Friday, July 29, 2011

#51 Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Really interesting new series by Rebecca Lim. Mercy is a fallen angel (except you don't know that because SHE doesn't know that) that wakes up struggling for control of the newest body she has awakened in. Apparently this is a fairly normal thing.
I guess without getting into it too much it would be best to describe it as a quasi "Quantum Leap" like story. I enjoyed it and hope I can find more of this series. I'm nervous that I found this book as it came out though and I've got years to wait before there is any significant library of this series.

Monday, July 25, 2011

#50 Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Yay!!! #50 and I LIKED it!! It's the 1st in a new series about time-traveling and supernatural (kinda) powers and good guys and bad guys and all kinds of fun stuff. I can't wait for the next one!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

#49 The Locket by Stacey Jay

I actually liked this one!! It wasn't top 10 but at least I'm not upset that I took the time to read it. :)
The Locket is a story about a young woman who ends up finding a locket that makes time regress for "do-overs". When she cheats on her boyfriend...time goes back to before she cheated. When a light falls from the sky and kills her rival...time goes back to before the light fell so she can stop it, etc.
It's not rocket science. She figures out that everything happens for a reason pretty quickly. It was an entertaining story at least.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

#48 Cupid's Arrow by Isabelle Merlin

I'm on a roll! I need a good book. This was not it.
It was basically a murder mystery with a bit of psychic/premonition dreaming involved. Weird.
Also, it was based in France and there were people obsessed with King Arthur.
I dunno.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

#47 The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview

I hated it. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be but, unfortunately that made it horrible.
The Other Mr. Darcy is a new version/continuation of Pride and Prejudice. The idea that THE Mr. Darcy's American cousin came home for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's wedding and had a really awkward encounter with a heartbroken ex of Mr. Darcy's. Does that even make sense? Doesn't matter.
Monica Fairview tried to write this book as if it were an English classic and that pissed me off. She is NO Jane Austen. Like I said...I wanted to read it as if it were a sequel; in the same writing manner. I didn't want an updated trashy romance novel. That IS how it was written. It failed miserably though. Maybe she should have trashed it up.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

#46 Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

Meh. You know how it is. I read too many romance novels and even more vampire stories. I'm boooooooooored with them. I keep getting them though!
This was the whole "unexplainable intense chemistry" and "accidental" blood swapping. They didn't mean to swap blood. Just spit.
I have the next two books in this series but I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna read them. Not because it wasn't good...because I read them enough to bore myself!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

#45 The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes

The back of the book says...
Electric Romance.
A Phantom of the Opera
with a Caribbean twist..."

It was fun.