Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1) by Dave Ferraro

Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark, #1) 

Book: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1)
Author: Dave Ferraro
Publisher: Dave Ferraro
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
Teenager Shanna Hunt has been hunting demons since her parents were murdered by them. She's used to doing things alone, her own way, but one fateful night throws her into the company of a team of hunters, each specializing in a particular kind of monster: vampires, werewolves, witches, shape-shifters... This newly-formed team should be an unstoppable force for whatever is out there picking off individual hunters across the globe, but their first battle together against the monsters of the night could be their last.

My Review:
Her Dark Destiny is a good first book to this series. I liked it but just didn't love it. It started off slow and really didn't pick up until half way through.

Shanna Hunt, the main character is a demon hunter. She has been hunting demons since her parents were killed by them. She has been a lone hunter trying to keep her secret from her best friend. After a night at a new club Shanna decides to join The Agency. It's a secret organization of hunters of multiple species headed by a woman named Valor. Shanna must learn to hunt along side other hunters and stay alive at the same time.

The author features many of the different characters point of views throughout the book. I thought this way a nice touch. Although there were times when I got confused with so many different characters and they are all different types of hunters. We get a little background information about them but not much. I am interested in knowing more about Valor, Shanna and Damien. I also liked that there are different species... vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches, demons, etc. There is a lot of action, some romance and suspense.

Overall a good book. I am going to continue with this series and see where it goes. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teasers:
Beautifully Broken (Spellbound, #1) 
"You're right.  Only seven of us left." Ariana wispered.  "It's like there really is a witch's curse on our town."

pg. 43 ~ Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1) by Sherry Soule 

Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

Last week I read:  

Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark, #1) 

This week I'm reading: 

Beautifully Broken (Spellbound, #1) 

Next I'm going to read: 

 Shelter (Blood Haze #1) 

What are you reading?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Review: Embrace The Highland Warrior (Connor Clan #2) by Anita Clenney

Embrace the Highland Warrior (Connor Clan, #2) 

Book: Embrace The Highland Warrior (Connor Clan #2)
Author: Anita Clenney
Publisher: Anita Clenney
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Adult
Source: Review Copy

Summary from Goodreads:
They were driven apart by a timeless secret…

Cody MacBain let the woman of his destiny slip away. A member of an ancient clan of Scottish warriors, he grew up beside Shay Logan as her secret protector, but his heart compelled him to become more. Until Shay’s true identity was revealed, and the fated pair’s chance was gone…

But danger will drive them back into each other’s arms…

Shay fell for the boy next door, suspecting nothing of the ancient secrets he guarded. After a stinging betrayal, she’s determined to banish the memories of her first love forever. But the past can’t let go, and the boy she once loved has returned to her a warrior determined to protect her from the unspeakable evil fate has planned…

But with all the Underworld after Shay, Cody will have to call in the entire Connor Clan to keep her safe.

My Review:
Awaken the Highland Warrior is a really good read. I don't read many adult novels but when I was asked to review it, I thought ok I'll give it a try. This is the first warriors book that I have read and it won't be the last.

Shay moved to Scotland nine years ago. She left everything behind, her childhood home and the only family she has ever known. For the past nine years she has hated her childhood best friend Cody. When she returns to the states she runs into him and his brothers. This is where things start to get interesting. Shay starts to learn that the life she has lived was fake. Everyone around her has been lying to her for her entire life. She has a hard time accepting that they were doing it to protect her. Cody and his family are warriors who fight demons and try to keep the human race safe. An ancient demon and a vampire are both after Shay. Then there is something heating up between Shay and Cody. So many things going on that I don't want to give too much away.

I really enjoyed reading this. It has everything that I love in a good book. Romance, suspense, a love triangle, a bit of mystery and hot guys. There are a lot of laugh out loud moments especially with Matilda. I really liked the back and forth between Bree and Faelan too. There are some sexual scenes that are a bit steamy but they do not overshadow the book. I will continue to read the other books in this series. This e-book was given to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Purchase the book: Amazon  Book Depository  

** I mistakenly read book #2 first thinking when I clicked on it in my Kindle that it was the first book.  LOL...oh well will read book #1 sometime. **

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark, #1)"Paranoid that people are staring at you?" someone asked beside Shanna, startling her. "Because they are."

6% on Kindle ~ Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1) by Dave Ferraro
 

Monday, April 1, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! 

Last week I read: Embrace The Higland Warrior (Connor Clan #2) by Anita Clenney

*Mistakenly read #2 thinking when I clicked on it in my kindle that I was reading book #1.  Oh well...LOL*

Embrace the Highland Warrior (Connor Clan, #2) 

This week I'm reading: Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark #1) by Dave Ferraro

Her Dark Destiny (Hunters of the Dark, #1) 

Next I'm going to read: Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1) by Sherry Soule

Beautifully Broken (Spellbound, #1)  

What are you reading?