Mar 092015
 
Review: Mortal Heart

I really enjoyed this ending book of the trilogy. It was incredibly sweet and romantic. Not at all what I’d expect from a series about assassin nuns, but when I look back at the series overall, there was a lot of romance, and it was all handled really well. Something that I didn’t really pick up while reading, but seems obvious looking back is the symbolism of the titles. It really speaks to the purpose of each book, and what portion of the god is revealed. It is a really nice touch to have such meaningful titles. The high point […]

Feb 262015
 
Review: Slayers

Modern day dragons and dragon slayers. The very idea is enchanting and this story delivered well on the idea. With unique paranormal powers thrown in, it was like watching an exciting movie unfold. As with any movie though, there were good parts and bad. On the good side was the portrayal of the dragons, and the well thought out history. I was able to buy into the dragon stories easily, and enjoyed how everything was explained. On the not so great side, the characters were fairly stereotypical. You have the pretty-girl main character, two hot guys battling for her attention, […]

Feb 182015
 
Review: Vengeance Born

Going into this book, I was expecting a classic-style fantasy story with maybe a YA tilt. I was very wrong. This is paranormal romance, with a heavy emphasis on the romance. If I had peeked at the other covers in the series, I probably would have had a better sense of what to expect. As it was, I was caught fairly offguard. The fantasy parts of the story were well developed. There is a sense that everything has been well planned, and a lot of the world building is portrayed without info dumping. I quite enjoyed the unique elements introduced […]

Feb 042015
 
Review: Echo 8

This is a science fiction story with a strong romance element. It has a love triangle that is complex and very fun to read. Unlike most love triangles, the circumstances dictate that there isn’t really a “who will she pick” angle, just a lot of layers that made it feel unique. I found the romance in the story was hot and steamy, but also very fast. The relationships proceed at a breakneck speed which seems almost too fast, until you realize the entire book moves at the same speed. Then it starts to make sense and seem less rushed, but […]

Feb 022015
 
Review: Edged Blade

One of the things I worry about when I read a series is what if I don’t love the next book? This is especially true in cases where I love the first few books, because then I start to develop a connection, and want to really love each book. This book is one of those instances where I’m fairly torn as I liked the book, but didn’t love it. The last book had me a little wishy-washy too, but it did recover nicely. This book did start to recover and pick up in the later half, but the for the […]

Jan 292015
 
Review: Claiming Callie

This is a fun and light-hearted romance story. It felt very similar to Shopaholic in that the main female is a complete disaster and needs to rein in her financial situation. There are several key differences though, primarily being the duel narrative with Dean. I think Dean’s narrative was my favourite part of the story. He’s just so sweet. He really has Callie’s best interests at heart, and seems like the only actual adult in the story. Callie’s plan to earn quick money is really a disaster and not thought out at all. It’s no wonder she ran into problems. […]

Dec 292014
 
Review: Beastly

I love the Disney Beauty and the Beast movie. So when I got a copy of Beastly, a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I was excited to see how it stood up, because I honestly haven’t read many fairy tale retellings. I was pleasantly surprised. This was a fun and light hearted story. It follows the classic storyline, but with a contemporary YA, set in New York City, twist. There is nothing earth shattering in this book, but it does make a quick and heartwarming weekend read. I enjoyed the complete transformation, including name, that Kyle did, and how he […]

Dec 262014
 
Review: The Iron Locket + Giveaway

This story wove an intriguing mixture of King Arthur legends with faery tales. Many of the faery characters were recognizable from classic stories, such as the four Faery Queens. The way the faeries and King Arthur’s knights were connected was unique and believable. In addition to mixing King Arthur and faeries, there was also some modern humans in the form of faery hunters. The set up for them was also believable. I quite liked the histories and background woven into the story as everything was cohesive and logical. The characters themselves were well formed. The personalities were realistic, and there […]

Dec 102014
 
Review: Fortune's Pawn

I’m always quick to say I love sci-fi books, but less quick to say I have a soft spot for space stories. Space and alien stories usually have way more potential than they actually deliver. Part of that is because female characters seem to be highly stereotypical in this genre. I’m super happy to say that this book killed those stereotypes and brought lots of action delivered through a very impressive female protagonist. Devi is a very focused and career driven woman. She knows what she wants, and she’s willing to do the work to get it. She’s not looking […]

Nov 202014
 
Genevieve Reviews: The Job

This is the third installment in this particular series, and this one is definitely consist with the first two. It’s a light hearted but well-written story about some cons who con the bad guys. It’s full of action, exotic locations, designer brands, and multiple capers. It’s fun, easy reading. Personally, I tend to get very emotionally invested in books. Will the two leads get together in the end? Will the bad guy get away? Is everything going to work out?!? It’s bad. I routinely look at the end of a book before I get there to see how things are […]