Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bookaholics 2017 Read, Review or Rate



Code Name: Ghost Code Name: Ghost by Natasza Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star Read:
I absolutely loved it! Ghost/Thane is my first book boyfriend of 2017! Is it to much to ask for my own Ghost/Thane??

Definitely moving straight on to book two in the series. I'm just glad I didn't pass up opportunity to read Natasza Waters!

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Code Name: Kayla's Fire Code Name: Kayla's Fire by Natasza Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


5 Star Read:
Natasza Waters did it again. If I thought Ghost was my boyfriend in the first book, my ovaries exploded in this installment. Ghost was patient, kind, understanding, and selfless. How I would love to make this fictitious character a real man and all mine.

You don't know how many times I shook my kindle and growled in exasperation at Kayla's antics. At one point when I learned along with Thane her lie by omission, I seriously though she was beat over the head with a stupid stick (zero pun intended). After the Hell she endured, why stay tied to the past? I would give a rat's mass how it affects the person of her torment.

Luckily someone bought her a brain because she came to her senses in the knick of time.

In closing, I have to say, I love the Natasza Waters open the path for the next book in the series wetting your appetite for more.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!
Code Name: Nina's Choice Code Name: Nina's Choice by Natasza Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


5 Star Read:
Mace and Nina. Wow what can I say...? I will be a forever fan of Ghost but you have to give it up for Mace. I just was not expecting such a turn of events. Ugh, and that ex of Nina's. Definite life time garbage award winner. Hands down this is one great series. 2017 has started off with a hit!

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Code Name: Luminous Code Name: Luminous by Natasza Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


5 Star Read:
The best book in the series thus far. Not only is a new romance budding between Tinman and Lumin; we have the pleasure of watching our favorite past romances mature and grow.

This installment voices some of Americans worst fears on terrorism. So while this is a fictional account of terrorism the reality of a possible situation can bring forth your worst nightmares.

In the thicket of the crescendo Alpha One experience a heavy loss that touches each member heavily and will have you reading Forever and Ever, Amen book 5 in a melancholy state of mind.

Prepare yourself for this one and the next, have plenty of Kleenex on hand. Once you get past the shock, your going to need them!

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Code Name: Forever & Ever Code Name: Forever & Ever by Natasza Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


5 Star Read: 

This had to be one of the hardest books to read in the series thus far. It was an emotional journey throughout. I cried silent mournful tears, page after page. That was until the end. I broke down in a torrent of tears.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Dirty Quarterback Dirty Quarterback by S.J. Bishop
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Star Kindle Unlimited Read:
I did like the leading lady at all. A mother with a sick child would conquer mountains come hell or high water to get what her child needed to be healthy. If my child were dying and her father was standing before me regardless if his bitch girlfriend was there or not I would spill to save my babies life.

However, the author redeemed the story with the ending. I enjoyed it.

It has many redeeming qualities. The characters were likable at best neutral at worst. The writing was much better than expected. I developed an interest that withstood to the end. The plot was nice, somewhat original or had its own unique flair. The writing was good, and the pretense wasn’t half bad, the romance was simmering with few exceptions. The male/female lead showed hints of abuse both verbal and/or physical or signs of spot-on or forced chemistry. It was a tiny bit predictable. Overall, liked it enough, entertaining.

Moody Moody by C.M. Seabrook
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


4 Star Read:
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!! 





Bad Romance Bad Romance by Bonnie Bliss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


4 Star Read:
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!! 





Max Max by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


5 Star Read:
My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!! 


Dark Dark by Penelope Bloom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


4 Star Read:
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!









Full Disclosure: I participate in reviews with NetGalley, Author Review Requests, Publisher Requests, and Book Tours. An e-copy was provided to me by NetGalley and/or the Author, and/or the publishers. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bookaholics Blast From the Past....2011 Read, Review or Rate



Moon Called
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
Patricia Briggs has not only awakened her usual adult readers, she sent out wolf call to young adult readers who love their werewolves in this first installment of “The Mercy Thompson Series”, Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson the Volkswagen mechanic. Mercy is the mechanic with an uncanny ability to shift forms as easy as taking a breath and finding trouble or chaos with the next.

Early on we get a sneak peeks of Adams feeling for Mercy upon his arrival when he declares Mercy to be His. With the declaration made the sparks fly as the tension grows when both Adam and Mercy throw the verbal gauntlet at one another. The raw passions you can feel burning between the two leaps off the page at you and leaves you eager for more.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Blood Bound Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 Stars:
The relationship between Adam and Mercy grows stronger in its own way, while her relationship with Samuel take an unexpected turn and brings them closer together than ever before. Passion, suspense, and determination fill the pages and have on the edge of your seat when yet another love interest is introduced in Mercy already confused love life.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!

Alpha & Omega Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
I was elated to see Charles Cornick grow and find love so passionately for such a strong and serious character. I couldn’t put down. Where can I find a Charles Cornick?

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
The story is good and informs readers how Mercy and Stefan became friends. As well as how the tantalizing not so much a relationship ignites a flare when Adam thrusts his way into Mercy life. We also discover the reason the cat like wolves and why the cat will never be eaten by Adam no matter how grumpy he may seem.

This was my first graphic novel experience and I was somewhat disappointed. In this prequel to The Mercy Thompson Series, it introduces us to the tri-city area Mercy calls home. The story line is good, however, it holds several major inconstancy/ inaccuracies are apparent throughout the novel but don’t let that distract you. It is an enjoyable read if you are a fan of the Mercy Thompson Universe! However, I feel I must warn readers, especially the females. Mercy strong heroin character goes from being a Native American/ white coyote with a back bone to an always naked brunette with big tits a little brain.

I enjoyed a peek into tantalizing not so much a relationship ignites a flare when Adam thrusts his way into Mercy life. However, again ~this differs from what Patricia Briggs has written in her series. We also discover a new reason the cat likes wolves and why the cat will never be eaten by Adam no matter how grumpy he may seem. In addition, readers learn a different scenario as to how Ted, Stefan and Zee fit in Mercy’s life. Again, that differs from the original story line.

In conclusion, in the back of this hardback graphic novel, readers will find and enjoy an art gallery and an interview with the author, Patricia Briggs, by David Lawrence.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Eighth Grade Bites Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
A classic tale of coming of age with a supernatural bite that even the guys will secretly love.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!


Ninth Grade Slays Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
The epic story continues while the girls swoon over Vlad and the boys hide their excitement.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!


Tenth Grade Bleeds Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
Your heart will go bleed for Vald and his family as this epic tale continues.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!


Intertwined Intertwined by Gena Showalter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC Stars: !!!
This was a very nice surprising book! I originally chose this book because of the cover, which I'm well-known for doing. Fast-paced and slightly scary. You will fall in love with Aden. The characters are very likable and have so much depth. I found myself being sucked into the story, and I could not put it down. Definitely, the best YA read to pass my way.

I loved the supernatural world that GS created with werewolves, vampires, zombies, witches, ghosts, fairies, goblins and who knows what else! Don't let that make you think this is just a vampire book because it is so... definitely not.

One of the best aspects of this book was that it was filled with tons of surprises that keeps you guessing. Intertwined is a well-written novel if you're into the teen paranormal stories, this is one not to miss. I definitely recommend reading.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Gone Gone by Michael Grant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
Perhaps the most brilliant little book I have read in a long time.... I couldn't put it down. A read everyone will love. A true page turner.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Lies Lies by Michael Grant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
Left me wanting. Wanting the next book!! Gripping! Couldn't have been better. A True Epic series for young old and all in between.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!

Living Dead in Dallas Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars:
Sookie ends up way over her head dealing with vampires, werewolves, and fanatics who want to end the existence of all supernatural beings.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!



Marked Marked by P.C. Cast
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars:
This is a great book for the young adult reader because it gets right inside of the average teenagers' mind.

My absolute favorite and will read again and again. I strongly recommend! It has outstanding qualities. The characters are wonderful and surprising and multi-dimensional. The writing is luring, engaging, and well-crafted enough to keep me interested from cover to cover and beyond. The plot is astonishing with twists and turns weaved into a well thought and planned story. There’s no pretense and romance was well balanced and done entirely correctly with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors and incredible, undeniable chemistry. Predictability is at an all-time low. With the exception of series based books that follow the same path but are just as good. Overall, Favorite, must read again, recommend!!!

Betrayed Betrayed by P.C. Cast
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars:
I was on an emotional journey with Zoey in this one, I wanted to cry because I felt for Zoey so much. Poor girl!

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!


Suck It Up Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars:
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!





Chosen Chosen by P.C. Cast
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars:
A great story which had a jaw dropping surprise which not only leaves feeling bad for Zoey Redbird but also has you rethinking almost everything you thought about the story in a fresh perspective.

Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hated are unlikable. The writing is captivating enough to keep you interested until the end and leave you wanting more. It has a fairly original or uniquely well-developed plot. The pretense and romance were well balanced and done with properly distributed amounts of hints, behaviors, and chemistry. Not so much predictable if at all. Overall, loved it, I recommend reading!!




Full Disclosure: I participate in reviews with NetGalley, Author Review Requests, Publisher Requests, and Book Tours. An e-copy was provided to me by NetGalley and/or the Author, and/or the publishers. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.