Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Not so good

I read the sample of World of Shell and Bone, and liked it enough to buy it (2.99), but it just got less and less clean. About half way through the language gets bad, and sexual stuff - not too explicit, but I decided to stop and delete it. So, not a recommend from me. Also, I tried to explain the premise of the book to my husband and yeah, its a bit hard to swallow. The Dystopian genre is so crowded right now, you really have to bring something great to it.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Six Moon Summer, by SM Reine

I borrowed this from the Kindle Owners Lending Library, but you can buy it for 2.99. It's the first in a series. I don't plan on reading the rest of the books, but I didn't think it was a bad read either. Here's why: The author puts a twist on the Twilight/Paranormal genre with the female main character being dropped off at summer camp and being bit by a werewolf. There is plenty of teenage angst, family problems, romance and mean girls. I thought the plot was above average, the characters just below average, and the setting average. Maybe I'm just getting too old for these types.

Six Moon Summer (#1) (Seasons of the Moon)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Self Same, by Melissa Conway

http://www.amazon.com/SelfSame-Melissa-Conway-ebook/dp/B007N798GK/

This book was on sale for 99 cents and I LOVED it. The plot has time travel which is very hard to do well. Very thought provoking and hard to put down. Written for a YA audience. Great from start to finish (which is also hard to do). 2.99 for Kindle regularly.

Haven, by A.R. Ivanovich

Haven (War of the Princes), by A. R. Ivanovich was an exciting adventurous read. Its a YA Dystopian which seems to be all the rage lately. In this one, Haven is a community hidden away, and the outside world is a mess. It had a bit of romance with a strong female protagonist. 2.99 for Kindle
Haven (War of the Princes)

The Girl in the Gatehouse, by Julie Klassen

Not bad for a freebie. Written by Julie Klassen. Clean with some Christian themes. The author is a fan of Jane Austen and it shows in her writing. A bit cheesy with some plot lines that seemed conveniently intertwined. I got it during a promotional period. It is $9.99 for the Kindle version.