Friday, August 18, 2017
For the past few years I have been reviewing books done by YA authors, It has been a wonderful experience. I loved every minute of it, meeting authors talking with fellow book reviewers, even hearing that I was an inspiration. Every part was just amazing and I grew as a writer, also I was able to share my opinion about books either good or bad.
However, next fall of 2018 I will be entering college, and I fear that I will not have the time to review books, with the speed I am going at now it would not be fair to the authors or to the people who follow my blog if I slowed down even more. I will finish the 10 books I promised then, once fall 2018 hits this blog will be put on hold.
The reason why I say hold and not taken down is because I may come back to this during summer, although I can not promise anything at this point I can say that I will miss it. This was a great school project, I enjoyed it I really did. I have advice for some of you.
Look for Indie authors and YA authors, there are so many hidden gems out there just waiting to be read and reviewed by you. Always make sure, to be honest, and polite in your reviews, remember authors have feelings too they put so many hours and thoughts into their books and while some may not be to your liking just keep in mind that they may have intended it for a different audience.
I hope that if Authors do get negative reviews that they will learn from it. Also know that you can't please everyone, there will always be that select few who don't like the book. But! There are tons and TONS of readers out there who will love your book. So don't get discouraged instead think ok, so now I know one audience who doesn't like it. Now I just have to find the one that DOES. There are so many different book readers who have different likes and dislikes. So don't let that one review make you stop writing maybe just look in other places.
I hope that you guys have enjoyed my years as a reviewer, I learned about so many different things. I hope that you all will encourage others to read and review, show some love to the authors. Finally, don't ever stop reading.
P.S I will be including a link to another review site where you can contact book reviewers.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
**I was given this book in exchange for an HONEST review please keep in mind this is MY honest opinion about the book.**
I can honestly say that this book is not at all a horror or thriller book because nothing really scary happened. It did not read as either one of those genres anyway. The characters were written well, however do not expect any character development at least in the positive sense of the word. Ian seemed to be driven to insanity or at least the brink of it and that is never really developed as a theme. His obsessive behavior of investigating the family ‘curse’ drove his wife from him and the reaction of his wife ranged from understandably upset to being angry at him for reasons I can’t explain.
The flashbacks to his childhood seemed to be explaining what his motivations and ideas were regarding the family curse but they weren’t clear and ended up confusing me more than they should have. The twist at the end was supposed to be a “Sixth Sense” “OMG he was dead the whole time” type twist. It wasn’t for me because looking back on the action in the previous chapters it wasn’t a “oh I see that now” kind of observation. It left me with more questions really.
I expect thrillers to be thrilling and horror books to be scary, this was more of a psychological book examining the gradual slide into insanity of a person that I wanted to believe was right about the curse. I’m sure many people who like that kind of book will enjoy this but for me, it was just confusing.
In conclusion, this book while I am sure is interesting and scary to others did not meet my expectations as a horror or thriller book. I liked the idea of the book, the setting was ideal, but I did not like how the story played out.
Thank you to Hideaway Falls for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Nest By Terry Goodkind
Blurb by Author
Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes.
Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her.
Now, hot on Jack and Kate’s heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.
An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide bestselling author Terry Goodkind, and a complete reinvention of the contemporary thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human.
Before I give my thoughts I would like to say this is a thriller and not suitable for young readers or those who don't like details about murder.
I am usually not a thriller/horror person I stay far away from movies/books that are horror and thriller However as soon as I read the description I decided it was worth a try. And didn't regret it. I started reading and didn't stop. It had a wonderful plot line that I have yet to see played out this way. The characters developed throughout the book and made interesting points.
It brought some things i don't even think about into perspective. Although Nest did make me cringe at what happened to those who were murdered I expected it. At some points the descriptions ran a bit long but not too long that it became boring or uninteresting.
Finally I loved this book it’s characters fit perfectly into the story and the Author kept it going while also trying to explain things so we didn't get lost. I would suggest this book to all horror/thriller fans out there.
Eerie by CM McCoy
Blurb by author
Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.
When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.
Honestly, I am in love with this book it played with my emotions and made me want even more after I finished it the characters were amazing I completely fell in love with Asher and his personality. The story had a grip on me the moment I started I was completely immersed in the storyline and found myself connecting with each of the characters on different levels the moment I finished I knew I needed to have the sequel.