Saturday, December 29, 2012

Original Sinv (Personal Demons #2) by, Lisa Desrochers

Publishing House: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Rating: PG-13 (Minimum)
Summary: Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.

This book was very difficult to rate because I could not decide if it should be PG-13 or R. I settled on PG-13 because it gave plenty of description but it was no more than what you would see in a PG-13 movie.

There was plenty of cussing in this book pretty much every word there is to use and there was also several sex scenes all of which had some description. In one scene it is described as him ‘on top of her’.

But the one that made me very skeptical about what rating to give this book was a scene where they walk in on Taylor having sex with a pretty nasty guy and they describe her facial expression and where they are. When they notice the group there it says that he zips up his pants and she pulls down her skirt and it is so far the most risky scene in the book.

The story line of these books are still very addicting but I strongly recommend that if you are trying to find a book for your children this is not the series. I would only recommend these books if you are mature enough to handle the nature of the books and are willing to skip a few scenes if they bother you.

I did.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Master’s Match by, Tamela Hancock Murray

Publishing House: Barbour Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance, Christian Fiction
Rating: G
Summary: Nash is beyond Becca’s wildest dreams.

Never in a million years would Becca have imagined herself wed to someone like trading company tycoon Nash Abercrombie. Yet on the very day he hires her to be his scullery maid, he asks her to become his wife.

Nash is running from a very persistent—and unpleasant—woman who is determined to marry him and run his life. Surely marriage to the sweet and humble Becca would be better than that of the harridan Hazel!

Can true love ever blossom from a union like this?

I picked this book up at a writer’s conference years ago and read the entire book in less than a day (and not just because it is a short book). To date this is still one of my favorite books.

The story is about Becca, a poor girl who lives with her mother, father, and many siblings. When she was young and selling matches on the street she met a boy around her age who took pity on her and bought all her matches so she could go home.

Years Later she is out looking for a job as a nanny and stumbles upon the house of the boy that bought all her matches and gets a job there as a scullery maid. Nash (The boy who bought her matches) has a girl who thinks that they are engaged but Nash wants nothing to do with her. So he asks Becca, who he recognizes, to pretend to be engaged to get the girl off his back.

Because this book is a Christian book it is very clean and there is nothing in it that would be bad.

Like I said this is my all time favorite book.