Friday, September 24, 2010
I plan to reread the Darkest Lie and then move onto Renegade...I so love Lora Leigh!
I have finished my three reviews for Nocturne Reads...check me out over there, as well as, many other fabulous people with reviews on many books releasing this month!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
J.K Beck has a PNR series that was recommended from a friend on Goodreads.com. I saw it at the grocery store and thought I'd pick it up since we had some rain and a long football game coming up (last weekend). Well, let me start by saying I would not recommend this book nor would I read another book. I thought with Kresley Cole on the front cover saying it was great, it would be...but sadly no.
The main characters Sara and Luke (Lucius)are merely adequate. I don't like my alpha-males to be this soft. I also don't like my smart women to play dumb. Lay that on top of the "oh, you just discovered all the underworld filled with Vampires, shifters, ogres, trolls, on and on and on and you are asking if the law of blah, blah, blah is still valid?" Give me a break...
The sex scenes are mentioned as having taken place, but you have to wait until page 296 to get any kissing and action in the flesh. Trust me, it wasn't even worth the wait. The pieces did not fit together and I found my mind making grocery lists while I was reading.
Maybe it is just me, but didn't enjoy this type of procedural book. I will have to give it a 3/10 (the continuity was very good and no spelling/typos)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Baking Cakes in Kigali:
Mom just finished this book lakeside and was telling me what a great book. In the hope of diversifying a bit...we shall review via dictation.
The setting is Rwanda just after the massacre. Our heroine and her husband are there from Kenya as he has a job with University in Kigali. She, bakes. And she bakes cakes. The story moves along as they come to order cakes. She meets people from other cultures, walks of life and different life stages. They all share the love of cake.
Without having to recount the horrors of the massacre and its effects on Rwanda, this book in a most gentle way presents the stories and reveals the impacts of these events on the people from both sides of the tragedy. Highly recommended read...8/10 (mom's scale).