Friday, December 30, 2011

Great start to a new battle against evil

The Chosen (Portals of Destiny #1)The Chosen by Shay Fabbro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shay Fabbro's Portals of Destiny trilogy is off to a great start with her first release, The Chosen. There is a lot to be excited about in this science fiction adventure as multiple genres are intertwined to create colorful settings with a solid plot pitting the mindlessly evil `Mekans' against the entire galaxy. Of course, the only thing standing between galactic annihilation and salvation are the Chosen, a collection of characters from four distinct worlds, each bearing unique abilities and individual depth along with personal complexities.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reviews you can believe

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember and that love has translated into writing reviews on the books I read.  Criticizing someone's work shouldn't be taken lightly nor should maintaining credibility as a reviewer, which is what's been on my mind today.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A human struggle against the paradigm of evil

Twisted Vengeance (Twisted Vengeance, #1)Twisted Vengeance by Jeff Bennington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not for the faint of heart, Jeff Bennington’s ‘Twisted Vengeance’ is a brilliantly crafted tale of deep passions and haunting pasts. It’s these elements that introduce a riveting plot of paranormal twists with well developed characters. This is ultimately a battle of good versus an unknown and seemingly unstoppable evil. Clear some time in your schedule because once Rick starts the hunt, you won’t want to put this book down.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The preeminent emotional reading experience

Small as a Mustard SeedSmall as a Mustard Seed by Shelli Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story that will run you through an emotional marathon at a sprinters pace. Rarely do you find a novel or a writer than can reach inside the reader to evoke such strong feelings but Shelli Johnson’s ‘Small as a Mustard Seed’ is that one in a million story.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Anticipation spills over in Rothfuss' debut novel

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Here’s a story with grand potential if you’re a patient lover of fantasy. The Name of the Wind is the first installment of the Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss and sets the stage for what could become an epic trilogy. If I sound a little non-committal then follow me so you get the gist.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper or Plastic- Rinni’s take

Oh, for the love of books!  If you look up the word bibliophile, you very well could find a picture of yours truly.  Bibliophile, hmmm, sounds contagious right?  Well it should be!!  Everyone should have a great love of books!  A book, a book, a book, my books!!  LOVE THEM!!!!  

Mine hubby knows that I NEED my books and of course like any purist I prefer to get my fix in the paper variety.  Kindle or Nook might as well be a four letter word!