Velveteen by Daniel Marks

October 10th, 2012 Kimberly Review 71 Comments

10th Oct
Velveteen by Daniel Marks

You know that feeling you get when you first begin reading a book and realize you have stumbled onto something really good. When it grabs you at page one and you submerse yourself into the world the author has created? That is exactly what happened to me when I opened up Velveteen. Marks wicked imagination took me into the depths of purgatory, with beautiful, dark details and fascinating characters. With multiple plots weaved throughout this tale I found myself completely spellbound.

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The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges

October 3rd, 2012 Kimberly Review 7 Comments

3rd Oct
The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges

As one of my most highly anticipated books of 2012, I was delighted to step back in time to 1889 and visit the Russian Imperial Court in St. Petersburg. As the second installment in the Katerina trilogy, The Unfailing Light takes us back into the life of seventeen year old Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg. Once again I was swept up by the courts of dark and light. The tale captivated me and I only came up for air when I reached the end.

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Ten by Gretchen McNeil

September 30th, 2012 Kimberly Review 79 Comments

30th Sep
Ten by Gretchen McNeil

I love a good mystery and when I heard Ten was a thriller adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None I immediately preordered it. McNeil delivered a suspenseful, gripping and entertaining thriller that kept me guessing till the end. I consumed this in a single day and loved it.

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Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

September 27th, 2012 Kimberly Review 15 Comments

27th Sep
Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

Romeo Redeemed is the follow-up to Juliet Immortal and brings us Romeo’s story. I was captivated by Stacey Jay’s retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet and was pleased to receive an early copy of book two. It is a beautiful love story, a tale of redemption and the power of forgiveness. I quickly became immersed in the tale and walked away feeling all warm and fuzzy. It was the perfect Sunday afternoon read.

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Racing with the Wind by Regan Walker

September 20th, 2012 Kimberly Review 3 Comments

20th Sep
Racing with the Wind by Regan Walker

It’s no secret that I love a good historical fiction and when Racing with the Wind came on tour, I jumped at the chance to review it. Regan Walker offers a delightful Regency romance filled with wonderful characters, spies, mystery and adventure. I became caught up in the tale and it kept me enthralled to the last page.

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The Lost Night by Jayne Castle

September 16th, 2012 Kimberly Review 0 Comments

16th Sep
The Lost Night by Jayne Castle

The Lost Night was an absolute pre-order for me. I love the Harmony and Arcane series. All of the books are designed to be read as a standalone, but I have read them in order since book one. The Lost Night offers up a suspenseful paranormal mystery with a healthy side dish of romance. Every time I open a Castle novel I find a delicious escape.

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The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries

September 12th, 2012 Kimberly Review 1 Comment

12th Sep
The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries

One of my favorite go-to-feel-good genres is historical fiction. It can be a romance or a mystery, I love them all. When Danielle @Bookwhore shared The Truth about Lord Stoneville on her blog, I knew this was the perfect series for me. I adore series; in fact I am an addict. My favorite are the type that can also be read as standalone. They usually involve one family or a group of friends and each tale tells one character’s story.

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Every Day by David Levithan

August 26th, 2012 Kimberly Review 28 Comments

26th Aug
Every Day by David Levithan

When I read the synopsis for Every Day I knew that I had to read it. I found the idea of waking each morning in strangers body thought provoking. Could I love someone who appeared differently each morning? What about all the senses surrounding that love..like the way they smell, the feel of their hand, the way their eyes sparkle when they laugh. David Levithan not only addressed these questions, he made me think about so much more. I feel in love with the characters, the journey and didn’t want this bittersweet novel to end.

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