Fae Not was a unique and intriquing read about a new version of fae. The only thing that changed this from a 5 star to 4 star was that I wanted more b...moreFae Not was a unique and intriquing read about a new version of fae. The only thing that changed this from a 5 star to 4 star was that I wanted more background in the beginning. I understand the building mystery to the society and supernatural beings, but I wanted the farm more clearly explained. Sometimes it felt a little thrown into the middle of a story. Because of this, the farm was sort of vaccuum that I wasn't real sure of the time period of the story. It wasn't until the trip to Wal-Mart and mentions of the Garmin GPS that I was sure it was present day.
However, that being said, I did immediately get drawn into the mystery of Ashton and the depressed Claire. The new twist on the Fae keep me reading as I wanted to know all the details of how the society worked. While the beginning bothered me with a lack of background details, the story really picks up halfway through and kept me reading until I finished it. As Claire's true story emerges and her relationship with Ashton deepens, I really feel fans of the fae will be enthralled. I loved the last half of the book and couldn't put it down but wanted more details of what happened. The ending felt a little abrupt but did give me my happy ever after.(less)
Shayla Witherwood starts her first day at public High School invisible literally. Shayla is half fairie who has previously home-schooled her entire li...moreShayla Witherwood starts her first day at public High School invisible literally. Shayla is half fairie who has previously home-schooled her entire life while traveling the country in an RV with her human grandparents. She knows almost nothing about using her fairy magic except what she has learned by accident like turning invisible. She begins school and immediately makes a few friends and a couple of enemies. Shayla is genuinely nice to everyone and decides to be friends with the social outcast instead sitting with the popular crowd.
"Mind your magic, Shayla Dove" her grandma reminds her before school each day. Grandma and her homeschool tutor Trebor are Shayla's only friends that truly know her. As she becomes more and more involved with others at school, she must try harder to hide her true identity. There is an unknown danger from revealing too much.
This was a quick read that was easily engaging and fun. Shayla was a likeable character who is shy and self conscious of her magic. I felt Shayla will be identifiable for teens who feel like others don't understand them. I loved her magic and how much she could do even when she wasn't sure what she is doing. I would highly recommend this for any teen who enjoys magic and fey.(less)
The title attacted me to this book--I am a sucker for soulmates and fate. I found the book easy to read and was immediately drawn into the story. It w...moreThe title attacted me to this book--I am a sucker for soulmates and fate. I found the book easy to read and was immediately drawn into the story. It was a change to read a book from the hero/male POV. Max was also an all-american boy quarterback who is dating the head cheerleader, Jenny. It was different to have a popular normal hero. So often the hero/heroine is odd, dark and mysterious but not Max. The shifters in this novel are born from a gift bestowed on them from the goddess Diana. Max notices a dark haired beauty watching him and feels drawn to her. It begins to cause fights between him and Jenny as the green eyed monster takes over. When she shows up at school, Max is thrown for a loop and not only seems to forget about Jenny but can hear Anna in his mind. Max confronts his mother about his history and finds he is a shifter, a jaguar and Anna is most likely his soulmate. As long as Max shifts before his 18th birthday, he can become a felidae or feline shifters. There is a Lion shifter, Fredrick who want to marry Anna to get a spot on the ruling council. To marry Anna, Fredrick will kill anyone in his way i.e. Max. Max takes to shifting quickly and begins to show even new abilities that expose his other birthright, a fae prince. Max is highly talented and begins to train in the fairie mound at Auberon's invitation. I enjoyed to the building of this world and it's characters. It was a fun romance with mindtalk and soulmates--two things that although cheesy--I love. Max is awesome and grows into his own man with great powers that demand respect. Anna is sensitive and loving as a supportive mate to Max. Anna had the potential of being a real witch but I felt the author did a good job making her sensitive to Jenny. Tony is a great friend and side character who can see fae and becomes a great confidant to Max. I would recommend this for those who loved Jessica's Guide to Dating On the Dark Side by Beth Fantasky and Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis. Both have the fated love and mind talk that is present here too. I hope there is a continuing story. There are so many possibilities as the Unseelie fae are after Max, His baby sister is set to be a fae heir and of course any children Max and Anna have.(less)
Gemma Fae Cross is an amatuer boxer who works out at Smiley's a gym that she has literally grown there. She is a tough girl, one of the guys. But she...moreGemma Fae Cross is an amatuer boxer who works out at Smiley's a gym that she has literally grown there. She is a tough girl, one of the guys. But she is feminine too, her one true love Avery McCormack is running for House of Representatives and she has taken a leave from work to support his campaign. A recurring nightmare about losing her teeth has always foretold major change in her life. After the most recent nightmare, she meets Fredrica who explains that she is half fae and half human but all warrior. As a halfling, Gemma can do what no other fae can do--Fight. The fae are peaceful and trying to hold onto the "Olde Way" an ideal loving peaceful utopia that humans have almost squeezed out of the world. To get this dream of the Olde Way back, the morning fae collect baby teeth because they contain the essence of innocence that can bring back this way of life. But for the first time in years, a threat is somehow draining the the innocence from the teeth and making them dead. The children are also losing their innocence and becoming violent.
Gemma must make a choice whether to embrace her destiny and train to become the warrior she is said to be or turn her back on the dream of the "Olde Way". Becoming the Warrior could jeopardize her relationship with Avery and his chances at winning his election. As if that isn't enough, the DC digger, a political blogger is trailing Gemma looking for a story only she can provide. Gemma gets further confused by Svein Nielsen, her mentor and trainer/partner.
I was expecting a more whimsical fae story as a tooth fairy story. I was curious how this would be worked into a paranormal story. The reason for tooth collecting seemed was worked in with great thought. I love when paranormal stories are woven into reality with enough believablity and offer an alternative explanation for parts of real society such as children killers. The other unique part of this story is that Gemma already has a wonderful love in her life that is quite frankly perfect. Avery is a sexy and sweet yet so loving with Gemma. You can't help but love the interaction between them and despair with Gemma about possible exposure of her true heritage. Svein is also a tasty morsel that offers a world of naughty possibilities for you to wonder about. However, There is no real triangle in this book but the possiblity is there for sequel. I recommend this to all paranormal and fae readers for a unique story that will keep you reading.(less)
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....moreElleodora 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.(less)
Sirensong begins a fitting ending for the Faeriewalker Series. Dana has been invited to be presented in the Seelie Court to Queen Tatianna. Of course...moreSirensong begins a fitting ending for the Faeriewalker Series. Dana has been invited to be presented in the Seelie Court to Queen Tatianna. Of course this means leaving her safe house in Avalon and traveling through Faerie to the Sunne Palace. Dana's Dad is convinced that they cannot refuse and must travel with Prince Henry's entourage back to the palace. Dana convinces her Dad to allow her to bring her psuedo-boyfriend Ethan and her BFF Kimber along with her bodyguards Finn and Keane. However, Ethan and Keane both have feelings for Dana and old gudges so the journey promises to be anything but boring. Dana is holding secrets that not only unravel over the course of the journey but threaten her friendships.
Through the journey to the palace, the party is attacked by Bogles which most certainly would have to been sent on purpose. Dana's horse is also bespelled to run off and without her secret spell and the help of the Erlking, she most likely be dead. Once at the palace, Dana is framed by someone for an attempt on Tatianna'a Granddaughter. After barely escaping the palace, Ethan, Dana, Kimber, and Keane are on the run literally through the dangerous forests of Faery. The action is good and spiced with enough romance to make it fun.
Dana's impossible situation with the Erlking does get resolved. But I don't want to give away how. I confess I secretly like Keane. I don't know if it was the bad boy defiance thing or the fact that he could and would kick your A$$ but I always was rooting for him. I finally came around to Ethan but Keane was always there. Overall, I was really happy with the ending and really enjoyed this series. I would recommend it for fans of faerie books.(less)
Awesome quick read from one of my favorite authors that is in one of my favorite series (Broken Heart). This is a novella that involves Ren Merchand w...moreAwesome quick read from one of my favorite authors that is in one of my favorite series (Broken Heart). This is a novella that involves Ren Merchand who is the triplet brother of Gabriel. He meets Meckenzie who is a human who has paranormal experience and is basically send to Broken Heart on a mission. I loved this and can't wait for the new book to come!(less)
I would give this book a 3.5 stars. I really liked the story but had some problems with the plot editing and explainations. Caitlin and Leah are best...moreI would give this book a 3.5 stars. I really liked the story but had some problems with the plot editing and explainations. Caitlin and Leah are best friends but try to be invisible at school. One day 2 new hot guys show up and suddenly start hanging out with them and dating them. Every girl's fantasy basically. But Caitlin and Leah turn out to be Pixie and Talon is basically a vampire and Jace is a shape shifter. The guys are gaurding them from the Accendi. What bothered me was that many of the peripheral characters seemed flat and I wanted more description and background. Also, It is never explained why the girl's are so special and why they need to be protected or what the accendi wants with them. I really liked the idea of their powers and how the weather and sparkles appear depending on Caitlin's moods. I also loved the relationship with Talon and Caitlin although it was really close to being over the top. Caitlin's personally seemed to change from the beginning of the book and it just seemed a little weird that she was so kind of invisble and becomes a magnetic personally. The other plot problem I had was with the dream that Caitlin had of the 3 women. She meets one of the women in the sanctury that she finds out is related to her. In later chapters, Caitlin is describing the dream at the beginning of the book as though she never met any of them. This was very inconsistant. I think with a little more detail and fixing of the plot problems and this would be excellent. I will read the next book because I did enjoy it and I hope the next book is more detailed and connected.(less)
Taken at Dawn will FINALLY answer Kylie's biggest questions. She continues to search out her origins and with the help of her newest ghost, will find...moreTaken at Dawn will FINALLY answer Kylie's biggest questions. She continues to search out her origins and with the help of her newest ghost, will find them. I enjoyed this book more than the first 2 because there seemed to be a little more meat to this story. She is torn between Derek and Lucas. The evil vampire stalking her seems to have all the answers but keeps more suspense in this story. I am eager to read the next book and see where Kylie will go from here. (less)
**spoiler alert** Demonglass is the second book in the Hex Hall series. This book takes place about 6 months after the first book ends at the end of t...more**spoiler alert** Demonglass is the second book in the Hex Hall series. This book takes place about 6 months after the first book ends at the end of the school year. After killing her great-grandmother who was a crazed demon, Sophie finds out that she is a quarter demon and that her powers actually come from being a demon and not a dark witch. Because demons can be fine for years but then lose it one day and kill everyone, Sophie has decided she wants to ask the council for removal of her powers. The removal could kill her and her father wants her to come to London and get to know her demon heritage before making a decision. Sophie agrees as long as BFF Jenna can come along. Her father also insists on bringing Cal who happens to be Sophie's betrothed.
In London, Sophie meets the council and is surprised by a couple of other demon teenagers, Daisy and Nick. Daisy and Nick can't remember who made them or where they came from. They have been living at council headquarters under protection from the EYE. Sophie's escaped demon hunter love, Archer Cross has also been seen in London. Fate puts Sophie in Archer's path where Archer actually saves her life again. Archer reveals all of his secrets and boy are they good ones. Archer shows Sophie that someone is raising demons at Hex Hall and trying to use them as weapons. Before Sophie can really tell her Dad, Archer is captured with Sophie and Daisy and Nick completely Demon out. Because the council has captured Archer, the Eye attacks Thorne Abbey where the council is staying. The second half of this book is action packed that leads up to a huge cliff hanger making me eagerly awaiting the next book.
Sophie and Archer have hot chemistry and I was glad to see her stay loyal to him. However, I found myself waiting for Cal to reveal more of his feelings for Sophie which I felt are there. It was frustrating that nothing big really happened between them. I really love Cal's character and want him to fight for her. Don't get me wrong I love Archer but something about the quiet reserved Cal makes me think their is a loyal tiger under there. I really enjoy the world that Ms. Hawkins has created and both books are easy to identify with and get into. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!!!(less)
WOW! I love this series by Carrie Jones! I am now on pins and needles for the next installment. In Entice, Zara has lost her the love of her life, Nic...moreWOW! I love this series by Carrie Jones! I am now on pins and needles for the next installment. In Entice, Zara has lost her the love of her life, Nick who is a werewolf to the warrior world of Valhalla. She plans to go and get him and has turned Pixie Queen by Astley at the end of Capitivate. I have to say I am drawn to Astley and would love to see more true play between her and Astley. Most of this book is about her friends learning to trust Zara now that she is Pixie. One major theme of the book is that people, pixies, weres,.... can choose to be good or evil. Her friends learn to trust her and Astley as good pixies. They spend the entire book looking for a way to Valhalla and have many betrayals within the pixies who are giving them clues. I don't want to give too much away but one of the real joys of the Need series is that I never know what is coming next. I expect Zara to rescue Nick but the journey of the book is truly amazing. This book also reveals more about the main characters of Nick, Astley, and the new comer Cassidy. Zara's Mom also comes to Bedford and we get glimpses into her character as well.
OK, personally for me Capivate was a complete seesaw of emotion for me between Nick and Astley. I loved Nick but he was gone and Astley is sexy and mysterious. I was all ready for Zara to be with Astley when we learned she could get Nick back! In Entice, Astley although her has changed Zara into his queen, doesn't try to control her, even though he could and also helps her with her quest to get Nick. I totally believe that Astley is head over heels in love with Zara and I secretly hope he wins her in the end. Nick is great but often too over bearing and bossy and not in a good way. He is also too judgemental which Astley is not. Astley is self sacrificing because he loves Zara and is happy to see her happy. I don't believe Nick would be the same. But that is just my humble opinion.(less)