Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership DownBlurb: Set in England’s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

4 stars

Read Via: Audiobook 60% (library) & paperback (library)

My Thoughts: A friend of mine had me watch the movie adaption when I was in junior high. It changed my view of the world forever. Therefore, I wanted to read the book. This book is so detailed and covers so much. It is an amazing book, and I really enjoyed reading it. It opens your eyes of the lives of other animals. The development and adventure was just great. I liked the ending as well.

Read November 25, 2014 — December 16, 2014

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

One Plus OneBlurb: Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.

4 stars

Read via: Hardback (own it)

 My Thoughts: At first, I had a hard time getting into this novel, but that quickly resolved itself. I loved all the characters, and the adventure they had. The romance was sweet. It was an overall awesome book.

Read October 29, 2014 — December 11, 2014

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Blurb: When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

3 stars

Listened via: Audiobook (library)

My Thoughts: This was one of the classics that I knew little to nothing about. I ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would. The whole language from that time was hard to understand at times, but I found it entertaining.

I think that the idea of love and romance is interesting in the book. It was hard to comprehend at times. However, I liked the romance between the characters (no spoilers. Lol).

Listened to October 22, 2014 — November 24, 2014

Vassalord Volume 7 by Nanae Chrono

Vassalord Volume 7Story/Art By: Nanae Chrono
Japanese Name:
Vassalord
Status of Series:
Complete (7 volumes)

Synopsis: The climax of the story!!

5 stars

My Thoughts: Amazing! This final volume was so suspenseful! I had to keep myself from flicking through the pages. There was a surprise near the end. I am pleased with the ending, but I am sad that it is over. This is definitely one of my favorite manga of all time.

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Vassalord Volume 6 by Nanae Chrono

Vassalord Volume 6

Story/Art By: Nanae Chrono
Japanese Name:
Vassalord
Status of Series:
Complete (7 volumes)

Synopsis: Secret plans are revealed. Will everyone be able to make it through?

4 stars

My Thoughts: So much action! Oh man, I couldn’t put this down! I am so glad I am finally finishing this series. It is just amazing. This volume had me on the edge of my seat!

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Vassalord Volume 5 by Nanae Chrono

Vassalord Volume 5Story/Art By: Nanae Chrono
Japanese Name:
Vassalord
Status of Series:
Complete (7 volumes)

Synopsis:  Johnny and Charles are still dealing this their imprisonment. The past is slowly piecing together. (Sorry I suck at these!)

4 stars

My Thoughts: This is the farthest I have ever read in this series from my previous attempts. Let me say again, that I LOVE this series, and I have no idea why it took this long to read it (besides the fact that it not fully officially translated in English).

I am still loving it. There is so much more revealed in this volume. It is so exciting! I am not as confused because of all the stuff coming to light. I am upset with what is going on, but the author still is able to make me laugh at times.

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Vassalord Volume 4 by Nanae Chrono

Vassalord Volume 4

Story/Art By: Nanae Chrono
Japanese Name:
Vassalord
Status of Series:
Complete (7 volumes)

Blurb: Together again at last after their excursion into Italy, it’s going to be a hot and heavy reunion for Charley and Rayflo. And apparently a short-lived one. Still on edge about Barry and his machinations, Rayflo is reluctant to get his favorite vassal involved and so as soon as they escape Yaoding, he’s off again.

4 stars

My Thoughts: I really liked this volume. I feel I got a better understanding. There was more revealed. The nice scene from the end of the last volume carried over from the previous one. Their feelings for each other seemed to be confirmed in this volume.

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Vassalord Volume 3 by Nanae Chrono

Vassalord Volume 3Story/Art By: Nanae Chrono
Japanese Name:
Vassalord
Status of Series:
Complete (7 volumes)

Blurb: Charley, a cyborg vampire who does the Vatican’s dirty work, is the thrall of the local vampire playboy Johnny Rayflo. As the two fight crime-and each other-hilarity, violence and sacrilege ensue!

4 stars

My Thoughts: So, I had to re-read from the beginning (again … for the like the 3rd time) because it has been a year since my last try. I am not sure what my issues was last year because I LOVE this series. I am liking even more this time around.

I am getting a feel of the bigger picture this, now that I am paying attention. I am still kind of confused on some things. There are bunch of lovely scenes in this volume, but some are a little graphic. There are snippets of the past but never really explains, which I love. I also really liked the ending of this volume.

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The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever SongBlurb: Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, Allie and her companions – her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost – the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has on final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

 

4 starsRead Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: I am not sure what to say without spoiling. I really liked how everything turned out, even though I was shocked and sad. I saw some parts coming, but not all. There was just a little too much fighting for my taste and this book seemed a little dragged out. There parts that made up for it. I ended up liking characters I was sure I would loathe.Overall, I would say I really enjoyed this trilogy. I am sad to see it end.

Funny story. I was trying so hard to finish this book Wednesday (yesterday). I started at 55% and made it to 94% before I had to leave for work. I planned to finish it on my breaks, but it ended up only being like three pages left of the story! So, I technically finished it after midnight … today.

Read August 11, 2014 — August 22, 2014

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The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

The WeddingBlurb:  After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife, Jane’s, heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him… again. Despite the shining example of Allie and Noah’s marriage, Wilson is himself a man unable to easily express his emotions. A successful estate attorney, he has provided well for his family, but now, with his daughter’s upcoming wedding, he is forced to face the fact that he and Jane have grown apart and he wonders if she even loves him anymore. Wilson is sure of one thing–his love for his wife has only deepened and intensified over the years. Now, with the memories of his in-laws’ magnificent fifty-year love affair as his guide, Wilson struggles to find his way back into the heart of the woman he adores.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: I was surprised by this book. Unlike the first novel in the series, I did cry with this one. I love how everything turned out. I will not even give a hint of what is because I was so surprised and loved it. However, I will say that at first I did not like that it switched main characters. I really enjoyed this book. I am sad to part from this story line.

Read May 13, 2014 — May 17, 2014

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