* I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest revSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
* I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review *
I love reading manga comics and when I found my favorite classic in manga adaptation, I can't resist reading it. Honestly, I liked this manga but sadly, I didn't enjoyed it as much as I expected to because I really didn't expect this to be a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice. The characters in this book really surprised me because they aren't the Darcy and Elizabeth I expect them to be. The Darcy character really weirded me out because I can't imagine him to be shy and awkward guy that blushes. He completely lacked the cool persona that original Darcy possessed. I liked Elizabeth at the beginning but as the story progressed she began to seem a bit over dramatic and annoying sometimes which made me cringe a bit. Some characters are full on ridiculous like Mr. Collins and Mrs. Bennet but surprisingly, I found myself enjoying them. I loved the beautiful art of the manga, it was eye catching, captivating and totally gorgeous. Everything from Regency England to Clothes is spot on and It would look even more beautiful if it was in color instead of black and white. The characters are beautifully drawn and their facial expressions perfectly displayed the emotions they are feeling. Mr. Darcy and Wickham definitely looked swoon worthy in this. When it comes to the manga, the art always comes first for me because It's one of the best aspects of manga comics and also the first thing that draws my attention. The Illustrator has really done a great job and I absolutely loved it.
Overall, I liked it! Though there are minor changes in the plot, the story stayed close to the original plot. Despite my issues, I really think this would make a great entertaining read but I must warn you though some parts may look silly and ridiculous....more
Riddle me this... “I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide. ButSame Review Also Posted In MY Blog:Dreamy Addictions
Riddle me this... “I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide. But you will be dead, by the time this is done... the timer starts now, and the games have just begun…”
WHAT DA F*CK DID I JUST READ?
“Hello, Madison. You may not know us, but we know you. We want to play a game. Here`s what happens if you lose…”
I can’t describe how much fucked up this book is and all the characters are totally insane. I was very intrigued when I read the synopsis of this book and the author’s warning note has done nothing but pique my interest. I also loved the beautiful cover of this book. This book totally blew my fucking mind with all its mind fuckery. I honestly didn’t liked any of the characters in this book because every one is pretty much screwed up in their own way but it really didn’t hindered my enjoyablity. Though this book was set around high school students it’s definitely not for young adults. This is my first book from Amo Jones so I really don’t know what to expect from her but I knew this is going to be another dark and twisted story. After finishing this book, all I can say that it is not too dark as expected but definitely a twisted and thrilling tale. I think this book is not for everyone because you’re either going to hate it, love it or maybe get repulsed by it.
“This is all a game, kitty. Bishop, me, the Kings – it’s a game, but it’s a death match.”
The story follows Madison Montgomery whose mother killed herself with Madison’s gun after killing the woman her father was having an affair with. When Madison’s father remarries, she moves to a new city and attends a private school named Riverside Preparatory school. Madison wants to start a new life at the new school but it seems her past makes it pretty much impossible for that to happen. At the first day of her school, she gets the attention of the bad boys of the school who owns the school and they’re also rumored to be members of a super secret club called “The Elite Kings Club”. She gets intrigued by everyone in the club especially Bishop, the leader of the group who can’t stop taking his cold eyes away from her. Her new friend Tatum warns her to stay away from the boys but she doesn’t know she’s pretty too late for that because they already had their eyes on her. Madison knew these guys are trouble and when she enters their world they turn her life pretty much upside down. It seems everyone keeping secrets from her that might be something to do with her. When all the lies and family secrets are finally exposed can Madison be the same again? Can she handle the truth?
“The students of Riverside Prep are just pawns in their sick and twisted games. They own this school, Madison.”
All the characters in this book are flawed and honestly, I didn’t liked any of them but I did enjoyed reading about them. Madison is a fiesty, stubborn and sassy character who don’t give a shit about what everyone thinks. She might be not my favorite female protagonist but it doesn’t mean I hate her either. Maybe I would’ve liked her more if she didn’t acted like a slutty character sometimes. The step sibling relationship between Nate and Madison seemed pretty disturbing to me because he calls her sister but he doesn’t mind ogling her body and making out with her*gag*. All the guys in this book are fucking A-holes. Bishop is totally alpha male, arrogant and dark. He always has a hard edged personality and has some sort of obsession with Maddy. The hate to lust or hate to love relationship between Maddy and Bishop is quite explosive and their hot chemistry is definitely off the charts. As for the secondary characters, we have Nate,Tatum, Tillie, Brantley, Carter, Abel, Hunter, Chase, Eli and Cash. Nate is Madison’s new step brother and also a total manwhore who loves to tease Maddy. Brantely is pretty hateful guy who has a mean and rude personality. I thought Carter is a good guy but he turns out to be another arrogant asshole. Tatum and Tillie are Madison’s new friends and I really enjoyed the friendship between these three.
“They are not the boys I suspected they were. They`re the kind of monsters you warn people about. Not naïve children, but adults. The kind who lie, cheat, manipulate, seduce, and kill, just to get what they want. They`re the kind you run from.”
The plot is thrilling, suspenseful, mysterious and engaging. Though the plot felt quite unrealistic, the story captivated me from the start. The pacing was perfect with no dull moments. As the mystery slowly unveils with each chapter, It was easy to predict how it’s going to end and the second half has literally kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. Seriously, this book was hard to put down even for a sec and I just finished it in one sitting. I liked the writing style of this book. It’s too bad that this book was told in Madison’s POV because I really wanted to know what’s going on in Bishop’s mind. Nevertheless, it made me even more excited to know the truth. This book actually reminded me of Paper princess but this one is far more twisted than that.
“In this world, secrets are weapons, kitty. It’s what stands between us and six feet underground.”
Overall, I loved it! It was a thrilling read filled with suspense, mystery, hot steamy romance and drama. I already knew this was going to end with a shocking cliffhanger and now I’m dying to know what’s gonna happen next....more
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Well, this was an interesting book to read but I really can’t say that it was mindblowingly amazing. Though the plot felt very realistic and intriguing, it failed to excite me as much as I thought it would. I liked the switching multiple perspectives of the story which brought tension to the story but sometimes it hindered my enjoyability. Reading this book felt like watching an above average sci-fi movie. I loved the sci-fi elements and super powers aspect in this story. I felt a little bit sad when the book ended with no alien interaction from the other world and I also want to know more about the Eye. Nonetheless, I think it’s a good sci-fi read that many sci-fi lovers would love to devour.
The story is about Max, a seventeen year old boy who’s having apocalyptic visions that pretty much messed up his life which eventually lead him to commit suicide to get free from the nightmares. Unfortunately, he gets saved by the cops and sent to an psychiatric asylum for teenagers with drug addictions and other issues. There he meets a therapist who helps Max with his problem and he says that Max is a genius and he deserves a better life. Later Max learns that his hallucinations are more than what they seem when he sees people he never met before but strangely they seem familiar to him. When he finally meets the other three, he discovers that they are same nonhuman like him and all of them have been on earth to fulfill a mission. Now the fate of two species lies on Max’s hands. With the military forces on their trail, Max needs to make a decision that’ll change everything.
Honestly, I can’t connect with any of the characters in this book maybe because I can’t relate to them. I liked Max but the secondary characters Vincent, Jamie and Noah pretty much lacked in depth and I didn’t care much about them. The character Max felt very realistic and I liked the character development of him. He started as a weak and naive teenager who doesn’t know how to deal with his visions and the special powers but as the story progresses he begins to grow strong. Vincent is kinda alpha of the group who always looks out for the safety of their group, Noah is a jokester of the group who always seems to be drunk and finally, we have Jamie who is sort of a mind reader, she can easily read your deep thoughts without any struggle. All four of them possess unique super powers and I enjoyed how they used their powers to deflect all of their obstacles to reach their destination.
The plot is unique and interesting. Though I liked the story, I have to be honest that I got bored in the middle part of the book. The plot is also pretty confusing at the start but as the story progressed I was able to put everything together and I finally ended up liking it but not loving it. The Eye, the strange alien satellite definitely brought intrigue to the story. The romance aspect in this book seemed unnecessary because it didn’t bring anything to the plot. The twist at the end is pretty clever, I didn’t see that coming. I quite enjoyed the action parts in the book and also the ending where things became more intense. As I already said before, the book was told in multiple perspectives[third person] but I mostly enjoyed Max and the military guys perspectives. The author’s writing style is okay, it is simple and easy enough to understand.
Overall, it was a good read! Though I didn’t enjoyed it as much as I expected to, I would definitely read it’s sequel if the author decides to write it....more
I love aliens but lizards definitely not my thing but I want this a give a try because of the intriguing premise and damn, this was good. Except for tI love aliens but lizards definitely not my thing but I want this a give a try because of the intriguing premise and damn, this was good. Except for the sexual abuse on women in this book, I loved every aspect of it. This book is freaking 1023 pages long and surprisingly, I never felt bored with the story. Honestly, I wasn't sure that I'm going to finish it because its really a loooong book but by skipping uninterested pages, I'm finally able to finish it. It was a great journey from the start and the main characters, Amber and Meoraq are amazing characters. Amber is one hell of a fiesty heroine and I totally loved her. Meoraq, our lizard hero is definitely not what I had expected him to be. He is proud, arrogant, spiritual, rough and totally alpha-male. I can't believe that I'm saying this but I absolutely loved Meoraq. Despite his jerk personality, he's always there for Amber whenever she's in need of help. I loved their banters and the very slow burning romance between them. I enjoyed how their relationship slowly developed with each interaction and banters. The world building is absolutely amazing and I really liked the vivid and descriptive writing style of the author. Overall, I loved it! But I must say this book isn't for everyone because of the lots of rape and violence in the book. Read this only if you're comfortable with the above themes....more
First of all, this was my first read from Ginger scott so I don’t know what to expect from her. Secondly, this book was pretty amazing. The story was
First of all, this was my first read from Ginger scott so I don’t know what to expect from her. Secondly, this book was pretty amazing. The story was emotionally heart wrenching and I wasn’t really expecting to get so many feels while reading it. It was really a well written book with great characters. This book is a perfect YA/NA contemporary read that deals with family, friendship and love. I’ve heard great things about Ginger scott’s book but I never gave them a try before and now I can’t wait to check out her other books.
Josselyn Winters was only nine year old when her parents broke up turning her happy life pretty much upside down. After that she was saved from death by a lone kid named Christopher who later disappeared from her life which has deeply hurt her. Now Joss is seventeen years old broody, rebellious girl living a miserable life doing reckless things and has no care for future dreams and ambitions. Her life is a total mess with her father being an alcoholic who didn’t care a thing about her. When Joss meets the new guy in town named Wes, she feels drawn to him. He reminds her so much of her Christopher and she always feels safe whenever she’s around him. Is he really her hero who saved her life when she was a kid? Can he save Joss from herself?
Joss is such a complex character where certain events in her life eventually turned her into angry, sad and reckless girl. I felt quite sympathetic towards her life when her whole world was wrecked apart and how she’s got to deal with her alcoholic father. I felt very angry towards Joss’s father behavior. Wes is an amazing character and I totally fell in love with him. He’s such a sweet heart who challenges Joss at every turn and brings out the best in her. He was always there for her whenever she needed him and those scenes are totally swoon worthy. Both Joss and Wes have their own issues to deal with. Joss was brought up in a foster care and lead a pretty hard life when he was a kid. The romance between Joss and Wes is definitely slow building. I liked how their relationship grew slowly by developing feelings with every interaction and building a deep emotional connection. The chemistry between between them is sweet and sexy. As for the secondary characters, I also loved Kyle, Joss’s childhood best friend and also her partner in crime. He is a great friend and I felt bad when Joss rejected him and I really really wish the author decides to write his story. I also liked Taryn, Joss’s other best friend but I mostly enjoyed Kyle and Joss friendship.
The plot is emotional and very well written. The story moved in a perfect pace and I didn’t feel bored at any point. I was hooked to the story right from the very start and all the emotional drama really touched my heart. Some parts of the story even moved me to tears and I rarely cry while reading emotional books. The twist at the end of second half left me so shocked that I put the book in a time out for a good ten minutes before continuing it and later the book ended with a cliffhanger that left me with so many questions. The book was told from Joss’s perspective and being in her head feeling all her emotions has pulled at my heartstrings. As for the author’s writing style, I absolutely loved it. It’s captivating and addictive through out. I also liked the characterization and character development, I think they are the strongest aspects of this book. Both Joss and Wes are well built characters and I really loved the way the author beautifully executed their story.
Overall, this was a great read! The story was heartwrenchingly beautiful and the unexpected twist at the end has left me dying for the next book. I really hope the author releases the sequel as soon as possible because the mystery and suspense is really killing me....more
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REVERSE HAREM ALERT!
Firstly, I loved the beautiful cover of this book and violet is one of my favorite colors. secondly, it’s a reverse harem genre so I knew nothing’s going to keep me away from this book. I was so excited when I first read the premise of this book and If you don’t know I’m total sucker for reverse harem genre. It’s very rare to find a good book with reverse harem and while reading Trickery I really felt like I was reading a RH manga. This book is so much fun to read especially with a hilariously clumsy character as a female protagonist. Although I loved this book, I have to be honest that the story lacked a bit. Nonetheless, it was entertaining through out and I liked the whole setting, interesting characters and the unique concept.
The story is set in a fictional place called Minatsol, a world of dwellers and sols. The dwellers are a non magical race that are treated as slaves. The Sols are the dominant race with magical powers where some of them are trained to become gods. Each year, two dwellers from each village are selected to serve the sols at the blesswood academy, the top sol academy in the world. Eighteen year old Willa is a cursed child and embarrassment of her village because of her clumsy curse that causes disaster wherever she goes. Because of her mistake, Willa and her best friend Emma is selected to serve the sols in blesswood academy. Willa gets pretty shocked when she hears her name because she never thought that she would get selected. When Willa and her friend finally arrives at the academy she gets the attention of the Abcurse brothers, five arrogant sols who loves to tease Willa and treats her like their new personal plaything. After she was officially tasked with serving the abcurse brothers, she needs to survive them without getting herself killed.
Willa Knight is a funny female character that I’ve never read before. She’s hilarious, ultra clumsy, awkward and a little bit weird. Her clumsiness might seem ridiculous and annoying sometimes but her silly antics never failed to put a smile on my face and I slowly grew to like her. The only thing that bothered me though was how fast she’s changed from hating the brothers to liking them. Coming to the abcurse brothers, I loved every one of them. All the brothers possess unique personalities individually that make them differ from each other. Aros aka Golden Aros is a sweet, handsome and flirty sol whose power is seduction. Rome also known as strength looks like a giant crusher and has a strong protective streak towards Willa. Siret is gifted with power of trickery and he always loves to tease Willa about her clumsiness and he calls her Rocks. Yael is persuasion gifted who has a huge competitive streak and he helped Willa a few times to get her out of trouble. Last but not the least, we have Coen, the pain gifted sol who can cause pain easily on anybody. He’s pretty interesting character among all the brothers and I would love to know more about him. All in all, the Abcurse brothers are kind of arrogant and rebellious sols who don’t give a f*ck about the Gods and their rules. I also enjoyed the friendship between Willa and Emma and I wish the author has focused more on their relationship too.
The plot is pretty good but honestly, I felt it was little bit lacking in some parts. However, I found myself enjoying this a lot and eventually I ended up loving it. There are some surprising twists in the second half that I didn’t see coming. The pacing is good and I was hooked to the story right from the very start and devoured it in two sittings. The whole story was told from Willa’s POV and I loved the witty writing style of this book. I’m already familiar with Jamin Eve’s books but haven’t read any books from Jane Washington so I really need to check out her books. They’ve both done a great job in writing this story because despite the flaws, I can’t help but enjoy it. The world was simply amazing! I really liked the world of Minatsol and also the magical system that resembled greek mythology. There’s also a glimpse of Topia, the world of gods and I would love to explore more of this world.
Overall, it was a great read filled with lots of humor! Though the book finally concluded with no cliffhangers, I’m quite excited for the next book....more
This book could’ve been my next favorite fantasy read if it wasn’t for tActual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book could’ve been my next favorite fantasy read if it wasn’t for the insta-love portrayed in it which pretty much ruined my enjoyability. When I read the premise of this book, it sounded like an exciting read with forbidden romance but I wasn’t expecting the cliched insta-love. I hate insta-love romance because they always annoy me so It’s a serious case of it’s not you, it’s me. I’m not saying it was entirely bad because I loved the plot, the setting and also the wonderful writing of the author. If you don’t hate insta-love romances then you might enjoy this book more than I did. I’m not familiar with K.A. Linde’s other works and this is my first book from her and I loved her writing style. I’ve heard this was her first YA fantasy book and she really did a good job in weaving this story and I really hope it improves in the next book.
In the kingdom of Byern, every year they conduct a presenting ceremony rite for everyone who turned seventeen. At the ceremony they are assigned a duty either in first class, second class and third class. The first class are assigned to the monarchs, the second class and third class citizens are assigned in military, merchants and farming. Seventeen year old Cyrene is a first class citizen who’s been training hard since young to get placed in the first class just like her brother and sister. At the ceremony, she gets selected in the first class and placed in a most prestigious position, an affiliate to the queen. She also gets the attention of the handsome King Eric whom she feels drawn to but she can never have him. When she receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book that only she can read, Cyrene begins to search for the hidden secrets. While on her search, mysterious murders happen around the castle that might be connected with her. With her feelings growing stronger for the king, Cyrene needs to make a decision between her freedom and love.
Cyrene is a strong female protagonist but I can’t say she’s my favorite either. She’s brave, strong, adventurous and loyal. The only thing I hated about her was her strange attraction to the king who is also married to another woman. King Edric is handsome, regal and protective. Honestly, I wasn’t impressed with his character and I can’t connect with him either. Prince kael is cunning, flirty, mysterious character who seems to have hidden motives. When Cyrene rejects his attention, he takes it as a challenge. Both brothers vies for cyrene’s attention but Cyrene only has eyes for one guy *cliche much*. I can’t help but roll my eyes with how cyrene and King Edric gets enamored with each other. I wouldn’t even care if Cyrene ends up with prince Kael. I’m glad the romance isn’t the central focus of this book because I didn’t liked the romance in this book and I also didn’t cared much about it. I like triangles only if they excite me but this one didn’t even excite me a bit. I’m fan of slow burn romance with angst and tension which this book heavily lacked. As for the secondary characters, I liked Cyrene’s friends Rhea, Ahlvie and Maelia. I enjoyed the girl friendship between Cyrene and Rhea and I want more of it.
The plot is engaging, mysterious and unique. Though I didn’t enjoyed the romance, I really enjoyed the story and the world the author has created. The story moved in a fast pace and there’s never a dull moment. Even though some parts of the story is predictable, it never stopped me continuing the book. The whole book is told in third person perspective. I loved the writing style of this book, it was addictive and I flowed through it easily with out any struggle. I enjoyed the world the author has created with unique customs and culture and I’d love to know more of this world.
Overall, I liked it! With the appearance of the mysterious braj, the story became more interesting. Honestly, I would’ve given it a four star rating if there isn’t a super insta-love in this book. The story finally concluded with a minor cliffhanger with so many questions left unanswered and I might read the sequel just to find out what happens next. ...more
Heir of Illaria is an entertaining YA fantasy read with an interesting plot and unique setting! ASame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Heir of Illaria is an entertaining YA fantasy read with an interesting plot and unique setting! Although I enjoyed reading this book, I wasn’t completely satisfied with it because of few issues. This is a clear case of it’s not you, it’s me. I didn’t put high expectations on this book but I was very intrigued when I read the premise of it. The characters are good but I was disappointed with how the romance was executed. Some parts of the story felt rushed and less detailed. However, readers who are new to this genre would definitely love this book.
The story follows Seventeen year old Wilona who lives with her grandmother in a village far away from the king’s Castle. Her grandmother warned her to never step out of the village but one day when she sneaks out into the kings woods her paths crosses with the kings soldiers. Her mistake brings the kings soldier’s later on her doorstep who tries to kill her. Surprisingly, she’s saved by a woman who claims that she’s a member of a resistance group called White Ravens. Later, Wilona learns that she’s the old kings daughter which makes her a princess and also a huge threat to the necromancer king. Wilona don’t know anything about being a princess or a sorceress. Before joining the resistance group she was warned not to trust anyone. When Wilona finally arrives at the White Ravens she’s in for many surprises and it seems like she also possess a unique power that can help them defeat the Necromancer King.
I liked Wilona! She is innocent and naive girl who hadn’t seen a violence in her entire life. She started as a weak character but eventually she grows into a strong character who can speak for herself. Ashton is a sorcerer apprentice and also Wilona’s love interest who helps wilona in discovering her elemental power. I wasn’t impressed with his character yet but I do really want to know more about him. Though the romance isn’t the central focus of the book, I think it could’ve been better executed. There’s barely any heart to heart conversations between them but suddenly they’re in love with each other and that’s why it seemed a bit awkward for me. The secondary characters are interesting but sadly they aren’t fleshed out well. Saffron is a kickass character and I liked her friendship with Wilona. Max is a character that I didn’t liked from the start and I pretty much hated how he treated Wilona like how she doesn’t have a say in anything. The necromancer king also the evil villain of this story is definitely not what I expected him to be and would love to see more of him.
The plot is pretty interesting but at the same time it was quite predictable because It’s a typical fantasy plot that I’ve already seen in lots of books. The story started with an exciting start but as it progressed, It slowly turned into less exciting when the plot took a slow pace with Wilona’s training. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the ending part and I wish the story was a bit more detailed and more action packed. The romance feels forced and It’s one of my favorite aspects in YA fantasy reads so it’s a bit disappointing. The story was told in Wilona’s POV and the writing is flawless. I liked the elemental magical system and also the kingdom of Illaria, they are the best aspects of this book. The book finally concluded with a minor cliffhanger and I might read it’s sequel but I’m not sure yet.
Overall, I like it but I don’t love it! For a debut novel, I think it’s a good start and hope the sequel would be much better....more
Fae are one of my favorite paranormal creatures and after seeing that stActual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Fae are one of my favorite paranormal creatures and after seeing that stunning cover, I couldn't help myself. I wasn't expecting much from this book but the premise said five handsome fierce warriors so I hoped at-least it's going to be an entertaining read. By Force turned out to be a good read with enjoyable characters but it does have some flaws. I was also tiny teeny bit disappointed that this book doesn't have any fae creatures yet so I'm really hoping we have some in the next book.
The story is about Isame who always dreamed of freedom and adventure. She wanted to travel around the world but her dreams shatters when her parents decides to marry her to her best friend Henry whom she only likes as a friend. When Isame and her sister travels to the town, she gets the attention of five fierce handsome warriors who are called savages. On her way back to her home, the savages captures her claiming that she is someone special and they are ordered by the king to bring her to him. Isame always lead a normal life and she don't understand why the king wants her. Being in the hands of her captors, she endures assaults both physically and emotionally. But one of the young captor named Remmie captures her attention who is gentle and kind towards her more than the others. With each day passing, she tries to interact with her captors even though they are reluctant to talk with her but in time they finally give in. Though the savages eventually grew to like her, they can't fail their mission because it would be going against the king that would mean death for them and their families. Will the savages hand her over to the king or bring his wrath on them by going against him.
I liked Isame! She is strong headed and sweet character. Even though she's physically weak, she's mentally strong and doesn't give up easily. She's also quite protective of her family and her loved ones. Remmie is a complex character despite his hard edged appearance, he does have kind and soft personality. I liked the relationship between Isame and Remmie but I was little bit disturbed with Isame's Infatuation with Remmie and also her intimate thoughts of him at the beginning because she doesn't even know him well at that time. However, I enjoyed the slow burn romance between them which was filled with lots of tension and angst. The other warriors are hard to like at the start but as the story progressed I grew to like them as well and I would love to know more about them.
The plot is pretty good for an entertaining fantasy read but I was really hoping for more action and magic. Nonetheless, I enjoyed every minute of it. Apart from few draggy scenes, the story is mostly fast paced and told from Isame's POV. The writing is flawless and easy to understand. The world building is great. I liked the whole medieval setting with some magical elements and mystical creatures.
Overall, I liked it! Even though it wasn't mindblowingly amazing, it has good plot, setting and characters and I would definitely read the sequel. ...more
This book was fun to read but I still had a few issues with it. Firstly, both the main leads areSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book was fun to read but I still had a few issues with it. Firstly, both the main leads are twenty years old but they really felt like teenagers. Secondly, the romance felt a bit rushed, unrealistic and a bit meh but I did enjoyed their relationship though. I really want to give this a shot after reading the interesting synopsis that sounded very promising and also because it’s a short novella. It’s a good read but I think it could’ve been better. Honestly, I would’ve loved it if the story isn’t rushed and there was more depth in the secondary characters. Nonetheless, it was a enjoyable read and really not bad for a novella.
Elliot is bored with her routine life and wants something new and adventurous in her life. When her sight sets on the new guy in the town, she can’t wait to figure him out. Carsen is a troubled soul whose mother’s death turned him into a cold and bitter person. When Elliot’s best friend Jace warns her he’s a trouble and stay away from him, Elliot can see that he isn’t what everyone thinks. When Elliot meets him at her new summer job, she gets pissed by his attitude and knees him in the balls. When Carsen realizes that Elliot isn’t judgemental like everyone, they both make a truce and begins a friendly relationship that quickly turns into something else. Carsen wants to start a new life but he can’t seem to forget his dark past and also can’t control the hate and anger boiling inside him.
I liked both Elliot and Carsen but I can’t seem to connect with both of them. Elliot is a stubborn, sarcastic and energetic girl who has a weakness for fixing broken souls and doesn’t like judging people. Carsen has a hard edged personality on the outside but inside he was a sad angry guy looking out for someone to fill the gap in his lonely heart. I liked the relationship between Elliot and Carsen and how they connected with each other perfectly but what I didn’t liked is the romance which definitely felt rushed. I love hate to love romances because they always take time to grow trust and develop feelings, and this one took a faster pace that left me partially satisfied. Nonetheless, I loved their banters and the hot chemistry between them. There are also nice secondary characters in this book such as Carsen’s gay best friends Nate and blake, Elliot’s brothers and her hilarious parents etc., I thought Jace was a good guy but turns out he’s a complete A-hole.
It was a beautiful and engaging plot but I wish the story wasn’t rushed and the characters were a bit more mature. Some aspects of this book seemed a bit unrealistic too but I really wasn’t bothered with them. The pacing is okay and I loved the witty writing style of the author. I’m glad the story was told in both Elliot and Carsen’s POV because I always love dual POV. The story really has a great potential and I probably would’ve loved it more if it was written as a full length novel. The book ended with a satisfying conclusion but I was teeny-tiny bit disappointed with how it was finally wrapped up because I really want more.
Overall, I liked it! Despite the issues, it was a good read and many people would definitely love it more than me. Though the cover gives NA romance vibes, this book felt more like a mature YA romance. I highly recommend this novella to all the readers who are looking for a quick romance reads....more
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The story of Logan and Sadie finally concludes in this epic finale and I can’t describe how much I enjoyed it. Saven series is an interesting journey from the start and I can’t believe it was finally over. Though it makes me a bit sad to say goodbye to this series, I can’t help but feel happy that Sadie and Logan finally get their happily ever after. Saven Deliverance is a emotionally intense read and I had lots of feels while reading this because there’s so much loss, anger and sadness in this book. The plot is well executed and all the twists, suspense and the action in it has literally kept me on the edge of my seat.
The story picks up where it was left off in the previous book where Haydn gets injured while saving Sadie and Logan. Axons betrayal hits hard on her but she can’t stop caring about him either which makes her torn between two guys who means the world to her. Logan is finally inaugurated as the new Saven king which comes with new responsibilities. Though Sadie was bonded with Logan, the Saven people still sees her as an outsider not as an upcoming Saven queen. With the heavy threat of Amaretti looming closer, Sadie needs to control her incendio gift to increase her winning chances against her enemies. To save the entire humanity, Sadie and her friends join forces with unlikely allies for their last fight against Ameretti. Will they succeed in defeating their enemies or it will be their end?
I liked Sadie in this book more than the previous books. She’s gone through lots of devastation and had to make difficult decisions in order to save her loved ones. From the first book, she has faced pretty hard situations that finally made her strong and confident. Logan has matured a bit after becoming a king but he’s definitely the same swoon worthy character. After Sadie finally eterno bonded with Logan their love for each other has become even more strong. The romance between them is definitely hot and It was sweet how they care for each other! I liked Axton and what he went through is heart wrenchingly sad but what he did to Sadie is definitely an unforgivable thing. There are lots of interesting supporting characters in this series that I really liked but I mostly adored Haydn, Jared, Izzy, Dali, King Coryn and Luc.
The plot is pretty amazing and suspenseful! It was engaging from the start and all the twists made the story even more exciting to read. Though I liked the book, there’s something missing that I just can’t put my finger on it. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable read. The pace in this book is perfect and there isn’t any dull moment in this book. The writing style of the author is compelling and as always, the book was told in both Logan and Sadie POV’s. From the first first book, I’ve been enjoying the wonderful world created by Siobhan and I’m glad that the final showdown has took place on earth which definitely made a perfect ending to this book.
Overall, I loved it! I liked how everything wrapped up nicely and ended with a satisfying conclusion. The author did great job in weaving an amazing story that captivated me till the end and I can’t wait to check out her new contemporary series....more
This book was such an emotional rollercoaster! Though I love Logan, I can't help but feel sad for Axton. At the end of Saven defiance, I hated his betThis book was such an emotional rollercoaster! Though I love Logan, I can't help but feel sad for Axton. At the end of Saven defiance, I hated his betrayal but after reading this novella, I can pretty much understand his anguish. He has pretty hard life and sadie is the only one who made his life beautiful and now he has lost everything from his evil mother. We also get to know about Ax friends Blade and Izzy. The ending was definitely heart wrenching! There is no end for Griselda's cruelty and I hate her even more than I did before....more
This book was such a delight to read. I have a weakness for hot male djinn's and when I found thiSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book was such a delight to read. I have a weakness for hot male djinn's and when I found this book I knew I had to read this. This book is different from other djinn books I've read before. The story was set in modern times and mostly have contemporary feel to it but don't worry it still has some magical elements in it. Actually this was my first book from Ingrid Seymour so I really had no high expectations on it and I'm so glad it turned out to be an enjoyable read. The story was simply captivating and addictive! The characters are enjoyable especially Faris <3 and I want more of him.
The story follows Nineteen Year old Marielle who lives with her grandpa and works at his exotic plants nursery. Since Marielle was a kid her grandpa used to tell her stories about wish granting Djinn's and also about a creature that trapped in a stone but now she is a grown up she doesn't believe in any of those things. When strange things starts to happen around her, she starts to question whether she is losing her sanity or all the tales her grandpa told her are really true. With the sudden death of her Grandpa, she gets pretty much devastated and the last words he utters before dying was "The Stone". When she finally gets the hold of the Stone, she tries to release the djinn trapped inside it and when nothing happens she gets disappointed until a strange handsome guy enters her doorstep. The strange guy introduces himself as a Djinn named Faris who is there to grant her three wishes. Marielle gets surprised with his modern appearance and her Grandpa already warned her that Djinn's are tricky and never to trust them. Faris tries hard to earn her trust but she isn't someone who trusts easily and wants to make her three wishes quickly and send him back. Things take a dangerous turn with the appearance of Zed, Faris vengeful brother who wants revenge on him. Caught in a war between two Djinn brother's can Marielle get out alive?
Marielle isn't really a likable character at start which can be understandable after everything she has gone through in her life but as the story progressed I grew to like her. Her grand father's death turns her into an angry person and I really felt sympathetic towards her situation. Faris Nassir is definitely a swoon worthy character and I absolutely loved him. He's totally different from what I expected him to be and I totally fell in love with his sweet, sexy, mysterious and kind personality. The romance between Marielle and Faris is definitely a slow burn. Marielle is always a bit rude towards Faris but it does nothing but amuse him. I'm glad that Marielle isn't like other typical teenagers who falls head over heels over a handsome guy. I liked how their relationship grew slowly. They have a sparkling chemistry and I immensely enjoyed the sexual tension between them. As for the side characters, I liked Marielle's best friends Maven and Abby. Maven is a sweet nice guy who's got a crush on Mari but he doesn't stand a chance against the alluring Faris. Abby is a fun and energetic girl who's got lots of spunk, and I really liked her friendship with Marielle. I pretty much hated Mari's Ex Jeremy who is a total jerk and a complete A-hole. I didn't liked Zed but I don't hate him either. He is a bad guy in this book but after hearing his story I can't help but feel sad for him.
I liked the plot. Although it wasn't mind blowingly amazing, It was engaging through out and I enjoyed every minute of it. I liked the unique aspects of this book. Instead of a Djinn lamp, we have a stone with script and flames carved around it which can be opened only with a drop of a blood. The pacing was perfect and I was never left bored because I was fully occupied with the slow burning romance and also with the mystery surrounding Faris and his relationship with her family, his vengeful brother Zed and the powerful evil Djinn named Akeelah. The story was told in Marielle's POV and I loved the beautiful writing style of the author.
Overall, I loved it especially the ending part which totally felt like a fairy-tale-ish ending! This book was a total entertainer filled with magic, romance and mystery. I'll definitely look forward to the next book in the series....more
This book was pretty interesting to read and I loved the dark and creepyActual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book was pretty interesting to read and I loved the dark and creepy look of the cover. I'm always sucker for paranormal reads filled with mystery that needs to be unveiled. Though I enjoyed reading this book, it does have its pros and cons. When I first saw the title, I thought it had something to do with searching for someone who's gone missing mysteriously but when I finally got into it, I've got something else. The story gave huge vibes of twilight which didn't bother me much but it would be if you're anti-twilight fan. The characters are nothing impressive but they aren't bad either.
The story follows sixteen year old Echo Navarri who's the daughter of the famous archaeologists Alice and Peter Navarri. Due to her parents professions she was constantly travelling from one place to another. Echo also has a twin sister named Midnight who is quite adventurous like her parents and meant to follow her parents footsteps. During an expedition, her sister goes missing in a fog which leaves her whole family devastated. After years of searching they finally lose hope and Echo who was with her at the time of accident feels guilty that she should've done something. One year later, Echo's parents decides to send her to Navarri Estate at Port Royal where her aunt Luna lives who is also the caretaker of the estate. The Navarri's and Vega's are the founders of the port royal and during her time at the town, her paths crosses with the enigmatic Thorn Vega, descendant of the other founders family. Her Aunt warned her to stay away from vega's but something about Thorn makes her feel drawn to him. When she tries to learn more about Thorn, she discovers the mysteries surrounding Port Royal and introduced to a supernatural world that she never believed existed.
I liked Echo but I can't say she was a strong protagonist. She reminded me so much of bella from twilight. She loves reading books with paranormal creatures like vampires, angels, fairies etc., but she doesn't believe that they actually exist. Thorn is a conflicted character just like Edward but there's some minor differences between them. He is dark, mysterious, charming, and oh, so sexy! The romance between Echo and Thorn is quite twiligh-tish and I pretty much hated the insta-love. However, I grew to like their relationship because I love forbidden angsty romances and I really want to know how their relationship develops further. The secondary characters aren't memorable enough to describe but I liked Echo's aunt Lucy, and her witchy friends.
The plot was engaging but there are some parts that left me bored and confusing. Though it has it's own unique factors, the whole story felt like a twilight retelling. I loved Twilight but I really can't help rolling my eyes whenever there's a dramatic scene that reminded me of that book. Sometimes it was easy to predict what's gonna happen next. The mystery surrounding the veil and the mysterious creatures living in the woods are the only aspects that grabbed my interest till the end. The pacing of the book is slow in the first half and it only improves in the second half.The whole book was told in Echo's POV. I liked the writing style of the author which is a total perfection and easy to understand.
Overall, I liked it! Despite the plot being unoriginal, I found myself enjoying it. The book finally concluded with a cliffhanger leaving so many questions unanswered and I might read the sequel just to find out what happens next....more
This is a typical YA contemporary read with cute, fluffy, and sweet romaActual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This is a typical YA contemporary read with cute, fluffy, and sweet romance. I like Kasie West’s books but I was a bit disappointed with this book because I expected more from this and it also seemed a bit less romantic than her other books. I loved the premise of the book especially the locked in the library part but when I finally got into the story, I found that it wasn’t as exciting as it sounded. If you’re wanting to read this just because of “locked in a library with a bad boy” part then trust me, you’re in for a disappointment because nothing exciting happens between them. The story mainly focuses on Autumn’s anxiety disorder and how she cope’s with it without having her friends finding out about it. Autumn and Dax are good characters but they aren’t great either.
The story follows high school girl Autumn who is planning for an outing with her friends gets accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend. When she thinks she’s the only one locked inside the library, she’s surprised to find school’s bad boy Dax there. Dax is a loner with bad reputation and rumor has it that he’s gone to juvie for beating some guy. Autumn isn’t comfortable being locked up with school’s bad boy and hopes that her almost boyfriend Jeff and her friends realizes that she wasn’t with them and come backs for her soon but unfortunately, no one come backs for her. After spending some time with Dax, Autumn realizes that he wasn’t what she expected him to be. For the next couple of days, they spend the time together watching TV and eating candy bars which eventually makes them open up to each other and they develop a special bond. But will their feelings stay the same after their time in the library comes to an end and they go back to their own lives?
I liked Autumn and Dax! They are so cute together but I can’t seem to connect with either of them. I honestly enjoyed the relationship between them but I wish there was more spark and tension between them. The romance between them is definitely fluffy and cute but I felt the chemistry lacking. I liked the way they opened up to each other and begin to see how much they fit perfectly together. Being locked in a library is every bookworms dream come true and it’s such a waste that Autumn turned out to be not much of a reader. Friendship is another major theme of this book but I found myself hating all the friends of Autumn. I liked Autumn’s family members and how much they care for each other. For a bad boy, Dax seemed kinda sweet and I felt a bit sad for his homeless situation.
The plot is decent but nothing emotional enough to move me. Though I enjoyed the relationship between Autumn and Dax, I felt pretty much bored in most of the parts. The story moved in a slow pace which is definitely the main reason that made it more boring for me. The plot twist might surprise some readers but I already saw that coming. The writing is flawless and I don’t have any issues with it. The book was told in Autumn’s POV and it would be great if the story is told from Dax’s perspective too.
Overall, it was okay but I didn’t loved it! Honestly, I was actually going to give this three stars but for the efforts put by the author, I’ve decided to add an half star to it. This book majorly deals with friendship, family and love and I can certainly say that many readers would fangirl over it but sadly, I’m not one of them but I still won’t stop checking out more books from kasie....more
This book was quite a surprise to me and I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The StorySame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
This book was quite a surprise to me and I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The Story was intriguing, seductive, mysterious and adventurous. Though it was a slow paced read, I didn’t get bored at all. The world is absolutely fantastic with all the monsters and demons, and the characters are pretty interesting too. Honestly, this book was such a delight to read but I wish there was a bit more action in it. Nonetheless, it was a great read. For a debut, I think it’s a great start and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
The story follows seventeen year old Ava who lives with her brother Roan and her father at a village far away from the city. In her world, girls of her age are matched to a stranger set by their parents but Ava has another destiny to follow and she doesn’t like to be a submissive wife to someone she barely knows. In her father’s long absence, Ava looks after her farm and disguises herself as a boy named Cedar to be a trader at the market. One night, she meets an intruder in her farm named Ethan who intrigues her but she feels something different about him. When her best friend Kaela invites her for the equinox celebration, a legendary event in the Wetherdon city and brought people from lands as far as the great seas, Ava gets pretty excited but Roan totally forbids her to go to the city but Ava isn’t someone who obeys. At the equinox celebration, she meets some strangers who reminds her of Ethan but something sinister lurks in their gaze and suddenly her life turns pretty much upside down. She discovers a whole new world filled with monsters, demons and berserkers, the beasts that existed in the tales told by her mother.
Ava is a strong character I really liked but her stubbornness does annoy me sometimes. She’s rebellious, sarcastic, head strong, curious, and not the one who gives up easily without a fight. She tends to get into trouble with her not so smart decisions and always gets saved by the alluring Ethan. Ethan is a pretty interesting character whose mysterious personality intrigued me from the start. I mostly liked his playful personality more than his jerkish one. The romance between Ethan and Ava is definitely slow burn and I quite enjoyed their chemistry filled with lots of tension and sparks. As for the supporting characters, I liked Ric, Lavander and Willow. Ric is the most nicest guy in this book and I’m surprised to find he isn’t another possible love interest for Ava. I liked Lavendar! She’s a fun character and I really enjoyed her sisterly relationship with Ava. Coming to the characters I hated the most, we have Stephen(the main villain), Gabriel, Alastair and Daniel. Stephen, the berserker’s leader is a ruthless villain who has some kind of mad obsession with Ava which is finally revealed at the end. Gabriel is quite a loathsome guy, he is a berserker and also a total psychopath. I didn’t liked Daniel and his attitude towards Ava. Alastair is a bit of an asshole who doesn’t trust Ava from the start.
The plot is pretty good filled with suspense, mystery and intrigue. Though some of the parts felt predictable and a bit cliche, I was engaged to the story and never left bored. Most of the story moved in a slow pace except for the end part but surprisingly, It didn’t ruined my enjoyability cause I usually don’t like slow paced plots. The suspense and twists in the plot has made the story more interesting to read. I liked the writing style of the author, It is captivating through out and I also enjoyed the dual POV of the story. The world building is simply amazing and it’s definitely the best aspect I loved about this book. I liked Wetherdon and also the beautiful world of Vrema filled with magic, monsters, demons, kingdoms and endless adventures.
Overall, I loved it! The book finally concluded with a minor cliffhanger leaving some mysteries unsolved and I’m dying to know what happens next.
Pride and Prejudice and Dragons, Oh my!!! Yep, you heard me right this book is a retelling of the famous Pride and Prejudice novel. I was pretty much excited when I found this book because I love dragons and also Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice but was it as awesome as it sounds? Nope, but it was definitely an entertaining read. Though I love to read retellings, I also want the story to have it’s own originality which this book lacks a bit. Except for the magical creatures, most of the book felt like a complete rip off of the original story. I know there are dragons and magic in this book which I really loved by the way but my major issue with this book is the dull romance.
Aliza Bentaine lives in a world where creatures like dragons, wyverns, gryhons, hobgoblins really exists. She lives at Merybourne Manor with her parents and sisters. The threat of dangerous gryhons always looms around their town but when a gryhon attacks her home and takes the life of her little sister, Lord Merybourne finally decides to hire a group of dragon raiders to hunt down the gryhons for good. With the arrival of the dragon raiders, Aliza feels relieved that everything is going to be alright until she meets the arrogant dragon raider Alastair Daired. At the first meet, they hate each other’s attitudes but with every meet, they can’t help but feel drawn towards each others presence. In the mean time, something far deadly than the gryphons is trying to wake from it’s long slumber and when it finally erupts, it brings nothing but chaos everywhere.
I liked Aliza! She is exactly what I had expected – stubborn, brave and witty. Alastair is prideful, handsome and arrogant and I always enjoyed his banters with Aliza. Though I liked Aliza and Alastair, the romance seemed a bit dull due to the lack of the chemistry between them. I honestly enjoyed their relationship but I wish there was more Oomph in the romance. Nonetheless, I loved the banters and also the way they slowly grew to love each other. I liked all the magical creatures in this book especially the garden genomes and the dragons. The garden genomes are cute little creatures and I liked the way they feel protective towards Aliza. We have dragons that can actually talk and I liked Alastair’s dragon Akarra who is quite rebellious and I totally love her “I don’t give a fuck” attitude.
The plot is good but I really think it could’ve been much better. The story started with a good start but in the middle I felt pretty much bored because there isn’t anything exciting happening and the story dragged until the story takes an interesting turn at the end which is the only saving grace for this book. Despite the issues, I really liked the compelling writing style of the author. The story was told in third person POV but I think I would’ve enjoyed it more if it was told in first person POV because they always make it easier for me to connect with the characters. The world the author created is bit odd but I definitely loved it. I’m total sucker for fantasy books with magical creatures and this book didn’t disappointed me in that part.
Overall, it was an enjoyable read. Though It failed in the romance aspect, it didn’t failed in the fantasy adventure aspect. For a debut author, I really think it’s a great start and I would love to read more books from her....more
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I actually requested this on a whim while I was feeling bored and when I finally got into it surprisingly I found myself enjoying this. I loved the concept of the book especially the necromancers and assassins aspect which is actually the first thing that grabbed my attention. The main characters Celia and Ward are pretty much enjoyable. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book about Necromancy and I’m glad that I gave this a try. It’s a refreshing take on necromancers and honestly, for a debut I think it’s quite impressive and I really want to know how the story goes further.
The story follows Twenty-year-old fledgling necromancer Ward de’Ath who dreams to become a surgeon which is kinda illegal and forbidden in his world. When he is expected to raise a noble woman named celia from the dead for fifteen minutes so that she could say her final goodbye’s to her family and friends, things get out of control when she doesn’t follows his orders and instead begs for him to make her stay alive until she finds her murderers and have her justice. Moved by Celia’s beautiful face and innocence, Ward agrees to help her and together they escape from there. While on the run from Celia’s enemies, Ward observes that Celia’s isn’t as innocent and weak as she seems to be and finally realizes that he’s been played by her innocent act. She drags him around nasty sewers and every dark corner in the town that almost makes him want to leave her on her own but he doesn’t have a heart to desert her. Bound by his own stupid Physician’s oath, Ward doesn’t have any choice but to help her. As their search for the Celia’s murderer gets more dangerous, Ward gets more attracted to Celia and he knows what he feels for her is very much wrong because it’s totally against the rules.
I liked Celia! She is definitely a strong female protagonist because she’s a freaking assassin who kicks butts and will not hesitate to kill. She’s a fearless person who possesses hard edged personality and doesn’t trust anyone easily. Ward is pretty adorable character and I absolutely loved him. He is pretty much different from your usual stereotype hero’s and is quite opposite to Celia’s personality. He’s naive, awkward, innocent, sweet, clumsy, and loyal. Though he’s not as much as strong as Celia, he’s got his own strength that makes him unique in his own way. The relationship between Celia and Ward is pretty much enjoyable. Though they don’t trust each other, they do make a perfect strong team. The romance between them is definitely slow burning. Despite hating Celia, Ward couldn’t help but get infatuated by her and tries hard to resist his attraction knowing it wouldn’t work out between them. They both deny their attraction towards each other until the end of the book so, I’ll definitely look forward to know how their relationship develops further.
The plot is very intriguing and mysterious. I was engaged to the story from the start and it was totally unputdownable. I loved the non-stop action and also the mystery surrounding the Celia’s murder. The pacing was good and the writing was captivating through out. I’m so glad to find that this book was told in dual POV’s because I actually thought it was told in only Ward’s POV and I enjoyed seeing the story from both perspectives. The world the author created is absolutely fantastic. I liked every aspect of this world especially the political intrigue, magic, necromancers, assassins and guilds. I can’t wait to explore more of this world.
Overall, I loved it! Though it wasn’t a total perfection, it was definitely an addictive read that many readers would love to devour. There isn’t any shocking cliffhangers at the end but it didn’t lessened my enthusiasm to read the next book in the series....more
Well, this was an okay read but not impressive enough to amaze me. I picked this up solely becausSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Well, this was an okay read but not impressive enough to amaze me. I picked this up solely because of it’s beautiful cover and also because I love the concept of angels and demons in paranormal genre. This book felt like a typical YA paranormal read that I’ve already read so many times before. Honestly, I probably would’ve loved it if I had read this ten years back. Basing on the synopsis, it’s pretty easy to predict what’s gonna happen next and the heroine seemed kinda annoying too. Nonetheless, It wasn’t a bad read because I enjoyed it and readers who are new to this genre would definitely love this book.
Eighteen Year Old Julia White is a high school student who lives with her mom and her little brother Noah. She works at her mom’s dingy diner named Melissa’s and dreams on providing better life for her mom and brother. She doesn’t have any social life and wants to graduate early so that she could find a decent job and when she was crowned as a homecoming queen, it becomes her worst nightmare because it gets everyone’s attention on her especially her long time crush/homecoming king, Cole who wants to take her on a date. Her life turns pretty much upside down, when a green blooded monster attacks her and vanishes in a smoke. And here comes Cole’s infuriating cousin Nicholas who warns that her life’s in danger because of her heritage and also claims that angels and demons are actually real and she’s the reason behind all the increasing crime and corruption lately in her town. Julia doesn’t believe Nic’s words until he takes her to the battleground where she finds Angels and demons fighting against each other. To protect her family, Julia needs to embrace her mixed heritage and join the fight against the demons.
Julia is a bit annoying for my taste but I can also understand her situation because she just only wanted the best life for her family. It was pretty hard for me to connect with her mainly because of her personality. She’s constantly jealous of other people’s life who has lots of money and sometimes mean too. I liked Cole, he is charming, handsome and mysterious character who hides many secrets. Nicholas is definitely my kinda guy who is broody, infuriating and very tempting. There isn’t any triangle in this book yet but it’s possible there’s going to be one in the next book. The romance between Cole and Julie is okay but it didn’t interested me much. I wish there was more Nicholas in this book but I guess we’re going to see him more in the next book. The supporting characters are not bad but they aren’t memorable enough to describe.
The plot wasn’t original but it was decent enough to enjoy. The book started with a slow pacing with all the normal contemporary high school drama but thankfully the pace eventually picks up in the second half where the real action starts. Honestly, I liked the second half more than the first half of the story. The story was told in Julia POV but I think I would’ve loved it more if it was written either in dual or multiple POV. I enjoyed the writing. For a debut author, the writing is good and easy to understand. I also liked the concept of the book but I wish it wasn’t too predictable.
Overall, It was a good read! I really think It was a good debut for the author and I hope the next book going to be much better....more
You Don’t know my name is a pretty interesting YA read but it did starteActual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
You Don’t know my name is a pretty interesting YA read but it did started like any typical YA contemporary romance would. I’m glad the plot isn’t centered around the romance because although I liked the relationship between Reagan and her neighbor Luke, I expected more angst in their relationship especially with Reagan being from a spy family who are always on the run from their enemies. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the thrilling action portrayed in the second half.
The story follows Seventeen Year old high school student Reagan Elizabeth Hillis whose entire life was spent on combat, weapons and tactics. She was expected to join the Black Angels, the secret government agency and become the next secret agent just like her parents but what Reagan really wants is to go to a college and lead a normal life without constantly fearing for her life. When Reagan meets Luke, instant attraction takes place but she knew their relationship would never work out. When the relationship between Luke and Reagan grows more stronger, Reagan needs to make a decision so that neither of them wouldn’t get more hurt. But suddenly, her whole world turns upside down, when her parent’s gets kidnapped by a dangerous enemy who wants revenge.
I liked Reagan because she seemed very realistic. Though she is strong and tough, she’s like any stubborn, whiny and annoying teenager who craves for her parents attention whose life always revolves around dangerous missions that could get them killed. Her whininess and stubborn personality did get on my nerves at the start but as the story progresses I grew to like her. Luke is kinda like cute and sweet guy from next door. There was insta attraction between Reagan and Luke but their relationship grew from friendship to love. The romance was too sweet and fluffy for my taste but I think many readers would definitely love this kinda romance. I wanted to know more about the relationship between Reagan and her parents but sadly it isn’t fleshed out well.
The plot was good but the first one third of the book is pretty much predictable. The story started a bit slow for my taste but things take interesting turn when Reagan’s parents gets kidnapped and I was totally hooked. Honestly, I enjoyed the thrilling action more than sweet romance portrayed in it. For a debut author, the writing is okay and simple enough to understand. The characters are good but not that great either.
Overall, I liked it! Despite the issues, I think it’s a great start for a new YA spy thriller series. The ending was totally shocking though and I really want to know what happens next. ...more
Alyssa Rose Ivy is famous for her paranormal romances and I'm already familiar with few of her woSame Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Alyssa Rose Ivy is famous for her paranormal romances and I'm already familiar with few of her works. Corded is actually Alyssa's first dystopian novel and she didn't disappoint me. This was pretty interesting read set in a dystopian world but I wish it was a bit long because I think 190 pages is too short for this story. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading it. Although it wasn't a total perfection, I liked the unique concept, the setting and also the main characters.
Kayla lives in a world where 99 percent of population is men. Being woman in her world is very rare and treated as precious commodities that is hard to find. They only have two fates - either get marked by a club or send to central, a breeding facility by the government. To avoid either of those cruel fates, kayla has lived her entire life in hiding in her rural village. When the traders finds her family, Kayla, her sister and her niece gets kidnapped by them. After somehow escaping from the traders, Kayla travels to city in search of a club where she could find her old friend Ethan who can maybe help her but instead she finds the club leader Mason, who is willing to help her but only if she becomes his. Kayla will do anything to save her sister and her niece from the central even if she has to sacrifice her freedom she'll not hesitate but she never expected to fall in love along the way though.
I liked Kayla! She's a survivor and fighter who'll go to any length's to save her family. I admired her courage and also her love for her sister. Mason is quite an intriguing character. Honestly, I didn't like him at first but as the story progressed, I grew to love him as well. Kayla and Mason has a great chemistry. It was a slow burning romance but I do feel it was a bit rushed maybe it has to do with the short length of the story. Nonetheless, I loved their relationship and the hot romance. I quiet enjoyed how they grew to love each other. For the supporting characters, I liked Jarrett and Addison. I pretty much hated Greer, he is quite a loathsome guy who is totally cunning and a complete douchebag.
The plot was unique, thrilling, and engaging. Being a fan of dystopian books, I've never read anything like this before so it was totally refreshing to read. It held my attention through out and It would be great if the ending wasn't too rushed. The story moved in fast pace and told in dual pov. I liked the writing and the world building. The world the author created is every women's worst nightmare because the women in this world have no freedom and treated like a thing that can be claimed or a slave that only exist for pleasuring men and also not to forget the breeder thing which definitely makes it a pretty fucked up world. I really don't want to imagine myself in this cruel world but I do want to know how Kayla's journey continues.
Overall, I liked it! The only flaw it has was the fast pacing which made the story feel a bit rushed but apart from that, it was a good read and I'll definitely look forward to the next book. ...more
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I don’t know what to say about this book. Basically, I don’t read books that revolves around cheating or anything that deals with it but I want to give this a try because this one sounded very intriguing and it was also written by one of my favorite contemporary author Rachel Van Dyken. Honestly, It’s a book that you either hate it or love it. Although, there are lot of things that I felt wrong in this book, I still can’t help but enjoy it! It was quite an hilarious read with hot romance and crazy family drama. Lucas and Avery are hilarious characters who made this book even more entertaining to read.
Lucas Thorn wasn’t born as a cheater but it all changes when he finds himself in a complicated situation just before his wedding that destroys all his reputation forever. Currently, Lucas works as a VP in a company called Grant Learning that helps assigning tutors to the kids in schools. Now Lucas days are filled with different lady friend for every night of the week except for sunday’s that are only reserved for his sister. But suddenly, his past catches up with him when Lucas ex-fiance’s little sister joins his company as an intern. After getting thrown out from her last job, Avery is desperately looking for a job and Grant’s Learning is her only last hope. When Avery finds out that her new boss is none other than Lucas Thorn who has cheated on her older sister Kayla and also destroyed her family, she wanted to make his life as difficult as possible. Although Avery hates Lucas, she’s always been attracted to him and now working with him triggers her unresolved feelings that she always kept hidden from him.
I liked Avery! She’s a strong female lead who is sweet, adorable and independent. When she was in high school, her tomboyish and nerdy personality made her feel like an outsider among her beautiful older sisters who are quite opposite to her. Lucas thorn is a handsome manhwore who has commitment issues. At the beginning, I hated his weird lifestyle that really disgusted me but I’m glad that at-least he was honest with every girl. When Lucas starts to redeem himself, his karma comes back and bites him in the ass and trust me, he totally deserved that. After I was finished with the book, I hate him less but it doesn’t mean I like him either. Lucas and Avery has intense attraction towards each other but they try pretty hard to deny their attraction. At start, I felt very wrong with their relationship but when It was finally revealed what really happened four years ago, I started to root for them. I loved the banters between them and also the romance which was sexy and hot as hell. As for the secondary characters, I loved Lucas’s hilarious Mom and also Lucas and Avery’s BF’s Thatch and Austin who are as much fun as the main characters and I really can’t wait to read to their story.
The plot was interesting and engaging! Even though some parts are predictable, I totally enjoyed every part in it. The sisters thing definitely made this book so fucked up that some readers might feel uncomfortable but I wasn’t bothered with it that much. Lucas’s mom was a fun character who has brought lots of humor to the plot. The pacing was okay except for a few parts that felt dragged. I always love the witty writing style of RVD and she did it again with this book. I’m glad the book was told in dual POV which provided deep insight into the characters.
Overall, I liked it! It was fun and sexy contemporary read filled with humor, drama and hot romance. I recommend this book to everyone who loves to read fun contemporary romance especially to RVD fans. The next story is going to be about Thatch and Austin and I’ll definitely look forward to it....more
A satisfying conclusion to the series! True Reign is definitely an entertaining and engaging series that made me binge read it. I loved Darmik and RemA satisfying conclusion to the series! True Reign is definitely an entertaining and engaging series that made me binge read it. I loved Darmik and Rema! I enjoyed all the exciting journey and the struggles they had faced to be together. I'm glad that I give It a try before reading the cage of deceit which is actually the spin off series of True Reign and now I really can't wait to read it. ...more