Review: The Edge Of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Good: Great plot and character development! I love when those two things are strong in a book. As the story develops, the author gives the reader little clues that gradually reveal the main characters journey and reasons for their actions. Overall this story is sharp and very well written. The plot was not complicated but the setting was new to me, which really peaked my interest. The way the author describes the scenery made it easy for me to transport myself into the main character’s world.

The Bad: At about the 90% mark the book pace changes drastically. It was as if the author was in a rush to get over the conflict and wrap it up. I was very disappointed by that. It is sad that I couldn’t give this book 5 stars because the way that it was rushed. A bit of a shame.

The Ugly: Ugly tears towards the end, you have been warned! If I could have it my way I would have liked to see more detail about the scene before the ending. I can’t get over how empty that made me feel.
Still a great read and I highly recommend it! Available on ebook and paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
For: Mature audience.


Review: The Final Piece by Maggi Myers

The Good: I was very moved by this story. The author’s writing is impeccable and despite the strong subject matter, she skillfully managed to narrate sensitive scenes without being gruesome.
While I found myself crying at several scenes, I was also able to find solace on the majority of the characters throughout this book. To say the least character development was solid and I loved the beautiful ending.

The Bad: I really can’t say anything bad about this book. I read it in almost one sitting (I had to sleep, you know?)The sensitive subject scenes were a little hard to at times. They were so tasteful but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disturbed. I felt very sad too. One of the characters make my blood boil just to think about him. You will get to know him early on and I’m a bit sad, that it has left such a strong image in my mind

The Ugly: . The synopsis has a big spoiler! I never read the book descriptions and I was so angry with myself when I read it.

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Review: Red Lory by Dave Newell

The Good: Dave Newell’s writing is clean and descriptive without being overbearingly wordy. I love how the author set the scene in a small town at a time where the best transportation method was walking to and fro. You really get the sense of the happenings of a small community when everything and everyone is within walking distance. I noticed that while the characters were not physically described in great detail, I had no problem picturing their faces and manners. The character development was consistent and the narration was uniform too.

The Bad: The end is left open for interpretation. It is deep and it could be somewhat creepy…depending if you are a conspiracy theorist like myself. I thought there were a lot of questions left for the reader to think what he/she may. This book is a stand alone 😦

The Ugly: Only ugly thing here is that this book is not available for nook yet. Also the book has not a define genre which makes it kind of difficult to market to other readers. One thing thought, this books is unique and certainly a great read.

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Review: Shark Bait by Jenn Cooksey

The Good: This is a funny and cute story and I really liked all the humor. The author has a very unique writing style. Lots of inner monologue, so if that’s your thing, you’ll love this little New Adult novel. While the characters were teenagers and behave like such, they were also very down to earth and likable.

The Bad: The plot had potential to be so much more but the writer didn’t go anywhere with some of the conflicts that were presented on the book. This is a series, so we’ll just have to see what comes of it. While I really like the voice of the characters, they kept going on and off character. There were too many 80’s references that made the characters unbelievable. One or two references is ok, but when the whole book quotes from two decades ago, you start hearing the voice of the author rather than the characters.

The Ugly: This book needs a professional revision. The grammar and spelling was great but I found missing words a few times. These are mistakes that people close to the story will miss. I was able to read past them but if this review is ever read by the author, she’ll know what to look for to fix it 🙂

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Review: Playing For Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

The Good: Good character development. This is a short story and the plot was fairly developed. The main characters are funny and very likable. I needed something funny and light and this book didn’t disappoint. The secondary characters were really well written as well. This is book one in a trilogy but it’s a great stand alone.

The Bad: The writer was all over the place with the flow of the scenes. Some scenes were rushed, others were just skipped. I was really enjoying the romance in this novel but I could tell the writer just wanted to get to the conflict scene and write the resolution. I liked the plot but it was rushed.

The Ugly: Besides the cover? I really hated the change of POV in the book. While it was written in first person, the narration keep switching back and forth without indication who was narrating. It was messy and all over the place.

Overall, this is a fun, quick read. Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Review: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

The Good: Great writing! I was really impressed with the writing style, prose and extensive vocabulary. Coincidentally this book is about a writer who has just been given a chance in a lifetime to work with a prestigious and talented editor. I absolutely loved that this story had a lot of twists that were hardly predictable. Just when I thought I knew where the main plot was going, the story would switch gears and I can say confidently that until I read the last page of this book, I didn’t know how this novel was going to end. Character development was also terrific. There is one characters that I hated for the first third of the book, then loved at the half-mark and completely despised by the end.

The Bad: This is not a romance, not erotica either. If I had to describe the style I would say that this book is what Fifty shades of gray would have been if it had been written by Dan Brown. Anyway, don’t be too harsh on the category. I don’t think the author is responsible for the way the publishers marketed this book.

The Ugly: This book is dark, even for the mature reader. The subject of S&M along with D/s is the soul of this book.  I’m not one that likes to read about people receiving or inflicting pain, so at times it was hard to read.

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