Fevre Dream by George R.R Martin

Genre: Vampire Horror 

Format: Paperback

Pages:360

Published September 1st 1982

Date Finished 12/05/2020

Rated: 4 Stars

" How could it end any other way? The beast was greater than they were, a force of nature. The beast was like the river, eternal. It had no doubts, no thoughts, no dreams or plans"

This is a horror novel that takes place in 1850's. It is about vampires and steamboats. Abner Marsh makes business with a man named Joshua York. York wants to make a huge steamboat and tells Marsh that he can't bother him. York begins acting suspicious. York begins to be awake during the night. The passengers aboard suspect that York is a vampire. I liked this book. It reminded me of Dracula. There is a lot of lore about vampires in this novel. This book is a very slow read. The writing was very good. I loved the antagonist Julian. He was very evil and I liked that he didn't really care about anyonr. I didn't really like the ending. It was open ended and we don't really find out if the character survived.

Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne

Genre: Music Contempory romance

Format: Audiobook

pages:400

Published March 19th 2019

Date Finished: 12/08/2020

Rated: 3.3 Stars

"How about, Mozart nails what I want falling in love to feel like."

This book is about a girl named Ruby, who is a pianist and she is trying to find out who she is. Then in comes Oscar Bell, a youtube star. Oscar is spending the summer studing music with Ruby's father. I really liked Ruby and Oscar's relationship. I really didn't like Oscar, he was kinda a jerk. He wanted Ruby to be like him. I loved the family relationships in the book. Ruby's dad has a heart to heart conversation with Ruby. Ruby's family loves her. Ruby and Oscar sometimes acted childish and immature.I really liked the talk of different music, like Mozart. I listened to this on audio and there were songs included in the book. I wish the songs were sung in the audiobook. Overall this is a cute romance and summer read. 

First Impressions by Nora Roberts

Genre: Christmas Romance

Format: Paperback

Pages: 235

Published April 1984

Date Finished: 01/02/2021

Rating: 3.6 Stars

"Their hands sought to touch, their mouthes hurried to taste--everywhere."

This book is about a girl named Shane, who is opening up a antique shop/ museum and a man named Vance, who is a carpenter that is out of work. They meet and Shane hires him to fix up the shop. This is the story about how they fall in love. This book started off ok, while I didn't really like the romance. There was a first kiss in the first chapter and the romance was insta- love which, isn't my cup of tea. But as I was reading more, I feel in love with Shane and Vance. I love how Shane is outspoken and speaks her mind freely. I also loved the banter between Vance and Shane. The thing that put me off of this book was the sex scenes. They are laughable and not romantic at all! I mean they have sex under a Christmas tree. How are they doing that I am not sure. I can't fit under a Christmas Tree. The Christmas Tree was also in the shop. Other than that, the book reminded me of a cute Hallmark movie. This book is also set in the fall and is perfect to read during the holiday season.

The Haunted (The Haunted,1) by Danielle Vega

Genre: YA Horror

Format: Hardback

Pages: 252

Published June 4th 2019

Date Finished: 1/15/2021

Rating: 2.6 Stars

"She looked away from the tub for a fraction of a second, and when she looked back, there was a boy standing in the tub, watching her with wide black eyes, her razor clutched in one hand. He tilted his head, his upper lip twitching."

This is about a girl named Hendricks, who moves to a small town of Drearfield and her house is haunted. Henricks has a secret. I didn't really like this book. I loved Vega's Merciless series and I thought I would love this. I was highly disappointed. I didn't like the clicue's in this novel. One of Hendricks friend was trying to put Henrick in a box. It was very annoying! I am not a teenager anymore and I hate when people try to label you. This book has romance! Are you surprised? I didn't like the romance. It was a love triangle. Hendricks had a boyfriend before she moved there and she is not over him. Even though he is borderline abusive. She develop a crush on the frat boy and the stereotype bad boy. I also didn't like the writing and the plot was predictable. There are plot holes in this book. The book had more questions then answers. The parents need to play an essential plot to the story. I am not going to give away spoilers but, if you've read this book then you know what I am talking about. I did like the horror scenes. I recommend this book for non horror readers.

 

The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Genre: Famly Drama, Generations Contempory

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 377

Published November 23rd 2010

Date Finished: 2/8/2021

Rating:3.3 Stars

"The Challenges in this place are real and sometimes very difficult, but I've learned to slow down and look for beauty in my days, for the mysteries and blessings woven into everything, into the very words we speak."

This is about a girl named Lucy. She is dealing with grief. Lucy's father died and she thinks it is her fault. One day Lucy's mother gets in a car accident and Lucy decides to visit and help her mom with recovery. While at her mother's house, Lucy finds an embroidered blanket in the wall and here is the start of a journey of self discovery. 

This book was ok. I enjoyed the mystery and I loved reading the letters of the past. I also loved the flowery writing style. It was almost like poetry. I didn't like the romance. Lucy cheats on her boyfriend, who is in Japan. I hated this! Lucy was trying to relive the past. It is unexeptable! This book was not what I was expecting! I wanted a historical fiction with real facts or people. This didn't have real people. The story was more of a contempory then historical.

The Six wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: Audiobook

Pages: 643

Published in 1992

Date Finished: 2/17/2021

Rating: 4.3 Stars

"Men, however, were encourged to sow their wild oats,but a woman who did so became a social outcast and ruined her chances of making a good marriage."

This is a nonfiction about the six wives of Henry VIII. This book talks about the history of each of Henry's wives. It has information about each wives and indept history about Henry VIII and his life. 

I really loved this book! Weir is an excellent writer. I loved the narrator of the audiobook. I knew a lot of infomation that was already in this book. This book was an introduction to the wives of Henry VIII. I really liked how they included some infomation about what happened to the surviving wives after Henry's death. This book is slow but, it is a good biography. I recommend this for adults that are new to European History