This book is more like a fun and quirky read with lots of witchery stuff. It felt more like a Disney movie styled book and I think It can be suitableThis book is more like a fun and quirky read with lots of witchery stuff. It felt more like a Disney movie styled book and I think It can be suitable for middle grader's also. The author has put lots of efforts in building this magical setting.I'd picked this book because of the interesting synopsis and that cute cover.It was a really an entertaining read that'll make you stick with it till the end.
Camelia is a fun and quick witty girl that you would love to know.She is adopted by a wicked witch and does everyday chores for her. The witch thinks that learning spells is more important than School and makes her learn spells that she already knows she isn't capable of.Everyday she was ordered by the witch with a list of ingredients to be collected, stuff like Goat's blood and pig's ear etc.Cam also got a dragon in her garage which she looks after and a werewolf pup.The first time when Cam meets Devon at the bus stop is really hilarious.
The wicked witch wants to summon a demon so she can control the world and also to make them aware of the power of the witches.For summoning the demon, she gives a list of ingredients to be collected to Cam, and cam struggles to stop the witches plan, however the witch is more clever and the Demon is Summoned.During the summoning something goes wrong and the Demon enters into the cute boy named Devon who she has a crush on. The Witch sets a Contract with the demon to find the Phoenix before it blows up the school with it's Phoenix fire on Halloween night. Now Cam's only goal is to get the Demon out of the Devon after the Demon completes his contract before she completely loses him forever.
I can say it was a good plot but It wasn't a mind blowing read for me.I felt something lacking in it that made me feel not so exciting, so maybe the problem was with me and I think others may like it more.There were some unwanted parts which I think wasn't necessary, so it got me slightly bored. There were also some twists in this book that I didn't expected.There was also some romance in it but don't expect too much, the whole book was focused on the struggles of Cam in which she was making sure the demon wouldn't cause any more problems in her school. It got all the fantasy feel in the modern day with pixies,dragons, witches and some references about other mythical creatures.If you are looking for a quick fantasy read with witches in it, then this book is definitely for you....more
Being a book written by the famous Chloe Neill who wrote the amazing Chicagoland Vampires series, I’ve expecSame Review Posted Here: Dreamy Addictions
Being a book written by the famous Chloe Neill who wrote the amazing Chicagoland Vampires series, I’ve expected some great things from this new series. Though it was a great start for a new UF series but the characters in the plot aren’t captivating and my major issue is that I couldn’t connect with them at all. If it’s a debut author I would’ve appreciated her effort put into it but I was a bit disappointed when I felt it wasn’t as amazing as Chicagoland Vampires. I’ve read couple of books from that series which was really exciting and action packed which I found lacking in the new series. Though I really do enjoyed the plot and the world building in it which was truly wonderful but it’s characters were the major downfall for me.
The Veil is a barrier between human world and the paranormal world and it was sealed off seven years ago after the dreadful war between the humans and the paranormals. After the veil has been sealed the remaining Paranormals who are left in the human world were put into prison called Containment area also known as Devil’s Isle which was closely monitored by containment—the military unit that managed the war and the Paranormals.
The story mostly took place in New orleans after the war has taken it’s toll on it. After the war, all the things related to magic were forbidden to use and they were either destroyed or confiscated by the containment. Our major protagonist is Claire, who owns a mercantile store at NOLA which was passed down to her from her father after he died in the war. She is actually a sensitive, a person who possess magic in her.Her magic gives her the telekinesis power to move objects with her mind.
If her secret is found out by the containment, she would be immediately captured and put in the Devil’s Isle. One day, to save a girl from a wraith she uses her magic and it was witnessed by an unknown presence named Liam, the bounty hunter who hunts wraiths and the whole scene was also caught on Camera which was placed by Containment to detect magical energy. Her fate changes when her path crosses with Liam who was there before she could escape but the confusing thing is, he wasn’t there to turn her in but actually to help her. She never even dreamed that she would enter the Devil’s Isle on her own without force. After her visit to the Devil’s Isle she starts to question everything she knows.In her journey for seeking answers so many shocking secrets were revealed along with some betrayals too.
I don’t know why but I didn’t felt connected with any one of the characters. Claire is our major protagonist in this plot who’s got so much courage in her but she wasn’t the kick-ass character as I expected her to be. She was not bad but not that much interesting either. Liam has been introduced as a mysterious character who seems to know everything about the paras(paranormals) but later on I had lost interest in him too. As for the relationship, they seemed more like friendly with each other but not romantic and they do end up falling for each other which was quite predictable but it was a total surprise for me because I’ve no idea when did they developed feelings for each other because they never opened up with each other. As for the supporting characters, they are somewhat ok but I wouldn’t miss them even if they didn’t appear again.
The world building was really appreciation worthy and the plot was amazing too but it can be better executed too. I hope the sequel would be much more better especially the characters cause I’d really like to see more spunk in them and more action too. The writing style was truly perfect, as always. Overall, It was pretty good though not amazing but I will definitely give it another chance cause it was really interesting series and I really want to know what happens next. Do I recommend this book? Yes! I totally would even if it didn’t impressed me much it was quite good and I think it was worth a try....more
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC.
We Have Alexa a Strong Female Protagonist which i really liked her she reminds me of Rose Hathway fARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC.
We Have Alexa a Strong Female Protagonist which i really liked her she reminds me of Rose Hathway from Vampire Academy.Fans of Vampire Academy will truly love this book.This book is total package of Action,romance,mystery and a good plot.It Speaks of total YA Paranormal Stuff we've got Vampires,werewolves and a kickass heroine.And totally loved the male characters Kayden,Jack and Thomas especially Kayden who is breathtakingly hot.I Cannot wait to read her journey in the next of the series. Seriously Guys this book is AMAZING. ...more
Honestly i didn't enjoy half black soul as much as the blood warrior.This book is read in both Alexa and Nelly's POV but i didn't like much about NellHonestly i didn't enjoy half black soul as much as the blood warrior.This book is read in both Alexa and Nelly's POV but i didn't like much about Nelly's POV it's too much distracting to me though i liked Kayden POV in dangeon because it was appropriate at that moment.The Best thing in half black soul is that both Kayden's and Alexa are together again.There are so many twists and turns in this book that are not predicted.I'd really like to know what gonna happen next so I'm gonna definitely wait for the next in the series....more
At first part I'd got pretty bored with the same old Kylie's feelings for Lucas and Derek i mean C'mon when she got rejected by Derek she moves back tAt first part I'd got pretty bored with the same old Kylie's feelings for Lucas and Derek i mean C'mon when she got rejected by Derek she moves back to Lucas like a total slut people don't change their feelings that fast.If Kylie doesn't accept Derek's feelings i'm gonna kill her myself i mean people love someone who understands them and even she knew that Derek understands her more than Lucas then why the fuss about who to choose.At start i couldn't take it with the whole triangle love story and after sometime the story got better with some twists and turns and the mystery about Kylie's identity and I'd liked the little love story between burnett and holiday.And Derek has finally accepted his feelings about Kylie and i'm really happy for him and now we know about the kylie's mysterious identity and as always the book ended with a cliffhanger. ...more