Sight by Juliet Madison

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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WOW – just WOW. I’d had a good feeling about this book and I was so right! I’m a huge fan of “supernatural” stories – ghosts, witches, psychic phenomena, etc. This is one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

One of the things I like is that where most books have psychic phenomena start occurring because a person reached a certain age at which their powers were to manifest or because they were born to certain parents, etc., Sight actually has the phenomena occurring as the result of a life-changing event. It’s refreshing to see this, as many of the people we hear about having psychic abilities actually encountered some sort of life-altering trauma such as a near-death experience.

Sight is very well written and keeps the reader entertained. Whether you are laughing at Savannah’s interaction with her sisters, furious at something happening with Riley, or sad at the interaction taking place during a psychic phenomena, you are entertained. There is even a bit of a who-done-it/mystery element to the book which is pretty awesome as well. I admit, there was a point in this book where I had to fight not to cry because I was reading it in public and having that a-ha moment when I had a theory on who the “bad guy” was.  The fact that this is Book One in a series makes me very happy, because it means there will be more of these awesome books!

Sight will be released on July 14, 2015 – be sure to grab a copy for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!!

Aglow by Krissy Daniels

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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In a word – WOW. It took me a bit to get into the book. I haven’t read a “romance” genre book in a while that had this much steam. Lately if a book says “romance” it’s a sweet, chaste Amish story from the Christian genre of books. This one reminded me a lot of Linda Lael Miller books I used to read when I was a teenager – but with a lot more steam and a more interesting story line!

The only problem I have with the story line is the fact that it’s apparently automatic that soulmates will be so deeply entrenched in each other’s souls that they can’t be apart – and they automatically love each other even if they don’t come right out and say it. For me, half the fun of romance books is the fact that they figure out they’re in love – it isn’t destined from the start – and they don’t have to fall into bed as soon as possible because they’re destined to be together.

But I thought the fallen angel/nephilim (though the author doesn’t use the term in this book) concept was pretty nice – it’s not a widely used concept in adult fiction – Young Adult yes, but not adult. The story line alone is enough to make me want to read the first and third books – the sex scenes were really an afterthought for me, and honestly, I don’t think there needed to be quite as many as there were.

The book does take a bit to get into and frankly, I have to say the amount of sex in the book makes me think it would have been better tagged with Erotica than Romance. This book is not for those who do not like overly sexual content or foul language as both are liberally sprinkled throughout the book.

I give the book four stars because it’s a good read once you get into it, but a bit too much foul language and a few too many sex scenes getting in the way of an interesting story.

Aglow will be released on June 2, 2015.

Reading Pace Slowed

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It is unfortunate that I must state that my reading pace will be slowing over the next couple of months. I have just started the summer semester classes at my local community college and frankly, I need to focus my energies on my textbooks whether I like it or not.

I wish I could say that textbooks are exciting but let’s face it – they aren’t. And of course, this comes when I am finally getting to the point where I’m starting to get into Aglow and wanting to actually read it.

Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with reviews of my textbooks. Although if you follow me on Twitter you might get to see some rants about the boring subject matter of my textbooks. 🙂

Am I Getting Pickier About My Books?

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Lately I’ve been running into a lot of books that sound great when I read their descriptions but that I just can’t get into. I’m reading one of those right now. It just doesn’t capture and keep my attention like I feel a book should. That’s been happening a lot lately. I don’t know if my taste in books is shifting or if it’s simply that there really are that many crappy books out there – but I’m sure having a heck of a time reading books lately.

Upcoming on the Blog Part 4

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This is starting to be a weekly thing with me. I guess that’s a good thing because it helps keep me on task. Of course, upon occasion a new book will be added mid-week to my NetGalley TBR pile and it will need more immediate attention, so it will never get listed as an upcoming on the blog. But oh well. 😛

This week’s upcoming on the blog includes:

  1. Aglow by Krissy Daniels (currently reading)
  2. The Gilded Cage by Lauren Smith
  3. Chimera by Vaun Murphrey
  4. Changeling by Vaun Murphrey
  5. Vector by Vaun Murphrey
  6. Lawyer Up by Kate Allure
  7. Sight by Juliet Madison
  8. Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom S. Rainer
  9. I Will by Thom S. Rainer
  10. The Race by Kyle Froman, Billy Maudlin, and Dale Waltrip
  11. Unlimited by Davis Bunn
  12. The Corridor by A.N. Willis

I have 12 currently needed reviews. Aglow is up first as it has an archive date of June 5, 2015, so I want to get it read and reviewed before the archive date. Other books have upcoming archive dates, so those will probably be the ones I read first – then I’ll get to the ones that aren’t scheduled for archiving just yet.