"Believe it or not, I want to be part of your ‘no girls allowed’ club even less than you want me here. But you can’t keep me in the dark.”
Deborah Wilde’s the Unlikeable Demon Hunter for me started off a bit slow, and took me a little bit to get into but let me tell you, once it picked up I was not able to put it down! I love Nava as the main character she is dysfunctional, has no filter, just wants somewhere to belong, and to make her brother happy. She pulls crazy stunts, truly has no filter, says what she is thinking without a care, and has to learn to balance her old life as well as her new life as the first Rasha Demon Hunter.
This book brings you through the first few weeks of Nava being a Demon hunter. This has always been a boys only club until somehow she is the chosen one at her brother’s imitation ceremony. Now after she accidentally kills a demon, demons are after her, and to make matters worse they want her even more because she is the first female demon hunter. Nava has to start from the beginning, where all other initiates have been training for this their whole lives Nava is just starting.
This book also has Rohan, the hot ex rock star with a secret past that Nava is extremely attracted to. I enjoyed the dynamic between the two and the sexual tension between them is clearly present and funny in the way Nava is feeling and interrupting it.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a serious yet funny read. Wilde shows you a world with demons and secret demon hunter’s trying to keep the world safe. I for one can’t wait to read the next book!
"A one, a two, you know what to do. My mantra for dance and life."
Review: Snowdrift by Debra Erfert
I received an ARC for this book and voluntarily read and reviewed it. This was a good love story. I enjoyed reading about Abby and Jackson. Each character came into the story heartbroken in some way and together, they healed one another. It was a painful process in some ways, but it was needed and made each person better for it. Erfert’s style of writing is descriptive enough to allow the reader to fall into the story and imagine themselves in the snowy mountains of Wyoming, but the descriptive nature does not bog down the story. There was a couple twists that took me by surprise, but in a good way, they made the story more interesting and it was hard to put down. I’ll be honest, Abby annoyed me a little bit at first, simply because it’s pretty rude to snoop around the person’s house who saved your life. And how many times do you really need your life saved in one book? My only other gripe was that there was no mention of Abby’s life before, except for one instance. What about her job, her house / apartment, etc? But Snowdrift was overall a great story. I would recommend it to readers who love romance and I look forward to reading more of Erfert’s work.
A story about love, faith and forgiveness.
"It’s not something I wanted, but it’s what I am. I’m sick and tired of people hurting my friends and family to take this away from me."
I received an ARC copy of this book and voluntary read and reviewed it:
This is the second installment in Eliza Nolan’s The Phoenix series. This book grabbed me from the first chapter and I again was unable to put it down just like the first book! This time we are brought to a different country in search for Julia’s mom. We are told that she is alive and that Julia can help save her. While in Istanbul Julia meets some of her family members she doesn’t know she had, learns more about the Phoenix, and has a new guy come into the picture!
Julia embarks on a crazy adventure, learns so many new things, and at the same time discovers a huge betrayal. I love how Eliza brings you into the world of Julia, how it is present day, and to so many others it is just a normal life where Julia is discovering she has these new powers and is meant to amount to so much more than she could’ve ever imagined.
I have to say my favorite part of this book are the dreams I love how the vaguely give you information, at the same time break the book up and made me read that much faster.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult paranormal books! If you do decide to pick it up I would love to know if you’re team Keles or team Graham??
Phoenix Awakens by Eliza Nolan was a medium paced kept you guessing, page turning novel. If has magic, friendship and a start of a romance. Eliza brings you into Julia’s world. It starts off with you thinking Julia is just a normal teenager except for the strange dreams she is having. You are brought on a roller coaster with Julia, her entire world is turned upside down. New friends are brought in, old friends leave, there is lots of betrayal, and lots of unexpected connections!
I felt this book was a great start to a series and am very interested to learn more about the world of the Phoenix. I am hoping we get to learn more about Julia’s mother, and even her dad’s family. With so many questions left unanswered I am impatiently awaiting the next installment! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes young adult books, with some drama, magic, love interests, keep you on the edge of your seat, page turning kind of books!
"If I had to choose a brief infinity with you or never having you at all, I'd pick the brief infinity every time."
I received an ARC for this book and voluntarily read and reviewed it. Wow. What a roller coaster ride of emotions this one was. If you’ve read the other two books in the series, you’re well aware of where this one starts, if you haven’t, I recommend you do so, immediately. Make sure you grab a bottle of wine and a couple boxes of tissues to start this one. D. Kelly conveys the emotion of the characters in such a way that is both absolutely tragic and kind of beautiful at the same time. I can honestly say it’s one of the best emotionally conveyed books that I’ve read. I enjoyed the way the story was written, both in past and present tense and through the ‘story’ that Mel, our main character, is writing. It was an interesting take on things and kept the story moving and interesting. I also enjoyed the blog posts, they were a nice addition and a fun way to look at things. EP was a fantastic series conclusion and wrapped up everything quite well. I look forward to reading more of D. Kelly’s books.
"Live today like there's no tomorrow"
I received an ARC for this book and voluntarily read and reviewed it. Kimberly Loth continues to tug at heart strings in the finale of her Stella and Sol Series. She continues to surprise us with the twists and turns around every corner. I found myself going into this one a bit heartbroken from the ending of the last, but found myself turning around as things progressed. For being so young, Zwaantie has handled a huge amount and most of it within a year span. She has matured over the course of the books and it really shows in this final installment. She’s not the only one though, Leo has matured too. Though we didn’t see it the same way we saw Zwaantie’s, it was still there. Queen of the Dawn proves that life doesn’t always go how we plan it. Things are thrown at us from every angle and it’s up to us to sit back and take it or stand up and change it. The only thing I found myself missing / wishing for was some type of epilogue. I wanted to know if things remained the same, if things changed. But overall, Queen of the Dawn was a fantastic wrap up to an amazing series.
"...Once Ari decided he had to have her, every action he had was for her, and when she was in the room, he saw no one else."
Review: Tagged by Desni Dantone
“We all go.” She paused long enough to split a hard look between Jake and me. “Or we all stay but—” “We do this together,” I muttered, knowing she was going to pull that crap on me.
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review:
Tagged by Desni Dantone was amazing! This book surpassed all of my expectations and then some. I love the world she has created, yes this book is about Zombies and Demons but there is also love, friendship, and betrayal. I am in love with Dylan I must say and I really enjoy how much he has grown since the first book he is definitely outgrowing his playboy tendencies and gravitating more towards the “complete package”! We get to see the struggles Dylan and Thea are going through, and kind of see how everyone is starting to adjust to the fact the world as they knew it has ended around them. I love watching Jake and Thea interact and see their relationship grow as well! This book brings us back in the field for some more action as well as brings us new problems and what seems like impossible scenarios to get out of!
I was hooked on this book from page one! I can’t wait for the third installment! This is one of those books that I wasn’t able to put down and couldn’t wait for the next thing to happen. I would highly recommend this to anyone, but be warned that you may have a hard time finding something to read that will catch you’re interested after this book!
“Before you, I thought I knew what love was. I thought it was always pure and clean and easy, but you . . You have shown me that it can be messy and hard and still be everything I’ve ever wanted.
Review: Marked by Desni Dantone
I will start off by saying I on a normal basis would not have picked up this book, the whole apocalypse world ending and zombies thing is always a hit or miss with me so I tend to stay away. This book however was amazing! I can honestly say that from the prologue I was hooked, I wasn't able to put this book down and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I love the take the author had on zombies and demons. I will admit I was a bit confused at times but once everything came together it made more sense to me. I love the dual perspective, and the fact that we get to see Thea and Dylan’s POV I quickly fell in love with the characters and couldn’t wait to see what would happen with them. Desni thrust you into this world and made you fall in love, made you scared and worried, and then shocked you at certain times. There are quite a few questions left unanswered at the end of this book and I can’t wait to get started on the next one to see what happens with the world!! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to be pulled in from the get go and interested in something different!
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Review: The Game by Anna Bloom
I received an ARC copy of this book and voluntarily read and reviewed it. I adored this book from start to finish. Not only was this a great love story, but this was a great story all around. Alyssa was a great main character. She was strong and independent and she did what she had to do to take care of things. The timeline of events in The Game was easy to follow and things moved along nicely. It wasn’t too slow but it wasn’t two chapters in that the main characters were already together. It was a good progression and kept my interest with ease. The dynamic between the two main characters was palpable and sexual tension mounted throughout the story. The intimate scenes were well written, not overly graphic and they fit in well. What I liked most about the story was the real life circumstances. Nothing felt too out of reach or would only make sense in a ‘book world’. The game of Cricket was something new to me, but The Game makes it something I want to check out. Anna Bloom has a fantastic story on her hands. I honestly couldn’t put the book down. I would definitely recommend to lovers of romance and Cricket fans alike.
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