Thursday, October 23, 2014
I wish I wasn't such a fast reader. Then I wouldn't have reached the end of this trilogy so quickly. But I am. And I did. Su Williams did an amazing job of wrapping up her Dream Weaver series with Breaking Normal. I must say, the title fits. As a wise person recently told me, there is work involved even in staying the same since everything deteriorates over time. Emari Sweet no longer has the luxury of staying the same.
It's time for Emari to face some of her worst nightmares. And to do so, she must change how she views the world, the people around her, and herself.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Rock Star by Su Williams is the second in the Dream Weaver trilogy, and I really enjoyed reading it. Well, devouring is probably a more apt description. I finished this book in two nights after the kids were asleep. It is definitely a page turner.
Suddenly our fairly meek and tormented main character, Emari, is on tour as the lead singer of a rock band. Despite the name of the book I did not see that plot twist coming. Last we read, she had somehow stumbled upon a place she had been "reprogrammed" to forget. But not to worry, the answers are there to be had.
Readers of this next installment of the Dream Weaver series are in for a treat. I'm looking forward to the third and final chapter of Emari's story. Just not tonight. Well, maybe just a chapter or two...
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I really enjoyed this book. Su Williams is a master at using the imagery of words. The main character, Emari Sweet, has been beaten down so much in her 17 years of life It's impossible not to root for her to experience some joy and happiness in her life-at the very least some contentment and peace. The author admits Twilight provided some inspiration to the storyline, but as much as this can be a turn off for some people, it certainly wasn't for me. I also enjoyed the fact that it wasn't chocked full of sex scenes, but was quite innocent. This was refreshing in and of itself. So what, if anything, will happen between Emari and Nick? Will the monsters that go bump in the night keep pursuing Emari?
The only thing I felt was distracting was the title. It took me back to learning the Dreamweaver program in a college web design class. But I imagine the author would found ways to make that more interesting as well. Dream Weaver is the first in a trilogy of novels. I look forward to finding out where the author leads us next.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Meet Rebel Walker. Life has not been easy for Rebel. Raised by a single mother with many demons and addictions, she is doing the best she can to keep things together for her mom, and her angelic little sister, Bailey.
Meet Wyatt Verity. A tattoo artist who is slowly gaining a name for himself, his libido matches his sizable number of tattoos. However, as much as he may come off visually as a thug, the author paints him as one of the good guys.
Once these two lay eyes on each other, it’s lust at first sight. However, because of Rebel’s past, she’s reluctant to trust any guy, let along someone as good looking as Wyatt. But that doesn't mean Wyatt will take any rejection lying down. Well, technically he will, again and again. But that is where I see issues with this book.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The first book in the Orc Saga series, this novel has a little bit of everything: action, adventure, a damsel in distress, and individuals of questionable character. And that's the just the prologue and the first chapter. Without giving too much away, our damsel, Princess Arianna, is in a difficult situation. She must be obedient to her father or face severe punishment, but that also means bending to the will of the sadistic Lord Alviss.
The only place to hide was the north tower, forbidden from entry by all except the kind since the untimely death of Queen Signy. The room is empty, except for her mother's ornate mirror. Or is it? Objects are not always as they first appear, and neither are people.
Follow Arianna's journey of growth and discovery as she learns that love can take many forms. And take her to people and places she never could have imagined.
Friday, September 19, 2014
This book speaks of young love, and budding relationships. I'm certain that it will remind many readers of their own youth, and their own first relationships. Partly a collection of short stories, and partly a collection of poetry, they compliment each other very nicely.
The tone is a little hesitant. Almost as if the author herself is an unsocial butterfly, going where the wind may take her, but not too far outside of what she knows in her heart to be true. In the Heart of an Unsocial Butterfly is a piece that can be read many times, and the reader will take away something new every time.
AnnMarie Stone has written a very intriguing story about Light versus Chaos. The Rise of Chaos is another take on the classic battle between good and evil. We follow the main character Anastasia (aka Ana), who is charming yet somewhat naive, through a journey of discovery. Discovery of love, discovery of truth, and discovery of herself. And it's difficult to root for only Ana, and not her friends and family as well.
So what is she really capable of? What is her role as a Pure One in the bigger plan of the Agency? Who is her friend, and who is her enemy? The Rise of Chaos is a quick, well-constructed read. This journey is only beginning. Book 2 in the Reborn series is due out this fall, and six more books are to follow.