Saturday, June 22, 2013

Review of Dark Heirloom by J.D. Brown

Book review of:
Dark Heirloom
by J.D. Brown

Short blurb about the book:
“A woman gets ripped from her ordinary life, into the eerie world of vampires.”

Let me start by saying that I didn't like this book.  And no, it’s not because it’s a vampire book.  I like the new genre of paranormal books.  I just don’t like this book.  It had the potential to be a really great book, but the author screwed their own book in the ending. 

I hate books that do what this one did.  You race to the end, seeking a great conclusion, and find only a semi-conclusion; with the rest of the story lying in a not-yet published book.  Or a published book that you don’t own. 

This book was good, very good, with dynamic characters.  But I hate that there wasn't really a conclusion at the end of the book.  I hate that the story is continued in not 1 more book, but two.  By the time the second book comes out, I will be on to other things, and won’t buy it.

My recommendation to all you readers out there - wait until the 2nd and 3rd books are out before you get this one.  I would have enjoyed this book much more if there had been a conclusion at the end of it.  The continued saga, and the lack of conclusion at the end of this book, sort of spoiled a great read for me.  I was looking forward to the evil father being defeated, and the two sons getting to enjoy being brothers again, and be with their women. 

I didn't get the ending that I wanted.  So in the end, it leaves me with sour feelings about this book.  It’s a good book, and J.D. Brown is a good writer; but I hated the way the book was ended.  When writers do this, it turns me against the book. 

I don’t mind sequels, but I like each book in the series to be a stand-alone story.  I hate a series where the books are one story drawn out over several books.  And no, I don’t like mini-series or continued tv shows either. 

Will I read this author’s work again?  Unlikely.  There are too many other ebooks out there for me to read.  Ones that begin and finish the story all in one book, leaving me satisfied with the story. 

So dear readers, now it is up to you.  Maybe this book is your cup of tea and the continued ending doesn't bother you.  As for me, it isn't my cup of tea and the continued ending did bother me.

Book review of April Drools by Amy Maurer Jones

Book review of:
April Drools Sucking the Life Out of Me! 
by Amy Maurer Jones

This book is the second book in a series of paranormal, fun stories that follow the high school lives of three friends.  One is a witch, one is a werewolf, and the other is a vampire.  The first book was a ton of fun to read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Here is a link to that review, if you’re interested:

The first book was about the love life of the female vampire in the group.  This one is about the love life of the guy werewolf.  Check out the blurb from the book:
Hardy Hunter, here (your favorite werewolf). Welcome back to Mundane High. Sadly, not much has changed since Valentine’s Day. You’d think my vampire BFF dating the very human captain of the football team would have made life a little easier for a supernatural at Mundane High, but no such luck. Samantha and I are still lonely outcasts looking for love in all the wrong places, but that’s no surprise. The vamp always gets the girl (or guy, in this case) in Hollywood, but what about the werewolf? Yeah, not so much—unless there’s a new she-were in town. 
 Claire Crescent is beyond beautiful, and I haven’t failed to notice. Unfortunately, my human male counterparts haven’t either. Making everything more complicated, the mate Claire left behind at her old school still haunts her heart. For the time being, I’m playing it smart by offering Claire my friendship. I pray, after time, my friendship with her will develop into something deeper.
How did that 1950s love song go? Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Um, yeah, you can say it: My life still sucks!
And you should definitely check out the book.  It’s a great book and a fun read!  I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, and this one does not disappoint.  It is equally as good.