Author: Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Feature and Follow #10

Feature and Follow #10

YAY it’s Friday! Welcome to my Feature and Follow number 10, but the first on my transformed blog – I have switched from Blogger to WordPress this week – you like? If you used to follow me, I’d love it if you could please follow me again, I will be archiving my blogger blog in a little while, and then I’ll only be using this – but my wonderful followers *sigh* will hopefully make the switch with me 😀 Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — […]

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Time Untime (Dark Hunter #22) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Time Untime (Dark Hunter #22) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Time Untime – book 22 in one of my favorite series was quite different from the rest of the books in some ways, and very similar in others. The biggest difference for me was that I didn’t really love Ren all that much 🙁 I get that his extremely long life has been difficult, and that he has never known love, but the self-loathing was really hard to read about, and made it less enjoyable to read than I would have liked.  I totally loved Kateri, though, and both Ash and Nick showed up to save the day, and I love both of them as well, so there were lots of things to like in this instalment, even if there […]

Posted 25 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Follow Friday #9

Follow Friday #9

YAY it’s Friday! Welcome to my Feature and Follow number 9. Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

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Review: The Baron’s Governess Bride – Deborah Hale

Review: The Baron’s Governess Bride – Deborah Hale

*I received a free ARC of The Baron’s Governess Bride from Inspired Love via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Baron’s Governess Bride is a very sweet and innocent historical romance. A quick read, a little predictable, but still very enjoyable. Grace Ellersby is a young, beautiful governess and she hides her beauty so that the men who might be guests of the household will not try to seduce her. That’s a big problem she’s had in the past, and she has fled three prior employers to get away from too forward gentlemen.

Posted 22 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) – Jay Kristoff

Review: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) – Jay Kristoff

*I received a free ARC of Stormdancer from Tor UK via Netgalley in order to write an honest review of this book* The glimpses into Yukiko’s past through the flashbacks are heartbreaking! It explains so much about her, and at the same time, it makes me want that she could still have the innocence, as well as the fellowship she had with her brother and Buruu. It also is an excellent way of providing the back-story, without resorting to info dumping. On that note, I also thought that the maps at the beginning of the book served this kind of purpose as well. Great way to let the readers know about the world, and how things work, with only two […]

Posted 19 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) – Chloe Neill

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) – Chloe Neill

This review contains spoilers from books 4 and 5 in the series, so if you haven’t read those yet, you should probably stop reading right now… Biting Cold is about redemption. For Mallory, for Ethan, for Merit and for Seth. I had a little trouble getting into the world of Chicagoland again, after having been quite disappointed with the two prior books. I was devastated at the end of book 4, when Ethan died. And I was not happy with the way he was brought back from the dead at the end of book 5. Biting Cold started with Ethan and Merit chasing after the Maleficius, and a fight with Seth on the way to were it was hidden. The […]

Posted 19 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Follow Friday #8

Follow Friday #8

YAY it’s Friday again, and we are all free to poke into each others’ reading habits, get to know each other better and gain new followers! Come on in, join the fun, and leave a comment letting me know if you’re a new follower so I can follow back. As usual, the Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison, this week’s featured bloggers are The Book Reaper and Ed and Em’s Reviews remember to check them out and follow them as well 🙂 The Question of the week is : What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn’t have to be a book-blog. There are several bloggers who both inspire and awe me! However, I think […]

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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

There are spoilers in this review, so beware if you haven’t read City of Lost Souls yet… And even if I was very frustrated with this book, the TMI series is still among my favorite series. City of Lost Souls really did not impress me.  The writing is not very fluid, and some repetitions are really irking me!  Also, quite a few characters are not at all acting the way I would expect them to.

Posted 16 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Lucretia and the Kroons – Victor LaValle

Lucretia and the Kroons – Victor LaValle

*I received a free ARC of Lucretia and the Kroons from Random House via Netgalley in exchange an honest review.*   Loochie’s brother Louis explains something about horrors to her, saying “But being young doesn’t protect you. Horrors are for kids, too.” At that moment Louis stared into the distance and seemed truly sad for having to reveal a truth like that to his little sister.

Posted 13 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: The Shifting Price of Prey (Spellcrackers.com #4) – Suzanne McLeod

Review: The Shifting Price of Prey (Spellcrackers.com #4) – Suzanne McLeod

*I received a free ARC from the author in exchange of an honest review of this book* The Shifting Price of Prey picked up a few months after the end of The Bitter Seed of Magic, and Genny is herself – business as usual. There is a lot of humor in this book, and I love the laugh-out-loud moments it helped me have 🙂 even if it’s sometimes a little weird trying to explain to people why I’m laughing when I’m sitting with my kindle…

Posted 12 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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