Archive | October 2012

Demon Possession – Review

Demon Possession (Shadow Quest, #1)Demon Possession by Kiersten Fay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I fell in love!! I fell in love with the characters and the book!! Every now and then a book comes along were I get all emotional -sadness, anger, joy in the love they found, anxiety in what will happen next.

Now the title may throw you off but rather think “In possession of a Demon”.

Our main characters are Analia the runaway salve, and Sebastian, the captain who’s ship she stowed away on. This book is definitely science fiction romance. There are different species and figuring out who Analia is is all part of the mystery. She has little memory of who she is and is constantly afraid of her old master finding her and what would happen if Sebastian finds out about her gift.

Sebastian is a demon. Complete with horns and a beast – like temper. You never know where you stand with him, one minute he is a blank wall with no emotion , the next he is trying to stifle the sexual energy flowing around those two. Hence the Title of this book. The demon has possessed her/made her his. He has found his life long mate, and has wooed her till he has won her!

I thought the story dragged out a bit. Then again I did read this book in two days ,I was so glued to the story. Then it just ups and finishes on me. 😦 Talk about your cliffhanger ending.

Anyway, I thought this was a wonderful piece of romance fluff, where if you are in the mood for fantasy, deep space, and romance, then this is the book for you!

*I was able to get this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

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Sliding Beneath the Surface – Review

Sliding Beneath the Surface (The St. Augustine Trilogy, #1)Sliding Beneath the Surface by Doug Dillon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I think of Ghost stories, I usually think of hauntings, or possessions. I think scary,terrifying or even sometimes unrealistic. This book put a new spin on the whole Ghost – haunting – you story.

We have a boy ,Jeff, with a very special gift. That gift takes him on a 2 day journey with what started out as horrifying nightmares. He shares these nightmares with his neighbor, African American girl named Carla. She too has a special gift. Her other neighbour, Lobo, has helped her with her special gifts, so the two trot over to see Lobo only to find themselves on a terrifying yet accelerating adventure.

This adventure focuses around Lobo’s house and the cemetery. It focuses on the fact that Jeff’s ancestor is trying to contact him to get Jeff to help him. We don’t know if this Ghost is friendly or malicious but we do know that it is putting Jeff’s life in danger.

I liked the fact that we see the Ghost, not as a devil or spiritual thing, but as a real human who happened to be caught in the afterlife. The Ghost seeks out Jeff to help him find rest and peace in the afterlife.

I would definitely let my teens read this book. It is clean, has little swearing, yet has a few small graphic scenes that might scare the Bajibers out of ya 🙂

Overall a great book that I was happy to read in exchange for an honest review.

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Personal Demon – Review

Another great book by Kelley Armstrong in the “Women of the Otherworld” series.
This one follows Hope Adams, a chaos demon. Herself and her on-again/off-again boyfriend/friend Karl (a werewolf) owe Benicio Cortez a favour. In this book he calls on that favour by sending her to infiltrate a gang that might be raising against the Carbel group in Miami. Of course Karl gets wind of it and off he goes to help Hope. Together, along with Paige and Lucas, they solve the crimes. What crimes? Those that involve stealing, thievery, murder, and a great who-dun-it plot twist.

Now what is a chaos demon? According to Kelley it is “a human fathered by a demon. And she’s inherited not only a gift for seeing the past but a hunger for chaos-along with a talent for finding it wherever she can.”   Hope herself describes it as “a cocktail more potent than anything I ever dreamed of. I drank it in, oblivious to my surroundings. I couldn’t remember how I’d gotten here.” pg225  On another page (that I can’t find 🙂 )she describes the chaos as a high. So basically a chaos demon is one who “drinks” the energies of anything remotely chaotic -murder, rage, pain -and can sometimes see what happened even after the fact.
I didn’t like the story line too much, I guess I felt Hope wasn’t “worthy” enough for a story. But you know what? Us girls got to stick together no matter come what may and Kelley can write a beautiful, strong story. I fell in love all over again with this talented author!

The Weight of Silence -Review

The Weight of SilenceThe Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautifully written book.

I was browsing Amazon one day and came across this book. So I ordered it. Then I read it and found a new favorite book.

Each chapter is written from a different perspective form one of the main characters -Antonia, Ben, Calli, Martin, Deputy Sheriff Louis. With most books this can be confusing or hard to follow but Heather Gudenkauf pieces it together quite wonderfully.

She immerses the reader into the lives of these two families.She combines the past and present to give us a complete picture of the struggles, heartbreaks, and love.

A book I would highly recommend.

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