Fifty Shades of Grey: Blast from the Past Review

034580404x  I jumped on the bandwagon for this series my last year in college, about 5 years or so ago.  What did I even know about sex?  Heh.  

I read this during a depressing time for myself, so I needed to consume myself with reading.  This series really sucked me in.  It was definitely a fantasy, a guy wanting to cater to your needs, treating you with many gifts and new experiences.  

This book as well was turned into movies.  The movies were anti-climatic as compared to the books.  Especially Fifty Shades Freed, that movie totally eliminated major parts of the story.  The ending of the series in the book, really pulled everything together.  By not including how they end up, it really was a disappointment for me.

If you’re really into erotic fiction, this is quite an intense experience, but it is a wishful romance in the long run.  This series was definitely better than the movies.  I recommend this series only if you are ready for the type of intense reading it will provide.  Also, you’re better off grabbing a kindle version of this book, if you want to keep what you are reading private.

Stay tuned for my review of Grey.

 

Twilight Saga Past Due Review

9780316243988  Twilight became very popular back when I was still in High School, a good 10-11 years ago.  The movies had just come out and it had a lot of hype.  My sister was the one who owned the first book and was attempting to read it before going to see the movie, I managed to finish her book before she could finish it.  Of course, she wasn’t too happy about that.  By the end of my junior year or high school, I finished all of the Twilight books, except for the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.  

Anyways, I did enjoy reading the saga.  I was especially intrigued with each character’s backstory, especially Rosalie’s.  The movies didn’t give the books the justice it deserved.  The movies were very corny and fell flat, whereas the books really told the story well.  

I really did enjoy the romance and the new take on the supernatural in this series.  Vampires’ skins glittered in the sun, werewolves that weren’t really werewolves, people/humans with gifts much like mutants in the X-men, who became vampires with gifts as well.  Very epic mash-ups for me, in my opinion.  

Honestly, I recommend this series to anyone who likes people with abilities, supernatural beings and I suppose cheesy romance.

 If you want this kind of reading, but more geared toward an older/adult reader, I recommend The Sookie Stackhouse series.  Here’s my review of the 1st in that series:  Dead Until Dark.

I plan to read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, hopefully at some point before the end of this year.  

Away on a Cruise

Hey all, I’m going away for the next few days with the family.  So I won’t be able to post more book reviews for awhile.  So instead, I plan to post some of the books I have read in the past and maybe some posts about my interests.  While away I plan to start on reading A Feast for Crows.  Hope you all continue enjoying my posts!  Have a wonderful next few days.

Sookie Stackhouse #2 Book Review

51bavq2jmzl-_sx308_bo1204203200_  After finishing up Dead Until Dark, I was itching for more of Sookie’s adventures.  I picked up this book on my Kindle after finishing up with the 1st book.  

Now, if you watched the series, at this point, the series has made very detailed changes.  You begin this book with the death of Lafayette, which made my heart drop as Lafayette’s personality on the show was very well liked.  The books didn’t really portray him like that.  In fact, Sookie doesn’t know Lafayette all that well.  

So in the book, you meet the maenad, Sookie goes to Dallas, meets other shapeshifters and werewolves, then returns to Bon Temps to solve Lafayette’s murder.  The book is a quick short read with only 11 chapters.  Of course, Charlaine Harris doesn’t make it easy, with the long chapters with many events happening in one chapter alone, which always seems to drain me of wanting to finish up the chapter.  Luckily, I do enjoy reading books using my Kindle, as it tells you an estimation of how long the chapter will be.  I think Chapter 6 was the longest with an estimated time of an hour and a half.

Looking forward to reading book #3 after I return from my vacation and finish up A Feast for Crows.  

Girls’ Night Out Book Review

37759098  Just finished this book, which was available on Kindle Unlimited.  Worth the read.  Especially if you’ve enjoyed books where the perspective and time changes every chapter.  

The characters are 3 women who have shared a friendship for over 20 years.  One of them decides to invite the other 2 on a spur of the moment vacation to Mexico.  On the morning of their last day, one of the women is no where to be found.  

The story goes through each women’s account on each day, before and after the disappearance.  It was really a thrill to keep reading to find out what really happened.  This book was similar to that of Riley Sager’s novels, which I have recently read, but those books only had one point of view throughout the book, whereas this novel goes through 3 different view points.

I highly recommend this book for others to read if this is your kind of thrill.  I plan to look into more of Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke’s other novels.  Here is the link to my reviews of Riley Sager’s novels as well, if you’re interested of course:  Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied.

 

Orange is the New Black- my brief break

Hey all, sorry.  I have been sidetracked to watching the new season.  It has been very enjoyable and has pulled me away from my summer reading.  If you haven’t gotten into this show, I highly recommend it.  It offers several different likeable characters, with very colorful backgrounds stuck together in a prison.  It’s comedic, dramatic, romantic, heartbreaking, suspenseful. I think I plan on reading the book this show is based off of, just for fun of course.

I will begin reading Girls’ Night Out right now, I promise.  Hopefully, I’ll have a review out for it in the next few days.  Once again, thanks for following!

Talented Book Review Sophie Davis

51ojzf5wk2bl So I came across this book after subscribing to Kindle Unlimited.  I searched for Divergent, and came across this gem.  It advertised itself as a cross between X-men and Divergent.

And, it was exactly that.  I enjoyed this post-apocalyptic world where a contamination caused humans to develop strange abilities.  You follow Talia around, and she is out for revenge after witnessing her parents assassination.  Now she has graduated from the special school for talented people and is now with the Hunters who go on missions.  Her abilities are of that like Jean Grey.  You witness how she develops relationships and friendships with others.  And boy, does she have a temper. 

The only thing I disliked about this book, was how the author didn’t leave a break in the text to show the change from past and present.  This was really frustrating at times, when you are following timelines and then all of a sudden, you’re in the present.

Overall, I did enjoy this book, since X-men is right up my alley.  I have already downloaded the 2nd book in the saga, Caged.  So look forward to that in the near future. 

For my next read, I plan to read another Kindle Unlimited freebie, Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke.  I might start this right after I binge watch Orange is the New Black, new season.  So sorry, if I haven’t posted a new review in the next few days.