Review: Ashes (Ashes, #1) by Ilsa J. Bick

Posted on July 19, 2011 in Book Reviews || 1 Comment
Review: Ashes (Ashes, #1) by Ilsa J. Bick

Tired of the failed treatments for her brain tumor, 17 year old Alexandra heads off to go backpacking in the wilderness. While she’s away an electromagnetic pulse devastates the Earth, and leaves few survivors. Soon Alex finds herself hiking through the woods with the world’s most obnoxious 8 year old, trying to find help and figure out what the hell had just happened. Oh, and running from wild dogs and zombies! Eventually, they meet Tom, a military man who also survives the blast. What should have been an adventurous tale of survival and an intriguing mystery of what “the zap” was, was just a boring story of three relatively unlikeable people on an unconventional camping and road trip. Then the tale of one unlikeable person living in the safety of […]

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Review: Gone with the Nerd (Nerds, #4) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Posted on July 18, 2011 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Review: Gone with the Nerd (Nerds, #4) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Zoe is a bombshell actress who wants to be taken seriously. Flynn is her lawyer who believes in Bigfoot. A very unlikely pair indeed, but their sexual connection forms almost instantly. In fact, it happened so fast, with no build up, that it was unbelievable. But foreplay in the forest on top of a Bigfoot footprint? Yes, please!Unlike the other “Nerd” books, there’s a mystery to be solved: Who’s that sneaking around the forest? Bigfoot? A crazed fan? Flynn’s jealous girlfriend? And why does Fiona only make her special blueberry cobbler during the full moon?!It was a fun book, but definitely not my favorite of the series so far. And I’m kind of sick of these “they got married, had a baby, and lived happily ever after” endings. Marriage and […]

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Review: Nerd Gone Wild (Nerds, #3) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Posted on July 14, 2011 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Review: Nerd Gone Wild (Nerds, #3) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

I wouldn’t say this was a nerd love story. Unlike the other books in the Nerd Series, Mitchell is just disguised as a nerdy personal assistant. He’s really a PI who’s been hired by Ally’s deceased grandmother to keep an eye on her. Ally is heiress to a fortune, but she’s no Paris Hilton. She leaves the confines of her Bel Air mansion to stay in a lodge in Alaska to pursue her dream of becoming a wildlife photographer. Of course, Mitchell tags along to do his job, which irritates Ally who is trying to spread her wings a bit after years stuck in the lap of luxury.However, Ally has a crazy, jealous (not to mention kinky) step-uncle who wants to get his hands on the money he believes is […]

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Review: Nerd in Shining Armor (Nerds, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Posted on July 12, 2011 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Review: Nerd in Shining Armor (Nerds, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

She’s a little bit country. He’s a little bit rock ‘n roll…Actually she’s A LOT country, and he’s not even a little bit rock ‘n roll. But once Genevieve and Jackson are stranded on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific, he sure does rock her world!In the beginning, I wasn’t too fond of Genevieve. In fact, she was a bit annoying, but soon enough her country-flare grew on me, just as something else was growing on Jackson. Jackson is your typical nerdy guy: smart, good with computers, no fashion sense (but he is colorblind), and completely infatuated with a woman who sees him as only a nerdy computer guy. All of that changes when a business trip goes wrong and leaves the duo stranded on a tiny […]

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Review: Immortal Embrace (Embrace, #1) by Charlotte Blackwell

Posted on July 10, 2011 in Book Reviews || 1 Comment
Review: Immortal Embrace (Embrace, #1) by Charlotte Blackwell

First of all, I must mention that the writing of this is quite stuffy, which is distracting. There’s almost no use of contractions; it’s always “I am,” “It is,” “We will,” and “cannot.” There is the occasional “it’s,” but rarely. Even the conversations between teens are contraction-less, which is unrealistic. Although, the conversations tended to seem unrealistic anyway, especially those between Sophia and Nate: major cheese factor, and I don’t mean Havarti! Basically all of the dialogue in this seemed like a script rather than conversational.I did like that some of the chapters were narrated by characters other than Sophia; I’ve always been a fan of multiple POVs. Plus it was a nice break from Sophia’s constant flip-flopping emotions and her constant reminder to the reader that she’s “not a […]

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Review: The Mephisto Covenant (The Mephisto Covenant, #1) by Trinity Faegen

Posted on July 7, 2011 in Book Reviews || 1 Comment
Review: The Mephisto Covenant (The Mephisto Covenant, #1) by Trinity Faegen

Just a few pages in and I was already swarmed with questions which kept me reading: Who killed Sasha’s father? Who are the Ravens? Who is Eryx? What the heck is going on?! The first three questions are answered by page 32, but I figured I’d give the book a chance. I’m glad I did! The author’s take on Heaven and Hell was very interesting and my confusion over the different entities was quickly cleared up. The romance was a bit like Twilight, with some similar abilities, which was distracting at first. However, once things got rolling I was too engaged in the story to care.My one criticism would be that some scenes felt very repetitive. It was like I read the same arguments and explanations between Sasha and Jax […]

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