Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Last Valkyrie by Jennifer Sage

Some novels draw you in right from the beginning and others draw you in slowly as the novels goes on. This was the latter for me. I wasn't sure I would enjoy the book but ended up becoming fascinated by Kara's world not to mention Zane, Axel and company. There is so much depth to the book which is the first one in a series especially the mythology. Jennifer Sage must have done a lot of research. I cannot wait until book two!

Five out of Five Stars

Saturday, March 19, 2016

There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods & Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA by Zecharia Sitchin

I have always been curious about the theory of the Annunaki and this book does not disappoint though it is greatly detailed and some readers may find the material quite dry and hard to work through. The main premise is that a group of alien beings called the Annunaki came to Earth looking for gold to preserve their planet, and basically "hot wired" the human race by creating hybrid workers with Annunaki genes mixed with whatever hominid existed at the time. According to Zecharia Sitchin, the Annunaki were the ancient Gods of ancient Sumer and Babylon and intermarried with the resulting hybrid workers to create the human race of today. It is very obvious that Sitchin knows the material he is discussing; mainly Sumerian cuneiform and Mesopotamian iconography and his interpretation and hypothesis is interesting to say the least. Am I convinced? No, but I have to admit that it would be fascinating to find out DNA results of the bodies found in the Royal Tombs of Ur. I received a copy of this book from the publisher (thank you so much for your patience and allowing me to read such a fascinating book) via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.

Four out of Five Stars

Friday, March 18, 2016

Alessandra (Omega Beginning Miniseries #1) by Lizzy Ford

I found myself drawn in very quickly with this story that is a lead in to a coming series. I had read Damian's Oracle (another book by Lizzy Ford) and enjoyed it but sometimes I am not in the mood for a steamy novel. I had expected this short one to be hot and steamy for some reason but was very surprised and touched that this mini novel involves a little girl and her special gift of bringing objects to life. It was very well written and I really want to know more about Lyssa and Mismatch and what happens next. I am definitely looking forward to the series!

Four out of Five Stars

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale, #1) by Alexia Purdy

This book was one of the 6 in a collection called "Supernatural 6 by Scott Prussing". "Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale, #1) is by far my favorite of the series. I enjoyed them all and even want to read the second book in a few of the series but I absolutely loved this one the most. Why? The main reason is that the romance was more low key and very much like a fantasy quest novel along the line of LOTR or Shannara series. The book even seems aimed at a younger audience like teenagers as there is next to none inappropriate language or sex scenes. The main protagonist is a young teen girl who will appeal to those around her age. I am already looking for the second in the series. Highly recommended!

Four out of Five Stars

Supernatural 6 by Scott Prussing

This fantastic 6 book box set contains the first book in 6 different series. You are definitely bound to find one series that will interest you as the stories are all so very different. I had a lot of fun reading them and there are a few that I definitely want to start reading the second in the series. Highly recommended!

Four out of Five Stars

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors by Ty Drago

Oh was this ever a treat to read! It seems geared for a younger group of people perhaps middle school but it is so very good that anyone should enjoy reading it. The title says it all. We think of Christmas as warm and cuddly sitting by a fire with hot chocolate and love all around but we forget that there can be another side to Christmas (think A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens). Every story is completely original and well written and I was so tempted to to let my kids read a few of them but as it was an ARC, I decided to just boast about the book and attempt to find it for them for next Christmas. It is a perfect blend of delicious horror but diluted enough for young people. If your children love scary books like Goosebumps or similar novels or series then take a good look at this one especially for the Christmas season. I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for this treat :)

Five out of Five Stars

Dominion by Doug Goodman

I really enjoyed the idea behind this book. What would happen if all the animals in the world had enough of humanity and human arrogance and decided to reclaim the earth?
The book jumped a little too abruptly into action for my taste. I would have liked a bit more of an introduction leading up to the apocalypse. I also would have enjoyed a bit more character development. I had a hard time feeling anything for any of the characters. There were hints here and there of a character's whatever makes them tick but not enough to make me care for what happened to them.
That is only a personal preference and not a criticism of the book itself. If the book is taken as an action orientated apocalyptic novel in itself then it will definitely appeal to those who love the idea of animals finally fighting back to reclaim the earth. I really love the idea behind this book and am hoping there will be a second novel in the series with a bit more character development (I like to get emotionally involved with my characters :))
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for allowing me to read it.

Three out of Five Stars