logo
Oct
13

DNF Review: Broken by Traci L. Slatton

DNF Review: Broken by Traci L. Slatton Broken Author: Traci Slatton Reviewer: Una Rating: DNF What I’m Talking About: Broken is the latest release by Traci Slatton. I was intrigued by the premise, but unfortunately I did not care for the book.  Between the contrast of flowery, romantic language and the atrocities of this time period, along with the overt sexual scenes and innuendoes side-by-side with political/historical discussions, I was never able to get into the story and ended up not finishing it. The novel is told from the point of view of the fallen angel Aria.  Since it is told in first person present, I felt as if I was being told what was going...
Read More
Sep
16

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter The Midnight Queen Author: Sylvia Izzo Hunter Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: The Midnight Queen is like a roller coaster ride, the first climb seems long, but then once the world is established and the characters are in place, the rest is gripping and wonderful.  I think anyone who enjoys fantasy blended with a slowly burning romance in a historical setting will enjoy this new series, Noctis Magicae. I think what gave this novel a slow start was my adjustment to the language.  The language fits the historical setting of the novel, and since I have been reading a more modern novel, I needed time to...
Read More
Sep
9

Review: Rogue’s Paradise by Jeffe Kennedy

Review: Rogue’s Paradise by Jeffe Kennedy Rogue’s Paradise Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Reading The Mark of Tala by Jeffe Kennedy, piqued my interest in her writing, so I looked up her other books and found the Covenant of Thorns trilogy.  It sounded intriguing so I bought the first two books and inhaled them and requested for review this, the third title.  I am happy to state, I also inhaled Rogue’s Paradise.  It was an exciting, passionate and thrilling ending to this mysterious and enchanting journey. The story is told from Gwynn’s perspective and it is a bit like Alice down the rabbit hole.  Over the course of the...
Read More
Aug
15

Review: The Inheritance by Olivia Mayfield

Review: The Inheritance by Olivia Mayfield The Inheritance Author: Olivia Mayfield Reviewer: Una Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Originally released as a series of six novellas, The Inheritance has now been released as a full novel.  I did not read the story in the novella format and this review is for the full novel only.  The premise piqued my interest, but the suspense/mystery was overwhelmed by the romance in some ways. I was intrigued by this detective suspense story to only find out that it is set within a romance.  The story of Andrew and Maggie is compelling.  Two long lost high school sweethearts who are reconnected by an odd will that pits them...
Read More
Aug
6

Review: Guarded by Mary Behre

Review: Guarded by Mary Behre Guarded Author: Mary Behre Reviewer: Una Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The second book in the Tidewater series, Guarded, focuses on Dev and Shelly.  I was intrigued by Dev when we first met him in Spirited.  He was Seth’s big and intimidating partner, but I’ve always loved the tall, strong and silent type.  Dev is all of this and more.  He is also intelligent and sensitive.  I enjoyed learning more about him as Shelly tied him up in knots. Shelly is Jules’s long lost middle sister.  At the conclusion of Spirited, Seth encourages Jules to use Dev’s cousins, who own a private security firm, to see if they...
Read More
Jul
1

Review: Gilded Lily by Delphine Dryden

Review: Gilded Lily by Delphine Dryden Gilded Lily Author: Delphine Dryden Reviewer: Una Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Gilded Lily is the third offering in the Steam and Seduction series.  In this adventure we follow Frederique “Freddie” Murcheson and Barnabas Smith-Grenville, two opposites who do attract.  Although this novel feels a bit transitional, setting up new plots while circling back to finish up some elements introduced in the previous two novels, I liked it. For me, the Steam and Seduction series is steampunk that is more romance than science, but it’s still fascinating.  What hooked me are the characters.  I enjoy the independent and empowered heroines who seem to characterize this series.  Freddie is...
Read More
Jun
10

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare City of Heavenly Fire Author: Cassandra Clare Reviewer: Una Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: It seems lately I have been reviewing the end-of-a-series books.  So far, they have all been well done.  City of Heavenly Fire is no exception and in fact is amazing!  It is beautifully crafted, brimming with pathos, and completely tensioned filled; I was mesmerized, overwhelmed, and ensnared.  The course of the last five books reached an unexpected and almost hopelessly impossible pinnacle, and I find myself left with a beautiful sense of peace and a core of hope.  City of Heavenly Fire is by far my favorite book of the series! Ms. Clare certainly...
Read More
May
13

Review: Warrior’s Curse by Alexa Egan

Review: Warrior’s Curse by Alexa Egan Warrior’s Curse Author: Alexa Egan Reviewer: Una Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Warrior’s Curse is the third book in the Imnada Brotherhood series.  It is a rich paranormal story set within a historical novel.  I jumped into this book without reading the previous two titles, and it did affect my enjoyment.  Although I found myself liking the story of Gray and Meeryn, I do wish I had read the previous titles. It is always best to start a series from the beginning however, when I signed up for this one, I somehow missed that it was the third in a series.  I have found that jumping in on...
Read More
Apr
29

Review: Stolen Remains by Christine Trent

Review: Stolen Remains by Christine Trent Stolen Remains Author: Christine Trent Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Stolen Remains is the second novel in the Lady of Ashes Mysteries.  I was wonderfully surprised to find this sequel is as engrossing and interesting as the first novel, Lady of Ashes.  Although I didn’t think I was in the mood for a historical mystery when I picked it up, I found myself completely engrossed and unable to put it down. Violet is a wonderfully characterized heroine.  Clearly a woman who loves what she does, Violet sticks out like sore thumb in Victorian society.  Through the interactions between her and various characters, we learn about the...
Read More
Apr
18

Review: The Medea Complex by Rachel Florence Roberts

Review: The Medea Complex by Rachel Florence Roberts The Medea Complex Author: Rachel Florence Roberts Reviewer: Una Rating: C What I’m Talking About: The Medea Complex was an interesting premise and nothing like what I expected.  Although I liked the idea of the novel and where the author was going, the execution of it fell flat. The Medea Complex is a psychological thriller based on a true story.  I admit the mystery of whether or not Anne was insane was gripping.  I saw this novel as more of a mystery than a psychological thriller with the underlying mystery the truth of Anne’s illness and its cause.   As the story unfolded I found myself trying to figure...
Read More
Page 10 of 14« First...89101112...Last »
logo
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes