Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray
It's 1941 and fifteen-year-old artist Lina Vilkas is on Stalin's extermination list.  Deported to a prison camp in Siberia, Lina fights for her life, fearless, risking everything to save her family.  It's a long and harrowing journey and is only their incredible strength, love, and home that pull Lina and her family through each day.  But will love be enough to keep them alive?

4/5 stars (really liked it)
This is not a happy book but it is so well written.  I love how the author told the story of what is going on as well as giving up a back story through flashbacks of Lena and her family.  I was not aware of the horrible things that Stalin did.  What a horrible time to have lived in these places.  The conditions these people were put through was just heartbreaking.  All the characters including the bad people were interesting and believable.

Book Review: Immortal - J.R. Ward

Immortal - J.R. Ward
Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6)
From J.R. Ward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.

This is a world where sin and salvation collide.  This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls.  With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that "changed the face of paranormal romance" comes to an epic close as mankind's reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet...

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I love how the world in the Fallen Angels Series is also in the same world as The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series.  I would really love to see more crossovers.  Such as maybe some of the angels getting together with Lassiter.  This book was a great end to the series.  I also love how Sissy became such a big part of the story.  I would love to see a follow up book to see where all the characters are later.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Book Review: Eternal - C.C. Hunter

Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark, #2)
All her life, Della's secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family.  Now,she's where she belongs, at Shadow Falls.  With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she'll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator--all the while trying to figure out her own heart.  Should she choose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond?  Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees?  When a person with dark connections to her past shows up, it'll help her decide which guy to choose--and make her question everything she knows about herself.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I absolutely love Della and I'm so glad that she has her own series.  I love her attitude and that she's actually such a softie on the inside.  Chase is a tough vampire to figure out.  It's obvious he cares about Della but he has his secrets.  There was plenty of Burnett to make me happy and I love the interaction between Della and Burnett.  The tension between the FRU and the Vampire Council is intriguing.  I can't wait to see what happens next, especially with how the book ended.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
There is danger in dreaming.  But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things.  For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group of which she can belong.  The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own.  Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily the can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

2/5 stars (it was OK)
I really wanted to like this book as much as the other two but I just felt like it moved too slowly.  Characters I wish had their own series are Noah and Ronan.  The other characters I could take or leave.  Just wish things would move faster and be more exciting.

Book Review: Blood Fury - JR Ward

Blood Fury - JR Ward A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his cl...