Oct 032014
 
Review: Fated

This was a quick and smoothly flowing book with a strong Native American vibe. Most of the mythology in the book is based on Native lore, and it was very intriguing. There is a strong nature and animal feel to it that is very harmonious. I found Daire hard to like at first since she has a very rebellious, resistant teenage attitude, but once she started to trust her grandmother and opened herself to learning from her, she quickly became a very likeable character. On the other hand, Daire’s mother Jennika is not a character I like at all. It’s […]

Feb 132014
 
Review: Betrayed

This was a guilty pleasure read, filled with teenaged drama. The voice of the book feels authentically teenaged, similar to the first book. The vampyre world is mostly developed in the first book, but things do get deeper and more interesting in this story. In addition to some well developed and unique vampyre problems, Zoey faces an almost ridiculous overabundance of guy interest. The number of guys that were interested Zoey was over the top, and almost eye-roll worthy. The romance in the story is the main source of drama, and while entertaining, it is definitely the cause of the […]

Apr 152013
 
Review: One Moment, One Morning

This was a powerful look at how grief affects people differently, and how your closeness to the person who passes away may not have a direct effect on the way it touches you. The story had a serious tone, yet was engrossing and entertaining. More character driven than plot driven, the story focused on three women and how their lives changed within a week. This condensed time frame allowed minute detail to be disclosed and discussed in an intimate way. It was never overwhelming, but instead, helped bring the characters to life and make them more realistic. Overall, it was […]

Mar 182013
 
Review: Marked

This was a fun twist on vampyres told from a very authentic feeling point of view. The vampyre story was well developed, and quite different from most vampire myths. In this story, vampyres are marked, not made. They grow into their bodies and abilities over a period of timem much like regular people do. I found it very convincing and a unique change from the standard myth. The point of view was the highlight of the book. Zoey felt like an actual, normal teenaged girl. She was likable and scared and just felt real. I’m not sure I’ve even read […]