Friday, October 7, 2016

Dragonfly in Amber

Title: Dragonfly in Amber
Author: Diana Gabldon
Pages: 743
Publisher: Bantam 2001
Genre: Historical Fiction 

Synopsis: For nearly twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time... and about Jamie Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising... and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves. (from Goodreads)

Review: It had been a good year since I read Outlander and have been trying to get to this book eventually. I really enjoyed continuing to see what happened after Outlander ended. This book isn't really one I would normally pick up, but since it's had some historical stuff I am able to enjoy it much better. I found it interesting how this book flips between two time periods throughout the book. It is written well so you are not confused or not sure who is narrating. This is one thing that could through the reader off, but Gabldon has done a great job.

If you like the first book or into historical fiction with a lot of romance than this book is for you. 

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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Girl On The Train

Title: Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher:Riverhead Books 2015 
Genre: Fiction 

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? (from Goodreads)

Review: I really enjoyed this book. It took me a while to pick this book up due to it being compared to Gone Girl, which I did not enjoy. This books was so much better and I really glad I did decide to pick this book up. It's really good and suspenseful. The twist I did not see coming enough though it could have been hinted at. I am not sure about the movie, but the book is really good. 

If you enjoy suspenseful books then this book is for you. 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Reaping

Title: The Reaping
Author: Annie Oldham
Pages: 296
Publisher: Annie Oldham
Genre: YA Fiction
Format: Kindle

I love this series that when I finally decided to pick up this book and finish the series I was a little sad. As I've mentioned before I've fallen in love with these books and I did not want this to end.

Synopsis: The government is on the verge of perfecting the loyalty serum, and Terra knows exactly what that means—the agents will have absolute control. Terra has survived the labor camp, the agents, and the soldiers who hound her as she brings nomads to the water's edge. But now she faces her most daunting challenge yet: she must return to the colony to ask the council—and her father—to help her destroy the loyalty serum. With the aid of old friends and unexpected allies, Terra races toward a confrontation that will decide her fate on the Burn forever.( From Goodreads)

Review: I love this book. It's written as well as the other books in this series. It takes us through Terra's emotions and determination to continue what she has started. While in other books I was no happen with the ending ( main character dying) this works for this book. While I was sad to see her die I saw it as a way to ensure the freedom of those she cared for. 

If you enjoy dystopia and want something new check out this trilogy. 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Book 1

Title: The Gunslinger
Author: Steven King
Pages: 281
Publisher: NAL
Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis: Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake ( From GoodReads)

Review: After hearing about this book being turned into  movie I decided to pick it out. At first I felt like it was a little slow, but I kept reading and it I really enjoyed it. I am glad I decided to give it a try. If you are into fantasy or just King's written in general I think you will like it. It is defiantly  for adults and not children since it has a lot of adult themes and some langue. 

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rapture Book Review

Rapture by John Shirley
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 430
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Synopsis: The prequel to the video game Bioshock, this book describes the building of Rapture, how the society was formed and then how it all feel apart.

Review: I relate enjoyed this book. I feel in love with the games when I first played them back in 2008. I have been a huge fan and was excited to read this book. While this book was written before Bioshock Infinite so there are some details that do not fit, but no need to worry about that. This book brought me back to my love of the game and made me wish I still had the game so I could relive things that were mentioned than this books.

If you enjoy the games or just curious about a society under the sea this book is for you.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Infraction Review

I feel like this is a book series that is way under everyone's radar. After reading The Burn, I feel in love with this whole plot line. I finally got to the second book in the trilogy.

Title: Infraction
By Annie Oldham
Copy: e-reader
Pages: 280

Synopsis: Violent nomads. The coming winter. Jack's unspoken feelings. Leaving the relative peace of the settlement is more difficult than Terra ever imagined. But what she should fear most is the government that professes to protect its citizens. Imprisoned in a labor camp, Terra learns just how much the corrupt regime wants absolute control. Never has she felt more powerless to act. But there's always the call of the ocean, and her captors just might underestimate how powerful that call can be. (from amazon)

Review: I loved this story. It gives you even more idea of that the world had become and how an outsider copes in that world. I wish more people would read this series. I don't mean it needs to become a movie, but I think it's a really good series and this book is no exception. I read it one sitting because I was so drawn in. If you like YA dystopian give this series a try. 

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The Girl in the Spider's Web

I am sure I am not the only one who got excited to see a continuation for the Millennium series. I read the trilogy as quickly as I could and was sadden to see there were no more books because the author had passed away. I was happy to see that someone else decided to write a new book to continue the story along.

Title: The Girl in the Spider's Wed
Author: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: Alfred Knopf Publishing
Copy: Hardcopy
Pages: 400

Synopsis: Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .  (From Amazon)

Review: I am not sure if I loved this book because I was excited to see a new book from the series or if I really loved the book. I enjoyed the book regardless of what the real reason is for that. It was a fast read and I really enjoyed the story. If you loved the books by the original author I think you will enjoy this one as well. I know not everyone has, but I think it's worth your time. 

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