I wasn't sure who to expect with this book, I read mixed reviews. Plus, there are so many end of the world/ plague / dystopian novels right now - I thI wasn't sure who to expect with this book, I read mixed reviews. Plus, there are so many end of the world/ plague / dystopian novels right now - I thought geez not another one.
But I simply loved this book! I was horrified (what is happening to the young female population), I was amazed by the strength these characters have, I fell in love and I cried. It is a great first book and watching Eve grow and come to understand what things really mean was a wonderful reading experience. Any book that can make me FEEL so much in so short a time is worth the read. It is lovely to see how characters can be so selfish in a selfish world, yes at time they are still selfish but they are human so we can relate.
We also understand their longing for a better world and the fight to survive even when it is bleak. You will love this adventure that Eve takes you on, you will love this book and will you understand the meaning of true selfless love.
"Benny told me that loving someone meant knowing that your life would be worse without them in it...He Smiled...I smiled back at him."
Sometimes you wonder at Eve's innocence but she truly is and it is breathtaking to go along side her as her eyes are opened to harsh reality and what it means to survive.
I am longing to read the next books in the series....more
Finally a good romance! You have no idea how long I've been waiting for a good romance read. I agree with the quote “Linden touches every emotion.” byFinally a good romance! You have no idea how long I've been waiting for a good romance read. I agree with the quote “Linden touches every emotion.” by Julia Quinn because every emotion is covered in this book. From the tingling butterflies to your heart pounding. You feel the full spectrum. I wish more romances were written like this one. I've been searching and searching for an amazing historical romance writer and I just found her!
With One Night in London, the sensational Caroline Linden kicks off a wonderful new historical romance series about three brothers trying to protect their good names and their fortunes while finding true love. Readers of Elizabeth Boyle and Liz Carlyle will not be able to resist this tantalizing tale that has the middle son of a recently deceased English duke hoping to avoid scandal and ruin as he searches for the young wife his late father never divorced…and encounters instead a desperate beauty who needs his help to rescue an endangered child. Caroline Linden is a master of romantic adventure—as the RITA Award-nominated author has already proven with You Only Love Once, For Your Arms Only, and A View to a Kiss—and her ever-growing legion of fans will never forget this thrilling and sensuous One Night in London....more
It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did, I was hooked! I cannot wait to see what adventures await Dylan and Kera as they learn to loveIt took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did, I was hooked! I cannot wait to see what adventures await Dylan and Kera as they learn to love and fight between two worlds.
Overview: Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him, but until his mother abandoned him in the middle of Oregon with grandparents he’s never met, he had no idea what.
When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents’ farm, he knows he’s seen her before…in his dreams. He’s felt her fear. Heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.
Unable to shake the unearthly pull to Kera, Dylan takes her hand. Either he’s completely insane or he’s about to have the adventure of his life, because where they’re going is full of creatures he’s only read about in horror stories. Worse, the human blood in his veins has Dylan marked for death…...more
This book made me laugh, cry, pull my hair out and sigh. We've all felt insecure in high school, we've all made mistakes, we've all miscommunicated...This book made me laugh, cry, pull my hair out and sigh. We've all felt insecure in high school, we've all made mistakes, we've all miscommunicated... Sometimes these things have disastrous results. But, it's how you deal with life that makes it what it is. Populazzi shares this underlying theme through pain , confusion, hurt, friendship, love, betrayal and forgiveness. We should all take a page from this book and do what's right instead of what you think others standards of 'right' might be. We should all be true to ourselves. MommyReview.com...more
Taking awhile to get into this book but it's speeding up a little...never mind. It might be because this book is an ARC but to me it was choppy and didTaking awhile to get into this book but it's speeding up a little...never mind. It might be because this book is an ARC but to me it was choppy and didn't flow. Only about ten pages toward the end where Will n Ellie are honest with each other did I have any real interest. So many things are left hanging, threads are dangling everywhere and I didn't feel much connection going on with the characters. The action scenes bored me. It seems really unrealistic that some spoiled girl who's friends drive BMWs and who gets an Audi for her birthday is a world saving Angel. I hope the other books in the series reveal more and thread the story together.
Overview: Whenordinary seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers-monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell-she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between Angels and the Fallen, and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will, who has been waiting sixty years for her return, reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the onlyone armed with angelfire, and capable of fighting the reapers. He is animmortal sworn to protect her in battle. Her soul has been reborn againand again over the centuries to fight the reapers, and he's been there for five hundred years to protect and fight alongside her. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her-an assassin who has already killed her once. At the same time, Ellie is falling in love with Will, even though they know their relationship should be impossible.
While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, sheand Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to destroy Ellie's soul forever, not to mention the devastating ramifications for human souls. Now she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives-including truths that may be too frightening to remember. ...more