Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Between Seasons

Between Seasons by Aida Brassington

Book Summary: 

Patrick Boyle dies in the fall of 1970, just days before he's due to report for the Vietnam War draft, which seems like a good thing until he realizes he's stuck in the house with no indication of when he'll be escorted to heaven. And after his parents leave the house, he's trapped without company -- until a mysterious woman who can channel his memories buys the house forty years later. The spring brings with it new life, but falling in love with the new owner may only bring heartbreak to them both


1. Cover -

I wasn’t very much overwhelmed by the Book Cover. When I first saw it, I thought it was a war story or something like that. But I have to say that it’s still a good cover.

2. Plot -

The story was about Patrick Boyle who dies before he was sent to the Vietnam war. The book revolved about Patrick’s life as a ghost, stuck in his empty house for years until it was finally bought by Sara years later and he realized how much time has already passed since he died.
The pacing is too slow for me and I’ve been looking forward for the moment that Sara will finally interact with Patrick but that happened when I was at least 60 or 70% of the book.

3. Character Development -

I like Patrick. He’s funny and charming at times, although I didn’t see much improvement until the end of the book. Sara was heartbroken, and you can see how much she’s in pain and how she wanted to escape from it. As you read, you’ll see how she’s able to cope up with everything that’s happened to her with the help of Patrick.

4. Over-all Rating -
Over all it was a fun and light read for me. Not bad, but not that amazing either.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Grimspace (Sirantha Jax #1) by Ann Aguirre

By all accounts, Sirantha Jax should have burned out years ago…

As the carrier of a rare gene, Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace—a talent which cuts into her life expectancy, but makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. But then the ship she’s navigating crash-lands, and she’s accused of killing everyone on board. It’s hard for Jax to defend herself: she has no memory of the crash.

Now imprisoned and the subject of a ruthless interrogation, Jax is on the verge of madness. Then a mysterious man breaks into her cell, offering her freedom—for a price. March needs Jax to help his small band of rogue fighters break the Corp monopoly on interstellar travel—and establish a new breed of jumper.

Jax is only good at one thing—grimspace—and it will eventually kill her. So she may as well have some fun in the meantime…

Spoilers ahead! You’ve been warned. Read at your own risk.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Review: Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters #1) by Michelle Zink

An ancient prophecy turned sisters against each other for centuries. The Prophecy of the Sisters is a gothic fantasy and the first book in the trilogy. Lia and Alice Milthorpe’s parents just recently died and are now under the care of their aunt. Their lives suddenly turned a 360 degrees turn and they now found themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo, a book, a boy, their parents’ deaths and a lifetime secrets and lies.
16 year old Lia Milthorpe, is an angel and also the gate to the otherworld, while her twin Alice Milthorpe is the guardian of the prophecy. One has good intentions, while the other, strives for destruction.
Let Lia and Alice take you to a new twist of sisterhood love and hatred, and lead you to the opposite side of blood thicker than water.

Lia and Alice don’t know whom they can trust. They just know they can’t trust each other.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Review: Evernight by Claudia Gray

Evernight (Evernight #1) by Claudia Gray

Bianca Olivier just got herself in the most prestigious school in town, Evernight Academy, thanks to her parents. It is a private school that only accepts the sleekest, smartest, and not to mention the richest students and Bianca knows that she doesn’t belong there. As Bianca attempts to escape, she accidentally bumps into Lucas Ross, another transferee student of the academy who turns out to be someone who has deep secrets of his own. Like Bianca, Lucas despises the school, its rules, bitches and snobs, he even warns Bianca to be careful –even when it comes to caring about him. But the attraction between them can’t be denied. Bianca will do anything just to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart as Bianca questions everything she’s ever believed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: Wandering Stars by Marlon Pierre-Antoine

Wandering Stars by Marlon Pierre-Antoine


Alice Valdez is a normal seventeen year old girl living a mundane post high school life that consists of work, sleep, hanging out, and more work - but it all changes when a chance encounter on the beach one night leads to a series of haunting dreams that bring her face to face with the most ancient evil the Universe has ever known.

What do you do when the man you care for is none other than the Devil himself? Wandering Stars follows one girl's journey into the arms of darkness and into Hell itself - all in the name of love.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Review for Halo (Halo #1) by Alexandra Adornetto


Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?


Halo is the first in a trilogy, where three angels—Gabriel, Ivy and Bethany— were sent to earth, specifically in the small town of Venus Cove to keep the dark agents from causing havoc.
Everything was going according to plan, until the youngest angel, Bethany, has fallen in love with Xavier Woods, a human boy. Well who wouldn’t love him anyway? He’s handsome, buff, smart, and the school captain too.
Will their love be enough to keep them together especially if it involves breaking the rules that the heavens had set for them? Well that is just the least of their problems, because when another gorgeous guy, Jake Thorn arrives as a new student in their school, bad things started to happen in the sleepy town of Venus Cove…

Friday, September 9, 2011

Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs,

(Mercedes Thompson, #1)
by Patricia Briggs


Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.

Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.

She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself ... and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.
Rated K+ for blood and violence