Friday, 31 October 2014

Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the middle of nowhere , along a quiet stretch of road the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.
Well not exactly men.
Earl bounced in his seat as the truck quacked. His beer slipped and settled in his lap. He grunted curses as he snatched up the can too late to prevent a yellow puddle around his groin.
"Hell Duke, do you have to hit every god damn hole in the road?"
Alright, so normally I just post the first sentence of the book but this book I loved so much that I wanted to post more… hell I wanted to post the entire first chapter but I am far too lazy to for that. So, I have a lot of great things to say about this… let us jump right in!
The story fallows the Duke of werewolves and the Earl of vampires, who both go by their titles either by choice or because they like it better.
The first time I read this book I was about 12, and I've read it another 3-5 times since. The book does have some mature themes to it, like remarks about "morning wood" and quite a few remarks about sex. It does have it's far share of swear words as well. But, even after my 5th time reading I still can't put this book down.
There are not many characters in it but I liked that, and the best part is that every one of them is memorable. There is an adorable romance in, there are good villains, cute pets and everything else in-between.

The author does a great way of playing with the vampire/werewolf myths, giving detail that is worth reading and adding humor. This book was so good I had to work to find things I didn't like about it!

I had such a hard time finding things I didn't like about this book but it did get a little drawn out by the end, just a tiny bit though. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

 Rating: 3.5/5 stars

“There’s nothing like breaking things to lift a girls spirits when she’s had a lousy day. I’ve been having a lot of lousy days lately.”
I have to say, the first sentence is what really drew me into the book and decided to make me give this book a shot. There were a lot of things that I liked and disliked about this so I’ll jump right into it: I loved all the mythology in the book!
I’ve always studied mythology but have always been more of a Norse fan I still really enjoyed having the mythology in there, even in such a simple way as mentioning who each character was descended from. The novel jumps right into the plot, and everything was understandable enough for someone (like me) to jump into the series without even realizing that it was the second novel in the series, I was quickly 4 chapters in, then 10, without even realizing it.
The case information is simple yet enough and didn’t draw out too long, sometimes when I read books that are working with some sort of case I find that the author goes in to too much details with it and I just end out getting confused. I liked that we got to see how the case got pieced together, and why.

That being said there were a few things I didn’t like. Examples include: The Emma was treated, she is meant to come off as a villain and I could see why, but our main character, Nikki’s, reaction to it almost made her seem like the villain, it also irked me that the writer liked to bring up how ‘gorgeous’ Emma was, it didn’t feel needed after the second time, and annoying after that. Plus, I didn't really understand why the author was doing it... like was it supposed to make Emma seem like more of a bitch just because she was pretty?
I also felt like the entire novel was drawn out, and some detail carries on a little too long for my liking.... And finally, I felt like the main conflict should have been a side conflict. I kept waiting for the main conflict to arise, but it never came. Overall I found the climax, well, unclimatic.  

I scanned a couple websites for reviews and noticed that most people say the first was better, though I can’t say I have much of an interest to know what happened before this book but I am considering giving it a try. And I would check out a third book for sure.

Friday, 17 October 2014

First post.

First posts are always... well normally the same thing, so I'll keep it short.

My name is Kitty, I'm a 19 year old author who loves to read. It was that love of reading (and the fact that I spent so much time reading) that inspired me to create this page to not only talk about what books I am reading, but also help other authors, by giving them a place that they can turn to when it comes to promoting.

That being said, I will be having book reviews, giveaways, author interviews and everything else book related here!
Hope you enjoy,