Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: The Closer you Come by Gena Showalter

First let me say that I have been a little behind with my schedule. I still have a few people's books to read but this one was read before those. 

Sorry for the delay I was working on getting out my next title and have been ill so please forgive the lack of posts. I am going to try to catch up this week! 

Any who on to Closer you Come...this book was  a hit for me. I loved and hated this book...mostly I hated that Brook Lynn's sister was with Jase before her. That was a bit of an yuck factor for me. It just seemed wrong.

Having said that what I loved about this book was they way that he connected with her. I did think the whole reveal about prison and her freaking out seemed a bit over done. I mean I get it but she was always going on and on about how actions mattered more than words for her and then she just freaks and won't talk to him. I don't know bit of over dramatization for me.

Other than that I really liked the story. I liked that she wasn't perfect and neither was he. It was a story about two people who found each other and discovered that they could be happy despite their pasts which made this book really stick with me. 

I think I could have done without the ex showing up with a kid but at least Gena didn't break them up over that. That was one thing I liked. It wasn't a moment that tore them apart it was a moment that brought them together without having a crazy ex woman to deal with. 

 Even with the negatives for me this was a  EXE or a 5-star 
just because they connected in a way few people find after living such a hard life....

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Empath by Becca J. Campbell


Not really a thriller/mystery type girl but I enjoyed this book anyway. 
It took a lot longer than planed to get through it. I would read a few chapters then read something else because although it was very well written and engaging I am again not really a thriller mystery type girl. 

I did manage to read the whole book and I did like it. Jade is an interesting girl with a supernatural power. She can feel others emotions. They actually overwhelm her. It's hard to live your own life when you are constantly subjected to the fears, desires, needs and wants of others without end. How can you find your own individuality? Your own thoughts even when you are taken over whenever someone comes near you. 

This is what intrigued me about the book and actually got me to read it. It was very reassuring for Jade to discover that there were others out there that had special gifts too. They could see things in photographic detail, one couldn't feel pain at all, they had super strength and the ability to see clearly in the dark.

With a murder on the loose finding victims to kill in frightening ways Jade ends up struggling with these murderous emotions. But back to the start of the book now that I have gotten way off track...

Jade starts classes with actual students and begins to be overwhelmed by their emotions. While running from the uncomfortable situation she meets a man in the woods who's a little older than her. But his emotions are silent which is a blessing and a relief for Jade. She becomes attracted to him and tries to get to know him.  While in school she ends up making friends with Chloe, Josh and Cam. 

Cam causes a bit of a wrench in the works of Logan and Jade's relationship because his emotions over power Jade's. Leading to her becoming his girlfriend. She finally manages to tell him about her Empathy and breaks it off with him. Only to get kidnapped along with Chloe by the murder with Night-sight.

When Ethan discovers that Chloe can't feel pain and therefore doesn't feel fear when he's hurting her he goes crazy. He intends to kill her only the gang manages to rescue her just in time... 

All in all this was a good book and I enjoyed it. I didn't find myself with many objections to things in the book although I would have liked to see more of Logan and Jade after they got together...

For me this was an SEPE or 4.5 star....only because it was something I had to set aside a few times to really read the whole book otherwise it was excellent...