Archive | August, 2012

The Fey (Alex the Fey Thriller Series)

23 Aug

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I just finished reading The Fey, which is the first book in a series of four by Claudia Hall Christian. This is another book I downloaded for free for my Kindle through Amazon. I’m finding all these freebies from a web site I “liked” on Facebook called ereaderlove. Like them and check them out at http://www.ereaderlove.com. They post at least 40 books a day, and I’ve seen more than 80 posted many days.

Anyway, on to my actual review. This was a pretty good book. There were some annoying typos, but nothing that I couldn’t see past. I noticed them, corrected it in my head, and moved on. You can still get the story, and there weren’t that many of them. I’d say it was a half-done editing job. There were areas where the sentence would have an extra word, such as “she Alex said” etc. Where one or the other should have been deleted but wasn’t.

The actual story is a good one. Alex “The Fey” (fey means fairy if you didn’t know), is one bad-ass girl! She’s the only female Green Beret on an elite team that goes into other countries and frees people who have been held hostage. The book starts out where her and her team are ambushed and she’s the only survivor. She has a bullet wound to her hip and several other life-threatening injuries, but somehow she manages to make it through. She goes into a deep depression, losing her whole team, her identity, and the job she loves. Somehow she manages to still kick a lot of butt when this crazy guy Elizar is after her. She finds out some crazy things along the way that make her doubt everything she has known, her husband isn’t who he said he was, he father isn’t her real father, the only person that she really knows is her twin brother Max. She also has her best friend Jesse, who was killed in the ambush, who she continues to see as a ghost who helps her out of a bind or two.

The Fey is a good mix of action, romance, paranormal, and thriller. I’m contemplating reading the other three books, which are currently priced at $4.99 on Amazon. But for now I have plenty of other freebies to pick from. Now if only I could decide what I want to read!

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UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale

14 Aug

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UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale by Chanda Hahn was a pretty cute, easy read. Obviously intended for a younger audience, I still enjoyed it. Sometimes I just don’t want to think too hard about what I’m reading, especially while I’m in school. And, at a Kindle price of free I won’t complain at all. In fact, I’m really wanting to pick up the second book right now. I just checked and it’s only $2.99, very tempting.

This book is all about a teenager named Mina Grime….who finds out that she’s really Mina Grimm, as in related to the Grimm brothers (from the fairy tales). She finds out that in order to stop a century old family curse she has to defeat (outlive) every single fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. She soon finds out that each tale adapts itself to her life, so it may not be just like the original fairy tale was written.

There was a little romance, some humor, and I found myself rooting for MIna. I really dislike what happens after the one of the stories has been defeated….the world reverts back and any relationships that she may have had with friends, boyfriends, events that happened, they all go away. How sad would that be to be the only one to remember what actually happened and to lose so much time and time again?

If you’re looking for an easy, mindless read, and you can download this for free, I say give it a chance…you just may find yourself caught up in the fairy tale!