Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tendril Hearts by LJ Vickery

[spoilers] Now I am not joking when I say that this was by far my favorite book of the Blue Hills gang (Vickery is giving me great stories back to back!). I loved the mix of elderly, Gods and Goddesses, regular adults, and teenagers. As always, Vickery has found a way to add another complex layer to the plot and keep you wondering what’s coming next. The overall plot is the same (mate all 13 Gods before a certain date), and you would think that it would be hard to keep the stories fresh after a certain point, but Vickery really excels at this. I know Lahar is next, of course (right?), but I literally have no clue what storyline Vickery has planned for him. I’m already ready for the next book in the series, and yes, I have to say it again: I’m still holding for Maity’s turn! ;)

SOS Sarge by LJ Vickery

This was actually one of my favorite in the SOS Series. For some reason, there seem to be an extra touch of mystery and suspense with Sarge's story. I think this has to do with how strong of a character Brigid is and how she's the only female character so far who matches the men in terms of her line of work. One thing I do want to take the time to shout out is how Vickery incorporates relevant social and cultural themes into her stories - there's so much diversity that her books are really for everyone and for all. This one is a win!

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Luna Rising by Selene Castrovilla

I absolutely love Luna Rising! For some reason, this seemed like the perfect book for me to be reading at this exact moment in my life. The characters were well-developed, witty, and they really made the story. They were people I could identify with and also root for (Luna and Sunny, mainly). The plot had many awkward and humorous layers, I can’t say that I always knew what was coming, which is a great thing. I’m definitely interested to see what this author has next!  

Friday, January 04, 2019

Keeping Pace by LJ Vickery

From what I've come to expect from Vickery, this was definitely out of the norm. This book has a different feel then that of the Blue Hills gang, but the overall plot was similar. What's interesting is that these characters are completely different in style and background, but this story still has Vickery's familiar - and famous! - writing and it made the story that much better. I enjoyed reading this book and would be interested to see what happens next for Pace and Lola. I am also curious to see how this will develop as a series. Go check it out and let me know what you think!

Zero by Jacob Whaler

Zero was a fantastic read! It put to paper a hint of how a world could be in which there was an infamous Wall. You know, the one Trump is talking about, the one our government is currently shut down over. What I really like about this book is how Whaler mixes politics with fantasy and creates a world that benefits everyone. This book definitely makes you think deeply. The characters were strong, the plot was well-developed, and the history was rich. For an excellent read, I would definitely recommend reading Zero and all other books by Jacob Whaler. 

Sunday, November 04, 2018

SOS Wiley by LJ Vickery

This was another great read by LJ Vickery with my second favorite gang (can't best the Blue Hills gods!). I absolutely love the way that the author is able to turn out new storylines and plots and engaging characters. I like how Vickery works in real life disabilities and conditions into her novels and exposes the reader to different ways of living. I definitely recommend this read!

Justice Has Claws by LJ Vickery

Okay, I’m seriously not joking when I say that Vickery always, always finds ways to surprise me. Without giving away too much of the book, I absolutely love that Quinn is deaf. As someone who has a hearing loss, I honestly don't see much representation in the books that I read. It's very humbling to come across a deaf character and to see how much she has survived and to see how well-received she is by the Blue Hills gang, despite her disability. As for the plot, just when I thought I knew what was coming, everything was flipped and plot twists that I never expected to happen, happened. Sham and Quinn’s story definitely furthered the storyline with its new developments and made the series that much more interesting. I'm still holding out for Maity’s book, but I know whatever is coming next will be equally as good as everything I’ve read thus far!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The REM Project by JM Lanham

Omg! Okay, this was a pretty cool plot and a great sequel. There were a lot of twists and turns that I was not expecting. Additionally, there were so many new developments that I have literally no clue where the next book will go. I think we definitely learned more about these characters, and even more about our government. I’m curious to see what will happen next, especially with that big cliffhanger at the end.