Oh My Giddy Aunt!!!!! Evie Hunter has managed to do it again!!! I adore this series (as most of you will know) I devoured the previous books and was so consumed by them that I felt like I was actually a part of that world. And with The Pleasures of Autumn is was no different. I was completely captivated by this wonderful, sexy and exciting story that I forgot all about time and devoured every page, word for word!!(less)
Holy Moley Ah Maz Ballz. Julie Cassar has done it yet again. I swear this woman can do no wrong!!! She has created yet another awesome story in the Ru...moreHoly Moley Ah Maz Ballz. Julie Cassar has done it yet again. I swear this woman can do no wrong!!! She has created yet another awesome story in the Ruby Blue series. And an explosive conclusion to Ruby’s story!!! I have been a weird reading slump (as most of you will know if you follow me on twitter or facebook lol) so I read this quite slowly so I could enjoy and savor the story because this is the last book in one of my favourite series and I wanted it to last as long as I could.
School Spirit is a spin off to Rachel Hawkins series, Hex Hall. Now I adored Hex Hall I thought it was fun and smart with kick ass characters so of co...moreSchool Spirit is a spin off to Rachel Hawkins series, Hex Hall. Now I adored Hex Hall I thought it was fun and smart with kick ass characters so of course I was excited for the spin off and a little bit nervous incase it didn’t live up to the original series. And while the book was not perfect there was a few small things that annoyed me. Overall, School Spirit is a great fun read that is packed with excitement.
Title: Marked Series: House of Night #1 Author: P.C and Kristin Cast Genre: YA Paranormal Reviewed by: Siobhán
Decription: When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbir...moreTitle: Marked Series: House of Night #1 Author: P.C and Kristin Cast Genre: YA Paranormal Reviewed by: Siobhán
Decription: When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird gets Marked as a fledgling vampire she must join the House of Night school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change. But Zoe is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the Goddess Nyx and discovers her amazing new power to conjure the elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit.When Zoey discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look within herself to embrace her destiny - with a little help from her new vampire friends.
-Not suitable for younger readers -
Review: I have been in an awful slump since June. I had tried so many different books and none would hold my attention longer than the first few pages. However, I was sitting watching tv and HoN popped into my head. It had been a while since I read this series so decided I would try Marked. And I devoured it in a few hours.
Marked follows Zoey as her life is turned upside down when she starts turning into a vampire. Her mother isn't supportive at all even though Zoey is scared and didn't ask for this. Zoey runs away from home to her Grandma's house but ends up having an accident and finds herself waking up in the House of Night. There she struggles to fit in because she is different to other fledglings. She is trying to juggle classes, her new friends, her almost ex boyfriend and a boy who could be her future boyfriend all the while trying to take down her enemy.
I know a lot of people don't like these books but I personally love them. When I first read Marked it was straight after Twilight and I remember thinking how different it was. I found the storyline refreshing and Zoey seriously kick ass. Yeah she has a whiny moments but she is 16 that's to be expected!!! I thought the chemistry she has with her friends are very natural and easy. The authors didn't have to force any relationships they all seemed real.
This time around I read it quicker. Just because I think my brain needed something that wasn't a challenge to read. The plot is very fast paced and so much fun. It's not overly seriously and has a lot of funny moments. However, the whole books takes place over I think 3 days? So some part do feel very rush especially the ending. An extra chapter or two and this would have been a big 5 star book for me.
I highly recommend this series who those who like their vampire stories with a twist. Marked stands as a solid start to the series and leaves you wanting more. (less)
I am on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I hated the characters and the plot wasn't very original but on the other hand, I was completely hooked!! I found myself wanting to kill the main characters but also dying to know all about them.
Taylor and Hunter are our main characters. Both are self-centred and annoying. Taylor OMG I wanted to slap the girl. She makes everything into a drama, even when there isn't one. Hunter is just argh......a freaking "asshat". They are both attracted to each other from the very start but Taylor denies it. Hunter tells her outright but then takes it back a lot. It drove me insane. I wanted to jump into the book and knock their heads together and just scream at them to just get it on. The relationship and a lot of story reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Now I adored BD and I mean I adored it and even though this reminded of it, it was no where near as good.
The plot to this is a little bit everywhere. And not original but as I said I found myself completely hooked. And I think it was because even though I didn't like the characters, they are both pretty messed up that I wanted to keep reading to find out their secrets. To see if they could make it work. The author of course can write. I am not denying that fact. Because you just have to see the amount of amazing reviews there is for this title to know that this book is hit. I am just in the minority that didn't love it.
Near the end of the book I found myself warming up to the characters and understanding why they are the way they are. I understood them and I thought overall that "My Favorite Mistake" was quite a good read. It doesn't take much brain power which isn't a bad thing sometimes we need a book like that from time to time. However, it isn't a light read at all. There is a lot of issues that this books touches on reguarding the characters.
So do I recommend this book? Yeah, I think I do. It didn't blow me away but I still enjoyed it. I simply couldn't put it down. I will admit though I found it very funny, there is quite a few quotes in the book that I was laughing so hard it.
My Favourite Quote: "There's no expiration date on my offer. If you come to me in sixty years, I'll be waiting with a bottle of Viagra"
Please share you thoughts below on this title? Have you read it? Is it something you would like? We want to know. :)(less)
New England Rocks is the first in the new YA trilogy. It follows Rain after she is expelled from her boarding school and is sent to New England USA as punishment. She doesn't plan on being there long so she doesn't plan on making friends or fitting in. But on her first day at her new school she runs into Jesse. The hottest guy at school. As the two grow closer Rain starts to wonder if maybe New England isn't so bad but Jesse has a girlfriend so things don't go smoothly for Rain.
New England was such a quick fun read. I devoured it in about 3 hours. I was in a weird reading mood and needed something light and this was perfect. Rain I instantly liked! She is far from perfect and trouble seems to just follow her around but she is smart and one of those girls who doesn't really care about her appearance. Even though she is pretty she doesn't know that she is. Jesse he is hot and Funny. Oh and he is in a rock band!!! It is torn when it comes to his feelings for Rain because he has a girlfriend but he can't help fall for Rain. Now I did like the two main characters but I found them rather predictable. And with Jesse I would have liked his story to be a bit more in depth just to get inside his head a bit more.
As I said I read this within about 3 hours. It was a really quick and exciting story. From time to time we all need a light read and this fits the bill. I found the plot very fun and cute but very predictable. I knew how it was going play out but that didn't mean the story wasn't enjoyable. It was really good and there is one small twist that I will admit that I didn't really see coming.
I highly recommend New England Rocks for anyone who likes a quick YA read that has romance and drama but is also very cute and fun but with some serious issues thrown into the mixed! I am really looking forward to the next book with is about Rain's little sister. (less)
The Mistress, OMG I have been trying to write this review days and I swear it was just so g...moreOriginal Post on Totally Bookalicious: http://goo.gl/eScr0
The Mistress, OMG I have been trying to write this review days and I swear it was just so god damn delicious that I have no words that can possibly even begin to describe this sexy read. So you will have to put up with my gushing over the book.
To say this book was outstanding doesn't even begin to cover it. The Mistress is by far one of the best books I have ever read. I swear, I 100% loved it. I knew I was going to love it of course. Why? Well Tiffany Reisz is my favourite erotica fiction author and in my top five favourite authors of all time. The Original Sinners series is perfection. And they get better with each book. So this does not disappoint at all.
This is the final installment in the First Original Sinners Quartet - The Red Years. When I first started reading this series I was drawn into the story. I didn't love the first book though. I only gave it 3 stars but with each book Tiffany manages to create something dark, twisted, sexy and dangerous. Every book getting better than the previous. Now I wasn't sure if I was going to love this more the "The Prince" because well I think it was the book that made me fall in love with Kingsley and Soren. But Tiffany Reisz is just a genius and made me fall in love all over again and yes this is probably the best book by far.
We learn so much more about the characters in this installment. We learn secrets and truths that broke my heart. Nora is still a feisty and strong woman even when she is being help captive. To stay alive she is forced to tell stories of her past sexual encounters. Which I have to say are freaking hot!!! I blushed a lot! During these stories I found myself getting a better insight into the relationship between the characters. Especially Nora, Soren and Kingsley. I totally got them. They live in this world of Kink but in all honestly I don't think I have ever read anything like these characters. They all love each other in their own way. It's beautiful. I am not that big on lovey dovey romance. Never have been, never will be. So maybe that is why I feel like I get their romance, their love for each other. And then was Wesley, oh sweet Wesley. So Vanilla. He is so protective of Nora. And she truly does love him. I always like Wesley from book one.
These book are not for the faint hearted. I think you either love them or hate them. And reading others reviews that seems to be the case. I personally love them but I think everyone knows that already lol. Even Tiffany knows how much I adore these books. It has the perfect package for me. Believable characters, plenty to sexy times and a gritty and dark plot that will take you on one hell of an emotional roller-coaster. I read this on my kindle and for the last 20% of the book all I did was cry. I was a blubbering mess. My heart, my mind and my very soul was all over the place trying read it. It was just so crazy good I though I was going to die. I have never felt so connected to characters. By the end I felt like I was saying goodbye to old friends. And I am not going to lie either I miss that Sadistic Priest Soren. I don't know what it says about me that I want my own Soren.....but I do. I actually think I am in love with a fiction character.
I CAN NOT recommend these books enough!!!!! If you like your erotica fiction that is dark, gritty, sexy but with a freaking awesome plot that is (as is says on the cover) thrilling, passionate an provocative then these are for you!!! Usually I would say if you liked fifty shades you will love this. But in all honestly, even though I loved Fifty and it was gateway book to erotica, The Original Sinners is on a another level. Hell it makes Fifty seems very like a lovey dovey romance lol. These set the bar on what makes a good kinky read for me. Tiffany Reisz I want to marry your mind!!! You are a genius. I can't wait to the second The Original Sinner Quartet - The Red Years!!! (less)
Ah, Oh, Ah, OMG! Damn You Evie Hunter! Are you trying to kill me?? What a freaking read!! I love love love love every single second of this steamy, exciting and thrilling read!! You all know how much I loved the first book "The Pleasures of Winter" and I didn't think I would enjoy this as much just because "Winter" was just perfect but.......The amazing Irish writing duo have did it again!! I was hooked from page one and left breathless by the end.
The Pleasure of Summer is about Summer, the daughter of a airline owner. She loves to party with friends and is in the papers a lot but her life is in danger from enemies of her father and this leads her father hiring a bodyguard to protect her and keep her out of trouble. Enter Flynn, half Irish, half Scot, ex Irish Ranger and hot as hell. They can't stand each other but soon sparks fly and they learn secrets about each other that shocks them both all the while trying to keep Summer safe.
To say I loved this is actually an understandment!! It blew my mind!! And my Heart! I loved everything about this book. The story starts out on such an high point, thrilling and action packed from the get go. The authors, don't rush into their sex scenes they set up a story and get the readers engrossed and the sex scenes come later but they are clevely done and fit nicely into the story. The characters are believable and the chemistry between them is so natural. There is nothing worse than reading a book and the relationships seem forced. Summer comes across as the typical party girl, spoilt rich brat but as her character develops we learn about her past relationships and I grew to love her. Flynn, Oh My....Can I have him? Flynn, is a hot. He is rough around the edges, has a bad boy appeal to him. But he is a tough, strong and will do anything to protect to Summer even if it means putting his own life in danger.
To tell you about how much I loved the story without giving away spoilers is near impossible. All I have to say is it was marvelous. I always worry when two authors come together to write books because sometimes it doesn't flow very well. However, Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley have nailed it. If I didn't know it was by two author I would never have guessed. They have created yet another flawless read that has a perfect mix of romance, action and down steamy scenes that will make you blush (especially if you are reading on a bus haha)
The Pleasures of Summer is a book that will capture your very being. You will fall in love with the characters, get caught up in the story that you will forget everything around you. I highly recommend "The Pleasures" series to anyone who loves a good erotica read that has depth. You don't have to read these in order as they have different characters in them But I do recommend reading "The Pleasures of Winter" just because it is one of my favourite books. And I did a little happy dance and squeal in excitement when Jack Winters in mentioned in this one. lol.
So please give this a book a try. I urge you all to go get yourself a copy. It is outstanding!
Cover Talk: Well just how pretty is that cover. Once you read the book you will understand and see how it fits perfectly!!! I am honestly more attracted to darker covers so this in instant win for me. The simplicity of this cover speaks volumes and yes, a lot of people are using this sort of design idea but in this case it works(less)
This is a short story that takes place within the story of "The Pleasures of Summer" . You don't really have to read the main book to enjoy this one but I think it would help as you will already be connected to the characters and understand them and the situation.
Short stories, I rarely love. I can enjoy them but never really love them but I did love this one. Evie Hunter has a gift to give the readers an intense, emotional and down right sexy read even in such a short story. You really get a feel of characters and it gives you an insight to what to expect from the main book.
I started this straight after I finished "The Pleasures of Summer" because I needed more!! I cant get enough of the story and characters so this was a lovely bonus. My negative is that now I need to wait for the next installment! I can't wait to see what new characters we meet in "The Pleasures of Autumn". If you are unsure about whether you think the books are for you why not give this try. (less)