The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review via NetGalley. I had such high hopes for this book. I had really enjoyed the previous two books in this series and nearly feel over with excitement when I found out there would be more books coming. So needless to say I was dying to get my hands on The Defender when it was announced. I was so happy to get approved to receive a copy to review. Unfortunately though all that excitement dwindled once I started to read the book. From past experience I know that the author likes to focus onRead More →

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters Ever. Ananna from The Assassin’s Curse. Not only did I think Banana every time I read her name, but she’s also a magical pirate that spends most of the book in the desert and did no actual pirating throughout it. None to mention I just found her character to be all out annoying from page one. If I could I would have reached through the pages and smacked her. Naji from The Assassin’s Curse. Magically assassin’s who spends far too much time being halfRead More →

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book! Last week proved to be a decent week for reading. I started and finished Cowboy Cop by Rita Herron as well as The Hoard by Alan Ryker, and also managed to post their reviews as well. While I tried to read Mistress to theRead More →

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review via NetGalley. The Hoard takes the reading on a journey through a rural Kansas as an unknown organism begins to move itself in and take control of nearby people, and animals, as their hosts. While it got off to a bit of a slow start introducing the organism and it’s current host and it’s arrival and elderly Anna Grish’s house, it did have a good enough pull that I had a hard time putting it down. It takes time for the organisms to fully take over their new hosts, Anna cat’s and thenRead More →

The published provided me with a copy of this book to review via NetGalley. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. The cover was les than appealing to me and so I was left to judge it solely on the synopsis, which sounded good but could have turned out to be lackluster. This book actually surprised me with how good it was. Cowboy Cop is an emotion filled story about a family directly affected by murder, their struggles to overcome their fears and anger over the situation, a woman who tries hard to help them and the man who wantsRead More →

The publisher provided me with a copy of the book to review via NetGalley. Right from the beginning this book took hold of me, begging for my attention and throwing all kinds of interesting plot twists at every chapter. The characters were very well developed not just their histories together but also as they made their way through the events of the story. You could see some change, others refusing to, while others made you question what they were doing at all. It didn’t matter if they were minor characters or the main character, they all played important roles in the story even if itRead More →

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Settings I’d Like To See More Of (Or At All) — (maybe you want read more books set in space or books set in Alaska or the beach). Okay, this seems both challenging and super easy. There are a number of settings I’d like to see more of that are not commonly found. And then there some that seem to be everywhere and yet could certainly go for even more books written in that setting. So here’s hoping I can hit ten. Medieval England Settings. I loveRead More →

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book! Last week was a bit slow on the reading end. I spent a good chunk of week cleaning and getting ready for my sons birthday party this weekend. The party was a huge success even if only half of the kids invited actually showedRead More →

Note: I have played World of Warcraft for six and a half out of the eight years the game has been running. The big thing I have loved about the game is the lore and that’s why I go out of my way to read all the books published in this series. I play strictly on the side of the Horde and so I have a definite dislike of the Alliance, but I try to look at the books with a nonjudgmental view in regards to the two factions though my reviews may mention a dislike of this certain character or faction from time toRead More →

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book! I had another good reading week last week. While I didn’t quite complete the one book I had planned to read, The Defender by Lindsay McKenna, I did put a dent in it. Turns out the book is just a bit of a slowRead More →