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'Don't Be Afraid' is the fourth novel in Daniela Sac Originally posted on This Chick Reads
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'Don't Be Afraid' is the fourth novel in Daniela Sacerdoti's Glen Avich series and a book I've been so excited about. As Daniela is one of my favourite authors I won't hide that I had high expectations. But no matter how high my expectations were, this book exceeded them all.
Why is writing a review for a book you absolutely loved the hardest? I'm certain no matter what I say in my review, that I won't do the book justice...because it's one of these rare gems, a book that spoke to my heart and completely draw me in its magical world where I was a listener, an observer, a witness to a great pain.
As all the others Glen Avich novel, 'Don't Be Afraid' is poignant, full of emotions and concentrates on sensitive topics. We meet Isabel Ramsey, who's nothing but a shadow from the lively, gorgeous Bella she once were. She's suffering from depression and every day is a battle for her. It seems like the whole world is closing in on her, and even her beloved husband, Angus can't help her out. She's refusing to take her medicines, has so many dark thoughts going through her mind and is a danger to herself. But when her husband employs Clara, a mysterious stranger, to care for Isabel while he's away for work, things start changing. As we follow Isabel through her life, which is all shades of dark, exploring her past and all the things that trapped her inside of the house, we realize hope and help sometimes do come in a strange way.
What makes this book so special is it's character driven and even though it's fiction it will make you sympathize with Isabel and actually feel her pain. I'm not familiar with depression, despite having some down moments in my life (just like most of us have), however being in contact with some people who are fighting depression, I do believe the author authentically portrayed everything that comes along with it. The constant fear, the unexplained anxiety, not being able to feel the light despite seeing it... it's all described so vividly and it make me feel...pain. Can I say I enjoyed it? Not in the true sense, no. This is not a book you'll enjoy, but it is definitely one you will love. It's hard reading about someone else's pain, and the descriptions of their state are so vivid, I really felt everything Isabel was feeling. And it was painful and everything but enjoyable.
But as in all her other novels, Daniela shows us there's always hope, even when everything seems so dark. Who are the people we can rely on? Who are the people that would never abandon us despite not recognizing us anymore? As in the other Glen Avich books, there's a paranormal twist entwined perfectly with the rest of the story. I'm not the biggest fan of anything paranormal, but Daniela spices up her books with just the right dose, creating a wonderful, poignant story with a bit of magic.
I absolutely love Daniela's writing style, I could actually see how she's grown as an author, following her back from 2011 when I read the first one in this series, Watch Over Me, which was her debut. Despite 'Watch Over Me' being still my favourite book of hers (because I was going through some very tough period and it kind of helped me get through it), 'Don't Be Afraid' is equally beautiful, focused on the characters and delivers a strong message. I absolutely recommend this book and the whole series to everyone who enjoys women's fiction. The books though connected by setting, can definitely be read as stand alones, despite some of the characters from the previous book/s making a short appearance in each of the books. Big, fat five stars because I totally loved it! I hope there will be another book in the Glen Avich series, because seriously, I can't let go off that place. And I can't imagine my life without Daniela's books so really hope there will be a new one soon. As you see, I'm a HUGE fan of Daniela and absolutely adore her books. They are all beautifully written and magical, and with this book Daniela once again shows her great talent for creating an atmospheric read which is quite an emotional roller coaster. Add this book to your TBR piles, trust me, you don't want to miss it. ...more
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'Time to Die' is Caroline Mitchell's third novel, and second one in a series involving a psychic detective (Jennifer Knight) who solves crimes that involve a supernatural element. The first one in the series is 'Don't Turn Around' which I read this summer but haven't had the time to review yet due to my busy agenda. But I definitely enjoyed it and review will follow soon, that I can promise.
But no matter if you've read the first part or not, 'Time to Die' can be easily read as a stand-alone, as the only thing these novels have in common is the main character, detective Jennifer Knight.
In 'Time to Die' we follow Jennifer as she's working on the case of a serial killer known as 'The Raven'. Having psychic abilities, Jennifer is part of a special police unit called 'Operation Moonlight' working on rather mysterious cases involving the supernatural. She's a dedicated and hardworking woman, doing the best with her team to find a serial killer who kills in a rather unusual way. After meeting their victims, The Raven reads their fortune by tarot cards and predicts their end to the slightest detail. Team Operation Moonlight is working hard on finding more clues to find the killer, however it seems The Raven is always one step ahead of them. What's worse, the police can't find any connection between the victims, or the way they are connected to the killer.
'Time to Die' was a book I really had high expectations for and I'm happy to say Ms Mitchell sure delivers. I read the book in less than 24 hours and was hooked from the very begging. I haven't read many thriller/crime books with a paranormal element, however Ms Mitchell manages to blend the paranormal to a perfection and create a dark, gripping story that will keep you turning the pages. There was one big twist near the end which totally took me by surprise, and I was fascinated with how Ms Mitchell managed to to keep the suspense till the last page.
Another strong feat of Ms Mitchell as a writer is the fact she creates fantastic antagonists. The Raven is a brilliant character, the ultimate bad guy, however in a strange way he got under my skin I even started to like him. I especially loved those parts told from his point of view, when we get to see a bit of his history, his miserable childhood and all the evil things he did in his life. I was fascinated with The Raven! In these chapters when he was talking about what got him into tarot reading I felt like I was getting inside his head. It was rather dark and very unpleasant, but thanks to Ms Mitchell's fantastic writing, I peeled a layer after layer, getting deeper and deeper inside The Raven's twisted brain. I wish there were more chapters told from The Raven's point of view as in my opinion he's an excellent narrator and had lots to share.
Though I liked detective Jennifer, I must say that I found The Raven more fascinating. I didn't feel like I completely got to know Jennifer and that's the only reason for not giving this book the max 5*.
Overall, this was such an interesting, dark and gripping read and one I'd recommend to everyone that loves their mystery/crime with a paranormal twist. I'll definitely be on a watch out for Ms Mitchell's future works. ...more
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I was introduced to Lisa Unger's work when I read 'In The Blood' earlier this year, which is absolutely THE BEST thriller I've ever read. Even months after reading that book and few more thrillers in the mean time, 'In The Blood' still remains high on pedestal for me and don't think I will read a book in the near future that will top it. When I found out Lisa Unger was publishing a series of novellas, I was sooo excited. I think all her previous works have been full length novels, so, I was really interested to see if Lisa will manage to create a creepy, gripping atmosphere in so little pages (as obviously is not hard for her to do that in her longer works).
I was over the moon to be approved for the first two parts in the series by Lisa's publishers on NetGalley, and started reading immediately. I must say, though I will review them separately, that I enjoyed this part much more than I enjoyed the second one. The Whispers is a great mixture of mystery and paranormal, something I haven't read in quite some time. I used to read more paranormal back in the days when vampires, witches, angels were a hit, but rarely do these days. So, in a way, this story felt refreshing and stepping out of my comfort zone. It tells the story of Eloise Montgomery, whose older daughter and husband die in a car accident. As expected, a lot of things change for Eloise and her younger daughter, who even stops talking due to the shock. Now, reading these pages after the accident hit me so hard and I even had teary eyes. I loved the way Lisa created this wonderful family and I sure loved Eloise's daughters and their normal, every day fights. They felt believable and really looked like a real, normal family. After the accident, Eloise starts experiencing some psychic visions, which of course freaks her out.
Now, while I loved the beginning of the story, and those strong, powerful emotions the accident got out of me, sadly the paranormal element didn't work for me. I somehow felt the story is too slow, and not what I expected it to be. Eloise seems like a great character, but while I strongly sympathized with her, I can't say I think she's a strong character. Of course, she's coping with the effects of the accident as best as she can, but I expected her to be more..I don't know, kickass heroine.
Overall, an interesting mix of mystery and paranormal, still I expected much more....more
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'Spirit' is the third and final installment in the 'Sarah Also posted on This Chick Reads
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'Spirit' is the third and final installment in the 'Sarah Midnight' series by Daniela Sacerdoti, an author I appreciate very much and love dearly. Daniela won my heart with her debut 'Watch Over Me' back in 2011, a book that's very dear to me and one of my all time favorites. Since then, she's written another adult/women's fiction novel and this series. While I was certain she's an excellent women's fiction writer, up until now I didn't have a chance to check out her urban fantasy series. When I got the opportunity to review this book for her blog tour, I was over the moon. It was the perfect chance to finally check out this series and see Daniela in a completely new light.
I must say things would have been bit easier if I've read the two previous installments. There are a lot of characters, and as interesting as they are, it took me some time to realize which one of them was crucial for the plot and which one wasn't. However, it wasn't so bad since the author made sure she included some facts about them, and make things easier for those who are reading the series in the wrong order.
I'm not the biggest fan of paranormal and everything fantasy and it's been a while since I've reached out for a book in that genre. But I really enjoyed this story and the wonderful fantasy world Daniela created. There sure are many characters, Sarah, Sean, Nicolas, Elodie just being few of them, but most of the story is centered around them and their fight against THE EVIL, in this case the King of Shadows. As they travel Poland in search of the portal between their world and the Shadow World, they are faced with many dangerous situations.
Fighting demons, both from outside and within themselves, they lead a battle against the evil trying to save the human kind and those of their 'kind', making sure Sarah, the Secret heir will stay alive and continue the race of these people with powers necessary to protect the world. There are strong feelings between Sarah and Sean however there are certain reasons why they are not allowed to be together.
As they fight the evil in Shadow World, they face all sorts of danger, temptation and even betrayal. As you can imagine, there's a lot of action and the pacing is fast. Lots of things happen, many stories are told and many characters (with different powers) are introduced.
If I had to sum it up in just one word, I'd say this book is INTENSE. Yes,that would be the perfect word to describe it. It's intense and pulls you in from the very first page. You get to care for each of these characters, rooting for Sarah and her friends, wondering what's gonna happen next and if they're all gonna pull it off in the numerous fights. As much as I expected this book to be good, it totally surpassed all my expectations. I think Daniela is definitely one of these authors who can switch genres with such ease and be successful both as women's fiction and fantasy writer. This is really not easy for many, but Daniela proves it's possible.
An action-packed, gripping read that you won't be able to put down. I'm very much looking forward to reading the other two parts in the series. ...more
Seems EVERYONE has been talking about this book lately! SERIOUSLY! I really HAD to check it out and see WHY everyone seems to like it! Boy... all thesSeems EVERYONE has been talking about this book lately! SERIOUSLY! I really HAD to check it out and see WHY everyone seems to like it! Boy... all these bloggers that absolutely loved it ARE RIGHT! Pyxis is freakin' incredible book! The story is very original and I found the characters pretty much realistic, normal, average teenagers any person could relate to. The story is centered around Corinne Finley, who discovers one day she has a strange family history. Under very strange circumstances she discovers her grandmother's little treasure, a wooden box with PYXIS engraved in old fashioned capital letters containing strange bottles of liquids. Are they food dyes? Because after all, her grandmother did like to bake. Now we come to the mystery part! She starts having strange visions of her grandmother Doris telling her to use these liquids to cure her twin sister Dorothy, who had a stroke same day Doris died. Hmmm, are these weird stories about twins' connections real? The story gets more complex as Corinne, Angeline and Mason (oh the cutest little thing ever) discover PYXIS is not just a wooden box! Pyxis, Guardians and Shields...This story will blow your mind and make you read this book in one sitting! I really loved this book! The story is very original, well written and the characters are well developed. The mystery/paranormal element just adds to the story and will keep you wanting to know what will happen at the end! Corinne is an amazing girl, a girl you would like to be your friend (or daughter), she's intelligent, brave and has a big heart. Her friend Ang is fantastic! She's her Guardian! As for Mason, he's simply adorable..very mature and uber cute! Now that I mention Guardians and Shields..what a fantastic symbolism!!! Our friends are really our Guardians and people we love (our partners) are really our Shields, protecting us form everyone and everything! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC BOOK you won't be able to put down! I highly recommend this to everyone that enjoys young adult! I'm really looking forward to reading the next installment!...more
I really had no expectations from this book since this is Mrs S.J. Clarke's debut novel. All I really knew was that the book contains paranormal elemeI really had no expectations from this book since this is Mrs S.J. Clarke's debut novel. All I really knew was that the book contains paranormal elements. But, now after reading it, I have to say I'm impressed! The book is actually mystery/thriller with a bit of paranormal and it's a very enjoyable fast paced read. The story follows Rebecca, who's daughter disappeared three years ago,but she is starting to have strong visions that will lead her to many discoveries. Dan Cooper, former FBI agent who worked on the case previously but gave up the search,is deciding to help her out again. This time, they are on to something!
A body of another girl is found.. Another one is missing... Rebecca's daughter is older in her visions, could it mean she is actually alive?
I have to say I'm a character driven reader, I want to "feel" the characters and relate to them. Well, the author sure succeeded in creating an original story with well developed characters. Being a mother myself, I could totally understand Rebecca's pain and her struggle to find Sabrina, and I sympathized with her greatly. This sure is one of those books that will get you hooked from the first page, suck you in the story completely and leave you sad when you're done reading..because you would want to read more! There is an adult content, I have to warn you on this (especially the younger population), and I found myself blushing few times, but even the romance parts were well written and implemented in the story just perfectly. Finally I would like to thank the author and the R2R Program from PNR&UFF group on Goodreads for generously offering me a copy of this book.I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next installment. Since I got this one as an e-book I will most definitely buy the paperback as well because I know I would LOVE to reread it again and have it in my collection of books....more
Boy oh boy.. I really don't know what to say about this. Lucy is dead. Her family and friends are dead. Could it be the whole human race is extinct? TheyBoy oh boy.. I really don't know what to say about this. Lucy is dead. Her family and friends are dead. Could it be the whole human race is extinct? They are ghosts. They can wonder freely and fly all over Earth, even Venus and Pluto. Yeap, you heard well!
I must say I have never been so confused while reading a book. Usually from the very beginning I know what to expect, whether the book will be about vampires, ghosts, teenagers, etc...etc. But this book just kept swirling me round and round. Is it a young adult book? Or a dystopian,paranormal..science fiction? I really can't say. Better to say ALL of it in one package. I do appreciate the effort Mr Corwin has went into creating an unique story and all that mixture of genres, but unfortunately it's not my cup of tea. I am not saying it's a bad book, but it's definitely not a book for me. I do love books that will intrigue me, but this one did confuse me a lot, and that's the main reason for the poor rating. However, despite the poor rating I am giving this book, I must say Mr Corwin sure has a vivid imagination and this is truly an original story. I know people around here read the reviews and that helps them decide which book to put on their TBR list, but don't let my review stop you from reading this book. If you're into science fiction and aliens, do check it out....more
"If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and you "If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and your secret will turn into regret. Love needs to be in the light of day. A secret love will eat itself and die, or eat your heart and kill you."
This is a story of a 35 year old woman, Eilidh, who's life is torn to pieces. After many attempts to have a baby, she and her husband Tom finally succeeded. She waited for so long to feel that joy, to feel those little kicks of the new life that is growing inside of her. Yet, she was not destined to have that baby. Shortly after the miscarriage, she finds out that her husband Tom is cheating on her, and that's when she decides..she needs a new life! A new life away of the painful memories, away from the failures. She is off to Glen Avich, this little place in Scotland she used to live when her mom and dad had marriage problems. There, she is reconnected with Jamie, once a friend..but could it be she is starting to grow feelings for him? Both Jamie and Eilidh have been very unfortunate in their love life, and they have both lost faith in love. But Destiny has plans for them,plans they are both not even aware of. Even when it seems everything is lost, help can come from the most extraordinary places!
Oh, I don't think I will ever be able to express with words how much I enjoyed this book! Maybe if you were able to see the river of tears I cried while reading it, you could understand me. Eilidh is such a loveable character, so unfortunate, yet so strong. I could be Eilidh.. Every woman could be Eilidh! It was really easy to relate to her, and to feel the pain she is going through. But oh no..you won't be sorry for her, you will admire her! She is a fighter, someone you would love to be your best friend or a relative. I look up to her, for her strength to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and head towards a new life. For even when the womb is empty and the heart is broken, hope is the last to leave. Make sure you never let it go, because When you let go off hope, you have nothing!
"Watch over me" is a debut novel by fantastic Daniela Sacerdoti. Funny, but while reading it, I didn't have the impression this is the FIRST book Daniela has written. I absolutely enjoyed every single page of it! By all means Daniela is a talented storyteller and someone that will surely conquer your hearts! Finally I would like to thank Daniela and her publisher for sending me a copy of this book. It surely is a diamond I am going to keep forever!...more
Hmmm, I really wanted to like this book.All my friends who have read it said it was good..yet, I am not impressed. Hold on, I'm not saying the book isHmmm, I really wanted to like this book.All my friends who have read it said it was good..yet, I am not impressed. Hold on, I'm not saying the book is bad..but it's not the kind of read I usually enjoy. Ok, I love paranormal and young adult so I didn't have any problems with the setting, the vampires,etc. Though I am not that fond of vampire hunters, I liked the beginning. Sloane could be Buffy the Vampire Slayer..but ends up being a vampire herself.Ok, I can understand this. So why the poor rating? Well mostly because I didn't like both Sloane and Aden. OMG when my friends hear about this they will freak out! Seems all of them had an immediate crush on Aden. But I didn't:) I just didn't find them that well developed so they can grow on me. Which brings me to the beginning, yes I found this book ok. It wasn't actually that fast read for me, because I did struggle on few occasions, but was determined to finish it. Am I sorry for reading it? Of course not, I think every book deserves a fair chance. Finally, I would like to thank the R2R program from PNR&UFF group here on GR and the author for generously giving me a copy if this book in exchange for a honest review....more
I want to thank the author and the R2R program for giving me a copy of this book.
Reviewing this book is really going to be hard for me. WHY? If you chI want to thank the author and the R2R program for giving me a copy of this book.
Reviewing this book is really going to be hard for me. WHY? If you check this book here on GR you will see it as part of a List BOOKS THAT GET YOU HOOKED. Well, I agree, this book got me hooked from the very first page, though I am not really sure why. Now don't go judging me, but I personally don't think the story is original, it did remind me a lot of TWILIGHT, and I did have some issues that bothered me a lot. But before explaining the WHY's for not thoroughly enjoying this book, let me say few words regarding the plot.
Maddie just moved to a new town to live with her grand-mother. She is a senior attending the local High School, and of course, she feels like an outcast. Everyone out there seems to belong to a group, or already has a lot of friends. Two months after her arrival, Chase Donovan, also a senior starts attending the same school. He seems to like her from the very first day, though he is not quite sure why. Dougal Lachlan is the weirdo, the creep that is constantly stalking Maddie, staring at her for hours and making her feel very uncomfortable. From the very first day he arrives at the school, Chase becomes Maddie's protector, getting even into a fight with the weird Dougal guy. Why does he feel so over protective over a girl he'd just met? Well sure, it could be love..but it could also be the fact that Maddie is THE KEY. Gryphons, mythological creatures, nightmares, shifters and of course, romance..this book has it all.
And now I come to the part "why I rated this book 3/5?" First thing that bothered me was the plot resemblance with some other paranormal books. I don't know, it just didn't feel the story was original (though there were Gryphons involved). But what bothered me the most were the dialogues between Chase and Maddie, and some of the other reviewers seem to "see" this as a problem as well. Well, Chase and Maddie are supposed to be 18, but somehow I felt them as they were grown ups. What I love the most in YA books is the teenage spirit, behavior, problems, way they act when in love..well, in this book it seems like the characters were not developed in the right direction. They surely don't seem like teenagers to me (or am I just old fashioned? Hmmm) Despite the flows I think the book has, I did enjoy it, especially the first half of the book. The second part I found a bit slow paced. So, do I recommend this book? Well...YES. Would I read the sequel 'Mara's Secret'? Oh absolutely! ...more
Pru Bailey has just found out that Laura Bailey isn't her birth mother, but her mother's relative that adopted her when she was 5 years old. She inherPru Bailey has just found out that Laura Bailey isn't her birth mother, but her mother's relative that adopted her when she was 5 years old. She inherits a house by her real parents and is on her way from California to New England to see the house. But the house is haunted by the ghost of Jane Adams, her birth mother that was stabbed to death by her father. At least, that's what the rumors say and the police who didn't really have much evidence, except the fact that Mr Adams committed a suicide after. The logical explanation was that it was a crime of passion and the reason for it were their marriage problems. However, Pru is suddenly having visions that will revel the mystery of her parents death.
I did enjoy this read, though it's a novella, and I rarely read novella's because I know I will have some issues mostly because they are too short and the author doesn't have the "space" to express him/herself. Yes, I had the same feeling with this novella too. It felt like the story would have been more interesting if there were more pages to it. What bothered me the most is the romance element in this book. It just felt like it was added during editing..Let me explain, I didn't mind the romance scenes and I am not saying they are not well written, but somehow felt they were introduced too early. What I loved was the mystery and action element in the story, that's what made this novella interesting to me. It felt like watching and episode from "Ghost whisperer" and I love that series. It is an easy and enjoyable read, and I am grateful to the author and the R2R program for giving me a copy....more
"There has to be something more in this world than what the average eye sees!"
Keegan is a sixtien years old elf! Now I know you will start thinking of"There has to be something more in this world than what the average eye sees!"
Keegan is a sixtien years old elf! Now I know you will start thinking of Santa and Christmas, but it's not that kind of elf. These elves are more human-like elves, maybe a bit shorter than an average human and with a bit sharpened ears, but overall very similar to humans. Keegan is gifted, her mother is a healer, her brother is a seer, and her father is the chosen one, the one that will lead elves in the great battle that is supposed to come. Keegan's brother Thaddeus, saw that Keegan will be married to Rourk and he is mighty good in predicting! But Keegan's life is suddenly shaken by finding out there's a great war going, and she must find out how to use and control her gift. A war is been going on since the beginning of time, but this has been shield from the eyes of humans"
Ok, I must admit this sounds amazing and even poetic, so even got me thinking of the symbolism..a war is indeed being going on, evil and good fight every day since the beginning of time. Evil and good in the human nature!
However, I experienced some difficulties reading this book. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it's a bad book, however I must say it's not actually my cup of tea. It was challenging I admit, so far in my "history" of reading I have never came up with elves (except the ones in Santa's stories), so I really didn't know what to expect. Though I guess, this may disappoint the author if she reads my review, but I have to stay honest, book about elves is just not my kind of read. But, before judging me (I hope you won't) I really gave this book a fair chance, yet I didn't like it that much. So you see, besides "my" problem with elves, whom I found really less interesting than vampires lets say, I had some major problem with understand the main character Keegan. I really didn't like her, I simply couldn't get into her "psychology" and understand her. She's a modern elf, with a Facebook and Tumblr account, ok I get that..but I really didn't "feel" her personality. There's a war going, yet I didn't feel the dynamics. I loved the fact that there are lots of dialogues, and the book is really easy to read, however, I am giving it 2 stars, and truly hoping I will enjoy the sequel more. My deepest gratitude to R2R from PNR&UFF group and the author for generously giving me a copy of this book....more
"Every couple of years the crescent moon turns a deep crimson color. It stays that way for three full days. It's the best time for spells to be cast "Every couple of years the crescent moon turns a deep crimson color. It stays that way for three full days. It's the best time for spells to be cast and for the positive energy to be drawn to yourself"
Now, how's the sound of that! Amberlyn Darksky is everything but normal. Living with her overprotective dad while not actually knowing her mother, makes her more miserable and sad every day. Lorena, her lovely mother, died while giving birth to her, and Amber is not only living with this cruel fact but also with her gift (or shall I say CURSE!) She has the ability to "see and feel" other people's memories, their joy, happiness, but also pain and sadness they have ever experienced in their lives. Too much for a 18 year old girl who never got the chance to really live, have friends, go out. Though her father Carmine strongly forbids her to apply for college, she feels the urge to breakthrough his "shelter" and discover what normal life is. But can a person that is not "normal" actually experience normal life? Despite her dad's disapproval, she is off to Minnesota and the Cyprus Falls University. But instead of finally having a normal life, enjoying college, making friends, partying like every other, she is about to encounter her Destiny! Vampires, paranormal creatures, mystery and romance..be aware, this book will have you totally sucked in from it's first page. What I truly admire the author for, now that I read the book, is her talent to describe events so vividly! Look out for the prologue and the moment Lorena is giving birth to Amber! Honestly, I could almost feel the pain she was going through, could smell the blood and experience the horror Carmine (her husband) is going through after receiving the news. Occasionally I could feel certain "holes" in the plot, but this didn't influence the pleasure of reading this book! Roxanne surely is a talented writer, building up her own unique style of writing and I will watch out carefully for the next installment!...more
I would really give it 4.5 stars, but I round it not just because of the fact I don't have that option here on GR, but because I am really giving credI would really give it 4.5 stars, but I round it not just because of the fact I don't have that option here on GR, but because I am really giving credit to the author for really entertaining me with her story. Mercy is a teenager, but she doesn't have the problems most teenagers have. Sure, she is "obsessed" with boys, but that's pretty much normal at her age. The "only" problem there is she's not allowed to kiss one, because she is a succubus.
"I wish I was a vampire if such things existed instead of a succubus. Based on the folklore, they were just as deadly but possessed the power to not harm anyone if they chose"
Now you see..She is really not allowed to have an intimate contact with a human, because she really doesn't know how to control her powers. The first time she tried to kiss a boy (Paul), ended up in almost killing him. Now, with Luke in the picture she really has to be careful. Not to mention Flynn, that awesome guy everyone loves, and Paul, her best friend, who I must say is my favorite of them all.
I really loved this book! It's a young adult with paranormal elements, and though there could have been more paranormal to suit "paranormal lovers" demands, I thoroughly enjoyed it. What I really loved is the fact that it was such an easy read that holds your interest until it's last page. It's well written and enjoyable read. Perfect even for those that are not much into paranormal books. I love Mercy, and though at times she seems confused, not knowing which guy to chose or what she really feels, I could totally understand her! The book sucked me in from the first page and I am really thankful to my buddies from R2R and the author for generously offering me a copy of this book! I am looking forward to reading the next installment! ...more