Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Shadows and the Innocence: Vol.2 The SomnAgent Erik Nelson
Genre: Fantasy/New Adult
Book Rating: 6
Personal Rating: 6

Lets start off by saying I do think this Author is a good writer.  Great even.  But I had a lot of issues with this book.  Most of them stemming from my one major issue with the first book which by the way I enjoyed far more than this book.  It was a tough decision deciding whether I thought it was indeed a writing error or just a personal issue so I went ahead with my opinion on the first book and rolled with technical error.  It's a shame because I rather like this author but this time i couldn't give it a 'but this just made up for my issue' comment to save the day.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Suicide In Tiny Incriments
Author: Riya Anne Polcastro
Genre: Comedy/Suspense
Book Rating:6
Personal Rating:5

There wasn't anything drastically wrong about this novel accept that there wasn't anything alarmingly right about it.  It just kinda molded from page to page.  I wanted to like it but ultimately I just wanted everybody to die so I could be done with it all.  It's a tragic Comedy that felt more tragic in the annoying sense than the brilliantly crafted word genius variety.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Crossfire: Book One The Omega Group
Author: Andrea Domanski
Genre: Urban Fantasy/YA
Book Rating: 8
Personal Rating: 9

This was a fun read.  Hell it was more than fun.  Just a delight really.  Good plot.  Nice characters.  In fact I'm usually big on tearing characters to shreds.  But I rather liked most of these.  The subs and the mains.  Interesting powers and a host of really quirky senses of humor.  This book just made sense.

The main, Mirissa.  She was fun.  Made sense.  stayed true to character.  And basically didn't do anything accept what she should have done.  Perfect.  There was that one thing where she was almost ready to argue with her mom in the midst of battle.  Very done and cliche the inappropriate timing of the depressed youth asking why did you leave me.  But that was short lived and it went on well after that thankfully.  The only other fault was the whole "come alone" ploy at the end.  Sigh.  Why does everyone do this. And more importantly why does every character submit to this demand.  Once it would be nice to see a plan b.  All in all her journey from who she thought she was to who she really was was perfect from start to finish.  She handled her secret in stride.  Had her ups and downs but it all made sense.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Author: J. Simon
Genre: Fantasy
Book Rating: 7
Personal Rating: 7.5

Firstly this book was brilliant.  The idea was great.  The plot made a good amount of sense, and it was just fun to read.  For the most part.  A story that quite literealy lives in the world of word weaving, double entendres, and meaning what you say while saying something entirely different.  I know it sounds a bit confusing but it was very cleverly done.  Still I just couldn't quite get into it entirely.

There are a host of good characters.  The theif and seller of information Candle-of-Truth Hameen.  Not worth his weight in gold.  Sheyk Sindba, otherwise known as grandfather who has an odly incredible neck of talking himself into trouble.  One of my favorite characters.  Then the Widow Essaffah who spins tales so mighty she could sell you dirt and make you believe it's one of her delightfully yummy cakes, by far my favorite character.  Aris the hero of the story, who unfortunately is not my favorite.  Sar Efrem who keeps his many daughters locked in his palace.  Then the daughter to be reconed with Eyla.  Basically this tale was not short of entertaining characters.  I just couldn't whole heartedly ride along this premis.