Monday, 30 April 2012

Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2)Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, is used to being in control—even when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority...

They’ve barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena…

We start off where Angel's blood left us. Elena in a deep coma recovering from the damage that had been inflicted upon her in the battle with the Archangel Uram. I got through this book so quick. It captured me and wouldn't let me go until I had turned that last page. Then I had to go out and get the next installment straight away.

View all my reviews

Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh

 Angels' Blood  (Guild Hunter, #1)Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.

I was only going to give this 4 stars because it started out slow, there was a lot of explaining as its the first book of a series and she needed to lay out the characters and the world. So it was a slow start. But boy did it get good. It ended so well I had to give it 5 stars. I loved all the characters we get to meet. I can not wait to get book 2 and get to know these characters even more..

View all my reviews

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind."

WOW..... What a book!

The first half of this book was so funny, that at times I found myself crying with laughter. Then about halfway through the tears became heartbroken, sad tears. This is a beautiful and moving story. I have recently lost someone very close to me to cancer and I think Hazel's story helped me with the anger towards cancer in regards to that loss.

I loved it so much so I could not put it down, I finished it in one sitting. It was so worth the headache from all the crying it left me with.

View all my reviews

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Defying the Sheikh by Michelle Hughes

Defying the Sheikh by Michelle Hughes

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Michaela Rosewood had spent her entire life fighting against the society that demanded she conform to the rigid standards for a lady of breeding. One fateful meeting with a Sheikh would alter her future forever.

His gorgeous face would not sway her from the disgust she felt on his country's horrible treatment of women. When her own defiance pulls them into a marriage bond, she vows to make his life a living hell.

The passion soars when two conflicting views of life are thrown together and tempers abound. Who will be the victor when desire and rage combine into one explosive love affair that has them both demanding to be in control? 
Can love be born when her only happiness is found in defying the Sheikh?"

This is the first time I have read any of Michelle Hughes work and I loved it. I struggled right along side Michaela, Undecided on whether desire or disgust towards The Sheikh should win, to be honest I am still undecided. I found myself feeling like I was in her shoes, Armon's way of life is so very different to the one I was brought up in that I found myself distraught at times over the things Michaela had to face. There were many hot and steamy scenes in this novella, you may find yourself left needing a cold shower after you have finished reading it.

I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Whisper a Scream: Noche Files I by Pete Turner

Whisper a Scream: Noche Files I by Pete Turner

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars.

"I know evil exists, I met it face to face Solomon Noche is a therapist in the seemingly normal small town of Retselville, Kentucky dealing with displaced anger toward God after his family dies tragically. Nightmares encapsulate him where an ancient demonic cult sacrifices children in Retselville. Despite Sol’s protest, God chooses him to stop them. This discovery thrusts him into a journey where reality and psychosis blur as a nightmarish figure torments him with riddles and time-traveling horrors."

Whisper a Scream is full of twists and turns. It has everything you would want in a book mystery, suspense, lots of thrills and spine tingling chills. I really enjoyed this book, It kept me guessing right through to the last page. Well Done Mr Turner.

Rejection by Stu Loudon

Rejection by Stu Loudon

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

A once beloved son.

How far will he go to wreak revenge on his father, and those in his father's new family?

REJECTION is a chilling examination of the power and effects of love,,,of rejection...of bitterness.

I have read three of Stu Loudon's short stories now and I must say I love his writing style, it's dark and chilling and he has an unbelievable ability of making you feel his words. I can't say much without spoiling it for you so all I am going to say is Mr Loudon is very very sneaky. Go buy it and you will know what I mean. You won't regret it.