**Review By Laura from The Nerd Girl Page**
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
Falling For an Angel
Jasmine is in her final year of high school, she’s getting ready to graduate if she manages to stay out of trouble. Jasmine’s life has royally sucked, and to cope she’s turned to drink and drugs. When a stranger keeps popping up warning her to sort her life out she just shrugs him off as a stalker. Until he comes to her rescue and suddenly Jasmines life is about angels and demons. She goes from running from her personal demons to running from actual demons.
I really liked this book, I have been waiting for a good angel story for a while and Laura really delivered. Jasmine is believable, relatable and a survivor. At any point she could have just given up hope and given in to her abuse of drugs and alcohol but she didn’t, she powered on through and that’s before her world was turned upside down by Angels. Jasmine is vulnerable and insecure and the relationship with her Guardian develops naturally as they both fight to keep Jasmine alive at the same… Continue reading
**Review By Mark – The Other Guy from The Nerd Girl Page**
Picayune By: John DeJordy
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Although I am sure that this book was intended for younger readers, like 7+ I thoroughly enjoyed it. With its Narnia like characters, with a generous splash of Despereaux, and a dash of Nihm it captured my imagination much the way it did my children.
The main character, a dormouse who sees himself as completely insignificant in the grand scheme of things dreams of high adventure that he actually, to some extent manages to achieve. By uniting clans and vanquishing foes, in the end becomes the hero of his dreams!
I read this story to my children, and their reaction was awesome, sitting bright eyed dreaming of fairy tales and dragons! On the edge of their seat desperate to know what was going to happen next. This is what a children’s book SHOULD be like!
I fully believe this is a first rate book, for young and older alike. It helps to teach children to dream big, and always try to achieve goals over insurmountable odds! And… Continue reading
** Review By Leah from The Nerd Girl Page**
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
It’s been awhile since I have read a book about witches, and the was a unique twist on an age old concept! Instead of a select few having magical powers, an entire population is born with some kind of power! The main character Alyssa, is strong and courageous, she makes a great female protagonist that will make this a very compelling read for any woman who loves the fantasy genre.
This book is chock full of antagonists, that were once good witches that were driven mad with power. The odds seem to be overwhelming, but Alyssa faces them head on with help from the friends she makes along the way.
The only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is because I found it slightly predictable. I figured out what Alyssa must do to regain her life almost immediately. Also the it ended so abruptly I felt like it needed more, another chapter or epilogue. the end just seemed really rushed to me. Other than that, this was a really good read! I found the concept… Continue reading
** Review By Mark – The Other Guy from The Nerd Girl Page**
By: Ryan Stead
The book Nation Man is a fairly unique book (at least in my experience). I have read a few “almost” like the style employed by Mr. Stead, however this book is a definitely a little different. It is essentially about love, loss, and triumph over seemingly supernatural odds!
Although the first the story starts out a little slow and lackadaisical suddenly unknown supernatural forces and presto your in it!!!! Unfortunately from there it is a little all over the place with no theme helping keep you on track. It seems to bounce from The lackadasical, almost whisical to love story, then brutal, lackadaisical…….. Get the picture?
At first the intro mini story is awesome, but quiclky your spirited away on a roller-coaster of disjointed tidbits (while written beautifully) that leave you with an all over feeling of “What is going on??”
Now giving Mr. Stead his due it isn’t easy to write, (especially in this style) and I think had he taken a few different turns like a chapter here put back a few, and a chapter… Continue reading
**Review By Laura From Nerd Girl …… This Book Was Provided In Exchange For An Honest Review**
Rachel is 24 and a recluse, she has heard voices for years now and her life has become about her little home and attempting to stay sane. One night she is approached by two strangers, does she want the ultimate gift? Not just that off mortality but the ability to understand and control the voices she hears? The answer is a no brainer for Rachel. Once she is a vampire and Gavin, her creator and her guardian informs her she was created for a purpose, to stop a banished vampire from their Sanctuary who is intent on destroying humans and anyone who gets in his way.
Rachel must learn to master her abilities, her urges for human blood, the feelings she has for Gavin whilst also watching her back from those in the group who do not agree with her conversion at such a vital time.
I wanted to love this book, it had some of my favourite things; Vampires, peril, swords and a relationship. But there was just something off about Rachel, her character development just felt unnatural for me.… Continue reading
Isn’t is absolutely stunning and also absolutely Lickable??? I agree. It is.
Life or Death? Not many people would choose death. But what if death chooses you? What if death doesn’t mean the end of your life, but the beginning?
For a Death Escort, death is life. Death is your paycheck. Death is your job.
And Charming is the best Escort the Grim Reaper has ever had.
But when you piss off the Reaper, being the best doesn’t matter. So Charming is assigned a Target who is practically impossible to kill. He knows the Reaper hopes he fails—that he’s counting on it. So Charming vows to prove him wrong. He vows to make the kill.
But someone else vows to get in his way. Someone with a big mouth, a sugar habit, and blond hair. Someone who makes his heart start beating again.
And so Charming is left holding more than one person’s fate in the palm of his hand. He thought the choice would be easy, that there really wasn’t a question at all.
He was wrong.
Life or Death?
Series: Death Escorts – Note: You DO NOT have to read Recalled (Death… Continue reading
The Land of the Fae is strong with all four courts banded as one, but yet, uncertainty still remains as they all work together to end the dark sorcerer’s evil reign. Sorcha, the one and only Winter Court princess, has a secret, a secret that she has enjoyed keeping for the past six months, but when a much awaited announcement brings her to the Spring Court, and face to face with the man in her dreams, will she be strong enough to keep up the façade of her icy exterior, or will she melt into his arms like she does in her dreams?
After formally meeting Sorcha at the Winter Ball, Drake, Summer Court prince and army leader, knew there was a fiery passion underneath her winter skin, a passion he wanted desperately to ignite with his own, but with her frigid responses towards him he’s decided to keep his distance, except how can he when his dreams feel real. Seeing her again only ignites his interest, and this time he’s not going to let his arrogance or her frosty heart stand in his way.
Through unexpected tragedy, Sorcha discovers the one thing the dark sorcerer has spent his… Continue reading
Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Welcome To The Family by Caroline F Levy which I was given in exchange for an honest review.
Welcome to the Family tells the story of Angela (Angel) through her eyes as she moves from her life as a not very successful human into a word of vampires and were creatures she never dreamed existed.
As a debut novel you can definitely tell that the author is still finding her feet when it comes to getting the story across with some of it feeling a little rushed, as if she had so much to tell us and didn’t know quite how to pace it.
That being said the story itself is a good one. Although there are many themes and ideas that feel well known and have been used before this particular version seemed fresh and never left me feeling as though I had read it all previously (which when you have read as many of these as I have is always a good thing. Fringe sanctions within any set up like this are to be expected but there were definite storyline spins I didn’t see coming.
An adult rated book… Continue reading
The title of this book really appealed to me as I have a love of pretty much all things musical and after reading the book I would suggest that the author does too. From classical to metal with an obvious love of the 80′s hair metal era this book has musical references galore which for me only added to my enjoyment of the story.
We follow Stephanie as she time travels back in time to 18th Century Vienna where she not only meets, but becomes the inspiration to perhaps the greatest classical composer that ever lived.
One of my favorite things about this book is that the author has taken an historical factual event and created a whole new take on it, and answered some of the questions that really are out there. His research is impeccable and the story flows with an ease that I appreciated allowing you to quickly become invested in the characters.
The “rules” of time travel are explored but not from the normal science fiction angle (although I hasten to add… Continue reading
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Meet Ellie, a young woman who has convinced herself that she can hear warning bells that precede the impending failure of her relationships. And that is exactly what she hears when she walks in on Tim in a compromising position with their busty neighbor Suzy. Ellie high tails it to her friend Luanne’s for some crying and a night of vodka laced tea, swearing off her type of men forever. She even has the contract to prove it. Until Sam saunters into her life, and no warning bells ding.
A laugh out loud romantic comedy that is sure to have you giggling. Ellie’s quirky internal commentary is hilarious and you have to love her friend Luanne. This was a very enjoyable read. I don’t usually read this genre of book but I finished this in a day. It’s offbeat and the characters are definitely interesting. It’s sweet, but not overly sappy with just the right amount of heat. A must read for any romantic comedy fans out there.
Emily Hemmer was raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago before settling in Kansas… Continue reading