Friday, September 9, 2016

Review: Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte #3) by Samantha Young

Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #3) 

Book: Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte #3) 
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: Samantha Young
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...


In the final installment of The Tale of Lunarmorte, Caia is caught between the most powerful beings in her world, and they are all desperate to use her for their own means. While Caia struggles to find her purpose, tragedy strikes close to home, and time runs out.
Now she must decide if she will join the extremists she was trying to destroy... or bring them all down on her own terms...
 
 
My Review:
Blood Solstice is the final book in this amazing trilogy. I have to say that I am going to really miss reading and feeling like I am a part of the character's world. This if by far a 5 star book and I highly recommend reading it!

Caia will do whatever it takes in this book to protect the ones she loves and she is determined to find a way to end this centuries old war. While in the past two books she has been learning about it and has enlisted the help of others, this last book takes it to a whole new level. Relationships are tested and I honestly thought some were over for sure while others seem to blossom.

The main focus of the plot is the war. Planning, planning and more planning. But don't let this detour you, because there is so much more that is happening along with that. There is lots of action, shocking twists and turns that I had to take a moment to process. Then there's the romance that I love between some of my favorite characters. We also learn a lot more about Rueben and some of the other characters and meet some new ones. While there are some really sad moments and scenes the author provides us with plenty of laughable ones too.

I thought the author did a great job with how she brought the story to a close. Although I wish there were more books to come in this series, I am happy that I had the chance to read it. If you have not started reading this trilogy I again recommend you do. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 
 
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: River Cast (Tale of Lunarmorte #2) by Samantha Young

River Cast (Tale of Lunarmorte #2) 

Book: River Cast (Tale of Lunarmorte #2)
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: Samantha Young
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien's way, Caia is pushed further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all...

Who does she truly belong with? The Daylights or the Midnights?

My Review:
Oh my goodness, Samantha Young has outdone herself with this one. I thought I loved the first book Moon Spell but this one is just as good if not better. I LOVED it and could not get enough. I found myself putting off doing other things just so I could keep reading. A great mix of lykan, witches, faeries, and vampires make for an amazing sequel.

Caia and Lucien spend most of their time at the Center. Caia is training and learning more about her magik side while Lucien is hanging out with the lykan at the Center. Their relationship has it’s ups and downs. Caia is focused on finding a way to end the centuries old war between the Daylight and Midnight Covens. She is also wondering if she is making the right decisions. The romantic tension between the two gets tense at times.

Jaeden and Ryder bring a fun and humorous mix to the story. I loved their banter back and forth. I really enjoyed getting to know more about them and how their story comes together. There are many humorous and romantic moments that I will not reveal, don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

The vampire, Rueben, I found myself starting to really like him. I was trying to figure out whose side he is really on though. There is just something about him that is different and exciting. I still do not like Marita, the head of the Daylight Coven. She is made out to be the villain that she is and I just didn’t like her vicious plans.

While most of the story takes place at the Center there are plenty of scenes back with pack Errante. There are many twists and turns with some romance thrown in. There is a cliffhanger ending that will leave you guessing. If you have not started this series I highly recommend that you give it a try, you will not be disappointed. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review: Falling For Fire by Talia Jager

Falling For Fire 

Book: Falling For Fire
Author: Talia Jager
Publisher: Talia Jager
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult

Summary from Goodreads: 
The fae had an old law—Love is forbidden between faeries of different Seasons. After a chance encounter at a secret party, the Winter princess, Aurora, and the Summer prince, Sorin, soon find their love will not be denied.

My Review:
Falling For Fire in my opinion deserves far more than a five star rating. I absolutely LOVED reading it! The characters and the story just draws you in from the beginning. It is quite a bit of a roller coaster ride full of emotions. It is a fun book to read but I will warn you there are sad parts that will bring tears to your eyes. I felt so drawn into the story and thought how awesome it would be to have these characters as my friends and family.

Aurora, aka, Rory is the Winter faerie princess. She lives with her parents, the King and Queen of Winterland and her siblings. She is training to become Queen one day.

Sorin is the faerie prince of Summer. He lives with his parents, the King and Queen of Summerland and his siblings. He is training to be the King one day. He is also trying to stop his parents from finding him a Summer bride to marry when he turns eighteen.

There are four seasons within the faerie realm. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Now while they trade with each other they still enforce the old laws which include staying within your own season and a major one, not having a relationship with a faerie from a different season. Then there is the Iron Fey that everyone has to deal with. They were banished long ago and try to start battles with all the seasons.

One night Sorin's best friend Keir asks him to go hang out somewhere Sorin has never been to. They end up at the Falls, where all the seasons land meets. Some of the teenage faeries from the different seasons have been meeting here for years to hang out for a few hours without anyone finding out. They think that it is wrong that they have to be separated from the other seasons. This is where Sorin and Aurora meet and fall in love. They want to change the old laws and get things changed. While the royals do decide to open their gates for each season celebration everything else seems to stay the same. So the teenagers continue to meet once a month at the falls. Will their forbidden love survive, will the iron fey succeed, what will happen next? I would love to tell you about all the different characters and all the things that happen but I don't want to give any spoilers away. I just absolutely loved reading this and I don't think I would stop gushing about it if I started.

Just when you are loving what is happening the author throws a curve ball and the story takes a different turn. There are so many twists, turns and surprises that it will keep you guessing until the very end. I will tell you though I loved Sorin and Aurora, they are just such an amazing couple. I liked their friends too, they were all just so much fun to read about. I also really enjoyed learning about the different seasons and their lands. I would love to live in Winterland and have purple and white hair. The way the author describes the scenes is just enough to make you feel like you are there without being overly descriptive. I really liked a new character, Kailani that we meet about halfway through that fits into Winterland so good. Oh and I have to say that I adored Sorin's little sister Skye, she is just so adorable, sweet and funny.

This is one of those books that you don't want to end. When you finish reading the last page it's heartbreaking because you want it to continue on so much. This is a stand alone book but there is still so much with the storyline that this could be made into a series. I am so hoping this happens. I would love to read more books with these characters. This is one of my favorite books and has one of my favorite details I love in a book, forbidden romance. The author nailed it with this one. This is a must read and I highly recommend it! This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: The Search for Artemis (Chronicles of Landon Wicker #1) by P.D. Griffith

The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker, #1) 

Book: The Search for Artemis (Chronicles of Landon Wicker #1)
Author: P.D. Griffith
Publisher: Gryff Publishing
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
 Fifteen-year-old Landon Wicker is psychokinetic, but the tragic unleashing of his abilities forces him to run from everything he knows. Alone, terrified and unable to remember the events that compelled him to flee, Landon fights to survive and understand what’s happening to him. He finds solace, however, in the company of hundreds of psychokinetics like him when he’s brought to the Gymnasium.

Now in a world where extraordinary abilities exist; where people don’t just see—but control—the world around them; and where teenagers lift city buses with a thought, Landon struggles to accept his new reality and the guilt over his painful secret. But everything changes when a chance encounter with a mysterious girl propels him on a hunt for answers. After uncovering dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden, Landon is forced to choose where his loyalties lie.

Will Landon accept his past—and his future? Will he discover the truth? What’s hidden in the Restricted Tower, and who is Artemis?

My Review:
The Search for Artemis is a good book with action, suspense and a bit of mystery.

Landon Wicker is a fifteen year old boy who is not looking forward to the school year starting. One day his parents are arguing and Landon goes out to try to stop them and gets angry with his father. This is when his psychokinetic abilities show up. He had no idea that he was psychokinetic. This also causes his parents deaths.

He doesn't know what to do so he takes off and spends time alone in the city trying to figure out what to do. He didn't mean for this to happen. Throughout the city he comes across men in suits that seem to be after him, although he is not sure why. It's not long before he is rescued by a woman from the Gymnasium. He has no idea what he is getting himself into but he sees this as his only option at the moment. The Gymnasium is a school that no one really knows about but is where kids with psychokinetic abilities are brought to.

Landon struggles learning his new abilities but it's not long until he starts to master them. He makes some friends and things are seeming to go good for him. He has finally found somewhere he feels he belongs. Although he is always wondering if there is something else going on in the restricted tower. Will he get the chance to find out?

For me this book was good but it was slow at times and took me some time to get into it. There seemed to be surprises throughout. The ending was a shocker, did not see it coming at all. Overall a nice read. I would continue with this series to see what happens with the characters. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: Touch of Death by Talia Jager

Touch of Death 

Book: Touch of Death
Author: Talia Jager
Publisher: Talia Jager
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: New Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads: 
Anika had been born into a supernatural family. She had grown up knowing one day she’d be a fully matured succubus—a demon who literally sucked the life from men—something she didn’t look forward to. And now the day had arrived and she had to accept her destiny. Not only did she have to learn what was expected of her, but she also had to join her family as part of The Siren—a paranormal law enforcement agency. Her future had always been clearly defined until suddenly she finds her life in disarray when she falls in love with a human, Zak. She struggles to be with him, but her powers are deadly to even the one she loves.

My Review:
Well I am going to start off by saying WOW! Yeah this is the kind of book that I love to read and why I love fantasy. Touch of Death is a great read. The author just brings such energy and life to these characters.

Anika and her twin sister Aria are turning 18. Well for most of us it means becoming an adult. For these sisters it means that they will become full succubus. When you are a succubus you become immortal. You don't age, don't get sick, etc. but you can be killed, it's just harder to do. You can fall asleep whenever you want and go into the dream realm. This is where they get their energy. They feed off of humans by kissing them while they are dreaming. They can also have sex with them which gives them even more energy. They need energy from humans or they become weak. But there is a downfall that Anika doesn' like, all the attention from guys. All the guys around them can't keep their eyes off them and it's because they are succubus.

Aria is very excited and happy to turn 18. She is a big flirt and can't wait to learn more and just have fun. Anika on the other hand is a bit more nervous and not all that excited. Once they become full succubus they will also join their parents and grandparents in The Siren, a paranormal law enforcement agency. Things don't start off too good for the twins though. They don't seem to follow the rules that their parents set for them.

Anika and Aria are very powerful and don't always realize their power and sometimes are not able to stop feeding. The girls also need to keep that they are succubus a secret from their friends. Then there is the whole dating thing. Aria quickly finds a nice incubi, a male succubus named Hudson in the dream realm. They start dating and things seem to go good for them. Anika on the other hand falls in love with a human named Zak. He is also her best friends Paisley's cousin. While it takes a while for Anika to finally agree to go out with Zak things are difficult for them. Anika could potentially kill Zak with just one kiss. If that's not enough, there are succubus that want to hurt and kill the twins. Oh yeah and Anika knows there is something off about her best friends Paisley and Kora's boyfriends. She is pretty sure they are supernatural but doesn't know for sure or what they are.

I have read other books from this author in the past so when I got a chance to read this I jumped on it. I LOVED it and was wanted more when it ended. It has so much that I love in a good book, romance, action, suspense, supernatural, fun, exciting and the list could go on. This is a must read book if you enjoy reading fantasy. The author leaves it open for this to become a trilogy or series. I am really hoping that there are more books in the works for these characters. Oh I could keep going on and on about how much I enjoyed reading this book. But now it's your turn to enjoy this amazing and fun book. I highly recommend that you purchase a copy, you will not be disappointed. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review: LoN Minis: The d'Vile by Jarius Raphel

LoN Minis: The d'Vile (Legend of a Ninja) 

Book: LoN Minis: The d'Vile 
Author: Jarius Raphel
Publisher: Legend of a Ninja
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
The d’Vile clan is the example of dishonorable ninja. Their power comes through deception, stealing every advantage they can find- even against each other. So when the master becomes deathly ill, can he rely on his own clan to save him?

LoN Minis: ‘The Kiss’, ‘The Taken’ and ‘The d’Vile’, are short stories based on characters from the Legend of a Ninja series. These are stand alone stories but at the same time they are connected to events found in the ‘Beneath the Shadows’ and ‘Rise of the Shadowsalve’ full novels. They can be read in any order.

My Review:
LoN Minis: The d'Vile is a short story that is part of the Legend of a Ninja series. I have enjoyed each one of these stories and am hoping there are more written in the future.

Saydin and Kika are part of the d'Vile ninja clan along with their fathers. They scheme and have tried many times to escape their fathers and the clan. When Saydin's father becomes deathly ill they decide that this is their chance. Saydin doesn't want to see his father die and he also thinks if he saves his life this will be a way out of the clan for himself and Kika. He learns of a cursed magical apple that he can get from the Kait clan that will cure his father. The problem is getting it. Saydin soon finds a solution with Pagen from another clan or so he thinks. She has her conditions though before she will help him. Will Saydin get the apple to save his father or will he find himself in more danger and trouble than he bargained for?

This is a very quick read being a short story but it is still filled with plenty of action. I like reading about these characters and all the messes that they find themselves in. I also enjoy learning about ninjas through these stories. I hope this author continues with this series. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review: Legend of a Ninja: Rise of the Shadowsalve by Jarius Raphel

Legend of a Ninja 2: Rise of the Shadowsalve 

Book: Legend of a Ninja: Rise of the Shadowsalve
Author: Jarius Raphel
Publisher: Jarius Raphel
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Five years after the secrets Beneath the Shadows were revealed…

Leena wants to feel like a ninja.

Looking for honor, she finds herself in the middle of a war between the Gods and the Ninja. A Bond of eternal love, to the son of a God, may be the only way to save her life… and doom everyone else. Leena and Darwin team up with the world’s most dishonorable clan, to find the secrets that could change the ninja.

With the greatest army in the world ready to march against them, The Order must turn to the deadliest clan that exists; but can the Gaiden truly be trusted to protect the secrets that they seek for themselves?

To have a future, one must confront the darkest shadows of the past...
 

My Review:
This is the second full novel book in this series. There are also some short stories that I have enjoyed as well.

Leena and Darwin are seeking help from some of the other ninja clans. Leena wants to make a clan of her own. She recruits Rumble and names her clan the Shadowsalve after Darwin's last name. Now she just needs to get the Order to recognize them as a ninja clan. Things don't go the way she planned though. She seems to find herself in more messes than she can handle. When one of her plans does not go well she finds herself saying that she is bonded to Darwin. This little piece of information sets off more ninjas and even starts somewhat of a war. Leena is not sure who she can trust anymore. Some of the more unlikely people turn out to be more help than she thought.

I really enjoyed getting to know more of the characters in this book. I liked that the author didn't just focus on a few characters but we got to hear from other ones than just the main characters. I did find that so many characters and clans together in one book did get confusing at times. I had to take a few minutes and think about who the person was and what clan they belonged to. Other than that I really liked it. There is some romance, along with suspense and a lot of action. There are many surprises throughout too. I hope the author continues to write stories from this series, whether it be short stories or full length novels. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way. 

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