Book Review: Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)

Rapture in Death by J.D. RobbRapture in Death by J.D. Robb

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Song: Nickelback – Another Hole In The Head

This is just getting better and better. With each book we delve deeper and deeper into miasma of human nature. And also deeper into Eve’s character. I love how she opens up more now. It’s night and day compared to the first book, where she was cold and stoic and closed up like a turtle in her shell. Now she’s more of a human being and it’s all thanks to Roarke. God bless him!

The case of the week is a string of what looks like suicides. The first on rudely interrupting Eve and Roarke on their off-planet honeymoon. People are just so inconsiderate sometimes. Honestly. Any other cop would probably shrug and move on to the next case, but not Eve. When her gut tells her something is shifty in here, she pursues it like a dog does a bone, uncovering someone’s sick game with a human brain. It’s all fascinating really, and not that impossible. So, scary…

I wonder if they have it in purple

I wanna say one more thing before I go. PEABODY! Girl has the worst luck with men, but damn she’s hilarious.

Over and out

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Book Review: Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen, #2)

Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Song: Garbage – Stupid Girl

DNF at 23%

Sorry but I just can’t simpathize with Lilah’s brand of stupidity. Her mentality is basically “my faith is pure and strong even though my Prophet and his cronies can rape me whenever they feel like it, and you’re a devil’s spawn for choosing who to fuck”.

Dear God, if you’re listening, please keep the nutcases like that in some separate part of your kingdom, so we don’t have to roll our eyes for brain demage.

Over and out

Book Review: It Ain’t Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen, #1)

It Ain't Me, Babe by Tillie Cole It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Black Sabbath – Heaven And Hell

“Sinning never felt so good”

Jeezusss! This is so messed up and yet I couldn’t hate it if I tried. I could hate on people who are actually living in the type of religious cults/communes as are described here. Because, seriously, old bastards using young girls to “get closer to God” is so not cool.

And can real life Texans tell me it’s not all KKK, Neos, religious cults and MC clubs there? Are there any normals at all? I’m kidding, I’m kidding, take your rifle away from my face.

I had a slight problem with the way guys in the Hangmen were treating and speaking to girls in general, but I don’t know enough about biker culture to judge about it from the informed point of view. Although I suppose if girls let themselves be treated that way, then by all means…

The ending made me excited to see what drama would transpire with Ky and Flame next. This should be fun.

Over and out

Book Review: Love Me in the Dark

Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Song: A Fine Frenzy – Almost Lover

I have a bone to pick with the author. And there would be spoilers so proceed at your own risk.

When a bored rich housewife meets a hot tortured French artist, you kinda know what would be happening, even though She has a husband and all. And that would be fine if only they could be grown-ups about it and just face the consequences of their decisions, deal with the heartache and move on. But noooooooo. That’s not the road Mia Asher took. She just made a villain out of Valentina’s husband, a closet one mind you. Because how could you live with a person for twelve years and somehow fail to notice that he’s a sadistic manipulative asshole who also sleeps with his step sister, just for kicks and giggles?

That would have been just fine if it wasn’t just dumped on us around last third of the book totally out of nowhere. Plot twist it wasn’t. For me it felt like a cop out, an excuse for giving Valentina and Seb a happy ending. Too bad, I liked the book before it turned that way.

Over and out

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Song: Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack

A case of overhyped excitement.

It looked good on paper, I admit. Jack the Ripper case, wich I’m always interested in, plus girl having fun at being ME in Victorian England, plus bold fashion choices (for that time) equals great reading time, right? If only I didn’t know who the killer was so soon that it made me hit my head repeatedly on the table for every time Audrey Rose missed an obivous clue.

Anywho, it was a pretty good book, all things considered, but I needed more from it. More suspense and intrigue, definitely more sexual content (I get that it’s Victorian England and the book is mostly for teenagers, but seriously?, one measly kiss for the whole book?), more character building. Just more. Blame it on me being the only child, but I’m selfish and greedy when it comes to my books.

Over and out

 

Book Review: Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3)

Wildfire by Ilona AndrewsWildfire by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: The Chipmunks & The Chipettes- We Are Family (Movie Version)

I need more. More Rogan, more Nevada, more grandma Frida, more Sergeant Teddy… More books, please Ilona Andrews, please, with a chocolate mousse on top.

Buddy read with my freaky mind-twin Nel.

The third and final (?) book is about Nevada taking on a case for Rogan’s ex fiance, Rynda. Despite everyone trying to talk her out of it, she tucks her feelings in and proves that she’s a professional.

The case turns out to be tied to the conspirators who try to destabalize Houston and hopefully it will lead to the identity of the Ceasar. I gotta say, I was thinking on another person for that role, I had my case all built up and ready to go. That teaches me!

Anyway, the book was great, it had great story and characters. There were otherwordly creatures that were so adorable you wanted to cuddle them, when they weren’t trying to eat someone. We found out what Arabella’s gift is and explored Leon’s along the way. Nevada and Rogan’s relationship progressed to the point where I was just swooning at their adorkableness. Evil grandma had been dealt with and Baylor family is on their way to become one bad-ass House.

It was all great, but I thought it was weird that Augustine didn’t turn up anywere in the book. I feel like he was building into becoming a bigger part of the solution. And that’s just another thing that didn’t make this book feel final in the series, now I’m hearing that there might be another one and I hope it’s true. There were too many open storylines. I wouldn’t mind a spin-off too. Catalina has a good potential, as well as a couple other people. I just really don’t want it to end.

Fingers crossed for future books.

Over and out

Award: The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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I was nominated by Mischenko for the this great Sunshine Blogger Award and I’d like to thank her for nominating me. Please check out Mischenko’s blog. You will find a lot of amazing book and movies reviews, a great taste of music she share with all of us and a lot of pet love.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does It Work:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Mischenko’s Questions:

Is there something you can tell readers about yourself and your blog?

Let’s see, I’m a big child who believes people to be better than they are, but when faced with reality prefers to live in her happy bubble. That’s why I read so much, and that’s why I have this blog I guess, to share my happy bubble with people who want it or need it.

What satisfaction do you get from blogging?

I get to vent and not filter my words. I get to choose what I want to write about and what I share, it’s really amazing how people can connect through a platform like this.

How do you bring traffic to your blog?

Traffic? I just started doing this like a couple months ago, I don’t know what I’m doing still ))

What’s something that you’d like to improve on this year?

Hmmm, do I have to improve something? As far as I’m concerned, everything is pretty good.

How do you get motivated to blog?

It’s not the motivation, it’s time I’m lacking at the moment. I have so much tags I’m behind on, it’s getting awkward.

Do you have any favorite books this year?

Hell, yes! The whole ACOTAR and Hidden Legacy series. They were amazing surprises.

The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby, #1)Take Me with YouBlack Swan AffairBlade Bound (Chicagoland Vampires, #13)Punk 57The Bourbon Thief

 

Are there any songs you’re into right now, or music artists?

There’s always songs I’m into, at any given moment. Right now it’s:

What do you like to do with your spare time?

Read, watch tv, go to the movies with friends, annoy my cat, sing along at the top of my lungs to my favorite songs.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I like surprises, so we’ll see.

If you could choose ONLY 5 subjects to read on other blogs, what would they be? (Books, music, film, health, etc.)

Books, music, film, tv, travel.

Do you make money from your blog? If not, do you have plans to try in the future?

Nuh! But wait till I get like half a million subscribers and then I’ll be swimming in dough ;D


My Nominees:

  1. https://booksandhottea.wordpress.com/
  2. https://blameitonchocolate.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/the-disaster-artist-audiobook-review-spoiler-free/
  3. https://bookprincessreviews.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/books-and-music-tag/
  4. https://taylorreadsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/waiting-on-wednesday-wonder-woman-warbringer/
  5. http://inspirationpie.com/?p=872
  6. https://lynseysawesomehorrorblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/vampire-marathon-continues-interview-with-the-vampire/
  7. https://momsbookcollection.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/rainbow-book-tag/
  8. https://dontgiveajam.com/2017/07/28/mystery-blogger-award-4-5-6/
  9. https://delphinethebabbler.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/arc-review-girls-made-of-snow-and-glass-a-cold-touch-cures-a-shattered-heart/
  10. https://annielikeswords.com/2017/07/29/annies-actual-tbr-pile/
  11. https://littleblindbookfinds.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

Some of you may have done this tag already but I mentioned you anyway, so you know I thought of you.

These questions are very good and I’m feeling lazy today so just use them, ok?

 

Thanks for reading and have a good week! Cheers!

Book Reveiw: White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)

White Hot by Ilona AndrewsWhite Hot by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Static-X – Cold

 

Buddy read with my freaky mind-twin Nel.

Finally! Nevada has grown into her power and can now kick ass with the best of them. Add to that her awesome shooting capabilities and we have one bad-ass mother!

You can’t handle my cool

Rogan met his match with that one, for sure.

We got a little closer to understanding the powers that made this whole mess, and I, personally, have a pretty good theory about who stands behind the curtains. My reasoning is spectacular, just ask Nell, but I’ll keep it to myself for now, just to not spoil the fun for you guys.

Nevada’s family is just ridiculously hilarious, Leon in particular in this book. I was LOLing like crazy. No wonder they love each other so much, every single one of them is a professional comedian on top of everything else.

Just to make you understand why I loved this book so much, I’m gonna say these four words: ninja ferrets in harnesses. Should I even say any more?

Over and out

 

 

 

 

A week without Chester

It’s now been a week since the news hit the radio about Chester Bennington dying. This whole week I dedicated to only listening to Linkin Park when I get the chance as a way to pay my respects to a band I loved since middle school. At home, in the car to and from work, sometimes at work, every song from every album. Today, as LP was playing on shuffle, it got to the track Leave out all the Rest and as I was listening to the lyrics, it hit me how relevant they became right now, how freakishly prophetic, even though they were written more than eight years ago.

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest

I won’t ever presume to know what was happening with Chester at the time of his death, but one thing I know for sure – he left a lot of reasons to be missed by a lot of people.

RIP Chester

Book review: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

Burn for Me by Ilona AndrewsBurn for Me by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

Buddy read with my freaky mind-twin Nel.

Guys, we have a winner!

Many many people told me how awesome Kate Daniels series are, but Hidden Legacy just took the cake in my opinion. Still, I’m reading Kate because I’m now in love with Ilona Andrews’s writing. In Nevada she created my perfect leading lady: strong, capable, sarcastic, loyal, smart, won’t-take-shit, funny and all in all loveable character I can really cheer for.

And that family of hers is out of this world, especially grandma Frida. I want Frida to be my grandma too, or even mother-in-law, or whatever, I just need that woman in my life.

“You have to live a little.” Grandma fitted the track bar into the cog on the track. “Go out with a bad boy. Run headfirst into a fight. Get roaring drunk. Something!” 

The world in wich they all live is pretty damn interesting, with the Houses, the powers, the levels and all the politics involved. Even the rich ones are not that far from the regular people if they have little or no power at all. And still they manage to be snobs, go figure. Nevada is only now beginning to realize her true potential and I have a feeling she’ll make Primes run for their money, if she hadn’t before. You go, girl!

Mad Rogan. Well, it irked me a little that people called him that throughout the book when he has a perfectly good name. I get that we were supposed to fear him and be cautious, but come on, when he introduces himself to other people by that moniker it gets a bit too much. Can we please just call him Connor already? Now that we know him and love him and lust for him? Yes, he was a prick for a while, but the more time he spent with Nevada, the more his true personality came through and he’s actually pretty decent and funny guy. Who knew?

Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading more of Nevada’s story and hopefully I’ll get my hands on the third book soon, or I might just self-combast. Great book, really and truly.

Over and out