Tempest Reborn

By Nicole Peeler

I have always loved the Jane True series for all of its cliff-hangers, humor, lust, and amazing characters. This series constantly had me on my toes, in tears, belly laughing, or dying for my man to come home, if you catch my drift. Now, on to the review…

Jane has just lost her lover to a horrid dragon. Her entire world is gone and she is alone. Mourning the loss of Blondie and Anyan and all of her hope she would rather die too. Everyone now has to look to her to be the champion she is. But being a champion has lost all meaning. Until she starts dreaming…

Anyan fills her dreaming hours. She misses him desperately and seeks the comfort of her dreams. But her imagined Anyan may be more than just imagined. If she can only remember what is important.

During her waking hours she spends time with her family and friends devising ways to end the Red and the White. Ryu becomes her main consultant and helps her focus on what matters, discovering that Anyan may not be past saving from the White.

After some strange encounters with some magical monks they all learn that history may have produced a key. From centuries of seeming lunatics spouting on about alchemy there may be a hidden map. Some direction in defeating the dragons once and for all. But no victory is ever won without sacrifice.

After days of deciphering ancient texts the strange bunch of misfits combine to bring down the White and save Anyan. (I have to admit I took a long celebratory break after this point.)

With one down they move on to their final task. Removing the Red from Morrigan and destroying her permanently.

Hiral, your friendly neighborhood gwyllion, decides to become a spy. And a darn good one. Throughout the story he moves silently from side to side revealing valuable information. But even he doesn’t know what the last act will be in the ultimate destruction. Only Caleb and Anyan are privy to that bit of information.

The universe must have balance and there are always options. Hard decisions must be made and the battle will be won.

I was on the edge of my seat the last 20% of this book. Just itching to know the end. And when I did the rug was pulled out from under me! I feel like I was dropped on my butt, hard. Not to rant but, really?! That’s it?! That’s the end?! Not that it is a bad ending, not at all. But this is the final… *ahem* FINAL book in the Jane True series. Oops! I didn’t realize this and now I’m aghast!

Anyway… for the last book you’ll find Jane True in it really ties up loose ends nicely and I enjoyed the journey. It truly (ha ha) was an amazing series with smashing characters. Take the time and read this last book!

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Magic Number 4

So I think a good juggling number for my reading attention span is around four. So for the next round of books I’ll be setting up another top four. I believe I’ll take over reading…

1) Outpost (Razorland #2) By Ann Aguirre

2) Finale (Hush, Hush #4) By Becca Fitzpatrick

3) Divergent By Veronica Roth

4) Insurgent By Veronica Roth

I’m going to tackle two new ones and re-read two in order to prepare myself for the newest book in the Divergent series coming out in October, Allegiant.

So from here we should expect a review of: Tempest Reborn, With All My Soul, Outpost, and Finale. I am nearing the end of Tempest Reborn, not to mention very excited about it, and then I will focus on With All My Soul. I’ve been prolonging that one because it’s going to be like dessert since it is the last in that particular series.

Two Down!

Two to go.

I must say that having finished these wonderful books so far has only made me hunger for more. I love these two books and can’t wait to pick up in the second Enclave book. So it is with much excitement and sadness that I must let those series rest until later and finish my final two books in the top four: Tempest Reborn and With All My Soul.

Anyway, Have a great day!

Daylight

By Lisa Wiedmeier

“My Wesley will come for me.” -The Princess Bride

This is the feel you get from this story. I was very eager to read this book and Lisa didn’t let me down. She may have left me hanging but not let down.

The first chapters felt a touch dreary.  Cheyenne is grieving the loss of our beloved Colt. She is struggling to deal with that grief through any and all means possible. Though, there are some who begrudge her for it. Everyone has had to face their own share of loss.

After such a long journey she feels as if she had lost all hope and light. But some would rather receive her and show her life and love can still exist. The only thing is, well she let them?

New friends begin to lighten her dark, crimson-eyed world. Each one in their own ways. Through laughter, antics, and just plain friendship Cheyenne learns time does pass for a Timeless. Love can grow even in the most turbulent conditions. And hope never dies unless you let it.

But danger and heartache are never far away from Cheyenne it would seem. Her destiny has come and with it even more responsibility. Hard decisions must be made as well as sacrifices. Just when you share in her happiest moments you are ripped away to yet another adventure.

But for all of the heartache the continuance of this story is worth the read. I believe Lisa Wiedmeier truly fleshes out her characters very thoroughly. You come to know and love every one of them because they are all so very human. So take the time and don’t give up hope for Cheyenne and her family just yet. There are still a few more pages to be turned.

Enclave

By Ann Aguirre

Pretty cool story.

In post apocalyptic America there are few residents. Our main character comes from College, the underground tribe. This tribe is believed to be one of very few and the only one capable of surviving the plague. With many tales of the horrors Topside they have colonized below.

Unfortunately, they aren’t privy to new information and if someone tries to relay news it must forego judgement. Deuce, the main character, gets turned out along with her teammate Fade. Together they must seek out any other lifeforms, aside from the freaks. The freaks are a constant changing bunch of clawing, biting, rotting humans who want nothing but their next meal.

Fade knows more about Topside than Deuce and they struggle to journey toward new life. Every journey has loss and new friends. It seems like their journey has just begun as it ends.

Frequent freak battles and odd companionship make for the beginning of a great story. I can’t wait to tread along with the next book.

If you have liked The Hunger Games, Divergent, or anything of the like you’ll love this. Definitely take the time!

Don’t Starve!

Designed as a survival/adventure game this game is oddly addictive. The art style is like that of a Tim Burton film or a Series of Unfortunate Events. Sketchy and two-dimensional.

You play as a guy, Wilson, as you try to survive in the wilderness.  You must build fires and kill for food.

You could compare it to Terraria. You progress day by day through the game instead of level by level. If you happen to die you lose a portion of your experience. While attempting to stay feed, sane, and alive you fight off bats, mosquitoes, and other menaces.

The Gothic humor is sweet. For example, Wilson will cut down a tree and say, “take that nature”. Or he will read a tomb stone and say, “Hey that’s my name”.

Like I said, strangely addictive like Terraria.

Give it a shot, besides it’s on sale on steam.

Latest Release

The Host is now available for your purchasing pleasure. And can I just point out how sweet the Imagine Dragons song is? I usually don’t like to jump on, let alone even look at, the bandwagon. But this one is the coolest bandwagon I’ve ever been a part of.

Anyway, Have a good one!

Where has she been?

Sorry guys! My reading time has been restricted at work. Mainly, my amount of work has increased.  This is good except when my boss decides that reading is bad when there is no work? Anyway, enough about my troubles. 

We have General Zod! It’s official!

Also, I am (no matter what my boss says) pecking away at my books. And I am over 50% in all four. 

So don’t give up hope! I haven’t.