Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July Reading Review

Considering I had to put aside several book selections due to a lagging interest, I was surprised to see I managed to get quite a few books finished.

Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie

My Rating: 9 *'s
I really liked the story and thought the characters were very interesting and entertaining. I never read anything by this author before so I will be looking for more of her books.

You Suck by Christopher Moore

My Rating: 10 *'s

Brilliant & Funny! With the exception of only a few of his books, I find Christopher Moore's writing fresh, exciting and very entertaining. I'm hoping there will be another installment as I did not get closure on Tommy and Jody and the ancient vampire, Elijah. I thought Abby Normal nearly stole the whole story so I would like to see what happens to her.If you haven't read this author before, you are missing out on some very well spent time.

Love @ First Site by Jane Moore

My Rating: 10 *'s

I absolutely loved this book! What a wonderful story! I thought Jess was a very likeable character. She is someone that I could imagine being a good friend or a sister. Jess's friends were a riot as well. I enjoyed the side story involving Jess's sister, Olivia.A couple of interesting plot twists took me by surprise towards the end that I really enjoyed. I'm so glad this book grabbed my attention as I don't know how long I would have gone before picking it up. Highly recommended!

Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

My Rating: 9 *'s

Once again, Susan Elizabeth Phillips delivers a story that touched me on so many levels. This book made me laugh and cry. I loved the characters that each brought their own diversity and personalities to the story. I loved the message this story gave me that no matter how far you travel, you can always make your way back home to the people who love you and no matter how far you distance yourself from love, it will find you.Looking forward to the next book!

The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket

My Rating: 9 *'s

Getting better and better...just when you think all is lost for these quick thinking children, they manage to extricate themselves from the clutches of Count Olaf. This story leaves a huge cliffhanger, though, so I must get the next one right away so I can find out what happens next.

Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

My Rating: 9 *'s

Very cute story. I enjoyed watching the mess Rachel gets herself into, though her intentions start out good. I'm eager to get my hands on the rest of this series to see how she ends up.

Murder On Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

My Rating: 5 *'s

Very predictable story. Surprised me how quickly I figured out the ending. I will be looking for more in this series.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

June Reading Review

I can't believe it but I read 6 books in June. Don't know how I managed to pull that off and I'm sure it was a fluke.

Fangs For The Memories by Kathy Love

Rating: 9 *'s

It was a little slow starting off and I wasn't sure if I was going to stick with it. I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed meeting Rhys and Jane and Sebastian. I would like to see what happens to Christian so I am looking forward to reading his story.There were many hilarious scenes and very hot sex scenes. What more could you ask for?

Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur

Rating: 8 *'s

Good first book of what looks to be a very interesting series. Lots of good action, sensual sex scenes and a rapidly increasing body count. I think I will stick with the series to see where it heads and how it goes. I am most interested to see what becomes of Quinn and if he will make an appearance in future stories with Riley.

The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen

Rating: 9 *'s

Very intense story with many surprising twists and turns leading to a very explosive ending. Leaves me with the feeling that there could be more down the road...I hope so anyway.

Hand-Me-Down by Lee Nichols

Rating: 9 *'s

Cute book! A woman who feels she has lived in the shadow of her older sisters all of her life is against anything "hand me down" used.

Doesn't matter what it is. Clothing, furniture, car it has to be new. For some reason it doesn't seem to apply to Ian, her oldest sister's high school boyfriend. Ian keeps reappearing in her life and she keeps trying to stay away from him.I really enjoy this author's "voice." This story has a lot of wit and charm as you follow the heroine, Anne through her life trying to carve out her own piece of success.

Undead And Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson

Rating: 9 *'s

I love this series. Betsy and her friends are a riot and this installment delivers a lot of hilarity and chaos as Betsy and her demon spawn half sister, Laura track down a serial killer amidst Betsy's wedding plans to Eric "Sink Lair" Sinclair.

Betsy makes being undead a lot of fun.

Ricochet by Sandra Brown

Rating: 9 *'s

What a surprising story full of the twists and turns that Sandra Brown delivers so well! My jaw went slack and my mouth fell open numerous times while reading this book! This book has an explosive ending that shocked me to my toes.


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I am not a professional reviewer, but I love to read and share my opinions on my reading with others who are interested. I work full time but my ideal perfect day would be to curl up with a good book. The majority of the books I review here are from my private collection and my reviews are provided purely for entertainment purposes. I receive no compensation whatsoever for sharing my thoughts and review on any book. If you would like me to review your book, please email me at sharalsbooks@yahoo.com Happy Reading! :o)