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 […]

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 […]