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Saven Disclosure turned out to be a lot more more exciting than the previous installment. I enjoyed Saven Deception but I loved Saven: Disclosure. I was totally hooked from the first page and the story got much more interesting with each turn of the page. The plot is more intense than it’s prequel and I have to say it was simply brilliant. I really enjoyed Logan and Sadie in this sequel and also some new characters introduced in it. This book was a perfect package of action, suspense, romance and adventure.
The story started from where it was left off in the previous book. Now Saven is finally exposed to all the people on earth but a new threat from another alien race who are quite deadly than Saven has appeared. With the help of Jarod, Sadie finally meets the mysterious rebel leader who sees Saven as nothing more than a enemy that needs to be exterminated. When Sadie learns about the horrific experiments done in sector Twenty, She wants to save her sister and also all the lower class people fated to it. Unfortunately, joining the rebels is her only option to save them all but it also means she has to go against Logan and his family. In all of this turmoil, the love between Logan and Sadie are once again tested with both of them distant from each other. As their bond became more strong and when everything seems to be going right, a shocking revelation breaks them apart.
Sadie’s gotten a bit mature but she still have her sassiness within her which is something I always like about her. She’s very stubborn and very determined person who’ll go to any lengths to save her loved ones. Logan also matured a lot but I was a bit annoyed with his over protectiveness towards Sadie. The relationship between Sadie and Logan has become more intense and I liked the hot chemistry between them but their over protectiveness towards each other has done nothing but built more lies between them which eventually made them question their relationship. As a saven prince and a future king, Logan has many responsibilities to uphold and to protect Sadie, he refuses to disclose any information regarding their negotiations with the enemy alien race which makes her pretty mad but she’s got her own secrets to hide and she didn’t want to burden Logan. When all the lies are surfaced, they finally come to realize how much they became distant with their lies to protect each other and their love becomes more strong by building more trust in their relationship.
As for the supporting characters, I liked Sadie’s sister Ella, Jarod, Haydn and also the alien princess and her guard who appears in the second half of the plot. Ella is totally opposite of her sister, she is very sweet and innocent. I always liked Jarod for his fun personality and I definitely ship him with Ella. I felt bad for Haydn, sadie’s bodyguard and I hope he finds someone special pretty soon.
The plot is very engaging with lots of twists, turns and surprises which finally ended with one big explosive cliffhanger. Seriously, I didn’t see that coming it was totally unpredictable. In this book, not only did we get to know more about Logan but we also get to know the reason why his brother Dante hates him so much. The pacing is quite good and the writing is gripping and easy to read. The world building is the best thing that I love about this series and we get to explore alien worlds and galaxies which I immensely enjoyed.
Overall, it was amazing and I’m not at all angry with the huge cliffhanger at the end because they always makes me more enthusiastic for the next installment in a series. Anyway, I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for us in the next.
Saven: Disclosure is the second installment in the thrilling YA sci-fi series Saven and I definitely recommend it to all the YA sci-fi romance fiction lovers....more
First of all, I loved the idea of Jane Austen meets X-men and I was quiteMy Rating: 3.5 Stars!!! Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
First of all, I loved the idea of Jane Austen meets X-men and I was quite excited to read it but did it really satisfied me? Well, it was definitely entertaining but I don’t think it was something that’ll blow your mind. I thought it’s going to be pretty action packed but to my disappointment the plot was mostly focused on the mystery behind the Rose’s abduction and an introduction to the characters with extra-ordinary powers. Nonetheless, the story was gripping with the mystery and I did enjoyed it. It was really a nice introduction to the series but the romance needs more work.
The story is set in a 18th century England in which Evelyn Wyndham’s boring life revolves around gowns and attending balls. In a ball, she meets the aloof Mr. Sebastian Braddock who totally ignores her presence and seems quite interested in her sister Rose. When her sister suddenly vanishes, she fears something might have happened to her. So, against her parent’s wishes, she travels to London with her friend, the dashing Mr.Nicholas Kent in search of her sister. In London, her path once again crosses with Mr. Braddock who claims that she and her sister has special healing powers and he tells her that he’s the only one who can help finding her sister in exchange for a favor. At first, Evelyn doesn’t believe his words and thinks he must be mad but when she witnesses herself the power within her, she finally believes him and agrees to the deal. Together, they search for Rose and during their search they happen to learn that her sister is in more danger than she had thought.
Evelyn definitely resembles Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennett. She is brave, stubborn intelligent, sassy and witty. I really liked her character because she doesn’t hesitate to break any rules of the society just so she could find her sister. Mr. Sebastian Braddock, our very own Mr. Darcy who likes to keep himself and very unsocial. He is somewhat a mysterious character that we would like to unveil. The dashing Mr. Kent is a character that everyone loves. He has a playful personality who likes to flirt and has a very good sense of humor. As for the romance, I’m not at all satisfied with it cause there’s barely any romance in it and I was expecting something swoon worthy. I really liked the relationship between Evelyn and Sebastian but the chemistry between them seemed lacking. There’s also a triangle in the plot and thankfully it wasn’t anything annoying that’ll effect our enjoyability.
The plot was mysterious and engaging but the pacing seemed a bit slow at few parts that made me want to skip those pages. There isn’t any praise worthy action in it which is a bit disappointing and I really hope the sequel makes up for it. There’s also some twists in the plot that really surprised me and the story became more interesting with the appearance of new characters with extra ordinary powers. The authors perfectly depicted the 18th century England and I really liked how they fused it with paranormal fiction. The writing was quite good nothing over dramatic and just the way I like it. I liked all the characters in the plot and really enjoyed the witty banters.
All in all, it was a good start for a new series and I really hope the sequel would be much more entertaining and exciting. Although, it wasn’t up to my expectations, it was definitely worth reading and yeah, I would totally recommend it....more
This book was sweet, fun and cute. Although the story was quite predictable, It was absolutely entertaining aActual Rating: 3.5 Stars Dreamy Addictions
This book was sweet, fun and cute. Although the story was quite predictable, It was absolutely entertaining and I immensely enjoyed it. The main aspect of this book is finding second chance in love which Is my favorite aspect when it comes to contemporary romance novels and I always love reading them. I really liked the characters, they are simply good and I loved the witty banters that has put a smile on my face through out.
Rochelle Ransom is a successful corporate attorney who enters the reality TV show named Luring love hoping to win the prize money so that she could help her favorite charity, Helping Hands. In order to win the prize she needs to win the heart of the Bachelor of the show and at the last minute when she finds out that the hot Bachelor is actually her Ex-boyfriend who broke her heart years ago, Rochelle will do anything to get out of this show. It’s been years since Grant had broken up with his ex Rochelle but he still can’t get her out of his mind. When Grant signed for the Luring Love reality show he never thought that he would meet Rochelle after so many years and he gets pretty shocked to find her as one of the contestants. After how she broke his heart, Grant is determined to get his revenge on her but it only made him get more closer to her and this time he won’t let her go.
I really liked Rochelle! She is sassy, witty and fun character who I really enjoyed a lot. She has an amusing personality and her stupidious acts to get voted off from the show has really made me laugh. Grant Drake is a character who has a calm, sweet and fun personality. He is a total gentleman towards all the contestants and gave all of them equal respect. Rochelle and Grant has great chemistry. I always enjoyed how they challenge each other and not to forget the banters. As for the supporting characters, I liked Maya who is one of the contestants of the show. I enjoyed her friendship with Rochelle. She has a sweet personality and also the only contestant who was always nice towards Rochelle.
The plot is somewhat predictable but it was engaging and entertaining enough to hold your attention through out. With each round of elimination it became more and more interesting. The story moved in a fast pace with equal amount of humor, fun, drama and romance. I loved the writing style, it was witty and realistic. The story was written in both Rochelle and Grant’s POV which definitely made it more entertaining, and the characters are the major thing that made it more enjoyable.
Overall, It was fun to read and I liked it. Even though how ridiculously lame the premise may sound, I don’t regret picking it up. It was my second book from Anna Banks and I’m glad she hasn’t disappointed me. It was really a sweet contemporary read and I definitely recommend it....more
The Great Hunt is actually a retelling of one of Grimm’s tale “The shadowActual Rating: 3.5 stars Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
The Great Hunt is actually a retelling of one of Grimm’s tale “The shadow bone” and I went into the story not knowing anything about the original tale. What really intrigued me was the premise which sounded very promising and I love reading fairy tale retellings. This book was one of my highly anticipating books of this year. Although this book was such an entertaining read, it didn’t reached my expectations and I felt something lacking in it so I was kinda little bit disappointed. I liked Wendy Higgin’s Sweet Trilogy that’s why I had put high expectations on it otherwise maybe I could’ve loved it. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable read but It isn’t going to be one of my favorites.
When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. So many people were unsuccessful in hunting the beast and in an act of desperation the king sends a proclamation to the entire Eurona that he’ll give his daughter’s hand in marriage as a prize to whoever kills the beast. Hunters from all over the Eurona arrives to Lochlanach to participate in the hunt just so they could kill the beast and win the prize. Princess Aerity gets shocked at her father’s proclamation but eventually she agrees to sacrifice herself as a prize for the sake of her kingdom. When Aerity meets the local hunter Paxton, a spark of interest flares with in her. Despite of his rude behavior towards her, she can’t help getting more attracted towards him and she can feel there’s some invisible attraction between them. Paxton don’t care about the prize, he just wants to kill the beast and he expected princess Aerity to be some rich spoiled princess who doesn’t care about low-lives like him but when he first meets Paxton she turns out to be completely different from what he thought.
Princess Aerity is a likable character who is brave, kind and unselfish but she wasn’t really a strong character as I expected her to be. She’s quite vulnerable and a bit damsel in distress type of character. Basically, I like strong characters who are strong headed and also someone who stands up for herself. Paxton is a character who is broody, cocky and a bit judgmental too. Though he was kind of rude towards Aerity at the beginning, there’s some mysterious charm in him that made me like him. I enjoyed the relationship between Aerity and Paxton. I liked the intense chemistry between them and also the sexual tension which can be easily felt. There’s also a triangle in the plot but I felt it was too weak because the other love interest is barely there in the plot. As for the supporting characters, there are some interesting characters in the plot but they aren’t fleshed out well and I really like to know more about them in the sequel.
I loved the concept but I didn’t liked how it was executed. The plot was mysterious but it lacked the excitement, action and thrill. The story moved in a uneven pace, sometimes it was fast and sometimes it was slow but mostly it was slow. However, there are some twists in the plot that’ll keep the readers engaged through out. It has interesting world-building, there are actually five kingdoms in Eurona and it’s pretty sad that we only get to know about Lochlanach in this book but I’ll look forward to explore the other four kingdoms especially Zorfina, The Drylands and Kalor, The Hotlands in the next installment. I enjoyed the writing. Wendy Higgins is a great author, she has a beautiful writing style and I flowed through it quite easily. The characters are intriguingly good but aren’t great either cause I can’t connect with any of the characters. The story is written in multiple POV which gave more insight to the story and I had no trouble at all.
overall, I liked it! Despite of the flaws, I don’t regret reading it. At the end part, the story became more interesting and it was finally concluded with a minor cliffhanger leaving so many things as a mystery. So, I think it’s really not that bad and I’ll definitely look forward to the finale.
Do I recommend it? Yes, I recommend it to the readers who like to read fairytale retellings and also fantasy novels....more