Friday, February 28, 2014

Skeletor Reviews Darkside Sun by Jocelyn Adams BOOK REVIEW!!!


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Title: Darkside Sun

Author: Jocelyn Adams

Published: Entangled Embrace


I want to thank Dorky Girl for letting me review this book for her, and secondly to the publisher for sending this book for review. When I was asked if I wanted to read this book for review I had no idea what the book was about, but since I needed a book to read at work in between slow times I was like what the heck lets give it a shot. I have to say the basic idea of the story was intriguing but the over all actual execution fell flat for me.
Addison has been different all her life, the walls around her melt away and she thinks she is completely insane because of it. All she ever wanted was to graduate college live a normal life, graduate college and make her father proud. All that changes when her ridiculously over hot young professor givers her a "bible" and forces her to read it. Addison life is thrust into a world she never knew existed. Addison is thrust into the world of the machine where soldiers armed with special powers fight wraiths (souls) from entering human hosts and starting the end of the world. Addison is unique, even to the most powerful of the soldiers, Addison can not only feel the wraiths presence, she can see them too. Addison has to come to terms with her role in the Machine and she has to learn to deal with her feelings for her professor who is not only part of the machine, but is also extremely off limits.


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ThoughtsI enjoyed having something to read to fill the time and Darkside Sun was an easy breezy light read, but it was just to mediocre for me. The story idea behind the book was intriguing ,but I just felt that the author missed the mark. It was a little to literal in the religious overtones and the "romantic" part of the story was half assed and just plan cheese ball, and the supernatural part of the story that was the most appealing to me was more of a place holder idea so the twilight like romance could take place. It is completely unrealistic to think that as a person you would be helpless to these "urges" come over you and no matter how badly you were treated by a person your emotions would only get stronger because of "bond" that you couldn't fight. I just felt this book was a throw away, it never developed and ended on such a predictable cliff hanger that the over all feel was just eh. I found myself looking forward to the book ending because I never connected with the story and the characters and just wanted the book to end.




Thursday, February 6, 2014

Would - Be Witch by Kimberly Frost BOOK REVIEW!!!

                                                     
                                                       


Title: Would-Be Witch

Author: Kimberly Frost

Published: Berkley Sensation Paranormal Romance



Tammy Jo's family is full of witches, even the family ghost Edie was a witch before she was killed back in the 20's. All Tammy Jo is good at is baking, she can't even do a simple potion without things going wrong. Tammy Jo will need all the magical help she can get since her life seems to hand her lemons.
In the first day of fallowing her she loses her job at the local bakery and gets in a car accident with the one woman who caused all her problems by getting her fired. Tammy Jo knows it's only a matter of time before the whole town of Duvall knows about her horrible day but she hopes to put that behind her by attending a costume part that is being thrown by her best friend.
So off to the party Tammy Jo goes complete with a skimpy costume ( which was switched by Edie) and the old locket that contains Edie's soul. Everything seems to be going well at the party until the neighborhood hottie Bryn Lyons shows up. Not only is Bryn super hot and rich but he is also a very powerful wizard. Bryn also comes with a warning which was passed down Tammy Jo's family. With no details to on Tammy Jo knows she must stay aaway from anyone named Lyons she just doesn't know why. The warning is soon ignored as Tammy Jo's life becomes entangled with Bryn's when a group of robbers crash the party stealing everyone's valuables including Tammy Jo's locket containing Edie which unleashes a chain of events that could cause the deaths of many people in the small town. There is also a sense of urgency about getting the locket back before Edie's soul gets torn and pulled into darkness. With Bryns help Tammy Jo begins her search for the missing Edie locket all the while her powers beginning to slowly come to light.


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Thoughts: I loved this book and thought it was a very nice beginning to the series. I also loved the fact that there wasn't sex on every single page like most other paranormal romance novels. This book is filled with witches,wizards,werewolves,vampires,a zombie, and a very funny family ghost. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a nice paranormal romance book that isn't just filled with sex scenes.


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