Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers, Crown Rating/Epic Read Review Source: AUdiobook Purchase Reviewer: Me
haven’tOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers, Crown Rating/Epic Read Review Source: AUdiobook Purchase Reviewer: Me
haven’t read Delirium – you just need to go do it right now. As in ASAP.
*Slight Spoilers Below*
Having lost the one person she has ever loved, Lena is now living in the Wilds and learning to survive as an outsider, someone who is infected with the horrible disease of love. She forges new relationships with members of the group (almost an entirely new cast of extraordinary characters), and learns a little bit more about herself with each passing day. But when her world is shaken by someone she’s not supposed to care about, someone she’s supposed to hate, Lena is forced to confront feelings she doesn’t want to have or experience ever again.
The best thing about this series is the character development, and in Pandemonium, we experience Lena’s tremendous growth from book one to book two. How does one move on from a great and powerful loss? It’s not easy, and I think Oliver captured the emotional tidal wave perfectly. As she learns everything anew, Lena begins to come into her own person through the alternating ‘Now’ and ‘Then’ chapters. She’s stronger but not without fragility, wiser but not without doubt, and able to speak her mind and/or hold her tongue when necessary. Lena comes alive, birthed right off the pages by Oliver’s compelling words. And her story – as you will soon find out by the end – is far from being over.
Overall, if you are looking for a series to go above and beyond expectations, then I highly recommend the Delirium Trilogy. Frankly, it has some one of the most well written cast of characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading. And Lena truly is a heroine who will remain timeless....more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers, Royalty Award Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
I’ve had the lovely anOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers, Royalty Award Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
I’ve had the lovely and honorable opportunity to follow along with the Merlin stories Priya Ardis has written from the beginning. I’ve fallen into the abyss, and i drank the kool-aid, but in the end i came out unscathed, but still wanting more with each book she has written. If you have not had this chance, please start with My Boyfriend Merlin, followed by My Merlin Awakening.
Ryan continues her inner struggles as well as those within her own heart. She knows that her heart can only belong to one: Merlin or his brother Vane. But what will happen when the choice she makes sacrifices the other?
Merlin is older than dirt, and his been there done that attitude will do absolutely nothing for him when he awakes to no magic. Ryan had made a choice on his behalf, and he boy was he livid. Yet no matter what she says or does, he still loves her deeper than she will ever know.
Vane, now the Fisher King, took the power in order to save the world, his brother, and the only woman he will ever love. Ryan refuses to give up on Vane so easily, but she quickly falls into his devilish games where people she loves and respects die. Yet no matter how evil the beast within seems, she knows her Vane is still in there, he is not lost forever, and she will fight to get him back.
It is a pure race against time (really the end of the world is approaching quickly), and Ryan, Vane and Merlin must work together, or watch their world be torn asunder, disappearing into oblivion forever. Even when it becomes clear that they could save a few, Ryan knows it is not enough.
Can the bearer of Excalibur, the wise and powerful Merlin, and the newly crowned Fisher King pull through?
I felt powerful emotions as I read Ever My Merlin. Part of it was knowing that the story was winding down, and when we fall in love with characters, it is like saying goodbye to a close friend. Yet even knowing the My Merlin series is done, I found myself wanting more.
A love story, an old mythical fairy tale, an adventure, and modern times walked into a “pub” and came out the other side as the My Merlin series.
This is how I like to describe it, but really this only scratches the surface. Priya Ardis also writes wonderful, suspense filled scenes where the characters duel, fight, and get into all kinds of normal teenage trouble. I love the realism of each and everyone, even the wizards and gargoyles. You won’t find fake emotions in My Merlin, just everyday feelings we all go/went through as a teen.
Ever My Merlin is written for the older YA audience, but as i have said before, this book is also written for us adults too. I love anything related to Merlin, Camelot, and I could go on and on. Yet this was my first real series that I have had the pleasure to read that brings this lovely tale to a younger crowd. I look forward with sharing it with my own children, so that they too may grow to love the story of the sword bearer, and find their own hope. ...more
Dear Cassie….you made me cry – uncontrollably. When I first started reading you I fell madly in love with your grace and stubble humor. You stirred emotions in me I didn’t foresee coming and I’m so glad I could share in your heartache, laughter, pain and growth. You’re exceptionally well written and I can’t give you enough praise. Well done Dear Cassie, well done…
Dear Cassie is the heart-wrenching story of Cassie and the repercussions she suffered from one night of tragic mistakes. When we are fist given a glimpse of Cassie we are introduced to her bad a$$ attitude and foul mouth, a girl who likes to smoke and who doesn’t play well with others. Not having read the previous novel in set in the same world, Pretty Amy, as a reader I was still hopelessly drawn to our main character and kept wondering what happened on that catastrophic prom night and what secret Cassie buried inside herself to make her hold such animosity towards other people, especially boys. Burstein dropped little clues through out the story and this kept me reverently turning pages. And the more pages I turned, the more obsessed I became with the characters.
Overall, I can’t say too much about this beautiful novel without spoiling the fun of discovering it for yourselves. If you’re craving a break from the paranormal and want to embrace your emotions, then this is the story you need to grab. I highly recommend it to parents and teens in hopes that you all can laugh and cry together and it opens up the discussion of heavier subjects that most teens find uncomfortable to express to adults. Even though the ending is open and encourages readers to use their imagination, Dear Cassie is a true treasure and should be on every bookshelf.
My Rating 5 out of 5 Controllers
Dear Cassie marks and records the struggle of one young girl who ends up in a rehab camp after a few bad decisions. It’s a touching story that shows us the journey of trust and love when you’ve known nothing but lies and deception. Each page unfolds her battle, both internal and external.
Cassie goes to this camp instead of jail. On prom night, she is out joyriding, with her girlfriends. They had primped, dressed, and were all set to have the night of their lives. That was until their dates failed to show up. In a fit of anger and pain, one of the girls breaks into her boyfriend’s house and steals his stash of weed. The rest is pretty much history, and Cassie pays the ultimate price.
In between this night and days before she leaves, naïve Cassie falls for a boy. She lets down her guard and believes his sweet words. Thing lead to other things, and well you’ll get the whole picture eventually, but I’m not giving it away.
Camp becomes repentance for Cassie as she struggles through the rehabilitation program. It’s designed to teach survival skills. The kids, under supervision, learn to follow rules, prepare meals, build fires, and pitch tents. Most times they must work together, and this is something the kids have a tougher time with.
At night they are asked to write in their journals. It’s an exercise that many of us know, but even Cassie fights writing the bitter truth of why she is here. To her it wasn’t about the drugs or even prom. Only her brother knows the absolute truth of what kind of monster she is.
Over all I enjoyed Dear Cassie. I didn’t get a chance to read the previous book in the series, and it isn’t needed to read this one. I might pick it up in the future though because I found the dropped tidbits rather interesting.
This is a YA book, but how young would be up to the parent and child. While it is relatively clean, there is sexual tension and sex related themes that make up the plot. Sadly, it’s a bit of a spoiler to come out and say what it is. I’d say 17+ is safe, and probably on par for the author’s audience.
The author did a wonderful job in creating Cassie. I liked her spunk, and I found myself laughing at her words/jokes. She reminds me of myself when I was that age, so I can definitely say totally relatable character to anyone who lived through teenage angst.
The ending surprised me. Diayll and I both read this (obviously), but I found myself wanting more closure. All in all it was the only part of the book that I didn’t love, but in the defense of the author, if there is more planned to further the story, then I get why she chose to end it that way. When I first picked up Dear Cassie, I didn’t realize it was a part of a series. Definitely an author and series to watch out for.
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: CrayolaKym
Chapter 1 right out of the door sOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: CrayolaKym
Chapter 1 right out of the door starts with Winship’s noteworthy hack and slash writing. ‘Daniel ducked, a breeze ruffling his brown hair as massive claws slashed overhead to decapitate the unfortunate sapling beside him.” Okay, so Daniel is actually felling a tree, but within moments he is towered over by a beast and fighting ensues.
This book is actually a prelude to the first two books and gives you more details that were lacking in the story line and you learn more about the characters and how society, including humans, Vampires, and Vaempires all come together and put differences aside for the Christmas holiday. Delving deeper into the teen’s personal lives and pasts, it was refreshing to learn more about the relationship between Cassandra and Vielyn, and how Daniel admittedly was smitten with her. This book delves into the scientific area of finding a suitable blood alternative for the Vaempires that will sustain them, but nothing seems to be working and time is obviously running out as the Vaempires grow impatient. While I’d like to end with something catchy, if you have read the first two books, you already know where this story goes. If you haven’t read the first two books, I don’t suggest reading this book until you have as it would dissolve a certain amount of suspense strategically placed into the books. ...more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Reviewer: Me
Haunted is deliciously insOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Reviewer: Me
Haunted is deliciously insane...
My stomach still churns with thoughts of Alastor. Is it possible to be mesmerized by someone you can neither truly see nor touch? Is it possible for a novel to convince you of your insanity and encourage you to harbor the unwanted yet desired feelings? Yes, oh yes, it is very real and so very possible, and Haunted will leave you both terrified and deeply in love.
Indie author Dana M. Burnett, murdered my expectations of Haunted. Last year when I reviewed Spiritus, I was captivated by the authors creative story premise, and won over by the sensual enigma that is Alastor Sinclair. Yummy, yummy, delicious ghostly Alastor. However, the second novel in her Spiritus Series, Haunted, did what any sequel to a novel should do...hit me over the head with a bag of AWESOME and made me DEMAND more. Yeah folks, it’s that good. Good and so unexpected!
In book two, Dana decides to take a drastic turn with the story. She offers us an older main character and delivers a psychotic tale from two different perspectives; Becca and her psychiatrist. Becca is now twenty-three and committed for being essentially crazy after the sudden death of her husband. Without giving away too much of the plot, Becca recounts her story to her therapist in flashbacks, of a life with her ghostly lover Alastor and the man who soon became her husband, Jonah. If you can recall from Spiritus (or if you haven’t picked it up, I HIGHLY recommend you do so now), during a séance Becca unintentionally calls forth a past love, and not just any love, a husband from a previous life. Throughout the novel, she is both enamored and terrorized by his presence. And due to certain circumstances, decides she needs to let him go and lead a normal life. One would assume after the swift turn of events at the end of Spiritus, our lovely Becca would be free of intangible love and heartache…but of course, she’s not.
Character development is rampant throughout the novel. Even though technically Becca seems delusional, we are still able to see her maturity, feistiness, and faults when it comes to her true love. As the story progresses and we dive deeper into her psyche, one will often times question if she actually is insane or just a girl with a twisted dark secret. Either way it makes for a juicy read and captivating heroine.
Alastor, oh Alastor, boy do I LOVE thee. He is now one of my favorite fictional characters. Not only do my eyes linger over his every word, but my heart flutters intensely, and my ears listen with purpose. He had a way with words that will drown you into oblivion making you surrender your deepest secrets. Alastor can be ruthless, temperamental and jealous, and yet he could make you forget his misdeeds by simply saying I love you. It seems when he says it the words are so powerful they punch through the pages and leave big cavernous holes. He is the type of character who drives a person mad beyond reason with his arrogance. Nevertheless, it’s the depth of his love for Becca –some may call it devotion, other may say ghostly stalking- that will endear him to you on every level. It is madness. Beautiful, sweet madness.
Overall, Haunted is a definite must read for fans of dark twisted romances. Everything Dana did in Spiritus she perfected in Haunted. She surpassed my expectations, upped the fear factor, and delivered a more flowing story. The pacing and grammatical errors greatly improved, which in turn left me in awe of a phenomenal story. If you are a lover of creepy tales with swoon worthy characters, you must read the Spiritus Series because frankly, you will be thanking me later. ...more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Purchased Reviewer: Sarkia
It seems like readers of this novel aOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Purchased Reviewer: Sarkia
It seems like readers of this novel are either split into two categories: the haters and the lovers. I can proudly say I belong to the latter.
Yes, while reading the synopsis of the book, you may groan and roll your eyes at this overused plot; I cannot deny that the idea of an alien apocalypse in a world with a corrupt government is one that has not been used endlessly before; but the writer pulls of this much-abused topic and shines a completely new light on it.
I don’t want to give away too many plot details, but I have to say that the character development in this novel is absolutely splendid, and that the twists are extremely well done. After a while my heart would be racing so fast because of the palpable tension in a particular scene that I had to read this in brakes; luckily, the author balanced out the angst with equal doses of humour and sarcasm.
The characterization was so well executed,; the plot so well paced, that eventually the book (well-Kindle) disappeared from my hands and allowed me to delve into the world of Cassie, Nugget and Evan. This is, essentially, what a good book should do; so anyone looking for their next big read-look no further!
Here are a few quotes that particularly stuck out to me while I was going through the text:
‘That’s what you do when the curtain is falling-you give the audience what you want it to hear’ (This may sound ambiguous and slightly irrelevant right now, but it fits in perfectly when put into context with the book)
‘It [these mass deaths] pushes the limits of our ability to comprehend…It isn’t about destroying our ability to fight so much as our will to fight’ (Perhaps one of the most honest lines I’ve read in YA literature)
‘Cruelty isn’t a personality trait. Cruelty is a habit’
There are so many more of these easter eggs scattered all over the novel. Yancey has a gift of putting into words the ideas that I just can’t seem to place; he is able to turn the scattered stars of our minds into constellations. (Oh lord, that sounds incredibly cheesy now that I’ve actually put it down).
There are slight flaws in The 5th Wave, of course-no book is perfect, the most annoying being the release date of the second book. I will not-I can not-wait for another year to find out what happens next. But for now I’m just going to picture a happily-ever-after ending because I can’t bear to picture anything but.
I’d say this book is a mixture of the Gone series, Angelfire, Enders game, and The Host, so I’d recommend this book to fans of those reads, along with anyone with a taste for great Science Fiction or paranormal romance! Happy reading!
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Publisher Reviewer: AimeeKay
I have been waiting forever to readOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Publisher Reviewer: AimeeKay
I have been waiting forever to read Be My Enemy, the sequel to Planesrunner by Ian McDonald! (Okay it’s been less than a year…but still!) So I was uber-excited to see this one in my box of goodies from D. Luckily I wasn’t disappointed and enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first book.
Be My Enemy picks up where Planesrunner ended. Dr. Singh is still missing and Everett is stuck on a frozen version of earth trying to figure out a way to find him. I think that Be My Enemy is slightly darker than Planesrunner. In Planesrunner there is the sense that everything will somehow work out alright in the end. It didn’t, but it still had that vibe. Maybe because Everett is more optimistic? In Be My Enemy however, Everett finally begins to realize that fixing his problems might not be as easy as he believed. I think that this change in Everett is interesting and it definitely shows him maturing and fills him out as a character.
I also really liked that McDonald began to really introduce the fact that in the alternate Earths there are also alternate people. Yes it had already been presented in the first book, but in this one it really looked at it and examined a lot closer. How different circumstances change the alternates and can cause them to take divergent paths from each other. Yet, even with huge differences there seem to be some ingrained traits, choices, and actions, that remain the same. I won’t go into too much detail because I don’t want to spoil it.
This one ends pretty much the same as the previous one. There is a cliffie and still LOTS of unresolved issues. Course this one also ends with a possible nano-plague invasion of Everett’s home world, so the cliffie here is a bit steeper.
Overall, I loved this book. Again, I was pulled in from the very beginning and enjoyed every minute of the ride. If you haven’t already read Planesrunner I would recommend reading it before you pick up Be My Enemy. The second book can be read separately…but there are some things that the reader might not understand as much if they missed out on the first one. For example Sen’s Airish slang. If you haven’t read the first book then it might get a bit confusing as to why she speaks that way (Again though there is a handy little Palari dictionary in the back). I’m giving it 5 out of 5 controllers and I can’t wait to see where Everett goes to next!...more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: NetGalley Reviewer: Heather
If you haven’t read The Immortal RulOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: NetGalley Reviewer: Heather
If you haven’t read The Immortal Rules, go read it now. While you could attempt to read The Eternity Cure without it, you’ll miss out on a lot of the back story of not only Allie, but you’ll be head scratching at a lot of the world. Plus, everything I write below will kind of be a huge spoiler.
Allison the vampire has left Zeke and her human friends at Eden. It wasn’t overly difficult seeing as she is a vampire and it’s a sanctuary for humans only. She’s on a mission to find her maker. The man that gave her the choice and taught her how to become a monster.
“But what type of monster you become us up to you…”
Torn between the pull of his call and a new one, Allie must make a decision. Her blood brother, the murderous renegade prince whom tried to kill her, or her maker.
Nothing is simple in this chaotic world filled with deadly viruses, vampires, and mutant creatures that threaten the population of bloodbags and camps alike.
This follow-up to The Immortal Rules didn’t disappoint. It had the right amount if suspense and surprise to keep me engaged and turning pages. The end was a bit predictable, but I’m ok with that. It didn’t ruin the experience and I’m looking forward to the next story.
I still love the story of Allie and Zeke. I know, I know vamp/human has been done to death. These two are different. Perhaps it’s because we see it from her side, and not a human perspective. Maybe it’s because Allie really isn’t like other monsters. She’s a katana wielding badass who won’t hesitate to save people she cares about, even if Hunger tells her to eat them....more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
I was pretty excited to review Fractured SoulOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
I was pretty excited to review Fractured Soul, book #2 in the Fractured Light Series by Rachael McClellan. I’m new to the series, and will suggest you pick up at the start, but was able to follow along just fine. However, some major stuff happens (no spoilers teehee) and I would have loved to be able to start with the first book. If you are reading this for the romance (swoon), start with the first book!
Llona finds herself at Lucent Academy, a school for auras and furies that her Aunt Sophie runs. She’s spent her whole life in the real world, went to a normal school, but the girls here are the complete opposite: spoiled and sheltered. It’s all done in the name of safety from the Valkan race, which feeds off of the Aura’s blood, ingesting the light, in order to remain strong.
When Llona first arrives, she feels off, as if something is terribly wrong at the academy. Naturally, she begins to snoop, with the help of her new friends and her Guardian love. Instantly, things just don’t add up and you find yourself sucked deep into the plot. Llona has already lost too much, so when the life of her guardian’s threatened, she begins to withdraw into her own foreboding thoughts, and pushes everyone away.
Then again, she has a secret. One that could destroy her, one that could consume her, and cause her to harm the very people she’s trying to save.
Overall, loved it. I can’t wait to read more and as soon as I have a free moment, I will read the first book. This is an enticing read that I didn’t want to put down. I laughed, I cried (seriously at the end), and I really fell in love with Llona, and I’m interested to learn more of Liam. Part of me wants to slap Sophie though, I mean she’s not horribad, but she’s not winning aunt of the year awards either. Regardless, every character’s well written with a distinct voice. I’d recommend this series for older YA readers, and of course those of us adults who like them too....more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers Review Source: NetGalley Reviewer: Me
Dare You To is a gut-wrenching tale of pushing theOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers Review Source: NetGalley Reviewer: Me
Dare You To is a gut-wrenching tale of pushing the limits, relinquishing control, and finding yourself in order to become who you are meant to be. I knew going in this novel would be explosive. Last year, Pushing the Limits was one of my top reads of 2012 and rocked my Contemporary Romance socks off. Dare You To is no different. The subject matters and themes of the novel are razor-sharp tough but also a reality for some of today’s youth. Not everyone lives a glamorous rock star life and others function just enough to make it through the day. And Dare You To doesn’t touch lightly on these gritty subjects. It thrusts you into the middle of Beth and Ryan’s struggles and forces you to live them angrily, crying, and in fits of rage and passion as they do.
Coming from a group of misfits with troubled (and that’s putting it mildly) pasts, I knew Beth was going to be a character that would melt my heart right off the pages. Her skin is so thick and heart so closed off to others except the few she allows in, it was hard to imagine anyone cracking or causing a small tear in her I-will-beat-your-a$$-if-you-even-look-at-me exterior. Her home life is brutal. And I’m sure anyone who’s dealt with an alcoholic parent or relative can relate. The constant torment caused by her mothers’ addiction left invisible flesh wounds on Beth’s skin. But like any kid, she still craved her mother’s love and would do anything to save her mother from herself. This unconditional love lands Beth at a new school and living with an uncle – and his new wife – both of whom she despises. It even puts her in the path of the all-American high school baseball star, Ryan.
Although I thought her love interest would be someone else, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I began to adore Ryan. He too was in a rut. Attempting to please his parents, Ryan does what he’s told even if he doesn’t agree. Reeling from the abandonment of his brother, Ryan only wants to play ball and make his parents happy. On the outside he personifies everything a kid should strive to be. While on the inside he’s holding onto hope and dreams of bringing his family back together and living a life he’s chosen and not one that his parents chose for him. And when he meets Beth, the niece of a famous town baseball player, he views her as his ticket in and a way to make everyone happy. This seems to work until he starts to fall for the girl with the filthy mouth, unlikable personality, and nose ring.
Katie McGarry knows how to write and portray rich, passionate, raw characters. The entire ensemble in the book felt real. Like you could pluck them out and place them in any home down the street. The love story is simply amazing and you’ll find yourself rooting for them until the very end and then wanting more long after it’s done. I can’t give this series enough praise. Even though Dare You To works as a standalone title, I do recommend reading Pushing the Limits because it too is an epic read and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one in the series, Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits, #3) . *swoon*...more
His Forbidden Touch, the second novel in the StoleOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers Review Source: Author Reviewer: Ariel
His Forbidden Touch, the second novel in the Stolen Brides Series by Shelly Thacker took me back to the days where romance novels had a plot and character development and adventure! Not to say that they don’t know, but they are a little more difficult to come by. His Forbidden Touch can be read as a standalone (or listened to, as I had the audiobook), so no worries if you haven’t read the first one.
Ciara is the princess of a kingdom under war. When her father finally negotiates a peace treaty with the invading prince, Damon, part of the bargain is that Ciara must become Damon’s bride. When someone makes an attempt on the princess’s life, however, she must venture to Damon’s country with a special guard.
Ex-knight Royce was banished from the castle by Ciara’s father four years ago, and he’s still a little testy about it. But when he receives a mysterious note telling him that his country needs him, he knows exactly who it must be from. He is not happy in the slightest about having to deliver a pampered princess to her new home, but with the promise of having his title restored, he decides to do the honorable thing.
I loved Ciara. I loved watching her character grow from someone who had never been outside of her own castle, someone who thought she could ride horseback across the country with bags full of unnecessary items, into someone who was feisty, and learned how to defend herself. I also really enjoyed Royce’s reactions as she continued to surprise him and defy his expectations. As much as she doesn’t wish to marry Damon, as much as she’s heard of his violent temper, she’s still willing to marry him, because she wants her country to finally have peace and recover from the war. Her sense of duty was admirable, and slightly annoying.
Royce was a pretty interesting leading man. He’s angry because of everything that he’s lost, angry that Ciara’s father doesn’t seem to care that he’s lost everything in the slightest, and angry that he is now required to escort a spoiled princess who doesn’t even know about what’s going on in her kingdom at the moment. I found myself really sympathizing with him, even when you find out why he was exiled. I loved how sarcastic he is. Sarcasm gets me every time. And the bickering between him and Ciara towards the beginning was priceless. But their fondness for each other grew throughout the novel in a really natural way, and I didn’t find myself rolling my eyes at it, which was nice.
The audiobook was pretty nice, it was narrated by Julia Motyka who did a good job keeping me entertained. She paused for emphasis in all the right places, quickened the pace in all the right places, and she didn’t put me to sleep.
Overall, I’m giving His Forbidden Touch 5 out of 5 controllers. It was really well written, the characters were developed really well, their relationship was developed really well, and I loved the plot....more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
River Road is the second book in thOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
River Road is the second book in the Sentinels of New Orleans series by the very talented Suzanne Johnson. Please, if you have not read the first in her series Royal Street do so now. If you love fantasy and mystery then you shall not be disappointed at all.
River Road picks up with Drusilla Draco (DJ), and the rest of her gang years after the Katrina aftermath we saw in Royal Street. She is now the lead Sentinel for her area, but is a bit miffed that the Elders have kept steamy, shifter, enforcer that is so-still-off-limits on as a Sentinel too. DJ feels she is strong enough, smart enough, and a powerful enough wizard to take care of business without his help, plus he makes more money than she does.
With two murdered members of the Green Congress, polluted rivers, a crazy-sexy famous undead pirate that she made endless promises to when she thought he would die in the beyond, plus the rivalry stewing between Jake and Alex Warin over her, DJ really has her hands full in this novel. I know, it’s a bit of a mouthful, but I promise you a lot of action, magic, preternaturals of the fin, fur, and underworld kind, and the mysterious elven staff is back at it again! Even watching her cat through the book brings a chuckle or two, so there is plenty of wit to keep you amused as the story progresses.
Ok onto my thoughts before I am tempted to give far too much of this wonderful story away. First of all I am in love with this series. When emailed asking if I would like to review the second book, I jumped at the chance. The world building is phenomenal, I mean really I want to live in this world. No, it isn’t perfect, but between the rich history and preternaturals, I just found it as awesome as JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter, just a US version, with adults, and more grown-up story line. I am a huge HP fan, so this is me saying “‘It’s all that and a bag of chips” (or whatever we said growing up in the 90’s.)
The character development was quite intriguing. While this is written in first person, we still get a real sense of each of them, even though we view them through DJ’s eyes. Alex is head strong, masculine, but underneath he really is an awesome, sweet guy. As the story progresses, we get to see it first hand as DJ notices him or notices little changes here and there. The dead pirate Jean we learn can send very uncomfortable signals, and DJ cannot help but be attracted to him, but we also get to see the softer side of the privateer that has her really looking at him in a different light. So while this is a first person POV, you get so much more as DJ not only watches these characters unfold before her eyes, but as she watched their development, readers do too.
Storyline was top notch, and I was sucked into this one big time. There was a perfect balance between conflicts, a progressive love story that has been in the works since the first book, and then the magical action. Laced into this all are the mysteries surrounding not only the murders, but the river pollution. I anticipated every new paragraph, every page, and in the end I left satisfied, but with a taste for more. This series is one you don’t want to put down, and you certainly don’t want to miss....more
Originally Reviewed At:Mpother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Joint Review By: Heather and AimeeKay
HOriginally Reviewed At:Mpother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Joint Review By: Heather and AimeeKay
Heather’s Thoughts on The Darkest Day:
The Darkest Day is best described as a captivating, sultry, sexy, page-turning read. It spans the genres of adult romance, urban fantasy, dystopian, and paranormal, which is not an easy task. Yet this author does it right, no, perfectly. Ok enough of my schmooze for now!
Our two main characters are Kelvin and Izel; one is a pookah, the other a Fionn, and both are sworn enemies from a feud that has been brewing for over a thousand years. They both live in a society that has the human race extinct, and residing on Earth are the many races of immortal beings. When immortals fight their battles, they can last forever, spanning millennia before they are finally laid to rest.
But what happens when Izel, though born to the Fionn clan and is their Warchief, finds out she is 100 percent human with a startling prophecy that begs her to turn her back and heart on the man, her captor sent to kill her, she has grown to love.
Kelvin is a razorback pookah who has spent a lifetime of bathing in the blood of the Fionn clan. He is even responsible for killing Izel’s father on the battlefield, and it was then, 1,000 years ago that Kel vowed to kill every last Fionn male.
Fate had other plans when she threw these two unlikely, though not unsuspecting to some, pair together to trek across the Scottish countryside. Ok that is all I’m giving folks, and I’ve left out an enormous part of the plot. There is only so much I can tell, and I hate spoiling books (and the like) for others.
This one will make my top 10 to read, so hands down I recommend it to those 18 and older who enjoy hot, sexy romance with a fantasy/paranormal twist. The world building was done quite well, and I loved the glossary in the back that went over every aspect of the world with a fine tooth comb. In my opinion, I love when an author goes the extra mile, especially if it helps to clear up questions, but you couldn’t fit it all into the story.
The pacing was perfect. I dove right into this story, stopping only to tell a friend she needed to read it now. It interrupted my life, and it was a much needed one at that! Every time I tried to put it down, I found myself giddy, needing to know what would happen next, asking myself if … and when it ended; I smiled, but secretly wanted more.
I laughed, I got angry, I smiled (a lot), and of course I cried when reading The Darkest Day. I felt, in my core, the excitement, the worry, the suspense, and the lusty romance was just icing on the cake. There are few books that can draw me into the pages, making me a bystander, feel just like the characters do. This is one of those rare treasures, and I hope you will enjoy it too.
AimeeKay’s Thoughts on The Darkest Day:
Paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres. This doesn’t mean I love every PNR I read. Some are just downright dull or annoying. However The Darkest Day by Britt Bury was neither of these. LOVED IT! I really got attached to the characters and I actually enjoyed most of the supporting characters as well. Bury did an awesome job bringing the characters to life and giving them depth and personality.
I also love the world she built. There is just soooo much possibility in it. No humans are left, but immortality doesn’t mean that you can’t be killed. And all the different supernatural species running around, they all interacted with each other in one way or another. Plus, Earth isn’t the only realm, Heaven and Hell get involved with Earth as well and then there is the ominous Cypher. I really hope there are more books in the series if just to explore all the possibilities.
Seriously I got lost in the book from the first page and didn’t want to come back. Fortunately the ending while satisfying, is obviously a lead in to another book. (I guess the whole Immortal Heat Series on the cover kinda gives that away too)
But really I can’t wait for the next book. I hope it’s about Ian, but at the same time I hope to find out more about Ramsey and even Andrew. (Certain lines in the story make me think he has a little more to him than just an uppity battle chief!)
Definitely a great book to pick up! Even though it is part of a series it is still good as a standalone novel. I’m giving it 5 out of 5 controllers! Awesome book, can’t wait to hear about when the next one comes out it’s definitely going on my wish list!...more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Publisher Reviewer: Heather
Since Beth’s arrival, I’ve been waitOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Publisher Reviewer: Heather
Since Beth’s arrival, I’ve been waiting for this story to be told. The initial spark set off a few stories ago (However, this still reads as a standalone, but you’re crazy not to read the entire Titan Series). While it’s taken a back seat as the team members have worked their jobs and found loves of their own, I just knew Cristin Harber would have to revisit the story of Beth and Roman.
The tension is live and wired. You feel the give and pull between these two as they struggle to overcome their pasts in order to blow up their futures. And that’s a Harber specialty or should I say a Titan specialty. Beyond the romance, our CIA girl Beth faces an equally tense situation. It might be more than she can chew, but Titan has her back, and that means Roman Hart—the one man who might make her forget. His presence alone complicates her future with not only her case, but possibly the CIA. If she blows the job (pun intended), she might wind up as a permanent handler and shunned from the field.
Of course, I won’t spoil it for you, but if you’re looking for another knock your socks off alpha romance, you’ll find it in the Titan series. As always, I’m impatiently awaiting the next in the Titan series, but I fear it might be our last as there’s only one man left (and yes, that’s a hint). ...more
Inhuman by Kat Falls was a fantastic read, andOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers Review Source: NetGalley Reviewer: Ariel
Inhuman by Kat Falls was a fantastic read, and the first book in a new series that I am now hooked on. Fair warning: if you dislike love triangles in which Boy A is a good guy, and Boy B is a bad boy who is extremely snarky/sarcastic, I wouldn’t suggest picking it up. If, however, you don’t mind this triangle, and you’re interested in a plot involving half of America being wiped out by a disease that turns people feral, full steam ahead!
Inhuman takes us to a futuristic America where a disease called Ferae has infected about half of the country. The disease infects humans with animal DNA and they take on animalistic characteristics. Eventually the infected become feral and they lose their humanity. A giant wall was built to separate the west side of the country with the east side, now known as the Feral Zone. Lane, our protagonist discovers that her father is actually a fetch, someone who illegally sneaks into the Feral Zone to retrieve items left on the other side of the wall during the exodus, items that people pay for him to retrieve. Now Lane must sneak to the other side of the wall to tell her father to do a fetch for someone who has the power to either have him shot on sight, or make his criminal record go away.
Lane was a girl I enjoyed reading about and following on her journey. She begins the story on the west side of the wall, going to school, doing her homework, free of all diseases. Even diseases that aren’t contagious are cause for isolation on the healthy side of the wall. It was entertaining to watch her grow as she journeys into the Feral Zone, in search of her father. She deals with monsters she had only heard about in bedtime stories, and she learns what it means to get dirty. She has a quirk where she tightens her ponytail holder to stay more focused because she believes she thinks clearer when her ponytail is tightened. This is a small detail mentioned towards the beginning of the novel, but it remains part of her personality. Every now and then throughout the rest of the novel, she tightens her ponytail, and you know she’s trying to remain focused, so I thought that keeping that really minor character detail in there was really cool.
Our other two main characters are Everson and Rafe, the two other points in our love triangle. Everson is a line guard, a branch of the military that keeps people outside of the Feral Zone, and the people who are already in the Feral Zone to stay there. He has been helping Dr. Solis, who also works for the country, by collecting infected blood of the different animals. Only when all of the strains of Ferae are collected can they begin to look for either a cure or a vaccine. I didn’t dislike Everson, he had his moments where I liked him and he had his moments where I forgot he was there. He is passionate about finding a cure for Ferae, which was nice because it gave him a goal, but he wasn’t necessarily my favorite.
Rafe is the “bad boy” character in the love triangle. He grew up in the Feral Zone and he offers to help Lane find her father. While he is helpful, he is also sarcastic, snarky, and has a tendency to make sexual comments, whereas Everson is the more conservative of the two. I tend to favor Rafe over Everson, because I enjoy sarcasm and I felt like he was a more real character having grown up in the mess that Ferae created. He hunts down rogue ferals and tries to keep the other humans in the Feral Zone safe.
This was a really enjoyable read for me and I plan on continuing the series. It was well written, interesting plot, and great characters. Overall, I’m giving Inhuman 5 out of 5 controllers. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series....more
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers, Royalty Award Review Source: I bought 3 copies of it! Reviewer: Me (total fangirl)
FinOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 Controllers, Royalty Award Review Source: I bought 3 copies of it! Reviewer: Me (total fangirl)
Finallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly!!!!! WARNER! Just…WoW…I think I’ve waited for this moment since Shatter Me. Warner is literally, literally, LITERALLY HOT. I can’t even describe it. This review is not going to be a typical review, but a series of quotes. Because, dang…there are so many. Dang this book is so good. Dang I’m so jealous of Juliette. And the only way I can do Ignite Me justice is by using Mafi’s own words.
This review contains MAJOR spoilers from Ignite Me…read at your own risk….
The Comedy…Oh Kenji…
Warner leans back, just a little. “Tell me what you want,” he says desperately. “Tell me what to do,” he says, “and I’ll do it.” “This is, by far, the craziest shit I have ever seen,” Kenji says. “I really never would’ve believed it. Not in a million years.” “It’s like a soap opera.” Ian nods. “But with worse acting.” “I think it’s kind of sweet,” Winston says. I jerk back, half spinning around. Everyone is staring at us. Winston is the only one smiling. (Page 175 hardcover)
“So,” he says. “I don’t see you for twenty-four hours and you and Warner go from let’s-hug-in-super-dramatic-fashion to let-me-give-you-an-ice-cold-shoulder, huh?” Kenji is tracing shapes into the mats underneath us. “Must be an interesting story there.” (Page 2013 hardcover)
“It’s weird, isn’t it?” he says. “What is?” “If we were naked right now, I’d be dead.” “Shut up,” I say, laughing against his chest. We’re both wearing long sleeves, long pants. As long as my face and hands don’t touch his skin, he’s perfectly safe. “Well, it’s true.” “In what alternate universe would I ever be naked with you?” “I am just saying,” he says. “Shit happens. You never know.” “I think you need a girl friend.” (Page 215 hardcover)
“I’ve never seen him in sweatpants before.” I try to sound normal. “I’ve never seen him in shorts.” Kenji raises and eyebrow at me. “I bet you’ve seen him in less.” I want to die. (Page 233 hardcover)
“Have you never looked in a mirror?” I ask, angry now. “Excuse me?” “You’re perfect,” I tell him, so overcome I forget myself. “All of you. You entire body. Proportionally. Symmetrically. You’re absurdly, mathematically perfect. It doesn’t even make sense that a person could look like you,” I say, shaking my head. “I can’t believe you would ever say something like that—” (Page 200 hardcover)
I’m beyond rational thought. Beyond words, beyond comprehensible ideas. Seconds are merging into minutes and hearts are collapsing and hands are grasping and I’ve tripped over a planet and I don’t know anything anymore, I don’t know anything because nothing will ever be able to compare to this. Nothing will ever capture the way I’m feeling right now. Nothing matters anymore. (Page 318 hardcover)
He wraps my legs around his hips and dips me backward until the mattress is under my head and he leans over me, cupping my face in his hands, his thumbs two parentheses around my mouth and he pulls me close and he kisses me, kisses me until time topples over and my head spins into oblivion. It’s a heavy, unbelievable kiss. (Page 319 hardcover)
He kisses the curve of my shoulder. My shoulder blade. Five kisses down my spine, one softer than the next. “I will be here every night,” he whispers, his words so soft, so tortured, “to keep you warm. I will kiss you until I can’t keep my eyes open.” My head is caught in a cloud. Can you hear my heart? I want to ask him. I want you to make a list of all your favorite things, and I want to be one it. (Page 332 hardcover)
“I have never known this kind of peace. Never known this kind of comfort. And sometimes I am afraid,” he says, dropping his eyes, “that my love will terrify you.” (Page 333 hardcover)
My hands move to his pants. His eyes fly open. “Close your eyes,” I have to tell him. “No.” He can hardly speak. “Close your eyes.” He shakes his head. “Fine.” I unbutton his pants. Unzip. (Page 334 hardcover)
Poor Adam…please find some peace…
“She looks at that psycho like she’s in love with him,” Adam barks back. “You think I don’t know what that look is? You think I wouldn’t be able to tell? She used to look at me like that. I know her – I know her so well—” (Page 169 hardcover)
“Because I don’t want to die,” he says to me. “Because I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out how to feed my little brother and I’ve come up with exactly jack and shit in the way of solutions. Because it’s cold as hell outside, and he’s hungry and because our electricity is going to get shut off soon.” Adam is breathing hard. “I didn’t know what else to do. So now I’m here, my pride in the toilet, hoping I can stay in my ex-girlfriends new boyfriend’s bachelor pad, and I want to kill myself.” (Page 259 hardcover)
“It doesn’t matter anymore.” I’m staring at my hand in his, his refusal to let go. “We would’ve ended up in the same place sooner or later.” “That’s not true – this is proof!” he says, holding up my hand. “We could’ve made it work—” “We’re too different now. We want different things. And this?” I say, nodding at our hands. “All this managed to prove is that you are extremely good at turning me off.” (Page 307 hardcover)
By this point, if you are not completely convinced, dying, swooning, utterly salivating to read Ignite Me…then, all hope in humanity is lost. Tahereh Mafi has single-handedly created something so beautiful with her mastery of words it’s indescribable. I can’t even properly express how much I enjoyed this entire series. I cried. I laughed. God I fell completely and madly in love with a fictional character. Juliette’s transformation from scared girl to woman was amazing and so very well written. I don’t think I could have asked, begged, or wished for a better ending to this stunning trilogy. This is how books are supposed to be written. This is how words are supposed to be meshed together. Thank you, thank you, thank you Tahereh for bringing such joy to my world in the form of these characters!
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author via Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
Lonely Souls is a new seOriginally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author via Blog Tour Reviewer: Heather
Lonely Souls is a new series that is written by a much loved author, Karice Bolton. Her tone of writing has quickly become a personal favorite as she creates these wonderfully imagined urban fantasies for her readers to lose themselves in. Please join me as I dive into Lonely Souls, the beginning of what I expect to be unlike any other.
Tris is a young woman about to embark on a new adventure; she is of age to become a full member of the local coven of witches. Right before the lavish event can take place, Tris’ mother disappears without a trace. While the police haven’t closed the case, a shocked Tris must watch as the coven declares her dead. But she knows deep in heart and soul that she is still alive.
Slowly clues start to arise, and with the help of a deliciously handsome old childhood friend, they begin to form a much larger picture. One that leads to her mother being kidnapped. But they won’t stop there, no, they want Tris too.Between grieving for the loss of her mother, and trying to find out why, Tris may discover more than her heart can handle. While she builds walls to protect her fragile heart, Logan desperately attempts to win her over. If he fails she may become a lonely soul, forced to wander for eternity alone.
It’s not a big secret that I quickly became a fan of Karice Bolton when I first got to read her Watchers Trilogy. Yet this series is taking on a different paranormal angle. When any author does this, it can leave a lot of room for speculation. This is especially true when you make a jump from fallen angels to witchcraft. But in my humble opinion, she hit the nail on the head with this excellent beginning to a series that I will be sure to follow....more
Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Reviewer: Heather
Cataclysm is the finalOriginally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Reviewer: Heather
Cataclysm is the final block in this trilogy, and it didn’t fail one iota. BUT if you have not read Awakening or Legions, the first two books, please read them now. There are massive spoilers below if you chose not too.
The final leg picks up right where Legions left off. Arie is gone, and Cyril is on his way back to Athen and Ana to begin the awakening process. The hoards of dark demons are also increasing in their numbers, and this leaves much to be answered for. The dark demons are now actively recruiting innocent humans to join their ranks under false pretense and hopes of immortality.
Ana is torn between the secret Arie has forced her to keep in order to save Cyril from turning to the dark side, or coming clean to end his pain. The truth is, Arie made the conscience choice to be reborn in hopes to divert his attention from trying to sacrifice himself. In doing this she also gets to test out the memoirs, which have always been thought a myth, to see if they help to speed up the awakening process. If successful it could turn years apart into mere days, and this could become a major turning point in the fight against the dark demons.
Will our loving quad of white demons succeed in over throwing evil once in for all? Does Cyril forgive Arie for her deceit? Can Ana come to terms with creating an army of white demons to even the playing field? Will she find the good in the darkness, no matter how evil the person or demon may be? You all know the drill!
I was really, really saddened knowing that this was the final book. I teared up at the end knowing I would never read about Ana, Athen, Arie, Cyril or even the adorable Matilda. But I know all good things must come to an end, and thus with tear filled eyes I said good-bye to these characters who I have felt were enticing, interesting, beloved, and well written. Throughout the series I’ve been a bit angered when I’ve read the views of others who have compared them to another popular paranormal book. I’d like to say that I disagree with them, and I do wonder if they actually read the stories.
If you remember from my review of Awakening, I had pointed out that I was unsure about a story on fallen angels. Karice Bolton has changed much of my view with her stories alone. It’s not that I fear stories based upon religion, mythology, or any of that. I just never expected such a heart lifting story about love, compassion, and doing what is right for the greater good to come out of one trilogy based upon a race of immortals that were shut out of Heaven. The white demons do what is right, with no reward, all in the name of love. If we humans could only do so much we could make this world a much better place.
Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating:5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Bewitching Book Tours Reviewer:Heather
If you have yet to read thOriginally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating:5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Bewitching Book Tours Reviewer:Heather
If you have yet to read the first book, My Boyfriend Merlin, then please drop everything, and go read it right now. There may be slight spoilers if you continue to read below as some of the first book will bleed into this review, and there is nothing I hate more than spoiling a good, no scratch that, great read for others. Please consider yourself warned.
My Merlin Awakening picks up shortly after where My Boyfriend Merlin left off. Ryan has pulled the sword, but in order to protect the candidate he loves, Merlin takes the credit. Of course he also attempts to expose magic to the world, but he is thwarted in this attempt. Merlin also chooses, albeit a difficult choice, to let Ryan go in order to keep his visions, and attempt to save the world from its judgment day.
Vane, the brother of Merlin, endlessly attempts to win Ryan, but even as her boyfriend he can’t seem to break through her heart. No, that heart refuses to make a choice. She has feelings for both brothers, but the only thing they seem to have in common is trying to control and protect her.
Can Ryan make a choice between the one she wants to save, and the one she truly loves? Does her choice affect more than just her? Will she ever come to terms with being the chosen one before it’s too late?
Author Priya Ardis delivers once again with a page turning, life interrupting, teasing story line. I am already longing for the next story, though I am saddened to know the next will be the last. This author has a distinct knack for weaving in legend with the modern twist. If you had the chance to read My Boyfriend Merlin, then My Merlin Awakening will not disappoint you one single iota!
I wish I could just blurt it all out, but then you wouldn’t have a reason to read it for yourself. This is an author that shouldn’t be overlooked, and although she is a YA writer, adults will love, no, cherish the stories she shares. I look forward to the final story, but I hope Ms. Ardis continues to grace us with her writing for years to come....more
Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Reviewer: Jennifer
After reading my revOriginally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers Review Source: Author for Honest Review Reviewer: Jennifer
After reading my review of her book Pride’s Run, Cat Kalen decided to send me it’s sequel in hopes that I would enjoy it as much as I had the original. And she was successful!! Cat Kalen, once again, stole my heart with her newest book in A Wolf’s Pride Series, Pride Unleashed. I was hooked from the time I opened the book till the time I turned the last page. My favorite thing about Cat’s writing style is her ability to project the characters emotions into the reader. Most authors attempt this, but instead only manage to confuse readers. Thankfully, I have never had this problem when reading Cat’s books. In fact, her words are powerful.
This installment begins two weeks after the original ended. After living in Canada for a short time, Pride has returned to her master’s estate to free the rest of her pack with the help of Logan and his family. In order for her plan to succeed, she has to convince her former master that she is still loyal to him. Among trying to trick her master, she must also try to keep clam while Logan is being held as a prisoner.
Even more problems arise when she quickly finds out that things are very different from the way she left them. New pack members have been enslaved and the old members resent Pride for leaving. And as if things couldn’t get more stressful, Pride has to deal with the constant animosity between her mate and Stone which only grows worse when the truth behind Pride and Stone’s mental bond is revealed.
The drama between Pride, Stone, and Logan was my favorite part of the entire story. In my opinion, a love triangle always makes for a good story. Add werewolves, and it’s bound to be a tremendous emotional ride. Cat is becoming one of my favorite authors. Her attention to detail is addicting and enthralling. And as I said in my last review “as long as she keeps writing, I’ll keep reading”. ...more