I won this book in a giveaway and was gifted an e-copy of this book by the author. Never having read any books by Leigh I wasn't sure wha...more My Thoughts:
I won this book in a giveaway and was gifted an e-copy of this book by the author. Never having read any books by Leigh I wasn't sure what to expect. Also I like to go into the book knowing nothing so that I am always surprised by the plot. So I hadn't read the summary or any of the reviews posted on the internet.
The start is a bit common where Anna is all depressed because of her best friend parting her and now she is all friendless and alone when two new faces enter, Jack and Lucy (Twin Brother and Sister). Anna is totally enamored by Jack from the moment she sees him. Then she hears some scandalous rumors about Lucy in from her classmate and kind of a friend Rachel, when Lucy decides to invite Anna at her home. Enter Julian. Long-time crushed on from afar, incorrigible flirt, and local artist.
So before I go ahead and spoil the book I'd like to stop! So basically the start was slow but the book progresses from there. I would have quit the book if I hadn't been intrigued by Julian. Anna is totally like any other teenager. Confused. I would be too if I had to decide between two swoon worthy boys. The plot revolves mostly around Anna, Jack, Lucy & Julian. And their parents. The mystery is what kept me reading. Although by the time I reached halfway through the book I guessed what the big secret is I still wanted to find out the reactions of the characters.
Anna was a bit annoying at times. I wanted to shake her hard and put some sense into her. I know people make mistakes but then learn from them too which Anna refused to do. I hate heroines who like lack self-respect and throw themselves on somebody they love. I hated Jack because of his hot and cold nature. Though he had his reasons for doing that. Lucy on the other hand was a likable character. I could see Anna and her friendship growing during the book. Although her attempt at attention was a bit too dramatic for my tastes. Julian was my favorite character in the whole book. He was by Anna's side whenever she needed him and was totally supportive. I know its very rude but he was the sole reason I read book one and will be reading book 2 because I am curious about what happens next with him!
I have to say, Leigh definitely knows how to keep the readers on the edge of the seat right until the end. And even then making the readers beg for more. Since book one ends on a slight cliff hanger I am thankful that I have book 2 (Undertow) as well. Thanks Leigh for giving a copy of this book to me !!
When I opened this book and saw the page count I was worried that I might not even reach half before striking it out. But surprisingly as I started re...moreWhen I opened this book and saw the page count I was worried that I might not even reach half before striking it out. But surprisingly as I started reading I didn't even notice on which page I was. Normally it would have taken me a day or two to complete this book but as I was being annoyingly distracted by my chores and study it took me 3 days to complete it and every time I left I was thinking what would happen next. Not what I expected !
I loved the story! The plot building, characters growing, unexpected twists, heart faltering moments all add to the fantastic world that Janeal Falor has created ! This was a refreshing read and a totally new take on warlocks! I will definitely be reading the next book in the series not because there is a cliffhanger in the end because there isn't one thankfully! I will be anticipating the next book because I can't wait to find what happens in the next book and whose story I will get to read!
I give a hearty thanks to Janeal for sending me this book ! (less)
I am not much of an Historical Fiction fan. In fact this is my third book in this genre. Also I didn't really know anything about 'Lady Godiva' or 'Pe...moreI am not much of an Historical Fiction fan. In fact this is my third book in this genre. Also I didn't really know anything about 'Lady Godiva' or 'Peeping Tom' before I read this book. So after the author Jenny Dare gave me a copy of this book in return for an honest review I searched on the internet about 'Lady Godiva'. I love retelling of myths and legends that was why I chose this book to read in the first place. I am glad that I chose this book.
Thomas's character was my favorite in this book. I loved how he was noble and shy. Lady Godiva's character was also good. I loved how she changes from a shy women to a bold women in the end. Though I would have loved to read more. The ending somehow felt incomplete and rushed up. There were a few grammatical errors which are not a big deal. In all I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of retellings.(less)
Fire with Fire is the second book in the Demonblood Series. Having read and liked the first book I was happy to read the second as well.
The book sta...moreFire with Fire is the second book in the Demonblood Series. Having read and liked the first book I was happy to read the second as well.
The book starts after two months of where the last book ended. Keiron is out on a mission and hasn't returned yet nor has he communicated with Liora or Lucky. Liora is doubtful that Keiron will ever return to her. So when there's a new guy who shows some interest in her she can't help but return his affections. Lucky on the other hand is sure there is something wrong. She thinks that Keiron might be in some kind of trouble and is desperately in need of her help. And she might be right too.
The second book in the series goes deeper into Bones and Lucky's relationship. We come to know more about Bones past and what he means to Lucky. Tatiana's secrets are also revealed and some more about her past too!
I loved the ending. And cannot wait for the next book in the series!
There are some secrets that are better left unknown and some truths that shouldn't ever be told. Blood will be shed. Friends will be betrayed. Enemies will be unleashed. Dark secrets will be revealed. Love will blossom. Friendships will be tested.