Review King Tomb By Scarlett Dawn

By: Scarlett Dawn Published on: October 8th 2014

By: Scarlett Dawn
Published on: October 8th 2014

The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

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(3 Hearts)

I want to start out by saying that I loved King Hall and King Cave. These are two of my all time favorite books; I loved the setting and the characters, basically everything was perfect. Lilly and Ezra’s relationship was amazing, with all of their passion, and how it needed to be kept a secret for so long. And there are so few books where you fall in love with the secondary characters just as much as the main characters, but in this series, I felt like I really got to know all the characters, and loved hearing about them just as much as Ezra and Lilly.

But with all of that said this book didn’t do the series justice. This book went the way of many book endings before it, not well. It must be really hard to write a great ending to a series since so few authors can do it. And it wasn’t awful, it just wasn’t what I expected, and it wasn’t up to par with the 2 other books in the series. I felt as though the author was simply tired of writing about these characters and just wanted this book to be done with.

The beginning started off really well, Lilly’s in Australia with no memory of Ezra or any of her friends, and is pregnant with a baby that she has no memory of conceiving. The baby comes fairly quickly into the story, which was nice, and it quickly becomes apparent its father is a vampire. The author did a really great job of capturing Lilly’s frustration, anger (mainly at Antonio), and strength throughout the story. But when she leaves Australia that’s when the book takes a turn for the worse.

In the previous books the author incorporated all of the characters so seamlessly into the story, I honestly don’t know how she did it. But in this one all of the characters that I loved so much, and played such big roles in the last books were hardly even featured in this one, and if they were they barley got a line.

The whole book was basically Lilly and Ezra beating each other up, yelling at each other, or sleeping together with no real rhyme or reason. Their relationship went from ‘I don’t know you so that means I must kill you’, to ‘oh we’re married so lets get it on’ in about a second. It didn’t seem realistic. And I’m not even going to get into the Antonio/Elder Zeller plot line that seemed completely out of left field and unnecessary.

It just felt as though the author had a lot going on and didn’t have time to fully dedicate herself to this book. It seemed a lot shorter than the previous books, and in the end nothing seemed resolved.

I received this ARC copy of King Tomb from Escape Publishing in exchange for a honest review.

Giveaway & Review Switched, By Cassie Mae

9780345548825.340x340-75Ever since high school, Kayla has been crazy for gorgeous football player Talon. But before she could muster the courage to tell him, he became a hot item with her beautiful BFF, Reagan. The only person who knows Kayla’s secret is Wesley, Talon’s best bud—and he’s got it bad for Reagan. Now they’re all in college together, hanging out 24/7. For Kayla, seeing the two lovebirds together is absolutely unbearable. So Kayla and Wesley hatch a plot to drive them apart before Talon has a chance to give Reagan the Christmas gift she’s been waiting for.

Soon enough, the once happy couple is fighting. Reagan suddenly can’t get enough of Wesley’s goofy sense of humor, and Talon seems to be paying more attention to Kayla than a guy who’s “only a friend” ever should. But just when everything seems to be falling into place, Kayla and Wesley accidentally spend a night together and discover a hitch in their plan they never considered: that switching partners may not lead to a perfect ending after all.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

I love books with this kind of story.

More than vampire books (which I LOVE)

More than Boarding School Books (which I LOVE LOVE)

My all time favorite book is the ‘fall in love with your best friend’ book. When the best friend is a guy. Duh.

This is what Switched is about, well kind of.

Kayla has a crush on Talon.

Wes has a crush on Reagan.

The only problem is that Talon and Reagan are together. Oh and their in love with their best friends boyfriend/girlfriend. Yea it’s a mess.

So Kayla and Wes decide to break up their best friends relationship so that they can be with the people they want. But while they scheme and plot they begin to realize that maybe the person they were really suppose to be with was in front of them the entire time.

I loved Kayla and Wes’s relationship, it was slow and dramatic and they didn’t see it coming. They were so funny together, being able to completely speak their minds because they were so comfortable with each other.

While I loved their relationship I hated that it took them so long to realize that they were in love with the wrong person. I couldn’t understand why they liked Talon and Reagan in the first place; I also didn’t understand why they were best friends with them. This was definitely not a book about good friendship. But the drama was good.

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