Monday, 14 July 2014

I can't tell GOD by Mariah Kingsley - Review by Lindsay

I Can't Tell GOD (The Maxwell Series)I Can't Tell GOD by Mariah Kingsley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

I’m struggling to rate and review this book. I had it read in a day… kind of. I’ll be honest, I skimmed most of it just to find out what happened.

Okay, so the story is interesting, who doesn’t like to read about love, lust, regrets and second chances? Well, actually, ME! I don’t. Normally I only read horror, urban fantasy or paranormal romance. However, I thought I would have a go and read something a little different. The storyline was enough to keep me interested. That’s why I continued on with the novel. Plus, I like the characters, each have their own distinct personality.

BUT… the writing jumps around a lot, it’s hard to read because it doesn’t flow very well, there are a hell of a lot of typos and these things spoil what would be a great book. These really should have been spotted in editing, or even just proof reading. Sometimes you have to read the sentences a few times to grasp what is being said.
Small examples - but I don’t I need to hear it all…
I hope she didn’t cause I scene…

Some are really easy fixes and very easy to spot when proof reading.

What annoys me is that I actually really like the story, the settings (even though for the most part were told and now shown them) the characters and the pace. I just wish I could read it without having to work hard or skim it.

I would definitely be interested in reading more of this authors work in the future. There is no denying that Mariah Kingsley can create great stories which would suck you in… but for me, the delivery needs some work to make it flow and easier to read, and an editor needs to go through it.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

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Chasing Justice
(Piper Anderson Series Book 1)

By Danielle Stewart

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Game On by Kyra Lennon - Review by Sharon

Game OnGame On by Kyra Lennon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well you're supposed to be to truthful in these reviews,so here goes.
For an author I had never even heard of a fortnight ago, let alone even think about reading books like she writes(as I'm not into those sort of books),did I get a SHOCK!!

I will admit it hands down this book was read in two days - if that. I just could not put it down.
I just loved the way Leah and Radleigh are so much alike that they can't say how much they feel for one another till the very end.
As the story tells itself I found myself talking to the book telling Leah not to go with Miguel, to wait and see if Radleigh would change,that's how much I was dragged into the book.
This is definitely a book I am glad I won in a competition otherwise I would never of discovered Kyra Lennon or her books.
Well I'm already reading book 2-Blindsided.

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Blindsided by Kyra Lennon - Review by Sharon

BlindsidedBlindsided by Kyra Lennon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not a good book....EXCELLENT BOOK.

This book took the pants off "Game On". Why?
Well in one way I don't know & in another way I do(I think).

Kyra took this book and brought into it some fabulous characters such as Isabelle.
I love the way she manages to bring you into the story so you sympathise with the characters.

Its a book that grabs you in & you have to keep reading. Jesse is most girls ideal guy loving, honest, caring etc... but he's still one of the lads & Kyra gets that across so well in her book.


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The Land of The Shadows by Elissa Daye - Review by Sharon

The Land of the ShadowsThe Land of the Shadows by Elissa Daye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wanted this book when I saw it advertised, so I downloaded it to my kindle and also bought it.
When I started to read it I have to admit I divorced my family for a book, I just couldn't leave it alone. It pulls you in and keeps you hanging on at all times.

You feel sorry for Lyssa at first because of her childhood, but when help arrives to fight off the darkness you need MORE of the story.
If you like magic, paranormal and love, then read this book.

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Cat and The Dreamer by Annalisa Crawford - Review by Sharon

Cat and The DreamerCat and The Dreamer by Annalisa Crawford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a book which I struggle to rate. Is it a 3 or is a 4.

Julia survives an attempted suicide when she was a teenager - unfortunately her only friend dies.

On the day of Rachels funeral Julia is still in hospital and doesn't get to go. This is something she can't live down and can't let go of.

To get away from the guilt that hangs over her and her mother who is just too over protective, she likes to escape to her own little dream world.

That is until Adam comes along, he just arrives in the the office and her world is turned around. Slowly she begins to realise that the real world can be a better place to live than this little fantasy world she's in.

I don't really want to go on and ruin this book for you.

It is most certainly a book i will be reading again as it is one of them that i think you could read over and over and find something different each time.

I hope to read many more by Annalisa.

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A Very Game on Christmas by Kyra Lennon - Review by Sharon

A Very Game on ChristmasA Very Game on Christmas by Kyra Lennon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WARNING!!!!!!!!!! WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I downloaded this book just before Christmas, it was great to read about the Westberg Football crew getting back together as a team.
I really enjoyed how it flicked through all the characters letting you know what they were getting up to at Bree's 21st party.
It's the first time the team have been together in a while so there is a lot of catching up to do.

Without ruining anything all - it leaves me saying is KYRA LENNON I want more from the "Game On" series.
So pen out and get scribbling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Healing Summer by Elizabeth Seckman - Review by Sharon

Healing Summer (The Coulter Series)Healing Summer by Elizabeth Seckman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Since being a teenager I have NEVER read a book like this.(I think the last one I read was Forever by Judy Blume).
I come to read this as it was a gift off a friend.
I thought at first I won't enjoy this BUT the way she flips the story from scene to scene really keeps you reading just to find out what's going to happen.
I also liked how the story portrayed how someone can go on through life knowing they have things awaiting them, they can have fun and live life to the full.

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