Geeky Girl Review: Blood’s Voice

Chantael from Geeky Girl Reviews posted her review for Blood’s Voice today! 

This is one book I could not put down at all and this is really one I want to read book #2 as soon as I can. Very well written and a great Young Adult book. If you are into Young Adult vampire books I think you will most likely like this book.

I give this 4 out of 5

DADT Ends Tuesday!


WASHINGTON — The military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” law ends Tuesday, allowing openly gay troops to serve for the first time and marking one of the most dramatic personnel changes in U.S. military history.

But despite the significance, defense officials have spent weeks downplaying the actual impact of the change, insisting that for gay and straight troops the repeal will still mean business as usual.

Pentagon leaders and the White House on Tuesday will acknowledge the end of the 18-year-old law — the basis for the dismissal of roughly 14,000 gay servicemembers — and last year’s contentious debate repealing it. For the entire story visit – Stars And Stripes.

Tower of Parlen Min – Review and Giveaway

Title: Tower of Parlen Min

Author: Matt Xell

Publisher: Matt Xell

Release Date: July 23, 2010

Source: Author

Buy the Book: Amazon – Book 1, Amazon – Book 2, Amazon – Book 3, Smashwords, Lulu.com, Lulu.com

Ves Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny … if he can escape ‘The shadow’.

 My Thoughts

The Tower of Parlen Min was an interesting and creative YA read filled with puzzles, fantasy, and mythology.  The idea behind this story and it’s accompanying blurb were what drew me into wishing to read the book (I requested to review and was provided an ARC by the author).

It’s a bit out of my normal personal reads but I did enjoy the story greatly.  While there were some ‘telling’ issues and it flowed a bit uniquely at times I was able to really get into the story, finding the main character grating but in a good way.  Too often the lead character is the goodie-goodie nice guy and this is not; but in a good way. 😉

There was a lot of information and description, to the point it seemed a little too much info and could be well served by a bit of fine tuning but it was not so distracting as to truly harm the story.  The lead character, Ves, has a strange life to begin with – memory loss that resets every 10-15 hrs unless he records them in his journal.  I’ve read (and written) stories that had memory loss but this was unique in my reading travels.

This novel starts slow, builds with some unique style and premise work, and in the end was a story that actually made me care about the outcome for this strange kid the adventure surrounds.

Interesting premise, unique voice . . . add in murder, money, and swords and you have a fun, strange world and adventure.  Oddly but well written, I recommend the Tower of Parlen Min and eagerly await the next in the series.

*Note: this novel is very long but worth the time!

My Rating

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About the Author

Now for the best part – the GIVEAWAY!

 

 

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WINNER = Sarah Coffey

Teaser Tuesdays (9/13)

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) < /li>
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:


“She’s such a nice girl, even if she is a policeman.”

“Policewoman. And anyway she’s a detective.”

“When are you going to marry her, anyway?”

“Mom! In the first place we’re just friends. And in the second place—” She’s a woman. But he couldn’t very well say that. With his mother, he was still firmly ensconced in the closet… and then he realized he was actually standing in his closet and repressed a laugh. “In the second place we aren’t attracted to each other.” There. That was no lie.

~ch. 1, “Foxe Hunt” by Haley Walsh [ARC]

 

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Thoughtful Thursdays #1

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Thoughtful Thursdays is a meme hosted by better Read Than Dead Each.
Anyone can play along you just do the following:

Thursday I will post a question for you to ponder. Feel free to join in the fun by either posting your answer in a comment, or by stealing my cute little picture and placing it on your blog! Tell your friends and lets make this fun.

Thought of the Day:


If you could be any character in any book, movie, or TV show – who would you be? And why? Make your decision on how you feel at the moment you see this question. I know I change my mind everyday.

My Answer:

Right now I’d have to say Buttercup from Princess Bride.  Who wouldn’t want to find true love, have hot guys at your beck and call, and get to have the hottest kiss in history?  I’ve never loved how weak she is but I just love the fact that Westley goes through all that, including being mostly dead, to get back to his true love. . . Buttercup.

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BTT (9/8/)

What are you reading now?

  • Sapphique
  • Paradox, The Angels are Here (Paradox series Book 1)

Would you recommend it?

  • So far I would definitely recommend both books!

And what’s next?

  • Honestly? No clue, lol.  What ever hits my fancy as I have a huge TBR list.  We shall see. . .

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Teaser Tuesday (9/6)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

"You’re intruding!" a voice shouted at him.

Krishani opened his eyes and came face to face with the same man on the white horse. "I," he stuttered. "I don’t want to be here." He stared up at the man, faceless again.

 

~p. 206, “Flame of Surrender” The Ferryman and The Flame Book 1 by Rhiannon Paille [ARC]

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!