Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review: Bite Me (A Love Story # 3)

Bite Me (A Love Story # 3)
Christopher Moore
Harper Collins

From Goodreads: The undead rise again in Bite Me, the third book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore’s wonderfully twisted vampire saga. Joining  his farcical gems Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck, Moore’s latest in continuing story of young, urban, nosferatu style love, is no Twilight—but rather a tsunami of the irresistible outrageousness that has earned him the appellation, “Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination” from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and inspired Denver’s Rocky Mountain News to declare him, “the 21st century’s best satirist.”

My Review : I enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the chapters narrated by Abby, also to see how the relationship between Jody and Tommy progressed. The part about Chet and the other vampire cats was interesting and sometimes creepy, but overall a funny read as all the books were in the series. I enjoyed that some of the characters in the last two books were developed more and given their own story lines instead of just being filler.I will be reading more of Christopher Moore's book, I found his writing humorous and well executed. These stories made me laugh and captured my interest at the same time.   

Review : Blood of My Blood ( Jasper Dent # 3)

Blood of My Blood
Barry Lyga
Little Brown Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads: Jazz has been shot and left to die in New York. His girlfriend, Connie, is in the clutches of Jazz's monstrous father, Billy--the world's most notorious serial killer. And his best friend, Howie, is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's new home.

Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.

But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son? Who is the true monster?"

From New York City to the small town of Lobo's Nod, the chase is on, and this time, Jazz is the hunted, not the hunter--while Billy Dent lurks in the shadows.

And beyond Billy? Something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.

My Review: What can I say about this trilogy. That I wish it could continue. That this is one series I am keeping because I want to re-read it. This story and characters blew me away , well I have said all these things and I am truly upset that this series ended. I loved Jasper Dent and did not want to finish this book because there was not another one to get and continue this amazing, horrifying, and wonderfully written story. Action packed from page one till Jaspers final bow. I recommend this trilogy too all the fans of dark  murder mysteries ( from ages 16 to  106 )  you will love it I promise .

If I could have given it more stars I would have

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Where I have been and new start

Hello my followers and casual readers,
     I know I have not been here for a long time due to family problems and personal problems, but this month I finally resolved all of them for good. I know I thought they were gone before but now for sure they are gone. I will be blogging more and reviewing 2 books a week for a while. I am also starting a new blog about my life and things I am struggling with as a therapeutic outlet. If your interested in that blog let me know. I will be dealing with my weight, money and my efforts to break bad habits.

                       But as for the books I have been trying to clear my bookshelves so I have books to review and books to read so starting August 13th this blog will be up and running again. Thank you for sticking it out and hanging in there with me.

  So Let's read on.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Review : Game (Jasper Dent # 2)


Game (Jasper Dent # 2)
Barry Lyga
Little Brown Books for Young Readers

 From Goodreads: I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.

In an effort to prove murder didn’t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo’s Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz’s door asking for help, he can’t say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple–and its police force–running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer’s murderous game.

My Review: I loved this book just as good as the first one and want, no need the third one. With each pulse pounding page I could not get enough of this story. Jasper is back and better than ever. In the Big Apple trying to help solve murders that seem to be calling him out. I could not catch my breath reading this book. I was at the edge of my seat and begging for more. What an amazing story . WOW is all I can say. Barry Lyga is now my favorite Y/A writer.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Review : Mortal Danger

Mortal Danger
Ann Aguirre
Square Fish

From Goodreads: Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It's a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind.

My Review: I really enjoyed the story in this book. Engrossing and at points quite disturbing. The only problem I had with it really is the whole transformation thing. I think in a time where we tell our young people it is okay to be you and look the way you do its message was a little harsh. Don't get me wrong I know kids are still bullied by other for stupid reasons and we want nothing more than revenge on them. This book deals with that and as  Edie gets her revenge,  at what consequences to her. This book keeps you guessing and begs the question is it worth it? This is a series I am going to continue.

Review: Black Ice


Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

From Goodreads: Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

My Review: This was a fact paced thrilling book. Intended for older mature young adults but still good for the older reader too. I enjoy a good mystery of who done it and this book provided that with just the right amount of doubt mixed in. Keeps you guessing and cheering for each little victory Britt has against her captors. My first Becca Fitzpatrick book but looking forward to more.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Review : Possess


Gretchen McNeil
Balzer & Bray

 From Goodreads : Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by Matt Quinn, the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, the voices are demons - and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. Literally.

Terrified to tell her friends or family about this new power, Bridget confides in San Francisco's senior exorcist, Monsignor Renault. The monsignor enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession, but just as she is starting to come to terms with her freakish new role, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. And when one of her oldest friends is killed, Bridget realizes she's in deeper than she ever thought possible. Now she must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone else close to her winds up dead - or worse, the human vessel for a demon king.

My Review: This book was interesting and very different from other books I have read. There are parts of this enthralling story that just creeps the heck out of you and the ending caught me off gaurd but this book was delightful and captivating. I was pulled in from the first chapter and continued riding the roller coaster of fear and releif all the way to the end. The characters were wonderfully written with complex detail but also with flaws you would relate too. Bridget was such a strong girl, but trying to live a normal life is impossible when her gift gets in the way. She is also not afraid to express her feeling about her gift and how she wishes she did not posses them. Okay she whined about it but as the story goes on you can understand her unhappiness. Over all a great story and will read more from Gretchen McNeil