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Hacked by Geri Hosier

Posted July 14, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Hacked by Geri Hosier

I have been on a romance kick lately, but I like to switch things up every now and again just to keep things interesting. I have always been a fan of mystery/thriller books, and I really like the whole idea behind investigative reporting, so I figured this would be the perfect book to kind of switch things up for me. So obviously this book is kind of a play on the whole play on the phone hacking scandal from a while back, so I thought this would be an interesting take on real life scandal turning into a book plot. But I had a couple of issues with the book that I want to address first. I thought that the jumping between POVs made it really difficult to really get into the book. It’s not that I don’t like multiple POVs, I appreciated getting a fuller picture of what was going on, but it happened I think with too much frequency to really get into a rhythm with any one person and it made it all the more difficult for me to have an emotional connection with the characters. I did also think the book went on to long to support the story line. There is a romantic element in this book, but it happened to quickly. It was one of those wham bam we love each other and that’s it. I have a hard time believing in relationships that happen quick enough to give you whiplash. That being said […]

Faerie by Delle Jacobs

Posted February 4, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Faerie by Delle Jacobs

I love books that create a different world from the one we live in, because I imagine it must be such a hard thing to do. You have to inform the reader about all the important aspects of the world rather than just assume the reader knows the world. There is so much that does into creating a new world that it doesn’t always come across as well as I wish it would, but thankfully in this book the world was easy for me to imagine and enjoy. Leonie is an interesting character, she is living in a world where she is different than everyone else, or at least as far as she knows she is different than everyone else. Leonie is taken in by a family to raise her, and thankfully they are very good people. She does have land that she would be inheriting and because of that marriage is an important thing to the kingdom and potential spouses, something I don’t think Leonie is comfortable with. Philippe is a knight, and a good one at that. He is most definitely a tortured soul, he has some things that haunt him. Leonie had a secret crush on him, and he finds her to be beautiful, but the two are unlikely to ever acknowledge those things. When Philippe finds her unconscious in the first, and questions are raised as to Leonie’s virtue, the King forces Philippe to marry her. Once you get to the two of them interacting on […]