Review Escaping Destiny, Amelia Hutchins

18188649I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.
I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.
This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.
Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.
Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.
My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.
The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me.
He thinks he has taken all of my options away.
I still have choices.
Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

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(5 Hearts)

After that giant cliffhanger Hutchins had hanging over us all of our prayers were answered and our questions too.

I think this was the best book in the series yet. We finally know who Ryder truly is, how Sin really feels about him. There are no more unanswered questions, no more vague words, I finally felt fulfilled after so long of reading and wishing the characters would just straighten out and finally be honest with each other.

The book started off exactly where the last one ended Sin’s family has just given her to the Horde King, Ryder hasn’t come to rescue her and she’s just gotten her first look at the scarily handsome beast. He takes her to the Horde Kingdom and

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The horde king is really Ryder.

Sin was obviously upset for a while, but got over it pretty quickly. Everything seemed pretty perfect. Her prince had come for her after all, she was surrounded by her friends, and whoops she’s pregnant too.

This book should have been named Revelations instead of Escaping Destiny, because that’s all it was about, discovering the truth.

Of course there was some drama in the book- it couldn’t have been the Fae Chronicles without it. The biggest drama being Ryder’s engagement to a different woman…oh no he didn’t! And some mean girls that tried to break Ryder and Sin’s relationship. But overall the book was just perfect. Exactly what I had hoped it would be!

Review King Cave By, Scarlet Dawn

18518269The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling, award-winning King Hall: the revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within…

The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave.

It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation.

Their friendship saves them both…but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It’s not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra’s life as well?

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(5 HEARTS!!!)

I am in major withdrawals. Currently thinking about rereading this book I just finished 5 minutes ago again to fill the void.

God it was great. I laughed, I cried, I stayed up till 2 a.m.

Why did it have to end?

Why?

Hopefully it won’t take too long for the next one to come out. The gap between the first and second book was only 5 months so I’m holding out hope that the next book will be here around May.

This one blew me away. It started off right where the last one ended; with bombs raining, people dyeing, and mates falling down unconscious. Our favorite characters Lilly, Ezra, Jack and Pearl have been tasked to get everyone they can rounded up and safely escorted to King Cave. And that’s when the book really took off.

I knew from reading other reviews that Jack and Pearl weren’t going to be in this one as much as the first book. I didn’t really know what that meant though. I was scared that they had run away or refused to talk to anyone like Lilly and Ezra did when their makes died, but thankfully that wasn’t the case. Basically they were in mourning, but were definitely a part of the book. So don’t worry they are still there.

But this was very much Lilly and Ezra’s book. This was the book were they fell in love. Que the tears. It was beautiful. Every kiss, every touch, and every romantic word that we didn’t get in the first book was in this one. Oh God I love them. And I love Scarlet Dawn for writing such amazing characters. Their journey, and the path they took to get to each other was perfect. I could write about this forever. Literally. But I’ll get back to the rest of the book.

Which was also perfect.

Let me tell you, I’m not easily surprised in books. I’ve read so many, that I can usually predict the ending before getting to the second page. But every chapter in this book surprised me. I kept thinking this can’t really be happening, this can’t be happening, but it was happening. It Happened! I had no idea where the book was going to go. I would get to an especially heart stopping part in the book and think, that’s it, this persons dead or going to jail, or is truly done for now, only to be surprised.

And that end. The ENDING!!

WHY GOD WHY?

But even with the book ending the way it did Dawn still managed to give us a little hope for our characters. And I know that they will manage to find their way back to each other somehow.

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Review Until You (Fall Away #1.5) By, Penelope Douglas

untilyouHave you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her…they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

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(5 Hearts)

I loved this book. Maybe even more than I loved the first one.

I’m usually unsure of how I’m going to feel about companion books. A lot of the ones I’ve read before are simply carbon copies of the first book with different covers. But this is not like the others. I felt as though I could have read this without having had to Bully first, and I would have been fine- and loved it just as much. It was that good.

I loved Bully when I read it a few months ago, there was so much passion and love and angst between the characters. But I did wonder about what was going on in Jared’s head. I didn’t question his love for Tate but I did want to know his thoughts behind his actions. And that’s what we got in Until You.

The book started with Jared meeting Tate from the first time and then jumped to when Tate was leaving for France. I loved that we got to see what they were like when they were kids, how much Jared loved her even then.

And then we got to see so much from when Tate was away at France. Those chapters where Jared was spiraling out of control, beating up anything that moved, getting thrown into jail, being too drunk to move, were illuminating. And we got to know so much more about him and Tate and Tate’s dad, and Jared’s mom in those chapters than we ever learned in Bully.

The book didn’t go that far past the point were Bully ended, which was a little disappointing. But since the author is going to be writing a few more novels from the friends POV’s it makes sense that she wouldn’t want to give too much away.

I can’t wait to read about Tate and Jared in her next books! And I’m really excited to read a book told in Jared’s brother Jaxs’ POV. Ahhh so exciting!!!

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Review Slow Burn By, Nicole Christie

18374087It’s the beginning of senior year, and seventeen year old Juliet Somers has made the rash decision to transfer to her boyfriend’s school in an effort to spend more time with him. Sexy bad boy Johnny Parker is a legend at Leclare Academy, and Juliet still can’t believe that an average girl like her was able to tame his wild ways. She can’t wait to start her new school with him by her side.

But one night, Johnny’s self-destructive habits lead to a stunning betrayal–and Juliet realizes she’s made a huge mistake. Now she’s stuck at a school where she doesn’t fit in, and all the girls seem to hate her guts. Even worse, Johnny is determined to get her back, pulling crazy stunts to win her forgiveness. Juliet is resigned to being an outcast for the rest of her senior year, with no friends, and no clue what she wants to do with her life.

Things start to look up when she gets to know some of Johnny’s friends, and finds that some of them are really good guys. With the help of an unlikely ally at her side, Juliet begins to think her situation is not as bad as it seems. As the school year rolls on, she opens herself up to new experiences, makes some huge mistakes, and discovers things about herself she’s not sure she likes.

Juliet resolves to stay strong against Johnny’s seductive tactics, but it’s becoming increasingly harder to deny she still has feelings for him. Will she risk her heart to him again–or will a hot contender manage to sweep her off her feet?

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(5 Hearts)

Drop what you are doing and go buy this book right now!
No not tomorrow, right now!!
I will never understand why bad books like Hunger Games 3- Mockingjay and Divergent three- Allegiant (why cant authors write good endings to a series) have sold so many copies but amazing books like this hardly sell any.
This is not only my favorite book of the year; it’s my favorite book of next year too.
Slow burn had everything a book should have. It’s like you dream of this imaginary book with this amazing romance and characters and setting only to start to wonder if u will ever find it. But it exists, it really does!!
The book starts with Juliet catching her boyfriend, Johnny, cheating on her. Even though she’s devastated, this wouldn’t have been that big of a deal except she just transferred schools so she could spend her senior year with him. So instead of having the best year of her life she begins her senior year surrounded by a bunch of snotty rich kids that hate her for gaining the attention of their star football player. But things don’t actually turn out that bad. Even though her ex won’t leave her alone trying to get her back, she ends up making really great friends, the most surprising one being Johnny’s own brother Dean. Oh God Dean! He makes my former book boyfriend Kellan Kyle look like a toad. But really all the characters were great. This was such a character driven book, I felt like they were my friends. And Juliet was such an amazing main character, she was relatable, and likeable and hilarious. This book had everything. Great characters a heart stopping romance and amazing drama. Just writing about it makes me want to read it again!

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First Look Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) By, Marissa Meyer

cover39162-mediumIn this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

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(5 Hearts)

I cannot express how much I love this series- it is the most unique retelling of fairy tales that I’ve ever read.

I was a little nervous after I first finished cinder. I was upset that we wouldn’t be sticking with Cinder as the main character for all the books but would have a different fairy tale princess for each one. I have long loved series but have long hated when series change up their main characters so I was instantly leery and was almost positive that I wouldn’t like the rest of the books. But boy was I wrong. Scarlet turned out to be even better than Cinder, mainly because instead of having one amazing main character we got two. And now we have three, with Cress.

I love how Meyer takes the old fairy tales and reshapes them so much so that they are only beautiful hints of the original tale. Cress lives in a satellite in space, all alone, carrying out the Luna Queens bidding. Even though Cress works for the evil queen she obviously knows what she’s doing is wrong and if her life wasn’t at stake she would find away out of it. But she’s trapped all alone, with only the voice of a younger version of herself to keep her company and perpetual habit of twirling her long hair around her arm.

The first chapter was like a tease, giving us a taste of how amazing this book is going to be, but only a taste, I can’t wait to get my hands on the whole thing!

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Review The Firey Heart by Richelle Mead

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In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

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(5 Hearts)

Why is this series so long?

Its like Richelle Meade takes pleasure in giving me a taste of heaven and then snatches it away only to come back in a year offering out another little taste. I want it all now!

If you haven’t guessed already the book was really good, best one so far. Made even better by it being told in both Sydney’s and Adrian’s POV.

So this book started off exactly where the last one ended with Sydney’s sister coming to live with them and helping Sydney with her Alchemist duties. We also got another new character Neil, a dhampir, who has a British accent (wink) and joins the Scooby gang to look after Jill. Well things start off normal, Sydney gets inducted into her witches’ coven, Adrian is struggling with drinking, and spirit, and his new relationship with Sydney. I love their relationship, it made the book. Its like all the other books were simply leading up to them being together, and now that they are its perfection. It’s everything you’ve been imagining and more, so much more. At first I didn’t think Sydney had it in her to be in a relationship with Adrian, they are so different, but it works.

But it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows for the group. Sydney and Adrian have to hide their relationship because if anyone found out the Alchemist would lose it, so there is a lot of sneaking around. Also Sydney struggles with finding a way to break the compulsion charm that’s in her tattoo, and the council is working on a cure to fight vampires turning into strigoi. Yes that means we get to visit court and our former favorite characters Rose, Dimitri, Lissa, Christian… the whole gang is back!

This book had everything I wanted, even the typical cliffhanger at the end that had me sobbing.

Review Sentinel By Jennifer Armentrout

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It’s a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

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(4.5 Hearts)

It’s over, and while I write this there are still tears in my eyes.

Gods that ending really tore me up.

So the story picked up exactly where the last one ended. Alex wakes up from being in Olympus and is pretty banged up. But of course Aiden thinks she looks beautiful no matter what (because he is perfect). They are trying to find a way to kill Ares, but they all know that the only way that will happen is if Alex becomes the God killer instead of Seth. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Gods I just feel like I was taken on an emotional ride and it all took place in the last 30 pages. I kind of wish the whole book was that emotional, but then my entire face would be a giant puff ball rather than just my eyes. And that ending was perfect- it was touch and go there for a second, but I’m really happy about where we are leaving all the characters.