Silence is definitely the best of the 3 books in the Hush, Hush series so far. This book starts 11 weeks after Crescendo ends. You are thrust into theSilence is definitely the best of the 3 books in the Hush, Hush series so far. This book starts 11 weeks after Crescendo ends. You are thrust into the story as Nora finds herself in the graveyard with no memory of how she got there or where she has been. She is shocked to find out she has been missing for 11 weeks and the last things she can remember is 5 months ago, sitting in Biology with her best friend, Vee. Nora memory is gone and she doesn't remember the fallen angels, nephilim, or Patch. She can't leave the missing memories alone and start over either. She is compelled to solve the puzzle and continues to insert herself into dangerous situations.
The best part of Silence is that Nora and Patch get to fall in love all over again. Patch is more yummy in this book and of course, he hasn't lost any memories. He believes that he is keeping Nora safe by staying away but he doesn't realize that Hank Millar has continued to be in Nora's life. Hank is openly dating Nora's Mom and haunts Nora's new exsistence at every turn. Nora's instinct continues to lead her in the right direction and helps her to find her memories. Once Patch realizes that Hank hasn't lived up to their bargin, all bets are off.
This series really has sort of a love/hate relationship for me. I love/hate that I can totally predict the story. I never realize how much I enjoy being right about where a story is headed. These stories are unpredictable and dark which at times irritates me. I enjoyed the more open and vunerable Patch in this book. I know like every YA book, this series has been compared to twilight. But truthfully, other than the being where Nora and Patch meet and the circumstances surrounding, I think this series has veared off into it's own territory. ...more
When I read the summary for Geek Girl, I expected a fun light hearted teen romance that is reminiscent of "She's All That" or "Can't Buy Me Love". AsWhen I read the summary for Geek Girl, I expected a fun light hearted teen romance that is reminiscent of "She's All That" or "Can't Buy Me Love". As much as I love these movies and light-hearted romance, Geek Girl is a poignant Romance about a Girl fighting for control of her own heart. Jen is a gothic foster kid who has been in the system since she was 13 and been bounced around so much she has learned to act out and not make friends. As a "bad" girl, Jen bets her friends Ella and Beth that she can turn Trevor, a straight laced 'A' student, into a "Bad" Boy. Jen thinks it would be funny and laughs at Trevor's politeness and morals.
What starts as a bet, turns into a journey of finding her own place to belong and who she really is. As Jen begins her plan, Trevor is accepting and includes Jen in with his friends who don't seem to mind her goth. Although, out of place the group gets to know Jen. Jen begins to enjoys the Geek movies and study dates. But even as her attraction grows for Trevor, she still feels like she isn't good enough for him and that even if she really wanted to date him she would have to bring him down to her level. She always feels like she isn't good enough for Trevor. Trevor is not only good, kind, and accepting but perceptive of Jen's secrets and knows exactly what she needs even when Jen doesn't know herself. It is so refreshing to have such an honest look at life and not have characters be stupid in their reactions to heavy subject material. Geek Girl beautiful blends honesty with romance and the result is story that will make you laugh and cry.
This opposites attract romance is also a road to self discovery and acceptance for Jen whose secrets have tainted her view on human behavior. Trevor and her foster family manage to teach Jen that sometimes people do things and don't expect things in return. Jen learns about real love and acceptance.
Anyone who loves YA romance and coming of age stories will love Geek Girl. Jen's story is inspiring and Trevor will have you wanting to find yourself a Geek of your own.
Elleodora Fredricks has always known her Dad was evil and in fact that is what lead her start stealing precious artifacts from him in the first place.Elleodora Fredricks has always known her Dad was evil and in fact that is what lead her start stealing precious artifacts from him in the first place. Elle has always felt the need to correct the wrongs he has done by selling his stolen property and giving the money to the victims of his evil temper. Then while narrowly escaping from her latest heist, Elle finds out she is being to show powers such as shadowing because her father is the King of the Shadow Elves. With the help of her best guy friend, Teryl who is an Oracle, and her new love Jax a gargoyle she must solve the mystery of her fate and parentage.
"I have know idea who I am. In the last week, I found out I'm a shadow elf, daughter of a demigod, granddaughter to a god, a ward thief, and I can manipulate minds and flame. I saw a dead woman, was hunted and kidnapped, and then beaten and stabbed by a psychopath. All while traveling, around the world. I got my fate, which was a glorified riddle that provided more questions than answers and now I'm expected to choose between the man I loved ten years ago and the man I love now, while you two fight." Stone Cold Seduction is an action filled story with a unique blend of new creatures that I would have never imagined could be sexy. Ms. Macallan makes gargoyles a big sexy bodygaurds that anyone would want to have around. Jax is a strong protector who claims to be Elle's mate but what of Maclean, a phoenix who burns hot and is Elle's ex fiance. Elle's sadistic father Jedren has manipulated her mind and stolen her memories so she cannot remember whole people or situations from her past.
I loved the fantasy world that Ms. Macallan builds. This is an awesome start to a series with non-stop mystery and action. There are hot romantic passion between Elle and Jax. Yet, Elle is beginning to get warm memories back of her love of MacLean. The end of the book will leave you wanting more. I will eagerly anticipating the sequel....more
Do you know that feeling when you get a book and you just know you are in for an awesome story and can't wait another minute to start? Accordance is tDo you know that feeling when you get a book and you just know you are in for an awesome story and can't wait another minute to start? Accordance is that book. I so thoroughly enjoyed this book that I couldn't put it down and didn't want the page count to dwindle. This will definitely be on the keeper shelf and be re-read.
Accordance continues the Significance series by Shelly Crane. If you haven't read Significance, you need to stop right now and go read it. This series is a beautiful love story between two soulmates, Maggie and Caleb. Ms. Crane has a wonderful voice that describes the best love story since Bella and Edward. Her writing weaves such a vivid romance that you can touch the love and your heart will flutter right along with Maggie and Caleb
Maggie and Caleb are hiding out at the beach house with their unwelcome chaperones, Bish and Kyle. Bish is so protective of Maggie and knows that she and Caleb are hiding something from him. He is like a bad penny always turning up with they don't need him and interupting at the worst possible moments. Caleb and Maggie take their interuptions and chaperones in stride. But while at the Beach, Maggie learns her purpose and role in the Jacobsen clan. She begins to really understand her role as a seer and begins to have visions. Some of her visions include answers to the imprinting struggles and how to get the Aces back to the proud race that they should be. Caleb is her rock and her protector. Together they will stand and fight the evil that threatens to choke the clans of their imprints and abilities. This book is the perfect blend of action, obstacles, and heart pounding romance.
I can't express how wonderful Ms. Crane's books are and Significance is definitely my favorite book series now above Twilight, Harry Potter, Morganville Vampires, and Iron Fey. I am a hopeless romantic at heart but Ms. Crane writes a hero that is so swoon-worthy that you can't help but fall in love with him yourself. Her Heroine, Maggie, is easy to identify with and she writes Maggie in such a way that you can't help but put yourself in her place. If you are a fan of any YA Romance you will absolutely love the Significane series by Shelly Crane....more
Devour is another unique paranormal romance from Shelly Crane. Ms. Crane continues to create unique stories that will keep you guessing. You will notDevour is another unique paranormal romance from Shelly Crane. Ms. Crane continues to create unique stories that will keep you guessing. You will not be able to put it down. Becoming known for her sweet soul-mate romances, Ms. Crane has the beginning to another addicting series.
Clara is a sensitve young girl who is sad but still optimistic. Her parents were killed in a burglery which left her sister to re-enlist in the army and Clara living with the town pastor's family. Clara is popular and has the star wrestler as her long time boyfriend. She seems to have it all and is content to live the life her parents wanted for her. Elijah shakes up Clara's perfect life when he moves to town. She is drawn to him but isn't going to betray Tate her boyfriend. Tate is acting possessive which makes Clara re-examine her relationship especially as he violently tries to get her into his control. Eli challenges her to be who she really is by standing up to her friends for their treatment of others. Clara changes throughout the novel to grow into who she is supposed to be.
Eli and Clara's chemistry is sweetly tangible. Eli is friendly and likeable with just enough bad boy to make him interesting. Eli has many secrets which I don't want to expose but trust me when I say this is a unique story that cannot be compared. Just as Eli and Clara begin to define what is happening between them, Eli's family has tracked him down causing all sorts of danger for the new couple. Ms. Crane has a talent for writing couples that have a soul deep connection. It is extremely refreshing to have a couple that is fighting together instead of fighting against their attraction. In fact, in a couple of places Crane pokes fun at these usual storylines by Clara telling Eli that she knows this is where he leaves her for her own good. Eli however, isn't your typical hero. He and Clara are tied together as soul mates making her the only person who can feed him.
This is only one of Shelly Crane's awesome books! Her series Significance and Collide are also unique paranormal romances with soul deep love matches. I always know I am getting a good read when I sit down with one of her books....more
Guardians of the Cross is the follow up to Warriors of the Cross by T. R. Graves, an epic series of good versus evil that defies placement in any genrGuardians of the Cross is the follow up to Warriors of the Cross by T. R. Graves, an epic series of good versus evil that defies placement in any genre. Guardians is full of plot twists and a roller coaster of emotions that will have you unable to put the book down. The paranormal/religous battle between good vs. evil reminds me of the blockbuster movie/book The DaVinci Code. There are secret societies both dedicated to their belief's of good and evil. At the center of the storm, Allison La Crosse has begun to embrace her role as the the Warrior Priestress and her ability to heal the most gravely injuried through the Salvedere. Allison's relationships are also central to the plot. She is bonded to those she has rescued in a way that defies logic. They share emotions, symtoms and sometimes thoughts. Clark the first person, Allison saved in utero, is bonded to her and her most fierce defender. Brody, the Warrior Priest, is Allison's true love and ready to take their relationship into a lifelong commitment. Allison is torn trying to keep everyone happy and safe and follow her heart. She is also trying to prevent prophesies that have foretold of the suffering of those around her.
Guardians further explains the inter-workings of the Disciples of the Cross and begins to explore the prophesies behind their mythology. More history into the lives of Brody, Julia, and James are revealed. There are so many layers to this series it is impossible to explain and put into a category. This second installment explores more of the secrets of the Disciples by revealing Julia's most inner thoughts through her journals and diary. Allison must learn who to trust and rely on without endangering those closest to her heart.
Devin DeMorte is back as the leader of The Sect after the horrible assualt on Allison at the end of Warriors. Allison believes that Darryl, Devin's deceased twin was forced into Devin's comatose body by his mother Angela's Satanic prayers. As a result, Allison is bonded to Devin from her previous Salvedere to save him. However, Devin is traped and being held mental hostage by Darryl. Darryl has many evil plans to get Allison to bend to his will. He will use or kill anyone who stands in his way, especially those Allison loves.
This series is a MUST read for anyone who loves paranormal romance. It is fresh and unique and the plot twists will keep you reading long into the night. There is so much going on in these books that they are best read in order....more
If you are looking for a fresh paranormal romance thriller, Warriors of the Cross delivers. I found the summary of this book to be intriquing. AllisonIf you are looking for a fresh paranormal romance thriller, Warriors of the Cross delivers. I found the summary of this book to be intriquing. Allison La Crosse is a resident doctor who was born and raised in a big family full of love in LA. She gets her residency at a University Hospital in Galveston, TX and moves there by finding a room to rent sight unseen. When she arrives she meets Clark her landlord who is a medical malpractice lawyer and has an instant connection with him. Clark makes Allie feel as though she has known him her whole life and they fall into an instant friendship. At her residency, she has the stereotypical mean girls and one very hot chief resident, Brody. Allie met Brody as he stormed out of Clark's just as she arrived in Galveston. Brody is extremely attractive and sets Allie afire with intense looks and alternatingly avoiding her.
Besides the Romance, there are many layers to this unique plot. It takes place in a hospital and there are medical patients and cases coming and going like a really good episode of ER. The descriptions are both realistic and enthralling. It really reads well and I didn't want to put it down. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about the characters and plot. There begins to be a mysteriousness surrounding Allie's dreams and strange healing abilities. She seems to take on the patient's symptoms and therefore suffers with each healing. Brody helps her through and Clark is the ever present friend. There are several clues about the real struggle that is the underlying plot of good and evil going on such as shadows, pulsing bright radiant light, and ornate crosses. This books is so good I refuse to ruin it with any other spoilers about the plots. For me this is one of those books that once your find out the secrets it is so illuminating that you want to go back and re-read the book to see it from an enlightened prospective. I can't wait to read the next book. I can only hope it won't be too long of a wait. For a limited time, this is a free book on Kindle and definitely worth putting on your to read list. You will not be disappointed....more
Alyxandra Harvey writes another great Drake Brother romance with Bleeding Hearts. This romance gives the reader more insight into Conner Drake and myAlyxandra Harvey writes another great Drake Brother romance with Bleeding Hearts. This romance gives the reader more insight into Conner Drake and my Favorite, Lucy. Cristabel is also introduced as a love match for Connor. Cristabel is Lucy's cousin whose Dad died and her Mom's coping mechanism is alcohol. Lucy's Parents therfore, have Christabel move in with them. However, no one wants to tell her about the Vampires, Hel-Blar, or Helios-ra. Although Christa thinks Lucy's parents are way overprotective about curfew and other rules, she follows them. The story centers around the coming Blood Moon festival that vampires are gathering for and the fact that the Hel-Blar's leader Saga emerges and wants a seat on the council. Saga decides she needs some leverage for her agenda and decides to kidnap Lucy but gets Christabel instead. Connor being the hot Drake brother that he is decides to rescue her. It is during this captivity that she discovers the secrets.
Lucy and Nicholas are also central to the story which brings us many hilarious chapters from Lucy's point of view. I just love Lucy as she is sassy, fearless, and self-confident. Nicholas and Lucy are one of my favorite couple so it is a delight to see them as a part of this story. Solange is also in this story but is definitely acting weird and I can't believe the cliffhanger of this book. It will leave you going---What? No Way!!! I hate waiting for the next book in a favorite series. But with the Drake chronicles it is always worth the wait....more