Sunday, December 21, 2014

To my readers

A note to my readers:

I realized lately most of my reviews have been 5 stars. I just wanted to say thanks for the chance to let me read these novels. They have all been exceedingly good. Let's hope next year is as good as these past few weeks have been!

Review: Making Do (Myself in Blue Book 2.5) by Renata F. Barcelos

Making Do (Myself in Blue Book 2.5) by Renata F. Barcelos

My rating 5/5 stars

I received this book for free through a Library Thing giveaway.

I read this book in two days, staying up very late to finish it. It was such a great story.

Simon is autistic or has asperger's (he hasn't been properly diagnosed) but his friends and family suspect it. Natalie recently had a bad accident and is blind. Music brings them together. 

Although they have different ailments, deep down they are very much the same. They are beautiful on the inside and out. You can't help but fall in love with Simon and Natalie. 

The ending was superb. It was such a beautiful story to read, and gave me a feeling of hope. If these two people can come together, there is so much hope for the rest of us out there.

This novel is split between Simon and Natalie both telling their story. It is humorous at times too, because Simon does very silly cute things like a little boy would. He however unlike most men today, speaks from his heart. 

I recommend this to anyone wanting to read a touching, sweet, beautiful story.

You can read your copy of this at: Amazon





Review: A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist

A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist

My rating 5/5 stars

I received this book for free through a Library Thing giveaway. 

This book only took me two days to read, which means I could not put it down. 

We all have met someone destructive in our lives, and some of us are lucky enough to get away from them. Unfortunately, Norman wasn't lucky enough to get away from Zach.

This book is indeed gruesome with a lot of violence and sex. However, it is needed. You see the cold case files documentaries all the time, and this is a wonderful story of what happens before the cold case. The only part I didn't really like was all the cats that were killed. However, many serial killers kill animals before people. 

Zach is an outcast, however he is egotistical and maniacal. Norman is an outcast too, but you couldn't help but love him. He was sweet to Lisa and tried to be the best son he could be.

This book was great in that it showed two point of views, Norman and then Zach from chapter to chapter. It really showed how naive Norman was at first when he met Zach. The newspaper articles in the book too are a key part to this novel. 

I would recommend this book to everyone really, it is a warning to perhaps be more careful in who you find to be your friend. Also to be more aware of what is going on right before your eyes in the case of the other characters.

You can read your copy of this at: Amazon