Publisher: Simon Pulse

Book Review: Abandon

Book Review: Abandon

  The Possession series has been an interesting one from the beginning. Special powers. Mind wiping. Rebellion. Since I first read Possession, I feel in love with this world, and all of its unique qualities and quirks. Abandon is no different. One element that I have loved / hated about this series is the constant change of POVs. This time around, we are taken into the minds of Jag and Zenn. While both characters have enough personality to carry Abandon easily, I found myself wanting to get back to Vi's POV again. Maybe it is the lack of the female POV […]

Posted June 6, 2013
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Book View: Shine

Book View: Shine

Previous Reviews:  Shade / Shift   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Short and Sweet: The Shade series has been a long standing favorite of mine. Jeri Smith-Ready is a wonderful story teller, and it never fails to amaze me how easily I fall into her books. Shine opens shortly after the events of Shift. Logan is finally at peace. Zacharty is heading back home to settle some things. Aura is picking up all the pieces from the events of the last year. Shine has a bit of […]

Posted September 11, 2012
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Book Review: Surrender

Book Review: Surrender

Review: Possession   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk *   Last year, I was completely blown away by Possession, book one of the Possession series. Like most first books, it had its fair share of issues. But with that cliffhanger ending I had to know more. Unlike most sequels, Surrender is told from a completely alternative POV. When I first heard that Surrender was going to be all about different characters, I was not excited. It seemed like the book was going to go in a direction that would not […]

Posted August 10, 2012
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Book View: Bound

Book View: Bound

Short & Sweet: Xing Xing is better known as "Lazy One", which is the name her stepmother calls her. Her stepsister is going through the process of foot binding so that she can be married off. Not all is well, but it seems to start going better when Xing first sees a beautiful fish nearby her home. She finds herself constantly drawn to the water and is convinced the fish is the spirit of her mother. Unfortunately her stepmother finds out about the fish as well and something unthinkable happens. I've read several versions of this Chinese Cinderella, but I […]

Posted July 11, 2012
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Book View: Haven

Book View: Haven

Short and Sweet: Haven… oh Haven. I picked you up on a whim. You had so much promise. Hex Hall with a mix of X-Men?! You sounded so heavenly. But you broke my heart. Well, not really. But my frustration mixed with your promise… it was all that I could do to finish you. And it is all due to one thing… and one thing only. Highlight for spoiler: (VAMPIRES!!!) . Grrr.   Final Verdict: I hate when I fall for a book only to be disappointed. Haven, in all honesty, was not a complete disappointment. But it was pretty […]

Posted October 7, 2011
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Book Review: Raven

Book Review: Raven

I actually am struggling with how to describe this book. First off, it's one I couldn't put down. And although it kept me interested, there was a bit missing from it. I couldn't connect with the main character. Not always crucial, but it made me feel a little bit empty when I finished it.   But that's just me, so here's what I loved about it: the romance, the intrigue, the way it ended in a different way than usual, and the street-ness about it. I love the break dancing, though it definitely spared the violence that usual comes with […]

Posted June 12, 2011
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Book Review: Shift

Book Review: Shift

  Life for Aura is a little more than complicated. Her childhood sweetheart is a ghost. Her current crush situation is… just complicated. And all Aura wants right now is answers: What is the Shift? How does her mother fit into the equation? Logan or Zachary? All this and more await readers in the gut-wrenching sequel to Shade. Gosh, where do I begin with Shift? From the beginning, I was excited about Shift. I adored Shade. Its characters.. romance.. originality.. you name it. I literally ate Shade up. And I really expected the same from Shift. But something about this […]

Posted June 10, 2011
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Book View: The Game

Book View: The Game

  Short and Sweet: The Game starts out as your regular every day dystopian, and then does a complete U-Turn into something different. There is so much that I would love to say about this book. But most of it would give the "surprise" away. So in steering away from that.. what I can say is that The Game is completely different than what I expected. Some of it good.. some bad.. most of it, completely unexpected. Final Verdict: There are books that are completely original and surprise you with said originality. The Game is one of these books. A fun bunch […]

Posted April 4, 2011
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