I really enjoyed this take on Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecse, concerning the vampire lore. The Countess travels to the local town and picks out aI really enjoyed this take on Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecse, concerning the vampire lore. The Countess travels to the local town and picks out a young peasant girl, Katalina, to bind centuries old, secret journals. The Countess made sure the girl could not read because there are terrible stories depicted in the journals. Once Kati is at the castle, she discovers she must find out what's in the journals.
I enjoyed the historical setting of this story and the details were wonderful. I enjoyed the vampire story and Kati's story as well!
I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
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I really enjoyed reading this story! It has alternating point of views from Brantley, a sweet girl with a sad past and Myles, the bad boy in town. I rI really enjoyed reading this story! It has alternating point of views from Brantley, a sweet girl with a sad past and Myles, the bad boy in town. I really got drawn into their lives, past and present and their love story! A perfect romantic read! I highly recommend this book!
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I really wanted to read this book after reading the synopsis, as it sounded so different from anything I’ve ever read before. While I had a little troI really wanted to read this book after reading the synopsis, as it sounded so different from anything I’ve ever read before. While I had a little trouble following some of the complexities of the Dreamscape and the Netherworld, I think this book has a solid beginning and I would definitely continue to read more in the series.
Ameila is a complex, strong character that you will root for. She hasn’t had an easy life and things get even harder when Seth enters it. She can handle things on her own, as she has from her introduction.
Seth was strange in the beginning. He is sexy and mysterious, but a little bit creepy. He’s so obsessed with Amelia it’s a bit uncomfortable. But when we get to hear Seth’s side of the story and understand where his intense emotions and feelings come from, he seems less creepy, and even like-able.
When Seth tells Amelia the truth, that he brought her to the dream world with him and she must help him fight the Erobos (they influence people with dark and evil dreams), she slowly and bit reluctantly allows him to train her. She is still wary of him. Eventually, he teaches her how to protect herself in the dreamscape and through this, their relationship slowly grows.
I think this was a great premise. Most of the book revolves around the romantic relationship between Amelia and Seth and in explaining the dreamscape and how it works. There is a lot of dream world building, which was a little confusing, but it is a fascinating place. The storyline moved a bit slowly for awhile, but it picked up once the Erobos were introduced, toward the end of the book. The book was a tad long as well. Overall it is a good, somewhat complex read but I do look forward to the next book.
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Rhett Carter is a book blogger and even plays football in hopes of a college scholarship. He has a best friend and a girlfriend who mean the world toRhett Carter is a book blogger and even plays football in hopes of a college scholarship. He has a best friend and a girlfriend who mean the world to him. He seems like the typical high schooler until the day he's not ~ Salem's Revenge. The witches he has read about in books are real and they are not happy about they way they have been treated by humans. He is devastated after losing his foster family, and hopes he hasn't lost his best friend and girlfriend too. A neighbor trains him to be a witch hunter and he is on his way to try and survive the witch apocalypse, and maybe find his friends...
The witches form groups called gangs that involve their specific powers - I love how the author describes and names these gangs. He meets Laney, Trish and Hex, a magical dog, on his journey. He meets various others along the way as well. Does he find his best friend and girlfriend? Will he realize he has special powers? I couldn't stop reading to find out what happened next. If you enjoy dystopian and witch stories, you have to read this book. There's adventure, love, funny times, sad times, friendship, sarcasm, evil, fighting, destruction, and a magical dog! I can't wait to read Boil, the second book in this series!
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