I normally take notes while I’m reading, so I don’t forget things that I want to mention in my reviews, but I didn’t for Unraveling Isobel. There just wasn’t anything that grabbed my attention that I felt like discussing. I was pretty indifferent to Isobel herself. She was a little quirky, but not very interesting. Her mom was selfish, wholly dependent on her husband, and irritating. Dick, the new husband, was a creep but I was at least interested in what the heck he was up to. I also wondered about Nathaniel, Isobel’s new stepbrother and love interest. He’s a bit odd, and an outsider, but he had a sense of humor about it. The mystery surrounding all of the deaths and disappearance that occurred around the house did keep […]
Faefever starts out much faster than the previous book, and I was very happy about that. There’s immediate action, answers to a few minor questions, and even more questions get piled on top of the mountain of mystery! Most importantly, what the heck is Barrons?! I need to know; it’s driving me absolutely crazy! I do have a theory. I’m probably way off, but at least it’s something to keep me from going completely nutso whenever there’s a scene with Barrons.V’lane! Yes, he gets his own paragraph again. He’s my favorite, I can’t help it! I’m beginning to think he can be trusted, since he always keeps his word. He may be manipulative at times, and play tricks, but I appreciate that he looks out for Mac when she asks. […]
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It’s so we can show what pre-published books we’re anticipating!So what title am I featuring this week…Title: Biting ColdSeries: Chicagoland Vampires, #6Author: Chloe NeillExpected Publication: August 7, 2012 GoodReads BlurbTurned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read• Open to a random page• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!Title: Unraveling IsobelAuthor: Eileen Cook Teaser (page 27)“Looks like it’s just you and me, buddy.”When you’re seventeen and the only friend you have in town is a stuffed animal that doesn’t even belong to you, I think it’s safe to […]
Let’s start with Mac. I still didn’t like her, but she’s continuing to grow on me. She is changing, since she’s realized that her sunny, spoiled, Southern upbringing is useless in the real world. Especially when that real world is full of creatures that are only suppose to exist in nightmares. She still rambles on about her flirty outfits, gold sandals and pink nail polish, but she needs to let that go! That is not her life anymore! Things are dangerous, and she’s deep in it! Short, dark hair, and finding out you’re adopted are not the end of the world! The end of the world is in the hands of an army of Fae, unless Mac can get it together and develop her powers to find a way to […]
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc.Freebie Finds:Library Loot:Lots of library books this week to last me through Spring Break!So, what’s in your mailbox?
Bianca Piper is sarcastic, cynical, and has the mouth of a sailor! Seriously, if you’re offended by strong language, especially in YA, then you probably don’t want to read this one. But I definitely appreciated her honesty; she tells things how it is, and doesn’t hold back. She has especially strong feelings toward Wesley Rush, the man-whore of the school. He really is arrogant and pompous, but at least he knows it. When Bianca hits a rough patch, she goes to the most unlikely source for comfort: Wesley. One week she’s throwing a Coke in his face, and the next she’s in his bed. But there’s no insta-love here, it’s not even insta-lust. It’s something completely different, and even Bianca doesn’t fully understand it. She just knows it helps distract […]