Wednesday, May 23, 2012

True Devotion by Dee Henderson

As a military wife, I loved this book. It brought mixed emotions and made me really think hard about the life that I happily live with my wonderful husband. Kelly is a wonderful herione and is a true example of what a military wife is and should be. Joe is a great man and a true friend to Kelly and is a wonderful example of what a military man is. The story revolves around these two falling love after being friends for years. He's a Navy SEAL and she's a woman who loves him and who has already lost the love of her life, Nick, who was a Navy SEAL also. Some parts were heartwrenching, other parts were happy and lovey, and others just made me mad because that's how Henderson writes her books. Her books always seem to draw out all your emotions and it's easy to relate to her characters. Military spouses should read this book (#1 in a her Uncommon Heroes series). I read it in one day (by accident ;) because it was so good I couldn't put it down. It's a inspirational book as are most of Henderson's books. Worth the read and time.
5 out 5 stars!

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay is a great and beautifully written book that will take you only a few hours to read. I sat down and read this book in literally 2 hours and loved every minute of it. It is a sad story but the author weaves in happy moments as flashbacks from the mind of the main character. It is about a family, an auto accident, and whether to give up or fight on. This book would be a great read for young adults and adults alike. Young adult ages would be 13-18 yo.
This book should not be read if you have lost a loved one, have someone in the hospital, or have a loved one deployed. It is very sad and will make some cry.

4 out 5 stars (because it's so sad).

Still reading :The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson
Next up: True Devotion by Dee Henderson

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks

If you are a lover of zombies and just KNOW that the zombie apocalypse is going to happen sometime in your lifetime, then read this book. This book has everything you need to know and more about how to properly survive an encounter with the living dead. It starts with the gory details of how zombies come to be and it goes along to tell you about weapons other equipment and what places to avoid and MUCH more. It is labeled a nonfiction book and if you read it you'll understand that it is very PLAUSIBLE that this book could safe your life if zombies ever came to be. A good read and entertaining also. Give it a try if you like the undead, living dead, and things that go bump in the night!
4 out of 5 stars!

Next book: The Underside of Joy by Sere Prince Halverson

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer by Seth Grahame-Smith

As a huge fan of President Lincoln I wanted to read this book just to see if the author did justice to Honest Abe. The author is pure genius in writing this book! Not only is it entertaining, full of actual facts for a fiction book but it's a plausible explanation of the life of Abraham Lincoln. I love vampire stories and this book delivers one of the best stories of vampires and their demise I've read in a long time. This book really makes you question if you really know Abraham Lincoln for real or if the text books you grew up with lied to you. This book allows Lincoln to shine even more for his fans. The tale of Lincoln as a vampire slayer puts a new twist on what we thought we knew about him. A definite great read and must read if you love history and Lincoln.

5 out of 5 stars!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Negotiator (The O'Malley Series Book 1) by Dee Henderson

I've fallen in love with fictional characters. Both Kate and Dave are 2 exceptional characters that make your heart warm and bring smiles to your face. The way Henderson weaves faith into her books is a true joy and makes one really thing about the verses that she includes in her books. The mystery behind the case (FBI agent and police negotiator) in this book makes you see that faith and hope are needed no matter the job or situation. No matter where you are in your faith, be it beginning your journey or practicing Christian, this first book in this series is a true winner and will have you hooked. You will fall in love with the O'Malley clan and if you read Danger in the Shadows, the prequel book, you will fall in love with Dave all over again.

5 out of 5 stars!

Next books to be reviewed: Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith; The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks

Saturday, May 5, 2012

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Must read!! Sexy, entertaining and blush worthy. If you like sexy stories and love books that you can't put down, then read this book! The characters are wonderful and have such great personalities. Grey is a man of mystery who makes you want to know why he is like he is and what his childhood was like. Ana is a beautiful character who stands her ground even if at first you may not thing she can or will.

5 out 5 stars!! I can't wait to read the other 2 books in this trilogy!!