Monday, January 9, 2012

Mini Reviews

The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter
5 out of 5 gnomes
Katherine Winters is trying to grant her Mom's dying wish and move back with her to her hometown so she can see it one last time.
  This of course means it's a pretty melancholy book at times.  With this hanging over her Kate is not sure what she's going to do in the future.  Then things get really weird when she meets Henry.  Turns out that the Greek Gods might not be a myth after all and they offer Kate something which she can't refuse.  I love the mythology in this book and all the surprises.  I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next, especially after that ending.

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
5 out of 5 gnomes

This book was surprisingly awesome.  Piper is deaf and at first she is kind of isolating herself from those around her.  Then she becomes involved with the band Dumb.  They hire her as there manager and things just get more interesting from there.  The humor and characters in this book are great.  Piper shows everyone and herself just how much she can do.  Finally starting to be herself more brings her closer to her family and makes her more honest with herself.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary books with a giant does of humor and heart.

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward              
4 out of 5 gnomes

I finally decided to start this series because I've heard so much about them.  The mythology is a tad weird to get into at first but once you do the story really moves along.  Beth is a strong character who gets introduced into a crazy world all because of a father that she never got to meet.  Then there's Wrath the blind King of the vampires who really doesn't want to lead but happens to be the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  This group is full of some shall we say colorful characters.  I can't wait to learn more about the different Brothers.  They actually fight a truly scary enemy that has no soul.  If you can get past the convoluted mythology then it's a really fun ride.  If you're looking for a steamy series that also has lots of fun, then this may be the series for you.


  1. I should start on the BDB series one of these days as well.

  2. @Sullivan - You should :) Yeah, I've been hearing about them and have had the first book in my TBR pile for a long time. I ended up finishing the book in 1 day.

  3. Thanks for reading and reviewing DUMB, Becky. So glad you enjoyed it!

  4. @Antony John - Thanks for checking out my mini review. Your book was a really fun read over winter break and it just really draws you in as you read.

    One thought that I had while reading was that with all the music in the book, it would be awesome if there was a special edition or something someday that came with a cd/code to get MPS files of music based on the music from the book. :)


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