Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book Review: The Heir (The Selection, Book 4), by Kiera Cass

The Heir (The Selection, book 4)
By: Kiera Cass
www.KeriaCass.com
ISBN-10: 0062349856
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Princess Eadlyn has everything she could ever want: she lives in a lavish palace and has an abundance of beautiful gowns. But when her father and mother, King Maxon and Queen America, suggest that she hold a Selection to keep a war from breaking out, Eadlyn is in distress. As the future ruler of IllĂ©a, she already has so many duties to perform each day, and doesn’t want to be distracted by a hoard of thirty-five young men around who all want to marry her.

It contains:

• Kissing and making out
• A man won’t stop staring at a girl’s breasts
• Minor profanity (h*ll, d*mn, *ss)
• Implied attempted rape (a man makes remarks about a woman and tries to touch her)
• Some fights that result in injuries
• Drinking wine at dinner

The Heir is a quick read and follows America Singer’s daughter. Eadlyn has a very different tone than America, and some readers may find that either refreshing or annoying.


More Selection reviews:
• Book 1: The Selection
• Book 2: The Elite
Book 3: The One

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Book Review: The One (The Selection, Book 3), by Kiera Cass

The One (The Selection, book 3)
By: Kiera Cass
www.KeriaCass.com
ISBN-10: 0062059998
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Just as America makes up her mind about the man she loves, their relationship spirals out of control until America wonders if they can ever be the simple married couple that she longs for them to be.

It includes:

• Kissing, caresses, and a couple heavy make out scenes
• America dresses in a revealing gown in an attempt to seduce Maxon
• Minor profanity (h*ll, d*mn, *ss)
• Violence (deaths, injuries, rebels raid the palace)

The One ends America Singer’s story as the complicated Selection comes to a close and Prince Maxon finally chooses his queen. Fans of the previous novels and the characters should not be disappointed with this book, and the ending has a nice conclusion.


More Selection reviews:
Book 1: The Selection
Book 2: The Elite

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Book Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, book 6), by Darynda Jones

Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, book 6)
By: Darynda Jones
ISBN: 1250045630
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Between stolen souls, supernatural foes, cold cases, and crime lords, Charley has way too much on her plate. On top of which someone is setting her up. The big question is who and for what?

Sixth Grave on the Edge has so many plots intermixed that it can get a little hard to remember them all but it never gets boring or slow. Unlike some of the earlier books where significant time was spent on each case, Charley's efforts are now so divided that investigation for each of the many cases/mysteries is limited. The over-riding personal mystery is also starting to play a much bigger part, which leads to a big last minute reveal. Fans will want to have book seven, Seventh Grave and No Body, within easy reach.

The Charley Davidson series is an adult urban fantasy with strong paranormal romance elements. Sixth Grave on the Edge includes:
  • Profanity (F word, B*tch, B*llsh*t, etc)
  • Throwing Up
  • Abuse of children by parents
  • Specific references to male private parts, Viagra, etc
  • Detailed Sex scene(s) - this includes psychic sex and sex in a public location (sucking,  orgasms, erections, oral sex, full nudity, etc)
  • Injuries (broken bones)
  • Death and a Dead body
  • Naked Ghost 
  • References to a married homosexual couple
This story also deals with/mentions angels, demons, souls being eaten and the damning of souls.


While the Charley Davidson series does deal with some biblical concepts (Heaven, Hell, God, Satan, Angels, Demons, etc) is is not and does not claim to be a Christian tale. Christian readers will find many concepts and elaborations that are different from biblical teaching.

Note: The print version of this book includes an extra chapter at the end from Reyes' point of view.

More Charley Davidson Books:
  • Book 1: First Grave on the Right (Review)
  • Novella 1.5: For I Have Sinned
  • Book 2: Second Grave on the Left (Review)
  • Book 3: Third Grave Dead Ahead (Review)
  • Book 4: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Review)
  • Book 5: Fifth Grave Past the Light (Review)
  • Book 6: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Review)
  • Book 7: Seventh Grave and No Body
  • Book 8: Eighth Grave After Dark (Review)
  • Book 8.5: Brighter Than the Sun (Review)
  • Book 9: The Dirt on Ninth Grave
  • Book 10: The Curse of Tenth Grave (expected publication 2016)
  • Book 11: Untitled (expected publication 2017)

If you enjoyed Sixth Grave on the Edge you may also like:
 
Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1)
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Book 2), by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, book 2)
By: Jenny Han
www.DearJennyHan.com
ISBN-10: 144242673X
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Lara Jean is happy that she and Peter are finally dating—for real this time, no more of this fake, pretending business. But just as she’s settling into the blissful routine of being in a relationship for the first time, things get complicated: Peter can’t leave his ex-girlfriend, Genevieve, behind, and a boy from Lara Jean’s past suddenly reappears in her life.

This is a young adult book and contains the following:

• Profanity (F-word, sh*t, d*ck, b*tch, and h*ll)
• References to sex and a few discussions about sex (first time sex, one character used to have sex all the time with his girlfriend, using condoms, only do it for the first time when you’re ready, the suggestion that an elderly women has lots of sex, and not wanting to have sex with a boyfriend)
• A video of a couple making out in a hot tub is posted on the internet and it looks like they’re having sex
• Kissing and making out (hand under shirt)
• References to masturbation, watching porn, girls’ breast sizes, mention that an older boy said he made a girl orgasm just by kissing her, and an innuendo that men always think with their private part
• References to a minor character being gay
• One character’s father is seen kissing a much younger girl, and it is mentioned that he has cheated on his wife multiple times
• Brief mention of a girl’s period coming soon
• Lying
• Alcohol is served at parties, and two adults are hungover on New Year’s Day

P.S. I Still Love You is a page-turning, fluffy contemporary read. The romance in this sequel is just as complicated as the first book, as it contains a new love triangle.


More To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before reviews:
Book 1: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Under a Painted Sky, by Stacey Lee

Under a Painted Sky
By: Stacey Lee
www.StaceyHLee.com
ISBN-10: 0399168036
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Samantha and Annamae are both running from the law: Samantha because she killed a man, and Annamae because she’s a runaway slave. The girls decide the best thing to do is stick together until they can make it to California, where they’ll be free, and to make their Chinese and African identities less conspicuous, they disguise themselves as boys.

It includes:

• Minor profanity (d*mn, h*ll, nuts, wh*re, and racial insults)
• Attempted rape
• Violence (a couple murders, shooting, injuries, and violent deaths)
• Kissing
• Coming upon two people making out heavily
• Vague references to past sexual activity
• Nudity (three cowboys strip down and sing “Yankee Doodle;” the scene is meant to be humorous)
• People drink wine; one of the main characters also gets drunk after drinking hard cider

Under a Painted Sky wonderfully portrays humor, adventure, and the unfair treatment toward people of color in the 1800’s.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Upcoming Release: Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega, book 5), By Patricia Briggs

The fifth Alpha & Omega book is set to release March 6th 2018! Pre-order is already available for Hardback, Kindle and Audio!


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Book Review: Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6), by Kevin Hearne

Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, book 6)
By: Kevin Hearne
ISBN: 0345533631
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When objections to Atticus treatment of Bacchus take a lethal turn, Atticus, Granuaile, and Oberon find themselves in a hazardous sprint across Europe. With goddesses giving chase and vampires, dark elves, and mortals laying in wait, it hardly seems to matter that someone in Tir na nOg also wants them dead.

Hunted is a fast paced, cohesive, plot driven story, with a much more linear progression than seen in Trapped (book 5). It introduces a second point if view character (Granuaile), who has a nicely distinct voice from Atticus. Readers will find that there are a couple unexpected turns throughout and an interesting ending that will likely leave fans of the series searching for book seven, Shattered.

Hunted is an adult urban/paranormal fantasy that includes:
  • Profanity: F word, b*tch, sh*t, *ss
  • References to an erection
  • Kissing
  • Injuries (large variety)
  • References to past sexual encounters
  • Killing
  • Flashing
  • Full male and female nudity
  • Incest mentioned
  • Decapitation & Dismemberment
  • Flesh being eating
  • Dead bodies
  • Torture / torturous death is mentioned
  • Dog humping person's leg and various references to humping
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Book Review: Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk, by Liesl Shurtliff

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk
By: Liesl Shurtliff
LieslShurtliff.com
ISBN-10: 0385755791
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Jack’s mother has always called him a troublesome boy—but maybe Jack’s adventurous spirit can finally be put to good use when giants fall from the sky and seize his papa right out of the barn. Jack trades his family’s cow for some giant, magical beans that will help him get to the giant world where he is determined to retrieve his papa.

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk is a middle grade retelling. It includes:

• Violence (a couple fistfights, a bleeding wound, and one giant’s death is rather gruesome)
• The main characters are in constant danger
• References to pranks
• A queen says that her husband does not love her; she also says she wouldn’t care if her father went missing

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk is a great book to read aloud to kids, and adults will most likely enjoy the sweet and inspirational story, too.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Book Review: We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up
By: Tommy Wallach
www.TommyWallach.com
ISBN-10: 1481418777
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An asteroid nicknamed Ardor is plummeting toward Earth with a 66.6% chance of wiping out the entire planet, and four teenagers are left to plan out how they will spend possibly their last few weeks alive together.

It contains:

• Profanity (F-word, sh*t, *ss, b*tch, slut, screw, p*ssed, b*lls, suck, d*ck, p*ssy, boobs, and c*ck)
• Kissing, making out, discussions about wanting to lose virginity, two vague sex scenes, lewd dancing, one character has had sex many times before, references to an erectile dysfunction, masturbation, and syphilis
• Violence (reference to past attempted suicide, contemplating suicide, fighting, descriptions of blood, descriptions of injuries from a beating, shooting, murder, tear gas, tasering people, and arson)
• Attempted rape
• Lots of underaged drinking
• Smoking cigarettes
• Many references to drugs
• Tattoos
• One character’s parent has cancer

We All Looked Up takes a closeup, realistic look at teenagers and the possibility of a coming apocalypse. I would recommend younger teens skip this book, for there is a lot of inappropriate material all involving teenagers, though older readers should appreciate the angst and grittiness of the novel, and the deep, philosophy-filled writing.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Book Review: Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, Book 1), by Kerstin Gier

Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, book 1)
By: Kerstin Gier
KerstinGier.com
ISBN-10: 1627790276
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Liv Silver has always been fascinated by her dreams. From a very young age she’s been able to dream lucidly, but lately she’s been having even stranger dreams about some boys at her new school and a dark, brooding force that is even more dangerous than she realizes.

Dream a Little Dream is a young adult novel and contains:

• Profanity (sh*t, d*mn, bloody h*ll, b*stard, and God)
• Kissing
• References to sex
• Asking someone if they’re a virgin
• Admiring a girl’s legs, innuendo about a guy’s private part
• Violence (cutting hands, drinking blood mixed with wine, calling a demon spirit to life, threatening to slice someone’s throat, performing kung fu, knocking someone unconscious)
• Bullying (nearly shoving someone’s head in a toilet; reference to smashing a girl’s hand in a door)
• Teens drink and get drunk (though the main characters do not)
• References to drugs

Dream a Little Dream is very similar to Ruby Red, the first book in the Precious Stone Trilogy by the same author, though this is paranormal instead of science fiction. The main characters are both clever and sarcastic, and like in Ruby Red, there is a love interest in this book. The ending is mostly satisfying with a slight cliffhanger.

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