Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs #1 in the Medusa Girls Series 4 **** = Can recommend; Great; Overall enjoyable Website Facebook Twitter Published September 6th 2011 Format: Amazon Kindle Edition Synopsis from Goodreads Grace just moved to San Francisco and … Continue reading
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi #1 in the Under the Never sky series 5 ***** = Highly recommend; A Classic; Couldn’t get much better; Could read over and over again Website Facebook Twitter Synopsis from Goodreads Since she’d been … Continue reading
This has been an exciting weekend for me! I am a confessed Disney Nerd, Apple fan & book lover (among other things). This weekend my worlds collided when I read an amazing book by Amanda Havard. I learned about the … Continue reading
I love how God works sometimes! I was reading a special insert in our local paper about some good book picks for summer. In it was a blurb about a Young Adult Paranormal Author & Fan Conference call UtopYA! Get … Continue reading
Timepiece by Myra McEntire Website Facebook Twitter Pinterest 5 ***** = Highly reccomend; A Classic; Couldn’t get much better; Could read over and over again Synopsis from Goodreads A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock … Continue reading
So, again, I am back from the craziness that is my real world right now. Work has had me slammed all day and falling into bed exhausted at night! But with this three day weekend, I AM BACK. I received … Continue reading
Last week a pretty fun thing happened to me! Early one evening, I went out for my 15th Wedding Anniversary with my family to a great dinner! I was so full I jumped right into my pj’s while the kiddos … Continue reading
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Website Twitter Facebook 3 *** = Good, may not be for everyone Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up … Continue reading
So today I got to do a rare, “take my time”, library trip. You know a trip to library where you can peruse the book shelves leisurely and just pick up what looks interesting to see if that is your … Continue reading
By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
3 *** = Good, may not be for everyone
We are back in the, very well written, southern town of Gatlin. So well written you can smell the peach pie, one of the reasons I continued with this series. Ethan and Lena are trying to find out how to put the Order back that Lena has thrown off in the last book. She has been the first of her family to chose if she is a dark or a light caster. She has split her Seventeenth moon, thus setting the entire Caster community and mortal world in a tale spin.
Everyone in this town, mortals and casters are feeling the effects of Lena choice if they know it or not. The mortals are experiencing extreme heat and plague like issues. The Caster’s powers are all out of wack and uncontrollable.
The series touches on so many different aspects of this caster world that I am starting to get really confused. I feel like the authors may have too many ideas and the first two thirds of the book is a lot of chasing down random theories of how to fix all the problems. It is a little scattered and while interesting a bit of a chore to get through.
While enjoying some of the aspects of this series, I have begun to really question why I read. I know I love a great story with twist and clever turns. Its the excitement that the next book will bring that next exciting adventure. So I have continued on with this series. Not being blown away with how this story is being executed. But mostly, by the draw of the characters I am so involved with, that I can not keep myself from reading what happens next.
Overall, while the end of this story is a huge cliff hanger, I was a bit disappointed. I expected to have learned a little more by the end of the book. But we were given a pretty rushed end and of course the promise of a number four.
So most likely I will read the next installment, and hopefully it will be a little more focused and fulfilling.