The Immortal Who Loved Me

The Immortal Who Loved MeSherry Carne was a successful business woman but was unlucky in love. That will all change when a young girl runs into her shop and hides from four men who barged into the store. Sherry will find herself immersed into a world that was hidden from her and she will not be alone any longer.

Basileios “Basil” Argeneau is one of the oldest immortals. He had lost his mate right as Atlantis had fallen and has not found another life mate since then. That will change for Basil when he meets Sherry. Though before he can get her to agree to be changed he will have to protect her from danger.

The Immortal Who Loved Me is the twenty-first book to the Argeneau Family series by Lynsay Sands. Alright so I thought that this book was good, it wasn’t my favorite. Throughout this series there have been amazing books, great books, and good books. I guess I felt that Sherry and Basil went straight to having sex right away. I’m okay with that but I wanted a little more from the characters before they let the life mate passion overwhelm them. I found Sherry’s character a little strange at times but she was interesting being that she was very outspoken. Basil’s character was calm and collected. I found him interesting as he was Lucian’s brother. I can’t remember if he was in the previous books but overall I liked his character.

There was another character that I liked in the book which was Stephanie. Stephanie was a young girl that was changed to a non fanger by Leo as well as her sister Dani. I really can’t wait to read Stephanie’s story which I would assume Lynsay Sands will be writing. In this book she was playing matchmaker, she was like a mini Marguerite.

What kept me going was the mystery of the immortal that had been in Sherry’s life. It appeared that the mystery immortal had controlled Sherry as they programmed certain answers for her to respond when she was asked about a certain person. The answers are given and it was intriguing but at the same time not great with what the immortal did.

On a side note I loved reading about Lucian and Leigh. You got to know what was happening with them which made me happy especially with how they had a tragedy several books back.

I have About a Vampire, which is with Justin. Justin has been a character that has been in the series for quite awhile and I am looking forward to reading his story next.

Divergent

DivergentBeatrice Prior has to chose where she belongs. She has five factions to chose from and Beatrice will leave her own to follow Dauntless. But Beatrice will not be safe as she will have to guard herself from those who would see her fail and find out her secret.

Divergent is the first book to the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth. I stayed away from the book for a while because I don’t always go into the fad books, at least right away. Divergent is right up there with Hunger Games and Twilight for popularity. I decided to read the book because I saw the movie. The movie for me caught my attention so I figured I would give the book a try.

First off I liked the book. The plot was very similar to the movie with the occasional detail added or deleted. So I did not get lost and the book flowed pretty nicely. I am not saying that this was the most amazing story but it was an entertaining one that was enjoyable.

There are many characters that are in the book but obviously the main one is Beatrice who was an interesting character. I liked the struggle that is given and the secrets that lie within these fractions. I am looking forward to finding out more on this divergence as the series goes on.

The romance is cute but sometimes with these books I feel that it doesn’t need it. That it shouldn’t be the main point of the book but rather the action and who they are trying to defeat. I don’t think that Roth overplays the romance but I will say at the end there is more and more interaction between them.

I liked the idea of these factions in society and this seems to be a big push I am seeing in other books. Although survivor books have always been popular but I guess I am seeing more because I am trying out these books. These are not my normal everyday books but they do grab you if  it is well written. There is another point that I want to ask which is, what is behind the fence? I am sure that will be told but I am betting in the last book.

I have put myself on the list for Insurgent as there is still quite a lot of people who are wanting to read the book, but my library has a lot of copies of the book. It shouldn’t be too long till I get the book.

Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter

A great book to read and really lets you see what it is like in the other persons shoes.

Jade Leigh is a nonconformist who values individuality above all else.  She has a small group of like-minded Goth friends who wear black, dabble in the dark arts, and thrive outside the norm.  They’re considered the “freaks” of their high school.  But when Jade’s smart mouth lands her in trouble-again-her principal decides to teach her a lesson she’ll never forget.

Taken to a remote location where she is strapped down and sedated, Jade wakes up in an alternative universe where she rules the school.  But her best friend won’t talk to her, and the people she used to hate are all Goth.  Only Clarik, the myterious new boy in town, operates outside all the cliques.  And only Mercedes, the Barbie clone Jade loathes, believes that Jade’s stuck in a virtual reality game-because she’s stuck there, too, now living the life of a “freak.”  Together, they realize they might never get back to reality…and that even if they do, things might never be the same.

I liked this book.  It was quick, funny and enjoyable to read.  Showalter does a good job setting the stage of a typical high school then twisting everything around.  It was predicable but enjoyable to read.  You knew that the characters would end up the way they did at the end but it was sweet.

The disturbing thing about the book was what the principal did to get those results, to teach them a lesson.  That was a little extreme.  Intriguing idea for the plot though.

Oh My Goth had humor, witty characters and a moral to the story.  A good book for the young adult collection.

Savor Me Slowly by Gena Showalter

Mishka Le’Ace was created to be an undercover operative…literally.  Her beautiful body has been mechanically augmented to give her superhuman strength-strength she’s going to need.  Her latest mission sends her to rescue Alien Investigation and Removal agent Jaxon Tremain from torture and death.  With him, she discovers a passion unlike any other.  A passion she was forbidden to know.

From the moment they meet in a darkened cell, Jaxon craves her touch.  But the machine half of Le’Ace forces her to do things she doesn’t always want to do.  Even betray him…and ultimately destroy him.  Now Jaxon must battle the man controlling Le’Ace, and even Le’Ace herself, to at last claim the woman he’s come to love.

Showalter brings the fifth book of Alien Huntress series back to the adult fiction.

The characters are both mentioned in previous novels but now it is there turn in the spot light.

I have to say this one was strange.  I am still not sure if I really like this novel.  Savor Me Slowly has all the right elements as the rest of the novels but I guess the whole chip threw me off.  Le’Ace has this chip in her and I was confused.  I guess that part didn’t thrill me.  It was strange and I don’t really like the scifi area with reading.   Well not all scifi books are bad but most haven’t caught my attention.

But Savor Me Slowly was not all scifi.  There was still that paranormal romance interwoven throughout the book which Showalter has expertly accomplished.  Other than not liking the scifi part I thought the romance between the two was fun to read about and the action was well written.

Secret Life of A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

The series Love At Stake is a hit.  Kerrelyn Sparks brings creative characters and a dynamic plot to the pages with each book.  Her sixth book,  Secret Life of A Vampire brings those characters back to the pages but this time Jack has the floor and will be assisted by Lara a police officer.

The Plot of Secret Life of A Vampire:

“A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women.  A vampire bachelor party is no different-except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood).  And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova.  But when the party gets out of hand the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do…if only he wasn’t stuck speechless by the beauty of officer Lara Boucher.

Lara is sure there’s something more than a bachelor party going on.  What is Jack hiding?  And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town?  Her investigation uncovers more than she wants to know, especially about this modern-day Casanova.  But if she’s ever to make detective, she’ll need to expose all his secrets…if only her heart wasn’t on the line.”

Jack and Lara are a perfect pair.  They are able to combine forces while getting their hearts tangled.  I liked this story for the fact that Lara is another strong women but she is immune to Jack’s control, to any vampire mind control.  That gives her a great advantage and will let Jack know that his heart is on the line as well.

Having the son of the Casanova is a nice touch.  I liked the use of historical characters mixed in with fiction and the use of gods and goddesses even if they were the bad vamps.

Finally the story brings the were-animals more into the light and Phil will be coming center stage in the next book with Vanda.

Kerrelyn Sparks is a clever writer bringing the very traditional vampires into a new light.  A fantastic series to devour over.