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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review: Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12) by Kresley Cole

ALL FEAR THE ENEMY OF OLD

Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

A DEADLY FORCE DWELLS WITHIN HER

Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.

CENTURIES OF COLD INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED

Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?


Kitten's Review:



Lothaire… Oh, finally I am given the chance to review your wickedness. How do I love this book, let me count the ways… Now, I can’t count the ways, I will be here forever if I count the ways I love this book. I’m going to tell you why…

Lothaire is insane. That is fact. He is not all there, he had drank too much blood, he has to many memories, and he is in dire need of revenge and getting back at all the things that have wronged him along with getting back to his homeland. He is the rightful ruler. But—Lothaire is insane. With that being said we are taken on this man’s journey of a happily ever after, that should probably not be afforded one given all the bad he has done in the world in the name of revenge and his own end game.

Enter Elizabeth, or Ellie. Who is possessed by the death goddess, Saroya—a right bitch. I’m not joking, she is the death goddess. Which means she shuns sex, because sex creates life, and that’s just gross to her. Lothaire is under the misguided impression that said death goddess is his bride. Well, the powers that be aren’t that easy—nor are they predictable. We are tossed back and forth with Lothaire fighting his lust for Ellie and trying to come to terms with the fact he is mated to the death goddess who doesn’t want to hump him. Therefore, the insane in him has moments of treating Ellie like crap. Um, hello—good or bad the dudes a vampire. He’s not Angel, he’s not Stefan, he’s not Edward Cullen. Lothaire doesn’t glitter, or drink from the bag. The dude is a baddie and that is the cool factor he has doing for him. Can bad guys love—its debatable, but he loves Ellie. He learns how to care for his bride through trial and error and it was so fun to watch.

She wasn’t going to put up with his crap after a certain amount of time, and he thought she had abandoned him. It just wouldn’t be a paranormal romance if there was proper communication people!! It is the driving theme of every storyline! So, I gotta say, this was one of my favorites in the series. I can’t wait for the next!
 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Review: Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers #1) by Elizabeth Reyes

Mature YA-romance

Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno.

Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl.

With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?


Kitten's Review:


I read Forever Mine last September. I am just now getting to the review. I was worried that I would forget or need to reread the book in order to review it. I am happy to say that this was not the case. This was my first ‘mature young adult’ books. I didn’t really know what to expect going into a book with that label. I was worried that it would glorify sex and a young age and make it acceptable in this day and age. I mean, let’s face it, teen sex happens. Sixteen and Pregnant is an example of that glaring fact.

However, this story handled the mature issue so well!

I was left with feeling heavily for all these characters even though I was well out of the range of high school. I graduated over twelve years ago, yet, here I was totally relating to Sarah, the main character. Her fears, her needs, her tension, and her hang ups—which I have come to realize that teenagers tend to have the same sort of hang ups no matter who they were. Angel would get on my nerves to the point I wanted to beat him up in the school quad at noon! Then again, so many high school guys have this same, ‘Girls and boys aren’t just friends’, it mostly stems from the fact that they can’t be friends with girls these particular guys. Then they met a girl, like Sarah that they can pretty much be both with. I loved this story, despite some of the clich├ęs that were dabbed in for effect. Let’s face it, Reyes gets teenagers spot on.

I highly recommend Forever Mine to lovers of young adult romance!