I will admit that when I started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not. It took me aOriginal review on Julalicious Book Paradise
I will admit that when I started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not. It took me a few more chapters before really getting into the story. But once I was hooked in, it was hard to stop reading it.
Rebecca's life is anything but ordinary even for her world. She is forced to stay inside the mansion for her own protection and she has really overprotective relatives and bodyguard. Even if she does complain about this, you have to give her credits to be able to deal with all of this. She might sound immature from time to time (okay often), but you understand where its coming from. Anyone in her position would go nuts. Maybe that's why it didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would.
I didn't like her father much. I feel like he does love his daughter, but his need for power and his desire to get the right formula for her seems really excessive. And Rebecca isn't the only to suffer from this though if only for different matters. Her brothers also get the short-end of the stick whenever it comes to their father's rules. Most of the time, I found their dad to be selfish.
Rebecca's only reprive from all of this is when she works at the family's bar. She works alongside Alena who I just adored. I wish we had seen more of this vampire. Things are going okay if not great, but then enters Killian, an attractive vampire, who is hired to tend the bar along with her and Alena. Rebecca can't help but being fascinated by him and even if she is asked to stay away from him, she doesn't want to and doesn't even try to listen to the rules. He is a mystery she only wants to unravel the more time she spends with him. She knows he's hiding something and she wants to find out what it is. The chemistry is there between them also, but she doesn't understands it though she doesn't want to fight it either.
Threats are made against Rebecca and everyone is on high alert and even more overprotective with her. Trying to protect her is all that matters to her father and she tries to show him she can protect herself but sometimes, that's easier said than done when even the people you know are acting suspicious and she doesn't know where to turn to.
Trying to keep this review spoiler free, I will only add that quite a few things happen in this book alongside of what we already know bringing more news for Rebecca to digest and deal with.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment and see what else is reserved for Rebecca. I feel that her problems are far from being over.
ARC provided by Author in exchange of an honest review....more
I started this book thinking that I would get into the story fast as I enjoyed the Hush Hush series so much, but that didn't happen. It wasn't a total bad read, but from the beginning, I realized that Britt wasn't going to be one of my favourite main characters.
I will give her that; she did grow some "balls" throughout the book, but the whole time, she kept talking about Calvin this and Calvin that and I really wanted to snap her out of it because her ex-boyfriend is really an asshole. From the beginning, I hope she wiould get over him. I didn't care about what he apparently went through with his dad, he was still a jerk and she deserved better, but how she could only think about him.
So like I said, Britt might not be my #1 heroine, but whenever she didn't talk about Calvin, you could tell that she was smart even if she seemed to forget that too. She tried her best to postpone her death and Korbie's by pretending having more knowledge about the mountain than she really has. She used whatever she could to survive. So I give her credit for that; she still annoyed me a little bit, but she at least developped in the book making me like her a little more.
Then there's her best friend Korbie, Calvin's sister, who annoyed me so much that I wished she would just die seriously. She was so selfish and self-centered. Her attitude whenever she was there just made me want to punch her. Maybe that was her role in this, but I felt like she could have used some growing up like Britt did.
We are introduced to Mason in the beginning of the book when Britt confronts Calvin and pretends to have a boyfriend and Mason saves the day. He plays his role and leaves right after. When she sees him again, she is happy if only to see a somewhat familiar face but it changes quickly when Korbie and her are made hostage by him and his friend Shaun.
I won't deny that a lot happens in those mountains and it could have kept me captivated if I cared more about the characters which I didn't really.
Mason and Britt play cat and mouse most of the books. He's a fugitive but seems to want to help her, but she wants to hate him, but she is confused by the attraction she feels for him. She doesn't know what's real and what isn't. And that pretty much resume how she felt throughout the whole. She didn't seem to know who was right and wrong, who was evil and who wasn't.
So many secrets filled this book and that at some point, you just want to know for sure. I mean, some secrets are pretty easy to discover, but I will admit that I was hoping to be more surprised. I was hoping that some of these secrets would actually shock me, but it didn't.
When everything is out in the open, I felt like I missed something. I don't know what, but I just felt like some parts were rushed while others dragged on and were not necessary to the story.
Like I said, I wasn't in love with this book, but I didn't hate it either. I was just expecting something more captivating and I was let down.
Does this book make me want not to read more books by Becca Fitzpatrick? Not at all, this one was just not for me. I'm looking forward to see what else she has in store for us....more
I was hooked from the first chapters. The characters, the story, the sexual tension, I loved it all and wanted more each time I finished a chapter. It took me one day to finish this book and that's only because I had a few things to do because I feel like I could have read it in a few hours.
I loved all the characters in this book, Remi to Dax, to Lulu to Spider, to Elizabeth to Declan and of course we can't forget Malcolm. All of them together made this story so interesting and I couldn't put down my book.
Of course, the main focus is around Remi and Dax. I don't know how to explain my feelings about these two. I loved the sexual tension between them of course, but I think it was the way they interacted with one another that was so entertaining that captivated me from the beginning.
We can forget that there are some issues and trying to work around those with the heat they both get whenever they are close isn't easy and so much has been left unsaid between them that it can't be solved quickly (which is really good for us readers).
And add a few more obstacles and you got yourself a rollercoaster of feels throughout this book. I wish I could say more but I really want to keep this spoiler free and therefore, I'm keeping this really general.
But I believe you will fall for Remi and Dax's story. You have everything in this book to keep you hooked until the end. Whether they might annoy you will depend on you. I would have slapped them from time to time but only because I adore them and want them to wake up and be happy hahaha
I will also add that I loved reading from both of their point of views because you get both side of the story; making it more complete.
Bottom line, I need more of these British boys. I'm hoping for a new book in this series (though each book can be read as a standalone). I do have someone in mind for the next book and I really hope Ilsa will hear our prayers.
This book can be read as a standalone or you can go and read Dirty English before to read about the other hot British, Declan ;)
I was giving an advanced copy of this book by the author in exchange of an honest review....more
I don't think you know just how excited I was for this book. I was trying to get an ARC to beOriginal review on Julalicious Book Paradise
I don't think you know just how excited I was for this book. I was trying to get an ARC to be able to review it but it never seemed to work and Sophie being the amazing person that she is gave me a copy when I met her at Apollycon and I totally devoured this book on my way back from Savannah.
If you know me at all, you know I just love Sophie's writing and she's one of my favourite authors hence the reason I wanted this baby so bad. Plus, for the second time this year, she actually made me want to read again with two of her books so thank you Sophie :)
This review will be general; not because I didn't love it, but since it won't be out before the end of March, I don't want to give too much about the story.
Now, let's finally start this review of this bad boy. When Sophie first introduced us to this story, I was already hooked on the idea of it. I was intrigued how she was going to unravel the story between the two main characters.
Briar is the kind of girl that you notice or you don't. Physically, she seemed like the kind of girl guys would notice, but she seemed so introverted due to a lot about what happened in her past, that it's also easy to just dismiss her. I really enjoyed reading about her and learning more and more about her as I got further and further into the book. I liked that she knew what she wanted even if she sometimes lacked the confidence to go for it, but she changed throughout this book and I really hope we do get some glimpse of her in the future books.
And now Knox (I only kept him after because I know that’s all you want to know about lol)... Oh my... What can I say about the man that I wouldn't mind having for myself? He is really the typical guy you would judge before even getting to know him. I won't say that he's innocent or anything like that, but he is worth getting to know. Things we learn about him throughout the book just made it hard for me to hate him when he was doing something stupid but I had no problems saying that he was in fact stupid for doing those things hahaha Knox had a lot to learn about himself and how to deal with the consequences of his actions. But he also had to accept a lot of things that he couldn’t control and I think that it was probably the one thing he had a lot of trouble adjusting himself to.
And Briar and Knox together... Wow... Their interaction from the start screamed chemistry and a whole lot of sexual tensions. I was ready for them to get down to business since the first moment they saw one another. There was something about the two of them that just clicked. They needed one another without even knowing why they did. But even if I wanted them to do it like bunnies, I’m still happy that’s not how Sophie decided to develop their story. She gave us just enough to keep us entertaining and intrigued and needy. You can only continue to flip each page of this book to see where it will all end.
In this book, a series of events will keep making them run into one another, making it impossible for them to get over the other. Through the good and the bad, they both learned more about one another and sometimes, it set them back, sometimes forward. Their story wasn't an easy one, but in my opinion, it was worth all their efforts.
I still need to talk about the other characters and I will admit that I really want Briar's neighbour to have her story in this series. I don't care if it's a novella or a full book where she also wants some sexy time with some sexy inmate lol She deserves it. I really enjoyed her character so much.
Briar's sister was something else. She's really snob and judgemental. She might have improved by the end of the book, but I still feel some harsh feelings towards her.
North, Knox’s Brother, and Reid, the leader of their gang in prison, aren’t there as much, but Sophie wrote them making me want to read more about their and I’m looking forward to read about them. Knox cares so much about his little brother. He feels responsible for him and I think that this alone dictates a lot of his actions in this book. As for Reid, you can tell that Knox respects him and trusts him as much as he is able to trust other people.
If I was honest, I was really hoping the next book would be about North, but after reading this book, but I’m really happy we get Reid’s story next. He’s quite an interesting character and I feel like we are in for a lot of surprises from him. I'm really hooked on this series and I hope she writes tons of books in it.
I was giving an advance copy of this book by the author in exchange of an honest review....more
I could easily giving this a 4 because I just love how Maggie writes, but it's so short and I needed more so there you have 3.5. I was haRating: 3.5/5
I could easily giving this a 4 because I just love how Maggie writes, but it's so short and I needed more so there you have 3.5. I was happy to get back into this. I intend of reading the third book next week before the fourth one comes out....more
So I started this book with nothing in mind for it. I had read the summary a long time ago, but I had forgOriginal review on Julalicious Book Paradise
So I started this book with nothing in mind for it. I had read the summary a long time ago, but I had forgotten it the moment I started this book and was reminded of what it was about once I was into the first few chapters of it.
I was really surprised with just how much I enjoyed reading this book. Suzanne Young used suicide as and an epidemic and work a story around it. I found it quite interesting even if sometimes, I feel like some explanations felt quite evasive. Maybe it’s the way I read it or maybe a lot more will be explained in the next book.
So once you are tagged as predisposed for being suicidal, you are sent to the Program which felt a lot like if they were doing a lobotomy of them as their memories are taken away to assure them a future.
Sloane, James and Miller are all still in the age range to be sent there and are trying to help one another to avoid the Program. Sloane and James are dating and I will admit that I really liked them together. They brought a lot to one another and I was rooting for them from the beginning.
Alas… Good things usually end and following some events, Sloane and James are sent to the Program one after the other.
I wish I could say that I loved Sloane, but I’ll admit that sometimes, she was really getting on my nerves, especially once she was in the program. I get it that her memories were being taken away, but I felt like she was becoming someone else. I liked her, but something is missing for me to love her.
It’s in the Program that she meets Realm to who she quickly attaches herself to. Whether it is just lust or like (nothing will make me believe she was in love with him), I don’t know, but I just felt like she just didn’t want to be alone and he was there.
Realm was a character that I couldn’t quite put a reason to why I liked and hated him at the same time. Besides the obvious reason that I didn’t want him with Sloane, I felt like there was something odd with him. Even if a lot is explained throughout the book, I still feel we are missing pieces of who this guy really is.
And James… Okay, I just loved him and it broke my heart when he and Sloane meet again and neither of them remembered the other, but you can still feel like there is something between them. I guess that mind and heart are really two separate things and a mind can never dictate to a heart what to do.
More events will happen between their first meeting and the end that will leave you wanting more. You will want them to remember; you’ll want them to continue to fight.
I am really trying to keep this review as spoilers free as possible, so I’ll stop here, but overall, I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to continue to read this series. I want to know how it will all end....more
So it took me ten days to read it and it wasn't because this book wasn't good, but because I had to read it on my laptop since I didn't have any other way to read it and I couldn't read as often as I wanted to. Believe me, it killed me when I was at work and I just wanted to get home and read it.
I'm really grateful for the chance that I got to get to have my hands on this book before its release date and I hope my review will reflect it.
So where do I start with this review? There are so many things to say and yet, I feel like the words aren’t enough to express what I feel about this book, but I have to start somewhere, so let’s start with the characters.
A few years ago, guys who resemble Zeb wouldn’t have been the kind of guys that would attract me in general, but now, I rather find them attractive and I wanted a Zeb for me. His personality just made you melt whenever you read his point of view. It was nice to read more about what happened to him and how it reflected in his life. He is such a family man and the way he loves Sayer will make you swoon from the beginning to the end.
Now Sayer. What do I say about her? I really wanted to hit her from time to time for being so clueless about just how awesome she was. It wasn’t because she was trying to get pity or compliments, but because she actually believed she wasn’t worth the love of a good man and it hurt me to see her like this, but in this book, you see how she grows into being the woman she really is and you can just be happy to read about her journey.
This pairing is probably one of my favourites in all of Jay’s worlds combined. Even if their worlds are different, they come together beautifully. It’s not a pairing like the bad boy/good girl that many people would come to believe if they only judged by the way the both look, but they are both such good people that it was only a matter of time before they found one another.
I’m really happy that Jay made this spin-off because there were quite a few characters that I hope we’ll get to read about in the next books. Jay has created a world where you just want to be part of and I’m happy that she continues their journey.
And if you miss your Marked men, Jay does bring them into this book too. Yes, they are not the main focus, but we do get to see where their story is at now.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO JAY CROWNOVER, HARPERCOLLINS AND EDELWEISS for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book....more
I really enjoyed this short-story on Liam. This takes place between the first and second books. We see Liam has he strugRating: between 3.75/5 and 4/5
I really enjoyed this short-story on Liam. This takes place between the first and second books. We see Liam has he struggles with some confusing memories due to the event of the first book (if you haven't read the first book, please stop reading this or it will get spoilery :)).
Even if the main plot of this short-story isn't about this, you can tell that it is still present because every decision made seems to come around the fact that he feels something is missing and that he can't leave.
Which leads him in a big of trouble in this and where we see how survival can sometimes make you do things you'd rather not. I know its vague, but I'd rather let you discover this story. Let's just say that even if it is about Liam, other people will have to deal with the consequences of their choice....more
Okay, I think I have found my new favourite book in this series. Titus and Reeve are two very intriguing cOriginal review on Julalicious Book Paradise
Okay, I think I have found my new favourite book in this series. Titus and Reeve are two very intriguing characters. The chemistry between them was sizzling whenever they were in the same room.
Both of them have issues and you discover more and more in this book. In the first two books, you see Titus as only the good guy; the guy who believes in justice and want to help out everyone. And yes, this Titus is still in this book, but we discover a darker side of him; something I didn't quite expect. I really found interesting learning about his past.
And Reeve we knew a little bit of her history and why she ended up backstabbing Dovie. Even then, I couldn't muster enough hate for Reeve. I do hate that she did it, but I also felt for her because she was in debt with a man that no one would dare to cross or almost no man.
Titus and Reeve like I previously said have a lot of chemistry between them hard to ignore. I was reading their interaction with a lot of interest because I felt it was quite refreshing. I don't know how to explain it; it just felt different from other stories I recently read.
But I think what I liked about this his how Jay brought in a whole new perspective of the bad guys in this book. We knew someone was going after Bax, Nassir and Race, but the twist she added in this book wasn't one I ever thought.
I'm really trying to do a review without giving it too much because I don't want to spoil anyone with this, but really, this book is so worth it. The characters, the twist, the story, everything is awesome. You just want more and more and I'm looking forward to read Nassir's story. I feel like this one might top every other stories because let's face it... Jay knows how to spoil us and to make us want more and more at each new book.
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this from Jay and Mel and I'm really thankful to them for doing this. :)...more
This review will go for the first three books of the series from Deamon’s point of view (the paperback onlOriginal review on Julalicious Book Paradise
This review will go for the first three books of the series from Deamon’s point of view (the paperback only contains the first book, but the ebooks contains all three). It will be a general review for all three because I could do one for each, but I’d probably end up saying the same thing over all three, so general review it is.
Okay, so falling in love all over again with Deamon Black? Check. I seriously couldn’t wait to get my hand on this book and ebook and when I finally got to read, I devoured it whenever I could. I fell hard for the Lux series and this book just made me fall hard again and now, I just want to read this series again (which I shouldn’t because you know, I have tons of books to read that I never read before).
If you saw my book list and the book I read in the past year, you will see that I fell in love with Jen’s writing and her books; she has a way to make us want to read more about the character. She gives us characters that we whether fall for or can relate to. She seems to know just how to keep us hooked until the next chapter and the next one and the next one until its 3 in the morning and you have only two hours of sleep left before work.
So like previously said, this book is from Deamon’s side of the story we read and love. I won’t lie there were times that I just wanted to smack him behind the head a few times, but there were moments that I wanted to scream at her because she was so damn stubborn and sometimes I felt like she was just suicidal too. Deamon’s reactions were sometimes over the top, but it came from a good place so I tried to let it go with only just a desire to hit him behind the head instead of a kick in the nuts.
But reading this from his side made this story even better. I wouldn’t say that I agree with everything he did or say or the reasons behind them, but I felt like I could understand his actions more coming from his point of view than only just Kat’s.
I think everyone needs a Deamon simply because when he cares about someone, he REALLY cares about someone to the point that he’s ready to sacrifice a lot just for their safety and I’m not only talking about Kat, but how much he gave for his family to protect them.
His attitude is something in real life that might exasperate me, but I can’t help loving it in this series. The mix of his and Kat’s personalities couldn’t have been better even if it clashed from time to time.
I don’t recommend reading this book without reading the Lux series. Yes, it could still make sense, but really, it would be more complete to read the whole series before getting yourself into this book. But YES, I do recommend that you go into this book and let yourself being submerge into Deamon’s mind....more