Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl #1) by Karpov Kinrade

Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl, #1)

Book: Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl #1)
Author: Karpov Kinrade
Publisher: Daring Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book (Free Promo on Amazon)

Summary from Goodreads:
You think it's safe to walk alone at night. It's not. 

You think the only threat is other humans. It's not. 

Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real. 

And I'm about to become one of them. 

My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there's a way to save her. There's something the princes of hell want more than my mother. 

Me. 

So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live. 

I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn't expect beauty. I didn't expect magic. 

I didn't expect love. 

But the princes are keeping secrets from me. 

Secrets that could shatter everything. 

My Review: 
I have been wanting to read this Vampire Girl for awhile now so when I saw it was free on Amazon I got my copy. After reading it I understood why it has such great reviews. It is that good, it deserves 5 stars! If you love fantasy you will love this.

Arianna or Ari, as she prefers to be called is an 18 year old girl. She dropped out of college, lives with her mother and works as a waitress trying to make ends meet. When she was just a child her father died and her mother made a deal with the devil. Her mother falls into a coma and Ari notices her mom has a strange mark on her wrist. When Ari finds out what it means her world is turned upside down. 

On her 18th birthday someone comes to collect on the deal. Ari has to move to Hell and live with each of the seven princes there in their own realms. After seven months she then has to choose who she wants to spend her life with and who will become the next King. While she is expecting misery and who knows what else she will do whatever is necessary to keep her mom alive. 

Fen is the first prince that she gets to spend a month will. He is not what she expected and vise versa. Ari is definitely not just some girl, she is strong willed and will not back down from anyone. There are others that have been trying to kidnap her in her world and now in Hell. Who are they and what do they want? Why was Ari chosen to live in Hell and choose a prince that will become King? 

The story is full of action, suspense, vampires, demons, faeries and romance. While we get a glimpse of some of the other princes, this book focuses on Fen and Ari. I can't wait to read the next book and continue with this series!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Review: Pirate Princess (Pirate Princess #1) by Catherine Banks

Pirate Princess 

Book: Pirate Princess (Pirate Princess #1)
Author: Catherine Banks
Publisher: Catherine Banks
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book

Summary from Goodreads: 
As the daughter of the Pirate King, Tilia Swanson has an unusual upbringing learning skills that aren’t often available for women. As the heir apparent for the Kingdom of Crilan, her skills set her apart as she is trained by the best in the land and taught to harness her magic. However, piracy is in her blood, and draws danger to Tilia in the way that treasure draws pirates. Some treasures are more valuable than others. Will this lesson be learned in time or will the betrayal of those around her be her undoing?

This is the first book in a new YA Fantasy trilogy.
 

My Review:
Pirate Princess, well for starters the title was enough to draw me in. Add the fact that it was written by one of my favorite authors and I knew I needed to read this. I don't even know where to begin, this has been by far one of my favorite books and one of the best stories I have read in a while. 

Tilia has lived most of her life on a pirate ship with her father. Her mother died when Tilia was very young. That is until she turns ten and then he sends her to live with her aunt and uncle, King Jared and Queen Esmeralda of Crilan. Fast forward six years and Tilia has become a force to be reckoned with. Not only can she fight against the best of them, she is also improving her magic.

Finn is one of the youngest pirate captains on the seas. I absolutely loved him, not only is he totally hot but he is just one of those characters that you fall in love with. I mean he is a pirate so yeah I would for sure. The king and queen are something else. While they can be quite deadly when they need to be there are also so loving and quite humorous throughout the book. Faxon, the top Mage is so powerful but so funny at times. I love his sense of humor. 

The story itself is so full of emotions, family, friendship, magic and love. This book kept me up late at night reading because I just couldn't put it down. There were plenty of jaw dropping moments and so many twists and turns. I was quite shocked numerous times throughout at the revelations the story provided. I loved the adventurous times that Tilia and Finn had and I really enjoyed the Pirate festival. 

I did not want this book to end, it was so fantastically amazing. I can't wait to read the next book in this trilogy. This is a must read and I highly recommend it!!!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: The Blue Curtain (The Well of Many Worlds #1) by L.G. Metcalf

The Blue Curtain (The Well of Many Worlds Book 1) 

Book: The Blue Curtain (The Well of Many Worlds #1)
Author: L.G. Metcalf
Publisher: Moleyco Press
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: Paperback - Review Copy (Thanks To: The Cadence Group)

Summary from Goodreads:

EXTRAORDINARILY SUSPENSEFUL, THE BLUE CURTAIN IS AN EPIC TALE OF LOVE, DESTINY, MAGIC AND SEDUCTION

Devastated by her father's brutal murder, seventeen-year-old Emily Bliss is determined to find his killers, even after everyone else has given up. As Emily attempts to follow their trail, she encounters a mysterious stranger at a party. Beneath his handsome looks, physical prowess, vast wealth, intimidating presence and hypnotizing eyes, she can sense that he is tormented by demons that she cannot yet fathom. Soon Emily is shocked yet thrilled to realize that she is falling uncontrollably in love with him to the point of obsession and that she is willing say or do anything to make him stay. But an early birthday gift Emily's father left for her has revealed secrets about her life, buried centuries ago, that will hurl her into a dark underworld that she never dreamed existed and point to a great destiny awaiting her, if only she can survive long enough to seize it...

My Review: 

The Blue Curtain is such an amazing book about love, heartbreak, magic and so much more. I would recommend this if you enjoy reading fantasy cause you will love this story.

For the first half or so of the book the story is told as two different stories. The one story takes place hundreds of years ago. The story is about Mitchell who is part of a royal family who starts a war between his family and the family of the girl he loves.

The other story takes place in present time. It is about Emily, a seemingly normal teenage girl who thinks her parents have no time for her. Her father tells her where he hid her birthday gift but not to open it until her birthday which is still months away. Soon after her father is murdered and Emily is on a quest to find out who murdered her father and bring them to justice. She also decides that she can't wait months to open her birthday gift. What she finds surprises her and will ultimately propel her into a world that she never knew existed.

The second half of the book is where the two stories start to come together. It gets very interesting and exciting. There are twists and turns throughout with so much left to be desired. The story is well written and you will find yourself engulfed in the lives of Mitchell and Emily. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. This book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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