Month: January 2011

Hush Money

Hush Money
Posted 28 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Hush Money is the first novel in a new series, The Talent Chronicles.  It is set in a world people with supernatural abilities, known as “Talents”, are taken and forced into government prisons.  These prisons are vaguely veiled as state-run schools that are supposed to help teach the Talented to control their abilities.  Being an […]

The Haunted E-Book

The Haunted E-Book
Posted 26 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 1 Comment

My Review For most of us, delving into a book is an escape, a temporary break from the mundane things that make up our reality.  It can be a trip to another time, another place, another dimension, another reality.  But can it also be something more?  Can something as innocent as reading truly unleash an evil, […]

The Gift

The Gift
Posted 22 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Gift is the second novel the young adult series, Witch & Wizard.  The cliffhanger from the first novel led neatly into the second novel, the ongoing adventures of Whit and Wisty Allgood in their changing world.  Freeland (the outlying areas populated by children who have managed to avoid being kidnapped, imprisoned, and brainwashed) […]

Witch & Wizard

Witch & Wizard
Posted 21 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am an avid James Patterson fan, especially the Alex Cross novels, and Witch & Wizard is a definate departure from his usual works.  The dystopian plot line was centered on a world in which the entire political and social systems that we know have collapsed.  The New Order has taken control, destroying […]

Shadowed Summer

Shadowed Summer
Posted 18 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review Shadowed Summer takes place in the perfect southern, gothic setting of Louisiana in the summer, in a small town where nothing ever happens.  Iris and Collette are best friends, caught in the awkward stage between growing up and playing childhood games.  Their relationship, especially with the addition of a boy to the mix, is […]

Torment

Torment
Posted 17 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Torment is the second in the new Fallen series by Lauren Kate, and, so far, my favorite.  My biggest criticism of the previous novel was that at times the plot became somewhat tangled and confusing.  I absolutely didn’t have that problem with this novel.  There are definately some places where it is difficult to clearly draw the line between […]

Fallen

Fallen
Posted 11 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The first in the young adult paranormal Fallen series, Fallen is a contemporary retelling of the age-old, epic battle between good and evil.  The premise of the plot was creative and unique, set around a reform school with the unlikeliest of heroes and villians.  Sorting out the evil from the good was rarely possible […]

Awakened

Awakened
Posted 7 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Awakened is the 8th novel in the House of Night series.  As the character of Zoey Redbird was the clear main character throughout most of the series, I enjoyed seeing another take the forefront in this novel.  The plot was more centered around Stevie Rae, Zoey’s best friend and a new High Priestess to […]

The Debutante’s Dilema

The Debutante’s Dilema
Posted 4 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 1 Comment

My Review The Debutante’s Dilemma is a historical romance set in 1800’s London, in the height of the Season.  It is a time of strict moral codes of behavior and the Cecilia Hastings is far more passionate than her prim and proper fellow debutantes.  Cecilia was a likeable character, and as relatable as a character from […]