Sanguinary (Sanguinary #1) by Emma L. Edwards

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One word to describe this novel….WOW

If I could’ve I would have read this in one sitting, the story flowed wonderfully and smoothly which made it even more enticing. I must applaud the author for the wonderful twist in this vampire tale of life, love and death. If you have not read this book then I will not delve any further than that, but if you have already read the book you will understand what I mean.

The turbulent relationship that Ash and Angel is one that had me on an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. While all the characters in this seem tortured in some way you feel for them and wish that there would be some way that it could all be made right.

I have to admit that my favourite part was the subplot to the novel which makes this anything but your run of them mill vampire novel. I had a fair idea who the “real vampire” was, but I didn’t really know until it was all revealed towards the end.

Another plus for me was that all the characters were totally believeable. I could see myself being able to meet these people on the street. That is very important when writing a novel you have characters that your readers can relate to. I can honestly say that I am able to relate to every single character in Sanguinary.

I would recommend Sanguinary to anyone that loves the “vampire” genre. Be prepared to go on a journey that is both beautiful and heart wrenching all at the same time.

Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson

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 This book from the start was a bit of a hard read for me, the fact that we went from the story line of the book into reading other books was a bit strange to get the hang of, but with a bit of perseverance I found that I actually started to like it. I found all the character to be very believable and as I usually do started to sympathise with the main character Spencer Finch.I found the relationship between him and his grandfather a hard one to read because I wanted Spencer to have more time for the man and listen to what he had to say, his refusal made me want to reach into the book and slap some sense into Spencer for his ignorance and pig headedness.

While I did enjoy this book very much I honestly felt that the last chapter where the books secrets are revealed may have been the author’s favourite part to write because it seemed to flow for me, like suddenly the light had come on in a dark place and filled that place with light. When I finally got to find out what the book’s secret was I had not expected it at all. I think it was a wonderful ending to the book.

I would recommend “Book of Secrets” to readers that like a bit of mystery and intrigue in their books.

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French

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I absolutely loved this book, when it finished I wanted to keep reading. It made me laugh, cry, feel anger and sorrow. I will admit that I have never started reading a book not liking any of the characters very much but, as the book goes on you realise that all the characters that come to visit Silvia in her coma have very important reasons for being there, some are selfish but most are there because they feel a need to set the record straight.

Dawn French has a knack of drawing you into the story one character at a time and by the time the book has ended you feel sympathy for most involved. Most would think Silvia to be an uncaring heartless woman but as you read the stories from each visitor you realise she was more caring and loving than any of them could have ever known.

I would recommend this book as one to put on your “to read list” especially those that like books written in a diary format as each chapter is the name of the person visiting Silvia.

Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Absolutely loved the second book in this series, it was just as enjoyable as the first book but maybe even more so as, you have already established a relationship with the storyline and characters from the first novel. I was hooked from page one and lost myself in trying to solve just who or what is the villain of the peace.

Patch and Nora fight not only themselves but forces around them that not only want to see an end to their relationship but an end to their very existence. Becca Fitzpatrick is a master at making you play the guessing game as you never know who you can and can not trust from the very start of the novel right to the very end.

The only negative I have about the book is Nora’s best friend Vee, her character to me is one that does not come across as a true genuine friend, but someone that wants Nora around to get into trouble with. I maybe be wrong as I am yet to read the other two books in the series but i think that there may be a twist in Vee’s tail that I am not seeing, or then again maybe I am seeing something that is not there.

All in all a wonderful read and I look forward to continuing the journey of Nora and Patch. Bravo Becca Fitzpatrick.

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

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I bought this book knowing full well it was a series and not having read many YA I wanted to give it a try and I was not disappointed. A beautifully well written novel about a young girl Nora who falls for Patch albeit unwillingly.
The story flows well and never falters from one page to the next. It is a refreshing departure to read a story about angels when the world seems to have fallen under the spell of vampires, I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for something a little different to read and honestly you will not be able to stop at this book you will want to read the next instalment to see what lies ahead for Nora and Patch.

The End of Ever by Troy Barnes

I absolutely loved this book from page one. It flowed wonderfully, all the characters made me either hate them or love them which to me is the secret to a good book. If you want to go inside a book and become one with it, first, you must have some feelings for the characters involved whether it is love or hate.

When this book was finished I wanted to start it all over again and I live in hope that the author will one day return to the land of Ever so I too can once again visit this wonderful place.

I recommend this book to EVERYONE

Deadlight by Troy Barnes

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It has been a while since I read this book, but one thing I do remember when reading it was the overwhelming sadness for Sarah. To be cursed with the ability to see evil doers of this world. I for one would never wish to have an ability like this. I feel for her as she struggles to stay sane. The worst of all is the isolation of the gift, not being able to rely on anyone but yourself. Will she be caught by the detectives that are searching for the stranger that is taking out bad guys one by one. And what of this mysterious stranger that haunts Sarah, what could he possible want with her and could he be an friend or another enemy?

The first novel by Tasmanian author Troy Barnes is one hell of an introduction to this writer. There is no mistaking that Sarah is one very tough female, and it is a delight to see such a strong female lead character. When I read the book Sarah sort of reminded me of the character from Tomb Raider “Lara Croft”. I was imaging her all the way through. I am not sure if the author had her in mind when he came up with the idea for the character of Sarah or not but I could definately see some similarities between the two are far as how they both handle themselves in any given situation. The other characters complimented Sarah beautifully each of them with their own complex lives which eventually entwine with Sarah’s

I have heard murmurs the author is releasing Deadlight 2 sometime in 2014 and i for one will be lining up to buy it as I can not wait for the adventures of Sarah to continue. For those that have not read this book yet I highly recommend it as one to put on your TBR list before the release of the second book.