Henrietta The Dragon Slayer
on Nov. 23, 2013
Although I am not a big fantasy fan I did enjoy reading this book. I loved that Barany wrote Henrietta as a strong, independent, and no taking crap from anybody type of person. Anytime I read reviews or synopsis of a strong lead heroine it automatically has won me over. This story is about adventure and friendship.
Henrietta is on a quest to save her mentor that has fallen ill. Even though she never thought that she would go back she felt compelled to go and save him. Although she prefers to travel alone she has three other companions that are with her.
There is Framc the Knight. He is one of the first characters that is introduced at the beginning of the book. He was sent to get Henrietta for his king's wishes and he isn't taking no for an answer. At first I didn't like this character because he was very sarcastic and talked a lot of smack to Henrietta about "women can't do what men can do" kind of things. As the story went on I did enjoy reading about him.
Jaxter the jester is probably my favorite character since we got introduced to him. I think if he were real we would be best friends.I know there would never be a boring moment! He keeps the group together. Basically he is the glue for them. He has a gift of story telling and he loves food! I love a guy that can cook :)
And finally we have Paulette who is a witch in training. She kind of reminded me of the person that you would want to be around if you were having a bad day. It just cools you down
This was a good and quick read.I read it in one sitting! Although I did feel that it was slow especially at the beginning while they were on their adventure. There were times it was getting boring but I have a rule that once I start a book I finish it so I kept on reading and I'm glad that I did.
*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review*
Rating 3.5 stars
Would I recommend it? Yes
on Dec. 11, 2013
(I was given this free ebook in exchange for an honest review from the author)
This book is different from what I normally read but that is ok because I have no problem branching out with a different approach to other genres. When I first started reading this book I was a little hesitant at first because of how it started off. To me it was written out like a screen play or a journal entry. At first can be somewhat confusing with the going back and forth to "then" and now" but once you keep reading it is easy to understand.
I did feel bad for the guy because basically his life just sucked. He got fired from his job, lost his girlfriend, and his home life isn't great either. He writes to vent out his problems. I like that he does that because as the reader that is something that a lot of people can relate to as they are reading the book. I know I can. Another thing that I liked about the book is that he takes refuge in a world of his fantasies. Sometimes you just need that escape and I fully understand that.
Overall this was good and I did enjoy reading it.I loved that I can relate to this book and the character because I take refuge in reading which is my escapism. I would recommend this book and I look forward to reading more from this author.
on Jan. 08, 2014
(I received this free ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads Summary: Ninth grade can be a nightmare when you don’t fit in at school, your crush chooses someone else, and your parents tell you they’re having a new baby. Abby was prepared for normal high school problems. She wasn’t prepared for the demon.
Abby has always been fascinated by the paranormal, but after an ill-fated séance, she discovers not all Spirits are benign. A dark entity unleashed during the summoning sets out to destroy Abby, and within days, she loses her best friend, incurs the wrath of her parents, and becomes a prisoner in her own home. With time quickly running out, she assembles an unlikely group of helpers: the most hated guy in school, a retired psychic, and the cute clerk from her favorite bookstore. Unless the demon is defeated, Abby and her new baby brother won’t stand a chance.
I enjoyed reading this book so much. I read it in one sitting! If you are an avid horror fan then this is the book for you!!!
Abby has always been captivated by the paranormal. She loves reading, writing and blogging about paranormal activities. One day Abby and her friends decided to do a seance but things start to take a wrong turn and her fascination of the paranormal quickly begins to shut down.
This was a page turner and I was literally on edge the whole time. The setting was perfect and well thought out. It got straight to the point. I sympathized with Abby because in such a short time she lost a lot and the two people (her parents) she wanted to depend on were absent from her life and not understanding.
The suspense was killing me!! As I said I read it in one sitting because I had to find out what was going on and what was going to happen.
Would I recomend? YES?
Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series)
on Jan. 11, 2014
( I received this free ebook in exchange for an honest review)
I really enjoyed reading Aversion. It was a good book, a quick read, fast paste, and right to the point. One of the things that really stood out for me was instead of the guy trying to hide things and stay away from the girl, it was the girl that was trying to protect the guy.. A good change up of the norm is great. I haven't really read anything with this particular idea of an Averter so the idea of it was very unique.
I loved Gemma's and Russ's characters and the connection that they shared with each other. I find it rather romantic that wherever either one is the other one will be able to find them. The bond that they share can't be removed and no matter how hard Gemma may have tried to push it away or fight it she couldn't deny the connection that is between them.
The relationship with Gemma and her Father was good but also complicated on her father's end. So much was kept from her but it was also for her protection.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I enjoyed every bit of it.