Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tiger's Destiny

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Author:  Colleen Houck
Goodreads Rating: 4.74
My Rating: 5
Pages: 464

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse.

But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. 

Tiger's Destiny is filled with adventure that makes you want to never stop reading.  Riveting war scenes that make you feel that you are in the middle of the action and cringe when one of the heroes take a blow.  Bitter sweet scenes that have your heart aching, and happiness that over comes you with emotion.

Kesley's ultimate task is to choose one of the brothers to love and built a life with.  That seems like a simple task, but is too hard for her to do on her own.  She is tested throughout the story by both human and beast.  She knows in her heart what is true, but does not want to hurt either of the brothers.  In the end it is the brothers that make the choice for her.  She knows that it is the right choice, but still has a hard time letting go of the other brother.  

She also has to face her fear of death.  She has held her heart back, scared to be pained by death.  She looses yet another person that is dear to her in death.  It takes a beast to show her that death is nothing to fear and is the natural cycle of life. 

I highly recommend this series! Colleen Houck has a way with words that will make you part of the story and stay with you long after you have finished reading.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In The Mail!

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Look what I just received from Amazon!  I am so excited to start reading!  It isn't supposed to be released until September 4th, so I got it a week early. I highly recommend Amazon's Pre-order option.  Keep checking back for the review, coming soon!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Descendant of Darkness

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Author:   Melanie Nowak        
Goodreads Rating: 4.07
My Rating: 4
Pages: 446

The saga continues...

Heartbroken and soul searching, the vampire Cain believes he has finally found his purpose. He is mentoring Allie, who is grudgingly coming to terms with the fact that she is unique among vampires... The United One. Together with Allie's husband Mattie, they are working to discover her powers, when the vampiress Sindy returns with some new tricks of her own.

Ben and Felicity have tried to leave their past involvements with vampires behind them, settling into human life together, despite having to deal with Ben's vampire hunting father - but is mundane love strong enough to supersede the supernatural?

The vampire Elric has sabotaged his master's plans to control The United One more times than for which he can expect to safely escape the consequences. Coven Master Arif knows what he wants, and the guiding forces behind his plan know how to help him get it... If Elric rebels, he could lose his love, but thwart disaster for the human race. Is staying true to the coven in order to save his love, worth the price the world will pay?

When you are descended from darkness, is it still possible to reach for the light? In times of peace, prepare for war.

I could rant on and on about how I HATE waiting on books to be released, but you've already heard that...

I started reading this series late November 2010.  At that time 3 of the books were out and I zipped right through them and even got to read the 4th that had just come out.  Due to personal stuff in the author's life, the publishing of this book was set back MANY times.  I was hesitant to read it not knowing when the next one would be out. but as always I caved.  I missed Cain too much to wait any longer!

He is a tortured soul that has been "alive" close to 400 years.  His goal in the "afterlife" is to help other vampires learn a civil way to lead their life without harm to others.  After making the decision to leave the love of his life, Felicity, so that she could have a chance at a normal human life, he suffers daily.  He knows that he made the right decision, but it is painful for him.  He spends his days mentoring Allie and her new found powers.  I still hold out hope for Felicity and Cain. 

She is moving on with her life.  Cain is often on her thoughts,but she is sure that he has forgotten all about her by now.  Ben and Felicity are still together and hope for something more some day.  She has graduated college and is now an elementary school teacher and Ben is in law school. 

The United One.  Cain has figured out that Allie is the only one of her kind and is VERY special.  She has the abilities of all the vampire breeds, but she has to figure them out and control them.  She has been living off of animal blood alone and has no thoughts to change that until a certain someone enters their lives again and starts telling her of all the benefits of human blood.

He is soft spoken as always and stands behind Allie 100%.  He starts feeling left out and doesn't know what to say.  With the help of Allie he finds his hidden ability that he had no clue that he had.  He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in.

In and out of every one's lives.  She returns for a great while for what seems like harmless companionship, but that is not what she is known for.  Does she have a hidden agenda?  Cain finally warms up to her and they begin to build a relationship. But is it over before it even began?

He is still in denial about Allie and will not let her be part of his life.  He is in law school during a portion of the book, then graduates and joins a firm.  He has Felicity and is happy, until vampires start showing up again and catch him off guard.

Overall Thoughts
I really liked this book.  I will have to say that I am not 100% thrilled with how somethings are turning out (Hence the 4 instead of 5). I will just have to wait for the next book to see if things shift back the way that I hope for.  There is a lot of detail in this book that was missing in the others.  It is also a lot longer.  Allie is quickly becoming one of my favorites, I look forward to reading more of her story.  I hope that Cain can find happiness.  The ending of the book with Arif discussion how to lead Allie to join their coven was disturbing!  I hope their plans are not successful!  Since Ben had that emotional break thinking that Allie was dead, maybe he will find a way to let her be part of his life again.  I will be anxiously waiting for the next book! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you so much for the nomination Caitlin @ The Y.A Bookworm Blogger!!!  I am so thrilled to recieve this award!  I am new to blogging and recognition like this is awesome. (You can't see me right now, but I am *shining* 

Part of excepting this award is sharing 7 randow facts about myself... So read on to get to know me a little better...

  1. I LOVE sticky notes! Only bright colors will do. (no, really you should see my office, I have an obsession!)
  2. Disney World is one of my favorite places on Earth!
  3. I am an Amazon Kindle owner and promoter!

IT'S ME!!!

4.   Blue is my favorite color.
5.   Work full-time with the State of Florida.
6.   Twilight was the book that turned me into a vampire fanatic!!!

 7.   I have blond hair. (naturally)

Also as part of excepting the award, I get to nominate 15 other bloggers for the award!  How Awesome is that!  I get to award people for blogging!!!  Click on each of the blog links and check them out! (work in progress)