The first novel left me feeling breathless and I have been looking forward to reading more from this series since the first book came out.
I knew afteThe first novel left me feeling breathless and I have been looking forward to reading more from this series since the first book came out.
I knew after reading Everneath that there was so much more to Cole than the glimpses into him that we saw. I found myself softening towards him by the time I turned the last page and yes, my heart even went out to him a little. It was obvious he had feelings for Nikki, whether he was aware of it or not.
I am so glad I read this. Well, maybe not actually because I really didn't want to love Cole, I really didn't. I didn't want to get sucked into another love triangle. I wanted the clear choice to be Jack and not get my heart broken when the one I ended up liking most wasn't the one the girl picked. But, yet, here I am. Once again falling for the bad boy.
Yep. I said it. I fell a little bit in love with Cole after reading this. Okay, maybe not love, maybe just a really strong like. But dang it, I didn't want that to even happen!
Sigh. Now I have to read the next book soon.
This was very well done and I loved every minute of it. ...more
Let me simply start by saying, the cover on this book is breathtaking and this is one time that you can completely judge a book by its cover.
I was su Let me simply start by saying, the cover on this book is breathtaking and this is one time that you can completely judge a book by its cover.
I was sucked right into Aria's world. The prologue was so compelling that it left me eagerly turning the pages to get to the first chapter. I wanted to learn more about Aria and the mystery boy that had stolen her heart.
And while I can't go into any kind of detail about names, just know that this was a tale worthy of Romeo and Juliet. I absolutely loved the star cross lovers theme this whole story had going for it.
The details for Aria's life and world were so well done and crafted. Not everything was explained about her world but just enough that it left you with a good idea of what was going on and a beautofil description of what it looked like.
I am so torn, I want to tell you so much more but I really don't want to ruin the story for you. I hate spoilers!
But Aria is a great strong character, in fact this book is full of them. You will love all of the characters, some you will even love to hate and despise.
If you are looking for something different, something a little fantasy and a little dystopian with lots of romance (but not over the top or the whole focus of the story) you really need to pick this one up and read it. ...more
Anyone that has read my review of the first book in this series (okay I may have gotten a little fan girl with it but anyone who has read it or any o Anyone that has read my review of the first book in this series (okay I may have gotten a little fan girl with it but anyone who has read it or any of Imogen's work will know exactly why I did), Initiation, will know that I completely fell in love with Imogen's writing abilities after reading it so it was so big wonder that as soon as I finished the first book I dove right into the next. I mean after the fabulous writing of the first, how could I not?
And boy let me tell you, the prologue alone would have done me in if I hadn't already been so interested in this one. I mean, can we say page turner? Completely captivated me.
This whole book held my attention, something that I can't say happens in every book that I read.
So much happened in this story, so much was fleshed out and so much was left unsaid. I just loved it. It kept me guessing and speculation the whole way through.
I fell more in love with Faustine, Cordelia, Quinn, and Jagger and there were a quite a few new characters that were just as great as the old favorites.
I couldn't of dreamed up a better cast of characters and supernaturals beings if I tried.
Just when I thought the writing couldn't get better or the storyline more interesting and suspenseful it does. Time and time again Ms. Rose managed to blow my mind, make my heart pound, made me smile, made me frown and kept me at the edge of my seat just purely wanting more.
The ending, well all I can say is that I think I literally gasped and went Noooooo! How could she do this to us!? Not him, never him. This changed everything!
I didn't think it was possible but Integration was better than Initiation and that in itself is saying something. I so can not wait to start Faustine!
Well done Ms. Rose!
I give this one another very solid 5 Stars!...more
I have read quite a few vampire books, I love the paranormal romance genre, I just do so of course when I saw this book I knew I needed to read it.
I wI have read quite a few vampire books, I love the paranormal romance genre, I just do so of course when I saw this book I knew I needed to read it.
I will say, even though I have read quite a few books about vamps, this one is completely original. From the characters to the situation to the views about vamps, this is one you don't want to miss out on.
I had so much fun reading this, in fact I read it in less than a day. I just got completely caught up in the storyline with the mystery of the serial killer's identity to who Ian really was and of course, Ian and Grace's past relationship and hopefully future one.
DuBois did such an amazing job at making this book stand out from others in the genre. It had a new take on vampire lore and the whole serial killer theme made it suspenseful too and gave it that slight edge that just made it unique.
I loved that Ian wasn't only a vampire but a vampire hunter. That he felt he needed to rid the world of the bad guys and maybe by doing so he could redeem his soul at the same time. He never once played the good guy in his eyes get he really did have a heart of gold.
DuBois didn't romanticize vampires, she made it very clear that they were still the bad guys even though there were a few that tried to be better.
I really enjoyed this read and will definitely be checking out DuBois' other books in the future....more
This is the first book I have read by Moskowitz which is maybe why I wasn't expecting the writing style to be the way it was. It is a little differentThis is the first book I have read by Moskowitz which is maybe why I wasn't expecting the writing style to be the way it was. It is a little different. Not lyrical but something of a hybrid cross.
I can't say I liked this book. I didn't realize going into it that it would have so much swearing and be about the underlining subject matter that it was or honestly, I probably wouldn't have picked this one up.
I don’t' have any issues with the underlining storyline, it just isn't something I normally seek out and read. The storyline was a little bizarre and I felt a little confused and lost at times through out the story. It was a little all over the place. The narrative from a boy, Rudy's, point of view is usually something I enjoy but I never felt any kind of connection to anyone or anything in this story and often wondered what the purpose was of half the characters. What role did they really play in this story? Why were they there and what the heck was going on in this dreary little town made of fairytales? And not just any happy fairytale but the kind that belong in a Grimm Brothers book.
I think this really just wasn't the read for me overall. I appreciate what the writer was trying to convey however and for that alone I will give this one 2 Stars. ...more
It has been a long time (too long) since I read a good historical book and one that has a paranormal element truly is one straight after my own heart,It has been a long time (too long) since I read a good historical book and one that has a paranormal element truly is one straight after my own heart, which is why I was so very excited to start Witchstruck. It is set during the reign of Queen Mary, when Princess Elizabeth was still considered a threat to the throne and imprisoned for the wrong doings of her mother, Anne Boleyn. The very fact that Anne was accused of being a witch, tried and beheaded has always been a dark spot in the English rule. One where conspiracies were around every corner and deception and deceit ran rampant in the royal court. A time when no one could be trusted and everyone was viewed as an enemy.
I don't even know where to begin to describe just how much I truly loved this. Way more than I was expecting and hoping for. I got just the right amount of historic detail to make the history nerd in me smile and the right amount of the paranormal element to make my supernatural side shine.
Meg was a great character, brave and headstrong and not afraid to laugh in the face of danger. She is a witch during a time that was very danger to be one. Where deaths by hanging, fire, beheading, and drowning were a natural order of things. Where anyone and everyone could (and were) accused of being a witch simple because they felt wronged by another and it was accepted without a second thought and where those trials were rarely fair.
Elizabeth is a strong character. Wrongly accused of being a traitor to the throne and still dealing with the wrongful death of her mother, having her title and position stripped away from her by her vengeful half sister Queen Mary, she isn't one who shies away from getting what needs to be done done in order to regain her position and favor to the queen, even if that means using witchcraft from Meg as an advantage.
The sweet romance was another added bonus. Sweet enough to make you smile but not so overpowering that it took away from the real story and matters at hand. Alexandro was a great leading man and one that was also strong enough to accept Meg for what she was even though it went against all that he had been taught and respected.
I really look forward to continuing with this series. There really aren't enough historical reads in the YA genre and it is so refreshing to see one that is not only based on actual facts, events and people but one that is also different enough to add other paranormal elements that are so popular right now in this genre and still make it believable. ...more
As most people know I really like to read novellas. Especially prequels to series because they really can give you a good feel for a series and let yoAs most people know I really like to read novellas. Especially prequels to series because they really can give you a good feel for a series and let you know, for the most part, if you are going to be interested enough after reading it, to even bother to pick up the first book.
You can get a feel for the author's writing style and how the story flows.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, I really liked the synopsis and wanted to give it a try.
I am glad I did, this one was way different than any other YA book I have read in the genre. The whole concept was unique while still using some original ideas about demons, angels, vampires and witches. I can really see liking the first book in the series and it did leave me wanting to find out more about the characters, their lives and their choices.
It didn't give away too much but just enough to leave me curious enough to pick up the next one. ...more
This is the first book that I have read by Mallory Kane and I can say with absolute certainty that it won't be my last.
I really liked how easy the stoThis is the first book that I have read by Mallory Kane and I can say with absolute certainty that it won't be my last.
I really liked how easy the story flowed. The character building was down so nicely. We didn't get a ton of information spilled onto us all at once, instead is flowed when necessary throughout the story and I really enjoyed that. Sometimes authors make a habit of dumping all the characters info on you at once and information can be lost and it can make the story lag a little. That definitely wasn't the case in this book.
And speaking of characters, I really loved that both main characters were strong individuals. Both stubborn and tough (but not too tough) and someone that you couldn't push around, yet, they knew how to be yielding when it mattered most even if that took a little longer than I would have liked at times.
I really loved how this was told from both Reghan and Dev's POV so we got to know both of their thoughts and feelings as the story progressed. I love it when authors do that.
The mystery aspect of this book was nice too, and although it was a little predictable I still loved every minute of the story and really wish it would have been longer.
Dev was a hero in every sense of the word and I loved watching how his character struggled with that and how he grew as he came to understand more about himself and about what love really is and what being a hero really means.
Reghan was a great character as well and I like how at first I wasn't quite sure I even liked her but she grew on me as she grew and realized her mistakes and learned from them. She really redeemed herself.
This was just a great read.
Like I mentioned above, I will definitely be picking up more of Kane's work in the future. ...more
I knew starting this book, the last book in the Drake Chronicles, was going to be a bittersweet journey. I have come to love the Drakes, Kieran, Lucy,I knew starting this book, the last book in the Drake Chronicles, was going to be a bittersweet journey. I have come to love the Drakes, Kieran, Lucy, Isabeau, Christa, Hunter and the gang. It is always hard when you become attached to a series to read the last book and know that after that last page, that is it. It is time to say goodbye.
So even though I really wanted to dive into this one to find out what happens, to see how it all ends, I did it with a heavy heart.
I really wanted to savor this one, to make it last but I just couldn't I had to find out how it all worked itself out. To know the fate of the Drakes and all their friends.
We get a lot of Lucy in this one which is so nice because really I could read this series just for her sarcastic humor and witty one liners alone, heck with the Drake boys. Okay maybe not, the Drake boys have some pretty great one liners too and don't forget the whole hot vampire thing they all have going on.
And of course we get a whole lot of Solange going on. I mean, really this is her story now. Well, her's and Viola's.
Viola and Tristan were a very hard couple to not feel sorry for. It was a total love/hate relationship I had going on with them. And in the end, well, I won't give anything away but it was sad and a little heartbreaking too. That two people would do so much for love and...well, you will just have to read it to know how it ends for them.
I am so glad that so many of my questions were answered about Constantine, about Viola and even about Madame Veronique. I was really hoping that there wouldn't be anything left undone as far as that was concerned and really there wasn't.
As while I am so sad that this series is over, I am so glad that Ms. Harvey ended it the way that she did, with a fierce battle, love always winning and family always there by your side when it really matters.
Most of all, I am ecstatic that while this was the last book in the series, it isn't over. We will get a novella or two somewhere down the road and I am really really hoping that she will give the rest of the Drake brothers their HEA as well.
Overall this was very well done and definitely bittersweet that it is over....more
This book surprised me, not only was I not expecting it to be told from a young boy's perceptive but I also wasn't counting on it being such an endea This book surprised me, not only was I not expecting it to be told from a young boy's perceptive but I also wasn't counting on it being such an endearing read.
Jack is an eleven year old boy that wants nothing more than to join the war. A war that took away his father and has changed his life forever.
I really liked Jack's voice. There was something so innocent about him.
I really love books that take place during the second world war. I love learning about that part of our history and Charyn not only managed to give us historical detail but also create a story like no other I have read taking place during this era.
He manages to transport us back in time to a city and life of an eleven year old boy. with all the confusing emotions and conflict of not only an adolescent that very much wants to be treated like an adult but also a world caught up in a war. With all the devastation, heartache and turmoil that took place for the people during that time.
Jack learns a lot about choices and sacrifice and what it really means to be an adult. This was a cute coming of age story in a time when you had to grow up fast and take on responsibilities most kids now days don't even have to think about.
This wasn't an easy story to read it covers a lot of harsh realities that some people lived in the 1940's during a time where the world was in anotherThis wasn't an easy story to read it covers a lot of harsh realities that some people lived in the 1940's during a time where the world was in another war not only with other countries but a war fought against, race, skin color, hatred and religion within the time and limits of our own people.
This really was a very realistic look into the life of a teen thrown into the middle of an age old battle and how she, her family and friends fought to overcome it within the town they lived in, the world around them and with each other.
I think even though this covers some very sensitive material that won't be for everyone I think the author handled it quite well and made it very realistic. This was gut wrenching at times having to see, hear and read about the hatred that some of these people faced each and every day and those that loved them and helped them.