Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Meeting Destiny (Destiny #1) - Nancy Straight

Lauren is visited in her dreams for years by a stranger claiming to be her destiny. Destiny becomes reality when paths cross during a failed robbery attempt. Lauren and the stranger experience chemistry like no other and now her doubt over her long time relationship with her high school sweetheart is not her only secret…someone else knows about her keen intuition and sixth sense.A mysterious clairvoyant seeks Lauren out and tells her not only of her life now but what the future may hold. Soon Lauren is in the middle of a murder investigation and a questionable friendship with the key suspect. Law enforcement, friends and family are concerned for Lauren but unfortunately they are unaware of the true danger…Sinister forces are at work and will stop at nothing to destroy Lauren’s abilities.

To be honest I didn't have high expectations for this, but after a few pages I could not put it down. This book has a little bit of everything murder, mystery, action, paranormal, and a whole lot of romance. There is a lot that goes on in Meeting Destiny it starts off fast and doesn't really slow down. The main character, Lauren, works at a fast food joint, and she has always been to feel things, and get warnings of danger, which makes it easy for her to read people's intentions. She has dreams about a stranger who tells her he is her destiny.
This is a paranormal romance series even though this book just kinda touches on the paranormal side of things it's more of a slow build to the paranormal aspects. (maybe I'm just to use to my vampires, werewolves, and fallen angels) The characters for the most part are likable. although Lauren at times seem a little needy, and Max and Seth act kinda childish.(men!) The story had a really nice pace, it didn't drag and it didn't rush the story, there was always enough going on to keep me from putting it down. The romance between Lauren and Max is the only thing to me that seem maybe a little rushed but you know who needs to really get to know each other when you're when you're soul mates and it's destiny and all that jazz. There were some question left at the end, however which I hope I get the answers to by the end of the series. The ending; what can I say I could not have seen it coming from a mile away, I immediately downloaded the second book and started reading it.
All in all Meeting Destiny was a great and pretty easy read. It was a nice step out of my comfort zone from what I normally read and I can't wait to finish the series this weekend after my move.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A - Z Challenge

A - Z Challenge hosted by Babies, Books and Signs
Rules are pretty simple, read a book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. You can list them ahead of time or as you go.

A: Against All Odds - Aliaa El-Nashar
B: Boyfriend From Hell - E. Van Lowe
C: Crave - Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz
D: Destiny's Wrath - Nancy Straight
E: Ethereal - Addison Moore
F: The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey - Rebecca Hamilton
G: Glimpse - Stacey Wallace Benefiel
H: Hope's Daughter - Melanie Cusick-Jones
I: Intangible - J. Meyers 
M: Meeting Destiny - Nancy Straight
P: Predestined - Abbi Glines
S: Sleeping Handsome - Jean Haus
Turned - Morgan Rice
U: UnEnchanted - Chanda Hahn
V: The Vincent Boys - Abbi Glines
X: Existence - Abbi Glines

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Okay I Give Up

After saying forever that I wasn't going to get an e-reader I've broken down. I've decided to get a kindle. Now the only question is which one to get?

On a side note I had to pack up all my books yesterday into one large and very heavy box.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

First of all I like this series I really do but, I had a really hard time getting into this book. I don't know if it's because I picked it up and put in down so much or if it was just the flow of the book. I remember when I finished Crescendo before my friend started reading it telling her that she was gonna love it then hate it then love it again then by the end be like what the hell. Silence just felt like most of the book I was waiting for Nora to catch up with her memory. I didn't think the people around Nora acted how I would expect people to act with someone who has been missing for months and has no memory of said months. I thought it was way to easy for Nora to accept this world of fallen angels, Nephilim, and the brewing war between the two that she gets thrown into with no memory of any of it. I did however love the last few chapters of the book. I did not see the ending coming at all, it left me with the same what the hell... feeling from Crescendo. Damn you Becca Fitzpatrick you did it to me again when will I learn. Will I read the next book? Most likely. Am I prepared to be a little let down? Kinda. Do I hope I'm completely wrong and the next book blows my mind? Absolutely!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Audio Books and Hard Copies

So I have a question for anyone that listens to audio books, do you just listen to the audio book or do you also buy a hard copy or vice versa? I have a friend that buys the audio format of books that she already owns hard copies of and I think it's just a waste. If I buy a book no matter what format it's in I don't see a reason to buy it again. On a similar note if I start a series on audio I usually like to continue the audio version.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Books

Went to the book store today picked up a few books as an early birthday present for myself and all for $23 I love the clearance shelf.

by Lauren DeStefano

by Claudia Gray