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

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Into the Still Blue

Blurb: The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do – and they are just as determined to stay together.

Within the confines of a cave, they’re using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess …

5 stars

Listened to Via: Audiobook (library)

My Thoughts: Amazing! This last novel was so action packed. I hope no one has seen me driving while listening to this book, because I have tried to tear my steering wheel off a couple times. There were so many emotions that I have felt while reading this book. I have come to love Aria, Perry, and Roar. I really enjoyed this trilogy and I am upset to see it end.

Also, I was so happy to have the same reader from the first novel in this one. I feel like her voice is Aria’s voice.

Read September 24, 2014 – October 7, 2014

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Blindside by N.R. Walker

Young man in the cityBlurb: Mark Gattison has avoided love and commitment his entire adult life. Not interested in more than a one night stand or a brief encounter in a bathroom stall, he is the epitome of a good time. Will Parkinson is the guy who defends him, the guy who puts up with him, the guy Mark calls his best friend.

When Will becomes unsettled and a little distant, Mark takes it upon himself to find Will a boyfriend. Not familiar with the concept himself, Mark thinks Will needs someone to make him happy. What Mark doesn’t know, is that he’s about to get blindsided. He’s about to get knocked off his feet by the one thing that’s been right in front of him the entire time

4 stars

Warning: This story contains male/male romance.
This includes pretty detailed sexual scenes between two men.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts:  At first, I really didn’t like that this was all about Mark. I was really wanted to see more of Carter and Isaac. However,  they were included in this book and I was pleased. I also started to really like Mark and Will. I had a hard time keeping this book away … I should have been studying for finals … like I am suppose to right now.

 

Read May 1, 2014 — May 4, 2014

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Through These Eyes by N.R. Walker

imagesBlurb: Six months after we last met Carter Reece and Isaac Brannigan, they’re still very much in love. Moving in together, moving forward, life for these two is great until some life changing events occur.

Isaac has a frightening setback and Carter’s world starts to unravel. Things become even more complicated and start to change for both men when Isaac’s new colleague enters the picture.

As Isaac struggles for what he really wants, it might just cost him what he needs the most.

4 stars

Warning: This story contains male/male romance.
This includes pretty detailed sexual scenes between two men.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts:  This book keep up my interest for the first part. The middle kind of bored me, but the action and suspense picked up in the end. I am still liking the characters, but I feel the story line isn’t holding up as well. I did like the ending. It was nice. I am looking forward to reading the final book.

Read April 27, 2014 — April 29, 2014

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Blind Faith by N.R. Walker

 

9e040bfe3438b3e8ef6f9aa3296d15165e77a29bBlurb: Starting a new job in a new town, veterinarian Carter Reece, makes a house call to a very special client. Arrogant, moody and totally gorgeous, Isaac Brannigan has been blind since he was eight. After the death of his guide dog and best friend, Rosie, his partnership with his new guide dog, Brady, isn’t going well. Carter tries to help both man and canine through this initiation phase, but just who is leading who?

4 stars

Warning: This story contains male/male romance.
This includes pretty detailed sexual scenes between two men.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: This book is so sweet and funny! I was laughing and crying quite a bit in this short novel.  I am excited to start reading the next volume. I love both of the characters and the story line. There is some information that I didn’t know about people who are blind. Very interesting.

Read April 25, 2014 — April 26, 2014

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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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Blurb:  A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Where the Red Fern Grows is an exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.

3 stars

Listened to Via: Audiobook (library)

My Thoughts:  This is book perfect for a young boy that lives in a very rural and wooden area that likes to hunt. I grew up in such a place and can relate to a certain degree. I personally did not like the hunting aspect, since I am not one to hunt (I don’t like to see things die). However, the strong bond between Billy and his dogs is very heart warming. Oh, and I could not remember most of the movie. I might do a comparison one day.

If you are thinking of your child reading this book, I will advise you to read the book first because there is quite a bit of animal violence. This may not bother you, but it might horrify others.

Listened to April 8, 2014 — April 15, 2014