Book Reviews: Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Hey All!

So…I’m super super excited to be reading the Harry Potter series! My parents, as much as I love them, were very very strict. Their strong Christianity beliefs didn’t allow them to have dealings in magic, paranormal or spell type theories. That’s the way they took it at least. I, however, grew to love these stories and had to hide when I wanted to read them. (Definitely a stubborn and determined child.) I was barred from reading anything Harry Potter or any other magical nonsense like that.

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As an adult, I can read whatever I want! Whoop Whoop! So of course when I remembered that I’d been gifted the Harry Potter series by an old friend, I was ecstatic! I’ve read the first three Harry Potter books. My complete thought was that I can read the books and then watch the movies as I go along. I’ve watched the first two and haven’t yet watched the third. It’s been a great adventure!

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I was actually quite surprised at home much I enjoy the stories. Have you ever thought of how different your imagination is when you’re a child as opposed to when all thoughts of magic have left you? Have you noticed that when you get older the belief that things like talking books, floating tables and brooms that fly dwindles? I was scared that I wouldn’t love the books as much because I’m such…an adult! Sounds silly but when you really think about it you’ll see it’s true.

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I definitely would recommend these books. It doesn’t matter if you’re a young child or an adult looking to get your imagination back you will enjoy these books! I loved the movies too! The story line greatly with the books. They did such a great job! I can’t wait to finish the series and read the rest of the stories!

 

Good Readdance,

Jade

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

http://www.amazon.com/About-Vampire-Argeneau-Novel/dp/0062316028/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451169101&sr=1-1&keywords=ABOUT+A+VAMPIRE

 

A Few New Novels!

Hey all!

So, I just discovered this bookstore called Books A Million (Link below) via a few of my coworkers. I had been in dire need of  a great bookstore and it seems that Florida isn’t too friendly with Barnes and Nobles. Back home, every mall had a BnN, shopping strips had them and there were even stand alone locations. Here, there aren’t that many! (Unless I’m just looking in all the wrong places). Anyway, so I went and checked it out and surprisingly it was pretty awesome! There were some pretty good selections. I must admit I was a little skeptical at first but then I decided to give it a chance.

I hadn’t really planned to spend any money there and luckily they were having a sale! A Buy Two Get A Third Free type sale. I was beyond excited. The first book that I immediately was drawn to is by Paige Tyler. This is an author I’ve never heard of before! (Inserted author link below!) We shall see!

http://paigetylertheauthor.com/

http://booksamillion.com/

Sincerely,

Jade

Sherrilyn Kenyon, A New To ME Author

Hey!

So yesterday I was given a book on loan by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s called Burn of Fury. If anyone has read it please feel free to give me your thoughts on it! I am definitely going to read the novel and write a book review after it. I can’t wait to start it! I would love to hear what you guys think!

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Jade

Book Review: The Immortal Who Loved Me by Lynsay Sands

Hi!

This book was pretty great. I actually think it was a breath of fresh air from the recent novels. So far we’ve mostly been dealing with humans or vampires that obviously already knew about the fall of Atlantis and everything that it had to do with the nanos. This time we got a really different spin on how it was told. I believe Lynsay Sands is one of the only authors with a paranormal series that tells back story so vividly. Facts have been checked, questions have been answered and it fits so well into the current story.

Yes, I would say that if you were binge reading (which I’ve done a few times) the series then you might sigh when you realize it most be told all over again. Fortunately, Sands doesn’t tell it the exact same way twice! I didn’t feel compelled to skip over that part! (Which is a plus!)

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Sherry, the main character, had a sort of historically feel about her. The way she and Basil interacted kind of made me feel like I was reading a historical romance thrown into modern day. Decidedly, I’m sure that was done on purpose. There was sort of a slow cadence to this book that the others didn’t have. I liked it alot. It didn’t make you want to put the book down, at all. The slower crawl of the book also kept you from feeling like you just binge watched an entire season on Netflix and your eyes are drying out. It made me smile, it made me laugh and definitely there was a little frustration in there also!

I hope you enjoy the book! I definitely recommend reading it!

Jade

P.S. The Immortal Who Loved Me is the newest installment in a long series about the Argeneau family. I would suggest starting from the beginning with A Quick Bite, the series is definitely superb!

The Immortal Who Loved Me on Amazon