Tag: gothic

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls

My Review Paper Dolls is the second book following Dollhouse, and is easily as good as the first.  I was as lost in the story as I was in the first book.  The cast of characters from the first book return, joined by several new ones.  The story continues on from the end of the first, taking […]

Posted 20 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Beautiful Redemption

Beautiful Redemption

My Review This is the long-awaited conclusion to the Beautiful Creatures saga.  And, honestly, it was my least favorite of the entire series.  I had huge hopes for the book and, while I did enjoy it, I didn’t love it as much as I would have expected or liked. The story was told from the switching POVs […]

Posted 13 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos

My Review This has been my favorite thus far in the series.  There are so many twists and turns and I was always trying to guess what was going to happen next.  It was action-packed and the secret quotient was definitely raised.  The weaving themes of love and sacrifice, both romantic and not, was beautiful […]

Posted 13 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Dream Dark

Dream Dark

My Review Dream Dark is a short novella, but an integral part of the Beautiful Creatures series.  This series focuses largely on Link, Ethan’s best friend whom I love.  The forward motion of the series-level plot doesn’t advance too much, the focus being on Link and his story.  But learning about Link was more than sufficient! […]

Posted 13 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

My Review I loved this!  It is not often I come across a really well-written, suspenseful, thrilling horror novel written for the young adult demographic.  There is no sex, no drugs, no extreme language… just thrilling, creepy horror that satisfies even my creepy taste as an adult!  I also enjoyed the fact that this book […]

Posted 13 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Beautiful Darkness

Beautiful Darkness

My Review This next book picks up not long after the first in the series, Beautiful Creatures, ends.  In my opinion, this book is darker than the first, coming on the heels of personal tragedy within the story line.  I think one of the things I loved the most was how grief was handled.  It wasn’t […]

Posted 13 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

My Review This book was already a movie by the time I began the series, which I have since seen and will talk about in a different post soon!  I really liked this book, more than I expected to.  For some reason, I went into it thinking it was going to be somewhat corny/sappy romance […]

Posted 13 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Possessed

Possessed

My Review This is the third book in the Arelia LaRue series.  We learned a lot more about Ivan in this book, explaining how he came to be the way he is.  It was beyond time for that because there was definitely an air of mystery around him in the first two books. Overall, I think […]

Posted 15 October 2012 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Punished

Punished

My Review I liked this book even more than I did the first, Bound.  There was far more depth to the characters and the story was darker and richer for it.  The spirits were even more involved in this story, and Arelia’ s interactions with them really added to the book.  The love triangle between Lucas […]

Posted 12 October 2012 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Bound

Bound

My Review I really enjoyed this book, despite the mixed reviews on Amazon.  The voodoo mythology behind the story is fresh and unique, a twist on the witchy theme.  It had a very real flavor to it, a lot of attention paid to incorporating true voodoo beliefs.  Much of the story centers around Arelia and […]

Posted 8 October 2012 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments