Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pin Money


Pin Money is an action packed thrilling novel rated at FIVE STARS.

From the very first pages, this book takes off fast. Full of action. Full of suspense. It covers four short mysteries that center around Grace and Suzie. I found that the novel provided a little too much repeating of past events from book one in the series (Fatal Destiny) but I loved that the novel maintained its fast pace.

Grace is one of my new favourite characters. I love the way she thinks, her actions, and she is just all around well developed. She makes these novels what they are, makes them super enjoyable.
There are some awesome hooks. They are placed well and keep you flipping through the pages. Very well written.

There was this one part within this book that reminded me of an old song I used to listen to. It had me hoppin’ round my house with an extra hop to my step singing ‘Move bi***, Get out my way’ which happen to be the only lyrics of that song I can remember.

The chapters are short, sweet, and to the point. The pages held several moments that I did not see coming. Shocked me, made me cry, made me laugh, and just played around with my emotions.

“Booker charged into the room, going in fast and low. Suzie and I were right behind him. They had guns drawn. I had my hands fisted, feeling hopeless and foolish.”

This is a great book, full of extremely interesting descriptions that make it all the easier to picture this story unfolding in front of you. I would recommend this novel to any thriller, mystery, and action readers out there. Enjoy, I know I did.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Strange Will of J W Everett



I give this novel a THREE STAR review. So it's obvious by the title, The strange Will of J.W Everett, that it's about a will that is strange. Jared, a reporter of sorts, hear's about a strange will that refers to an estate that has been passed down, but not to a relative. As Jared learns about the will and strange going on's over the years at the estate, he finds himself with more questions then answers. Questions like, is time travel possible? It takes a while for Jared to collect all the fact's (the last fact in the last chapter). There is so much detail that you can actually picture the estate and everything in it. With so many details to keep straight. I didn't particularly care for the way the character changes. It took me a page into the character change to understand why I was reading about a different character. With that said, I still like the characters, and the story.
I like the quote " A horrible thought crossed his mind. What if the path is booby-trapped? He shrink back from the entrance as he thought of the temple at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the lost Ark popped  into his head. Maybe giving James the night off hadn't been such a good idea."
I recommend this book to detail oriented mystery lovers.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Heavens Core


Heavens core was a great short story read. I give it FOUR STARS. This lovely story starts with a young man named Hannibal, who's conflicted about his job as a mercenary, killing is what he was enhanced for. When aliens came to earth and offered technology and cures for diseases in exchange for water, the world watched as peace was made. However on both sides there were those who didn't agree, thus becoming rebels. The Core was created to take care of this problem by any means necessary. Hannibal, a cyborg, starts to question the body's that he's piled up and they weigh heavily on his shoulders, he knows what the core does isn't justice, it's murder. Hannibal escapes the Core headquarters to find his own peace. This is where he meets Tez, a beautiful, vivacious rebel, his sworn enemy. Tez helps Hannibal with his injury from his escape. This is the part where you have to read to find out how Hannibal reacts to the help, and see if he finds the peace he's looking for. All in all, this was a good read for those into sci-fi adventure, and a smidge of romance.
Friday, July 4, 2014

Delusional


A fast paced, thrilling novel, which is rated at FOUR STARS! This novel will suck you in, creep you out, play on your emotions, and spit you out at the end feeling a little bit confused. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

The main character in this amazing book is Patricia Fowler. An extremely hard working, very thoughtful, pleasant woman who just happens to fall for a married man, Paul Blast. While normally I would not be rooting for the other woman, this novel left me feeling a little conflicted as I raced to the finish hoping for Patricia’s happiness.

This novel was slightly difficult for me to rate. It does have its downfalls but as I weighed the negatives and the positives, well the positives outshone the negatives quite brightly. I found it a little confusing to follow in the beginning as you have several stories to follow. There was a flaw with character development, a single word that stands out that all the characters possessed in their vocabularies. I did find several errors within the novel.

However, it was a fast paced novel that had me hooked within the first few chapters. It creeped me out, a lot. It had me laughing, it had me close to tears, and it had me cringing. Several ‘uh oh’ moments as I raced to see what would happen.

Do Paul and Patricia get their happily ever after? Will Patricia lose her mind in the process? How will this couple rise above all of the eerie challenges that face them?


I would recommend this novel to thriller readers, paranormal readers, and anyone who enjoys fast paced stories.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Perfected



Perfected. A FIVE STAR read for all romance and dystopian lovers out there. This is definitely a must read book. It will capture your full attention from the very first words and hold you tight until the very last sentence. You have GOT to get your hands on a copy of this novel!

“It should have been a comfort, to think that all of the things in my room had been shared with another pet, someone just like me, but the thought didn't console me. It only reminded me that she’d been sent back”

Perfected, a novel by Kate Birch, begins with twenty girls sitting properly in a room. They don’t have names, they are named by numbers. They will get their forever names when the sale is complete and they move into their new homes. They have been born and bred to be perfect pets and it quickly becomes clear that any failure on their part will bring them back, through a set of red doors, never to be seen again.

We begin by hearing the thoughts in Eight’s head. She is one of the twenty girls bred to perfection. This is the moment of the sale, a glorious night where only the richest members of society enter and begin the choosing process. It quickly becomes clear that she has caught the eye of a congressman with his wife. By the end of chapter one, Eight goes home with her new owners.

The novel does not take long to capture your every attention. It is extremely interesting to read through Eight’s thoughts as she experiences everything as if it were new. Birch does an amazing job at describing each new moment to its fullest, leaving the impression with you as you quickly flip on through the pages. Eights complete and total innocence is obvious within the first few chapters. Some shocking material is included within these pages. Some ‘Oh my Gosh’ moments came from my mouth as I rapidly flipped through the pages of this book that I just could not put down for the life of me. Even with the shocking material, this is definitely a book you do NOT want to miss out on.

Like any good novel, there is a budding romance. It begins slowly, first glances and then conversations. It leaves the reader wanting more. So again, you find yourself rapidly flipping through the pages, reading quickly to eat up every bit of this romance that you can.

“Maybe Miss Gellner was wrong. Maybe they didn’t care if I was engaged in their conversation... I could be a mechanical girl as easily as I could be a living one. All that mattered was how things looked on the outside.”


This book held my attention until the very last page, at which point I was screaming for MORE. I want another book in this series. I want this novel on the big screens. So obviously this novel comes highly recommended from The Schwartz Reviews. 
Monday, June 30, 2014

Mirror X

This new future aged dystopian novel is a shocking and fantastic FOUR STAR read! It is a fast paced novel, that I managed to read within two days simply because I found it so difficult to put down. I devoured it chapter by chapter and I am positive you will do the same.

"All I wanted was to knock Dr. Love away, jump from the bed ninja-like, burst out the door, and run away-to escape this foreign world and Dr. Bennett's jarring words."

This book follows Cassie, a girl that was born more than a thousand years before the time period in the novel. Left in stasis and discovered in a time of need from the future citizens perspective. But Cassie does not like their plans, she wants out, only in the advanced futuristic world that becomes nearly impossible. I fell for Cassie right from the beginning. She is an amazing character.

This book was sprinkled with romance throughout the chapters. Cassie falls for the first person she sees, Dr. Bennett. The only thing that I found odd was that Dr. Bennett seemed to have fallen for Cassie a bit too soon for my liking. The novel holds many "OH MY GOD" moments, plenty of "I didn't see that coming" moments, and it was quite shocking at times.

I did find a few errors within the pages, but I was able to overlook them and I truly did fall in love with this story. It ends perfectly and even though the story does end, it leaves the reader imagining more. I would recommend this book to dystopian readers, futuristic readers, and supernatural readers. Enjoy, I know I did.

Going Down in Flames



Going Down In Flames is a FOUR STAR read. I was overwhelmed with the rules of becoming a dragon, however, I completely understand the need to know it. Love the main character Bryn McKenna, an out spoken, naive sixteen year old new dragon.

It takes a few chapters to learn about Bryn and her new Dragon life. It takes a few more chapters to learn about becoming a dragon and the rules that apply to life as a Dragon. Bryn stumbles through first finding out she and her parents are dragons, and that she is being shipped off to a new private, secluded school. With her parents being out cast, and the facts that they are left out, Bryn feels out of the loop left right and center.

Bryn has a red hot temper like her dad and fast, cool instincts like her mom, which helps and hurts her when making new friends. Oh and I can't leave out the Hot Knight and a particular black dragon whom are interested in Bryn's naive charm! Really this was a great story and an even better lead into a possible series.

Chris Cannon writes an awesome story and I absolutely loved this movie reference:
"Good. Because it was shiny and pretty and sparkly and good God, she needed to get this under control before she started muttering, My precioussssss."


Chris Cannon caught my attention and had me laughing and learning right along with Bryn. I recommend this book to young adult and supernatural readers.
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