Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: Called to Mate


Called to Mate
Called to Mate by Lynn Tyler

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Collars. I'm touched. Not. Anyway it's been proven over and over lying to your other half is a very bad bad thing. I have yet to read a book though where one of the MC's agrees with that and tells the truth instead of a pretty lie. Once again it turned out not only bad but life threatening. Did they learn anything? Probably not. Uh. So, basically? Just your normal shifter romance. Interesting premise. Bad/Poor execution.



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Review: Talon and the Falconer


Talon and the Falconer
Talon and the Falconer by Gale Stanley

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



About as weird as the first book. Don't know about the second book 'cause I didn't read it but it was probably as terrible as these other two. But, again, these books are so preposterous I can't help being entertained. Just the idea of hawk vampires is...well. Not all there. So a wolf being turned and mated to a vampire? Such a small step. It's actually more sound than the basic premise of this series. I can't say I'm impressed by these people's ideas of family tho. They really suck at it.



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Hunter and the Hawk


Hunter and the Hawk
Hunter and the Hawk by Gale Stanley

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Weird, slightly out of whack and extremely simplistic. Not bad. I was incredibly entertained and had lots of fun. I mean, a wolf that suddenly sports fangs and drinks blood? I was amused. How could I not be? Was I impressed with the story or the writing? Hell no. The plot was pretty much non-existent, the conclusion left more questions than answers and the characters were cardboard clichés apart from the whole "wolf drinking blood and vampire going furry" thing. But. I had a good time. I laughed a lot and I can't say I'm sorry for picking this up.



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Rescued


Rescued
Rescued by Bailey Bradford

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I liked it. Not perfect but satisfying. I liked both main characters and the support characters were pretty interesting too. The world-building could've seen more work but the likeability of both Gabe and Mika managed to surpass that and made for an enjoyable read. That being said, I admit I'd been hoping for a more conclusive end to the corrupt Sheriff. His actions or lack thereof were against the law after all and deserved a more suited punishment and I was a little disappointed by how that turned out. Same with Mika's former pack. It felt a little unexplored and unsatisfying and it could've definitely been better.



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Review: Werewolf at the Zoo


Werewolf at the Zoo
Werewolf at the Zoo by Charlie Richards

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Meh. Everything happened way too fast and to make matters worse you have two main couples. Neither of whom got the attention they deserved because everything ended up being split between them both. Honestly I grabbed the book to read Rainy and Travis's love story and not Cliff and (insert name here) and it was a real shame I had to divide my attention to keep up. Apart from that...it was just some average shifter story. Not much feeling behind it at all. Characters were cardboard cut and the world-building almost non-existent. I couldn't care less what happened to either of them.



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Review: Old Loyalty, New Love


Old Loyalty, New Love
Old Loyalty, New Love by Mary Calmes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Huh. Not bad. I liked it very much after I realized it wasn't going to be all easy and stock full of clichés. The characters are very well done, the background while still mysterious was very comprehensive and entertaining and the support characters were all very interesting. And the angst while present was very toned down too. Not perfect but quite good.



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: The Seahorse Who Loved the Wrong Lynx


The Seahorse Who Loved the Wrong Lynx
The Seahorse Who Loved the Wrong Lynx by Scarlet Hyacinth

My rating: 1 of 5 stars



30 pages to finish and I just couldn't get there. Two words: first person. I hated it. It was confusing and weird and I just couldn't handle it. I was never sure who was talking. The grammar was incredibly poor, the dialog stilted and the background pretty much nonexistent too. There's a part where Layton phones Alexis and they're talking and suddenly Layton says Alexis is arching his eyebrow. I mean, really? It can happen if it's a video call but no one said anything about that so...there's other discrepancies too. Not as blatant but close and it was distracting as all hell. And have I mentioned how much I hated first person? Really awful. Made me hate pretty much every character too. And yes, I know it's number 8 of a series but it's not a good excuse. I've read other books in the middle of a series where some simple paragraphs managed to situate me just fine without any significant bumps. This was not the case. And if the writing was anything to go by..So not worth it.



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Review: Caution: Contents Under Pressure


Caution: Contents Under Pressure
Caution: Contents Under Pressure by Gabrielle Evans

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



As a leader I didn't expect Stavion to be perfect but I expected better for sure. He was just so damn cudly all the time and he never yelled or got angry. Huh. Must be exhausting to be him 24/7. Also...he was kind of a screw up. Both times he had to act like a leader and he failed pretty badly. Not enough to actually damage things permanently but close. He's not much of an alpha at all. I expected much more from him as a coven leader and a former Enforcer. Kind of disappointed after his growly presence in other books. Don't get me wrong, I liked his "human" side just fine but there was a little too much of it for my peace of mind.



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Review: Let the Rain Come Down


Let the Rain Come Down
Let the Rain Come Down by Gabrielle Evans

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Meh. I didn't much care for either main character. Not that there was anything wrong with them at all but there was just something missing. Also there's so many characters butting in all the damn time that I just can't get them all straight in my head anymore. I can't remember who is related or mated to whom and it's just confusing. Not to mention how they all just muddle the romance in the story. I spent more time trying to fit all the other characters in the main arc rather than just enjoy the budding romance between Demitrius and Oscar.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Endless Midnight


Endless Midnight
Endless Midnight by Gabrielle Evans

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Huh. Not as "good" as the previous story but still entertaining. I didn't connect with the characters as much though. Of course this being the mindless read it is I never really do connect much with the characters. However I do still have some I prefer being inside their heads more than others. These three? I wasn't sold on them. They didn't seem all that good together and I could feel it in the way they interacted. It was still entertaining though and the sex scenes were enjoyable.



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