Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Descendant by Kelley Grealis a review

I received this book to give an honest review. (Thank you Kelley Grealis!)

The Descendant (The Descendant Vampire, #1)The Descendant by Kelley Grealis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a huge paranormal fan, so when I saw this book, I just had to read it.
I have read lots of vampire stories and I have to say this book is very refreshing. The biblical elements work really well and give you a whole new look on vampires. I also liked the fact that Vampires are not romanticized. She even describes that they only look good to lure in prey. There are so many vampire books out there that describe vampires as heroes. I like the fact that she had a different idea about this.

There are some parts that feel a bit like loose ends to me. Like the house she lived in. When she got in the accident and Jenna took her home, Jenna told her that she had moved in the last three years. Later we learned that Vincent placed these memories in both their heads. So where is the first house? The house the story started with? I think some of the storyline got a bit too complicated for these details. The other little thing that had me wondering was the fact that she calls the other vampires her siblings. But that would make Vincent her sibling too? This seems a little strange since she has a very different relationship with him.

Nevertheless because of her refreshing ideas and because Kelley Grealis is a very good writer I do hope we will be able to read a lot more from her.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Planet Urth - Book review

Planet Urth (Planet Urth, #1)Planet Urth by Jennifer Martucci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A nice post apocalyptic book. I thought it read fast and although some things were not exactly believable (the giant spider, why didn't anyone see it before?) I did enjoy the story and I will be reading the rest of the series.

 The Savage Lands (Planet Urth, 2)The Savage Lands by Jennifer Martucci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Like the first book, this one is a fast read. I finished this part in two days. Although sometimes the story leaves big questions, like why were sully and Jericho at that arena just when avery and her family had to fight there and why did they save them and not the other humans. This seems a little strange to me. I think that the writers had no other option to get them out of the arena and got a little to creative about it. But if you do not care to much about these things, the book is entertaining.

;Planet Urth: The Underground City (Planet Urth, #3)Planet Urth: The Underground City by Jennifer Martucci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So in just two weeks, I read the three books of planet urth. This last one is a bit different than the others. The first two books are post apocalyptic, this one is more dystopian.
The book was (like the first two) an easy read. A lot of things are happening so it never gets dull. On the other side, some things feel kind of rushed, like the last battle. One moment she is in prison and the next moment she is battling the urthman, with all residents of new washington supporting her. This seems a bit strange to me. These people lived years and years in a dystopian like city and just because one girl spoke to them for like 10 minutes they were free from the president?? Speaking of the president, where is he?? Once they start their battle against the urthman, he vanished.
So there are a lot of gaps in the story, but because it never gets dull and I liked the concept of the urthman I still think you should read the book, if you are into dystopian novels.

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