Thursday, 24 May 2018

Audio: Last Dragon Standing - Rachel Aaron

Dear Reader, 

There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruition. 

But the Great Seer of the Heartstrikers isn’t the only one whose schemes are nearing completion. The Nameless End is coming, and even the machinations of the world’s most brilliant dragon seer might not be enough to stop it. As the world comes crashing down, it’s up Julius to prove what he’s always known: that seers can be wrong, and Nice Dragons don’t always finish last. 

Audible Audio, Unabridged, 13 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Audible Studios
Heartstrikers #5
UF
Own


My thoughts:'
I know my other reviews have basically been Squee Squee Squee, but this time I feel so empty. So
sad.

It is over.

It is OVER!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

My poor heart, my poor heart. No more Julius *sniff* No more Crazy Bob and his weird pigeon (thinking of Tesla, maybe they should marry) No more Chelsea and her Golden emperor. No more Fredrerick who I really started to like. You are awesome! *sobs* No more Justin who is just too much! Awww, Justin, you silly knucklehead. 

The epilogue left me hoping, because she does leave an opening if she wants to go back and explore this world, but with new characters (and hopefully old ones coming in and saying hi).
That would be fantastic!

Random thought. How on earth!? did his mum get all those dragons to mate with her. Omg she is such a bitch, sure a conniving pretty bitch, but still. She is a piece of work.

As for the book. The big fight is on! Down with the Leviathan! Save the world!

But who cares! I am finished now. It is over! *Cries* I need more Julius and Marci! Moooooore 
*ugly cries*

The end.

Nooooooooo!
Not the end, not THE END!

Alas, all awesome things must come to an end.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Audio: Born to Love - Leigh Greenwood

Weary of war and the endless cycle of vengeance, former Night Rider Holt Price returns to Galveston, Texas to reconnect with the woman he once promised to marry. He's content to live a quiet, loveless life . . . until he meets the doctor's brown-eyed daughter, and his whole world changes in an instant.

Felicity Moore is everything Holt never realized he needed. Kind and compassionate yet beautifully fierce, she alone has the strength to pull him back from a fruitless quest for revenge. But now Holt has an impossible choice to make: honor the promise he made years ago . . . or find true happiness in the arms of the woman he was born to love. 

Audio CD, 11 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Tantor Audio (first published June 2003)
Night Riders #3
Historical romance
For review


My thoughts:
I do love cowboys, though I can  not really call Holt a cowboy. It seems he did spend two years on a ranch, but I was not on that ranch seeing him doing cowboy things ;) Instead he is a doctor, he was a surgeon during the war, and is more a gentleman than a cowboy. Sad indeed, but I still like him.

But this man so needed a slap on the head. He comes to Galveston looking for a woman he always loved. A woman who married someone else, and who was so just toying with him. But he has this notion that he must marry her cos his uncle told him too. Men! I did like him, but he needed to take of those rose colored glasses.

Because then he meets Felicity. Who has spent her entire life taking care of her father. Who is drinking too much. Who lost their ranch. And who is suffering from PTS from the war. She was so hardworking and I felt sorry for her. She tried being so tough, but what she needed was to see the truth too. Another truth.

These two have a long dance. He thinks he is in love with someone else. She just wants to shield her father. I liked that they got to know each other, that they had time to fall in love (without realizing it). That he spent time being a doctor and getting to know her father. Oh and there is another secret plot too that brought some suspense and drama. Seeecret.

I enjoyed it.

Narrator Rebecca Mitchell
I liked her different voices and I did find myself caught up in their world. 


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

May 22nd: Are you more inclined/ less inclined to read books that are compared to other popular books or authors?

Definitely LESS inclined!!!!!! I actually really hate when they do that.

Read this books, it is Fifty Shades meets The Hunger Games meets Game of thrones...riiiights, cos that makes so much sense. Honestly stop it, stop it! When they do that there is always one book I will not like from those. One author whose works makes me yawn or whose books I would never ever read. It does not make me want to read it then. That whole read this cos it's like this turns me away from it.

Even if they said like, this is Harry Potter meets The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (two awesome series!), I would still be all, come on! Be serious! I doubt it is all that! And I would roll me eyes.

Because it is never like that! They compare and I  am all, whaat? Where is Harry Potter in this? There is certainly no creepy Twilight here. Why was this compared to 50 shades? Hunger Games? What Games?

SO yes, stop it. Or read the actual book and the books you compare it to.


We had 3 cold days! Horrible.


Monday, 21 May 2018

Shadowblack - Sebastien de Castell

It's a few months since Kellen left his people behind. Now aged sixteen, Kellen is an outlaw, relying on his wits to keep him alive in the land of the Seven Sands. He misses home, he misses family and more than anything, he misses Nephenia, the girl he left behind. 

Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn't blind, and who carries a secret that's all too familiar to Kellen. Kellen and Ferius resolve to help - but the stakes are far higher than they realise. A Shadowblack plague is taking hold - and Kellen can't help but suspect his own people may even be behind it. 


Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 17th 2018 by Hot Key Books (first published October 5th 2017)
Spellslinger #2
Fantasy / YA
Own

My thoughts.
The plague seems to be spreading, or is it?

I do like Kellen, he is a mess. He is not perfect, he is not a great mage, he is, well normal! And he is trying and getting better at what he does. Luckily he has the best sidekick ever to help him. I do adore Reichis, the best squirrelcat in the world. And he does love to talk about eating eyeballs, my cutie.

I am not feeling very reviewer like today. I am listening to an audiobook when I should concentrate...say something smart...smart...smart...sigh, my brain can not focus.

Right! People are hunting Kellen cos he has the shadowblack and must die.
He comes to a town to solve a mystery. 

Ack, I can't write something smart.

I liked the book, though it was not as good as book 1. That one was light and fun. This one was still light, but at the same time a bit more serious.

Conclusion:'
I look forward to more


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