Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Review: Lord of Scoundrels

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase Published by HarperCollins on 2009-10-13 Genres: Fiction, General, Historical, Romance Pages: 384 Goodreads They call him many names, but Angelic isn't one of them . . . Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the I popped my historical romance cherry. 🙂 Lord of Scoundrels takes place in England and France during the eighteen hundreds among Lords and Lady’s, counts and countesses, March’s and Marchionesses. However, I didn’t feel lost or out of sorts. I understood the time and speech. The speech was authentic without me struggling to figure out what was happening.   About the Romance Lord of Scoundrels is an ode to Beauty and the Beast featuring, Lady Trent, the beauty” … the silken hair nearly blue-black in color, almond-shaped silver-grey eyes, alabaster complexion, and graceful figure…Miss Jessica had inherited her late father’s brains, physical agility, and courage. She could ride, fence, and shoot with the best of them. Actually, when it came to pistols, she was the best of the whole family, and that was saying something.   and Lord Dain the beast. The great brute was an abomination, a disgrace to his country, an idle reprobate with no more conscience than a dung beetle. I enjoyed the rocky journey of them getting together, although I felt the Lady was too understanding of Lord Dain’s antics. Some of them were unreasonable and mean.   About the Sex Sex scenes were good without being explicit. Everything is implied. Truthfully, I skimmed some of the sex scenes, but the...

Book review: Feed

This brilliantly ironic satire is set in a future world where television and computers are connected directly into people’s brains when they are babies. The result is a chillingly recognizable consumer society where empty-headed kids are driven by fashion and shopping and the avid pursuit of silly entertainment–even on trips to Mars and the moon–and by constant customized murmurs in their brains of encouragement to buy, buy, buy. I’d just finished reading the hunger games trilogy and was looking for something else to suit my fancy. I googled and found Feed. ReviewFeed is one of those books that will stay with you for years if not a lifetime. It will make you question who you are, what you believe in and where our Country and our world is going. It is a powerful book that every one should read. The GoodThe ultimate best part of Feed is the world this story takes place. A future America where the majority of the population is “plugged in”, no pun intended. The world is presented to you through the eyes of a 17 year old boy and you only get bits and pieces at a time. You have to read through to at least the middle of the book to really get an idea of what is going on. The world the story takes place seems eerily similar to the world we live in now but with a hypothetical “if we continue like this” kind of scenario. It really jolted me and made me think. Feed made me look at myself, and my habits and how I want my daughter to see...

Book Review: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

Publisher: Grand Central PublishingGenre: Paranormal Romance How I got the book: I bought the bookSummary: HER TOUCH IS DEADLYAs the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.HIS HUNGER CAN’T BE DENIEDHalf-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own. The GoodWhat can I say, it’s Larissa Ione. You know you are going to get a gritty, intense, emotional, life and death rough love story. That is exactly what Sin Undone is. This is book number 5 in the Demonica Series and follows Sin or Sinead through her journey with Con (Connell). Sin and Con are thrust together because of a worldwide epidemic.Together they may be able to find a cure but first they have to get over being enemies. After reading the first 4 books, I was happy to jump back into the world of otherworldly creatures Ms. Ione has created. From all the different demons, ware-people (is that a word?), vampires and combinations...

Book Review: Shadow Prowler By Alexey Pehov

Title: Shawdow ProwlerAuthor: Alexey PehovGenre: Sci-Fi, Fantansy, Epic FantasyRating: 3.75 out of 5 StarsWhy I Read Shadow Prowler: It sounded exciting.Means of Possession: ARC received from Publisher BlurbAfter centuries of calm, the Nameless One is stirring. An army is gathering; thousands of giants, ogres, and other creatures are joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united, for the first time in history, under one black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom. Unless Shadow Harold, master thief, can find some way to stop them. Epic fantasy at its best, Shadow Prowler is the first in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold on his quest for a magic Horn that will restore peace to the Kingdom of Siala. Harold will be accompanied on his quest by an Elfin princess, Miralissa, her elfin escort, and ten Wild Hearts, the most experienced and dangerous fighters in their world…and by the king’s court jester (who may be more than he seems…or less). The Good Shadow Prowler is an epic fantasy trilogy written in first person detailing a professional thief, Shadow Harold’s reluctant acceptance and beginning trek to save his Country from an evil that promises to annihilate humans existence on earth. whew! That is the book in a nutshell. Shawdow Prolwer is action packed from beginning to end. It takes place in a time and period similar to The Lord of the Rings. I got a real “Middle Earth” type of feeling. It was northern as it was cold more than it wasn’t. There is...

Book Review: DeadTown By Nancy Holzner

Title: DeadTownAuthor: Nancy HolznerGenre: Urban FantasyRating: 4 out of 5 StarsWhy I Read DeadTown: Because I read about it’s release and thought it sounded good.Means of Possession: I Bought the Book Buy From: Amazon Independent Bookstore Blurb: They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human… Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens. But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it. The Good: The above blub is really good and is exactly what DeadTown is about. DeadTown had me at: Two rules I live by: Never admit to being a shapeshifter on a first, second, or third date with a human. And never, ever bring along a zombie apprentice wannabe on a demon kill. That is the opening line and it embodies this adult urban fantasy. A single twenty-something woman trying to make a living and a relationship....

Book Review: Fire By Kristin Cashore

Title: Fire (Graceling Book 2)Author: Kristin CashoreGenre: Young AdultISBN-13: 978-0803734616Rating: 4/5 StarsBuy From: Amazon Independent Bookstore About The BookFire, Graceling’s prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells. Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells. Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair or scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored– fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green– and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans. Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story. Wondering what makes it a companion book/prequel? Fire takes place 30-some years before Graceling and has one cross-over character with Graceling, a small boy with strange two-colored eyes who comes from no-one-knows-where, and who has a peculiar ability that Graceling readers will find familiar and disturbing… The GoodFire was a very enjoyable book filled with many characters who you found and became connected to on a personal level. When you read this book you are transformed to the Dells, a world that is closer to medieval times than our own, but also has flavors of the modern world. The characters that we are introduced to were neither all good nor all bad. It was easy to keep up with all the characters because everyone’s story tied in very nicely to each other and the story....