Thursday, August 18, 2011

Justice by Karen Robards

Aha, something NOT paranormal!! Woohoo! Anyways, this book is sequel to Robard's last book Pursuit. ... this is the first series that Robards has done, but I enjoy them.. Its considered a "romantic mystery"..  Jessica Ford is the main character and she is in a car accident that kills the First Lady, and so of course runs for her life.  Well, in book 2, Justice, she is in hiding, sort of, but becomes a famous lawyer when she breaks a case, so of course, bad guys are after her again and love interest, the Secret Service Agent, is back around..

I do like these books.. Ugh, I dont know what else to say lol

Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon.. sad.. but true..

So, anyone who really knows me, will know that I ADORE Kenyon. I am a total minion.  I pray upon Acheron n stuff.  The greek mythology, the Atlantis stuff, the shapeshifters, this series has everything I want in a book. Until now.

This is book like 60 (or more like 16 or 17) in this series.  Somewhere along the way, Kenyon has lost her original characters and storyline.  Retribution follows Sundown, a Dark Hunter we met in early books but didn't have a big presence.  He's a gunslinger from the 1800's West.. But then Kenyon goes off into this Cherokee Indian and other tribes mythologies.  I miss the Greek myth. I miss Ash. I miss Nick (see post on Winging It to see how I feel about the Chronicles of Nick young adult series).  There's half as many words on the pages as can actually fit. Its as many words that would fit into a paperback, but they spread em out and made lots of white space on the page, just so they can print it in Hardcover and make more money.

Kenyon is starting to lose her minions, sad to say. The book was fine, read it because its hers, but don't buy it, borrow it from the public library.

Room by Emma Donoghue

Okay, so this was a WEIRD book. I liked it, but it was WEIRD.  Jack's mother was kidnapped at age 19 and has been kept in a room ever since.  (Yes, she had a child with her kidnapper).  Jack is just turning five in the start of the book, and the book is told from his point of view.  Jack has never been outside the room. Everything in the room is like a sentient being.. Table.. Chair.. Bed.. Wardrobe (where he sleeps).  Spoiler alert!! Jack and his mother escape and have to acclimate to the Outside.

As I said, it was REALLY weird, but yet again, I really liked it.  I just wish there was more. I want to know what happens AFTER, yanno? So, read it, and be prepared for weird :D

Winging it by Deborah Cooke.. Young Adult

So, I love Deborah Cooke's DragonFire series.. This is a spinoff series made for young adults. If you remember, in the adult paranormal romance novels, Zoe is just a baby. In this YA series, she is a teenager, and just growing into her powers as Wyvern..  She goes to a dragon boot camp, along with the sons of the people from previous books. There's some new twists and turns.

Honestly, I DO NOT LIKE when an author takes characters from an adult series and starts a young adult series (eh, EM Sherrilyn Kenyon).  I want adult books about these characters, and with an new young adult series going, it means it will be FOREVER before we get a book. That just makes me mad.

I did like this one tho. Theres another scheduled for December and another in Spring 2012 so yay.

Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Appears that a couple months ago, I promised a post about this book. I loved it! This is an interesting series by this author, because it is told in first person.. by two characters.  Brother and sister Carter and Sadie, and this series is about the Egyptian gods.. Throne of Fire is number two in the Kane Chronicles, Red Pyramid is the first.  The other interesting thing about the way the book is written, is that it is told as if they characters were recording it on a voice recorder. It's rather neat!  So, Sadie and Carter are trying to save the world from nasty Egyptian Gods with the help of other gods.. who are sometimes helpful and sometimes not.
So thats all I have to say about the book, except I like them alot.. course, there's not a whole lot of stuff that I blog about that I don't like.. :D

Tera Lynn Childs.. young adult author

For readers of Twilight, who want something a little more light hearted, Tera Lynn Childs is a great read.

She has, so far, two series.  Oh.My.Gods. and the sequel Goddess Boot Camp... and Forgive My Fins and Fins are Forever.

OMGs is about a teenage girl who's mother marries this Greek dude, and they have to move to Greece. She ends up going to a private school that is full of people that are descended from Greek gods. 

FaF is about a mermaid princess, livin her teenage years on shore with her mother's sister.  She returns to the sea for visits n stuff tho.  I really liked this series! They are fun, flirty, and just downright enjoyable!

She has a new series starting later this year, the first book is titled Sweet Venom, and it apprears to have another Greek theme, about 3 teenage girls who are descended from Medusa).

So, these books are all really good, that's my comment, lol.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angeline

I adored this book. It has an interesting reincarnation Greek myth theme to it. Its supposed to be the first in a trilogy and I hope I dont have to wait a whole year for another one!!!!  Anyways, great young adult book.

Yes, Im still here and still reading.. George Martin

Sorry, haven't been posting much.  Been busy with things, but Ive still been reading!! I will start with... George Martin..
I love, love, love, love these books. BUT oh my word, they are are intense. Long winded, characters coming out the wazoo, but they are really, really good.  I can't really describe them. Most people recognize the title "Game of Thrones" from the HBO series that started earlier this year. The first season of the show pretty well follows the first book, so I hear. I haven't seen them yet..

I just finished the 4th book in the series, and started on the 5th.  I stopped, though, after looking at Martin's website.  There were six years between book 4 and book 5.  Martin say's he doesn't want to write strictly fantasy (he also writes articles and sci-fi and various other things).  But, I dont wan't to finish this book and have to wait  6 years for a book. From what I can see, there are 2 scheduled yet.  Six years between, that would be another 12 years! That is just wrong to do to the fans, seriously.  So, haven't made up my mind yet on if I am going to finish it. 

So, more to come.. of other things I have read :D