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!

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Review: Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull

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By: James Matlack Raney
Published on: December 7th 2013
Genre: Children, Adventure/ Fantasy

Over a year has passed since Jim Morgan outwitted the King of Thieves and escaped from London with his friends, Lacey and the Brothers Ratt. Now, at long last, Jim is ready to return home to Morgan Manor.

But a dark vision haunts Jim’s dreams – a Crimson Storm with the face of a black skull. Soon, Jim is thrust into a deadly race against his father’s old enemies, Count Cromier and his son, Bartholomew. This time, he will face terrors beyond his imagination – pirate battles, hidden islands, sorcerers, and sea monsters.

New foes and magic forces will tempt and test Jim. For there are terrible secrets he has yet to learn, secrets about his father, the Treasure of the Ocean, and his own incredible destiny…

Adventure has a new name – Jim Morgan!

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(4 Hearts)

I LOVE pirates! If I could pick any fantasy job, it would hands down, no questions asked, be a pirate. Sailing the high seas, stealing gold, and seeking out a magical adventure are all the qualities of a great pirate, and are also the amazing qualities of this book.

James Raney is truly a gifted storyteller. It takes an amazing writer to be able to write a book that appeals to both children and adults.

He was able to incorporate humor and silly lines like:

“…and Lacey’s the damsel in the dress.”
“That would be damsel in distress.”

Along more serious lines like:

“But boys have rather short memories, especially boys who are nearly thirteen years old and absolutely full of confidence they can do anything.”

More than an adventure story Raney has written a story about friendship. The book began with Jim, the Ratt brothers, and Lacey donning eye patches, peg legs and wooden swords as they pretended to be pirates’, and ended with them actually become ones. The book was filled with villains, monsters, mystical talking animals, mermaids, and so much more.

Sadly there aren’t enough Pirate books out there that have this type of magical adventure, so hopefully this is not the last we see of our pirate friends!

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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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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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(4 Hearts)

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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Review Dreamwalker By, Andrea Heltsely

cover39106-mediumNoel Kennedy lost her boyfriend, her job, and her dignity all in one week and then gained an entirely new life. Hunted by a mysterious league of immortals, Noel must rediscover her forgotten past while uncovering the truth behind the two men who battle for her heart, both in dreams and in reality. 

Entranced, she slowly unravels a world she was meant to stay out of, one filled with creatures she once thought to be myth and dangers that threaten her very soul. Now Noel begins the fight for her life and must choose between two men who call to her heart. Can she escape a life of servitude or immortality for a chance at love?

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(3 Hearts)

Noel is having a bad week. Her boyfriend just broke up with her, she gets fired, and to top it all off she’s having strange supernatural dreams. Yea she’s facing some problems. But after a few weeks wallowing in depression, she meets Jared the guy from her dreams and there is an instant connection. And then she meets Boone and she has a connection with him too.

I happen to like love triangles so I was all for this book, Jared and Boone are both equally great love interests, though I kind of like Jared a little more. And I really enjoyed all of the mythology in the book.

But what I didn’t like so much was the writing. The dialogue didn’t flow well, and it felt really choppy at times and unrealistic. There were also a few grammar problems. But the overall story and characters were really interesting, so it kept my interest until the end.

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Review Cold Blooded By, Amanda Carlson

cover33523-mediumMagic, mayhem and madness explode in this third installment in the Jessica McClain series.
Jessica McClain is on the run… again.
Finally reunited with Rourke, Jessica arrives home to find that her best friend has been kidnapped, her father has vanished, and the supernatural Sects — witches, demons, and sorcerers — don’t even have the courtesy to wait until she is unpacked to attack.
Now, mastering her powers as the sole female werewolf might not be enough to save them. Thrown together in a shaky truce with the Vampire Queen, Jessica must show all the different Sects what the true meaning of “the enemy of my enemy” is or her father will die…

 

 

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(3 Hearts)

I don’t know why I keep reading these books.

I didn’t like the first one, nor the second one and yea you guessed it the third one didn’t do it for me either. I think my problem with why I keep coming back to these books is because I don’t hate them, I just don’t like them.

This book starts right where the last one ended. Jessica has just freed Rourke from the crazy goddess and now has to save her best friend and father. I feel like these characters need to take a long nap, I don’t think they’ve sat down in all three books. They have the absolute worst luck.

I think another reason why I keep coming back to this series is because I love Rourke, there is something about a bad boy, rogue werewolf that just does it for me. I originally hated how insta love their relationship was, but it’s grown on me.

I also feel this uncontrollable need to read anything and everything that has Vampires in it, and even though they aren’t the main characters they are still there and interesting.

So this book didn’t suck, it obviously has some redeeming qualities since I’ve read every book in the series, but I’m always left feeling disappointed and unfulfilled after its over.

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Review: Endless By, Amanda Gray

cover36112-mediumJenny knows she’s different. After all, she sees the past lives of people she touches. But when Nikolai, the mysterious boy she painted, shows up claiming to be a love from a past life, Jenny is forced to accept that he has traveled through time to find her. Now, Jenny and Nikolai must fight against the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time. The Order is determined to send Nikolai back. And fighting them could tear Jenny and Nikolai apart — this time for eternity.

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(4 Hearts)

The story hooks you from the very beginning. I liked this book, the characters were really relatable and I loved the magic and history that was woven throughout.

Jenny has the power to see the past history of everyone she touches. She meets Ben and falls into a dream with him sending her to the past. She finds that they, along with another character Nikolai are time travelers, and the story goes from there.

So much happened in this book, too much happened in my opinion. Even though I liked the story it didn’t seem believable that so much could happen to these characters in only 2 weeks.

I also wasn’t crazy about the love triangle. I like Ben and even though I feel like I should like Nikolai more, I just couldn’t. But I did like the multiple points of views that the story was told in, and the traveling back in time.

It was a really crazy read, and I’m looking forward to the next one.

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