Happy holidays everyone! I had a lovely Thanksgiving crashing my best friend’s Thanksgiving and I can’t wait for Christmas and New Years. The holidays are totally my thing. I hope you have had an amazing holiday season so far.
Read on for the November 2014 #k8approved books and reviews plus a new giveaway!
So cute! This is a lovely story about how being different can be a good thing. How sometimes by being different we can do things that others can’t. The artwork is adorable and so fitting for the story. Lovely, just lovely.
I LOVED Black Ice! When I had started the book I wasn’t sure if I would or not. Black Ice is a contemporary thriller, not one of my favorite genres generally. In this case the thriller part worked in my favor and really made me love the book. There is something to be said for reading a book where characters have to survive in a harsh wild setting, in this case a very cold mountain, while the temperature outside the readers home is dropping. I enjoyed getting to cuddle up with a blanket and read Black Ice whenever I had a moment. With the cold encroaching outside my door this was the perfect time to read about such a setting.
The story compelled me to want to keep reading until I was finished. I was a fan of the main character, Britt, she makes some smart moves and doesn’t completely lose her wits when things get bad. And the boys in this story, well, I liked them too. I did feel the big twist that was coming. I believe this is more from the characters giving off certain vibes than poor plot-twist writing on the author’s part. Meaning I didn’t see it coming, I felt it. This left me very satisfied. I felt like I did not only read about the characters, but I knew them.
Black Ice also has a lovely bit of romance included, one of many the things that made this book compelling to read. If you are a fan of romance and like a little bit of a thrill in your reading I really believe you will like Black Ice.
Days Gone Bad is a darker book than I’d typically read. There is guts and gore, swears, and a whole lot of dark things that happen in this tale. But the author really has some gem moments which kept me interested in the story. The first gem being the author’s ability to make me laugh. Very rarely do things make me laugh and yet I laughed out loud while listening to this story. The author really has nailed the humor element (which actually may not suit all readers but it worked for me). The second gem is characters like Foster (fae and friend of our main character Damian Valdis Vesik). If Foster could be my friend, that would be great. Seriously, I LOVED Foster. Third gem is the range of characters, although Foster is clearly my favorite I enjoyed the entire cast. I loved Damian’s humor, Sam’s wacky vampire freak outs, Kara and the other fae. So although at points Days Gone Bad got a bit too dark for my tastes I am really looking forward to seeing what else the author will come up with next.