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: Addicted to You, By Krista & Becca Ritchie

cover37669-mediumShe’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

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(3 Hearts)

You will never find another book like this and you probably won’t want to.

Lilly is addicted to sex and Lo alcohol, they pretend to be in a relationship so that their families won’t notice how messed up they are, but end up falling for each other.

While I love a great romance, I don’t know if this was one. These characters had sooo many problems. And while that should be apparent from the description, I kind of assumed that they would work through their problems as the book progressed, but they just seemed to get worse and worse, and eventually I didn’t understand why these two were still together.

I wish the characters had been a bit more than their problems, while I felt bad for them, I couldn’t relate to them, and a lot of the time I couldn’t understand them and their actions.

There were a lot of great and funny moments in this book, and the writing was good, but this book was too much of a roller coaster for me.

Goodreads, Amazon

Review King Hall by Scarlet Dawn

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Source: Amazon, Goodreads

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

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Finally I’ve found it

I read a lot of books- some good, a lot crap.

But I begin every book hoping that this will be the one. The one that draws me into its world so immensely that I forget what’s going on around me.a

This is the one.

This is one of those can’t eat, can’t sleep, end up reading at your desk type of books- that you wish you had discovered at the end of the series so that you wouldn’t have to wait for the rest of the books to be written.

It has everything. Vampires, Werewolves, Magic, secrets, true love, Kings and Queens, and all this wrapped up in an old school that gives Hogwarts a run for its money.

The book begins with Lilly in her sex ed class learning about how much more endowed mystical’s are than commoners. I was instantly hooked. After that I was taken on a whirlwind of emotion. I knew a death was coming up pretty early in the book, but it still took me by surprise and I ended up mourning the loss right along side all of the other characters. After that the book took off. Lilly becomes the prodigy and then we really get to know the other character; Jack, Pearl, and Ezra (oh Ezra).

In the majority of other books I’ve read, authors tend to put so much work in their main character and love interest that the minor characters end up being flat and uninteresting. But not in this book! I fell in love with every single one of the characters, and that’s not because they were all beautiful virgins whose only flaw is their clumsiness. These characters were real, and flawed, and interesting. And the romance was so achingly and beautifully slow and real and perfect. And I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the next book.