Monday, March 24, 2014

Mers by Ami Blackwelder: A Book Review

Book Description

 December 21, 2013
What lies beneath the surface?
One hundred years from now the world has
changed and brought with it new forms of life.
Who are the Mers? Who is Mira?

“I am not a Mer,” A simple but profound statement that changes Mira’s life forever. She always knew she was different. She never quite fit in with the Mers. However, when her quest to understand her past leads her across the border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thinks the journey to find out who she really is will be an easy one.

But, in Jersey she finds more questions than answers. The “Garden State” has become a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them, finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her traveling companion is a Mer willing to fight to the death.


This was my first book from this author, and I found that I really enjoyed it. The character development progressed quickly and interestingly. I was pleasantly surprised at the twists and turns that occurred throughout the story, and am really looking forward to reading more in this series. It was definitely a new take on mermaids and/or the dystopian universe. Very well done!!

Overall, 4/5 stars.

Here is the link to for the ebook. 

Dark Storm by Christine Feehan: A Book Review

Book Description

 October 2, 2012
Return to the “steamy and dreamy” (Publishers Weekly) world of Christine Feehan’s New York Times bestselling Carpathian novels as thundering passions signal a dark force on the horizon…

Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in South America, Dax worries that he has become the abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries. But Dax isn’t the only one emerging from the darkness…

His name is Mitro, and he once stood by the side of the prince of the Carpathian people. Now he is the epitome of malevolence, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man. No one escaped the bloodshed, including his lifemate, Arabejila.

Now, between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun—one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendant of Arabejila, as the reward.


Fantastic installment to the Carpathians. I really enjoyed this book and the main characters, Dax and Riley. While Dax was the normal dark, dangerous, and strong Carpathian we've come to suspect... he also seemed to have a really fun and teasing side that isn't something you usually see in the main male characters of these books. The only thing that I found to be a negative in this book was that the ending fight scene with the vampire seemed slightly rushed. However, I would definitely recommend giving this book a try if you've felt the last couple to be lacking. Great job, Ms. Feehan. I'm looking forward to starting Dark Lycan and then Dark Wolf. :-)

Overall, 5/5 stars.

Here is the link to for the ebook.

UR by Stephen King: A Book Review

Book Description

 February 12, 2009
From Publishers Weekly

Wesley Smith buys an Amazon Kindle to keep his mind off his recent nasty breakup, but he finds that his version is no ordinary e-reading device. Smith's Kindle has a special Ur option, which reveals the future and all the works his favorite authors have written in parallel dimensions. However, when the Ur delivers news of terrible events on the way, Smith must decide if he should interfere in fate. 


I loved this short story! Fantastic King all around. I really enjoyed the tie in to the Dark Tower series, and would love to go back and reread those books now! 

Honestly, I'm pretty jealous of having a kindle that can get books from different universes.... 

This is only available on Kindle books through, but I'd say it's worth the few dollars that it costs on there. This may stink for some people who do not own Kindles; however, there are free Kindle apps for smart phones and for computers that may be worth downloading.

Overall, I gave it 5 stars out of 5. I'm also biased on loving anything King writes that is related to the Dark Tower books.

Here is the link to Amazon if you're interested in purchasing it for  $3.19