Review: Starfall

Starfall by Brenda Hiatt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent finale! Worth staying up the night to finish.

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Review: Starbound

Starbound by Brenda Hiatt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Huge cliffhanger at the end got me all pumped for the finale. Great buildup to the big bomb. Enjoyed seeing the growth in maturity of the protagonists. M is Not your typical damsel in distress.

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Review: Starcrossed

Starcrossed by Brenda Hiatt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a better follow up to Starstruck. With plenty of plot twists and like all other YA stories, the protagonists had to learn from the bad choices they made and try to figure a way out of those.

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Review: Starstruck

Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an unexpected find this is. Think Romeo and Juliet meet Star Trek and the plot gets interesting from there. Entertaining to read somewhat and humorous in parts.

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Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

“It’s hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he’s okay. It’s hard to be the one who stays.” —Clare

I read this book last year, originally for Keishon’s TBR Reading Challenge, but never got around to posting about it. So, for what’it’s worth, here’s my opinion of this highly original contemporary love story that redefines time travel romance.

My 2010 Reading PlanTitle: The Time Traveler’s Wife

Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Vintage Random House UK
Year Published: 2005

Stand alone or series: Standalone

On the Back cover:

This is the extraordnary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were ,arried when Clare was twnty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. In the face of this force, they can neither prevent nor control, hencyr and Clare’s struggle to lead normal lives is both intensely moving and enirely unforgettable.

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Review: Maria Snyder's Fire Study, Glass series

Read some of these books by Maria Snyder over the last quarter of last year, and earlier this year, managed to finish off both the series. Here, then is the post on the last book in the Study series and her Glass magician series.

Title: Fire Study

Review: Maria Snyder's Fire Study, Glass series

Author: Maria Snyder

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: MIRA Books

Year Published: March 2008

Stand alone or series: Study Book 3

On the Back cover:

Yelena’s new role as Soulfinder has made the Sitian Council uneasy. Worried that her new powers will corrupt her, the Council debates her fate. Yelena, though is trying to keep Sitia and Ixia from going to war. In the middle of political wrangling, Yelena receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by Ferde, the Soulstealer who murdered eleven girls and has escaped from prison with Cahil Ixia’s help.

Cahil believes if he joins with the new Daviian Clan, he will have enough support to regain the Ixian throne. Testing the limit of her skills, Yelena becomes embroiled in the desperate fight to stop Ferde and the Daviian Clan from siphoning enough power to unleash a Fire Warper on the world. That would be worst than war between the northern and southern lands. Especially since, of all the powers Yelena possesses, she couldn’t set fire to a candle wick if her life depended on it. And there is more at stake than just her life.

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Review: King of Sword and Sky, Queen of Song and Souls

Read these two installments of the Tairen Soul series from C L Wilson twice last year, not just because I’ve been following the series, but really because these books narrate a new chapter in Rain’s and Ellie’s adventures and relationship. This epic fantasy is quite a breathtaking work and I’m eagerly hunting down The Crown of Crystal Flame to complete the series.

Title: King of Sword and Sky

Review: King of Sword and Sky, Queen of Song and Souls

Author: C L Wilson

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Leisure Book, by Dorchester Publishing

Year Published: October 2008

Stand alone or series: Book 3 of the Tairen Soul series

On the Back cover:

Only one Enemy could destroy them

Only one Love could unite them

Only one Power could lead their people to victory …

The magical tairen were dying, and none but the Fey King’s bride could save them. Rain had defied the nobles of Celiera to claim her, battled demons and Elden mages to wed her.  Now, with magic, steel, and scorching flame he would risk everything to protect his kingdom, help his truemate embrace her magic and forge the unbreakable bond that alone could save her soul.

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