Monday 7 May 2012

Review Monday Week 7

I hope you all had a good weekend
& for those of us in the U.K. I hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend.

This week I've got to review my favorite series of books.
I was meant to be review one but I ended up reading two.

Hubby has been really busy this weekend painting.
I'm going to make you wait till Wednesday to see where we are up to.
He has done an excellent job!
I love how it is looking.
The next job is the t.v. unit but 
that can wait a while.
I think we are going to paint it the same satin white
with a green hint on the doors and a green fabric behind the glass.

I have finished the Alien & UFO so come back tomorrow
for Tuesday's Patterns to see what it looks like.

Anyway onto my reviews.

The first is on book 3
Shadow Kiss
By Richelle Mead

I read mine on the kindle.
I purchased this myself & am receiving nothing in return.
All views expressed are my own.

This is by far the best book in the series yet!
I spent most of the time either laughing or crying!
I don't know what it is about the way Richelle writes
but I felt like I was in the story.
Things take a big twist in this book and the outcome isn't
what you want or expect.
I'm not going to give you loads of details because I want you to read the book for yourself.
Hubby couldn't stop laughing at my sobbing as I read this book.
The books are centered around 2 main characters (Rose & Lissa)

& their life at the Vampire Academy.

Rose is Dhampir (a bodyguard) &

Lissa is a Moroi (Vampire Princess)
There are many characters but you never feel that you don't know each one.
Richelle lets you get to know each one without it affecting the story.

Please if you love a Vampire book read this series.
I couldn't wait to read the next one.
I give this book 5 out of 5

Book 4
Blood Promise
By Richelle Mead

I read mine on the kindle.
I purchased this myself & am receiving nothing in return.
All views expressed are my own

I wondered how Richelle could top Shadow Kiss.
I didn't know how the story could carry on.
I didn't know how Lissa would carry on.
Change the location atmosphere & how the characters work.
Take Lissa away from Rose & thinks can only take a twist.
This really worked and brought a fantastic new dimension to the story.
The previous stories had only really been set within the academy & the royal court
but with this twist a whole new world opened up.
It left you hoping and wondering.
The only thing is which way will it go?
I have to give the book 5 out of 5
I couldn't give it any less than perfection.

This weeks Book Blogger Question is:
Comments. The holy grail of blogging success! What type of posts do you leave comments on? How do you try to encourage more comments on your blog? Do you respond to people who leave comments on your posts? How do you handle negative/spam comments? Do you use captcha?
I leave comments on posts where I love what
they have made/ have a view on the topic or feel the blogger needs a lift.
I always respond to comments - I also reply on the page as well so people can tell I am reading what
I am writing even if they are a blogger with no email address.
I think negative/spam comments need to be ignored.
I don't use captcha, I think it stops some people from responding.

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  1. Great book reviews. Sounds like you and hubby are tackling something wonderful! I love 'before' and 'after' pics of home improvements, etc... usually very inspiring. I managed to get hubby put up a curtain rail so I could hang curtains in the study... after 8 months waiting, I am thrilled! Hubby is real busy as we renovated a small steading and we have had so much decorating to do (mainly painting now though).

    Re: blogging.... I do my best to visit everyone who posts a comment as they have taken the time to do so, it is nice to return the compliment. I don't want my blog to grow too big as a result however, as I would lose touch with people I think if it did Also, I work so I don't have time to visit hundreds in the space of a week.

    I do think this is a small way we can 'look out for the interests of others' online and builds are online reputation too (which is important)!

    If you want others to visit you - visit them I say!

  2. Wow that's a long time to wait for a curtain rail. At least it's up now. It's the first time we have decorated since we first bought the house. We had to go back to the brick when we first moved in. After decorating & mending the whole house hubby hasn't felt like decorating since.

    I can't say I am that good about visiting everyone who posts. I did when I first began and I try and follow as many as possible but I have to be careful with my energy levels so can only do so much.

    Very true.

  3. I've only read Vampire Academy so far. Too many books to catch up on these days!

    I try to keep up on my commenting and do it in batches. If I have 1/2 hr then I can squeeze in a few. I try to respond on my blog or theirs to every commenter since they took the time to comment on my post.

    1. I know what you mean, I've got about a 1,000 on my kindle to read.

      it's nice when people respond. It feels like you are more part of a community.

  4. I love Vampire Academy. It is one of my favourite book series ever. I am glad you are enjoying it!

    My It’s Monday

    1. It’s fantastic! I can’t believe how much you get pulled into the story. Glad you like it as well.

  5. I admit I haven't read that series agree with you about spam comments . I do try to comment as much as I can

    1. They are well worth a read. It’s just finding the time.

  6. Looks like you are in a vampire reading phase, heh. You should check out the Sookie Stackhouse series, if you haven't already. They are amazing. :)

    Have a great week!

    Allison @ Well-Read Reviews

    1. Oh I've not read them! I might have to put them on my wish list :-)