Sunday, 24 February 2013

Review: Two Evils by P.J. Tracy

Two Evils by P.J. Tracy

This is the first P.J. Tracy novel I've read, I received a copy for review and now I need to read the rest of the series and learn more about the great characters.  Two Evils is the 6th book in the Monkeewrench series, but as I learnt you don't have to of read them all to enjoy this book, the writers make you invested in the characters from the beginning and gives you enough background to enjoy the book as a stand alone. The story starts and ends with action, it was highly addictive, i couldn't put it down and i didn't want it to end. The novel is a crime thriller full of intrigue with multiple crimes intersecting in a terrorist plot. I'm not usually a fan of thrillers about terrorism but I couldn't put it down.

As much as I loved the book, there were a lot of characters and it was hard to keep track of them all, which may be partly because I hadn't read the rest of the series. The characters were well thought out as individuals and in relation to the plot, I enjoyed the dialogue and relationships between the main characters it gave the book a lot of realism I feel some crime thrillers lack. In conclusion Two Evils is a captivating and enjoyable book full of surprises, a real page turner.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our paws on!

My pick this week is;

"Find Me." These are the words written on Tessa Waye's diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa's just been found...dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target. Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick.

Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick's deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she's going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.

Expected publication date: September 24th 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Throwback Thursday


Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books.

My pick is:

This is the first in the Autumn series, I love it, its a totally original Zombies book!

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In less than twenty-four hours a vicious and virulent disease destroys virtually all of the population. Billions are killed. Thousands die every second. There are no symptoms and no warnings. Within moments of infection each victim suffers a violent and agonizing death. Only a handful of survivors remain. By the end of the first day those survivors wish they were dead. Then the disease strikes again, and all hell breaks loose... The classic free underground novel finally bursts into the mainstream. Cold, dark, relentless and uncomfortably plausible. A Night of the Living Dead for the 21st Century. "the perfect zombie story" "nothing written in the genre has grabbed me in the same way as AUTUMN" "an equal to Romero's Night of the Living Dead"

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our paws on!

My pick this week is:

Raksha by Frankie Rose

She has no name.
She has her knives; her training; her halo.

The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitched against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…



When a newly-named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blonde boy, who she refuses to let save her. Still learning how to process the onslaught of her new feelings, the sights and sounds of Freetown are overwhelming and strange. There are a hundred differences between her old home and her new one, but one thing remains starkly similar: the matches. Yet where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets.

Freed from the oppression of a society who stole her right to feel, the true horror of her old life leaves Kit wondering if she really has been freed at all. Would she be better off without the crippling horror of all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?

Raksha is the call of the dead. The rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await.

You have been called to the fights.

Expected Publication date: March 1st 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of should be reading.

My teaser: 

"She watched them for a few seconds to make sure they weren't innocent door-to-door salesmen who just happened to be making a call on a boat ten miles from shore in the dead of night. And then she saw them grab john, saw the flash of a knife blade at his throat, and the time for watching was over."

- page 6 - Two Evils by P.J. Tracy  

Review: Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles

Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles
2/5 stars

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles, #1)I received a signed copy of this book from the author and the over was so beautifully simple I had high hopes for the book. Unfortunately it took me awhile to finish it. It was only 179 pages, but it really dragged. I was so disappointed with it, it had a great premise but it didn't live up to my expectations. I didn't like the main character - Raea - at all she wasn't just flawed she was really unlikable. She was very immature for 18 and had a some really warped views in my opinion - she wasn't popular but didn't like Ellis because no one else did, he was the best part of the book and probably would of made a better main character.  Trying to think of something I liked about this book is really hard, I wanted to like it but it just wasn't captivating. I think a fantasy book should really transport you in to the pages, all this book did was make me wanna throw it - Raea was so frustrating  The book did have a good story line, I liked the romance and Ellis was a great character, but the main character needed work in order for people to be able to identify with her. I was hoping the ending would make up for the drag if I'm honest but there was no cliff hanger or incentive to read the next book. If I saw the second book cheap I would probably read it to see how the author developed the story but I don't feel any hurry to get my paws on the rest of the series as far as I'm concerned the story could of ended there unless the main character has been drastically altered in the rest of the series.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

stacking the shelves


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase/brag about the books we got this week. They can be physical or virtual copies and it doesn't matter if they're won, bought, borrowed or received for review.

This week I bought: 

Winter's song by Jean-Claude Mourlevat.

Winter Song

I won: 

The Sound of Many Waters by Sean Bloomfield

The Sound of Many Waters

Earth To Kat Vespucci by Ingrid Anders

Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Fantasy Friday #1

Yay! my first meme, Fantasy Friday is my new weekly meme about your favorite fantasy to disappear into when your having a bad day or are just looking forward to reading. To take part just fill in the linky at the bottom!

Well my Friday was pretty rubbish, how was yours? The best part of my day was getting to read a couple of pages from the fantasy book I'm reading at the moment:

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles, #1)
They've been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human.

Raea is now a high school senior, and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it's a collective of powerful entities who chose her as their Keeper, a protector of one of the four shards that power a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the Starfire's power have sent an agent to find her, but she's too busy evading a nosy reporter ready to exploit her secret and dating a hot new foreign student to notice. Never mind learning what she really is.

Only one person on Earth can help her, the last person she ever expected. But he's not from Earth. Life as a human would be so much easier.