Mini Book Reviews

I read a bunch of smaller kindle books at the beginning of the year so that A. I’d get through some of my 200 kindle books quicker and B. I could easily get ahead in my GR goal in case I fell behind or when months without reading a lot (like I did in February and the beginning of this month!) So here are 5 quick reviews for you!

The Circle by Myka Ramos

The Circle (The Heirs of Gorus #1) by Myka Ramos – 3.5 stars
– This had me entertained and interested the entire time. It had amazing opening sentences and I loved this mystery about the wall and I also loved the political mess and the character connections. On top of all that, homosexual relationships are also a major plus and positive for me personally ❤ I really want to read more! I hope there is more! The ending too left A LOT unanswered but in a good way that I wanted to continue!

The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray

The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray – 2.5 stars.
I really like the setting, because I am a huge Egyptian and Greek mythology lover, and so Acient Egypt was an ideal setting for me to be thrown into! It definitely kept me interested throughout too, but, unfortunately I really didn’t like the main character (she was far too naive), and I feel that the story ended when it was JUST about to start getting real good! But I enjoyed it nonetheless and might keep my eye on this author.

The Hero and the Fiend by Glenn G. Thater

The Hero and the Fiend by Glenn G. Thater – 4 stars
This was really good!! I enjoyed the Norse mythology surrounding it (which as you can tell from my review just above, I’m into the whole mythology thing and so Norse fits nicely into it too!). This novella/short story was mysterious, suspenseful, action packed, and a little chilling! I never wanted it to end and I need more!! This author I WILL keep an eye on! There’s definitely something working in his head and I think this world he’s created will be a great thing to explore more (< I’m ill. If that made no sense then I’m sorry!). Also, I really like this cover!

A Dark Kiss of Rapture by Sylvia Day

A Dark Kiss of Rapture by Sylvia Day  -2 stars.
Romance really isn’t my thing, which I REALLY realised while reading this because I was so much more interested in the vampire plot line, and just skipping over the romance and sex scenes… The actual vampire part of this story was great and I’d love to know what happens next but the romance… I wasn’t in it at all and it was pretty insta and stupid but that’s me and my personal preferences talking there, you might like it! A little note: you could tell this was written by a woman as it didn’t feel quite realistic enough on the guys side. And unfortunately, there were some cheesy lines too. But I enjoyed the book while I was reading it; at least the plot vampire line I enjoyed.

Claimed by the Beast - Part One

Claimed by the Beast – Part One by Dawn Michelle – DNF’d/Lemmed (1 star)
I DNF’d this after the first 5 or so pages. I’m just too old for this type of teenage, unrealistic situation and talk and cliche stories. I just wasn’t the correct audience for this that’s all. Maybe if I was 6 or 7 years younger I would’ve enjoyed this (wow, how the hell was I 15, 7 years ago?! Time flies I guess…). The suspenseful writing was great though!! < I can at least give it one positive comment for DNFing it. Sorry Miss Author but just not for me personally!

And they are 5 mini reviews of kindle books I read recently (actually ALL in January in about a week xD)

Have you read any of these? Gotten interested in any? Let me know below!

The Demon by Sarra Cannon

The Demon: Episode 1 (Sacrifice Me, #1)

Quickie Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars.

The Positives: Everyone is getting to stage of ‘omg can we get over vampires already?!’ and in fact we’ve been in this stage for a while; luckily for this story, we don’t really run into any ‘bad’ vampires in the sense of A. they don’t sparkle and B. it feels like they aren’t good vampires. So off to a good start! The next good this about this story is the way the plot is brought out; starts off simple and as we go along mystery upon mystery and question upon question starts to trickle in but it’s not like a load together which is a nice pace. Speaking of pace; I liked the pace of it; not too slow, not too fast, but maybe just a tad slow. The characters I liked and very intriguing! I really liked how the story ended and left me hanging and wanting to know more!

The Negative: That cover for starters xD and as mentioned already, the pacing I felt was a little slow, but only at the action part. There were quite a few cheesy lines and stereotypical vampire/erotica lines in there that did make me laugh, for example:

The territorial claim of his eyes on my body.
I gasped for breath.
I hated that one tiny touch of his skin against mine could tilt my entire world on its axis.

Finally, the main character did annoy me a bit; like she’s 21 years old but still acting like she’s 15 years old. Maybe it is because what she’s been through but no need to be all emo and ‘I’ve been on my own for so many years why should it matter now blah blah whine whine’ but luckily it wasn’t overboard so I could cope with it but I just felt [being 21 myself] that she was very immature compared to me, maybe [like I said during my The Rain review] I’m more mature for my age?

Continue? If I ever have a breather from my massive TBR or it’s like practically non-existent, I think I’ll carry on this series =]

A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden

A Bit of Bite

A killer is stalking the streets of Crossroads, Mississippi, and it’s up to Sheriff Ava Dushaine to stop him. But when suspicion falls on werewolf alpha Julian Kasey—Ava’s ex-lover and the man who still haunts her dreams—Ava knows that she’ll either have to prove his innocence…or watch the whole town go up in flames.
[Summary from GoodReads]

Quickie Review: 3/5 Stars on Goodreads.

As it was only a 45 page story, the review will also be 45 pages short. This seriously felt like reading an episode of Supernatural! What with the modern setting and investigation and supernatural creatures being involved. The setting was perfect, the characters were pretty self-explanatory [no need to have developed characters for this type of story] and the theme of the story allowed it to not be character based but plot and crime-solving based. Fast-paced. The nice hint of saucy romance was just right and welcomed! I rather enjoyed it. I really liked the little twist we get as to whether a certain person is telling the truth or not. Overall, a quick and enjoyable read with a some naughtiness to make it all the more ‘real’ (I guess) and fun!

Top Ten Tuesday #20

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This Week’s Theme: Top Ten Books On My Fall Autumn To-Be-Read

I have to put into account that Uni will likely get very busy and hectic so I should focus on shorter books (and the books I actually brought with me to Uni), for the Year-a-Thon we have Horror in October for example and also take into account that it’s going to be Halloween in Autumn xD Christmas isn’t in Autumn right? hehe wait…. this list is coming a bit late isn’t it? Cos November is winter so…. this list only for the next month o_O anyways….

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

1. Because of the film xD and it’ll be a re-read.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)

2. I started reading this ages ago – need to get back into it!

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)

3. I really really really wanna watch the film but always said I’d read the book first -_- still waiting and wanting to watch this film!! Also fits in with October =] kinda…. right?

Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey

4. Been reading this one for years… =/

A Bit of Bite

5. Just thinking about Halloween stuff =] also it’s short xD

The Soul Ripper (Twisted Souls #1)

6. Zombies!!

The Demon: Episode 1 (Sacrifice Me, #1)

7. Vampires!!

Beauty Never Dies (The Grimm Diaries Prequels, #3)

8. So I can carry on with this series =]

The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters, #1)

9. *cough* because I’m currently reading *cough*

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

10. Anyone not surprise I’m still reading this?!

What do you think? Link me to your lists! Any I should read ASAP?

The First Taste is Free by Zephyr Indigo

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Quickie Review: 3.5/5 stars on GoodReads.
Episode 1 in the ‘Pixie Chix’ series. Another quick and easy read (like 20 pages again) and can easily get you in the mood when the sauciness hits. I probably would continue just to find out the rest of the story alone, yet has an added bonus of sexy time. Great to have it being different and not a heterosexual main lead, also a strong female lead! A great read to get ladies hot and bothered quickly! It has just the right amount of sauciness.

Plot: It says it right on the cover; about a lesbian vampire. It’s a bit more than that, there is an actual point but that would spoil episode 1’s end.

Characters:
Felicia – Firstly, I love the same! (reminds me of Felicia Day!) and she is the lesbian vampire. She’s very strong, very clever and knows what she wants – my kind of girl (maybe not in a romantic way).
Mint – A Pixie and a very cute one!

Negatives: It was not long enough <- Does that count?