Sunday, April 29, 2012
She's all but resigned herself to a dreary existence on the margins of society when she meets Corwin. Corwin is a werewolf like none other. He walks among humans as if it was nothing, and can keep his wolf under control even when the moon is full. Talia's mind is suddenly opened to the possibilities before her, and the realization of how little she really knows about lycanthropy.
Corwin claims that he can teach her how to cope as he does, even how to transcend her affliction. But it will not be easy. It is a hard education that requires her to question everything her pack taught her, and confront exactly what she has become. And, more amazingly, what she never stopped being.
Review: Bonds of Fenris is an excellent story to show readers what might be going on in a human’s head as they change into a werewolf. I knew it was a sort of growing up story and I naturally assumed it was about Talia growing up, but every character had their chance to grow. I liked all of the characters a lot. They showed great depth and strength. Pierce annoyed me though. He took some getting used to. I liked the concept of Bonds of Fenris very much. There are a lot of books about shifters out, but I haven’t seen too many go into detail about how a new wolf might feel after being infected. This book does a great job with getting you into that mindset. The fear and the confusion. I saw the ending coming though. It wasn’t something I figured out from the first chapter, but a few pages before the big shock thing is revealed I knew what was going on. I do indeed recommend you checking this book out if you want a good read from the POV of someone who doesn’t like to be a wolf. In a lot of shifter books I’ve read, the main characters feel at home in their wolf skin, but no one in this pack was like that. It was a nice change from the rest of the shifter books out there.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
Review: Nevermore was a nice paranormal young adult book, but the characters were pretty generic. I might just be sick of the typical young adult story. Varen was the misunderstood goth kid which his foot in the paranormal world. Isobel was the obnoxious, preppy cheerleader. That being said, they were good to read. Isobel annoyed me a little bit, but for the most part I liked reading them. Reynolds might be my favorite character. I only say "might" because I haven't quite made up my mind about whether I like him or not. I'm interested to see how his character is handled in Enshadowed. Pinfeather and Scrim were interesting little characters as well. I'm rather curious about them in general. Like I said, this is a paranormal young adult story, but there were some interesting characters/situations. I liked the Nocs. They were creepily different. I hope to see more of them in book 2. It didn't feel like Nevermore was 500+ pages either. I thought the story moved at a decent pace. So while Nevermore isn't exactly the "fresh, new" story people might be waiting for, I feel like it is certainly worth checking out. I enjoyed it very much, and I can't wait to read Enshadowed.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Summary: Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment is a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance- and is unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, desolate netherworld—he turns to the angel to save his former mate, only to despair at the path he himself must take to set her free. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vies for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past, and a future that he doesn’t know he can live with… but can’t seem to turn away from.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Summary: Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.
When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Summary: Meara Greymere is in charge of the cabin rentals on the rugged Oregon coastline, so her brother and his mate could take a delayed honeymoon. But while Hunter is away, the she-wolf intends to play—she just has to convince the right alpha male to rent one of the cabins, and she’ll take it from there. But when Finn Emerson arrives with every intention of pretending to be her lover, she's not going to take this lying down. She knows he'll tell her brother what she's up to and put an end to her game.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Summary: Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival
Already read A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing. <3 That's all I've got to say.
Yep. Got Tohr. I'm in the middle of Payne/Manny's book, but this one is coming up next.