Jessica Bantten

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  • Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1) on Feb. 02, 2012

    3.5 The story starts off in beautiful Paris where Camille meets Gavin for the first time. Their first meeting is sweet and cute but much too short. Camille returns tot he U.S. and moves to Louisiana to start a new life. Gavin comes back into her life by chance and a very sweet contemporary romance seems to be taking place. Out of nowhere --- the sweet contemporary romance turns into a gritty paranormal romance. We soon discover some of Camille's very good friends are...more3.5 The story starts off in beautiful Paris where Camille meets Gavin for the first time. Their first meeting is sweet and cute but much too short. Camille returns tot he U.S. and moves to Louisiana to start a new life. Gavin comes back into her life by chance and a very sweet contemporary romance seems to be taking place. Out of nowhere --- the sweet contemporary romance turns into a gritty paranormal romance. We soon discover some of Camille's very good friends are vampires. And it seems they all are in a lot of trouble. The first half of the book was great. I felt like the development between Camille and Gavin was sincere and not too rushed. I loved the introduction of vampires closer to the end of the story but I felt that when Camille's friends are trying to explain everything to her that things got a little confusing for me. I'm hoping that more of this vampire background will be cleared up in the later installments. I'm very happy with this read and will likely keep up with the series once the next book is released.
  • Paradox - The Angels Are Here (Book 1) on Feb. 02, 2012

    I was given the opportunity to review this book by the author's request as part of a group read on goodreads. Thank you very much to the author! I want to start by saying that this book really confused the hell out of me. I didn't know who was what and what was who half the time. The writing style was so much different than anything I had read before. I was given the opportunity to review this book by the author's request as part of a group read on goodreads. Thank you very much to the author! I want to start by saying that this book really confused the hell out of me. I didn't know who was what and what was who half the time. The writing style was so much different than anything I had read before. It might seem strange for me to have made the above statement but still rate this book 3 stars. But there was just something about this book that stuck. I had to try and figure out all of the puzzle pieces and try and put them together. While not a lot of answers are given in this book at least we begin to understand what is actually happening. I really enjoyed the dark twisty bits about Abbadon. He was so creepy...yet interesting. I will most likely have to read the next one so that I can get some answers from this series
  • Half Black Soul (The Alexa Montgomery Saga) on Feb. 24, 2012

    4 stars I received this book from the author in one of the groups I am a member of on goodreads, in exchange for my honest review. I really enjoyed book one so I didn't have any problem diving into this next installment. It picks up directly where we left off. Alexa has just left Two Rivers in search of her mother. The beginning of this book moved quickly. Alexa going through a series of events that leads to a great change in her. Soon things get even better when Kayden shows up. This book was slightly different from book one in the sense that it held mostly two points of view. Alexa's sister Nelly took a much more dominant role in this book, having nearly almost every other chapter from her point of view. Things slowed down a little because we had to go through a whole new character development. However I see why the author did this and I'm glad I get a better understanding of Nelly. I didn't really like her in book one but now I see how loyal she is to her sister and how brave she is. The action scenes were high paced and entertaining. The romance between Alexa and Kayden developed more and that was probably my favourite part. A lot of secrets are revealed and a nice cliff hanger at the end has me geared up to read the next book! Bravo H.D. Gordan you truly have a gift for story-telling!