WWW Wednesdays #14 – October 15th

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Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

hopesrebellionamatterofhonourI have started Hope’s Rebellion and since it doesn’t have that many pages and it’s good, I will probably finish it soon. It’s an ARC written by Jade Varden. I’m also reading A Matter Of Honour by Jeffrey Archer, mostly because I have to finish it before next week…

 

  • What did you recently finish reading?

divinefallblackrosesOf Divine Fall I have already uploaded my review. Like I said before, this novel by Kathryn Knight is surely an entertaining read and definitely worth it if you like paranormal/fantasy romance novels. I’ve also finished Black Roses by Jane Thynne yesterday, and it was a huge disappointment. A full rant/review will be posted tommorrow.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

11573479309Probably The Dead Zone by Stephen King or Naked In Death by J.D. Robb… I’m in need of a good horror/thriller/mystery story, and either of the two seem a good choice. I will probably go with The Dead Zone though, just because I know Stephen King mostly delivers with his stories.

ARC REVIEW: Divine Fall – by Kathryn Knight

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Title: Divine Fall
Author: Kathryn Knight
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
First published: July 23rd 2014
Finished reading: October 8th 2014
Pages: 240
Rating 3,5

“Loving someone is a risk. But if you don’t take a few risks in life, well, that’s not really living, is it?”

*** A copy of this book was kindly given to me by the author through Ethereal Book Reviews in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
(Guest Reviewer Program) ***

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When I was first contacted about Divine Fall, I couldn’t exactly decipher from the cover what the story was about. What looks like a contemporary romance story at the first glance actually turned out to be a paranormal romance story involving angels! I’m glad I decided to read this novel by Kathryn Knight in the end, as the story is easy to read and quite entertaining. The main characters Jamie and Dothan are on the verge of being too cliche at some points and the way Dothan was trying to hide his secret didn’t convince me. The handsome and mysterious stable hand falling in love with a social outcast… Sounds pretty cliche to me, although I do love the fact that Jamie works in an antique shop full with old and interesting books. I didn’t see the truth about her grandfather coming and it was a nice plot twist, as well as the ending. All in all a nice read for a pleasant afternoon of easy reading, and recommended to those who enjoy paranormal romance stories.

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The life of Jamie has been turned upside down after the events of last year, and she has become an outcast. She is determined to leave her hometown as soon as she finishes school and until then she spends most of her time with her horse Beau and her only true friend. Things change when a mysterious and very attractive stable hand shows up at her barn. Jamie is intrigued by him and determined to find out more about him.

Dothan has a secret he cannot share with the world though; he is the last of the Nephilims and an half-angel. He arrived at Jamie’s hometown looking for the murderer of his father, but he is weaker than full-blooded angels and he needs the help of an ancient weapon to try and get his revenge. Knowledge that is hidden in the books located at the antique store of Jamie’s grandfather… And he seems to try use Jamie to get to that information. Dothan and Jamie start hanging out together more, but Dothan cannot seem to touch a human without sending out an electric current… And sooner or later Jamie finds out about his secret and more. She is now in danger, and Dothan is forced to work together with her grandfather to save her…

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Like I said before: while some parts of the story might be on the verge of cliche, the story in general delivers and is quite entertaining. It is an easy read an perfect for a nice afternoon of light reading… It has the right dose of action and fantasy and will appeal to those who enjoy reading paranormal romance or fantasy stories in general.

WWW Wednesdays #13 – October 8th

wwwwednesdays Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

blackIdivinefall still haven’t finished Black Roses by Jane Thynne, which is mostly due to the fact that I find the main characters VERY boring and flat. I will still finish reading this one in the hope it becomes better, because I do like the fact that it takes place in the Berlin of the 1930s. I’ve started Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight in the mean time, an ARC I’m highly enjoying so far.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

thelegendofsleepyhollowAfter finishing Mr. Mercedes and not really enjoying it, I wanted to read a real horror story. Making the mistake that The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving fits that description, I decided to read this novel before finishing Black Roses. I probably would have enjoyed The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow way better if I just would have read it at a different time; I wasn’t in the mood for dense prose and long descriptions when I picked up my copy of this classic.

 

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Either Hope’s Rebellion by Jade Varden, another ARC and part of the Guest Reviewers Program at Ethereal Book Reviews, or one of the books mentioned in last week’s WWW Wednesdays. ( A Matter Of Honour by Jeffrey Archer or Flood Tide by Clive Cussler) I should read either of the last two since I have to give back the copies in about two weeks…

Teaser Tuesdays #15 – October 7th: Divine Fall

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TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly book meme originally featured at Should Be Reading. To participate, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page, and choose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)

The book I’m currently reading is Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight. This book is an ARC and part of the Guest Reviewer Program at Ethereal Book Reviews… So far it’s good and a quite pleasant read; I’m hoping to finish it before the weekend.

divinefall“I drove slowly down the curving drive, dogs trailing behind me, and carefully pulled into the empty parking area. A fine mist, along with whining yips and wagging tails, greeted me when I stepped out”

What are you reading right now?

WWW Wednesdays #11 – September 24th

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Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

hpandtheprisonerofazkabanI’m about to finish Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by mrmercedesJ.K. Rowling and I’ve started reading Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King as well. The third HP book is of course a reread, and I can tell you it’s great to step back into the wizard world and read about the adventures of the boy who lived! I’m loving every second of it. Stephen King is one of my preferred horror/thriller genre authors, and until now he delivers with Mr. Mercedes.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

thedanceofthespiritsI finished The Dance Of The Spirits yesterday, and I have yet to write a full review. What I can say for now is that Catherine Aerie really managed to dazzle me with her story about lost love set during the Korean war. Its historical facts mixed with fiction form a perfect balance. It makes this novel a highly enjoyable read and just what I needed to take a break from all those YA dystopian novels I’ve been reading lately.

 

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

blackdivinefallEither Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight (ARC) or Black Roses by Jane Thynne depending on my mood. It’s either reading yet another YA fantasy story or an historical fiction novel set in Hitler’s Germany of the thirties… I’m placing my bets on Black Roses for now.

Friday Finds #10 – September 19th

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FRIDAY FINDS is originally featured at Should Be Reading and showcases the most interesting books I’ve encountered during the last week and have added to my neverending TBR list on Goodreads. You can find a selection of my newest additions below:

My finds:

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