Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hollowmen (The Hollows #2) by Amanda Hocking

Hollowmen (The Hollows, #2)Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hollowmen picks up six months after Hollowland, right where it left off with Remy at the new compound being their little rat trying to find a cure for the virus. This time we find Remy still looking for her brother Max. When this new compound is taken over by zombies everyone leaves with out Remy. They leave her on the operating table split open. They didn't even have the courtesy to sew her up, she had to do it herself. When she gets out she finds that her group has gone on and left her behind.

We start with Remy looking for her brother all over again. She meets up with a different group of people this time. The zombies are getting smarter and faster. When Remy finds Max he has a friend a little girl with him. They have been hiding in the loft of a store. On their trek up North the little girl is kidnapped by a woman in their group who was bitten by a zombie but has not turned yet. Remy goes after them and when she finds them the little girls is hiding from the woman. When Remy finds them the women is just starting to turn. Remy has to fight the woman so she can get the little girl and take her back to where their group is staying.

It has a lot of fighting and zombie killing that will take a hold of your attention and want let go. Amanda Hocking has did it again wrote a very good story with a lot of action right up till the very end. You will not want to put this book down. She makes you feel as if you are living their life with them. If you like books about zombies then you will want to be sure and read Hollowmen.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hollowland (The Hollows #1) by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

19 year old Remy King and Harlow make their way across America to find Remy's 8 year old brother Max who was transferred to a new compound when the old compound they were staying in was over run by zombies. On their journey they fight zombies, and they find more survivors. Remy and Harlow meet Blue and Lazlo, who is a famous rock star, (whom Harlow just swoons over), when they stop to spend the night in someones home, well it was not a home anymore the people who lived there were either dead, a zombie or had moved on as with most all of the houses.

Remy rescues a lion that she finds tied to a truck. The lion follows them on their journey. Remy becomes like the leader of the group. Remy and Lazlo are attracted to each other but neither one knows how to tell the other. They come across a farm that has its own running water and Harlow wants to stay because there are more girls here. Harlow is tired of fighting zombies she just wants a place she can call home again. But Remy knows that is not a very good idea because she believes that it is like some sort of cult.

After they leave the farm they find a band of marauders, who attacks them and tries to kill them. People from their group are killed by these marauders. Remy and the rest of her crew find others that have been hiding from the zombies and the marauders not far from where they were attacked. They stay with them for awhile.

I really liked this book, well because I like zombies and anything that is horror. Remy is a kick-ass girl that is a very independent girl who can take care of herself. It has all the action that you need to keep you wanting to read more. It was one of the best books about zombies I think I have read so far.

I think Amanda Hocking did a very good job of grabbing the reader's attention and keeping it.
I was so lost in the story itself that I felt as if I was right there fighting along side Remy the whole way. Looking for Max wanting to find him just as bad as Remy as if he was my little brother too. I felt like I was being attacked by zombies. As if my family, friends and my whole life was gone and it was no more.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Bridge Of Deaths by M.C.V Egan

The Bridge of DeathsThe Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Bridge Of Deaths is about a woman who has wanted to know the true circumstances behind her grandfather's death from a very early age. She brings fiction and non-fiction all together in one book. Her research takes her on a long journey of over two decades to Denmark, England and The United States. I love that she said that she got some of her info from the internet. I can relate to this because I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to know something all I had to do was go on the internet and search it.

Her grandfather's plane went down in Danish waters on August 15, 1939 just two weeks before Hitler invaded Poland, right before World War ll. She created fictional characters Bill and Maggie. Bill has been having nightmares about the plane crash for a very long time. When he awakes from one of these nightmares he feels as if he can taste the salty water and feel the coldness of the water. Bill meets Maggie in a bookstore, Maggie follows Bill into the store. Maggie is a smoker Bill is not. They decide to go to a hypnotist and do past life regression. After the first regression Bill becomes a smoker too. Maggie contacts Catalina through email to find out what she knows about the crash. Catalina and Maggie decide to communicate through Skype to discuss what they each know about her grandfather's death.

I was asked to review this book by the author. When I read the summary of the book I honestly thought I would not like this book. But I thought "you can't judge a book by its cover" and decided to give it a chance. I am glad that I did because I kept wanting to go back and read more to find out what was going too happen next. M.C.V. Egan makes the characters come alive and you feel as if you are right there with them. She opens up your mind to things that you never thought might be possible. Before reading The Bridge Of Deaths, I never believed that anyone could actually be hypnotized or not me that is. But after reading it I keep thinking that maybe I could be hypnotized, that it would help me to stop smoking.

Jagged Edge: Interview with M.C.V. Egan

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wiccan, A Paranormal Romance Novel by M. Leighton

Wiccan (Wiccan, #1)Wiccan by M. Leighton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wiccan is about a young girl Mercy Holloway who has just graduated high school and is a freshman in college. Mercy has been having vision of people dying when she walks over the spot where they were killed for as long as she can remember. As she is walking to school on her first day as a college student she has one of her visions no big deal right? Wrong, this time there is a big difference because the girl she sees die this time is not dead but very much alive. Mercy sees the girl walk into her first class.

Mercy wants to help this girl stay alive but she doesn't know what to do to help her. The only thing she can do is go to the police. But she knows they will not believe her. They will think she is crazy. They won't believe that she has visions. But she decides to go anyway. Let them think she is crazy she is going do everything she can to save this girl. The first officer that she speaks to thinks just that and sends her to Detective Grayson. Although he does not believe her either he still takes her statement.

And then everything changes not only is she having visions of people dying. But now she is having dreams about people dying. In the dreams that she is having Mercy wittiness the murders through the eyes of the killer. The body count just keeps adding up. Mercy feels as if  she is the killer. When Mercy starts having dreams about people dying Detective Grayson has no choice but to believe her then because he has no leads or anything else to go on. While trying to solve these murders Mercy and Detective Grayson fall in love.

Wiccan is a religion and this book has nothing to do with wicca only that Mercy is a witch. I like the way the writer keeps you hanging on and doesn't give everything away all at once. She keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very end. This was a very good read. Give it a try you might like it. I can't wait until the second book in this series comes out on the market.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hello and welcome to my blog The Avid Reader. I am Nancy your host. I am a newbie here. So please bear with me as I try to start doing this blog thingy here. I have wanted to have my own website for a while now but I couldn't decide what I wanted my site to be or what I wanted to write about. Then it hit me I love to read so why not try my luck at blogging about books. I hope that I get this blog thingy right the first time so that you will keep coming back to see how I am doing.

What I want to try and do with my blog is to try and write descriptions about books that I have read and let you know what I thought about the book. You know things like, if I liked the book or not. Maybe it will help you to decide if the book is something you would like to read or not. I know if you are like me you like to search the internet for descriptions on a book to see what other people are saying about the book  before you read it. Well I hope you find what you are looking for here at The Avid Reader that will help you in making your decision. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look around. I hope to see you again soon.