Monday, 23 January 2017

Review- Once lost lords by Stephan Morse

I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

Once Lost Lords by Stephan Morse
Released: January 12, 2016
Pages: 318
Buy it: Amazon

Humanity hasn’t been alone for almost two thousand years. Elves, wolves, vampires, all joined together with mankind to eradicate the ‘darker’ races and maintained a tentative peace until modern times. Society adapted, everyone has rules that help keep the peace in this modern era. Yet, absolute genocide is impossible when talking about creatures beyond the pale. Some hid, some buried, other were re-purposed.

Some, like Jay Fields, pass for human with a little bit extra. His abilities didn’t belong to one of the major races, but any information was buried along with the long dead boogie men. All Jay cared about was those closest to him and a job that let him hit people. He used to be a bouncer at a bar, a part-time enforcer for a loan shark, and even a fight club champion. That was four years ago, before betrayal by someone close sent him packing.

Now he’s back and trying to recover a life he left behind. Questions of origin aren’t his only problems. His ex-girlfriend is a vampire. His part-time boss doesn’t think he’s up to snuff anymore. There’s a missing elf who might have some answers, and Jay’s best friend is caught up in something dangerous

I really enjoyed reading this book.   It was off to a great start it got me interested in the characters and the story. I was invested for most of the book.  It took a few fantastic turns and had a great mystery surrounding it.

I felt that it was dragging on a bit in the middle and was a little confusing.  It definitely picked up again in the last part of the book.

The characters were great.  Each adding to the story.  A couple of characters annoyed me at times, like Daniel and Evan.  Overall they all kept me excited over the story.  The main character Jay Fields, who seems Human, has a special gift of tracking others.  Soon tries to figure out why an Elf he is tracking called him a Lord.  He was a wonderful character to follow and was definitely my favorite.

In the end, I found Once Lost Lords a great story, filled with interesting characters that I was excited to know more about.  I gave this books a 4/5.

Have you read Once lost lords?  Did you want to read it?


Monday, 9 January 2017

Favourite Books Read in 2016

I read some fantastic books in 2016.  It was tough deciding which books to include in my top books from the year.  In the end I chose my top five books that I read during 2016.  Here are my favourite from the year but in no particular order.

Illuminae: The Illuminae Files #1- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This one is very unique and I could not put it down.  It had a great plot, but just the way it was presented was so different.   Which really stood out.

Lady Midnight:  The Dark Artifices #1- Cassandra Clare
It was fantastic to come back to the world of shadowhunters.  With each book I seem to enjoy it more and more.  Check out my thoughts here.

The Final Empire: Mistborn #1- Brandon Sanderson
One of the last books I read last year.   I loved every minute of it and cannot wait to read more of his books.

Raelia: The Medoran Chronicles #2- Lynette Noni
I read both books that are currently in this series.  I definitely fell in love with this exciting new world filled with amazing characters. 

Empire of Storms: Throne of Glass #5- Sarah J. Maas
I read quite a few Sarah Maas books this year, it was hard to pick a favorite.  This one definitely stood out for me.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

January TBR

It is the New Year.  I am going to tell you all what I am planning on reading this month.

1.  Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire (Harry Potter #4)- J.K Rowling
2.   Harry Potter and the  Order of The Phoenix(Harry Potter #5)- J.K Rowling
3.  Court Of Mist and Fury (A Court Of Thorne and Roses #2)- Sarah J. Maas

I am continuing my Harry Potter reread this month.  This Year I am planning on reading 60 books.  

Have you read any of theses? Do you have a reading goal?


Thursday, 5 January 2017

December Wrap up

It's the end of the year.   Happy New Year Everyone. Now it is time to tell you all what I read during December.  I read four books this month.  Three of them was on my TBR

1.  History's prisoners (Invasion #1)-  James Garmisch-  3.5/5 Review
2. The Final Empire (Misborn #1)- Brandon Sanderson- 4/5
3.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1)- J.K Rowling-5/5
4.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)- J.K Rowling- 5/5

This is what I read in December.

How many books did you read in December?  What was your Favourite?