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Survival Instinct by Doranna Durgin

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I received this book from Library things for an honest and fair reviewed. This is book 3 in the series, I havent read the other 2 book but you dont need to as this is a stand alone story.

I really enjoyed this book, I didn’t no what to expect when I started the book but i was pleasantly surprised. The book follows ex-con women Karin living as her sister Ellen so that she could escape her step-father. Life was simple living on a small farm until P.I Dave Hunter comes asking for Ellen help about a missing boy. Karin ends up using her Con women ability to help Dave get evidence to prove that a powerful man is guilty.

I enjoyed the book as it wasn’t the normal crime fiction book, the crime brought Karin and Dave together but it was there dynamic were the main focus of the book and what I enjoyed more. I liked the touch of Karin writing letter to Ellen as that allowed me to see a different side to her and filled in some gaps in the story.

Thanks for reading

Gem X

 

 

Tarot at Midnights: 21 Short Stories edited by Carla Girtman

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I received this book from Librarythings.com for an honest and fair review.

I wanted to read this book as I am interested in Tarot and I am have been for the last 12 years. (Typing that has just made me feel old 😳)  The stories follow the Major Arcana and stories that revolve around the meaning of the cards.

The book is 94 pages long so it’s a quick read and as it 21 short stories means I could put it down and pick it up easily without worrying about what is going on.

The stories were really interesting and i wish that some of them were a bit longer as the way that they ended leaving me wanting more. There were a couple of stories that I could see being made into a full length books.

Thanks for reading

Gem x

Legacy of the Demon by Diana Rowland

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Legacy of the Demon is book 8 in the Kara Gillian series, the book takes place 2 months after book 7 where the gate between the Demon and human world. The closing off of the worlds has caused problem in both worlds. Kara is now the arcane commander helping Earth deal with the rift between Demon and human world that its allowing Demon to come through and try to take over. Kara and her friends now have to try to save both world and try to keep up with the Demonics Lords that have different goals.

I have always enjoyed this series and adored this book as I finally got answers about the Lords, their parentage and more about the Demons that aren’t in the courts. As always it took me sometime to get around the names of the different Demons and remember the relation to everyone. I know that I pronouce the name incorrect but that doesnt bother me really it makes me laugh a little when I keep saying arcade instead of arcane.

The series has so many ups and downs and its great at changing how you feel about characters from one book to the next. Its also enjoyed reading as Kara grows as women, how she has been broken down built back up to be one kick ass women. I can’t wait to see what happens next and if Kara can keep her promise or not.

Thanks for Reading.

Gem x

Moon Chosen by P.C Cast

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I received this book from my November Nerdy bookworm box. I am glad it was chosen as I really enjoy the fantasy genre and I wouldn’t of found this book on my own.

The book is based around three different group of people living in a world where the main civilization and technology has failed. The main stories follow one person from the group that is different from the normal. Mair from the Earth Walkers who is not a full Earth walker and having to learn to accept herself and help her people. Nik from the Tree tribe hasn’t been chosen by his companion and is wanting to make changes in the tribe to make it more inclusive. The last is Dead Eyes from the Skin Stealers who has realised that the old ways are not working and decides to take over to improve the life of the Skin Stealers.

It took me a little bit to get me to get into the book as there is so much information regarding the different groups. Also how they are all end up being connected, but once I understood the world better I started to really enjoy the story and was surprised in the direction it went. The book has been left in away where I am happy with it ending but looking forward to want happens next.

Thanks for reading

Gem x

Yesterday’s Thief by Al Macy

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I won this book from Library things for an honest and fair review.

Yesterday’s Thief revolves around P.I Dr. Eric Beckman, who has a doctorate in neurobiology and also happens to be able to read minds. Only one person knows his secret his college friend and neurosurgeon and use his friends skill to help find out things about coma patients. Eric is called in to consult when I women materialised in the middle of a baseball field in the middle of a game. This starts the journey into time travel, jewelery thief, and a world where there is a shortish of electrify.

The concept of the book was really interesting, and the story was very fast passed the only problem that the story is  so jam pack that i found it a little difficult to keep up and not get to confused with the different threads of the story. I am interested to see what happens next with Eric and his friends as Al Macy has created so many interesting character in this book.

Thanks for reading

Gem

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

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Book 2 in the great library series and this book is none stop. The book starts 6 months after Ink and Bone, Jess is near the end of his training for the High Guard and he has been looking for information about Thomas death. This leads the group on the road to break their ties with the Library and do what is right and realise how dark the Library is. The group learns where their loyalties lie and that family isn’t always blood.

I enjoyed this book more than the first, there was so much action and drama in the book that kept me hooked from beginning to end. I am in awe of Rachel Caine and her ability to create such a rich world that is so different but has elements that are ground in reality.

Now I have to wait till July 2017 to see what happens next in Ash and Quill.

Thanks for reading

Gem x

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

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Ink and Bone is the first book in the Great Library series by Rachel Caine. The premise that the Great Library of Alexandra survived and now hold the world knowledge and it the most powerful forces. All the original books of are held by the Library and it is against the law to own a original with punishment of death. The book follows Jess as he try to join the ranks of Library part because of his love of books and knowledge.The other part is to get hold of rare books that he can he can give to his smuggler family. As Jess deals with every test the Library throws at him he comes to realise that the Library isn’t as good as it seems.

I found the book difficult to get into at first as it was slow as it builds this new world. When I got half way in the book and then I couldn’t put the book down as this is when the action started, and we start to find out that the world isn’t as good as made to believe. The world that Rachel Caine has created is very interesting, there is no technology but alchemy and the world hasn’t evolved and still in the style of the Elizabethan area.

I don’t think i could live in a world that I couldn’t have my own copy of books, as my books have opened myself to new and wonderful world and people.

Thanks for reading

Gem x