January 16, 2018

Review: Night World, No. 3

Night World, No. 3 Night World, No. 3 by L.J. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review of Night World #3
By Samantha Mullins
Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters - they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.

The apocalypse is drawing near. But four Wild Powers can save the world from the impending doom. Circle Daybreak, an underground organization with both Night World and human members, is searching for the four who can stop the darkness.

A vampire hunter - who is half vampire - stalks her own kind to protect humans in Huntress.

In Black Dawn, Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom where the ruling vampire prince is both an enemy and an ally.

And Circle Daybreak hires Keller, a shapeshifting panther, to guard a new Wild power in Witchlight. But when Keller falls in love with the Wild Power's soulmate, her love could destroy everything...

It’s been a while since I’ve read the other two collection books from this series. But it really doesn’t matter as while they all play their part in making the next story, it’s not relevant that I don’t really remember what happened in the [ast 6 books, that deters me from getting involved with this set.
From the moment I picked this book up and finally decide to read it, I was hooked and didn’t want to put it down. Starting from 7 with The Huntress it could’ve even been its own series entirely. A great urban fantasy right there. Then with Black Dawn, it just took it a little further bringing more of this world into the mixed, especially with its different setting. Finally, with A Circle Daybreak, it sort of mixes things up, making you think about things a little differently, especially with new characters coming into the mix, and things like ancient beings such as dragons. Circle Daybreak, I didn’t exactly know who the wild power was from the get-go like I did with the others, and it intrigued me even more. But once the wild power finally was revealed it was probably one of the best ways it could be done.

Pros of this book and the Author:
L.J. Smith has always had some of the best writing that I have read. She definitely knows how to get an audience intrigued, no matter how old the books get. Also with using Millenial, instead of using a date most will know when this takes place from when the books were originally written, but for present and future readers, it doesn’t make you think of the year in specific. Her worlds are so detailed, and the character build up is pretty immaculate. When I first tried reading the Vampire Diaries, I couldn’t seem to get into it, because I had already started watching the show and the characters were completely different in the show then they were in the book. However, after reading these I might give it another go at some point in time.
Con’s of this book and the Author:
Well, the only cons I have is that it would be great to have the last book in this series. I understand it had to be put on the back burner because of her hits like Vampire Diaries and Secret Circle. But it is due time for the ending of this series. My one complaint is that Ms. Smith can’t come up with a factual and legitimate timeline of the release (If there is actually going to be one) of this book. Or at least let the fan base and readers know, “Hey I’m sorry I will not be finishing this series, I apologize for keeping you hanging”. But in all honesty that’s exactly what’s going on, you read this, you get involved in it, and then boom dropped like a bad habit. It’s in poor taste in my opinion. So maybe hopefully one day we will actually see Strange Fate on Amazon, B&N and the like.

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January 15, 2018

New Year, new goals for reading

Well 2017 was a crazy year for most, me included. It was full of obstacles at every corner. Obstacles that prevented my love of reading. Well it's 2018, a new year, a new chance for life changing (For the better) events. Also a fresh year to get back into the habit of doing one of my favorite hobbies. Reading and Blogging about the books I read.

Now right now until things settle and I get back into the swing of things. I will not be accepting offers for reviews of books. I do apologize, they tend to get stock piled, and I am not in a position to be able to accept and read them in a timely manner. I will let you know when i'm open for reviews again.

Right now i'm going through my TBR list and maxing out some of those books that have been sitting in my list for years. I'm going back to enjoying reading again.

So to start of this year I do have some books I plan on reading. I do not have a timeline of when they will be completed or anything. Again, going back to reading for enjoyment rather than constantly feeling stressed trying to get books read to get the reviews out in a timely manner. It sucked the joy of reading for me, and felt more like a job. A job I wasn't being paid for except in free books, and hey free books are AMAZING!

If you're interested to see what is currently on my list right now to read, on the left side of this page. you can see my currently reading list.

Also, as you have noticed the blog layout has also changed. Going to a more simpler layout. I hope you like it and it's easy on the eyes.

Lastly, I will be updating things on the blog as I can. Having some major changes going on in my life, changes for the better. But it will take time to get back into a place where I will be back to be fully functional.

Thank you all for your continued following, and bearing with me during all these trials and tribulations.