Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday 56: The Big Burn

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. 
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most Friday 56 post.
The Big Burn page 56:

Never before had the fate of so much territory been determined by a small, mostly unarmed group of tree specialists.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Reign of Blood

Reign of Blood was not really what I thought it would be but I ended up enjoying it.

April is one of three remaining humans in the world as far as she knows. Her mother and younger brother were not affected by the virus that turned humans into feral vampires. Despite even being bitten by vampires April does not lose her mind and start craving blood. Determined to live April and her family hide in a bunker at night and pillage the city of Las Vegas during the day for supplies. This has worked out well for April until one day her mother and brother disappear leaving behind blood. Unsure what to do April hunts for her family hoping for the best but fearing the worse.

The writing felt a bit repetitive at times with the fight scenes and it was gruesome in part. I scare easily and parts did scare me but not enough I stopped reading. Since I do not want to give spoilers I cannot say what else I did not like but I did like it enough to want to read the squeal.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Murder of an Angel

The Murder of an Angel is the fourth and final book in the Confessions series.

Tandy Angel has solved several murder cases since the death of her parents however none try her wits more then attempting to figure out who is trying to kill her. Having taken Angel Pharmacy special pills to make her smarter, more focused, and sharper for years Tandy constantly wonders if she is crazy and hallucinating. Several times I wondered the same thing.

The writing was a bit weak at times with setting up characters, unlike previous books in the Confessions series it was pretty obvious who the criminal was. Despite the problems with the overall mystery I did like the way the writing was done and how Tandy constantly questioned her sanity. My other issue was several things felt unfinished at the end, the relationship with CP, James, and Tandy was not well done and ended on a strange note. I also was not a fan of how the mystery was resolved.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Winter is the fourth and final book in the Lunar Chronicles. I really wanted to love Winter but I had some problems with it.

Cinder continues to remain an awesome character who has grown a lot from the shy insecure cyborg. Her growth seems natural and while she does have setbacks I love how she remains true to herself. Despite immense pressure on her to save Lunar from Queen Levanna Cinder continues to be an easy going person who does not dream of power.

Scarlet was not around in Winter as much as I would have liked, she was my favorite character. I did not really see much change in Scarlet overall, I could be forgetting some stuff since it has been awhile since I read the first three books.

Cress is adorable and her insecurities make sense. Having been imprisoned on a satellite for most of her life it is understandable she lacks social grace. Instead of her just suddenly developing social abilities Cress remains a lot like how she was with small bursts of courage that make her personality show up.

I wanted more Winter, I expected Winter to be primarily about Winter. I do not feel like I really got to know Princess Winter so that was disappointing for me.

Winter is a hefty book and at times it felt super repetitive. I kept flipping through the pages to make sure I had not read something already. Nor was I a huge fan of the ending overall. I wanted something more from it like an epilogue. While the writing was nice it did seem to repeat itself at times. All in all I enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles.