Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hunting Human by Amanda E. Alvarez-4*

Title: Hunting Human
Author: Amanda E. Alvarez
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: * * * *
Publishers Date: Mar 28, 2011
Kindle File Size: 471 KB
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“For two years, Beth Williams has run from the past, and the beast that dwells inside her. She is haunted by memories of being kidnapped and the savage attack that killed her best friend. Now Beth finally thinks she's ready to move on...with Braden Edwards, a charming, irresistibly sexy man who tempts Beth to embrace the present.
But the past lurks closer than Beth realizes. Markko Bolvek, one of the werewolves who kidnapped her, has tracked her to Portland, Oregon, his pursuit fueled by a hunger for vengeance. Only Braden, a werewolf himself, senses the danger shadowing her steps. The Edwards and Bolveks have been enemies for centuries—and despite the instant connection he feels with Beth, Braden isn't sure which side of the war she's on.
With suspicion at odds with their attraction, Beth and Braden must learn to trust one another to stop Markko for good. Can Beth accept the wolf within—and love a man who embodies everything she fears?”
A really good shifter book is hard to lay your hands on and I’ve got to admit, it’s been awhile since I’ve read one. Except for one thing, I would have given this book a 5 star rating. I felt like the author did not follow through on the ending. Mostly, I felt like Braden was more intelligent than Alvarez gave him credit for. I know there needed to be a dramatic ending but that’s all it was, a dramatic ending that just felt rushed and a bit out of character.
Now, what I loved about the story, everything else—the setting, the characters, the backstory, the humor, the shifter world. It all combined to create a story that I hope Alvarez follows up with another book. Beth was a wonderful character as was Braden. Heck the secondary characters were as much fun as the main characters. I especially loved Angie. The emotions were so real I could touch them. I’ve got to admit it surprised me that this was Alvarez’s first book. It definitely had the feel of a tried and true writer and I’ll be really disappointed if we don’t see more. Thank you Amanda for a wonderful read. Now I’m going to have to take Vincent’s final book in the Shifter series, “Alpha”, off my desk (where I’ve been savoring it since it’s release) as I’ve got the shifter fever and it must be fed.


Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

great candid review - thx

Devony said...

This one sounds a little dark for me with the kidnappings, but other than that it sounds awesome! Maybe I'll give this one a try...