Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

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Bloodfever (Fever #2)
Karen Marie Moning
First published October 4th, 2007

MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.

Ok ok… I’m starting to get it. This second instalment was Much better than the first. It has lots of action and with all the mayhem it gets pretty hard to put down. The mystery, though, is still there picking away at my brain cells. We got no real answers in this one, especially from Barrons. Only more questions. Which ended up being ok because the book is fully loaded and it couldn’t possibly all fit in here. Plus the anticipation is kind of fun.

Mac is becoming more independent and grown up which is great. I think she kind of has to with this new world she’s been thrown in. I like how she herself knows there are “two” Macs and she refers to them both. She acknowledges that her Barbie doll side does not mix well with the Unseelie and especially not Barrons. And talking about the devil… what can I say Barrons? I love you! You are probably the most antagonizing son of a bitch I have ever encountered. There are so many questions about this guy that it’s almost a torture. Damn you Karen!

There are also new characters added to the storyline – but who cares about them? Moving on..

Like any other UF novel, there are a few twists, and most of them just add to the questions already in the air. I didn’t see them coming either. Although who/what the spectre was did cross my mind, but even the small stuff all went over my head. It may just be because I was too busy inside the story to ponder anything. But I never figured out what was eating the Rhino-boys, or Mallucé’s power source. Even though we aren’t given answers to any of the big mysteries, we do find out little snippets. Just enough to keep us fed and craving for more.

I did enjoy the plot quite a bit. I like lots of action, I like mystery and I love a well built world, and this novel delivers. The world building was formed in the first book, but it’s deepened and I enjoy the vivid descriptions and depictions of everything. It’s all pretty nerve wracking. There is quite a bit of gore but there is also humour thrown in there to balance it out a bit. I especially liked when the Shade flipped Mac off. Lol. So all in all the writing is pretty good, I would even say improved from book #1. I think the constant and sometimes weird metaphors could be cut out. But that and maybe a few little quirks here and there can be overlooked if you even notice at all.

4/5 hot espressos

BOOK GIVEAWAY!! One Woman’s Trash

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Giveaway is now CLOSED. Click here for the winner.

Current Giveaway:

One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure These are books that have been adored by many readers, but unfortunately not by me. They would be better loved on another one’s shelf. So I have decided to do a giveaway. One winner will have a choice of 1 book from this list:


Rules:Open to residents of Canada and US.Must be a GFC followerLeave a comment with your name and email address

+1 if you follow me on Twitter @Giselleco+1 if you follow me on Goodreads+1 if you tweet about my giveaway (you can do this daily) +3 if you add a link to my giveaway on your blog (post or button)Leave me the links and…

Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Posted by on 09/10/2011 • 0 Comments

The Tirteenth TaleDiane SetterfieldFirst published September 10th, 2006

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author’s tale of Gothic strangeness—featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming,…

Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

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Darkfever (Fever #1)Karen Marie Moning First published October 31st, 2006 

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she…

Book Blogger Hop

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“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

I enjoy a lot of genres but I do have a primary and that would be YA. I would not be able to give up reading *gasp*. So I would pick up Urban Fantasy (Or PNR they’re pretty similar). I love paranormal books with lots of action and excitement so either of those usually do the trick. I’m just finishing the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning (on book #5) and I could see myself being able to live without YA if Barrons would take its place!

Grand Blog Opening!

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I’m very excited to open my blog for business! I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now but I didn’t have any ideas or the time to put it all together. So since I have a few books reviews piling up, I figured it was time.

So welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy my reviews. I don’t have any specific genres, though you will see a lot of YA novels. I also enjoy adult fiction so you will see a little bit of everything. I will start posting reviews today. I have a lot of them piled up so I will start importing them on my blog for you all to enjoy immensely! 😉

Very excited!Your fellow noob blogger,Giselle

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