Review: These Sorrows We See (Windsor #1)

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This is the cover 🙂

Title: These Sorrows We See (Windsor #1)

Author: Tamsen Schultz

Published: October 30th 2013 by Booktrope

The only reason why I didn’t give this book 5 stars, was because this book didn’t have a lot of action in it, I mean yes the main character in the story goes and tries to find out all about her brother, and goes on the rescue missions with Dash, and then their was the scene in the end, but I don’t know, I guess somehow this book’s action didn’t reach my expectations, but not to worry, certainly the romance and the mysteries in this book did!!!
And I definetly loved all the characters I was meant to love, suspect the characters I had to suspect, and hate the characters I wanted to hate c: so good job Tamsen! 😀

Now with the summary:

This book is about Matty Brooks, she’s had experiences as a child with how sorrow really feels like, having to grow up in the projects of New York.
But as an adult, and successful author, Matty is all too happy to leave that life far behind. So, when she receives a random phone call from her half brother Brad to go over to his mansion and house sit for him while he was gone, Matty gets all suspicious and confused but agrees to do it anyway, but what she doesn’t know is, she just agreed to be a part of a mysterious scene….

Then we have Dr. Dash Kent!!! 🙂
As a small-town vet with deep ties to his community of Windsor, New York, life has always been pretty straightforward. Until Matty Brooks comes to town. Because when Matty sets foot into his town, things start to already heat up, and I mean their friendship.

Also we have Brad, who barely has a point of view in the story because he ends up dead (someone shot him 😦
As Matty’s half brother, he’s ashamed of how his family treated her, and of how they cast her out.

So when Matty agrees to house sit for Brad, this house sitting just turned deadly and Matty stumbles into Brad’s biggest secret.
So throughout the entire book, she finds herself cast back into a world of violence and deceit.

But don’t worry it’s not that bad!!!
This book is full of friendship, heart warming relationships, revelations that will leave you gripping the edge of your chair, and mysteries.

This book was FANTASTIC!!! Honestly, this was one of the first books I’ve read from this author, and I’m so glad I won this in a goodreads giveaway, because I discovered anther brilliant author 🙂 CANT WAIT TO GET THE NEXT ONE 😀

*recommend*

Review: The Uprising (The Forsaken #2)

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2-star

This is the cover 🙂

Title: The Uprising (The Forsaken #2)

Author: Lisa M. Stasse

Published: August 6th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Plot: Alenna has survived the brutality of life on the wheel—and now she’s going back for more.

Alenna escaped @ the end of The Forsaken.

expected that she was going to die on the wheel,, on the island where would-be criminals are sent as directed by the UNA, which is the totalitarian supercountry that was once the United States, Mexico, and Canada. But Alenna and her boyfriend, Liam, made it to safety. Except safety, they will soon learn, is relative.

In order to bring down the UNA, they must first gain control of the wheel. If the mission succeeds, the wheel will become a base of revolution. But between betrayals, a new Monk leading a more organized army of Drones, and the discovery of a previously unknown contingent, Alenna, Liam, and their allies might be in over their heads. One thing Alenna knows for sure: There will be a reckoning. And not everyone she loves will make it out alive.

This book was good, but I had a lot of problems with this book.

1. The writing wasn’t that good, I mean yes, she made an awesome/interesting plot, and the cover is AMAZING, but, the way she wrote the story didn’t capture my attention as much. She could’ve done a better job with it .

2. Then there was the characters. I didn’t like them, at all, a lot of times they made me roll my eyes so much, I think I’m going t have to see a doctor.

3. The fact that this cover fooled me, I’m still very mad about that.

4. And last but not least, the setting. I couldn’t picture it at all. 😦

I’m probably going to reread this series, to make sure I didn’t miss anything, but, I’m going to do that later… And I’m still going to read the 3rd book, because I’m a very curious person, and I just happen to like to torture myself 🙂

Review: A Lifetime To Die

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3 stars

This is the cover 🙂

Title: A Lifetime To Die

Author: P.S Menorek

Published: August 1st 2013 by Ponytale Press, Inc

A-ma-zing!!!!’ 🙂
Loved the setting (even though it’s my first time reading a book with a setting in the 1960s 🙂
Loved the characters, especially the protagonist Aristotle (aka Telly <3) he was everything I would want to see in a main character:
1. Determined
2. Curious
3. Tough
4. Caring
5. Intelligent
6. Would stop at nothing to achieve his goal or get something he wants
7. And helpful 🙂

Now, let me give you a summary of this fantastic book 🙂

In this world, secrets have always been kept hidden, and very dangerous if those secrets are exposed, so some of these secrets sometimes last for a lifetime.
So, if a person discovers or figures out this dark secret, they keep silent so that they can be left alone; but that’s not what happened to Aristotle Mercury’s father. Once they figured out that he knew, he was silenced (meaning they killed him)

After this happened, Aristotle’s Uncle Jacob was able to move in and take over as the new head of the now successful factory that Aristotle’s father had once created when everything was safe….

In this world, the year is 1968;
As the Red Army’s tanks roll into Wenceslas Square in the very heart of Prague, Aristotle (Telly) learns the horrible truth about his father (one if the big secrets so he’s in trouble now)

Revealing secret now:
Five years ago, someone else was murdered in his place to make it appear as if he was accidentally crushed under a factory press. Since then his father has been alive and imprisoned in the notorious Prague Institute for the Criminally Insane.
In a daring rescue Aristotle retrieves his barely alive father from the bowels of the terrible prison (love him so far!!! He would go through all the trouble and consequences to bust his father it of the Institute!!)

After a short time his father succumbs to the ravages of his imprisonment, but not before he divulges the location of the evidence which proves he owned the now thriving factory, and of Uncle Jake’s murderous duplicity in stealing it from them.
With the Russians taking over the country, and the mob closing in to eliminate the only living heir to a burgeoning fortune, Aristotle flees Czechoslovakia and makes his way to America, vowing to one day go back and even the score.

He settles in New York, in Greenwich Village. He’s honest and works hard to learn the new ways of a strange land. Soon he befriends his eccentric landlord, the elderly Mrs. Schroeder.

Telly, as his new friends in America like to call him, ignites a withered spirit of adventure in the lady who still believes in the good in people. She owns some property, and Telly has a talent for building. They both learn Telly also has an eye for the deal. Together they first develop her land, and then other land in the exploding New York real estate market. Telly’s ambitions lead him from the posh boardrooms of New York to the lucrative shores of New Jersey, where he’s almost killed as he constructs the world’s largest casino.
Never too far from his mind, always there to haunt and motivate him, Telly dreams of the day he will finally return to his homeland and exact vengeance on his Uncle Jake (because uncle jake don’t have the guts to give Telly a job in his factory, and plus he’s an arrogant jerk -_-)

In a sweeping saga of familial betrayal spanning three decades of intertwining lives, Telly Mercury finally gets his chance for justice. But does righting of wrongs of a demon filled closet come with a price too high? Secrets are sometimes better left untold, in spite of their screams from across the years to be heard.
His own salvation hanging in the balance, Telly must somehow accept that forgiveness trumps retribution, and money truly can’t buy happiness. And just maybe, as it is with Uncle Jacob, forgiveness is the worst possible epithet for a life lived in the accompaniment of the unquenchable thirst of greed and murder.

-sigh- what can I say about this book instead of AWESOME OMG IM SO GLAD I WON THIS BOOK IN A GIVEAWAY!!!! Thanks!!!!

Oh yeah, if you see this book, and you love to learn lessons at the end of a book, and you love history, this is a great book for you 🙂

*recommend*