Saturday, August 25, 2007

REVIEW: Fearless by Robin Parrish (Dominion Trilogy, book 2)

Fearless by Robin Parrish (Dominion Trilogy, Book 2)

Robin Parrish has an amazing talent ~ he leaves you hanging at the end of every chapter, almost demanding that you turn the page to find out what's next!

Grant Borrows (introduced to us in the first book, Relentless) is known to the public as "Guardian". He uses his powers of telekinesis to help out a world being ravaged by natural disasters.

His fellow ring-wearer, Morgan, insists that they need to discover the reason behind their "shift" ~ the reason they wear the "rings of Dominion". And so, Grant and a team of the most powerful "Loci" are off on a globe-hopping quest for answers.

But the answers may be more than they bargained for!

An amazing book with twists and turns you'd never see coming! I couldn't put this book down! And, I'm mad that I'll have to wait almost another year to find out how it all ends in "Merciless" (Dominion Trilogy, book 3 -- due out from Bethany House Publishers in July 2008!).

Rated: A+

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

REVIEW: One Little Secret by Allison Bottke

"One Little Secret" by Allison Bottke

This was an engaging story about a housewife named Ursula who accidently gets thrown into the Hollywood "starlet" life when pop star, Nik Prevel, discovers her amazing singing talent. Forever afterward, Ursula's life is changed... as is Nik's!

The only "issue" I had with this book was the author's constant peppering of brand names of the rich-and-famous... stuff I haven't a clue about, and couldn't possibly relate to! (clothing, shoes, furniture, etc). I just couldn't "picture" most of it.

Otherwise, I really liked Ms. Bottke's ability to draw you into the story, constantly making you wonder what's going to happen next, and leaving you wanting to know more.

I think that the character's lives were portrayed fairly realistically, and the descriptions of the music were so moving that I was almost in tears! I also loved that the family-life portrayed by the author was what everyone --I'm sure-- dreams of having, so that is a big pull.

Overall, a very good book that I didn't want to see end. Highly recommended!

Rated: A