Saturday, 23 September 2017

Twins (The Dragon's Dove Chronicles) - Kim Iverson Headlee (book review)

Got this book for an honest review

Story
The death of their mother knells the death of any hope for a joyful future for Gyan’s identical twin daughters, Gwenhwyfar and Gwenhwyfach. Their father, Arthur the High King, wastes no time in announcing firstborn Gwenhwyfar’s betrothal to Medraut—the man whom Gwenhwyfach secretly loves. And Gwenhwyfar is in love with Angusel’s son Lannchu. 

The twins conspire to defy Fate and trade places. They know how ambitious is their scheme, for Gwenhwyfar is trained in the domestic arts and Gwenhwyfach has chosen the warrior’s path, yet the sisters are confident of success. The wedding and its accompanying night come off without a hitch… for both of them. 

Fate, however, shall not be defied. 
My Thoughts

So, I got this book for an honest review. (2 starts at goodreads and 3 starts at amazon means I think it is okay but not more in my eyes)

This is a very short novella, 70 pages, and  well I think that is something that goes against the book. I have read the other books in the series and this is the weakest links. There is a lot of things that could make this book good and even great but never did. 

There is a lot of names thrown out and to really understand them and who they are, you need a deep knowledge of history or use the name list, which is in the end of the book, which is not the best when it comes to e-books. Then I would prefer to have it in beginning. I  didnt even know there where a name list until I had finished with the book and by then I had stopped caring about who the people are. When a reader stops to care, it is wrong.

To be honest, I only finished the book because I got it as an ARC, I wanted to give my review of the entire book or novella. If the author put more thoughts into the book and more love I think the book would be lovely. There is a story but I would like it to be deeper, and the characters to develop more. It felt very rushed and more like a way to describe the end and not really wright an end.

I dont know, but I really didnt get into the book as I have with the others. I felt distant and like the author disconnects the reader from the story and characters in a strange way.

I love the series but this was not something I enjoyed. The novella is okay and readable if you are reading the series but it is nothing WOW with it. I could actually go without it. The novella was okay but nothing to capture me and nothing special.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

DEAD OF NIGHT by James Agee Jr. (book review)

About the book
All families have secrets.
Some families have secrets worth dying for.

The Vasile family owns a funeral home in Frederickton, Virginia. For the most part, life in this small town is ideal. However, there is one secret they try to hide - a secret that could destroy their lives as they know it.

They are vampires.

When a strange girl comes to town for her grandfather's funeral, new information is uncovered. There is a chance the Vasiles and all other vampires will know a day when they can become human and break the blood curse that has plagued vampires for centuries.
 

My thoughts
So I am trying to figure out what to say about this book, it is a 4 star book. The story in itself is amazing and very thrilling. I am a busy women with a full time job, family, university studies so I normally only have a little bit of time to read every day BUT, the big BUT here, this book captured me right away so instead of reading one chapter I was 75-80% into the book when I had to put it down for the night/morning.

The story capture the reader right away and you get so involved with the characters in the book and you start to feel for them very quickly. The character development is also really good and was something I really enjoyed. They where not unique but I didnt get bored off them either, they where perfect for the story even if there are a few smaller things I would like to see differently but not having perfect characters is sometimes the best for the story itself.

So why only 4 starts. well I did enjoy the book A LOT but in the end it didnt really connect. this is the first book and the end wasnt to my liking. it felt a little bit "meh" and I didnt get the answers I wanted. The book dont feel finished, not even for a book in a series. It dont have to have a closure ending ut I feel like this book dont have an ending at all and that is what drags down the star. I am gonna read the second part because I did really enjoy this one and maybe I will get my ending then and answers to all the questions I have.

This is a book well worth reading.

DEAD OF NIGHT by James Agee Jr. (Release Tour)

DEAD OF NIGHT
The Blood Curse Chronicles
by James Agee Jr.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Christmas Stray - Rachelle Ayala (book review) (audio book review)

Audiobook is something some people love and others hate. I have started to love them because I can listening to them while working so I will be listening to more audiobook and upload my reviews here. I know some of my readers has asked for it too, due to reading difficulties. 

What did you love best about Christmas Stray?
I love the fact that the story is full of hope and doubt at the same time. The story has a natural flow and the story is easy to follow. There is so much feelings in it.

I love the mix of Christmas, children, pets (in this case a dog), and the normal family problems and how someone can overcome something. We all need a little miracle and nothing says miracles more than Christmas.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Christmas Stray?
When Juliette decided to let everything go and start over, cooking, singing christmas carols and burning the breakfast.

What about Kate Marcin’s performance did you like?
Her voice is calm and he read the book naturally and she really did make the story come to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, it is not the longest book/novella so it was no problem listen to it in one sitting. It was also hard to stop listening to it when you finally started.

Any additional comments?
This was the first book I ever read from Rachelle Ayala and is now the first audio book I listen to from her. She is one of my favourite author and this book always brings so much feeling to me, even when I know what is gonna happen. I laugh, I cry and I feel. It is now only September but it do give me Christmas feeling and I bet I will both read and listen to this book again and again. It is a great story and it works great as a audiobook. Bringing the amazing story of hope to more people!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Back 2 School Special (Promo Tour)


REJOICE! The children are back in school.

For those who live to read...here are some awesome books provided by the incredible authors who wrote them. All in celebration of the new school year.

While a few of these books might be oldies, but goodies...others could be new and fresh off the presses.

Relax and find your new favorite author.

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SCI-FI

Science Fiction in traditional literary terms is a literary or cinematic genre in which fantasy, typically based on speculative scientific discoveries or developments,environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets,forms part of the plot or background.

Please enjoy these books that focus on sci-fi and all its sub-genres. The list is available in alphabetically order by title.

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Sci-Fi

What do you do when the world as you know it ends? Run! A perfect life slides into despair when a trusting neighbor whispers a warning, and Mike and Laura Davis’s world crumbles. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end, but a new existence waits in the future. Survival depends on the ingenuity of family and friends. First, they must hide in a safe place.


Sci-Fi/Time Travel

Are you sick of US politics? Afraid of what will become of America because your chosen candidate didn’t prevail? Do you believe the world is doomed now that King Donald has claimed the Oval Office throne?

Refresh your spirit and allay your fears by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal.

“Entertaining.” –Publishers Weekly.

WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, DC, of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.

Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart.

Sci-Fi

In a world ruled with military precision, a misspoken word has the power to generate enough rage to turn life upside down in the story of a post apocalyptic world on the brink. Steve Manos and his family live in Europe Town, a segregated area where people of European descent live in the Coalition; formerly the United States. The necessities of life are minimally met by the government and everyone works for the good of the leadership. Life for the people is almost intolerable, but that is when change happens.

Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Horror

Scarlett Lewis doesn’t realize the United States is succumbing to a horrific pandemic. Until Scarlett begins to notice the bizarre events occurring around her . . . Travel with Scarlett on her perilous journey as she discovers the dark fate of the human race. Along the way, she meets other survivors who may not have her best interests at heart. With hope as her last weapon of defense, Scarlett must learn how to survive in this creeper-infested world without sacrificing her own humanity.


Sci-Fi 

Carla Simon is a best-selling novelist besieged by death threats and lawsuits because her stories keep turning out to be true. She is considered an extraordinary researcher, uncovering facts unknown by field experts.







Sci-Fi 

In a single month, Alisha Kane has gone from a wealthy debutante to street girl to scavenger. While testing her new flying skills in the Cully Canyon, Alisha incurs a near-death crash landing. She’s “rescued” by a colonel of the SkyRyders and her life changes forever.





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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Dödens Pendel (Swedish) Jonas Moström (book review)

Gonna review some books I got in Swedish and read during the summer. Some may be translated into English, some may not. My reviews are gonna be in English anyway.

AboutNär Gerd Ekstedt avlider i sömnen av hjärtstillestånd är hennes son den ende som anar oråd. En försvunnen klocka gör honom övertygad om att någon varit inne i hennes sovrum på natten. Kommissarie Johan Axberg, som har fullt upp med semesterplaneringen och en narkotikahärva, avvisar dock misstankarna som ett förvirrat uttryck för sorg.

Samtidigt får Erik Jensen, läkare på Sundsvalls sjukhus, in en ung kvinna med hjärtstillestånd på akutmottagningen. Att en ung frisk människa plötsligt drabbas av hjärtstillestånd verkar märkligt och han får inte händelsen ur tankarna.

När sedan en nittonårig flicka hittas död i sin säng kort därefter, inser även Johan Axberg att något är allvarligt fel. En märklig detalj fångar hans uppmärksamhet: flickans klocka är försvunnen.
Går en seriemördare lös i staden?

My Thoughts
I think I have now have read the book two times and it is a pretty okay book but far from what I want from a crime novel.

The story is pretty slow and it feels like we dont move forward. We are standing at the same place and seeing everything from different persons view. The book is more about the private life of the people we follow than about the crime they are about to solve. This makes is quite boring to read and it is a lot of the same things over and over.

Sometimes it can be good to get to know the people you are reading about and to see the story from different perspective but not in this case. I want to read a crime novel not to see how two different person/families are living and specially when it dont have anything to do with the story itself. When reading other books in the series, you et more and more into the persons lives and less and less will be focus on the crimes they are trying to solve.

Over all a pretty boring book and the only reason I read it more than once, was that I didnt remember reading it before.

EIGHTY-ONE DAYS by Zoë Mullins (Promo Tour)

EIGHTY-ONE DAYS
by Zoë Mullins

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Cut: The True Story of an Abandoned, Abused Little Girl Who Was Desperate to Be Part of a Family - Cathy Glass (Book review)

Books that has a real story behind it is something I really enjoy and I do read a lot of real story books. I wanted something different and I found a bunch of books from Cathy Glass, and the thing I like about her books is that she tells the story from a foster home perspective.

Story
In her new book, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged tells the story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her. Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it. During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks -- which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it's not my fault in her sleep one night. Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past. When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give.Dawn's mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.


My thoughts
I love true stories and sometimes you need something different from what you normally read. That is how I got over books by Cathy Glass and I have now read quite a few of her books.

This one was the first book I read and it was really toughing and I enjoyed to read and get to know the story from the eyes of a foster family. A lot of books are from the "victims" view so it is nice to see how it is for foster families and when reading more of Cathys books, how the role and training has move forward.

This story was really heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. It was an eye opener and I could feel both with Dawn and with Cathy and her family. The pain, the love, the struggle, everything. The self harming is something I recognise and have done to myself so I know what Dawn was feeling and why she did it. Cathy in this book is also somewhat naive and that is something I can understand and I like how she change in the story.

I think all Cathys books are worth reading and I like the perspective she is given to the reader.

Taste (Terraway #1) (book review)

Started a new Series a while back. Think I will have to buy it as paperback but am working on two other authors at the moment. ;)

Story
Just when correctional nurse October Grace has a handle on her stressful job and taking care of her mentally ill mother, a shapeshifting warrior and a half-vampire plunge her into a foreign land that’s on the brink of starvation. Now, with a ticking clock and a target on her back, October takes up the mantle of becoming one of the rare Omens who can bring hope to a dying world. 

Mason and Von remain by her side to shield the national treasure while she sacrifices herself to reap the souls that will feed the nations of Terraway. As the death toll rises daily, October finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat world where Filipino fairytale creatures run wild… and every day is a new bloody battle.

My Thoughts
Dark fantasy in a new twist. At first I didnt know what to think about this book and it started pretty slow, maybe a bit to slow to for my taste but I didnt give up and then things started to happen. I liked how the story unfolded even if there where a lot to take in. At first the book was to slow and then things happened a little bit to fast. I would like a more even phase but I still liked the book. Think this will be a series to add to the collection as soon as I am done with the two I am working on at the moment (paperback are expensive)

There is so many question during the book and some you get answers to but I feel like I have a million question now after the book that I just have to give the second book a try. I must confess. this is not my favorit book but it is still a book worth reading. 

The characters are a mix of boring and funny, and strange. I like the mix and how they act and evolve in the story. There is never a dull moment with some of them. 

Back 2 School Special (Promo Tour)


REJOICE! The children are back in school.

For those who live to read...here are some awesome books provided by the incredible authors who wrote them. All in celebration of the new school year.

While a few of these books might be oldies, but goodies...others could be new and fresh off the presses.

Relax and find your new favorite author.

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ROMANCE

Romance in traditional literary terms is a narration of the extraordinary exploits of heroes, often in exotic or mysterious settings. The term romance has also been used for stories of mysterious adventures, not necessarily of heroes. These adventure romances usually are set in distant places.

Please enjoy these books that focus on romance and all their sub-genres. The list is available in alphabetically order by title.

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Contemporary Romance

Air Force Captain Stephanie Tyler's sole duty is to fly overseas to war torn areas of the world to retrieve and escort the bodies of fallen soldiers back home to the United States. It is a tough and emotional job but she is honored for the privilege. Her duty also helps her to escape her past and her failed marriage. But those flights have become increasingly more dangerous and she is forced to have a partner accompany her. Much to Stephanie's surprise and dismay, she is partnered up with her ex-husband, Captain Douglas 'DA' Aston. From the moment DA enters the scene, he irritates her. It could have something to do with the fact he slept with her best friend while she and DA were married. As they go on several missions together, Stephanie is forced to be courteous and professional with DA even though the very sight of him irritates her beyond comprehension. Then, Stephanie's cheating, husband stealing, ex-best friend is killed in Afghanistan and Stephanie and DA must escort her body home. While executing this difficult duty, a myriad of conflicting emotions makes Stephanie ponder how short life really is . . . and to question her own ability to forgive.

Contemporary Christian Romance

Top Journalist and corporate climber McKayla Buchanan is sent to a remote California mountain camp for inner-city, at-risk teens. Accustomed to political and high-society assignments, she is suddenly a fish out of water. At Camp In As Much, she meets eight hostile and distrustful teens, assorted volunteers, rescued horses—and Clay.

Clay Michaels is the man who founded Camp In As Much and made it the success it is now. His hope for the highly recommended journalist is to come and write a feature to send seeds out to form other camps like his nationwide one. He never considered the reporter would turn out to be a lovely woman, or for him to have such an attraction to her.

Between McKayla’s worldly experience and Clay’s strong faith, they form a partnership to help with the endless challenges of the kids.

While McKayla’s assignment is supposed to be temporary, it isn’t long before she and Clay are each wishing it could last longer. A serious situation will force McKayla to decide if she can give up her worldly ways and place her faith in the same higher source that Clay does.

Romance

Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s not for sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.

Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.

Romantic Comedy

The year is 1969. Though there is war and unrest in the world, on August 15th, on a farm in upstate New York, a little concert will go down in history as the most famous music festival of our time: Woodstock.

It also happens to be the day Bonnie McMillan and Peter Hampton meet and begin their free-spirited love-filled journey with each other. What happens at Woodstock stays at Woodstock, right? Nope!

Fast forward forty-seven years. Bonnie unexpectedly passes after a night of hot sex and is whisked up to Purgatory, ‘The Green Room’ as they call it. Bonnie’s best friend meets her at the pearly green gates and the fun begins, from body sculpting to channeling.

Follow Bonnie on her erotically incorrect quest to re-connect with the love of her life. Or at the very least, make sure the sex toys are hidden before the kids start sorting through her things!

Contemporary Romance

Kate Willowbrook dreamed of a life filled with beauty –– a man who loves her, friends, and a home. At eighteen, Kate's dreams were replaced by nightmares when she witnessed a crime. Kate fled, never settling down and never trusting anyone until at the age of the thirty, she discovers the small town of Lakes Crossing and CEO, Noah Reed. When Noah’s wife was killed in an accident, his world exploded. Noah settled for an empty, loveless life until the day he met Kate. When he learns about Kate’s past and finds she is still in danger, Noah takes over, becoming over-protective—to the point Kate feels stifled and controlled. As Noah and Kate struggle to put the past behind them and find a balance that fulfills both their needs, they learn that there are no guarantees in life, but in Lakes Crossing they have been given a second chance at love.

New Adult Romance

"As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I’m upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I’m never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

That’s the plan, at least."

Contemporary Romance

She's just the kind of drama...

Interior designer Bertie Anderson has big dreams for her career, and they don't include being stuck in her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina. One last client, and Bertie is packing up her high heels and heading for her dream job in Atlanta. But her plans are derailed by the gorgeous new owner of that big old Victorian she's always wanted to renovate...

He's vowed to avoid...

For retired tennis pro Keith Morgan, Harmony is a far cry from fast-paced Miami-which is exactly the point. Keith is starting a new life for himself and his daughter Maddie, and he's left the bright lights and hot women far behind. Bertie's exactly the kind of curvaceous temptation he doesn't need, and Keith refuses to let their sizzling attraction distract him from his goals. Keith and Bertie both have to learn that there's more than one kind of escape, and it takes more than wallpaper to turn a house into a home.

Romance

Justine Montgomery, daughter of a divorced beauty queen and TV magnate, is a tabloid disaster after her infamous sex tape. She’s so desperate to help save her family’s home she turns to her deal-making dad. Can she prove to him she’s cut out for a career in television or will she lose it all?

Sawyer has his own past and a successful career is his only goal. Seeing Justine fail would mean the promotion of a lifetime, but things get complicated when he develops feelings for her. Suddenly, the lines between work, life, sex, and love are blurry.

They will have to overcome the bitterness of a rejected ex, the controlling actions of her father, and the half-truths they’re telling one another to forge a lasting partnership both on the job and off the clock.

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Summer Love Puppy (Have A Hart, #6) by Rachelle Ayala (book review)


I finally have found that I have time for some reading and reviewing so I decided to BETA read a book for Rachelle Ayala. This time it is Summer Love Puppy (Have A Hart, #6). Maybe I should have read the once I missed before but the book works as a stand alone as well as in a series.

Story
Grady Hart and Linx Colson have a past neither of them will admit to their families.
Linx hasn’t forgiven Grady for forcing her to do something she regrets, and Grady believes she lied to entrap him into paying child support.

They went their separate ways until Grady’s new job brings the two on a collision course.

No one suspects, except Linx’s dog, Cedar, who goes nuts at the scent of Grady.

What is Linx hiding, and what will Grady do when the woman he hates is the one he can’t live without?

Note: the Have a Hart Series is sweet romance, so love scenes will not be offered. There will be a steamier version of this story in another book coming later. You can rest assured that no questionable parts will be shown in Summer Love Puppy.


My Thoughts


Enjoyable, dark and plays with your emotions. I read the first chapter and cried and had to go and hug my dogs and it took me a week to continue reading it. I do not regretting reading it even if it was a lot different then I had expected from Rachelle Ayala. I love that she mixes romance with real life problems because that makes her character feel more real and alive. Even when I say that I dont know if I like how this book turned out.

The story itself is really dark and there is a lot going on. There will be answers but not for everything. The animals and children in the book are well portrayed and likeable and lovable. The adults on the other hand is different. Not due to their troubles and their background but how they act and how they treat other people. I had mixed feelings about the adults and I had that until the end. Some people who I liked in previous books has now changed and made me not like them.

So this is not my favorit book from Rachelle but it is still readable. Knowing what she had to go throw in her personal life when writing this book makes it a little easier to understand why it is as it is but that shouldnt really reflect the work as it has. A good read but probably the least of my favorits so far, but it will still go into my collection as soon as it hits as a paperback so I will soon have a full Rachelle Ayala paperback collection.

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (book review)

Time for a book review of I book I wish I didnt read.

About the book
The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

My thoughts
okay it is not often it take me 2 months to read a book and specially not on a subject I am interested but I must say i FINALLY finished it. I am proud of myself for doing so because it was plenty of times I just wanted to give up.

The subjects that is taken up in the book is important and we must talk about it, continue to talk about it and change it but I dont think this book will make anyone want to do anything more than to burn the book. Okay so this is how I felt it bla bla bla bla male conspiracy  bla bla bla. I am in doubt that is really what it is. And the way she presented her thoughts where boring and a lot of times irrelevant. Also when she tried to highlight a problem, she talked about other people, told stories, wrote about other researchers and lost what she was trying to say. Sometimes I went back to see if I lost it, and it was not me missing it but the author. 

Maybe we should put this book into context to. When it first came out the statistics and figures where probably very accurate but I got the feeling that this book is very old and outdated today. at a lot of parts, I didnt recognise a lot of what Naomi Wolf where describing.  

this book maybe the base of feminism but I dont see any point in reading it today. There are better written books that is more up to date than this one it. The ageing of the book has made it irrelevant. Maybe it can be used as a historical perspective but I would say that the writing itself makes it less useful. 

I will never ever read this book again and if someone ask I would not even recommend it. There are plenty of other books on the market today that is more accurate and more reflecting of today's society than this book.

HALLOWEEN IS MURDER by Carolyn Arnold (Pre-Order Blitz)

HALLOWEEN IS MURDER
McKinley Mysteries, book 11
by Carolyn Arnold

Friday, 1 September 2017

BITTERSWEETS: Terry & Alex by Suzanne Jenkins (Release Tour)

BITTERSWEETS: Terry & Alex
Steamy Romance series, book 1
by Suzanne Jenkins

DEAR DIARY, by Susan Horsnell (Release Tour)

DEAR DIARY,
by Susan Horsnell

Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - Sept 1, 2017


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Friday, 18 August 2017

GENTEEL SECRETS by S.R. Mallery (book review)

I got this book for an honest review and here is my review. The review may be short but I dont know how to make it longer without making it boring.

Story
What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the end, can this unlikely Romeo and Juliet couple’s love survive, or will they be just another casualty of war?

My Thoughts

When I first read the blurb of this book I got really excited and couldnt  wait to read it. Even if the read is a bit short, the story capture the reader right away and make it a delightful journey with the character. I read a lot of book like this one but I must say that S.R. Mallery has a unique style and her own way to capture the reader and to tell the story. Even if you have live yourself into a story, there is often something missing but S.R. Mallery really get you, as a reader, to live the story and be the first person of the story.This is something I really really enjoy and I will read books from S.R. Mallery because I really like how they are written, how the story is told and how I feel when reading it.

I really enjoyed this book and I will probably reread it a few times. It is a must read and a must buy. 

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