Oct 122015
 
Review: The Accidental Prophetess

This was a fun action story with a lot of humour. Natalie has quite the adventure with The Society kidnapping her on the belief that she is a mystical prophet. Natalie is ditzy and reminded me a lot of the Shopaholic series, and a little like Stephanie Plum. She doesn’t always think things through, and that leads to disasters that are really amusing to witness. She does have good supporting friends, which help keep the story from getting too ridiculous. Overall, this was a nice light-hearted read with some frivolous fun.

Sep 282015
 
Review: Soul Meaning

This was a very action packed story that offered an entirely new paranormal creature. Actually two new creatures, the Crovirs and the Bastians, who are immortal races that are hiding in plain sight. Similar to humans, but also very different. I loved the depth and background given to both races. There is a whole history woven into the story, with details doled out in easy to digest chunks. Everything flows together well and creates a detailed story with truly unique characters. The plot of the story was very action packed and exciting. There was always something happening or something developing, […]

Sep 232015
 
Review: Spindle

This book was highly imaginative. It felt so creative and intriguing once I settled into it, but it did take quite a lot to get there. Without a doubt, the first part of the book was very confusing. As a reader you’re thrown right into the action of a crazy fairy tale retelling, but there are so many things not explained. Everything is creative and fun, but also confusing as there is no basis of understanding. Once you get into the later part of the story, everything seems to come together and I definitely felt like I had a handle […]

Sep 222015
 
Review: Forever Grace

It’s stories like this that make me enjoy romance books. This is such a sweet and heartwarming story. I can easily remember it after several months, and several other books, and that makes it special. I love the accurate portrayal of people, both adults and children. Children so rarely appear in romance stories, except as side notes, but in this entire series children play an important role in each family, and this book is no exception. They are realistic and adorable and amusing. The adults are much the same way, with very character having a fully developed personality, complete with […]

Sep 212015
 
Review: Thirty Days of Red

This was a huge disappointment. I picked it up because there were comparisons to Gone Girl, which is an amazing book. This book has very little in common. Everything felt rushed and forced, and there were several character actions and thoughts that just made absolutely no sense. Pretty much the entire book could have been avoided if Liv had acted like an adult instead of a temper tantrum throwing child. It was just a huge waste. I just can’t understand or condone her actions or thoughts.

Sep 172015
 
Review: Bad Will Hunting

I loved this book. Even though I actually read it a few months ago, I still remember it quite well. It was sweet and very funny, and makes for a great light-hearted read. It’s everything I’ve come to expect from this author, which means it’s well worth reading. At first, Ashley is not at all likable. She’s very angry and fixated on revenge, which are not pleasant traits. As the book progresses, she’s still not the most lovable heroine, but she does show enough growth and change to make for a decent read. On the other hand, Sam is lovable […]

Aug 062015
 
Review: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces

I will admit that after the disappointing last book, I was a little apprehensive about this installment of Kitty’s adventure, but it turned out great. This book saw the return of the upbeat, determined, and adventurous Kitty, the one who knows right from wrong, and wants to solve a mystery, in order to help solve an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that Charlie joined her on this adventure. It was nice to see a returning character, especially one so integral to the original adventure. Kitty and Charlie have a great sibling-like relationship, and it played out very well in the […]

Jun 242015
 
Interview: J.P. Choquette + Giveaway

Thank you, first of all, Sarah, for having me as a guest on your site—very exciting! If you had to describe your book Twitter syle (140 characters or less), what would you say? Hmmm, if I were to describe ‘Subversion’ Twitter-style, I’d post someone else’s review (self- promotion isn’t my strong suit): “Grab a quilt & a cup of tea; once you start this book, you won’t want to put it down~explores the darker side of human nature, while renewing your faith in humanity.” What books have influenced your writing? As far as finding my rhythm and “voice” as a […]

Jun 152015
 
Review: Forever After

Have you ever finished a story and wanted just a little more? This short story does just that. It gives the reader just a bit more time with Gwyn and Gareth, with a fun tale of their wedding. Even though this is a short story, it’s still well developed. I was able to easily slip back into the characters lives, and experience this joyful, and stressful, adventure. I had several laughing moments, and the obligatory cry-at-the-wedding moment. It was a great hour’s read when I needed a little pick-me-up, and made me excited for the next book in the series, […]

May 282015
 
Review: Gwynneth Ever After

Sometimes you need a heartfelt, sighing, sweet romance, and this is book fits the bill perfectly. This is such a satisfying romance, and as a bonus, features several very realistic children characters. Children characters in romance books tend to be either absent or seriously stereotyped. The children in this book are very much fully developed and realistic, and add a touch of homey amusement to the story. It made the romance that much sweeter because it felt possible. Gwyn’s situation was realistic and believable, and while meeting a hunky movie star isn’t very believable, it is the stuff of dreams, […]