Saturday, November 17, 2012

Review of The Summerland by Elizabeth Cheryl

The Summerland NovelThe Summerland Novel by Elizabeth Cheryl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Summerland was a wonderful novel with all of the necessary ingredients to make it one of my personal favourites: paranormal elements, time travel and a tender love story. I found the historical information fascinating, in fact, I feel like I have a new insight and appreciation for the horror and injustice of the Salem witch trials. Going through the gut-wrenching process with Abigail Parker was so powerful it was as if I went through the trials myself.

Abigail was a brave, caring and smart heroine, William a chivalrous, loyal and lovable hero. This sweet love story was a nice change from the graphic romance novels I've read recently.

With The Summerland, be prepared to be entertained, to be terrified and to fall in love, all while learning about a dark, appalling time in American history. Highly recommended!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review: Diary of a One Night Stand by Alexandrea Weis

Diary of a One-Night StandDiary of a One-Night Stand by Alexandrea Weis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Diary of a One Night Stand is a shockingly honest account of the journey through marital infidelity, starting with a steamy sex scene and immediately followed by the guilt and shame of the aftermath. The character, Kara Barton, is well-fleshed out with appropriate conflicting emotions, competing loyalties and ends up learning some painful truths about herself in the process of her indiscretion.

Kara is tired of struggling to keep her disappointing, loveless marriage together. She meets Scott, a gorgeous, powerful man who sweeps her off her feet. Despite the rumours that Scott is a womanizer, to Kara, he's loving, attentive and fiercely loyal. As she navigates the difficult process of leaving her husband and moving on in her relationship with Scott, details emerge that have Kara questioning her original assessment of Scott. The end was shocking, leaving me feeling uncomfortable and bereft. While the author ties things up, I was left with the heavy imprint of Kara's agonizing experience in my heart.

Well-written, fast-paced and absorbing, Alexandrea Weis takes you on an emotional journey from page one!

This book was provided by the author for an honest review.

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Review: The Never Prayer by Aaron Michael Ritchey

The Never PrayerThe Never Prayer by Aaron Michael Ritchey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Never Prayer ventures into dark territory; grief, loss and high-risk adolescent behaviour rooted in desperation. With impeccable writing, a fabulous plot and quick pacing, you will be both entertained and educated with these wonderful, intense characters and thought-provoking themes. Highly recommended!

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Review: Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings

Poltergeeks (Poltergeeks, #1)Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poltergeeks was an absorbing, fun read. I especially enjoyed the fearless main character, Julie. Facing supernatural elements head-on, this teenage witch has more than her fair share of obstacles. I would highly recommend this book if you want to be entertained from start to finish!

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Latest Review: Backlash by Karyn Good

BacklashBacklash by Karyn Good
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What I loved most about this book was the characters. Lily is smart, sassy and courageous in the face of danger and Chase is a gorgeous, dedicated cop with a scarred past and a tortured soul. He also happens to be the one ex-lover Lily never really got over. Can they overcome their past and admit their love?

Action-packed throughout with a compelling, addictive love story – I couldn't put it down until I turned the final page.

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