Genre: Romance

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Posted August 3, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Usually I am a “books before movies” kinda gal, but I watched the first three seasons of True Blood plus some before picking up the first Sookie Stackhouse book.  Fortunately, the long haul with the Harry Potter series has taught me to view books and films as separate entities, so I appreciate the television show while still loving the book.  This is not to say that there weren’t difference (boy were there differences) but I have learned not to get enraged about them. Sometimes, reading the book after seeing the films/show allows for an added appreciation, and this was […]

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Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Posted July 12, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This review comes from a different perspective than many of my other reviews because I have read this book before – not once, but three times before. I was introduced to Anita Blake by a faraway friend who thought that with my love of (traditional) vampires, I may enjoy it. He was right. I argue though that it may not have been appropriate reading material for a 16 y/o, but what happened happened and I loved not only reading this series in high school, but passing the books around in my group of friends. Guilty Pleasures is the second-most tattered […]

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Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Posted June 29, 2012 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  I had an incredibly difficult time putting this one down.  I want to say I didn’t love it because lets face it… the plot kept pulling me in, then pushing me out, and I found the resolution sadly unfulfilling.  However, I loved every bit of the characters and while I had issues with Nate and Ariel being romantic interests (as they felt so old and far away from Bertie) I also know that I wanted so badly for everything to work out with Nate at the end of the book (no further spoilers here!) The writing at the very end […]

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Posted February 9, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Cassandra Clare’s prequel to the Mortal Instruments series reminds me of the writing of Neil Gaiman – very much so, in fact. I liken her to something between Gaiman and the author of one of my favorite series – Jonathan Stroud. Clare adds her own elements to the story, and twists Victorian London around a little bit to her heart’s content. And I find her London beautiful and haunting and sad and grey. I love the idea of her clockwork mechanisms and the Shadowhunters and the quirky husband who lives in the basement and invents things that do not […]

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Posted January 30, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I have an extraordinarily difficult time giving John Green five stars because even though I find his books to be sheer brilliance, I also could not sit down and read them over and over again. They are, ultimately, depressing. As strange as it sounds, they are depressing in a good way, because they make you think about things that you don’t want to think about. In this case, I find themes to be the cruelty of fate, living life to the fullest, courage, and knowing oneself. There are a million things that one can take out of a John […]

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