Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Candidates Review

The Candidates by Inara Scott

Dancia Lewis has a secret problem: whenever she sees someone threaten a person she cares about, it's a disaster." "Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does all she can to avoid getting close to anyone, hoping to suppress her powers and stay under the radar. But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy offer her a scholarship, she accepts. After all, it's a school for diplomats' kids and prodigies, not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. Or is it?  

3 out of 5 stars

The Candidates is the first book in the Delcroix Academy series.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Death and the Girl Next Door Review

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?   

3 out of 5 stars

Death and the Girl Next Door is the first book in the Darklight series.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Second Grave on the Left Review

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

 Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible…

When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty.

Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm’s way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?

4.5 out of 5 stars 

Second Grave on the Left is the second book in the Charley Davidson series. The review for book 1 is here.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Secret Garden Movie Adaptations- My Favorites

I just read that there is a new movie adaptation of The Secret Garden in the works. The Secret Garden is one of my all time favorite children's books... and I love watching movie adaptations of it. I have 4 movie adaptations of The Secret Garden and, in honor of a new one, I thought I'd rate them today. Keep in mind that I like all of them, so even the one at the bottom of the list is still awesome. If anyone knows of any other non-animated ones I can buy, let me know.