What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence, by Becca Fitzpatick (Hush, Hush, #3)
YA Paranormal - Fallen Angel
Official Blurb:
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.
My thoughts:
PATCH! Buy him, read him, love him, stroke him, and wish for a Patch of your own!

My only complaint of this book is when you have a hero who is this HOT, he should be stamped across every single page of the book! I lived for the moments that he and Nora were together. Their chemistry dripped off the pages for me and totally upped the swoon factor in this installment.

I also liked Nora a lot better in this book as her "condition" helped her to not appear so irritating as she did in the last book. It seemed she trusted Patch more this time around, despite not knowing what was going on, and it made for a much nicer flowing story, I felt.

I thought this was the last book in the series, so I'm bummed that I have to wait again for more, but that also means more Patch so I guess that makes it a "win" situation.

I have one word of advice to Nora ... when a mega hot fallen angel says he wants to carry you off to his cave, your answer should ALWAYS be "Yes, please!!!" LOL

Fun story! :D A five star pick for me! 
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Reviwed by:
The Romance Diva

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review: Everlasting, by Alyson Noel

Everlasting (#6 The Immortals)
Author: Alyson Noel
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Official Blurb:
Everlasting is the sixth and final installment of the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears-all in the hope of being together forever. Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach.

Will they be united-or torn apart forever? Readers will finally discover the truth in this anxiously awaited conclusion!

My Thoughts:
Let me start out by saying this series has been really hit and miss for me.  There were books that I LOVED and couldn’t wait to start reading the next one only to find that one to be greatly irritating.  Honestly the only reason I stayed with it was because I bought all the available books at once and I felt obligated to read them then.  This wasn’t all bad, as I said earlier I really enjoyed some of the books.  I finally purchased the last book in this series so I could see how everything tied up.

I started the book and found myself frustrated right away, so I set it back on my shelf for several weeks.  Finally one day I felt in the mood to give it a try again and I set it next to bed so I could read it over the next few nights when I was done with my work.

In past books of the series I was often frustrated with Ever and the things she did.  I think there were even times I just wanted to smack her upside the head.  That was not the case with this book.  I found Ever to have her head squarely on her shoulders and thinking clearly, which was refreshing.

However, her love interest, Damon, became the village idiot.  He constantly whined about everything, never wanted to do anything Ever said, and sulked an pouted when he didn’t get his way.  I found it disturbing that a guy who has literally been around forever couldn’t find any reason to look or trust in other alternatives. Thankfully Ever doesn’t allow him to interfere with her destiny and sets out to complete it.

The only thing that saved Damon for me was a section of the book that sends them back to relive past lives.  Damon was young, and charming in this part and I as the reader found it easy to love him.  Just when he was almost completely redeemed in my eyes, he blew it again.

I almost found myself hoping that somehow Ever would fall for Jude who has been her constant companion and self-proclaimed protector through all the generations of time.  He’s the one who truly deserved her.

The story was well written and easy to drop right back into.  The descriptions painted a good picture and the pacing stayed a decent level, wrapping up the stories of all the characters through the series, which I really liked.

This series is very innovative in its storyline, taking you places that are different than most paranormal stories out there.  I appreciate the author being original in that respect and I do think it’s a series many will enjoy.  It’s good, just not my personal favorite.
I would rate this book a 3.75.

Reviewed by:
The Romance Diva
aka Lacey Weatherford