Saturday, February 25, 2012

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a pretty good story, I felt like it could've been better for me. I was surprised that I didn't fall in love with this book, because several people seem to really like this series. I think what it was, is that I am not really a vampire book kind of fan. I loved "Twilight" but I only read it because I said a book club interview with Stephenie Meyer on Border's website when Eclipse was coming out. I bought "Twilight" and it sat on my bedside table for a month probably and then I got bored one day and gave it a try and than became obsessed as most did! But it was more for the love story and Edward and his gentlemen ways.

This book is the typical "bad" vampire book. The humans are the good people. It has a little romance in it but not much.

I will say, it was an okay book and I would like to at some point listen to book two because I did towards the end start caring about the characters. Atleast enough to give the next part of the story a chance. I could see where maybe it will get better.

I listened to this on audio. I wasn't crazy about how the person read the inflections of what people were saying. I think maybe if I had chose this one to read, maybe I would have liked it a little bit more, but I still think the story would be a 3 for me.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Goliath (Leviathan, #3)Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent! Don't let this series pass you by. It does not get the attention it deserves. Scott Westerfeld does a brilliant job telling this story. I listened to the audio and it is one of the best audios out there. The voices and accents are amazing! It is as good as Harry Potter audios by Jim Dale.


I also own the books because there are brilliant drawings throughout the story and the books look very smart sitting on my book shelf!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I gave this book a 3, but I need to think about it a little while before writting an actual review. I didn't love this book like many others seem to. I never really felt connected to the characters and I felt like the last half of the book was drug out a little too much. I also didn't really like that there was never any explanation as to why Noah and Mara could do what they could do? I realize answers might come on book two. But, this seems like the kind of book where they will learn to control their powers but it is going to be pushed off to being "gifted" with special powers for the better of the universe and I really don't like this sort of thing. I prefer real reasons....but thats just me. Also, I didn't really buy into the GREAT love between them, it just didn't seem real esp. not in a Edward / Bella kinda way that I love. The author never really explained about Noahs past loves??? and reputation?? Was it real or just rumors?

Another question: Did Mara cause the lady at the end to shoot the guy or was she about to but the woman stepped up and did it first???

Okay, so I said I wasn't going to review it but there it is. I didn't hate or dislike this book and I will probably some day read book two when it comes out, but I won't be in line at midnight or in any hurry to rush and read it. It was okay. The story could've been better for me. I think this book got a lot of attention and I expected too much maybe?

Just my opinion....glad others are loving it.

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Black Bird, Vol. 1 (Black Bird, #1)Black Bird, Vol. 1 by Kanoko Sakurakouji

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've had this book for a while and hadn't got to it. I am so glad I did. It is a bit racey but I love the story. It is about demons and is a love story.

A must read if you like the graphic novels. It is one that you read backwards to, which is kind of cool when you get used to it.

Kyo........aaahhhhh :)

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