Cute little story. Quick read. The characters are great. I love the stories of Roksana. Carol hates Christmas, the whole season, but to turn her restaurant around, she has to do something different. Some advice from her mom and the enthusiasm of her partner and staff changes everything. And I do mean everything!
What a great read. I couldn't put it down. The characters really come to life for me. I love Penn and his internal war. His struggle with what he want and the right thing, puts his life on it's side and then dropped off a cliff. The mystery is so consuming, that I didn't really mind the cliffhanger. I honestly can't wait for Reaper!
Okay, I had small issues throughout most of it. First, it was the same story, not that I expected to be really different, but I guess I expected more. Especially because it supposed to be a "reimagining". Second, the names changed, the bodies were the same. Thus, it very difficult to picture Beau and Edythe or any other characters because all I saw was those creepy gendered photos, where the male's features are superimposed over the female's body and visa versa. The ending did throw me a twist and since I have always wondered about that, it made me happier with the book. Also, I think Charlie and Renee should have been gender swapped too. Even though Stephenie makes a strong case for why she didn't, there was something wrong when imagining Charlie hanging out with Bonnie and Holly. Not to mention it would have been awesome for Chief Swan to be a woman in this alternate Forks.
Great introduction to the new Wildcats series. It is a quick read that sets up the first book, but is a complete story. We met Abby a long time ago in Stray and know Abby has been through a lot. However, as strong as she's become, there is no preparing her for the ordeal a simple fun camping trip turns into. She defies her Alpha, Jace, to prove that she is will no longer be a victim. Nor will she let others suffer like she did not so long ago. Abby proves she more than just a tabby, but that she can be as fierce as Faythe. I can't wait to read Lion's Share and see how the events set up in Hunt play out.
This was fast paced and hard to put down. Mac is now part of the Unseen, but she is far from emotionally stable. She makes some terrible decisions in light of the tragedy that made her choice to join the Unseen. Then on her first assignment, something goes terrible wrong and even worse the people she loves are in more danger than ever. In a fight that is slowly costing her everything, she has to prove to herself and the enemy who she is once and for all. So excited for Undivided!
This was a great read. It starts out slow, lots of character development. Mac is set on her life course and is ready to start life in her chosen career. Then, a terrible first date and unexpected rescue leads her to wonder. A strange secretive organization, a hot guy, and a life changing event lead her to a decision. Filled with quiet a few twists and surprises. Enjoyed it and can't wait for Unforgiven!
Received free copy for honest review.
This was a really good story. At the heart is a mystery and in search of answers you learn a lot about Kacie and her life but not enough to loose interest. She is a strong character with lots of potential. I loved most of the characters and enjoyed the pace. It was nice that the story flowed like life and didn't focus 100 percent around solving the mystery! While at the same time it was always in the background. Very well written. There is great potential in the series and I'm looking forward to reading more of the adventures to be had by the Orion Circle.
I enjoyed the story. I tend to figure out mysteries quicker than the main character, but I didn't figure this one out. Goldy, Jullian, Arch, and Tom were great characters and you wanted tgings to work out for them. The recipes throughout the book is an added bonus for those who like to cook. I know I will be tring a few of them myself. I will most likely continue reading Goldy's misadventures in catering.
For any Mercy fan, this is a must read. While Mercy only appears in one story, all the stories involve characters a true fan would know. You learn Samuel and Ariana story, you learn about how Moria and Tom meet, you get to know how Thomas becomes a vampire, you get to know more about David and his family, and you also get a few outtakes from Mercy books. The collection contains all the previous published shorts from the Mercy Universe as well as few new ones. The only draw back is that if you haven't read both the Mercy and A&O series, you may not know all the characters, but getting to know them will only make you want to read the series more. It was wonderful to spend time with characters that only make brief appearances through the series, but made an impact on the stories in Mercy's world.
I loved this one! Sophronia, Dimity, Sidheg, Felix, and Soap have an adventure that made me laugh, cry and smile. My thoughts can be expressed as Wow! NO!!!! and WOW! As adventures go, what could be better than a dirigible, a train, flywaymen, drones, werewolves and strangely behaving mechanicals. I was really sad by the ending, hence the NO!!!!, but also very pleased with the overall story. I can't wait to see what happens next for Sophronia, but I know it will be very different without Sidheag and Soap. Although, you never know who will join the party in this series!
I read an ARC
The story was intriguing and I enjoyed it greatly. While the concept is not new, it was a refreshing change. While Lisa takes Thomas back to his mother's grave, she finds a journal and in it is the most amazing story. One can't determine if it is all in Elizabeth's mind or if it really happened. The story itself is about self discovery and life. Elizabeth is given a terrible set of circumstances and through learning about herself and becoming who she was meant to be, she finds that life has a way of being perfect all on it's own. Lisa also learns a thing or two, even if you only get a few moments with her. I fell in love with the characters and the world. I hope that Grom finds his special someone and that Thomas returns to his family someday!
Great read! Harry was really put to the test in this one. A few new characters show up. Harry's hands are full and things just keep getting worse. Harry finally admits to having feelings and then a twist takes everything away. It took quiet a while to figure it out and like Harry, just when you think you know whats happening, a wrench is thrown into the works. In the end, Harry is the hero, but the cost may finally be to great for him.
Cat and Bones are always wonderful, this was no exception. There are several twists in the story, including Justina becoming friendly with a ghoul, Tate becoming a vampire, and an accident involving Bones. It was a fast paced, balls to the wall, out for blood, action packed story. Cat learns that some vendettas are never fully paid. When a scorned lover, seeks revenge, she not only goes after her sire, but everyone associated with him. Knowing the threat Petra is and the war that is brewing, Mencheres joins an alliance with Bones, thus making Bones and Cat, the number one targets on Petra's list. Loved every page of this one.
Very enjoyable. I really liked that both magic and technology had powerful effects on the world, but couldn't work at the same time. Making it something new and interesting. The twists on vampires was a bit weird for me, but worked really well in this world. Kate is an amazing character and rather headstrong. She is drawn into solving a mystery involving both the People and the Beasts, and the very personal death of someone extremely close to her. The cost of knowing the truth, could cost her life, but not knowing will drive her crazy, besides people are dying and she has to stop it. I liked several of the twists and am going to continue with the series.