Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: Ripper

Ripper Ripper by Lexi Blake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rating: 3.5
I was originally going to take supreme contempt against the this book. But I'll get into that later. I'll say this, I very much enjoyed this book despite the pessimistic sarcastic (and slightly suicidal) female lead. The book started off the same, a female lead with a shadowed pass with powers she did not want to acknowledge and the usual quest to help bring her powers to forefront, pretty standard stuff. In comes the male lead, (though I don't believe he really was or deserved to be for that matter) Gray Sloane. To make a long story short, he was hinky from the beginning. I mean, they have known each other for all of two days (TWO DAYS!) and he was throwing around "I love you's" like your grandmother handing out her famous pie on Thanksgiving. And he trapped her in much the same way a good piece of pie would too. I did not like the relationship and I am glad that it was resolved (at least to some degree because it's obvious that he still will have some influence in her story later on). I personally like Marcus and hope their relationship will be able to flourish.
Otherwise, I enjoyed this story, the action was great and I liked the world that it took place. I am anxious to see what happens next and see what else unfolds and what other mystery Kelsey will stumble onto.

Review: Under My Skin

Under My Skin Under My Skin by Judith Graves
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this twist of the usual supernatural lore. I literally did a little happy dance when I finally settled down to read this book. I had been going through a slew of strange, poorly written and downright terrible YA books. It was refreshing to find a good action packed and funny YA book. Eryn was a highly amusing character with an equally sarcastic dry humor. It was surprising how the author was able to slip in the very creative sense of humor that she has. Also I was happy to see that this was not another vampire vs werewolf deal ( I had personally grown tired of that). But the fact the she acknowledged both lore; the gory disgusting SciFi werewolf and the skin changing werewolf (wolven in this case) was a welcome change. I have to commend the author because when Eryn was thrown for a loop so was I and I liked that aspect about the book. I am excited to see what happens in the next book.

Review: Darkness of Light

Darkness of Light Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is literally Twilight with fairies. Ember is a pseudo- Bella with a bad attitude. And Eli is literally Edward Cullen with a foul mouth. Although well written, to a point (there were still some mistakes) I had a lot of issues with this book, therefore I going to give it 3 stars. As the reader, we were privy to listening to her ramble on for the majority of the book questioning what she was. I figured this out (partly anyway, the half demon thing eluded me until the end of the book and I’m not sure how I feel about that) in the beginning of the book when she mentioned her severe allergy to iron. Then we spent the other half of the book listening to her inner monologue on why Eli hated her so much. You know they had that whole “It’s unsafe for you to be around me and we are not supposed to be together but come here let me kiss you!” syndrome. What she should have been questioning is how he always turned up where she was and what he was. That for me was the best part of the book, questioning what Eli was. For the majority of the book I thought he was a wolf and I was pleasantly surprised when he was a Dark Dweller instead. What was awkward was that she spent the majority of the time telepathically talking to him? I don’t know that whole thing was kind of hazy. I mean I just think they were staring deeply into each other’s eyes and she was having a conversation with herself not with him. Also there was only so many times you could listen to her waxing poetic about how sexy he was every single time she saw him. Along with all this going on between Eli and Ember, there is Torin the boy of her dreams…literally. I guess he could be Jacob. I mean she had such a fiery reaction to him in her dreams, and felt so safe with him but she had the exact same reaction with Eli if not more. I honestly don’t understand what is going on in this book and if I’m being honest I probably won’t continue the series.