Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book Review The Guardian Duke

The Guardian Duke (Forgotten Castles #1)The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was my first book by Jamie Carie and I wasn't too terribly disappointed but I wasn't too terribly impressed either. I liked the story and I even enjoyed the cliff hanger at the end. Something about it seemed to just seem ho-hum. If given the chance to preview more in this series, I probably would do it, mostly to find out the ending!
If you're looking for just lightly semi-mindless reading, go ahead and take a chance on this one.

I was given a free preview copy to review by NetGalley, for my honest opinion.

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Book Review Flirting with Disaster

Flirting with Disaster (Camelot, #3)Flirting with Disaster by Ruthie Knox
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

You know, I read another book by Ruthie Knox that I really enjoyed, but I have to say I think this one just fell short. There wasn't enough character building nor was there anything that grabbed my attention to make me care about the characters. I really lost interest in the story line as well as the plot.
Keep writing Ruthie, but give us depth of character!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Review Unrivaled

UnrivaledUnrivaled by Siri Mitchell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I'm not a regular reader of Siri Mitchell, but I will be adding her to my list of authors! This is a cute, fast read book. The characters, Lucy and Charlie are both head-strong and a bit mean at times, but it seems to work for them. Their rivalry within the candy business is believable and highly energetic.
From the Back Cover
"Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager--a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy's skin.

Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable...and making herself impossible for him to forget."

I received this book as a free preview from Bethany House Publishers, for their honest review.

I look forward to reading her next book!

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Book Review A Cast of Stones

A Cast of Stones (The Staff and the Sword, #1)A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. I think it's hard to believe it's his first one ever! Well done! I am eagerly awaiting the 2nd book to come out and really feel like I became a part of the story. He developed the characters well, without overdoing it. Errol Stone was very loveable, very engaging. I hope I can encourage others to pick up a copy and give it a chance.
From the Back Cover:
"In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by a church messenger arriving with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Eager for coin, Errol agrees to what he thinks will be an easy task, but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom's dynasty nears its end and the selection of the new king begins--but in secret and shadow. As danger mounts, Errol must leave behind the stains and griefs of the past, learn to fight, and discover who is hunting him and his companions and how far they will go to stop the reading of the stones."

I received a free copy from Bethany Publishers, for my honest review.

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