Thursday, July 28, 2011

Series Review: Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Truth be told, this series has been sitting in my TBR pile for quite some time now. Not because I wasn't looking forward to reading it but because as a review our TBR stacks are always a mile high.

I decided to pick this out of the pile and was totally pleased with the series. So pleased in fact, that I read through the series in 3 days.

I really enjoy zombie books....or differently biotic.....if you like that term better. If you enjoy a good non-scary zombie book that takes a look at it from the zombie perspective then this is a series to try out.

I have my own favorite characters and there is someone for EVERYONE in this series so go ahead and see who YOU like the best.

Find out more about the series here: Generation Dead

**Review copies are my own.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendra Blake

I really enjoyed this one! I love a good ghost story and this one had it all. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline.

I'll be honest and say that I'm not familiar with the author BUT I will now be keeping my out for her.

I found the story to be original and entertaining. I also thought that it was refreshing to be reading something different. I read A LOT so it's hard to find something that doesn't seem repititious. This was a good little break from vampires and werewolves. (Though I still love them dearly LOL!)

I'd say to check this one out whenever it is released. I know I'll be wanting to read more from this author.

About The Book:
(from Goodreads)

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.

**Review copy: Amazon Vine program All opinions are my own. I did not recieve any monetary compensation for this post.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: The Well Of Truth by Amber Riley

The Well Of Truth is Amber Riley's second book in this series. I read the first one "Flasf of A Firefly" a while back and really enjoyed it so when Amber contacted me for this one I of course, said yes!

Book two was equally wonderful and enjoyable. I like how Amber manages to mix it up with "old" vampires and "new" vampires. Her stories are always interesting and exciting.

The characters are also great and they have something for everybody. I really really enjoyed this one and can't wait for the next one!

About The Book:
(From Goodreads)

Kaden has made a promise to the Iustitia. In exchange for helping the vampire hunters rid Rome of their supernatural infestation, he will never be hunted by the church-assuming he makes it out of the country alive. With a master vampire who is letting the city be terrorized, Kaden must uncover his true motives before it is too late.

Something dangerous is closing in on Kaden, and he cannot afford to be weak. Inside Vatican City, the vampires are more vulnerable than they have ever been. But with his independence on the line, Kaden is breaking every rule in the book, putting everyone's lives at risk. Worse yet, he is feeling things again-things he has not felt in centuries. He must find a way to completely sever his ties with the past. Unfortunately, in a city that is supposed to be off limits to all vampires, Kaden finds more than he bargained for-and loses even more.

The Well of Truth tells a haunting tale in which a hardened vampire will realize that some secrets are better left in the dark.

**Review copy provided by author. All opinions are my own. I received NO monetary compensation for this post.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker

I am a huge fan of Ted Dekker and when looking for something to read off my shelf the other day this is what I grabbed. Once again, Dekker DID NOT disapoint.

He creates wonderfully suspenseful stories that keep you on the edge of your seat and these complicated characters are fascinating.

When I first started reading Dekker's work I never knew he was considered a christian writer but once I knew that I started noticing the christian elements in his books. He's very much a talented writer in my opinion.

More about the book on Amazon.

**Review copy purchased by me.