WELCOME to the Small Book Blog! I am a voracious reader. I love losing myself in books and cannot wait to read myself into my next adventure. It is because of this love for books that I created this blog. I want to share my passion of books with you! I hope you enjoy my recommendations and reviews. My goal is that they will lead you to a new book, series or author, that you can fall in love with and recommend to others as well.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gwyn Cready's Flirting with Forever

This book was disappointing to me. Yes, I finished it but it was a trial. It was frustrating, the characters were barely redeemable, and the author piled on trials and tribulations with barely any resolution, furthering the readers displeasure and frustration with the book and storyline.  I think I’ll take a break from reading this author for a while.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Lisa Unger's Die For You

“Why?” This was a thrilling novel that had me putting myself in the character’s shoes to see if I thought I would make the same choices. I definitely wouldn’t have the guts for half of Isabel’s choices. This novel shifts perceptions of the various characters so the reader is able to experience what is happening all the time and not missing any details to put together the eternal question of “why.” I found this a fun way to present the story. Another change from the usual thrillers these days is that the author wrote the characters so that it was their past circumstances/motivation/who they are that is driving the story and the decisions made. It is not the characters acting and reacting to the plot that is driving them. This was a refreshing change and had me wanting to continue reading because it made the story more realistic.

This was definitely a exhilarating yarn of love, loss, and getting answers to the most basic question of why.