Charlie

Charlie
Posted 16 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Charlie is the debut short thriller from Shana Hammaker, the first in a series called Twelve Terrifying Tales for 2011.  It had all the elements of a good thriller:  blood and guts, suspense, unexpected twists and turns.  While it was definately dark, it also had a lot of unexpected humor in the inner […]

Soul Born

Soul Born
Posted 14 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review Soul Born is the first full-length novel by Kevin James Breaux, and the first of a trilogy.  From the moment, I opened this book, I was hard-pressed to put it down.  There is typically a pretty predictable formula in fantasy tales, with the battle between good and evil, the struggle for power, the quests […]

Wisdom

Wisdom
Posted 9 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have very mixed opinions about this series as a whole, Wisdom being the fourth book.  The plot itself has great bones, with unexpected twists and turns.  Many of the subplots are just intriguing as the main story, which I think makes the story itself richer to read.  However, there are scenes here and there […]

Flutter

Flutter
Posted 8 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review Flutter is the third book in the My Blood Approves series.  Once again, I like the plot of the series and I get drawn into it every time.  The story line is a strong one, with the sub plots as engaging as the main story.  There are lots of twists and turns to […]

Fate

Fate
Posted 5 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Fate is the second novel in the My Blood Approves series, and the story line continued to pull me in as much as the first one did.  I love the unexpected twists and turns and the action was just as well-paced as in the first.  While sometimes the story had me wanting the […]

My Blood Approves

My Blood Approves
Posted 3 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 1 Comment

My Review Vampire fiction is such an enormously popular genre right now and it can be hard to find a story that truly grabs you in a fresh and unique way.  There were definately some plot points that echoed some of that popular fiction, but the story that they were woven into kept them from being […]

Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead
Posted 2 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Noted to be Book #1.5 in anticipation of the upcoming release of One Hundred Candles in 2 weeks, Raising the Dead is the newest installment of the Past Midnight series.  The first novel introduced Charlotte Silver, a teen girl who just wants to be normal, not an easy feat when she is the […]

Initiate

Initiate
Posted 1 February 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Unfinished Song:  Initate is the first installment of a new series by Tara Maya set in the fantasy world Faearth.  There are only seven tribes of people in existence, and faeries, pixies, brownies, and the like still roam the earth.  It is set in a stone age era, more civilized than cave dwellers.  […]

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 […]