Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

With all the hype surrounding this series, I felt slightly let down by the debut. While the plot premise was intriguing enough to make me buy this book, the character of Celaena leaves me a little underwhelmed.

The plot became a little predictable and the story pace was plodding at some point in the story … I skimmed those that didn’t hold my interest. Dorian, Choal and Nehemia helped make the unfolding drama set in this fantasy realm bearable. However I’m not sure that’s enough to tempt me into continuing with the series. This is at most a 3-star read for me, and that’s me being generous, so unless I’m out of choices, I doubt I’ll pick it up for another read.

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Review: Sure Thing by Jana Aston

Sure ThingSure Thing by Jana Aston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Made for the movie brilliant sexy, romantic comedy with the author’s trademark sassy dialogues, snappy story development and surprise twists that give the romance some extra heat and heart melting moments.

Can’t wait to find out what’s in store for Daisy, Rhys and Canon.

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Review: Rose Gardner Mystery #6.5-9.5

Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set #3 (6.5-9.5)Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set #3 by Denise Grover Swank

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my stars and garters, I can’t get enough of this series! There ain’t a cotton picking thing I don’t like.

Against a pot boiler of a plot thick with criminal suspense and political intrigue, Ms Swank has woven in stunning twists, emotional turmoil and tender romance and thrown in some hilarious situations and colorful characters that engaged my deep interest. I’m breathless with admiration at how Rose transformed and grown through the series. One of the rare series replete with murder and mayhem that manages to combine humor, romance and suspense into a powerful made for TV drama. Entertaining to the last page.

So thankful she decided to continue and develop this series after 30 and a half. It would have been a tragedy for readers like me if she’d let what she thought was lackluster sale stop her. She made me a fan of Rose and Neely Kate.

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Review: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery #1)Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A refreshing amateur sleuth story arc with funny twists and small town intrigue thrown into the mix.

I’ve enjoyed Ms Swank’s style of writing in the romance novels. The snappy pace and fluid flow of the story from Rose’s POV helps drive the plot forward to a most satisfying end. What a great debut to what promises to be an addictive series.

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