Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

About the book:
"Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celia's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing to itself. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one - other than Celia, that is - takes time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and reportedly killed, it's up to Celia with her secret knowledge of the Castle's many twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom."

Tuesdays at the Castle is the newest book by author Jessica Day George. This exciting new book, geared toward children, was a wonderful read for me as an adult. The story takes place in a castle that is magical and constantly changing its structure. It lengthens its hallways, adds new rooms and staircases too. It even changes the location of rooms! The characters are the royal children, Rolf, Lilah, and Celie. Celie is the main character and loves the castle! She knows it best and maps it’s changes and where everything is located.

This Jessica Day George book is one you don’t want to miss! Join Celie and her siblings on this roller-coaster journey through this amazing castle! You won’t want to miss the laughter, the danger, the tears! Celie will take you on a journey through the castle and show you how she isn’t just your average eleven year old! She and her siblings are put to the test when their parents go missing and those meant to protect and help them are not what they appear to be.

I loved this book and I couldn’t put it down! I stayed up reading it and had it finished in less than a day. Jessica weaves a story of magic, wonder, and keeps you guessing until the end! A wonderful addition to her previous successful novels; this is one you don’t want to miss! Bravo Jessica, please write many more!
I purchased this book and did not receive any compensation for this review.
Source: Publisher

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wanderlove by Belle Malory

About the book:

"Lola Moori is hiding a secret she doesn't know she's keeping.

She begins to remember someone. Someone important. His name is Gabe…and whatever they shared, she could feel that it was epic.

Yet it seems Gabe wanted her to forget him. Forever.

The curse that repressed Lola’s memories for the span of several lifetimes is coming undone. But unfortunately, she discovers that some secrets are better left buried."

I had no preconceived ideas of this book. I downloaded it onto my kindle and started to read.  I LOVED this book! Meet Lola, a gypsy who wants to escape her father, Christo, but can not accomplish that unless he is put in prison. She decides she has to do this and escapes from him and heads to Florida to live with her Grandma Miriam. Lola meets two cousins she didn't know she had and the very interesting Constantin family that lives next door.

Lola meets one of the Constantin brothers, Gabe, and cannot understand why she feels like she knows him and he belongs with her. She then finds out he is engaged to her cousin, and she feels terrible that she is so upset by this news. Who is she and why does she feel this way? This book takes you on a journey through the life of Lola and how she discovers who she really is.....don't miss this awesome book! Hopefully the second will come out soon, I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival! :)

I borrowed this book from the kindle library and loved it so much that I purchased it! I received no compensation for this review.
Source: Author

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inescapable (The Premontion Series #1) by Amy A. Bartol

So, I know I have been very absent from my blog, but I am back! I just read a FABULOUS book by author Amy A. Bartol. It is a paranormal romance. First, a little bit about the book:

"My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable"

My Review:

I LOVED this book! I could not put it down and when I was forced, I was not happy about it! Author Amy Bartol takes you on a journey like no other. Evie is a great main character that starts her freshman year in college. When she gets there she meets two guys, Russell and Reed. Russell is fun-loving and great to be around. Reed shoots her menacing looks and makes it perfectly clear her doesn't want Evie around. So why does Evie feel drawn to him? An unexpected force pulling her to him? What is going on and how will she figure it out? Maybe she should just stick, with Russell, it seems like she has always known him....

The characters are so intriguing and trying to figure out the secrets is so hard! The twists and turns I didn't see coming! It was so nice to not be able to tell what was going to happen and to be surprised, for once!
I don't want to spoil it, I hate it when reviews do that, so I won't. But this book is so worth your time! I love it! It does contain some cussing in it, though that was minimal and I was able to skip over it, without it interfering with the enjoyment of the book. It is a clean read as well with no inappropriate scenes in it. Five stars to Amy A. Bartol, my favorite book so far this year!!!

Source: Author

I purchased this book and received no compensation for this review.