chela on the other hand is of the belief that he was pushed by the Tainteds, because her brother knew something and had quit taking their Ale-meds the are supposed to take twice a day. Some time has passed and Chela forgets to take hers one day and finds that she feels more energetic and her powers are starting to appear. Chela is of Epiclesium, a higher tier angel/human hybrid.
Chela is looking for answers as to what happened that fateful day at the park and a cure to help her brother. Along the way she meets Faris, a cursed Caducean hiding as the city's Champion and Seth, a Tainted hiding as a Thoughtmaster of training. Both want to use her for their own purposes to start or win another war. Who is she to trust, Faris or Seth?
I really enjoyed reading this book. There is plenty of action to even out the romance. The book flows nicely, not even an occasion speed bump. If you liked Fallen, I think you would enjoy reading this series also.
on June 19, 2012
Reading the synopsis I was interested in reading this. I started the book and was at first frustrated because I wanted to know exactly what was going on, or at least a clue. I wanted to know why Heather is so insecure and why she is afraid of making close relationships with others. Soon though, I was immersed in Heather's world and her feelings for Nick. As I got further enmeshed in Nick and Heather's exchange I was almost fearing the end. I had several thoughts of what was going to happen. And while the ending was bittersweet for me, I can't wait for the next book and see where things go from where it left off. So many questions spinning through my head as to what happens next. Hope and fear. As you can tell, I really got sucked into this book and I am so glad I signed up for it. Many thanks to the author for letting me read this! Now I just hope to be in the know for when the next book Reaction comes out in the fall of this year. I just have to know what is to come for Heather. Over all I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It was just that damn good! Not to mention the sneak peek didn't help at all...
*Note to self (that's me) mark the calendar to keep an eye out for Reaction later this year...
Rachel is fresh out of her French Boardingschool. Her parents are very rich and she feels like her mother is forever sending her away or trying to get rid of her. Her father pulled some strings to get her on an archeological dig for the summer. She hopes to go to college and pursue a career in archeology. She travels to a small island called Black Forest Island off the coast of Australia. She is the youngest of the group of people on he island.
She has romantic interests in 3 of the young men. Two from the dig and the other is the captain of the yacht they hired to get to and from the mainland. She bunks with Cyrena and becomes fast friends with her.
Once they start clearing the debris from the site of the dig, strange things start happening. And the more they unearth the more of an ominous prescence Rachel feels. Maybe it's the legend of the island. That the previous digs had people disappear from the island and were never found or heard from again. Or perhaps there is something more. As they unearth the underground tunnels Rachel has more confusing dreams of her past. So not only does she have to deal with the surmounting strange things that are occuring at the site but her subconscious is also unlocking some family secrets that may have been better off buried. Because when Rachel figures the dreams out she may never want to return home again.
I'm glad I read this before I've gotten to the omnibus I purchased of the whole series. Hopefully I will get that read before the year ends. I gave this read four stars and I'm looking forward the rest of the series now!
I really liked Howl and couldn't wait to get my paws on this one. This is the perfect ending! Short and sweet with only 123 pages, but full of action, romance and drama. Daniel returns at Sophie's behest. Everyone seems to be OK with it but her twin Tristin. Tristin still doesn't trust Daniel and makes it very apparrent. Not knowing quite why he's there, and Sophi unwilling to admit why she called him back even to herself, there is a lot of sexual tension between the two.
Sophi is still Alpha, pack master of hers and the Larsen's family pack, but she is being sorely tested by Magda. A trouble maker if ever there was one. Turns out she is also daughter of an Alpha, Albion, in Virginia. Magda calls in her father to cause further trouble for Sophi. The other packs don't think that Sophi has the right or is good enough to be Alpha, because she's female. *sigh* Sounds like a classic case of Uterus Envy to me... Sophi has called the council to convene and to stop a rash of attacks on humans along the East coast. She wants help curbing the renegades before they expose them all to the humans. Shortly after she gets back from her failed attempt, her family is attacked. The house is set upon fire and bullets are being shot at them. In the melee they are all seperated. Daniel disappears when he risks his life for Sophi to get her to run for safety.
Did I mention something of great interest happens between Sophi and Daniel right before the attack? Oh, and that Sophi is of elven heritage? Huh...Gonna have to read it to find out what's up with that...