Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: Midnight Hour

Synopsis:
Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she’s finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.
Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it—and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy—the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing.
Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she’s worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?
 
Review:
Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
***Wipes tears with tissues***
Ugh! The series is over! I have been addicted to this series ever since I picked up the very first book: Born at Midnight. Once I started it, I binged on the whole series! To see the characters leave any future pages that could have come breaks my heart. Okay, so on to the review.
First, this book is Miranda's story. She's a dyslexic witch with issues. Her family is a hot mess. She has a choice to make between two very different guys. Magic has gone awry and she is the focus of it. Her friends are happy with their own boyfriends. She's experiencing new, very scary abilities.
1. Her mom is crazy jealous and angry with her dad. Even though she was the other woman, she hates the original wife. In her mom's eyes, Miranda is the real daughter and Tabitha is just the daughter that's in the way. Lots of screaming and family drama ensues.
2. I loved the relationship between Miranda and Tabitha. They are newly discovered sisters and are really bonding. Being sisters naturally comes with unconditional love, which these two are experiencing. Even though they are very different, it doesn't matter.
3. The magic. One wrong decision leads to a magical mishap of epic proportions. There are some unbelievable things that others have trouble believing. Nevertheless, the situation brings them into terrible danger as well as some magical problems that can't be explained. The gang tirelessly researches to find a solution.
4. As angry as Miranda is at her shape-shifting ex, Perry, she still can't shake her bond with him. He finally opens up to her about his feelings, hangups, and what he's really up to. Now she has to choose between him and her warlock boyfriend Shawn, who are compete opposites.
5. Perry's situation and Miranda's situation somehow become one in the same and all of Shadow Falls must work together to save them.
6. All of Perry's newly discovered famiial ties just complicate things more. Talk about one crazy twist after another! I would definitely have issues after dealing with his revelations.
7. I love that all Miranda's friends are there for her through the whole crazy book. The round table coke drinking didn't stop and Kylie, Della, Holliday, Burnett, Perry, Shawn, and even Tabitha were always there for her.
8. I was so sad when the story ended, but came away satisfied. The plot resolved itself in a way only C.C. Hunter could do.

This book gets ten glittery stars because it was a great end to a wonderful series.













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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mini Review: Enchant

Enchant Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.
Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous. 
The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.
When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.

Review:
Funny but this book has actually been on my Goodreads tbr since 2012ish. I adore this author’s paranormal romance. Sooo happy this finally came to fruition! I’m looking forward to reading the next installment! And that ending...
Mara and Theo! What is going to happen next? Five glittery stars for this long awaited release!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-Moon Burned

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:

Book: Moon Burned (Mirror Lake Wolves Book Four)

Author: Jennifer Snyder 

Release Date: November 20, 2017

Sometimes a sacrifice is the only option...

Time is ticking. The fate of Mina's pack rests heavily on her shoulders. The moment she must give herself over to Regina's vampire goons looms closer and it's all she can do to appear strong. Focusing on Dorian and Eli's plan and the knowledge she'll be taking Regina down soon is all that keeps her moving forward.

But when the plan is botched, and someone else is taken with Mina to the city, she isn't sure she's strong enough to save him and do all she set out to.

Death and destruction will touch the werewolves of Mirror Lake. Who will remain standing after the smoke clears?
 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-Allison's Adventures in Underland

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:

Book: Allison's Adventures in Underland

Author:  C.M. Stunich

Release Date:  2017 TBA



*This is a reverse harem/new adult/romance novel with explicit sex, violence, drugs and cursing. 18+ Recommended*

Um. Um. Um.
Are you reading this?
If you are, I need your help.

I was at a party; I was running; I fell.
And get this—this is the part you'll never believe—I fell down a rabbit hole.
Like Alice in those old books.

Except in those books, there wasn't blood everywhere.
In those books, the characters weren't all male, attractive, and interested in me.
Forget everything you know about the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the March Hare …

This isn't Wonderland; this is Underland.
Violence, sex, drugs, and magic … that's all there is in this place.
There's me, Allison, and there are the men that want me, the enemies that hunt me, and the darkness that's quickly rolling in.

And only I can stop it.
So if you're reading this, will you help me?
Please. I just want to escape this place and go … home.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-99 Lies

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:
Book: 99 Lies
Author:  Rachel Vincent
Release Date:  June 26, 2018
Sequel to 100 Hours
They wanted Spring Break to be memorable. Getting kidnapped in the jungle? Impossible to forget.

Lie # 1: I’m Fine Truth is, Maddie’s heart is buried with the hostages who didn’t make it, while Genesis is still fighting to free herself—from her own lies and her vindictive ex.

Lie #16: I’m Still Me Home in Miami, the former hostages try to return to normal life: high school, dating, million-dollar pool parties. But with headlines that declare Maddie and Luke the new “it couple,” Holden a hero, and Genesis a traitor, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the truth about the ways they betrayed each other in the jungle.

Lie #3: I Forgive You They may have stopped their captors’ main threat, but everyone has a plan B and this time the danger isn’t coming from the outside … it’s what they might do to each other.

Told from the alternating perspectives in countdown format, the gripping conclusion to 100 HOURS delivers an explosive mix of non-stop action and emotional intensity as five elite teens discover that lies are nowhere near as dangerous as the truth.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mini Review: Disruption and Corruption by Jessica Shirvington


Disruption by Jessica Shirvington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Mercer Corporation might rule the world through the control of pheromones. But nothing, and no one, is going to stand in Maggie's way. Especially Quentin Mercer. Ever since the development of M-chips which tap into human pheromones, M-Corp has become the new superpower. Why trust your heart when all you have to do is get within a two-metre radius of someone to record a compatibility rating? Ratings range from the rare 'perfect match' to the dreaded 'negative' and everything in between. Three years ago Maggie's father mysteriously rated as a 'neg' and was taken away from them. For the last two years, eighteen-year-old Maggie has had only one goal: to uncover the truth and bring him home. But even though she's discovered the government's secret underground prison network and the fact that negs aren't going to rehab farms (not even close), she's still no closer to finding her father. Her last hope is Quentin Mercer, her classmate at the elite Kingly Academy - and the heir to the Mercer Corporation. By tricking Quentin into believing he's a 'neg', Maggie quickly gains access to all things M-Corp. But Quentin isn't the person she thought he was... And while she can easily betray her morals in the quest to save her father, can she betray her heart?
Review
I'm so surprised this book isn't more popular. I came across this duology by accident and am very glad I did! My favorite Jessica Shirvington story. Maggie is so strong and determined, yet grows so much during the books.
Quentin! Yup, a sure book boyfriend! There are some very interesting characters too. Lots of plot twists I didn't expect. Five glittery stars for book one!

The thrilling finale to bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series.
How do you live with yourself when you've deceived the one you love?
How do you move on when the person you've been fighting to save betrays you?
Two years ago, Maggie Stevens began the hunt.
Four weeks ago, Maggie's world fell apart, when she finally found what she'd been looking for. And when Quentin, who had blindly trusted her, unravelled her web of lies.
Now, Maggie lives in the dark. But she's not about to stay there. Not when she still has to bring M-Corp down. Not when there is still a chance she could win him back.
In the exhilarating conclusion to Disruption, Maggie must do whatever it takes to show the world the truth. And the price for her quest?
Everything.
But for who?
Ages 14+
Review
Everything the two books deserve as an ending! The action and romance didn't let up until the very end! I love the cohesion between the characters. I'm really glad I found this duology and don't want to give any spoilers, so five glittery stars!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-The Luna's Destiny

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:

Book: The Luna's Destiny (A Moon Goddess Novel)

Author:  Drea Shane

Release Date: 12/18/2017 

The Luna's Destiny 
A Moon Goddess Novel

My name is Sydney and I’m the Alpha’s daughter. As one of the few remaining female shifters, I find our pack suffocating and overbearing. Eventually, I’ll be the Luna of my own pack once I find my mate.

Keyword: Eventually. Unfortunately for me, Dad’s called Assembly and soon our territory will be swarming with potential Alpha mates. I’d hoped to make it through the final change on my eighteenth birthday before I had to deal with mating.

My birthday signals the blending of my human and wolf souls into one. I’ll finally have access to my full shifter powers. It will also be the night I bond to the mate I have yet to meet.

As if that isn’t enough, a chance encounter with a mysterious and alluring wolf has me questioning everything. Then there’s Joe, Dad’s enforcer and protégé. I can’t figure out why these feelings of desire are cropping up anytime I’m near the pain-in-the-ass shifter. Assembly hasn’t even started, so chaos is sure to ensue.

Then, my dad drops a bombshell, a family secret that turns my world upside down. Nothing for me or the shifter race will ever be the same. It might just take the Moon Goddess herself to get me through this.

* This is the first book in a slow-burn, new adult reverse harem series. *

Okay, shamelessly plugging my own book. BUT, it's selling like CRAZY! Super excited to share with everyone!



Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: The Vixen's Lead

The Vixen's LeadThe Vixen's Lead by Tate James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Description:
I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It's all I've ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought...

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted--and dangerous. Now, I don't know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I'm Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.

** Warning: This book is a Reverse Harem. It also contains violence, sex, bad-language and content which some readers may find triggering. **
 

Review:
Tate James is a new author in a genre that is exploding with popularity. Her voice shines through and is now a must read for any that love the RH genre. The Vixen’s Lead is the first in a series with a sassy heroine, awesome best friend, uncertain past, and smoking hot guys that will make you weak in the knees.
The plot is interesting and I liked the concept of how the surface of the story is dark, a little badass, but the heart of the story turns justified and comforting. And I must say that Kit’s bestie Lucy is an awesome secondary character. Love her!
The guys! Holy hot sauce! I love Wesley most, but River and Caleb are close behind. Wesley is smart and that makes him really sexy. River is just so bossy and dominant. Caleb is kind and caring and a great guy to melt into.
I’m already stoked to read the sequel and her other new co-written book. Five glittery stars for this debut novel!


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: My Ex From Hell

Description:
Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.
Literally.
This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed. All she’s gotta do is master her powers, save the world... 
...and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy, Greek mythology smackdown, perfect for everyone who loves sassy girls that kick butt and the bad boys who infuriate them.
Review:
My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sassy
This book was cute and sassy with a touch of flirty. The main character Sophie aka Persephone is a snarky drama queen with two fabulous best friends. Add high school angst and superpowers of mythical proportions, and you end up with this little gem of a read. Persephone in modern culture, not Ancient Greece. Looking forward to seeing what happens after that epic cliffhanger. Four glittery stars!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday-Curse of the Gods

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m waiting on:
Book: Seduction (Curse of the Gods Book 3)

Author:  Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Release Date: November 30, 2017

Willa Knight: Dweller? Sol? Accidental evolutionary hiccup?

Willa has never been a particularly useful dweller: she isn’t very good at chores, she isn’t very good at worshipping, she isn’t very good at not having opinions, and she isn’t very good with rules—but none of that matters anymore.
The rules are changing.
The dwellers are trying to make their own way in the world, and Willa can’t seem to help getting tangled up in their plans.
Luckily, she has the Abcurse brothers to help her out—until she doesn’t, and suddenly she’s alone again in a world on the brink of chaos. With the Abcurses gone, she’ll have to rely on her wits, and her sister Emmy, to stay under the radar and survive.
Because someone wants her dead.

But, really, what else is new?

This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 3 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series

What are you waiting on?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Pretty Fierce


Synopsis:
Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia’s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there’s no one who makes her feel more normal or more special than her boyfriend, Oliver.

But when she’s jumped by a hit man, and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia’s secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her. With professional killers stalking their every move, can Oliver and Kaia protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?
Review:
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Some thoughts as I read:
"Holy heck this book started off with action and is just getting more interesting! I'm psyched about this book now more than when I got it."
"Still as good as it started. I can't seem to put it down!"
"Intense! So many twists! Oh and I have found my new book boyfriend!!!"
After I finished:
I loved every moment of this book. The plot took me on a wild ride and didn't slow down until the very last page. Kaia and Oliver had so many ups and downs but the love they shared was adorable. This was a fast paced young adult thriller where nothing is as it seemed and everything can change in the blink of an eye.
A must read teen suspense full of action, secrets, family, romance, loyalty and twists. Five glittery stars hands down! A top title for 2017!
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: Truth In Eden

Description:
Though she has a professional career and has found success in her young life, Maya has always felt like something about her was off. Pieces of her life were missing from her memory, and she knew there had to be a way to get them back. She just didn't know how. 
A run in with her childhood best friend, Sebastian, takes her back to where she came from, to where she can remember who she is, her important role, and her family's legacy. Only Sebastian can take her back; it is her decision whether or not to stay, save her mother, and defend her people or to go back to her safe, familiar life. 
Can the love she finds in Eden heal her heart and bring her life completely together?
Review:
Truth In Eden by Sarah Kay Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So enjoyable!!! I'm a fan of this author and her other series. This book was great! I loved how richly imagined the other dimension was built. Everything was evenly placed, I enjoyed almost all the characters, well still not sure about Victor, but everyone else. The main character was a strong female protagonist, yet the author made her relatable. The romance was so sweet and I loved Sebastian. I highly recommend this author and this book! Five glittery stars!
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review: Get in the Car, Jupiter


Synopsis:
WANTED FOR ARSON. CATFISHED AT SANTA'S. ROBBED AT THE FALLS. SHAKESPEARE OR DIE. DRIVER PICKS TUNES.
I'm weird. This isn't news to me or anything. I have lived in a UFO my entire life. This wasn't a coincidence. My parents believe in extraterrestrial life. You know, phone home and all that crap, and they dragged my sister Mercury and I into their mess when they named us what they named us. So it wasn't a surprise, when after getting accepted to UW and expressing my desire to actually attend, they lamented that college is "just another ploy for the government to keep tabs on you, man." In other words, we won't be helping you out, Jupiter. That's fine, though, because my best friend Frankie and I can be pretty clever chicks when we want to be. We found a way up there and it was in the form of a longtime crush, his equally cute cousin, and a kickin' set of wheels. Buckle up, Buttercup, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
 
Review:
Get in the Car, Jupiter by Fisher Amelie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Crazy fun book. It takes a talented author to write something so weird yet awesome!!! I'm pretty sure Ezra wanted Jupiter to get in the car lol. The blurb made absolutely no sense, which made me all the more intrigued.
And Jupiter? Really quirky, pretty brave, full of life, and romantic chickenshit. Did I mention she has a sister named Mercury and her family lives in a UFO?? Yup!
Then there is Ezra. Super popular, had a loving girlfriend, in sports, and a regular high school stereotype. Then there was an incident. Ezra becomes broken, moody, quiet, and hermit. He's prideful, stubborn, confused, and afraid of girls.
Thanks to happenstance, these two are tossed together with Ezra's meddling cousin across the country on a road trip. Did I mention road trips rock? Yup!
I definitely don't want to give anything imperative away, so bottom line: read this damn book. You won't be sorry and will be saying 'get in the car Jupiter' for a long time to come because, yeah it's so strange, it's memorable. Ten glittery stars, but I'm only allowed to give it a realistic five glittery stars. Kudos to Amelie and a new author for me to indulge in.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review: When the Dead Come A Knockin'









When the Dead Come A Knockin' by B.L. Brunnemer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Description:
My name is Alexis Delaney, and I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I’m a Necromancer. Which means I can see the dead, talk to them and help them move on. Well, I used to be able to. Someone has sealed the Veil. Now the dead are stuck here. And with the extra energy floating around town, the ghosts are getting stronger.

It’s been two months since I came to Spring Mountain to live with Uncle Rory. And the guys, my five best friends, have done everything they can to help since. Things for once were almost normal, my issues with the dead had become routine. Until they all found girlfriends. Now I’m back to hiding everything again. With ghosts leaving their haunting grounds at will, new people asking questions and trying to build my link to the Veil, I don’t know how the hell I’m going to pull this one off. But it can’t get that bad, right?
 
Review:
So much heart and soul!
Gosh, not even sure where to start. I love Lexi! She's real not some paper character. The author does such a great job at creating depth in her characters. That alone makes the series worth reading. But I love the ghostly part of the plot too. Slow revelations that send small shocks and not just one plot twists. Things unravel at a great pace and you want to keep reading. Not because of a cliffhanger, but just to read more of Lexi's story. And the guys... well, between Zeke, Asher, Ethan, Isaac, and Miles... why should she have to choose? Miles really unfolded and is currently my favorite book boyfriend! Asher comes in a close second. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that you should not miss this young adult paranormal romance series. It's all that and a bag of chips. Ten glittery stars so I guess that has to round down to five glittery stars! Looking forward to the next book! ❤️
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: Trying To Live With The Dead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Description:
Hi, I’m Alexis Delaney. I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on. So..okay, I’m not your average 17-year-old girl. For years I’ve been struggling to survive the souls still roaming around. The shitheads always seem to find me. Moving from town to town every few months never helped either. More dead just always find me. But things are changing for me now. I’m moving in with my uncle Rory and cousin Tara. I’m finally going to be able to do normal teenage stuff I’ve been missing out on. Right? 
Well, if this one bitch of a ghost could leave me alone on campus that would be great. Especially since I haven’t told my new friends about my abilities. Can you believe this? Five good looking guys practically adopt me on my first day of school, and I still think they’re a bit nuts for it. Now if I can only just keep my life with the dead from mixing with my normal life, everything would be great. Yeah...I don’t see that happening either. But I’m going to give it a shot. Who knows? It might work. 
Review:
Slow burn RH
I loved the concept of this book! The author did a great job with the characters and plot development. I'm becoming a huge fan of the RH genre and this series is a fantastic one. Slow burn so don't expect it to be romantic straight away. Five glittery stars for a promising series!
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: Omega

Synopsis:
The second book in the Infinity time travel series is full of action, romance, and an intricately designed roller coaster plot.
One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.
Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger.
But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…
Anything.
Review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought the first book was brilliant! Stoked for this installment, the author didn't let me down. It was well-written and came from a fresh point of view. The story is told from Noah and Ash's POV. While everyone else is still present and a large part of the book, we get an in-depth view of Noah. I can't spoil it, but this series is a must read and I already need book 3! Five glittery stars!

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