Jan 30, 2012

Mini Reviews - Love In The Afternoon and Until You

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Monday, January 30, 2012 0 comments
Just thought I'd post a mini sort of review on a book that I'd finished but didn't find overly entertaining and one I couldn't finish.

Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

A cute historical romance read, nothing really grabbed me about this one. I did like the fact that the herionie loved animals and she had the patience to help those in need even if they didn't want it. The hero was your typical historical romance hero, falls in love with the girl but there is something that the herionie must help him over come before they can be completely happy together. I'd give this a 3 out of 5.

Until You by Judith McNaught

I did not finish this, so I don't want to say too much because I can't really give an overall opinion. It just didn't grab me. I'm pretty particular when it comes to historical romance and this just wasn't one for me.

Jan 27, 2012

Daughter Of Smoke and Bone Sequel Title Reveal!

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Friday, January 27, 2012 0 comments
As some of you may know Daughter Of Smoke & Bone is an absolutely fabulous book and anyone who has read it is waiting on baited breath for the sequel! And YeaH! today Laini Taylor announced what the title to the sequel will be..insert fan girl scream here! So there it is Days of Blood & Starlight!

Also there is a little teaser she posted so make sure you check that out here

Jan 25, 2012

Just Something To Think On

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3 comments

Jan 24, 2012

Review - The Renfield Syndrome by J.A. Saare

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Tuesday, January 24, 2012 0 comments
The Renfield Syndrome (Rhiannon's Law #2) by J.A. Saare
Released: Aug 2011
Rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 212
Sexual Content: Some sex scenes
Source: Purchased from bookdepository.com

*Don't Read the following if you haven't read the first one, spoilers*

GoodReads Summary:

Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my. Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she's about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better.pUnfortunately, time changes a lot of things, including those most trusted around her. When she's faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she'll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried.pAfter all, when it's all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul

My Thoughts:

Fantastic! I love this series and I cannot wait for the next one!

+ Story:

Love the story line, being sent into the future I did not see that coming. Disco is dead in this future and only Paine remains. I'm so so glad that Rhiannon and Paine have this time to figure things out about each other. I was so hoping for this ever since the first one! Don't get me wrong I love Disco, but I thought Paine deserved some happiness.

+ Lore:

Great vampire lore as always, then there are some werewolves through in as well..wonder if we'll see some of those same wolves again? We'll see I guess!

+ Romance:

Talk about complicated, Rhiannon barely has time to accept the fact that she's in the future and Disco is long since dead, even though to her it feels like she'd only seen him a few days before. I felt like Paine kind of pushed her into getting together to quickly and he used her grief to his advantage. Then again he'd been waiting to see her again for 100 years so I guess his patience must have been waring thin. Either way I can't wait to see what happens with this love triangle. Usually I'm not a fan of the love triangle but this one is so good!

+ Side Characters:

Goose and his daughter were my favs of the side characters. Don't have much to say about them.

+ World/Setting:

The future looks grimm in this book. Thought it was well thought out and complete. It must be complicated to write a time travel book but I have to hand it to this author it comes out leaving us wanting tons more!

Nit Picks:

Disco's anger at Rhiannon when she returns to the present day.. I understand it, but I personally didn't like it.

Favorite Part:

All of Rhiannon's kick ass moments!

Rhiannon's Law Series

Book #1 - Dead, Undead, Or Somewhere In Between
Book #2 - The Renfield Syndrome
Book #3 - The Ripple Effect (Fall 2012)

Jan 16, 2012

Review - Black Wings by Christina Henry

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Monday, January 16, 2012 4 comments

Black Wings by Christina Henry
Released: Feb 2011
Rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304 Pages
Sexual Content: I can't quite remember, but I don't think there was much
Source: Purchased from bookdepository.com

GoodReads Summary:

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.

Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell...

My Thoughts:

I've been really slacking in the reviews lately, and I have a couple books that I've read an enjoyed but since it's been a while I don't remember some of the details so my next few reviews will be brief. Overall this was a good UF read, I will be purchasing more in the series.

+ Story:

Fun and interesting take on angels. I'm getting close to being bored with all the new angel stories coming out but this had a fresh take on the myth and was quite interesting.

+ Lore:

As mentioned above, a fresh take on angels and the lore surrounding them.

+ Romance:

I loved the romance in this, Gabriel is sent to protect Maddy and he absolutely cannot have a relationship with her, it could mean his death since he is a slave to her father's court and is pretty much dirt to them. Maddy of couse doesn't know any of this and when she finds out she doesn't really care since she wasn't raised in a fallen angel's court. I can't wait to see how they'll come together in the next one.

-/+ Side Characters:

Beezle was great, but other than that none of the other side characters really stuck with me.

-/+ World/Setting:

Nothing about the setting in this really stands out for me.

Nit Picks:

I did not like that Maddy's boss ended up having a thing for her.

Favorite Part:

Since it was awhile ago I read this, I can't quite remember, but I do remembering enjoying a few touching scenes with Maddy and Gabe together.

Madeline Black Series

Book #1 - Black Wings
Book #2 - Black Night
Book #3 - Black Howl (Feb 28 2012)


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