Okay so I was booked on Tuesday so I couldn’t do my Top Ten Things That Make Me Shun A Book like so many others in the blogging community. I needed a topic for today SO I decided to do my Top Ten Things That Make Me Shun A Book today. Hope you enjoy!
Addison Harmon has just learned that she inherited a house from her biological mother who she never knew.She, along with her best friend Vera decide to take a trip out there to see the house. Addison has no idea what is about to happen.All she knows right now is that she needs to decide what to do with the house.When she arrives at the house,strange things start happening.She meets the very sexy Kace Sullivan who seems to know more about this house than she does. Addison is not sure that she wants to know about the secrets this house holds within it.
Disclaimer: I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this one because it looked so good. I was afraid that my expectations wouldn’t be met and I would have to chuck the e-book aside (very hard to do unless I want to hurt my Kindle) Thankfully I didn’t need to worry because I loved it and was very glad that I had gotten this book.
A lot of the book reminded me so much of Charmed and I LOVED that TV series so much. Addison was awesome. I could see the progression from being curious of the house to almost afraid of it by the end because she still didn’t quite understand what was going on. She was just hoping that all this creepy stuff was actually going on and that she wasn’t simply going crazy.
Vera bored me.We really didn’t get to know her very well and I was really peeved at her running out on Addison because she was scared. I believe she should have stayed and supported her best friend. Especially given the fact that Addison wanted her there.That should have trumped fear.
Oh Kace, I’m pretty sure he earned his spot as my number one book boyfriend. He was so dreamy and usually I don’t use those words to describe a man but wow, I loved him. I loved how he comforted Addison when she was scared. I loved how he provided her with information instead of hiding it.
I have a soft spot for cats so of course I have to mention adorable Binks. I knew there was something weird about him from the beginning. I wasn’t sure exactly what it was until it was explained in the book.
Oh Admer,another character that I loved. I knew that there was something strange about him from the beginning and I’m still a little irked that we didn’t know what was up with him until practically the end. Like Addison,I think he definitely knows more than he told her initially and I’m hopeful that he’ll give Addison the full story in the upcoming second book.
Editing-wise,very well done. I didn’t have any issues with the pacing or grammar,spelling or anything else. I just didn’t want to put the book down at all. The book kept me hooked throughout the whole thing.
I am giving this book 4 stars mainly because I don’t feel like I got to know Theo or Callie that well. If they are going to be important characters in the next book,I’m hoping that we’ll get to know them better.Aside from that small character development issue,I adored this book so much.
So before you all get a glimpse of my goodies this week, I must let you know where this feature comes from. I’ve been totally negligent on that. So Stacking the Shelves comes from Tynga’s Reviews and as most of you know,it’s a way for everyone to share the book related goodies they got this week.
You may wonder why I am posting this a day early. Well that’s because I managed to get myself double booked for tomorrow.This is just a one time thing though. By next week I should be back to normal.
So here are my goodies for this week.
Like Falling (Surfacing #1) (e-galley)
Grievous Bodily Harm: A Toni Day Mystery (Print copy)
Portrait of a Crossroads (e-galley from Netgalley)
Sixteen Sixty-One (e-galley from Netgalley)
Replica (from Christina @ A Reader of Fictions)
Extremities: Stories of Death,Murder & Revenge ( from Christina @ A Reader of Fictions)
I fell head over heels for Xavier from the beginning. He was a very dreamy guy. Not just in looks but in personality too. However I knew pretty quickly that he was hiding something and I was hoping that it wasn’t anything too serious like all of his stepbrother’s issues.
Roni was an awesome best friend. Best friends are supposed to be there for you. They are supposed to apologize when they wronged you and Roni did that. Not only that,but she pushed Tamara OUT of her comfort zone. That I loved.She didn’t do it maliciously. She did it out of love for Tamara. I wish we had seen more of Hudson,Roni’s brother. I really liked him.He was a loyal guy to both his best friend Xavier and to Roni.
I know I wasn’t supposed to,but I fell for Zander. Yes he had problems but at the root of it he was a good guy. I truly believe that. No he didn’t handle things well with Roni, or with Xavier for that matter,but underneath all the drugs & alcohol I truly believe he was a good person. He had gone through so much hell and now he was feeling unloved by his family,pushed out by Xavier. Like Xavier admitted near the end,I do believe Zander loved Roni. I am SO hoping the author does another book,this one with Zander & Roni as the focal points.
Xavier and Tamara were so flipping CUTE! Gah I was so hoping that Tamara would cash in her v-card with this guy. I think cashing it in with some guy who she doesn’t know would have really upset her. I also like that they didn’t rush into it and that Xavier allowed her to set the pace. That showed so much respect for her.
I really liked how there were so few characters.It allowed for better character development and it allowed me to care about the five main characters.Sometimes a book can have too many secondary characters that it gets confusing and I get frustrated.
This book really spoke to me and I really adored the entire thing. I am giving it five stars because this book was perfection. From the plot to the characters to the backdrop.
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.
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