Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Review: Half Black Soul

The “Half Black Soul” is packed with action and revelations. I love how fierce and loyal both Alexa and Nelly are to each other. They would both give their lives to save those they love. Alexa has always been strong, and able to take care of herself, but in this book, Nelly really comes into her own person. She begins to understand her true powers and what lengths she will go to keep her sister safe. I've really grown to respect Nelly as a character in this book, as she is no longer a helpless little girl relying on her sister to save her. She begins fighting back and trying to do her part in ridding Two Rivers of the evil that is lurking in the shadows. This book is jam packed with action and the ending has a major twist that leaves you begging for more. 
- Half Black Soul (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #2) By H.D. Gordon

Kindle Edition Published January 31, 2012

If you're interested, check out my review of "Blood Warrior" book #1 in the Alexa Montgomery Saga. 

Review: "Blood Warrior"
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Book 1: Blood Warrior
Book 2: Half Black Soul
Book 3: The Rise
Book 4: Redemption

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Keeper's Curse Blog Tour

Review and Author Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on The Keeper’s Curse Blog Tour, hosted by Sel of Bookcase to Heaven. Below you will read about this awesome story, see my review, learn about the author, Diana Harrison, and even get a chance to win an electronic copy of "The Keeper's Curse". So, here it goes :-)

My thoughts:

I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I loved the setting and descriptions of Methelwood and I loved how quickly the book moved. “The Keeper’s Curse” is one of those books where you sit down for an hour to read and then you look up 5 hours later not realizing how much time has passed. There was no downtime and everything moved at a quick pace leading up to the finale of the book. My favorite thing about the book was the fact that I wanted to be in the world with these characters. It is a world where everyone has the power to control magic and use “palewraiths” to perform it (using dead souls to defend yourself… how cool is that?). It was also interesting reading about Emmy trying to figure out what was going on with the voice she kept hearing in her head, and all of the situations she had to go through to learn a secret that had been kept from her since she was a young girl. 

I really enjoyed the story line of “The Keeper’s Curse” and the whole concept of the novel. I thought it was awesome how everyone within the story was connected in one way or another.  Also, I enjoyed reading as the individual people came together to create a tightknit group of friends. There were times (although very few) where I felt the dialogue was a little cheesy, but overall I really enjoyed the story. There were some scenes that involved Emmy and her classmates having competitions where the last one standing wins. I loved those parts because you were able to see Emmy grow into her abilities and become more comfortable with herself, her friends, and her surroundings. I also enjoyed the different dynamics of Emmy and her friends, especially between Emmy, Cyrus, and Breckin. 

“The Keeper’s Curse” has a little bit of everything that will keep anyone interested: mystery, romance, action, suspense, and magic all in one nice, neat, little package.
Published November 13, 2012 by Smashwords

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Review: Take a Bow

This story is told from four points of view: Emme, Sophie, Ethan and Carter. Going into the book I was wary of this because I didn’t think the book would be easy to follow. Elizabeth Eulberg has done an amazing job weaving together this story. She has flawlessly executed the shift of view from person to person in a way that leaves no holes. I was able to follow along pretty easily and felt that nothing got lost in the shuffle. This story was short and sweet. I personally loved it. I was able to connect to the characters, feel their pain and heartache while also wanting to punch one of the characters along the way. This book shows what some people will do to scrape their way to the top and lets you reflect on your own friendships.
This story was one that I was racing to finish and I couldn’t put it down! It’s one of those books where you fall in love with the characters and aren’t ready to let them go at the end of the story… or at least most of them… This story was a breath of fresh air and I, personally, would love to read more about these characters. 
Published April 1, 2012 

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