I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent.
Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.
A+ Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A- Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+ Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B- Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+ Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C- Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish
updated July 9, 2015
The Snows of Windroven by Jeffe Kennedy
An Uncharted Realms novella in
Amid the Winter Snow Anthology
The story takes place just before and/or at the beginning of The Shift of the Tide (book #3/6). It focuses on the love affair between Ami and Ash - book #2 of Twelve Kingdoms, The Tears of the Rose.
Honestly, I didn’t know that there was more to Ami and Ash’s story. Shared by Ash (the first male POV for the series?), we learn how he is attempting to part ways with Ami, as she takes up her place as the Queen of Windroven. He feels he is unworthy of her affections and believes she cannot stay with him because he is an ex-convict. They each acknowledge they love one another, but Ash believes it’s not enough.
The story is beautiful and heart breaking at times. If you haven’t read The Tears of the Rose, I don’t know if you will find the story as moving. It’s a story I wanted, but didn’t know I needed.. I assumed all was well between the pair after their book, but this solidifies their relationship status and cements their HEA. I was touched by the depth of pain consuming Ash, and was moved when he finally found a way to let it out. But it was only because of Ami’s stubbornness, determination, and love that he finds himself on the path to happiness.
Their original story is one of my favorites - Ami had to grow so much to learn to love herself and those around her… This novella is the perfect counterbalance to her story and a beautiful epilogue to their journey.
My Rating: B+/A-