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Learning To Stand (Alex the Fey Thriller Series #2)

5 Sep

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I finished reading the second of the Alex the Fey Thriller series books, and already bought the third! Actually I started the third last night but couldn’t keep my eyes open for very long.

Needless to say I’m enjoying this story. There are parts where characters get confusing and it does seem to jump around a bit, but overall I really like the plot…there’s always some kind of action going on. I think there was more action in the first book, but this one was pretty good too.

I will have to say that my biggest pet peeve (more-so than being confused about a character or two) is the exclusion of words. You’ll be reading along and all of a sudden there will be a missing word from a sentence. While it’s been easy enough to figure out the missing word, and make sense of what is trying to be said, some simple editing by someone other than the writer could have easily caught these little mistakes. I counted 19 spots where words were missing 😦 In fact, writers, if you’re reading this I’d be more than happy to proof-read for you! I’m not a perfect writer either, but I can spot a damn missing word! lol

Obviously the missing words aren’t enough to deter me from enjoying the rest of the series. I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen and to read about Alex kicking some more ass! On that note though, some of this stuff is awfully far fetched. One minute Alex can barely stand and before you know it she’s flying across the room in a round-house kick knocking someone unconscious….but she is a fey (fairy) so maybe that’s part of it.

Again, if you’re looking for a thriller with some romance and centered around military happenings I do recommend this series, just be wary of some of the downfalls I’ve mentioned. It’s not perfect, but it’s good! Plus I think the first book (The Fey) is still free on Amazon for download on Kindle!

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!

Book Club

2 Mar

As if I don’t have enough to do with full-time work and school I’ve now decided to join a book club.  If you’re interested you can find the link to the book club on facebook here. The cool thing about this book club is that all the ones they pick to read are offered for free download on Kindle through amazon.com.  So, at least if I get too busy or don’t like the book they chose that month, I’m truly out nothing.  This is my first month so I don’t know what this club normally does, but this month they chose three books, a classic, a modern, and a book of Irish poems (for St. Patty’s day I assume).  You can choose to read as many of them as you want and you only post what you want to.  There don’t seem to be any prompt questions.  So far I like it!

The first book we’re reading, the one I chose anyway, is the modern one called Protector by Laurel Dewey.  I’ve made it through the first nine chapters just today and it’s actually really good!  I’ve found that there are actually a lot of really good books that are offered for free when they first come out so that it sparks an interest.  Once they get moved up onto the best sellers list they start charging for them because people will see that it’s on the list and that it has good reviews.  But, they aren’t free forever so you have to jump at the opportunity if you’re interested at all.  I currently have over 200 free books on my kindle waiting to be read.  Some of them will probably never get read and I’m ok with that.  If I pay for a book though I always make it a point to read it because I feel like I should.  The worst one I’ve ever paid for (on my kindle) was Confessions of a Shopaholic.  I feel like I got ripped off and it was only .99 cents!  Yeah, it was that bad, but I read the entire thing.

So, if you’re looking for one more thing to do in your life and you like to read I would recommend checking out this book club!