I thought The Winner’s Curse knocked it out of the park but The Winner’s Crime takes the cake. This installment was filled with nail biting tension. II thought The Winner’s Curse knocked it out of the park but The Winner’s Crime takes the cake. This installment was filled with nail biting tension. I felt like I was watching a game of cat and mouse and could only hold my breath and hope that Kestra and Arin weren’t in over their heads.
The characters in this book are unforgettable. The things that they endured for what they believed in made me fall in love with them even more. Every interaction with Kestra and Arian had me on the edge of my seat. I could only wait to see how everything would play out. And boy did it go in a direction that I could have never imagined!
Oh what a tangled web we weave...I can't wait to see how the next book unfolds. Just brilliant!...more
This book was an unsuspected surprise. Anytime I read a book by an author that I’ve never read before, I have to get a fReview originally posted here:
This book was an unsuspected surprise. Anytime I read a book by an author that I’ve never read before, I have to get a feel for the writing style and the voice. I will say that it took me a chapter or two to really get into the story but once I got the hang of it, I did not let go. I fell in love with the imagery which was magical in itself. I could see the world that Renee created perfectly. It was so mesmerizing and I enjoyed every detail.
I can’t say enough about the characters – they embody what I love in fantasy. Kazi is fierce and I loved that she could hold her own. I fell in love with Khalid through Kazi - these two are perfect for each other. You know what I can’t wait for? I can’t wait to see what happens with the other characters in this book like Tariq – he’s intriguing and a force within his own right.
I love when books in this genre have kick-ass action and I feel like I got a small taste and it left me wanting more. I‘m hopeful that there will be more sword-wielding action in the next book. I’m just ready for a major showdown to see whose left standing when the dust settles. ...more
The premise of this book is what really made me want to read it. I’m a big lover of crime/mob stories - especially the ones that mak3.5 out of 5 Stars
The premise of this book is what really made me want to read it. I’m a big lover of crime/mob stories - especially the ones that make you cringe and keep you in suspense of how the characters will fare in the end. Hold Me Like a Breath had plenty of grit to go around.
Penelope is such a unique character and I loved watching her transformation from being a fragile caged butterfly to finally standing up for herself and living her life the way she’s always dreamed of. She was shielded from her illegal family business dealings because of her condition and because of their illegal transplant business, there was always another family trying to take over and nothing was ever considered safe. So when tragedy strikes, Pen has to decide who to trust even as she navigates the streets on her own for the very first time. Always dependent upon her family and Garrett, her crush and also childhood friend, Pen doesn’t know where to turn then enters Charlie, the gorgeous newcomer with secrets of his own. Pen’s finally able to feel normal with Char by her side even though danger still hovers nearby. I loved how fierce Garrett and Char were when it came to Pen’s safety. With lies and secrets clouding her every move, it was nice to see Pen’s determination to live her life even while she dealt with tragedy and the constant danger that she was in.
I felt this book was more about Pen’s journey and how she coped with everything that happened within the confines of the family business. So I’m curious as to what will happen next as Pen ventures into the next phase of her life. Hopefully, we’ll get more danger and action as other crime families fight for power. ...more
First off, let me just start with the first sentence in the overview of The Girl at Midnight:: For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and LeigFirst off, let me just start with the first sentence in the overview of The Girl at Midnight:: For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone – that’s some bait! I didn’t just take it, I gobbled it up! In my opinion it was spot on. This book reminded me why I fell in love with the aforementioned books as I tore through the pages of this magical tale.
The characters are unique in their own right and that’s what I loved most about The Girl at Midnight. Here you have two ancient species at war and a human caught smack-dab in the middle. And she’s not some timid mortal, Echo is kick-ass - just the way I love my heroines. This book is full of witty dialogue and glorious male specimens. The world building is spectacular and full of intrigue. I couldn’t get enough of it!
Every doorway led to a new adventure for Echo and I was right there alongside her as she maneuvered her way into the unknown. This book is a great start to an exciting new series and I believe fans of Sara J. Maas’s Throne of Glass and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone will enjoy this book too!...more
I don't know where to begin but I keep getting pulled into the pages of this series. I can't wait to find out how everything unfolds. This book was evI don't know where to begin but I keep getting pulled into the pages of this series. I can't wait to find out how everything unfolds. This book was even better than the first! ...more
An Ember in the Ashes is a spellbinding page turner. Tahir created a world full of political intrigue, sword-wielding action, and a cast of unforgettaAn Ember in the Ashes is a spellbinding page turner. Tahir created a world full of political intrigue, sword-wielding action, and a cast of unforgettable characters. This is one of those books that whispers tantalizing words like - ‘one more chapter, just one more chapter’ – just be prepared for some sleepless nights. I was loathe to put this book down but in the end, sleep won the battle.
Told from alternating POVs, I was taken on a mind-boggling journey where danger lurked at every turn and every word or action could be used against you. This book is bloody fabulous – literally. I love how gritty the world that Tahir has built is. There’s always some unforeseen threat and when it happens, you’re pulled into the story even more. I felt for these characters – the things they had to go through were unfathomable.
This is one of those books that will stick with you. I didn’t want it to end and I just know there will be a follow up. I would encourage anyone to give this book a try. Hopefully, you’ll be just as enthralled as I was....more
The buzz for this book flapped around my ears constantly urging me to take notice. Well, it snagged my attention and that was aOriginally posted here.
The buzz for this book flapped around my ears constantly urging me to take notice. Well, it snagged my attention and that was all she wrote. I was glued to the pages of this spellbinding adventure and thought of every excuse to get out of daily duties just to live in the beautifully complex world that Aveyard created.
The characters were outstanding and the plot wickedly twisted with its treachery. Oh how I love Mare! She is what I love, love in heroines. She’s fierce and I was constantly delighted to be inside her head as she navigated her way through a host of danger. The clues were there but like Mare, I didn’t know who to trust. Aveyard did an excellent job keeping me guessing.
This book had everything – action, danger, romance, and an unforgettable host of characters. A rollercoaster ride with twists and turns, this book is a nonstop page turner. I can't wait for the next ride! This book is a must read! ...more
This book is so unique and the action filled danger kept me immersed in the pages. Demons and possession, it can’t get any scOriginally reviewed here.
This book is so unique and the action filled danger kept me immersed in the pages. Demons and possession, it can’t get any scarier than that right? Oh, but it does and Nina’s world is turned upside down when she discovers the truth. The poor girl couldn’t catch a break. There was danger at every turn and one misstep could lead to dire consequences.
The secondary characters were interesting enough, especially Finn, whom I can’t wait to find out more about him. His predicament has me intrigued about how he and Nina will fare in their relationship. All in all, Nina is a fierce protector when it comes to her sister and I loved how it drove Nina’s actions throughout the book.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions, but hopefully I’ll get my answers in the next installment. I believe Nina and her friends have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire with the way events have progressed and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds. This book has me excited about this series. ...more
I’m so sad that this series had to end but it was one helluva ride. With unforgettable characters striving to survive in a world lik4.5 out of 5 stars
I’m so sad that this series had to end but it was one helluva ride. With unforgettable characters striving to survive in a world like no other, this book was filled with heart-pounding non-stop action. The characters in this series have earned a special place in my heart.
Penryn – oh how I love this fiery heroine who will jump through the gates of hell to save her family. I also can’t get enough of Raffe – such a fierce warrior and honorable protector right down to the end. With this being the last book in the series, we were given everything then some. There were so many obstacles that Penryn and Raffe had to overcome that I couldn’t possibly imagine how they would fare in the end with the impossible choices they faced.
There are so many amazing characters in this series especially Penryn’s mom. That woman kept me entertained! I’m content with how Penryn’s story played out but I will say that I was expecting a little more with the ending. After I turned the last page, I was like - “That’s it.” So, I guess I have to let my imagination fill in the blanks but it’s all good. I’m going to miss this series but I can’t wait to see what Susan Ee writes next.
I have to tip my hat off to Sarah. She’s an impeccable storyteller. Every book that she’s written has received 5 starred reviews from me and that hasI have to tip my hat off to Sarah. She’s an impeccable storyteller. Every book that she’s written has received 5 starred reviews from me and that has to mean something on a short list. Every time I finish reading one of her books, I just sit back in awe. A Court of Thorns and Roses takes you on a surreal adventure that you want to escape into. This book had me sitting on the edge of my seat.
With well-crafted characters and a magical world of mystery and enchantment, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I don’t know how Sarah comes up with her stories; she’s just brilliant! The intricacies in the plot are cleverly written and awe-inspiring. I didn’t want this book to end.
I’ll be waiting on pins and needles for the next installment because it’s more than likely that the journey that lies ahead will be just as treacherous for the cast. If you’re reading this review then listen closely: It’s A.MUST.READ! I can’t express enough how great this book is, you won’t be disappointed. ...more
Throne of Glass was one of my favorite reads of 2012. It was one of those novels that you devour. So, I had great expectations for Crown of Midnight aThrone of Glass was one of my favorite reads of 2012. It was one of those novels that you devour. So, I had great expectations for Crown of Midnight and the anticipation was enough to make me go stir crazy. To say the least, Crown of Midnight did not disappoint. I gobbled this novel up like there was no tomorrow.
Everyone knows I like strong heroines and Celaena has become one of my all-time favorite heroines. She could kick your ass from ten ways to Sunday. Celaena went through a complete transformation and retribution was imminent. I would break my neck trying to cross the street if I saw her coming. Sarah gave me everything I could want in this book and more. The characters in this series are unforgettable and the action and mystery kept me on the edge of my seat. I was glad to see a different side a Celaena. I have to mention Dorian and Chaol. These men are loveable in their own way and I can’t wait to see where their paths will lead in the next book.
There were surprises around every corner and some mind boggling revelations. This series is a must read. I would recommend it to anyone who will listen. If you haven’t started this series yet, now’s the time to jump aboard. With a well-crafted plot, unforgettable characters, and kickass action, you won’t be disappointed....more
I read this whole series in a few days and it was great to revisit The Vampire Academy world again although this series takes place in a different setI read this whole series in a few days and it was great to revisit The Vampire Academy world again although this series takes place in a different setting. Sydney has gone through a complete transformation and I enjoyed following along beside her in her journey. She is constantly trying to juggle her responsibilities as an alchemist and deal with other catastrophes. I don’t know how she does it but she is one smart cookie!
Her relationship with Adrian gave me butterflies. It’s so good to see him being happy again since Rose broke his heart. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from these two since they are so different but let’s just say they are so cute together. I’m loving Sydney even more as I continue on with this series.
This series has brought magic and witches to the forefront. So, I’m really enjoying the complexities of the magic that’s detailed in this series. Who is Marcus Finch? Well, now I know. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next....more