Arianna Spero's life isn't perfect, though she often wishes it was. In her mind, she yearns for something more, something that will bring meaning to tArianna Spero's life isn't perfect, though she often wishes it was. In her mind, she yearns for something more, something that will bring meaning to the bleak existence that surrounds her. When her life takes an unexpected turn, she's not sure what to make of it, or where to go from that moment on. To make matters worse, she now has to contend with the Princes of Hell. They've bestowed a difficult task upon her, one she's not sure she'll be able to complete, though she's hell-bent on trying.
Karpov Kinrade have given their readers another wonderful series to contend with. While a good many may balk at the fact that this story surrounds all things related to Hell, what they don't realize is that this is a story. It's nature is not meant to be taken literally. A story is just a story.
I honestly enjoyed the craziness this writing duo has put together. This story is one where you get glimpses of the world Karpov Kinrade have put together. A world they'll continue building with every story they have yet to tell. The story's version of Hell is quite different from what we've been told it is like. According to the Bible, it's all fire and brimstone. It's a place where souls suffer for all eternity. With the Princes of Hell series, you don't see that. You see a world where anything is possible regardless of where you're coming from.
Enjoy this story for what it is, a beautifully written tale about a girl who must do everything to overcome the obstacles that pop up every step of the way. Vampire Girl immerses you in Arianna's plight, and we get to see her grow throughout everything she does. She strengthens her resolve and does what is necessary to survive.
This is a story about sacrifice, about a girl who must choose to do what's right, or suffer the consequences. What would you do if you found yourself in such an unexpected situation? Would you fight for what you believe in, or would you turn tail and run? Looking forward to what comes next for Arianna and the rest of these delightful characters....more
Corrine is no stranger to heartache. She's put up with the loss of her mother, her father's constant indifference, as well as a slew of other tormentsCorrine is no stranger to heartache. She's put up with the loss of her mother, her father's constant indifference, as well as a slew of other torments along the way. Her recent loss, however, is one she'll feel many times over. Still, she can't fault Nightfall for what's happened. The nephilim saved her life, after all, but that doesn't make things any easier for her now that she knows the truth.
Continuing where Night of Nyx left off--of sorts--we learn a little more about Corrine and her dysfunctional family. The princess's life hasn't been an easy one, but she's made do with the family she's been saddled with. This is a constant theme throughout the book, not only for Corrine, but also for Nightfall and the friends she's made along the way.
Karpov Kinrade have shown us that despite the difficulties these characters experience, they're determined in sticking together, no matter what. We learn a little more about Corrine's past, as well as what made Kai who and what he was. Added into the mix is the fact that we get to see Nightfall, Zorin, and the rest of her team grow a little more each day. Granted, the chaos that surrounds them is still there, but each and every one of them is determined in setting all wrongs to right somehow.
I do wonder as to what will happen next for Nightfall and the rest of them. Will they be able to make Varian see the error of his ways before it's too late? Looking forward to what this wonderful writing duo has in store for us next....more
Sean Rivers hates the fact that he harbors a power unlike any other. He can manipulate the earth, and use its resources to his advantage. UnfortunatelSean Rivers hates the fact that he harbors a power unlike any other. He can manipulate the earth, and use its resources to his advantage. Unfortunately, his power has done him more harm than good, since it caused his sister's unfortunate demise. His vow to never use his power ever again is soon shattered when he meets the beautiful Asia. She incites both his protective instincts and baser desires, prompting him to make unexpected decisions at every turn.
Another awesome addition to the Seven Forbidden Arts series, Geomancist takes us on a fast-paced ride that leaves us wanting more of Sean, Asia, and the rest of the forbidden arts team. Charmaine has filled this book with so much explosive action that you immerse yourself in the world she continues to weave around these wonderful characters.
In addition to meeting Sean and Asia, we're treated to glimpses of the pasts that bind each of the team's characters. It's a delight to see Lann, Joss, and the others build a camaraderie with these new characters. Granted, not everything is copacetic between all of them, but that's the best thing about getting to know a character. You're treated to those small snippets within their lives that make them all unique.
Charmaine has a created a unique, though turbulent, world that pulls the reader in from the moment we begin reading the book. We're shown what it's like for these characters to live with their forbidden arts, as well as what it's like for them to learn things as they go. Though there are two more forbidden arts that have yet to be unveiled, I've a feeling that they won't be the end for this wonderful world. Who knows? Perhaps we'll be treated to other character creations that live within this world the author is creating every step of the way. Definitely looking forward to what's coming next for this series....more
Meg Murray never expected to spend the rest of her life in limbo. One night, she decided to trust in herself and her beloved boyfriend. For one momentMeg Murray never expected to spend the rest of her life in limbo. One night, she decided to trust in herself and her beloved boyfriend. For one moment, everything felt perfect. Tony and his daughter were her everything. They meant the world to her, something she never thought possible. Tony's asking her to share her life with him might have left her feeling flabbergasted, until the moment the two of them were murdered. It's then her life took a different turn.
Kim Wells has written a compelling story full of intrigue, romance, and unexpected twists and turns. She immerses us in Meg's plight, while filling us in on the pieces of Meg's past. We get to see the woman's vulnerabilities and uncertainties come through with every turn of the page. The more Meg is determined to set all wrongs to right, the more we see her grow before our very eyes.
While this isn't your typical love story, it's definitely a bittersweet one. Meg had the world at her fingertips, only to have it taken from her in the blink of an eye. It's refreshing to see how determined she is in finding her killer. She may be a ghost, but she's one with a chip on her shoulder. She won't rest until she completes the task at hand.
I like the fact that Kim has blended fact with fiction. The paranormal aspects of this book truly pique the reader's interest. The lore surrounding La Llorona and her missing children is one I'm quite familiar with. I can't help but wonder what else Kim has in store for the rest of her characters. Perhaps we'll have more to read of them in the future. We can hope, right?...more
Night Of Nyx gives us a little more insight into who Zorin is. We also get to see a little more of the past that surrounds the House of Ravens. ZorinNight Of Nyx gives us a little more insight into who Zorin is. We also get to see a little more of the past that surrounds the House of Ravens. Zorin is a nephilim who's borne a difficult life. The secrets he holds weigh heavily on his mind and soul. Deep inside, he often wishes he could change the way things were. Sadly, what is done, is done, and there's nothing he can do about it.
The duo behind Karpov-Kinrade have written a beautiful, yet bittersweet story, where we get to see the world through Zorin's eyes. While he's not quite happy about the fact that Scarlett is now a nephilim, he's willing to work with her in getting things done. Granted, things don't always go the way they should.
While this book is short, it does pack a punch. We get to see how Zorin and Scarlett deal with the chaos that surrounds them. We also see how they interact with the rest of their team and friends as time goes by. We're also given further glimpses to the reasons behind Varian's doing what he does to bring Nightfall down. Karpov-Kinrade continue to set the stage for what truly promises to be a great series. I do wonder if Zorin and Scarlett will ever be able to find exactly what they're looking for. Only time, and future books, will tell. So can't wait!...more
Eliza Rose is a witch, though she prefers to believe that she's anything but that. She yearns for a normal life, one where magic doesn't surround her.Eliza Rose is a witch, though she prefers to believe that she's anything but that. She yearns for a normal life, one where magic doesn't surround her. Deep inside, she knows she'll never have what she yearns for the most. But that doesn't stop her from trying to live the life she's always wanted to live.
Michael has written a story that grips the reader from the moment they open the book. Eliza's life is surrounded by shadows and secrets. Though she does her best to understand what her mother has been keeping from her for years, it's hard for her to accept the fact that she's a witch. In this day and age, witches are a thing of the past. Until her life takes an unexpected turn, it's then she starts to believe in the unknown.
We find ourselves immersed in Eliza's plight, meeting a slew of characters along the way. I like the way Michael has turned the lore surrounding elves, mermaids, and fairies around in such a way that it makes you want to know more about why these creatures are so evil. His twist on all things witches is also quite intriguing.
Though Eliza starts off as a clueless teenager, unsure of what she should be doing when it comes to her magical powers, she grows into who she becomes. She has a difficult life to accept, but she does so knowing that things will eventually turn around. I'm looking forward to more of what Michael has in store for Eliza and the rest of her magical world....more
Malachi Arend wants nothing more than to leave his roots behind. To make a new life for himself away from the prying eyes and ears from the residentsMalachi Arend wants nothing more than to leave his roots behind. To make a new life for himself away from the prying eyes and ears from the residents of Woodland Creek. In his mind, leaving will finally absolve him of the guilt he feels surrounding his father's death. Until he meets the beautiful Phoebe Reynolds. It's then his life takes an unexpected turn.
From the moment I began reading Solidify , I knew this novella/series would be a keeper. Alexia takes the lore surrounding shifters, and ups the ante in such a way that makes you want to know more about the world she's created. The added bonus of Greek gods and the subsequent mythologies makes the reader want to delve even deeper into the story itself.
I love the chemistry between Phoebe and Malachi, two lost souls searching for something greater. The two come from such distinctive worlds, eager to leave their pasts behind. Pasts, unfortunately, that will forever follow them to the end of the world. Surrounded by chaos, the two struggle find purchase throughout such adversity, while battling the attraction that exists between them.
Alexia has introduced characters that get under your skin. Characters that endear themselves to the reader at every turn. I hope there is more to come for this wonderful world Alexia has created....more
Samuel Roberts hopes to escape his past. To be able to live in peace. In his mind, moving to a new home will allow him to do just that. He looks forwaSamuel Roberts hopes to escape his past. To be able to live in peace. In his mind, moving to a new home will allow him to do just that. He looks forward to finally being able to breathe easier and let go of all that ails him. Until he meets the beautiful Bridget Gillis. It's then his life takes another unexpected turn.
Scott has honestly done it again. He's given us another Samuel Roberts thriller full of intrigue, suspense, and so many unexpected twists and turns. I first came in contact with the series when I read book two, Ruler of Demons. That book mind-boggled me back then in such a way that it left me wanting to know more about the secrets that surrounded Samuel. This book delves deeper into that, and also poses a slew of new mysteries.
Samuel's been dealt hard blows at every turn. He's had to contend with demons, Susan, and his own pain and heartache. There were times when his vulnerabilities seemed like they'd overcome him, but he'd come right back to deal with his current situation head-on. Granted, not everything goes as planned.
I've begun to wonder if Samuel will ever get to overcome the evil he encounters at every turn. He does his best to do good, but his efforts are thwarted often. Still, he gets the job done once all is said and done. The unexpected twists with Bridget made it so that I couldn't put the book down. Looking forward to what Scott has in store next for Samuel....more