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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