**Review By Korie from The Nerd Girl Page**
***Book Received From Author In Exchange For An Honest Review***
This is a tale written by Peter Hallett. It tells the story of a unit of American service men running operations in Vietnam,1968 at the height of the war. It’s pretty much business as usual until they discover that things are anything BUT business as usual.
Centering on a new Lt & his squad, we follow them on their missions. Great research and planning went into the writing. It is evident in the layers of detail given to describe the world these characters live in. You can hear the mosquitoes buzzing by, you can feel the oppressive, exhaustive heat. You get a true sense of the peril they live through. This is war and when the fighting starts, you get a deeper understanding of what soldiers in general, endure. Even amidst great fiction, otherworldly creatures and incredible events, you can still connect with the base elements of being human. As most stories focus on one side of the conflict, this one is no different. Americans vs. Vietnamese/Russians told from the American pov. It reads like a classic war movie & that… Continue reading
**Review By Leah from The Nerd Girl Page**
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I struggled internally with this book from the beginning!
Don’t get me wrong, the book was amazing! A.M. Justice created a hauntingly beautiful world that is complex and diverse, that rivals the world’s created by J.K. Rowling and Tamora Pierce (though A.M. Justice’s world contains more adult themes than either of those authors)! The book is beautifully written, and the characters develop wonderfully as the book goes along!
The main character is Vic, she grew up studying constantly to reach her goal of being a logkeeper! The equivalent of a historian for her people! Just as she reaches her goal she is captured by slavers and sold as a sex slave. Her new master is a despicable man who wants to break her down and make her his completely! She eventually escapes from him but is scarred emotionally.
The country that Vic escapes to, is at war with the country she escaped from. She finds a purpose here and joins the army to fight against the relmans! She meets Ashel who is the son of the rulers of Latha, he… Continue reading
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Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power.
However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world.
Gladys,… Continue reading
***Review From Amy Conley For The Nerd Girl Page***
I was given a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Tyne Whitlock thought she left her past behind but when her teenage son Zachary aka “Zach” gets into some trouble Tyne has no choice but to go to Lucas SilverHawk a high powered attorney.
Lucas comes up with a plan to take Zach back to Wikweko the place where Lucas was born and raised. It’s there that Zach will learn important life lessons and becomes a better person from what he used to be. When Tyne steps back into the one place she tried to leave behind her past catches up to her and alot of memeories come pouring in and secrets come spilling out now the three of them have some catching up to do and there’s a lot they must learn about themselves and each other.
Firstly I would like to say what an amazing job the author did on this book and I wish I could give it more than the 5 stars because it definitely deserves a higher rating! It left a huge impact on me and one… Continue reading
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Some things are just fated to happen. It’s his first day on the job and ambulance driver Jay Bartlett has a horrible accident. He hits a pedestrian, one second it’s all clear-then WHAM!, she appears out of nowhere. Jordan was just trying to get to the hospital to be by her husband’s side after his heart attack. Instead, she is in a coma with Jay keeping up a bedside vigil.
This was a very moving story, and it has a twist I never expected. Very well written, with very well developed characters. I just can’t get over the twist. It puts you through all the emotions. Sadness, happiness, anger. I felt very bad for her husband, but for Jay as well. The ending was heartfelt. All in all, a very enjoyable read.
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***Review From Julie from The Nerd Girl Page***
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The book begins with a very tantalizing prologue set in a mystical realm. There is no clear link to the first chapter where very young Gwen is fleeing a fire and somehow ends up in the human world. She has plenty of latent powers but is unable to communicate. Gwen has one misadventure after another as she mistreated by nuns, doctors, classmates, child protective services and a foster family. Gwen ages from precocious preschooler to tween in the story, and throughout, there is at least one boy who is chastely smitten with her. They are sometimes welcome protectors and at other times these older boys are mothered by Gwen.
Overall, the story had a good premise and was creative. However, I found the pace was too slow–with too many details at times and then what seemed like a choppy jump to make up for time and move the story along. The action in the book was well written but the rest felt rough and dry. I was expecting some sort of tie back to the prologue, but never found… Continue reading
*Review By Chell From The Nerd Girl Page*
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I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. This book was a cute and easy read. It often made me giggle and wonder what would happen next. The character, Olivia, is visiting her Dad in England for a few weeks in the summer and being there for his wedding…to a much younger woman. I loved all of the characters in the book and loved the way the plot played out. I enjoyed that this book was a good length, but was a light and easy read. It didn’t have my mind over thinking everything. This was the perfect book for my late night reading because I was able to put it down without driving myself crazy wondering what would happen next…even though I didn’t want to put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to someone looking for a light romance to read.
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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Last Blood (Book 5 In The House Of Comarré Series) by Kristen Painter which I was lucky enough to receive as an ARC as I am on the “House Of Pain” Street Team.
Let me start by saying this was my series find of last year. I haven’t been along for the ride since the beginning but after seeing the beautiful covers I just had to start reading them and I devoured the first 3 straight through and then had to pace around for months waiting for the 4th one to be released.
Last Blood is the 5th and final installment in this particular series and what a story it is. I was a little nervous to start is as I knew that the end was near, there would be no open hanging cliffs this time for me to obsess over until the next one. Finally I would have some of the answers I have been waiting for and this always comes with mixed blessings.
But I shouldn’t have worried. Yet again Kristen Painter takes the story in a direction… Continue reading
*Review By Jaime C From The Nerd Girl Page*
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The Red Door
Max is the new kid in town and he meets the class bully his first day at school. Like most new kids at school, he becomes a favorite of the class bullies. Instead of fights in the school yard, they want Max to go stay at the Stark house. The Stark house is the location where a serial killer brutally murdered young boys. It’s said that on a certain night in September, he reappears. Max has to go in and bring back a chip of the blood rumored to be in there.
This short story is very well written. Who knew something so short could have me on the edge of my seat! E H James is a master of building suspense in a short amount of time. This story made me want to turn on all the lights and hide under the sheets. Well done!
Blaming herself for her mother’s death,Liz wishes she could go back and change things. Then she meets a man on a park bench who gives… Continue reading
*Review By Chell From The Nerd Girl Page*
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions.**
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. What can I say? Once again, I was blown away by Booth and Shannon’s writing. This entire series was extremely great and exceeded by expectations. I was actually a little nervous about this series and not sure I would like it. But, the first chapter of the first book let me know I was going to love it and I have quickly made my way through all 3 books.
This book, the last of the series, was wonderful. You have Sheriff Penny Miller, and band of misfits (as I like to call them), trying to survive the U.S. zombie apocalypse that started as a virus made by the government (meant to make super soldiers). They have already been through hell and are just trying to find somewhere to hole up for a little bit so they can recover. So, they go to a small Colorado mountain town thinking they have a couple of weeks befoer the zombies make their way that far. Of course, they run into trouble and have… Continue reading