August 2012 Archive

From Fame to Shame

by: Veronica Blade

Pages: 125

Published: April 2012 by Crush Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780985343

From Goodreads: When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.

Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her sister’s butt. When Jackie’s ex-boyfriend shows up with a rekindled spark for “Jackie,” his deep gray eyes and sweet kisses make Maddie’s heart thumpety thump. But dating the guy who dumped her sister is a no-no. Too bad Dallas isn’t used to girls saying no. What will happen when he discovers Maddie’s deception?

 

This was a sweet little story that didn’t take me long to read at all. You could definitely sit down and read this in one sitting. This was definitely a novel I would’ve devoured if I were a little younger. I’ve kind of lost that fantasy that a celebrity will fall in love with me, so I found myself finding some of the scenes a little silly. But overall, I really did enjoy it. I liked the way Maddie had to pretend to be her sister, because the that’s exactly the kind of tension that has me squirming in my seat when I read it. I got really nervous for Maddie and I found myself wanting to yell at her to not say certain things. 🙂 I think that if you’re looking for something really fun and lighthearted, this is for you. There is some swearing, which could be a problem for a YA novel, but if you don’t think that’s going to bother you, then definitely you should check this book out. It’s a nice little escape from reality for a few hours, especially if you’re a young adult yourself, or you just want to remember what it was like to be that age. 🙂

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Promise Me

By: Tara Fox Hall

Pages: 233

Published: May 27th 2012 by Melange Books

ISBN: 9781612354

From Goodreads: When young widow Sarelle McGarran finds the vampire Danial Racklan unconscious and hurt in her woods, intuitive concern quickly becomes passionate love. Together Danial and Sar work to overcome their own past heartbreaks, their vastly different lifestyles, and Danial’s relentless enemies. Yet Danial needs more; an Oath of forever. But can Sar give Danial his greatest desire?

 

I will admit I was a little reluctant to read this… only because it was a vampire novel. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m absolutely burned out on them. I have a few series I will continue to read just because I’ve made it so far in them (and I’m definitely a completionist when it comes to books) but I’m reluctant to start anything new. This novel proved to me that there are still vampire stories out there that I will enjoy reading. Danial is in no way a perfect hero, but I think that’s what attracted me to him so much. There’s more to him than just a brooding undead. He’s a much richer character and I enjoyed reading about him. He’s also very attractive, but that’s always a good thing in these types of novels. Sar was also a great character. She had a lot to deal with on her own, but she knew how to do it and was a very independent woman. I felt like the hero and heroine really worked together. Neither one expected the other to give up their entire lives, maybe change a few things, but never give up who they truely are, and I think that’s really important in novels like this. I really enjoyed this novel. It was very refreshing to actually enjoy reading about vampires for once! I would definitely recommend this to paranormal romance fans, you won’t be disappointed!

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