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

Book Reviews: Wicked Lies by Lora Leigh

Hi!

So, I wouldn’t say that I am disappointed…I think that I just say that my tastes weren’t satisfied. I read a book by Lora Leigh recently. I was not at all impressed. It actually frustrated me a little bit. I just couldn’t figure out what I disliked about the novel. I mean yes, I completely expected there to be a lot of sex. I mean, it isn’t just a ROMANCE novel but also a DESIRE novel but…I was surprised. The actual plot of the story seemed to be overtaken by the constant ‘doing it’ of the characters.

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I will say that if you are trying to pick up a naughty book for a long flight (wait…what?) or if you want to pick up a sexy something for the beach this is the book for you. There is so much sex here and such deep description could this book be said or rated as erotica? I think that it could be.

I would not recommend this novel but if any of you have read this novel please tell me your thoughts? Did you like it? Did you believe the chemistry between Jazz and Annie? Don’t let me change your opinion! Let me know!

Jade Elyzabeth

 

 

Final Review: Match Me If You Can (SPOILER)

Hello,

I did like this audio book…more so in the beginning than in the end. You know when you have that character that has always been adorable, sweet, and honest throughout the entire story? The main character female is like that. Unfortunately, the script flips really quick. I’m not one that always needs my heroines to be strong, straightforward and independent but I hate it when they are too dramatized. This main character goes from being an adorably, completely orthodox redhead with a bad case of awkwardness to emotionally helpless.

She spends the last few chapters of the book mopping over someone who is actually in love with her but she’s too stuck in her own mind to see it. Yes, in the beginning he was looking for a wife who “complemented” him but in the end he’d truly fallen in love. After apologizing and even speaking the golden words “I LOVE YOU” she still wouldn’t give in. He’d been honest, completely abandoned all that made him up as a person just to show that he truly wanted to marry her and she still refused to believe.

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She then began doing that thing that annoys me beyond all outs. She started giving him reasons, excuses really, of why he just COULDN’T love her. Her hair was too bad and curly, she wasn’t as beautiful as his other modeling candidates and they barely got along. These, while possibly true, made me totally turn off from the novel. I felt that he’d already paid his penance and he’d already ‘begged’ her back. Now he has to convince her that all her horrible attributes were the exact reasons he fell in love with her? I could barely finish the rest of the novel. The author just took it too far and it fell out of the realm of reality.

Only once she’s run away again and taken advice from someone she would have NEVER previously listen to does she finally give in. The reason she gives in to marrying him doesn’t fit into the scene or story plot either. Yes, it hinted as something resembling a previous conflict but it didn’t OVERSHADOW him loving her and proving it.

I would recommend audio books but I’m on the fence as to whether I’d really recommend this to someone!

I’d give Match Me If You Can three stars.

Jade Jemison

Current Read: Killing Floor!

Hi guys,

As i muddle further into this book reviewing thing, I realize it’s not as fun or as easy as it seems. Deciding which book to read is hard! Being in a bookstore is definitely like being a kid in a candy store! I am looking forward to reading a new book and gaining new experience.

I decided to do a new book that was outside of my genre! I don’t usually change things but I don’t mind trying something new! I’m actually not sure which genre this book falls into and i’m not going to look it up. Tomorrow I’ll jump head first right in!

Since most people have probably seen the Jack Reacher movie that came out in 2012 I’m going to do one of the novels. If you haven’t see it please do! It’s a very good movie! I’m reading the first novel (as it shows on the cover below!!). It’s called Killing Floor and I bought it today at Barnes and Nobles! It was almost the first book that I picked up (more like the third) but once I saw it I immediately knew I want to read it!

Inference:

The book tells a tale of Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman, who arrives in Georgia. He gets arrested for murder and is definitely innocent, well, at least this time. Can he prove he didn’t kill anyone? I don’t know! I’ll read and find out!

Happy Reading

Jade

Lee Child's Killing Floor

Lee Child’s Killing Floor

Final Review: In Bed with a Highlander

In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

I have finished! I must say, some of my opinions of the book have changed. There is quite a twist that I didn’t expect that definitely gave me pause. A good pause that was needed. The novel ends with a lighter tone, more of a happy light hearted scene. The pages leading up to it however made it very hard to put the book down while at work. I didn’t know what the author would do and anticipation set in. Of course, I had my own solution to the protagonists’ issues but one over throw of a throne, kidnapping of a pregnant wife, long trek across the highlands and dagger to the belly later and I was definitely mistaken.

“…slowly poisoned me over time so it would appear as if I sickened and died of natural causes.”

The story has a more subtle sense of a comedic relief. Some parts that I definitely laughed out loud on might not have been as funny as I read them (lol!). My awkward sense of humor mixed with the main character females’ ability to drive everyone crazy really set a soft tone to the story.

“I’d battle the fires of hell to bring you home, lass. Now let’s ride on.”

I must say, in the end I will most likely look up the second novel of the series. There’s an excerpt of the next book in the back and I read it. If it is anything like this one I am looking forward to searching it out!

I do, usually, like it when I have a hard to figuring out what’s going to happen right off the top but this book gave a whole new meaning to plot twist. Of course this may just be due to my biasness from the first review but I definitely hadn’t expected just twenty pages later things would change.

I still agree that the book should have given more description but in the last few chapters you receive plenty. The wounds from an errant arrow, effects of deadly poison and the scaling of a wall are but a few of the descriptive occurrences of the characters.

‘His face was grim and growing blurry by the minute. “You’ve been poisoned.”’

In saying this, I don’t believe the book was consistent. I wasn’t griped from the beginning, hooked and relieved at the end. I was bored, interested and then exuberated. I’m not sure if that is good or bad or if I exactly like it. I could go on and on about this but you might just be ready for the rating. So, due to this, I give In Bed with a Highlander a 6/8!

Happy Reading

Jade

Citation

Banks, Maya. In Bed with a Highlander. New York: Ballantine Books, 2011. Print.

Review System!!

Hello,

Since I have just finished my first novel review (which I will upload later), I thought it might be best to come up with a system. I’ve assigned numbers to ratings and have provided them below!

Each novel I review will get a rating! I’m pretty excited about this! Once I’ve completed a review and rating for a novel feel free to tell me what you thought and you’re own rating of the novel!

Happy Reading!

Jade

8 Stars to a Book Review

  1. Hated
  2. Strongly Disliked
  3. Mildly Disliked
  4. Neither Here nor there
  5. It was bearable
  6. Strongly liked
  7. Absolutely Loved
  8. Bestseller!