Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Cobweb Bride which was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Cobweb Bride has to be one of the most beautifully written books I have come across if you just take into account the way the language flows. This author really knows how to describe a situation, a person, even death personified, in a way that makes you feel that you can reach out and touch the world and the people in it.
The first half of the story moves rather slowly but the writing style more than compensated (in my eyes) for the lack of progression and once things get going the book for me was almost impossible to put down.
I am thrilled that this is listed as part of a trilogy because as worlds go it is definitely one that I want to learn more about. This author has a style so unique, so breathtaking, that if her stories could just move a shade faster than she would have edged her way up to the five star mark.
Fantasy lovers everywhere will appreciate this tale.
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**Review By Shelby From The Nerd Girl Page**
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Synopsis: Bex Carter meant well. She always means well. Somehow she keeps getting her best friends into trouble. Bex wants to find a way to make it up to them. When she wishes for fairies on her twelfth birthday, Bex has no idea what she’s in for. The good news: Her wish is granted. The bad news: These are not your ordinary fairies. These fairies have major issues and every wish they grant for Bex and her friends ends up being a disaster. Aside from that, life is no picnic for Bex. Ms. Warbler and Aunt Jeanie (also known as Aunt Meanie) seem to hate her. Her father is in prison for embezzlement and her mother has taken off without a trace. Also, Aunt Jeanie is forcing Bex to become friends with Ava G., the meanest girl in school. Bex is the biggest kid in the sixth grade and the other kids won’t let her forget it. With all these problems, the last thing Bex needs is fairies causing more trouble. Unfortunately, these fairies have a… Continue reading
**Review By Tina From The Nerd Girl Page**
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Doing Bizness: A Nuclear Thriller is a real page turner about the collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament Era and the aftermath. I have a basic knowledge of this time in history as I grew up in 80’s & 90’s, but not well informed. This novel is intense in so many ways and the Authors firsthand account and vast knowledge that come from living in the Ukraine as a journalist and reporting on this history in the making, gives to the vivid detail in the story that allow the reader to paint a picture and feel that you are right there.
This book is fiction, based on historical facts, and written so well that these intertwine and you get pulled into the story and sometimes it is impossible to separate the two. This story is very plausible and each chapter starts you with new bulletins and then leads you into the story behind those reports. The story starts off in the U.S. and takes you to the Ukraine where… Continue reading
**Review By Lauren For The Nerd Girl Page**
Book received from the author in exchange for a review.
Alexis doesn’t believe in fairytales. She knows first hand that life can turn on a dime – that one stupid mistake can shatter dreams and irrevocably shape the future. Even though her memory of that day is hazy, she has spent the last ten years trying to put it behind her and focus on the future.
Armed with the knowledge that her career will be her only legacy, Alexis works night and day to prove that she is more than just her last name. It’s not only that she doesn’t have time for love – she doesn’t have the heart for it. After all, there’s no point in starting something that you can’t finish.
However, when she meets Adam, she’s drawn to him in a way even she can’t deny. He is dark and brooding and strangely charming. He’s the perfect distraction from the mundane life she’s created for herself. And, as if fate is pushing them together, he seems to be around every corner. It’s enough to almost make her entirely forget about her past and take a chance.… Continue reading
*Review Of 3 Short Stories by Jessica For The Nerd Girl Page**
*I was given copies of these stories for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
This short story (which is the first in a series of 4 and the authors debut) is definitely HOT and not for people who don’t like to read about s-e-x. That being said, I loved that Gloria was an “average” girl maybe even a “big girl.” You hardly ever read erotica novels that have the main female character described as voluptuous or full-figured. I liked that Gloria felt empowered by what she loves to do. I was a bit surprised at what happens during the interview and a little put off by Nathan because of the way he goes about trying to find the perfect “personal assistant.” I’m not sure how I feel about him. Is he using Gloria? Is she using him? Only time will tell! The characters are strong, the sex scenes are steamy…sometimes scorching hot and the plot is interesting. The storyline is easy to follow. Wish it was a little longer. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment in this series.… Continue reading
Impulsive, YES. Irresponsible, SURE. Necessary, PROBABLY. Going to end badly, most likely. Does any of that matter to me, no. I decided that I can’t please everyone so this week my only goal is to please me. I’m a selfish cow but I can’t seem to help it. I’m Clara Lord. I own Bloodline’s Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.
You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn’t matter. Everything I touch turns to crap and it’s all my fault. See, I lived through hell. Then I escaped hell and carefully spent the next eight years crafting a perfect little life until Dominic Napoli screwed it all up. Now nothings right. Everything’s wrong and all my secrets are coming out.
Obviously I have to fix it, my life, the problem is I don’t really trust anyone and I don’t know how. Dominic baffles me. Sawyer adores me. Amanda and Marg try to keep me in line and I live for Allie. This whole things a cluster F***. I want them both in different… Continue reading
***Review By Julie From The Nerd Girl Page***
***I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.***
Running From The Night by R.J. Terrell is the first book in a fantasy series. This set up novel was better and more complete as a story than many series of late. Although I had a hard time getting into this novel, it was well written. This vampire story is a lot different from the other vampire stories I’ve read before. I think it will appeal more to men. Aside from being written by a man, it is written from the male main character’s point of view.
The story really picks up about half way through the book when the vampire action ramps up. I enjoyed the vampire characters significantly more than the human characters. The main character, Jelani, is the target of some powerful vampires and yet his big dilemma is which girl to pursue. He is also becoming the obsession of a 1/2 vampire named Saya. Thankfully, Saya’s interest in Jelani ends up saving his bacon more than once.
The Hunter’s Moon Series is worth the read.
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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Death Of A Black Rose which was I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of.
Death of a Black Rose is the third and final installment in Tish Thawer’s “Rose Trilogy” and I have been waiting to get my hands on it for about a year and so was thrilled to be able to read the ARC. These books have a totally original vampire type mythology and throws in a healthy dose of demonology for good measure.
This book did not go at all the way I had expected it to but I wasn’t disappointed in the least. When I got to the end I have to admit that this was the way things should have ended up although I would never have been able to predict it. An amazing mix of description and character development with the changing point of views you really get a feel for what is going on in the world but each voice is so distinctive I never felt I had to double check which perspective I was getting at any one time.
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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Ending ELE which was I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of.
Ending ELE is the fifth and final installment of the amazing YA dystopian series which has followed Willow through more than any 16 year old should have to deal with. A roller-coaster ride of a series that has had me laughing and crying but above all always craving more. The only good thing I can say about this being the last book is that at least this time there was no cliffhanger ending.
I wasn’t really sure where I wanted this series to end up but I should never have had any doubts with Courtney and Rebecca. They nailed it! Ending ELE answers all the questions you need answering without feeling like they are ticking boxes or trying to tie everything up in a nice bow.
The characters are amazing! It is hard to imagine how much they would have to grow from where they were at the beginning but somehow they still “feel” young. It is my experience that in many of these YA adventures that… Continue reading
Title: TEN DAYS
Genre: NA sci-fi romance
Author: Olivia Mayfield
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TEN DAYS is a New Adult/YA crossover romance novel, based on the sci-fi short story “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster.
Nineteen-year-old Cally isn’t like the others. In her society, the Machine caters to every whim, ensuring people don’t have to leave their pods. But Cally and her best friend Marshal find themselves drawn to how things used to be, when people lived on the surface of the earth and relied upon manpower, not technology. When physical contact wasn’t uncivilized, and love was normal, acceptable, embraced. Cally tries to swallow down her increasing dissatisfaction with the “rules,” as well as her rapidly developing feelings for Marshal, a task getting harder each day.
Then, things start going downhill, fast. Food is spoiled. Air grows musty. The population panics about the dysfunction–is it sabotage? Anarchy? But Cally and Marshal discover the truth: The Machine, the answer to all their problems for longer… Continue reading