Up in the Attic and Other Stories
on Jan. 02, 2012
I had a hard time reading this book due to the choppy and overly descriptive (but not in a good way) writing style. The ideas of these stories were OK but it took a while to get to the actual story due to the descriptions of everything! I felt like I was reading a scene designer's notes rather than a tale. I really wanted to enjoy this book, especially being a member giveaway, but I just had a hard time reading it. Read about 65% of this book.
Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series)
on Jan. 06, 2012
I received this book as a Library Thing Member Giveaway. Here is my review:
I really liked this book. Unique topic and I enjoyed the character buildup. The action and suspense were written very well. It was a very well paced book. I am a little leery of the believability of hurricanes as humans but I hope with the next book in the series this author will go into more depth of the myths, history and extent to the abilities. This was my first time reading this author, and I would definitely recommend this book. Thanks for the read!
Into the Mist: Silver Hand
on June 23, 2012
I really liked this book. Gabe is the new kid in town, suffers from a type of epilepsy, is a loner artist who due to all of these reasons gets bullied at school and by his brother. He meets a tough, young girl who lives next door, goes to his school who believes in the witch in the woods. She is interested in Gabe's art and the connection she senses he has with the witch in the woods. Without going into more story detail I will say that the character buildup is great, the story line is unique and any kid who deals with health issues, loner issues, 'unique' issues, bullying can relate. On a personal note, the fact that his health issues and how they effect him and his family are tied into the fantasy aspect of this tale is great. I have a brother who has epilepsy and I will be lending him my eReader so he can read this book. I look forward to reading book two! Great for any young adult who enjoys urban fantasy.
Received this book from librarything.com Member giveaway.
What Kills Me
on Sep. 24, 2012
I absolutely loved this book! I cannot wait for book #2! :) This was one of the best YA vampire books I've read in a long time. Lots of action, a little romance and a mostly unique storyline. Very well written- I will definitely read this series.
Fully recommend for anyone who likes urban supernatural fiction- regardless if its YA or not.
I received this book via the Librarything.com member giveaway.
Blue Moon Café Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks
on June 17, 2013
I liked this collection of short stories that are interconnected. I don't mind short stories and sometimes prefer them to a drawn out novel. If you like paranormal short stories involving shape shifters then I'd recommend this collection. If you don't like short stories then pick up a novel.
As a side note, if this author wanted to continue to make a novel based on this world (not a remake of this collection), I'd read it!
Received this from LibraryThing.com member giveaway.