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 […]

Devil’s Eye

Devil’s Eye
Posted 4 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is the second novella in the Mirus series by Kait Nolan, and equally as great as the first.  I have been looking forward to this story since the moment I finished the last.  One of things I love most about this writer is her ability to fully flesh out and conclude a full […]

The Midnight Show Murders

The Midnight Show Murders
Posted 3 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The second in the Billy Blessing series, The Midnight Show Murders was most definately my favorite.  Al’s signature humor was obvious throughout the novel, blending wittiness and mystery well.  I love the eclecticness of the characters in the novels and how they fit into the storyline without that formula feel to the mystery.  […]

The Morning Show Murders

The Morning Show Murders
Posted 28 December 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I picked this book up because I love Al Roker, and find him hysterical on Today, so I was interested to see how his humor would show itself in fiction.  Full of pop culture references, including a few self-deprecating references to Roker himself, there was a lot of unexpected humor for a murder […]

Wither

Wither
Posted 23 December 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Wither is set in the future, in a world that somehow seems both futuristic and primitive at the same time.  War has literally changed the world as we, the reader, know it.  Modern science and technology have changed humanity, illusions and holograms having replaced reality and the humanity of relationships.  The desperation that society […]