Monday, May 28

Review: Lady of the Veils, by M.L. John

Lady of the VeilsLady of the Veils by M.L. John
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Be prepared for one hell of a ride, as you go from one world and into the next, on a whirlwind trip to battle the immortal. Watch as the world that our heroine knew before is pulled out from under her, forcing her to rebuild her very being into the woman she is destined to be.

I'm a lover of Fantasy, Adventure, Romance and Young Adult books, and this book gives the reader all of those things, in a fast paced roller coaster that leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

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Thursday, May 24

Review: Amber Fox Mystery Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Sibel Hodge

Amber Fox Mystery Boxed Set (Books 1-3)Amber Fox Mystery Boxed Set by Sibel Hodge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Amber Fox boxed set sounded interesting from the get go. Similar to Stephanie Plum, but in England, I slowly worked my way through the books.

This book excited me with the promise of putting two of my favorite things together. Mystery and Fashion.

I found the characters entertaining and vibrant as Amber interacted with the good, the bad and the just plain odd ball. The story felt real, less contrived than others of a similar nature. It wasn't that we started out in something small that blew up into more, it started big and grew into more then we'd all thought.

There were a few elements of this story that I found easy to grasp and grew frustrated at how long it took for the characters to also understand what all was going on.

Beyond that one small element, I adored book one and eagerly moved into book 2.

Picking up only a short while after book one, you walk into Amber's life as she is struggling with the decisions made in book one.

The story was more complicated in a good way, leaving me less of a window to put things together long before the characters did. I could see growth on the writers part in that.

The danger grew more heated for our heroine, as the enemies included a few that verge on insane. At the same time, the Hi-jinks and situations that she gets into made me laugh as I pushed through the story, wanting to know how it ended.

Taking a small leap after the last book, this story pulls away some from the rest of the family, but pushes Amber into making some tough choices about her own future.

Personal life and the job cross over more, as we see the good and bad of VooDoo priestesses.

The story draws you in, as you want to rescue a young woman's life and protect those so many condemn from the start. How does it all connect into one terrible story?

While I still enjoy my Stephanie Plum novels, the Amber Fox books felt like something that could happen, not just the worst of what might. I would love to see one more book, allowing the readers to see the completion of her love life and know, along with Amber, that she made the right choice in the end.

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