Reincarnation

Starving Review: Tainted Energy (Energy Series Book 1) by Lynn Vroman

51hn6tgNlpL

Tainted Energy (Energy Series Book 1) by Lynn Vroman (Amazon, Goodreads)

Ah paranormal romance!  It’s a meal plan that should allow for a wide range of cuisines, story combinations that can plumb the darkest depths and brightest lights of the imagination.  However, like many popular genres, so many chefs fall into tried-and-true recipes, digging a creative rut in the road so deep that it seems inescapable.  Does Tainted Energy, with its promise of reincarnation and alien worlds, break out of the rut?

Before we find out, let’s remind ourselves of the Starving Review bylines, passed down to us from the Starving Reviews LLC corporate tower:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.

(more…)

Starving Review: Reincarnation (The Seven Uniters Book 1) by Alicia J. Love

FinalReincarnationEbookCover

Reincarnation (The Seven Uniters Book 1) by Alicia J. Love (Amazon, Goodreads)

Young adult sci-fi romance, it’s a mixture of a lot of popular tastes these days.  Conceptually in the same realms as the paranormal romance that still sells piles of books, Reincarnation tries to turn away from the Twilight crowd, using a nice dollop of alien worlds and even a hint of superhero chocolately-ness to make its own mark.  Do all of these new flavors make for a brilliant recipe or a deflated souffle?

Before we find out, it’s time to bring out the Starving Review creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.

(more…)