Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: Lonely Planet Cuba

Lonely Planet Cuba Lonely Planet Cuba by Lonely Planet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am getting ready for my upcoming trip to Cuba. I purchased recently the "Puerto Rico" book from the same publishing company and really liked it. Lonely Planet Cuba was another awesome source of information. I love the recommendations, the maps and the great advises. I will be able to enjoy my trip better with all that good information! Muchas gracias!!

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Review: Red Queen

Red Queen Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Red Queen is an exciting book filled with lots of actions and surprises. It is a great start for this YA series. The characters are well defined and the story flows at a great pace. I am looking forward to read the other two books in the series.

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Review: Walking On Wild Air

Walking On Wild Air Walking On Wild Air by Yvonne Marjot
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a free copy a this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It was a hard read. The book was confusing at time and made the flow of the story not very enjoyable. I wish the author had kept the story to Sushila and Dougie and did not jump to these other random stories about the people who died on the hill. These alternate stories brought nothing to the plot; they were actually confusing. I think the book also left me with too many unanswered questions. It had too many loose ends. The story between Sushila and Dougie is beautiful and had a lot of potential to develop into a bestseller.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Review: Fire Touched

Fire Touched Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a big fan of Mercy Thompson! This is the ninth book in the series and I enjoyed it as much as the other eight. It was a bit more subdued than the last one, but still very entertaining.

Mercy Thompson is the protagonist of the book series. She is a Native American supernatural being called a "Walker" (a.k.a. shapeshifter) who can turns into a coyote when she wants. Her father is a spirit called Coyote who had taken the form of a Blackfeet Indian when met her mother, a young Caucasian teen. Mercy is a mechanic and a bad "arss" fighter. She has a big heart and her desire to help others often gets her in deep doodoo, but she always prevails.

The series follows Mercy through many adventures where she encounters a variety of supernatural beings; each one more interesting than the previous one. The books are filled with action adventures, epic battles and troubles waiting at every corner. This is an adult series as it contains heated love scenes and deals with mature subject matters. Definitely very engaging!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Review: The Lake House

The Lake House The Lake House by Kate Morton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have yet to read a book by Kate Morton I don’t like. Her stories are full of surprises and unexpected outcomes. I love how she stirs us precisely to the right conclusions in a methodological and articulate way. The Lake House is a fantastic read. The characters are complex and multifaceted. Each brings a twist to the story and offers an explanation to what really happened that Midsummer’s Eve in 1933. This is a touching detective story; it tells how far people will go to keep a promise.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Review: The Ex

The Ex The Ex by Alafair Burke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

« The Ex » by Alafair Burke is a great « who did it » book. I was engrossed in the story right from the start. The plot has many facets and each ones build from the others. Alafair Burke succeeded to create a solid story which allows the reader to peek here and there at the true motive without revealing the whole shebang too quickly. Great book!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy Barton My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Short and sweet!!! This book is beautifully written and moving. The story is sporadic and only touches the surface of its every part. It was like being at a restaurant which has a tasting menu… you get to eat many dishes in very small portions, but if you like one in particular, you are out of luck to get more. I wish the author had gone deeper with some of the cameo stories. I enjoyed this book nonetheless.

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