I was basically promised by the universe that I would love this book.. Congrats universe you were right AGAIN! Raksha started off pretty emotionally iI was basically promised by the universe that I would love this book.. Congrats universe you were right AGAIN! Raksha started off pretty emotionally intense.. I dont know if im the only one but if someone told me I had to fight to the death against my best friend, Halo or not id probably mess my pants..
Yet Kit does it and he sacrifices himself to free her from her Halo and life as an emotional robot.. At first she doesnt understand the incredible gift Cai gave to her but with help from his sister she begins to understand.. She tries to hide her malfunctioning halo but eventually runs away and nearly dies in the process.. But she is saved by a handsome young man who takes of her despite her resistance.. Though its not all smooth sailing I would say theres some HUGE bumps in the road for those two.. But their chemistry is undeniable.. And you cant help but root for them..
This book was back to back action just as things are starting to settle theres something else causing your pulse to rise and your bad habit of biting your nails into overdrive.. I devoured this book in what would total 6 hours in a perfect world where my kids were independent.. Everytime I tried to put the book down.. It was like I was drawn to pick it up again.. and so I did.. Perhaps because Ive added Ryka to my list of book boyfriends idk.. I suppose anything is possible.. But I really did enjoy Kit.. She was sooo strong.. even in her most vulnerable moments.. This story was amazing and I could honestly say I would and could see this book brought to life on the big screen.. Oohh even as a television series.. I would actually watch tv! And thats huge I basically dislike tv unless is the mentalist but I digress.. I may have fallen in love with Frankie Roses writing and wonderful story telling.. I cant wait to read more about these two.....more
First off Holy smokes! Talk about captivating! This was my first Melissa Wright book and now I feel the urge to snatch up everything shes ever writtenFirst off Holy smokes! Talk about captivating! This was my first Melissa Wright book and now I feel the urge to snatch up everything shes ever written!
Aern is caught up in the drama his older power hungry brother Morgan has created.. Well I guess he didn’t create it as it was prophesied Morgan is destined to be a bad ass and the only way to stop him is to disrupt the prophecy. And Aern does that by taking Brianna (willingly) to a safe location where he believes she would be safe.. Well her sister, Emily isn’t to fond of that and she wants her sister back she knows of the prophecy and her roll is to protect her sister. Well she cant very well do that while Aern has her hidden.
Reluctantly Aern agrees to take Emily to Brianna. And that’s where the awesome amazingness begins! Bound by Prophecy is action packed! Seriously every time things start to be cool and calm for our hero and heroine shit hits the fan! My poor nails have been bitten down to slivers its rather unattractive. Good thing I have no one to impress. And about them Aern and Emily I loved them both. Aern hes really close to hitting the book boyfriend list. Next book perhaps. Emily was strong, solid character who didn’t get on my nerves once! In all honesty I was slightly indifferent to Brianna. Morgan I loved his bad ass. Yes I know hes the villain but he was a magnificent villain.
I highly recommend this read. Wright’s writing is wondrous and highly entertaining! Im holding my breath for the next novel in the series!!!!!...more
Of Dragon born a conqueror prevails.. The chosen one fated to protect the dying race.. Third of three deemed protector to the progeny.. The other markOf Dragon born a conqueror prevails.. The chosen one fated to protect the dying race.. Third of three deemed protector to the progeny.. The other marked for revenge.. The book of life pages turn yet unwritten.. The canvas to your mortal soul.. The connection to your mortal enemy.. A death will come to be that breaks the barrier..
This rather long prophecy really did a number on Aurora.. 8 years ago when she was only 10 she just kind of showed up with no memory of her past.. She was taken in my a woman and her foster son Fenn.. Not knowing who she was but always feeling different Rory tried to blend in.. So when some creepy stalker guy shows up and recites those words something felt right.. Fenn her one time foster brother.. and current roomie and love interest.. Doesnt trust this guy.. However things keep happening things that cant be explained any other way..
Born in flames is a total trip and really really unique to me.. I constantly found myself hanging on ever word to understand the prophecy.. The suspense killed.. The relationship between Rory and Fenn.. was frustratingly annoying and -sigh- so sweet.. I kept cheering those to love birds on and sometimes I was disappointed sometimes not..
Theres definitely an array of characters which add even more magic to the story.. As a debut novel Knoebel you hit it out the realm! Ya see what I did there? Yerp im a regular comedic GENUIS! ...more
A fast, fun and sexy read.. I was drawn to Open House because of the Greek Mythology.. Aphrodite Spotted a set of soul mates.. Rebecca Carol and RoberA fast, fun and sexy read.. I was drawn to Open House because of the Greek Mythology.. Aphrodite Spotted a set of soul mates.. Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin at a wine festival and decided right then and there she needed to get them together.. They knew each other in high school in fact Robert tutored Rebecca and they both had secret crushes on each other.. But after high school they went their separate ways..
Ares the god of war doesnt want them to be together.. He needs Robert and he wants him as far away from Rebecca as possible.. So he’s slightly upset with Aphrodite for persuading Robert to move back to Texas to be with Rebecca.. Why Rebecca couldnt move to D.C I have no idea but in this instance I wont question it too much..
So the battle of the Gods begins.. While some of the story was slightly predictable it was fun their was a twist.. and I greatly enjoyed it!...more
In a post apocalyptic world Esa is basically a nomad with no home of her own she does what she needs to survive.. Never wanting to cause problems butIn a post apocalyptic world Esa is basically a nomad with no home of her own she does what she needs to survive.. Never wanting to cause problems but will to defend herself should she need to.. She lost her parents to the war and ever since then shes kept to herself.. Esa only cares about No.1, this really kinda bugs me at first.. But I get it the kid is damaged shes has to keep people away in order to survive.. As the book progressed so did Esa..
Let me back track to the war a pulse weapon was used that riped the boundaries between our realm and the other.. the other realm is filled with Spinners.. Goblins ( YEARS ago I got my nerd girl on playing World of Warcraft LOVED IT. Dont judge me that shit is fun.. I sucked but it was fun.. anyways there were goblins in the game and poof now thats who I picture when I picture the Pulse goblins.. dont care what they are supposed to look like I have a very stubborn imagination..) Elves (yep thats a W.o.W thing for me too) sorcerers and other various creatures.. These creatures roam in and out of realms freely.. And one night Esa comes across a Spinner Rootu.. Something about Rootu annoys Esa but at the same time she finds him comforting.. The next night she saves his life and as a result an EVIL Sorcerer is out to get them both.. Rootu takes Esa to the other realm where she gets over her dislike for the other realm and slowly changes.. She is like the freaking grinch! Haha.. how I entertain myself..
So for reasons I cant explain Pulse reminds me a bit of Incarceron.. So had you enjoyed Incarceron you should really enjoy Pulse! Kudos to Daly for her Imagination!! I had fun In her world even if I borrowed from W.o.W.. ...more
Holy Heck Amy Richie! The ending. Seriously! The next book better be coming out soon! Of all the cliffhangers in the world and this one had to waltz iHoly Heck Amy Richie! The ending. Seriously! The next book better be coming out soon! Of all the cliffhangers in the world and this one had to waltz into my book.. Ahhhhhhh!!!! Its no secret that I Love Amy Richie.. I’m loud and proud I LOVE HER!!
Of course Richie knocks another one out of the park! At last we left Willow she was coming into her own as the pack leader.. Gage left the pack to warn the council of Blakes betrayal.. Fern basically leaves off from there.. They moved towns and Gage is still gone.. Willow misses her Alpha .. the pack misses him too but they go on I mean what else can they do.. Until Darren, Gages brother and council member.. along with Corey fellow council member show up at their door with news of Gage.. he has been imprisoned and they need help busting him out of Andros jail in the Ancient City.. Willow and the pack agree to help.. Obviously I mean come on its Gage..
The scenery was wonderful!! I can picture clearly the Ancient City.. and I like that im really weird when it comes to picturing what I read I know for most it comes easy it doesnt for me.. I often change the descriptions in my head.. for example Gage is Zac Efron.. Dont know why or how that came about he just is.. So yeah.. I felt the book was pretty well paced and exciting.. There wasnt continual action however Im not complaining.. my heart breaks a little for Willow everything is on her shoulders and she has a pack relying on her.. But shes amazing and manages to handle it all pretty well despite what she thinks.....more
Tessa is a witch or so i have been told.. I mean handing a construction worker from a high crane by his overalls doesnt seem all that mean to me.. EspTessa is a witch or so i have been told.. I mean handing a construction worker from a high crane by his overalls doesnt seem all that mean to me.. Especially when you take into account that she was late.. i mean who hasnt wanted to do that.. i may have road rage issues though.. Her other exploits arent really mentioned they were glazed over.. I really wish they wouldve gone into more detail.. Im pretty sure ive met witchier characters in middle grade books.. just saying.. Nonetheless shes gotten herself into trouble with her behavior..
She is stripped of her magic and given a fairy godfather.. One she is quite atrracted to.. He poofs her to a fat camp ad adds an extra 100 lbs.. To teach her a lesson..
This Novella was an extremely fast read.. i enjoyed watching Tessa learn humility and care for other people.. Even though i wished she was witchier!!...more
Captivating from the very first paragraph. Chantress grabbed my attention and stubbornly refused to let go. Lucy has been shipwrecked on an island witCaptivating from the very first paragraph. Chantress grabbed my attention and stubbornly refused to let go. Lucy has been shipwrecked on an island with her guardian for 7 years. She lost he mother on that journey (or so she was told). Her guardian Norrie has warned her to never sing. EVER.
But on Allhallow's Eve a song pulls at her and after discovering a letter from her mother she breaks the rule and immediately regrets it. Magically teleported to London into the home of Lord Scargrove, she over hears his desire to find any Chantress. Lucy comes to realize he is describing her. She is able to esxape into a cart and lucky for her when she is discovered she is not turned in, but asked to help over throw Scargrove and his evil shadowgrims.
Through a series of events Lucy is connected with a Chantress who not only lost her magic to the shadowgrims but is also her godmother. She teaches Lucy how to preform magic properly and painstakingly. Because Lucy is drawn to wild magic which is quite dangerous. Her one relief from these rigorous sessions is visiting and Nat one of her saviors. Though their relationship is rocky she cant help but feel a small connection to him.
A temedous amount of work and creativity was put into this story and it shows! The characters are rather enjoyable I cant say that I’ve read a heroine like Lucy so that was pretty cool. And the captivating story reads rather quickly. ...more
Firstly Id like to acknowledge the beautiful cover.. Its definitely drool worthy..I may or may not have stared at the cover for 10 minutes.. Alright thFirstly Id like to acknowledge the beautiful cover.. Its definitely drool worthy..I may or may not have stared at the cover for 10 minutes.. Alright the summary for Hidden Wings drew me in.. It slightly reminded me of Gayle Formans If i stay a book i greatly enjoyed.. So a car crash leaves Emma Wise all alone.. Her parents are dead, she had no siblings.. and no other family to speak off.. Okay so the car crash leaving her alone is basically where the similarities end.. between Hidden Wings and IF I stay.. Emma is claimed by her mothers half sister.. a half sister Emma was unaware existed.. An aunt to lives in Alaska.. causing Emma to leave Sunny California for Cold and Dark Alaska.. Now on a personal note.. Ive lived in California for a few months a few years ago and i hated it hate hate hated it.. Id take Alaska in a heartbeat! Im a cold weather kind of girl.. I appreciate the need for Owl Snuggies and a book on all those cold and inspiring days and nights.. Emma however doesnt seem to be a cold weather girl.. Dont you just love how off topic i get.. Emma’s Aunt Alaine is widowed and pretty well off.. Well off enough to send a couple of chaperons to pick Emma up from California and travel with her to Alaska.. One such chaperon is quite handsome Kade, Emma is immediately drawn to Kade.. She can even sense his presence before hes in the room.. He relaxes her when she needs it.. electrifies her when they touch.. and puts her to sleep when she needs it.. Traveling to Alaska just got a whole lot more enjoyable with Kade at her side.. Although she is noticing some strange occurences.. And kade cant/wont answer her questions even after a freaky incident in the bathroom of the Alaska airport… He keeps referring her to her aunt.. And assures her she will be safe with her aunt.. but safe from what?! AHH.. The struggles between good and evil… Fallen Angels.. Nephilim.. and Darklings.. Now i will say i was a little slightly mislead but i think it couldve been totally my fault.. As the question was posted on the cover.. What happens when darkness and light collide.. when i first started reading i thought okay cool shes obviously the light and will fall for the darkness.. Yeah.. thats not what happen.. Hidden Wings is action packed.. seriously Emmas first few days after the accident are a whirlwind.. I was captivated by Renaes storytelling..I couldnt function in society properly while reading this book.. Life kept calling me away and all i could think of is DAMMIT I WANNA FINISH MY BOOK! and when i was done.. i felt satisfied.. especially because i had a late night twitter convo with Renae and learned shes working on book 2! So im one happy camper.. and i LOVED that the book definitely backed up this beautiful cover.....more
Dika Evans is over 150 years old.. she is also the granddaughter of Lilith, Adam’s first wife/girlfrienLook for my review in feb :D And here it is :D
Dika Evans is over 150 years old.. she is also the granddaughter of Lilith, Adam’s first wife/girlfriend/lover whatever you want to call her.. This is a refreshing detail for me why you ask.. well Lilith is GOOD for a change.. Its Eve who is the evil one.. But more on this later on.. lets focus on Dika for a minute.. Dika is the oldest of the Evan sisters there are 4 girls total.. While she doesnt realize who she is and the significance it is obvious to them that they are all different.. They all come equipped with super powers.. Which will all come in handy because of Evil Eve and her plans.. Plans that includes the Evan sisters as they are the 4 horse(wo)men of the apocalypse!! YESSSS!! im sure ive touched on my fondest for biblical fiction.. I love it.. I adore it.. I cant get enough of it!! So the sisters to be honest they call confused me I dont remember who is who.. I shouldve written a cast list with their abilities.. you know I love my cast lists! Created/trained to protect Dika.. Jai Chrome has been watching her every move since her birth.. Though he wasnt there the one time she needed him (which he beats himself up for regularly) he intends never to leave her again.. although Dika hasnt seen Chrome she has felt his presence her whole life.. finally she calls him out.. and thank you god she did because the passion between those to could light a fire.. It may seem weird to have a man dragon follow you your whole life.. but id sign up for that.. were it possible.. The passion between Dika and Chrome was definitely an added perk to this amazing book.. They face many revelations and obstacles.. I mean just when you think you can breathe again.. BAM! POW! SWAT! Something else happens from out of no where.. The twists.. turns and action from Schroder has me bowing to her..lol.. Seriously she mixed some of my favorite things.. The beautiful state of Oregon.. the bible and sex.. haha fun combo huh.. All ad all I couldn’t be more pleased and yes im eagerly awaiting book 2.. ...more
I am a huge fan of Christy Sloat.. She is a wonderful addition to the indie community if you ask me. I mean heck she totally enthralled this scaredy cI am a huge fan of Christy Sloat.. She is a wonderful addition to the indie community if you ask me. I mean heck she totally enthralled this scaredy cat in a Ya Paranormal The Brown house But this isnt about The Brown House at all.. Though im anxious to go back!
This is about Avery Snow and her unraveling.. Avery what should i do with you!! The Unraveling of Avery Snow is the last book of The Past Lives Series.. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Although i was sneaky and planted seeds to grow in Christy's brain.. And i PRAY they come to fruition.. You Can read my thoughts on the other 2 books in the series.. The Many Lives of Avery Snow and Ianni.. Upon finishing the unraveling i as filled with so many emotions Pride ( 1.i finished a freaking series!!! 2. Christy for the amazing job she did) Sadness ( I MEAN COME ON I FINISHED A SERIES!!) Joy (for Avery) Confusion (i know this was/is supposed to be the last but as i already stated i see more.. like 3 maybe 4) Rushed ( as good of a job Sloat did i felt it all happened too FAST)
Avery's love life has been rough from the get go.. When we first met Avery she was totally crushing on her favorite bartender and one of my book boyfriends, Dallas.. And as their attraction is finally acknowledged she meets her soul mate.. For the billionth time.. Landon.. Landon happens to be Dallas cousin interesting huh.. At this point if you havent read the first book you may not want to continue..
The triangle keeps you switching sides at first i was Team Dallas.. But then I switched to Team Landon for Avery and Dallas for me :D! They faced and killed Dark Guides and Landons memory was wiped.. Yet the triangle continues.. While Avery and Dallas stay together she STRUGGLES with her feelings..
But I can see why with Dallas opening his own restaurant and blowing off Avery.. I admit I was pretty upset with him and to make matters worse Sarafe, Dedricks mate who vows revenge.. The only happiness is Kerris upcoming wedding..
I cant lie.. There are things that upset me in Avery's world.. But im pretty freaking sure they were intentional That Christy Sloat likes to play with my emotions!!...more
I am a super fan of fractured fairytales.. Or retellings.. as I like to call them.. A few months ago I was given this ebook for review.. and I sat andI am a super fan of fractured fairytales.. Or retellings.. as I like to call them.. A few months ago I was given this ebook for review.. and I sat and sat on it.. I did eventually purchase it from amazon.. I cant pass up a sale what can I say.. I have a thing for covers..
I have a slight obsession with reading the Acknowledgments.. and dedications.. I guess mainly because its one of my greatest desires to see my name there.. now I know thats unlikely to happen unless my daughter decides she wants to publish her childrens book based on me as an owl.. she knows the way to my heart.. anyways as per usual im getting sidetracked here. I find Acknowledgments and Dedications give me a huge insight to the author.. often times more then the About the Author portion of the book.. Golden was inspired by Pardon listening to her mother read the story of Goldilocks and the three bears to her son while she braided her own daughters hair... proof that inspiration can come with reading.. I often hear that tidbit of advice from other published authors read read read.. this bit of advice scares me id be too afraid of accidently plagiarizing..
Sooo.. Golden is a wonderful twist to the childrens story.. Imaginative and addicting.. Golden not only met my expectations but exceeded them.. We follow Sonora after the death of her Grandmother she is sent to live with her Aunt Liz and Cousin Ramona .. both totally evil.. treated like a second rate citizen Sonora cant wait the 2 more years till shes 18 and out the door.. In the meantime she will deal.. and deal she does when Evil Aunt Liz and her new boyfriend Luke that the girls up to his cabin in the woods.. Aunt Liz shoos the girls for a date night with Luke.. Ramona talks Sonora into taking a walk in the woods.. soon they are lost and stumble upon a cabin.. scared cold and tired the girls enter the cabin.. and do the things Goldilocks did.. And like Goldilocks she was interrupted by 3 huge bears.. and fatally wounded.. only she didnt die.. she shouldve by laws of nature she should be dead.. this should be the end of the story but its not.. its only the beginning..
Golden is a whirlwind of revelations and twists on what you thought you knew about the three bears.. Pardon masterfully combined several supernatural species weve got shapeshifters.. fae.. oracles.. and a completely different realm.. All of which I wasnt expecting when I pick this up.. I'm so upset with myself for holding onto golden as long as I have.. Do yourself a favor and dont put this one off! ...more
Allison O’Malley got the short stick in life.. Shes in her early 20′s, lives with her grandparents and her schizophrenic mother, shes never met her faAllison O’Malley got the short stick in life.. Shes in her early 20′s, lives with her grandparents and her schizophrenic mother, shes never met her father.. But she takes it all like a champ her life’s goals are to finish school and take care of her mother with no help from anyone.. For some reason Elizabeth (Allison’s mom) melts down often wen she sees Allison… All Allison knows of her father is his name, Liam..
So Allison’s one track mind seems to bother well everyone… her grandparents don’t view their daughter as a burden and they want Allison to live her life.. Allison’s cousin tries and for the most part succeeds to get her out of the house.. Ethan notorious playboy who gives Allison the warm and fuzzies really wants to show Allison that hes not as bad as she thinks he is..
Now Allison’s father shows up at her door and everything changes.. Though she turns him away of course he doesn’t stay away.. Secrets are revealed or partially revealed GRRR LAURA!! You dangled quite a few carrots there yeah I noticed..
So apart of me thought of the Fever Series… Only more whimsical, less sexy and no Barrons But there’s dangerous fae! And Allison is looking for someone.. Ahhhh I feel i’ve said too much! I was completely enthralled by The Forgotten Ones hours seem to pass in a blink of an eye.. I’m not blowing fluff your way when I say this book is AMAZING.. I’ll figuratively be holding my breath until the next book because dammit I want ANSWErS!...more
Epic.. really thats all you need to know.. That should be your motivation to go out and get this book.. Splintered is the debut novel from A.G. HowardEpic.. really thats all you need to know.. That should be your motivation to go out and get this book.. Splintered is the debut novel from A.G. Howard.. And she knocked it out of the park.. In all honesty I have yet to read Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .. I vaguely remember the disney movie and actually caught of glimpse of Tim Burton's one both fronts ive been inspired to watch or rewatch.. As of late ive felt a pull to Wonderland.. So when I saw this book the cover automatically got me.. The synopsis sealed the deal..
In this not completely dark 1 part Tim Burton 1 part CGI Dr. Seuss (at least in my head) so lets go with mediumly whimsical.. Completely magical.. Splintered introduces us to Alyssa Gardner great great okay many greats granddaughter Of Alice Liddell Carroll's inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.. Alyssa 's family is cursed well the women are and they have been cursed since Alice.. Currently Alyssa's mother Allison is in an asylum.. She believes she can talk to bugs, and foliage.. She only eats from teacups, yeah she has a few quirks.. When her father agreees to let the des begin shock treatments on Allison Alyssa gets desperate.. She also begins to question the existence of Wonderland she comes across many clues that encourage her to believe in Wonderland..
Alyssa has kept the truth about her mom and herself from EVERYONE! Obviously her father knows about her mother but he doesnt know about her.. Her best friends and neighbors Jeb and Jenara are completely clueless.. Alyssa has been in love with Jeb since like forever! Jeb happens to walk in on Alyssa in the exact moment that she walks into wonderland and so it happens that he enters Wonderland along with her.. They are both completely blown away by all of this.. Alyssa was obviously prepared for what she was about to encounter.. Jeb not so much however he took it in stride.. While in Wonderland memories of Alyssa's past return along with a boy who was her friend before her mother was commited.. Now he is older handsome and seemingly willing to help her.. Morpheus is not what he seems men usually arent.. LOL sorry I couldnt resist! Morpheus is less than trustworthy but looking around Wonderland who else can she trust.
Howard took me on a journey I didnt know existed to a land of fear and love.. The twists and turns of Wonderland both thrilled and terrified me.. Splintered lingered with me for longer than most other books Ive read.. I envy Howard more than im willing to admit. Get the book for the cover if you must but once youve read Splintered youll totally believe the cover didnt do it justice..
I received this copy thanks to the wonderful Netgalley as well as the publisher Abrams.....more