Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Review: Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her newfound fame brings misfortune as an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and stop these deadly events, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Unenchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1) by Chanda Hahn takes a unique twist on fairy tales. As soon as I started reading this book, I could not stop! It is such an easy read, and I finished it in a little over two hours. I love reading fairy tale remakes, and this book takes the Grimm Fairy Tales to a whole new level.

The main character, Mina, is a shy, clumsy, awkward girl that is just trying to get through high school without being noticed. Of course, that all changes when she saves Brody's life. My favorite character was Mina's best friend, Nan because she is so confident in herself. I love how fun and upbeat she is throughout the whole book. I could have done without all her Twitter references, but I still loved her.

There were a few things I did not like about this book. The first and most annoying is the grammatical and spelling errors. It was as if parts of this book were not even edited, which made reading slightly less enjoyable. Don't get me wrong! I still enjoyed the story quite a bit, but a little spell check and proofreading never hurt anyone.

Another issue I had with this book is that some parts felt rushed. These parts made the book feel unfinished because the story just jumped from one thing to another without any sort of transition. There were also a few inconsistencies I noticed throughout the story.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, and I plan on reading the next book in the series. The ending was perfectly grim, and left me feeling sad for Mina. I am looking forward to seeing where Chanda Hahn takes Mina next!

If you would like to read this book for yourself, you can get the Kindle Edition on Amazon right now for free!

Rating: 3.5/5

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review: Rescue Ink with Denise Flaim

Rescue Ink: Tough Guys on a Mission to Keep Our Animals SafeSynopsis:

1,700 pounds of muscle, 80-plus tattoos, one unlikely mission... 

Abusers are losers! That's the rallying cry of Rescue Ink, the unique group of tattooed, muscle-bound motorcyclists who've banded together to rescue helpless, abandoned, and abused animals. Led by Joe Panz, Johnny O, and Big Ant, the guys act on tips from concerned citizens to find endangered animals and persuade the abuser (within the bounds of the law) to either change his hard-hearted ways or surrender the animal to them.

The inspirational story of these guys and their commitment to better animal care, Rescue Ink's combination of heartwarming stories and practical advice will charm everyone who loves animals.
Quick Review:

This is an excellent book full of short stories about how these tough guys from Rescue Ink in New York rescue and find homes home so many animals! I love what these guys stand for and what they do. They are truly an inspiration. I enjoyed the bits of humor thrown into the stories. This book had me laughing and crying. I loved it! Great read. I recommend it to anyone who has a passion for animals.

Rating: 4/5

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale


Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. 

Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen;or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

Quick Review:

What can I say about this book? I did enjoy it, but I had a hard time getting into it. I had to put it down quite a few times and pick up another book. That being said, once I got about a third of the way through it, I began to enjoy the story. Jane was a fun character to be with. I enjoyed her personality. This was an overall fun book. Just a little slow in the beginning.

Rating: 2.5/5

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My Long Awaited Return

WOW!!! It has been a VERY long time since I have posted anything. I have been extremely busy with life, but I am back! I do not know how often I will be able to post, but I am going to try to post at least once a week. Sorry for being gone for so long.

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