I have just finished this book and am currently sat here trying to write a review and thinking wtf?!
It is probably one of the strangest books I have eI have just finished this book and am currently sat here trying to write a review and thinking wtf?!
It is probably one of the strangest books I have ever read! and I can't decide it if I really liked it or it was just too bizarre.
River 'Styx' is an eleven year old boy who's father is President of an MC Club, he takes him with him on club business deep into the forest where he sees a young girl, from a completely different world. Having a speech problem River try to communicate with the strange girl, they make a connection which will stray with both of them forever.
Salome 'Mae' as she is called by her sisters has been brought up in a cult, abused as a young child and made to keep to a strict faith she has no understanding of the outside world other than waist she has been taught, that is it filled with sin and evil. But after the death of her sister at the hands of the cult she realises she needs to try and escape whatever is on the outside. After a difficult escape and suffering sever injuries she gets free and winds up outside the MC Club unconscious, On waking she realises she has escaped and comes face to face with the one person she has dreamed about forever.
Obviously girl meets boy and you know the rest, being from to totally different worlds they try to make a life together which is not as easy as either would like. In-between MC gang warfare which turns out be someone from the cult and a grass within the club the two have to battle through 'Hades' (if you read it you will get the pun) to survive.
It was a very dark book full of violence, rape and control. I think it was very well thought out but for me personally there was just to much going on. We had to deal a girl who had been raped, escaped her captives and went straight into living with the MC club. A guy who murders and sells guns for living who has a speech impediment but is in love, acts like a dick, wins her back to do it all over again.
I like the idea of the book and can see what the author was trying to achieve but I am seriously left thinking what just happened, it was like 3 stories in one....more
I know they say never judge a book by it's cover, but in this case I did. I have seen this a few times and thought I have to read it the cover lookedI know they say never judge a book by it's cover, but in this case I did. I have seen this a few times and thought I have to read it the cover looked really intriguing and I loved the red dress. It has also been on my to-be-read list for ages so thought I would kill two birds with one stone.
The book is YA Urban Romantic Fantasy which is evident throughout the book, however this is a book I think that can be read by any age adult, I didn't fine the book immature or silly at all, like some other books in the genre can be. Fully of teenage angst and stupidity.
The story follows Anna Whitt a girl who knows she is not ordinary as she can see peoples auras and sense their feelings, but try to fit in. The older she gets the more she realises she is different. When her 16th birthday comes around things change even more and she realises she can see things others can't and hear voices. She finds out that her Father is a demon and her mother and Angel and has to join the family business but as both sides dominate her she doesn't quite know which side will win. Bring in to the mix Kaiden a demon who controls lust she is testing to the limits and has to embark on a whole way of life.
Really enjoyed the book I read it in about 3 hours, very easy to read as it flows well. I was engrossed enough in the story and other characters involved as each demon owns one of the seven deadly sins and has to make humans follow their path which was quite funny on occasion.
Would definitely recommend to any fans of the paranormal or urban fantasy genre. ...more
Wow!! This is one of the best books I have read for a while.
I think from the title and book cover I have assumed this book would be a cutesy little rWow!! This is one of the best books I have read for a while.
I think from the title and book cover I have assumed this book would be a cutesy little romance, and it is.... but so much more! The author managers to take two seriously dark subject matters and combined them into a story of self discovery, forgiveness and love.
The book introduces us to Reese Randall who has recently move across country to stay with her Aunt and Uncle after being in an abusive relationship. With the romance being the last thing on her mind she is drawn to bad boy Mason Lowe who has certain reputation for the ladies....as a gigolo.
Mason has his own sad story to tell, a life filled with his sisters disability and the desperation of trying to keep a roof over his families head. He is given a life line, which will change his life forever.
I loved this book. I was originally attached to the cover as I am also a Mackintosh ;)
The story is about Aileana Chattan, brought up by her Uncle afteI loved this book. I was originally attached to the cover as I am also a Mackintosh ;)
The story is about Aileana Chattan, brought up by her Uncle after loosing her parents, always thinking she would be married to her Cousin Gwain, but on her Uncles death she finds out he has made a pact with a neighbouring Chief James Mackintosh. James Mackintosh is a typical Scotsman and Alpha male a brilliant character thought the book. To make things worse the only one who can break the pact is the King. With such unrest in Scotland between the English, Scots and Clan Wars he tries to get the marriage contract cancelled whilst trying to see to his and Aileana's safety.
Aileana can't deny her growing attraction to the Mackintosh and finds him both wildly attractive and annoying. He finds her the most beautiful creature he has seen and the most aggravating at the same time.
For me the book managed to have enough of every element a beautiful love story, acts of violence and war mixed in with the history of the Clans.
Being a Mackintosh and visiting Colloden battle ground hearing about the Clans and Inverness a number of times the book was magical and I will definitely be reading the next book in the Highland Chiefs Series. But obviously nothing will be the 'Mackintosh Chief' although mine is a Stephen not James ;) ...more
This book was recommended to me via GR, I liked the look of the cover and the book received some really good reviews.
First off, I thought the book wouThis book was recommended to me via GR, I liked the look of the cover and the book received some really good reviews.
First off, I thought the book would be intriguing with the title. A slightly taboo subject for some even thought the two main characters are not related.
It is the first book I have read by the author, and probably won't be the last as I enjoyed her writing style. It is one of those books you can get right into and finish in one sitting.
From the outset you can feel the tension between the main characters Elec and Greta (the names were slightly off-putting) Elec comes to stay with his father, new wife and her daughter as his Mum has to leave the county for work for a year. The moment he come into the house you know there is tension between Elec and his Father, going through a rebellious stage and being rude to everybody. She tries to befriend him, he keeps pushing her away and in the end both realise they have feelings for each other. They go their separate ways until a family incident bring them back together.
I did like the book as I said a nice easy read, the most annoying thing for me was I found it quite repetitive towards the end thought and just wanted to yell enough already!! I like the idea of Elec getting to share his point of view but not to just repeat what we already knew and had read in the book especially not for nearly 15% (kindle) of the book. Just seemed unnecessary. ...more
This book was recommended to me via my Goodread bookshelf.
Was a good book, but with lots like it in the genre at the moment this book just didn't pulThis book was recommended to me via my Goodread bookshelf.
Was a good book, but with lots like it in the genre at the moment this book just didn't pull out all the stops for me, I have read better, but also read a lot worse that didn't manage to keep my interest.
The story follows Kadence Turner a school teacher who falls head over lust with bad biker Phonenix 'Nix' who happens to be one of her students fathers and President of a near by MC club.
Having know the MC world through a previous relationship and still living with the scars from it Kadence tries to give Nix a wide berth but he has other ideas.
Typical bad boy biker, wars between other rival MC clubs and you have Incandescent. A good plot, but again like a lot of MC books before it nothing new or intriguing, flows nice, I think I finished the book in about 4 hours but just not enough umph to keep me gripped. ...more
Kira searches out Orion after the death of her Father MC President Crest Tolleson it is the last thing he tells herNot sure what to make of this book.
Kira searches out Orion after the death of her Father MC President Crest Tolleson it is the last thing he tells her to do if anything should happen to him.
When she arrives he decides he will take her under his wings and make her his.
Great plot to the story but for me something was missing, there obviously a reason why Crest threw Orion out of the MC years before when Kira was just a little girl and I have a feeling it may have something to do with her?! Maybe I will find out if I bother to read the next book in the series. A book to pass the time but too many holes. It seem to me whilst reading there was a beginning and an end but I mush have slept through the middle....more
This book was recommended to me by Aamazon so thought I would give it a go, very strange to begin with if I am honest. Seeing the instant dislike CamdThis book was recommended to me by Aamazon so thought I would give it a go, very strange to begin with if I am honest. Seeing the instant dislike Camden had for Keegan put me off slightly as there was no reason for it...however I soon realised this was playground behaviour.
Keegan is desperate to move out of the home she shared with her Mum and Sister Sarah, as she plays the parent whilst her Mum act like she is still young, free and single.
Seeing an advert in her collage for someone looking for a room mate she decides to take the plunge and starts hunting. She decided to take a room in Camden's house.
Not your typical boy needs give, I found the book slightly dark in places and it certainly had the new adult feeling about it. Especially with the whole college setting.
Read the book in one sitting and it was just ok....I am however looking forwards to reading more about the other Core Brothers I just couldn't get into him....more
Really liked this one, love the alpha male and feisty female thing keeps the book interesting.
Iris needs a job and fast, she has lost hers and been tReally liked this one, love the alpha male and feisty female thing keeps the book interesting.
Iris needs a job and fast, she has lost hers and been thrown out of her apartment and has no option but to move in with her bother. He finds a job for her with his friend Dex and the rest they say is history!...more
I don't really know what I was expecting from this book, to be honest I downloaded it as I was intrigued by the cover and title.
As those of you who rI don't really know what I was expecting from this book, to be honest I downloaded it as I was intrigued by the cover and title.
As those of you who read my reviews will already know I do not like to go into too many specific details bout the book as I think this spoilt it for the readers. What I will say is I was really impressed with this book.
the book follows the story of Drew a dancer who has been through a horrific trauma is trying to live her life day by day a MMA Prize Fighter Heath who also has his own problems he is trying to put to bed and again get on with his life.
Obviously without me giving away the plot it is a boy meets girl, but with such a different edge. The book was funny, sarcastically brilliant, very dark in places and brought to me to tear, absolutely brilliant. The way the writer handled the subject matter I thought was amazing. So many books the main character meets a significant other, and the most painful memories just disappear..poof!! not in this book, Drew learns to overcome them slowly which I loved and the intimate scenes didn't start until at least 47% into reading. So when you got to them you were already in love with the characters and not put off by sex scene after sex scene with no real emotions involved.
I will definitely be racing the author again. Loved it ;) ...more
Reading this book was like being on a emotional roller coaster.
I went from laughing loudly to crying my eye out, the book is beautifully written, tellReading this book was like being on a emotional roller coaster.
I went from laughing loudly to crying my eye out, the book is beautifully written, tells you a heart breaking story with shifts and turns whilst being very realistic and but witty throughout.
I love how the writer has managed to take a morbid subject matter and turned it into something totally different.....whilst the book was immensely sad the characters ironically were so full of life and fun that the book was nothing like I expected.
The book tells the story of Hazel, a teenage girl suffering from terminal cancer, due to a miraculous drug when has extended her a life slightly she manages day to day not without a struggle. At cancer support group she meets Augustus Waters and makes a beautiful friendship that turns into first love.