I have been so busy lately that I am behind on everything. The one thing I always fit in no matter how busy I am is reading, even if its just that few minutes before bed. I know it's time to turn out the light when my kindle almost drops to the floor for the third time as I doze off. So instead of writing individual blogs for each review, I am going to write several in one post. I'm sure no one will mind. Our farm is in full swing and even though I know in another 45 days things will settle down its going to be a long 45 days of harvesting, weeding, processing, canning and freezing. Yeah I know I whine whine, but I can't help it. This growing thing is hard. So without further ado ... review.
Zoe Saadia sets her story in the ancient Aztec world. It was a refreshing change to read a story from a time and place most authors never venture to. The story surrounds two young men, both are sons of the leaders of their people. Their friendship is unlikely because of who they are, but it becomes stronger as the boys start to grow into men. I loved the main characters and the twists and turns of the plot. I intend to dive into the next book in the series as soon as I can.
Kensington Gore is one of the last great horror writer and directors and now in his twilight years he wants one more kick of the can. Things have changed since he retired years ago. This diary takes us on a one year journey as he tries to get funding for his movie, survives daily life with his wife Marg and deals with the pitfalls of being one year closer to death. If you like funny and punny this is the book for you. You will fall in love with Kensington Gore. This book will have you laughing and groaning, sometimes on the same page, but it will never bore.
This review is a two for. I read P. T. Mayes' R-day and liked it so much I then bought and read Red Written. R-Day is about the UK instituting a day once a year when revenge is legal. You can apply for a licence that legally allows you to murder someone. Anthony Lee comes back from a business trip just hours before the day is to begin. He comes back because someone has taken a license out on his brother and he spends this very dangerous day trying to save him. It is packed with close calls, love, betrayal, and secrets from the past. This book kept me reading because I needed to know what happened next
In Red Written the world wakes up to have all of their sins written on their face and body. The book follows the main characters as the world falls apart and tries to rebuild itself. The idea of it fascinates me. Can you imagine facing those you love the next day. Every sin you've ever committed written there for all to see? Could you live with your own sins staring at you in the mirror every time you took a look? It was such an engrossing read I couldn't put it down. Every character from the mains to the supporting were real and vivid. Each dealing with the new world in a different way. Confession is not always good for the soul.
This review is long over due. I read the first book in this sexy, violent and addictive series a while ago but never got around to writing my review. I am very bad and would definitely be punished for my sins if I was in this book. The intense relationship between the two main characters is intense yet delicate as they open up to each other and Aaron opens up to the whole new world of being a vampire. Everything we like about vampires is in this book. Everything we like about sex is there too. Enough said hehehe. Warning - you can't stop with just one book, you'll want them all.
So now I'm all caught up. I can sleep better knowing that I have put the word out there on all these incredible books. Any and all of these would be perfect to take to the beach.
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