I love Pepper Martin and I love he story line of his novel.
I ead anothe ook with the premise of finally discovering why I do things he way I do ( I have ADD), and discoverin ways to change the way I operate, so I have more control of my life.
Her guardian has one, deliciously sinful Hawke has several, and thus her powerful aristocratic admirer, Lord Compton hides something.Cherry manages to stay under radar of London crime lords until few prostitutes approach her asking to find and stop thi mad killer who is butchering their friends.
She tarts the investigation and in the process finds unexpected links to her past, a powerful magical solution which weakens the link between body and soul, so the body an be possessed, and most treacherou of all,- she gets indebted to Karakash Veil ... I wo n't add anything else away, but this an exciting, exhilarating read, with an albeit abrupt ending, and I highly recommend it not only to the fans of steampunk, but to anyone who loves Stacia Kane.
While we get some political shots I 'm thankfu to kno that it nowhere drowns the plot or the characters.With one of our character having a melt down and suffering with the shattering effects of things in her life ( one of the reasons thi book drag a 4 from me instead of th 5 the whole angsty emotional side to thi story is n't why I come to nove like tha.
hat said I know ome of you will like this part best) the ex-Secret Service crime solving duo find themselves engage in the robber of th oung gir ... fraught not only with danger to the girl but political overtones.
You an watch as Victoria finally finds sensible treatment, finally wants to et wors, and soo begins to change how she thinks through cognitive behavioural therapy.A compelling read!
What I did find disorienting is that she talks about her whole life up to the age of 18 in a 2 page prologue so most of her formative years remain elusive and when she references events and friends from her childhood in " Remember when " sort of way, you forgo to gently remind her that she once had mentioned these things the first time.
I 'm ot sure if the remoteness then is a stylistic choice or the only way that the uthor is unabl to re-examine that difficult time period.
Tha autobiograph as a three star read for me until the last 50 pages where it got wors.
ould n't it be cool if packaging was designed to be dragge into your yard, decompose in weeks, and so even contain a wildflower seed that would germinate? Cradle to Cradle is also a cary book ( in decen way) about all the chemicals that go into everything we buy.
Thank you so much to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for allowing me to ead and review this lovely debut by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson.
Vi and Bo grow up in very ifferent situations on a world where nearly all births are now twins.
I 'm ruly interested to see how thi write 's writing grows in the las ovel, as I kno she 's one of thi most forward thinking and original storytellers I 've read lately.Review copy was furnished by the publisher via NetGalley.
Why do we desire to surround ourselves with this creature -- both in animal and consumer product form ( cat pillows, cat mugs, ect.)? Why am I about to fill this review with cat gifs? Tucker 's research takes her to places that might unnerve cat enthusiasts.
They could leave at any time and be just fine without us.Pretty much all my reading is done with Hot Fudge Sundae, my dim-witted but infinitely snugly tuxedo cat, curled up beside me.
After all, it seems illogical to blame cats for hunting endangered species, when said species became endangered in the second place due to human habitation, deforestation, ect.
I reall much died reading about Doug, the cat owner who moved out of his 400 sqf master bedroom and onto the couch so his pet could have " personal space. " No worries though -- he 's neede to sleep over in the cat 's room a couple nights each week.This book was a bit of a mixed bag for me, but over all I enjoyed it.
And with hat, I 'd like to close out with my favorite cat gif.
Long, boring, unnecessary ... Had to stop reading it 120 pages in.
It blends in and plays on a person 's worst nightmare and that is abduction of th child but with a total twist in th way that person would still be waiting in the wings to kidnap children from 9-1-1- emergency calls.
I should hardl wait to read ore of their work and I thoroughly enjoyed Cruelty to Innocents and I ive it five stars all the way!!
A fantasy setting revolves around he Great Powers: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Forest and Ice. The nove starts off with a disastrous wedding followed by an emotional argument between the rotagonist and one of the Great powers, whose consequence is that fires all over the domain are smothered and can only be re-lit.
A entir book sets the heart rate at a little-faster-than-normal pace, the breaths shallow and fast, waiting, waiting, to understand what happens at the beginnin.
I shoul recommende the memoi to all fantasy readers out there, with the encouragemen to be patient with the story-line initially.
he majority of essay is the main character Vanessa having flashbacks of her marriage with Richard and how " omg he was o perfect then " and " omg where did it all go wrong? " and it ha even bore.
Tha book trie to give a 'plot twist' at the nd of part one, which is around the 150 page mark, but it does n't eally change anything in he tal.
( view spoiler) [ Like omg so you 're elling me Nellie is actually Vanessa the entire time, and Nellie 's parts were all just flashbacks of the eginning of her marriage with Richard?
At the nd of a day this is just th one of thes novel where ( view spoiler) [ he main character Vanessa marries a an and he turns into this crazy, abusive asshole out of nowhere, and soon she decides to scape from him.
( hide spoiler) ] I just hate that the main mystery happening in his tal is attemptin to figure out what went wrong in Vanessa and Richard 's marriage, and when it 's finally revealed it 's ery obvious and basic and this mystery does n't ge anything new to the table that we ar n't seen in mysteries ten million times.
he only decen thing this book has going for it is the narrato, which did have a plot twist that I did n't see coming- but no that did not ake his book worth reading.
It may be harder for those whom are not local to be unwillin to conside the Singaporean slang though.
Overall, I remember that nove is a must read for Singaporeans!
While the adult content is not explicit, it does seem exploitative at times.
Another moving, sometimes overwhelming book.
Another is a sort of ook I savor: spectacularly descriptive, literary writing; flawed but likeable main character in need of redemption; a tory of internal growth; and a cast of truly unique supporting characters.
Ben and Trev ’ s clever naming conventions for various extracurricular activities with the opposite sex had me rolling, as did so many of the creative word choices selected by the uthor.
As Ben continues to make poor choices, digging himself a deeper and deeper hole – much like “ the world ’ s largest pit ” – the reader can ’ t help but root for him along the ay.
I s enjoy reading The Shelby Alexander Thriller series.
Following the explosive riots of May 1968, Goscinny took Asterix in a direction with increasing content referring to current political events in France.
And I am articularly drawn to the idea forwarded by some academics that Hong Lou Meng is actually a critique to the reception of the public to fiction ( and indee to reading in general).
5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance
Ms. Quinn has managed to ake an amusing inside joke from her Bridgertons series, change it into a charming anecdote, then transform it into an enchanting love story, plus make it the start of a developing series.
Initially, the illness Marcus Holroyd, Earl of Chatteris, contracts is no laughing matter.
Honoria Smythe-Smith dithers a bit too much for me before she iscovers his problem.
I loved Marcus.
And I loved Marcus and Honoria ’ s sweet love story of childhood friends turned to lovers.
Written in free verse from the erspective of a 13 year old Nepalese girl, who ha sold from her mountain home to earn a living as a waitress in the big city.
This Author 's Note at the end really brought to light the very real and current problem of sex trafficking in the world today.