Krissa Channing's never had any problems abiding by the governments rules. Then shThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Krissa Channing's never had any problems abiding by the governments rules. Then she meets Braiden and things change some. He rebels against their governments pairing rules and the need to allow them to govern their positions in life. Suddenly she is pushed down a path she never thought she'd have to travel and her once bright future is looking dimmer by the minute.
I've kinda been avoiding reviewing this. I hate writing negative reviews for books that I got from the author. I know logically (and statistically) that I'm not going to love every book that I'm given the opportunity to read, but that doesn't make writing the negative ones easier. I hate taking something I know the author worked hard on and writing less than positive things, even if the negative criticism helps them improve the novel. Who am I to say what is really bad? Who appointed me the knower of all great things literary? I guess I did since I'm the one who started reviewing books in my spare time, but I digress.
I had many issues with this short novel, this biggest one being it's length. It's very short, 150 pages, and it felt very rushed. Every interaction between the characters is quick and to the point, with very little dialogue or interaction. They meet for dinner, eat, say a handful of words to each other, and then leave. Bam, scene over. It's really that way with everything. All of the scenes or situations we see Krissa in, she dwells on the problem for a minute or two and then pushes it to the back of her mind to focus on whatever is directly in front of her, but then we don't really see that either. That's my number one comment is that we need more. More interactions and more emotions, maybe smoothing things out that were a bit too choppy.
My other big issue is that I didn't care for any of the characters. As much as Krissa is put into a situation I should be able to sympathize with, I just can't. Braiden is an asshole, with a capital A, and all of her problems stem from that relationship. If she'd stop being an idiot and get away from him, her life would improve, but she doesn't. She keeps trekking through, hoping he'll get better. I hate (hate hate hate) relationships like that. Maybe it hits too close to home because my best friend is in the exact same position (well, add in a few years and a few kids) and it drives me fucking nuts. Why do you stay with this jackass? Why do you love him when he's borderline abusive towards you? And the way he treats the unexpected surprise had me immediately wishing Krissa would come to her senses. She never does.
Another problem is the lack of world-building. This is presented as a dystopian, but really it's contemporary. This is much more about Krissa's relationship struggles than it is about the world it takes place in. And only a few minor things have really changed, with the government being involved in pairing (aka marriage) and where you live. I think it's trying to straddle the line between the two and it doesn't work well.
I hate that I didn't love this, but it just didn't work for me. Characters I couldn't stand that don't really grow or evolve, just dither about trying to make the same bad situation work even though it's obvious it never will. It's ending leaves something to be desired, simply leaving us with "To be continued" but none of the outlets show a sequel. If you are gonna leave us hanging, at least give us an idea of when we'll get the sequel. (EDIT: Per the author the sequel will be released in June of this year, so we do know now when we can get the next installment, should we be so inclined.) Sadly, I don't have the slightest desire to read any more of this series because it just didn't work for me. I'm all about the characters and since I couldn't stand either of the main two here, I just can't recommend it.
****Thank you to K D Ferguson for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review****
For the past five years, all Michael's life has been is stress. It's his mission iThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
For the past five years, all Michael's life has been is stress. It's his mission in life to take care of his three younger brothers. After their parents died, he was all they had left and he would be damned if he'd let social services take them away and split them up. Fuck that. He works his ass off to support them and keep food on the table. But after one misstep, it looks like he'll lose it all. He's girlfriend, Hannah, is in a similar boat, with a 5 year old son and a job as a firefighter. When the shit really hits the fan, can they beat it together, or will this fight obliterate not only them, but both their families as well?
Character-wise, there is nothing new to say here. We get the Merrick brothers (& Hunter) in full force, fighting to stay together and stay alive. We don't get much of the girlfriend's here, but we do see a nice bit of Adam and a bunch more of Hannah. We get several chapters from her perspective. And the more I saw from her side, the more my opinion of her varied. It's clear that she is good at her job and she a good mother and she puts her son first, but I kinda wanted to smack her. She got pregnant with James at 17 and her parents have stood by her, provided for her, and helped care for her son. When she works, her mom watches James if he isn't in school. She doesn't have to worry over who is handling her sons care or pay for daycare and she seem to disregard the fact that she is beyond lucky. Her parents could have disowned her or better yet, still supported her but not had the monetary means to support her as much as they have. Her mom could work for a living, making it necessary to find a daycare that would care for James on a Firefighter's schedule, which I assume would be no easy feat. And if she really fucks up her life, she knows her parents are a safety net. Michael doesn't have that luxury. When the shit hits the fan and his house nearly burns to the ground, he has no one to call and no backup. He's home is where he runs his business from. No home = no business = no money. That's a serious problem when you are constantly fighting DSS's attempts to take your brothers. So, my opinion of Hannah is a bit difficult to interpret. I didn't love her, but I didn't hate her either.
As for the Merrick brothers, and Hunter, I still love them all just the same. It's hard not to empathize with Michael's plight. All that matters is keeping his brothers safe, period, and when things fall apart, he is beyond lost. I just wanted to hug the poor guy.
It's hard to get deep into the plot here without giving away spoilers, but it's on the same level as the rest of this series. It's riveting in a way that you can't let go of. Don't start it unless you have time to sit down and finish it or you'll be spending every spare second just getting through a few more words. It's amazing and heart-pounding and heart-breaking and I love it.
However, it can never get more than four stars from me and it will never be my favorite of the series. There is one major reason why.(view spoiler)[Hunter dies. Now, I think we all know I was not Hunter's biggest fan until I read his book, but I didn't want him to die. He sacrifices his life to save Michael in a heart-wrenching way. I should have seen it coming. Everybody else has someone to ride off into the sunset with and his love interest is dead, so it's only fitting that he should die too, so they can be together in the afterlife. See this face? It's not a happy gnome face. I didn't want him to die. I hate that he died. I don't think it's fitting and I don't like it and it makes me highly unhappy. I hate character death. I HATE IT. I don't mean that light, dislike, I mean I abhor it. Fantasy worlds should allow everyone to live happily ever after. ::sobs:: I also hate novels that make me sad. If I wanted sad, I'd watch the news. I read fiction because I want happy. HAPPY. (hide spoiler)]
The other reason is that it felt too short. It felt like there should be more. I understand that it was written in a way that ended the series, but left room for a spin-off. I get that, I do, but I wanted more. Part of this is due to the fact that this book includes copies of the three novellas in this series. Now, before I go further, I will say that my copy of this book is already pre-ordered (and has been for months) and I am thrilled to be getting physical copies of the novellas that I already own digitally....but...They take up a lot of space. When you're kindle hits the 65% mark, Sacrifice is finished. I went in expecting 400 pages of Michael awesomeness and got less than 300, which makes me a bit sad. Besides that, I don't like that the love triangle line was blurred. It's not really a triangle, but it plays some moments up like it will be.
Right now, this doesn't sound like a rave review. I need you to know that I loved this book and this series as a whole and I highly recommend it to people (except Kandice because the character death will make it impossible for you to love it), but I also had extremely high expectations for it to live up to. On most levels, it succeeds with flying colors, but there were a few letdowns, like the character death that prevent me from loving it as much as I could.
What I loved about it was the same thing I have loved about all the previous ones. The writing is amazing and the characters are so fleshed out that they feel very real, supernatural abilities and all. None of the characters are overly perfect, each having his/her own unique flaws. The plot is far from predictable because I didn't see that coming and that have that addictive, readable quality that pushes you to just go one more chapter. Really, Kemmerer is a very talented writer and I will be reading anything else she plans to write.
All you need to know is that this book (and this series) is that is amazing and, as long as character death won't ruin it for you, it's highly recommendable. Even if character death bothers you, books 1 and 2 don't have any serious character annihilation. On the other side, if you have enjoyed the previous books, this one won't disappoint.
****Thank you to K-Teen, an imprint of Kensington Books for providing me with an eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review****
Molly has always had missing moments in her life, but they have increased exponentThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Molly has always had missing moments in her life, but they have increased exponentially in the last year. At least once a week she blacks out, sometimes for just minutes, other times for hours. She wakes up with no recollection of what happened. But now she is starting to remember bits and pieces of her missed time and learning that there is more to her than she ever imagined. She is meeting people who know her, but she never met. She watches a boy she has never met die and cannot shake the knowledge that she knows him. Things unravel quickly, but maybe it's all for the best.
Molly has a great group of friends and a caring family. She is surrounded by people who genuinely want to help her and yet she has constant fights with depression. Some days, just making herself get out of bed and go to school is a battle of wills. She knows there is no logical reason for her depression and she sees a shrink weekly to talk about her issues and try to help. She has been hiding her blackouts because she knows telling people will be a one-way trip to an padded room, but it's happening more and more frequently and she is really beginning to worry. What does she do in the missing time? Where does she go? Can people tell that she's different?
The answer is a pretty straight yes. She is different and people do notice. Some more than others. Her sister always knows, whereas her brother can only see it sometimes. Her other half is extremely talented in acting like her. But there are differences between the two and the more Molly finds out about her other side, the more she wonders how she can never have known, how everyone manages to hide the truth from her.
The detail in this novel is amazing. Molly's journey was one that kept me on my toes even though you can see where it's going. But it's not where it's going that is the important part, but how. Much of this novel is Molly discovering her past moments, her lost moments. She relives them as if they were happening right now and with each new memory, she learns something new about herself and about Mabel (the other half). She more she learns, the more I wanted to learn. The more I was desperate to know what had cause Mabel to come out in the first place. I had my suspicions, which turned out to be dead-on, but I wanted to know the hows and the whys. I wanted Molly to truly understand and get help for her depression. I wanted Mabel and Molly to "meet" and work as one. I wanted a happy ending all around. The ending, by the way, is happy, but not exactly what I wanted. It's more realistic than the fantasy I had in my head and maybe it's better than way.
I keep trying to think of elegant ways to say how amazing this was, but my brain is failing me. More or less, this is what it is saying:
Basically, I loved it...a lot. So there.
This is an intense read, grabbing your attention from moment one and the car accident, until the last few pages when you are wishing so hard that more pages will magically appear because you don't want it to end. It packs a big punch for such a little novel. I am amazed by the detail Leno has put into this. Don't go in expecting a cutesy contemporary romance that has a minor mention of a mental disorder because that isn't what you'll find. This is much more about Molly's journey to discover the cause of her problem than it is about the love affair. I absolutely loved every word and I can't wait to see what else Leno writes. If her next novel is half as good as this one, I will be a happy camper indeed!
****Thank you to HarperTeen for providing me with an eARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review****
Lainey Mitchell knows exactly where her summer is going: spending long days with hThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Lainey Mitchell knows exactly where her summer is going: spending long days with her fabulous boyfriend playing soccer and goofing off. It'll be perfect or it would have been if he hadn't dumped her (in public) at the very beginning of the summer. Determined to win back the love of her life, Lainey gets a copy of The Art Of War and starts strategizing. The best plan, it seems, is to get herself a fake boyfriend to flaunt in front of the ex to make him jealous. But soon Lainey realizes she is having more fun with Micah on their fake dates than she did with Jason on their real ones and she begins to wonder if what she wants is really what she needs.
Initially, I wasn't a big fan of Lainey. She seems to be a rather spoiled and somewhat shallow high school girl. She generally gets what she wants, so when something she wants is taken away, so doesn't really know how to handle it. Once she starts to realize that maybe there is more to what she likes or wants than we initially see, I started to fall in love with her a little bit. While we watch her struggle, you realize that Stokes is part genius for writing this way. What 16 year old girl knows who she is? Knows what she really wants? I loved watching her discover that she enjoyed things she never imagined she would or learn that maybe she doesn't really want Jason back was magical.
Then we have Micah, who I loved almost instantly. Dark, sarcastic, with a love of loud music and a surprisingly kind heart, Micah was clearly the better choice of the two. He obviously cares for her, even if she is too dense to realize it soon enough. The chemistry between these two who seem so ill-matched is off the charts. Micah, though he is mohawked and tattooed, is one of the sweetest guys I've ever read about.
This novel, this right here, is exactly why I started reading contemporary YA again. This was a perfect tale of a young girl finding herself in an age that pushes you to conform to what society thinks you should be. Lainey's journey was one that I couldn't put down. Fifty pages in and I was so hooked I stayed up most of Saturday night to finish it. It has everything I could want, with a sweet romance and a plethora of character growth. Paula Stokes is now on my "must buy list" and I can't wait to get my hands on what she writes next!
****Thank you to HarperTeen for providing me with an eARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review****...more
Josephine Hemlock has always known that the old witch under the bridge wasn't a myThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Josephine Hemlock has always known that the old witch under the bridge wasn't a myth....because that witch is her grandmother. And, like her grandma, she's a witch. She's spent the majority of her life hiding from the Curse that took her mother's life (as well as many of her other relatives) and it's going rather well until a mysterious man shows up looking for her mother. So now she must figure out who is behind the curse and destroy them before the curse claims her or her beloved Grandma. Will she succeed or will she succumb to the curse?
Josephine is that perfect combination of spirit and fear. She is fiesty and determined to do the best she can, but she's also terrified of her grandmother dying and of catching the curse. She has a great group of friends and a new romance with the hot, sweet guy at school, but somehow still manages to feel lonely because she can't share her magic with anyone. She's so beautiful and awesome, but still self-conscious in the most adorable way around her new beau. Her determination to save her Grandmother was endearing as hell.
Winn, said beau, is absolutely awesome. I've read a multitude of bad boy types, and he's nice guy image was a great change. He's genuinely a good guy, who always does the right thing and really likes Josephine as she is. He's a nice looking, muscly guy, but the muscles don't just miraculously appear where they have no business being on a teenage boy. They are the result of days working on his parents farm. I loved that. I'm sick of reading about characters that are all toned and hot but for no apparent reason. It was nice to see that there was a legitimate need for him to be all muscly, not just because, you know, it's hot.
There are is a parade of additional characters, including Jo's two best friends Kate and Gwen) and the inevitable other point in the love triangle, Levi. Who I kinda liked better, because he has a bad boy vibe. I know, I know, I just went on a spiel about how great it was to read about a nice guy and I like the bad guy more. I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm just fucked up. Anyway, I liked all the characters. I loved that the friends get let in on the secret and not pushed aside. What I really loved though, was the darkness of it. I've read a review or two claiming this wasn't dark enough. I wholeheartedly disagree. What I really loved about this was it's darkness. I've read a lot of YA's or witch stories in general, where the people are just born with the ability and they don't have to cast spells or make potions or anything, just wave their hand and poof! Problem solved. That's not the case here. Everything has a cost and sometime it's as simple as pulling out a flew strands of hair or going color blind for a day or two. Other times it's yanking out a fingernail or a tooth. The debt must always been paid. I loved (loved loved loved) that darker take on it. It felt more like witchcraft or voodoo, less like pansy-ass hand waving.
This is exactly the novel I was looking for when I started reading it. It's a little slow to start, but has everything you need for a great novel, with dark voodoo, a great mystery, and a light romance. This is the best witchy novel I've read since Once A Witch!
****Thank you to HarperTeen for providing me with an eARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review****
Alexi's life changed over the summer, but she can't manage to tell anyone about itThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Alexi's life changed over the summer, but she can't manage to tell anyone about it. She goes through the motions of daily life, but spends her nights hiding in a closet, shredding baseball cards and scratching her neck trying to focus on the outer pain over the inner pain. Then Bodee, the weirdo boy next door, ends up moving in with them and she finds an unlikely friend in this quiet boy. This boy who manages to see beyond the facade she shows the world and lets her see the secrets he hides. The two grow closer and closer, helping Alexi face her past while she helps him grieve his mothers death.
Alexi is a character that is way too easy for me to identify with. She's smart and quiet, with a close circle of friends that she can depend on for everything, except that she can't seem to tell them the truth. She's been hiding her pain and taking it out on nightly counting compulsions and pain. Her need to hide the truth because she doesn't want to fuck up the offending party's life is both enraging and endearing. I can completely see where she was coming from on both sides of her argument. It's heartbreaking to watch her come to grips with what happened while Bodee does his best to comfort her.
Bodee is not your typical YA male. Sure, he's tall and attractive, but it's not immediately visible. Bodee is a social outcast. He's an awkward boy who slouches (therefore appears shorter) and literally dyes his hair every morning with Kool-Aid so it's never a normal color. But once you get him to open up, he's one of the sweetest guys I've ever encountered. Yes, I'm a sucker for the JLA type of cocky guys who have dickish tendencies in literature, but in real life, I'm all about the sweet guy next door type. Underneath that mop of rainbow colored hair, he's actually pretty adorable, and it's a winning combination. Watching him try to protect Alexi while simultaneously trying to get her to tell someone about whatever happened to her was completely addictive. This guy has won my heart over and over again.
This novel completely floored me. I knew when I requested this that it would be reminiscent of Pushing The Limits, but I wasn't expecting to live up to that level of awesome. I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but this was much more. Alexi's journey to even use the term "rape" mentally is...I want to say something better than heart-breaking but it's the only thing that seems to fit. The plot seems so open and honest, but I never saw that ending coming. And I loved the response of the other female involved. Without getting spoilery, I was really worried that the girl dating the offending male would blame Alexi and take said male's side, but she doesn't. She stands with Alexi to take the repercussions.
This novel was everything I was looking for and more. I only had a few minor issues because I didn't particularly like any of the names, but what the hell kind of name is Bodee? And it also has minor twinges of religion that I could have done without, but the good far overshadows the trivial bad. I absolutely adored it and recommend to anyone who a fan of Katie McGarry or Stephanie Perkins or contemporary YA in general!
****Thank you to HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, for providing me with an eARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review****
Layla will never be normal, no matter how much she wishes she was. She's half gargThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Layla will never be normal, no matter how much she wishes she was. She's half gargoyle, half demon, an unheard of combination considering it's the Gargoyle's duty to destroy demons on-sight. But that doesn't make her existence any less real. All she wants is to be normal and to be with Zayne, the insanely hot Warden (aka Gargoyle) who she's had a crush on since he walked into her life at 7. But there's one problem, besides her despicable demon blood, and that's she will take his soul if they kiss. She's can't kiss anyone with a soul without relieving them of that particular asset. But then she meets Roth, the gorgeous tattooed demon who keeps saving her ass. Trusting him could mean the end of life as she knows it and would be seen as betrayal by her Warden family. But there is something about Roth that she can't resist. Would she happily follow him to her doom or will he be the savoir no one expects?
One day, I will read a JLA book and not be surprised by how awesome it is. That day is not today. I know I spend a portion of any review of her book raving about how epic she is, but really, I've yet to read something written by her that wasn't awesome and this is no exception. Armentrout tackles this particular brand of supernatural creature as beautiful as she does everything else. This is everything I expect it to be and more, just as addictive as the Lux series.
Layla (love her name, by the way) is that misfit I think we can all relate to, taken to a whole new level. Not only is she the odd man out at school, but her very DNA prevents her from fitting in even among her adoptive family. Though she has forged a close bond with a few members of the Warden family, she's still dislike by many and downright hated by some. She copes with it all rather well, all things considered, and is content (sorta) to spend her days in school, her afternoons tagging demons, and her nights lost in conversation with Zayne. Zayne, the ultimate crush she can never have. Even if it was possible to have a physical relationship with him, her demon blood would taint the Warden line, something the other Warden's wouldn't stand for. So when Roth enters the picture, she knows she should walk away and report the activity, but she can't make herself do it. Roth is intriguing and doesn't look down on her "bad" blood...and he's gloriously soulless, meaning she doesn't have to deal with that pesky soul-eating temptation she has to fight around everyone else.
Roth, oh dear Roth. You'd think that I'd get tired of JLA strolling out cocky bad-boy types by now, but it's just not the case. What's that phrase Katy uses, holy alien babies? That sounds about right. Roth is a self-serving demon with a sinfully hot body, a smart mouth, and several powerful abilities. He's just...::drools:: He's awesomesauce, k? He's so damned confident that it's impossible to even think he'll fail at whatever he puts his mind to. And when he puts his mind to convincing Layla to trust him....damn. He succeeds with flying colors. I'm definitely team Roth, just so we're clear.
Then there is Zayne, the other corner of this infuriating love triangle. Zayne is Roth's polar opposite. He's good and righteous and caring and equally as hot. The fact that a love affair would be impossible between him and Layla, along with the clairvoyant knowledge that he'll end up with Danika, makes it impossible for me to root for him. I know Layla's had it bad for him forever, but it's just not meant to happen. Not to mention the major letdowns here. In many ways he fails Layla in this novel, forgetting her or downright ignoring her when she needs him. She does some bad things too, but never anything to deliberately hurt him.
Can I comment on JLA's genius-ness again? This woman is quickly becoming my favorite author, with her ability to wow me in everything she writes. Here she shines with the Gargoyle lure, the badass demon, and the plot twists that I didn't anticipate. She shines because I love this book in spite of the love triangle and the awful, horrid cliffhanger. That end and Roth and the revelations about her parentage and holy fucking cow, I feel traumatized. I can't even....
So yeah, if you aren't overly fond of cliffhangers or not knowing if a particular character is dead for good (AND THAT CHARACTER BETTER NOT BE! I'm just sayin', putting that out there because that will make me angry and you won't like me when I'm angry), then you might wanna wait until book 2 (and probably 3, because let's face it, 2 will probably have a cliffhanger too) is out because the ending it's the rainbows and sunshine I'd been dreaming of.
This novel is everything you'd expect from JLA, with cocky male leads, a sassy heroine, and enough romance and turmoil to keep you enraptured. The romance between the characters ranges from hot to sweet, managing to give you just the right amount of smut for a YA novel without going overboard. Even those who prefer smut-free novels should be fine with this. I keep trying to figure out the best way to summarize this review, but it really comes down to a simple statement: It's JLA. I absolutely loved it and I cannot wait for the next one. Seriously, I may sell my first born child to get my hands on it if I can get any takers for that offer. Oh, and before I forget, there is an exclusive excerpt at the end of the novel from Roth's point of view that will only be available in the print version, so if you're planning on buying it, there's a little extra incentive to get it in print. Trust me, it's totally worth it. It makes you love Roth even more, if such a thing were possible.
****A huge thank you Lisa Wray and all the people Harlequin Teen for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review****
In this final installment of the Magic Most Foul series, we see Natalie and JonathThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
In this final installment of the Magic Most Foul series, we see Natalie and Jonathan battle their foes one last time. The couple is determined to end the society responsible for the dangers drug labeled "The Cure" which claims to cure the ailment of Melancholy and working on resurrection of long dead spirits. Not to mention the raising of murderous demons. But in order to shut them down, Jonathan must once again play the role of the demon that once wore his face, which makes everything indefinitely harder because he hates the role and Natalie can see he plays it a bit too well. Is there still a bit of the demon left in him? Will good defeat evil, or will evil prevail?
Natalie has lost a bit of her confidence in this novel. Though her and Lord Denbury are still completely in love, there is friction in the relationship that causes Natalie much stress. Is it possible she could lose the man she fought so hard to free? They work it out in the end, but they struggle for a while. Natalie has to really take others into account when making decisions here, more so than before. She is quickly realizing that her every decision affects everyone around her. She's still haunted by nightmares, but those nightmares feed her clues that will *hopefully* help her band of misfits bring down the society. What really made me continue to sympathize with was her constant concern over Maggie. Even though Maggie made some bad decisions, Natalie has a great need to make things right between them.
Then there is Lord Denbury, who is just as charming as ever, if a bit more controlling. He's trying to state his independence, which is admirable, but it constantly requires him to leave Natalie out, which doesn't please anyone involved, reader included. Jonathan doing what he thinks is right is swoon-worthy, but the overbearing need to protect Natalie that was absent before rears it's ugly head here. He gets over it by the end, but it's more than a little irritating.
Nathaniel Veil, my other favorite character, gets a bit more facetime here. Can I just say I love him? Here is a man that follows his own path and doesn't care what anyone has to say about it. He's so compassionate about helping those who are similarly afflicted with melancholy. I loved watching him try to protect his group of friends.
This novel is the perfect ending to the trilogy, except the one character death. The writing and story-telling is just as beautiful as it has been in previous novels. Trying to puzzle out what the society was up to and their master-plan had be on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to get my hands on the spin-off series that's up next!
Theo and Festos are finally going on their second date. After several thousand yeaThis review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews
Theo and Festos are finally going on their second date. After several thousand years of waiting, there is a lot of pressure on them for this to go well. Festos is over the moon excited and Theo is terrified. Can they make it work.
Theo & Festos? Bring. It. On. This was way too damn short. Can I have more? Please?
Our poor dear Sophie is unconscious, healing from the knife wound to the gut from that crazy bitch and Theo doesn't want to leave her side, but the rest of the crew more or less drag him out of the house for this epic date. He's determined to be difficult because he's scared it'll turn out badly, even though it's obvious to anyone with eyes that Festos still loves him. These two are so fucking cute together.
Seriously, more please? No? Well, I already have the next book in the series so I'll get more soon enough. This tinsy little novella gives you just enough of a taste to whet your appetite for more. I'm gonna tear through the book I'm reading now to get the My Life From Hell. I can't fucking wait!