Monday, December 15, 2014

Review of One Love (Gypsy Brothers #7)

One Love (Gypsy Brothers #7)

ARC Review of Release (Fire on Ice #5)

Release (Fire on Ice #5)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review of Elias (West Bend Saints #1)

Elias (West Bend Saints #1)

ARC Review of Oceans Apart (Ocean Dreams Book 1)

Oceans Apart (Ocean Dreams Book 1)

ARC Review of All I Want - Part One

All I Want - Part One

Review of "Darkly Dreaming Dexter”

Review by Laura Leigh

“Darkly Dreaming Dexter” – Jeff Lindsay

4 Stars – I picked up this book a couple of years ago while “Dexter” the TV show was still on Showtime. I am a huge fan of the show so thought I should probably check out the b...ooks the show was based on. Almost exactly a year to the day the show ended I finally decided to read the book.

If you have never seen the show… THEN GO WATCH IT! It is amazing! But before you do that I’ll give you a synopsis of what it is about. Dexter Morgan is a blood splatter analysis for the Miami Police Department. His adopted father, Harry, was a police office and so is his adopted sister, Deb. That is about the only thing they have in common though. Dexter has a dark secret… a secret he calls his “dark passenger”… he is a serial killer. His father recognized this when Dexter was young, and not wanting Dexter to spend the rest of his life in prison or a mental institution, taught him how to kill and get away with it. But, there was one catch. He gave Dexter a code; only kill those who deserve it. Dexter can kill other murderers, rapists, child molesters, etc. but never an innocent. And Dexter always follows Harry’s code. It may seem dark and disturbing but the way that the story is brought to life makes you feel for Dexter. You root for him. You don’t want him to get caught.

I’m not going to lie… I prefer the show to the books. But the show has ended so I have to get my Dexter fix in another way. I definitely plan on finishing reading the series. The first book stuck to the show pretty well (or did the show stick to the book?). There is the same characters you grow to love and hate in the show and the same story lines. I am somewhat hoping that the later books deviate some from the show so I can travel on a new and unknown adventure with Dexter and his dark passenger.

Review of “City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)”

Review by Laura Leigh

“City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)” – Cassandra Clare
3 Stars – I’ll admit it… I love “The Mortal Instruments” series. I know they are for 16 year old girls but there is something about Cassandra Clare...’s writing that really gets me (I also love her “Infernal Devices” series). But… I was really disappointed with this book.

This was the longest of the books in the series at a whopping 725 pages. That number could have been cut in half if Clare had removed ¾ of the pages where Clare and Jace repeated to each other how much they love each other. Holy cow. We got it. Now let’s move on the THE ACTUAL STORY. When Clare wasn’t busy describing Clare and Jace’s lusty feelings for each other, and actually got down to the Shadowhunters never ending battle with evil, the story was pretty good. I especially enjoyed how she intertwined the “Infernal Devices” characters with the “Mortal Instruments” characters. All in all I would have given this novel 4 stars but I had to detract 1 star just because of the annoyance I had to go through with reading for the 100th time about the googly eyes the main characters where giving each other.

If you have never read any of Cassandra Clare’s books I would highly suggest either one of her series. And if you have already read the first 5 “Mortal Instruments” books then yes, I would suggest reading “City of Heavenly Fire” but be forewarned… you may need to skip a page or ten.