Author: M.J. Rose

Book Review 87: Seduction (Reincarnationist #5) by M.J. Rose

Book Review 87: Seduction (Reincarnationist #5) by M.J. Rose

Last year as I started the new year it seemed like every book I read had something to do with time travel. This year every book I read has some connection to reincarnation. Talk about being drawn to certain types of books, right? I’ll be honest, I didn’t set out to string a bunch of these types of novels back to back. It just happened that way and if you know anything about Carl Jung, nothing is a coincidence. Seduction by M.J. Rose is the fifth installment in her Reincarnationist series. I found this series several years ago after winning book 4 in the series via the GoodReads First Reads program. The premise is quite easy to grasp (we all have past lives) and there are tools/artifacts in the world that can help us connect with our past lives. Jac, the main character, is in denial about past lives even though she seems to be drawn into situations that seem to be big neon signs screaming at her that past lives DO exist. Her denial draws her into intense siutations that create the driving force for most of the plots in the series. I like Jac the skeptic. She’s always […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on April 27, 2015
Rewind Review 10: The Reincarnationist series by M.J. Rose

Rewind Review 10: The Reincarnationist series by M.J. Rose

A quick, engrossing read in the same vein as The Da Vinci Code, but the plot and characters are stronger. Originally Read: March 05 to 17, 2012 GoodReads | Amazon.com Affiliate Link        I actually enjoyed the 2nd novel in this series more than the first novel (The Reincarnationist). I’ve always felt a connection to Beethoven and his music. I was drawn in by key piece of the puzzle throughout the book. However, unlike the first book in the series, there were fewer flashbacks and as a result less of a connection with the past life memories breathing life and mystery surrounding the memory object in question throughout the novel. Originally Read: March 17 to 25, 2012 GoodReads | Amazon.com Affiliate Link     Of the three books in this series to date, this one is definitely the weakest. Too many characters to follow and not enough connection between the multitude of characters and their past/present lives. Overall, a disappointment compared to books one and two. Originally Read: March 25 to April 05, 2012 GoodReads | Amazon.com Affiliate Link      Rose continues to move away from the elements in this series I loved the most–the historical flashbacks. While the story did […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on March 18, 2015
Book Review 78: The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

Book Review 78: The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

I was excited to receive a copy of The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose from Atria for review. I fell under Ms. Rose’s enchantments after zooming through the first four books in The Reincarnationist series a few years ago. I discovered that her books often combine the paranormal with mysticism and historical fiction. She is deft at sharing history and creating suspense that keeps me turning the pages. Sadly, I was disappointed upon finishing The Witch of Painted Sorrows. The elements that I love about Ms. Rose’s books were there, but it just didn’t quite come together. I felt Rose was holding something back. The history of La Lune, her power and her connection to the occult were never quite revealed. It was hiding there in the shadows and it became quite frustrating waiting and wondering when it would all spill out. Because things were not revealed and did not quite come together, the ending was muddled, rushed, confusing and unsatisfying. I loved Sandrine’s passion and desire to become her own person in a time when women were not necessarily allowed to do so. I admired her bravery to stand up to her husband and escape an abusive […]

3 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on March 17, 2015