Archive for July, 2014

My Horizontal Life- A collection of one night standsChelsea Handler is a comedienne best known for her show, Chelsea Lately, as well as her previous books (Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang). As the title indicates, this book contains several funny incidents about authors one night stands. Here author tells the disasters of one night stands she has experienced in her life.

Chelsea isn’t shy and she loves a lot of men, which lead to a lot of night stands.  In MY HORIZONTAL LIFE Chelsea chronicles her escapades with a Vegas stripper, a well endowed little person, a cruise ship performer, her landlord, her gynecologist, a Washington politician with a coke habit, black men, Latino men, small penised men. And also she tries to get her virgin roommate to have some fun with men by hooking her up, which ends in even more big disaster. 

After reading this book it seems like author really has got this slutty streak, whatever! but this book was hilarious. But I enjoyed her previous book- ”Are you there Vodka? It’s me Chelsea” better. My rating: 3 out of 5. It was a light and funny read.

Zom-B AngelsZom-B Angels is the 4th installment in Darren Shan’s ”Zom-B” series. This book was a lot less action packed than the first 3. But it did answer some of the questions that I had been asking during the other books. Here a few more characters are introduced and the story gets a new twist.

After spending few months out side in London with walking dead people B has forgotten about normal life. But soon she finds strange signs all over the city-a “Z” plus red arrows. By Following them, B finds The Angels- a group gathered in the hopes of combating the evil dead and the forces that introduced them. It seems that they are also aware of this hideous and dangerous  joker looking zombie master. Whom are they fighting against? Will B find a reason to join them in this strange battle they all are training for?

My rating: 3 out of 5. I have been giving constant 3 stars to this series from the book 1. This is another interesting book in Zom-B series I enjoyed reading.

Edge of End **I was given a free electronic version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I am a big fan of fantasy and when I saw that this book had a hero with memory loss who was trapped in an unknown town, I had to dive into this. Looking at the synopsis I couldn’t resist reading it. I enjoyed reading this book and the characters are easy to relate to.

Jonathan wakes up in an unknown place, memories wiped from his head. When he heads deep into the town nearby, he experiences strange things.  In a town of nothingness where there is nothing but emptiness, he tries to find out who he is and where he has come from. But soon he realizes the danger and evil dwelling beneath the calm town. There is something in this seemingly dead town seeking fresh souls. With the newly found hope after meeting a female resident -Elizabeth, will he succeed in his journey?

Mystery, amnesia and soul sucking demons wow! give me more. This story is unusual and fresh. My rating : 3.5 Other than too much of chasing and escaping (which I felt a bit of repetitive and boring) everything was interesting. I would definitely read more books from this author to know more about his writing.

The last olympianYay! here goes another series, completed.  ”Percy Jackson and the Olympians” was a thrilling and exciting journey and I am glad that I picked this series to read. ”The Last Olympian” is the final installment and it was a real joy ride. For four previous books, I felt like Percy was very BLAH as a hero. He was just following some prophecy doing adventure with his friends but this book showed his heroic qualities, he really stood up for others and supported the team when there was no one to handle the situation.

The time for the final big battle is here. Titan is tricky and cunning he has power to win. Gods are busy fighting Typhon and Kronos is planning to destroy Mount Olympus where no one is guarding. But Percy Jackson and his army of demigods are ready to give their life fighting to protect the Mount Olympus. Will they stand against the power of Titan? What is this prophecy everyone is worried about? 

My rating is 4 out of 5. The ending was perfect and it gave fuel to my thought. It ended with another puzzle which will make the readers to think hard and guess. Soon I will be starting another series by Rick Riordan – The Heroes of Olympus.