Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Walker on the Cape

A whodunit novel that grabs your attention quickly, and holds onto your attention throughout the pages. This is a THREE STAR read from the Schwartz Reviews.

“The only one who knew for sure was Elias Martin and he sure wasn’t talking. Who would finally unravel the mystery of the Walker on the Cape?”

                This novel begins like every other mystery novel, with a dead body. The late Elias Martin is found dead and originally, the death looks like a death of natural causes. There would, however, be no mystery if that were the case. Soon within the pages it becomes a mystery that only Sergeant Winston Windflower and Eddie Tizzard, his side kick of the RCMP can solve.

                This story surprised me in several ways; I was not expecting all of the twists and turns that the mystery took. It was definitely a real page turner that I found hard to put down. Reading it in a short three days (hey that’s good for me considering my distractions ;). I enjoyed the characters; I felt as though they were well developed, however, a little more work could have been done on the main characters.

                It was REALLY interesting as a Canadian to read a Canadian book! I loved the mention of my beloved Tim Hortens. I loved the Canadian terms. While I’m not a Newfoundlander, it was quite interesting to see some of their lingo as well.

                Unfortunately, there were some spelling errors, grammatical errors, and inconsistencies within these pages. I found that the chapters were too short, though that is not a major issue.

                The romance in the novel is one you may find in a young adult novel. It was definitely cute. It was a bit obvious in the beginning of the novel who was going to be Windflower’s love interest.

                All in all, the main issue with this novel is the errors within its pages. However, if you can get past that, the novel is a great quick read that will hold your attention as you quickly make it through the chapters to the end. It is a great short whodunit that I would recommend to YA and Mystery readers alike.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fifth of Blood by Kris Austen Radcliffe

                              “And she’d been right about everyone wanting a piece of her.”

               Kris Austen Radcliffe has done it again, another FIVE STAR review for her third novel in a trilogy that I am now such a huge fan of. These books are worth a read. The world she paints is incredibly detailed, easily imagined, and simple to follow. The characters are extremely well built, I swear she must have charts or something because her characters, all of them, grabbed my every attention and I fell in love with them all the moment the series began. Fifth of Blood is no different.

                The friction in the beginning of this novel pulls at the reader. Pulls the reader deep into the world that Radcliffe has painted. Rysa and Ladon, the perfect romance between the two begin the novel apart. Your heart aches for them. You keep reading quickly, unable to put the book down, to get to the part where the two lovers get back into each other’s arms again. It captures your attention fully and completely, as you turn through the pages holding on to Radcliffe’s every word in hopes that the next chapter brings the two lovers closer.

                Rysa has lost her talisman. Without it, she has lost control of all of her abilities and while apologies for mistakes made in the previous novels are made, Rysa is rightfully angry at the whole situation. She needs her talisman, her man, and her dragon. Just as they start to get close chaos rises and makes everything for them so much more difficult. Truly, nothing is ever that easy, everything has its own problems and the question is, can they rise above? Can they find her talisman before it’s too late? Will Ladon watch another lover perish?
“’Rysa!’ Ladon roared Everything remaining, ever single pin and staple of humanity that held together his mind, snapped.”
                It took me a quick three, okay maybe four, days to read this novel. However, the closer I got to the end, the faster I read and the later I would stay up reading. I mean, I finished this novel last night after drinking TWO coffees just to stay awake long enough to finish the novel. Oh boy, was it worth it.

                Let me say this too: The first book in the series “Games of Fate” is free on all ereader platforms. You can download an ereader from any smart phone (I have ibooks, kindle, and kobo all on my phone).

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Getting Started

I have currently approved five novels for review. I'm so excited to begin writing reviews again! Thanks to all of the amazing authors out there that have given me the opportunity to review novels as my favourite hobby. I could not run this blog without you all. So thanks! 

I hope to have a review up by next week sometime. So keep checking back.

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Stay tuned :)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Why I have been away and What Now?

I've sort of kept a secret from everyone, including friends and family. I have been living with depression for the past few years and trying desperately to fake it until I make it. Well, I didn't make it. I needed help. I have now taken the time to get that help and am back! Though I may review at a slower rate to begin with. For one thing, ALL requests already sent, have been deleted. I'm sorry if this causes any problems. I have set up a new email just for this page and will be changing the process a bit. So please read before you send in your request. Thanks in advance and I'm glad to be back!
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