* 2016 Reading Challenge // A book under 150 pages
It was an okay book. Two high schoolers find a grimoire and use it to summon a demon to help deal wi* 2016 Reading Challenge // A book under 150 pages
It was an okay book. Two high schoolers find a grimoire and use it to summon a demon to help deal with a bully at school. Needless to say their lack of knowledge gets them into tricky water as the demon skirts the request and takes it to the extreme.
The story is cute and follows along at a quick clip. It did end rather abruptly with a one chapter summary of the events to finish it up. All in all a worthwhile read when you are between books or on a quick commute. ...more
* 2016 Reading Challenge // A Book From the Library/An author with the same initials as you
I cam across this book multiple times and was always skepti* 2016 Reading Challenge // A Book From the Library/An author with the same initials as you
I cam across this book multiple times and was always skeptical of it; until a recent review made me reevaluate my decision. Thank God for that review; this book is amazing.
Travel to Scotland; a land that already seem ripe for fantasy and romance and then get transported to Doon, a magical kingdom inside of Scotland through the barrier that only opens its doors once every 100 years. Veronica has been seeing a beautiful Scottish boy randomly since her break up with Eric and when she has the opportunity to travel with her best friend to Scotland, what better chance to run into him. Once in Scotland, the visions continue, calling to her to come to him and upon discovery of Aunt Grace's journal and rings it all seems to fall together. Veronica and her best friend Makenna are able to travel to Doon two weeks earlier than normal with the help of the two rings and are immediately suspected of witchcraft. Captured and taken to the castle, Veronica learns her one true love is none other than the crowned prince. The adventures to follow open their minds and their hearts to what could be if they choose Doon.
Normally I am not a fan of instant love, but the way this book introduced it and wove it into the story it was not completely out of the realm of the storyline. I enjoyed the characters and the development of their feelings for each other. The two main heronies are fabulous and their play by play is that of two very true best friends; soulsisters for certain. The group of friends that come together have a great chemistry which adds to the fun that is this story. I am so glad I finally read it, completely worth it and I recommend it to anyone on the fence! Can't go wrong with hot Scottish men (in kilts)....more
Let me start off by summing the book up in one word: PHENOMENAL! I received this through NetGalley in exchange for a review.
Emma, mercenary withLet me start off by summing the book up in one word: PHENOMENAL! I received this through NetGalley in exchange for a review.
Emma, mercenary with a heart of gold, well maybe silver is everything you could want from a heroine. She is kickass, quick on her feet, and open to many different possibilities. With no memory of her past before age 16, an abusive foster family, and a sense of something missing she could dwell on the lemons she was given in life but instead she takes charge and delivers a bunch of ass kickings. Zane, with a very much Jekyll and Hyde personality he was among my favorite characters. A powerful mage who had been tortured and left broken he is out for blood. The Hyde part of Zane, which is in control is hellbent on getting Emma into the hands of her enemies but the Jekyll side makes his appearances and we learn he is not the monster that he seems. Alex, was sent to help retrieve Emma but ends up helping her more than he originally planned on, a water mage, he is counter to Zane's fire and former best friend before the personality split.
But the Government has been trying to access Emma's hidden memories for years, as they want to open the rift and left the "monsters" out. The makeshift team of two mercenaries, a computer wizard, elves, and mages are determined to not let the evils loose into this world; they were sealed off for a reason. Along the way new alliances are formed, old grudges are slowly let go, and action is non-stop.
I could not put the book down, as soon as I had a spare moment, I read diving back into to see what new problems had arisen and what solutions were being presenting. The romance was enough to whet the appetite but not overwhelming that it took away from the fascinating story and action of the search and fight to keep peace and order.
The book does have a very small number of spelling and grammatical errors that are a little humorous but do not deter from the read at all. Overall the book is a hit and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys urban fantasy or the supernatural of the world!...more
* 2016 Reading Challenge // An Author with the Same Initals (MES)
The book took off like a shot and I couldn't put it down and then it screeched to a h* 2016 Reading Challenge // An Author with the Same Initals (MES)
The book took off like a shot and I couldn't put it down and then it screeched to a halt with about 100 pages left to go, I put it down and it took about 2 weeks to pick it back up. Overall though still a great read, I think if I would have just pushed through it would have been done in a day.
The book follows Julep Dupree, who's real name has yet to be determined but there are some hints later in the book, a grifter in a prestigious high school with dreams of getting out of the game. Getting out until her father goes missing and she ends up going in for the biggest game of them all, gambling with her life and freedom. Enter Sam, the "minion" sidekick that has been with her through thick and thin. As every good grifter needs a computer hacker, computer geek extraordinary, he fits the bill perfectly ... who would have seen that coming. And he's in love with her ... its so obvious.
Ringing in on the other side of the ring is hot, popular, star athlete, Tyler; wanted by all but he takes an interest in sophomore Julep and no one finds this the least bit strange. I mean its not in the grand scheme of things but his popularity is mentioned enough that at some point you would think some normal high school drama would hit the fan or it would be mentioned in passing ... but no. Not even by the best friend.
The story follows through as Julep continues to embroil herself deeper into a scheme her father originally set in motion, ending with pulling off quite a con with minimal casualties/consequences. ...more