Friday, May 30, 2014

Review: The Doomsday Kids Liam's Promise

The Doomsday Kids: Liam's Promise (Doomsday Kids, #1)

Title: Doomsday Kids Liam's Promise
Series: The Doomsday Kids #1
Author: Karyn Langhorne Folan
Genre: YA
Goodreads Description
Separated from their parents, eight kids must survive a nuclear blast that destroys their city. They couldn't be more different: Liam Harper and his sister Lilly, who has Down's Syndrome, are outsiders who are new to public schools. Mysterious Amaranth Jones doesn't have parents; she lives in a group home. Nate and Nester Bartlett are half-brothers who don't like each other much. Rod Wasserman is a prankster and bully who has made Liam's life as a new kid miserable. His girlfriend, Amy Yamamoto, is popular cheerleader who doesn't seem to care for much beyond her hair and her makeup. And Elise Gomez is only seven and barely speaks English.

Tumbling into a bomb shelter called "The Hole" beneath Liam's house, the group face injury, deprivation and their dislike for each other. When the food runs out, they have no choice but to emerge, facing the devastation of the world above. In order to escape the fallout, they must put aside their differences and walk 200 miles to a mountain cabin, where they hope they will be safe.

This is the first book of The Doomsday Kids series.
My Rating
3.5 Stars
My Thoughts
The first half of this book was hard to get through. It just seemed to move so slow. I loved all the characters. I could relate to each of them and their interactions with each other is exactly what I would expect from people their age. I really wish there would have been a little more action at the beginning though.
The flash back were a little tiresome at points, though I see why it was added and did add to the story line and explain their emotions.
The end of the book grabbed my attentions and kept me wanting to read more. Even though the beginning was so slow I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: To Conspire

To Conspire

Title: To Conspire
Author: Sara Gauldin
Pages: 86
Genre: Crime
Goodreads Description 
To Conspire is a fast paced mystery and crime drama that brings the element of conspiracy at all levels of public infrastructure into question. The story is based on a Detective who is ordered by her commanding officer to investigate the disappearances of several bankers off of the record. She is teamed up with a gentleman who ultimately causes her to question the simplistic view she has on crime.

My Rating 
4 Stars

My Thoughts

Ok finaly finished going to have to take a day to thinks about his book. This was not my usual type of read. At first I did not think I was enjoying it but after reading the rest of it to day I kinda like it.

Ok after sitting here thinking about the book I have decided to give this book a 4. This was a really fast passed book full of action. The crime was a little confusing to me but I guess that is because I am not that into conspiracy theories. If you are into conspiracy theories and searching for patterns in everyday things this is the book for you.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Review: Into The Veil

Into the Veil (Veilwalker Trilogy, #1)

Title: Into The Veil
Series: Veilwalker Trilogy Book 1
Author: Jennifer McDonald
Pages: 243
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal/YA
Goodreads Description 
Life isn’t easy for a teenage veilwalker. 

Lyric has been on the run for the past decade, hiding in urban squalor from her own kind. Her twin brother is her only friend, her father is closer to an old school military general than a loving parent figure, and after an unimaginable mistake during a trip to the land of the dead, she’s stuck with a disgruntled ghost who’s less than understanding about her displacement. 

Things only get worse when Lyric’s father is captured by a warlock coven wanting to ransom his life for her otherworldly abilities. Alongside her twin and a resentful spirit, she is forced back into the magical world and the very people she’s been hiding from. 

But while evading mythical creatures and battling the malevolent dead, Lyric quickly learns that in the magical world no one is as they appear, and enemies are closer than she ever anticipated. 

This is the first book in Jennifer R. McDonald's Veilwalker Trilogy.

My Ratings
5 Stars

My Thoughts

Received from Lovers Of Paranormal in exchange for an honest review.

OMG I loved this book. It is written in the voice of Lyric the veilwalker. I love how she describes all of the characters. Gemma, her ghost cracked me up. The author made me feel everything she was feeling from anger and lust to sadness and confusion. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this trilogy.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review:This Freshest Hell

This Freshest Hell

Title: This Freshest Hell
Author:Natasha Ewendt
Pages: 256
Format: PDF
Genre: Paranormal/horror
Goodreads Description
When the new goth girl in town Maggie befriends town misfit Lily, they discover more in common than their taste in alternative music: a disdain for the "popular" and "normal", psychic abilities, and the same dark secret.

United in their struggle against society’s rules, Lily frequently wishes for death while Maggie wants a better kind of existence — and revenge.

When a dark spell performed in teenage despair is invoked years later, they are plunged into the demon world, a world that has its own rules, family bonds, and mortal enemies they never even knew existed.

Suddenly the darkness within, the victim’s desire for power over aggressors, and blood lust become literal matters of life and death. Lily and Maggie are forced to question what they really value — including each other.

My Rating
4.5 Stars

My Thoughts
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Lovers of Paranormal.

I really really liked this book. The only reason I do not give it more is I wish it had more action in the beginning of the book. The beginning was a little slow. I absolutely love the relationship that Lily and Maggie have with each other. Lily is always fighting the emotional battle within herself. She is not satisfied with life or with death. The connection between Maggie and Lily is strong and powerful. The ending to this book was amazing. I cannot wait to read more from this author.