Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review - Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 5th, 2013
Paperback/Hardcover: 461
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Find it at: Goodreads / Bookdepository


Summary:  
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Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.
Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Review:   
First of all, I love the covers for this series. They are extremely pretty.
Unravel Me picks up where Shatter Me ended and it seems like Juliette is free from the Reestablishment and Warner. Not everything is what it seems, though.
I like the characters in this series and believe the books are all about them, their growth, relationships and the different sides of their personalities.
Juliette is still dealing with a lot of insecurities in Unravel Me. She often doesn’t know what to make of her feelings but I think that’s understandable considering her past and the situations she finds herself in. She slowly grows stronger, though, and I can’t wait to see how much she will still grow in the next book.
I still like Adam in this book and think he’s great guy but, while I was Team Adam in the beginning, this book has definitely made me Team Warner.
Warner is so complex and complicated I can’t help but love him despite everything he seems to have done and who he thinks he is. I think he’s probably the best character in the books. There are several different sides to him and all are very interesting. His love for Juliette is intense and he doesn’t try to hide it. He has had a complicated upbringing but he’s still capable of love, and isn’t that great? Of course he’s also capable of being cruel but I’m sure there’s much more to him.
I loved the moments spent between Juliette and Warner and their conversations. We find out a lot about both of them thanks to those conversations!
Kenji is also a great character. He’s the comic relief of the series but there’s much more to him than just that. He’s a great friend, a good leader and a essential part of the Omega Point movement. 
Plotwise, the war between the Reestablishment and the resistance is about to start and as Juliette tries to remain hidden, Warner is still looking for her. The plot is interesting but I can’t help but to feel like this whole series is more about the characters than the plot itself.
All in all, I quite enjoyed Unravel Me. I like the author’s writing style and, most of all, I like the characters, who are able to keep interested and wondering what will happen to them.
I’m reading Ignite Me right now and enjoying it a lot. So far this has proven to be a wonderful series.

Rating:  Somewhere Between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 ½ Stars)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba



Title: Bloodgifted

Author: Tima Maria Lacoba

Release date: August 7th, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Romance



Book Description:
What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning…
Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits.
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance.
Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse.
… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.



About the Author:
 My name is Tima Maria Lacoba and this is my first novel.
For the last seventeen years I’ve taught English and History in a high school in southern Sydney. Before taking up teaching I was a practicing archaeologist, working on several digs around the world. Unfortunately, steady contracts in this field were hard to obtain, hence my gravitation to teaching. It was fantastic being able to teach my field to Year Eleven and Twelve students and then take them on overseas excursions to visit the amazing sites they’ve only seen in books.
Two years ago I resigned and surrendered to the itch of writing. After a many years of reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer.



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Friday, April 4, 2014

Review - Love & Deception by Chantel Rhondeau

Title: Love & Deception by Chantel Rhondeau
Publisher: 
Publication Date: October 13th, 2014
Paperback/Hardcover:
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Find it at: Goodreads

Summary:  
What if everything you believed in was a lie?
In hiding for six years, Carlie Hollis is tired of running. All she wants is to stay in Sayle, Washington and make a success of her struggling delicatessen. Because of her past, she’s suspicious of anyone who takes an interest in her.
Nick Kendall works as a spy in a top-secret government operation, protecting innocent people from danger. Sent to Sayle on a mission to infiltrate a suspected terrorist organization, Nick finds himself attracted to Carlie, an alleged key player of the group.
Despite her misgivings, Carlie develops feelings for the handsome stranger, believing he is there to help her. But when Nick finds evidence of her guilt, he’s given orders to do the unthinkable—eliminate the target, one he's fallen hopelessly in love with. Will he follow orders...or become hunted himself?

Review:   
I have received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
I’m always up to reading a romantic suspense story and, gladly, Love & Deception did not disappoint me.
The characters in this book are well-written and well-developed. Their relationships seem real as well as their problems and the situations they have to face. Plus, who doesn’t love a spy?
Another thing I really enjoyed in this story was the twists and turns I didn’t see coming and the mystery. I think the author did a wonderful job with the suspense.
All in all, Love & Deception is a well-written and very interesting book. It is easy to read and the mystery kept me interested and entertained.
If you are a fan of contemporary romance and suspense I think you will definitely enjoy this book.

Rating:  Worth Your Time (4 Stars)