Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review for Love's Paradox by Laura Kreitzer (4 out of 5 stars)

I really liked this!  I thought the characters were great! They were funny, and sweet, and very enjoyable to read about.  I thought Parker was excellent, and I liked Rae; even though she made some not so smart decisions, but I still liked her a lot.  The story just flew by and it kept me entertained the whole time!  I liked Hunter also, and I look forward to reading a book about him; it seemed to me that could be a possibility.  Parker and Rae had excellent chemistry, and I loved reading their moments together; they were so sweet together and it's nice that the story had light hearted moments when the subject matter was of a serious nature.  I like that there weren't a bunch of games played; for the most part everyone is honest with each other, and it's nice not to have all these misconceptions and secrets causing un-needed and avoidable problems. One thing I didn't really care for was how things ended with the problem of the story, but I didn't let that bring down what I liked about the story, and I'll definitely read more books written by Laura Kreitzer! Great read!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Review for John Dreamer by Elise Celine (4 out of 5 stars)

I loved it! From the beginning to the end.  I love how it started; right from the beginning there was mystery, and it grabbed my interest right away.  I liked how the author got right into the story, although a bit more character development would have been nice, but I suppose not knowing added to the mystery. John Dreamer was very fast paced for me and I read it in no time.  I can't wait for the next book! I'm really looking forward to it, and with that bit of a cliffhanger, I hope it comes out very soon!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Review for Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer (4 out of 5 stars)

This was a pretty good book, and I liked the story and how it was laid out.  I do wish that the characters had a bit more oomph to them; they felt a little flat, but I still enjoyed reading about them.  I found it a bit difficult to like Allie, but I just kept in mind that she is suffering, and that helped me feel for her.  I liked the side characters, and the dynamic between Aaron and Allie was interesting, and I thought Damien was a good character.  I wish a bit more time had taken place in the story, so the relationship between the main characters could develop at a more reasonable rate; I'm not usually turned off by insta-love, but in Lingering Echoes it felt a bit weird.  I also think the characters acted a bit too young for his or her age.  I also think the ending could of had a bit more to it.  For the most part though I enjoyed it; I liked the setting, and the story was engaging.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Midnight Side by Natasha Mostert (3 out of 5 stars)

I liked this book, but I didn't love it.  This is the 3rd book I've read from Mostert, and I enjoyed Windwalker more than this book, but I liked this book more than Season of the Witch.  Reading Mostert's books, I've come to realize I usually don't like her characters, so that has a big impact on my enjoyment of the story; I have a hard time pulling for someone I don't really like.  I enjoy the ideas for the stories, and for the most part I like the writing style of Mostert; sometimes the description can be lengthy for things that aren't really relevant to the story.  I liked the intrigue of "The Midnight Side", so that kept me reading.  I wanted more from the ending; as I tend to with Mostert's books, and I would like smoother transitions between the present and the flashbacks in the book.  The world Mostert creates brings life to the story.  All in all this is an interesting read, and I can respect Mostert for having flawed characters.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Review for Windwalker by Natasha Mostert (4 out of 5 stars)

Windwalker kept me interested all the way to the end!  The author does tend to be a bit too descriptive, but I did enjoy all the description about the house, and I liked the flow of the story.  I was a bit frustrated with Justine; I didn't really like her seeming to not really care about much, and I believe she even calls herself selfish, but I was still rooting for her.  I thought Adam was excellent, but I would have liked the author to go more into his past; I think that would have been interesting to read about.  I really enjoyed this book; I do wish that there was more to the end, but I still really liked it.  Windwalker felt like a complete book to me; it didn't feel rushed.