Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1)

Hello all! Michelle is back! 😀 The last five four months of 2012 was busy for me indeed I started working full time and I had hardly no time for myself but I made a new years resolution to get back into blogging and reading even if it its something I do part time.

What is it about?

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself, nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high-profile murder when she’s attacked by the ghost she is raising – which should be impossible. Then, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, thwarted only by Death’s intervention. You know you’re having a bad day when Death is saving your life

To solve this case, Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Andrews seems to be hiding something, although it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex. Despite all that, Alex is going to need his help to navigate the tangled webs of real-world and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex not just her life, but also her soul . . .

Thoughts

So the first book of the year I decided to go for an adult book, sticking with the normal theme of the paranormal. First of all we are introduced to the books primary character from the get-go who goes by the name Alexis. My first impression of Alex was that she was a strong-minded and head-strong character. Throughout the book we see Alex go through strong character development as she tackles many problems to get towards her main goal. The main love interest for Alex I was not keen on to be honest, he reminded me of an ex boyfriend that I used to date and towards the end of the story he just pissed me off so much I found my self wanting to pull my hair out.  The book also takes a insight into Fae folklore which I really enjoyed. The writers overall writing style was fascinating which kept me hooked throughout. The story overall certainly provided me with entertainment with the mystery throughout.

Overall rating: 4/5

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Sorry

I have totally neglected this blog 😦 There are a number of reasons why I have, first I have been trying to look for a full time job, which has turned to a positive note and the second is I have not been into reading lately but that has come back in recent weeks, which I am thrilled about, so expect to see some posts upcoming this week. 🙂

Toodles

xx

Review – Saved (Book #1 of The Shadow Vampires) – Allegra Skye

What is about?

Keira and Amanda, twins, move with their family to a new town, and start their senior year at a new high school. But though they are twins, the girls have different fates. Amanda, beautiful, popular, is sought out by everyone. Keira, who has always lived in Amanda’s shadow, is smaller, awkward, different. Even her mother, who is so close to Amanda, doesn’t know what to make of her other daughter. Keira turns to books, and to her journal, for solace, and to find out about other worlds.

Amanda makes friends easily at the new school, and quickly finds a boyfriend, while Keira is left alone, an outsider. But very quickly, it is clear that something strange is going on in Everstock. The town and the school are very divided. The popular, rich kids act as if they own the school and have nothing to do with the other kids, who are poorer and live in a different part of town. Not only are the kids meaner here, but an unknown infection has gripped the town, with more and more people going to the hospital. Something here is terribly wrong.

But things change suddenly, as there is a terrible accident involving the twins. Not only are Keira and Amanda’s lives changed forever, but a new dimension of life begins to open to Keira.

As Keira recovers, she begins to change in ways she can’t expect, receiving new and mysterious powers that no one can possibly understand. At the same time, a gorgeous, mysterious new boy, Cooper, appears at the school, who grips her imagination, and who refuses to tell her what secret he is hiding.

As Keira and Cooper grow closer to each other, it soon becomes apparent that destiny has brought them together—and that they may each have to sacrifice it all if they want to stay together…

My Thoughts

Now I have not read a vampire novel for such a long time and the reason why I read this particular novel was in hope that I thought it would ignite my passion for vampire fiction and therefore I had high expectations for this book because previous vampire fiction novels that I have read I have really enjoyed.

The main concept of the storyline is the same as most of the other Young Adult vampire novels that I have read in the past where a character moves to a new town, enrolls at the local high school and becomes infatuated with the male lead. A concept I enjoy however it does get a bit boring.

Keira, the main character is very like-able from the get go we learn that she is not a all like her twin (who I really dislike). Keira embarks on journey throughout the book which to me is pretty special for her. The only thing I would say on the negative about the character of Keira is she always seems to be moaning about something that has gone on in her life and it makes you as a reader scream, the words ‘Shut Up’ at her, which I really wanted to do! The male lead called Cooper who is very mysterious and of course we learn his secret. :P.

I loved the setting of the book it was in a town called Everstock and it certainly has that spooky atmosphere about it. Mysterious things happen in the town.

The overall writing of the novel was good, I wouldn’t say it was the best because there was like grammar and punctuational errors but the he way the author describes things is pretty amazing.

Overall apart from the few errors in the writing, the storyline is good and I enjoyed the book. 🙂

Overall rating: 4/5

Toodles!

Chelle xx

First Book Review

This post is a very special post and that is because it is the first official review on this book blog, I posted book reviews before on my personal blog 🙂 but this one is my significant and special. The reviews will be set up as the following – it will contain a section ‘What is the book about?’ which is basically the blurb of the book. The section ‘My thoughts’ is based on what I think about the book and finally at the end of the review it will contain my overall mark of the book, which will be based on a mark out of five. Anyway now I have got the official stuff out the way I can finally reveal the book I plan to review…..

Night School  – C.J Daugherty

What is it about?

Sometimes school can be murder…Allie Sheridan’s world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she’s just been arrested. Again. This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers. But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there’s the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch. When Allie is attacked one night the incident sets off a chain of events leading to the violent death of a girl at the summer… more » ball. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she can trust. And what’s really going on at Cimmeria Academy

My Thoughts

I brought this book for my Kindle after reading another review on Books of Amber (Who is just lovely, so go visit her blog )  the book is set at another boarding school in the United Kingdom.  Now when I read the title of the book I was expecting something of the supernatural but the whole book turns out to be a mystery murder thriller type and I loved that! 😀 The first few chapters were a little bit hard to get into.

The main character Allie we are introduced to her from the get go, she is a teen rebel and you can understand why she gets sent away to the boarding school in the first place and also you get some insight why she turned into the teen rebel and you can’t help but feel sorry for her, I know I did.

Next on the character agenda is the mysterious Carter, Now I for one loved him. End of. I was not big fan of Sylvain to be honest, I don’t know, knew he was a bit of a dick and he so is, those who have read the book will see what I mean. Horrid Boy.

As for the author I have not got a bad word to say about her and she certainly did the book justice, apart from the slow start she certainly has a unique writing style and  the book overall is tremdrous for a debut novel!

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Buy the book? Amazon Print/Kindle Edition

Toodles

Chelle xx

 

Welcome!

Hello there

Thank you for stopping by, I wanted to do a book blog for ages and I finally took the plunge and I have set one up and I am also quite new to WordPress 🙂 I want to share my love for reading and on this blog I plan to write reviews and other posts which relate to books.

Toodles

Chelle xx