Thursday, 22 January 2015

From Gods (Descendant Prophecies Book 1) by Mary Ting

Please note there are slight spoilers in my review

I must admit this book was hard to stick with, but I kept thinking give it more time. However, even up to chapter ten I was considering giving up. 
At the start it just seemed very slow starting and having no direction, as though the author was just writing anything until they got to the more action parts of the book. 
I found some conversations just went on and on and talking about things that were completely irrelevant.
Parts of the book were very poorly written and there seemed to be far too much of so-and-so said, then so-and-so said, and then some responses to conversations made no sense what-so-ever!
The parts of the book where one character was texting another seemed to go on forever and was just dragged out to long. Example :
miss you
miss you too
(and that is a short example)

Some things were also very unbelievable. In one scene Skylar goes to buy everyone beer and when she gets asked for ID her thought is : "I forgot i couldn't buy beer because i had never bought one before"
Really? Come on. She randomly forgot she was 18. It would have been more believable if she has said she forgot her fake ID or something. 
In another scene Mason saves Skylar from one of his brothers, asks her to stay in his bed with her so he can protect her and then wakes up in the morning and has no idea why she was there
Fair enough he was drugged but when she says about his brother he remembers instantly. (not something you would forget in a hurry)
The story didn't really hold my attention at all, the ending is left on a big cliff hanger but even that isn't making me consider reading the next book

Two of of five stars for this one!

Saturday, 10 January 2015


Hi Guys!

I know I have been MIA for several months now. A lot of things happened, the passing of my papa, then my gran being diagnosed with cancer and passing only months later. 
With the shock of everything I decided to just take some time off. I lost count of the number of times I sat down to read or write and just couldn't find myself getting excitied or involved.
Now that I am feeling better I am hoping that this year I will get everything back on track. 
There have been a few books I have read that I never got around to posting reviews for, but because it has been a while I cannot remember enough of them to give a full detailed review, so I don't think that it would be fair to post a review for these books.
Starting now any book I read I will begin reviewing and I am now able to take requests for reviews again also by contacting me at

For now what I would like to do is post a few books that are going to be at the top of my reading list for 2015!

Book number 1: 

Bound By Flames
Jeaniene Frost
Release date :27 Jan 2015

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does...for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him, Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both...
I have loved this series from the start and can't wait for the third installment. 
 Jeaniene Frost wasn't an author I had read before but since reading this series she is one of my favourite authors around. 
I told my friend about this book and she has been hooked on the series ever since as well.

Book number 2: 
Hero By Samantha Young
Release date : 3rd February 2015

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero-until her shocking discovery. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.
Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and all-consuming affair.
Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for, and when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again . . .

What can I say about Samantha? The first book I ready by Samantha was Moon Spell, which is the first book in her The Tale Of Lunamorte series. That series knocked me off my feet and since then I have read every book she has released. 
With every genre and book she releases she gives you intriguing characters and gripping stories.
I have seen myself buy one her books before even reading what it is about.
From what we know of Hero it seems like Samantha has done it again and I already have this one pre-ordered. 

Book number 3 : 

 Three Brothers By Nicole Williams
Release 20th January 2015

I grew up with three brothers. They weren’t tied to me by blood, but our connection went beyond genetics or bearing the same last name. Our connection was forged the summer I turned thirteen, the summer my mom ended her life and left me in the custody of John Armstrong, a man I’d never met. Packing all I owned in a couple of boxes, I left the familiarity of the big city and headed west to Red Mountain Ranch, set in a lonely valley outside of Jackson Hole.

Nothing was as it seemed at Red Mountain—it didn’t take long for me to figure that out. John was kind to me but distant, as if he was afraid to let anyone get too close. His three teenage sons had their own devices for keeping love as far away as they could. The eldest distracted himself with cheap relationships that had a shelf-life of one night. The middle son threw himself into the rigor of running a ranch, and the third wielded cruelty and mind-games in his quest to keep people from getting close.

Time has gone by, and I’ve spent those years trying to forget the brother I’d fallen for—the biggest mistake of my life.

Finally, I’ve moved on. Finally, I’m back. But what I didn’t realize was that running away from the wrong brother meant I’d also run away from the right one. The one who’d been there for me all along, waiting in his brother’s shadow for the day I either would or could move on.

But a decade is a long time to wait. Has the brother I should have chosen all of those years ago moved on too? Am I about to discover that my biggest mistake wasn’t falling in love with the wrong brother, but failing to return the love of the right one sooner?

Does unrequited love have an expiration date?

I’m about to find out.

This is a new author for me. I haven't read anything of hers before but the cover first drew my attention and the blurb has me intrigued. 
I don't have much more to say on this at the moment, but will post a review when I have finished it.

 I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and look forward to hearing from you throughout 2015!!