Sometimes, I can be a little long-winded when I start talking about a beloved book. Once, I wrote a review of a novella that I’m pretty sure contained more words than the actual novella. And who has time to read such a lengthy ramble? And then there are those rare times that, whether I loved it or didn’t love it… I just don’t have much to say. And what about those series finales? Can't give anything away! Thank goodness for mini-reviews! So I’ve decided to review certain books in 100 words and include my favorite quote like the quote addict I am. Hope you enjoy my 100 Words and a Quote reviews.
Title: Horde (Razorland # 3)
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: October 29, 2013
An amazing conclusion to the Razorland series! I love these books; and even though there are no tears left in my body after this final installment, I declare this ending perfect!! Because amid the battles, the bludgeoning deaths, and downright savagery, there are the most beautiful and lyrical passages any romantic could hope for. How Ann Aguirre makes me go from verging on a panic attack to melting in a swoony puddle all within lines of one another is one of my favorite aspects of the story. The epilogue is beautiful, and I recommend this series and author to everyone!
Word Count: 100 | Rating: ★★★★★
Favorite Quote: "It was frightening how happy he made me with a mere handful of words, but my heart, stupid bird that it was, sang on."
Author: Samantha Young
Published: February 3, 2015
I adore the Dublin Street series; and while Hero has the writing I’ve come to love, it was a miss for me in terms of main characters. On Dublin Street's Braden Carmichael can be a bit of a caveman, but he’s not cruel. Hero has Caine Carraway, who is cruel and a douche canoe. We just didn’t get along. Lexie is a weak protagonist whom I couldn’t connect with. The angst went on for too many chapters with too much take and not enough give. The secondary characters actually saved this story for me. Recommend for fans of steamy angst.
Word Count: 100 | Rating: ★★1/2
Favorite Quote: "'Lexie, I practically sold my soul to get where I am today. I’m a selfish bastard … and you …' His eyes washed over my face. 'You’ve already lost everything to keep your soul intact.'"
Title: True Love
(Nantucket Brides #1)
Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Random House
Published: July 9, 2013
Romance and a ghost make for an entertaining combination! I haven’t read this type of story in ages, and it took me back to my teenage days when I inhaled Ms. Deveraux’s stories. I enjoyed this book, though it was a huge departure from my current reads. Jared and Alix have an angry, heated introduction that of course leads to a completely different kind of heat. I love the history of not only the Montgomery family but also the island of Nantucket. Striking detail and charming secondary characters make this first installment in the Nantucket Brides trilogy a nice start.Word Count: 100 | Rating: ★★★
Favorite Quote: "'Waiting for Prince Charming?'
'Aren't all women? And you're waiting for Cinderella.'
'Actually,' Jared said slowly, 'I'm rather hoping to find the Evil Queen. I think she'd be much more fun.'"
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