Thursday, January 5, 2012

Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter

Jane Yellowrock, Book 4

I'm a little torn. After having read some duds, I was hoping this book would blow me away much like Book 3 did. I liked it but I didn't just LOVE it. Raven Cursed is about a ton of secrets that Evil Evie (Evangeline Everhart) is carrying, that her sisters don't know about. Jane is only tipped off by Mollys son, Little Evan, who basically says 'please help,' then she realizes something isn't right. On top of dealing with Evil Evie's odd transformation, Ricky Bo has never looked better. He's gone from handsome to dead sexy ... Like Ryan Gosling sexy ... That type of sexy where you just fall and spread your legs then hope he falls between them. Yea, like that. Beast claims Ricky but that doesn't stop Bruiser (George Dumas) from holding onto the hope that Jane will let him 'court' her. Aside from the romantical interests thrown her way, she's supposed to be protecting a vamp during parlay, tracking down werewolves who are trying to turn people, figuring out what the hell Evie has to do with all of this AND what that thing in Evie's basement is (Raven).

1. It started slow for me but of course picked up. However, there was too much detective work going on in this one for me. I like Jane to be kicking ass and taking names. 2. Angie Baby ... I don't think I can ever get enough of her. Just a child but a scary strong witch and immense love for Jane. I love her. 3. I'm glad that Big Evan finally came around ... Sort of. 4. I'm SO happy Evie was dealt with. I couldn't stand that tramp. 5. Rick's decision is leaving me pissed. I spent this whole book feeling warm and fuzzy inside because Rick and Jane were getting it on, Beast was claiming him and things looked peachy. 6. What will Jane do next? 7. Little Evan ... I can't help but wonder what he'll be like as he gets older.

Overall, the book was good. Highly recommended but not my favorite of the series.

3 1/2 Stars
IR: Jane (NA) Ricky Bo (A lot of ish, lol)
Casting: I have no idea. Their are no NA female actresses to pull from. And I'm not talking about a heavily diluted one like Charisma Carpenter or Megan Fox. I want the real deal for Jane.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead

Dark Swan, Book 4

I am so ... Fucking ... Disappointed. Normally I try to censor myself but yall ... I am so pissed right now.

Be prepared for a load of major spoilers. I'm too distraught to conceal them, I don't give a f*ck right now I'm serious.

I just can't ... I can't ... I just ... No.

I am pissed to the ultimate level.

I have waited so long for this book only to find out that this is the LAST book in the Dark Swan series, and that NOTHING gets resolved. I am so fucking angry right now. I need to calm down.

Hold on.

I'm so mad right now to where I feel like Richelle just said 'F*ck all of you, my VA series is where it's at, put this down and read that one.' It's like she stopped caring about the devoted fans she had for Eugenie. I understand that her other series has a larger fan base because it's YA but this right here is completely unacceptable. I paid money for this. A friend gave me the book as a late Christmas/Early birthday present but I was so anxious to read it that I purchased the damn Kindle version. I am pissed!

Ok. Spoilers!

Eugenie decides to leave the Otherworld in order to have her twin babies. Roland hooks her up with a lovely couple of shamans who can't have kids of their own and are happy to take her and the children in. *I'm so pissed write now writing this, you have no idea* Pagiel is the son of Ysabel who can wield some powerful air. He has befriended Eugenie because he and Jasmine have a thing going plus he supports the whole Storm King Heir prophecy. Alright, Eugenie has her children. They are born early and later she finds out that all the kingdoms are basically stuck in a perpetual blizzard. The queen of the Yew Land, Varia (who Volusian has a bone to pick with), is basically blackmailing and forcing support of other kings and Monarchs so that if they don't support her or do as she asks, their kingdom will be kept in winter. When Eugenie finds out about it, she goes over there, she, Dorian, Rurik, Jasmine, Pagiel and a few others put a stop it and all is well. While all this is going on, we get some back story on Volusian before Varia banishes him to the underworld. Blah blah blah, we come to find out that Pagiel is actually the first grandson of the Storm King because Ysabel is the Storm Kings daughter also. Apparently he really got around. So since the lands are barren, Pagiel has taken it upon himself to go to the human world to steal food and raid and blah blah blah thus bringing the prophecy to the forefront. Low and behold, Maiwenn's punk ass shows up and kills him after Kiyo's failed attempt so now everybody is pissed and trying to figure out how to deal with her. After all this, Eugenie goes back to the human world to get ready to see her kids and Kiyo shows up to tell her that Maiwenn thinks the son may still be able to fulfill the prophecy because it could roll to the next oldest grandson. *rolls eyes* Next, Kiyo tell her that he had a vasectomy so there is no way he could father her children. So now she knows why her twins don't look like him at all, because they're Dorians. Eugenie now makes the decision to keep the secret from Dorian, leave the twins in the human world until their teenage years, but go back to Dorian, be his woman, and split her time between there and the human world.

Pissed the f*ck off. What kind of bullsh!t!?!?!?

Ok ... Calm down ...

1) We finally find out the origins of Volusian and why the current mission is so important to him. It's all to do with a woman, as usual. But Volusian was my favorite character out of everyone. 2) Eugenie is an idiot. 3) Maiwenn is a bitch. 4) Richelle Mead ... I'm so pissed at you for this mess. 5) Who else wanted Kiyo dead? I know I did. 6) Who else wanted Maiwenn dead? I did. 7) Was there closure for this book? NO. 8) I just found out this was the last of the series ... I'm not happy about this. Not happy at all. So pissed right now.

2 Stars
Casting: Eugenie - Amanda Righetti, Dorian - Henry Cavill, Kiyo - Paolo Montalban, Maiwenn - Katy Perry

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tornado Siren Contest Winners!

Congratulations to ...
Tawn, Kara and Chinyere

Names literally pulled from a hat for this so congratulations to our winners. Send me a message through goodreads with your mailing address and I'll get the book in the mail to you this week. Link to my Goodreads profile.
Hope this isn't the last I see of you guys, especially for future giveaways. I'll be clearing off my shelf soon so keep following. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!