Thursday, June 11, 2015

100 Words and a Quote

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
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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." 

Title: Hero 
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: NAL
Published: February 3, 2015
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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
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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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  1. *eeeep* I love this new feature of yours! The layout is gorgeous and I love these little mini snippet reviews. You know I 100% agree with you on Hero... the writing was great but the characters *sigh* not what I was hoping for.

    As for the Razorland books, well I really need to get going on those. I have all of them based on your recommendation. Plus I adored her writing in the last book I read.

    And last but not least, I love that quote for True Love! Just awesome!


  2. I loved Horde as well, The Epilogue was epic. A douche in a canoe.... too funny. That book really doesnt' appeal to me, and I am going to skip it, That last one sounds nice and sweet. I like these hundred word reviews!

  3. This is such a cool little mini review!

  4. I have the whole Razorland series, signed editions and have I read them? Nope. Guess I need to break them out. I actually liked Hero, so sorry you didn't.

  5. LOVE THIS! Really cool idea and you know I do love me some quotes :) Razorland series sounds like one I must get into. Glad to read that the ending was perfect :D

    Loves you big!

  6. Wow this new feature looks awesome & I love the mini review as well - thank you for sharing and I look forward to more of these posts!
    <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  7. Love the 100 word reviews. I may have to try that when I don't have much to say. Which is usually. lol. Aww I loved Hero, so poo on your two and a half stars. LOL


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