Monday, June 29, 2020

HOW NOT TO SUMMON DEMONS


Book 5 is my favorite so far.  I laughed.  Quite a bit, in fact, and it usually takes a lot for me to laugh out loud at a book.  Its smart and funny.  If this series was made into a sitcom, I could see it becoming the next big thing.

Friday, June 26, 2020

THE PHANTOM ORACLE


Book 5 is just as entertaining and exciting as the rest of the series.  I like the little tidbits about Sarah’s character, the nuances of her life.  She’s a well-rounded character who isn’t all about the drama and adventure, despite those being important aspects of the story.  I would love to see this as a TV sitcom.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

THE LAST FAMILY ROAD TRIP


The cover of book 4 sets the stage for a melancholy book of a family reconnecting.  I imagined lots of reminiscing.  Well, what I got was so much more!  I should have known to expect the weird and outstanding from this series.

Like the other Vampire Innocent books, book 4 doesn’t let you go.  Its fun, with high energy, and by the end you’re going to be sad that there isn’t more…but that’s what book 5 is for!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BENGARIA’S WAR


This book is the type of adventure novel that sucks you in from the start.  I love how complex it was.  There was so much depth to the characters and setting.  Reading it was like watching a science fiction movie.  The details and description bring it to life.  5 stars!

Monday, May 25, 2020

THE ARTIST OF RUIN


This is book 3, and sometimes a series can start to stall as the number of books progresses.  That is definitely not the case for this series.  Even in book 3, Sarah is still going strong!

This continues to be one of my favorite vampire series.  Its not cheesy.  Sentences aren’t filled with clich├ęs.  These books are refreshing and leave you feeling good, instead of annoyed or weirded out.  Check out this series if you’re getting sick of the usual vampire books.

Note: I did speak with the author.  I was thinking this was young adult, because most vampire books these days are for young adult.  It isn’t young adult, although young adults can certainly enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FANGS


This is book 2, and it had been a while since reading book 1.  I skimmed book 1 before starting this one, and it didn’t take me long to get right back into the story.    

This story had just as much excitement, adventure, and the antics of a quirky teenager to leave me happy.  She isn’t all quirky, but there’s enough there to make her realistic without ever being annoying or perfect. 

I really like this idea of vampires.  Sarah still clings to her humanity.  I found it refreshing.  It isn’t like the normal vampire books, so it doesn’t feel old or overused.  I can’t wait for the next book!

Friday, May 15, 2020

OF MYTH AND SHADOW


Wooo.  Where do I start with this book?

For one things, its gigantic, come in at a whopping 896 pages.  I personally love longer books.  I feel as if I become more immersed in them.  The story isn’t broken up as much.  I feel more grounded in the characters and setting.  I spent more nights than I would like to admit to reading this because I wanted to see the next chapter.

This is an epic fantasy at its finest.  It reminded me of the epic fantasies I loved back in high school.  There are elves.  Humans.  Demons.  Destroyer.  I can see this as a three-part big screen movie. 

This is only book 1.  I can’t wait to see what happens in book 2!  If you want to get lost in a story, this is it.