Book Review: Life’s Little Curve Ball by LaceAndDaisies

Hey,

I must admit that reading this story did make me a little sad inside seeing as I just lost a child but it also made me happy. I was a little irritated with the main character female in the beginning of the story. I just wasn’t on her side at all. It might be because I was a little biased when it comes to first person novels but luckily I made it through. Eventually she grew on me, her love for her child maybe me smile and her determination to stay true to herself was relatable.

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The main character guy was definitely my favorite person in the story! From the beginning he seemed like a great guy. He had his life together and knew where he wanted to go. I love his reaction to finding out he’s going to be a father and believe it’s not unlike most guys. He wasn’t perfect but the author did a really good job of creating someone we can root for and fall in love with.

I wasn’t very fond of her mother but she did seem to have some redeeming qualities there at the end. The bestfriend is what any girl in trouble could ask for! She was loyal, angry, supportive and even a little over the top and dramatic like bestfriends should be!

I’d definitely recommend!

The story can be found on the link I inserted below from Wattpad. I really love this new little website for new writers. You will definitely find a few real gems on there!

Jade

https://www.wattpad.com/story/41311157-life%27s-little-curve-ball

Book Review: About A Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Hey,

You might be one to think that I am biased when it comes to this author…and I usually am. I have been reading novels by Lynsay Sands since I was in high school when I first fell in love with A Quick Bite. I took to her writing style almost immediately and couldn’t let go. Her descriptions, character analysis and plot twists really had me transfixed. Every time a new story came out I was immediately taken away. I’d say the hardest thing about being in love with a book series is waiting for the next one to come out. There was a period there when she wrote historical fiction instead of The Argeneau series and I was angry at her. Of course, with her being my favorite author, I read the historicals anyway (and loved them) but that was besides the point. So when the new story came out I was very happy.

I was waiting in line at Wal-Mart and it hit me, I hadn’t even glanced at the book section in a very long time, which if you know me is very unheard of, and I immediately ran over. I didn’t see anything and was thoroughly upset. I went to work that day and who but a coworker with the same novel interests held a new book by Lynsay Sands? I asked her where she got it and she said Wal-Mart! Ugh! I went back at 1am that night and searched every shelf. I just so happened to come across the last one, tucked behind a few other novels (someone was probably hiding it but I grabbed it…gotcha!).  I read it in it’s entirety the next day. That is how dedicated I am to this author.

Now that you know how biased I am…on to the review. I must admit, I was very disappointed with this story. I’m not sure if it’s because this is like the…25th book in the series and she just ran out of things to come up with but…it wasn’t very good. I gobbled up the first few pages as the introduction of characters had me hooked, per us. I loved the opening scene. Closer to the middle of the book I had became irritated with the main female’s disposition. She just didn’t sit well with me. The main male definitely was on my good side. It wasn’t an issue of not being able to relate to the story, or that her usual prose was decommissioned. It was just that it seemed a little unrealistic; which is funny regarding a series about ‘good’ vampires searching for their life mates but nevertheless it was true.

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By the end of the story I was so fed up with the book that it felt more like I was reading it just to finish. I have a (bad) habit of throwing books that I dislike and had I been at home or in a private place it definitely wouldn’t have been throw worthy. I was dissatisfied, intrigued and confused at the same time.

I saw that the author has another book in the series coming out soon and for the first time I’m a little apprehensive. Lynsay! Please come back to me! Come towards the light! If my writings aren’t good enough to be read you at least have to give me something to hope for the future!

Please…no more like About A Vampire. There, I think I got it out of my system. 🙂

Happy Readdance!

Jade