Friday, February 24, 2012

30 Days Of Night vol 1 ~ Steve Niles, Sam Kieth

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a short, high octane graphic novel based on the 30 Days Of Night series by Steve Niles.

The story involves a girl who runs a website asking people to contact her about their real-life encounters with vampires. And while the story was interesting, it only fills up approx. half of the 44 pages (the rest being a preview for another graphic novel). I enjoyed what I read, but it seemed like just as I was getting into the story, it was over.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds ~ Amy L Peterson

3 1/2 out of 4 stars

What a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be.

This is a sweet, uncomplicated book that feels both real and unapologeticly honest. And while there were a few stumbles along the way with pacing, I found myself smiling while reading this book. Sometimes it takes a simple story about finding love and family when you least expect it, to remind me of why I love to read so much. I found myself rooting for Amy and hoping for her to have her perfect, if complicated happy ending.

*This book was offered to me for review from the author, but that fact had no affect on my review.*

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quick Update

I have been sick with both a cold and then the stomach flu over the last couple of weeks. Because of that, I have been doing much whining and moaning, but very little reading lately. I hope to have a proper update posted within the next few days. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Incarnate ~ Jodi Meadows

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was beyond anxious to read this book after hearing about the premise. A world where everyone is continually reincarnated, and fully retain memories of their past lives. Living one life as a male, the next as a female...but the underlying soul remains the same. Until one day a NewSoul is born. Someone with a clean slate, that takes the place of a soul that had lived countless lives before.

The concept was brilliant, and truly unique. And there are aspects of the story that i really enjoyed; I loved the characters of Ana and Sam. The creepy/awesome idea of each person being responsible for the graves of their past selves (when Ana is taken to Sam's cabin in the woods, it borders a cemetery full of all his former bodies).

But, around the half way mark, the story started to slow down. A lot. The romance that began to blossom between Ana and Sam seemed to hit a brick wall, and each and every situation seemed to be dragged out far too long to make for a truly interesting read.

I plan on giving the second book in the series a chance, but this definitely didn't live up to my admittedly very high expectations.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beauty Queens ~ Libba Bray

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I very rarely give up on books. But, I will make an exception for this one.

I was okay with the over the top silliness of the story in the beginning. Unfortunately it didn't take long for it to go from amusing, to slightly grating and into full blown want to throw my Kindle against the wall annoying.

I am all for satire...but there is NO WAY I would have been able to make it through 400 pages of this. I gave up around the 35% mark.