Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review of LM Smith's 'The Citizens'

As stated when I started this blog, I am an equal opportunity reviewer. I had recently been going through a long YA and non-fiction kick, reading a lot of the paranormal, vampy, romance novels that have been coming out. Then with the trip to Africa my reading scaled off some just as I was starting to get my hands on copies of books to review, LOL. So now I am back and I started with LM Smith's 'The Citizen's' which I got a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. My husband was happy because he always tells me that I read too much YA even though what I like is more in that new Mature Young Adult!

When I got my copy of this book I had already seen some great positive feedback, but I didn't know what to expect from the book. I didn't expect to be sitting there happily confused the whole time(which was all of 3 hours because this really was a book you can not put down!! If you asked me to put this book into a genre I don't think I could. Its more than a mystery, but its not scary either. It's got wit and humor, but not a comedy. It's suspense and drama, but its not what I would call an action book. It's got a couple who has the hots for each other, but its not romance. It's got a bratty teen that talks back, but is definitely not an angst book. This book, which is first in a series, is one of those one of a kind books that you just fall in love with.

I am not big on spoilers, so I will tell you the basics: Jasmine is attacked coming back from her barn, when she wakes up she is in a hotel room that she can not get out of. When she does get out she finds that she is one of five that are stuck in this remote town somewhere and that they were all kidnapped from different parts of the world. Someone is obviously behind this, but who, and what kind of sick game are they playing out. Jazz wants to know because she is determined to win. Does she? Who else is stuck there? Who is behind all this? If you want to know then you will have to go buy this book NOW!  :)

I personally can't wait for book #2 in this amazing new series by LM Smith. This is one author you want to be able to say you read before she was huge!

5 BIG *****'s!!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I am back and change of plans!!

Hello Everyone!

I have returned safely from Africa!! Thank you to everyone for the prayers, good wishes, and positive vibes! It was an amazing trip that included a serve wrist injury from climbing a mountain on our last day in the village. We did a Vacation Bible School that touched the lives of over 700 kids! That is AMAZING!! I will write a more thorough blog detailing my trip when I am healed up and not in a brace that is in essence a removable cast.

In regards to the giveaway that I was trying to do, I am still doing it. I have copies of Sirenz and Sirenz Back in Fashion by Charlotte Benardo and Natalie Zaman, some swag, and I am still collecting! I want this to be the best first contest I can have. I may even include some souvenier from Malawi in there! This is going to be a contest for my followers so make sure you are following this blog!! Also comment and send your friends!

I am still trying to determine how I am going to do this, if I am going to attempt Rafflecopter or something eles. If you have any suggestions let me know! The fast I learn all this the faster I can do more reviews, stories, author interviews, and MORE GIVEAWAYS!!

Also, my plane trip nearly bankrupted me, and I have been having trouble finding Alma Katsu's first book, so I will do reviews in the mean time starting with the last book I read, The Citizens by LM Smith. I have my hubby putting a hold on it if our local libraries have it and its the first book I will buy when I can go back to work medically.

So, I will be posting my review of 'The Citizens' in a few minutes and keep sending friends!!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Announcing the Christening Book! *PLUS AWESOME SUPRISE COMING*

Happy Friday Everyone!! First off, THANK YOU to all my followers, I know we are going to have so much fun here! Second, since no one had any suggestions I am pleased to announce that our opening review will be of Alma Katsu's books "The Taker" and "The Redemption". They are the first two books of a trilogy. The bad news is that I can not post the review until I get back from Africa. Between my new job and final prep to leave there just isn't enough time to put out the best review I am capable of, and I do not believe in doing a half-cracked job! So keep an eye out for this review in August!!
Also, I am currently working on my first giveaway!!! Woo-Hoo! I am still working out the dets of the prize but entering will be really simple...ya'll ready for this? August 1 I will take the names of all my followers and put them in a hat and my 8 year old will pull out the winner! So all you have to do is follow! How easy-peasy is that. Plus I am trying to figure out some ways that my followers can earn extra entries so keep an eye out for the OFFICAL ANNOUNCEMENT with all the final details!


Monday, June 18, 2012

What Book should be my debut review?

Ok, so I am going on a mission trip to Africa next month and I would love to get my first review up before I leave. However I want this first review to be AWESOME! So I am going to do it right and put it up when its ready. What I am wondering is WHAT BOOK SHOULD BE GRACED WITH BEING THE FIRST?? So I am going to see if anyone has any suggestions. Please leave a comment with your pick for the book that christens this blog. I can't wait to see what everyone suggests!

Welcome to a Land of Awesome Random Reviews, Rants, Raves, and other totally random things!

Hi Everyone! I am Sarah. I am a wife, mom, writer, reader, actor, and all the jobs that come with wife/mom titles! I don't like to really classify myself into any more specific categories because I just don't fit into them. I am 100% one of a kind, unique, somewhat crazy, and I love it. I wouldn't have it any other way! I love Backstreet Boys and still like Eminem, I love gardens and the beach but you will probably never get me camping, I read every genre and will give just about any book a chance and I will be honest without trashing or being mean. Just because I didn't care for it, doesn't mean that it won't be a best seller and isnt for someone else.
I will be posting reviews of books here mainly with some total randomness thrown in to keep it more lively, and hey it wouldn't be my blog if I didn't! I am looking forward to getting to know any followers I may get and for you to get a chance to get to know me and hopefully some really cool authors and other people along the way!
This is my first blog and my first time doing something like this so please bear with me as I learn my way around.
Also feedback is always welcome. If you have a book you want me to read or suggest I review here, please let me know! I will consider all recommendations and want to make this an awesome place where we can all just be ourselves, no matter how wacky or random that may be!