Book Reviews

Deviant by Callie Hart

My edition:Kindle (owned)
Series: Blood & Roses #1


I’m not proud of the things I’ve done.
The things I’ve had to do.
The things I’ve given away.
But I’d give it all over again to find her.

Even if I die trying,
I have to find Alexis.


She wants me to help her,
But I won’t.
She wants me to save her sister,
But I can’t.
She wants me to be her hero,
But I’m not a good man.

I am her damnation.

Review: This is a reread for me. The first time I read this I really didn’t like it. But I was curious to how it ended. I got all of the series and I will be reading through them. Since I read this awhile ago I thought a reread would help refresh my memory of what had happened. The only thing I remember is Zeth having an orgy party and nothing else.

No, when I say I’m a ghost, I’m referring to the fact that people rarely see me. I’m the girl in the background. The average height. average weight, average hair color, non-event that eyes skip over instead of lingering on.

Sloane is trying to find her sister. She use to be a good girl. One night she decides to trade her virginity for information on her sister. What she doesn’t know is Zeth is the one who took it.

Sloane was a broken bird, I could tell. Beautiful in an understated way, luminous brown eyes, wavy brown hair. It was the fight in her eyes that had captured me, though. Captured and enthralled me in the space of ten seconds flat.

Zeth is the man that gets called to end things. He works for a man named Charlie. One day he over heard the P.I. that was helping Charlie talk about Sloane. Zeth then made the deal to meet Sloane so she could get the information. Unfortunately the P.I. ends up dead, leaving Sloane with a dead end. Two years later Zeth and Sloane cross paths. The girl that is in Zeth’s care had slashed her own wrists. Zeth took her to the hospital Sloane works at to save her life. As soon as Sloan hears his voice she knows it’s him. She knows he is the reason she didn’t get her information from Eli.

I liked Sloane and Zeth. Their weird and kinky party encounter was a little freaky for me but I still like the chemistry between the two. I do want to know more about what actually is happening to her sister and if Zeth will come through for her.

On the the next book Fracture.


Book Reviews

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

My edition: Library book
Series: Dollanganger #1
Rating: 4.5 stars

The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives- – a beautiful mother, a doting father-a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car accident, and Momma could no longer support the family. So she began writing letters to her parents, her millionaire parents, whom the children had never heard of before.

Momma tells the children all about their rich grandparents, and how Chris and Cathy and the Twins will live like princes and princesses in their grandparents’ fancy mansion. The children are only too delighted by the prospect. But there are a few things that Momma hasn’t told them.

She hasn’t told them that their grandmother considers them “devil’s spawn” who should never have been born. She hasn’t told them that she has to hide them from their grandfather if she wants to inherit his fortune. She hasn’t told them that they are to be locked away in an abandoned wing of the house with only the dark, airless attic to play in. But Momma promises it’s only for a few days…

Then the days stretch into months, and the months into years. Desperately isolated, terrified of their grandmother, and increasingly convinced that their mother no longer cares about them, Chris and Cathy become all things to the twins and to each other. They cling to to their love as their only hope, their only strength- – a love that is almost stronger than death.

Review: I have been told many times by Wy’s mother that I need to read this. It turns out this is a big favorite for many people. As soon as I got this book people were telling me they loved this, they’ve read it many times and I will never look at powdered donuts the same. Good thing I hate powdered donuts then.

I loved this story. The only reason I am not giving it a full five stars is because of incest. It is no lie that happens in this book. But I still loved the story. I was in a total book funk and this book lifted me out of it. I hung onto every word. I can’t wait till I can go back to the library and get Petals in the Wind.

I felt so bad for the Dollangager children. With a grandmother that they had, I still didn’t thinks she was the main monster of the story. I think their mother was. A selfish monster that made me just want to hug those children. It also happens that my favorite character is Cory. The youngest son and twin. I cried at the end. I was emotionally drained at the end

Let the book coma begin.


Book Reviews

The Handmaid’s Tale

My Edition: Kindle
Pages: 311
Rating: 2 stars

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

Review: I tried. I really did try to like this but I ended up not liking this at all. Offred many of times made me want to scream in frustration and bang my head against a wall. Atwood must not like quotation marks. I found this book hard to read at times because I had to reread several sentences just to see what was being said and what was character. So I am already going to put the blame here right now so you don’t have to do it. I read this book wrong.

Actually no, I didn’t, but I said it just for you. I did not enjoy this book. I really didn’t like any of the characters. They seemed like noodles right before you add seasoning. Bland. Plus I really don’t like the writing style. The only reason I picked up this book was to shut everyone up that was telling me to read it, that I was going to love it and what not. Guess what? I didn’t love it. Another reason I read this is because of an author A-Z challenge.

Besides the writing as I stated above, Offred was just unbearable to me. I really didn’t like being in her head. The story also jumped around from past to present to fast for me. There would be times that Offred was talking about what was happening in present and all of the sudden something from the past would come up. Then there was a bit of slut shaming against how women use to be. That really didn’t sit well with me. All of this made it hard for me to enjoy this book. I started skimming the last 200 some odd pages.

I guess I am just an outcast when it comes to this book. Many of my friends loved this book but it’s hard for me to see why. Just not the book for me.