Recently, I felt the need to read a sappy romance, as one often does. So I picked up Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, for what feels like the third book. Yes, I know. Cliche, but I can’t help that he’s a good author. He has realistic characters and semi-realistic situations. (I’m not going to mention the Notebook because I can yet handle that amount of cheese.) If you have yet to know what it’s about, it’s about our protagonist escaping from an abusive relationship. It’s an interesting take seeing as in most stories about domestic violence, the person being abused is saved instead of saving his or herself. It was quite an enjoyable read since the romance wasn’t just at the forefront. Even though there are feelings present, that’s not all that’s there in case 100% cheesy romance isn’t your thing. Also, the plot twist is completely worth it in my opinion.
I recently reread of book Moon Dance by J. R. Rain. I loved this series when I was a bit younger, not much younger, but it has been a couple of years. I stopped reading it because I got to the end that the author had written for it, which was about five books, so I was waiting for more to come out. While I was waiting, I, of course, forgot all about it.I was recently looking through my Kindle books, remembered this series, and wanted to see where it had gone to. Turns out that this series, titled Vampire for Hire has fourteen main books and a couple of spin-offs. Being the person I am (who loves vampire novels) decided that I was going to read the entire thing, no matter how bad it gets. And as a first entry, it’s a pretty good one. The story follows Samantha Moon, a recently turned vampire, who is trying to keep her family together by being a Private Investigator so that she can keep her own hours. From what I have read so far, it of course keeps that basic vampire tropes, (being unable to go out into sunlight, sleeping through the day, etc.), but adds the element that she it around her human family, taking care of her kids like the average mom, and at the same time trying to keep her secret (horribly at times, I will admit). So far, I think it’s really good, and I have a feeling that it’s going to add to it. Now, instead of reviewing every single book, I’m going to add updates as I read the rest of the books, to show how I’m feeling about it and then give a “full length” review again as I finish the series. At this point, I would suggest checking it out. We’ll just have to wait and see where everything goes.
Okay, so I may or may not have teared up at the ending of “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks. I don’t know how he does it, but he is amazing at creating exposition in a way that immediately brings you into the story and instantly identify with the characters. I immediately had a soft spot for Dawson, the male protagonist. As much as I liked this book, I completely loved and hated the ending. As much as I understood why the ending was what it was, Amanda, the female protagonist, started to completely annoy me. She refused to go where I wanted her to or say what I wanted her to say. Even though I will continue to believe that if what the story was, led where I wanted it to lead, the novel would have been so much better, the ending was beauty, even if I had some resentments about it.
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I recently had the pleasure of reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Please hear all of the sarcasm that the precious statement had. Please do. I think this is that worst book that takes place during the Holocaust and World War II that I have read ever. Ever! I know that it won a whole bunch of awards, but I question why. Since this book is well-loved by so many people, and I have an adverse reaction to it, this review will have spoilers. Stop reading now if you don’t want any. Continue reading
Recently, I had the pleasure of picking of the wonderfully book entitled Billy Budd by Herman Melville. I was was so inspiring and brought out pure emotion. A tear almost ran down my cheek. Continue reading
I have literally just finished this book called A Separate Peace by John Knowles this morning. It was a book I had to read for school, so I had to read it pretty quick. Continue reading
Recently, I finished reading the classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and it was just as interesting as the first time I read it. From the movies, it always felt that the monster was the monster. After reading it, you realize that that is not the case. The scientist, Victor Frankenstein, is the real monster. The monster, who I have started to called Adam after he read Paradise Lost, is only a monster based on how the others in the Victorian society saw him as. A blind man became Adam’s best friend because he saw who Adam really was instead of the composition of corpses that everyone else saw him as. I, personally would recommend this work, although I do know those who do not like this book. It is that type of book. Either you like it or you don’t.
If you have read this book, tell me what you think. Also, leave book suggestions for me in the comments or scream it at me via Twitter. My handle is @RayaIBoyd. I would love to know what you think.