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The Demon InSame Review Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars
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The Demon Inside is my second book from M.L. Sparrow and honestly, I really liked it but not as much as her other book titled Ghetto which is really an amazing book and I loved reading it. I've read some zombie books and when it comes to these type of books I expect it to be exciting, thrilling and action packed and sadly, I felt there wasn't enough of that in this book and I wanted more. Although, It didn't meet my expectations, I'm totally not disappointed with it, because It wasn't entirely bad and there are some surprising twists in the plot that made it interesting and engaging. The book mostly focuses on survival, love and trust when the whole world is attacked by an unknown alien force. It was quite different from all the zombie novels I've read and I think many readers would definitely love this book.
Eighteen year old Darcy is a normal teenager who has a perfect boyfriend named Alec and a sarcastic BFF who really cares for her in an odd way. But her perfect world becomes upside down when earth is attacked by strange beings who took over the human minds and turning them in to cannibalistic creatures who craves on human's flesh. Darcy really can't believe what's really happening and she becomes devastated when she finds her parents dead in her home. With her parents dead, her younger sister Hope is the only family she has left. So, together, she and Alec, along with her younger sister, sarcastic best-friend, Alec's alcoholic father and the family dog, set off on a journey to find somewhere safe in a world. Together they build a safe haven but they don't know how long it will last and who will survive in the end.
Darcy is a pretty much likable character. She has a sweet and caring personality but she'll become quite stubborn when it comes to the safety of her loved ones. Alec is a strong character in the plot who is very protective of Darcy and I really enjoyed his constant bickering with Callie, Darcy's best friend. Callie is quite opposite to Darcy. She is sassy and sarcastic character who has brought some humor in the plot. Despite the insta-love, I really enjoyed the relationship between Alec and Darcy, and it was really sweet to see how they care for each other even in hard times. The other supporting characters like Hope, Alec's dad etc., aren't memorable but they aren't bad either.
The plot was well-written and suspenseful but somewhere in the middle things got slow with building a safe haven and also some social gatherings with other survivors. The first half of the book mostly deals with the romance and invasion, and the second half is all about survival. I really liked the first half which shows how Alec and Darcy first met and how their relationship developed. I actually felt like I was reading a contemporary romance until suddenly things turn into a nightmarish horror when mysterious lights falls from the sky and everywhere is chaos. This book reminded me of a sci-fi movie named skyline but here there aren't any alien ships. The second half is not bad but I wish there was more action like some more zombie chasing and killings. Nonetheless, it was a good read and the twist at the end is really a shocker and totally unpredictable.
Overall, I liked it! It was quite a unique sci-fi/zombie novel with less gore but still have more creepiness. It is a perfect blend of sci-fi, horror, and romance, I would definitely recommend it to everyone ....more
OMG! This book was insanely amazing and I loved it. It was so much better than I had expected and I imSame Review Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
OMG! This book was insanely amazing and I loved it. It was so much better than I had expected and I immensely enjoyed reading it. The first thing that grabbed my attention was the captivating cover and the intriguing blurb. I’ve read only a few NA dystopian novels and It seems like I need to check out more books from this genre because I pretty much enjoyed all the books from this genre. The Queen of All that Dies has a unique concept and a gripping plot with great main protagonists. The main aspect of this book was the forbidden romance between enemies which was compelling and quite seductive.
19 year old Serenity Freeman is a soldier and also the future emissary of Western United Nations(WUN). War has taken away everything from her including her mother. Her father who is actually the current Emissary of their region is the only family she has left. Due to the war, the WUN is facing the starvation and radiation everywhere. For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world and now his sights are set on WUN and looks like he won’t stop until they surrender. Nearly defeated, the WUN finally comes to a decision to have peace negotiations with the mysterious King Lazuli who cannot die and hasn’t aged since the war began. As WUN’s Emissary, Serenity and her father were sent to the enemy’s den for the peace negotiations. At the first meeting King Lazuli can’t keep his eyes away from serenity and he feels something that he never felt before but unfortunately she immensely hates him. Serenity can see the desire he feels for her but all she wants is to kill him and tries hard not to succumb to his allure.
Serenity is a kickass female protagonist in the plot. She is strong, tough, loyal, witty and fun character and I really liked her. Although she may be a tough soldier, she does have a vulnerable side and she sacrifices everything even herself for the sake of her country. King Lazuli is your ultimate compelling villain but there’s certainly something about him that makes it hard for us to completely hate him. He may be a ruthless guy to the outside world but in front of Serenity, he was totally a different person who really cares for her. There is a insta attraction but I think its acceptable for the plot. Serenity and King Lazuli are perfect for each other. Even though they are enemies to each other the chemistry between them is very intense and explosive. As for the supporting characters, they aren’t memorable but quite good for the plot. There is another male love interest but he was barely there and doesn’t have much part in the story.
I really liked the plot! It was interesting and thrilling that has hooked me from the start. The storyline is fast paced with full of action and hot romance that you can’t stop turning the pages. The writing was great and I flowed through it quite easily without any issues. The world building was good but it wasn’t mind blowingly amazing either. Both the MC’s are well built and I really enjoyed their hate/love relationship.
Overall, it was a fabulous read and I can’t wait to read the sequel. This book is not for everyone because you’ll either hate it or love it but still I’ll recommend this to all the readers who love reading New-Adult dystopian novels....more
Passenger is one of the hyped books that I was really excited to read butActual Rating: 3.5 Stars Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions
Passenger is one of the hyped books that I was really excited to read but sadly it didn’t lived up to my expectations. I expected it to be a wonderful read after hearing so many positive things about it and I’d never thought that I would be giving it a less than 4 stars rating but I had to be honest. My biggest concern with this book was the slow pace and wordiness which heavily affected my rating and enjoyability. Honestly, It wasn’t really that bad, I did liked the book but it was over descriptive and dragged a lot that made it less exciting. Although, I had issues with this book, I really liked the concept and it was refreshing to read. I also liked the characters and the plot which are the strongest aspects of this book.
Seventeen Year old Violin Prodigy Etta Spencer is a girl of 20th century who is looking forward to her debut as a concert soloist. She lives with her mother Rose who’s always busy with her work and Etta yearns for her care and works really hard to catch her attention. In a private fund raising event, her world totally goes upside down when she suddenly travels back to a time which is unfamiliar to her. In the unfamiliar place, she doesn’t know anyone but the strange girl who traveled with her who isn’t surprised by it and it seems like she has some secret agenda that involves her. Etta comes to learn that she was traveled back to 17th century and she has inherited the ability to time-travel from her mother who has kept it a secret from her. Then she meets Nicolas Carter who used to serve Ironwoods, a powerful family that holds control over all the travelers. For a long time, the Ironwoods are searching for a valuable object that was hidden by her mother and they think Etta is the only one who can find it. For Etta’s safety and to buy his freedom from Ironwoods, Nicolas embarks on a journey with Etta to find the object and bring it back to the Ironwoods and be done with them. During their adventurous journey, they begin to unveil many shocking secrets and it seems like they’re not only one who are looking for this mysterious stolen object.
Etta is really a strong protagonist in the plot and she was both witty and fun character who has lots of spunk in her. Nicholas is actually an African-american which is very rare in YA novels. He is a total gentleman and he does posses a unique personality that’s totally charming in its own way. I really liked the chemistry between Nic and Etta but It seemed less intense and I hoped there was more romance in the plot because I think It wasn’t enough. It wasn’t a insta-love but it felt something like that and I wasn’t bothered much with it anyway. The supporting characters are also not bad especially sophie who is quiet tough and fierce with her badass attitude.
The plot was overwhelming with many twists but it’s pacing was the major downfall. The first part of the book is slow paced so, don’t expect anything exciting happening in this part. The real adventure starts at the second part of the book. The book was written in both Etta and Nic’s POV which I really liked. The writing style is another thing that I had issues with. There was too much info dumping and lengthy descriptions of things that was unnecessary and they really did annoyed me a lot which eventually made me loose interest a bit, there were also some parts that felt dragged too. I genuinely liked the concept behind the novel, the characterization and development of the characters and the plot, but their execution left much to be desired because the writing made it really difficult to connect with any of it. Apart from the pacing and the writing style, I loved everything in it.
Overall, I liked it but I’m not big fan of it! Even though it didn’t turn out to be an amazing read, I’ll definitely look forward to the next book. Would I recommend it? Yes, I would definitely recommend it. Despite the issues, it’s really quite an adventurous read and definitely worth reading. ...more
This is my first book from Tarryn Fisher and I really liked it but sadly not as much as other readers who felActual Rating: 3.5 Stars Dreamy Addictions
This is my first book from Tarryn Fisher and I really liked it but sadly not as much as other readers who fell in love with this story. But I must agree, Tarryn Fisher has a great writing style which is mostly addictive. I wanted to give this a try after hearing so many great things about it and honestly it was really a good story to read but it failed to excite me much. Nonetheless, I don’t regret reading it and I would love to check out other works by this author.
One day, Helena Conway had a beautiful dream in which she had a happy family with a wonderful husband and two children who really cares for her but the only problem is the guy who was her dream husband is actually her best friend Della’s boyfriend named Kit Isley. Unwilling, she develops feelings for him and falls pretty much hard for him. To not hurt her best friend’s heart, she keeps her feelings hidden but she can’t deny the magnetic pull she feels towards Kit whenever he was in close proximity and also can’t escape from the dream that felt so real.
The characters are likable but not that great either because they did frustrated the hell out of me especially Kit. Helena is a funny and kinda awkward character who is pretty much likable but not impressive enough. At the beginning, I didn’t liked her much but I started to like her when she leaves Florida for Washington to find herself and gains some confidence in her. I didn’t liked Kit Isley and I can’t able to connect with him at all. His indecisiveness and cowardliness really ticked me off but I’m glad he made the right decision at the end. The chemistry between Kit and Isley is not bad but still I felt there’s something lacking in it. The thing that didn’t felt realistic was how Helena develops such deep feelings instantly for a guy she barely knows after having just one dream about him and also there’s this part at the end where she gets insta-attracted towards a stranger named Muslim who was actually a cult leader of some group.
The plot was quiet complex and sometimes confusingly weird but I’m glad that it has an happy ending. Basically, I hate slow paced plots in books but surprisingly I didn’t minded in this book. The writing is the strongest aspect of this book and It was so addictive that I can’t help but love it. I really liked the character development of the MC’s at the end. The book is written in Helena’s POV and it would be great if there was also Kit’s POV because I really wanted to know what is really going on his mind. Overall, this book has it’s pro’s and con’s but it was definitely an entertaining read.
Despite all my issues, I liked it! Even though I didn’t enjoyed it as much as others did, I highly recommend this to all the readers who enjoy contemporary romance because everyone has their own perspectives and I’ve seen so many readers loving it, and maybe it could be of your liking....more