January 27, 2012

Step - Ball - Change by Jeanne Ray

I was walking around at work one day bored, and I saw this book. I read the back and it seemed like it would be a light-hearted funny books to read so I picked it up. 

It took me awhile to actually pick it up off my shelf. I kept buying different books, and this kept being pushed further back in to the queue. Once I finished my last book, I didnt have another to read, so I finally took the time to read this one. 

It is definitely a book you would want to read if you dont want to pay attention to detail. It is a fun book with a funny family story line. 
The main character is Caroline. She and her husband Tom have kids and are in their 60's. Through a few turn of events, Caroline's sister Taffy ends up living with them for awhile and they grow closer than they ever were before. 
There are also a few marriages that come along with money problems.

Its a fun book to read, I suggest picking it up!

4/5 Stars!

January 15, 2012

Vengeance Is Sacred by Peter Healy

Im going to start off by saying that Historical Fiction/Supernatual is not usually my genre' of choice. When Peter approached me and asked me to read his novel, I was more than willing. I figured it would be interesting to dive into a genre that I am not used to reading!
When I started off the novel, I often found myself spacing out because it was just not what I was used to. 
As soon as the second chapter though, I started to get used to it, and began appreciating his writing style. As I have said numerous times, I am a huge fan of James Patterson novels, and those are the majority of the novels I have read for a good year now, so being faced with a whole new writing style threw me off for a little bit. 
Peter uses longer chapters and much more description, which I have begun to notice throughout the novel, is needed for the type of story he is telling! There are breaks in the chapters which allowed me to put the novel down for a few minutes, get something done, and pick it up again. I don't like leaving a book mid-chapter because I will likely forget what I had been reading, but the way he split up the chapters made it much easier for me. Not everyone is like that, though, which is where the length of the chapters would be good for those people!

Vengeance Is Sacred is based around Paolo Calefati. He has to run from his home country of Italy to "L'America" "The New World" or most commonly used today -- The East Cost of the USA. He ends up in Jersey City, NJ and faces the problems of new immigrants with finding work and love. Paolo’s battle between remembering his past, and trying to move on with his future is a reoccurring theme, as well as him striving to be an honest loyal man. The power of the Deva that he possesses makes him more powerful than people believe at first sight.

The way Peter tells the story expresses knowledge on the topics he is speaking about which makes me ask the question -- How much research did he do on the topic? I feel like he knew the information all very well. I was impressed. Especially with the different dialects, accents, and languages -- as well as customs of different cultures. 

Being a girl myself, I like the fact that Paolo really respects the female gender. I feel that is Peter's own personality showing through his character!

Overall 4/5 Stars!
The chapters were a bit long for me, but it was very well written and interesting!
I have found myself missing reading about Paolo, Maria, and Augie.

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January 8, 2012

Kiss The Girls by James Patterson

If I had to use one word to describe this book - WOW!!!!
Out of all of the Patterson books I have read, this one has to be in the top 5. 
It's a GREAT thriller. It is so fast paced and makes your heart beat fast. I had a really hard time putting the book down once I was nearing the end. I just HAD to know what was going to happen next. 

The Perfect Crime
Thats what this novel is about. Casanova abducting girls to use for his own sick mind tricks for the police and for his own sexual pleasures. 
The plot is twisted and disturbing, but keeps you hanging on until the very last page. 

Could you catch Casanova?
Alex Cross is at it again. He won't rest until the case is solved. 

This Time - It's Personal.

I highly recommend this book. One of the best books I have picked up in awhile!

5/5 stars. 
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