Note to reader!

I try not to reveal too much of the book's major plots but some times I can't help it to give an overall idea of what I personally thought. I try not to ruin the book for anyone and sorry if I do so. Any of the books I write about have been read recently so that the review is fresh in my mind. Some books I will reread and post again later but if you have a request let me know, it will take me a while to go through my library again.

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Rating Scale: The books I post here will be set on a rating scale. The scale being from 1-5 one being most likely to read again and 5 being least likely to read again.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Spirit Bound

Spirit Bound Plot Summary

Another mediocre book I'm sorry to say.  Better than the book before this one but not as good as the first three by a long shot.  We have finally reached the end of the school year after 5 books and numerous chances Rose gets to take her final fight tests, I've been looking forward to this since book one.  She did very well and I'm glad the author actually went into what was required for the test and didn't just breeze over the experience.  After finally becoming a guardian Rose trashes everything once again by ignoring her duties despite her talk of honor and runs off.  This is where Rose's complete selfishness takes over once again, except this time she enlists her friends to help her.  She uses and endangers her friends throughout and ignores any consequences for her or her friends.  I understand why but my lord all that effort and deceit over a man that you're not even sure you can save seems a bit much.  A lot of drama and the story moves along ok I wish there were more fighting and magic and less obsession but we can't always have what we want.  The spelling mistakes continue I was hoping that as the books went on and became more popular that they would have found an editor that would resolve this continuing problem but alas that was not the case.  This book was definitely an improvement  but I'm really hoping the final book will be more like the first ones, otherwise, anything beyond the third book will have been a waste of my time.   

Rating ~ 3

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Blood Promise

Blood Promise Plot Summary
NO! No no no... we did so well, we got past that halfway point with the first three books just to be knocked down at four.  The first three books were so good and this one was just meh.  Not necessarily bad but just eh.  Toward the end things improved but overall I was unhappy with this book.  It was very slow and overall boring.  Compulsion makes everything more boring, everyone just rolls over and takes it without a fight so lame.  I understand why this was supposed to be interesting with the hunt for our lost love and bringing him to justice or whatever but ugg.  Watching a strong character (physically not so much morally) turn into a drooling addict just sucks.  She gets past her problems by sheer will power and  a little trickery which is impressive and takes care of business briefly which I totally liked.  Unfortunately, afterwards someone dangled hope in front of her and after that, you just know how the next book is gonna go.  I'm hoping the next will be better, but I forsee issues from here.

Rating ~4

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Shadow Kiss

Shadow Kiss Plot Summary
Another good book finished and the action continues to get better.  I really liked this book they are definitely getting better as we go, and I'm glad to see that the series overcame the typical half way terrible book.  Granted, I don't know if the series is done or not but I'm glad to see that the story is progressing well.  We see a lot of the good stuff starting with more fighting and training but between everyone this time, the guardians and their charges.  We see the major development of magic all over campus and the slowly changing perceptions that go with it.  Unfortunately, all the magic seems to make the main character extremely whiney the majority of the book.  She gets pretty dark and full of teen angst but, it gets better toward the end.  There are also some interesting developments with dear Rose, her visions are pretty interesting, turns out not only the moiri have powers after all.  Finally, our star-crossed lover's story comes to a peak while taking a drastic left turn.  It's a rough few month for poor Rose.  The politics follows suit with the rest of the book, I like the way things are turning even if the politics of it all is ridiculous.  I'm not usually one to notice such things but this one I see.  If you can get past that then this book is totally worth the time!