Long Little While

You’d be surprised how much you missed something when you’ve been away for a while. I talked to someone recently about my love of reading and they mentioned how I should write reviews. I thought to myself ‘I do!’ but I knew that I hadn’t been consistent with writing them. I don’t think there is any real science behind it, I just think that my love for reading has suddenly outweighed my love for writing reviews.

Don’t get me wrong! I love love love to review novels but I just get so caught up in the stories that I end up reading the next novel and not writing the review. I have sooooo many book reviews to write. I’ve at least read 4 books a week for the last month and a half. Each of them will be getting a review, it’s just a matter of time.

I look forward to the long nights until I get them all done and I hope that you enjoy them.

I love feedback guys! If you hate my reviews, let me know! If you love my reviews, let me know! If you have read the book before, please…let me know and tell me how you felt about it!

 

Jade

What Books Do You Like?

Hi all!

I would love to know what you guys are reading! I really want to know!!

Do you like romance, mystery, paranormal, thriller, non-fiction, biographies, comics, graphic novels, sci-fi or even erotica? It’d be fun to see how many people like the same novels and if you’ve read any of the same books!

Comment and join in the fun!

Jade Elyzabeth

My New Fixation!!!

Hey guys!

So…I was talking with a coworker today and I’ve discovered how sad I’ve been. So…I was soooo in love with Romance novels from…birth really I’ve noticed that I have sort of been stuck in that. Now that I’m really trying to get involved more in this blog I’ve been stretching my wings out more. I’ve been reading thriller, mystery, sci-fi, teen, non-fiction, just…anything I can get my hands on.

Of course, I’ve made a few wrong turns with romance lately. I guess since I’ve been trying to get more depth I’ve slowly been losing my eye for what I ‘like’ in romance. The last few novels (that I WILL be uploading a review on) have been just shy of hideous.

One thing that I will say…as you guys already know…I’M IN LOVE WITH STEPHEN KING!! My guy just let me borrow the novel The Dome by Stephen King that he’s been holding onto for forever. I absolutely love it. I’ve only been reading it since yesterday, i’m already 170 pages in (it’s gigantic) and I just don’t want to put it down.

I’m in the middle of studying…and I’m thinking about Stephen.

I’m in the middle of work…and I’m thinking about The Dome.

I’m in the middle of driving home and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Anyway, I guess this is more of a glimpse of what the review will be like but as the novel is around …600 pages (at least) it will be quite a while before I finish. Or…it may not be if I stay as exciting about it as I am now.

Oh, this entire time and I haven’t said anything about my fixation. So I think I’ve been so fixated on the mystery and thriller, in-your-mind, could-this-be-real? type stories. I have also been fixated on murder and death. I mean, I’ve always been apart of the CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS fan club but…reading it is different. If you have any suggestions that could fit in any of these categories let me know! Respond, comment, send me an email…anything! I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Jade Elyzabeth

Dictionary Day!- I learned this word today while reading The Dome. I just HAD to google it.

Extemporize- to sing, or play on an instrument, composing the music as one proceeds; improvise.

Book Review: Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

Hello,

I know that I need to begin uploading more reviews. I actually have a few that I need to write. I just had exams coming up for school and I really wanted to focus on that. Obviously, as I am about to write one for you now, that didn’t deter me completely. So here goes.

I have to admit, I am already in love with James Patterson as a writer. I just have never read any of his stories made for the more adult audience. I read (and actually have) the entire Angel serious novels with Max, Fang and the gang and I have loved it ever since I discovered it before highschool (I think it was before). Anyway, so I didn’t think that I WOULDN’T like the novel, I just didnt’ know what to expect.

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Invisible by both Patterson and David Ellis is, hands down, one of the best novels I’ve ever read in all of my life. The relationship between the characters. The description of the U.S. and the laughter in the killer’s “voice” as he mocked his ‘subjects’. It all meshed together so beautifully that I didn’t mind that the novel, in all it’s parts, was in first person. The twists and turns, the parts that I laughed at that no sane human would dare, the bloody details that would make anyone cringe; it was all very note worthy and well played. The crazy thing is that I fell in love with the killer’s character. The killers straight forwardness in the story, the want to express himself to his peasants, the nonchalant way the killings were addressed. It resonated with me and I couldn’t help but notice how beautifully worked the character’s personality and intricacies are.

If you were to ask anyone who’d been around me while reading the novel they’d definitely agree that I enjoyed it. I couldn’t contain my respect for the author’s ingenuousness. It seemed that every time I cracked the book open I didn’t want to put it down. Honestly, I almost didn’t want to finish it because I was afraid that I might not like the ending…I wanted to stay in this little bubble of when the book was amazing. AND I’M GLAD I DID! The ending was definitely a vital part of my respect for Patterson and Ellis. That little twist that did me in! I hope that my coworker never wants to read the novel because I was so excited I had to tell someone! I ruined everything and told her the plot twists, how the story turned out and everything. (I just had to backspace because I realized I’d given away a part of the book and I definitely don’t want to spoil it for you).

I definitely recommend this book to anyone. It doesn’t matter the genre you usually read. This would fit on anyone’s shelf, hey! I read romance and it blew me away. If you have read this novel or decide to read it comment below. Let me know what you are thinking or how you felt about the novel? Did you just LOVE Emmy as much as I did? Does Books seem like a story time hunk to you?

Anyway, bye for now! I’m definitely going to look further into James Patterson, the adult side. You never know, you might find a bunch of book reviews from him after this…I also want to check out David Ellis. I had never heard of him before this but if he had anything to do with this novel I definitely want to learn more.

Jade

P.S. I just realized that “definitely” is probably my favorite word when writing book reviews.

Reviews by Other Readers/Writers

Hi all!

So I’ve been thinking and I finally decided to do it! I’m going to have a category on my blog where you can read book reviews by other readers and writers. I think that this will definitely help you guys broaden your horizons with different books that I haven’t read yet or that I missed. I plan to do some featured reviews (people that I asked specifically to write a review for me) and also follower reviews (these are reviews that are sent to me to be featured!

If you have any reviews that you would like to be featured on my blog please send me a message, write a comment or send me your contact information and I will reach out to you. This could very well be a  fun thing for everyone!!

I will also add the link to featured blogs or social media so that you can check out any other reviews by that reader! I look forward to meeting more reviewers!

Jade