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. 

Summer's Heat by LJ Vickery

Literally, this is, like, the most perfect ending. Ever. We saw very little of Maity this time around, but for me she completely stole the show! I’m still waiting for her book (can’t you tell?).One of my favorite parts of about this book is how so many people were reunited in book - from all the couples to the families. I feel like there were some interesting and unique developments, but I still have a lot of questions that I know will eventually be answered. I’m definitely ready for the next book! As usual, I’m still amazed and blown away by how Vickery just keeps delivering best seller after best seller. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Louisiana Catch was a novel that spoke to me on so many levels. Ahana is a character that many women can relate to; she’s trying to find her place in an unknown world and discovering who she is after such a devastating past. What makes this book special is the contrast in cultures plus the modern aspect of meeting new friends and finding new love interests online, which is something that we can all relate to in today's society. This was a well-written story that explored many different themes while connecting the reader to strong characters who made the story feel complete. While not for the faint of heart, I would recommend this book for readers who want to explore the depths of their heart and those wanting to understand what it means to be a woman in the modern day world.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Once Broken by DM Hamblin

This was a great story with a well-developed plot. The characters are strong and complex. The beginning of the book started off with good writing and a good flow. My only suggestion is to break the story up into two books and further develop the second half of the book so that it can stand alone on its own. Another suggestion is to do a closer edit to catch some minor typos and grammatical errors. Overall, such a good read!