Born in the aftermath of the Revolution, Jimmy was the first child from a human experiment to demonstrate unnatural abilities at a very young age.
Now his memories of a girl have been stirred up along with memories of the man whose arrival led to an event that would define Jimmy's adult life.
Paula has grown up in the Neutral Territory and has never known a time without the neighboring Wildlands as a threat. Her government does what it can to protect her people, but they still live in fear.
Then one night Paula's mother is arrested, and Paula is banned to the Wildlands. Now she must make a new life for herself in a territory of people she knows will not be welcoming.
Heirs of Mars
on Feb. 04, 2011
This was an extremely well written book and I enjoyed it very much. Normally I read through books in two days, but this one I took almost a full week.
Each character is unique and complex. They each make you think. No one character is completely in the right or in the wrong and that's exactly what I love to read.
The tech side of this also comes across as very authentic. It's clear that the author has done his research and knows what he's talking about.
But the story of the various characters is what pulled me in and kept me reading.
Haunting Miss Trentwood
on Feb. 09, 2011
I'm not one for historical romances, but I started reading the sample for this one afternoon and couldn't stop.
Well written and funny, this was the perfect book to get lost in for an entire day. I loved the interaction of the characters. The humor is applied perfectly, never over the top, it's a perfect icing.
Really just a good fun and well written book!
Hungry For You
on Feb. 09, 2011
How to describe this book? Interesting, quirky, imaginative.
Although it's easy to breeze through all the stories (because it's impossible to put down once you've started), you won't forget any of the tales.
What more can I really say? Just try reading a sample and you'll understand completely.
Assassins of the Steam Age (Aetherium, Book 1 of 7)
on March 23, 2011
This book happens over the course of days. It literally starts off with a bang and then keeps moving forward with multiple story lines that carry the momentum along and make the book difficult to put down.
But it is never exhausting. The action and adventure is perfectly balanced by strong and interesting characters. One of Lewis' strengths are these multidimensional characters that have opinions and motives no matter what side of the conflict they're on. No one is truly good or bad although their actions can be questioned.
It's the entire reason I get drawn in and keep coming back to read more and will be back again.
on March 25, 2011
I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, especially Epic Fantasy, but I honestly enjoyed reading this book.
First off, and one of the most important things to me, the writing is superb. It was so easy to fall into and just as good as anything out there I would find on a book store shelf.
Second off, the characters are each unique and outstanding. Braedon, as the usurper of the throne, was the first pleasant surprise. Mairead, the proper royal heir, is the second.
And third, the world building is fantastic. There are so many elements to delve into with the story. Handily, there is a glossary included in the back of the book (I know it is difficult sometimes to "flip" back to it with most eReaders), but most of the words I managed to figure out as I read and I loved every minute of it. From the religion to the different groups, everything comes together in beautiful and interesting layers.
This was an amazing story that I enjoyed immensely. I can't wait for the second book!
on June 11, 2011
Simply put: this is an amazing story. I don't know what I expected. I've read Davis' Ravenmarked, and I loved it, so I knew I would love this one as well. The two stories, while equal in quality, are completely different.
This story almost has a touch of horror. There are things in it that made me gasp and made me pause to think. Even though this was only a novella, there was a lot packed in and nothing was wasted. This is a book I imagine I will end up reading again from time to time.
The Last Girl
on March 09, 2012
What I loved most about this novel was the lack of squeamishness when it came to portraying the dark vampire who kidnaps Juliette. There is no compromising-- he's not a good guy hidden in a bad boy shell and he isn't going to be transformed by love.
From the moment I started reading, I completely fell into this world. It was a tough book to put down. As the end approached, I even found myself a little frightened about how the story would be resolved.
I enjoyed this book greatly, and I'm sure I'll be checking out other stories by this author.