Monday, July 6, 2015

Forbidden


Ten years have passed since the war that destroyed the Sazi Council and inflicted a horrible "cure" on thousands of Sazi, robbing them of their ability to shapeshift.

Luna Lake, isolated in Washington State, started as a refugee camp for Sazi orphans. Now it's a small town and those refugees are young adults, chafing at the limits set by their still-fearful guardians.

There's a reason to fear: Sazi children are being kidnapped. Claire, a red wolf shifter, is sent to investigate. Held prisoner by the Snakes during childhood, Claire is distrusted by those who call Luna Lake home.

Before the war, Alek was part of a wolf pack in Chicago. In Luna Lake he was adopted by a parliament of Owls, defying Sazi tradition. The kidnappings are a painful reminder that his little sister disappeared a decade ago.

When Claire and Alek meet, sparks fly - but the desperate race to find the missing children forces them to set aside their mutual attraction and focus on the future of the people.

This book is so good. I couldn't put it down. It has been a while since I read a book that I couldn't figure out who was behind all the evil doing. There are so many twists and turns. 

Claire and Alek have a magnetizing attraction. From the first moment they meet to the last page of the book, they suck you in. Are they good for each other or not? Can they trust one another or not? These are the questions I was asking myself as the story progressed.

The story... I am not going to say anything about the plot, except that this story is wonderfully written. 

The other characters... So many good characters that just add to it. Denis, Dani, Rachel, Scott, Lenny, and the three old birds. Everyone is so vibrant. No character is underdeveloped. 

I can't wait to see what happens next in the Sazi universe. 

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I am really glad that I did. Forbidden will be available for purchase August 18, 2015.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

This Week's Book Haul!


Hello Again

So, I haven't been blogging like I intended to. I have been putting in almost sixty hours a week at work. I have been reading though. I keep meaning to review books, but haven't. And I keep beating myself up about. Thinking that I am not a good enough writer to do decent reviews, but really who are these reviews for? Am I going to be criticized by some unknown internet hierarchy? Is there some blogging committee that will take down my blog if my review isn't perfect? Or is my blog and my reviews just for me? Something that I started so that I could share the books that I love with the world. Does it matter if I can't write more than a few paragraphs saying what makes a book special to me?  With my new philosophy I am going to write what I want to write not what I think others want me to write. I love books. I think others should know about these books. Nothing makes me happier than hearing someone talk about a book that they wouldn't have ever read before.

Last year I started playing audio books out loud in the office. I made sure nobody objected to it, and I got one co worker hooked on a series that they have now listened further in it than I have.

The privilege of listening out loud was taken from us, but they got their own audiobooks site and brought in some headphones and completed the series. That has made my year.

I guess the point of this post is that this blog is for me. The posts in it should make me happy, and if I get one person to read (or listen to) something that they wouldn't have before, it will all be worth it.