Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bad news!

I am sorry to inform you that I have run into some problems and I am having some personal problems and I will have to take a leave from doing my book reviewing. I really hate to do this to all my blog followers and the authors I have promised reviews to but I am not sure when I will even have internet access again, or when I will be able to pick up a book again. I am so sorry for this major disappointment and I am very sorry to inform you that I will not be able to do any reviews at this moment I am very sorry.

Thank you for your time,


Friday, April 20, 2012

Saving Mary Book Review

Saving Mary: The Possession
Deidre Havrelock
Etcetera Press
Publishing Date: March 30, 2013
Genre: religious, memoir

Book Description:

If you’re a fan of supernatural fiction then you will be captivated by this true story about a spiritually sensitive girl and the path that led to her possession. Part one of a two-part series, Saving Mary is the story of a modern-day Mary Magdalene—the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.

Deidre Daily is drawn to anything seemingly spiritual, desperately seeking a spiritual existence. But inside this vibrant girl hides a terrified child who sincerely believes she has married the devil. Through a series of spiritual encounters her fear turns into reality, and she ends up possessed.

Deidre’s fascinating memoir relays her story from childhood to adolescence: invisible eyes leering at her from the corner of her bedroom, horrible nightmares tormenting her, and her desperate attempt to find God—only to end up possessed. It is a candid account of possession from a first-person perspective. This dark memoir brings to light an intricate world of deceitful spirits hell-bent on manipulating and damaging an innocent girl’s life, not only through her dreams, but also through seemingly every-day encounters.

Travel with Deidre into the mysterious world of spirits, ghosts and demons. Awaken yourself to a world that isn’t supposed to exist; a world that’s as intriguing as it is sinister. And then emerge as a new person—invigorated, aware and intent on living in the light. Saving Mary; Not just another story about a girl and her exorcist

My Thoughts:
‘Saving Mary: The Possession’ is a thrilling, rather emotional and sometimes scary journey. Deidre clearly had bigger problems to worry about than fitting in with people at school. I have honestly never read a book like this one before and I found it rather interesting and to be honest a bit scary and unnerving. I mean this is the story of a girl who has entities following her. She is torn between good and evil, literally. She is not sure if the entities that are with her constantly and play such a big role in her life are good or evil. Or what exactly that makes her considering they are with her. So after a while she begins to feel lost. She seeks help from a few different experts but those all end with epic failures.

I have a major respect for this author because to share all of this in a memoir and sharing it with the world. Seeing as how she has been through this I’m sure others have or currently are. That is always a great benefit of sharing stories like this, it may help others.

This book did keep me intrigued all the way through however I was expecting something really big to happen and to me there wasn’t really a climax. Other than that it was a good read. It was a story where you felt for Deidre, I wanted to help her. It was also rather chilling to read about all the crazy scary things that have happened to her. I’m rather interested to see what the sequel holds. I give ‘Saving Mary: The Possession’ three stars.

*I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ReVamped Book Review

Ada Adams
Create Space
ISBN: 978-147-0-068981
Publishing Date: March 17, 2012

Genre: Vampire/ Paranormal

Book Description:

A simple mission turned deadly. Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue. When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

My Thoughts:

            So as we all know the vampire phenomenon has taken the world by storm and there are plenty of books out there with vampire love stories, we have read about sparkling vampires, and vampires who fall in love with humans all that good stuff. I have been an avid reader of the vampire series that continue to come out so you can rest assured that this review is honest and accurate when I say; this was such a refreshing book. ‘Revamped’ brought something absolutely new to this genre. I loved the characters, I loved how fresh and new the idea was, it was really captivating. I haven’t read anything like ‘Revamped’ I mean this book has the vampire living out in the open with humans, it has a vampire president, and vampire products that are found in grocery stores such as Blood Cola and Blood Vodka. They aren’t very fond of feeding from the live source anymore of course. It was more about the story of the main character and her mission not a love story and that’s what I really loved, I mean does every single vampire book have to be a love story, I think not! It was just beautifully creative, the way this book was written.

            It kept me on the edge of my seat, the story plot kept thickening with twists and turns. It was such a thrilling book, I could easily see a series being made out of this book and it being huge.  ‘Revamped’ is the next big thing in vampire books. I would keep your eyes on Ada Adams because she has created something massively powerful here. Wonderful, refreshing, inspiring, absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend it for all you vampire followers out there!

* I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Wife 22 Book Review

Wife 22
Melanie Gideon
Ballantine Books
ISBN: 978-034-5-527950
Publishing Date: May 19, 2012
Genre: Fiction

Book Description:

Maybe it was those extra five pounds I’d gained. Maybe it was because I was about to turn the same age my mother was when I lost her. Maybe it was because after almost twenty years of marriage my husband and I seemed to be running out of things to say to each other.

But when the anonymous online study called “Marriage in the 21st Century” showed up in my inbox, I had no idea how profoundly it would change my life. It wasn’t long before I was assigned both a pseudonym (Wife 22) and a caseworker (Researcher 101).

And, just like that, I found myself answering questions.

7. Sometimes I tell him he’s snoring when he’s not snoring so he’ll sleep in the guest room and I can have the bed all to myself.
61. Chet Baker on the tape player. He was cutting peppers for the salad. I looked at those hands and thought, I am going to have this man’s children.
67. To not want what you don’t have. What you can’t have. What you shouldn’t have.
32. That if we weren’t careful, it was possible to forget one another.

Before the study, my life was an endless blur of school lunches and doctor’s appointments, family dinners, budgets, and trying to discern the fastest-moving line at the grocery store. I was Alice Buckle: spouse of William and mother to Zoe and Peter, drama teacher and Facebook chatter, downloader of memories and Googler of solutions.

But these days, I’m also Wife 22. And somehow, my anonymous correspondence with Researcher 101 has taken an unexpectedly personal turn. Soon, I’ll have to make a decision—one that will affect my family, my marriage, my whole life. But at the moment, I’m too busy answering questions.

As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiac.

My Thoughts:

            Wife 22 as a great book about family dynamic, you have the picture perfect family with the perfect marriage. Well at least that’s how everyone around the Buckle’s sees their lives and for a very long time Alice and Peter sees their lives as perfect as well. Thing start changing though Peter loses his job and begins to change his whole purpose in life. Alice feels lost and doesn’t know where she belongs or what to do with herself. This book takes you into the heart of a family that has so much love and passion in it but has hit a rough patch and is having a heck of a time coming back from it.

            Alice begins to feel like her world is unraveling and turns to an unexpected confidante, whom her best friend strongly disagrees with, she feels like she has nowhere to turn and she doesn’t know how to come back to where she used to be. Whether it is a mid-life crisis or common stress she can’t figure it out but she feels like Peter her husband is going through the same thing and they are drifting further and further apart and the waves just won’t stop.
I loved the characters depth in this book; it really brought a new meaning to true love for me. It was refreshing to read about a rough patch and a couple still determined to make it work because they really do love each other. It was beautifully written, captivating, and meaningful. You really don’t get that anymore with all the romance novels out there today; this was real and had real heart in it. I recommend it to all those romantics at heart.

*I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

I just wanted to drop a quick note and wish you all a Happy Easter on this beautiful day! I hope you all enjoy your day, I am going to be heading over to my momma's soon to go have dinner with the family and cannot wait my little pooch is so excited too, it's her first Easter with us :)

By the way I am up and running with the internet again and should have two brand new reviews up this week :)

Smooches to everyone and enjoy your holiday!!