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Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller

So, the book store didn't have the 5th book of the last book series I was reading in stock and I had to order it (Dragonlight by Donita K. Paul). Put out and dieing for something to read to pass the time til the book arrived, I bought The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller. I had seen it on the shelves every time I went into the book store and everytime it caught my attention but I passed it up. So I plucked it up this time, hoping for the best. The Innocent Mage, at 640 pages long, took me about a day, day and a half to read. Though I'm not sure you can really call it reading...more like skimming, skipping and trudging. This book was so slow. I did not enjoy this book much at all. The characters are hard to like, there isn't enough action and adventure. Too many things were unexplained AND after all left us in a cliff hanger. I'm like...what the heck!?! I am NOT going to go buy the next book nor go check it out from the library. This book was a waste of my time and not worth the aggrevation and sleep deprivation I went through, trying to finish it so I could continue on to something better. This is a first I believe... 0/5 stars. Not worth all the glances I took all those times in the store. Now I know why for so long I didn't buy it even though it caught my eye. I shouldn't have defied my senses.

Monday, May 24, 2010

DragonFire by Donita K. Paul

This is the 4th book in this series by Donita K. Paul. This one takes place again, 3 years into the future from the ending of the last book. Kale and Bardon are now married. The book doesn't hesitate to throw us right into the action and adventure from the first page. Kale and Bardon end up on seperate missions, finding out how much they really rely on and miss each other. They both go through extreme trials of mind, body and soul. So many battles take place as three evil forces battle to take over Amara. Will Wulder and Paladin be able to help them win? You'll have to read to find out. Amazing, amazing, amazing. I'll definately re-read this one in the future. At 346 pages long it took me about two days to read this book. Donita Paul has perfected her writing style in this series by this book and you just fly through it, page to page, longing never to put it down. My favorite of all the books in this series! A must read! 5/5 Stars!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DragonKnight by Donita K. Paul

The adventure continues with Kale and Bardon. I was at first disappointed that the book started out with only Bardon's point of view. I had not quite liked him enough after the last book to want to read from his point of view. But wanting to know what happens to Kale kept me reading. I was pleasantly surprised with I found out there was a Part Two further into the book which switches to Kale's point of view. Though you eventually realize that their points of view start to mix and become one as the story proceeds. This story starts three years after the last book ended. Bardon wants to become a knight, but he had found the social part of the role to be daughting for him. He is mostly a solitude person, enjoying time alone or with very few. With a decision to take time for solitude and sort himself out and have time with Wulder to figure out what Wulder's plan for him really is. Bardon's sabbatical doesn't last long. It is the start of another adventure, one that leads to new friends, new enemies and new realizations. This is the best of the books in this series I have read yet. :) Must read!!! 5/5 Stars!!!!

DragonQuest by Donita K. Paul

The 2nd book in this wonderful series by Donita K. Paul. We continue on more adventures with Kale, the slave girl from the first book. Kale is supposed to be training at The Hall to serve Paladin and Wulder, but her plans change. She must go to be with Wizard Fenworth to start her apprenticeship with him as well as other duties she must take charge of. Forced to take a young man along, whom she doesn't like, Kale is left wondering what Wulder's plan for her really is. We get to meet new lovable characters in this story as well as ones we don't find as lovable at first, but learn to love. Quite a fun journey this leads to. A great read! At 349 pages long it took me about two days to read this book. I highly recommend reading this one after you have read the first! 5/5 Stars!!!

Dragon Spell by Donita K. Paul

Looking for a new book to read, I found myself in the Religion section at Border's. They have a great selection of Christian fiction there. I saw this interesting looking book, Dragon Spell. This is a Christian based fantasy novel. The first in a series of 5, there may be more to come? At 334 pages long, it took me about two days to read. This is a story about a young slave girl, in the world of Amara, who finds herself unexpectedly on an exciting adventure. This quest surrounds Kale with many sticky situations. Yet, their God, Wulder is in everything they do and always manages to help them out. This story highly reflects that their Wulder is very much like our God here in real life. The story takes us through spiritual enlightenment as well as a fantasy story. Well told, with wonderful characters, enchanting lands and an amazing God like ours. This book is a must read! 5/5 Stars!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is an amazing romance novelist. I have read A Walk to Remember and The Notebook written by him as well and he never fails in delivering a heart warming, lesson learned romance. He continues his well earned reputation with this wonderful novel. The Last Song has recently been made into a feature film staring Miley Cyrus. I wanted to read the book before watching the movie so I could enjoy the story even more when I watched the film because some many times they leave a lot out. The Last Song, at 463 pages long, took me two days to read. It's not a Nicholas Sparks novel if you don't have tears at least spring to your tear ducts at least once. However, that's no reason not to read them. Amazing amazing amazing.... Ronnie is so relatable. Steve is so ideal. Will is so swoonable. Jonah is so adorable. Blaze is so frustratable. Scott is so annoying. Marcus is so creepy.... A must read! Such great family values shown. Such amazing love shown. Such a mature understanding for love and family and life. God smiles down upon Nicholas Sparks as he is able to mass preach such good things to everyone without some of them even realizing it... lol. 25/5 Stars!!!! Go buy it now! It's definatly one to buy and keep on your book shelf.