kelly jones

Smashwords book reviews by kelly jones

  • Midnight Hunter Book One in the Midnight Hunter Trilogy on June 26, 2012

    This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This book has it all, a bit of fear, a lot of thrill and even some mystery and steamy romance. There is definitely no sparkle in the vampires in this book, they are the frightening creatures of nightmares in their true form. However I love how in this book vampires carry traits through with them from their mortal lives, so good people are even better vampires, while evil people are even worse vampires. I like that they are not all evil and out for blood. The characters are easy to get along with, the main characters being Donna who suffers from terrible dreams which seep into her reality leaving her bruised and in pain, her best friend Mo, who is such a good hearted person but can be extremely out there. Mo is probably my favourite as she just blurts everything out and she is rough, no polished edges anywhere to be seen, she provides a smile through out the story with her bluntness and lack of charm. Then there is Hunter the mysterious man in the teen dance club. Gorgeous and mysterious and the key to help Donna figure out her own life and the things that terrify her. Sammee is a very bright bubbly ray of sunshine in a very dim world, but she adds a certain amount of freshness to everything she comes in contact with, even though I think if she were real her perkiness would send me a little bit crazy after a while. Midnight Hunter is such an easy book to read, and I can;t wait to be swallowed up into Dawn Of The Hunter to find out what creepiness is in store for the group next.
  • Dawn of the Hunter - Book Two on June 29, 2012

    Where do you begin when everything about a book is just too good to miss even the smallest parts ? That is how good book 2 of the Midnight Hunter series was for me. The second book is full of all the wonderful characters from the first book, Hunter is still moody and controlling, Donna is still very innocent, although her eyes are opened towards the end of the book, Mad Mo is still as abrupt and hilarious as ever, in only the way someone with her style of bluntness can be. I love how there is more time to get to know the suave healer Dante, with all his charm and what almost seems like magic, and Trent with his almost casual laid back charm, he is almost Mo's exact opposite. There is also the chance to get to know the unusually grumpy Howie and all his "charms". Howie plays an integral part in this book and his abruptness is so amusing that it becomes his endearing quality. I love how he refers to nearly everyone as stupid human or Donna as virginal human, and also Cassie as the bullheaded human. Cassie I would say is a demonologist with some special abilities which Howie puts to good use to help unravel the prophecy and in the process finds himself becoming friends with the "stupid human" he claims to hate the most. This book has so much action in it, and Donna as usual is right at the heart of all the usual disturbances and chaos, as she just isn't one to be told what to do. I love her and Howie's friendship and I also love that divine intervention is required to mend Howie's injured male ego, which definitely put a smile on my face. The anticipation of what was happening with Lucinda's brightness had me on the edge of my seat and the fear of what would become of her was almost too much to bare. Big guns, the end of the world, lots of action and a jar of pickles....I would definitely recommend this series to all my friends. Thanks Bonnie Bernard for introducing me to these great characters. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review
  • Final Hour of the Hunter Book Three in The Midnight Hunter Trilogy on July 11, 2012

    I love this book, Howie really does it for me, he is just so snarky and the one liners he comes out with a simply hilarious. I love his interactions with the still virginal human and especially the bull headed human, who most of the rest of us know as Donna and Cassie. He is definitely my favourite character in the series, being so abrupt and saying exactly what he thinks no matter who he is talking to, is very refreshing and sometimes quite amusing. Ok enough Howie praise! Donna takes on a job at the gun shop run by Kyle and Uncle Clarke, to try and figure out where their friends have been taken to. With Samee, Cassie and even Mo going missing throughout the book, Donna and Hunter are beside themselves trying to locate their friends, and only close to the end do we find out the truth about the importance of some of these people to the whole scheme of things in keeping balance in the underworld on the physical plane. I really like where this book went and I love that I never in my wildest dreams would have guessed where the mischief in chaos was being created from, random shootings and fights and the almost obsessive need for everyone to arm themselves against the uprising. Chaos pretty much reigns terror down on the "stupid humans" every time she appears, and Donna’s main goal is to track down Chaos’ sidekick who is stirring things up in the mortal realm and creating disruption everywhere to make her stronger. I kind of guessed who the culprit was but, had my doubts when some very unexpected sources surprised me along the way, especially when Donna decided to save the world on her own and got captured at the back of The Darkside, and then all sorts of interesting things unfolded. I was very happy with the way the book ended and am pleased to know there is a spin off series, as I felt the ending allowed for that and it would seem that Jonathon is not really his father’s son, when it comes to personality anyway. I was sad for Faith but excited by the outcome of the Magickal Mysteries meeting. There is a whole new story waiting to be born. Thank you so much Bonnie Bernard for allowing me to read your books in return for an honest review. I have enjoyed this series very much and can't wait to read more of your stories.