Blood of the Pride by Sheryl Nantus
Release Date: February 1, 2013 / Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I would say Blood of the Pride managed to hold my interest, considering I was able to read it till the very end. However, I didn't think it was a stand out amongst other paranormal and urban fantasy novels I've read. I also felt that the characters weren't always consistent in the things they said. They would go on and on about the consequences of certain actions, yet later they would backtrack or change their mind. It was a little too convenient.
Blood of the Pride is book one in the series, and while I probably won't continue with it, I think if you want to give this book a shot you should go ahead and read it.
The Escape by Shoshanna Evers
Release Date: January 1, 2014 / Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately, I didn't like The Escape. I wish I did, but nothing in the story worked for me. All the characters suffered from a serious case of TSTL (too stupid to live). It must be one of those highly contagious diseases people are catching at the FEMA camps mentioned in the book. Because whoa. Their reasoning for doing some of the things they did made zero sense. They rarely used logic. It was unbelievable and a bit hilarious. I have no idea how they managed to survive everything that happened in this book, and I can't comprehend how they're even still living after the 'Pulse,' which happened a year ago and is the reason technology and most humans in America were wiped out. I guess these people are seriously lucky or everyone else around them is just dumber. Those are the only reasons that make sense to me.
I don't want to end this without saying at least something good about The Escape. So, I've thought of three things I liked. One would be that, although I haven't read the first book and all the books in the trilogy are connected, I didn't feel lost while reading this sequel. I was also able to read this fairly quickly. It was easy to get through. The final thing would be that I didn't get a headache, even though I wasn't enjoying it.
If you're still interested in reading this book or the entire trilogy, then that's your choice. I'm not going to tell anyone what they should or shouldn't read. But as for me, The Escape just wasn't for me, and I don't have any plans to read the other books.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Pretending by Shanna Clayton
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
That’s how long Wesley Kent has to live with the girl his dad shacked him up with, and then he can collect his inheritance and escape small town life. He gets through the prison sentence by pretending Dahlia Reynolds doesn’t exist. With three years down and one more to go, he doesn’t expect much to change. That is, until the girl that’s not supposed to exist sharpens into his reality, making it impossible to ignore her.
That’s how long Dahlia Reynolds has been living with a total stranger. She’s convinced herself Wesley Kent is no more than illusion in the hallways. It’s easy to do, especially since that same illusion has never spoken more than two words to her. But one mistaken identity later, and she finds herself caught up in the mysterious world Wesley lives in. One by one, he begins knocking down the safe, comfortable walls she built, leaving her wondering what his motives are. Does he want to expose her—or free her?
Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish! Today's topic is top ten popular authors I've never read.
- Jay Crownover - I keep seeing her Marked Men series everywhere, and it sounds good! I recently ordered book one Rule. Not sure when I'll receive it, but I can't wait.
- Jeaniene Frost - I've heard great things about her Night Huntress series, and I would like to read them one day. However, I'm so excited for her NA book The Beautiful Ashes that I pre-ordered it a few weeks ago!
- Karina Halle - I'm intrigued by all her books, especially the Artists Trilogy. I have the Sins & Needles paperback pre-ordered & I wish it were August already!
- Colleen Hoover - I know, it's shocking that I haven't read any of her books yet, even though I own them all. I do hope I enjoy them as much as everyone else!
- Katie McGarry - Her Pushing the Limits series sounds very good! I own the first and third books and definitely have to find time to read them.
- Marissa Meyer - I really need to get my hands on her books because my co-blogger loves the Lunar Chronicles & I'm always hearing wonderful things about it!
- Veronica Rossi - I've had my eye on her Under the Never Sky trilogy, which I've heard great things about, for awhile. I own the first book & hopefully I'll get to it soon!
- Rainbow Rowell - I'm constantly hearing high praise for all her novels, and I can't believe I haven't read any of them yet! I'm not even sure which one to start first.
- Tammara Webber - I've had her popular new adult novel Easy on my shelf for awhile now, and I definitely want to read it this year so that I can read Breakable too!
- Samantha Young - I own the first two books in her On Dublin Street series, and I'm surprised I still haven't read them! I'm hoping to get to them soon.